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Help! Volvo 165 - I want to convert to a biodiesel 4x4.

eco4x4guyeco4x4guy Posts: 1
edited March 2014 in Volvo
I want to convert my 165 (1971) into a biodiesel 4x4. Is it possible, is it probable, what are my options for parts?

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  • bocatripbocatrip Posts: 194
    Don't you mean a Volvo 164? It came with a factory inline 6.
  • wasnt the 165 the wagon version of the 164??

    Post a pic so we can confirm the car you are talking about
  • bocatripbocatrip Posts: 194
    The 164 never had a wagon version, just a 4 dr.
  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Sonoma, CaliforniaPosts: 64,490
    And I thought so too, but look!

    image
  • texasestexases Posts: 8,943
    It seems like there was a European 165, given all the web mentions of it, but the odd thing is a US recall listed for the 165 in 1973. So it seems like this is either an import, or some nut went to a lot of trouble to upgrade a 145-not very likely!
  • remember the web is global, we got them over here, though they are as rare as rocking horse ....
  • texasestexases Posts: 8,943
    Yep. Wonder what he means by 4x4? That's not going to happen. Also, all this discussion, not a peep from the actual owner - hello, anybody there?
  • I'm the nut who went through a lot of trouble to "upgrade a 145". The illustrative picture above was stolen from my site about the car:

    http://switch.to/estate

    Not necessarily by Mr_Shiftright, of course, and certainly not unexpected - that's what happens when you put material on the net. Remember the web is global, yes..:-).

    However: I only registered to correct a few conclusions in this thread. As assumed originally, Volvo did not build the 165 (other than a few prototypes, one or two also sold in Australia as told by a rumour).

    There are quite a few private built 165's in Sweden, though, so you shouldn't be that surprised if you see pictures floating around. More can be seen at the Swedish club 164 homepage:

    http://www.164club.org

    And as wheelbase among lots of other stuff differ between 140 and 160, there is no easy way of building a 165. Definitely not as a "145 upgrade". Still, with only a handful existing, the easy way of getting your hands on one is to build it yourself.

    Wish I could contribute with some input about the original thread questions too, sorry :-).
  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Sonoma, CaliforniaPosts: 64,490
    Well that's very interesting and thanks for dropping in on us! Did WE call you a nut? I hope not. We had no idea it was a custom, only a suspicion.
  • texasestexases Posts: 8,943
    My apologies, after looking at your conversion web site, I should replace 'nut' with 'dedicated' and 'amazingly skilled'! Quite a conversion. Actually, several, with the front end, the transmission, and then the new engine. Impressive.
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