Saturday, July 01, 2006


I'm curious who (if anyone!) visits this site... Would you be so kind as to post a comment on this entry. I really have no idea if anyone visits this lonely corner of cyberspace. Thanks!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

well, I'm still with you here. I check in every week, and it's always an interesting read.

was looking out for you at REI today- still up there?

Installed mudflaps on the HINO last week, one small step towards roadworthiness, one great step for mankind.

Keep up the good work and stay in touch. This is a great blog.

10:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i just bought a 740 TDI so i've been checking out your webpage. no, it's not a waste of time and people do visit. your page has been a big help! thanks!

1:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi - I'll be looking in from time to time anyway - glad I'm not the only one who does all his own stuff on the D24T engine - my own 740 saloon (sedan) is in good condition despite its 180k miles and I hope to keep it till it drops.

I have only just finished welding myself up a crankshaft spanner, having failed to see one for sale anywhere - and then find a link on your site ! Ah well, that's life.


John Davies

10:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love your bolg!

Thanks again for your help with the oil pump relief valve, it is in and we've got oil pressure! Now i just need to get the engine back in the car...

Keep up the good work.


2:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I check about twice a month.

Have an '83 760 GLE Turbo-Diesel that I guess you could say I'm restoring. Was decent when I found it, but it needs some TLC (especially a new valve cover -- mine leaks everywhere).

Eventually I want to convert it to run on Veg Oil, as it's currently running on bio. However, I need to get the basic stuff shored up first.

7:09 PM  
Blogger Pizpan said...

Speaking of which, if anyone has a halfway decent valve cover (maybe called a cam cover in your neck of the woods), please email me at colby [@t] 97520 d0Tt n3t (hopefully you can decipher the bot-mask).

7:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am bookmarking it right now for future reference.
Thanks for all the valuable information

9:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jim here, I've been trying to track down a 245 Wagon with the D24 engine. Your site is a great source of information, keep it up!

2:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Found your site today. I was looking for Volvo parts on Ebay and found your link. Your information is helpful.

Keep up the good work


2:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Diesel Driver Same here had Three ! Been there done most ... Its great to know I'm not alone in my struggles with "Compression Ignition " Tony ...

1:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you, I thought I might be lost and alone in my T.Diesel volvo project. In fact I was thinking of scraping the whole car until I found your blog and now have a renound glimmer of hope. Thanks and please keep it up.

11:11 PM  
Blogger devesvws said...

First I would like to say your are my hero. I have been trying for days to find good info on the volvo diesel, mine is a 1980 dl not turbo, and your info is a great help. Thank you! Keep up the great work.

1:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You have a great site and I do read it frequently. Between my dad and I, we've got 3 Volvo diesels (two 740's and a 240) so it's informative to read about your experiences on your site. I confess to having a real weakness for these cars. Keep up the great work.

- Tom

9:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi found your site today. Very interesting!! Drive a volvo 940 with the D24t engine, at the moment 204K Kilometers, but in Germany :-) Thanks for providing the info for a rarely known engine! (My old D24t I sold with 500K Kilometers!!still running)
Cheers Simon

2:43 PM  
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10:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm a dutch '86 740 TD driver and I'm very interested in wether it is a good idea to change the cold start device since my car starts with lots of white smoke and shaking on 4 or 5 legs.
Gowplugs are fine, compression is good on all cilinders

12:11 PM  
Blogger Mr. Winberg said...

You can manually rotate the cold start lever on the pump and see if the car starts fine. See the pump diagram pictures posted on this BLOG

12:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello, thanks for your reply. I had my D24 T non intercooler 110000 km overhauled by a volvo dealer (it's a 20 y old one and I asked them to chance timing belts and hoses, but they changed only part of the hoses after which I had a major cooling water loss with overheated head and blown headgasket and major compression loss) The garage admitted it was their fault and paid for the total overhaul of cilinders, pistons and I only piad for the exchange of of a few worn main bearings.

But now it still has this bad start in cold weather, even worse than when it had the head gasket blown and had overpressure with blue exhaust smoke and very high oil consumption.

