Re: 850/V70 AirCon Evaporator fixed: when?
I've seen cabin filter retro-fit kits advertised on eBay for 850s. What is
the procedure for installing such a kit, is it a small, medium, or big deal
"Michael Pardee" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> "K Bourke" <Kbourke@eastlink.ca> wrote in message
> > Thanks to my 1993 850 GLT having been written off by another's stupid
> > inattention.... I'm shopping for a replacement. Looking at 1998-2001
> > wagons, and wondering if/when Volvo caught on and fixed the Evap
> > anyone?
> > Thanks,
> > Kevin
> IIRC, it was an pretty much industry-wide problem with the introduction of
> R134a. I guess they made the evaporators of something different and lotsa
> 1993 and 1994 cars had evaporator leaks. It took a while to identify the
> problem and determine it was corrosion resulting from dust and pollen
> collecting in the condensation on the evaporator to make an evil mud. The
> solution was the addition of cabin filters and, in some cases, running the
> evaporator fan after the A/C or engine was shut off to dry it. If the
> you are looking at has a cabin air filter you should be okay.