SKANDIX News https://www.skandix.de/en/news/ News regarding Volvo, Saab, Rallyesport, Spareparts, Events as well as Press releases from SKANDIX. en_US Fri, 24 Sep 2021 00:00:00 +0200 Fri, 24 Sep 2021 00:00:00 +0200 240 New products for the Volvo Klassieker Beurs 2021 https://www.skandix.de/en/news/new-products-for-the-volvo-klassieker-beurs-2021/2167/
Actually, the Volvo Klassieker Beurs was supposed to take place in Rosmalen on the weekend 25 & 26 September 2021. This was already postponed from 2020 to 25 & 26 September 2021 because of the Covid-19 virus. After careful consideration, the board of the Volvo Klassieker Beurs unfortunately had to decide again not to hold the fair in 2021.

The next fair will take place on the last weekend in September 2022, the theme will remain the same: "VOLVO's IN THE MEDIA".

So that you don't go away empty-handed, we have compiled this year's new SKANDIX products for your Volvo here.

Brakes Exhaust Suspension + Steering Drive Train
Engine Cooling System Interior Temperature Electrics
Body Accessories Saab parts



Brakes

Volvo 140, 164, P1800

Guide pulley, Hand brake cable
1035303 Guide pulley, Hand brake cable
Article No. 1035303
News report: Pulley for handbrake cable Volvo 140, 164, P1800 available again




Volvo 850, C70 (-2005), S70 V70 (-2000), V70 XC (-2000)

Junction, Brake lines
1053041 Junction, Brake lines
Article No. 1053041
News report: Brake line distributor rear axle Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, V70XC




Volvo 700, 850, 900

Brake power regulator
1080289 Brake power regulator
Article No. 1080289
News report: Brake power regulator for Volvo 700, 850, 900, S90/V90 available again




Volvo 850, 900, S90 V90 (-1998)

Brake power regulator
1080290 Brake power regulator
Article No. 1080290
News report: Brake power regulator for Volvo 700, 850, 900, S90/V90 available again



Exhaust

Volvo 120 130 220, 140, 164, 200, P1800, P1800ES, P210, PV

Washer, Stud Exhaust manifold with offset 2 mm
1080182 Washer, Stud Exhaust manifold with offset 2 mm
Article No. 1080182
News report: Washer stud bolt exhaust manifold




Volvo 120 130 220, 140, 164, 200, P1800, P1800ES, P210, PV

Washer, Stud Exhaust manifold with offset 5 mm
1080183 Washer, Stud Exhaust manifold with offset 5 mm
Article No. 1080183
News report: Washer stud bolt exhaust manifold



Suspension + Steering

Volvo 900, V90 (-1998)

Suspension spring for vehicles without Ride height adjustment
1021744 Suspension spring
Article No. 1021744
News report: Suspension springs for Volvo 900, V90 (-1998)




Volvo 900, V90 (-1998)

Suspension spring for vehicles with Ride height adjustment
1021749 Suspension spring
Article No. 1021749
News report: Suspension springs for Volvo 900, V90 (-1998)



Drive Train

Volvo 120 130, PV

Clutch kit
1042063 Clutch kit
Article No. 1042063
News report: Clutch set B16 including release bearing for Volvo PV and Amazon




Volvo 120 130 220, 140, PV

Gear lever gaiter black Leather
1076495 Gear lever gaiter black Leather
Article No. 1076495
News report: Gearshift gaiters in leather for classic Volvo




Volvo 140, 164, P1800

Gear lever gaiter black Leather
1076269 Gear lever gaiter black Leather
Article No. 1076269
News report: Gearshift gaiters in leather for classic Volvo




Volvo universal Classic

Propeller shaft nut washer
1079471 Propeller shaft nut washer
Article No. 1079471
News report: Propeller shaft nut washer



Engine

Volvo 120 130 220, 140, P1800, PV

Manifold, Exhaust system
1071062 Manifold, Exhaust system
Article No. 1071062
News report: New cast exhaust manifolds for Volvo B18/B20




Volvo 120 130 220, 140, 200, P210

Intake manifold with Exhaust manifold Kit
1080287 Intake manifold with Exhaust manifold Kit
Article No. 1080287
News report: 2-piece manifold for B18A/20A with flat-flow carburettor




Volvo 120 130 220, 140, 200, P210

Intake manifold splitted Intake manifold
1080288 Intake manifold splitted Intake manifold
Article No. 1080288
News report: 2-piece manifold for B18A/20A with flat-flow carburettor




Volvo 400

Engine mounting rear right
1079786 Engine mounting rear right
Article No. 1079786




