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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-13-2018, 02:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,150
Posted By Owsley
I made the switch to R-134a in my 1982 Toyota...

I made the switch to R-134a in my 1982 Toyota Supra last year. It blows plenty cold. I think Toyota oversized the a/c in that car, it came with a little fan that cools the condenser, which really...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-25-2018, 03:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,091
Posted By Owsley
If I were you, I'd be researching swapping the...

If I were you, I'd be researching swapping the a/c from a 1993 240 to your car instead of one from 1987. The a/c from the '87 will never do a great job of cooling with the new refrigerant.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-04-2018, 08:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 743
Posted By Owsley
I don't see how a bra is going to help keep water...

I don't see how a bra is going to help keep water out of the hood leading edge.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-26-2017, 10:47 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,581
Posted By Owsley
Check the fuel injector relay and the wires...

Check the fuel injector relay and the wires leading into the connectors. This happened to my old 240 - I must have pulled the relay out by the wires instead of the connector, and one of the leads...
Forum: showroom 12-12-2017, 07:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 880
Posted By Owsley
I hope it's in a garage and not just a car cover....

I hope it's in a garage and not just a car cover. Beautiful car.
Forum: website & board 11-20-2017, 02:05 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,212
Posted By Owsley
If you can get the a/c to work, that's a plus....

If you can get the a/c to work, that's a plus. Should be a piece of cake on the '93.
Forum: events 08-12-2017, 03:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,266
Posted By Owsley
Canepa is today, Saturday. ...

Canepa is today, Saturday.
http://canepa.com/canepa-cars-and-coffee-information/
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-20-2017, 03:16 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,336
Posted By Owsley
On my 1992 745T I was experiencing similar...

On my 1992 745T I was experiencing similar issues. It turned out that while the e-fan was coming on, it wasn't reliably coming on. Some of the newer Volvos have the e-fan fan relay wired to the ECU...
Forum: showroom 07-17-2017, 12:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 435
Posted By Owsley
Nice car.

Nice car.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-27-2017, 04:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,478
Posted By Owsley
Just get a new OEM style replacement. It will...

Just get a new OEM style replacement. It will look like it belongs in there, it will fit and it will be clean. Aren't these available from ipd or fcp?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-23-2017, 02:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,230
Posted By Owsley
Link to my previous thread where I solve the...

Link to my previous thread where I solve the problem on my car, includes a wiring diagram for the fan relay. Start with your fan relay and find the appropriate wiring diagram for your car, then...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-23-2017, 01:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,230
Posted By Owsley
I had this problem with my 1992 745T. There was...

I had this problem with my 1992 745T. There was no thermostat switch on the radiator. After many overheating situations, I noticed the e-fan was not getting the signal to turn on. After...
Forum: showroom 06-21-2017, 07:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,685
Posted By Owsley
Except for the cost, I'd be tempted to send him a...

Except for the cost, I'd be tempted to send him a roached armrest to use for checking the fit for what he is selling.
Forum: showroom 06-21-2017, 01:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,685
Posted By Owsley
Man, those look awful.

Man, those look awful.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-21-2017, 08:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,643
Posted By Owsley
I replaced the capacitor in my small clock and it...

I replaced the capacitor in my small clock and it kept rock solid time for the years I had the car. Opening the can was the hard part. Go back and resolder/replace.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-20-2017, 04:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,643
Posted By Owsley
If you have the harness, it's just plug n play....

If you have the harness, it's just plug n play. No extra parts or wires needed, just plug into the instrument cluster.
Forum: projects & restorations 06-16-2017, 06:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,494
Posted By Owsley
If this becomes common knowledge, watch out,...

If this becomes common knowledge, watch out, because the environmental regulators will issue more regulations. Then you will see body shops refuse to do work on those areas, and if they do, require...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-25-2017, 11:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,109
Posted By Owsley
You got high NOX?, I see a new cat in your...

You got high NOX?, I see a new cat in your immediate future.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-23-2017, 01:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 969
Posted By Owsley
Trying to remember how the child lock works. That...

Trying to remember how the child lock works. That might be worth investigating further.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-12-2017, 06:15 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,411
Posted By Owsley
After chasing the a/c on my '87 240 for quite a...

After chasing the a/c on my '87 240 for quite a while, my solution was to buy a newer car :roll:g
Forum: showroom 04-11-2017, 04:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,157
Posted By Owsley
:-P

:-P
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-26-2017, 09:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,494
Posted By Owsley
Well, other than that, how does it run now?...

Well, other than that, how does it run now? Missing, anything unusual?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-19-2017, 11:07 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,602
Posted By Owsley
$80. Hands free phone. Aux, USB, Bluetooth, CD,...

$80. Hands free phone. Aux, USB, Bluetooth, CD, microSD slot. Clean looks, European name. Good luck with your project.

https://www.crutchfield.com/p_123MADRID/Blaupunkt-Madrid-120.html?avf=Y
Forum: performance & modifications 03-11-2017, 03:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,303
Posted By Owsley
Used Bilstein Evaluation

I picked up a set of used Bilsteins sized for an old Toyota Supra I've got. They feel super stiff and no clunks, clicks when I compress them by hand. No unusual oil leakage - they look great. Is...
Forum: showroom 03-04-2017, 04:04 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,112
Posted By Owsley
If you are working without power tools, it gives...

If you are working without power tools, it gives decent results. I don't regret forking over the $$ for a d/a polisher, but it def hurt my wallet at the time.
Forum: showroom 03-03-2017, 06:40 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,112
Posted By Owsley
Meguiars makes a complete line of compounds and...

Meguiars makes a complete line of compounds and polishes, so does 3M. For wax I really like Collinite 845 Insulator Wax. Read the reviews. It lasts and lasts. ...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-01-2017, 09:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,083
Posted By Owsley
I'm a Virgo fan also.

