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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Today, 05:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 224
Posted By John242Ti
^Slight correction. The only LH 2.4 cars that...

^Slight correction. The only LH 2.4 cars that don't use the RSR are the 240's. 700's and 900's with the white fuel system relay do use the RSR.

-J
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Today, 05:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 51
Posted By John242Ti
Typically, the thermal cutout switch keeps the...

Typically, the thermal cutout switch keeps the engine in open-loop longer than it would with the switch disconnected. Maybe lazy O2 sensor? I have the switch disconnected on my 245Ti and it starts...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Today, 04:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 47
Posted By John242Ti
Coolant temperature sensor... Dealt with this on...

Coolant temperature sensor... Dealt with this on my family's original '84 245. It'll run ok with the AMM disconnected, with the rhythmic surging idle, but will accelerate somewhat normally.

-J
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Today, 04:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 119
Posted By John242Ti
It may be related to the ACC system. Do you have...

It may be related to the ACC system. Do you have the heater set at something other than off?

-J
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Yesterday, 05:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 104
Posted By John242Ti
And, once you have that, there's a screw on the...

And, once you have that, there's a screw on the back of the cluster that needs to be removed. Although, that may be for the auxiliary tank that was sold for certain 760 sedans that boosted the...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-08-2017, 11:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 218
Posted By John242Ti
Typically, between 1987 and 1989, autotragic...

Typically, between 1987 and 1989, autotragic sedans (744, 764, and 782) got Garrett turbos and all others got the Mitsu TD05-12B. Of the four turbo Volvos here, three have Garrett T-3 turbos, and...
Forum: projects & restorations 12-07-2017, 06:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 302
Posted By John242Ti
Re: heated seats... Last time was the last time...

Re: heated seats... Last time was the last time I drove the 764Ti. So, Monday night. Same with the 745Ti... ;-)

Not a bad looking wagon. I'd pull the rack and, for now, grab 8 5/8" rubber...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-04-2017, 10:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 337
Posted By John242Ti
^Typically, when they fail, they fail in the...

^Typically, when they fail, they fail in the absolute zero range, temperature-wise, so "idle" is 3200 rpm, not the 200-500 rpm the OP is seeing. Also, if the wrong sensor is used (say a 1981 sensor...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-04-2017, 10:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 224
Posted By John242Ti
Relays are hidden behind the "dead pedal"...

Relays are hidden behind the "dead pedal" bracket. Pull them out of there, then find a place behind the knee bolster to clip them to. A good spot would be the support framing for the column. Use...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-04-2017, 05:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 337
Posted By John242Ti
Check harness plug for idle air valve. One wire...

Check harness plug for idle air valve. One wire might be disconnected, causing the valve to close. Another possibility is that the plug has fallen off. When my previous '82 242 Turbo had the plug...
Forum: showroom 12-04-2017, 05:01 AM
Replies: 566
Views: 65,907
Posted By John242Ti
Hey Andy, your pic is MIA...

Hey Andy, your pic is MIA...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-03-2017, 05:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 394
Posted By John242Ti
7/8" wrench will remove it. If your car doesn't...

7/8" wrench will remove it. If your car doesn't have EGR, install a 1977-88 non-turbo manifold with the hole for the sensor. Move sensor there. It'll heat up faster being closer to the head, as...
Forum: showroom 12-03-2017, 04:15 AM
Replies: 566
Views: 65,907
Posted By John242Ti
Either find a set of the DJAuto lamps, or get...

Either find a set of the DJAuto lamps, or get some Cibie units from a 1981-93 European 240. Then, you'll have the E-code headlamps that fit your car's front end.

-J
Forum: showroom 12-02-2017, 06:00 AM
Replies: 566
Views: 65,907
Posted By John242Ti
^Yours might also be later production. I know...

^Yours might also be later production. I know that, by 1992, metallic paint 240's got black spoilers. At least, it's not the 1983 DL front bumper valance panel that extends down slightly below the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-30-2017, 03:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 269
Posted By John242Ti
Just get the transmission, flywheel, clutch and...

Just get the transmission, flywheel, clutch and brake pedal bracket, clutch cable (if it's good), overdrive wiring, shifter, and the driveshaft. The flange on the axle is the same, so it'll bolt up....
Forum: performance & modifications 11-29-2017, 02:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 454
Posted By John242Ti
Probably. It just wouldn't run very well in...

Probably. It just wouldn't run very well in boost.

