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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-03-2022, 05:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 428
Posted By blkaplan
I would hammer in a torx bit, that always works...

I would hammer in a torx bit, that always works better than extractors in my experience.
Forum: projects & restorations 08-02-2022, 10:00 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 166,228
Posted By blkaplan
Those seats are so perfect for the navy interior.

Those seats are so perfect for the navy interior.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-31-2022, 05:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 685
Posted By blkaplan
I can confirm I have taken apart plenty of 240...

I can confirm I have taken apart plenty of 240 cores that have Monroe / Volvo badged inserts that we have binned.
Forum: projects & restorations 07-25-2022, 12:11 PM
Replies: 369
Views: 368,578
Posted By blkaplan
Running 18's with solid rotors is no bueno.

Running 18's with solid rotors is no bueno.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-15-2022, 05:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,243
Posted By blkaplan
this is the correct orientation.

this is the correct orientation.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-14-2022, 12:07 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,197
Posted By blkaplan
Hope this thing is up and driving for my summer...

Hope this thing is up and driving for my summer trip up to the Berkshires.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-13-2022, 12:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 966
Posted By blkaplan
https://www.bneshop.com/collections/240/products/2...

https://www.bneshop.com/collections/240/products/240-extended-wheel-studs

You can get these and cut them to the length you want.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-12-2022, 08:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 967
Posted By blkaplan
p80 / p2 strut mounts are curved for the strut...

p80 / p2 strut mounts are curved for the strut tower. That would not fit on a 240 strut tower.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-29-2022, 12:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,123
Posted By blkaplan
yea, that was one detail the PO overlooked.

yea, that was one detail the PO overlooked.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-28-2022, 03:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,123
Posted By blkaplan
bing bing bing It wasn't damaged but someone...

bing bing bing

It wasn't damaged but someone did run a jumper between the brake lights and the fog lights that way there would be 5 brake lights... It was back feeding and causing havoc with the...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-20-2022, 11:00 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,214
Posted By blkaplan
STS sells them, why bother recreating the wheel?

STS sells them, why bother recreating the wheel?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-15-2022, 08:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,886
Posted By blkaplan
Are they still offering a lifetime warranty with...

Are they still offering a lifetime warranty with transmissions?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-13-2022, 05:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,123
Posted By blkaplan
We solved the rear left brake light issue by...

We solved the rear left brake light issue by wiggling the bulbs in the holder a bit.

As it stands, the current issue.

Rear fog lights illuminate with brake pedal,
(Bulb in the fog light...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-13-2022, 05:07 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,719
Posted By blkaplan
rip aw-70

rip aw-70
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-13-2022, 03:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,123
Posted By blkaplan
I'm seeing .39 V between the tail light ground...

I'm seeing .39 V between the tail light ground strip on the chassis on both sides.

Cleaned them up, now seeing .08V still have fog lights illuminating with brake lights.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-13-2022, 02:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,123
Posted By blkaplan
Brake light / rear fogs cross talk

My 92 240 wagon has something funky going on with the taillight wiring.

If i hit the brake pedal the bulb in the rear fog switch illuminates, the rear left brake light does not work.

When...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-10-2022, 02:53 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,214
Posted By blkaplan
Drivers / driving style can play a big roll in...

Drivers / driving style can play a big roll in pad wear.

When Randy Pobst drove our car, we noticed a 50% increase in pad wear.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-10-2022, 11:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,061
Posted By blkaplan
They are different. These are compatible. ...

They are different.

These are compatible.

https://www.bneshop.com/products/240-brembo-medium-brake-rotors?_pos=1&_sid=8d6a9cbd1&_ss=r
Forum: performance & modifications 06-08-2022, 07:22 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,214
Posted By blkaplan
I'm well aware.

I'm well aware.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-06-2022, 07:00 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,214
Posted By blkaplan
Getting some track-specific high temp pads and...

Getting some track-specific high temp pads and good fluid will do wonders for your car.

That + some cheap ducting and you should be ok to stop reliably.

Keeping everything small (stock)...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-03-2022, 12:36 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,486
Posted By blkaplan
ATE is OEM

ATE is OEM
Forum: performance & modifications 06-03-2022, 12:33 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,214
Posted By blkaplan
We offer a "Medium" kit, ...

We offer a "Medium" kit,

https://www.bneshop.com/collections/240-medium-brake-brembo-kit

Could use that with 316mm rotors and get a huge increase in thermal capacity compared to stock.

...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-01-2022, 02:32 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,486
Posted By blkaplan
For a volvo 240, i have found that to be the only...

For a volvo 240, i have found that to be the only way to work if it needs bleeding.

Cant speak to the variety of hoopties you have seen. :lol:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-01-2022, 12:06 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,486
Posted By blkaplan
factory bleed order is crucial.

factory bleed order is crucial.
Forum: projects & restorations 05-31-2022, 01:01 PM
Replies: 985
Views: 761,836
Posted By blkaplan
Did you try the second set of mounting holes? ...

Did you try the second set of mounting holes? Those suck it in closer.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-31-2022, 10:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,666
Posted By blkaplan
You know whats even stiffer than everything...

You know whats even stiffer than everything mentioned in the above article?