Volvo 120 130 220, 140, P1800, PV

Conversion kit, Carburettor float chamber venting SU HS6
1079790 Conversion kit, Carburettor float chamber venting SU HS6
Article No. 1079790
News report: Carburettor SU HS6: Retrofit safe float chamber venting



Cooling System

Volvo 850, S70 V70 (-2000), S80 (-2006), V70 P26, XC70 (2001-2007)

Radiator hose Oil cooler outtake
1056333 Radiator hose Oil cooler outtake
Article No. 1056333
News report: Radiator hose Oil cooler for Volvo 850, S70, V70, S80, V70 II and XC70




Volvo 850, S70 V70 (-2000), S80 (-2006), V70 P26, XC70 (2001-2007)

Radiator hose Oil cooler intake
1043187 Radiator hose Oil cooler intake
Article No. 1043187
News report: Radiator hose Oil cooler for Volvo 850, S70, V70, S80, V70 II and XC70



Interior Temperature

Volvo PV P210

Electric motor, Blower
1079744 Electric motor, Blower
Article No. 1079744
News report: New blower motor available for Volvo PV



Electrics

Volvo 120 130 220, 140, P1800, P1800ES

Clear glass headlight H4 without Parking light
1082219 headlight H4 without Parking light
Article No. 1082219
News report: Clear glass headlights H4 for Volvo PV, Amazon, 140, P1800




Volvo 200

Seal, Headlight
1042331 Seal, Headlight
Article No. 1042331
News report: Seal Headlight lens - Volvo 200 from 1981 onwards




Volvo 120 130 220, 140, 164, 200, P1800, P1800ES, PV P210

Starter 12 V 1 kW with Screw set
1080893 Starter 12 V 1 kW with Screw set
Article No. 1080893
News report: Starter 12V for Volvo with B18, B20, B30 engines




Volvo P1800

Scale Gauge, Coolant-/ oil temperature ˚C Swedish
1081533 Scale Gauge, Coolant-/ oil temperature ˚C Swedish
Article No. 1081533
News report: Glass for Cockpit gauges Volvo P1800 available again




Volvo 140, 164, P1800, P1800ES

Voltage stabilizer
1081150 Voltage stabilizer
Article No. 1081150
News report: Voltage stabiliser 10V for Volvo P1800E/ES




Volvo 850, C70 (-2005), S40 V40 (-2004), S70 V70 (-2000), S70 V70 V70XC (-2000)

Pedal Switch, Cruise control
1082536 Pedal Switch, Cruise control
Article No. 1082536
News report: Pedal switch cruise control for Volvo 850, S/V40, S/V70, C70




Volvo 200, 700, 850, 900, S70, S90 (-1998)

Aerial Telescope Radio electric
1079569 Aerial Telescope Radio electric
Article No. 1079569
News report: Electric telescopic antenna for radio reception available again



Body

Volvo P1800, P1800ES

Door handle inner fits left and right black
1080396 Door handle inner fits left and right black
Article No. 1080396
News report: Door opener inside P1800E / ES

Distance washer, Interior door panel for Door handle
1053857 Distance washer, Interior door panel for Door handle
Article No. 1053857
News report: Door opener inside P1800E / ES




Volvo 120 130, 140, 164, P1800

Locking Ventilation window Knob
1018220 Locking Ventilation window Knob
Article No. 1018220
News report: New reproduction: Locking knob hinged window for Volvo Amazon, P1800, 140, 164




Volvo 700, 900

Repair kit Tailgate handle Tailgate
1074378 Repair kit Tailgate handle Tailgate
Article No. 1074378
News report: Tailgate handle repair kits Volvo 700/900/V90




Volvo 900, V90 (-1998)

Repair kit Tailgate handle Tailgate
1080367 Repair kit Tailgate handle Tailgate
Article No. 1080367
News report: Tailgate handle repair kits Volvo 700/900/V90




Volvo 850, C70 (-2005), S70 V70 (-2000)

Protection plate Fuel Tank primed to be painted
1021187 Protection plate Fuel Tank primed to be painted
Article No. 1021187
News report: Mudguard for rear tank available again




Volvo 200, 700, 900, S90 V90 (-1998)

Bushing, Shaft Wiper gearbox front
1026119 Bushing, Shaft Wiper gearbox front
Article No. 1026119
News report: Cover windscreen wiper shaft for Volvo 200/700/900/S90/V90




Volvo 200

Bracket, Lumbar support Back rest fits left and right
1052660 Bracket, Lumbar support Back rest fits left and right
Article No. 1052660
News report: Lumbar support Volvo 200




