SKANDIX News https://www.skandix.de/en/news/ News regarding Volvo, Saab, Rallyesport, Spareparts, Events as well as Press releases from SKANDIX. en_US Mon, 08 Mar 2021 00:00:00 +0100 Mon, 08 Mar 2021 00:00:00 +0100 240 Seal Headlight lens - Volvo 200 from 1981 onwards https://www.skandix.de/en/news/seal-headlight-lens-volvo-200-from-1981-onwards/2061/
The seal for the headlight glass of the Volvo 200 is again available individually.

The headlights of the Volvo 200 series have one big advantage: they can be repaired. The main headlights can be disassembled quite easily and individual parts such as the reflector or the adjusting screws can be replaced.

Unfortunately, individual gaskets for the headlamps have not been available for a long time, only complete headlamps or lenses with gaskets. If you only want to clean the reflector, there are always parts left over.

The gaskets are almost always due for repair. Because they are old, brittle and fragile. After dismantling the glass, they usually no longer seal and water runs into the headlamp, it fogs up from the inside or even gets dirty.

That's why we have the seals remanufactured in original equipment quality. The dimensions correspond exactly to the original part.
So you can enjoy good light for a long time again!

Advantages:

  • corresponds to the original headlight gaskets
  • Cost-effective repair of the headlamps
  • Makes sustainable repairs possible because old parts can be reused

Vehicles

  • Volvo 240 from 1981
  • Volvo 260 from 1981

Corresponds to Volvo reference number 1307439.

You can find the headlight gasket under item no. 1042331 in the shop.

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Mon, 08 Mar 2021 00:00:00 +0100 https://www.skandix.de/en/news/seal-headlight-lens-volvo-200-from-1981-onwards/2061/
Lever gearbox freewheel Saab 93, 95, 96 and Sonett https://www.skandix.de/en/news/lever-gearbox-freewheel-saab-93-95-96-and-sonett/2059/
Available again: The operating lever for the freewheel on the gearbox for Saab 93, 95, 96, Sonett ll and Sonett lll.

The lever for the freewheel on the gearbox is made of plastic for the late models of the Saab 95, 96 and Sonett. Due to age, this part is often brittle and breaks at the slightest opportunity. Sometimes this happens when the freewheel is engaged, often during repairs, for example when a new clutch has to be fitted.

Saab has not had this lever in its range for a long time.

We have taken this as an opportunity to include a reproduction in a steel version in our range. Just like it was used in the Saab 93 or early Saab 96 models.

The freewheel is absolutely necessary on early cars with the two-stroke engines, because a lubricant undersupply occurs in sliding operation at higher revs. Since less fuel is supplied when the throttle is released, correspondingly less mixed oil is carried along. If the engine were to continue to rotate at higher revs while hanging on the gearbox here, piston sticking or even seizure could occur.

Advantages:

  • Now available again
  • Solid design made of steel
  • Corrosion resistant due to galvanic zinc coating

Vehicles:

  • Saab 93 from gearbox no. 43000
  • Saab 95
  • Saab 96
  • Saab Sonett ll
  • Saab Sonett lll

The new part can be found in our shop under item no. 1081261.

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Mon, 01 Mar 2021 00:00:00 +0100 https://www.skandix.de/en/news/lever-gearbox-freewheel-saab-93-95-96-and-sonett/2059/
Parking only signs https://www.skandix.de/en/news/parking-only-signs/2057/
Indispensable for real enthusiasts: If you want to reserve the box seat in front of your front door for your favourite car brand, this sign helps to keep the parking space free.

The highly visible sign measures 30 x 46 cm and can be attached to a garage door, fence, house or wall, for example.

Tip: You can find the matching Innotec adhesive under article no. 1039424 in the shop.

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Thu, 25 Feb 2021 00:00:00 +0100 https://www.skandix.de/en/news/parking-only-signs/2057/
Lumbar support Volvo 200 https://www.skandix.de/en/news/lumbar-support-volvo-200/2048/
Uncomfortable seats? That doesn't have to be the case!

The lumbar support in the Volvo 240/260 is known to become defective with age. For the driver, the lack of support in the back feels very uncomfortable and spoils the fun of longer journeys. Many owners often shy away from the actually quite simple repair due to ignorance.

