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Forum: performance & modifications 04-25-2018, 05:08 PM
Replies: 23
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Posted By 745T+
A potentiometer is used to adjust the amount of...

A potentiometer is used to adjust the amount of assist. Most people set it and forget it, but you can adjust from full assist for parking, no zero assist at highway speeds.
Forum: performance & modifications 04-13-2018, 07:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,028
Posted By 745T+
With the key on, and no steering effort, the...

With the key on, and no steering effort, the electronics require fractions of an amp. This unit is usually fused at 50-60 amps, and the fuse never blows from steering use. The amps required will be...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-12-2018, 01:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,028
Posted By 745T+
I deal in used EPAS units from Saturn Vues....

I deal in used EPAS units from Saturn Vues. Chevrolet Equinox, and Pontiac Torrent. They require an electronic adapter to send a simulated electronic speedometer signal to the EPAS unit. The level of...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-12-2018, 12:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,028
Posted By 745T+
Electric Power Assist Steering (EPAS) in P1800

One of our members, Volvero, made this power steering conversion in a 1970 1800E. I shipped the Electric Power Assist Steering parts to him in Santiago, Chile. The EPAS parts are hidden under the...
Forum: article composition 02-14-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,624
Posted By 745T+
I'm going to politely disagree with your wiring. ...

I'm going to politely disagree with your wiring. Wire three (which is to disable the mirror auto dimming function when in reverse gear) should not be connected to wire two (ground wire). While the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-30-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,521
Posted By 745T+
Volvo started casting the oil galley bumps into...

Volvo started casting the oil galley bumps into the block at about the same time they changed freeze plug design, which was late in the 1990 model year, and those engines don't have the piston oil...
Forum: article composition 01-29-2014, 11:09 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 13,474
Posted By 745T+
Let me know what LED part number works in the...

Let me know what LED part number works in the heater control. Toyota uses the same lamp in some instrument clusters for indicating gear selection.
Forum: performance & modifications 01-22-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,338
Posted By 745T+
No. They are symmetrical. I've had a...

No. They are symmetrical.

I've had a machine shop do the same thing.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-15-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 702
Posted By 745T+
I have seen several hundred 940s, and none have...

I have seen several hundred 940s, and none have had factory keyless entry. The wiring harness in the door isn't equipped for it, at least for North American Market 940s.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-09-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 934
Posted By 745T+
Roy is exactly right, the 88+ 760/960 dash isn't...

Roy is exactly right, the 88+ 760/960 dash isn't going to fit in a 740/940. The 88+ 760/960 dash doesn't have defroster vents. The 88+ 760/960 defroster vents are part of the firewall crossmember....
Forum: performance & modifications 01-08-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 12,758
Posted By 745T+
Examples of 740/940 strut tower braces built by...

Examples of 740/940 strut tower braces built by Evan, or me, are below. All are built on a fixture. We also have a fixture for 960 strut tower braces, and have built and sold several of those
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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-11-2013, 12:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,453
Posted By 745T+
See this file on the brickboard,...

See this file on the brickboard, http://www.brickboard.com/FAQ/700-900/VolvoB230ShaftSeal/DistributorShaftSeal.htm. Did you replace the shaft seal? All cam driven distributors are going to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-22-2013, 03:34 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 18,009
Posted By 745T+
See my post on the brickboard,...

See my post on the brickboard, http://www.brickboard.com/RWD/volvo/1581936/mann_oil_filters.html
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-15-2013, 08:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 12,930
Posted By 745T+
All sunroof seals leak some water. If you are...

All sunroof seals leak some water. If you are getting water in your car and the drains are clean, I've found that water leaks under the front cap for the mechanism and two tubes. Volvo sealed this...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-30-2013, 09:48 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,321
Posted By 745T+
I recommend Akebono Euro pads. Noticeably better...

I recommend Akebono Euro pads. Noticeably better braking than anything else I've tried on our Volvos.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-28-2013, 02:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,354
Posted By 745T+
I had the same problem with my 1994 944T, with...

I had the same problem with my 1994 944T, with the idle dropping too low and the engine dieing. It is any easy fix. Loosen the lock nut on the stop screw and adjust the idle stop screw so you have...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-10-2013, 06:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,135
Posted By 745T+
I can't say for the rear shocks, but the 240...

