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VOLVO
740 GL, GLE, Turbo

Specifications

pg. 110 Specifications

Dimensions and weights 740 GL, GLE
740 TURBO
Length 188.4" 478.5 cm
Width 68.9" 175 cm
Height 56.5" 143 cm
Wheelbase 109" 277 cm
Track:
front 57.5" 146 cm
rear 57.5" 146 cm
Turning circle, between curbs 32.5 ft. 9.9 m
Trunk capacity (sedans) 17.2 cu. ft. 0.487 m3
Cargo capacity (wagons)
With rear seats up 39.3 cu. ft. 1.1 m3
With rear seats down74.9 cu. ft. 2.1 m3
Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW):
GL/GLE(sedan) 3965 lbs. 1800 kg
Turbo (sedan) 4010 lbs. 1820 kg
Wagons 4230 lbs. 1920 kg
Capacity weight (sedan) 1000 lbs. 455 kg
Capacity weight (740 GLE wagon) 1045 lbs. 475 kg
Capacity weight (740 Turbo wagon) 1035 lbs. 470 kg
Permissible axle weight, front:
GL, GLE 1940 lbs. 880 kg
Turbo 2050 lbs. 930 kg
Permissible axle weight, rear:
GL, GLE(sedan) 2030 lbs. 922 kg
Turbo (sedan) 2090 lbs. 950 kg
Wagon 2310 lbs. 1050 kg
Max. roof load 220 lbs. 100 kg
Max. trailer weight 3300 lbs. 1500 kg
Curb weight (sedan) 2892-3075 lbs. 1315-1371 kg
Curb weight (wagon) 3016-3199 lbs. 1371-1454 kg
The max permissible axle loads must not be exceeded

WARNING!
When adding accessories, equipment, luggage and other cargo to your vehicle, the total loaded weight capacity of the vehicle must not be exceeded.

Consult your Volvo dealer for information.

All specifications are subject to change without notice.

pg. 111 Label information


The Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) should always be quoted in all correspondence concerning your vehicle with the dealer and when ordering parts.

1 Vehicle identification number (VIN)
VIN plate is located on top left surface of dashboard. The VIN is also stamped on the right hand door pillar.

2 Vehicle emission control information
Your Volvo is designed to meet all applicable safety and emissions standards, as evidenced by the certification label on the right side of the firewall. For further information regarding these regulations, please consult your Volvo dealer.

3 Model plate
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). Codes for color and upholstery etc. This plate is located on panel above right headlight.

4 Loads and tire pressures

5 Federal motor vehicle safety standards (FMVSS) specifications (USA) and Ministry of Transport (CMVSS) Standards (Canada)
This label is located on rear facing side of the driver's door.

6 Service label
Label on left-rear door frame.
Information on certain components.

All specifications are subject to change without notice.

pg. 112 Specifications


Engine Oil
Oil quality:
According to API SF.
Oils with designation SF/CC and SF/CD comply with these demands.
Synthetic or semi-synthetic oils may be used if their specifications comply with the above.
Volvo recommends the use of fuel economy improving oils. When using these oils, the Volvo recommended oil change intervals must be followed.
Volvo does not recommend oil additives as they can adversely affect the engine.
Capacity: (incl. oil filter) 4.0 US qts. (3.85 liters): on Turbo models, add 0.7 US qts. (0.6 liters) if oil cooler is drained.

Manual transmission Quality ATF type F or G Capacity 2.4 US qts. (2.3 liters)
Automatic transmission Quality ATF Dexron IID Capacity 7.9 US qts. (7.5 liters
Rear axle Quality API-GL-5 (MIL-L-2105 B or C) SAE 90 or 80W/90 Capacity 1.7 US qts. (1.6 liters)
Power steering Quality ATF Capacity 0.7 US qts. (0.7 liter)
Brake fluid Brake fluid type DOT 4 Capacity 0.43 US qts. (0.4 liter)

NOTE:
SAE 15 W/40 oil is recommended for use in severe driving conditions which involve high oil temperatures or excessive oil consumption e.g. mountain driving with frequent deceleration, or high-speed driving. Note, however, the higher temperature range of 15W/40 oil.

All specifications are subject to change without notice.

pg. 113 Specifications

740 GL,GLE
(B230F engine)

Liquid-cooled, gasoline, 4-cylinder inline 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.