Factory 240 Girling calipers. You don't get much stiffer than 2 piece bolted iron.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-30-2022, 03:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,666
Posted By blkaplan
It's all about designing for a finished system. ...

It's all about designing for a finished system. You can have well-engineered monoblock calipers and 2 piece calipers... or you can have poorly executed versions of both.

At some point, its...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-26-2022, 04:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,223
Posted By blkaplan
If done correctly, it would be absolutley fine......

If done correctly, it would be absolutley fine...

Id trust a timesert over using a banjo bolt on a setup that is intended to have a tapered flare connection.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-26-2022, 04:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 921
Posted By blkaplan
https://www.bneshop.com/collections/240/products/2...

https://www.bneshop.com/collections/240/products/240-rear-axle-spherical-bearings
Forum: projects & restorations 05-17-2022, 04:24 PM
Replies: 636
Views: 455,477
Posted By blkaplan
ATM, I don't have any first hand knowledge of...

ATM, I don't have any first hand knowledge of that,,, just anxiety of an upcoming blower motor job and making a decision on a potentially substandard aftermarket blower motor.
Forum: projects & restorations 05-17-2022, 11:55 AM
Replies: 636
Views: 455,477
Posted By blkaplan
What blower motor are you going with?

What blower motor are you going with?
Forum: projects & restorations 05-16-2022, 01:12 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 43,381
Posted By blkaplan
My 242 had a noisy main pump, and I swapped in a...

My 242 had a noisy main pump, and I swapped in a new one... still noisy.

The thing that fixed it was upgrading the intank pump to the 740 turbo spec unit. The stock new intank 240 kjet pump...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-16-2022, 01:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,819
Posted By blkaplan
not without spacers, a low offset wheel + lots...

not without spacers, a low offset wheel + lots of dish does not give much caliper clearance.

the only way it would conceivably work would be if the wheel spokes were arced.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-24-2022, 05:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 626
Posted By blkaplan
this, or axle bushings

this, or axle bushings
Forum: performance & modifications 03-20-2022, 02:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,213
Posted By blkaplan
You can't go wrong with Aarow.

You can't go wrong with Aarow.
Forum: performance & modifications 03-17-2022, 05:53 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 32,385
Posted By blkaplan
Yes,

Yes,
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-15-2022, 07:09 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 96,182
Posted By blkaplan
Do you think PETG will have enough temp...

Do you think PETG will have enough temp resistance for this application?
Forum: performance & modifications 03-15-2022, 09:55 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 32,385
Posted By blkaplan
For people who track their cars, its not...

For people who track their cars, its not unregular to rebuild the diff once a season or even twice a season if you want to keep things tip top.
Forum: performance & modifications 03-14-2022, 08:48 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 32,385
Posted By blkaplan
Thor's electric hammer.

Thor's electric hammer.
Forum: performance & modifications 03-14-2022, 07:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,320
Posted By blkaplan
These guys break EVERYTHING. :lol: They are...

These guys break EVERYTHING. :lol:

They are the John Lane of 2022
Forum: performance & modifications 03-14-2022, 07:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,320
Posted By blkaplan
It amazing how consistently they failed. Id...

It amazing how consistently they failed. Id suggest avoiding Meyle balls joints and stick to lemforder.

Next batch of QSRC should drop tomorrow FYI
Forum: projects & restorations 03-13-2022, 03:05 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 21,082
Posted By blkaplan
I ran a straight-through minimal resonator. The...

I ran a straight-through minimal resonator. The car was so loud I had to drive with earplugs in.

It was ok with a helmet on, but not sure if i would want to put up with it for an enduro...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-13-2022, 10:36 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 21,082
Posted By blkaplan
I had a lot of boost control issues with my side...

I had a lot of boost control issues with my side exit exhaust as well. No issues with full length setup.
Forum: performance & modifications 03-11-2022, 11:01 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,758
Posted By blkaplan
I bet they could probably make them if you were...

I bet they could probably make them if you were willing to order a set. They make a lot of that stuff in house so I'm sure they have the capability to fire up another set if someone wanted to pony...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-09-2022, 01:23 PM
Replies: 307
Views: 218,690
Posted By blkaplan
I dont think bell housing alignment will cause a...

I dont think bell housing alignment will cause a vibration. It certainly could cause your trans or engine to be ruined in short order but not a vibration.
Forum: projects & restorations 03-07-2022, 12:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,777
Posted By blkaplan
Yes, that's not anything to worry about. As long...

Yes, that's not anything to worry about. As long as what the block is stamped matches the pistons... you should be good to go.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-04-2022, 06:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,201
Posted By blkaplan
I had that problem on my 960 and then the trans...

I had that problem on my 960 and then the trans died... The radiator / auto trans cooler was leaking coolant into the transmission. Check your trans fluid for signs of water / antifreeze.
Forum: projects & restorations 02-18-2022, 07:17 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 175,900
Posted By blkaplan
Sad to see this but it's probably the best time...

Sad to see this but it's probably the best time to sell a car like this.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-17-2022, 01:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,440
Posted By blkaplan
Polybushings = no bueno

Polybushings = no bueno
Forum: performance & modifications 02-04-2022, 12:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,133
Posted By blkaplan
I could see that.

I could see that.
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