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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-28-2020, 06:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 434
Posted By Frank_Rizzo
Yes, I wasn't sure on specifics but my impression...

Yes, I wasn't sure on specifics but my impression was that these symptoms weren't that serious (like needing a new transmission or something, which is out of the question, since at this point my...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-28-2020, 06:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 434
Posted By Frank_Rizzo
1984 Volvo 244 not shifting into fourth gear

Either that, or it's not shifting into overdrive upon acceleration to highway speeds. This problem is only intermittent, but it happens over half the time. Eventually the transmission will shift,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-18-2020, 11:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,641
Posted By Frank_Rizzo
Oh yeah, gotcha. I have this style here: ...

Oh yeah, gotcha. I have this style here: http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh77/nel6211/Kenwood4inspeakernotedamage6.jpg

What is the part number/designation for that? So it's correct there are...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-18-2020, 11:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,641
Posted By Frank_Rizzo
Wait, that page says the speakers will perfectly...

Wait, that page says the speakers will perfectly replace the OE speakers, no modifications at all.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-18-2020, 11:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,099
Posted By Frank_Rizzo
Approximately 300.

Approximately 300.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-18-2020, 10:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,504
Posted By Frank_Rizzo
Wait, I think mine was 65mm, I must have...

Wait, I think mine was 65mm, I must have misspoken. 70mm is for 1986-1993, I believe.

Anyway, that gets at the crux of the issue. Exactly how did you get the old emblem out in the first place? ...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-18-2020, 10:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,099
Posted By Frank_Rizzo
I have a 1984 2.3L 244. The tank capacity is...

I have a 1984 2.3L 244. The tank capacity is 15.8 gallons. The "red zone" line means five gallons remain. (This is in the owner's manual and still holds true 37 years later.) When the needle...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-18-2020, 10:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,504
Posted By Frank_Rizzo
How to replace front emblem decal on 1984 Volvo?

Recently I purchased a replacement emblem, 70mm. It's just a sticky decal. How do I get this thing inside the casing on the grille? I assume you'd have to somehow open the casing, scrape off the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-18-2020, 10:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,641
Posted By Frank_Rizzo
Door speaker replacement options, 1984 Volvo 244 DL

I recently blew out my OE speakers from 1983.

I read somewhere that getting aftermarket speakers for the doors is not that easy, since they are of a rare, "thin" type, or something like that.

I...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-16-2020, 02:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,086
Posted By Frank_Rizzo
Speaking of the wiring harness upgrade, what one...

Speaking of the wiring harness upgrade, what one should I get? How could I tell if the wiring harness is "upgraded" from the options available when searching for compatible Volvo 240 headlight...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-04-2020, 09:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,086
Posted By Frank_Rizzo
1984 U.S. market Volvo 244 w/ four headlights.

So this is a question in two parts:

1. Is it possible or advisable to swap out the four headlights for the 2 large headlight European configuration?

2. What about replacing the front...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-08-2020, 11:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,321
Posted By Frank_Rizzo
It's a long crank. It's intermittent, however. ...

It's a long crank. It's intermittent, however. Not every morning. Today she fired right up.

Low fuel pressure at startup could be a potential issue. I just replaced the in-tank fuel pump, and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-07-2020, 09:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,321
Posted By Frank_Rizzo
1984 Volvo 244 slower to start from cold crank.

It takes longer, maybe a few seconds longer, to start in the mornings than it ever had. What the heck could the problem be?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-24-2020, 10:31 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 17,577
Posted By Frank_Rizzo
I have been dealing with the same problem in my...

I have been dealing with the same problem in my 1984 Volvo 244. Does your Volvo just shut down randomly as if it ran out of gas (even when it's got plenty of gas)? I replace the fuel pumps, same...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-24-2020, 10:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,075
Posted By Frank_Rizzo
1984 Volvo B23F distributor failure.

So is it true that there are no aftermarket distributors for this car?

That means when the distributor fails, one is SOL?

I think that's where I am right now.

My Volvo might be down for the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-17-2020, 10:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,332
Posted By Frank_Rizzo
That's something I was going to ask around about,...

