- Dec 5, 2022
Dude thats is def a piece of volvo history i wont forget, such good info, and reinforces the push to restore bit by bit this car, as fast as funds allow lol. I cant see how the heat has affected these cars electrical systems, i always let the engine run for a bit before shutting it off. Ill definetly redo the isolation and go for heat better dampening, but in winter its great the car is a furnace haha. Never knew about a recall, some wires and parts were changed looks great, but more can be doneI agree with Khrrck, you may have some other issues going on, but if your harness looks like I think it looks, you're not going to get where you want, without a new harness. You just can't ever get to the end of the bad wires to do a repair, especially as old as these cars are now. There was a range of years back in early 80's, going through late in 80's (don't remember exactly the date range), where all the harnesses fell apart. Volvo had a recall (#37) on those vehicles affected (which , by the way, included all the 240 turbos/ they were particularly negatively affected. I think mostly because of the extra heat generated in the engine compartment from the turbo. I'm pretty sure that I got the last warranty recall on my 81/242T, back in 1994. It took Delores, our warranty administrator, months of fighting to get them to cover it. Got lucky!, lucky that I had Delores!