89 240 B230E Carburetor Conversion

Discussion in 'Volvo 240' started by iyoy, Apr 3, 2019.

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    iyoy

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    3576E53F-5F3D-4767-BB91-599BB2660636.jpeg AD069B7E-3059-4666-A9D9-09D6741E57EB.jpeg C10B237D-56CD-41F3-AC0F-8DF4F0205A2A.jpeg I’m about to acquire a 1989 240 DL Sedan with B230E for about $600. It originally had Bosch K Jetronic fuel injection system but owner swapped it out for a crude makeshift Weber carburetor conversion. As can be seen in the pictures, he used the original FI manifold and fabricated a crude adapter flange for the carburetor. I haven’t even attempted to start it.

    My first option is to restore the original fuel injection but the parts are incomplete. I know I will have to find the throttle body, AMM, ICU, ECU, airbox, air pipe, hoses, main engine harness, ignition harness, etc. I am in the Philippines so finding a donor vehicle is not easy. I will have to import from the US. I also have a good running all original 85 240 Wagon with B230F so at least I can have a pattern for reference although it is a different LH 2.2 fuel injection system.

    Which leaves me with the other option, to purchase a Weber 32/36 carburetor conversion with Penta manifold available at Amazon and EBay for about $500. Is there anyone who has done this successfully? My other questions are:
    1) How did you manage the fuel system? Did you use the in tank pump and the external pump with a regulator? How did you do the installation?
    2) Did you have to retire the main engine harness and how did you do it?
    3) What did you do for the ICU? ECU?

    I’m not expecting anything great from the carburetor conversion. I just want a simple solution and a practical, driveable car. I don’t mind a slight power loss or increase in fuel consumption. Thanks!

    Iyoy
     

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    Sorry, it’s a B230F with LH 2.2
     
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