STRANDED in Wagga WTB new radiator for 1989 740 automatic

Brehon47Tiny (@Brehon47) Western Sydney
edited December 2018 in Wanted
OZFOLK - my son is marooned in Wagga with a failed radiator - the plastic tank on the side of the radiator is leaking. Can they be repaired in situ - if not where can I get a new radiator and have it fitted in time to get him home (Sydney)for this weekend? Failing that is there anyone coming to Sydney with a spare seat (the XPT hasn't !!!). Happy to pay for fuel. Tiny
YV1744886K2331618
1974 DL Auto
Volvo 850 GLT Wagon 5 spd Manual AWD Black Oct 96 Turbo 20v 2.5

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  • jamesincJames (@jamesinc) Oz Volvo Ice Fortress
    You can use the rad from a 240, same part. Closest Volvo people I know are in Yass
  • Trying to remember if I have something in the shed you can have. I am up in Sydney at the moment though and I think @spac is out of action too.
    I am wracking my brain to remember which commodore radiator it is that fits, can your son drop into the wreckers in Wagga? As long as pipe input and output are in about the right place you can mount up with cable ties to get you to Sydney. If it is really obvious where the leak is you could also JB weld it together
  • Try VLine too, also, firefly coaches and the SA state line (can’t remember the name), they should all have a service via Wagga
  • edited December 2018
    Problem is your timeframe. I'd say unless a local wrecker has one then just catch the plane and buy this for next week:

    https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https://www.ebay.com.au/ulk/itm/262613104769

    Or even cheaper from this guy (and he posts real quick):
    https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https://www.ebay.com.au/ulk/itm/302636159984

    Fitted one of these ony 740, easy 40 min job and the part seems of acceptable quality if not as good as OEM.
    jamesinc
  • jamesincJames (@jamesinc) Oz Volvo Ice Fortress
    Trying to remember if I have something in the shed you can have. I am up in Sydney at the moment though and I think @spac is out of action too.
    I am wracking my brain to remember which commodore radiator it is that fits, can your son drop into the wreckers in Wagga? As long as pipe input and output are in about the right place you can mount up with cable ties to get you to Sydney. If it is really obvious where the leak is you could also JB weld it together

    You need to handle the trans cooler lines too though
    egads
  • SpacSpac (@Spac) Canberra-ish.
    I am on very limited duties and am on the coast anyhow.
    There's a whole 740 for sale on marketplace for $500 in Cootamundra. He may be able to wrangle a deal to get the car mobile???
    egads
  • Thank you, all of you. I bought a new radiator online & picked it up in Silverwater this morning (Maxcool $152). No bus service Wagga>Sydney & no seats on XPT. Only solution was a rental car (4 days < $200). Honourable Fourth Son will be driving a Corolla until l find someone reliable to fit the new radiator. A special mention of Luv-a-duck who drove from Cootamundra to Wagga with a new coolant tank & cap, refused any payment & drove back home. Legend Karl.
    I'll note all you advice, links etc as I'm sure they will assist in the future. Does anyone know of someone who'd fit the radiator next week? Cash job.
    Merry Xmas to you - l hope l can be of assistance to you in the future. Tiny
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