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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-23-2021, 08:42 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By lookforjoe
If none of the new parts made any difference,...

If none of the new parts made any difference, were they all OEM supplier parts?

Doesn't seem likely the fuel pump would cause a rich at idle symptom, though.

Leaking CS valve could load it up...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-20-2021, 09:44 AM
Replies: 287
Views: 351,088
Posted By lookforjoe
Made a new access cover to clear the headers ...

Made a new access cover to clear the headers

https://xwebforums.com/forum/index.php?attachments/pxl_20211108_121322502-jpg.54681/
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Forum: projects & restorations 11-20-2021, 09:32 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 21,133
Posted By lookforjoe
I have an original bagged windshield trim clip...

I have an original bagged windshield trim clip kit, I don't know if it works with pre 80's trim though

https://i.postimg.cc/CMDF6TqP/PXL-20210510-203906522.jpg
Forum: performance & modifications 11-15-2021, 10:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 861
Posted By lookforjoe
Having played with the small Mitsu turbos in the...

Having played with the small Mitsu turbos in the past, there is little point in running over 1 bar boost - they just are not efficient for that use. Running even 7-8psi on the 15g should make for a...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-15-2021, 10:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 989
Posted By lookforjoe
I have bought Squirrely Performance SS Mandrel...

I have bought Squirrely Performance SS Mandrel bends off Amazon - decent quality. I agree with white855T - you are probably running way too much amperage on the welds. SS you can easily weld at...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-15-2021, 10:12 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 12,519
Posted By lookforjoe
Indeed - I'm only running 5-6psi on my 13c Regina...

Indeed - I'm only running 5-6psi on my 13c Regina +T, and it's night & day from a stock Regina/Rex :rofl:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-15-2021, 10:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 803
Posted By lookforjoe
Since she already has the Best P1 (C30 T5 - I...

Since she already has the Best P1 (C30 T5 - I love mine), the V50 is not any different in terms of common issues - all good advice above.

So, did she buy it?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-10-2021, 12:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 775
Posted By lookforjoe
Just to add - Volvo made a later tool that...

Just to add - Volvo made a later tool that pressed into the new seal, moving the lip out of the way to prevent any chance of rolling the seal lip. I can add pics of that tool for reference. Any tube...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-10-2021, 12:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,236
Posted By lookforjoe
Definitely do any questionable or unknowns to get...

Definitely do any questionable or unknowns to get a proper stage zero - so intake gasket & injector orings, for example)

Pics of where you placed things helps - I put the AEM WBO2 just before the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-08-2021, 12:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 665
Posted By lookforjoe
Look at this parts diagram ...

Look at this parts diagram

https://usparts.volvocars.com/a/Volvo_1989_740-23l-Fuel-Injected/_50018_5696304/Front-axle/GR-66475.html

Some early caster rods ("control arm stay") had a flat inner...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-05-2021, 11:16 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 12,519
Posted By lookforjoe
Doesn't test under load, which is when the...

Doesn't test under load, which is when the restriction will **** your backpressure & kill boost

Not hard to unbolt the DP & wedge a screwdriver in there to maintain a gap (leak), drive around the...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-02-2021, 12:32 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 12,519
Posted By lookforjoe
This would be a great idea, since he could have a...

This would be a great idea, since he could have a clogged cat (and this would immediately confirm) - that would definitely cause the symptom & is more likely than the turbo at this point
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-28-2021, 11:54 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,601
Posted By lookforjoe
I was driving crappy Volvos when his father was a...

I was driving crappy Volvos when his father was a child :lol:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-28-2021, 11:08 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,601
Posted By lookforjoe
You can't just swap the transmission. You need...

You can't just swap the transmission. You need the pedals, shifter, (wiring, etc., if OD trans), clutch parts, flywheel, driveshaft, etc....

Just get a used BW35, or drop yours & take it to a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-28-2021, 09:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 939
Posted By lookforjoe
If you go with OEM bushings, the L & R 'bucket'...

If you go with OEM bushings, the L & R 'bucket' bushings as supplied from Volvo were not the same compound. They have different part numbers

1273711 right side
1359812 left side
Forum: performance & modifications 10-25-2021, 11:48 AM
Replies: 287
Views: 351,088
Posted By lookforjoe
Thank you. I got them from the local Audi...

Thank you.

