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  1. volvowagoon

    New board, new host, new year

    I stopped by to check out the new digs! Nice update!
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    Understanding wheel measurments

    I'm a wheel newb, but I don't want to buy another set of tires for 14" wheels. This might be a long shot. It's already not looking promising, but I figured I would ask for tips. I have a set of 15" smoothies from my GN. If I could get them to fit nicely with adapters and smaller tires, I'd...
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    240 No Start (with diag) No Crank Signal

    I got everything I needed to start tackling the intake gaskets in the 240 ('89 LH2.4), but ended up with a non-running car. I checked for spark at number 1 and the coil. Neither were giving me anything. I then found out that I no longer have a noid light, so I called it quits for a bit while...
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    240 Vacuum Leaks and Wrong Hoses?

    Hi All, I've been getting pickier with the car's (1989 245) functionality, and the intermittent cruise control has really been driving me crazy. I replaced the cracked vacuum lines which solved some problems, but the cruise control is still very erratic. Sometimes it won't hold speed going up...
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    240 Vacuum leaks wrong hoses

    Hi All, I've been getting pickier with the car's (1989 245) functionality, and the intermittent cruise control has really been driving me crazy. I replaced the cracked vacuum lines which solved some problems, but the cruise control is still very erratic. Sometimes it won't hold speed going up...
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    I've been waiting for this moment for years. Blue Taco comparison.

    Finally! We were driving the 240 to our favorite brewery, and happened to see an open spot next to a Cavalry Blue Tacoma. I always thought that this color looked remarkably similar to to our Volvo's, but never had a chance to get them side by side to really judge it. They're far from a...
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    Spotted in Southern Indiana of all places.

    I was floored. I never expect to see nice Volvos where I live, but a decent 122? Dang! Does anybody know the owner? I'd like to hang out!
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    240 NA header pipe bracket? Hanger?

    I'm replacing the header pipe on our '89 245 because the original rusted through in a couple spots. In fact, the plate that runs across with the threaded hole in it is completely missing. What parts am I missing here? I've searched exhaust components on a couple sites and I've come up short...
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    240 Over cooling?

    1989 245 DL LH2.4 with temp faker bypass I was in my cluster for the billionth time. This time it was replace the odometer motor. While it finally fixed my issue, a new one immediately arose. This time it was the temp display you see above. Coincidence? I think not. My first reaction was...
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    240 Fun with heated seats

    I have a 1989 245 DL with inoperable heated seats. Neither of the switched illuminate when they are turned on which tells me that there is a bad ground to the system, a bad power wire wire to the driver seat switch (fuse confirmed good), or some other crazy thing going on involving a botched...
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    Engine swapping foresight with AC unknowns

    Hey guys, I was poking around the projects section and came out pretty shocked to find little to no information about AC compressor retrofitting. Eventually, I'm hoping to swap a 3800 and 4l60e into the '89 245 whenever it decides to roast its transmission or chuck a rod. What I want to know...
  12. volvowagoon

    S/V/C C30 Control Arm Shopping

    Hello, I have a nasty clunk in my 2010 C30 T5 at low speeds. I think the control arm bushings are shot, but I'll check soon. I have torn ball joint boots anyway so replacing the arm wouldn't be a waste of time either way. When shopping on RockAuto, the descriptions specify parts fitting...
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    240 Botched Small Tach Installation or Bad Gauge?

    I just got around to installing a very nice looking small tach which I bought here on the board. Sadly, it doesn't work all the time. :-( Sometimes it works just fine and then it drops in and out randomly. During my commute this morning, it came to life for about 5 seconds before dropping out...
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    D?j? Vu Mid-Blue - 1989 Volvo 245 DL

    I?ve been lurking around here again for the past year or so trying to get a feel for how things have changed. I see that it?s mostly the same old T-bricks! After posting a few times about some issues I?ve faced on the new wagon, I was quickly reminded of why the Volvo community is so great...
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    240 The Casual Volvo Enthusiast's Guide to Bumper Rigging

    Both my SO and I love our 240 to death. If there was no other way, we would shell out the $500 for an NOS impact bar and another couple hundred for new bumper shocks. However, that's a lot of cash for a cheap midwestern daily driver that is likely to suffer this same type of damage in the...
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    240 Tailgate Strut Pin Loose

    1989 245 DL Anybody ever seen the lift support pin come loose from the body? I went to shut the tail gate and heard a loud pop. I just spent the whole day fixing things on this car, and this was how it rewarded me. lol How do I get it tight again? It looks like it's just supposed to thread...
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    240 AC Controls

    Hey guys, I'm trying to get a head start on repairing the HVAC issues in my girlfriends 240. I actually started thread about wanting to get the AC working months ago, but it didn't quite pertain to the issue I'm addressing here. I'll update that one once I can deem my electrical system...
  18. volvowagoon

    The P1 is a 240 now.

    I just ran across this picture and thought it was humorous. Kinda cool but also super tbrix. Recently learning AutoCad makes me want to get into 3d printing.
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    240 Restoring Speakers to Stock

    Hey everyone, I bought some 5 1/4" speaker grills and brackets on ebay. They looked nice but arrived with the actual grill sections separated from the surrounds, but I figured that it wasn't a huge deal and could be fixed. So far I have failed with that. I don't know what's wrong, but the...
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    240 Close match to 1989 Mid Blue 213

    Hey guys, I'm getting to the point where I need to paint the new section I welded into my girlfriends car. I thought I had a line on some spray touch up through Volvo, but the dealership told me that they won't ship it to the US. Lame. Has anybody found a "close enough" matching spray paint...