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Forum: performance & suspension 08-21-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 379
Posted By dl242gt
Putting on coil overs is a good way to go....

Putting on coil overs is a good way to go. However you want springs stiffer than the IPD lowering springs. Something like 250-300lbin in front and 200-225lbin for the back is a good start. Sorry I...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-21-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 263
Posted By dl242gt
A long time ago I was given the wrong clutch for...

A long time ago I was given the wrong clutch for a 245 and it was a horrible high effort pedal from then on. It was so hard to push the clutch in that it eventually cracked the hole in the firewall...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-06-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 480
Posted By dl242gt
How is the ground wire for the body of the...

How is the ground wire for the body of the alternator? What is the voltage on the charging light circuit wire at the alternator? It should have battery voltage on it with the key on but engine off....
Forum: performance & suspension 08-01-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,031
Posted By dl242gt
Why is a T cam question in the Performance...

Why is a T cam question in the Performance section? It is a good cam for what it is. A stock Volvo cam. Use an A or B cam if you must use a stock cam. You have a manual trans car which will let you...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-01-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,022
Posted By dl242gt
I also had a good chuckle about glass being...

I also had a good chuckle about glass being harder than steel. Glass cutters are made of steel you know. They work pretty well.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-01-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 141
Posted By dl242gt
The oil drain is a big hole about halfway along...

The oil drain is a big hole about halfway along the block just barely above the oil pan. The oil feed is a little further back along the side of the block about halfway up the block in the area of...
Forum: performance & suspension 07-31-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 853
Posted By dl242gt
People that didn't get their webers running well...

People that didn't get their webers running well are generally people that have no patience. It takes time and patience to get webers right. After that they are great. Even with their good cold start...
Forum: performance & suspension 07-29-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 853
Posted By dl242gt
Volvos stock kjet fuel system on a B21F would...

Volvos stock kjet fuel system on a B21F would support the power goals you mention for using the fuel injection. Now is a great time to sell 911 parts to porsche geeks who have priced this stuff...
Forum: performance & suspension 07-23-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 637
Posted By dl242gt
When cherry turbos made my better flowing...

When cherry turbos made my better flowing wastegate. He ground just a tiny bit on the outlet pipe lower area so the exhaust gases can take the bend. That is the main problem with this stock style...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-20-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 333
Posted By dl242gt
I also use genuine Volvo diesel engine mounts...

I also use genuine Volvo diesel engine mounts which helps it not shake as much.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-20-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 333
Posted By dl242gt
I used a 740 turbo metal elbow from the Garrett...

I used a 740 turbo metal elbow from the Garrett turbo setup. It has the bypass valve port in it. I had to shorten the outlet side a little to match it up to the stock metal pipe to the intercooler...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-20-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 190
Posted By dl242gt
Plugging the heater hose would be better. You...

Plugging the heater hose would be better. You don't want to circulate hot coolant back to the water pump.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-20-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 768
Posted By dl242gt
Try Joe Lazenby at Susquehanna Spares. Also try...

Try Joe Lazenby at Susquehanna Spares. Also try these folks. http://www.cvi-automotive.se/en
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-20-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,153
Posted By dl242gt
What is the plug gap? Try setting it to .028 if...

What is the plug gap? Try setting it to .028 if it isn't set to that. I agree that the cam timing may be part of the problem. More than likely you'll find it's more than one factor adding up to high...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-20-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 190
Posted By dl242gt
they are for the automatic trans oil cooler...

they are for the automatic trans oil cooler connections. If you have a manual trans then there is no connection to those fittings. Just go ahead and use the radiator.
Forum: performance & suspension 07-18-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 637
Posted By dl242gt
That ATP wastegate housing is good. As I recall...

That ATP wastegate housing is good. As I recall the bypass hole is in the turbine housing. Not the wastegate. So you'll want to spend some time making the hole larger to allow more exhaust flow. I...
Forum: performance & suspension 07-18-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 341
Posted By dl242gt
What is the wall thickness compared to what is...

