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dl242gt

Old and boxy but good.
Joined
Jun 21, 2002
Location
S NJ, a suburb of Phila.
There are a lot of changes

During the late 80s Volvo started trying to save some weight in the cars. One of the ways they did that is to reduce the head size on a number of fasteners in the suspension and on the engine. Bolts that were 17mm like the timing belt tensioner are reduced to 15mm. I think they did this around 1989 for the 240 series.

Shock bolts for the rear lower shock mount went from 19mm down to 17mm on the head and 18mm on the nut. The large suspension bolts like the rear trailing arm bushing are changed from 22mm down to 21mm. Just a couple of examples. There are many changed sizes that adds upto some weight loss for the car.

The best thing is to be sure you have a complete range of socket and wrench sizes and as you work on newer cars you'll need tools for torx fasteners for more and more fasteners on the car.
 

thelostartof

unbalanced chemical
300+ Club
Joined
Jun 26, 2002
Location
Apache Junction, AZ
bump for those that do not know about it

tho i do have a question ... for the fuel rail ... m6 thread ... what kind of fitting do i need to T into the stock line @ the rail on a 7/9 series?
 

Lord Tentacle

Anime Lord
Joined
Aug 6, 2005
Location
Sydney, AUS/Appleton, WI
bump for those that do not know about it

tho i do have a question ... for the fuel rail ... m6 thread ... what kind of fitting do i need to T into the stock line @ the rail on a 7/9 series?

there really isn't anything
its a volvo/euro proprietary fitting thats just not used on anything else
i've got a modified fuel line you can have if you want
its got the special compression fittings to connect to the stock lines, gives you a 1/8th npt femal connector. right now i have a 6ft section of parker fuel hose on it with a plug on the end to quiet the system

a far better option is to clip off the stock input line, braze the hole shut and then get a steel weld on barb fitting and have it welded to the ass end of the fuel rail
then run some 3/8th line to the fuel filter
 

Mike Allen

Da' Pipe Fitter.
Joined
Jan 24, 2008
Location
Basement of the Alamo
90 760 Turbo Wagon Spec Sheet

I am looking at a 90 760 Turbo Wagon as my next project. Can anyone point me towards a list of stock specs? (Wheelbase/track/overall length/weight and such)
Any special problem areas to look for??
Thanks
Mike Allen
San Antonio, TX
Former 914 Driver
Current BMW E30 Driver
Future 760 Turbo Wagon Driver
Founding Member;
Old Pfart's Racing Team
(Indoor Beer Consumption Division)
 
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lummert

Active member
Joined
Jan 11, 2008
Location
Portland IN
Specifications 90 Volvo 760 GLE Turbo

Dimensions and weights 760 GLE Turbo

Length 188.4 in. (478.5cm)
Width 69.3 in. (176cm)
Height, wagon 56.7 in. (144cm)
Wheelbase 109 in. (277cm)
Track, front 57.8 in. (147cm)
Wagon, rear 57.5 in. (146cm)
Turning circle, between curbs 32.5 ft. (9.9m)
Cargo capacity wagons
With back seats up 39.3 cu. ft. (1.1m)
With back seats down 74.9 cu. ft. (2.1m)

Curb weight wagon 3263-3265 lbs (1480kg)
Gross vehicle wagon 4295 lbs (1950 kg)
Capacity weight wagon 1035 lbs (470 kg)
Permissible axle weight, front (Turbo) 2070 lbs (940 kg)
rear wagon 2335 lbs (1060 kg)
Max roof load 220 lbs (100 kg)
Max trailer weight 3300 lbs (1500 kg)

This is from 1990 Volvo 760 Owner's Manual

Hope this helps you.
 

lummert

Active member
Joined
Jan 11, 2008
Location
Portland IN
90 Volvo 760 Specifications

Thanks, great info....anyone got a spare owners manual for a 90 SW?

I got my manual download from Volvo:

new.volvocars.com/ownersdocs/1990/1990_760/90760_00.htm

That is the first page.

Maybe you should look in :

www.volvocars.us/

I Tried the first one and no match was found.

You can find Volvo Owner's Information there.
 
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towerymt

the real Towery
Joined
Sep 18, 2002
Location
VA, USA
Just measured a flywheel bolt from a B230F for someone.

~31mm long (25mm threaded section)
M10x1.5
 

foggyjames

Ryan's spanner monkey
Joined
Jan 22, 2004
Location
Lincoln, UK
...I take it that's for a dished flywheel? As we found out recently, they're different for a dual mass...and I believe also for a flat flywheel :rofl:

cheers

James
 

white240glt

New member
Joined
Jun 13, 2008
I am looking at a 90 760 Turbo Wagon as my next project. Can anyone point me towards a list of stock specs? (Wheelbase/track/overall length/weight and such)
Any special problem areas to look for??
Thanks
Mike Allen
San Antonio, TX
Former 914 Driver
Current BMW E30 Driver
Future 760 Turbo Wagon Driver
Founding Member;
Old Pfart's Racing Team
(Indoor Beer Consumption Division)

whats up fellow san antonio dweller. ive picked up a white 240 glt as my project... but its really more of a light matinance required vehicle. its in suprisingly nice condition, albeit a few smaller than dime size rust spots. ive already begun sanding them down and am gonna do the paint job on my own. friend who owns a fish store has a garage thats converted into a paint area, complete with gravity-fed guns.
 

JW240

All idiot, no savant
Joined
Aug 15, 2004
Location
The Netherlands, Europe
www.gewinde-normen.de is a nice site for all kinds of different thread sizes.

My addition:
EGT sensor B204FT/GT engines is M12x1 thread, like more OEM EGT setups have.
Normal T3 turbo's have M18x1.5 thread for the watercooling, the Volvo ones M16x1.5.
An 850 oil drain plug is M18x1.5, usable for plugging oxygen sensor holes (eg when you aren't using a wideband or whatever and need to plug the hole). Or use an old oxygen sensor as a drain plug on your 850!
Mitsubishi turbo's also use M12x1.5 for the coolant lines as well (same as oil feed). Same thread on the T3 of the B204FT. Block side is M14x1.5 iirc.
redblock oil drain thread is the same as tjhe oil filter thread.
 
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