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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Yesterday, 01:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 562
Posted By DMFWallace
If you're swapping the cam you don't need to...

If you're swapping the cam you don't need to "pull" the seal. Once the cap is off just pull it out. I use a small dab of RTV at each corner of the front and rear cam caps. Helps seal the front and...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-24-2018, 03:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,102
Posted By DMFWallace
Yeah they've been like that for a while, made a...

Yeah they've been like that for a while, made a thread not long ago featuring the same under axle dent and my muffler was dented and scraped. Piss poor quality these days.. the old sport exhausts...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-27-2018, 09:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,114
Posted By DMFWallace
Oh, you meant driving fast, not getting good...

Oh, you meant driving fast, not getting good economy..

Well, in that case..

If I'm doing anything less than 70 indicated I'll stab the gas and pull it into manual 2nd, any less than 40 and can...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-23-2018, 09:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,114
Posted By DMFWallace
I loosened my KD cable slightly beyond what the...

I loosened my KD cable slightly beyond what the book says and have noticed I can get into and stay in OD at 35mph instead of 39mph. Before I could accelerate to 40 then slow down a little and it...
Forum: events 07-17-2018, 10:58 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 13,847
Posted By DMFWallace
Probably Thursday for me don't think I can get...

Probably Thursday for me don't think I can get Wednesday off too
Forum: performance & modifications 06-25-2018, 04:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,969
Posted By DMFWallace
I've heard mixed things about the Bosch OEM...

I've heard mixed things about the Bosch OEM bypass valves on things like Porsche, Saab, and whatnot. Apparently the diaphragms aren't very robust. Before I went with a junkyard or even new Bosch I'd...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-25-2018, 03:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,969
Posted By DMFWallace
Quiet ones can be had, especially if you...

Quiet ones can be had, especially if you recirculate it into the intake hose (post-AMM). They aren't all obnoxious.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-22-2018, 09:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,347
Posted By DMFWallace
Just out of curiosity, is it the guy that is out...

Just out of curiosity, is it the guy that is out in Rustburg at the Volvo shop/dealer? If so, I've dealt with him a couple times, he's a really genuine seller in my experience..
Forum: performance & modifications 06-21-2018, 11:30 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,963
Posted By DMFWallace
4BT :lol: In all seriousness, I love the...

4BT :lol:

In all seriousness, I love the sound of B6304s.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-20-2018, 11:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,039
Posted By DMFWallace
I've long considered ordering a Simons exhaust...

I've long considered ordering a Simons exhaust just to have an over axle system. Haven't pulled the trigger 'cause I bet shipping would be rather expensive to this side of the pond. Looks like a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-07-2018, 05:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 875
Posted By DMFWallace
Solid advice, I'll order a new dryer. This one...

Solid advice, I'll order a new dryer. This one has been stored for years (plugged) but probably wouldn't hurt for cheap insurance to get a new one.

I'll get 2 o-ring kits, no idea what sizes they...
Forum: website & board 06-05-2018, 07:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,680
Posted By DMFWallace
I'm working off Vint Hill Rd / Rt28, so yeah maybe

I'm working off Vint Hill Rd / Rt28, so yeah maybe
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-04-2018, 03:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 875
Posted By DMFWallace
Another A/C thread

Begin TL;DR

As some of you may know, my 850R got rear ended at like ~35mph by a drunk driver that didn't have insurance, so I have been without a daily driver that blows cold A/C except when the...
Forum: website & board 06-04-2018, 03:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,680
Posted By DMFWallace
Lol you must have seen me tearing up Joplin Rd....

Lol you must have seen me tearing up Joplin Rd. in my 245 a few days ago and caught the bug :-P
Forum: events 05-16-2018, 02:45 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 13,847
Posted By DMFWallace
I'm there! Bringing the "Slow n' busted 245" I...

I'm there! Bringing the "Slow n' busted 245" I hope.. might even get to drive saturday :lol:



I'd be more worried about Nate's dog :lol: last year he was not a fan of the "human in water" thing.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-11-2018, 12:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 960
Posted By DMFWallace
I fully believe if Towery yanked the steering...

I fully believe if Towery yanked the steering wheel hard enough he could do a full barrel roll mid air and land on four wheels. That car is like 75% tire
Forum: performance & modifications 05-10-2018, 12:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,294
Posted By DMFWallace
Diamond Racing are cheap and you can spec out...

