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Volvo 240 Service Manual 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993: Dl, Gl, Turbo 240, 240Dl, 240Gl, 240Se Paperback – November, 1993

ISBN-13: 978-0837602851 ISBN-10: 0837602858

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 572 pages
  • Publisher: Bentley Pub (November 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0837602858
  • ISBN-13: 978-0837602851
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 1.1 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,052,737 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Since 1950, Bentley Publishers has helped professionals and do-it-yourself mechanics by publishing highly detailed automotive manuals and time-saving service guides. We started by reprinting and distributing hard-to-find British car manuals, such as Austin-Healey, MG, and Triumph. Today we offer a full line of technical automotive reference information for Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Volkswagen and many other vehicles.

Everything that goes into a Bentley manual - from developing the outline, tearing down a car, authoring the repair information, taking our own photography, to meticulously disassembling the vehicle (and putting it back together again!) - is done by our team of Technical Editors right here in our Cambridge, Massachusetts office.

In authoring our manuals, our approach has been to go for the details, resulting in books that may look intimidating, but are easy to use. More detail and less "averaging of facts" leads to less guess work when you are working on a car.

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Super detailed, great troubleshooting protocols, much better descriptions for repairs.
Mark Angelini
If you wish to learn a lot about one of the Volvo models covered by this book, your need will most likely be met.
A. Gronner
This is the third Bentley service manual I've purchased within this year and I am happy with this one.
S. Kim

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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Gerald L Andersch on August 12, 2008
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If you own a 240 Volvo and even if you don't do much of the work on it yourself, this manual is a must have. Complete and clear with very few errors, this will tell you more about your 240 and how to fix it than anything you can buy for under $50. The factory books may well be better but this is relatively inexpensive and will pay for itself with the first moderate repair. Don't waste your money on Chilton's junk ... this is the repair manaual you will want if you own and love a 240 "Brick". It is the best 240 repair manual I have used in 25 years of Volvo ownership. I've used it for everyhting from simple repairs like brake pads to replacing an automatic transmission. I have saved literally tens of thousands of dollars fixing my Bricks using this great manual! Also make sure you check out the Brickboard.com online for great advice from the national Volvo loving community. With this manual and the Brickboard advice you can literally fix anything on your 240 Volvo.
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23 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on December 24, 1998
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This book is great - I have an 85 and a 93, and I learned much just sitting with it and reading. I will be much better prepared for whatever I need to do. It is well laid out, and the illustrations are very informative.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By R. Glass on September 3, 2005
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I have been working on my vehicles since 1968 as a teenager. I have owned six or eight different service manuals for various different cars and motorcycles in that time. Some have been excellent (1972 VW Type II shop manual) and others had just enough information in them to change a light bulb or get you into trouble (Chilton Volvo 1993 960). I also have the 1983 Chevy shop manual for the Blazer which is an automotive tome if I ever saw one.

I just bought the Bentley 240 manual and while it is not as detailed as the Volvo shop manual (which is actually a series of books, each covering one specific system), for the cost it is an excellent investment for anyone working on their own car. It is well laid out and fairly easy to find what you need.

I also have the Haynes 240 manual (Haynes 97020- available for as little as $19 shipped if you shop around). it makes an excellent companion to the Bentley, but if I had to recommend one over the other, the Bentley is the one to get.

I rated it as 4 stars becasue it is not as complete as the factory information, but for the home mechanic, it is a 5!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By John T. Horner VINE VOICE on August 8, 2006
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There are lots of really crummy aftermarket shop manuals out there, but this isn't one of them! Excellent illustations and descriptions. Fairly comprehensive. Much better than the other two well known aftermarket brand repair manual and well worth the extra bucks.

It has been a great help to me in maintaining our 240.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Dale D. Walz on August 22, 2006
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This seems to be an excellent repair manual. I have the Volvo shop manuals and still couldn't fine the intermittent wiper relay. With this book, I was able to find it within minutes. The repair sections have the appropriate torque specifications. This is a nice feature.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Wayne J. Weber on October 14, 2005
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Short of the actual shop manual, this is the best brick book. Very clear illustrations & explanations helped me change the tranny mounts and rear main seal. Not fun, but it's done!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Grant S. Robertson on June 1, 2013
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Lots of clear diagrams with full explanations as to how to troubleshoot a system.

However, the electrical diagrams are almost unreadable. It is as if they are a bad scan of someone else's diagrams. And there are very dark, fat grid lines that obscure important text or connections.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By W. Moncure on August 13, 2012
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If you own a Volvo 240 - fast becoming a very collectible car that's affordable, for the most part, to maintain - then this is the book for you should have available at all times on your bookshelf or in your garage if you don't already.

I have owned about half a dozen 240's, and after a while of owning these cars you'll start to understand what every squeak, rattle, hum, and whir, and buzz is as you drive down the road. You develop an ear for impending doom, or some sort of small repair that can be done before forking over your hard earned wage money to the repair man. As you begin to understand your car you'll grow closer and understand more about it - similar to the bond between man and Volkswagen of the air-cooled variety a few decades ago. But to get to this point there are major milestones along the way, and the way to get yourself up to speed with a sense of urgency is to buy this rather valuable book and start reading it - even if you don't understand everything.

The Bentley manual for Volvo owners is the de-facto standard of maintenance reference material by which other publications are measured. The maintenance schedule is extremely important to understand - and trivial items such as the "flame trap" which only costs about a dollar can be the difference between your rear main seal blowing and having a rear main seal stay intact for 250,000 + miles. But you won't know these things until you spend a lot of time trolling Volvo forums or biting the proverbial bullet and purchasing this book. There are advantages to both internet resources and a physical book - but those need not be detailed.

Whether it's a greasy copy that you buy second-hand from an Amazon merchant, or a brand new copy with bright, white pages, this book will see much use.
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