pg. 130 Coolant

Check coolant level

The cooling system must be filled with coolant and not leak to operate at maximum efficiency. Check the coolant level regularly. The level should be between the "MAX" and "MIN" marks on the expansion tank. The check should be made with particular thoroughness when the engine is new or when the cooling system has been drained.
Do not remove the filler cap other than for topping up with coolant. Frequent removal may prevent coolant circulation between the engine and the expansion tank during engine warm up and cooling.

Changing coolant

Normally, the coolant does not need to be changed. If the system must be drained, use the following procedure:
1 Remove the expansion tank cap.
2 Move the temperature adjustment control to max. heat. Open the drain cocks at the rear left of the engine block and at the bottom right corner of the radiator.
3 Disconnect the lower right radiator hose.
4 Close the drain cocks and reconnect the hose.
5 Fill the expansion tank to the MAX mark or slightly above.
6 Run the engine until hot. Check the cooling system connections for tightness. Recheck the coolant level.

Capacity: Approx. 7.6 US qts. (7.2 liters)
Turbo-charged models - 7.4 US qts. (7.0 liters)

Coolant: Volvo Genuine Coolant/Antifreeze only

NOTE: Do not top up with water only. Water by itself reduces the rust-protective and anti-freeze qualities of the coolant and has a lower boiling point. It can also cause damage to the cooling system if it should freeze.

WARNING: If the engine is warm and you are going to top up coolant, unscrew the cap slowly in order to allow any excess pressure to escape.

CAUTION: The cooling system must always be kept filled to correct level. If it is not kept filled, there can be high local temperatures in the engine which could result in damage. Different types of anti-freeze/coolant may not be mixed.

pg. 131 Engine compartment

Engine compartment S/V 70

Engine Compartment Illustration

1 Expansion tank, coolant
2 Engine designation plate
3 Oil filler cap, engine
4 Clutch/brake system fluid reservoir
5 Relay/Main fuse box
6 Supplementary fuse box
7 Washer fluid reservoir
8 Power steering fluid reservoir
9 Dipstick - engine oil
10 Dipstick - automatic transmission
11 Air cleaner
12 Battery
13 Data plate

WARNING! The cooling fan may start or continue to operate (for up to 6 minutes) after the engine has been switched off.

pg. 132 Battery maintenance

Battery maintenance

Driving habits and conditions, climate, the number of starts, etc. all affect the service life and function of the battery. In order for your battery to perform satisfactorily, keep the following in mind:

  • Check the fluid level in the battery every 6 months or every 10,000 * miles (16,000 km).
    The fluid level in each battery cell should be checked - use a screwdriver to open the caps and a flashlight to inspect the level.
    * More frequently in warm climates.

  • If necessary, add distilled water to approximately 0.4 in. (10 mm) above the plates in the cell or to the level indicator.
    See the illustration above.
  • Check that the battery cables are correctly connected and properly tightened.
  • Never disconnect the battery when the engine is running, for example when changing the battery.
  • The battery should be disconnected when a boost charger is used.
  • Switch off the radio before disconnecting the battery. If your radio has an antitheft code and the battery is disconnected, the radio code has to be reentered in order for the radio to function.

    Wear protection goggles
    See inside for details
    Keep away from children
    No smoking, no open flames, no sparks

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