Go Back   Volvo Forums - Volvo Enthusiasts Forum > Volvo Vehicles > Volvo S60
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?
Search

Welcome to Volvo Forums!
Welcome to Volvo Forums,

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, at no cost, you will have access to start new topics, reply to conversations, privately message other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, join Volvo Forums today!


Reply
 
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 04-04-2009, 10:36 AM
mcleantmw's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Northern Virginia
Posts: 161
Default Coolant Flush v. Drain

I want to DIY coolant change on my 2004 S60. Recommendation please on how to do a coolant system "flush" instead of just a drain. I know just draining the coolant from the radiator will not get all the old stuff out..........do I need to buy one of those little Preston kits that you hook up to heater hoses or is there some other technique that works well without having to buy a kit?
__________________

My Vehicles
Mercedes 2003 E500
Volvo 2001 V70 2.4T
Volvo 2004 S60 2.4
Volvo 1989 740 GL Wagon (deceased 2/2009)
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 04-04-2009, 10:47 AM
tech's Avatar
Administrator
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Orlando, Florida
Posts: 36,443
Default

You can remove the thermostat and bolt the cover back on and use a garden hose and fill the bottle and let it drain out the bottom of the radiator.
__________________
1987 Ford mustang LX Coupe 5.0
1995 Yellow T5-RM running
1996 850 turbo
1994 N/A 5-speed wagon Purple (daughters)
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-04-2009, 11:37 AM
mcleantmw's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Northern Virginia
Posts: 161
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by tech View Post
You can remove the thermostat and bolt the cover back on and use a garden hose and fill the bottle and let it drain out the bottom of the radiator.
Got it..........thanks mucho!
__________________

My Vehicles
Mercedes 2003 E500
Volvo 2001 V70 2.4T
Volvo 2004 S60 2.4
Volvo 1989 740 GL Wagon (deceased 2/2009)
Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2009, 11:37 AM
 
 
 
Reply

Tags
240, 960, change, coolant, cost, diy, drain, flush, radiator, s60, s70, s80, v70, volvo, xc90


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Advertising
Featured Sponsors
Vendor Directory
Our Sponsors

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:00 PM.
© Internet Brands, Inc.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO ©2010, Crawlability, Inc.

This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. Ford® is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company.
Secure Backup