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Forum: showroom Today, 04:47 PM
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Posted By PromiseRing
Something like this in my garage in my hometown....

Something like this in my garage in my hometown. Gas, lots of BTU's but idk how many. My dad installed it back when he still liked cars. I'd say <5 minutes to get temps up. ...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Yesterday, 05:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 229
Posted By PromiseRing
A breaker bar is able to move the 'seized' engine...

A breaker bar is able to move the 'seized' engine i believe, so I’ll just put both to TDC and swap. Thanks guys.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Yesterday, 12:43 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 4,603
Posted By PromiseRing
That is more than likely a torn hose that...

That is more than likely a torn hose that transfers fuel from tank pump to sending unit. They degrade and fuel struggles to get out of the tank below ~1/2 tank. The pump lifts the fuel, then it just...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-13-2018, 09:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 229
Posted By PromiseRing
Probably can't even get the locked up engine to...

Probably can't even get the locked up engine to TDC:lol: But I will make sure both engines are at the same position before I swap everything over.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-13-2018, 08:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 229
Posted By PromiseRing
Thanks everyone. @Lummert: Donor motor has...

Thanks everyone.

@Lummert: Donor motor has no flexplate or flywheel, going to just directly swap from the old one.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-13-2018, 03:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 229
Posted By PromiseRing
Just took a look at the back of the 88 motor. It...

Just took a look at the back of the 88 motor. It appears that Volvo has already drilled and tapped the earlier blocks for the CPS bracket.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-13-2018, 12:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 229
Posted By PromiseRing
LH2.2 engine in LH2.4/3.1 car

Iím going to be swapping an ~88 lh2.2 b230f into a 92 240 with lh3.1. I know itís not ideal but itís the motor in hand. Had a few questions before I dive in as to not run into any major unexpected...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-12-2018, 11:26 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 4,603
Posted By PromiseRing
Here comes a long post. The B cam loping has...

Here comes a long post.

The B cam loping has everything to do with the cold weather. It will always lump and sound like it has a fat cam anytime it's below maybe ~40F. It's nothing to worry about...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-09-2018, 11:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 280
Posted By PromiseRing
+1. Hydras with some 205 55 16s on some cheap...

+1. Hydras with some 205 55 16s on some cheap Achilles sport max 2s are nice
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-09-2018, 09:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 280
Posted By PromiseRing
14” x something. Ken will know. 5.5”?? Idk

14” x something. Ken will know. 5.5”?? Idk
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-09-2018, 07:32 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 4,603
Posted By PromiseRing
100% agreed

100% agreed
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-09-2018, 05:39 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 4,603
Posted By PromiseRing
Snow/cold shouldn’t matter if you’re just...

Snow/cold shouldn’t matter if you’re just changing an AMM. It’s a 5 minute job so no excuses:-P you can get known good AMM on here for like $40 shipped. But I’m not condoning the parts cannon..
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-08-2018, 02:42 PM
Replies: 141
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Posted By PromiseRing
Most likely yes. Any junkyards near you? You...

Most likely yes. Any junkyards near you? You could a spare AMM anyway.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-08-2018, 12:16 PM
Replies: 141
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Posted By PromiseRing
Unplugging the AMM makes it run rich, not lean....

Unplugging the AMM makes it run rich, not lean. Because it puts the car in limp home mode and full rich is 'safer' than full lean. Also, just because it ran better with it unplugged doesn’t mean the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-06-2018, 04:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 380
Posted By PromiseRing
Exhaust manifold leaks (usually) only make noise...

Exhaust manifold leaks (usually) only make noise under load, which is usually during acceleration.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-06-2018, 01:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 380
Posted By PromiseRing
No squirters in 1990 unless someone installed...

No squirters in 1990 unless someone installed them.

Post vid to YouTube and then share the link here so we can hear.

My guess is it’s normal Volvo noise.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-05-2018, 11:49 AM
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Views: 11,742
Posted By PromiseRing
^

^
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-05-2018, 11:17 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 4,603
Posted By PromiseRing
How bad is the stumble under load? 87 octane...

