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Forum: events Yesterday, 03:02 PM
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Posted By smoothdurban
Volvo Club of Canada Family Day Sunday July 28th

Not sure if this event has been posted but here is a link
https://canadianvolvoclub.org/index.php/events/family-day/2019

Sunday, July 28th, 2019, 9am - 4pm Canadian Volvo Club 39th Annual Family...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-10-2019, 02:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 221
Posted By smoothdurban
I can vouch for Bobs solution as a viable fix to...

I can vouch for Bobs solution as a viable fix to this problem.
Forum: projects & restorations 07-09-2019, 02:53 AM
Replies: 425
Views: 105,875
Posted By smoothdurban
Yes Annual family day...

Yes Annual family day https://canadianvolvoclub.org/index.php/events/family-day/2019

July 28th. Not to far for me to go but there is a guy from Sudbury that makes it.
Forum: projects & restorations 07-08-2019, 02:18 AM
Replies: 425
Views: 105,875
Posted By smoothdurban
Love the swap! You ever make it to the volvo...

Love the swap! You ever make it to the volvo show in London ON? Its a bit of hike for you I would imagine but a great test of your workmanship.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-06-2019, 01:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 548
Posted By smoothdurban
They don’t appear to have stock on there 3” turbo...

They don’t appear to have stock on there 3” turbo exhaust systems but they do let you added to the cart.
Curious if they get more stock once an order is placed as I too am looking for a similar...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-24-2019, 03:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,155
Posted By smoothdurban
I have the IPD turbo cam. The car is a Weekend...

I have the IPD turbo cam. The car is a Weekend cruiser. No emissions but I prefer it to idle well which it does.

I pulled those numbers from my Chilton manual
Forum: performance & modifications 06-23-2019, 04:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,155
Posted By smoothdurban
Spec call out for 0.012 - 0.016" cold. Do you...

Spec call out for 0.012 - 0.016" cold. Do you guys recommend tighter or looser side of that spec?

From an earlier post we set lash to;

Cyl 1 Intake / Exhaust Cyl 2 Intake / Exhaust Cyl 3...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-17-2019, 06:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,155
Posted By smoothdurban
Will do. Just need to order another valve cover...

Will do. Just need to order another valve cover gasket before I open things up. Hopefully I wont need it.

Right now I am trying to find what keep throwing code 1-4-3. Got a newer knock sensor...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-16-2019, 12:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 909
Posted By smoothdurban
Did the old one have any signs of stiffness when...

Did the old one have any signs of stiffness when you tried to operate it out of the vehicle?
Forum: performance & modifications 06-15-2019, 09:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,155
Posted By smoothdurban
I upped it to 10 and gave her a little bit harder...

I upped it to 10 and gave her a little bit harder then normal. Got a few nice 5k pulls in both second and third gear. I will check the results tomorrow.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-15-2019, 03:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,155
Posted By smoothdurban
I originally did the test from 1 to 4 ...

I originally did the test from 1 to 4

Cylinder 4 yielded 105 when I did it that way the other cylinders were the same




No WOT’s yet and boost is set to 7psi.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-15-2019, 10:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,155
Posted By smoothdurban
I don’t see how it could be warped enough to...

I don’t see how it could be warped enough to throw compression off by 25+ psi on one cylinder with only 6% leakage
Forum: performance & modifications 06-15-2019, 07:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,155
Posted By smoothdurban
We set the lash off the engine without the...

We set the lash off the engine without the hushers installed. Is it possible a valve is not full closing at the correct time during the transition of the compression stroke but it does close fully...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-14-2019, 07:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,155
Posted By smoothdurban
As stated in OP I started with #4 with the...

As stated in OP I started with #4 with the throttle wide open. All the plugs were out but the battery could of gottten weaker by the time I got to cyl #1.

I plan to grab a borescope and check the...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-14-2019, 03:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,155
Posted By smoothdurban
Another compression test results Thread

Guys

I recently had a b230FT rebuilt and I just completed my second oil change after a 300 mile break in.


