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240 DL, 240 GL
|Dimensions and weights||Sedan Models||Wagon models|
|Length||189.9" (482 cm)||190.7" (484 cm)|
|Width||67.3" (171 cm)||67.3" (171 cm)|
|Height, curb weight||56.3" (143 cm)||57.5" (146 cm)|
|Wheelbase||104.3" (265 cm)||104.3" (265 cm)|
|Ground clearance (full load)||4.7" (12 cm)||4.7" (12 cm)|
|Track, front||56.3" (143 cm)||56.3" (143 cm)|
|Track, rear||53.5" (136 cm)||53.5" (136 cm)|
|Turning circle (between curbs)||32.2' (9.8 cm)||32.2' (9.8 cm)|
|Curb weight (depending on type)||2950-2998 lbs (1341-1363 kg)||3073-3091 lbs (1397-1405 kg)|
|Gross vehicle weight (GVW)||4030 lbs (1830 kg)||4300 lbs (1950 kg)|
|Capacity weight||960 lbs (435 kg)||1220 lbs (555 kg)|
|Permissible axle weight, front||1885 lbs (855 kg)||1885 lbs (855 kg)|
|Permissible axle weight, rear||2180 lbs (990 kg)||2600 lbs (1180 kg)|
|Max. trailer weight (trailer equipped with service brakes)||3300 lbs (1500 kg)||3300 lbs (1500 kg)|
|Max. hitch load||200 lbs. (90 kg)||200 lbs. (90 kg)|
|Cargo Space||Wagon models|
|Length with rear seat up||44.5" (113 cm)|
|Length with rear seat down||74.0" (188 cm)|
|Maximum width||53.1" (135 cm)|
|Height||32.9" (84 cm)|
|Volume with rear seat up||41 cu. ft. (1.2 m3)|
|Volume with rear seat down||71 cu. ft. (2.0 m3)|
|Cargo opening, maximum width||45.7" (116 cm)|
|Cargo opening, maximum height||30.7" (78 cm)|
Dimensions and weights for Canadian models
|Length||482 cm||484 cm|
|Curb weight (depending on type)||1323-1341 kg||1379-1383 kg|
|Gross vehicle weight||1830 kg||1950 kg|
|Capacity weight||425 kg||495 kg|
|Permissible axle weight, rear||990kg||1120 kg|
Engine B230F (2.3 liters; 141 cu. in.)
Liquid-cooled, gasoline, 4-cylinder in-line engine. Cast-iron cylinder block with cylinders bored directly in block. Aluminum-alloy cylinder head with single overhead camshaft and separate intake and outlet channels. Engine lubrication is provided by a gear pump driven from the crankshaft. Full-flow type oil filter. Exhaust-emission control accomplished by fuel injection, Lambda-sond® system and catalytic converter.
|Output (SAE J1349)||114 hp at 5400 rpm (85 kW at 90 rps)|
|Max. torque (SAE J1349)||136 ft. Ibs. (185 Nm) at 2750 rpm|
|Number of cylinders||4|
|Bore||3.78" (96 mm)|
|Stroke||3.15" (80 mm)|
|Displacement||2.32 liters (141 cu.in.)|
|Valve clearance, cold engine inlet and exhaust||Checking:||Adjusting:|
|(0.30-0.40 mm)||(0.35-0.40 mm)|
|Valve clearance, warm engine inlet and exhaust|
|(0.35-0.40 mm)||(0.40-0.45 mm)|
All specifications are subject to change without notice.
|Type||Positive pressure, closed system|
|Thermostat begins to open at||196-200°F (91-93°C)|
|- fully open at||215°F (97°C)|
|Fan belts, designation||HC-38 X 918 (two)|
|Coolant: Volvo Coolant type C (blue-green)|
The engine is equipped with electronic fuel injection system type LH-Jetronic 2.2.
|Ignition setting (cannot be adjusted)||(12° B.T.D.C.at 750rpm)|
|Spark plugs||Volvo P/N 271409-5*|
|Spark plug gap||0.024-0.028" (0.6-0.7 mm)|
|Tightening torque||15-22 ft. Ibs. (20-30 Nm)|
|Distributor, direction of rotation||Clockwise|
*Bosch WR7DC (or equivalent)
Manual or automatic transmission.
Hypoid type final drive.
Manual transmission M46
1st gear 4.03:1
2nd gear 2.16:1
3rd gear 1.37:1
4th gear 1.00:1
Rear axle reduction ratio: 3.31:1
Automatic transmission AW70
1st gear 2.45:1
2nd gear 1.45:1
3rd gear 1:1
Rear axle reduction ratio: 3.73:1
Vehicle speed/1000 engine rpm (manual transmission)
Rear axle ratio 3.31:1
|1 st gear||5.3||8.5|
McPherson type spring and strut suspension. Shock absorbers housed in strut casing. Rack and pinion steering.
Safety-type steering column.
The alignment specifications apply to an unloaded car but include fuel, coolant and spare wheel.
