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Volvo coolant question #4449517
07/04/17 02:33 PM
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Hello, I just picked up a 2007 V70 base and the coolant is a transparent, pale green.
I'm guessing that the original blue Volvo coolant (G-48?) was partially emptied and replaced with pale yellow G-05.
I know from this board that G-05 is a suitable substitute.
A sample didn't freeze in my freezer.

I'm seeking "votes" on what ONE COOLANT to go with.

CONFUSION: A guy told me Volvo has gone to a "green coolant for everything". Anybody know if that is true?
I have a gallon of Beck & Arnley replacement blue concentrate ($ in the bank, so to speak) and can easily get G-05 (available in perpetuity for maintenance).
I must go to Volvo to verify this "new green coolant".

Re: Volvo coolant question [Re: Kira] #4449564
07/04/17 03:18 PM
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I'd drain the system completely with several flush and fills using water and then use the B&A concentrate. Use distilled water for the last 1 or 2 F&F's.

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Re: Volvo coolant question [Re: Kira] #4449692
07/04/17 05:07 PM
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The total capacity is only eight liters. A complete change takes only a gallon of OE blue-green. That's what I've used. Then it's never an issue - I know it's OE and so does everyone else.

A gallon costs $20 at the dealer. So, how much are you saving by going with something else? $5? So, for $5, you've got a bunch of work and future confusion on what's in there...stick with the Volvo coolant...

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