I'm a Virgo fan also.
Forum: showroom 02-28-2017, 11:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,840
Posted By Owsley
If you lived closer, you could come by and borrow...

If you lived closer, you could come by and borrow my Porter Cable.

https://www.amazon.com/Chemical-Guys-BUF_209-Detailing-Accessories/dp/B003UW1IQU
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-19-2017, 09:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,228
Posted By Owsley
I don't think the temperature range of the...

I don't think the temperature range of the thermostat makes any difference on running. My 240 temp gauge always shot up close to the red when the headlights were on. Without the headlights, the gauge...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-19-2017, 09:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,281
Posted By Owsley
Did you scrub the windshield with denatured...

Did you scrub the windshield with denatured alcohol in addition, or use something like soft scrub to remove surface deposits? Usually cleaning the wiper blades and windshield does the trick for me,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-19-2017, 01:48 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,521
Posted By Owsley
I say this only because it's exactly what...

I say this only because it's exactly what happened to my 240. I chased down every other thing that could cause it first because I didn't know how to replace the sensor. Once I got the deep socket and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-17-2017, 05:40 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,521
Posted By Owsley
Engine Coolant Temperature Sensor. The one that...

Engine Coolant Temperature Sensor. The one that tells the ECU what the engine temp is. That's what it sounds like to me. If it isn't bad, it soon will be. A $25 part. Get a real Bosch one, not...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-16-2017, 06:43 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,589
Posted By Owsley
I don't know the suspension on the 760, but on a...

I don't know the suspension on the 760, but on a 240 they make an extreme difference - well, at least the front one does. I put a used turbo sway on the front of my old 240 and it was like night and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-30-2017, 11:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,710
Posted By Owsley
I bought what I thought was going to be a nice...

I bought what I thought was going to be a nice used door handle. Came from a rusty NE car. I should have asked for pics. If I had it to do over again, I would buy replacements new on eBay. Before I...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-24-2017, 12:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,413
Posted By Owsley
Make sure all the pins from the wires going to...

Make sure all the pins from the wires going to the fuel injector relay connector are snugged in the connector tight. Just push the wires into the connector. Sometimes a pin gets slightly unseated...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-12-2017, 12:27 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,744
Posted By Owsley
Start with the end in mind. By California...

Start with the end in mind. By California standards, that is a rust bucket. It's going to cost a lot just to get the rust cut out and fixed. It has the potential of turning out very nice, but not...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-09-2017, 09:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,393
Posted By Owsley
check all the pins going to the fuel injector...

check all the pins going to the fuel injector relay connector. Sometimes people hold the harness when they pull out the relay and that can unseat a wire from the connector. Just make sure all the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-24-2016, 01:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 985
Posted By Owsley
That's what happened on my '82 Supra. Thought it...

That's what happened on my '82 Supra. Thought it was an exhaust leak but the mechanic proved it was oil leaking on to the exhaust from the rear cam seals, possibly with a little power steering fluid...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-19-2016, 09:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,768
Posted By Owsley
Whatever you do, buy the correct Bosch branded...

Whatever you do, buy the correct Bosch branded sensor. I put an aftermarket in my 745 and it was crap.
Forum: showroom 12-15-2016, 11:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,271
Posted By Owsley
That's what I say too. Every time I get behind a...

That's what I say too. Every time I get behind a carbureted car, I know it's going to be a gassy smelly mess till he turns or I do.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-08-2016, 09:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,068
Posted By Owsley
If you crank your wheels, you can probably get a...

If you crank your wheels, you can probably get a shot of the calipers with your cell phone by reaching around and snapping the pic. Usually they will have some sort of markings.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-30-2016, 09:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,895
Posted By Owsley
Putting a small powered subwoofer in the back...

Putting a small powered subwoofer in the back will do more to give better sound than any 4" speaker choice. I think I put 4.5" Polk Audio in my front doors by making spacers, using the provided...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-30-2016, 12:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 753
Posted By Owsley
When weird **** happens, I think replacing the...

When weird **** happens, I think replacing the ECU temp sensor in the block is a good idea. It doesn't cost much and when they fail (they always start to fail about this time) they cause weird, hard...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-29-2016, 12:27 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,513
Posted By Owsley
Get a 6 sided 19mm deep socket, an extension...

Get a 6 sided 19mm deep socket, an extension (possibly a wobble one) and you will find a path to it if you are careful. No need to remove manifold.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-17-2016, 08:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,006
Posted By Owsley
That if you have aluminum wheels that they please...

That if you have aluminum wheels that they please don't mangle them in the process. It will go in one ear and out the other, but it doesn't hurt to ask.
Forum: events 10-07-2016, 12:03 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,976
Posted By Owsley
A reminder, do not miss wandering around the shop...

A reminder, do not miss wandering around the shop area on the first floor. It is amazing.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-03-2016, 10:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,359
Posted By Owsley
How do you mount a SPAL pusher fan?

In front of the condenser. What part kit is needed or what is the easiest or best way to do it?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-28-2016, 01:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,415
Posted By Owsley
Will a 1990 condenser fit without modification to...

Will a 1990 condenser fit without modification to the hoses or mounting? Your temps sound impressive.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-27-2016, 10:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,415
Posted By Owsley
Pusher fan sounds reasonable. I won't be...

Pusher fan sounds reasonable. I won't be installing myself, but can someone recommend a SPAL fan that will easily fit? I don't want to grossly oversize it because I'm still running the stock...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-27-2016, 04:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,415
Posted By Owsley
That kit won't fit a 1987, it's for 91-93, and...

That kit won't fit a 1987, it's for 91-93, and again, my car has an expansion valve, not an orifice tube.
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