I got them from the local Audi dealer - VW dealer should also work:

connector 893906231 boot 867972525B, and 6mm Faston (female spade) terminals
...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-24-2021, 09:20 PM
Replies: 287
Views: 351,088
Posted By lookforjoe
Drove the car to Colombus, Ohio & back this...

Drove the car to Colombus, Ohio & back this summer. Fiat gathering out there. Car ran very well, but.... the header I made leaks at the flange, and it is a significant restriction in terms of...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-24-2021, 08:32 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,709
Posted By lookforjoe
That's what I get with the 745, similar round...

That's what I get with the 745, similar round trip & road speed. Only time it delivered "good" MPG's was on the longer drives - to the airports, etc.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-18-2021, 09:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,913
Posted By lookforjoe
Could it actually be the transmission / torque...

Could it actually be the transmission / torque converter causing the engine to bog so low it wants to stall/die?
Forum: performance & modifications 10-18-2021, 09:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,326
Posted By lookforjoe
Alex - what wheels would need 40mm spacing?

Alex - what wheels would need 40mm spacing?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-18-2021, 11:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,757
Posted By lookforjoe
HAve you checked the carb float/bowl/filter?...

HAve you checked the carb float/bowl/filter? Could it be a vapor lock type of situation with the carb, since it's only when warmed/hot?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-15-2021, 12:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,309
Posted By lookforjoe
Thanks for all the input. Just to update, the...

Thanks for all the input. Just to update, the seal I ordered arrived yesterday - it is actually a Volvo-bagged sunroof seal - I was expecting aftermarket, so I'm very happy.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-15-2021, 11:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,597
Posted By lookforjoe
Did you ever check your throttle body / TPS? It...

Did you ever check your throttle body / TPS? It sounds like a fuelling issue or intact tract (inlc. breather system), not oil comsumption/blowby, unless the smoke really is blue. That wouldn't really...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-15-2021, 08:39 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,913
Posted By lookforjoe
When you have a little distance from it (time...

When you have a little distance from it (time wise) - I would suggest doing a methodical fault trace / system check of the overall K-Jet. There are specific test procedures outlined in the K-Jet...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-15-2021, 06:44 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 31,531
Posted By lookforjoe
Yeah, as long as the rear main seal stays dry, I...

Yeah, as long as the rear main seal stays dry, I won't convert to LH2.4. I have all the parts to convert it, just not the need. It's much more drivable across the board even at under .5 bar boost.
...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-14-2021, 12:16 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 12,519
Posted By lookforjoe
Have you checked all the basics? All related...

Have you checked all the basics? All related hoses in good shape/not soft/collapsing/leaking? Air filter, Timing, fuel pressure, plugs, etc??

Could be you have serious cracks in the hotside...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-13-2021, 07:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 19,346
Posted By lookforjoe
Nice work! Always cool to see alternative parts...

Nice work! Always cool to see alternative parts sourcing made to work.
Forum: projects & restorations 10-13-2021, 08:27 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 15,078
Posted By lookforjoe
LOL - I can identify with the body contortions -...

LOL - I can identify with the body contortions - I get muscle cramps from laying across the car with my legs bent in that unnatural pose.

I often repeat tasks unnecessarily, either because I...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-12-2021, 11:20 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 15,078
Posted By lookforjoe
Nice work! It seems you are a glutton for...

Nice work! It seems you are a glutton for punishment (besides the dash/ HVAC box swaps) - why do the t/belt w/pump AFTER assembling engine into car :)

I think the headliner looks good with no...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-12-2021, 09:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 887
Posted By lookforjoe
Given the age of the cars, any stock part is now...

Given the age of the cars, any stock part is now prone to failure :) That alone is not a rationale for higher output on a stock setup. Given that the parts he is referencing are aftermarket, not even...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-12-2021, 09:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 887
Posted By lookforjoe
On stock setups that have a pre-pump and external...

On stock setups that have a pre-pump and external main pump, there is zero benefit to running a higher output in-tank.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-11-2021, 10:13 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 12,519
Posted By lookforjoe
^ This. With the actuator removed, clamp the...

^ This. With the actuator removed, clamp the rounded nut in a vice, then you can use vicegrips on the rod end to break it free. Once that is off, you can remove the rounded nut & replace it - after...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-09-2021, 08:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,222
Posted By lookforjoe
I can take a pic of mine (original) in place...

I can take a pic of mine (original) in place later, if no one gets to it before me.