What is the wall thickness compared to what is normally used for exhaust? It might be good to use. It might be too thick or too thin.
Forum: performance & suspension 07-18-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 408
Posted By dl242gt
A couple years is about right for those shocks....

A couple years is about right for those shocks. If you want something that'll really last with sporting intent then the revalved bilsteins or adjustable yellow konis are worth the entry fee.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-04-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 576
Posted By dl242gt
Don't forget to join the wires for triggering the...

Don't forget to join the wires for triggering the relays for high/low on each side of the car together so the warning light function in the dash will be out.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-19-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 272
Posted By dl242gt
I used ATP Turbo and Pegasus racing parts to make...

I used ATP Turbo and Pegasus racing parts to make up a stainless braid feed line to my T3. A generic -4 AN line with two -4 fittings 3ft long from ATP. A 1/8npt to -4an male for the turbo and the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-11-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 196
Posted By dl242gt
There is also a brace on the intake manifold...

There is also a brace on the intake manifold which has an allen bolt in it from the top of the manifold. You have to remove that as well. Be sure to only buy a volvo or other high quality intake...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-11-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 923
Posted By dl242gt
A couple of things to check are the fuel pressure...

A couple of things to check are the fuel pressure when operating the vehicle. I've had bad main pressure pumps do this kind of intermittent operation. Also a good time to check the fuel pressure...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-08-2014, 10:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 673
Posted By dl242gt
I bought a genuine volvo cable from Tasca last...

I bought a genuine volvo cable from Tasca last year and it was a Gemo one. I don't use the type in the photo above. They cause pain and suffering to assemble on the car and don't have enough...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-06-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 348
Posted By dl242gt
Yeah what he wrote. I have a 93 wagon going on...

Yeah what he wrote. I have a 93 wagon going on 363k miles. Third and fifth sound like marbles but it keeps on going...

I'm gonna drive it till the weather gets warm and replace it then. The gears...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-06-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,041
Posted By dl242gt
I've always used some stp for the zddp in it for...

I've always used some stp for the zddp in it for the cam followers. While using the additive it was added to gasoline engine oil and I've used diesel truck oil and haven't had any oiling issues like...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-06-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 783
Posted By dl242gt
Thanks for the always good info.

Thanks for the always good info.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-06-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 986
Posted By dl242gt
As mentioned there are two seals an inner and...

As mentioned there are two seals an inner and outer. The rear wheel bearings should be packed with a quality high temp grease. I've gotten them prepacked with grease one time. But it was a green...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-06-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 377
Posted By dl242gt
I've used the aftermarket one from FCP without...

I've used the aftermarket one from FCP without issue. It might not last as long as the real deal. But it seems to be good so far.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-14-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 700
Posted By dl242gt
Use K-jet.org as your place to get a lot of great...

Use K-jet.org as your place to get a lot of great information from the Volvo greenbooks. A turbo does eat up injector seals. Mine only last about three to five years at most. Turbos are hot engines.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-14-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 188
Posted By dl242gt
It's been awhile but I think I only needed a...

It's been awhile but I think I only needed a quart. Can always save an extra quart if you need to top up. Don't forget to bleed the system of air. It's straightforward to do.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-14-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 886
Posted By dl242gt
The late model manual and automatic crossmembers...

The late model manual and automatic crossmembers are different. But you can use the automatic one if you want. The manual version on the M47 cars have a rubber grommet around the mounting bolt holes...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-14-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 188
Posted By dl242gt
It is good to change the fluid once in a awhile....

It is good to change the fluid once in a awhile. Use Type F ATF as the replacement steering fluid.
Forum: performance & suspension 12-30-2013, 06:46 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,273
Posted By dl242gt
Don't lump the DPO type platinum plugs in with...

Don't lump the DPO type platinum plugs in with the other plugs. As Roy pointed out his car runs better. Because they are better. Even though the Audi folks had trouble. That could happen to anything...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-30-2013, 06:32 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,222
Posted By dl242gt
Cars with the fuel pump/fuel filter combo on the...

Cars with the fuel pump/fuel filter combo on the tray still have a check valve on the output of the fuel pump. On kjet cars I've had accumulators fail more than once. The diaphragm internally stops...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-30-2013, 06:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 392
Posted By dl242gt
1. Get a big tach for the cluster and install it....

