Re: The Adverture Begins
Yes it sure is nice to have two Volvos. (It beats "Two Sheds"!)
We had a pair of '74 bright orange 140's a while ago. Actually a 142 and a
145. Like you, we tried to breed them.........
Sadly without success. We were hoping for a little 400 series.
Now we've "downsized" to one Volvo (a '93 240 Classic wagon) and a
"Randy G." <frcn@DESPAMMOcncnet.com> wrote in message
| As I mentioned earlier, I picked up my 240 yesterday. It was a 160
| mile drive home so I got to give it a good run, in 100 degree weather,
| at 70mph with the air conditioning on. It's a five speed, and it
| cruised happily, and accelerates fairly effortlessly (allbeit a bit
| slowly) even at those speeds. I have been driving the 960, and the 240
| is no match for that car, but it sure is fun to drive! handles nicely,
| and it is great to have a stick again. I haven't given it a real test
| yet, but had it up to 80mph, and it was happily cruising along at that
| speed. Checked the oil when we got home and it was clean and full and
| smelled good (well, like good oil does, anyway)... Nice!
| Got it home, and was giving it a final check under the hood when I
| noticed that the coolant level in the reservoir was non-existant. I
| topped it off and it took two quarts! Hmmm...
| This mronig my wife comes into the house and says that there is a
| puddl;e under the car.. sure enough, it was coolant (glad we found it
| before the dogs did! The stuff really does taste sweet, btw). Thought
| the worst, but it was a failed water pump. The car loves me- it waited
| until it got home to go pee! Good CAR-ma, indeed! It could have
| stranded me on Interstate 80 between the Bay area and Sacramento in
| 100+ heat!
| So tomorrow it's a water pump change out (wife picked one up on the
| way home from work today).
| "Two Volvos Randy!" (Monty Python reference)
| __ __
| Randy & \ \/ /alerie's
| '90 240 Estate - '93 960 Estate
| Sleeping together