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Forum: showroom 04-16-2015, 10:06 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,946
Posted By andysbeta
I see nothing wrong with documenting a cool 1975...

I see nothing wrong with documenting a cool 1975 Wagon a bit further.
Forum: showroom 04-15-2015, 03:29 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,946
Posted By andysbeta
Very cool. Here it is back gee, 2008 when I first...

Very cool. Here it is back gee, 2008 when I first got it? It had the B20F which ran great, I threw a B23F in it with M46. Then later on I put a B230FT with LH2.2 in it retaining the M46. I took it to...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-14-2015, 09:06 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,892
Posted By andysbeta
Good to see that car - I know it quite well. I...

Good to see that car - I know it quite well. I ended up with the original B23F from it back in the day, and helped a bit here and on it with Paul..
Forum: showroom 04-14-2015, 08:50 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,946
Posted By andysbeta
That green wagon looks vaguely familiar. Not too...

That green wagon looks vaguely familiar. Not too many of them around, wonder if it was one of mine?
Forum: projects & restorations 04-02-2015, 12:36 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,340
Posted By andysbeta
The stainless trim that surrounds the front...

The stainless trim that surrounds the front window has little "snaps" that come out - and the design of the snaps they don't break off. If you know what you are doing you remove the trim easily...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-31-2015, 09:32 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,340
Posted By andysbeta
You lucky dog. Dark Green even. Trumps my...

You lucky dog. Dark Green even. Trumps my Pea-Green wagon #2 which sat since 1984 when I got it in 2011. It is somewhere now in TB Land in project purgatory.
Forum: showroom 03-30-2015, 09:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 679
Posted By andysbeta
It isn't about the e-fan temperature point it is...

It isn't about the e-fan temperature point it is the radiator core and the e-fan not being adequate enough for mounttain grade, or above 95 degree driving being the problem. Just not enough CFM's,...
Forum: showroom 03-30-2015, 12:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 679
Posted By andysbeta
Oh also, the condensor E-Fan that came from the...

Oh also, the condensor E-Fan that came from the factory just would run off the thermostatic switch on top of the radiator - kicks on about 195C or was it 205C? I can't remember but it is pretty...
Forum: showroom 03-30-2015, 12:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 679
Posted By andysbeta
Nice 245Ti. That is one of my favorite paint...

Nice 245Ti. That is one of my favorite paint codes too.

I'd really consider putting a mechanical fan clutch and shroud on that car - the mountain grades and that hacked in E-Fan just won't cut...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-21-2015, 11:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 527
Posted By andysbeta
Bad ground somehwere.

Bad ground somehwere.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-20-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 962
Posted By andysbeta
What year is this thing.

What year is this thing.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-19-2014, 10:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 634
Posted By andysbeta
The injector hoses are plastic, with rubber...

The injector hoses are plastic, with rubber insulating them. If they were cracked you would know! You would have fuel squirting all over the place.

The injector o-rings shrink though however. ...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-19-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 634
Posted By andysbeta
The hoses going to the aux air valve often split...

The hoses going to the aux air valve often split and crack - causing a problem such as this too.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-19-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 634
Posted By andysbeta
I'd look at the fuel injector O-rings, visually...

I'd look at the fuel injector O-rings, visually inspect the intake manifold gasket for cracks, the idle air valve pipes leading to the intake manifold (usually s-shaped), any vacuum lines going to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-18-2014, 10:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 634
Posted By andysbeta
The charcoal cansister won't cause that problem....

The charcoal cansister won't cause that problem. I have my KJet 245 with the charcoal canister lines (both of them) disconnected, and not even plugged off at the throttle valve on the intake...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-18-2014, 02:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 685
Posted By andysbeta
All you need is a working Bosch Starter - I've...

All you need is a working Bosch Starter - I've had nary a fail with them. The later threaded large (indestructable) starter bolts are the same size as the starter you are replacing too. I prefer the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-15-2014, 01:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 745
Posted By andysbeta
#3 philips bit, and you need a REAL one, not...

#3 philips bit, and you need a REAL one, not cheap homo-depot type that is POS china **** that won't fit right. Get some real **** from a real place, but hard in this modern age of ****e-crap chinese...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-13-2014, 11:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 579
Posted By andysbeta
Good to hear that car is still up and running. ...

