A Fabulous Automobile, The Best Of The Best I've Owned — My dark grey 1992 Volvo 240 Wagon was superior in every respect. I bought it new and kept it 18+ years (my daughter drove it for a while, then I took it back). Had hardly a minute's trouble with it. Only routine maintenance and minor repairs. Likely the best engine ever built by Volvo (or anyone else) for durability. Averaged 24 mpg/28 on the road. Never burned or leaked oil. The car was exceptionally reliable. It was truly "the brick" workhorse it was reputed to be. The design had both class and simplicity. It hugged the road and turned on a dime. Perfectly balanced, It was doubtless the safest car of its time, perhaps still is. Through many years our family owned a 122s (Amazon), a 144, four 240 sedans, a 740 wagon and 940 sedan, and a 960 wagon. The best of them all was the 1992 240 wagon. Had it not gotten rusty around the edges from too much salt on the roads, I would still be driving it. I replaced it with a XC70 for all-wheel drive in the mountains. And I'm looking now to purchase another '92 240 wagon for old (and new) times sake. They can drive it from the church to the cemetery with me in it, roses on top!
You can save a lot of money by working on your own vehicle. You probably already know this, but mechanics charge a lot. Do it yourself and use this 1992 Volvo 240 repair manual software to guide the way.
htm (2 of 5)12/30/2006 9:31:32 AM. Repair if necessary. Checking and adjusting idle speed Your Volvo is equipped with an electronically controlled idle speed system that requires no periodic checking or adjustment. The exhaust gas analysis is fed into an electronic module which continuously influences the amount of fuel injected. Check for proper sealing of gasoline filler cap which contains "O"-ring type seals. Check fuel lines under vehicle. The filter cannot be cleaned and should always be replaced with a new one. and nitrogen oxides) through a 3-way catalytic converter. pg. lines and connections The ability of the fuel system to control hydrocarbon emissions is dependent largely on a leak-free system. carbon monoxide. Air cleaner Replace the air cleaner cartridge every 30. This adjusts the airfuel ratio to provide optimum conditions for combustion and efficient reduction of the three major pollutants (hydrocarbons.000 miles (48. the oxygen sensor (Lambda-sond™) is electrically heated. tank.)Oxygen Sensor On the B230F engines. 79 Servicing (cont.000 km) The cartridge should be replaced more often when driving under dirty and/or dusty conditions. The use of a PTC (Positive Temperature Coefficient) element to heat the Lambda-sond ensures a shorter warm up timefile:///K|/ownersdocs/1992/1992_240/92240_077. Lambda-sond™ (oxygen sensor) system This is an emission control system designed to reduce emissions and improve fuel economy. An oxygen sensor monitors the composition of the exhaust gases leaving the engine.1992 Volvo 240Fuel system cap. Check all evaporative hoses in vehicle for tightness.
This 1992 Volvo 240 sedan is a pretty basic model but is presented very well and has very attractive low mileage. A clean CarFax report verifies the miles and we like these alloy wheels and the clean blue interior. Find it in Feasterville, Pennsylvania. Special thanks to BaT reader Mike K. for this submission!