We took this as an opportunity to write an installation manual and to check the availability of all parts. We had the wire guide bracket (1052660) made up. It was no longer available and is important for proper, long-term function. Everything else needed for the repair is still available as an original spare part.

There are several possible causes for lumbar support failures:

  • The plate of the lumbar support itself (1079428) is broken, by aged plastic, frequent use or by naughty children's feet maltreating the seat from behind. As a result, the clasp (1068227) sometimes falls off, which then almost inevitably leads to the breakage of the plate.
  • The wire hooks (1039085; 1068226) for tensioning are broken, this often happens on the inside because the bracket 1052660 mentioned above has fallen apart due to age.
  • The brackets of the lumbar adjustment (1052659 and 1052661), which tighten the wire hooks on the outside with the adjustment wheel, has a break or defective thread. This happens very rarely and usually only through the use of force.

The repair is actually quite simple: a few spanners and pliers are required, the only special tool needed is an upholstery clamp pliers (1049163) and a few staples (1024603) to close the backrest cover correctly again at the bottom afterwards. With a little skill, this can even be done with the seat in place, if only the lumbar support is to be repaired. However, it is much more comfortable on the workbench. A detailed description of the work with pictures can be found in the link below.


In the meantime, we have also had the upholstery cushions for the seats in the Volvo 200/700/900 made up.

So everything is available to restore good seating comfort and to have fun again on longer journeys.

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Mon, 22 Feb 2021 00:00:00 +0100 https://www.skandix.de/en/news/lumbar-support-volvo-200/2048/
Elk Taxi https://www.skandix.de/en/news/elk-taxi/2051/
Florian Melcher sent us this beautiful report about his Volvo 940 Elk Taxi. In his richly illustrated story, he tells us how he came to own a Volvo. Enjoy the read!


The real car love to my #Elchtaxi

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Admittedly, if you're into old Volvos, you're more often looked at sceptically and asked what's so great about these "hearses". After all, they are absolutely angular, unsporty and conservative. In the meantime, the circle of lovers of these "bricks" is growing and it has been explained very often why an old Volvo estate is the best car in the world.

But if you also have an affinity for the colour light ivory (RAL 1015 / "taxi colour"), then there must be something seriously wrong with you. Was it the wrong friends, a poor education, ex-partners, or even the wife? No, as is so often the case with disorders or psychological impairments, the root of all evil lies in the parental home and in childhood.

I saw the light of day in 1986, on that day everything was still good and as far as I can remember also the following days. But then the inevitable happened and I came home with my mother.

Having just come into the world, I was blessed with a father who was passionate about cars and together with my mother they ran a small taxi business. As usual, the first "taxis" were Mercedes W123s, but this suddenly changed: a Volvo 244 with an in-line six-cylinder diesel engine and an outstanding 79 hp was bought second-hand to replace the last W123.


The car did so well that a second replacement car was purchased, followed by the first "brand new" Volvo 744 as a taxi. So far, so good, that was 1989, so nothing that could have touched me greatly.

Unfortunately, the 744 was involuntarily taken out of service just a few months after it had been put into service and a new Volvo was ordered that was to leave its mark on me.


In May 1990, the car was delivered, my father is beaming as proud as a peacock and the surplus legs, which you can see to his right behind the driver's door, are mine. Until 1997, this car covered more than 700,000 km in taxi service and was an absolute rarity on Solingen's roads. The sound of the six-cylinder engine stood out among the Mercedes W124s, VW Passats, Audis and Opels, and it probably happened more often that passengers chose this exotic car. In 1997, unfortunately, it was no longer viable and I was deeply saddened when it left us. It was not only a "company car", no, we also went on holiday with it, did errands and always had a good time. It was as if a family member had left us. It was deregistered and no longer drivable, but it was still parked on our property for some time, then the day came when it was collected by a recycler from the Aachen area. Our taxi desperately fought against its fate by means of blocked rear axle brakes, but nothing helped. Although it was replaced again by a Volvo (V70 I and then V70 II), it never became the same again.

Well, now I was definitely hooked and if it had been up to me, such a brick would also have been my first car, but it had to be the obligatory Golf. And a second one. With the third car, however, I had the power of decision myself and surprised my mother with an impulse purchase of such a Volvo, but unfortunately dressed in civilian grey.