I can't say for the rear shocks, but the 240 front cartridges will fit nicely in 1985+ 700 McPherson struts. One or two 1/2", or so, SAE washers in the bottom of the cartridge recess will make them...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-12-2013, 03:48 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,321
Posted By 745T+
About three years ago there was a 960 in the...

About three years ago there was a 960 in the Foster Road P-n-P which had been converted to a B230FT. No, it wasn't a 940SE it was a 960.
Forum: performance & modifications 01-12-2013, 03:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,321
Posted By 745T+
The dash doesn't swap. In the 960 the firewall...

The dash doesn't swap. In the 960 the firewall member doubles as the air duct. If you look at the defroster vents in a 1988+ 760 or any 960 you'll see what I mean.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-11-2013, 07:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,652
Posted By 745T+
Nice reply, I like it! Your Fluke 88 and...

Nice reply, I like it!

Your Fluke 88 and Scopemeter 98 II certainly trump my Fluke 85. However I'll stand by the test light as the best way to test for a short to ground on a 12 or 24 volt DC...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-11-2013, 06:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,652
Posted By 745T+
Uh, the test lights draw very few amps. This one...

Uh, the test lights draw very few amps. This one draws 0.3 amps at 12 volts, and I would think most are in that range. It will illuminate even in series with the single miniscule lamp which powers...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-11-2013, 03:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,652
Posted By 745T+
I just had an experience finding a short to...

I just had an experience finding a short to ground on a 1970 P1800 which I am storing for a friend. My method is to remove the battery ground wire and connect one of those needle probe test lights...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-11-2013, 02:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 824
Posted By 745T+
Also LH 2.1, used on the 1984 760T.

Also LH 2.1, used on the 1984 760T.
Forum: performance & modifications 01-11-2013, 12:58 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 12,284
Posted By 745T+
I have TrueTracs in both my 1987 745T and in my...

I have TrueTracs in both my 1987 745T and in my 944T. The rear axle in the 944T came from a 1990 745T before it had the Truetrac installed. Both started as 1031 axles and neither installation...
Forum: showroom 12-30-2012, 09:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,989
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I like the e-codes. Where did you get them?

I like the e-codes. Where did you get them?
Forum: performance & modifications 12-26-2012, 09:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,624
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The casting date is just that. I understand that...

The casting date is just that. I understand that Volvo let their engine blocks sit up to a year before they machined them.
Forum: performance & modifications 12-26-2012, 09:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,624
Posted By 745T+
When the B230 engine series was introduced for...

When the B230 engine series was introduced for the 1985 model year the connecting rods were 9mm thick. The connecting rods were upgraded to 13mm as a running change in the 1989 model year. The...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-25-2012, 03:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,624
Posted By 745T+
The three or four 1993+ NA short blocks I have...

The three or four 1993+ NA short blocks I have pulled have all had the piston oil squirters.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-19-2012, 11:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,862
Posted By 745T+
The 1992+ 740/940/960 Coolant Reservoirs have a...

The 1992+ 740/940/960 Coolant Reservoirs have a reinforcing steel sleeve in them. While nothing lasts forever, they are a big improvement. I use the 960 Coolant Reservoirs (with Coolant Loss Float...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-19-2012, 11:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 961
Posted By 745T+
I had what I thought was the rear main seal...

I had what I thought was the rear main seal leaking on my wife's 745T. When I pulled the M46, I found the leak was coming from the plug at the back of the intermediate shaft. JB Weld took care of...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-17-2012, 09:28 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,462
Posted By 745T+
When the 740 series came out, Bilstein didn't...

When the 740 series came out, Bilstein didn't make a strut cartridge for them, so IPD sold 240 Bilstein HD strut cartidges with three 1/2" washers to put in the bottom of each strut tube, under the...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-16-2012, 02:50 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,462
Posted By 745T+
It costs more to have a Koni rebuilt than it does...

It costs more to have a Koni rebuilt than it does to buy a new one.
Forum: performance & modifications 12-09-2012, 08:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,490
Posted By 745T+
I understand you have a lower chassis brace. A...

I understand you have a lower chassis brace. A strut tower brace will make it handle less sloppy.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-18-2012, 09:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 625
Posted By 745T+
If the transmission shifts easily into the gears...

