Green Book Archive

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Green Book Archive

Post by Jaster » Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:53 pm

The idea for this thread is to collect together as many of the original Volvo Green Books as possible for the 480 - there are a few available for download on the main site and some others in various locations around the internet, but it would be nice to have them all listed in a central location. If anyone is unaware of them, they are the books that Volvo technicians would have had back in the day and go into incredible detail on virtually every aspect of the car. Pretty much the extreme far end of the spectrum relative to a Haynes manual.

James has kindly lent me his blue folder and I'm going to have a go at scanning in as much of it as possible for posterity.
books in the folder are as follows:

Section 0: Fault Tracing/Repairs/Maintenance, Specifications, 1986-
Section 1: Fault Tracing/Repairs/Maintenance, Volvo Service Program, 1990
Section 2: Reconditioning, B18E/F/FT, 1986-
Section 2: Design/Function, B18F/FT, 1987-
Section 2: Fault Tracing/Repairs/Maintenance, Fuel System (Fenix) B18E/FP/B20F
Section 3: Design/Function, Electrical System, 1986-
Section 3: Fault Tracing/Repairs/Maintenance, Electrical System, 1986-
Section 3: Fault Tracing/Repairs/Maintenance, Wiring Diagrams, 1986-89
Section 4: Design/Function, Power Transmission, 1986-
Section 4: Reconditioning, Gearbox, 1986-
Section 4: Fault Tracing/Repairs/Maintenance, Power Transmission, 1988-
Section 5: Fault Tracing/Repairs/Maintenance,Section 5: Design/Function, ABS, 1987-
Section 5: Fault Tracing/Repairs/Maintenance, Brakes, 1987-
Section 5-6-7, Design/Function, Brakes/Suspension,Steering/Springs, 1986-

I've scanned in the ABS design/function book as a test, right now it's just a standard PDF but I might have a go at making it searchable. It's in full colour and relatively high quality and clocks in at about 40MB, but with modern broadband speeds hopefully that's acceptable. It's a lot of pages to scan but I'll see what I can do (if anyone wants any specific sections done first then let me know), and if anyone has any other books then please do link them here and once we've got all (or most) we can ask a moderator to clean the thread up a bit :)
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Re: Green Book Archive

Post by jifflemon » Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:45 pm

Excellent work sir! I was going to do similar when i had the big blue folder, but never got the time!

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Re: Green Book Archive

Post by MisterH » Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:26 pm

I have a 1986 Volvo training manual on the 480,if that helps
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I am not sure if it is what you are looking for, but I can scan it for archive's sake
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Re: Green Book Archive

Post by jamescarruthers » Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:22 pm

MisterH wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:26 pm
I have a 1986 Volvo training manual on the 480,if that helps
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I am not sure if it is what you are looking for, but I can scan it for archive's sake

That looks very interesting!
1987 Volvo 480 ES, 507274, 217 - Red (Ness)
2001 Volvo C70 2.4T convertible (Olivolvo)
2008 Mini Cooper convertible (Mau)

Previous 480's:
J123 CFU -- ES
J449 MNL -- ES
D864 CPV -- ES
L691 JFC -- Turbo
F70 MNR -- ES
H858 FGV -- Turbo
E981 KHM -- ES (509849)

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Re: Green Book Archive

Post by jifflemon » Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:34 pm

Indeed it does! Stop teasing, get scanning!

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Re: Green Book Archive

Post by brinkie » Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:22 am

Brilliant! I have all that stuff in Dutch, could scan the whole lot (I already scanned some of them & put them in a dropbox to share for anyone), but it wouldn't make much sense to non-Dutch readers.
I have webspace available should the need arise.
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Re: Green Book Archive

Post by jamescarruthers » Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:47 am

Can Daniel add it to the main website as he has already provided us with a few Green Books and a parts catalogue?
1987 Volvo 480 ES, 507274, 217 - Red (Ness)
2001 Volvo C70 2.4T convertible (Olivolvo)
2008 Mini Cooper convertible (Mau)

Previous 480's:
J123 CFU -- ES
J449 MNL -- ES
D864 CPV -- ES
L691 JFC -- Turbo
F70 MNR -- ES
H858 FGV -- Turbo
E981 KHM -- ES (509849)

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Re: Green Book Archive

Post by MisterH » Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:32 pm

The Trainee manual is now scanned, But I do not know how to make a link for it on this site, if anyone wants to have a look.
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Re: Green Book Archive

Post by brinkie » Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:38 am

You can put it into a Dropbox storage for anyone to view, or share it from a Google drive.
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Re: Green Book Archive

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Re: Green Book Archive

Post by MisterH » Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:57 pm

jifflemon wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:34 pm
Indeed it does! Stop teasing, get scanning!
jamescarruthers wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:22 pm
MisterH wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:26 pm
I have a 1986 Volvo training manual on the 480,if that helps
Image
I am not sure if it is what you are looking for, but I can scan it for archive's sake

That looks very interesting!
here it is, a Google Drive Link, Enjoy!
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1JALmnT ... sp=sharing
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Fix Radio/Cassette
Fix Central Locking

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Re: Green Book Archive

Post by malkontent » Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:32 am

Hi
Have many Green Books , but in German .

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Re: Green Book Archive

Post by jamescarruthers » Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:38 am

MisterH wrote:
Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:57 pm
jifflemon wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:34 pm
Indeed it does! Stop teasing, get scanning!
jamescarruthers wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:22 pm
MisterH wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:26 pm
I have a 1986 Volvo training manual on the 480,if that helps
Image
I am not sure if it is what you are looking for, but I can scan it for archive's sake

That looks very interesting!
here it is, a Google Drive Link, Enjoy!
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1JALmnT ... sp=sharing
That training book is very interesting and reminds how innovative the 480 was and how it is such a pleasure to drive. I have done a couple of good trips in mine recently and it has been as comfortable as any modern car and can still give driver pleasure after all these years.

It can cover hundreds of miles‎ with the limit being me, not than the car, and I can still nail it all the way through the rev range and throw it through corners and have a huge smile of satisfaction on my face.

I was particularly interested in the few appendix pages about early B18E troubles and I will be checking my ECU and flywheel sensor at some point.

I hired a DS once off a guy who loved them. He pointed that basically the DS was his 'everything' car and that he didn't need any other car‎ for any other duties. I could see what he meant after a week with it and I feel the same about the 480, it's bloody brilliant. 
1987 Volvo 480 ES, 507274, 217 - Red (Ness)
2001 Volvo C70 2.4T convertible (Olivolvo)
2008 Mini Cooper convertible (Mau)

Previous 480's:
J123 CFU -- ES
J449 MNL -- ES
D864 CPV -- ES
L691 JFC -- Turbo
F70 MNR -- ES
H858 FGV -- Turbo
E981 KHM -- ES (509849)

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