Toe-in, measured on the wheel rim: 1/16" ± 3/64"(1.5 ± 1.0 mm)
Camber (not to exceed 1/2° difference between sides):
-All..................................................................................... +1/4° to + 3/4°
(Reduce camber if excessive wear on tire outer shoulder is observed)
Caster: not adjustable
|Fuel tank||15.8 US gals||60 liters|
|-manual transmission||9.9 US qts||9.4 liters|
|-automatic transmission||9.7 US qts||9.2 liters|
|-expansion tank separately||0.7 US qts||0.6 liters|
|-oil and filter change||4.0 US qts||3.85 liters|
|-oil changed separately||3.5 US qts||3.35 liters|
|-manual, M46||2.4 US qts||2.3 liters|
|-automatic, AW70||7.8 US qts||7.4 liters|
|Rear axle||1.7 US qts||1.6 liters|
|Power steering gear||0.8 US qts||0.75 liters|
|Windshield washer fluid||3.4 US qts||3.2 liters|
12 V, negative ground. Voltage-controlled alternator. Single-wire system with chassis and engine used as conductors.
|1235272-0 (or equivalent)|
|-electrolyte specific gravity||1.28|
- rated output
|Lights, 12 V||US bulb No.||Power||Socket||No. of bulbs|
|Headlights||Volvo P/N 1312618||45 W/65 W||2|
|Position Lights, front||1157||5 W/2.2 cp||BaY 15d||2|
|Turn Signals, front||1157||21 W/24 cp||BaY 15d||2|
|Turn Signals, rear||1073||21 W/32 cp||Ba 15s||2|
|Brake light/tail light||1157||21 W/31 cp||BaY 15d||2|
|5 W/3 cp|
|High-mounted brake light||Volvo P/N 968113||20 W||Ba 9s||1|
|Back-up Lights||1073||21 W/32 cp||Ba 15s||2|
|Rear fog lights||1073||21 W/32 cp||Ba 15s||2|
|The following bulbs may be obtained from your nearest Volvo dealer.|
|Rear Ash Tray Lights||1.2 W||W2x4.6d||1|
|License plate Light, Sedan||4 W||Ba9s||2|
|License plate Light, Wagon||5 W||S 8.5-8||2|
|Interior Light||10 W||S 8.5-8||1|
|Glovebox Light||2 W||Ba9s||1|
|Instrument Panel Light||3 W||W2.1x9.5d||2|
|Control Panel Light||1.2 W||W2x4.6d||3|
|Shift positions, Auto Transmission||1.2 W||W2x4.6d||1|
|Engine Compartment Light||15 W||S 8.5-8||1|
|Trunk Light||15 W||S 8.5-8||1|
|Turn Signals||1.2 W||W2x4.6d||2|
|Brake Failure||1.2 W||W2x4.6d||1|
|Parking Brake||1.2 W||W2x4.6d||1|
|Oil Pressure||1.2 W||W2x4.6d||1|
|Warning Flashers||1.2 W||W2x4.6d||1|
|El. Heated Window||1.2 W||W2x4.6d||1|
|Seat Belts||2 W||Ba9s||2|
|Bulb Failure||1.2 W||W2x4.6d||1|
Recommended max. and min. speeds***, mph (km/h)
Manual transmission M46
|1st gear||2nd gear||3rd gear||4th gear|
|-25(-40)||10-44(20-70)||20-70(30-110)||25- (44-) **|
**35 mph-(*55km/h-)with overdrive engaged
***always observe posted speed limits
Wheel nut wrench.
2 screwdrivers (1 Phillips, 1 standard)
2 open end wrenches.
The tires on your Volvo will perform to specifications at all normal loads when inflated as recommended on the tire information label located on the rear facing side of the right front door. This label lists both tire and vehicle design limits. Do not load your car beyond the load limits indicated.
See Consumer Information Booklet for complete tire pressure information.
Tire Pressure Label
|Model||Vehicle capacity weight|| Recommended tire pressure |
(for fuel economy)
| Optimal Tire Pressure|
|Special Spare|| Special Spare |
| ||Tire Size|| ||Front/rear|
|Sedan, USA||970 lbs||36||250||36||250||185/70T14||26||180||27||190||165-14||36||250|
|Sedan, Canada||425 kg||35||245||35||245||P185/75R14||26||180||28||200||165-14||36||250|
|Wagon, USA||1220 lbs||36||250||36||250||185SR14||27||190||30||190||175-14||40||280|
|Wagon, Canada||495 kg||35||245||35||245||P185/75R14||26||180||30||210||175-14||40||280|
Service Manuals for your 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 binder system. (Note that manuals and binders may be obtained separately or in preassembled sets.)
Major sections within the binder system include: 0-General Information; 1-Service and Maintenance; 2-Engine; 3-Electrical System and Instruments: 4-Power Transmission: 5-Brakes: 6-Suspension and Steering; 7-Frame, Springs, Dampers 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.
Please note that these manuals may be offered for sale by your Volvo dealer. Prices charged by the dealer can vary from those listed in the brochure (according to Federal law).
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. Certified
mechanics have demonstrated a high degree of competence in specific
Besides passing exams each mechanic must also have worked in the field for two or more years before a certificate is issued.
These professional mechanics are fully able to analyze vehicle problems and perform the necessary service procedures to keep your Volvo at peak operating condition.
Note! The above pertains to USA only.