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Old 03-21-2005, 01:10   #1 (permalink)
Allan Shearer
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FS - 1983 Volvo 240 Turbo (located in Canada)

www.shearer.ca/volvos4sale/240_Front1.jpg
www.shearer.ca/volvos4sale/240_Front2.jpg
www.shearer.ca/volvos4sale/240_Rear1.jpg
www.shearer.ca/volvos4sale/240_Rear2.jpg

$2400 CAD as is (little if anything needed to safety - and due to the
age of the car, it no longer needs the e-test ... but it DID pass 2
years ago)

240,000 KMS (not miles! - low mileage!!)

This car is in SOLID codition.

Beautiful condition interior and exterior.

EVERYTHING works!

- Automatic transmission
- Turbo (redone at 180K kms ... tons of life left!!)
(FYI - a turbo generally will give you 150K *miles* before it needs an
overhaul, so this one is just an infant)
- Air conditioning
- Power windows, power mirrors, pw doorlocks
- New battery
- New exhaust
- Excellent rubber on tires (Michelin Arctic Track)
- Sunroof
- New JVC (CD/MP3) stereo.
- Completely restored body 3.5 years ago ... absolutely beautiful.
- Complete service history (all Volvo mechanics)
- I am the 2nd owner (had this for 5-6 years)
- non-smoker

And just think - only 3 more years and it'll be an official 'Antique'!
<grin>

Located in Brockville, Ontario Canada.

Email Allan Shearer at: allanATshearerDOTca
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Old 03-21-2005, 01:10   #2 (permalink)
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Re: FS - 1983 Volvo 240 Turbo (located in Canada)

Everyone - I'm not sure whether it's OK to post 'For Sale' postings in
this newsgroup, but I figured if someone in the Upper State New York
area was looking for a couple of good Volvos, or even to buy these for
parts ... I should at least let ya'll know.

We live just across the U.S./Canada border. Don't know how tough it is
to import/export a used car from Canada. You'd have to do your homework
on that first.

Thanks

Allan
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Old 03-23-2005, 12:02   #3 (permalink)
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Re: FS - 1983 Volvo 240 Turbo (located in Canada)

Allan Shearer wrote:

> Everyone - I'm not sure whether it's OK to post 'For Sale' postings in
> this newsgroup, but I figured if someone in the Upper State New York
> area was looking for a couple of good Volvos, or even to buy these for
> parts ... I should at least let ya'll know.
>
> We live just across the U.S./Canada border. Don't know how tough it is
> to import/export a used car from Canada. You'd have to do your homework
> on that first.
>
> Thanks
>
> Allan

Actually this is the ad I was emailing you about some weeks ago, wanted
info and if you can get any underbody shots of the car and a little more
pictures of under hood?

Thanks,

Dan
PS I may have not removed the "REMOVE" fom your email address!
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Old 03-23-2005, 12:02   #4 (permalink)
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Re: FS - 1983 Volvo 240 Turbo (located in Canada)

'some weeks ago' ...?

Sorry Dan, but I got a single email from you on March 19th, 6:41am
asking for underbody and engine photos ... to which I replied (to:
"danhartigan@yahoo.com") the same day at 8:45pm. Please check your inbox.

FWIW ... I'm not about to crawl under my car to take photos of the
underbody. I feel the photos I've taken are more than adequate.

Allan



.... and Danil spake, saying:
> Allan Shearer wrote:
>
>> Everyone - I'm not sure whether it's OK to post 'For Sale' postings in
>> this newsgroup, but I figured if someone in the Upper State New York
>> area was looking for a couple of good Volvos, or even to buy these for
>> parts ... I should at least let ya'll know.
>>
>> We live just across the U.S./Canada border. Don't know how tough it
>> is to import/export a used car from Canada. You'd have to do your
>> homework on that first.
>>
>> Thanks
>>
>> Allan

>
> Actually this is the ad I was emailing you about some weeks ago, wanted
> info and if you can get any underbody shots of the car and a little more
> pictures of under hood?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Dan
> PS I may have not removed the "REMOVE" fom your email address!

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Old 03-23-2005, 13:01   #5 (permalink)
blurp
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Re: FS - 1983 Volvo 240 Turbo (located in Canada)

Small world. Our very first Volvo was also a 1983 240 Turbo purchased
6 years ago.

Is this the post-deer Volvo mentioned elsewhere in this group? Mine
has 325000 kms and is supposed to be getting body work this spring.
When you had the turbo redone did you opt for the water-cooled variety
or is it still the oil-cooled turbo? Did you replace any suspension
components or are they original?

