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by baron_matt
13 Dec 2013 08:38 pm
Forum: Engine, transmission, manual gearbox, variomatic
Topic: headlight switch bulb.
Replies: 4
Views: 2889

Re: headlight switch bulb.

Hi

How do I get the panel surround off?

Do I need to remove the steering wheel?

Ta
by baron_matt
12 Dec 2013 01:58 pm
Forum: Engine, transmission, manual gearbox, variomatic
Topic: headlight switch bulb.
Replies: 4
Views: 2889

headlight switch bulb.

340 Mk3 1986

Hi
Its just a minor annoyance but the bulb has blown that illuminates the light switch, does anyone know how to access it to change the bulb?

cheers

Matt
by baron_matt
27 Nov 2013 01:19 am
Forum: Engine, transmission, manual gearbox, variomatic
Topic: cvt, what rpm at what speed??
Replies: 32
Views: 12038

Re: cvt, what rpm at what speed??

Yep been there, when I purchased my Vario the previous owner had got the pipes all confused and the pipe off the 4 way that should have been connected to the underside of the air cleaner was T pieced into the vac system. Not great.
by baron_matt
19 Nov 2013 10:20 am
Forum: Tell us more about your standard Volvo 300
Topic: 1977 343
Replies: 139
Views: 37847

Re: 1977 343

Are the reflectors metal or plastic?

I can put you in touch with someone who can advise on re-silvering lamps if this is something you want to progress.
by baron_matt
15 Nov 2013 07:41 pm
Forum: Suspension, steering, wheels, brakes
Topic: Front suspension
Replies: 5
Views: 2037

Re: Front suspension

Is there anywhere documented what the suspension height should be do you know? My 340 looks level, but the springs must be past their best. Not used to McPherson's as most of my previous cars have either been Citroen Hydro, BL Hydrosag or Citroen A series. Is the shock absorber on the front of a 340...
by baron_matt
14 Nov 2013 11:24 am
Forum: Tell us more about your standard Volvo 300
Topic: Ricky the vario
Replies: 31
Views: 8883

Re: Project Ricky the vario

Hi

just started another thread as I might have the same issue on my 340 re front suspension. Any help / tips appreciated.
by baron_matt
14 Nov 2013 11:19 am
Forum: Suspension, steering, wheels, brakes
Topic: Front suspension
Replies: 5
Views: 2037

Front suspension

Its going to sound like an odd question but how do you know if your front springs are knackered? Only reason I ask is following on from a comment on a different thread concerning the rebuild of a vario it was mentioned about hitting bump stops after bumps. I noticed this on my 1986 Vario when drivin...
by baron_matt
08 Nov 2013 05:50 pm
Forum: Bodywork, interior, electrical equipment, accessories
Topic: Heater control
Replies: 16
Views: 7300

Re: Heater control

awesome!
by baron_matt
07 Nov 2013 10:59 am
Forum: General discussion; introduce yourself!
Topic: Just an idea, re members locations
Replies: 92
Views: 44530

Re: Just an idea, re members locations

Chesham Buckinghamshire and my 86 vario is often whistling (or whatever you call that Vario electric milkfloat on heat noise) up and down the Chiltern Hundreds.
by baron_matt
06 Nov 2013 07:28 pm
Forum: Bodywork, interior, electrical equipment, accessories
Topic: Heater control
Replies: 16
Views: 7300

Re: Heater control

LOL I know exactly what you mean about being lethargic. I wasn't invisiging that I'd still have the Volvo, both this and our Allegro were up for sale with the plan to buy something different, but I hadn't bargained for how difficult selling a Vario could be, even one as well cared for as ours. Disco...
by baron_matt
06 Nov 2013 12:49 pm
Forum: Bodywork, interior, electrical equipment, accessories
Topic: Heater control
Replies: 16
Views: 7300

Re: Heater control

On a similar track Does anyone have a heater control panel (ie the bit that's on the dash) for a phase 3 86 car? My distribution cable has snapped and the slider knobs on the face plate seem to be split/knackered. I've got to take the plate off to fix the cable but I'm worried the knobs are just goi...
by baron_matt
05 Nov 2013 03:52 pm
Forum: Volvo 300 series: demand
Topic: Wanted Bumper grills for 1986 Vario
Replies: 2
Views: 1121

Re: Wanted Bumper grills for 1986 Vario

Awesome can you PM or email me;

matt_concannon@yahoo.co.uk

Cheers

Matt
by baron_matt
05 Nov 2013 03:49 pm
Forum: Engine, transmission, manual gearbox, variomatic
Topic: CVT warning lamp & buzzer service bulletin
Replies: 2
Views: 2467

Re: CVT warning lamp & buzzer service bulletin

On a similar topic...Any idea where the warning buzzer is located on a 1986 vario? I have the flashing red light but no buzzer sounding. Where is this buzzer usually located?
by baron_matt
03 Nov 2013 11:39 pm
Forum: Volvo 300 series: demand
Topic: Wanted Bumper grills for 1986 Vario
Replies: 2
Views: 1121

Wanted Bumper grills for 1986 Vario

Hi

Just a quick ask, does anyone out there have a pair of the bumper grills for the Vario cooling slots for sale? I'm looking for some as I'm getting tired of sucking the leaves out with the wife's hoover.

Cheers

Matt