Volvo recomends the timing belt on the 1.6 to be changed at 80k miles or 8 years, whichever comes first.
This vehicle has a service history up to 150k km (93k miles), so safe to say the timing belt has been change at least one time.
May be due soon as it has reached 229k km (142k miles), and 16 years, 8+8 would be 2020, actually this year as this was was registred Oct 03'.
Volvo also checked the VVT wheel when it was sold, and it passed with flying colors
Yes great little cars, but still find the steering wheel a bit too far away for my liking.
But I've found Luisi makes a steering boss for this car, so I may go that route.
Just have to add 1 more resistor than the boss kit provides as they are needed for Phase 2 cars.
A sporty steering wheel will make the driving so much pleasant for me, and I have no intension to chrash
Just buggers me that my health is not as good as I hoped it to be.
Can't do a thing when I'm dizzy and have no energy.
Other than that most things are ok.
Oh, forgot I want a lockable fuel cap since these cars are missing those.
You never know when someone wants to steal your fuel.
And fuel are not cheap here at around 6.75 pr gallon.
Any pictures of your previous Volvo's Thorsteenster?