Go with Behr. The seal for the Nissen is too thin and does not seat firmly. If you live in a cold climate, the air will never get hot, it will remain warm since the air will flow around the heater core instead of being forced through it due to the thin seal. Therefore heating will be less efficient. The only way to fix this issue is to put in an OE Behr Heater Core or move to a warmer climate.
This Heater Core is OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) in this application, meaning this part is made by the same company that made the part for your car when it was built. Expect the same quality and fitment as the original genuine part, but at a greater savings than purchasing from the Dealer.
Replacing the heater core on your Volvo 850 or other models is an integral part of maintaining the reliability that Volvo parts are so well known for. Your Volvo heater core is responsible for funneling hot coolant from your engine through the tubes in the core. It is then mixed with heat and the air from your cabin and pushed out by a fan within the system.
One of the most common problems can be getting coolant stuck in the core. This can cause little puffs of smoke to come through the vents, and also impede the process necessary to get heat up to the cabin. If you are experiencing these or similar symptoms, it's probably time to get yourself a new heater core. FCP Euro makes doing the complete job easy with quality Volvo parts, at an affordable price.
*Note: This heater core is OEM. You will also need to order 2 O rings for installation, the part number is 3545586.
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Volvo Heater Core (850 C70 S70 V70) - Behr (OEM) 9144221
- SKU #:
- Heater Core
- OE Numbers:
- 9144221, W0133-1604446, 3545586, 63989
- CS ID:
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A good OEM fit and works as advertised - you can pay more but it will last as long as this one. Used it to replace a recent S70 per chase - used a previous purchase for my steadfast 850 - it a simple install but get some trash bags to catch the overflow.
Excellent replacement part for OE, just like the DIY video recommends. Quality component - when replaced all the coolant odor was gone. This is the second 850 that I've done (first was 1995 850 T5R, next was 1996 850R), both done same way. Minor extra work to remove the amp in front of the heater box, but it was only a couple of screws and bolts (very intuitive). Wish that Volvo had a built-in drain for the coolant lost when breaking the o-ring connection (similar to the evaporator drain nearby), or some plastic basin that could slide in underneath to catch the liquid. There was lots of time taken to set up a plastic bag and towels underneath - and still got some drips on the carpet. I didn't remove the passenger side knee bolster and was still able to get the core out easily. Old core was beat up with lots of debris, apparently original 850R owner did not have a cabin filter (which I added as soon as I bought the car). Thanks, FCP for offering the quality parts (including silicone o-rings) to do the job at a very reasonable price.
Excellent product. Still running fine 5 years later in crazy North East winters! Thanks to FCP I didn't get gouged by the dealership equivalent.
Heater cores, normally, are a beast to replace -- a full-day job, sometimes. The heater core in these cars, however, is surprisingly easy: Remove a few kick panels inside the car, and you've got easy access. Worst case, it could take up to two hours. With a good guide, or mechanical inclination, it'll take you an hour. Stick with the Behr unit. It's not much more expensive than the aftermarket parts, and it outperforms and outlasts them.
Don't get anything else. If you're gonna do the heater core you're gonna want to do it ONCE. Also buy coupler and the new fittings and do everything. Otherwise you're gonna hate yourself.
The "scare" of instlling a heater core made me put off a leaker for years. This turned out to be one of the best repairs I could have made from the standpoint of ease and economy. The Behr is the best quality, and very reasonable for the work that goes into a component of this type. Everything fit like a glove and was well worth the time. I have 260K on my S70 and it has never been warmer.
I agree it was not difficult. this is behr quality at a fantastic price! have read that aftermarket heater cores just don't put out the same amount of heat so this is the only way to go.
I decided to go the cheap route and buy a cheaper heater core for my 850. Boy was that a mistake, the cheap foam that was included had a terrible burning smell to the point where it was unbearable to drive with the heat on (in temperatures below 30F!!!!!). Because I had to buy this one and replace it again, I had to buy new o-rings just in case. That was an expensive flop. Buy this one, do it once, and do it right. It's easy to do, just completely pull out the driver's side carpet and tape multiple trash bags to catch the spare coolant. And MAKE SURE you use the foam. If you don't, the heat will not get very warm.
This was a MUCH easier installation than the aftermarket manual led me to expect. The VADIS instructions were perfect This heater core fit perfectly in my 1999 V70 and has been in for five months without an issue.