Re: Speedo not working 740? any ideas?
"Silver" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> Hi Group.
> First post so not sure if there is an FAQ section?
> Just been given an 740 ready for a trip to the nurburgring (i know, not
> most ideal candidate - but hell it was free!!!)
> Having never driven a volvo before i was assured by the owner that the
> wallowey front end thing was normal? any comments?
Wallowey? The front end should be nice and tight, true these aren't sports
cars but they should be stable and quite nimble for their size. The strut
rod bushings often fail though and that'll make the car handle sloppy.
> The speedo has stoped working, i have heard that this is a common fault
> that it costs big bucks. Again any ideas or pointers.
I've only ever come across this a couple times and both times the wire to
the sender on the rear axel had crumbled and failed. It was cheap and easy
740 is a good solid car, put a bit of work into it and it might well just
keep going and going.