Volvo 900, S90 V90 (-1998)

Center Armrest Cover lock Handle
1063868 Center Armrest Cover lock Handle
Article No. 1063868
News report: Centre armrest locking handle for Volvo 960, S90, V90


Spring Cover Central arm rest
1081280 Spring Cover Central arm rest
Article No. 1081280
News report: Centre armrest locking handle for Volvo 960, S90, V90




Volvo 700, 900, V90 (-1998)

Repair part, Trunk lid panel Kit
1082236 Repair part, Trunk lid panel Kit
Article No. 1082236
News report: Repair kit tailgate trim Volvo 850, V70, 700, 900



Accessories

Volvo 120 130 220, 140, 164, P1800, P1800ES, PV

Puller for Dismantling for Control arm
1080547 Puller for Dismantling for Control arm
Article No. 1080547
News report: Puller idler arm for Volvo classic cars




Volvo 120 130 220, 140, P1800, P1800ES, P210, PV

Hexagon socket wrench 3/8" for Clutch housing
1080937 SHexagon socket wrench 3/8 for Clutch housing
Article No. 1080937
News report: Hexagon socket wrench for clutch housing for volvo classic cars




Volvo 120 130 220, 140, 200, 700, 900, P1800

Tool, Overdrive
1019212 Tool, Overdrive
Article No. 1019212
News report: Oil filter key for the overdrive of M41, M410, M46 available again




Universal

Pouch for Wheel bolts SKANDIX Logo blue
1083239 Pouch for Wheel bolts SKANDIX Logo blue
Article No. 1083239



Saab

Saab 900 (1994-)

Repair kit, Drive unit Convertible top cover Locking motor 5. bow
1079174 Repair kit, Drive unit Convertible top cover Locking motor 5 bow
Article No. 1079174
News report: Locking motor soft top Saab 900




Saab 95, 96

Alternator 70 A
1079824 Alternator 70 A
Article No. 1079824
News report: New alternator Saab 95, 96 V4




Saab 99

Fuel filler hose, tank
1080236 Fuel filler hose, tank
Article No. 1080236
News report: Hose tank filler neck Saab 99 available again




Saab 93, 95, 96, Sonett II, Sonett III

Metal lever, freewheel Gearbox
1081261 Lever, freewheel Gearbox
Article No. 1081261
News report: Lever gearbox freewheel Saab 93, 95, 96 and Sonett




Saab 93, 95, 96, Sonett

Puller, Brake drum
1081551 Puller, Brake drum
Article No. 1081551
News report: Brake drum puller for Saab 93, 95, 96 and Sonett




Saab 90, 99, 900 (-1993)

Upper wishbone relief tool
1081959 Upper wishbone relief tool
Article No. 1081959
News report: Relief tool upper wishbone for Saab 90, 99, 900 -93




Saab 95, 96, Sonett V4

Lifting lug, engine
1083189 Lifting lug, engine
Article No. 1083189
News report: Lifting eye Saab 95, 96




Saab Classic

Brake lines for classic Saab
Saab Brake lines
News report: Brake lines for classic Saab

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Fri, 24 Sep 2021 00:00:00 +0200 https://www.skandix.de/en/news/new-products-for-the-volvo-klassieker-beurs-2021/2167/
Oil filter key for the overdrive of M41, M410, M46 available again https://www.skandix.de/en/news/oil-filter-key-for-the-overdrive-of-m41-m410-m46-available-again/2156/
The oil filter spanner for the overdrive of M41, M410 and M46 is available again!

Anyone who wants to change the oil in their Volvo with an M41, M410 or M46 gearbox or overhaul the flange-mounted J-Type overdrive needs this spigot spanner. It is the tool for loosening the oil filter, reducing valve and non-return valve.

Even though the vehicle manufacturers usually speak of a continuous filling for manual transmissions:
An occasional gearbox oil change will extend the life of such a gearbox immensely. If the vehicle is already older or the mileage has already reached six figures several times, an oil change can sometimes work wonders. The worn, overaged lubricant simply no longer serves its purpose.

This is especially true for these transmissions with flange-mounted overdrive. Of course, the filters in the overdrive must also be cleaned or replaced.

The vehicle manufacturer has not been supplying the key for some years now.
Since these overdrive types from Laycock were also used by many other vehicle manufacturers, we searched a little in other people's catalogues. We had the hope that we could buy this key. But no one had it in their product range.

So, based on our own experience, we had an improved version of the spanner made. Since it is often a bit tight when changing the oil in the installed gearbox, we had the inner square for the ratchet or extension changed to the more compact 3/8" socket. In addition, there is now a 22mm hexagon on the back, which allows operation with an open-end or ring spanner.