But one thing was certain: at some point I would have to get a former Volvotaxi (#Elchtaxi). However, this wish was extremely difficult to realise, as taxis rarely survive their service and are usually exported at some point. In addition, Volvo taxis were sold extremely rarely, especially in comparison to Mercedes and the other usual suspects.

Still in my apprenticeship in November 2010, I found an interesting beige elk by chance in Stuttgart: a Volvo 244 from 1987. Still suffering from pneumonia, I took the train to save this car from the Used car dealers. It wasn't/isn't a taxi, but the colour was getting there....


I fixed it up and put a taxi sign on the roof for fun. The photo caught the attention of Minichamps in about 2017 and they made a 1/18th scale model, which went on sale. Almost countless Volvos followed, sometimes shorter, sometimes longer, including former taxis of newer Volvo generations, but so far the feeling I had with the 745 from 1990 never came up again. But then! Suddenly one day a small ad appeared, an acquaintance forwarded it to me...

Is it what it looks like?
Quick check:
Colour? - Fits.
Mileage? - High, so it fits (808,000 km).
Taxi-specific equipment? - Yep.
Worst signs of wear? - Not even that.
Sliding roof? - Nah, bummer!
Driveable? - Possibly.
Price? - Well...
Location? - yikes: 350 km one way, I can't even get there.

After thinking about it for a while, I called the salesman and made an appointment at lunchtime. I didn't want him to know that I would be travelling 350 km for this "can".


On time "Highnoon" and after 350 km I reached my destination. The car was advertised by "Private" in a non-commercial profile. Based on my experience, I was not very surprised that my sat nav had guided me to a commercial used car dealer based on the address. In rainy Goslar, I quickly parked up and tried to sight the object of my desire and sure enough: parked between a discarded Smart and a Citroen C3 (?), it stood there and immediately reminded me of our old 745.

It wasn't exactly the same model, but the very similar successor, a 945 from 1991. This car had the advantage over my old "favourite taxi" that it had a turbo diesel engine with a hefty 116 hp and also had automatic air conditioning from the factory - and that was back in 1991!

After a short back and forth, we agreed on the advertised price, which was not utopian, but not really cheap either. The dealer emphasised that he was selling the car for his "elderly neighbour" who had given up driving. The mileage was not around 800,000 km, but half that, because the speedometer had been broken once and therefore this speedometer was installed. Ah well, I thought to myself... A deposit was paid, I gave him the promise to pick up the car within ten days and set off on my way back with a proud chest. Man, was that a nice drive back: another 350 km through rain, storms, road works and traffic jams, but I had finally found *MY* taxi.

No sooner said than done: a few days later, I set off with a friend to pick up the car, and of course the #Elk sign for the #ElkTaxi came with us!


As is always the case with such old cars, you have to be long-suffering and show a certain willingness to take risks. I was completely unfamiliar with the car and it had over 800,000 km on the clock. Test drive? - What for, if you are so euphoric.

Together with my friend, we decided to take a leisurely road trip through the Harz mountains, including an overnight stay. After all the fluids had been checked and the six-cylinder engine was humming along loudly but harmoniously, we decided to set off.

On the first few kilometres, however, my friend who was following me had to suffer a lot, as it seemed that my old taxi was spewing the coarse dust particles of the last few years mercilessly out of the rust-brown patinated tailpipe, possibly causing one or two "stone chips" on the bonnet. As if an old Volvo taxi wasn't conspicuous enough. Just an old diesel!

Shortly before arriving at the hotel, the instrument lighting became weaker and some of the displays also failed. All right, great... we're sitting in the Harz mountains and now, of all times, the generator is on strike. But the problem was then postponed to the next day due to several cold beers. Luckily it was only the carbon brushes, which were even in stock somewhere. We were able to pick them up quickly, put them in and so we made our way back.

After catching up on various "maintenance backlogs", the question arose as to which car we would use for the upcoming annual holiday. My wife was more in favour of one of the more modern cars, but I really wanted to take a taxi to Denmark. What can I say, the 4,000 km were covered without any problems and I was even able to convince my other half to visit an old taxi meeting in the Harz mountains at the end of the holiday.




