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Old 03-19-2013, 08:24 AM   #76
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For a radio, I'd go with one of these:

http://shop.advanceautoparts.com/web...933%7CL2*15025

Simple radio, no CD player... and I know you say you don't have much use for mp3s, but this has inputs in the front to accept any headphone output (from an mp3 player, phone, Walkman , etc.) if you ever need it. Plus it has a USB input on the front: just drag and drop files from any computer to a flash/thumb drive, and simply plug it into the front of your stereo. Pretty cool.

Did you get service records? If it hasn't been done recently, I'd flush the tranny, change the rear axle oil, and change the coolant. Those are three things that the previous owner likely would have overlooked if she was not a mechanical type.

Thanks for the link.. That looks perfect
As for service, it was just gone through, belts, fluids, even has new wiper blades.. Got a feeling the sale price just covered the service work performed.. Even got a general tune up, TB cleaned, etc. Timing belt is good to go.. Now just for the worst part of the deal --- The DMV ..
No biggie though, a walk in the park considering the great deal and whatnot :)
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Old 03-19-2013, 08:35 AM   #77
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Even better, got it for $1,300.00 !!!


I spent that much for tires on the C30 yesterday.



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Old 03-19-2013, 10:19 AM   #78
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Thanks for the link.. That looks perfect
As for service, it was just gone through, belts, fluids, even has new wiper blades.. Got a feeling the sale price just covered the service work performed.. Even got a general tune up, TB cleaned, etc. Timing belt is good to go.. Now just for the worst part of the deal --- The DMV ..
No biggie though, a walk in the park considering the great deal and whatnot :)
Make sure the tranny was flushed during that service. These AW70 series trannies are very robust, and will last a million miles if you keep fresh fluid in them. They don't have a filter -- just a screen, so no need to drop the pan. Just flush from the return fitting on the cooler line out of the radiator.

Still waiting to see pics!
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Old 03-19-2013, 10:57 AM   #79
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Make sure the tranny was flushed during that service. These AW70 series trannies are very robust, and will last a million miles if you keep fresh fluid in them. They don't have a filter -- just a screen, so no need to drop the pan. Just flush from the return fitting on the cooler line out of the radiator.

Still waiting to see pics!
Ahh, good advice on the Tranny flush.. Will check that for sure and flush if it hasn't been done already.. It shifts great, was very surprised out how smoothe yet strong the Transmission feels.. Will get some pictures up this afternoon after work.. Probably around five p.m. my time here on the Southeast Coast..
I'm excited just to get off work and drive home, its a great riding vehicle..
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Old 03-19-2013, 02:19 PM   #80
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The Girl :)



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There she is in all her glory She needs some TLC on the interior, but a little time and patience and I think it'll clean up well ..

Note the leaves everywhere.. I just cleaned the entire yard up friday afternoon, dang Oak Trees are shedding LOL
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Old 03-19-2013, 03:02 PM   #81
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Hey, That looks like a good one!

Nice to see the azalea blooming, are you in Riverland Terrace?

Enjoy it!
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Old 03-19-2013, 03:02 PM   #82
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thats a sweet one...body is straight and remarkably in very nice condition...i never cared for those plastic wheel covers though..they never look clean and are difficult to keep as well...i opted for a set of older syled 240 rims 2 pcs that are all metal...cleaned up the look nicely...all in all you have a great car there...i know you will love it...also FWIW i have always found that the sedan models are less noisy on the road than were the wagon models...which i found quite noisy.....
I will reiterate however that my 960 wagon which is a top of the line RWD/240 platform is the best RWD Volvo has ever made...once you've driven one you will understand...while they are very plush compared to the 240...they are not any more maintainence intensive...however the engine is a more complicted affair being an inline 6 cyl...between myself and a very competant volvo specialist everything gets fixed...if it breaks.....I'm a Volvo for Life guy...
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Old 03-19-2013, 03:53 PM   #83
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You're right about those plastic wheel covers, I had the same ones on my 740 wagon, probably went through more than 2 sets. They just fly off.