This spanner can also be used on other makes with identical or similar J-, R- or LH-type Laycock-De Normanville overdrives. Including Triumph, MG, Reliant, Land Rover and certainly a few others.

The spigot spanner is available now from our shop under item number 1019212.

Suitable for the following vehicles:

  • Volvo P1800
  • Volvo 121, 130, 220
  • Volvo 140
  • Volvo 164
  • Volvo 200
  • Volvo 700
  • Volvo 900

Reference number: 9992836

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Mon, 20 Sep 2021 00:00:00 +0200 https://www.skandix.de/en/news/oil-filter-key-for-the-overdrive-of-m41-m410-m46-available-again/2156/
Hose tank filler neck Saab 99 available again https://www.skandix.de/en/news/hose-tank-filler-neck-saab-99-available-again/2154/
The tank filler neck is usually connected to the tank via a short hose and two clamps, as is the case with the Saab 99. Often this short piece of hose becomes brittle and hard with age and can no longer be removed in one piece. Environmental influences and dwindling plasticisers simply make it look old after forty or more years.

Usually this is not a big problem, because it is often a matter of short, straight pieces of hose that can be purchased by the metre.

But with the '75 Saab 99, for example, it is a problem because the hose is very angled. Here, a moulded hose must be used that corresponds to the original so that it can be sealed properly.


A desperate customer request last year led us to have this filling hose, which has not been available for a long time, manufactured in small quantities.

So that this vintage of the Saab 99 may also be on our roads for a long time to come!

Suitable for: Saab 99 model 1975
Reference: 8323081
Article number: 1080236

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Mon, 13 Sep 2021 00:00:00 +0200 https://www.skandix.de/en/news/hose-tank-filler-neck-saab-99-available-again/2154/
Vallåkraträffen 18th - 19th September 2021 https://www.skandix.de/en/news/vallakratraeffen-18th-19th-september-2021/2158/
Good news for all Vallåkra fans. The time has come again, after the long Corona break, the new date is set for this year 2021.

From 18.09. to 19.09.2021, 13,000 - 15,000 car enthusiasts are expected.

It's great fun for young and old, whether couples, singles or families.
As in the past, there will be lots of vehicles, spectacular shows, exhibitors and companies as well as competitions to marvel at.
From tuned vehicles and super sports cars to tanks and aeroplanes, everything will be on display on the 170,000 square metre site.

You have to experience it. If you can't wait to show off your newly restored or tuned vehicle, then take the opportunity to secure your place on the grounds. And who knows, maybe your vehicle will even win first place at Show N Shine. It's worth it.

As every year, Sweden's coolest Volvo will be chosen. You shouldn't miss out on that. Look forward to a great weekend full of adrenaline and sounds.

For all those who have made up their minds at short notice, we also link you to the Volvo "Mini Camper" conversions.

SKANDIX wishes you a lot of fun at the Volvo meeting.

Infos

When:
Saturday, 18.09.2021
10:00 - 17:00

Sunday, 19.09.2021
08:00 - 17:00

Where:
Vallåkra, near Helsingborg

Admission:
200 SEK single ticket
350 SEK two-day ticket
Children under 15 free

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Sat, 11 Sep 2021 00:00:00 +0200 https://www.skandix.de/en/news/vallakratraeffen-18th-19th-september-2021/2158/
DIY Mini Camper Conversion Volvo V70 https://www.skandix.de/en/news/diy-mini-camper-conversion-volvo-v70/2126/
In the following we show the conversion of a Volvo V70 II into a mini camper.

One thing in advance: The finished "camper" is cramped, not particularly luxurious and quite honestly I wouldn't want to spend 3 weeks on holiday in it. On the other hand, it was a lot of fun to build the camper, absolutely fine for a few nights and a real adventure. What's more, the camper only cost 37.36 euros!!! Not including the materials which were already available like the Volvo V70 II, the mattress (size 140x200cm) from our guest room, tools and metal angles which were left over from the demolition of our old garden house.

ATTENTION: This is a project of a hobby craftsman in cooperation with his little son where the fun and the available materials were in the foreground. The execution can certainly be optimised in some places.

Background: We needed a minicamper that could also be used as a normal family car in everyday life! We are a family of three with a three-year-old son, who has his child seat on the back seat... so only the boot was allowed to be converted. There should also be storage space for the next camping trip, of course.


