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#4449517 - 07/04/17 03:33 PM Volvo coolant question
Kira Offline


Registered: 08/19/10
Posts: 5203
Loc: Champlain/Hudson Valley
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".

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#4449564 - 07/04/17 04:18 PM Re: Volvo coolant question [Re: Kira]
pbm Offline


Registered: 04/19/04
Posts: 7591
Loc: New York
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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#4449692 - 07/04/17 06:07 PM Re: Volvo coolant question [Re: Kira]
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Registered: 10/10/10
Posts: 8525
Loc: Virginia Beach
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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