Diamond Racing are cheap and you can spec out diameter, width, offset, and bolt pattern to suit whatever you've got. The SC series wheels are like $70 a piece or something.

I hear they don't make...
Forum: showroom 04-13-2018, 01:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 502
Posted By DMFWallace
Yeah I can appreciate that the HU is a dinosaur...

Yeah I can appreciate that the HU is a dinosaur by today's standards and really doesn't have any cool features, however they were well made with excellent components for their time. I think alpine...
Forum: showroom 04-10-2018, 11:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 502
Posted By DMFWallace
That looks like a pretty clean unit. Wish it had...

That looks like a pretty clean unit. Wish it had a photo of the back so we could see how many/if it has preamp outputs. Might be garbage for audio quality at 6w output..

I used the GROM that iPd...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-23-2018, 10:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,542
Posted By DMFWallace
If you get rid of the rubber floor I'll drive up...

If you get rid of the rubber floor I'll drive up and trade you my carpet for it. I'm in Fairfax all the time.
Forum: performance & modifications 03-05-2018, 12:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 657
Posted By DMFWallace
The rear HDs are pretty soft for a performance...

The rear HDs are pretty soft for a performance shock. I wouldn't be scared to run HDs all around. I do in my 92 wagon and the rear is soft.

Also, 92 is going to have the welded spacer in the front...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-01-2018, 12:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 847
Posted By DMFWallace
FWIW I would never pop iridium plugs in a boosted...

FWIW I would never pop iridium plugs in a boosted (read: older Volvo turbo) engine. NGK copper core or OEM plats (= bosch plugs.. meh) at most.

Not saying that's the root cause, just throwing $.02...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-01-2018, 12:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 553
Posted By DMFWallace
What psi are you peaking? I see 8-10, and that's...

What psi are you peaking? I see 8-10, and that's pretty low boost to be running such a cold spark plug at 11.5 afr. Not sure on the factory plug for LPT engines.. but I'd think you should be able to...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-07-2018, 11:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 836
Posted By DMFWallace
I had 215/55s on my 940t w/hydras. They looked...

I had 215/55s on my 940t w/hydras. They looked slightly bulky but rode sweet.

https://forums.tbforums.com/album.php?albumid=322

There's probably room to run a 60 series sidewall at 215 cross...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-05-2018, 12:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 850
Posted By DMFWallace
Sounds like you're gonna go COP, but FWIW,...

Sounds like you're gonna go COP, but FWIW, deeworks still has these I think:

https://www.deeworks.ca/product/16v-ls2-coil-holder/

There's two different types, might fit your truck coils..
Forum: performance & modifications 02-05-2018, 12:02 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,406
Posted By DMFWallace
edit, nvm, you got a welder

edit, nvm, you got a welder
Forum: showroom 01-31-2018, 01:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,683
Posted By DMFWallace
Towery, you need a passenger to help keep the...

Towery, you need a passenger to help keep the tires on the ground while you autox? :lol:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-29-2018, 05:52 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,178
Posted By DMFWallace
Not sure if it was covered or not but I'd do a...

Not sure if it was covered or not but I'd do a tstat just to do it. Right after I put the do88 radiator, all new silicone hoses, and all new Volvo coolant in the 850 the damn thing doesn't get all...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-23-2018, 12:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 815
Posted By DMFWallace
This ^ I typically check ours before the...

This ^

I typically check ours before the lady leaves in the morning after it's had time to sit overnight and drain fully, that way you get the most accurate reading. Whichever side of the...
Forum: showroom 01-05-2018, 01:28 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,825
Posted By DMFWallace
Personally I think red on brown/tan would look...

Personally I think red on brown/tan would look just fine..

But green also sounds nice!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-02-2018, 05:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,600
Posted By DMFWallace
What's the ambient where the battery is located? ...

What's the ambient where the battery is located?

I've had good success bringing back flat-lined batteries using our OLD ass tester with a "load test" switch.. Read: "Fairly safe Dead-short switch"...
Forum: showroom 12-06-2017, 01:50 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,772
Posted By DMFWallace
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Forum: performance & modifications 12-04-2017, 11:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,511
Posted By DMFWallace
Should be Alt, PS, and AC. They are all separate...

