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Old 03-21-2005, 01:09   #1 (permalink)
Keith Barrett
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uk '89 240 dilemma

Looking for some advice with this one.

'89 240 in the uk. This is the non-fuel injected version.

About 6 weeks ago, I had a suspected manifold inlet gasket failure.
Replacing the gasket did seem to cure the problem. However, the
problems returned shortly afterwards.

I am now told that they have checked the manifold gasket and there are
no air leaks but the problem was the base gasket on the carbereta.

So, I had this replaced. No improvement.

I am now told that I need a replacement carb. The dealer is telling me
that they are expensive.

So, having been without the car on and off for around a month (see
previous postings), I am getting a bit frustrated.

So, to the dilemma Do I give up and scrap it (dealer says I could get
another car with fuel injection for less than a new carb?
Or, should I try to find a secondhand one but this could be just as bad?

The dealer also states that the non-fuel injected versions were
problematical which does not bode well.

Other factors.

May need a new clutch soon as this one makes a noise when pulling away.
Car has 9 month mot but did need some welding for the last one.
It has 175k miles.
Any advice appreciated as I cannot decide what to do.



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Keith Barrett

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Old 03-21-2005, 01:09   #2 (permalink)
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Re: uk '89 240 dilemma


"Keith Barrett" <keith@barrettpianos.co.uk> wrote in message
news:MPG.1c969f09ebb83ee989699@usenet.plus.net...
> Looking for some advice with this one.
>
> '89 240 in the uk. This is the non-fuel injected version.
>
> About 6 weeks ago, I had a suspected manifold inlet gasket failure.
> Replacing the gasket did seem to cure the problem. However, the
> problems returned shortly afterwards.
>
> I am now told that they have checked the manifold gasket and there are
> no air leaks but the problem was the base gasket on the carbereta.
>
> So, I had this replaced. No improvement.
>
> I am now told that I need a replacement carb. The dealer is telling me
> that they are expensive.
>
> So, having been without the car on and off for around a month (see
> previous postings), I am getting a bit frustrated.
>
> So, to the dilemma Do I give up and scrap it (dealer says I could get
> another car with fuel injection for less than a new carb?
> Or, should I try to find a secondhand one but this could be just as bad?
>
> The dealer also states that the non-fuel injected versions were
> problematical which does not bode well.
>

If it's an easy car to swap carbies & you can get one cheap enough, one from
the wrecker might at least prove it's the problem & buy you some time. At
least that's how I operate. Then you might be able to fix the other one, not
sure why these should be so pricey but a carburettor specialist might offer
a better alternative.


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Old 03-21-2005, 01:10   #3 (permalink)
Anal Bandit
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Re: uk '89 240 dilemma

Get rid of it. 244s are FOUL and you know it.

Also, if image is important to you, in the gay community here in sunny
Melbourne it is obvious that gay volvo drivers are more predisposed to ass
to ass transfers and also enjoy wallowing in back yard mud pits.

Bai,

AssBandito.


"Keith Barrett" <keith@barrettpianos.co.uk> wrote in message
news:MPG.1c969f09ebb83ee989699@usenet.plus.net...
> Looking for some advice with this one.
>
> '89 240 in the uk. This is the non-fuel injected version.
>
> About 6 weeks ago, I had a suspected manifold inlet gasket failure.
> Replacing the gasket did seem to cure the problem. However, the
> problems returned shortly afterwards.
>
> I am now told that they have checked the manifold gasket and there are
> no air leaks but the problem was the base gasket on the carbereta.
>
> So, I had this replaced. No improvement.
>
> I am now told that I need a replacement carb. The dealer is telling me
> that they are expensive.
>
> So, having been without the car on and off for around a month (see
> previous postings), I am getting a bit frustrated.
>
> So, to the dilemma Do I give up and scrap it (dealer says I could get
> another car with fuel injection for less than a new carb?
> Or, should I try to find a secondhand one but this could be just as bad?
>
> The dealer also states that the non-fuel injected versions were
> problematical which does not bode well.
>
> Other factors.
>
> May need a new clutch soon as this one makes a noise when pulling away.
> Car has 9 month mot but did need some welding for the last one.
> It has 175k miles.
> Any advice appreciated as I cannot decide what to do.
>
>
>
> --
> Regards
>
> Keith Barrett
>



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Old 03-21-2005, 01:11   #4 (permalink)
OSSA
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Re: uk '89 240 dilemma

What is the actual problem with the carburettor?
Is it leaking? Sounds strange.
Take it apart and try to see waht is wrong with it
or find another one at the scrap yard.

Of course you should keep your Volvo, they never die.
Mine is a -85 740 and I intend to keep it for another 10 years.
Of course I live in Sweden so parts are very cheap and avaible
everywhere

Mats Nyberg
Stockholm
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