Good to hear that car is still up and running.

When I had it, I had it set ~8PSI and on long road trips (Took it to Colorado and back), I was able to net 23-24MPG highway out of the state on non...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-13-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 579
Posted By andysbeta
That's normal for ****ty city driving if you are...

That's normal for ****ty city driving if you are just lead pedalling it, sadly enough.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-01-2014, 10:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 516
Posted By andysbeta
1990 shouldn't have the 25amp fuse in the engine...

1990 shouldn't have the 25amp fuse in the engine bay - 1989 was the last year for that.

It could be several things going on here, but I'd definatley check the fuel ECU to see if it has been...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-01-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 516
Posted By andysbeta
Crank sensor on bellhousing, fuel relay failure....

Crank sensor on bellhousing, fuel relay failure. Possibly powerstage. Also 1989-1990's are known to have problematic fuel ECU's - they are a red label ECU which has a 99% failure rate at this point...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-26-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 960
Posted By andysbeta
It's a B23F I rebuilt myself a couple of years...

It's a B23F I rebuilt myself a couple of years back, with a 398 KJet on top of it. Lamba, and fuel dizzy reshimmed to further optimize the cranky KJets. Runs stronger than a LH2.0 car by far too.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-25-2014, 11:56 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 960
Posted By andysbeta
I've had several D24 240's, one was a real low...

I've had several D24 240's, one was a real low mile survivor with 60k , cylinder head cracked and was forced to abandon it in Kansas. M46 car, it did indeed return great MPG's ~38 . Was a 1980 model....
Forum: projects & restorations 11-02-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,471
Posted By andysbeta
good to see a car i rescued parked since 1983 is...

good to see a car i rescued parked since 1983 is still here. not like anyone here cares.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-23-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 640
Posted By andysbeta
Yes. The valve will buzz with varied intensity as...

Yes. The valve will buzz with varied intensity as it does it's job adjusting the air fuel mixture. It is a kind of pressure valve - which is what keeps the air fuel ratio at the 14.7 range. And yes,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-23-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 640
Posted By andysbeta
The 02 sensor should be switching when warmed up...

The 02 sensor should be switching when warmed up , swinging between .1v-.9v give or take. Could be fuel mixture related, but more than likely it is a faulty CPR.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-27-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 710
Posted By andysbeta
My 1989 745 with Regina came from the factory...

My 1989 745 with Regina came from the factory with dual pumps - which is odd. It even has the LH2.4 powerstage mounted on the fender which is not connected! it is a true regina 745.. must be early...
Forum: performance & suspension 09-19-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,231
Posted By andysbeta
Some of my best running B230F/T's were the...

Some of my best running B230F/T's were the '85-88.5 "skinnies".
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-11-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 424
Posted By andysbeta
Sounds like a bad ECU - I had a couple of 1989's...

Sounds like a bad ECU - I had a couple of 1989's which I bought with this same problem and both had failed "red label" ECU's. Replacement with a later LH2.4 ECU cured the problem on both.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-06-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,703
Posted By andysbeta
The best year for a 240 series is a 2012 model....

The best year for a 240 series is a 2012 model. The end of the world model.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-23-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 566
Posted By andysbeta
A simple job made hard by overthinking it. Listen...

A simple job made hard by overthinking it. Listen to Redwoodchair.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-21-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 861
Posted By andysbeta
Who the **** cares. The car is running, the...

Who the **** cares.

The car is running, the pulley notch is 90 degrees (or so off). But who cares, everyone has something to prove, especially on the internet. The 245 is running great once again.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-18-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 861
Posted By andysbeta
Got it towed home today, pulled plugs. Flooded...

Got it towed home today, pulled plugs. Flooded out. Re-verified timing at the crank pulley and intermediate and camshaft. All is well. Decide to poke into cyl #1 to verify TDC, and it was not!
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-16-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 861
Posted By andysbeta
Yeah, has me scrooching my grouchy arsed head....

Yeah, has me scrooching my grouchy arsed head. Should have jus ran as it always been. redblock tensioners are so brainless . I rebuilt this B23F personally 10k miles ago myself too. Dummy oil light...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-16-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 861
Posted By andysbeta
New tensioner 10k ago too, spins freely . I'll...

