Difference between 740 and 760

Discussion in 'Volvo 760' started by H Pine, Aug 31, 2004.

  1. H Pine

    H Pine Guest

    I have an '88 Turbo. Question is I don't know whether its a 740 or 760. Can
    someone please tell me what to look for to determine the difference between
    the two. TIA, Howard
     
    H Pine, Aug 31, 2004
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    Johan E Guest

    740 = 4 cyl
    760= 6cyl

    Sold that way anyway here in sweden.
     
    Johan E, Aug 31, 2004
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    Bev A. Kupf Guest

    But not in N.A. - the 760 was available here either with the PRV6, or
    with an intercooled turbo-charged B230.

    I think one difference between the 740 and 760 was that the 740 never
    had Nivomats.
     
    Bev A. Kupf, Aug 31, 2004
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    Mike F Guest

    Serial number - In North America 740 starts with "YV1F", 760 starts with
    "YV1G". (Rest of world, "YV174" and "YV176" respectively.)

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    Thornhill (near Toronto), Ont.

    NOTE: new address!!
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    Mike F, Aug 31, 2004
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    Rein Ende Guest

    Although at one point the 4/6 digit did indeed point to the difference
    between a 4 and a 6 cylinder engine, this was clouded by the introduction of
    a turbo engine in a vehicle with the higher level of trim. Thus, a "760"
    with a 4 cylinder turbo engine. Inside, the seats of a 760 from that year
    should be identical to a 740, flat, broad and firm, probably the most
    comfortable seat ever produced by Volvo, and far superior to the 960's from
    1995 on. But they should be power adjustable in a 760.

    The best way to tell the difference is from the VIN. Find a website that
    explains the digits. For example, in the site listed below, they say the
    fourth digit of the VIN should be F for 740 and G for 760, for the years
    1981-1986. Probably true for 1988 too. There should be other sources to
    check out as well:

    http://www.angelfire.com/ca/TORONTO/VIN/volvocar.html

    Rein Ende
    Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
     
    Rein Ende, Aug 31, 2004
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  6. I have a 760 (4 cylinder turbo). It has independent rear suspension
    where the 740 has a live axle. It also has a different dash, I can tell
    from the dash a 740 from a 760. 1988 was the first year the 760 had the
    updated dash.

    The 760 was the flagship when it was sold, the 740 was a less expensive
    alternative. The 740 turbo was the performance model.

    Ben
     
    Benjamin Smith, Aug 31, 2004
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    Rob Guenther Guest

    I can tell them from the front headlights... The 740's had either those
    sealed beams or one big wide lense. The 760's have "old 960 style" front
    lights: thin middle mounted fogs and then big square main headlights... The
    whole front end looks really narrow IMO on these cars.

    If the 740 and 760 are old enough, they both have the sealed beam lights
    tho... But I think that was pre 1986/87ish cars.
     
    Rob Guenther, Aug 31, 2004
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    Andy Dingley Guest

    Except for mine ! I have a UK '89 740 GL estate. 2 litre B200
    engine, and (still working !) Nivomats.

    I have _no_ idea how Volvo model numbering worked. Rolling dice I
    think.
     
    Andy Dingley, Sep 1, 2004
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    James Sweet Guest

    A 760 was really just a fully loaded 740. In the N/A models the 760 had the
    V6 while the 740 had the 4 cylinder. With the turbos both had the same
    engine but the 740 had blacked out trim and the 760 had chrome (yuck). 760
    also had power seats, power mirrors, power sunroof, automatic climate
    control and a very slightly more plush interior. Some of that may have been
    available as options on the 740 though.
     
    James Sweet, Sep 2, 2004
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    Alex Zepeda Guest

    Other way around.

    The 760 V6 was introduced in 82 or 83 (depending on the market), and the
    760 Turbo in 84. The 740 was introduced in 85.
     
    Alex Zepeda, Sep 2, 2004
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    Alex Zepeda Guest

    The middle number indicates the trim level, not the number of
    cylinders in the engine.
    Not necessarily.
     
