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> 300 Series?, where do i go to chat about them
post Sep 28 2006, 04:29 AM
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Hi,

Theres no section on here for the 300 series cars!

Were they ever sold in America or just Europe?

anyway i fancy putting a 16v turbo motor in one. looks an easy mod and the car would go well with all that power. a real stealth machine!

gearbox is in the back of these cars so im wondering where i could go in terms of gearbox mods for reliability.

Anyone care to share there views? has anyone got a modified 300 series cosworth asskicker already?
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post Sep 28 2006, 05:45 AM
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Can't say I've ever even heard about one until now
Pardon my ignorance, I'm Canadian and I'm new to the Marque.

As far as transaxles, I wonder how easy it would be to take the transaxle out of a Porsche 944/924 etc.... Or it may just be easier to modify the existing gearbox.
That also makes for GREAT weight distribution as well.
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post Oct 9 2006, 09:28 AM
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If you are thinking of putting serious power in there i would say no, dont do it. The chassis and handeling is bad enough with what its got and over the years ive seen several do complete 360's on roundabouts, even in good weather.

Have owned the 340 1.4 and 1.7 in the past. IMHO the 1.4 was a bad motor but the 1.7 was a corker at the time. If you are serious about an upgrade job start with a good 360 (2L engine) and go from there. The drive train was definatly a different design on these and beefed up a little for the extra power, not sure if the suspension was any different though.
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post Oct 5 2011, 10:18 AM
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Hey dude,

the 944 turbo's had a rear mount 5 speed i beleive? not too sure if they would be able to made to fit a 340 though?? how ever if u find that it can be please let me know lol as i am currently looking in to changing the gear box in my 1.7 340 after i have dropped a 440 turbo lump in her like yourself i want a realiable amount of power that still does what i need her too (IMG:style_emoticons/default/grin.gif) , however i have heard that apparently the volvo 740/940 2.3 turbo boxes apparently fiut in with out to much hassle but they are front mounted boxes so i cant see how it could be "easy" as far as i can see you would need to cut the tunnel out and make it wider and taller etc etc? sorry about the waffling but hope this helps you out some way some how lol (IMG:style_emoticons/default/57.gif) (IMG:style_emoticons/default/460.gif)
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post Oct 5 2011, 01:13 PM
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QUOTE (beavus @ Sep 28 2006, 04:29 AM)
Hi,

Theres no section on here for the 300 series cars!

Were they ever sold in America or just Europe?

anyway i fancy putting a 16v turbo motor in one. looks an easy mod and the car would go well with all that power. a real stealth machine!

gearbox is in the back of these cars so im wondering where i could go in terms of gearbox mods for reliability.

Anyone care to share there views? has anyone got a modified 300 series cosworth asskicker already?

the 300 series was a very bad car,and they were rust buckets,with a very bad gearbox,short reply to getting one is don't,they were crap.
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post Oct 7 2011, 11:58 AM
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from my experience with several 1.4 340's the back end will step out on a corner if you are accelerating, and prop shaft alignment is crucial, this is the other weak point of the car, the rubber bushes at the ends of the prop shaft where the universal joint is will melt if the alignment is out, leaving you high and dry with no drive to the gearbox. if you have the auto box I am not sure, though I believe there were 2 drive belts working this. the 1.4 renault engines were only good for about 200,000 miles, and renault head gaskets are cheaper than the volvo ones and identical.
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Nice series of cars. Best in performance as well. Its speed is good.
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