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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-01-2018, 10:46 AM
Replies: 4
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Posted By TWD
+!

+!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-28-2018, 04:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 390
Posted By TWD
I have a spare VR to send your way if you want to...

I have a spare VR to send your way if you want to test it.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-08-2018, 05:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 620
Posted By TWD
In 1999 I bought a new Volvo S80 T6. I sold it...

In 1999 I bought a new Volvo S80 T6. I sold it within two years as it was spending as much time at the dealer as it was in my garage. I swore that I would never own another Volvo. Yet here I am...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-07-2018, 06:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 286
Posted By TWD
I have a new one buried away. If no one posts...

I have a new one buried away. If no one posts with the dimensions today, I will dig mine out and measure it.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-25-2018, 11:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 792
Posted By TWD
Wearing my Missoula Club t-shirt in sympathy...

Wearing my Missoula Club t-shirt in sympathy today:)
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-08-2018, 07:59 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 34,643
Posted By TWD
About three years ago, I installed an OE Volvo...

About three years ago, I installed an OE Volvo water pump in my '88 244. It was stamped "made in the United Kingdom". Just over a year in the hub came off the shaft. The belts were tensioned and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-26-2018, 11:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 341
Posted By TWD
I bought these for my 1988 244. I live in the...

I bought these for my 1988 244. I live in the South so snow is rarely a problem, but they also do a good job of keeping leaves out. He also has them for earlier years.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-17-2018, 05:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 363
Posted By TWD
If the temperature gauge shows anywhere mid...

If the temperature gauge shows anywhere mid range, possible heater core, as you mentioned or most likely the heater control valve.


https://www.wagonmeister.com/240-replacement-heater-valve
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-11-2018, 01:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 480
Posted By TWD
+1 In spite of the extra cost, I used a made in...

+1 In spite of the extra cost, I used a made in the U.K. Volvo pump on my '88 244. In a year the hub separated from the shaft. On went a Hepu with Volvo gaskets. Three years later all is well.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-07-2018, 04:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 764
Posted By TWD
https://www.wagonmeister.com/snow-caps-for-86-93-2...

https://www.wagonmeister.com/snow-caps-for-86-93-240

Best aftermarket that I have found. Snow is rarely an issue here, but they also cut down on the amount of pine needles and other debris.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-07-2018, 11:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 430
Posted By TWD
I have a known good used cluster voltage...

I have a known good used cluster voltage regulator. If this is a repair that you can do, I am happy to send it your way.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-03-2018, 06:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 748
Posted By TWD
https://www.wagonmeister.com/led-lighting-for-clus...

https://www.wagonmeister.com/led-lighting-for-clusters--gauges

A good source for improved cluster lighting. He is a longtime TB member
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-23-2017, 05:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 516
Posted By TWD
I take them out out on all of my clusters and put...

I take them out out on all of my clusters and put a jumper on the pins. Happy to send you a used one, but really recommend that you jumper the pins. I jumper 1 and 3 pins.
Forum: performance & modifications 12-12-2017, 05:17 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,636
Posted By TWD
I have one stored away. I know that I will never...

I have one stored away. I know that I will never use it and that no one will ever want it, so can send it to you if no one is closer. The only request is that you can't send it back!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-11-2017, 08:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 532
Posted By TWD
I am using the Corbeau Sport seats in my 1988...

I am using the Corbeau Sport seats in my 1988 244. Using their sliders, they fit well and look as if they belong. Come take a look if you want.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-10-2017, 07:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 376
Posted By TWD
There can be connection problems between the pins...

There can be connection problems between the pins in the plug and the ICU. Volvo added sleeves to pins 3,5 and 9 to address this. They should already be on your pins. If not, adding them can often...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-16-2017, 10:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,088
Posted By TWD
I have had success stopping cracks from growing...

I have had success stopping cracks from growing and minimizing their appearance by:

Carefully put wide painters tape exactly on the margins of the crack.
Using a quality black RTV such as...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-06-2017, 05:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,780
Posted By TWD
Just a thought. Bosch 55 amp alternator current...

Just a thought. Bosch 55 amp alternator current rises with rpms. 35 amps at 2000 rpm, 48 amps at 3,000 rpm, and 53 amps at 4,000 rpm. I assume higher at 5,000 rpm, but my book only shows to 4,000...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-05-2017, 06:42 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,780
Posted By TWD
Temp faker board?

Temp faker board?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-21-2017, 01:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,027
Posted By TWD
Nope. He will pay real money. However, the...

Nope. He will pay real money. However, the first recommended shop wanted $600 which was more than he could afford. Remember, he drives an '88 245:) He will check out the second shop today. I...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-20-2017, 05:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,027
Posted By TWD
One last try...

One last try...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-15-2017, 09:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,027
Posted By TWD
Ever thought about relocating:)

Ever thought about relocating:)
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-14-2017, 05:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,027
Posted By TWD
Bump

Bump
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-12-2017, 08:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,027
Posted By TWD
Or drive to Portland.:) C&H: wanted $600, but...

Or drive to Portland.:) C&H: wanted $600, but that included the timing belt and the other front seals.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-12-2017, 05:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,027
Posted By TWD
Thanks. He spoke with them and thought that they...

Thanks. He spoke with them and thought that they were very knowledgeable. However, I don't think that my brother can afford them.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-11-2017, 08:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,027
Posted By TWD
Not a problem at all. I thought that your post...

Not a problem at all. I thought that your post was humorous. You are correct that three days is a little short. I have made the trip from Atlanta a number of times. It can be done in three days,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-11-2017, 07:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,027
Posted By TWD
This is just a little beyond his skill set. He...