Out of curiosity I decided to do a compression test and check the conditions of the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-11-2019, 08:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 909
Posted By smoothdurban
When I thought of it I told my indy to check that...

When I thought of it I told my indy to check that first before pulling the gearbox. He didn't listen and pulled the whole transmission out.
Needless to say I do all of my own work now.



...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-07-2019, 09:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 909
Posted By smoothdurban
I have had my clutch cable slightly seize on me...

I have had my clutch cable slightly seize on me where it would slip under load because it wasn't allowing the clutch to return to the full engaged position.
It seemed to occur in 3rd and 4th gears....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-06-2019, 05:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,011
Posted By smoothdurban
:nod: Upgrade to their platinum or...

:nod:




Upgrade to their platinum or gold service (can't remember what rare metal they use) and you get 120 miles towing for all of your vehicles.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-05-2019, 06:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,011
Posted By smoothdurban
Move right next to a dealer?

Move right next to a dealer?
Forum: performance & modifications 05-27-2019, 08:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,027
Posted By smoothdurban
Just another update. I got this dialed in...

Just another update.

I got this dialed in and it works flawlessly.

Thanks again bob for your help. I highly recommend this is the way to go if you want to supply VSS to your ECU.

Cheers! no...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-24-2019, 09:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,027
Posted By smoothdurban
Ok I couldn't wait so I installed it an it...

Ok I couldn't wait so I installed it an it definitely has an effect on idle. First off my throttle body has an Idle adjustment screw. Originally I had this screw adjusted such that it was...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-24-2019, 11:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,027
Posted By smoothdurban
I am hoping to install the board on monday. ...

I am hoping to install the board on monday.

My engine runs and idles flawlessly without the VSS. Again less then 200 miles on a rebuilt engine so I am not running any long highway runs or 12+ psi...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-21-2019, 07:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 759
Posted By smoothdurban
It is. Oil filter and engine oil is included in...

It is. Oil filter and engine oil is included in the guarantee as well!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-19-2019, 08:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 759
Posted By smoothdurban
I dont think it is. But if you populate your...

I dont think it is. But if you populate your cart and have an online account you may get a email for 5% off over $200.

What they do offer is there lifetime guarantee on everything they sell. I...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-18-2019, 08:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 820
Posted By smoothdurban
Too late its blown :( Do you sell those...

Too late its blown :(

Do you sell those electric turbos Dave?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-17-2019, 10:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 820
Posted By smoothdurban
Ok so i finally got around to removing the turbo...

Ok so i finally got around to removing the turbo from the turbine housing and I didn't find a smoking gun. However on the plus side the turbine blades were not in contact with anything.

After...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-13-2019, 04:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 820
Posted By smoothdurban
I checked the compressor side and it is not...

I checked the compressor side and it is not scraping and spins freely.

I will pull the turbo and leave the turbine housing attached to the manifold and hopefully some more will be revealed.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-13-2019, 02:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 820
Posted By smoothdurban
This is the sound ...

This is the sound

https://youtu.be/xyclA81HXHI
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-12-2019, 07:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 820
Posted By smoothdurban
Thats always an option but I am ok with buying...

Thats always an option but I am ok with buying something new (and paying for it) I just dont trust any of the ebay $168 cartridge specials.

I am about a 2.5 hour drive from Cherry Turbos in St....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-12-2019, 01:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 820
Posted By smoothdurban
I`ll check with a stethoscope next time I run it,...

I`ll check with a stethoscope next time I run it, it seems pretty certain its coming from the turbo.



Yikes! Last 3? If that`s the case any recommendations on where to buy a good cartridge?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-12-2019, 06:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 820
Posted By smoothdurban
15G Idle ring.

Hey.

I just finished a 15G swap on my B230FT and I noticed a ringing type sound and idle.

The turbo is used, I bought it from a member here a few months back. I know on the hot side of the...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-05-2019, 07:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,027
Posted By smoothdurban
I'll be trying this out shortly. I just need a...

