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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-14-2018, 07:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,133
Posted By PCH
ECU will not attempt checking for misfire (won't...

ECU will not attempt checking for misfire (won't run that monitor) if there are other problems that it already detected. Once it knows that all fuel and ignition parameters are good then it will do...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-13-2018, 07:10 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 21,804
Posted By PCH
Brief mention of Group A and Volvo Motorsport in...

Brief mention of Group A and Volvo Motorsport in this cool article: https://petrolicious.com/articles/ice-driving-is-the-perfect-metaphor-for-life
Forum: performance & modifications 09-13-2018, 07:07 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,268
Posted By PCH
Whatever happens after Catalytic Converter is of...

Whatever happens after Catalytic Converter is of no concern to smog tech or referee.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-12-2018, 05:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 432
Posted By PCH
I am not sure if the evap system is purging at...

I am not sure if the evap system is purging at idle. Probably not.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-12-2018, 05:45 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,268
Posted By PCH
Just in case you care about keeping it smog...

Just in case you care about keeping it smog legal: the down pipe to the cat has to be stock.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-05-2018, 07:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,931
Posted By PCH
You may have better luck trying to pry and move...

You may have better luck trying to pry and move just one side at a time at first. It's probably corroded together. Do the usual: spray whatever may work, try hitting the center ring of the pulley...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-16-2018, 06:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 725
Posted By PCH
I imagine that's just a generic picture of MOMO...

I imagine that's just a generic picture of MOMO hub because it looks very different from the other one.
Any extra parts needed on 940 to still have the horn button work? Something from non-SRS 740?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-08-2018, 02:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 379
Posted By PCH
So no way you can read the SRS fault code? Very...

So no way you can read the SRS fault code?
Very likely the problem is in the clockspring (coiled driver airbag cable). In that case you can install 2-3 OHM resistor into the plug that connects into...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-01-2018, 11:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 547
Posted By PCH
You can probably find something from Mallory-...

You can probably find something from Mallory- check their catalog.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-30-2018, 06:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,475
Posted By PCH
The reason I was told about bolt/stud choice:...

The reason I was told about bolt/stud choice: when using studs you have less chance to damage the part that it threads into. When using bolts there is pull and twist which is harder on block's ...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-27-2018, 02:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 738
Posted By PCH
Did you fill in the cutouts in the foam pad for...

Did you fill in the cutouts in the foam pad for the airbag that S90 came with?
Forum: showroom 07-26-2018, 07:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,104
Posted By PCH
http://i642.photobucket.com/albums/uu148/ExtraVaul...

http://i642.photobucket.com/albums/uu148/ExtraVault/VW/DKW3.jpg
Forum: performance & modifications 07-26-2018, 11:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 588
Posted By PCH
I used electrical one once before on a 911 K-jet...

I used electrical one once before on a 911 K-jet and it completely missed fast pulsations that were happening inside the fuel distributor due to sticky fuel pressure adjuster valve. The mechanical...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-25-2018, 04:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,443
Posted By PCH
Was thinking the same thing.

Was thinking the same thing.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-25-2018, 02:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 738
Posted By PCH
I just finished rebuilding the driver seat on my...

I just finished rebuilding the driver seat on my 940 (and also converted from power to all manual). Basically use what you can find. Passenger side is usually a good donor for better foam pads and...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-20-2018, 05:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,443
Posted By PCH
Thank you for explaining this. Didn't think there...

Thank you for explaining this. Didn't think there were non-A/C 940's.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-20-2018, 04:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,443
Posted By PCH
So the inlet/outlet is on very top (that's how...

So the inlet/outlet is on very top (that's how the picture shows it) instead of the center? Did you change the IC piping too?
Forum: showroom 07-20-2018, 02:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,122
Posted By PCH
Question about the fogs: is it film or spray...

Question about the fogs: is it film or spray paint? In some pictures the yellow is pale, in others- its more visible. I am going for the same heads/grill look on my wagon.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-19-2018, 07:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 837
Posted By PCH
Isn't RPM range important when loading it? 80A...

Isn't RPM range important when loading it? 80A alternator probably will not push even half of that at idle.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-18-2018, 07:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,707
Posted By PCH
When there is an open in the EVAP system you will...

When there is an open in the EVAP system you will usually smell gas either inside the car, under the hood or in the garage (if you park in one). Simply having no pressure escaping the tank when you...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-13-2018, 02:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 862
Posted By PCH
AC compressor has tension adjusters in top.

AC compressor has tension adjusters in top.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-13-2018, 02:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 735
Posted By PCH
If water pools up inside the motor's housing then...

If water pools up inside the motor's housing then the bearing is not going to last. So you gotta let the water drain out. How it gets there in the first place is another question. Something is wrong...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-12-2018, 08:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 715
Posted By PCH
If ECU catches it immediately after start it's...

If ECU catches it immediately after start it's probably because of the connection failure, broken wire, etc.
If you get any kind of Ohm readings and apply vacuum on the running motor the resistance...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-12-2018, 04:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 761
Posted By PCH
Any clearance issues using M10 nuts on the...

Any clearance issues using M10 nuts on the exhaust housing?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-12-2018, 04:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 595
Posted By PCH
I believe the easiest way is not easy: disconnect...

I believe the easiest way is not easy: disconnect the lines and remove it from the climate unit to clean. Cleaning it makes sense- good chance of mold there. Once the evap is out you can somewhat...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-12-2018, 02:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 761
Posted By PCH
Did you go larger than M8?

