Re: 1996 850 - Anybody want parts?
-Get a Tilia vacuum sealer and a few rolls of bags.
-Find a neighborhoood kid who loves to take things apart.
-Teach him how to use the sealer.
-Let him take the car apart and put parts in bags, label inside with a
permanent marker, and seal.
-Save things like relays, sensors, bulbs, lenses, light sockets, trim
pieces, instrument panel, calipers, discs, radiator, etc.
NOTE: Be sure to remove the air bags before letting him loose in the
Then have the carcass towed and sell the parts on E-Bay or keep them
as spares for yourself.
On another note- reading the story made me real glad that I am buying
a 240. Never did like front wheel drive anyway, and to me it makes
little sense and adds needless complication...
Find a nice, low-mileage 240 anjd you will love it. There are plenty
of them back east from what I have seen- a lot more than out west
"Robert Lutwak" <Lutwak@alum.mit.edu> wrote:
>Well, I'm not going to pull the engine and neither my mechanic (who's pretty
>competant) nor the tranny shop he recommended will touch it.
>I've got to deal with it today. The Volvo dealership has been fairly kind
>but is going to start charging me storage after today.
>One possibility is to have it towed to my house (my wife isn't so excited
>about this), for about $100, so I can swap some of the newer parts onto her
>'96 850 wagon. If I were to do this, I could at least stop and catch my
>breath while I figure out what to do with it. Unfortunately, her car
>doesn't need much so it may not be worth the $100.
>Is there anyone else out there who'd like to buy some parts off of it (or
>the whole thing)?
>It's got a perfect black leather interior, brand new exhaust (converter
>back), new air pump and relay, new battery, and a good engine.
>Also, I made adapters to install a nice pair of Infinity speakers in the
>rear, using the original Volvo mounting hardware, which drop right into the
>rear deck with no cutting. They won't go into the wagon. Anyone want them?
>I don't really want to get into the autoparts business, but if I can recover
>some $$$ from it before junking it, it may be worth the $100 towing fee and
>some cross-eyed looks from the neighbors.
>I'm in Marblehead, MA, just north of Boston. If you're interested, let me
Randy & \ \/ /alerie's
'93 960 Estate