Type designation Volvo B230F
Output (SAE J 1349) 114 hp at 5400 rpm (85 kW at 90 rps)
Max. torque (SAE J 1349) 136 ft. lbs. (185 Nm) at 2750 rpm
Number of cylinders4
Bore3.78" (96 mm)
Stroke 3.15" (80 mm)
Displacement 2.32 Liters
Compression ratio 9.8:1
Valve clearance, cold engine 0.014-0.016"
inlet and exhaust(0.35-0.40 mm)
Valve clearance, warm engine 0.016-0.018"
inlet and exhaust (0.40-0.45 mm)

740 Turbo
(B230F-Turbo engine)

Liquid-cooled, gasoline, 4-cylinder inline 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. Exhaust-gas-driven turbo-compressor with intercooler.

Type designation Volvo B230F-Turbo
Output (SAE J 1349) 160 hp at 5300 rpm (119 kW at 88 rps)
Max. torque (SAE J 1349) 187 ft. lbs. (253 Nm) at 2900 rpm
Number of cylinders4
Bore3.78" (96 mm)
Stroke 3.15" (80 mm)
Displacement 2.32 Liters
Compression ratio 8.7:1
Valve clearance, cold engine 0.014-0.016"
inlet and exhaust(0.35-0.40 mm)
Valve clearance, warm engine 0.016-0.018"
inlet and exhaust (0.40-0.45 mm)

All specifications are subject to change without notice.

pg. 114 Specifications

740 GL, GLE (B230F engine)
Cooling system

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 925
Coolant: Volvo coolant type C (blue-green)
Capacity: 10 US qts (9.5 liters)

Fuel system

The engine is equipped with an electronic fuel injection system (type LH-Jetronic 2.2)

Ignition system
Firing order 1-3-4-2
Ignition setting(cannot be adjusted) (12° B.T.D.C. at 750 rpm)
Spark plugs: Volvo P/N 271409-5
Spark plug gap 0.024-0.028" (0.6-0.7 mm)
Tightening torque 15-22 ft. lbs. (20-30 Nm)
Distributor, direction of rotation Clockwise

* Bosch WR7 DC (or equivalent)

740 Turbo (B230F-Turbo engine)
Cooling system

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 925
Coolant: Volvo coolant type C (blue-green)
Capacity: 10 US qts (9.5 liters)

Fuel system

The engine is equipped with an electronic fuel injection system (type LH-Jetronic 2.2)

Ignition system
Firing order 1-3-4-2
Ignition setting(cannot be adjusted) (12° B.T.D.C . at 900 rpm)
Spark plugs: Volvo P/N 271409-5
Spark plug gap 0.024-0.028" (0.6-0.7 mm)
Tightening torque 15-22 ft. lbs. (20-30 Nm)
Distributor, direction of rotation Clockwise

* Bosch WR7 DC (or equivalent)

All specifications are subject to change without notice.

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Power transmission
Manual or automatic transmission.
Hypoid type Final drive.

Manual transmission M46
Reduction ratios:
1st gear 4.03:1
2nd gear 2.16:1
3rd gear 1.37:1
4th gear 1:1
Overdrive 0.78:1
Reverse 3.68:1

Rear Axle :
Reduction ratios: 3.54:1
3.31:1

Automatic transmission AW71 (740 Turbo)
Reduction ratios:
1st gear 2.45:1
2nd gear 1.45:1
3rd gear 1:1
4th gear 0.69:1
Reverse 2.21:1

Rear Axle :
Reduction ratios: 3.73:1

Automatic transmission ZF 4HP-22 (with lock-up)(740 GL, GLE)
Reduction ratios:
1st gear 2.48:1
2nd gear 1.48:1
3rd gear 1:1
4th gear 0.73:1
Reverse 2.09:1

Rear Axle :
Reduction ratios: 3.91:1

Speeds at 1000 engine rpm (manual transmission)
Rear axle ratio 3.54:1 3.31:1
mph km/h mph km/h
1st gear 5.0 8.0 5.3 9.0
2nd gear 9.2 14.8 9.8 16.0
3rd gear 14.5 23.4 15.5 25.0
4th gear 19.9 32.1 21.3 35.0
Overdrive/5th gear 25.2 40.6 26.9 42.0
Reverse 5.4 8.7 5.8 10.0

Front end
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: 5/64" +/- 1/64" (2 mm +/- 0.5 mm)
tire sides: 3/32" +/- 1/32" (2.5 mm +/- 1 mm)

All specifications are subject to change without notice.