Did you go larger than M8?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-11-2018, 11:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 874
Posted By PCH
Rule out the crankcase vent hose as the source of...

Rule out the crankcase vent hose as the source of oil in the compressor housing first. Is the intake side as oily as discharge?
Forum: performance & modifications 07-05-2018, 08:50 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,045
Posted By PCH
Probably coolest Frankenstein I've seen in a...

Probably coolest Frankenstein I've seen in a while. WOW:nod:
Forum: showroom 07-02-2018, 02:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 807
Posted By PCH
Fiberglass body. Best looking car on yard because...

Fiberglass body. Best looking car on yard because of that.
Wonder if there are any Barndoor VW's.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-29-2018, 07:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,124
Posted By PCH
I think this is basically a SS copy of stock...

I think this is basically a SS copy of stock Turbo cat-back system. I ran set up like this with no cat, K-jet and K-cam. Liked it- sounded good in the wagon.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-22-2018, 02:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 700
Posted By PCH
OK, thank you for responses so far- I appreciate...

OK, thank you for responses so far- I appreciate them.
While on the subject: got advice on what Poly to get for the big ones? Source, hardness, color, whatever. I think I want poly for the big end...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-22-2018, 02:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 728
Posted By PCH
I think may be in his Motor or Chilton emission...

I think may be in his Motor or Chilton emission reference book it states that timing is 10 Degrees* and he doesn't bother to see what the * means in the fine print foot notes (not adjustable). Smog...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-21-2018, 08:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,057
Posted By PCH
Before I molested my 245 I installed K-Jet from...

Before I molested my 245 I installed K-Jet from Scirocco into aircooled '73 Squareback (factory D-Jet):-D It ran great.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-21-2018, 04:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,057
Posted By PCH
The diameter and especially profile of the air...

The diameter and especially profile of the air funnel is unique to every engine type, probably camshaft type, etc. But when swapped and connected properly they will work sometimes OK, sometimes great...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-21-2018, 04:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 728
Posted By PCH
This is most likely the case. If true he has to...

This is most likely the case. If true he has to redo it for no charge because the entry on the report under the Ignition Timing should simply be N/A instead of Pass or Fail
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-20-2018, 07:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 700
Posted By PCH
Rear Axle Torque Arm Bushings

http://lh3.ggpht.com/_JS1yca5KB-0/TSkoWs0zMHI/AAAAAAAAy1w/vWC3X9wcL60/Fullscreen%20capture%20010811%2071410%20PM.jpg

Need to replace #33 and definitely #36 . Is it doable without a megaton press...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-19-2018, 12:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 863
Posted By PCH
Condenser flange below the radiator is my first...

Condenser flange below the radiator is my first guess.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-14-2018, 07:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 599
Posted By PCH
How about Star Motors on corner of Palma and...

How about Star Motors on corner of Palma and Market? I worked next door at ABC years ago.
If not too far: Swedish Performance in Camarillo- Bert has been in business for more than 30 years I think.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-14-2018, 06:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 577
Posted By PCH
Pictures comparing GM and Volvo part...

Pictures comparing GM and Volvo part https://www.vrcf.fi/foorumi/index.php?topic=25022.60
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-14-2018, 02:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 577
Posted By PCH
I just plugged the yellow line on mine. There is...

I just plugged the yellow line on mine. There is a low cost (about $30) AC Delco part# 15-71438/GM# 1996732 alternative to the Volvo diaphragm. Will try to find the thread on this.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-12-2018, 11:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 699
Posted By PCH
JEGS and some other sell different versions of...

JEGS and some other sell different versions of driveshaft rotation speed sensor (usually Hall type). You'll still have to design circuit to convert that to the relay control signal.
This can also...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-11-2018, 07:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 832
Posted By PCH
No crank after heat soak is usually because of...

No crank after heat soak is usually because of the starter.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-11-2018, 05:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 991
Posted By PCH
Thank you. Wonder why 700/900 never have 2in...

Thank you. Wonder why 700/900 never have 2in sized receiver while 200 series are almost always 2in.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-06-2018, 06:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 991
Posted By PCH
^^^And what is 200 series factory accessory hitch...

^^^And what is 200 series factory accessory hitch rating?
Forum: projects & restorations 06-01-2018, 06:50 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,705
Posted By PCH
Are you out of factory spring clamps? I see you...

Are you out of factory spring clamps? I see you are using zip ties.
Forum: projects & restorations 05-24-2018, 04:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,705
Posted By PCH
Very cool stuff in this thread. Love the...

Very cool stuff in this thread. Love the brace/skid plate:cool:
What's your opinion on Hella Sharp tones?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-22-2018, 11:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 857
Posted By PCH
Carquest/WorldPac. They usually have it ready for...

Carquest/WorldPac. They usually have it ready for pick up in half day or next day.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-21-2018, 05:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 751
Posted By PCH
I use a master cylinder cap with an air fitting...

I use a master cylinder cap with an air fitting attached to it. And compressed air at 20-25psi.
Similar to this:

http://www.gunson.co.uk//Content/images/technical_articles/Brake4.jpg
Forum: performance & modifications 05-18-2018, 12:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 755
Posted By PCH
I saw Cressida on 740 but it was more of a lip-...

I saw Cressida on 740 but it was more of a lip- no air gap between it and the trunk.
Forum: projects & restorations 05-16-2018, 01:43 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 33,301
Posted By PCH
That looks very good. I'd prefer this over the...

That looks very good. I'd prefer this over the pillar mount. What cups did you use?
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