How bad is the stumble under load? 87 octane won't cause that, so no need to switch for that reason. Are you 100% sure you timed it properly and made sure the harmonic balancer was SEATED before...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-05-2018, 10:41 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 4,603
Posted By PromiseRing
Did you reset the ecu by disconnecting the...

Did you reset the ecu by disconnecting the battery for a few seconds with the engine off? (if it’s lh2.4, I forgot what year your car is) sometimes a relearn will help things. Do that that drive it...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-04-2018, 12:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,229
Posted By PromiseRing
That is wild. But there’s a reason for the...

That is wild. But there’s a reason for the deterioration. Was it heat, or an oil leak?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-03-2018, 11:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 359
Posted By PromiseRing
You can change the timing belt if it shows any...

You can change the timing belt if it shows any wear, also change tensioner too if you do the belt. But it’s really not necessary if the belt looks good. These are not interference engines so no...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-03-2018, 11:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 401
Posted By PromiseRing
Yes just leave it disconnected, there is nothing...

Yes just leave it disconnected, there is nothing to plug in.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-03-2018, 11:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 796
Posted By PromiseRing
I don’t have a catalytic converter anymore so no...

I don’t have a catalytic converter anymore so no worries there. I will try a zinc additive and give it a few weeks.


I already know it would since the noise only came after the reshim.

I’d...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-02-2018, 09:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 796
Posted By PromiseRing
It is noisier during revs than any other redblock...

It is noisier during revs than any other redblock I've owned/driven, but it isn't too bad.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-02-2018, 11:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 796
Posted By PromiseRing
Got it. Thanks! I may add some zinc just for...

Got it. Thanks! I may add some zinc just for peace of mind. It really isn't a great sound.

Any ill effects of adding zinc?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-02-2018, 11:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 401
Posted By PromiseRing
That rad fits 2s and 7s. 7 series used it as a...

That rad fits 2s and 7s. 7 series used it as a trigger for the pusher fan when temps would get too hot. It is quite literally an overheat switch. Do not use the stock switch for efan control unless...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-01-2018, 06:51 PM
Replies: 22
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Posted By PromiseRing
That is an excellent theory. So aside from the...

That is an excellent theory. So aside from the noise, is there any harm in leaving them as is?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-01-2018, 04:05 PM
Replies: 22
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Posted By PromiseRing
Noise *only* occured after new shim install. Even...

Noise *only* occured after new shim install. Even with the iPd turbo cam and 2 loose clearances, it was rather quiet. The noise is far more noticeable with revs.


Clearances are right and what...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-30-2018, 11:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 590
Posted By PromiseRing
Ac performance isn’t really compromised with the...

Ac performance isn’t really compromised with the intercooler up front.
Engine performance is compromised with the condenser up front, especially if the AC is on. Airflow is key and like dave said,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-29-2018, 08:53 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 4,603
Posted By PromiseRing
Yup. No problem at all

Yup. No problem at all
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-28-2018, 08:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 457
Posted By PromiseRing
It helps when you have like 3-5 complete redblock...

It helps when you have like 3-5 complete redblock cars at your house at any given time to reference:lol:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-28-2018, 07:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 457
Posted By PromiseRing
One hose goes from the cylinder head to the top...

One hose goes from the cylinder head to the top heater core inlet. The heater pipe from back of water pump goes to the bottom heater core inlet. That’s how it is on my car at least, and the heat...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-28-2018, 12:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 796
Posted By PromiseRing
When mine went bad they were especially...

When mine went bad they were especially noticeable under load.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-27-2018, 10:59 PM
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Views: 796
Posted By PromiseRing
Sounds like your exhaust manifold gaskets.

Sounds like your exhaust manifold gaskets.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-27-2018, 08:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 796
Posted By PromiseRing
Terrific, thank you. I will run it as is. ...

Terrific, thank you. I will run it as is.