Problems remaining:
Blue exhaust smoke when cold for the first miles (turbo leaking? obstruction of oildrain on turbo? they saw a pool of oil in the turbo compartment..)

Maybe the cold start device is not working properly (idles high when warm and cold 1000-1100 rpm respectivily)

How can I check if the cold start device has any action?

poor mileage of 14km/liter... (my first car was a 704 with D24 non turbo and it was capable of maximum 62 miles/hour with always lots of black smoke, and it used only 1 liter per 16-18 km)

Furthermore I'm having an Overdrive problem; it hesitates engaging when the car is at temperature; my guess is that the solenoid rubber rings are worn and bleed away oil pressure..

Thank you if you could give me your opinion

3:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fascinating, even though most is over my head. Luckily my 94 240 D24Tic has only had to have its' plugs replaced (2 days). In the U.K. there does not appear to be anywhere to get any timing tools -searches only come up with U.S addresses. I would like to get some of your your fuel line and would also be interested in getting you to source some small items such as injectors, I'm prepared to take the risk of doing a SNAFU.

John jor(a)

10:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am actually debating buying a 740 Turbo Diesel and curious whether it is worth it.

12:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thinking about a 740 turbo diesel, so I'm glad of any/all info. Haven't checked the "archives" but have found good stuff already.


4:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are published, you are read, your information is helpful.

12:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love your site. I recently purchased my 1985 740 GLE Turbo diesel and have been reading every one of your posts. It looks like I am going through the same issues as you, so this site is very helpful.

Thnak you

8:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have a '82 volvo 240 D24 NA- Am thinking about converting to a turbo. Like your site- Nice to see someone keeping the old iron rolling. Would be interested in any d24t powered car owners out there.
LMWatBulLRun at Yahoo dot com

4:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Some great info. I have a '91 940 with a D24T, runs and starts great. However, is smoking noticeabley, partic at idle. Mix of black and blue smoke. I reckon at 175000 miles the engine is just worn out, esp as I don't think it got regular services with a previous owner.
940s are rare here in Ireland, D24s even more so.
Thanks for the info,


1:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Some great info. I have a '91 940 with a D24T, runs and starts great. However, is smoking noticeabley, partic at idle. Mix of black and blue smoke. I reckon at 175000 miles the engine is just worn out, esp as I don't think it got regular services with a previous owner.
940s are rare here in Ireland, D24s even more so.
Thanks for the info,


1:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm riding 940 with D24TIC.
I found that place on net yesterday.
Your blog seems to be inactive for some time, but it's full of very useful knowledge. Thank you for all your precious work!

1:39 AM  
Blogger Mr. Winberg said...

I no longer own the car. My new BLOG is on my Mercedes e320 CDI.

3:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You have a brillant site. Glad to see some Volvo enthusiasts still survive. I have been a pre-FORD Volvo fan for 20 years and hope to keep mine going many more years.

8:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just reading about your experiences with Volvo Diesels..

2:10 PM  
Anonymous bud johnston said...

need engine wiring for an 84 760 gle turbo diesel any help?? Bud

2:46 PM  
Blogger Mr. Winberg said...

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3:18 PM  
Blogger Mr. Winberg said...

Try the Volvo dealer. They have them, but they're not cheap. Order by VIN#

3:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have a 740 Gl rebuild to a 760 TD
just bursting thou to pick up some ideas for overhaling on my old D24T engine :)

9:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Was looking for parts for my D24 and, came across this site. Interesting I must say. I retired the 82 240 7 years ago.. $ 4.00 for gas and its time to pull it out of moth balls . Back soon. Gary

7:06 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I work on my friend's 1986 Volvo 740 with the 2.4 turbodiesel VW engine. Your site is super helpful for me. I just pulled the engine out and resealed everything. The oil pump housing seal and oil pan gasket were spewing oil. The car is awesome. 35 mpg. Drives like a truck and hauls like a truck. Thanks!

Richey Thomason
Eugene, Oregon

1:27 PM  

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