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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-04-2019, 11:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 631
Posted By planetman
A common problem with the stock temp and fuel...

A common problem with the stock temp and fuel gauges are loose connections.

The 2 gauges are attached to the PC board with brass nuts. These are also the paths of contact for the gauges and the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-31-2019, 03:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 809
Posted By planetman
Hello, Zinc and phosphorus are very...

Hello,

Zinc and phosphorus are very important additives for the longevity of the Volvo pushrod engines.

The government mandated reduced levels of ZDDP(Zinc and phosphorus) in over the counter...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-28-2019, 04:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 515
Posted By planetman
The opening in the lower A-arm has to be slightly...

The opening in the lower A-arm has to be slightly enlarged so the shock tube goes through without scratching the paint.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-23-2019, 02:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 835
Posted By planetman
Hello Joe, When we rebuilt our very 1st...

Hello Joe,

When we rebuilt our very 1st Volvo engine back in the early 1980's, we bought all of our parts from IPD and we used their lifters and we had a serious problem shortly after we built the...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-20-2019, 12:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,255
Posted By planetman
pm'd

pm'd
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-18-2019, 02:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 435
Posted By planetman
The charcoal canister is an evaporative emissions...

The charcoal canister is an evaporative emissions device and if you are required to get your car emissions tested, you will fail if it is discovered to be disconnected or missing. Although I'm pretty...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-17-2019, 01:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 454
Posted By planetman
Apparently not. I think I can still get stock...

Apparently not. I think I can still get stock style disposable air filter inserts.

http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?p=5967795#post5967795
Forum: performance & modifications 08-16-2019, 09:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 634
Posted By planetman
All of the oil filter threaded studs are...

All of the oil filter threaded studs are removable.

The easiest way is to use a pair of nuts threaded onto the stud and then tighten the 2 nuts against each other. If you tighten the 2 nuts...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-16-2019, 09:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 598
Posted By planetman
Safely put the car on 4 jack stands on level...

Safely put the car on 4 jack stands on level ground.

Access and remove the fill plug, NOT THE DRAIN PLUG, on the passenger side of the transmission.

If oil comes out when you remove the fill...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-12-2019, 11:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 470
Posted By planetman
That's up to you. But if you torqued everything,...

That's up to you. But if you torqued everything, then you should be in good shape. Don't forget, Volvo didn't originally use Loctite. The 1st use of Loctite that I know is on the cam thrust plate...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-12-2019, 01:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 470
Posted By planetman
Below are the torque specs I suggest. To be...

Below are the torque specs I suggest.

To be honest, we normally only use a torque wrench on the engine bolts that are 3/8" in diameter and larger with the clutch bolts being the only exception as...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-11-2019, 01:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,305
Posted By planetman
CVI and Skandix have them too.

CVI and Skandix have them too.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-08-2019, 04:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 746
Posted By planetman
Yes and onto the ground too. If you are...

Yes and onto the ground too.

If you are going to use the rubber caps I suggested, you need to remove the hoses from the 2 pipes at the back of the cylinder head.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-08-2019, 01:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 746
Posted By planetman
^^^^ This will be the cheapest reliable option....

^^^^
This will be the cheapest reliable option.

The heater valve you will need is now the only 1 that is not being reproduced and I get $$$ for the NOS ones I have. The earlier version for the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-07-2019, 02:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 746
Posted By planetman
I suggest you bypass the heater valve and heater...

I suggest you bypass the heater valve and heater completely until you replace the heater valve. If you use an inline valve you will still have some leaking from the stock heater valve.

You can...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-02-2019, 12:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 735
Posted By planetman
I agree, check the u-joints. Make sure to...

I agree, check the u-joints.

Make sure to mark the driveshaft halves before you remove it from the car so you can put it back together correctly. The 2 halves are balanced in 1 position and you...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-01-2019, 12:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 578
Posted By planetman
He's right about this!!^^^^ He's...