-J
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-28-2017, 04:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 464
Posted By John242Ti
Maybe water got into the harness connector that...

Maybe water got into the harness connector that ties the engine harness to the ignition harness? Even though you are getting spark, it might not be enough to ignite the fuel. There's a white/red...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-28-2017, 04:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 454
Posted By John242Ti
Some 398 heads have BCP, some have SCP. Same...

Some 398 heads have BCP, some have SCP. Same with the 160 heads. The change in coolant passage size occured sometime during the 1984 model year. The 398 heads were introduced in the late '70s when...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-28-2017, 02:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 454
Posted By John242Ti
Yes. You are missing something. A 1984 245DL or...

Yes. You are missing something. A 1984 245DL or GL has LH 2.0, not 2.1. LH 2.1 is turbo compatible, since it came only in turbo cars, namely the 1984 760 Turbo.

It'll be easier to update to LH...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-26-2017, 04:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 402
Posted By John242Ti
Or a bad coolant temperature sensor. Had an LH...

Or a bad coolant temperature sensor. Had an LH 2.0 B23F car that ignored both the AMM and the O2 sensor inputs, due to a bad new-in-package Bosch coolant temperature sensor. I made sure that it was...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-25-2017, 06:31 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 26,370
Posted By John242Ti
The Delco all-metal valve is 15-5320, as per this...

The Delco all-metal valve is 15-5320, as per this thread here:

http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=242812

-J
Forum: projects & restorations 11-25-2017, 06:29 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 26,093
Posted By John242Ti
Flickr... -J

Flickr...

-J
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-22-2017, 01:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 512
Posted By John242Ti
On the earlier cars, just tie the two sides...

On the earlier cars, just tie the two sides together and use two relays. Keeps the functionality for the brake and taillamp bulbs.
Forum: website & board 11-20-2017, 05:10 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,787
Posted By John242Ti
Prices are reasonable. Supposedly the area that...

Prices are reasonable. Supposedly the area that had the most Volvo 240s in North America was the Vancouver, BC area. Moreso than Portland or other areas that we consider to be the hotbeds of Volvo...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-18-2017, 05:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 854
Posted By John242Ti
Maybe also check your coolant temperature sensor...

Maybe also check your coolant temperature sensor for the LH-Jet system. It's under the #3 intake runner. When they fail, they sometimes do exactly what you're describing.

-J
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-12-2017, 05:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,459
Posted By John242Ti
With respect to the turbo scratching paint off...

With respect to the turbo scratching paint off the strut tower, it may still happen with the engine tilted. So, maybe use a fender cover, but with the longer piece flipped around so it extends into...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-12-2017, 05:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,459
Posted By John242Ti
I've usually avoided using the floor jack, and...

I've usually avoided using the floor jack, and just had someone pull the engine to the driver's side to get the turbo either in or out. That way, you don't have to remove the driver's side mount...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-12-2017, 05:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 706
Posted By John242Ti
How's the 25 amp fuse and its holder underhood? ...

How's the 25 amp fuse and its holder underhood? At all crusty? If yes, maybe consider replacing it with one of the GM style holders, like what iPd sells.

I'd also disconnect the battery, then...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-12-2017, 05:02 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,269
Posted By John242Ti
^Yeah, I could see that being a problem. ...

^Yeah, I could see that being a problem. 205/65R15 might be closer in diameter for a Beetle, as well as a non-turbo 245...

-J
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-11-2017, 05:52 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,269
Posted By John242Ti
For those of us with 15" spares...

For those of us with 15" spares (PV/Amazon/1800/140 cars, late 240's, 700/900 series cars), find out where the VW Beetle/Bug guys get their tires. Pick up a 165SR15 tire from wherever they go. Have...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-10-2017, 01:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 335
Posted By John242Ti
Mileage usually is notwithstanding when it comes...

Mileage usually is notwithstanding when it comes to the wiring harness. I'd still make sure that it's intact and, ideally, replaced with a newer loom.

-J
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-09-2017, 07:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 335
Posted By John242Ti
How's the wiring harness? Also, sometimes the...

How's the wiring harness? Also, sometimes the wiring at the ignition coil can get toasty on the 1985-87 turbo cars, which can cause weird issues like this...

-J
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-08-2017, 01:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 361
Posted By John242Ti
^Pre-'73 140, I assume? When I was prepping my...

