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VOLVO
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Dimensions and weights
Length 191.7" (487 cm)
Width 67.3" (171 cm)
Height, curb weight 53.9" (137 cm)
Wheelbase 104.0" (264 cm)
Track, front 56.3" (143 cm)
Track, rear 53.5" (136 cm)
Turning circle (between curbs) 32.5' (9.8 cm)
Curb weight (depending on type) 3115-3150 lbs (1409-1427 kg)
Gross vehicle weight (GVW) 4190 lbs (1900 kg)
Capacity weight 920 lbs
Permissible axle weight, front 2050 lbs (930 kg)
Permissible axle weight, rear 2180 lbs (990 kg)
Max. trailer weight 2000 lbs (908 kg)
Max. hitch load 200 lbs. (90 kg)

Capacities
Fuel tank 15.8 US gals/13.2 Imp. gals. = 60 liters
Cooling system 11.5 US qts/9.6 Imp. qts. (10.9 liters)
Oil capacity:
- engine, at oil change 6.8 US qts/5.7 Imp. qts. (6.5 liters)
- engine, excl. oil filter 6.3 US qts/5.3 Imp. qts. (6.0 liters)
transmission (M46) 2.4 US qts/2.2 Imp. qts. (2.3 liters)
transmission (BW55) 7.0 US qts/5.4 Imp. qts. (6.5 liters)
rear axle 1.7 US qts/1.4 Imp. qts. (1.6 liters)
steering gear, power 1.25 US qts/1.1 Imp. qts. (1.2 liters)


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ENGINE
Liquid-cooled, gasoline, 6-cylinder V-engine with 90° angle. Aluminum cylinder block with cast iron, replaceable wet liners. Aluminum cylinder head has separate inlet and exhaust passages.
Single, overhead camshafts.
Engine lubrication is provided by a gear pump driven from the crankshaft. Full-flow type oil filter. Exhaust emission control accomplished by fuel injection. Oxygen sensor system and catalytic converter.
Close crankcase ventilation system and evaporative emission control system.

Type designation B27F
Output (SAE J 245) at rpm 125 hp1/5750
Max. torque (SAE J 245) at rpm 150 ft.lbs.2 /2750
Number of cylinders 6
Bore 3.46" (88 mm)
Stroke 2.87" (73 mm)
Displacement 2.66 liters
Compression ratio 8.2:1
Valve clearance cold engine
   inlet 0.004-0.006" (0.10-0.15 mm)
   exhaust 0.010-0.012" (0.25-0.30 mm)
Cooling system
Type: Positive pressure, closed system
Thermostat begins to open at 188°F (82°C)
- fully open at 199°F (92°C)
Fan belts, designation HC-38 X 1125

Fuel System
The engine is equipped with fuel injection system.

1) With air pump : 121 hp.
2) With catalytic converter: 148 ft.lbs.

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Ignition System
Firing order 1-6-3-5-2-4
Ignition setting
stroboscope setting with vacuum regulator disconnected, AC off
10-°+/-2° BTDC (at 700 - 800 rpm)
Spark plugs Volvo Part No. 273541-3
(or equivalent)
Spark plug gap 0.028-0.032" (0.7-0.8 mm)
Tightening torque 13-14.5 ft. lbs. (18-20 Nm)
Distributor, direction of rotation Clockwise


ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
12 V, negative ground.
Voltage-controlled alternator. Single-wire system with chassis and engine used as conductors.
Voltage 12 V
Battery, type Noack 12 H 70 B op*
-Capacity 70 Ah
-Electrolyte, specific gravity 1.28
-Recharge at 1.21
Alternator, rated output 770 W
- max. current 55 A
* or equivalent