That's something I was going to ask around about, so thank you. The original tank, from 1983, still would be better than a $150 aftermarket new one, if cleaned, correct?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-16-2020, 04:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,332
Posted By Frank_Rizzo
1984 Volvo 244 filthy original fuel tank

Are replacement fuel tanks available? If so, what is a good price and how many hours of labor are involved in replacing the fuel tank?

Thank you.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-01-2020, 01:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,776
Posted By Frank_Rizzo
Ok thanks, that's very interesting.

Ok thanks, that's very interesting.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-01-2020, 01:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,776
Posted By Frank_Rizzo
I don't have a sunroof but I do have that thicker...

I don't have a sunroof but I do have that thicker diameter clear tube. I'm talking about the thinner black tube.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-29-2020, 09:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,776
Posted By Frank_Rizzo
Volvo 240 drainage tube, right side rear

I own a 1984 Volvo 244.

What is this hose thing? It's a rubber hose protruding from the spare tire well on the right side. I noticed it dripping water after a heavy rain. I opened the trunk,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-17-2019, 09:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,581
Posted By Frank_Rizzo
Oh ok everyone, thanks for the info. Perhaps I...

Oh ok everyone, thanks for the info. Perhaps I was hearing things.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-14-2019, 12:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,581
Posted By Frank_Rizzo
Fuel pump relay no longer "clicking" when key turned, but car starts and runs.

This is on a 1984 Volvo 244 B23F LH 2.1 engine.

I don't hear the audible "click" any more.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-19-2019, 03:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,988
Posted By Frank_Rizzo
Thanks for the part numbers! That was a great...

Thanks for the part numbers! That was a great help!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-17-2019, 02:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,299
Posted By Frank_Rizzo
Yes it's 60mm lengthwise.

Yes it's 60mm lengthwise.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-13-2019, 08:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,052
Posted By Frank_Rizzo
I use a Catrol GTX 20W50 on my 1984 2.3L B23F...

I use a Catrol GTX 20W50 on my 1984 2.3L B23F engine with approx. 200,000 miles on it.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-12-2019, 08:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,299
Posted By Frank_Rizzo
Sure, I'll measure it tomorrow. My car is...

Sure, I'll measure it tomorrow. My car is garaged out back right now. I'm pretty sure the front emblems are different from 1981-85 and 1986-93. I've seen tons of 1986-93 front emblems for sale,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-08-2019, 08:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,988
Posted By Frank_Rizzo
Trunk lid molding falling off!

So I see this thing is held onto the trunk lid by a series of white fasteners. The last three are not only missing, but snapped off, inside the moulding and trunk. How does one fix this? I want to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-05-2019, 09:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,636
Posted By Frank_Rizzo
Ah thanks! Perfect recommendation!

Ah thanks! Perfect recommendation!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-05-2019, 09:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,299
Posted By Frank_Rizzo
You mean for a pre 1986 Volvo 240? I can't...

You mean for a pre 1986 Volvo 240?

I can't find anything similar on that site. Do you have a part number? Thanks.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-05-2019, 08:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,636
Posted By Frank_Rizzo
License plate light housings loose!

These two light housings over the license plate are held on by clips, it seems.

Both of them are getting loose as heck. When I slide them forward they seem to stay for a bit but become loose over...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-05-2019, 08:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,299
Posted By Frank_Rizzo
Is the front emblem for a 1984 240 DL different than the 1986-93 emblem?

My front Volvo emblem (that goes on the grille crossbar) is faded and I would like to get a replacement.

I see there are many available for sale marketed as 1986-93 front emblems.

Are these...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-03-2019, 05:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,327
Posted By Frank_Rizzo
How many hours of work to fix broken motor mounts?

The motor mounts on my 2.3L engine in the 1984 Volvo 244 are failing. I need to fix at least one but I'm going to probably replace all three (I think it's three). How many hours of work would this...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-10-2019, 06:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,756
Posted By Frank_Rizzo
Not that I'm an expert on the subject, but I have...