In a quiet moment, I took the time to research the history of my taxi. Thanks to two (!) old service booklets and even the original vehicle registration certificate, I was able to name and search for all three previous owners.

The original taxi owner was happy to answer my questions by phone. He had used the car from 1991 to 1995 and then retired it with approx. 400 - 500,000 km. One of his employed drivers then took over the car.

Unfortunately, I was unable to contact this previous owner, but I was able to contact the third and last owner before me.

He was the father-in-law of the second owner, so that this knowledge gap could be filled in the best possible way. He was also able to guarantee me that the speedometer reading was genuine, i.e. that the speedometer had never been changed or stopped. The contacts were all very friendly, but there is only one piece of information that buyers of such a car, which they have been looking for for years, do not really want to know, and that is the amount that the last owner received for "my dream". The friendly reseller had given the "old man" 50,- € (fifty!!!) and both sides were happy with that. I probably don't need to mention that I had to pay many times that amount for my taxi.

But in the end, what's the point of worrying about it? It's no use at all, I'd much rather enjoy the comfortable gliding along with the sonorous diesel hail and the insane comfort of the ZF 4-speed automatic.

So long, take care and stay healthy!

Kind regards
Florian


Text and images courtesy of Florian Melcher

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Mon, 15 Feb 2021 00:00:00 +0100 https://www.skandix.de/en/news/elk-taxi/2051/
Hexagon socket wrench for clutch housing for volvo classic cars https://www.skandix.de/en/news/hexagon-socket-wrench-for-clutch-housing-for-volvo-classic-cars/2046/
This hexagon socket wrench makes it much easier to remove and install the gearbox on Volvo vehicles with M4, M30, M40 and M41 gearboxes.

Dismantling the gearbox from the clutch bell is necessary to change the clutch on so many Volvo old-timers. This is a very tight job, especially on the PV, because the upper bolts are almost inaccessible. Volvo used to offer several special wrenches for this purpose, but none of them have been available for a long time.

Because we have been annoyed by this ourselves for a long time and often, we have taken the initiative and now offer an easy-to-use tool for this purpose:

New, extra long 3/8" hexagon socket screw key for the 3/8" ratchet. It has a ball head at the front so that it can be angled easily. With this, screws can be properly loosened and unscrewed, which is hardly to not feasible with the standard sizes of this wrench size.

Advantages:

  • Replaces original tools that are no longer available
  • Easier assembly of the gearbox
  • Saving time

Vehicles:

  • Volvo PV444, 445, PV544, P210
  • Volvo 121, 130, 220
  • Volvo P1800, P1800ES
  • Volvo 140
  • Volvo 164
  • Volvo 240

For transmission types:
M4, M30, M40, M41


Replaces Volvo original numbers:
9992426
9992428
9992487

The new wrench is available now in the shop under item no. 1080937.

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Mon, 08 Feb 2021 00:00:00 +0100 https://www.skandix.de/en/news/hexagon-socket-wrench-for-clutch-housing-for-volvo-classic-cars/2046/
Gearshift gaiters in leather for classic Volvo https://www.skandix.de/en/news/gearshift-gaiters-in-leather-for-classic-volvo/2043/
In contrast to other classic cars such as Alfa Romeo or BMW, Volvo gearshift boots up to the 164 series were always made of rubber, never of leather. This is good against the noise from the gearbox and engine, but does not look particularly high-quality. In order to upgrade the interior, we had leather gaiters made for the old Volvos.

The installation is very easy. These cuffs are simply pulled over the existing rubber cuff. All you have to do is unscrew the gear knob and take off the tray. In addition, the carpet and the damping mat should be lifted to fix the boot underneath or to glue it to the original rubber boot.

The Volvo P1800E/ES is equipped with a tray as standard. For the Volvo Amazon we offer such a tray as an accessory. The leather sleeve looks particularly good in combination with a shelf.
A shelf should also be present so that the cuff stays reasonably in its seat and the attachment is covered at the bottom.