That is exactly what I’m using and have always used. I’ll step it down to a 5w-30 when it’s real cold. Since it just started happening after the re...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-27-2018, 06:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 796
Posted By PromiseRing
Valvetrain Noise

Was trying to hold off on making a thread but here we are. 93 244+t. blah blah specs

TL;DR: iPd turbo cam been installed and great. Reshimmed to exact spec and now it makes noises. Is it the shims...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-27-2018, 03:22 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 4,603
Posted By PromiseRing
You can drive the car with no belts or anything...

You can drive the car with no belts or anything on, just donít do it for more than like 1 minute lol.

You can tension the belts with a pry bar and then tighten the 13mm. Remember, the 10mm does...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-26-2018, 11:31 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 4,603
Posted By PromiseRing
In the mean time you can simply pry outwards on...

In the mean time you can simply pry outwards on the alternator and then tighten the 13mm nut.

For the record (not sure if you know this or not) but you must loose the 13mm, then tighten the long...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-26-2018, 06:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 462
Posted By PromiseRing
No factory turbo 240s here in 1990. It is...

No factory turbo 240s here in 1990.

It is for cruise control.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-26-2018, 12:40 AM
Replies: 141
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Posted By PromiseRing
Just tighten the **** out of it, it will be fine....

Just tighten the **** out of it, it will be fine.

That is the most honest, ignorant advice you will get. I have yet to have a failure.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-26-2018, 12:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 456
Posted By PromiseRing
1990 cars had regina too.

1990 cars had regina too.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-26-2018, 12:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 456
Posted By PromiseRing
89 740s were lh2.4 unless turbo, then they were...

89 740s were lh2.4 unless turbo, then they were lh2.2 (as far as I know). Might be a hit or miss type thing like 240s
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-25-2018, 09:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 456
Posted By PromiseRing
That doesn’t mean injectors are firing. The FPR...

That doesn’t mean injectors are firing. The FPR powers the RSR. So the pumps are kicking on and the FPR is likely good. Doesn’t mean the RSR is good. Jump the RSR with 12v and see if it starts....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-25-2018, 09:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 456
Posted By PromiseRing
Bad wiring can be obvious, bad CPS can be not...

Bad wiring can be obvious, bad CPS can be not obvious. If it started and ran well on fluid that would indicate proper mechanical timing. It never hurts to check. Iíve had CPS issues cause only...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-25-2018, 09:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 456
Posted By PromiseRing
How’s the CPS wiring? Will it start off of...

How’s the CPS wiring? Will it start off of starting fluid? All 4 plugs have spark? Check mechanical timing. How much gas in the tank?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-25-2018, 04:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 468
Posted By PromiseRing
Feed half of one side in at a time, then use a...

Feed half of one side in at a time, then use a small screwdriver to 'walk-in' the remainder. Kind of a PITA tbh.

Don’t be afraid to use some Vaseline if you aren’t stuck on the side of the road....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-25-2018, 10:47 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 4,603
Posted By PromiseRing
I put the heater hose oring on the heater pipe...

I put the heater hose oring on the heater pipe (after cleaning it very thoroughly of course) and then smear some petroleum jelly along any of the mating surfaces. Be careful to not let that seal bind...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-25-2018, 12:10 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 4,603
Posted By PromiseRing
Though I too recommend volvo OE seals, all 3 of...

Though I too recommend volvo OE seals, all 3 of my aftermarket top seals have had no issues sealing properly. Perhaps you should leave this type of work to professionals instead of trying to do it...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-24-2018, 11:38 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 4,603
Posted By PromiseRing
Lando knows everything:-) ...

Lando knows everything:-)
https://www.volvoclub.org.uk/faq/WaterPumpChange.html

https://i.imgur.com/HYhLGX8_d.jpg?maxwidth=640&shape=thumb&fidelity=medium
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-24-2018, 11:33 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 4,603
Posted By PromiseRing
It wonít harm anything but itís far from...

It wonít harm anything but itís far from necessary.

Landos career consists of trolling TBOT, take his advice with a grain of salt.
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