^Pre-'73 140, I assume? When I was prepping my old '74 145E for the B20F/M41 combo that it almost got before I had to sell the project off, it was just a few bolts and a couple clips and pins to do...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-07-2017, 11:22 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,426
Posted By John242Ti
Engage 1st, then drive around for about 45...

Engage 1st, then drive around for about 45 seconds or so at 25-30 mph while going up a somewhat steep hill. So, high load, high rpm. Check temperature then. Should still be just above midpoint.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-07-2017, 11:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 471
Posted By John242Ti
Or you could PM Ansel+. He works at Jim Fisher...

Or you could PM Ansel+. He works at Jim Fisher Volvo. In the parts department.

:e-shrug:

-J
Forum: projects & restorations 11-05-2017, 06:10 AM
Replies: 515
Views: 67,842
Posted By John242Ti
Johann245 has that tropic green '94 945Ti for...

Johann245 has that tropic green '94 945Ti for sale on CL for $1800 with Hydras, $1400 without... Pull the engine and swap yours in, or rebuild the one in his car, since it's already a squirter block...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-04-2017, 06:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 359
Posted By John242Ti
Kinda makes you wonder why Volvo specc'ed them on...

Kinda makes you wonder why Volvo specc'ed them on the 240's, since they equipped the cars with resistor plugs from the factory. Stock plugs for 1981-84 240's (and 1985 240 Turbos) were Bosch WR7DS...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-03-2017, 04:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 359
Posted By John242Ti
My 760 was experiencing that as well. Since the...

My 760 was experiencing that as well. Since the radio (a Dual CD player - related to the german built turntables in name only) didn't have the features I needed, I swapped the deck out with an...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-03-2017, 03:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 385
Posted By John242Ti
The early vinyl seemed worse than the 1978 and...

The early vinyl seemed worse than the 1978 and newer stuff with respect to shredding. I remember being 3 or 4 years old and ripping a hole into the vinyl on the inner bolster of the driver's...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-31-2017, 07:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 538
Posted By John242Ti
https://www.volvoclub.org.uk/history/engines/volvo...

https://www.volvoclub.org.uk/history/engines/volvo_engines.shtml

7.5:1.

Also, if you look at the gcp.se parts catalogs, the piston part numbers are the same between the B21ET and the B21FT. If...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-31-2017, 04:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 538
Posted By John242Ti
ftfy :nod:

ftfy :nod:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-29-2017, 07:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 682
Posted By John242Ti
That depends on the car. Most of my K-Jet cars...

That depends on the car. Most of my K-Jet cars have run the pumps for a second after the key is turned to run. Only one that didn't was an '81 242DL after I had the harness replaced. Stopped doing...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-26-2017, 05:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 497
Posted By John242Ti
Check the taillamps and make sure that the wires...

Check the taillamps and make sure that the wires for the brake lights aren't shorting out against the taillight wires and that the ground wires are connected properly. Also, are you noticing that...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-26-2017, 01:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 910
Posted By John242Ti
Oops, well, at least you now know that you don't...

Oops, well, at least you now know that you don't have to do an engine swap or a rebuild.

Bougicord still has the metal end plug wires, btw. Part number is 7152.

-J
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-18-2017, 05:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 470
Posted By John242Ti
In my old '83 245T, I had an Alpine CD player...

In my old '83 245T, I had an Alpine CD player with a pair of Sony 4" coaxials in the doors and a pair of 6.5" Sony triaxials in the rear side cargo area panels. Had decent bass without being...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-16-2017, 02:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 491
Posted By John242Ti
Yup! That would do it.

Yup! That would do it.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-16-2017, 02:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,363
Posted By John242Ti
Functional, yes. As safe as a modern airbag, no....

Functional, yes. As safe as a modern airbag, no. The old ones were meant to stop a 200 lb man, not wearing a seatbelt. The new ones are meant to be used with seatbelts, therefore, they're less...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-16-2017, 03:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 491
Posted By John242Ti
^This. Specifically, check the smaller wire that...

^This. Specifically, check the smaller wire that goes from the positive terminal to the junction block on the inner fender. Probably corroded to heck and about to fall off.

-J
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-16-2017, 03:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 562
Posted By John242Ti
The OP might want to try tapping on the cluster...

The OP might want to try tapping on the cluster right where the "VOLVO" badge is when it starts getting hot. If gauge goes down, temp faker is failing.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-16-2017, 03:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 562
Posted By John242Ti
And warning lights might be on or flickering, due...

And warning lights might be on or flickering, due to a somewhat non-charging alternator.
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