BUT, every now & then I'd see one by the side of the road & grab it.

There's a Volvo place in Atlanta I used to buy new & used stuff from when I was working over there, let you know if it comes up on the Google.
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Old 03-19-2013, 04:21 PM   #84
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Voluparts in Atlanta.
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Old 03-19-2013, 04:49 PM   #85
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Nice ride.


Great find.
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Old 03-20-2013, 02:55 AM   #86
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thats a sweet one...body is straight and remarkably in very nice condition...i never cared for those plastic wheel covers though..they never look clean and are difficult to keep as well...i opted for a set of older syled 240 rims 2 pcs that are all metal a Volvo for Life guy...
Thanks, its hidden in the photo angles but its got a few dents and dings, but what would you expect for a car of this age and price. I agree the plastic wheels are pretty shotty, may have to keep my eyes out for a used upgrade. However, as long as they don't start going MIA I'll go with the flow and let the rough side drag.. Got the radio in it working yesterday- gonna have to pull it and see what the issue is.. I believe it just has a loose connection.. Works here and therre and has a mind of its own.. Its an aftermarket unit, with CD player, and for now only the CD player works. I believe the radio will work once I replace the antenna.. All in all its a good running little car and I'm very happy. Was shocked at how well the AC works :)


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Nice ride.

It really is, couldn't be more happy at this point. I can see why people fall in love with these cars once they buy one. Its my first under ownership, and I just can't get enough of it. I have my hands full with some interior work/cleaning. The previous owner, Girl that had it since new, obviously wasn't big on cleaning. Gotta get myself some seat covers to doll it up a bit :)

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Voluparts in Atlanta.

thanks for the tip on parts. I was wondering if parts were hard to find on a car of this age. I'm guessing they are not stocked by most local parts stores?? Or, is it just cheaper with better selection at the Voluparts in Atlanta place?


Yes, that pic was taken in Riverland Terrace, Good Eye, very good.. I take it you used to live over there or came to visit pretty often?
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your AC doesnt work...its just cool outside...wait until summer and you will find the AC is inadequate......the 240s' are well known for their lack of good AC...the main reason is because the evaporator/condenser unit is too small...there is no upgrade as there isnt any space to install a larger unit...and I dont care how many volvo ads i see that state that the AC is cold...its just a big lie...now the FWD cars and the later model RWD's did get better air...my 960's is truly cold and I really need that down here...I'm in the Raleigh area BTW...
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Old 03-20-2013, 08:29 AM   #88
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your AC doesnt work...its just cool outside...wait until summer and you will find the AC is inadequate......the 240s' are well known for their lack of good AC...the main reason is because the evaporator/condenser unit is too small...there is no upgrade as there isnt any space to install a larger unit...and I dont care how many volvo ads i see that state that the AC is cold...its just a big lie...now the FWD cars and the later model RWD's did get better air...my 960's is truly cold and I really need that down here...I'm in the Raleigh area BTW...
I'm sure you're right.. Honestly, I was just happy the dang thing cooled air at all.. On the flip side, the heater worked well this morning
Oddly, its a rarity for me to even use AC in my Vehicles. I'm more of a windows down kinda fella. If stuck in traffic and melting my face off, then Yes to AC, otherwise, driving in the shade in my little hop & a skip to and from work, its all nature and wind for me :)
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I was wondering if parts were hard to find on a car of this age. I'm guessing they are not stocked by most local parts stores?? Or, is it just cheaper with better selection at the Voluparts in Atlanta place?
Lots of the parts are available at your local store.

FCPGroton and IPDUSA are very good Volvo specific places to shop at. Helpfull repair videos and usefull product information (oem, cheap repro, etc).

rockauto also will carry quite a bit for your car.

May your heater fan never fail (research that one).
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Nice Ride, I see sometime in the past a set of the 85 and back wheels, rings and caps were installed. Definitely a bonus over the plastic covers. I purchase a new 240 DL, same color, in 1986. It was as solid @ 110K as it was at 1 mile. Enjoy.
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