Thanks,
blurp

On Fri, 11 Mar 2005 20:39:44 -0500, the illustrious Allan Shearer
<allan@shearer.ca> favored us with the following prose:

>www.shearer.ca/volvos4sale/240_Front1.jpg
>www.shearer.ca/volvos4sale/240_Front2.jpg
>www.shearer.ca/volvos4sale/240_Rear1.jpg
>www.shearer.ca/volvos4sale/240_Rear2.jpg
>
>$2400 CAD as is (little if anything needed to safety - and due to the
>age of the car, it no longer needs the e-test ... but it DID pass 2
>years ago)
>
>240,000 KMS (not miles! - low mileage!!)
>
>This car is in SOLID codition.
>
>Beautiful condition interior and exterior.
>
>EVERYTHING works!
>
> - Automatic transmission
> - Turbo (redone at 180K kms ... tons of life left!!)
> (FYI - a turbo generally will give you 150K *miles* before it needs an
>overhaul, so this one is just an infant)
> - Air conditioning
> - Power windows, power mirrors, pw doorlocks
> - New battery
> - New exhaust
> - Excellent rubber on tires (Michelin Arctic Track)
> - Sunroof
> - New JVC (CD/MP3) stereo.
> - Completely restored body 3.5 years ago ... absolutely beautiful.
> - Complete service history (all Volvo mechanics)
> - I am the 2nd owner (had this for 5-6 years)
> - non-smoker
>
>And just think - only 3 more years and it'll be an official 'Antique'!
><grin>
>
>Located in Brockville, Ontario Canada.
>
>Email Allan Shearer at: allanATshearerDOTca


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Old 03-23-2005, 13:01   #6 (permalink)
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Re: FS - 1983 Volvo 240 Turbo (located in Canada)

Yup, this is the same one that hit the deer. I still have my
'before/after' polaroids around somewhere - which I needed for the
Insurance company. I was pickin' deer fur outa the hood-cloth for
months!

I now always say under my breath when a cyclist or pedestrian
unwittingly steps out in front of me, "Don't do it! I've taken out
BIGGER without a scratch!"

As for the turbo ... you know, I recall a discussion at the time about
water vs. oil . . . but I cannot remember which this has. It didn't
change, though. Whatever the stock turbo is in this model, is what it
has. And no other modifications to the suspension ... all stock stuff
.... and nice and *firm* for the Turbo/high-speed (heh heh), etc...

Interestingly ... my brother once had a Cadillac STS and it had to get
some work done over a period of a week. I lent him my 240 for that week
and we was totally blown-away! He was expecting it to sound and feel
like an old clunker ... but it's so well kept and the ride is so tight
(cornering, etc...) ... he just couldn't believe it. OK, ok - maybe not
AS peppy as his STS - but it still surprised him. He suddenly realized
why I love it so!

I just LOVE the sound it makes as it 'whirs' up. I tell ya ... I'm
gonna miss this car. We're only selling it because we don't have the
room to park it. If we had a 2-car garage it would be staying in the
family (sniffle).

Allan


.... and blurp spake, saying:
> Small world. Our very first Volvo was also a 1983 240 Turbo purchased
> 6 years ago.
>
> Is this the post-deer Volvo mentioned elsewhere in this group? Mine
> has 325000 kms and is supposed to be getting body work this spring.
> When you had the turbo redone did you opt for the water-cooled variety
> or is it still the oil-cooled turbo? Did you replace any suspension
> components or are they original?
>
> Thanks,
> blurp
>
> On Fri, 11 Mar 2005 20:39:44 -0500, the illustrious Allan Shearer
> <allan@shearer.ca> favored us with the following prose:
>
>
>>www.shearer.ca/volvos4sale/240_Front1.jpg
>>www.shearer.ca/volvos4sale/240_Front2.jpg
>>www.shearer.ca/volvos4sale/240_Rear1.jpg
>>www.shearer.ca/volvos4sale/240_Rear2.jpg
>>
>>$2400 CAD as is (little if anything needed to safety - and due to the
>>age of the car, it no longer needs the e-test ... but it DID pass 2
>>years ago)
>>
>>240,000 KMS (not miles! - low mileage!!)
>>
>>This car is in SOLID codition.
>>
>>Beautiful condition interior and exterior.
>>
>>EVERYTHING works!
>>
>> - Automatic transmission
>> - Turbo (redone at 180K kms ... tons of life left!!)
>> (FYI - a turbo generally will give you 150K *miles* before it needs an
>>overhaul, so this one is just an infant)
>> - Air conditioning
>> - Power windows, power mirrors, pw doorlocks
>> - New battery
>> - New exhaust
>> - Excellent rubber on tires (Michelin Arctic Track)
>> - Sunroof
>> - New JVC (CD/MP3) stereo.
>> - Completely restored body 3.5 years ago ... absolutely beautiful.
>> - Complete service history (all Volvo mechanics)
>> - I am the 2nd owner (had this for 5-6 years)
>> - non-smoker
>>
>>And just think - only 3 more years and it'll be an official 'Antique'!
>><grin>
>>
>>Located in Brockville, Ontario Canada.
>>
>>Email Allan Shearer at: allanATshearerDOTca