He's right about this!!^^^^




He's right about this too.^^^^
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-01-2019, 10:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 871
Posted By planetman
Below is a quote from a website page listed below...

Below is a quote from a website page listed below from "Dr-Djet" regarding the vacuum pressure sensor.

"The intake Manifold Pressure (MAP) sensor is an integral part of ECU electronics. It does...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-01-2019, 10:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 578
Posted By planetman
As mentioned, you can bolt on the front brakes...

As mentioned, you can bolt on the front brakes from a later 164 with vented rotors.

You will need the rotors, brake pads, hubs and calipers.

Rotors are available new for around $100.00 each,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-31-2019, 11:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 871
Posted By planetman
I tested your theory earlier today and the car...

I tested your theory earlier today and the car wouldn't run with the vacuum pressure sensor unplugged, something I already knew, but wanted to double check.

It would run with the plug reversed,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-28-2019, 02:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,299
Posted By planetman
I'm going to suggest a tear down. If you want...

I'm going to suggest a tear down. If you want reliability, you need to know what's going on inside the engine.

If it really bad inside, you can try to find a good used engine or you can rebuild...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-28-2019, 02:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 871
Posted By planetman
It's very important that the manifold vacuum...

It's very important that the manifold vacuum pressure sensor holds vacuum.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-28-2019, 01:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 981
Posted By planetman
We haven't seen or installed an aluminum 1 in any...

We haven't seen or installed an aluminum 1 in any of our customers cars.

We have seen the repro brass radiators and they can't be bolted right in as the 90° brackets that hold the rubber grommets...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-26-2019, 11:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 955
Posted By planetman
The original Volvo tool is a slide hammer. I...

The original Volvo tool is a slide hammer.

I use a generic slide hammer and a used output flange as the puller.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-25-2019, 11:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,571
Posted By planetman
Both 740 sedan sunroof seals appear to be...

Both 740 sedan sunroof seals appear to be available.

The front seat is $41.21 and the rear seal is $25.96 and are OE.

Let me know if you are interested and I will find out how long to get them....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-25-2019, 12:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,571
Posted By planetman
I'll get back to you tomorrow.

I'll get back to you tomorrow.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-25-2019, 12:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,571
Posted By planetman
PM sent.

PM sent.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-24-2019, 10:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,571
Posted By planetman
At this point, the website is more focused on...

At this point, the website is more focused on 1975 and earlier OHV Volvos and the majority of our inventory is focused on those years.

The website is no where near complete, so even though there...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-24-2019, 09:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,571
Posted By planetman
Yes, we do. I don't have them in stock right now....

Yes, we do. I don't have them in stock right now. The last set went to Puerto Rico back in May and I forgot to reorder.

I can usually have them in a few days.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-24-2019, 06:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,571
Posted By planetman
The 2 seals that mount directly to the sunroof...

The 2 seals that mount directly to the sunroof are available here in the US for $108.00 plus shipping.

There is an additional seal that mounts behind the sunroof opening for the rear unseen...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-22-2019, 02:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 981
Posted By planetman
No advantage if you use a proper catch can with...

No advantage if you use a proper catch can with an overflow connection at the bottom of the catch can. That way the coolant will be sucked back into the radiator when it cools down.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-22-2019, 01:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 981
Posted By planetman
Starting in 1967, Volvo went to a sealed cooling...

Starting in 1967, Volvo went to a sealed cooling system with an external expansion tank. With this system the cap on the radiator is just a fill cap and the pressure cap is now on the plastic...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-22-2019, 12:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 981
Posted By planetman
A 1970 140 uses the same radiator as the later...

A 1970 140 uses the same radiator as the later 122 and 1800.

Ebay has dozens of them.

https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=m570.l1313&_nkw=volvo+amazon+radiator&_sacat=0
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-22-2019, 12:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,417
Posted By planetman
Hello, Copies of the original Volvo tool are...

