Let’s get to changing Serpentine Belt
Changing the serpentine belt on a 900. A reasonably priced adaptor makes the job so much easier.
I bought an adapter from Sears that’s 1/2″ to 3/4″. The 3/4 inch fits perfectly into the tensioner. Don’t insert it 100% into the tensioner and leave enough sticking out to get a 3/4″ wrench on. With the wrench one can easily release tension and stick a nail or allen wrench into the “hold open” holes when they are aligned. The Repair Database mentions using a C clamp or building a tool out of vise grips and quarters. This is far easier and the part was 7 bucks. (and its an excuse to go to sears)
Sears Part # 00904271000
Bonus! 10 Interesting Volvo Facts
- In Latin, the word Volvo means: I spin. Today however the nearest meaning is “I roll”.
- Volvo was founded in 1924. The two founders were Gustav Larsson and Assar Gabrielsson.
- The ÖV 4 is the first Volvo car. The first car was sell-ready in 1927. The 2-Liter, 4-cilinder car got the nickname: Jakob.
- Volvo’s very first commercial vehicle was the Type-1 truck. The release year was 1928. In the same year, Volvo released the second car, the Volvo PV 651. Volvo manufactured a total of 1383 of both vehicles in the first year; of which automaker exported 27.
- This trend saw a sharp rise in 1932 when Volvo released a good amount of 10,000 vehicles, both trucks and cars.
- The company, however, started making a large-scale profit from the year 1935. The first luxurious car by Volvo was the PV36, which could carry six passengers at a time. The design of this iconic car paved the path for future Volvo cars to come. I came in the market with a price tag of 8,500 Swedish kronor.
- Volvo touched a landmark in 1941, with the sale of its 50,000th vehicle; this is a unique achievement considering the time when WWII was in full swing.
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