740 manual / automatic gearbox.

Discussion in 'Volvo 740' started by [email protected], Dec 22, 2004.

  1. I have a 1988 manual 740 estate which I want to keep running for around
    another two years.

    I have found a 1987 automatic 740 estate which the owners just wants to get
    rid of.

    Both cars have the same engines so would everything else be the same on the
    two cars except the gearboxes.
    [email protected], Dec 22, 2004
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  2. Both cars are 740 GL
    [email protected], Dec 22, 2004
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  3. It's hard to refuse a free gift horse, but it is probable that there
    will be differences. You really need to examine the other car and
    compare it. Bonnets, grills, headlamps and front light clusters, and
    interior trim are likely candidates for being different.

    Mechanically, other than the gearbox, the thing most likely to be
    different is the rear suspension - whether it has independent rear
    suspension, or a solid axle setup. I believe there were two different
    versions of the steering rack, and I think there may be options on the
    make of brake system, not forgetting the possibility of ABS.

    The engine may be carburettor fed, or it may have K-Jet injection..
    The auto box will also have an oil cooler in the radiator, though this
    doesn't stop you using the radiator on a manual version.

    If you have the space to store it, a spares car is a very good idea,
    but make sure you don't get one that is little use to you and ends up
    being a liability.

    Stewart Hargrave

    For email, replace 'SpamOnlyToHere' with my name
    Stewart Hargrave, Dec 22, 2004
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    James Sweet Guest

    What's your question? Virtually everything should be identical between the
    two cars, what's wrong with the '87? I always hate to part something out
    that could be fixed.
    James Sweet, Dec 22, 2004
  5. It seems to be abandoned, at this time only the drivers window has been
    The car has only done 129k
    [email protected], Dec 22, 2004
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    James Sweet Guest

    Dang, I'd pop a new window in it and be done.
    James Sweet, Dec 22, 2004
  7. James, where are you located

    [email protected], Dec 22, 2004
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    James Sweet Guest

    Seattle, WA area, so I'm afraid the car's not much use to me. I have been
    looking for a cheap fixer-upper 700 wagon (estate) though.
    James Sweet, Dec 22, 2004
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