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Old 12-19-2019, 05:17 PM   #1
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Hello folks,

Figured I would started a new thread for my new wagon. It is a light blue 1991 240 wagon. Bought from a member here, in fact, here are the old threads:
https://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=335248
http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=312026

This is a photo from the seller before it was loaded on the trailer.


Have not done much of anything much yet worthy of photos, plus there is snow on the ground.

Within the past week, I have...
-Glued the studs back onto the already loose DJAuto headlights
-Fixed the sagging drivers dash felt
-Attempted to raise the sagging drivers door. Will need to get new hinges eventually, but now it doesn't scrape
-Installed new taillights
-Figured out what the broken wire by the alt was (Oil switch)
-Replace burned out switch bulbs. All of them were burned out.
-Reconnected the hazard switch bulb ground. Someone in the past removed all switch bulb grounds and taped them to the AC switch? Now it flashes like it should.

Plan on
-Hooking up a small clock
-Replacing the instrument cluster bulbs
-Remove the lifting and peeling gauge faces
-Get the drivers door figured out
-Find out and fix the somewhat concerning oil leak and coolant leak
-Fix the seatbelt warning circuit
-Fix the dome light delay circuit
-Sew the drivers seat
-Replace the center console
-Remount the rear trim
-Replace the cracked windshield
-Give it a really good detailing
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Old 12-20-2019, 01:33 AM   #2
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Usually, the loose driver's door is caused by a bad lower hinge. Try to get one from a left rear door, since they don't see as much use as the front doors do. So, you probably don't need to worry about the upper hinge.
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Old 12-20-2019, 08:05 AM   #3
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Thanks for letting me know. That upper hinge is a pain. The lower one creaks loudly as well so that could make sense.
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Old 12-20-2019, 03:24 PM   #4
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Not a problem. Yeah, the upper one is a bit harder to get to. Kinda need to remove the dash assembly to gain access to the bolts holding it on.
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Old 12-21-2019, 09:16 AM   #5
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Super clean.
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Old 12-21-2019, 08:09 PM   #6
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It is! Needed a bit of minor work, but it is the most rust free car I have ever seen. No rust. Nothing. Perfectly clean. Three super small dents. All original paint.

I'm sure you have heard the phrase "runs like a swiss watch". You haven't really heard an engine run like a swiss watch until you have heard this thing run. My other 240 ran like a tractor, and other people have agreed 240s run like tractors. Nope. Turns out a 240 can sound like a new engine in a new car.
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Old 04-25-2021, 01:36 PM   #7
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Been a while since I have updated.

Lot more has been done since then.
-New windshield
-New center console (you know, that broken or smashed one between the seats)
-Replaced broken seatbelt relay
-Detailed
-Replaced the Pioneer aftermarket stereo
-Replaced worn out door hinges

For anyone wanting a new stereo, I can now highly recommend the new Blaupunkt one that is out. Blows away the cheap Pioneers that are often stuffed in 240s. Not super high end, but it fits in well. They are pricey though....


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