New tensioner 10k ago too, spins freely . I'll pull the plugs, test cold start injector there isn't much more I can do. The bloody thing should just run, this is no fun. No pun intended. Dun.
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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-16-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 861
Posted By andysbeta
Maybe so. Weird how the belt just lost the teeth...

Maybe so. Weird how the belt just lost the teeth at the crankshaft - OEM Volvo timing belt, less than 10k on it. Delo 40 oil I run. I guess I'll have a fun time with it once I get it back home.. Pull...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-16-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 861
Posted By andysbeta
It is a 1980 Kjet freq valve circuit with ECU...

It is a 1980 Kjet freq valve circuit with ECU driving it , o2 sensor in place . Freq valve buzzes while cranking over. Standard green Kjet fuel relay , pump spins while cranking over.

Ignition is...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-16-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 861
Posted By andysbeta
I couldn't test the cold start valve, no DMM...

I couldn't test the cold start valve, no DMM available. Also it has a LH2.2 dizzy from a M47 1988 car - so ballast is deleted, and hte LH2.2 circuit has a dedicated +12V to it now. I checked the coil...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-16-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 861
Posted By andysbeta
b23f 10.3:1 snapped timing belt

Replaced timing belt. Kjet bull**** is working, but won't fire up. Belt is 100% timed. So no lame questions asking if I am incompetant and didn't do the timing belt replacement right.

Question, B...
Forum: performance & suspension 07-24-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 463
Posted By andysbeta
205/70-15 in an off road/all terrain is very...

205/70-15 in an off road/all terrain is very unavailable in the united states. There was one option , I can't remember the tire brand - the tire was an all terrain but it was more geared towards...
Forum: performance & suspension 07-23-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 463
Posted By andysbeta
Yeah, I put Grabber AT/S 205/75R15 on an '89 745....

Yeah, I put Grabber AT/S 205/75R15 on an '89 745. I had to take an 8lb sledge to the strut perches and "reshape" them for clearance. Been fine since. Best route is to cut/weld the perches up a bit...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-19-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 428
Posted By andysbeta
I'd try the crank sensor - a typical failure mode...

I'd try the crank sensor - a typical failure mode of that is just as you describe.
Forum: showroom 07-19-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,197
Posted By andysbeta
Dude, you suck. I mean, I've seen that interior...

Dude, you suck. I mean, I've seen that interior in blue .. But red? No.

Awesome find for a Grandpa series , for sure!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-15-2014, 10:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 363
Posted By andysbeta
You can substitute the turbo ECU but it will run...

You can substitute the turbo ECU but it will run like **** until it goes into closed loop operation - the turbo ECU will indeed adjust itself to run in the NA car . I've done that in a pinch, the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-15-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 363
Posted By andysbeta
Try another fuel ECU. I bought a 1990 240...

Try another fuel ECU.

I bought a 1990 240 for $200 because it wouldn't go above 1,500 RPM. Just would shut down. The owner was frustrated with it, guess it was intermittent then it just failed in...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-15-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 635
Posted By andysbeta
1989-1990 "red label" ECU is 99% prone to...

1989-1990 "red label" ECU is 99% prone to failure. If yours is a red label with the number ending in 560 (or something like that) , then replace the ECU. A common failure on these ECU's is the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-15-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,606
Posted By andysbeta
I've had a few LH2.2 hall sensors on B230FT's...

I've had a few LH2.2 hall sensors on B230FT's fail in a manner where one of the little wires leading to the sensor itself gets fatigued and can create a broken connection . Had the exact same problem...
Forum: showroom 07-14-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 729
Posted By andysbeta
That KJet 544 is awesome.

That KJet 544 is awesome.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-11-2014, 10:35 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,606
Posted By andysbeta
That sucks. It is just LH2.2 , this should be an...

That sucks. It is just LH2.2 , this should be an easy fix!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-11-2014, 10:23 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,606
Posted By andysbeta
On a final note, why not try swapping the...

On a final note, why not try swapping the distributor? Maybe the hall effect sensor is the culprit. You done everything from what I can see..
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