That's an oddity, it must be ex-UK I guess.
Cottesloe has a fairly big expat community or did anyway so I reckon you are right.
135,000miles would be about right as well, just over 216,000km... as well as owner overseas for a few years...
Are these turbo sixes? Or NA?
99% sure that the UK only got Jurbo Diesel Intercoolers.... it was the time when Volvo wanted every badge they could on the car....
Very Very rare car still worth the spend, if you got the money. there is a 240 diesel in the club here
Whack a turbo on and you would be laughing until the end of time. Might start eating gearboxes if you did that though.
I'm pretty sure that all 700 series diesel's were turbo from factory, the D24T engine. It looks like it might have an intercooler badge on the right side of the tailgate but it's so small in the pic that it's hard to tell.
Earlier on you could get a 200 series with an NA D24, I think they were badged as 260's in the US and well optioned, not sure how it was in other markets.
Ah, cool bananas. Spent way too long squinting at the badges too.
If it is a d24t. Its rare but yes all u.s 760ds were turbo but not intercooled. The manifold is different for the intercooled ones. Fast for its day but those motors aren't worth fixing.
They share parts with the 5cyl diesel transporter motor which would mean a good swap to the tdi 5cyl from a t4 transporter which makes more power and torque with less fuel.
Too much money for potentially a rusty car like most u.k imports are.
Depends on when it came over; if it was only a year or 2 old, then it would proabably be OK... my 12 year old V70 was quite rusty by the end, suspension components were the worst, and a bit of rust in the engine bay to add to the fun and games...
rare beast. If petrol keeps going up it will be cheaper to run on vege oil from aldi. Pity they don't make a milk powered car.
Petrol prices are pretty stable vs wages t though. Vege oil is messy and great to clog filters. Biodiesel isn't much better for modern diesels too.
add... I'm just saying that the amount of work to get vege oil into Aldi @$2/l seems odd compared to the refinery business. Tax and excise I guess have a lot to do with it.
Milk = $1/litre. Apart from water, pretty much every other consumer liquid costs more - and we 'consume' lots more petrol than milk.
Cool 740. I've sworn off 740s, but that one has to be the top of the tree: manual, turbo (presumably) and wagon.
Just being a bit silly ...
What is the tipping point that we can power a car from supermarket produce cheaper than the bowser?
I don't know the details but I built a biodiesel plant for Smorgons , a big upgrade to the cooking oil recycling plant which used canola shipped from Canada or wherever they got a shipload from cheap at the time. The place ran on Gumbyment kickbacks and if the diesel fuel price was too volatile it cost the too much to make it as they mixed bio with pump diesel so providing a cheaper greener alternative wasn't worth it and they had trouble selling the stuff anyway. No one wants to use it save some local council trucks but there are a couple of other small producers getting the business from them. When the govt funding or rebates stopped and the market wasn't their they pulled the plug. It must have been a big tax dodge/funding scam cos the way they wasted money on hopeless tradesmen milking it for all its worth was astounding , very frustrating doing some of the plain stupid stuff they had me doing too.
Another thing they had going was algae farming , getting oil out of algae they grew , being stingy bastards they bought the rights to the cheap less effective method and again had loads of cash rolling in from govt which ended when the scientist gave up and cancelled without really consulting them! That was funny. Those people we worked for had no clue , don't know how they ever survived apart from extremely rich old man and scamming the government/s.
If greedy bastards give up on it then I would say making it at home consistently is a waste of money.
My dad did make it years ago. But due to having only modern tdi engines it wasn't worth destroying them. We did run it in my brothers tdi mk3 golf when Dad owned it due to being a electronic pump but otherwise normal system. But the servos stopped selling it.
Woolworths vic truck fleet uses 20% biodiesel and emissions have proven to be lower. But they change fuel filters every service. Whereas we have had an isuzu npr running it which killed a dpd filter by 8000km and injectors by 15000km. Probably 100% though which is a bit silly. It wouldn't do burns which is the biggest issue.