Thanks Blurp for taking the time to check Chilton's. Do you by any
chance have Chilton's shop time for a 1990 240, and is it the same? I'm
starting to think that the problem may be that Chilton is wrong (not
updated) for '92 and '93. When checked another shop, they first gave a
high labor charge. When it was explained that it was a '92 which
already had the new style plastic heat control valve and only needed
the heat control valve itself installed (and not the entire conversion
kit, although still have to buy the entire kit) they said labor should
be under an hour. Maybe that's why all other Volvos are showing 1/2
the labor time--already using the new style part.
> I have the Nichol's Chilton Labour Guide on CDROM and for "Heater
> Control Valve Replacement" on a 1992 Volvo 240 it lists the labour
> time as 1.7 hours.
> For all other Volvos the time is apparently 0.8 hours but the 240/260
> is roughly double.
> Hope that helps.
> On 17 Oct 2005 06:10:18 -0700, the illustrious
> firstname.lastname@example.org favored us with the following prose:
> >A friend has a '92 240 which needs a new heater control valve (the
> >already converted junk plastic one). ALLDATA for my '93shows this as
> >.6 hours labor. Local shop seems to think this is 2 hours labor, I
> >think based on pre-92 heater control valve conversion kit labor charge.
> >Would someone who subscribes to ALLDATADIY for an '86-'91 240 please
> >check the shop time for replacing (converting to the new replacement)
> >the heater control valve, and post results.