pg. 116 Specifications

Electrical system
12 V, negative ground.
Voltage-controlled alternator. Single-wire system with chassis and engine used as conductors.
Voltage12V
Battery, type Maintenance free
Capacity450 A, 90 min
Electrolyte, specific gravity1.28
Recharge at1.23
Alternator, rated output 980W
max. current 70 A
Lights. 12 V US Bulb No. Power Socket No. of bulbs
Headlights, inner H4651 Halogen Sealed beam 2
Headlights, outer H4656 Halogen Sealed beam 2
Parking lights, front 1157 21/5W/32/3 cp BAY 15 d 2
Turn signals, front 1157 21/5W/32/3 cp BAY 15 d 2
Turn signals, rear 1073 21 W/32 cp BA 15 s 2
Tail lights 67 5 W/4 cp BA 15 s 2
Tail light/brake light 1157 21/5W/32/3 cp BAY 15 d 2
High-mounted brake light Volvo P/N 968113 20 W Ba 9 s 1
Back-up lights 1073 21 W/32 cp BA 15 s 2
Rear fog lights 1073 21 W/32 cp BA 15 s 2
Fog lights 55 W H3 2
License plate light 4 W W 2.1 x 9.5d 2
Door warning lights 3 W W 2.1 x 9.5d 4
Interior light 10 W SV 8.5 1
Reading lights, front 5 W W 2.1 x 9.5d 2
Engine compartment light 10 W SV 8.5 1
Trunk light 10 W SV 8.5 1
Glove box light 2 W BA 9 s 1
Instrument lighting 3 W W 2.1 x 9.5d 3
Lighting control panel 1.2 W Volvo P/N 966326 12
 A/T selector 1.2 W Volvo P/N 966326 1
 ashtray, rear 1.2 W Volvo P/N 966326 1
Warning lights
 charging 1.2 W Volvo P/N 966326 1
 oil pressure 1.2 W Volvo P/N 966326 1
 parking brake 1.2 W Volvo P/N 966326 1
 brake failure 1.2 W Volvo P/N 966326 1
 bulb failure 1.2 W Volvo P/N 966326 1
Indicator lights
 seat belts, rear 2 W Ba 9s1
 seat belts, front 1.2 W Volvo P/N 966326 1
 turn signals 1.2 W Volvo P/N 966326 2
 high beams 1.2 W Volvo P/N 966326 1
 overdrive 1.2 W Volvo P/N 966326 1
 washer fluid level 1.2 W Volvo P/N 966326 1
Shift indicator 4th gear 1.2 W Volvo P/N 966326 1

All specifications are subject to change without notice.

pg. 117 Specifications

Vehicle Loading
The tires on your Volvo should perform to specifications at all normal loads when inflated as recommended on the tire information label. The label is located on the rear-facing edge of the right front door. This label lists both tire and vehicle design limits. Do not load your car beyond the load limits indicated.

WARNING!
Improperly inflated tires will reduce tire life, adversely affect vehicle handling and can possibly lead to failure resulting in loss of vehicle control without prior warning.

Tool kit
Wheel nut wrench.
2 screwdrivers (1 Phillips, 1 standard)
Pry bar
2 open end wrenches.

Capacities
740 GL, GLE 740 Turbo
Fuel tank (approx.) 15.8 US gal. 60 liters 15.8 US gal. 60 liters
Cooling system 10 US qts. 9.5 liters 10 US qts. 9.5 liters
Engine, at oil change4.0 US qts. 3.85 liters4.0 US qts.* 3.85 liters
Manual transmission (M46) 2.4 US qts 2.3 liters 2.4 US qts 2.3 liters
Automatic transmission (AW71) 7.9 US qts. 7.5 liters
Automatic transmission (ZF 4HP-22) 8.1 US qts. 7.7 liters
Rear axle1.7 US qts. 1.6 liters1.7 US qts. 1.6 liters
Power steering gear0.7 US qts. 0.7 liters0.7 US qts. 0.7 liters
* If oil cooler is drained, add 0.7 US qts (0.6 liters)

All specifications are subject to change without notice.

pg. 118 Service manual

Service Manuals for your Volvo are available for purchase. These are the same manuals used by competent Volvo technicians.
Major sections within the Service Manual System include: 0-General Information; 1- Lubrication and Service: 2-Engine; 3-Electrical System: 4-Power Transmission: 5-Brakes; 6- Suspension and Steering; 7-Springs, Shock absorbers and Wheels; 8-Body and Interior.
A Service Manual Brochure/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/Order Form may be obtained from your Volvo dealer, or by mail directly from:

Volvo Cars of North America
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 areas.
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.

All specifications are subject to change without notice.

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