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Old 10-21-2015, 04:31 AM   #1
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Default 1982 242 Turbo Found In Ruins...

The 1983 Volvo 242 Turbo


















Hey guys!
Haven't posted in the section in quite a long time...my 86 244 is going to be running with a new B230 and an M46, the PV544 is with the almighty hands of Ian and Eric at Hi-Performance, the 122 still sits (I know right ), and my 855, which doesn't have a thread of its own, is just sitting nicely as my daily.

So a couple of days ago my dad goes looking for parts in the yard for my M46 swap to the 86 244. As he told me, he found himself looking for E320 parts for his car and met another elder man who was ratcheting at the same car. One topic led to another and he found himself showing the guy my Facebook with a lot of my Volvo photos and videos. Soon enough, the guy tells my dad he has a 2 door Volvo that is just sitting in his backyard and that if I really do love Volvos (my dad's son...me), he would give it to us.

My dad then told all of this to me and I was jumping off my feet. It felt like only months ago that all the vets here would bag on me for koolaiding my 86 to look "older" with quad round mods and such and how I should get rid of my grocery getting car to get a 2 door Volvo. The time, my friends and swag haters, has come.

Today I finally got to see the car.
My dad gave me very little detail over the phone about the car, "Grey", "2 door", "Turbo", etc. Honestly, I didn't feel like it would be anything over the top, and it still wasn't, but it's much better than your average free brick find.

Jeff, 240240, also helped me analyze what I would probably see and he was right: quad squares and this and that.

I haven't seen all of it yet as it is under a tarp but what I saw:

-Quad Squares
-Spiders
-Grey Paint (exterior or body looks 6/10, aka crap)
-Turbo Badge on Grill.
-all Turbo gauges in the upper
-Webs
-Virgo wheels all around (new tires owner says)
-Manual Transmission
-Spiders and Webs

I will update this thread as soon as I get decent pictures and such, but just wanted to let the best brick guys I know how and what is going on...

For now, I know it is NOT running, and has a fuel problem...other than that...swag????

Love you guys!
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Old 10-21-2015, 11:32 AM   #2
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242t are getting impossible to find so I'd say you did pretty well for yourself. Even if it needs body and interior work you'll still be way ahead of the game.



Post pics!!
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Old 10-21-2015, 01:45 PM   #3
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Don't try to start it. Open the gas cap, if it smells bad don't even think about trying to jump it.
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Old 10-21-2015, 02:11 PM   #4
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Yeah you will need to do a couple things to it before you even think of putting a key to the ignition. Namely swapping fluids and making sure that there isn't anything getting in the way of moving parts:

1. Flush gasoline and fuel lines
1a. change spark plugs and make sure that rings aren't seized to bores
2. Change oil
3. Change coolant
4. Change ATF if necessary
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Congratulations on the find.

As others mentioned take a peek in the gas tank first to see what you're up against.

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Old 10-21-2015, 02:54 PM   #6
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Lucky guy, nobody gives me old volvos...
You keep adding cars to the stable
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Old 10-22-2015, 11:53 AM   #7
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Today is the day: going to tow it back to my garage in Hollywood!
I sadly only have my crappy iPhone now as my DSLR was stolen.
I know that the owner wants to power wash the entire car before he hands it off to me so well see how it all goes! I'm sure I can better photos when I get home since my mom has an iPhone 6+ and it'll be better quality
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Old 10-22-2015, 03:42 PM   #8
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Today is the day: going to tow it back to my garage in Hollywood!
I sadly only have my crappy iPhone now as my DSLR was stolen.
I know that the owner wants to power wash the entire car before he hands it off to me so well see how it all goes! I'm sure I can better photos when I get home since my mom has an iPhone 6+ and it'll be better quality
That should blast off some of the spiders!
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Old 10-22-2015, 04:31 PM   #9
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Might blast off the paint too.
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Old 10-22-2015, 07:20 PM   #10
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Got it guys. In my garage now. Going to vacuum it and try to not piss my mom off with another brick
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Old 10-22-2015, 07:29 PM   #11
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Don't piss her off until after you take the pics with her phone.
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Old 10-22-2015, 09:30 PM   #12
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Hahaha gotta post pictures up tomorrow since it's dark, but man it is ugly lol.
Rust spots everywhere. Looks like this will be a fun beater... .

