I snapped the new one I had purchased and was successful in cutting off the broken bit and dipping the remaining piece in boiling water to soften it up so that I could slip it back over the serrated edge. It took a few tries but it worked. Put some Teflon/silicon lube on the make end too.
2002 V70XC, 2003 V40, 2004 S60, 2010 V70
I agree about the oetiker clamp hassle. And since I am anal,I won't use plain hose clamps. Thanks for the tip on the pre-crimped stamp on them though. I never thought to look.Like others I seemed to have a clear path through the oil separator box and it had no accumulation of oil. Taking it off though revealed it would not have been long until it was completely plugged.
This is a car 118k miles on it and serviced at the dealer every 7500 until 60k miles. Carfax has a gap until 83k, then every 7500 until I got it.
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Drain to the oil pan. Luckily the path to the oil pan is clear
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The upper not bad at all.
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Still in the landmine of ordering clamps and such. So many diagrams that say they fit my 2005, but they don't look right. When I find a diagram that looks right like this one:
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and try to verify the oetiker clamps by cross referencing them with FCP, they will state it doesn't fit my car! Each of my original clamps are stamped with the pre-crimped size in mm. Why can't the factory or vendors list that or show it in the photo right next to the Volvo part number?