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This is just for me to recount my efforts to keep my fleet of Volvos on the the road. Comments and suggestions are all welcome.
1800s Entries about my 1967 1800S

Going right

Posted Sep 21st, 2008 at 20:51 by Andrew (UK) (Adventures in Volvo maintenance)

Tuesday morning I patched the two holes in the exhaust that were pointed out to me. I just ran the engine for a bit to help set the bandages and found it was blowing out of the junction into the rear box, so that got slathered in repair putty as well. Come Wednesday and it went into the garage to be welded and get the new tyres fitted. Then I picked it up on Thursday morning complete with new MOT certificate. There were advisories on the front ASB bushes, right inner tie rod end and the exhaust...
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Taxi service

Posted Aug 24th, 2008 at 23:30 by Andrew (UK) (Adventures in Volvo maintenance)
Updated Sep 6th, 2008 at 23:24 by Andrew (UK)

Well as both 240s are going to be needed on Wednesday and Thursday for getting me to work and Mum's taxi service to operate, the head gasket is going to have to wait. There is just too much danger that something will not go back together correctly on Tuesday night. Current plan is to take the head off Thursday evening, have it skimmed on Friday and then have the weekend to get it all back together again.
In the meantime the 1800 is progressing. I painted the tunnel for the rear axle today...
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Volvo life

Posted Aug 19th, 2008 at 23:09 by Andrew (UK) (Adventures in Volvo maintenance)
Updated Sep 6th, 2008 at 23:25 by Andrew (UK)

I've driven a Volvo since 1999 when we got our first '86 240GLE estate. Currently the fleet consists of two '88 240GLT estates, one red and one white and a '67 1800S, white. The white 240 seems to be running OK at the moment although I watch despairingly as the rust gradually progresses. The red 240 has just recently blown its head gasket although I am still driving it on short trips. It's burning oil and drinking coolant. I have the parts to do the job, its just finding the time. It will have to...
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