different radiator?

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Logan360
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different radiator?

Post by Logan360 » 18 Apr 2013 12:10 am

Will any other radiator fit a 360? Or does anyone in aus have a very cheap spare?
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Re: different radiator?

Post by trabitom99 » 18 Apr 2013 08:03 am

Whatever you do, don't fit the thinner radiator from a 340. It will work fine with gentle driving, but it will get too warm in town and on motorways at anything over 75 mph.

From memory, 360 radiators are 34 mm thick, 340 ones 17 mm.

Cheers

Tom

EDIT: just realised you're in Australia, so no 340s there! The 360 radiator is model specific - there's nothing else that will fit "out of the box". You should be able to get it re-cored locally though.
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Re: different radiator?

Post by MCHUDD » 19 Apr 2013 04:52 pm

Hi Tom.
I ran my GLT on a 1.4 rad for years.You have to cut a piece of
the plastic couling out for the top hose. It never over heated once.
Maybe i just got lucky :D :D :D
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Re: different radiator?

Post by trabitom99 » 19 Apr 2013 04:57 pm

I ran my GLT with a 340 radiator for a while too (unknowingly). It never overheated either. But the temperature level was never quite right (always just right off centre) and it got worse in traffic jams and at higher motorway speeds ...

Definitely just a "temporary fix"...

Cheers

Tom
343 GL Touring B14.1E CVT (155) 98000kms 1980 (sold)
343 L Junior B14.3E MT4 (155) 229000kms 1981 (scrapped)
343 DLS B19A MT4 (155) 167900kms 1982
360 GL Injection B200F MT5 (231) 348598kms 1988 (scrapped)
360 GLT B200F MT5 (302) 230000kms 1988

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Re: different radiator?

Post by volvodspec » 19 Apr 2013 05:47 pm

for mk3's 340 1.4 rad is just as thick as a 360 rad, difference is the thermoswitch that the 360 doesn't have
340 1.7's have the thinner rad

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Re: different radiator?

Post by trabitom99 » 19 Apr 2013 06:00 pm

I don't know from which car it came, but the thin radiator gave me a few headaches with my GLT. When I bought the car, I noticed the temperature was a tad too high compared with my GLi. Checked the radiator first (the condition, not the thickness) - everything seemed OK. Had the water pump replaced (QH). No difference. Had the whole system flushed. No difference. Fitted a thermostat which opens later. Hardly any difference. Removed the radiator, had it tested by a local place which mends these things. They reported back "your radiator is fine!".

Replaced the QH water pump for an original Volvo one when the cambelt was done: no difference.

It took me a few years to consider comparing the actual radiator thickness with my GLi. Auradia 34mm rad fitted - problem solved :-)

Cheers

Tom
343 GL Touring B14.1E CVT (155) 98000kms 1980 (sold)
343 L Junior B14.3E MT4 (155) 229000kms 1981 (scrapped)
343 DLS B19A MT4 (155) 167900kms 1982
360 GL Injection B200F MT5 (231) 348598kms 1988 (scrapped)
360 GLT B200F MT5 (302) 230000kms 1988

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Re: different radiator?

Post by kelvingenders » 21 Apr 2013 01:06 pm

Get it recorded or purchase one from scandix....although this is not suited for ac model :360:

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Re: different radiator?

Post by Logan360 » 21 Apr 2013 07:34 pm

Yea he's getting it re-cored. i need to find another broken 360. have just been offered another 850R so won't be for a while lol
Own:
86 360GLT
97 S90
92 960S
92 960 Royal
91 960
96 Volvo 854R

Owned
E90 320 M-sport wagon
S60T -Mazda Familia
850lpt -AU Falcon
855 T5 -95, 97 960
940TIC -Mitsi GTO TT
16x 360 (1 GL, 2 GLS, 13 GLT)
Toyota corolla
R32 nissan skyline
Toyota corona

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