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Dimensions and weights 760 GLE
760 Turbo
Length 188.4 in (478.5 cm)
Width 68.9 in (175 cm)
Height 56.5 in (143 cm)
Wheelbase 109 in (277 cm)
Track, front 57.5 in (146 cm)
rear 57.5 in (146 cm)
Turning circle, (between curbs) 32.5 ft (9.9 m)
Trunk capacity (sedans) 17.2 cu. ft. (0.49 m3)
Cargo capacity (wagons)
with rear seats up 39.3 cu. ft. (1.1 m3)
with rear seats down 74.9 cu. ft. (2.1 m3)
Curb weight (sedan) 3116-3157 lbs (1413-1432 kg)
Curb weight (wagon) 3209-3226 lbs (1455-1463 kg)
Gross vehicle weight (sedan) 4010 lbs (1820 kg)
Gross vehicle weight (wagon) 4230 lbs (1920 kg)
Capacity Weight* 1000 lbs (455 kg)
Permissible axle weight, front 2050 lbs (930 kg)
rear (sedan) 2090 lbs (950 kg)
rear (wagon) 2310 lbs (1050 kg)
Max. roof load 220 lbs (100 kg)
Max. trailer weight 3300 lbs (1500 kg)

See also section "Trailer hauling".
*The max permissible axle loads must not be exceeded!

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.

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Engine 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)
760 GLE:6.3 US qts. (6.0 liters)
760 Turbo:4.0 US qts. (3.85 liters)
4.7 US qts. (4.45 liters) if oil cooler is drained.

Manual transmission fluid Quality ATF type F or G Capacity 2.4 US qts. (2.3 liters)
Automatic transmission fluid Quality ATF Dexron IID Capacity 7.9 US qts. (7.5 liters)
Rear axle oil Quality API-GL-5 (MIL-L-2105 B or C) SAE 90 Capacity 1.7 US qts. (1.6 liters)
Power steering fluid Quality ATF Capacity760 Turbo: 1.05 US qts. (1.0 liter)
760 GLE: 0.7 US qts. (0.7 liter)
Brake fluid Brake fluid type DOT 4 Capacity 0.43 US qts. (0.4 liter)

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.)

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Engine (760 GLE)
Liquid-cooled, gasoline, 6-cylinder V-engine with 90° angle. Aluminum cylinder block with cast-iron, replaceable wet liners. Aluminum-alloy cylinder head has separate inlet and exhaust passages. Single, overhead camshafts.
Engine lubrication is provided by a gear pump driven from crankshaft. Full-flow type oil filter. Exhaust emission control accomplished by fuel injection, Lambda-sondTM system and catalytic converter.
Closed crankcase ventilation system and evaporative emission control system.
Type designationVolvo B280F
Output (SAEJ 1349)145 hp at 5100 rpm (108 kW at 85 rps)
Max. torque (SAEJ 1349)173 ft. lbs. (235 Nm) at 3750 rpm
Number of cylinders6
Bore3.58" (91 mm)
Stroke2.87" (73 mm)
Displacement2.85 litres
Compression ratio9.5:1
Valve clearance cold engine
inlet0.004-0.06" (0.10-0.15 mm)
exhaust0.010-0.012" (0.25-0.30 mm)

All specifications are subject to change without notice.

Engine (760 Turbo)
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-sondTMsystem and catalytic converter. Exhaust-gas-driven turbo-compressor with intercooler.
Type designationVolvo B230F-Turbo
Output (SAEJ 1349)160 hp at 5300 rpm (119 kW at 88 rps)
Max. torque (SAEJ 1349) at rpm187 ft. lbs. (253 Nm) at 2900 rpm
Number of cylinders4
Bore3.78" (96 mm)
Stroke3.15" (80 mm)
Displacement2.32 litres
Compression ratio8.7:1
Valve clearance cold engineChecking       Adjusting
(0.35-0.45 mm) (0.40-0.45 mm)
(0.35-0.45 mm) (0.40-0.45 mm)

All specifications are subject to change without notice.

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760 GLE (Engine B280F)
Cooling System
Type - Positive pressure, closed system
Thermostat-begins to open at . . . .189°F(87°C)
Coolant: Volvo Coolant type C (blue-green)
Capacity: 10.6 qts(10 litres)

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

Ignition System
Firing order - 1-6-3-5-2-4
Ignition setting (cannot be adjusted) - 16° 2° B.T.D.C. (at 750 rpm)
Spark plugs - Volvo P/N 273599-1 (kit)*
Spark plug gap - 0.024-0.028" (0.6-0.7 mm)
Tightening torque - 9 1.5 ft. lbs. (12 2 Nm)
Distributor, direction of rotation - Clockwise

*Bosch HR 6 DC (or equivalent)

760 Turbo (Engine B230F-Turbo)
Cooling System
Type - Positive pressure, closed system
Thermostat-begins to open at . . . .189°F(87°C)
Coolant: Volvo Coolant type C (blue-green)
Capacity: 10 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 - 12° B.T.D.C.(at 900 rpm)
Spark plugs - Volvo P/N 271409-5 (kit)*
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 WR 7 DC (or equivalent)

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Manual or automatic transmission.
Hypoid-type final drive.

