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1997 850 wagon, 5speed, Brattleboro VT - needs work

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thedancingfiddle
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Year and Model: 1997 NA 850 wagon
Location: Brattleboro VT

1997 850 wagon, 5speed, Brattleboro VT - needs work

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Hi all,

I'm going to sell my 850, since it needs work and I just don't have time to deal with it right now.

1997 Volvo 850 wagon
5-speed manual trans
272,000 miles
no significant rust (was a southern car half it's life)
many new parts over the last few years:
- fuel pump, alternator, radiator, brakes, plugs, e-brake, and more
(I have all records since it was bought new)
2nd set of alloy rims with the summer tires as well as these rusty steelies with snows.

The bad:
The engine has very low compression on 1 cylinder due to a burnt valve. So needs the head rebuilt, a new head, or a new engine.
I've unplugged the fuel injector to that cylinder so no raw fuel is getting into the exhaust. I've been driving it as is for 6 months, but I need something with more power on the hills :-)

Other than this, it's in good shape, for a well used 24 year old car.

So, for someone who can take apart an engine, or has another 850 around to use for parts, this could be perfect. Or use as a parts car.

I've loved this car, and driven it all around the country over the past 6 years. I'll be very sad to see it go, but I can't work on it myself and need something newer.

Make an offer, spread the word. Mostly I'd like to see it go to a good home.
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Re: 1997 850 wagon, 5speed, Brattleboro VT - needs work

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Wish you were closer. GLWS.
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Re: 1997 850 wagon, 5speed, Brattleboro VT - needs work

Post by CIK7 »

thedancingfiddle wrote: Sat May 16, 2020 2:59 pm Hi all,

I'm going to sell my 850, since it needs work and I just don't have time to deal with it right now.

1997 Volvo 850 wagon
5-speed manual trans
272,000 miles
no significant rust (was a southern car half it's life)
many new parts over the last few years:
- fuel pump, alternator, radiator, brakes, plugs, e-brake, and more
(I have all records since it was bought new)
2nd set of alloy rims with the summer tires as well as these rusty steelies with snows.

The bad:
The engine has very low compression on 1 cylinder due to a burnt valve. So needs the head rebuilt, a new head, or a new engine.
I've unplugged the fuel injector to that cylinder so no raw fuel is getting into the exhaust. I've been driving it as is for 6 months, but I need something with more power on the hills :-)

Other than this, it's in good shape, for a well used 24 year old car.

So, for someone who can take apart an engine, or has another 850 around to use for parts, this could be perfect. Or use as a parts car.

I've loved this car, and driven it all around the country over the past 6 years. I'll be very sad to see it go, but I can't work on it myself and need something newer.

Make an offer, spread the word. Mostly I'd like to see it go to a good home.
How much?
1996 960 Saloon ($1200, MI:140205, Silver Snoozer)
1998 V70 XC black ($1K trade, Mi:143,995/151K, The Cloud, totalled 5/2/20 @149K, engine toast @ 151,1XX)
1998 V70 XC white ($50 cash, junk, donor for my black XC)
2001 V70 Ba white (sold)
2009 Impala LT 3.5L (sold)

Plans for The Cloud: junkyard engine, new lighting arrangement, will be offroader.
My daily is faster than an Impala (9.1 sec) but still a snoozer (8.2 sec).
thedancingfiddle
Posts: 99
Joined: Thu Mar 15, 2012 6:02 pm
Year and Model: 1997 NA 850 wagon
Location: Brattleboro VT

Re: 1997 850 wagon, 5speed, Brattleboro VT - needs work

Post by thedancingfiddle »

So, I've decided to keep the car after all, and am just getting started on a valve job. Just couldn't give it up :-) Sorry for not responding before!
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