Volvo 240 Classic

Volvo News & Repairs

My friend’s Volvo 240 Classic here in Denver – a few photos for you to enjoy. This 240 is dressed in Ruby Red, and is #420 of 1600. Between 1966 and 1993, Volvo’s bread-and-butter car was the stolid, safe and reliable 1966-74 140 Series and updated 1975-93 240 Series. Available in two-door sedan (through 1985),… Read the full article…

240 Wiper Linkage

Volvo News & Repairs

MVS Forums member blenkusha asks how to get at a 240’s wiper linkage: “I’m pretty sure my the wiper linkage needs replacing – or at least fixing. I’m guessing I have to go through the dashboard to get at it. Is this fix a pain or very time consuming?” “The driver side wiper reaches out… Read the full article…

Sunroof Seal Repair

Volvo News & Repairs

After peeling off the gasket I discovered that the metal sunroof frame was severely rusted and had begun to separate from the glass. The glass is bonded to the frame with a very hard rubber like sealant, water seeps under the sunroof gasket and sits in the depressed area of the frame causing it to rust.

To repair this I first scraped/filed off as much loose rust as I could and pried the frame as far away from the glass as I could without breaking anything using wooden wedges and continued to clean as much rust out as possible. I then applied a rust converter to the remaining material.

Modded 245 – What Went Wrong?

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If I’m honest, if I had the last 13 years with the Volvo again, I would have stripped the shell a decade ago when it stopped being my daily, and fitted an LS V8, T56 gearbox and a BMW M3 back end. The interior would still only have two seats, but it would be more… Read the full article…

Volvo 240 AC Fix

Volvo News & Repairs

MVS Forums member edelmatt asks how to approach getting his 240 DL’s air conditioning to function again… including if it isn’t easier to switch over to the more modern R134a AC system. From his post in the Volvo 240 forum: