1998 Volvo S70 known radiator issues?

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#1

I love Volvo’s. My spouse drives the brand new ones, and I drive the used older ones because I just love them. However, I had a 98 S70 last year that was running well, and then the radiator began to malfunction. So, instead of paying the steep price to repair it, I just bought another used one. Now, after driving the other used one, a 1998, now the radiator is again malfunctioning. Have you heard anything about the radiators on Volvo’s going bad after several years?


#2

Several??? This car is 20 years old! ANY 20 year old car that develops radiator problems deserves a new radiator especially if the coolant has not been changed every 5 years.

The radiator for this car lists at less than $100 from a number of aftermarket suppliers. Would probably cost another $100 to install. Did you buy a another car just to avoid a $200 repair bill?


#3

I wrote for advice and I get a Mr. Smartbutt. I was hoping to get a subject
matter expert.

Last time I go to Car Talk.

Oh by the way, when you don’t know someone, be nice.

I am overseas serving my country and have been for 27 years.


#4

Thank you for your service!

My advice still stands. A 20 year old radiator that has failed has not done so after “several” years

I also noticed you didn’t answer my questions and the response reads like it was typed by a Millennial of 27 years age, not 27 years of military service.


#5

First of all the term several years does not apply to these old vehicles. Any make can have problems after that much time.
Asking if you really replaced a vehicle just because of a radiator is a valid question. I own a Volvo and I would never tell anyone to buy a used one.
This is a Forum , so basically you get what you pay for and you are being too sensitive .