Article no. 1076495
suitable for the following vehicles:

  • Volvo PV444, PV544 "Humpback Volvo", P210 "Duet"
  • Volvo 120, 130, 220 "Amazon"
  • Volvo 140 (until 1972)



Article no. 1076269
suitable for the following vehicles:

  • Volvo P1800E (from 1970)
  • Volvo P1800ES
  • Volvo 140 (from 1972)
  • Volvo 164





Center console with Clock housing for Volvo Amazon 1052807 Center console with Clock housing for Volvo Amazon
Timeclock System VDO 1055132 fitting clock

Center console for Volvo Amazon 1052144 Center console for Volvo Amazon

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Mon, 25 Jan 2021 00:00:00 +0100 https://www.skandix.de/en/news/gearshift-gaiters-in-leather-for-classic-volvo/2043/
Puller idler arm for Volvo classic cars https://www.skandix.de/en/news/puller-idler-arm-for-volvo-classic-cars/2041/
For the Volvo oldtimers with Gemmer steering or so called worm steering, we now have a high-quality puller for the idler arm / steering lever in our range. The three tools provided by Volvo for this purpose have been out of stock for a very long time.

We are aware of the difficulties this removal can cause:
Due to age and corrosion, the idler arm sits extremely tightly on the shaft if you ever want to replace the oil seal or the entire steering gear.
Commercially available two- or three-arm pullers without a locking device slip off without holding them in place. Ball joint pullers are undersized. The idler arm should not be heated too much, otherwise it will be unusable.

To avoid this, the new product offers the following advantages:
Our puller is extremely stable, it cannot slip off. Thanks to the trapezoidal thread, it can be used with an impact wrench. However, it can also be held in place with an SW27 spanner, so that the impact spanner is not absolutely necessary.

To remove the idler arm with this puller, the steering gears of most cars have to be removed or loosened. Even if only the sealing ring under the steering arm needs to be changed: It is better to remove it, as the sealing ring can be inserted much more precisely in the vice.

It basically fits all idler arms of the Hump, Duett, Amazon, P1800, 140 and 164.

Suitable for:

  • Volvo PV 444, PV 544 "Humpback Volvo", P210 "Duett"
  • Volvo 120, 130, 220 "Amazon"
  • Volvo 140
  • Volvo 164
  • Volvo P1800, P1800ES

Reference numbers of Volvo tools no longer available:
9992282, 9992370, 9992195

The new puller is available under article no. 1080547 in our shop.

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Mon, 18 Jan 2021 00:00:00 +0100 https://www.skandix.de/en/news/puller-idler-arm-for-volvo-classic-cars/2041/
Starter 12V for Volvo with B18, B20, B30 engines https://www.skandix.de/en/news/starter-12v-for-volvo-with-b18-b20-b30-engines/2039/
Until now we have offered 12V starters for the Volvo B18 and B20 engines as a replacement part. As it is becoming increasingly difficult to obtain old parts for repair, we have decided to offer a new starter. This eliminates the inconvenience of returning old parts and the deposit.

Although this starter (article no. 1080893) is much smaller and lighter than the original part, it has the same performance. Due to its design, it turns a little faster and the engine usually starts better.

In contrast to the original, the assembly is easier. Because the starter has a thread, it can be mounted directly with the enclosed screws. There is no need for nuts and therefore no need for counter-holding during installation.

The starter fits all B18, B20 and B30 Volvo engines, i.e. all vehicle models from 1962 to 1974 with 12 Volt electrical system.

Advantages

  • Easier assembly
  • New part with modern features
  • no old part return, no deposit
  • higher starting speed

suitable for the following vehicles:

  • Volvo PV544 "Humpback Volvo", P210 "Duett" (from 1962)
  • Volvo Amazon (from 1962)
  • Volvo P1800 all
  • Volvo 140 all
  • Volvo 164 all
  • Volvo 240 with B20 engine

replaces article no. 1001718

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Mon, 11 Jan 2021 00:00:00 +0100 https://www.skandix.de/en/news/starter-12v-for-volvo-with-b18-b20-b30-engines/2039/
Cover windscreen wiper shaft for Volvo 200/700/900/S90/V90 https://www.skandix.de/en/news/cover-windscreen-wiper-shaft-for-volvo-200700900s90v90/2037/
The wiper shaft cover for Volvo 200/700/900/S90 and V90 has not been available from Volvo for some time. We have therefore produced a replica, which is now available in our webshop under SKANDIX item number 1026119.

