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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-24-2019, 11:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 767
Posted By cleanflametrap
^^ Also, if the rubber boot on the connector is...

^^
Also, if the rubber boot on the connector is torn, look for evidence water has gotten in. This pic of some LH2.0 AMM pins is about 20 years old -- one of the first lessons I learned about how...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-21-2019, 04:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 357
Posted By cleanflametrap
It isn't really a joke. Good advice. No fun at...

It isn't really a joke. Good advice. No fun at all if a hood hinge bends and breaks.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-21-2019, 01:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 546
Posted By cleanflametrap
Never had a good reason to pull the number wheels...

Never had a good reason to pull the number wheels once I learned the red gear is the one fixed to the shaft which drives the service mileage counter when the 100's digit changes. Certainly not...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-21-2019, 01:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 357
Posted By cleanflametrap
Amen! http://cleanflametrap.com/hinge01.jpg

Amen!

http://cleanflametrap.com/hinge01.jpg
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-21-2019, 12:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 357
Posted By cleanflametrap
Like ^^ dl242gt says, don't order stuff until you...

Like ^^ dl242gt says, don't order stuff until you know it needs changing, especially something as expensive and long-lasting as a Bosch main pump. They squawk when they aren't being delivered fuel...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-21-2019, 12:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 154
Posted By cleanflametrap
Thanks for the link. The dimension looks the...

Thanks for the link. The dimension looks the same as I found with the Girlings used on the 240. My hesitation about splitting the calipers has centered around the thought that the bolts holding the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-21-2019, 10:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 546
Posted By cleanflametrap
It could be there's a whole new category of...

It could be there's a whole new category of odometer failures originating in mechanical issues within the number display wheels due to debris, breakage, or previous owner monkeying. You are the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-20-2019, 10:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 546
Posted By cleanflametrap
Because yours is intermittent, I suspect either...

Because yours is intermittent, I suspect either (1) or (3) in the list.

(1) I'm a little at odds with Dave Barton's treatise. As pertains to your project, I refer to the advice to use...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-20-2019, 07:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 357
Posted By cleanflametrap
For the main pump under the rear seat I'd much...

For the main pump under the rear seat I'd much prefer Bosch if you can afford/get one. The good things I've found with Airtex are specifically from my experience using E8778 tank pumps, not main...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-19-2019, 12:27 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 593
Posted By cleanflametrap
Blowby popped the rear cam plug?

Blowby popped the rear cam plug?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-18-2019, 07:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 546
Posted By cleanflametrap
The electronic speedometer does not have a...

The electronic speedometer does not have a shaft-slipping issue with the odometer. My canned response to failed gear replacements:

1. Find the broken teeth and get them out of the ring gear.
2....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-09-2019, 07:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 359
Posted By cleanflametrap
K39200 for all 92 and 93 245 wagons in US

K39200 for all 92 and 93 245 wagons in US
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-08-2019, 10:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 547
Posted By cleanflametrap
Interesting posts here. I used to want to be the...

Interesting posts here. I used to want to be the Ranco Repairman for 240's, but quickly found it wasn't enough to fix the leaky valve with new seals, the thermostat with its cap tube/wax motor was...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-06-2019, 11:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 269
Posted By cleanflametrap
To my ear, the issues you describe are very much...

To my ear, the issues you describe are very much related to the age of the wiring insulation, but there's no helpful "fix this and get two birds with one stone" relativity except maybe the tailgate...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-05-2019, 01:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 308
Posted By cleanflametrap
Dunno if this would happen the same in a...

Dunno if this would happen the same in a 7-series, but when I acquired a $600 89 240 in 2003 with nearly 300K on it, I found the kickdown cable was exposed to heat near where the headpipe had a crack...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-01-2019, 03:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 554
Posted By cleanflametrap
Thanks! Very satisfying answers.

Thanks! Very satisfying answers.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-01-2019, 01:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 554
Posted By cleanflametrap
NJ

Question: Does a green gas cap on a 240 signify Diesel?

Last pass through NJ I'd forgotten the pump rule and heard the gas door being opened before I even came to a stop. Young lady had the cap...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-31-2019, 02:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,215
Posted By cleanflametrap
Yes. To install it correctly, look at the traces....

