I am normally a VW guy (98 Beetle TDI and 99 Passat GLX), but I happened upon an older Volvo.
My neighbor has his mothers 84 760 GLE sitting in his driveway since Monday. the car has 58,000 miles (his Mom was the original owner), and drives beautifully . The car was bought new in NJ, immediately driven to Florida, and made exactly one trip back to NJ - until it came here last spring on a transporter. But..
The a/c fuse holder has melted with the fuse. As a result, the a/c no longer works, the heat doesn't blow, and the radiator fan doesn't engage. I have read some posts on other sites that is a relatively simple fix, replacing the fuse holder.
I am, of course, assuming the fuse is the culprit in the a/c not working - any oher thoughts? It just died on Monday.
Are there any other caveats I should be aware of? He will basically give me the car for almost nothing, since he would like to replace it with a newer car, anyway. Although, I would rather see him fix it and keep it.
My last Volvo experience was an 83 244 DL, four speed+OD. This car (760) will mainly be used for driving to Atlantic City, Manhattan, or North Carolina, so any future driving will be highway miles.
Oh yeah - these things use 15-40 oil, right? I use Mobil DELVAC 1 in both of my VW's, so I guess it would apply here, too.
Sorry for the rambling...
Thanks for your help.