The cap is an inconspicuous, barely visible small part, but it is nevertheless very important for the life of the wiper linkage:
It protects the shaft and the bearing of the wiper arm from penetrating dirt and moisture. If the cover is not in place, this will result in a damaged bearing due to penetrating dirt. This not only destroys the linkage, which is no longer available new, but also the wiper motor eventually surrenders to the increased load. It usually stops working due to excessive heating. This usually with smoke signals because of the melting varnish on the coil wire. The increased power consumption before the wiper motor dies could also cause further damage to the vehicle electrical system.

A small cause with consequences. This can be prevented quite easily: all you have to do is unscrew the wiper arm for assembly, and possibly remove the surrounding seal. Then simply remove the defective cap and put on the new one.


Suitable for the following vehicles:

  • Volvo 240, 260
  • Volvo 740, 760
  • Volvo 940, 960
  • Volvo S90, V90 (-98)
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Mon, 04 Jan 2021 00:00:00 +0100 https://www.skandix.de/en/news/cover-windscreen-wiper-shaft-for-volvo-200700900s90v90/2037/
Tailgate handle repair kits Volvo 700/900/V90 https://www.skandix.de/en/news/tailgate-handle-repair-kits-volvo-700900v90/2034/
New repair kits for the opener in the tailgate handle.

Almost everyone who has ever driven a Volvo estate car of the 745/765/945/965/V90 models for a longer period of time knows the problem: the opener in the tailgate handle sticks. After operation, it does not return to its original position, or only partially. In the worst case, the tailgate may not be closed properly after closing and will open again by itself while driving.

Volvo itself has so far only offered the option of replacing the handle completely. This is quite expensive and the early version up to 95 is no longer available. The later version has to be painted on top of that.

The only reason for this is the rusty shaft of the opener and a tired or broken spring.

We have taken this as an opportunity to develop a repair kit for this purpose, which enables a simple, lasting and economical repair. It is also more durable than the original version because the shaft is now made of insulated stainless steel and can no longer corrode. The return spring is manufactured according to the original sample.

Advantages:

  • good value for money
  • durable due to stainless steel shaft and new return spring for the opener
  • no painting work necessary
  • safe function of the opener
  • sustainable: The tailgate handle is repaired and not thrown away






Article No. 1074378:

  • Volvo 740 estate car
  • Volvo 760 estate car
  • Volvo 940 estate car (-95)
  • Volvo 960 estate car (-95)






Article No. 1080367:

  • Volvo 940 estate car (95-)
  • Volvo 960 estate car (95-)
  • Volvo V90 (-98)
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Mon, 14 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0100 https://www.skandix.de/en/news/tailgate-handle-repair-kits-volvo-700900v90/2034/
Washer stud bolt exhaust manifold https://www.skandix.de/en/news/washer-stud-bolt-exhaust-manifold/2024/
New solution for height compensation between exhaust and intake manifold.

SKANDIX now has a stepped washer for the stud bolts that hold the two manifolds on the B18 and B20 together. With tuned engines there is almost always a difference in height between the flanges of the manifolds when using fan manifolds or other carburettor systems such as Weber DCOE.
This difference in height is compensated by the stepped washers. The washer is available in two versions, which can cover all possible variations.

Advantages:

  • discs with suitable height difference for a reasonable surface pressure on both bends
  • enables the assembly of several flange thickness combinations of the elbows
  • thermal properties of this expansion washer ensure that both elbows fit evenly
  • saves effort, as no reworking of the original parts is required
  • No corrosion on the panes: As nothing has to be filed or milled, no coating is damaged.


Article No. 1080182 for 2 mm height difference
washer stud bolt exhaust manifold, 22 mm, 2 mm offset

Article No. 1080183 for 5 mm height difference
washer stud bolt exhaust manifold, 22 mm, 5 mm offset

Suitable for Volvo classic cars with B18 or B20 engine:

  • Volvo PV544 "Hump Volvo", P210 "Duet"
  • Volvo 140
  • Volvo 240 until 1976
  • Volvo P1800 Jensen, P1800S, P1800E, P1800ES

Suitable for Volvo classic cars with B30 engine:

  • Volvo 164
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Wed, 09 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0100 https://www.skandix.de/en/news/washer-stud-bolt-exhaust-manifold/2024/
Saint Nicholas' Day for Saab drivers https://www.skandix.de/en/news/saint-nicholas-day-for-saab-drivers/2027/
Have you all been well-behaved?

