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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-25-2018, 06:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,627
Posted By mtd240
2manyturbos - the cable is 3-4 inches away - not...

2manyturbos - the cable is 3-4 inches away - not sure the elbow would do the trick.

Thanks Ken - I ordered it. Just that and the hood cable, and this thing should be a little more driveable ;)
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-24-2018, 01:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,627
Posted By mtd240
Finding the Right Speedo Cable - 242, M46, 3.73 FD

I'm trying to figure out what speedometer cable I need for my 242. It's a 1978, but it's got an M46 (on a '90 B230) and a '90 3.73 rear end. The current cable, which I'm guessing is original from...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-15-2017, 11:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,279
Posted By mtd240
Thanks, got any good sources for the old-school...

Thanks, got any good sources for the old-school cables? Guess it would have to be used.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-10-2017, 08:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,279
Posted By mtd240
Either way, still need to know if I've got the...

Either way, still need to know if I've got the right clutch cable or not. I suppose adding the damper (or any sort of washer) will give me more clutch cable adjustment to play with.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-10-2017, 05:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,279
Posted By mtd240
Clutch cable - different M46/M45?

Hey guys - have a '78 242 with a '90 B230f and an M46 from a late 80s 740 (not sure of the exact year, or if it really matters).

Everything is together, engine runs great. Something is off with...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-03-2017, 12:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,674
Posted By mtd240
Interesting. Isn't Ultra-Grey actually gray,...

Interesting. Isn't Ultra-Grey actually gray, though (FIPG is black)? I mean, I guess coloring isn't hard to add. FIPG is definitely expensive, but it's amazing. I have used it for water pump...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-03-2017, 12:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,674
Posted By mtd240
Toyota FIPG is great stuff..

Toyota FIPG is great stuff..
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-24-2016, 10:27 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 17,403
Posted By mtd240
Moog is good stuff (not the R-series). ...

Moog is good stuff (not the R-series). Lemfoerders also seem to be pretty durable. They are an OE European supplier, although probably not for the 240 ball joints (TRW, I think). FCP has them for a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-12-2016, 09:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,618
Posted By mtd240
Replacing Rear Tailgate Glass - 1990 240 Wagon

Any advice on this? Glass place wants to charge me $125 (JUST for the install labor), so I think I'm going to give it a go myself. The old glass was shattered by a rock, shot from a weedwhacker.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-31-2016, 10:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,220
Posted By mtd240
I drilled a hole in a bottle cap one time when I...

I drilled a hole in a bottle cap one time when I lost the washer. Worked fine for 30,000 miles until I had to pull the driveshaft again for a u-joint.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-23-2016, 08:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,243
Posted By mtd240
Yikes! Yeah, I love those low-profile blue harbor...

Yikes! Yeah, I love those low-profile blue harbor freight jacks, but they are seriously lacking when it comes to max height. Been looking at getting one of the 2 ton long reach jacks...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-22-2016, 01:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,243
Posted By mtd240
Agreed on the long extensions. Although I don't...

Agreed on the long extensions. Although I don't recommend getting under a car held up by a precarious stack of 2x4s..
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-10-2016, 09:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,825
Posted By mtd240
ATE if you can. Brembo is the OEM for the rotors...

ATE if you can. Brembo is the OEM for the rotors - and production has moved to China. OE rotors are super cheap, and tend to be a little soft (replace everytime you replace the pads, it seems).
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-01-2016, 10:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,709
Posted By mtd240
VolvoPartsLisle or TascaParts

VolvoPartsLisle or TascaParts
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-29-2016, 02:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,337
Posted By mtd240
Those pads are shot - and generally machining 240...

Those pads are shot - and generally machining 240 rotors is out of the question. If you haven't bought rotors yet, get OE. They come with caliper bolts, and they are $35 each.

Part number (rotor...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-21-2016, 03:43 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 12,046
Posted By mtd240
I feel like this shouldn't be terribly...

I feel like this shouldn't be terribly complicated. I'm a MechE, though, so no electrical vocab here :lol:

1. Unplug ignition coil low voltage ground.
2. Unplug ignition coil wire to distributor...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-06-2016, 09:47 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 51,898
Posted By mtd240
I'm approaching 50,000 miles on the fluid (2,000...

