Hi, Last week I bought a 1983 Volvo 244. I have read a lot about the\n240's and decided I really wanted one. It has 150 K, automatic trans,\nOD works fine, brakes seem almost too good, the body is perfect, cloth\nseats, hand crank windows, no AC. The oil looks good, the coolant\nlooks good, the spark plugs look new and are bosch platinum, wires\nnew, air filter is new, new radiator, new dist cap and rotor.\n\nThe idle surges at a rate of about once every 4 seconds. I am a\nlittle worried it won't pass emissions in CA without making the idle\nbetter, although it hasn't stalled on me yet. It seems like it might\nbe a little better some times than others, maybe better after warming\nup.