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  1. Volvo 100 and 200 series
    Hi Everyone My poor car only intermittently goes into the top gear at highway speeds. When it does, I savour it: I am careful to not accelerate hard, get boxed in, or otherwise slow down. It sure uses a lotta gas otherwise. It more often kicks in when the car has had a long highway run...
  2. Volvo 100 and 200 series
    so i have an 1980 Volvo 242, 4 speed manual with overdrive. sometimes the overdrive just cuts out wile im driving, ive noticed it usually happens when its hot out or if I need to go into overdrive more than 2 times. is this normal or is there something i can do so it won't ever cut out? its been...
  3. Volvo 100 and 200 series
    New to the Volvo world, went to check the ignition timing, it was low, loosened the distributor, turned it, made no difference in the timing...how do I set it correctly? Also, no overdrive, no light on dash, relay clicks under right dash... Thanks All ;)
  4. Volvo 100 and 200 series
    A while ago the "overdrive off" light just came on and stayed on. I suspect that the "overdrive off" light on my dash is always on because the wires to my "overdrive off" switch on the shifter are broken from 23 years of bending back and forth. Has anyone else encountered this trouble? Can I...
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