This is just a little beyond his skill set. He is great with aircooled VWs.;-) Want to take a road trip? Three days there, three days back with 3-hours in the middle to do the repairs. Would you...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-11-2017, 07:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,027
Posted By TWD
Spokane mechanic needed./

My brother is in Spokane and I am in Atlanta; too far away to do this for him.

He has a 1988 245 with a leaking cam seal. Likely needs a timing belt and the other front seals also. Can anyone...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-14-2017, 11:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 698
Posted By TWD
My 1954 Bug still has the original headliner, but...

My 1954 Bug still has the original headliner, but is cloth rather than vinyl.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-24-2017, 08:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 990
Posted By TWD
Have you bypassed the temperature faker board?

Have you bypassed the temperature faker board?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-13-2017, 05:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 720
Posted By TWD
Your car is already wired for the factory...

Your car is already wired for the factory tachometer. It is a red/white wire behind the cluster. Pull out your cluster, take out the screws holding the clock, put the tach into the space where the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-13-2017, 10:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 720
Posted By TWD
If the rest of your cluster is working well, all...

If the rest of your cluster is working well, all that you need to do is replace the clock with a tachometer. Plug and play without any issues. There are usually several tachs for sale here. If you...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-30-2017, 05:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 948
Posted By TWD
Could it be leaking from the reservoir to the MC?...

Could it be leaking from the reservoir to the MC?

https://www.ipdusa.com/products/12078/125528-brake-master-cylinder-reservoir-seal-grommet
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-12-2017, 10:49 AM
Replies: 8
240: Alternator
Views: 757
Posted By TWD
Sleepy Hollow Rebuilders have always done good...

Sleepy Hollow Rebuilders have always done good work for me. They are in Cumming; don't know how close that is to you. They also have Densos.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-04-2017, 11:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 730
Posted By TWD
You should definitely check oil pressure before...

You should definitely check oil pressure before driving it further.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-20-2017, 04:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,441
Posted By TWD
https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/volvo-electrical-...

https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/volvo-electrical-pin-connector-sleeve-1324909

You don't need them on all the pins and may not need them at all.. There are a bunch of posts about these on TB.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-20-2017, 04:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 913
Posted By TWD
Sure looks like an internal regulator in your...

Sure looks like an internal regulator in your second photo.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-20-2017, 01:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,441
Posted By TWD
Check the pins on the new ICU. Volvo sells...

Check the pins on the new ICU. Volvo sells sleeves that go over some of the pins to solve connectivity issues.. I don't recall which at the moment. However, I bought a used ICU as a spare once and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-20-2017, 07:23 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,557
Posted By TWD
The inconsistent coolant temperatures might be...

The inconsistent coolant temperatures might be the temp faker board in your cluster. If the new sensor doesn't fix the issue, drop me a PM and I will send you a board. I have a bunch of spares as I...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-18-2017, 05:24 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,721
Posted By TWD
I feel responsible here. I couldn't get my...

I feel responsible here. I couldn't get my aftermarket VRs to him in time so suggested that he use Amazon Prime and run the Uro VR until mine arrived. The ones that I sent him are used by a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-10-2017, 02:55 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,721
Posted By TWD
I am in Atlanta. Are you near me? I have 4 or 5...

I am in Atlanta. Are you near me? I have 4 or 5 of these sitting in my garage. I switched to a Denso so doubt that I will ever use them.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-31-2017, 10:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,259
Posted By TWD
I bought one from IPD a couple of years ago. In...

I bought one from IPD a couple of years ago. In about 3 months it came apart at the seam.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-27-2017, 08:31 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,944
Posted By TWD
E=IR ...

E=IR
https://www.allaboutcircuits.com/textbook/direct-current/chpt-2/voltage-current-resistance-relate/
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-23-2017, 08:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 747
Posted By TWD
Hasn't been here long enough to make many enemies.

Hasn't been here long enough to make many enemies.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-21-2017, 11:32 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,823
Posted By TWD
These might work: ...

These might work:

http://www.normaamericasds.com/product-type/hose-clamps?gclid=CN6nn_by59ICFdgNgQod_ggB7g

http://www.scandvik.com/index.cfm/method/Shopping_Products/CatId/204/ID/333.htm Boxes...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-21-2017, 09:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,176
Posted By TWD
I don't know what you mean by "barnyard", but it...

I don't know what you mean by "barnyard", but it works well that way. One benefit is that it pushes the pump up a bit more near vertical than levering it. Just takes a moment to remove the splash...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-20-2017, 09:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,176
Posted By TWD
I use a piece of 2x4 on a floor jack to provide...

I use a piece of 2x4 on a floor jack to provide upward pressure on the pump. I think that the hint came from TrickMick.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-17-2017, 01:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 826
Posted By TWD
Also check for a collapsed hose. That's what...

Also check for a collapsed hose. That's what happened to me. BTW, Volvo no longer sources the formed hose. They just provide a straight length; better to buy it at NAPA etc.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-16-2017, 10:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 906
Posted By TWD
My 1988 244 GL has the momentary contact switch.

My 1988 244 GL has the momentary contact switch.
Forum: events 03-15-2017, 02:54 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 9,421
Posted By TWD
"Next is Montana, Kind of thinking about...

"Next is Montana, Kind of thinking about Kalispell. A not-quite-halfway point on a route that looks scenic is Circle, then on to Great Falls and across Flathead. But if there's nothing cool on the...
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