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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-26-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 343
Posted By dl242gt
Most of the later 240s from say about 88-89 to 93...

Most of the later 240s from say about 88-89 to 93 usually have a cam style rack which is actually branded TRW if you look closely at it near the steering shaft input.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-25-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 124
Posted By dl242gt
the early cluster is from 75-80. The later larger...

the early cluster is from 75-80. The later larger cluster that doesn't fit is from 81-85 for cable speedo version. Have you checked the speedo cable for being connected? Also sometimes the early cars...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-25-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 242
Posted By dl242gt
Looks like the nox is too high. The other numbers...

Looks like the nox is too high. The other numbers like CO and hydrocarbons being low and passing points to a bad cat. Of course I could be reading that wrong. If the highest number is hydrocarbons...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-15-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 155
Posted By dl242gt
Check the oil seal plug on the back of the...

Check the oil seal plug on the back of the cylinder head. Use a mirror it's kind of hard to see but very likely your oil leak. Don't drive till you fix it. This leak is usually an engine killer if...
Forum: performance & suspension 09-11-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 369
Posted By dl242gt
The warm up regulator aka control pressure...

The warm up regulator aka control pressure regulator is there to control the mixture of the engine from warm up to hot running. There is also a fuel pressure regulator inside the fuel distributor. I...
Forum: performance & suspension 09-08-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 235
Posted By dl242gt
Take a look at the fuel pressure accumulator. If...

Take a look at the fuel pressure accumulator. If it looks old and rusty on the outside. The inside looks like that as well. It dampens fuel pulsations from the pump and assists with a fuel pressure...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-05-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 242
Posted By dl242gt
These are probably made by mill supply. Their...

These are probably made by mill supply. Their stuff is useful but never as good as original. Klokkerholm makes panels for repair and they are good but no one in the us carries their stuff. I had to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-04-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 263
Posted By dl242gt
The center support being old and compromised...

The center support being old and compromised along with bad rear suspension bushings can make the ujoints or driveshaft clunk. In fact your clunk just might be in the rear suspension and is being...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-04-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 259
Posted By dl242gt
Yeah, some things like that are good to change.

Yeah, some things like that are good to change.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-04-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 286
Posted By dl242gt
The next step is to start checking the starter....

The next step is to start checking the starter. Check the voltage that is on the solenoid trigger wire. Sometimes if the ignition switch is failing it will drop the voltage too low. You can also use...
Forum: performance & suspension 09-04-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 683
Posted By dl242gt
My car had a little bit of ping when boosting in...

My car had a little bit of ping when boosting in fourth from about 2500 rpm. This was with 12-13psi. I put the npr in and that slight audible ping was gone and it had slightly better throttle...
Forum: performance & suspension 09-04-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,168
Posted By dl242gt
A VX cam is a stock Volvo cam. With your car...

A VX cam is a stock Volvo cam. With your car being a stick. The VX cam is the way to go if you want a basically stock engine that's a bit more powerful.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-04-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 259
Posted By dl242gt
A friend had the same year 760 and his coil also...

A friend had the same year 760 and his coil also became intermittent. His had the coil mounted on the firewall about in the middle and I guess all that turbo engine heat over the years was too much...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-04-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 286
Posted By dl242gt
Get out a voltmeter and measure your battery...

Get out a voltmeter and measure your battery voltage. It might be too low to start the car. Also be sure you didn't swap a wire to a wrong location when connecting things.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-04-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 419
Posted By dl242gt
Looks good with the acorn style nuts and the...

Looks good with the acorn style nuts and the silver V cap.
Forum: performance & suspension 08-21-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 421
Posted By dl242gt
Putting on coil overs is a good way to go....

Putting on coil overs is a good way to go. However you want springs stiffer than the IPD lowering springs. Something like 250-300lbin in front and 200-225lbin for the back is a good start. Sorry I...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-21-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 309
Posted By dl242gt
A long time ago I was given the wrong clutch for...