1. Get a big tach for the cluster and install it. Very easy in these cars. The 1 wire for it is already behind the dash.
2. Engines wear. The redline your engine had when it was new and youthful is...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-25-2013, 06:26 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,222
Posted By dl242gt
With testing you will probably see an issue with...

With testing you will probably see an issue with the rest pressure as suggested. The part that cured this exact problem was the accumulator in my turbo and my friends turbo.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-21-2013, 03:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 300
Posted By dl242gt
A bad connector can also cause the temp sensor...

A bad connector can also cause the temp sensor code. The coil primary side isn't necessarily going to have 12v dropped across it because the power stage is part of the circuit too and it is between...
Forum: performance & suspension 12-21-2013, 03:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 373
Posted By dl242gt
On the lower section of the fuse box there are...

On the lower section of the fuse box there are fuses that are switched power with the ignition. Like down in the area of fuse 14-16 there is probably an open spade terminal or use a spade terminal...
Forum: performance & suspension 12-21-2013, 03:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 292
Posted By dl242gt
If you have to use this type of setup. There are...

If you have to use this type of setup. There are probably units from the drag racing suppliers to help make something like this work on your car.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-21-2013, 03:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 161
Posted By dl242gt
I've never seen any sealants on the rear glass...

I've never seen any sealants on the rear glass for sedans. Older wagons 89 and down are the same. The rear glass on 90 and newer wagons is glued as far as I know.

Just be sure the seals are clean...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-21-2013, 03:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 797
Posted By dl242gt
PS on the left side I had to use some of the old...

PS on the left side I had to use some of the old ground wire to lengthen the left turnsignal/parking light ground wire.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-21-2013, 03:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 797
Posted By dl242gt
They work out in the end but may need some...

They work out in the end but may need some fiddling as mentioned. I still think they are well worth it compared to the garbage were sent. For the price of those cars when new here in the us we could...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-21-2013, 03:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 372
Posted By dl242gt
But not needed on a B21FT. I do have one though...

But not needed on a B21FT. I do have one though for my B230 engined cars. Seal remover and installer tools are nice to use and save tremendous time. The special tool for the top strut nut is also a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-20-2013, 07:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 300
Posted By dl242gt
The amplifier or power stage is what grounds the...

The amplifier or power stage is what grounds the coil. It does this when triggered by the EZK box. The ezk box is triggered to make a spark by the engine speed sensor on the bell housing with LH2.4....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-20-2013, 07:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 446
Posted By dl242gt
The temp sensor with the yellow wire is 3/8 npt...

The temp sensor with the yellow wire is 3/8 npt but the other holes in my 405 head were 14mm x 1.5. I used allen head bolts and for the one on the very back cylinder I made a plug out of the allen...
Forum: performance & suspension 12-18-2013, 09:13 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,273
Posted By dl242gt
I've used W6DPO a bunch of times in multiple 240...

I've used W6DPO a bunch of times in multiple 240 turbos. The platinum bosch side gap plugs were developed with Porsche back in the 60s when they had a lot of issues with fouling plugs during low...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-18-2013, 09:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 213
Posted By dl242gt
the stock rev limiter is at something like 6200...

the stock rev limiter is at something like 6200 rpm. Are you sure the tach is working correctly?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-18-2013, 08:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 368
Posted By dl242gt
I couldn't find the source of the coolant...

I couldn't find the source of the coolant consumption on my friends 1990 240 wagon. We did all the tests like leakdown test and a compression test but the car passed them. We ended up putting the uv...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-18-2013, 08:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 270
Posted By dl242gt
Be sure to use the genuine Volvo rubber cushion....

Be sure to use the genuine Volvo rubber cushion. There is a diesel version for both sides.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-03-2013, 07:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 650
Posted By dl242gt
Pelican parts sells a dedicated kjet tester. The...

Pelican parts sells a dedicated kjet tester. The one I have is from IPD. They used to sell one. It uses a basic brass ball valve that you can get locally. To use the function where you test control...
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