If the transmission shifts easily into the gears with the engine not running, you have a problem with the clutching dragging (not fully releasing).
Forum: performance & modifications 09-25-2012, 09:34 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,290
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http://imageshack.us/a/img94/6748/img0163ptl.jpg ...

http://imageshack.us/a/img94/6748/img0163ptl.jpg

Yes, as far as you knew. Now you know a few early 7/9xx came with metal hydro and brake pedals. They are not common. No hostility intended.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-25-2012, 08:46 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,290
Posted By 745T+
Nathan, I'm sure you make the finest billet...

Nathan, I'm sure you make the finest billet clutch pedal out there. The early 740Ts used metal brake and clutch pedals. They wear, too, but are quite superior to the plastic ones. I have one of the...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-25-2012, 03:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 921
Posted By 745T+
Installing the late (19.8 gal) tank in early 7/9

I've recently replaced two 15.8 gallon fuel tanks with 19.8 gallon tanks on 740/940s with live axle. The 740s and 940s made prior to 1993 had the 15.8 gallon fuel tank. 1993 and later 940s have the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-25-2012, 12:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,683
Posted By 745T+
Not even close to fitting.

Not even close to fitting.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-26-2012, 01:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,782
Posted By 745T+
I am very careful with these horns as they can...

I am very careful with these horns as they can startle other drivers. They are loud, and I seldom use them, but they do get the attention of the motor home or truck coming blindly into your lane.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-26-2012, 10:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,782
Posted By 745T+
As others have written, get the four note horns...

As others have written, get the four note horns from older Buicks and Cadillacs. I have them on five 740/940 Volvos, and I use a relay to operate them. Nice and loud, with a great tone. They are...
Forum: showroom 08-14-2012, 11:08 PM
Replies: 2,365
Views: 737,430
Posted By 745T+
I have the same steering wheel in my daughter's...

I have the same steering wheel in my daughter's 740. I bought it brand new from an ad on the IPD site.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-09-2012, 09:59 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,901
Posted By 745T+
Volvo sold a tone ring and a spacing washer to...

Volvo sold a tone ring and a spacing washer to fit under the sensor, as a kit, for the LSD applications. The part number for the tone ring is 1220844 and the description is SENSOR WHEEL. The washer...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-03-2012, 08:58 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,901
Posted By 745T+
The LSD carrier is about 2mm greater in diameter...

The LSD carrier is about 2mm greater in diameter than the open carrier. You'd have no enlarge the tone ring, keeping it perfectly round and electrically homogeneous.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-03-2012, 12:09 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,901
Posted By 745T+
Not quite. Your 1982 should have a cable driven...

Not quite. Your 1982 should have a cable driven speedometer. The 1988 will have an electronic speedometer. The LSD will fit the axle, but if you want the speedometer to work you'll need to get the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-05-2012, 09:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,416
Posted By 745T+
The self tapping plugs in the link are 1/2", not...

The self tapping plugs in the link are 1/2", not big enough to use in the Volvo pan. Having used a self tapping oil pan repair plug before on a US car, I can tell you they will leak if you don't get...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-05-2012, 12:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,416
Posted By 745T+
Good idea, but I've never seen a self tapping...

Good idea, but I've never seen a self tapping drain plug large enough to use in a modern Volvo pan. A new threaded flange could be welded or brazed on.

When my wife destroyed the oil pan in her...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-29-2012, 12:14 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,901
Posted By 745T+
The tone ring for the rear axle is mounted to the...

The tone ring for the rear axle is mounted to the carrier assembly.
Forum: performance & modifications 03-28-2012, 07:00 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,901
Posted By 745T+
Nothing. Just look at a front wheel tone ring,...

Nothing. Just look at a front wheel tone ring, and make sure it has 48 teeth. If it is a 96 count tone ring you will need to get a speedometer signal convertor if you install a 1041 rear end, which...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-28-2012, 04:10 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,901
Posted By 745T+
Your 1989 turbo should have 48 count tone ring...

Your 1989 turbo should have 48 count tone ring for the speedometer and ABS. You need to check, because you want to know if you are going to have to deal with that. 1987-88 740s had 96 count tone...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-28-2012, 08:42 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,901
Posted By 745T+
The G80 will lock up at speeds below about 25. ...

The G80 will lock up at speeds below about 25. Once locked up, it will stay locked up until you lift your foot significantly off the gas. In my experience it would stay locked up through speed...
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