The interior is nice enough to sit in now. Just worried about finding egg sacs. I found one and it literally shat like 50 little ones.

Now unto performance; where should I start? I checked the dipstick and oil is gross. Replacing that tonight and will redrain another time. The manual tranny fluid I will have to learn to do as this will be my first time, but I'll also drain cooling system. Again, after doing these replacing of fluids and spark plugs, should I then be able to troubleshoot the car and start up with a battery?
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Old 10-23-2015, 02:22 PM   #13
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Pics are being uploaded to the first post!



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THE CAR SO FAR...
-Electricity, with battery, all works. Radio, speakers, lights, turn signals, hazards, interior lights, etc.
-The car sits and stands.
-Rust spots on the bottom of the doors and some on the butt cheek.
-Dipstick has crappy oil (3 years sitting)
-Oil smells old or sat.
-Spiders EVERYWHERE. Eggs EVERYWHERE.

I vacuumed the interior to make it comfy and such. Just found a bunch of webs and spiders to get rid of.
The interior is really nice and I always had something for the blue. It goes with the comfort of a Volvo.
The chassis is still all webby, but I want to tend to that once I get it running.

Going to flush the oil, add 15w-40 for something a bit thicker for its first start up in years, learn to flush the gas and refill it, replace spark plugs, ATF, drain cooling, and see where I can go from them. Just for curiosity, I had a battery on the car without igniting and man does it feel good; the interior lights all work and I just feel the same happiness I did when I got my first 86. Radio turned on with some Hotel California and I was in love. My dad has basically all my tools for the 86 M46 swap, but I am going to work with what I got!

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Old 10-23-2015, 02:42 PM   #14
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Wow
You call that in ruins?
This is what we call here in Quebec: Mint Condition!
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Old 10-23-2015, 02:52 PM   #15
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Wow
You call that in ruins?
This is what we call here in Quebec: Mint Condition!
In the price I got for it I cannot complain so thanks for the support it means the a lot

The bumpers on this thing are pretty banged up...anyone like the idea of me putting on some commandos?
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Old 10-23-2015, 02:54 PM   #16
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Dude you scored huge! That will clear up so nicely. The rust just looks like surface rust where the paint was burned by the sun. Congrats and do us all proud
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So I assume those pictures are of the car in your dads garage?
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Old 10-23-2015, 05:07 PM   #18
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So I assume those pictures are of the car in your dads garage?
Nope this is my garage in Hollywood. He lives about half an hour away so getting the tools is not bad but just lazy in the LA traffic.
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Great score!
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Before you do anything related to starting the car, don't do it! FIRST, FIRST get into the trunk and try to look into the gas tank. This will require that you remove the locking ring on the tank sender. Take a good look in there, take out the sender. Inspect it for rust, bench test the motor. Report back. If the tank look clean and the pump runs, try to use that pump to pump out the gas if any. Don't pump it through the main pump. Then test the main pump.
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Old 10-23-2015, 07:46 PM   #21
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For the price that 's a great car.
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Old 10-23-2015, 08:55 PM   #22
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Damn, what a great find! The perfect interior (fabric / color), looks all original and it's a turbo 242! Power windows! I'd give this a quality paint job in the original color, especially for the price. This car will go up in value if you keep it looking stock, it's a true 240 classic.
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Old 10-26-2015, 07:57 PM   #23
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Hey guys, here's a little update.

Bought a siphon pump and a fluid exchanger off C-List and I'm gonna being going into the gas tank to empty out the bowels.
I am currently in my uncle's dentist office, but I will be heading over to pick up my shipment of spark plugs (Coppers).
Raid bomb was bought to get the comfort of being underneath the car...don't want anything crawling on me when I'm doing the oil change.
I flushed the coolant reservoir, but is there a drain bolt of some sort on the radiator or lower end? I like the 850 since the flushing of the coolant is at the petcock. Other than that, I am going to look for my dad's pressure washer to flush the reservoir down all the hoses and such...

It's on its way guys!
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Old 10-26-2015, 09:48 PM   #24
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there is a block coolant drain petcock on pass side rear of the engine block . Drain the cooling sytem there. It'll likely be stopped up with rust chiunks. jabbing a screwdriver into the hole should help .
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