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1983 Volvo 240 DL

1983 Volvo 240 DL

Volvo 240 Tyres

  • Some Early models of the Volvo 240 fitted 165-14 Tyres, in this case we would suggest the 165 HR 14 Michelin XAS.
  • For these tyres Longstone recommends the Michelin 14D inner tube.
  • Longstone recommends fitting the 175 HR 14 Michelin XAS for a Volvo 244.
  • These tyres would best fit an Michelin 14E innertube.
  • Longstone recommends the 185 HR 14 Michelin MXV-P for a Volvo 245.
  • For these tyres the Michelin 14F is the correct size of innertube.
  • Our period fitment guides state that cars in the 240 series fitted tubeless wheels by 1977. Given that most Volvo cars were tubeless in this era we would suspect 1974-76 models to have tubeless wheels also, but we do not have fitment data to confirm this.
  • If you own a 1974-76 240 series with OE tubeless wheels please get in contact so we can update our information.
  • Some later models came fitted with 195/60 R15 tyres; in this size the tyre to buy is the 195/60 VR 15 Michelin Pilot Primacy 3.
  • Tyres with a profile below 70% (e.g 195/60 VR 15 Michelin Pilot Primacy 3) should not fit innertubes.

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History of the Volvo 240

Built between 1974-1993 the Volvo 200 series were a range of large family cars that replaced the Volvo 140 & Volvo 164. Initially the Volvo 240 was only available in six variations (242L, 242DL, 244DL, 244GL, 245L & 245DL) and the Volvo 260 in two (264DL & 264GL). The 240 either came as a sedan or station weekend, and the 260 was available as a coupe (262C Bertone), sedan or station wagon.

The 200 series was available with three engine families. The majority of 240s were powered by Volvo's own red block, 2.0-2.3 litre four-cylinder engines. In the 240s, both overhead valve and overhead cam variants of the red block engines were used. The B20 was only used briefly before being superseded by the B19, a smaller variant of the B21. For the 1979 model year, the power of the carbureted models was boosted. V6 engines were also offered, initially in 260 vehicles but subsequently in 240 GLE and GLT variants.

The PRV series was designed in a three-way collaboration between Volvo, Peugeot, and Renault, and 240 diesel variants are powered by diesel engines acquired from Volkswagen. Beginning with the 1980 model year, the 1.8-litre B17 engine was offered in Greece and Israel. This hardworking little twin-carb engine produced 90 PS (66 kW) and consumed far more fuel than even the turbocharged top variant.

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