I'll be trying this out shortly. I just need a electronic speedo.
Forum: performance & modifications 04-23-2019, 12:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,089
Posted By smoothdurban
Feel like making an extra one?

Feel like making an extra one?
Forum: projects & restorations 04-17-2019, 12:50 PM
Replies: 607
Views: 180,303
Posted By smoothdurban
Question about the 90 deg oil filter housing. I...

Question about the 90 deg oil filter housing. I saw in some early posts you were using it. Did you run custom lines to your oil cooler? Are the any clearance issues between the filter and...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-17-2019, 06:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 931
Posted By smoothdurban
When you built the engine was anything done to...

When you built the engine was anything done to the head?

How about those compression results?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-15-2019, 12:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 930
Posted By smoothdurban
I am on to week five waiting for clips 3507757. ...

I am on to week five waiting for clips 3507757.

They appear to be on external back order.

May need to throw out a feeler for some used ones.
Forum: article composition 04-13-2019, 04:45 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 86,550
Posted By smoothdurban
Do we know the size of the banjo bolts for the...

Do we know the size of the banjo bolts for the coolant supply and return on the 15G turbo?

On my 13 C they are 14 mm but it appears they are smaller like 12 mm on the 15G I bought.

Update I...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-10-2019, 06:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 641
Posted By smoothdurban
Any Idea what the PN is for item #3 in that...

Any Idea what the PN is for item #3 in that diagram? When I looked this up volvo didn't list a PN but I believe its an aluminium washer with a 1" ID

UPDATE

I found the PN searching under 1990...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-04-2019, 05:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 381
Posted By smoothdurban
Oil Pump Gear Bearing Bushing Install

Hey Guys

I had my machinist install the oil pump drive gear bearing bushing (PN463362) on my B230FT engine build and when I try to installed the gear/shaft the shaft does not go in at all.

I...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-04-2019, 05:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,450
Posted By smoothdurban
Thread resurrect! I recently had a set of...

Thread resurrect!

I recently had a set of these bearings installed on an engine (B230FT) build and the shaft rotates by hand but with noticeable effort.

However once it begins to rotate the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-11-2019, 10:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 930
Posted By smoothdurban
Did you block off the port on the manifold for...

Did you block off the port on the manifold for the cold start injector or did you just leave it attached without a fuel supply?

I figured that's what the schrader valve was for. perhaps a more...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-11-2019, 09:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 930
Posted By smoothdurban
New B230 Fuel Rail no Cold Start Port?

Hey guys

I just bought a brand spanking new fuel rail for a b230FT engine and I noticed a couple of differences from the rail that came off of the engine. Other then it being new and shiny it...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-20-2019, 07:45 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,838
Posted By smoothdurban
yes

yes
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-05-2019, 07:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 601
Posted By smoothdurban
yes

yes
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-01-2019, 04:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 621
Posted By smoothdurban
Great info guys so are these interchangeable?...

Great info guys so are these interchangeable? Also which is “better?”

My block is from a 91 but was probably cast in 90.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-31-2018, 10:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 621
Posted By smoothdurban
B230 Frost Plugs. Cupped or Dished?

I am rebuilding a B230FT and I am going to replace the 40 mm frost plugs.

I see there are two different styles. The dished type that appear to be copies of the original design. These are after...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-21-2018, 04:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,852
Posted By smoothdurban
Whos? Mine? I just pulled the B21FT out...

Whos? Mine?

I just pulled the B21FT out today!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-20-2018, 02:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,852
Posted By smoothdurban
No need for that!

No need for that!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-20-2018, 01:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,852
Posted By smoothdurban
I tried another ignition module and it wouldn't...

I tried another ignition module and it wouldn't start up.

Thus far after cleaning some grounds and removing the battery quick disconnect the engine starts all the time.

I am going call this...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-13-2018, 09:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,852
Posted By smoothdurban
As this is a seasonal vehicle I give all the...

As this is a seasonal vehicle I give all the fuses an annual inspection and clean / replace fuses as needed.

Are ground point 2 & 3 on the intake manifold / fuel rail?

If so I cleaned these and...
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