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PostPosted: Sat Apr 24, 2021 8:39 pm 
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Ok any other Freaky Volvo240, 740, 940 fans out there?
The wife and I have two Volvo 240s, both normally aspirated, automatics, One is a shitbox (but lovely) 89, a showroom condition and VERY well cared for 90, and our newest addition a 93 940 Turbo Estate... Now the 940 and the 90 240 are loaded up with IPD goodies... but I am wondering if there are any other Fellows that are Volvo geeks...


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 25, 2021 5:11 pm 
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B18, B20, BF230. Those are not engines that I have heard in a long time.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2021 1:16 pm 
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I’m not a Volvo geek but we had a 1977 245DL growing up. I ended up driving it to Pensacola when I joined the Navy in 1985 (and changing the fuel pump just south of Washington DC) and keeping it until 1990. I finally sold it in CA for $7500 (I think my Dad paid $7700 new) before I moved to Key West.
Good car, usually very reliable but, when it broke, it wasn’t cheap to fix. It used a set of timing gears (not a chain) and that went out once stranding my wife. First shop said it needed a new engine, took it to a shop that specialized in Volvos and they fixed it.
Had an injector go bad on the highway, pull off to get gas and it flooded. Easy fix but took a couple days to get the parts in.
1st gear synchro went out. Had to start out in 2nd gear until that was fixed.
A/C was terrible but the heater would cook you (Swedish engineering).

If I found a reasonable P1800 I’d pick one up but, recently, prices have skyrocketed.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 30, 2021 8:25 am 
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Baron_Von_Yinzer wrote:
Ok any other Freaky Volvo240, 740, 940 fans out there?
The wife and I have two Volvo 240s, both normally aspirated, automatics, One is a shitbox (but lovely) 89, a showroom condition and VERY well cared for 90, and our newest addition a 93 940 Turbo Estate... Now the 940 and the 90 240 are loaded up with IPD goodies... but I am wondering if there are any other Fellows that are Volvo geeks...
My friend's dad always had 2 matching Volvos, one for city driving and one for highway driving. They always matched.

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