Lights, 12 V US bulb No. Power Socket No. of bulbs
Headlights, inner 4x6 1/2" Type 1A Sealed Beam   2
Headlights, outer 4x6 1/2" Type 2A Sealed Beam   2
Position Lights, front 67 5 W/4 cp Ba 15s 2
Turn Signals, front 1073 21 W/32 cp Ba 15s 2
Turn Signals, rear 1073 21 W/32 cp Ba 15s 2
Tail lights
67
5 W/4 cp Ba 15s 2
Stop Lights 1073 21 W/32 cp Ba 15s 4
Back-up Lights 1073 21 W/32 cp Ba 15s 2
Side Marker Lights 57 3 W/2 cp Ba 9s 2
The following bulbs may be obtained from your nearest Volvo dealer.
Rear Ash Tray Light 1.2 W W1.8d 1
License Plate Light
5 W S 8.5 2
Interior Light 10 W S 8.5 4
Spotlight
4 W Ba9s 2
Glove box Light 2 W Ba9s 1
Instrument Panel Light 2 W Ba7s 3
Control Panel Light 1.2 W W 1.8d 3
Shift positions, Auto Transmission 1.2 W W 1.8d 1
Engine Compartment Light 15 W S 8.5 1
Trunk Light 15 W S 8.5 1
Warning Lamps      
  Charging 1.2 W W 1.8d 1
  Turn Signals 1.2 W W 1.8d 2
  Brake Failure 1.2 W W 1.8d 1
  Parking Brake 1.2 W W 1.8d 1
  Headlights 1.2 W W 1.8d 1
  Oil Pressure 1.2 W W 1.8d 1
  Overdrive 1.2 W W 1.8d 1
  Warning Flashers 1.2 W W 1.8d 1
  El. Heated Window 1.2 W W 1.8d 1
  Oxygen Sensor Reminder 1.2 W W 1.8d 1
  Seat Belts 2 W Ba9s 2
  Bulb Failure 1.2 W W 1.8d 1


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Front End
Suspension is of the McPherson type with the shock absorber mounted in a strut in the coil spring.
Rack and pinion steering gear.
Safety steering column.

Front wheel alignment
The alignment specifications apply to an unloaded car but include fuel, coolant and spare wheel.
Toe-in, : 1/8"= 0.12+/- 0.06" (3.0 +/- 1.5 mm), power steering
Camber : +1° to + 1 1/2 °
Caster : not adjustable

POWER TRANSMISSION
Cable-operated clutch on the single, dry-plate type.
Floor-shift operated manual transmission has four synchromesh forward gears, one reverse and electrically operated overdrive.
Optional automatic transmission.
Hypoid type final drive. Limited slip differential is optional.

Transmission
Type designation: M46 BW55
Reduction ratios:

1st gear 3.71:1 2.45:1
2nd gear 2.16:1 1.45:1
3rd gear 1.37:1 1.00:1
4th gear 1.00:1 ---
Overdrive 0.80:1 ---
Reverse 3.68:1 2.21:1
Rear axle 3.73:1 3.54:1

Speeds in mph (kmph) at 1000 engine rpm

Transmission: M46
Rear axle ratio 3.73:1
1st gear 5.2(8.3)
2nd gear 8.9(14.3)
3rd gear 14.0(22.5)
4th gear 19.1(30.8)
Overdrive 23.9(38.5)
Reverse 5.2(8.4)

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Recommended max. and min. speeds, mph (kmph)
1st gear 2nd gear 3rd gear 4th gear
-30(-50) 15-53(20-85) 22-85(35-135) 28*- (45-)

*45 mph(70 km/h) with overdrive engaged.

Tool kit
Wheel nut and spark plug wrench.
2 screwdrivers (1 Phillips, 1 standard).
Tommy bar.
2 open end wrenches.

Tire Pressures

Tire
Recommended tire infl. pressure
cold tires, psi
Vehicle capacity weight
Normal speed
>75 mph
1-3 pers
Full load
Front Rear Front Rear Front Rear
185/70 R 14 27 27 28 32 28 32
920
Space saver spare 36 36 36 36
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See Consumer Information Booklet for complete tire pressure information.
Space saver spare tire max. speed 50 mph.

pg. 86 Volvo Service Manuals

Service Manuals for your 1978 Volvo are available for purchase. These are the same used by competent Volvo technicians. Each major system in the car is covered by an individual Manual. These are grouped into ten sections and placed into a five-binder system. (Note that Manuals and binders may be obtained separately or in preassembled sets.)
Major sections within the five-binder system include: 0-General Information; 1-Service and Maintenance Instruction; 2-Engine; 3-Electrical System: 4-Power Transmission: 5-Brakes: 6-Front End and Steering; 7-Frame Suspension and Wheels; 8-Body: 9-Accessories and Other Equipment.
A Service Manual Brochure and Order Form was placed in the car prior to delivery from the dealer to you. Complete ordering information is provided.
Additional copies of the Brochure and Order Form may be obtained from your Volvo dealer, or by mail directly from:
Volvo of America Corporation
Rockleigh Industrial Park
Rockleigh, New Jersey 07647
Attention: Volvo Service Literature

Note that the above pertains to vehicles sold in the U.S.A. only.

Volvo supports Voluntary Mechanic Certification by the N.I.A.S.E.

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