1981 Volvo DL, GL and GLT
To reduce the strain on the brakes it is advisable not to use the brakes excessively.
Instead, shift into a lower gear and let the engine help with the braking. A good rule is to use the same
gear downhill as would be used uphill. For vehicles with automatic transmission use position 2 or in
some cases 1.
If one of the brake circuits should malfunction the red warning light will come on
(See section titled "Warning Lights".)
The pedal stroke increases slightly and the pedal feels softer but the pedal pressure required does not
Drive cautiously to a Volvo dealer or Service Station to have the brake system checked.
pg. 44 Catalytic Converter
Catalytic Converter Cautions
(In Canadian, certain models)
Keep your engine properly tuned. Certain engine malfunctions, particularly involving the electrical,
fuel or ignition systems, may cause unusually high converter temperatures. Do not continue to operate
your vehicle if you detect engine misfire, noticeable loss of power or other unusual operating
conditions, such as engine overheating, repetitive stalls or backfires. A properly tuned engine will help
avoid malfunctions that could damage the Catalytic Converter.
Remember that tampering or unauthorized modifications to the engine or the vehicle may be illegal
and can cause catalyst or exhaust system overheating. This includes:
Altering fuel injection settings or components.
Adjusting ignition timing beyond specified limits.
Altering emission system components or location or removing components.
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