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Hi,<br>i'm buying a friends 94 940 wagon. It's got 140k miles and has the original radiator. The mechanic who checked it out recommended I do a flush, and keep an eye on the radiator. I'm wondering if anyone can help with a little advice. Could you:<br>1) direct me to a good write up of a radiator flush procedure<br>2) advice on whether I should also buy a new radiator and install it while i'm doing the job, simply as preventative maintenance? <br>3) advice on what other parts I should change while I'm at it. I certainly will put in a new thermostat, but I've read a few comments about various heater hoses and valves. But no discussion I've read has really explained everything, or suggested how much more work it is to get into changing heater parts. <p>Thanks!<br>
 

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Re: coolant flush and radiator change (ekphrasis)

Welcome to Swedespeed, Colin.<p>'94 940 wagon - one of the best of the RWD 4-cylinder Volvos - congrats!<p>Check the glove box for any maintenance/repair work records.<p>If the radiator is indeed original and may be a daily source of angst then replacement would be on MY agenda.<p>This model has OBD II so dump the codes and let us know if any show needs.<p>Just for reference here is a look at many of the parts available on the www...<p><A HREF="http://www.ipdusa.com/Volvo-940960/c-1-136" TARGET="_blank">http://www.ipdusa.com/Volvo-940960/c-1-136</A>/<p>...and here is THE FAQ site - just scroll to the bottom and use the dropdown menus to take you to radiator flushing, etc....<p><A HREF="http://www.brickboard.com/FAQ/700-900" TARGET="_blank">http://www.brickboard.com/FAQ/700-900</A>/<p>After you have the car on the road for some miles check the under-dash area for coolant drips and AC condensate. Any drips here will set the scene for heater/AC repairs.<p>Does the AC blow cold?<p>George Dill
 
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