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1983 Volvo 244 DIESEL sedan-with Veg Oil conversion installed- unique multi-fuel

For sale: 1983 Volvo 240 244- Volvo 240 4-door sedan

Technical specifications

Item location:
Pittsfield, Massachusetts, United States
244- Volvo 240 4-door sedan
Engine size:
2.4 Liter 6 cyl diesel non-turbo
Number of cylinders:
Power options:
Power Locks, Power Windows
diesel/veg oil/multi-fuel
5 speed standard with 5th gear overdrive button
Drive type:
Interior color:
Sunroof, Cassette Player, Leather Seats
Vehicle Title:
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PLEASE CALL (413) 212-3084 ANYTIME 24/7 with questions or to arrange a sale meeting!
The Volvo's in Pittsfield, A and I'm free to meet you here to buy the car any day or time you'd like.
Optional delivery anywhere in lower 48 states after purchase for an additional fee covering actual driving costs and return transportation after re-registered with your license plates, r you can pickup yourself immediately in Pittsfield, assachusetts upon payment.
1983 Volvo 244 DL (240 sedan) DIESEL standard transmission with 5 speed overdrive with dual-fuel diesel-Straight Vegetable Oil conversion;
No complex electronics prevent use as a normal diesel car. You need to activate the SVO system to use; otherwise, t's just a normal Volvo diesel running on diesel!
1983 Volvo 244 DL (240 sedan) DIESEL, tandard transmission with 5 speed overdrive; Unique. White with tan/brown leather interior. Runs well. 35+ mpg. Transmission has typical button on shifter for switching between 4th and 5th gear/overdrive (in typical elderly Volvo fashion, t even works occasionally, robably needs removal and cleaning of accumulated thickened oils); Custom SVO conversion includes 5 independent coolant and electric sources of veg oil heating from tank to injectors. We have owned the car for 10 years, ith 8 years' experience successfully running dual fuels on this car's system. All straight vegetable oil (SVO) conversion controls are in-dash, nd system needed no maintenance in over a decade except for one metal fuel line we replaced recently. All accessory parts were American-sourced if possible (Ward 1/8" black metal pips, or example). Sunroof: manual crank style doesn't leak except in high powered car washes. Recent glow plugs and replaced some heated conversion metal fuel lines' heaters' wrapping. OEM factory standard diesel engine block heater. Tire tread is good. Typically corroded Volvo aluminum alloy wheels with full size matching spare tire. Custom trim-matched light brown fabric dash cover covers the usual dash crack(s). OEM Volvo brand front and rear winter floor mats (well worn on driver's side only; others excellent). Manual factory sunroof with spare crank mechanism and handle. Class 2 small size square receiver trailer hitch with safety pin and conventional 4-wire flat towing wiring connector in trunk. Currently servicing diesel fuel injection pump back to specs after storage for 2-3 winters and summers caused it's failure. Virtually zero rust on the entire car: only expected surface corrosion exists where bare metal exposed (road nicks, cratches, tc). The most solid Volvo diesel car body we've owned after more than a half-dozen Volvo diesels owned by our organization! Car was sold to us in 2005 by an Oregon ski instructor where no salt was used on winter roads in his area.
Over $1,000 in custom specialized SVO conversion parts installed in car itself including:
--- Pollock fuel selector valve for in-cab switching between main heated veg and start-up diesel tanks;
coolant heated OEM customized fuel tank with all fuel and coolant connections exclusively through fuel tank's normal top (tank itself wasn't cut into as is in most other heated fuel tank conversions so it's stock replaceable as needed useful in rust-prone winter salt areas);
--- Dual coolant/electric heated Davco fuel filter with clear/viewable fuel level/quality using easily replaceable 10 micron filters available at trucking supply shops; includes proprietary fuel filter wrench;
--- Tank-to-engine coolant-heated fuel line within the hot outbound coolant line for best heating veg oil when in use from main OEM tank;
--- VegTherm Mega 30 watt inline electric fuel line heater (dash switched) just prior to fuel entering OEM Bosch diesel fuel injection lift pump (injection pump also recently serviced);
--- Electric fuel line heaters (dash switched) along metal fuel distribution rails from Bosch pump to actual fuel injectors (6 cylinder standard Volvo D24 diesel engine designed by VW) useful for additional fuel line heat and/or liquifying solidified fuel after cool-down/overnight;
--- 2 1/2 gallon "startup" diesel fuel tank under hood suitable for several dozen startups/cool-downs when driving on SVO/UCO in main OEM custom heated tank (5-10 minutes for coolant to assist warming the electric fuel heaters and flushing SVO prior to cool-down: manual electronic dash switched, ot automated);
--- Total fuel capacity 37 gallons; estimated diesel cruising range of about 1,500 miles without refueling makes for excellent regional trips using single-source high quality UCO as I did;