Should be Alt, PS, and AC. They are all separate belts and all run off the HB (i.e. the AC does not run the PS like on a 240)

Go to FCPeuro.com, find belt part numbers and interchange them with...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-04-2017, 11:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 716
Posted By DMFWallace
Ultrasonic cleaning car parts

So I understand lots of folks use ultrasonic cleaners to clean engine parts such as injectors, but has anyone tried really dirty throttle bodies, or more specifically, idle speed motors? Obviously...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-01-2017, 12:54 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 11,919
Posted By DMFWallace
Still seems slow.. My 940T could...

Still seems slow..

My 940T could (eventually) build 5psi at T/C stall speed which is roughly 2500rpm? with a .63 hot side and was at 18 by 4,000-ish. Granted, your cold side is larger than mine...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-30-2017, 02:41 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 11,919
Posted By DMFWallace
You have the lowest of the low for powerband with...

You have the lowest of the low for powerband with that T cam. The iPd cam is going to wake it up across the board though.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-30-2017, 12:06 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 11,919
Posted By DMFWallace
Used tires. If the EBC is a...

Used tires.




If the EBC is a possible culprit, take it out of circuit completely. Just run a hose straight to the WG from the turbo or wherever. 9psi spring right?
Forum: website & board 11-22-2017, 03:48 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,137
Posted By DMFWallace
Yes, you are normal. People that aren't...

Yes, you are normal.

People that aren't normal buy cars for 10x that price and expect them to last half as long.

The prices are in-line, not outrageous, but folks that like old Volvos in that...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-20-2017, 03:06 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 17,268
Posted By DMFWallace
Wow that car is absolutely stellar!

Wow that car is absolutely stellar!
Forum: showroom 11-16-2017, 04:13 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,959
Posted By DMFWallace
Little update, first gear is definitely dying. As...

Little update, first gear is definitely dying. As long as I don't "get on it" in first everything is fine. Accelerates normally and shifts well into 2nd. If I try to get into boost in first gear all...
Forum: showroom 10-24-2017, 11:42 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,396
Posted By DMFWallace
Well bonus points.. the air filter is going to...

Well bonus points.. the air filter is going to stay really clean!
Forum: article composition 10-24-2017, 09:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,080
Posted By DMFWallace
Not only is this a great strategy, I suddenly...

Not only is this a great strategy, I suddenly know exactly how my fuel pump relay suddenly became full of water!
Forum: performance & modifications 10-23-2017, 05:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,329
Posted By DMFWallace
Cts-v with a v6???

Cts-v with a v6???
Forum: showroom 10-20-2017, 08:28 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,079
Posted By DMFWallace
I suppose if all else fails we could put a grate...

I suppose if all else fails we could put a grate on top of it and call it a grill.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-20-2017, 08:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,195
Posted By DMFWallace
Pretty sure a regular 960 whiteblock auto would...

Pretty sure a regular 960 whiteblock auto would bolt up..
Forum: performance & modifications 10-13-2017, 12:32 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,248
Posted By DMFWallace
T cam? ...210whp & 270lb/ft @ 4500 & 3100 @ 15psi...

T cam? ...210whp & 270lb/ft @ 4500 & 3100 @ 15psi

edit: oh wait .63 housing? peak torque at 3800.

Random guesses
Forum: performance & modifications 10-13-2017, 12:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,269
Posted By DMFWallace
Is the stud broken off in the head or the...

Is the stud broken off in the head or the manifold itself? Sounds like the manifold.. doesn't much matter except when drilling the head you have to make sure to not go too deep as to hit a water...
Forum: showroom 10-11-2017, 11:56 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,079
Posted By DMFWallace
Not sure that would fly.. the caretaker is within...

Not sure that would fly.. the caretaker is within eyesight and the sign on the wood shed clearly stated "No Campfires" :-(

Not sure if barrel/metal basin/dumpster fires count as campfires but I'd...
Forum: showroom 09-17-2017, 11:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,093
Posted By DMFWallace
I got a second set of HT-204 mount plates and...

I got a second set of HT-204 mount plates and grilles for the back when I did the speakers in my '92 245. They're the ones that you use for 5.25" speakers, a decent step up from the 4" baskets found...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-11-2017, 01:45 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,033
Posted By DMFWallace
Excellent!

Excellent!
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