LOGS OF THE NEW VEV:
Back at TDB
. I frequently mused about Sgt. Mom's references to her "VEV". Well, it took a while, but I learned that "VEV" was a reference to her "Very Elderly Volvo."
Well, now it seems I have my own "VEV" - a 1986 740 Turbo Wagon.
And it has 224K miles on it. And for most cars, that would be a ticket to the junk yard. But, for a Volvo...
But still, a quarter-million miles is a quarter-million miles. And time has it's toll.
But, please follow me, as I resurrect this VEV, and prepare it for it's next 1/4 million miles.
Of first concern just now is the timing belt. IIRC, Volvo recommends a 45K replacement on the B230 motor. And it's an "interference" design, so a jumped timing belt means a lunched engine.
Past that, it has LOTS of niggling electrical maladies - bad connections and grounds mostly, I'm sure. Most annoying among these is that the engine occasionally won't start. But the left rear speaker hums when the headlights are on, and the speedometer blips up to ten or twenty MPH, while the car is sitting still.