A long time ago I was given the wrong clutch for a 245 and it was a horrible high effort pedal from then on. It was so hard to push the clutch in that it eventually cracked the hole in the firewall...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-06-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 519
Posted By dl242gt
How is the ground wire for the body of the...

How is the ground wire for the body of the alternator? What is the voltage on the charging light circuit wire at the alternator? It should have battery voltage on it with the key on but engine off....
Forum: performance & suspension 08-01-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,168
Posted By dl242gt
Why is a T cam question in the Performance...

Why is a T cam question in the Performance section? It is a good cam for what it is. A stock Volvo cam. Use an A or B cam if you must use a stock cam. You have a manual trans car which will let you...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-01-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,141
Posted By dl242gt
I also had a good chuckle about glass being...

I also had a good chuckle about glass being harder than steel. Glass cutters are made of steel you know. They work pretty well.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-01-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 154
Posted By dl242gt
The oil drain is a big hole about halfway along...

The oil drain is a big hole about halfway along the block just barely above the oil pan. The oil feed is a little further back along the side of the block about halfway up the block in the area of...
Forum: performance & suspension 07-31-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 904
Posted By dl242gt
People that didn't get their webers running well...

People that didn't get their webers running well are generally people that have no patience. It takes time and patience to get webers right. After that they are great. Even with their good cold start...
Forum: performance & suspension 07-29-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 904
Posted By dl242gt
Volvos stock kjet fuel system on a B21F would...

Volvos stock kjet fuel system on a B21F would support the power goals you mention for using the fuel injection. Now is a great time to sell 911 parts to porsche geeks who have priced this stuff...
Forum: performance & suspension 07-23-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 683
Posted By dl242gt
When cherry turbos made my better flowing...

When cherry turbos made my better flowing wastegate. He ground just a tiny bit on the outlet pipe lower area so the exhaust gases can take the bend. That is the main problem with this stock style...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-20-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 358
Posted By dl242gt
I also use genuine Volvo diesel engine mounts...

I also use genuine Volvo diesel engine mounts which helps it not shake as much.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-20-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 358
Posted By dl242gt
I used a 740 turbo metal elbow from the Garrett...

I used a 740 turbo metal elbow from the Garrett turbo setup. It has the bypass valve port in it. I had to shorten the outlet side a little to match it up to the stock metal pipe to the intercooler...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-20-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 205
Posted By dl242gt
Plugging the heater hose would be better. You...

Plugging the heater hose would be better. You don't want to circulate hot coolant back to the water pump.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-20-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 811
Posted By dl242gt
Try Joe Lazenby at Susquehanna Spares. Also try...

Try Joe Lazenby at Susquehanna Spares. Also try these folks. http://www.cvi-automotive.se/en
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-20-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,256
Posted By dl242gt
What is the plug gap? Try setting it to .028 if...

What is the plug gap? Try setting it to .028 if it isn't set to that. I agree that the cam timing may be part of the problem. More than likely you'll find it's more than one factor adding up to high...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-20-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 205
Posted By dl242gt
they are for the automatic trans oil cooler...

they are for the automatic trans oil cooler connections. If you have a manual trans then there is no connection to those fittings. Just go ahead and use the radiator.
Forum: performance & suspension 07-18-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 683
Posted By dl242gt
That ATP wastegate housing is good. As I recall...

That ATP wastegate housing is good. As I recall the bypass hole is in the turbine housing. Not the wastegate. So you'll want to spend some time making the hole larger to allow more exhaust flow. I...
Forum: performance & suspension 07-18-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 357
Posted By dl242gt
What is the wall thickness compared to what is...

What is the wall thickness compared to what is normally used for exhaust? It might be good to use. It might be too thick or too thin.
Forum: performance & suspension 07-18-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 426
Posted By dl242gt
A couple years is about right for those shocks....

A couple years is about right for those shocks. If you want something that'll really last with sporting intent then the revalved bilsteins or adjustable yellow konis are worth the entry fee.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-04-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 623
Posted By dl242gt
Don't forget to join the wires for triggering the...

