About 5 years ago I wrecked my 1990 Volvo 240 and it's been sitting collecting dust. I rear-ended another car and while the car continued to run and didn't result in immediate stopping of the engine. The fan on the front at the time was scraping on the radiator so I turned it off and never turned it back on. Now looking at it, lifting the hood, I realize that while the front is all bent up, the engine itself doesn't seem to be harmed in any way (I could be wrong since this certainly isn't my area of expertise) So I was considering going out there, replacing the oil the battery pulling the front portion well out of the way to ensure the engine fan doesn't catch on it and trying to start it up....or should I just drop it off at my local junkyard?
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1990 Volvo 240
Question: Should I try to get it running after a wreck or junk it?
Answer #1Bret Bodas from RepairPal Test Shop, June 30, 2010, 13:22Master
You can do those things you mentioned and it should be OK. Just make sure the fan is not hitting anything and the radiator wasn't damaged. This shouldn't take much to do so junking it depends on how much you want to put into this and if you want to drive it afterward.