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02 Volvo S40 coolant capacity #5007059
02/10/19 04:54 PM
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While working on the Volvo S40, I drained the radiator and disconnected the lower radiator hose. I captured 6 qts of coolant. The published capacity of the system is 6 qts. Did I truly drain ALL the fluid? I always thought some was left in the system (e.g., engine block, heater core).

Re: 02 Volvo S40 coolant capacity [Re: Kestas] #5007081
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I’ve seen other Volvo’s holding 9 quarts. Maybe check your data? smile

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If you want the job done right......do it yourself.
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Originally Posted by Kestas
I always thought some was left in the system (e.g., engine block, heater core).


Your right..... there's still some in the system. Just run that and drain the radiator again later this week when it warms up.

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6 quarts doesn't seem like much. Could it be the radiator capacity?


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Prodemand shows 6.0 quarts as well.


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I sure hope so. I depend on the published data to refill it with the proper concentration after flushing.

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Why are you flushing the system? Contamination with oil?

I haven't flushed a cooling system in 10+ years. We don't flush anything at our shop either; everything gets a drain and refill with the OEM spec coolant. Then again, I work on Asian makes. Not sure what Volvo specifies, but I would not bother with flushing unless it is part of the OEM service procedure for coolant replacement.


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Re: 02 Volvo S40 coolant capacity [Re: Kestas] #5007472
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Probably because old habits die hard. When I started wrenching, cooling systems needed flushing.

For this task I'm replacing a leaky radiator.

Re: 02 Volvo S40 coolant capacity [Re: Kestas] #5007554
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Originally Posted by Kestas
While working on the Volvo S40, I drained the radiator and disconnected the lower radiator hose.

Would think there's still some coolant in the block.
I don't know what engine is in your particular S40, but some engines such as the 2.5 have a fairly obvious engine block drain on the exhaust side.

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That Volvo model only came with one engine, 1.9L turbo.

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