Not that I'm an expert on the subject, but I have a 1984 Volvo 244 that suffered the same symptoms. The key here is the stalling, poor running was intermittent, and only occurred in hot temperatures...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-10-2019, 06:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,751
Posted By Frank_Rizzo
Yeah I like it like that. I've driven many...

Yeah I like it like that. I've driven many 1960's and 70's American cars with the single left-side mirror, nothing on the right.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-10-2019, 05:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,628
Posted By Frank_Rizzo
Thank you!

Thank you!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-10-2019, 05:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,751
Posted By Frank_Rizzo
What's that?

What's that?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-10-2019, 11:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,751
Posted By Frank_Rizzo
No passenger side view mirror on the Ghent-built 1984 Volvo 244?

This Volvo was manufactured at the Ghent, Belgium Volvo factory in August 1983 for the US market.

I bought it used and the car has no passenger side (right side) side mirror, just a smooth piece...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-10-2019, 11:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,628
Posted By Frank_Rizzo
Is the 70amp Bosch Alternator 5002899 the right fit for a 1984 Volvo 244 2.3L?

Everything tells me it is, but I'm just asking since the Chinese third world piece of junk alternator I currently have is an 80amp. Thanks.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-23-2019, 07:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,047
Posted By Frank_Rizzo
Holy cow, thanks. You totally nailed it with...

Holy cow, thanks. You totally nailed it with just one post. It was the top corner that's broken off, but it looks like it was cut cleanly. But who am I to know, since like I said I don't roll up...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-23-2019, 07:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,047
Posted By Frank_Rizzo
Replacing window vertical weatherstripping in Volvo 240.

Hello.

I would like to replace the rear vertical window channel for the passenger side front door. The one that's adjacent to the B-pillar.

My current one somehow got damaged or cut. I'm not...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-23-2019, 07:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,781
Posted By Frank_Rizzo
Sorry about the misinformation, but it turns out...

Sorry about the misinformation, but it turns out that it's a small, and intermittent transmission fluid leak.

It only occurs after short drives and city speeds.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-20-2019, 04:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,781
Posted By Frank_Rizzo
Intermittent and small oil leak in 1984 Volvo 244

This car is a 1984 model with approximately 175,000 miles.

This last week I have noticed a few drops of motor oil on my garage floor in the mornings. Not every day, however. What is the deal...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-10-2019, 05:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,434
Posted By Frank_Rizzo
Thanks brah.

Thanks brah.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-10-2019, 05:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,434
Posted By Frank_Rizzo
So like, no rear speakers in my 1984 Sedan, brah?

I can't seem to find any on the rear door panels or anywhere else for that matter brah.

What kind of a car doesn't have rear speakers? Is this typical for a European/Scandinavian car?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-08-2019, 10:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,157
Posted By Frank_Rizzo
Everything. Clips, panels, trim, windshield...

Everything. Clips, panels, trim, windshield wiper arms, bumper covers, anything that isn't rusted.

Spare ECU (inside), ECM (engine compartment), door handles, alternator (if Bosch). Emblems,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-08-2019, 10:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,705
Posted By Frank_Rizzo
Yeah brah I'm about to Crutchfield this sh***...

Yeah brah I'm about to Crutchfield this sh*** brah . . .
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-02-2019, 07:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,476
Posted By Frank_Rizzo
My budget is a firm one thousand US dollars...

My budget is a firm one thousand US dollars ($1000), including tires.

I'm looking for something practical but a bit larger than fourteen (14) inch wheels, even if only fifteen or sixteen inch!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-27-2019, 04:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,476
Posted By Frank_Rizzo
What kind of practical custom wheels options do I have for a Volvo 240?

The factory wheels are fourteen (14) inches in diameter. Thanks.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-26-2019, 09:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,392
Posted By Frank_Rizzo
I have a 1984 244 and the temperature gauge...

I have a 1984 244 and the temperature gauge consistently reads that exact same position as well.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-25-2019, 10:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,029
Posted By Frank_Rizzo
I did a few posts ago. Not the belt, not the...

I did a few posts ago.

Not the belt, not the exciter wire, not the ground, but it was the alternator (some third world piece of crap) itself. I got a "free" replacement from O'Reilly's but I'm...
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