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Old 10-04-2019, 03:12 PM   #1
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Default Bought Volvo 244 2 days ago...Outfitting for reliability

Just joined the forums today--I am in Colombia, South America.

My car is a 1982 Volvo 244 GL carbureted. I will attach some photos of the engine and carburetor.
The VIN is: yv1244812c1779435
The motor number is: 49897003545
I believe the motor is the B23A 2.3L 4cyl carburated w/ clutch fan. Manual 4 speed w/ overdrive...
The carb is a Stromberg (seen in this video: https://youtu.be/kbBB0ZHZgYc)
The motor/carb in this car looks like:
here are the images: https://imgur.com/a/02cuqQM

Because I cannot select my car for 'my garage' on most website's product filters like FCP or IPD, I am wary of 100pct everything I ordered will work for the car even though it is a Redblock. I have to get it right because I will not have a chance to order again for a couple of months. The links are for a genuine: head gasket kit, water pump kit, flame trap kit, oil separator box, and clutch cable. If anybody can help, it would be greatly appreciated.

https://www.ipdusa.com/products/8984...e-volvo-270677
https://www.ipdusa.com/products/9192...e-volvo-271975
https://www.ipdusa.com/products/7214...-volvo-1377669
https://www.ipdusa.com/products/6657...ne-volvo-6681v
https://www.ipdusa.com/products/7067...-volvo-1306398

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Old 10-04-2019, 03:56 PM   #2
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498970 is indeed a B23A engine. That means you need a B21/B23 water pump and a B23 head gasket set, not the B230 water pump and B21 head gasket you have selected.

https://www.ipdusa.com/products/8982...e-volvo-270684

https://www.ipdusa.com/products/9193...e-volvo-270681

Everything else looks correct except the aftermarket clutch cables are junk. You'd be better off with a good used OE cable since new ones are NLA.
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Old 10-04-2019, 05:16 PM   #3
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Wow, thank you hiperfauto so much. I have asked this to 5 people and you are the first to know!
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Old 10-06-2019, 06:46 PM   #4
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Are there any good head bolts for this head gasket kit on IPD?
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Old 10-06-2019, 07:39 PM   #5
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Whats wrong with your old head bolts? Unless they're stretched they can be reused up to 5 times.

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Old 10-06-2019, 07:55 PM   #6
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Original head bolts are great, some people said to change them out if doing a head gasket. Guessing they thought I blew a head gasket and stretched the bolts. BTW, thanks for the guide screenshot. What pdf guide is it from and where can I get it. I need all/any pdf guides for the B23A and 1982 244 body...
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Old 10-06-2019, 08:05 PM   #7
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Basically you will want to do a full service. Something like the 60k miles service on the car. Then you will have all service and maintenance on your schedule. All fluids and filters including trans oil, diff oil, repacking front wheel bearings, bleeding the brakes. Be sure to use DOT4 brake fluid in the system.

If it is still points ignition. You can get a pertronix system to elminate the points. Will give you better starting and smoother running. Hiperfauto gets stuff like that.
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Old 10-06-2019, 08:34 PM   #8
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What pdf guide is it from and where can I get it. I need all/any pdf guides for the B23A and 1982 244 body...
All of the original Volvo Green Books were once available on the www but Volvo's new owners went on a campaign to have them all taken down.

A guy in Oz has collected just about everything available onto a private server.

https://ozvolvo.org/archive/

It is not in some logical order but you can figure out what the files are . . . sorta.

About a third of the way down the file list you will start to see 240 Green Books. Find what you are looking for and create your own library.

Here is the wiring diagram for the 1981 cars as a start. Don't know if I have ever seen a 1982 specific wiring diagram but it didn't change much if any.

https://greenbook-archive.s3-ap-sout...925956b73c4ec8 (part 1)

https://greenbook-archive.s3-ap-sout...609462860639fc (part 2}

I have all the '82 Green Books but the .pdf files are so big they cannot be sent via email. If someone would like to supply a cloud to post them I would be happy to upload them.
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Old 10-06-2019, 08:38 PM   #9
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thank you 100pct, guessing this is Geely's fault. Going to create my own custom library

Ellijay like in Georgia?
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Old 10-06-2019, 08:51 PM   #10
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I think there is one in NC also but yes, Georgia.

Ellijay is reported to be a Native American Cherokee word meaning a 'place of green things' or sometimes 'many waters'. Two rivers come together here to ultimately form the Coosa River.

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Old 10-06-2019, 09:07 PM   #11
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Here's a link to the '82 wiring greenbook.

https://web.archive.org/web/20160623...20Diagrams.pdf
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Thanks so much
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Old 10-07-2019, 11:30 AM   #13
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Everything else looks correct except the aftermarket clutch cables are firewall busting junk. You'd be better off with a good used OE cable since new ones are NLA.
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how psi stock cna support?

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Old 10-15-2019, 03:36 AM   #14
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Here's a link to the '82 wiring greenbook.

https://web.archive.org/web/20160623...20Diagrams.pdf
Any idea where to get correct sparkplug wiring and an engine harness for this particular car?

All of DaveBarton's harnesses are SUPER expensive. My car is an 82GL B23A but dead simple..manual windows/mirrors etc.

75 eur for engine harness here?
https://www.elbertbos.nl/index.php/n...iiqZud-gBVP__w

15 eur for firewall switcheroo here:
https://www.elbertbos.nl/index.php/n...ed_product-123

All of these links come from here:
https://www.elbertbos.nl/index.php/n...tegory/49-240-


Why are Dave's kits 300+ easily? Is he using the harnesses from this other place and marking them up? Thanks.

Also: are these sparkplug wires any good? Need something that will be compatible with B23A carbureted
https://www.ipdusa.com/products/5554...ord-2704787152

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Old 10-15-2019, 12:32 PM   #15
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I don't see a harness for a 240 with carbs on Dave's site. There's not much demand for them in North America. The F/I harnesses have a lot more wires and connectors which is why they cost more.

His harnesses are made in the Netherlands so that probably is the place that's making them for him.

I may have a NOS harness for a 240 with carbs.

Yes, Bougicord sparkplug wires are good.
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All of DaveBarton's harnesses are SUPER expensive.


Why are Dave's kits 300+ easily? Is he using the harnesses from this other place and marking them up? Thanks.


The engine harnesses were $650 from Volvo back in the 80s when money was worth double.

Then people threatened a class action lawsuit and Volvo offered them at $450 as a concession to avoid litigation.

Count your blessings that you can get anything new for a 25+ year old car.
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I don't see a harness for a 240 with carbs on Dave's site. There's not much demand for them in North America. The F/I harnesses have a lot more wires and connectors which is why they cost more.

His harnesses are made in the Netherlands so that probably is the place that's making them for him.

I may have a NOS harness for a 240 with carbs.

Yes, Bougicord sparkplug wires are good.
Interested, what would be helpful from me to determine if it is the right harness...car coming out of paint today, I can snap a photo of a number on the harness if needed. I thought I could not find a B23A harness on his website!
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The harness I have is part #3515392, the same as the one you linked to.



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The harness I have is part #3515392, the same as the one you linked to.



Yes, this is the exact part. How much were you looking for for it? Thanks hiperfauto
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