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Old 11-12-2022, 11:00 AM   #26
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I did this swap on my 84 244GL. At the time it needed new rotors because the fronts were warped. And the car only ever got very light duty while I have had it (over 15years).

You mentioned in post 6 about hauling stuff and it is a wagon so I would say for what's involved it's a very worthwhile upgrade.
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Old 11-12-2022, 01:49 PM   #27
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the volume of Volvos in the Bay Area is astonishing.

There hasn't been a RWD volvo here, in the desert, for months. Then, a 164 lands the other day
My local yards haven’t had a 240 since March…
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Old 11-12-2022, 03:49 PM   #28
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Well, the closest yard to me with a 240 had only calipers for solid rotors. Solid rotors on an '89 was interesting.
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Old 11-12-2022, 04:23 PM   #29
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Well, the closest yard to me with a 240 had only calipers for solid rotors. Solid rotors on an '89 was interesting.
Someone swapped those on the 89. Volvo went to slotted rotors sometime around 1985-86 on all 240s. I would just switch up to vented rotors. There is no downside to doing so.
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Old 11-12-2022, 08:50 PM   #30
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Someone swapped those on the 89. Volvo went to slotted rotors sometime around 1985-86 on all 240s. I would just switch up to vented rotors. There is no downside to doing so.
I've seen solid rotors up until 88. 89 would definitely had been when it was standard. When earlier models were fitted with front spoilers, they would also get the vented rotor/caliper setup(not always of course).
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Old 11-13-2022, 02:15 AM   #31
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I've seen solid rotors up until 88. 89 would definitely had been when it was standard. When earlier models were fitted with front spoilers, they would also get the vented rotor/caliper setup(not always of course).
Well, reman calipers are about the same price as going out to a junkyard once I factor in gas and possible bridge tolls.
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Old 11-13-2022, 04:30 AM   #32
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You can make the junkyard cheaper if you try. Buy the full spindle with rotor and caliper, swap your old stuff on and return the spindle, free vented setup (if you count your time at 17¢ an hour)
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Old 11-13-2022, 10:40 AM   #33
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Well, reman calipers are about the same price as going out to a junkyard once I factor in gas and possible bridge tolls.
I'd put my money on a OE caliper from Volvo with countless miles on it, before I trust a lot of the re-manufactured calipers.

At that, you still need a core to send them back....a vented caliper core.

You could pull a set out of the yard, use them till they ain't no good (basically forever) then buy re-manufactured ones to service those when needed...because by then, you have cores.
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Old 11-13-2022, 11:24 AM   #34
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You can make the junkyard cheaper if you try. Buy the full spindle with rotor and caliper, swap your old stuff on and return the spindle, free vented setup (if you count your time at 17¢ an hour)
Also with pick n pull if you only want store credit.
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Old 11-13-2022, 11:29 AM   #35
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I'd put my money on a OE caliper from Volvo with countless miles on it, before I trust a lot of the re-manufactured calipers.

At that, you still need a core to send them back....a vented caliper core.

You could pull a set out of the yard, use them till they ain't no good (basically forever) then buy re-manufactured ones to service those when needed...because by then, you have cores.
I factored in the core charge when making this determination.
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I'd put my money on a OE caliper from Volvo with countless miles on it, before I trust a lot of the re-manufactured calipers.

At that, you still need a core to send them back....a vented caliper core.

You could pull a set out of the yard, use them till they ain't no good (basically forever) then buy re-manufactured ones to service those when needed...because by then, you have cores.
Not that hard to rebuild calipers yourself, that’s what I do, new seals and dust boost and it’s good to go as long as the bore has no corrosion
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Not that hard to rebuild calipers yourself, that’s what I do, new seals and dust boost and it’s good to go as long as the bore has no corrosion
I did that on my Amazon, they are doing well so far.
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Old 11-13-2022, 03:26 PM   #38
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Junkyard calipers obtained.
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Old 11-13-2022, 03:54 PM   #39
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Junkyard calipers obtained.
AWESOME!

What kinda pads are you going to get?
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AWESOME!

What kinda pads are you going to get?
Probably some middle of the road ceramics. I have some on the my VW and the Amazon, both are working well. I can deal with less of a cold bite and heat transfer in favor of better wear characteristics and noise. Less dust also makes me happy.
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Probably some middle of the road ceramics. I have some on the my VW and the Amazon, both are working well. I can deal with less of a cold bite and heat transfer in favor of better wear characteristics and noise. Less dust also makes me happy.
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Old 11-14-2022, 01:23 PM   #42
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upgrading to vented is definitely worthwhile
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Old 11-14-2022, 11:57 PM   #44
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I hooked up he new-ish calipers to the car today. Was able to do it without loosing too much brake fluid. Still plenty in the reservoir. Shouldn't be too bad bleeding it with a power bleeder.
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Old 11-15-2022, 08:24 AM   #45
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Probably some middle of the road ceramics. I have some on the my VW and the Amazon, both are working well. I can deal with less of a cold bite and heat transfer in favor of better wear characteristics and noise. Less dust also makes me happy.
interesting watching how this project is progressing

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