    Alex Zepeda, Sep 2, 2004
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    Sandjicpl Guest

    I have an 85 760 turbo. The differences at the time were: 1. There is way
    more chrome around the windows and the front of the car on a 760, the 740 has
    very little chrome if any. 2. Mine has (used to have, LOL) Nivomats too
    expensive to replace. 3. The sunroof was electric on the 760, manual on the
    740. 4. I also believe the wheels were different on the two models. The turbo
    motor was the same in the 2 models. 760 came standard with leather, I think it
    was optional with the 740. In general, the 740's at the time looked "sportier"
    the 760's looked more "luxurious" with their chrome.
     
    Sandjicpl, Sep 2, 2004
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  13. If you look at the specs the 700 series was just a 200 series chassis
    with 700 series sheet metal and trim. Same power plant and transmission.


    '90 240

    Wheelbase 104.3
    Overall Length 189.9
    Vehicle Height 56.3
    Vehicle Width 67.3  
    Vehicle Weight 2919
    Brakes, Power 4 Wheel Disc
    Engine, 2.3L 4 Cylinder 114 hp Gas
    Transmission, 4 Speed Automatic OD
    Fuel Capacity 15.8

    '90 740

    Wheelbase 109.1
    Overall Length 188.4
    Vehicle Height 55.5
    Vehicle Width 68.9  
    Vehicle Weight 2959
    Brakes, Power 4 Wheel Disc
    Engine, 2.3L 4 Cylinder 114 hp Gas
    Transmission, 4 Speed Automatic OD
    Fuel Capacity 15.8
     
    Stephen M. Henning, Sep 2, 2004
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  14. Look at the door handles - the 740 had plain black ones - the 760 had
    stainless steel strips along the handle.




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    Andy Dingley Guest

    When did the B20 engine become the B200 ? Which one did the 240 use ?
    And does anyone know the differences ?
     
    Andy Dingley, Sep 2, 2004
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    Andy Dingley Guest

    Nivomats are cheap ! I used to have a Citroen XM, and I also have
    an Alfa 164 (the price of shocks for a 164 Cloverleaf is about the
    same as a good S/H car)
     
    Andy Dingley, Sep 2, 2004
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    Rob Guenther Guest

    Don't 740 GLE's have chrome'd handles and trimwork around the windows tho.
     
    Rob Guenther, Sep 2, 2004
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    Alex Zepeda Guest

    Similar engine and transmissions, but there are differences.

    The B23 and B230 turbos were never available with the 200s, none of the 16
    valve engines, none of the turbo diesels, etc were available with
    the 200s either.

    Even with the engines that were more or less the same, there were some
    significant differences (distributor placement, ignition control, etc).

    The B20 never became the B200, they are different engines. The B20 is a
    pushrod motor, the B200 is an OHC motor (it's the basis for the B204FT and
    such motors as well).
     
    Alex Zepeda, Sep 2, 2004
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    Peter Milnes Guest

    The B200 was developed from the B230. The 240 used B200, B21, B20 and B230. The
    basic differences were cubic capacity and obviously power/torque outputs.

    Cheers, Peter.

    : On Thu, 02 Sep 2004 08:37:12 -0400, "Stephen M. Henning"
    :
    : >If you look at the specs the 700 series was just a 200 series chassis
    : >with 700 series sheet metal and trim. Same power plant and transmission.
    :
    : When did the B20 engine become the B200 ? Which one did the 240 use ?
    : And does anyone know the differences ?
    : --
    : Smert' spamionam
     
    Peter Milnes, Sep 3, 2004
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    James Sweet Guest


    The middle number always indicated the number of cylinders in the engine
    until the 760 Turbo came along. Other than that one car, most have still
    followed the old rules. 140 is a 4 cyl, 160 is a 6 cyl, 240 is a 4, 260 is a
    6, 740 is a 4, and until the turbo the 760 was a 6. Same applies as far up
    as the 850 and 960. The Diesel cars though were another series that were
    "mislabeled".
     
    James Sweet, Sep 3, 2004
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