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Just wondering if there is such a thing. i havent seen them on ipd. My father has a 78' 262C and as you'd expect the cams are worn (suprisingly the engine lasted 170k miles!!). I mean, its really not urgent because were either going to buy a used or rebuilt engine or just do a V8 swap as in mine. Thanks! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Rebuild Kits for RPV V6?? (volvo262)

The cams are out there, though I am sure everyone here will tell you to scrap the engine. Glad to see your dad's lasted that long, means I should still have a ways to go on mine. Personally I would try and preserve the PRV you have and find new cams, it may not be the best engine out there but at least it's unique. Most people don't know what to make of it, or are down right scared of it... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>charles</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">The cams are out there, though I am sure everyone here will tell you to scrap the engine. Glad to see your dad's lasted that long, means I should still have a ways to go on mine. Personally I would try and preserve the PRV you have and find new cams, it may not be the best engine out there but at least it's unique. Most people don't know what to make of it, or are down right scared of it... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>It did last a while. But it was taken off the road in about 1987, then we bought it a couple of years ago. But I might try to look for some new cams, but i gotta take the whole engine apart anyway, because it is a mess, and if the rest of the engine is salvagable ill just see if i can get some cams through my job (i work at a volvo dealer) if not.... But if i can find a used engine at a decent price ill go for it. <p>But definately, i agree some people are afraid of them. They last for a while if you maintain them right and often. My father fixed these back when they were new so hes got alot of experience with these cars and me (a "tech in training") has learned alot from him so i know these cars pretty well.
 

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Re: Rebuild Kits for RPV V6?? (charles)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>charles</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">The cams are out there, though I am sure everyone here will tell you to scrap the engine. Glad to see your dad's lasted that long, means I should still have a ways to go on mine. Personally I would try and preserve the PRV you have and find new cams, it may not be the best engine out there but at least it's unique. Most people don't know what to make of it, or are down right scared of it... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>how many miles do you have on your bertone?
 

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Re: Rebuild Kits for RPV V6?? (volvo262)

On my '79 I got lucky when I found it 2 years ago, 66kms- that's like what, 40K miles? Though with the lack of being driven, is has it's own set of problems-nothing major though, and I LOVE the sound of the engine when the idle is set low...<br>Unfortunately the PRV in my '78 was scrapped in favour of a B21F and ironically it's the one that is no longer on the road...<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by charles at 9:13 PM 4-26-2006</i>
 

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Re: Rebuild Kits for RPV V6?? (charles)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>charles</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">On my '79 I got lucky when I found it 2 years ago, 66kms- that's like what, 40K miles? Though with the lack of being driven, is has it's own set of problems-nothing major though, and I LOVE the sound of the engine when the idle is set low...<br>Unfortunately my '78 was scrapped in favour of a B21F and ironically it's the one that is no longer on the road...</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Nice. Its a shame you had to get rid of the 78'. I like the rear styling of the early bertones, 78 was the last year before it was updated (obviously since you have a 79').<p>My 79' i have no clue how many miles it has, the guy who did the V8 swap put in a digital guage cluster and it reads 4000 something... But he did say he put the V8 in because the cams were worn on the V6, so it probably has higher miles.<p>Just wondering, is your bertone carbuerated since it is a canadian model? I think the canadian spec volvo's for that time were, but just wondering.
 

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Still have the '78 but it is a parts car, but yeah much nicer IMO, again because it a little different than your typical 240. My '79 PRV B27F is not carbed, but rather K-jet (it is CDN spec) <br>When I first saw my '78 (15 years ago) it still had the PRV (also non carbed, US spec car) as far as I know they were all FI
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>charles</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Still have the '78 but it is a parts car, but yeah much nicer IMO, again because it a little different than your typical 240. My '79 PRV B27F is not carbed, but rather K-jet (it is CDN spec) <br>When I first saw my '78 (15 years ago) it still had the PRV (also non carbed, US spec car) as far as I know they were all FI</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Ok. I guess that would make sense, since it is an was an upscale car, it would be fuel injected. The only reason i brought up the carbuerator was because in the manual for my brothers 81' 242 it showed a canadian spec car with a carb, but then again its a regular 240, and a DL at that so that might explain it.<br>
 

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Yep, at one time I had a 245DL that was carbed, always ran like crap, it was a $100. car so guess it was to be expected, previous owner had REALLY neglected that one, (still lasted for 3 years though)
 

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You can send your cams with the original lift and duration stats to Clay Smith in Fullterton, CA and he will rechrom them for you or make you new cams. He has done work for my Volvos in the past. Does exelent work too. There is nothing wrong with a chromated cam in an auto.
 

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Re: Rebuild Kits for RPV V6?? (240nut)

Kg trimming might have them as well as SAM. im not on my laptop right now or id post the links here.
 

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Re: Rebuild Kits for RPV V6?? (volvo262)

I had a ’78 264 with the 2.7 V6. Bought it at 98K miles when the cams were replaced. You can slide one cam toward the front and the other through a hole in the firewall. Still a pain.<p>I drove it until 280K miles and traded it in. Still ran great with a little oil burning. A little bit noisy in the valve train (chain slap, I suspect).<p>The engine got a bad rap, mainly because no one wanted to mess with them (at least here in the states). They were rather unusual for its time - all aluminum alloy block and heads, which meant special consideration during assembly (angle tightening).<br>Plus, many of them incorporated the mechanical Continous Injection System (K-Jetronic) which, although somewhat reliable, were expensive to service and difficult to make run well. Again, practically nobody had any knowledge of these systems, except VW, Audi, and MB mechanics ($$$$).<p>And, if you ever had to replace the water pump, you’d swear the engineers must have been drunk. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/sly.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>regards,<br>MAJ
 
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