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Old 02-18-2021, 04:06 AM
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Hello and greetings from the Uk,

I have took the plunge and purchased a 940 as our daily. Im a big classic fan and the 940 is the newest car we own haha.

The car is a 940 gle with 256k on and a very original engine. Lots to improve.

So far she (Maggie my lovely lady decided) has had ...

10 40 fully synth gulf racing oil
good filter
new diesel filter
header tank as it was grubby
and diesel cleaner

These few items have made a huge difference already.

On a weird note the car has not been circulating coolant on the expansion bottle but holds temp fine and a few days in appears to be not using water so hopefully all is well and it merely does not have any excess to throw in there so no flow. The top hose is hot and bottom cold so it all seems fine. The temperature gauge is also doing the halfway trick

anyway nice to meet you all, lots of questions to get the old girl tip top

Mick
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Old 02-18-2021, 01:26 PM
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Welcome to the D24T.com forum!

The D24TIC was the highest tune this engine series received.

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The car is a 940 gle with 256k on and a very original engine. Lots to improve.

So far she (Maggie my lovely lady decided) has had ...

10 40 fully synth gulf racing oil
good filter
new diesel filter
header tank as it was grubby
and diesel cleaner

These few items have made a huge difference already.
Very Good. Might want to add air filter to that list.

Your Very First Priority is to ascertain when the timing belt was changed last. TB failure = major major engine destruction.

Consensus here holds 60,000- 70,000 miles is a reasonable TB change interval. Less if the engine has sat for a long while, allowing the TB to take a "set" and also possibly suffer age degradation from environmental factors.

TB replacement is not trivial. Not especially difficult, but does require some special tools, and some very specific non-common procedures; no workarounds or "second best" steps tolerated.

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On a weird note the car has not been circulating coolant on the expansion bottle but holds temp fine and a few days in appears to be not using water so hopefully all is well and it merely does not have any excess to throw in there so no flow. The top hose is hot and bottom cold so it all seems fine. The temperature gauge is also doing the halfway trick
Coolant doesn't really "circulate" thru the expansion tank in a noticeable current but will get hot and pressurized.
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Old 02-19-2021, 09:09 AM
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Thanks the coolant flow is reassuring now at least and yes i am aware its belts asap.

The belt looks pretty awful to be fair and is genuine volvo. I am going to do the belts and water pump very soon

Mick
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Old 02-19-2021, 11:53 AM
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When was the TB last changed? You may want to curtail driving it if it is past its lifespan, to minimize risk of catastrophic damage. No joke.

Do you have access to the special tools?
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