240Ti lost power

Discussion in 'Volvo 240' started by Greenthumb, Nov 14, 2003.

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    Greenthumb Guest


    this is a repost - sorry.

    I could not get my news reader to pull down the messages and can't
    read of any earlier response.

    In a nutsheel, the '84 240ti was running mostly Ok when I parked it
    for a few weeks.

    Now it will start, but doesn't build enough power to move, or will
    move if I rev the engine and slip the clutch, but barely, and then
    goes dead if I am not real careful.

    It blows more blue smokke than before if that is of significance.

    I wonder how to trouble shoot this?

    Maybe some switch went out that goofs up the turbo stuff?

    I believe it is getting fuel ok, and air.

    It is getting dam*ed cold now, going down to 20 tonight here in
    atlanta. I don't relish working out of doors.

    But if anyone has any ideas.....otherwise off it goes on a tow truck.

    Thanks again.

    Greenthumb, Nov 14, 2003
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    James Sweet Guest

    First of all check all the air hoses between the turbo and the intake
    manifold, it's common for one of them to get a leak, then check the timing
    belt, it's possible it jumped a tooth or two, a little error will have a big
    James Sweet, Nov 14, 2003
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