>
>

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Old 03-24-2005, 00:01   #7 (permalink)
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Re: FS - 1983 Volvo 240 Turbo (located in Canada)


> As for the turbo ... you know, I recall a discussion at the time about
> water vs. oil . . . but I cannot remember which this has. It didn't
> change, though. Whatever the stock turbo is in this model, is what it
> has. And no other modifications to the suspension ... all stock stuff
> ... and nice and *firm* for the Turbo/high-speed (heh heh), etc...
>


Stock is oil cooled, replacements are almost always oil + water cooled,
there's no reason to do otherwise unless you *really* need to do it cheap
and don't care if the turbo life is halved.


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Old 03-24-2005, 12:01   #8 (permalink)
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Re: FS - 1983 Volvo 240 Turbo (located in Canada)

Having the exact same car I can honestly say "I know what you mean"
when you talk about the thrill of the 240 turbo. Unfortunately i live
in the city (Toronto) and don't even have a driveway, I rely on street
parking. That's why I picked up an old 760 when the opportunity arose
and sent the 240 away for body work...I'll have to store it over the
winter to protect it from the salt trucks that drive down my street
and fling their corrosive payload hither and thither.

I don't know exactly where I would store a third volvo but I'm working
on it!

As forthe turbo it was probably a rebuild (as I had done with mine) so
it'll still be oil cooled. The water-cooled setup (at the time I was
calling around) meant throwing $1400 at the issue (roughly double the
cost of a rebuild and install).

Cheers!
blurp
ps. if I find $2400 and a garage I'll come running!

On Wed, 23 Mar 2005 15:28:00 -0500, the illustrious Allan Shearer
<allan@shearer.ca> favored us with the following prose:

>Yup, this is the same one that hit the deer. I still have my
>'before/after' polaroids around somewhere - which I needed for the
>Insurance company. I was pickin' deer fur outa the hood-cloth for
>months!
>
>I now always say under my breath when a cyclist or pedestrian
>unwittingly steps out in front of me, "Don't do it! I've taken out
>BIGGER without a scratch!"
>
>As for the turbo ... you know, I recall a discussion at the time about
>water vs. oil . . . but I cannot remember which this has. It didn't
>change, though. Whatever the stock turbo is in this model, is what it
>has. And no other modifications to the suspension ... all stock stuff
>... and nice and *firm* for the Turbo/high-speed (heh heh), etc...
>
>Interestingly ... my brother once had a Cadillac STS and it had to get
>some work done over a period of a week. I lent him my 240 for that week
>and we was totally blown-away! He was expecting it to sound and feel
>like an old clunker ... but it's so well kept and the ride is so tight
>(cornering, etc...) ... he just couldn't believe it. OK, ok - maybe not
>AS peppy as his STS - but it still surprised him. He suddenly realized
>why I love it so!
>
>I just LOVE the sound it makes as it 'whirs' up. I tell ya ... I'm
>gonna miss this car. We're only selling it because we don't have the
>room to park it. If we had a 2-car garage it would be staying in the
>family (sniffle).
>
>Allan
>
>
>... and blurp spake, saying:
>> Small world. Our very first Volvo was also a 1983 240 Turbo purchased
>> 6 years ago.
>>
>> Is this the post-deer Volvo mentioned elsewhere in this group? Mine
>> has 325000 kms and is supposed to be getting body work this spring.
>> When you had the turbo redone did you opt for the water-cooled variety
>> or is it still the oil-cooled turbo? Did you replace any suspension
>> components or are they original?
>>
>> Thanks,
>> blurp
>>
>> On Fri, 11 Mar 2005 20:39:44 -0500, the illustrious Allan Shearer
>> <allan@shearer.ca> favored us with the following prose:
>>
>>
>>>www.shearer.ca/volvos4sale/240_Front1.jpg
>>>www.shearer.ca/volvos4sale/240_Front2.jpg
>>>www.shearer.ca/volvos4sale/240_Rear1.jpg
>>>www.shearer.ca/volvos4sale/240_Rear2.jpg
>>>
>>>$2400 CAD as is (little if anything needed to safety - and due to the
>>>age of the car, it no longer needs the e-test ... but it DID pass 2
>>>years ago)
>>>
>>>240,000 KMS (not miles! - low mileage!!)
>>>
>>>This car is in SOLID codition.
>>>
>>>Beautiful condition interior and exterior.
>>>
>>>EVERYTHING works!
>>>
>>> - Automatic transmission
>>> - Turbo (redone at 180K kms ... tons of life left!!)
>>> (FYI - a turbo generally will give you 150K *miles* before it needs an
>>>overhaul, so this one is just an infant)
>>> - Air conditioning
>>> - Power windows, power mirrors, pw doorlocks
>>> - New battery
>>> - New exhaust
>>> - Excellent rubber on tires (Michelin Arctic Track)
>>> - Sunroof
>>> - New JVC (CD/MP3) stereo.
>>> - Completely restored body 3.5 years ago ... absolutely beautiful.
>>> - Complete service history (all Volvo mechanics)
>>> - I am the 2nd owner (had this for 5-6 years)
>>> - non-smoker
>>>
>>>And just think - only 3 more years and it'll be an official 'Antique'!
>>><grin>
>>>
>>>Located in Brockville, Ontario Canada.
>>>
>>>Email Allan Shearer at: allanATshearerDOTca