Don't forget to join the wires for triggering the relays for high/low on each side of the car together so the warning light function in the dash will be out.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-19-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 276
Posted By dl242gt
I used ATP Turbo and Pegasus racing parts to make...

I used ATP Turbo and Pegasus racing parts to make up a stainless braid feed line to my T3. A generic -4 AN line with two -4 fittings 3ft long from ATP. A 1/8npt to -4an male for the turbo and the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-11-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 289
Posted By dl242gt
There is also a brace on the intake manifold...

There is also a brace on the intake manifold which has an allen bolt in it from the top of the manifold. You have to remove that as well. Be sure to only buy a volvo or other high quality intake...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-11-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 942
Posted By dl242gt
A couple of things to check are the fuel pressure...

A couple of things to check are the fuel pressure when operating the vehicle. I've had bad main pressure pumps do this kind of intermittent operation. Also a good time to check the fuel pressure...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-08-2014, 10:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 698
Posted By dl242gt
I bought a genuine volvo cable from Tasca last...

I bought a genuine volvo cable from Tasca last year and it was a Gemo one. I don't use the type in the photo above. They cause pain and suffering to assemble on the car and don't have enough...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-06-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 365
Posted By dl242gt
Yeah what he wrote. I have a 93 wagon going on...

Yeah what he wrote. I have a 93 wagon going on 363k miles. Third and fifth sound like marbles but it keeps on going...

I'm gonna drive it till the weather gets warm and replace it then. The gears...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-06-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,087
Posted By dl242gt
I've always used some stp for the zddp in it for...

I've always used some stp for the zddp in it for the cam followers. While using the additive it was added to gasoline engine oil and I've used diesel truck oil and haven't had any oiling issues like...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-06-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 837
Posted By dl242gt
Thanks for the always good info.

Thanks for the always good info.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-06-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,056
Posted By dl242gt
As mentioned there are two seals an inner and...

As mentioned there are two seals an inner and outer. The rear wheel bearings should be packed with a quality high temp grease. I've gotten them prepacked with grease one time. But it was a green...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-06-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 387
Posted By dl242gt
I've used the aftermarket one from FCP without...

I've used the aftermarket one from FCP without issue. It might not last as long as the real deal. But it seems to be good so far.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-14-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 724
Posted By dl242gt
Use K-jet.org as your place to get a lot of great...

Use K-jet.org as your place to get a lot of great information from the Volvo greenbooks. A turbo does eat up injector seals. Mine only last about three to five years at most. Turbos are hot engines.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-14-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 190
Posted By dl242gt
It's been awhile but I think I only needed a...

It's been awhile but I think I only needed a quart. Can always save an extra quart if you need to top up. Don't forget to bleed the system of air. It's straightforward to do.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-14-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 938
Posted By dl242gt
The late model manual and automatic crossmembers...

The late model manual and automatic crossmembers are different. But you can use the automatic one if you want. The manual version on the M47 cars have a rubber grommet around the mounting bolt holes...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-14-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 190
Posted By dl242gt
It is good to change the fluid once in a awhile....

It is good to change the fluid once in a awhile. Use Type F ATF as the replacement steering fluid.
Forum: performance & suspension 12-30-2013, 06:46 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,535
Posted By dl242gt
Don't lump the DPO type platinum plugs in with...

Don't lump the DPO type platinum plugs in with the other plugs. As Roy pointed out his car runs better. Because they are better. Even though the Audi folks had trouble. That could happen to anything...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-30-2013, 06:32 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,272
Posted By dl242gt
Cars with the fuel pump/fuel filter combo on the...

Cars with the fuel pump/fuel filter combo on the tray still have a check valve on the output of the fuel pump. On kjet cars I've had accumulators fail more than once. The diaphragm internally stops...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-30-2013, 06:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 409
Posted By dl242gt
1. Get a big tach for the cluster and install it....

1. Get a big tach for the cluster and install it. Very easy in these cars. The 1 wire for it is already behind the dash.
2. Engines wear. The redline your engine had when it was new and youthful is...
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