Volvo V70 Mini Camper
Since the camper was to be built using almost only existing materials, the only option for us was to use a mattress from our guest room.
Requirement: sleeping surface 140x200cm.
Question: Does that fit at all?
Answer: Yes, just about! (First "try-on" of the mattress with two six-packs of drinks as a substructure).
Volvo V70 Mini Camper
The first impression is not bad at all.


Volvo V70 Mini Camper
The plan of the final result. The grey rectangles show Euro boxes as storage space.
PS: The drawing was made afterwards when it was sure that everything fits ;-)
Volvo V70 Mini Camper
Short shopping list for the platform:
- 2 boards a 116 x 90 x 2,2cm
- 3 plates a 80 x 25 x 2,2cm
- 1 board a 110 x 25 x 2,2cm
- 2 squared timbers a 6 x 6 x 25cm (already available)
- 13 metal angles (already available)
- Chipboard screws (already available)


Volvo V70 Mini Camper
So off to the DIY store and bought suitably cut wood.
Volvo V70 Mini Camper
Three 80 x 25cm crossbars for the platform in the direction of travel and one 110 x 25cm crossbar (not on the photo). The height of the platform has resulted from the height of the folded bench seat.


Volvo V70 Mini Camper
Space for three boxes, each 40 x 60 x 22cm
Volvo V70 Mini Camper
After the bars of the platform were aligned, they were fixed with angles.


Volvo V70 Mini Camper
So that the tailgate can close well, the corners were still sawed off.
Volvo V70 Mini Camper
Sawed-off corner so that the tailgate closes properly.


Volvo V70 Mini Camper
Attention, when the backrest is folded up, there is a little less space for the upper plate, this must also be adjusted on the tailgate. The 6x6cm wide squared timber serves as the first support surface.
Volvo V70 Mini Camper
Platform pushed together


Volvo V70 Mini Camper
Now remove the child seat and place it on the passenger seat, then fold down the rear seat. Push the driver and passenger seats forward as far as possible (in preparation for the mattress). Simply slide the top panel backwards so that the panel rests on the folded down back seat and the squared timbers.
Volvo V70 Mini Camper
The folded-down rear seat bench serves as a second support surface.


Volvo V70 Mini Camper
Extended platform.
Volvo V70 Mini Camper
To prevent the panels from slipping, hooks with eyelets were mounted on both sides.


Volvo V70 Mini Camper
After the woodwork, first vacuum out (have) the car.
Volvo V70 Mini Camper
Since the windows of the V70 are not tinted, a privacy screen was needed. We made suitable window cuts out of two iso-mattresses. These can be easily removed during the journey.
Attention: This was by far the most modest work! Alternatively, curtains or variants with Velcro can be made.






Perhaps we have inspired you to experiment on your own.
Enjoy your next overnight stay in your Volvo!

Below you will find some sample pictures from the last VolvoMeet in Heimertshausen.

Have you already realised your own Mini Camper project with your Volvo? Then feel free to send us photos of your mobile sleeping solution for a future report.

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Mon, 06 Sep 2021 00:00:00 +0200 https://www.skandix.de/en/news/diy-mini-camper-conversion-volvo-v70/2126/
Original ignition cassettes for Saab 9-3 and 9-5 https://www.skandix.de/en/news/original-ignition-cassettes-for-saab-93-and-95/2124/
The original ignition cassette (reference no. 55559955) for the Saab 9-3 and 9-5 was built in Sweden, but the company no longer makes them. However, all replicas known to us do not work as well as the originals from Sweden.

Our ignition cassette (Article no. 1004704) is still the original part from the original Swedish production of the original equipment manufacturer (NOS stock = New Old Sstock).

The background is that car engines do not have a camshaft sensor and the original ignition cartridge must be able to do more than just produce sparks. The range of functions is not comparable with normal individual ignition coils. The control unit recognises where the ignition timing must be via a voltage drop caused by the ionised gases during the first combustion. Similarly, the ignition sequence is also assigned, because during the first combustion the spark is applied to both cylinders located at the top in each case.

Without the necessary detectors in the ignition cassette, sequential knock control is not possible with the Trionic 7, because otherwise the camshaft sensor would be necessary.

As far as measurement technology and control are concerned, Saab was somewhat ahead of the times with this unconventional approach. The state of the ionised gases is a far more precise parameter than camshaft and knock sensors could measure.

The fact that a certain amount of effort was required in the production of the original ignition cassette is therefore self-explanatory. An effort that was obviously not made in the replicas known to us, which often leads to problems. As long as original ignition cassettes are still available, we strongly recommend installing them.

