Good thread just searched my local CL for 240's, but every single one of them had a broken odometer
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
All grown up
On the way home
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.
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...
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
Last edited by Zman86; 06-15-2013 at 12:38 AM.
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...
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!
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.