Hello,

Copies of the original Volvo tool are available and I have 1 in stock for sale and I have original Volvo tools for rent.

The main advantage with this tool is it doesn't rotate the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-16-2019, 03:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,824
Posted By planetman
We stock just about every D-jet part you could...

We stock just about every D-jet part you could need. And if we don't, we can usually get yours repaired, find a good used part or still buy a new part.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-16-2019, 11:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 552
Posted By planetman
It sounds like a fuel system problem and not an...

It sounds like a fuel system problem and not an ignition problem. It would unusual for the ignition system to work and then fail so quickly when cold.

Are you using a timing light to set the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-15-2019, 04:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 639
Posted By planetman
AFAIK, all banjo bolt fittings require 2 copper...

AFAIK, all banjo bolt fittings require 2 copper sealing washers, 1 for each side of the fitting.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-13-2019, 06:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 953
Posted By planetman
If you did everything correctly you shouldn't...

If you did everything correctly you shouldn't have problems.

AFAIK, there are only 3 bellhousings for all of the SOHC 4 cylinder engines that are for the M45 and M46.

These is an early...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-12-2019, 08:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,856
Posted By planetman
Yes, the parts are pricey, no they are not hard...

Yes, the parts are pricey, no they are not hard to find.

VP now sells repro brake rotors and drums for $100.00 each. They aren't made the same way Volvo STILL makes them, but they are a lot...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-12-2019, 08:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,856
Posted By planetman
I think I know who you're talking about, but if...

I think I know who you're talking about, but if it is, that source is no longer available. Believe it or not, the local government got on his case for having an unauthorized junkyard and he wound up...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-12-2019, 02:01 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,824
Posted By planetman
We have at least a 100 customers with...

We have at least a 100 customers with 142E/144E/145E, 164E, 1800E and 1800ESs with D-jet fuel injection that use their cars regularly and a good portion use their cars as their daily drivers here in...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-09-2019, 03:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 573
Posted By planetman
JohnMc is right and there is a perpetuating...

JohnMc is right and there is a perpetuating catalog error that shows the IS/AS bearings being the same B18/B20 engines but only in aftermarket catalogs.

FYI, there are 2 different style of...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-07-2019, 01:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 476
Posted By planetman
The ECU should be under the front passenger seat.

The ECU should be under the front passenger seat.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-02-2019, 10:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 660
Posted By planetman
That was for a wagon. Unfortunately, the...

That was for a wagon.

Unfortunately, the sedan 1/4 panels are NLA.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-30-2019, 06:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,315
Posted By planetman
I found this Dupont paint chip chart on ebay and...

I found this Dupont paint chip chart on ebay and it lists a red color code 70.



https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/7dEAAOSwj0NUd7~d/s-l1600.jpg
Forum: performance & modifications 06-29-2019, 04:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,856
Posted By planetman
Here are some pictures of the 1961 P210 hiperauto...

Here are some pictures of the 1961 P210 hiperauto and I modified.

We used an M41 with a J O/D and we had to modify the tunnel and IIRC, the modified portion was behind the removable cover.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-27-2019, 11:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 546
Posted By planetman
If your shift cover is the original 1, the...

If your shift cover is the original 1, the shifter is held to the shift cover with a large nut and the nut can come loose. There is a plastic "ball shell" inside the large nut and it can be damaged....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-26-2019, 04:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 645
Posted By planetman
:nod: Use some painter's tape to protect the...

:nod:

Use some painter's tape to protect the paint while test fitting.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-26-2019, 03:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 786
Posted By planetman
We use the same Odyssey batteries in our 1971...

We use the same Odyssey batteries in our 1971 142E, 1983 242 and 1968 122S.

We like them because they don't leak acid!!

However, you do have to be inventive for mounting a battery with a much...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-26-2019, 12:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 786
Posted By planetman
I suggest a Group 24. Make sure you get the...

I suggest a Group 24.

Make sure you get the correct pole orientation.
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