>>
>>


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Old 03-24-2005, 14:01   #9 (permalink)
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Re: FS - 1983 Volvo 240 Turbo (located in Canada)

Hi'ya Blurp

This all rings a bell ... and now I can say with much more confidence
that it IS oil-cooled. I remember the discussion with my Volvo mechanic
who was explaining to me the advantages of oil vs. water (but to be
honest, I wouldn't have been able to recall WHICH was better ...
although, it seems to make sense that oil would be better since it would
have a lower boiling point). Indeed, my turbo was 're-built' or
refurbished. He kept my car the whole time (well, it had a LOT more
work to be done on it!) while the turbo was sent off to Montreal for the
re-build. I was told it would be 'like new' ... and sure enough, it's
'whirrin' like a kitten (... that's the sound when you swing a cat over
your head, I guess).

I even have a 2nd Turbo gauge somewhere in my parts bin. The one on my
car is the original, but my mechanic says that the needle is resting
(home position) a little off the mark. Of course, this means nothing -
other than esthetics ... but the 2nd Turbo gauge is supposed to line-up
properly ... I've just never installed it (I know, I know ... a 2-second
job, I'm sure!).

Well . . . if your 240 comes out nicer than mine, you could always swap
out the 760 and have 2x 240's ... a 'winter' one and a 'summer' one.
heh heh :)

Yours,

Allan


.... and blurp spake, saying:
> Having the exact same car I can honestly say "I know what you mean"
> when you talk about the thrill of the 240 turbo. Unfortunately i live
> in the city (Toronto) and don't even have a driveway, I rely on street
> parking. That's why I picked up an old 760 when the opportunity arose
> and sent the 240 away for body work...I'll have to store it over the
> winter to protect it from the salt trucks that drive down my street
> and fling their corrosive payload hither and thither.
>
> I don't know exactly where I would store a third volvo but I'm working
> on it!
>
> As forthe turbo it was probably a rebuild (as I had done with mine) so
> it'll still be oil cooled. The water-cooled setup (at the time I was
> calling around) meant throwing $1400 at the issue (roughly double the
> cost of a rebuild and install).
>
> Cheers!
> blurp
> ps. if I find $2400 and a garage I'll come running!
>

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Old 03-24-2005, 20:01   #10 (permalink)
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Re: FS - 1983 Volvo 240 Turbo (located in Canada)


"Allan Shearer" <allan@shearer.ca> wrote in message
news:h5F0e.37044$nK.1313887@news20.bellglobal.com...
> Hi'ya Blurp
>
> This all rings a bell ... and now I can say with much more confidence
> that it IS oil-cooled. I remember the discussion with my Volvo mechanic
> who was explaining to me the advantages of oil vs. water (but to be
> honest, I wouldn't have been able to recall WHICH was better ...
> although, it seems to make sense that oil would be better since it would
> have a lower boiling point).


A little more info is needed here for this to make sense. Oil cooled turbos
are just that, they rely solely on the lubricating oil to cool them. "water
cooled" turbos are an oil cooled turbo with an *additional* cooling jacket
which circulates water/antifreeze through the engine's cooling system. You
still need the oil for lubrication, the water jacket just drastically
reduces the operating temperature of the turbo bearing housing virtually
eliminating oil coking. I have an oil cooled turbo on my 240 because the
previous owner had it done and it's scary to see that thing glowing orange
hot. It may cost twice as much, but it will literally last twice (or more)
as long in most cases so as I said before, given the choice it's more
economical to go with water cooled if you plan to keep the car for a while.


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