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Volvo 240/260

1975-1993 Volvo 200 Series - 242, 244, 245, 262, 264, 265, Bertone, DL, GL

  • Sold in the USA from 1975 through 1993
  • Available in 2 door sedan, 4 door sedan and 5 door station wagon
  • 2 door sedan was discontinued in the USA market around 1985
  • Some late '70s and early '80s models did not have numbered badging and simply had trim level labels such as DL or GL
  • Generally DL was a base model, GL had more options and GLT/Turbo had most options
  • The body style of the 200 series basically stayed the same over the years with minor cosmetic styling changes such as the style of hood and head lamps
  • The 200 series had various engine packages but was pretty much standardized by 1986. All USA 1986-1993 models were equipped with B230F gasoline 4 cylinder OHC engine.
  • Originally, all 240 models had 4 cylinder engines and all 260 models had 6 cylinder engines but this distinction became murky in the early 1980s.
  • 242 and 262 is a 2 door sedan
  • 244 and 264 is a 4 door sedan
  • 245 and 265 is a 5 door station wagon
  • "240" can be a 4 door sedan or 5 door station wagon. "240" badging was standard by 1986.

Volvo 240 (normally aspirated 4 cylinder gasoline engine)

  • B20F
    • Available in 1975 only
    • 2.0L gasoline inline 4 cylinder OHV w/ Bosch K-Jetronic mechanical fuel injection
  • B21F (K-Jet)
    • Available from 1976 through 1982
    • 2.1L normally aspirated gasoline inline 4 cylinder OHC
    • Bosch K-Jetronic mechanical fuel injection
    • There are a small number of 1983 models with a B21F and Bosch K-Jetronic mechanical fuel injection
  • B21F (LH-Jet)
    • There are a small number of 1982 models with a B21F and Bosch LH-Jetronic 2.0 electronic fuel injection
  • B23F
    • Available from 1983 through 1984
    • 2.3L normally aspirated gasoline inline 4 cylinder OHC
    • Bosch LH-Jetronic 2.1 electronic fuel injection
  • B230F

Volvo 240 Turbo

  • Sold in the USA from 1981 through 1985
  • Available in 2, 4 and 5 door models
  • Manual (4 speed with overdrive) and automatic transmission options
  • B21FT is the only engine option (in USA)
    • 2.1L turbocharged gasoline 2.1L inline 4 cylinder OHC
    • Bosch K-Jetronic mechanical fuel injection
  • Intercooler option was available on later models

Volvo 260 V6

  • Sold in the USA from 1976 through 1982
  • B27F & B28F normally aspirated 90 degree V6 PRV (Peugeot-Renault-Volvo) engine
  • Both the B27 & B28 suffered oiling issues that resulted in excessive camshaft wear
  • A manual transmission option was available but most USA models were equipped with a 3 speed automatic transmission

Volvo 260 V6 PRV Engines:

  • B27F
    • Available from 1976 through 1980
    • 2.7L normally aspirated gasoline 90 degree V6 PRV (Peugeot-Renault-Volvo) OHC (w/ rockers)
    • Bosch K-Jetronic mechanical fuel injection
  • B28F
    • Available from 1980 through 1982
    • 2.8L normally aspirated gasoline 90 degree V6 PRV (Peugeot-Renault-Volvo) OHC (w/ rockers)
    • Bosch K-Jetronic mechanical fuel injection

Volvo 260 Diesel (possibly some 240 models also)

  • There is a lot of conflicting information about when this engine was offered in the 200 series in the USA.  Some sources suggest it was offered from 1980 through 1985.  From our own experience, most are 1981 through 1983.
  • D24 engine
    • 2.4L Volkswagen normally aspirated mechanically injected inline 6 cylinder engine
  • Models with this engine are very popular with the bio-diesel crowd
  • These engines tended to be very reliable to the point that they generally got ignored and didn't get maintained properly. Lack of maintenance (oil changes, injection pump timing adjustments and cooling system flushes) resulted in many of these engines eventually having the piston rings seize up resulting in a serious loss of compression and thus a no-start condition. Reports of overheating and cylinder head damage are also common.

Volvo 262C Bertone Coupé

  • Sold in the USA from 1978 through 1981
  • "Luxury" chop-top version of the 2 door 260 model
  • Equipped with the same V6 PVR engine as other 260 models

Bosch Fuel Systems

  • Bosch K-Jetronic: Mechanical fuel injection with fuel distributor and warm-up (fuel pressure) regulator.  Later versions added an oxygen sensor and catalytic converter in the exhaust system combined with a electronic control unit and a pulsed frequency valve to alter fuel pressure in response to exhaust temperature. Some very late models (1981-82) also had an IAC/AIC idle control motor with a separate electronic control module.
  • Bosch LH-Jetronic: Electronic fuel with a MAF (Mass Air Flow)  sensor and IAC control. MAF is the standarized vernacular for a device that measures air flow and density but they have also been called AMM (Air Mass Meter) or AMS (Air Mass Sensor.)
  • LH 2.0: Hot wire MAF sensor with aluminum MAF sensor housing. MAF sensor has flame arrestor.  Curved rubber fuel hoses between fuel rail and injectors.
  • LH 2.1: Hot wire MAF sensor with aluminum MAF sensor housing.
  • LH 2.2: Hot wire MAF sensor with plastic MAF sensor housing.
  • LH 2.4: Hot wire MAF sensor with plastic MAF sensor housing. 6 pin electrical connector on MAF.
  • LH 3.0: Hot filament MAF sensor with plastic MAF sensor housing with removable MAF sensor. 4 pin electrical connector on MAF.

Model information is based on the USA vehicle market. Other model variations may exist outside the USA.

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