--- Car designed to accommodate additional vegetable oil tank to be installed in trunk (we did this originally but removed it for needed trunk space (also see possible rear seat replacement heated fuel tank available in our parts section below as an alternative to using trunk space for this useful tank);
--- Car has holes drilled for mounting both trailer hitch behind for towing and hardware for being towed from the front, uch as behind an RV or by tow bar from another vehicle; trips in this way towed easily with excellent stability; rear includes 4 standard flat 4-connector tow lighting; lower plastic front spoilers cut for these attachments as well; RF lower spoiler cut a little poorly cosmetically.
--- Sedan body spent 1982-2005 in Oregon and almost zero rust; very solid frame and body with no major dents other than some paint/bumper scuffs/dings on trunk/doors;
--- Car has holes drilled for mounting both trailer hitch behind for towing and hardware for being trailered from the front, uch as by tow bar behind an RV or other vehicle; lower plastic front spoilers cut for these front attachments as well; cross-country trips in this way towed easily with excellent stability; rear includes 4 standard flat 4-connector tow lighting; additional 12-volt accessory wired to trunk for future fuel transfer pump for potential additional fuel tank to be located there.
--- Sedan designed for 110-volt power inverter under passenger's seat, nd second automotive battery behind it (inverter previously installed, ow removed, ut all wiring remains for easy re-installation of either/both). Recent NEW DURALAST $150 MAIN BATTERY.
Comes with full tank of diesel in main 16 gallon tank and extra OEM diesel fuel filter (startup tank). Noting from the numerous questions from curious folks every time I refill the under-hood diesel startup fuel tank, erious inquiries only please. All above included: $1,495 obo. Will package discounts with additional Volvo diesel parts/accessories below.
NOT included in car price, ut available now [engines can be shipped at your expense or we will deliver locally to Western Massachusetts and area; all other parts available on demand/delivered free]:
Prices shown are guesses as to the new/used/retail values, nd not asking prices. Just make an offer to bundle with the car or separately as you prefer.
We're not trying to profit; we're trying to offer rare useful parts to the new owner of this sweet sedan!
--- Used complete D-24 non-turbo engines:
(1) runs better than any Volvo diesel passenger car engine we've ever had after owning over a half-dozen of these cars! From 1982 Volvo 240 sedan with about 70,000 miles on that engine, an very little as a second car by the previous owner who lived in the desert. We removed it from our sedan that rusted out and had to be salvaged after being driven for too long back in New England during winters;
(1) runs, ut poorly since damaged, nd with all accessory hoses/brackets/devices (damaged-rod OEM engine from our station wagon prior to it's replacement 4 years ago after this engine ran through a monsoon flooded street in Tucson in 2011. We drove it cross-country after the damage, o it runs, ut needs 1 new piston rod to be back up to specs); retail estimate damaged engine $200, ndamaged excellent running low-miles engine $700; make offer
--- 4 spare OEM Bosch diesel injection pumps (1 running complete, not running but complete; 1 complete but disassembled); retail estimate new $3,000, sed/serviced/running $250 each, sed/non-running $50; make offer
--- 2 spare OEM Volvo D24 heads (one planed and confirmed pressure tested by diesel shop with paperwork verification; other removed from good running D24 engine); retail estimate $300 each; make offer
--- Specialty fabricated coolant-heated 25 gallon fuel tank, esigned to fit snugly as high-topped replacement of Volvo 240 rear seat bottom for additional cross-country trips on sole-source UCO from home; adds additional fuel capacity (also useful for filling up at cheape$t diesel stations in region!); custom retail cost new $300; used retail value $200?; make offer
--- Front hardware for Volvo 240 to be towed by RV or other vehicle; retail estimate new $200; make offer
--- Previously installed 1,500 watt power inverter with your new extra standard 49-series or H8 series battery; retail estimate new about $100; make offer
--- OEM Volvo automatic A46 (diesel) 240 transmission from conversion of our 1982 Volvo diesel wagon (fits all 1981-1987 Volvo 240/740 diesel powered common D-24 engine sedans/wagons) to standard transmission; shifted perfectly upon removal during conversion; includes automatic shifter, inkage, hifter and throttle cables; retail estimate used $700; also additional automatic transmission oil pan; make offer
--- Numerous other miscellaneous OEM Volvo/ Volvo diesel parts optionally available: brake rotors, riginal 55 watt OEM alternator, EM A/C compressor, oses/relays/switches/nuts/bolts/moldings/trim, xtra hood, ear & side window glass, agon trunk "third seat", rake master cylinder, alve cover, alve cover and engine oil pan gaskets (new, nopened), hilton repair manual (only commercial non-Volvo service manual including diesel Volvos), tc: our company has owned 7 Volvo 240/740 diesels.

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