Volvo 245 1978 Owners Manual PDF | Page 8

1978 Volvo 242 244 245
Q Fuel gauge
The fuel tank capacity is approx. 60 liters=15.8 US gals/13.2 Imp. gals
F Full
1/2
R Reserve
O Empty
The red range from R to O represents approx. 8 liters=2.1 US gals/1.8 Imp. gals.
pg. 7 Warning lights
The warning lights described on this page should never be on
when driving
When the ignition key is turned on, and before the engine starts, all of the warning lights should be on to
test the function of the bulbs. Should a light not go off after the engine has started, the system indicated
should be inspected. (However, the parking brake reminder light will not go off until the parking brake
is fully released.)
D Parking brake reminder light (red)
This light will be on when the parking brake (hand brake) is applied. The parking brake lever is situated
between the front seats.
F Brake failure warning light (red)
If the light comes on while driving and the brake pedal can be depressed further than normal, it is an
indication that one of the brake circuits is not functioning. Proceed cautiously to a Volvo dealer for an
inspection of the brake system.
H Oil pressure warning light (red)
If the light comes on during driving, the oil pressure is too low. Stop the engine immediately and check
the engine oil level. See section titled "Engine Oil".
After hard driving, the light will come on occasionally when the engine is idling. This is normal,
provided it goes off when the engine speed is increased.
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1978 Volvo 242 244 245 Q Fuel gauge The fuel tank capacity is approx. 60 liters=15.8 US gals/13.2 Imp. gals F Full 1/2 R Reserve O Empty The red range from R to O represents approx. 8 liters=2.1 US gals/1.8 Imp. gals. pg. 7 Warning lights The warning lights described on this page should never be on when drivingWhen the ignition key is turned on, and before the engine starts, all of the warning lights should be on to test the function of the bulbs. Should a light not go off after the engine has started, the system indicated should be inspected. (However, the parking brake reminder light will not go off until the parking brake is fully released.) D Parking brake reminder light (red) This light will be on when the parking brake (hand brake) is applied. The parking brake lever is situated between the front seats. F Brake failure warning light (red) If the light comes on while driving and the brake pedal can be depressed further than normal, it is an indication that one of the brake circuits is not functioning. Proceed cautiously to a Volvo dealer for an inspection of the brake system. H Oil pressure warning light (red)If the light comes on during driving, the oil pressure is too low. Stop the engine immediately and check the engine oil level. See section titled "Engine Oil". After hard driving, the light will come on occasionally when the engine is idling. This is normal, provided it goes off when the engine speed is increased. file:///K|/ownersdocs/1978/1978_242_244_245/78242244245_01a.htm (4 of 15)12/22/2006 10:11:24 PM