Suitable for:

  • Saab 9-3 (-2003) with engines B205E, B205L, B205R, B235R
  • Saab 9-5 (-2010) all petrol engines, 4 cylinders

Reference numbers: 55559955, 32022255

The original ignition cassettes can be found under article no. 1004704 in our shop.

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Mon, 30 Aug 2021 00:00:00 +0200 https://www.skandix.de/en/news/original-ignition-cassettes-for-saab-93-and-95/2124/
Clear glass headlights H4 for Volvo PV, Amazon, 140, P1800 https://www.skandix.de/en/news/clear-glass-headlights-h4-for-volvo-pv-amazon-140-p1800/2122/
New styling for old Volvos.

Give your classic a new face:
with clear glass headlights for Volvo PV, Amazon, 140 and P1800.

For all those who don't always want their car to be original and want it to be as individual as its driver, we have various alternatives to the original headlights in our range:

For classic cars driven in everyday life, this can be a sensible alternative; modern headlights are clearly superior to the old originals in terms of light output and offer better visibility. Even conventional H4 headlights are far better than the original Bilux from the sixties. Visibility means safety, and that is more important than ever today with the high traffic density and oncoming traffic with much better light.

Last but not least, clear-glass headlights are not a modern invention: they already existed with carbide lamps in the Stone Age of the automobile and were often still standard until the 1930s.

Vehicles Design Article no.
Volvo 120, 130, 220
Volvo 140
Volvo P1800, P1800ES
Clear glass headlamps H4
without parking light

1082219
Volvo PV444, 544, P445, P210 Clear-glass headlamp H4
with parking light

1082215
Volvo PV444, 544, P445, P210 (parking lights connected)
Volvo 120, 130, 220
Volvo 140
Volvo P1800, P1800ES
LED headlight set
1082104



All items have an e-Mark certification
Reference number: 1212963

BE DIFFERENT - BE YOU

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Mon, 23 Aug 2021 00:00:00 +0200 https://www.skandix.de/en/news/clear-glass-headlights-h4-for-volvo-pv-amazon-140-p1800/2122/
Odometer Volvo 200 https://www.skandix.de/en/news/odometer-volvo-200/2119/
The odometer can be a problem with some older Volvos. In the case of the Volvo 240, it tends to stop from one day to the next in almost all years of manufacture. At first glance, this doesn't seem to be a big problem as long as the speed indicator still works.

If it weren't for the main inspection: an odometer has to work because it documents the distances travelled. If it is defective, this is a major defect and the vehicle will not be given a sticker.
It is then not possible to keep a logbook correctly, nor is it possible to document the mileage in the event of a sale.

If the fuel gauge (article no. 1038225), which is just as prone to failure with age, is out of order, things get really adventurous, because the fuel level in the tank (article no. 1018107) can hardly be estimated. Stalls due to lack of fuel are pre-programmed!

Instruments (article no. 1038321, 1038322) from two manufacturers were fitted to the Volvo 200, VDO and Yazaki. The instruments from 1980 onwards can be distinguished by the distance between the pointer shaft and the trip odometer.

If only the odometer is out of order, it is actually always the pinions for it in the speedometer. This is relatively easy to repair, especially with electronic instruments from model year 1986 onwards. The pinions for this are available, we have the most common ones for VDO instruments in stock. You will also find installation instructions for them in our shop under the respective articles. For the older instruments with a speedometer cable it is more demanding, but also quite feasible.

If the speed indicator does not work either, then on vehicles from 1986 onwards it is usually the cable to the sensor on the rear axle or, more rarely, the sensor itself. Very often there is a line break between the body and the differential. We have a repair kit for this in our shop (article no. 1029612).
On earlier vehicles, the speedometer cable (article no. 1031699, 1016159, 1031700) is responsible for this, which often manifests itself with a wriggling speed display when worn before a failure.


Odometer Odometer



When replacing the pinions of the odometer, it is essential to check the number of teeth of the respective pinions before ordering. Since Volvo never offered spare parts for the speedometers individually, an assignment via the parts catalogue is not possible. There were several combinations and these must be correctly assigned. On the electronic VDO speedometers, for example, 25 teeth are often found on the speedometer in Europe, 26 teeth in North America. However, this is not unambiguous. Therefore, please count the teeth on both pinions (article no. 1021067, 1062109, 1062110, 1062111) of the instrument installed in your vehicle.
After the exact allocation has been clarified, a renewal of the instrument can be carried out without any problems!

Last but not least, it is of course worthwhile to replace the bulbs (article no. 1018352, 1019358, 1021494) in the case of the instrument cluster that has already been dismantled anyway, you can't get better than that now!