Manual transmission M46 (760 Turbo)
Reduction ratios:
1st gear - 4.03:1
2nd gear - 2.16:1
3rd gear - 1.37:1
4th gear - 1:1
Overdrive - 0.79:1
Reverse - 3.68:1

Rear axle
Reduction ratio: 3.54:1

Automatic transmission AW71
Reduction ratios:
1st gear - 2.45:1
2nd gear - 1.45:1
3rd gear - 1:1
Overdrive - 0.69:1
Reverse - 2.21:1

Rear axle
Reduction ratios:
3.54:1 (760 GLE)
3.73:1 (760 Turbo)

All specifications are subject to change without notice.

Speeds at 1000 engine rpm (manual transmission)
Rear axle ratio 3.54:1
1st gear5.0 8.0
2nd gear9.2 14.8
3rd gear 14.523.4
4th gear19.9 32.1
Overdrive25.2 40.6
Reverse 5.48.7

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 unladen car, but include fuel, coolant, and spare wheel.
Toe-in, measured on the wheel rim: 5/16" 1/64" (20.5 mm)
       tire sides: 3/32" 1/32" (2.5 1 mm)

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12V, negative ground.
Voltage-controlled alternator. Single-wire system with chassis and engine used as conductors.
Voltage - 12V
Battery, type - Maintenance free
Capacity - 55 Amp/hr
Electrolyte, specific gravity - 1.28
Recharge at - 1.23
Alternator, rated output - 1260 W
Max. current - 100 Amp
Lights, 12V US bulb No. Power Socket No. of bulbs
Headlights, innerH4651 Halogen Sealed Beam 2
Headlights, outer H4656 Halogen Sealed beam 2
Parking lights, front1157 21/5W/32/3 cp Bay 15 d 2
Turn signals, front1157 21/5W/32/3 cpBay 15 d 2
Turn signals, rear107321 W/32 cp Ba 15 s 2
Tail lights 675 W/4 cpBa 15 s2
Tail light/ Brake light115721/5W/32/3 cpBAY 15 d2
High mounted brake light Volvo P/N 96811320 WBa 9 s 1
Back-up lights107321/W 32 cpBa 15 s 2
Rear fog lights107321 W/32 cpBa 15 s 2

The following bulbs may be obtained from your nearest Volvo dealer:
Lights, 12VPower Socket No. of bulbs
Fog lights55 WH32
License plate light4 WW2.1X9.5d2
Door warning lights3 WW2.1x9.5d 4
Interior light10 WSV 8.51
Reading lights, front5 WW2.1x9.5d2
Reading lights, rear5 WW2.1x9.5d2
Engine compartment light10 WSV 8.51
Trunk light10 WSV 8.51
Glove box light2 WBa 9 s 1
Instrument lighting3 WW2.1x9.5d3
Lighting, control panel1.2 WVolvo P/N 94232712
- A/T selector1.2 WVolvo P/N 9423271
- ashtray, rear1.2 WVolvo P/N 9423271
- seatbelt lock1.2 WVolvo P/N 9663261
Warning lights
- charging1.2 WVolvo P/N 9663261
- oil pressure1.2 WVolvo P/N 9663261
- parking brake1.2 WVolvo P/N 9663261
- brake failure1.2 WVolvo P/N 9663261
- bulb failure1.2 WVolvo P/N 9663261
Indicator lights
- seat belts, rear2 WBa 9 s1
- seat belts, front1.2 WVolvo P/N 9663261
- turn signals1.2 WVolvo P/N 9663262
- high beams1.2 WVolvo P/N 9663261
- overdrive1.2 WVolvo P/N 9663261
- engine oil level1.2 WVolvo P/N 9663261
- washer fluid level1.2 WVolvo P/N 9663261
- Lambda-sondTM1.2 WVolvo P/N 9663261

All specifications are subject to change without notice.

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Vehicle Loading
The tires on your Volvo will 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.

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

All specifications are subject to change without notice.

Tool kit

Wheel nut wrench.
2 screwdrivers (1 Phillips, 1 standard)
Tommy bar
2 open end wrenches.
Capacities760 GLE760 Turbo
Fuel tank (approx.)15.8 US gal.15.8 US gal.
60 liters60 liters
Cooling System10.6 US qts.10 US qts.
10 liters9.5 liters
Engine at oil change6.3 US qts.4.0 US qts.*
6.0 liters3.85 liters
Engine excl. oil filter6.3 US qts.3.5 US qts.*
6.0 liters3.35 liters
Manual transmission (M46)2.4 US qts.2.4 US qts.
2.3 liters2.3 liters
Automatic transmission (AW71)7.9 US qts.7.9 US qts.
7.5 liters7.5 liters
Rear axle 1.7 US qts.1.7 US qts.
1.6 liters 1.6 liters
Power steering gear1.05 US qts. 0.7 US qts.
1.0 liter0.7 liter

*if oil cooler is drained, add 0.7 US qts. (0.6 liter)

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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.
All specifications are subject to change without notice .

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.

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