Yes. To install it correctly, look at the traces. The one bringing power to pin 8 is positive. The one leading to pin 3 is negative.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-31-2019, 12:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,215
Posted By cleanflametrap
Don't think it would hurt, but the purpose of the...

Don't think it would hurt, but the purpose of the cap is to help isolate the 6505 from power supply noise, either originating internally or externally. Polarity isn't problematic, unless you put it...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-31-2019, 06:54 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,215
Posted By cleanflametrap
C16 is one I've had in my hands, and never had...

C16 is one I've had in my hands, and never had any doubt it was a mylar* cap to decouple noise at the chip, not tantalum. Ordinarily one of the most reliable parts on the board. I'm confident your...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-30-2019, 05:40 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,215
Posted By cleanflametrap
Pics are good -- I see some of the same damage...

Pics are good -- I see some of the same damage I've fixed on others, but it may be more obvious once the chips are removed.

If it is a dead short, which I gather from your test with C2 removed,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-27-2019, 06:27 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,215
Posted By cleanflametrap
Underlying problem, yes. The capacitors may not...

Underlying problem, yes. The capacitors may not be leaking yet, but one at least (C2) may be shorting internally.

Can't tell from the focus of your picture, but you might look carefully around...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-13-2019, 11:16 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,485
Posted By cleanflametrap
Another picture from the 20-year-old Tiny Image...

Another picture from the 20-year-old Tiny Image Gallery...

http://cleanflametrap.com/tgate02.jpg

Amateur Tip: Wear clean gloves, if you've been into the black butyl rubber sealing the hinges.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-13-2019, 06:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 341
Posted By cleanflametrap
Somehow a few experienced people swear by vacuum...

Somehow a few experienced people swear by vacuum bleeding and Mity Vac for doing this. I don't get why. The problem you experienced is simply air bypassing the threads on the bleeder nipple, which...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-12-2019, 11:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 600
Posted By cleanflametrap
Yes, that's my guess as well. It is easy to look...

Yes, that's my guess as well. It is easy to look at the bottom of that relay and confuse the terminal numbering.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-12-2019, 09:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 600
Posted By cleanflametrap
The blue/white wire should not be on 87, it...

The blue/white wire should not be on 87, it should be on 86. If 85 (black) is grounded like it is supposed to be, power switched through the headlamp switch in full on position energizes the relay's...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-12-2019, 02:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 600
Posted By cleanflametrap
The switch in the 89 is a low current switch...

The switch in the 89 is a low current switch compared with the one from your 79, despite the fact the 79's switch exploded. The 89 used an external relay, called the "headlight relay" to handle the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-11-2019, 02:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,243
Posted By cleanflametrap
You mean it was rebuilt incorrectly as hiperfauto...

You mean it was rebuilt incorrectly as hiperfauto guessed, right? Nothing for embarrassment in that regardless of how many times it has come up on the forums. But putting the bleeders at the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-11-2019, 01:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,243
Posted By cleanflametrap
And starting to hear that story too. This might...

And starting to hear that story too. This might be so embarrassing the OP would just slink away and hope the post ages into history instead of admitting. After engaging hot and heavy theory...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-10-2019, 06:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,243
Posted By cleanflametrap
Don't have enough fingers and toes to count the...

Don't have enough fingers and toes to count the times I've heard this story.


http://cleanflametrap.com/brake50.jpg
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-10-2019, 06:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 604
Posted By cleanflametrap
If things are what they were just two years ago,...

If things are what they were just two years ago, I suggest getting these lowly parts from Volvo.

http://cleanflametrap.com/exh2446.jpg

http://cleanflametrap.com/exh2535.jpg
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-07-2019, 06:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 535
Posted By cleanflametrap
Details, pics would help others.

Details, pics would help others.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-06-2019, 06:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 535
Posted By cleanflametrap
Nice puzzler

There are two places besides the instrument panel where the dimmer rheostat can get into trouble -- the automatic transmission's shifter, and the climate control illumination behind the center...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-04-2019, 08:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 436
Posted By cleanflametrap
In the event the circuit is open, and there is no...

