Re: B230 compatibility? ('85 and '92)
Thanks for the additional tips Bob and James. Whether I ever need this
engine time will tell, but it's good to know that I can get it to work
in the 92 with those necessary substitutions. For now, I'll limit
myself to swapping the starter (the one on my 92 is starting to sound a
little noisy so may be on the go - 310,000 kms), and having a look at
cam wear on the 85 engine, as well as health of seals etc.
I'll disconnect the tranny and engine on the 85, which will make
storing the stuff in my garage easier, and allow me to check the back
end of the engine etc. I can practice taking the timing belt off and
on, which will help when I need to do it on the running 92 in a couple
With the boxes of stripped parts from the 85, I also got all the power
window motors, windshield wiper motors, windshield washer pumps, and
lots of other engine bay and interior paraphernalia. I assume most of
this will be compatible with what I have in my 92. I also got all the
light bezels, but I gather from information I've read on the net that
there may be slight differences between 85 and 92? Also got a good
grille, and a new-looking rad (the plastic type though).
I was also fortunate to pick up a set of nice 14" Volvo alloy wheels
for a good price, which I'll clean up, paint, and stick my summer tires
on. The stock wheels will get the winter tires.
I suppose that with all this stuff, I'm now fairly committed to Volvo