Specifications

pg. 9:1 Specifications

Specifications

9:2Dimensions and weights
9:3Label information
9:4Oil specifications
9:5Engine specifications
9:8Electrical system specifications
9:9Capacities

pg. 9:2 Specifications

Dimensions and weights

740
740 Turbo

Length 188.4" 478.5cm
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) 16.8 cu. ft. 0.487 cm
Cargo capacity (wagons)
With rear seats up 39.3 cu. ft. 1.1 m
With rear seats down 74.9 cu. ft. 2.1 m


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


Consult your Volvo dealer for information.
All specifications are subject to change without notice.

Gross Vehicle Weight
(GVW): USA Canada

740 (Sedan) 4105 lbs (1865 kg) 1845 kg
740 (Wagon) 4290 lbs (1949 kg) 1930 kg
TURBO (Wagon) 4365 lbs (1983 kg) 1985 kg

Capacity weight:
740 (Sedan) 980 lbs (445 kg) 445 kg
740 (Wagon) 1040 lbs (474 kg) 475 kg
TURBO (Wagon) 1055 lbs (480 kg) 485 kg

Permissible weight front
740 (Sedan) 2005 lbs (912 kg) 900 kg
740 (Wagon) 2000 lbs (910 kg) 910 kg
TURBO (Wagon) 2060 lbs (937 kg) 935 kg

Permissible weight rear
740 (Sedan) 2120 lbs (964 kg) 965 kg
740 (Wagon) 2330 lbs (1060 kg) 1060 kg
TURBO (Wagon) 2340 lbs (1064 kg) 1070 kg

Max. roof load 220 lbs (100 kg) 100 kg
Max. trailer weight 1500 kg
(without brakes) 1540 lbs (700 kg) 700 kg
Max. trailer weight
(with brakes) 3300 lbs (1500 kg) 1500 kg
Max. tongue weight 165 lbs (75 kg) 75 kg

Curb weight (Sedan) 2973- (1350- 1330-
3093 lbs 1404 kg) 1401 kg
Curb weight (Wagon) 3110- (1412- 1393-
3218 lbs 1461 kg) 1458 kg

The max permissible axle loads must not be exceeded

pg. 9:3 Label information

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 emissions standards, as evidenced by the certification label on the left wheelhousing. 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)

Your Volvo is designed to meet all applicable safety standards, as evidenced by the certification label on the rear facing side of the driver's door. For further information regarding these regulations, please consult your Volvo dealer.

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

All specifications are subject to change without notice.

pg. 9:4 Specifications

Engine oil

Oil quality:
Meeting API specification SG

Oil with designation SG - CD complies 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. Look for the API label.

Volvo does not recommend oil additives as they can adversely affect the engine.
Capacity (including 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.


Automatic transmission Quality : ATF Dexron IID Capacity : 7.9 US qts. (7.5 liters)
Rear axle Quality : Volvo rear axle oil 1161329 or 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 type F Capacity : 0.7 US qts. (0.7 liters)
Brake fluid Brake fluid type : DOT 4 or 4+ Capacity : 0.66 US qts. (0.5 liters)


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. SAE 15W-40 must not be used at ambient temperatures below 5°F (-15°C).


pg. 9:5 Specifications

740 B 230F

Type designation Volvo B 234 F


Output(SAE J 1349) 114 hp at 5400 rpm (85 kW at 90 rps)
Max. torque(SAE J 1349) 134 ft. lbs. (182 Nm) at 2500 rpm
Number of cylinders 4
Bore 3.78" (96 mm)
Stroke 3.15" (80 mm)
Displacement 2.32 liters
Compression ratio 9.8:1
Checking Adjusting
Valve clearance, cold engine 0.012-0.016" 0.014-0.016"
inlet and exhaust (0.30-0.40 mm) (0.35-0.40 mm)
Valve clearance, warm engine 0.014-0.018" 0.016-0.018"
inlet and exhaust (0.35-0.45 mm) (0.040-0.045 mm)

* California: 135 ft. lbs. (183 Nm) at 2500 rpm

740 B230F Turbo


Type designation Volvo B 230F


Output (SAE J 1349) 162 hp at 4800 rpm (119 kW at 80 rps)
Max. torque (SAE J 1349) 195 ft. lbs. (265 Nm) at 3450 rpm
Number of cylinders 4
Bore 3.78" (96 mm)
Stroke 3.15" (80 mm)
Displacement 2.32 Liters
Compression ratio 8.7:1
Checking Adjusting
Valve clearance, cold engine 0.012-0.016" 0.014-0.016"
inlet and exhaust (0.30-0.40 mm) (0.35-0.40 mm)
Valve clearance, warm engine 0.014-0.018" 0.016-0.018"
inlet and exhaust (0.35-0.45 mm) (0.040-0.045 mm)

pg. 9:6 Specifications

Cooling system

Type Positive pressure, Closed system
Thermostat: begins to open at
(740) 189° F (87° C)
(Turbo) 198° F (92° C)

Fan belts, designation: (740) HC47cog x 1013
(Turbo) HC47cog x 1000

Coolant: Volvo original coolant/anti-freeze

Capacity: 10 US qts (9.5 liters)

Ignition System

Firing order 1-3-4-2
Ignition setting:
(740) 12° B.T.D.C. at 750 rpm
(Turbo) 12° B.T.D.C. at 750 rpm

Spark plugs (740, Turbo) Volvo P/N270746-1
Spark plug gap 0.028-0.032" (0.7-0.8 mm)
Tightening torque 15-22 ft. lbs. (20-30 Nm)

Distributor, direction of rotation Clockwise

pg. 9:7 Specifications

POWER TRANSMISSION


Automatic transmission
Hypoid type final drive
Automatic transmission AW70L & AW71
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
Front suspension
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: 2.1 mm +/- 0.9 mm
tire sides: 2.3 +/- 1.2 mm
All specifications are subject to change without notice.


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