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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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1 Comment

Having trouble figuring out how to ask a text question. I apologize if this is not the correct method.
I have a 1995 850 wgn non-turbo. I am changing the timing belt and have discovered two sets of marks on the camshaft pulleys. One set is an uppercase “M”. The other set is painted on by someone before. My dilemma is this. The letters are punched in a similar location relative to the holes punched into the pulleys. The painted marks, however, are not. The one on the intake is between two holes; the other is on a hole. This seem wrong to me. Other than the letter “M”, I cannot see any alignment mark on the pulley from Volvo. Another problem – neither set lined up with the marks on the cover when I took off the timing belt front cover.
My questions are: 1) Is the correct mark to follow the “M”? And should they be lined up vertically or to the notches in the cover? 2) Should I trust the irregular marks? 3) If I restart the car, and I have lined up the camshafts incorrectly, will I do irreparable damage to the engine?

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