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A couple pics of our old project '82 245GLT. More pics/info can be found here:<BR> <A HREF="http://www.geocities.com/prisonerjb/volvo1.html" TARGET=_blank>http://www.geocities.com/prisonerjb/volvo1.html</A> <BR> <IMG SRC="http://groups.msn.com/_Secure/0NgAAACoTmAbvX7qaRqLATEeAn5GjTXLm411Cr3gfBelsf0vxxfTM9sJrrTIhJHrafQxePFfa5rzpXL2eUYH0sg/Volvo_RF_1.jpg"> <BR> <IMG SRC="http://groups.msn.com/_Secure/0NgD7d64T2R6CaqrWmy4z7XWescHsnMOdW79mVa*khM7596IuLP9K1l1PsMkWWjegYB*tBsG9Vs!qkbZYSlAAlg/volvoshop1.jpg"> <P>2 prior owners before we purchased it. 2nd one let it sit basically undriven for 1.5 years, allowing bad transmission seals to slowly starve a mainshaft bearing. We replaced the rear main seal, clutch, M46, front/rear suspension bushings, springs, Bilsteins, IPD swaybars, rebuilt calipers and new ATE rotors, new exhaust...I can't even think of it all. <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/smile.gif">
 

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Cool project! Too bad you didn't keep it!! 245 Turbos are much cooler than the new FWD/AWD wagons.<BR><p>[This message has been edited by PWSchuh (edited 07-30-2002).]
 

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Yeah, too bad. Nice pics though Jon. Welcome to SS by the way. <P>What he's not telling you is that the car was replaced with a gold 855 T-5. <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/wink.gif">
 

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Eeeeeeyeah....welll, this is true, I neglected to mention that part <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/smile.gif"> The 240 was a nice car, it just got tiresome chasing down all of its little problems. And also, this guy fell in love with it and drove 300+ miles to buy it for a crazy amount of $. <P>It was a fun project, although replacement of the rear suspension bushings was a total bitch it totally transformed the car. Huge difference! No more clunking from the rear, and no more power on/off rear-steer on the freeway. Raised the rear of the car close to 1/2" as well, so it finally sat even with the front. Highly reccomended for any 240 with more than 100k (so basically, 99.99% of all 240's <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/smile.gif"> ).
 

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I'm thinking very seriously about doing the bushings on our 245. With 214K now on the odo, it seems it could use it, and it does appear to sag a bit in the rear.
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Traitorous8:<BR><B>How big of an operation, both cost and time wise, is replacing the [bushings]?</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>About 4-5 hours labor for rear trailing arm bushings and rear torque rod bushings if you have a shop do it, plus parts. I believe you'll need to rent or build a special tool to press out the trailing arm bushings. I can probably find more info about this at the Brickboard if you're interested, or you can check the <A HREF="http://www.brickboard.com/FAQ/700-900/" TARGET=_blank>700/900 Brickboard FAQ</A>.<P>See my links page below for good sources for new parts. FCP Groton an IPS (not ipd) usually have the best prices.<P>
 

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towerymt<P>Thanks for the information. And thank you for correcting me! [Bushings!!!]<P>I am only interested if the process isn't costly or too hard for a student to handle.<P>The rear end in my 244 sags a bit (more on the drivers side than the passenger), but to tell you the truth I kind of like the unintentional lowered look.<P>I am slowly starting to restore the health of my 244 now that I see how much I really love it!<P>You win the links award!<P>-Eric
 
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