Vehicles:

  • Volvo 240
  • Volvo 260
  • Volvo 262
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Mon, 16 Aug 2021 00:00:00 +0200 https://www.skandix.de/en/news/odometer-volvo-200/2119/
Refresh Volvo S60I, S80I, V70II, V70XC (XC70) https://www.skandix.de/en/news/refresh-volvo-s60i-s80i-v70ii-v70xc-xc70/1702/
If you are looking for a reliable and safe used car for everyday use and are a fan of Sweden, you will sooner or later come across the Volvo S60I, V70II or V70XC (XC70). Whether the Volvo S80I, as a link between the classic and the modern Volvos, already belongs to the youngtimers has already been discussed in the Volvo scene.

Whether it is an everyday vehicle or an enthusiast's car, driving brings wear and tear and minor defects. Damage to the fuel filler flap, a broken fairing there - many of these details can be brought back to shape with little effort and new parts that are still available. Enclosed we have prepared some suggestions on how you can give your darling a new shine.


Interior

A common problem with these vehicles is broken belt covers / belt feed-throughs, for example on the B-pillar. These plastic parts can be easily replaced because they have a slot for the belt (belt cover).

If the buckle no longer stays at handle height and always falls down: A replacement belt stopper with 16 mm diameter (1015596) or with 8 mm diameter (1018778, 1034492) is simply plugged in and makes buckling up comfortable again.

The front seat side trims are broken on many vehicles, they can be inexpensively replaced with new original parts (Side panel, Seat).

Also often needed are new door pin grommets: grommet, locking button door grey, grommet, locking button door oak / arena.

Worn, slippery pedal rubbers are replaced in a few simple steps:

Automatic dimming interior mirror: If the fluid for the automatic dimming function has "run out", you can replace the mirror glass with the repair part (1054514). There is no repair option from the vehicle manufacturer, the replacement of the complete mirror is intended. With our repair part, on the other hand, an inexpensive and quick repair is possible.

Defective in many vehicles: The lighting for the heating/air conditioning control unit:
Vehicles with manual climate setting:

Vehicles with automatic climate control:

Worn knobs from the original radio can be replaced with our Radio Knob Set (1074467). Due to the large scope of delivery of 7 knobs, the set is suitable for all Volvo original radios from the standard to the premium sound system.

Radio conversion: If you want to replace the original radio with a DIN car radio from the accessories, you need a mounting frame and adapter cable.

Installation frame for vehicles from model years up to 2003:

Installation frame for vehicles from model year 2004:

Installation frame for vehicles from model year 2005:



Luggage compartment and tailgate

The luggage net is hidden behind flaps on the rear seat when not in use. The springs (1052116) on the flaps break, careless loading damages the flaps themselves.

Defective in many station wagons due to frequent use - the locking mechanism of the folding rear seat:

The backrest lock will last much longer if the lock in the backrest is cleaned and lubricated with silicone spray from time to time.

The gas springs for the partition grille (1021057) are wearing parts. When they are fatigued, the separator grid hangs down.

Gas springs for the estate car tailgate themselves are available in 2 qualities:

Limousine trunk lid gas springs are also available in 2 qualities:

Useful accessories: boot mats (1006525, 1037717, 1040055).



Exterior

The most commonly broken part is the fuel filler flap hinge (1013533, 1024907). It is made of plastic and will break over time. The spring (1013625) for the fuel filler flap is also often needed. If the fuel filler flap itself is defective, (1013621) is the suitable replacement. The motor for the central locking system is integrated in the fuel filler flap lock (1012868).

The original windshield trim has an aluminium core that corrodes - "blooms". Bubbles form under the paint and the paint can peel off. For this, we offer a corrosion-free alternative with the trim strips 1079108 and 1079110.

Whether replacement hub caps for original alloy wheels or wheel caps for winter steel wheels, we always have them in stock:

Tired gas springs on the bonnet are not only a nuisance when checking the oil level:

One detail: the screws that secure the trim strips on the lower edges of the doors from the inside are rusty on many vehicles. Screw inside Torx for sheet metal screw thread trim strip (1025866) is the suitable replacement.

For vehicles up to model year 2003, we also offer complete exterior mirrors as an alternative to the individual parts:

For vehicles from 2004 onwards, we have many inexpensive exterior mirror parts on offer as an alternative to the original parts.



Excursus Technology

Repair Counterbearing for handbrake shoes
The counter bearing for the handbrake shoes is part of the wheel carrier. If this aluminium block breaks off the wheel carrier, the individual parts of the handbrake can be destroyed. An expensive repair is the consequence. The repair part (1021835) replaces the aluminium block, the remains of which must be ground away before fitting. If the repair is done in time, damage to the handbrake will be avoided.

