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Old 12-23-2019, 10:28 PM   #1
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So I replaced my radiator march of 2018 with a Genuine Volvo radiator (VOL-8603906) from FCP. It's leaking right where the aluminum meets the plastic. Now they don't carry it anymore so I'm probably SOL with a lifetime warranty replacement. They do carry another brand, Nissens, which I haven't read good reviews of. Are there any good brands that use a FULL METAL radiator, instead of this plastic edge, aluminum core stuff?
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Old 12-23-2019, 10:57 PM   #2
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I donít think it matters if they donít carry it anymore should still be covered. Iíve been using nissens radiators in my Saabís and Volvoís for 20+ years and have always been happy with them. Havenít seen all metal available in years.
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Old 12-23-2019, 11:09 PM   #3
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Not sure there was ever an all metal version of the late wider radiator?
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Old 12-24-2019, 12:29 AM   #5
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Not sure there was ever an all metal version of the late wider radiator?
Yes, there was one. CSF was the manufacture. Whether you can still get one or not, I wouldn't know but probably not. You can get the Do88 all aluminum unit. https://www.eurosporttuning.com/alum...ual-92-98.html

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Old 12-24-2019, 06:02 AM   #6
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+1 for the Nissens.

I bought one on sale 3 months ago and I'm very happy with the quality.

Don't know any other all aluminium unit than the do88 as well.
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Old 12-24-2019, 10:06 AM   #7
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I’ve been using the Nissens on my 240 as well. As others have posted, they are great
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Yes, there was one. CSF was the manufacture. Whether you can still get one or not, I wouldn't know but probably not. You can get the Do88 all aluminum unit. https://www.eurosporttuning.com/alum...ual-92-98.html


$ 400?

No wonder I've never seen one in the junkyard.

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Old 12-24-2019, 01:16 PM   #9
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So I replaced my radiator march of 2018 with a Genuine Volvo radiator (VOL-8603906) from FCP. It's leaking right where the aluminum meets the plastic. Now they don't carry it anymore so I'm probably SOL with a lifetime warranty replacement. They do carry another brand, Nissens, which I haven't read good reviews of. Are there any good brands that use a FULL METAL radiator, instead of this plastic edge, aluminum core stuff?
Have not had a problem but if it leaks around the seal, any radiator could fix it easy. With the removal tanks, it’s easy to clean it the put the tanks back on it no cracks in the plastic tanks.
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Old 12-24-2019, 02:02 PM   #10
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If you end up replacing, I'll add another +1 to the Nissens available. The original radiator in my 740 cracked at the top hose soon after I bought it, swapped in a Nissens, and haven't had an issue.
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Have not had a problem but if it leaks around the seal, any radiator could fix it easy. With the removal tanks, itís easy to clean it the put the tanks back on it no cracks in the plastic tanks.
Not a chance. Those are crimped. That aluminum cracks as soon as you try to bend it back straight to remove the tank.
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Old 12-24-2019, 05:42 PM   #12
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I'll try a nissens, theyll refund me the difference and send the replacement so hopefully that one lasts. If not, I'll just have to buck up and get a do88.
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The Nissens are fine. At least, all the Nissens radiators I have pulled from 940s from past production were fine. Good quality radiators.
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Not a chance. Those are crimped. That aluminum cracks as soon as you try to bend it back straight to remove the tank.
Thanks my experience is with GM
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Not a chance. Those are crimped. That aluminum cracks as soon as you try to bend it back straight to remove the tank.


Sometimes you can crimp them a little bit more, remove the pressure cap, refill and make it a short distance home but that's about it.
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