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      2013 Radiator Replacement - question on replacement part compatibility

      Hi,

      My 2013 has a small leak (no coolant level drop, needle at the middle) on the aluminum-plastic end cap seam, upper "North-American passenger" side.
      That side has a gear clamp vs a crimp clamp, I bet the dealer damaged it when performing a coolant flush years ago under the care free program.
      You can see the buildup of the dried coolant from it escaping.

      Are there any fitment aspects to be aware of with XC90 radiators over the years?
      I plan to use this TYC radiator:
      https://tyc.mycarparts.net/products/...id=12914343269
      https://www.rockauto.com/en/moreinfo.php?pk=1962656

      It seems that all radiators cross reference (and are compatible) from 2004-2014, regardless of engine.
      https://www.ipdusa.com/products/7681...-radiator-xc90

      The VIDA part is 31293550 for USA and Canada (no anti-smog coating).

      I'd rather not go OEM if the OEM is so easily damaged (and its over 1/3 the price up in Canada).
      Currently at 130k KM / 80k miles.
      My biggest concern is the transmission cooler lines re-connecting properly.

      Thanks!
      2013 Volvo XC90 AWD Platinum (Caspian Blue Metallic, climate package, walnut inlays + wheel, BLIS, active bi-xenon headlights) 140k km
      2012 Volvo XC60 T6 AWD Platinum (Technology package, climate package) 25k km
      2003 Acura TL Type S A-Spec (2007 Accord V6 transmission swap, Tein SS, all available engine bolt ons, exhaust, Apexi AFC, etc.) 108k km
      1988 Nissan 300ZX Turbo (2+2, T-top, Aztec Red, collector plates) 80k km

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      TYC is not bad, it is made in Taiwan.

      Most people here would say use either Volvo OEM (which is close to $400) or Nissens ($200).

      Rmeuropean dot com ships to Canada:
      http://www.rmeuropean.com/Make/PartN...earch=31293550

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      Quote Originally Posted by cn90 View Post
      TYC is not bad, it is made in Taiwan.

      Most people here would say use either Volvo OEM (which is close to $400) or Nissens ($200).

      Rmeuropean dot com ships to Canada:
      http://www.rmeuropean.com/Make/PartN...earch=31293550
      Thanks! I like how the Nissens has metal fittings for the transmission cooler.

      For those in the future, the TYC does fit the transmission cooler perfectly as per this video installing it into a T6:
      https://youtu.be/jKfpTlktrPA?t=8m57s
      2013 Volvo XC90 AWD Platinum (Caspian Blue Metallic, climate package, walnut inlays + wheel, BLIS, active bi-xenon headlights) 140k km
      2012 Volvo XC60 T6 AWD Platinum (Technology package, climate package) 25k km
      2003 Acura TL Type S A-Spec (2007 Accord V6 transmission swap, Tein SS, all available engine bolt ons, exhaust, Apexi AFC, etc.) 108k km
      1988 Nissan 300ZX Turbo (2+2, T-top, Aztec Red, collector plates) 80k km

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