This year, just in time for St. Nicholas Day, there are again special prices on selected Saab fan articles and accessories. As a Father Christmas surprise, we have also packed some new items into your boots.

With a click on a picture you can go directly to the corresponding article in the shop.

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Sun, 06 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0100 https://www.skandix.de/en/news/saint-nicholas-day-for-saab-drivers/2027/
Clutch set B16 including release bearing for Volvo PV and Amazon https://www.skandix.de/en/news/clutch-set-b16-including-release-bearing-for-volvo-pv-and-amazon/2032/
SKANDIX has reissued the clutch set for humpback Volvo and Amazon with B16 engine. The original clutch is no longer available since the 80s.

Up to now you had to use the clutch from the B18 engine as a makeshift. For the assembly it was necessary to adjust the flywheel on a lathe, because otherwise the clutch would have grinded on the flywheel. The effort for set-up and work on the lathe for only one flywheel is relatively high. With our new set - consisting of pressure plate, driving plate and release bearing - there is now a simpler solution that no longer requires any adjustment. All three components of the clutch set are new parts.

The core piece is the newly designed release bearing, which enables the perfect function and the necessary empty travel!

The clutch is a modern diaphragm spring type instead of the old claw clutch. This allows a better dosage with less effort. The vehicle feels more comfortable to operate.

Advantages:

  • Newly designed release bearing
  • No complex adjustments necessary
  • Clutch as modern diaphragm spring type
  • Better dosage with less effort
  • Set consists exclusively of new parts - no return of exchange parts necessary

Suitable for:

  • Volvo 120, 130 until 1961 (B16-)
  • Volvo PV444, 544, P445, P210 from 1957-1961 (B16-)

Reference numbers:
660524, 651951, 659699

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Mon, 30 Nov 2020 00:00:00 +0100 https://www.skandix.de/en/news/clutch-set-b16-including-release-bearing-for-volvo-pv-and-amazon/2032/
Bake your Xmas cookies... ready... set... GO! https://www.skandix.de/en/news/bake-your-xmas-cookies-ready-set-go/2030/
It's that time of year again, the Advent season and thus Christmas is just around the corner.
And what must not be missing during this time under any circumstances? ...EXACTLY! The baking of biscuits.

For all fans of cars and swedish culture we have our super biscuit cutter, the limousine, the station wagon, the moose head and the spanner in our assortment. This makes baking four times as much fun.

Baking for everyone, here is our very simple and delicious biscuit recipe.



Dough ingredients: (for approx. 3 trays)

  • 125g butter
  • 200g flour (plus some flour for the rolling pin and the work surface)
  • 100g sugar
  • 1 pack of vanilla sugar
  • 1 egg

Ingredients decoration:
For the decoration of the biscuits we used icing sugar, cinnamon, cocoa powder, nut nougat cream as well as sugar writing and sugar decorations. Allowed is what pleases and tastes natural!

Tip: For our biscuit version we used wholemeal spelt flour, healthier than wheat flour but very tasty.





It's as simple as that:

Step 1 - Dough

Knead the butter, flour, sugar, vanilla sugar and the egg together to form an even dough.
Place in the fridge for 30 minutes.

Step 2 - Preparation

Line a tray with baking paper and preheat the oven to 160 degrees convection. Sprinkle the work surface generously with additional flour and rub the rolling pin to prevent the dough from sticking. Put the cookie cutters ready.

Step 3 - Roll out and cut out

Take the dough out of the fridge and roll it out on the flour surface using the rolling pin, not too thin.
Cut out the biscuits as you like until the dough is completely covered.

Step 4 - Baking

Place the biscuits directly on the baking tray and place in the oven for 7 to 10 minutes per tray. After baking, allow all biscuits to cool completely.

Step 5 - Decorate

The last step is the decoration. Whether funny moose faces, crass colourful paint for the cars or just lots of great sprinkles on the biscuits is up to you. We would be happy to receive some photos from you and if you like, link us on Instagram and co.




We wish you all a wonderful Advent and Christmas season.
The SKANDIX team wishes you happy baking.



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