(continues from https://ozvolvo.org/discussion/3040/wanted-1986-or-newer-240-manual-wagon/p4
Well, I set out to get a manual wagon... so here's my auto sedan.
To be honest I quite like it though, it feels like money well spent.
It's in fairly good condition; paint is nice, engine's good, interior is mostly good. It has 400,000 km with a partial service history. I like all the black exterior trim, too!
Potential plans for it (over a long period of time of course...!)
-Fix up some interior bits
-Install extra gauges
-Some other bits and pieces
An M47 conversion could also be a possibility in the long term future.
A couple of questions, just off the top of my head:
-What's the best way to wash the engine, just out of interest? Is using one of those hand car wash places fine?
-Does anyone have some carpet (tan) for the rear parcel shelf? It's missing.
-The spark plugs need reeplacing soon, according to the previous owner... can I just replace the plugs, or should I do the leads too? Do the OEM Volvo plugs need to be adjusted?
-I've also got a set of gauges for it (thanks @walt
) - it is a 3 bar oil pressure gauge, and everything I've read on other forums says that it uses a different sender to the 5 bar one, is that correct or not? I also read that the 3 bar gauges were for the B21 engines as they had lower oil pressure, so it will just max out with a B230F - any thoughts on that? Does anyone have a spare 5 bar gauge?
Anyway, that's my car... more photos to come!