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    1. Member 1985Jetta's Avatar
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      03-16-2013 06:15 PM #51
      Good thread just searched my local CL for 240's, but every single one of them had a broken odometer

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      03-16-2013 11:01 PM #52
      Did a 500km round-trip up north to take a look at some puppies, looks like we are getting one in three weeks! In typical fashion, we ended up in the middle of nowhere on a dirt road like on most road trips we take.

      First off, a wash



      The puppies!



      All grown up



      On the way home




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      03-20-2013 10:25 PM #53
      Turned over 700k tonight!





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      03-21-2013 11:50 AM #54
      Winning!

      As long as they don't rust out, and if you keep up with service and suspension/brake parts, that car will be effectively indestructible.

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      03-21-2013 12:15 PM #55
      Nive 240. They are epic cars. You can't bect the capacity in the back with the seats down.

      Just a word of warning ... you should stop using the trip reset button. (I know you just broke yours). But if you do repair it, I wouldn't use it. Eventually it will kill your odometer & gear replacement kits don't always work (speaking from experience). I went through 3 speedo's and one gear kit before I said f it and stopped pressing the button. Play it safe and leave it alone.

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      04-13-2013 09:58 PM #56
      Had the rearmost ujoint let go a couple days ago. There had been a loud bearing type noise/vibration between 80-100km/h since we bought the car. I had checked all the joints and they seemed fine. Something finally went bang, and this is what went. No more noise after replacement. Just turned over 703,000km...


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      04-16-2013 10:34 PM #57
      PM'd you

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      04-26-2013 08:21 AM #58
      Alternator shat the bed last night.... New one going in this weekend, then hopefully there will be no more charging system issues.

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      04-26-2013 08:53 AM #59
      Wow, thats a whole lot of small issues youve been having. Hats off to you to plug away at her!

      Hows the TDI,? How is the TDI reliability? I have a 2001 TDI with 300K, runs well, would like to crack 500K with her some day...

      Ive never had a 240 but the station wagon is def great cargo hauler.

      More pics!

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      04-26-2013 05:58 PM #60
      I've put 100,000km on my mk3 with relatively few issues, however the car is rusting away to nothing around the drivetrain. Seen plenty of ALH Mk4's with 500,000km on them while I was working at a dealer, with proper maintenance and care, I'm sure you could hit 500k miles...

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      05-08-2013 07:41 PM #61
      One of my friends gave me a great birthday card this past weekend...




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      06-14-2013 10:03 PM #63
      Came out from dinner to find this, a Swedish rose amongst the Mopar thorns....

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      06-14-2013 10:16 PM #64
      I'm surprised I've never seen you rolling around as you are just up the road from me.

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      06-14-2013 11:39 PM #65
      The Volvo is on the road every day, I'm either in a black MK3 Jetta or an old green Benz. I've noticed a gathering of euro cars occasionally in town, yourself or anyone you know? We also go to the Canadian Tire old guy cruise every Friday night.

    17. 06-15-2013 12:20 AM #66
      Quote Originally Posted by Zman86 View Post
      One of my friends gave me a great birthday card this past weekend...



      Awesome!!!

      As someone said above, as long as there is no rust the sky is the limit on how far can you drive the Volvo with just maintenance and basic repairs.

      I was going that route with my faithful 93 Passat TD, but threw in the towel right around 634K Kms due to the clutch and suspension bits getting worn out. I would have addressed the issues if the body was solid, but that wasn't the case. Gotta love the salty roads during the winter in Ontario.

      Good luck.

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      06-15-2013 12:31 AM #67
      Just ordered a bunch of suspension bushings from IPD, the suspension is really starting to show its age. I have no idea the last time any of it was changed, but from the look of the shocks, it's been a while. There are a few rust problems, but nothing major, car is actually not in bad shape body wise.

      Some other updates, car just turned over 710k. The crack in the down pipe has gotten worse, so I'm going to be taking it off to weld it in the next couple weeks. Hoping to get some maintenance in on it as we'll, tranny fluid/brake fluid/diff oil as soon as I can have the car for a day. Also have a bunch of stuff left over from my last IPD order to install before my new order gets here.

      My only complaint so far with this car is the gas mileage, it's pretty effing terrible, considering I've replaced pretty much everything tuneup wise and its driven 100km/day, 95% of which is highway. Last time I figured it out, was around 18-19mpg. Looking to get rid of the mechanical fan in the upcoming weeks to see if it helps at all.
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      06-15-2013 12:59 AM #68
      Love the wagon! Keep it up!

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      06-15-2013 09:10 AM #69
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      07-27-2013 10:40 PM #70
      Currently waiting on an order from IPD filled with various suspension bushings so we can get the handling on the old girl back up to par. Girlfriend has decided she actually enjoys driving the car, so we are going to keep it around until something big and expensive lets go. Currently at 713,765km...

      A few random pictures...





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      07-27-2013 11:29 PM #71
      Quote Originally Posted by Zman86 View Post
      Did a 500km round-trip up north to take a look at some puppies, looks like we are getting one in three weeks! In typical fashion, we ended up in the middle of nowhere on a dirt road like on most road trips we take.

      All grown up


      Yo EARS

      Can you tell me what you have covered with this silver hose? Is it some kind of insulator covering the A/C compressor lines or something?

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      07-28-2013 06:25 PM #72
      That's not covering anything actually, it directs hot air from the exhaust manifold to the air filter box.

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      09-30-2013 09:08 PM #73
      Turned over 720k tonight on our way to pick up pizza


      In its natural habitat


      Helped immensely having a wagon around for our recent move


      The transmission dropped first gear in a friends '82 mercedes 300SD, so we leant him the wagon for a few days. He loved it so much, he went out and bought his own, a $450 '95 850 turbo. Replaced a cam seal, an axle and an o2 sensor and he's been driving it problem free for a month now!

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      09-30-2013 11:23 PM #74
      Quote Originally Posted by Zman86 View Post
      Just ordered a bunch of suspension bushings from IPD, the suspension is really starting to show its age. I have no idea the last time any of it was changed, but from the look of the shocks, it's been a while. There are a few rust problems, but nothing major, car is actually not in bad shape body wise.

      Some other updates, car just turned over 710k. The crack in the down pipe has gotten worse, so I'm going to be taking it off to weld it in the next couple weeks. Hoping to get some maintenance in on it as we'll, tranny fluid/brake fluid/diff oil as soon as I can have the car for a day. Also have a bunch of stuff left over from my last IPD order to install before my new order gets here.

      My only complaint so far with this car is the gas mileage, it's pretty effing terrible, considering I've replaced pretty much everything tuneup wise and its driven 100km/day, 95% of which is highway. Last time I figured it out, was around 18-19mpg. Looking to get rid of the mechanical fan in the upcoming weeks to see if it helps at all.
      Mine is (was, major changes underway) a B23f 83 with an M46 trans so it's a little lighter based on model year and more efficient with the manual trans but I would get 26 mpg on long highway trips with it. I managed 20 mpg on a 1500 mile round trip towing a jet ski. The auto trans must really kill the fuel economy.

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      10-01-2013 02:05 PM #75
      If I ever take over driving it, it will be getting a manual conversion. Changing all the fluids this weekend and have everything to do an electric fan conversion as well, so I'm curious to see if the mileage changes at all.

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