1981 Volvo DL, GL and GLT
Pull the choke out fully before starting a cold engine.
Pulling the choke out a fraction of an inch or so regulates engine idling to some extent.
Choke light on the instrument panel goes on when the choke is pulled out.
Use the choke as briefly as possible!
Also see section titled "Starting the engine".
pg. 14 Clock, boost pressure gauge, ambient temperature gauge
Quartz crystal clock
To reset the hands, push in the reset knob and turn.
Note: A slight ticking sound emitted by the clock is considered normal.
Boost pressure gauge
(turbo engined cars only)
The boost pressure gauge is divided into three sections.
Black section: The engine acts as a normally aspirated engine. This is the most economical range.
Yellow section. The turbo is engaged.
Red section. The pressure in the intake manifold is too high. Drive the car carefully to a Volvo dealer
The warning light for boost pressure goes on if the gauge pointer moves into the red section.
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