The glide bushes of the electric window lifters break, the window lifter lifts crooked and tilts. Sliding jaw, window regulator (1016491) is the suitable replacement.

Bushings, anti-roll bar: Replacing the individual bushings is not provided for by the vehicle manufacturer, as they are permanently attached to the anti-roll bar. With our repair kit for stabiliser bar diameter 25mm (1014772) or repair kit for bar diameter 21-23mm (1057160) the repair, with simultaneous conversion to poly bushings, is nevertheless possible. There are currently no repair kits for the anti-roll bar on the rear axle.

Rear wiper combi
There are two variants of the V70II / XC70 whose spare parts are different:

Early variant (Until 2003), wiper arm points to the left:

With the conversion kit (1058344) you can convert your Volvo V70II or XC70 to the newer wiper motor from 2003. Cost-effective alternative to the wiper motor (1014044), which is only available as an original part. In addition to the wiper motor, a new wiper arm and a new wiper blade are included in the set.

Late variant (from mid-2003), wiper arm points to the right:



You can do most of these repairs yourself without too much effort. You can also find installation instructions for many parts in our shop with illustrated instructions. You can browse through many other useful parts in the accessories section.

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Whether at a crystal-clear mountain lake, at the edge of a forest or on a green meadow, camping holidays are becoming more and more popular and the equipment is also becoming more and more creative. Especially in recent years, there are more and more camping enthusiasts. When the Corona wave hit at the beginning of 2020 and caused flights to be cancelled and hotel doors to be closed all over the world, the demand for campers increased significantly. Caravans quickly became a true rarity and of course this was also reflected in the prices, which increased noticeably.

Sometimes, however, it doesn't have to be a motorhome or caravan at all, often the suitable vehicle is just a stone's throw away from your own front door! If you don't fancy the classic camper van or simply don't want to spend that much money on it, you can try one of the following DIY variants. Volvos stand for a lot of space and driving fun, so why not go on a trip in a self-built mini camper? Sweden, in particular, is a real paradise for people with an appetite for the outdoors, where the "allemansrätt" (everyman's right) applies, which allows wild camping and fishing in any place. In Sweden, you can experience pure nature in the midst of breathtaking natural landscapes. Those who make the journey there can look forward to relaxing days full of peace and quiet and cosy evenings around the campfire.

But before you can set off, you first have to find a campervan. Nothing is better suited for a trip to Scandinavia than the spacious station wagons made of Swedish steel, as they offer a flat sleeping surface once the back seat has been folded down. So all you have to do is throw the mattress in the car and off you go! But other station wagons can also be quickly converted into a micro camper with a little effort. To ensure that you can sleep comfortably on the mattresses and, above all, with a straight back, a substructure should be made to level out the lying surface. This construction can be screwed together from a few wooden boards and can at the same time serve as storage space for e.g. camping cooker, sleeping bags or provisions.



In this video, Philipp and Nikolai show how they converted a Volvo into a camper van for Philipp's musician travels in just one day.

To avoid waking up to the first rays of sunlight every morning, it is important to install a suitable sun and privacy screen on the windows. Whether you opt for a cosy curtain or dark adhesive film is purely a matter of taste. Depending on how much time and money you ultimately want to invest in your small camper van, the extension measures are almost unlimited. If you want extra luxury, you can also get a car roof tent to use the space inside for a small kitchenette, for example.

Here a proud dad shows us how he travels together with his little daughter in the adventure mobile, he even has a solar system that allows him to work from his laptop!

In this video, Nils shows how much space he still has in the interior to store other things thanks to his roof tent.



But if you like it easier and faster, you can easily do the conversion in just one weekend. For the dyslexic, there are also ready-made systems that can be bought ready-made and simply placed in the boot. One of the biggest advantages of a mini camper is that you are completely independent. You can leave whenever you want, stop wherever you like and even spontaneously stay an extra night without worrying about hotel reservations.

Here is a short insight into the 4-week journey of a young couple who drove a 1967 Volvo Amazon Kombi from Belgium to Trondheim (Norway) and back again.

This video shows how a cosy overnight accommodation can be created quickly and easily, even without any conversion.



Hint:
Planning is good but don't overdo it. With the multitude of videos and reports on the internet, you can occupy yourself longer than with the actual journey itself. Camping also thrives on improvisation. By the time of your next trip at the latest, you will know what you can do even better. Enclosed are a few conversion inspirations and then just go for it!

Pictures of the Volvo 740 courtesy of Christoph Werner.

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