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Volvo turbo wagon runs HOT!

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just bought a turbo gas volvo 86 & I wonder if the fan is going on; I never heard it so far. And note that the dial for heat on the dash is over the 1/2 way mark. Just learning the car. You know how that goes. Also drives fine then if you stop it like last night in the Taco Bell drive thru and then it wouldn't start right away so the men came out and pushed the car; Now that's what I call service!

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    Does your car have any coolant leaks or steam coming out from under the hood?

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TRY CHANGING YOUR COOLANT

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A result of this, after thousands of miles of driving: Your catalytic converter is clogged. The backpressure from the clogged exhaust increases the manifold temperature to cherry hot!

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