Greetings from Zagreb

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Greetings from Zagreb

Post by diesel » 02 Jul 2013 09:48 pm

Hello everyone, my name is Berislav from Zagreb, Croatia. I am proud owner of a 340 GL 1,6 diesel, i bought it from my cousin last month it was his grandfathers car. He bought it in 1986 in a town called Rijeka, Croatia, back then it cost 45 000 deutch marks DEM, that was equilent to a two bedrom apartmant in the centre of Zagreb (120 000 euros in todays money). It was very rare because we were comunist country with lots of Yugos and taxes for import cars were very very high. The car has original 115 000 km from new, all service history, never been crashed, never seen snow or salty roads (not driven trough winter time). I have managed to drive it for a 4000 km during last month and smile doesn't come off my face :) Runs like a dream, comfortablly, lots of room (5 door), big boot, low consumption, the only defect is a broken odometar.... Once again greetings everyone and please excuse mine english i am not a native speaker... :)

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Re: Greetings from Zagreb

Post by macplaxton » 02 Jul 2013 10:34 pm

Hello Berislav!

The smile doesn't come off your face as the car cannot go fast enough to remove it!

The odometer should be easy enough to fix: Drive? Cable? or instrument?

340pw

PS. Welcome to the EU too! sm4
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Re: Greetings from Zagreb

Post by diesel » 02 Jul 2013 10:39 pm

Thank you for the P.S. :)

The speed pointer was working but the km counter did not turn.

My brother dismanteled the whole odo unit and now even the speed pointer does not work :) I am driving blind, just oriented by the sound of an engine :)

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Re: Greetings from Zagreb

Post by macplaxton » 02 Jul 2013 10:46 pm

This may help for the speedo http://www.volvo300mania.com/forum-uk/v ... =39&t=4147

VDO manufacture km clocks shouldn't be too hard to find for replacement.

The picture links don't work for me, but I'm not on Facebook.

One of my 300s is a diesel too (RHD, Irish), but it needs a lot of work: http://www.flickr.com/photos/19864651@N ... 670898229/
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Re: Greetings from Zagreb

Post by diesel » 02 Jul 2013 10:54 pm

Thank you for the odo tutorial, I'll foward it to my brother, that is going to be his weekend assigment :)

Mine is nearly mint, it cost me a 1500 euros but I don't regret it...it is only money :)

I will open a Flick account and post it there..I have some videos too...


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Re: Greetings from Zagreb

Post by macplaxton » 02 Jul 2013 11:15 pm

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Fotografija0114 by mirić, on Flickr

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Fotografija0112 by mirić, on Flickr

Very posh, a GL no less!
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Re: Greetings from Zagreb

Post by diesel » 02 Jul 2013 11:44 pm

Tnx, yes a GL but since I am new to the 300 world I am not so informed about those marking and what it stands for :oops:

This white van in the picture next to Volvo is mine 2012 Citroen Nemo 1,4 hdi, I loved it and drove it constantly but then I met a 340 GL....Now, poor Nemo is forgotten on the parking lot and I only drive 340 :)

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Re: Greetings from Zagreb

Post by macplaxton » 03 Jul 2013 01:01 am

Approx order is L basic > DL (+DLS) > GL (+GLS) > GLE > GLT.

But specification varies from country to country. The UK / IE market DL has headlamp and rear window wash/wiper. Your DE market GL has neither. This is mainly because of local taxes.

Poor Nemo! :lol:
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Re: Greetings from Zagreb

Post by Speedy88 » 03 Jul 2013 01:17 am

I think I posted on your video on the facebook group? Sounds good man, like to see Diesels still rocking it :D
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Re: Greetings from Zagreb

Post by diesel » 03 Jul 2013 10:09 am

Yes, I posted it some pics and videos on fb... :) I have driven old vw diesel and opel and I can say that Volvo is in a different league ,smooth quiet, almost no vibrations...

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Re: Greetings from Zagreb

Post by MCHUDD » 03 Jul 2013 02:40 pm

Hi mate and welcome.
Car looks realy well. What happened to you front headlight wipers?
Cheers Mark.
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Re: Greetings from Zagreb

Post by diesel » 03 Jul 2013 02:46 pm

It never had wipers as I was told. Instead of wipers there was plastic cover.

Is it possible to install an air condition unit in my type of a car?

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Re: Greetings from Zagreb

Post by macplaxton » 03 Jul 2013 02:49 pm

diesel wrote:Is it possible to install an air condition unit in my type of a car?
Hard work.

Use fresh air blower (does it work) or wind down the windows! 8)
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Re: Greetings from Zagreb

Post by diesel » 03 Jul 2013 02:54 pm

It works but it is fresh only on the open road, but my driving is a 90 % town so it gets very hot at the traffic lights...:)

Were there original AC units installed in the car and where it can be found?

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