In the event the circuit is open, and there is no current flow in any position of the speed selector, the only way I know of to firmly rule out easy-to-fix items like the wiring and connectors, is to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-04-2019, 07:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,115
Posted By cleanflametrap
Just to add, the lambda controller puts its own...

Just to add, the lambda controller puts its own bias on the oxygen sensor connector resulting in that steady 0.5V that seems to be confusing. That's how the controller knows the sensor is not warm...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-03-2019, 12:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,115
Posted By cleanflametrap
Well, you have me stumped. Something is blocking...

Well, you have me stumped. Something is blocking the return just as efficiently as the shutoff valve in your test rig. And I read that you already cleaned pipes and checked return flow.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-03-2019, 11:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,115
Posted By cleanflametrap
Before we get too far along in check this, check...

Before we get too far along in check this, check that, I'd want to confirm your measurement technique. Especially that you say you get "no" control pressure and not "no reduction in control...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-02-2019, 09:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,485
Posted By cleanflametrap
http://cleanflametrap.com/tgate01.jpg Pic is...

http://cleanflametrap.com/tgate01.jpg

Pic is small b/c when it was taken, bits on the internet were costly and slow moving.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-24-2019, 07:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 897
Posted By cleanflametrap
Nice give-back!

Nice give-back!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-14-2019, 01:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 612
Posted By cleanflametrap
This I loved to hear. Last blanket I bought got...

This I loved to hear. Last blanket I bought got an ohmmeter check brand new, and once a season thereafter to prove what my senses were telling me.

Sorry, that was off-topic. Last time I had a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-11-2019, 02:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 935
Posted By cleanflametrap
If any car ever needed remote temperature sensing...

If any car ever needed remote temperature sensing at the battery, it was the Volvo 240, with its alternator under the exhaust manifold. On the other hand, in 20 years of owning them, I'm happy for...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-11-2019, 08:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 935
Posted By cleanflametrap
Interesting about TWC. ...

Interesting about TWC. http://www.sagdahl.se/eng/twc_eng.htm

I've never seen one on a Volvo... or anywhere else.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-08-2019, 07:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 934
Posted By cleanflametrap
My opinion for you, Bob, is engine management...

My opinion for you, Bob, is engine management electronics will not end your relationship with your 240. You could whip up a replacement from scratch. But what lurks in the back of my mind is how...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-29-2019, 09:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,107
Posted By cleanflametrap
Some might be able to save the old ones... ...

Some might be able to save the old ones...

http://cleanflametrap.com/seatHeater.htm
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-27-2019, 01:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,443
Posted By cleanflametrap
I've been working on 240s for 20 years, which in...

I've been working on 240s for 20 years, which in some ways makes me a newcomer, but in that time I've come to understand exactly what you're asking. You want to place the jackstands under the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-24-2019, 07:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 819
Posted By cleanflametrap
It helps to illustrate just how precise these...

It helps to illustrate just how precise these things need to be, and how they can be ruined by a K&N, or maybe a blast of "MAF Cleaner." I started using stalled voltage as an estimation of goodness...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-23-2019, 07:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 819
Posted By cleanflametrap
OK, on brickboard we call them the FAQs, said as...

OK, on brickboard we call them the FAQs, said as if they were "facts." Shared 'em with the UK club.

The "OEM" test is sketchy and nearly useless. That's the one asking you to check the voltage...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-23-2019, 09:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 819
Posted By cleanflametrap
Give us a reference for that "voltage test"...

Give us a reference for that "voltage test" because it does not sound right to me. Point to where you read about it, or quote it.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-17-2019, 03:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 963
Posted By cleanflametrap
Are you using truly new bulbs? An old bulb will...

Are you using truly new bulbs? An old bulb will have a break in the filament that sometimes makes contact and lights. You probably have experienced that with headlights before.

If you are indeed...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-16-2019, 01:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,163
Posted By cleanflametrap
Viewing the video clip above, it appears to me as...

Viewing the video clip above, it appears to me as if the body metal may still be cool from overnight, but the air temp is around 75F and the heat sink 4 degrees warmer. Is that what you see?
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