Check your trans dipstick, too - it's out of the tube in your pic.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-07-2021, 12:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,326
Posted By lookforjoe
Understood. I'll have to check the CB on the...

Understood. I'll have to check the CB on the actual wheels (Enkei, Advanti) & see if that matches anything you already do. I can find yours easily on the site, or are they hiding? :)
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-06-2021, 07:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,320
Posted By lookforjoe
Wiring layout for CIS ... ...

Wiring layout for CIS ...

https://i.postimg.cc/4dH9gdCc/CISwiring.jpg
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-06-2021, 12:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,320
Posted By lookforjoe
The standard LH2.2/2.4 TPS should work in place...

The standard LH2.2/2.4 TPS should work in place of the old microswitch - since it's just open/closed contact, not resistance.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-06-2021, 11:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,320
Posted By lookforjoe
Don't forget 240T K-Jet also has a separate CIS...

Don't forget 240T K-Jet also has a separate CIS module to regulate idle control. You may need to check the micro switch and/or butterfly plate setting, or do the CIS diagnostic to function test the...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-06-2021, 08:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,326
Posted By lookforjoe
Hey Ben - Does BNE machine spacers with the...

Hey Ben - Does BNE machine spacers with the necessary hubcentric lip for matching the desired wheel? In other words, can you make them as needed, or do they only come in certain configurations?
Forum: projects & restorations 10-05-2021, 08:27 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 31,531
Posted By lookforjoe
Just been driving the wagon for supply pickup &...

Just been driving the wagon for supply pickup & some around town driving. Been thinking about various aspects of the pickup build. Mostly focused on the layout of the cab / tailgate .

In the...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-05-2021, 11:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,531
Posted By lookforjoe
Update your sig with location, etc., as that will...

Update your sig with location, etc., as that will impact who may be able to help. Assuming you are in the US, you don't want any East Coast 240 series, they will be very rusty. 242 was discontinued...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-04-2021, 08:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,378
Posted By lookforjoe
which is why you need to do a compression test....

which is why you need to do a compression test. Blow-by is combustion gases pushing past worn rings/worn bores, creating pressure in the crankcase. There is no magic fix for this.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-03-2021, 08:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,724
Posted By lookforjoe
You might want to edit your details to include...

You might want to edit your details to include what model Volvo, and where you live, as those would be relevant pieces of information.....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-03-2021, 07:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,378
Posted By lookforjoe
Runs & idles well doesn't mean you don't have...

Runs & idles well doesn't mean you don't have blowby. Do a compression test at least.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-03-2021, 08:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,326
Posted By lookforjoe
Need Assistance - Spacers/Hub Centric Adaptors for Fitting P1 wheels to 700 series

Searched, but didn't find definitive posts.

Just want to know what spacers/ hub centric adaptors are needed to fit P1 wheels to the live rear axle 745 wagon.

C30 wheels are 63.4 hub bore/...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-02-2021, 09:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,178
Posted By lookforjoe
Choose the picture icon in the bar above the text...

Choose the picture icon in the bar above the text box, not the internet link.


https://i.postimg.cc/YSrsMSQb/Screen-Shot-2021-10-02-at-9-58-57-PM.png
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-02-2021, 09:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,378
Posted By lookforjoe
If you replaced all the breather circuit...

If you replaced all the breather circuit components - box, drain tube, flame trap & housing, short hose & vacuum line to intake (did you?), then there is no reason there would be positive pressure...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-02-2021, 08:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,216
Posted By lookforjoe
You should update the title/ header to reflect...

You should update the title/ header to reflect you are mostly talking about the mirror GLASS.

The late power mirror Housing is only secured with three M6 machine screws, accessible once the inner...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-01-2021, 09:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,309
Posted By lookforjoe
They replied to my website contact - ordered the...

They replied to my website contact - ordered the seal today - they have an air freight container leaving Monday, so it will be in that shipment.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-30-2021, 10:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,309
Posted By lookforjoe
OK - thank you. The price for the seal is higher...

OK - thank you. The price for the seal is higher than Skandix, however Skandix wants 125euro to ship to the US!!!!!!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-30-2021, 09:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,309
Posted By lookforjoe
VP Autoparts USA / SE

Found the site when searching for the 3528809 sunroof seal - they say they have them in stock, but then says it will take weeks to arrive... Not sure if it's legit.

Anyone bought from them?
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