New member

A global place for general discussion (Volvo, V3M or non-Volvo related topics).
Please introduce yourself here, your Volvo 300 hobby...
NO technical support, parts requests or car advertisements here
Post Reply
harper
Posts: 2
Joined: 24 Apr 2017 12:48 pm

New member

Post by harper » 27 Apr 2017 10:01 pm

Hi everyone

bought my 340 last weekend and have been daily driving it since! loving it so far have driven almost 700 miles already in the space of a few days and it's running really well. it's a 1985 1.4 4 speed, was amazed at how pokey it is and also how simple the engine is.

it has some front end damage as you can see in the picture, but i have a replacement valance i'm going to weld in as the rest has been sorted by the previous owner. Will then probably paint it.

Image
Image
Image


only thing i would say is that my car doesn't get very hot, on long journeys it only went to just above halfway on the temp clock - should i be worried? my s13 overheated when it had no coolant in. maybe the engines just run colder and don't generate a lot of heat?

User avatar
SteveP
*** V3M DONOR ***
Posts: 7813
Joined: 21 Sep 2004 12:45 pm
Location: Coventry, UK

Re: New member

Post by SteveP » 27 Apr 2017 10:02 pm

It sounds as though you need a new thermostat to sort the running cool issue :)
1989 - Volvo 360 GLT
1985 - Volvo 360 GLS
2008 - Volvo S60 SE Lux

harper
Posts: 2
Joined: 24 Apr 2017 12:48 pm

Re: New member

Post by harper » 27 Apr 2017 10:07 pm

SteveP wrote:It sounds as though you need a new thermostat to sort the running cool issue :)
that's what i was thinking! maybe it's opening too soon? doesn't seem to be too big of a deal, i'll replace it but i don't think i'll have damaged anything in the past few days as i've let it warm up a bit before driving.

User avatar
SteveP
*** V3M DONOR ***
Posts: 7813
Joined: 21 Sep 2004 12:45 pm
Location: Coventry, UK

Re: New member

Post by SteveP » 28 Apr 2017 10:44 am

It'll probably be constantly open or partially open, allowing the water to be cooled by the radiator all the time. You won't have damaged anything but it's worth replacing as it'll make the car use more fuel and the oil will take longer to get to temperature too.
1989 - Volvo 360 GLT
1985 - Volvo 360 GLS
2008 - Volvo S60 SE Lux

MCHUDD
*** V3M DONOR ***
Posts: 2532
Joined: 18 May 2006 03:43 pm
Location: BELFAST UNITED KINGDOM

Re: New member

Post by MCHUDD » 02 May 2017 11:28 am

Hi mate and welcome.
Steve is right in what he says.
However, i ran one for over three years once without a thermastate.
Cheers Mark.
sm4 sm4 sm4 sm4 sm4 sm4 sm4 sm4 sm4 sm4 sm4

Post Reply