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Old Oct 2nd, 2019, 12:50   #11
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Just saw a couple of brand new belt for sale in Holland.
They are on Bake Book.
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Thanks for that Mark, much appreciated! Iíve spoken perhaps with the same guy and heís asking 450 euros! I must admit to being a bit more apprehensive now about taking this car on.
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Old Oct 2nd, 2019, 14:08   #12
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Thanks for that Mark, much appreciated! Iíve spoken perhaps with the same guy and heís asking 450 euros! I must admit to being a bit more apprehensive now about taking this car on.
that is a bargain what ever transmission it has ... I'm sure the seller must know there is a problem with the transmission? Have you asked him?
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that is a bargain what ever transmission it has ... I'm sure the seller must know there is a problem with the transmission? Have you asked him?
He means 450 euros for the cvt belts on facebook!! Stupid money.

There is a cvt guide on 300 mania I believe.

Belts I'm pretty sure are available from born built beauties.

If the car is immaculate then don't let a potential problem that isn't even there yet put you off as the rest of the car is mint.
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He means 450 euros for the cvt belts on facebook!! Stupid money.

There is a cvt guide on 300 mania I believe.

Belts I'm pretty sure are available from born built beauties.

If the car is immaculate then don't let a potential problem that isn't even there yet put you off as the rest of the car is mint.
ah right that makes sense :-) belts were expensive back on the 70's relatively more expensive that 450 Euros today ...

I would not be surprised if there were multiple faults with the CVT unless an enthusiast owned it and kept it going properly ..but it has to be driven first to see the state of affairs ...
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Clan has summed it up well, the CVT can be an acquired taste and doesn't operate like a conventional torque converter style gearbox, but I certainly enjoyed the one I drove briefly.

Ideal for a hobbyist, there are a select few people that understand the system, but personally I'd buy the car and drive it - it'll be fairly obvious if something is wrong, ie. very high rpm at low speeds. If you get stuck post here or on the Volvo 300 Mania forum/facebook group. Don't rev it in park too
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FOUR HUNDRED AND FIFTY yo yoes. I have never paid that for a whole
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Clan has summed it up well, the CVT can be an acquired taste and doesn't operate like a conventional torque converter style gearbox, but I certainly enjoyed the one I drove briefly.

Ideal for a hobbyist, there are a select few people that understand the system, but personally I'd buy the car and drive it - it'll be fairly obvious if something is wrong, ie. very high rpm at low speeds. If you get stuck post here or on the Volvo 300 Mania forum/facebook group. Don't rev it in park too
I am one of those who thoroughly understand them having worked on the 343 and 66 CVT and all the DAF cars from 1976 until they disappeared around 20 years ago .
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Guys, thanks for all the feedback and advice on this one, but I feel itís a bit too Ďnicheí for me, especially from a future resale perspective. Iím sure itís a decent buy, and I can reassure you itís not far from concourse potential (the pictures most certainly donít do it justice). The guy has relayed it on eBay and hereís the link:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/x/264481966625

Good luck!
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Apologies, relisted link is as follows:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Volvo-340...4-4c264c576021
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That went for a fairly decent price
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