I'm approaching 50,000 miles on the fluid (2,000 to go). I'll be drain/refilling when I get there, and will update on how the old stuff looks. Still shifts really nice - it was below 20F yesterday...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-06-2015, 01:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,794
Posted By mtd240
Sure man, I'll let you know. I highly doubt I'll...

Sure man, I'll let you know. I highly doubt I'll be trashing it, but I will likely have the machine shop take a look.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-06-2015, 01:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,794
Posted By mtd240
Thanks - I'll have the machine shop look at that...

Thanks - I'll have the machine shop look at that while the valves are out for lapping.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-06-2015, 10:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,794
Posted By mtd240
Thanks for the advice so far. When I pull the...

Thanks for the advice so far. When I pull the head off, I'll post some pictures. I will probably replace the piston rings and do A LOT of cleaning, unless there is a strong consensus that I need to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-05-2015, 03:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,794
Posted By mtd240
Guess I should have clarified - all engine seals...

Guess I should have clarified - all engine seals are being replaced. Looking more for info on pistons, rings, bearings, etc.

Prometheus - Would you really replace the pistons, and not just the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-05-2015, 12:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,794
Posted By mtd240
Questions/Things to Check w/ Engine Out, Head Off

Still working on getting this 242 together. Have a '90 B230F, 350k miles, ran fine with a slight coolant leak (headgasket). Since the engine was already out, I'm pulling the head off and replacing...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-28-2015, 01:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,576
Posted By mtd240
Yep - left side instrument cluster light is off,...

Yep - left side instrument cluster light is off, but the bulb is fine. Odometer isn't working, even with a new gear.

May need to reflow some solder joints - just haven't had time to look too...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-28-2015, 01:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,576
Posted By mtd240
Very interested in hearing an answer to...

Very interested in hearing an answer to this..in-law's '92 240 has the same exact issue, aside from the Tach - no Tach in theirs. So that eliminates one guess.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-16-2015, 04:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,300
Posted By mtd240
Indeed, same here - the savings on DIY labor vs....

Indeed, same here - the savings on DIY labor vs. Dealer labor would take multiple "free lifetime replacements" to recover..
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-16-2015, 02:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,300
Posted By mtd240
Volvo Lifetime Parts & Labor Warranty

So, you think this is available for us? :rofl:

http://volvo.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/9411/~/now-available!-volvo-lifetime-parts-%26-labor-warranty!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-07-2015, 08:06 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,007
Posted By mtd240
Yeah, I sent him a message when I posted the...

Yeah, I sent him a message when I posted the thread. He said that it is the "same as stock". So 2" it is. Still considering it, though. It's either this, or I delete the cat and use the OE B21FT...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-06-2015, 11:12 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,007
Posted By mtd240
Also, it's shiny :omg:

Also, it's shiny :omg:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-06-2015, 11:08 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,007
Posted By mtd240
Stock is 2" I think. I'll probably buy it...

Stock is 2" I think.

I'll probably buy it either way. Never needing to replace it again is worth sacrificing the 3-4 hp "gain" from the IPD sport exhaust. Actually, might offer similar...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-06-2015, 10:03 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,007
Posted By mtd240
Stainless Stock Exhaust

Anybody have any experience with this?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/VOLVO-240-POLISHED-STAINLESS-STEEL-EXHAUST-SYSTEM-2-MUFFLERS-CLAMPS-AND-PIPES-/381053524628?hash=item58b88f5a94
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-02-2015, 03:33 PM
Replies: 34
940: Mpg boost?
Views: 7,558
Posted By mtd240
I wouldn't say it's necessary, but the owner's...

I wouldn't say it's necessary, but the owner's manual in my car says:

"Volvo engines are designed for optimum performance on unleaded premium gasoline with an octane rating, AKI, of 91, or...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-02-2015, 10:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,279
Posted By mtd240
I like this thread.

I like this thread.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-02-2015, 10:52 AM
Replies: 34
940: Mpg boost?
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Posted By mtd240
LH3.1, M47, 3.31 rear axle - 27 mpg average year...

LH3.1, M47, 3.31 rear axle - 27 mpg average year round. No aero mods or any other mess. If I removed the factory "roof rack" (a joke, really), maybe I could pick up 1 or 2 more mpg. I only use...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-08-2015, 12:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,996
Posted By mtd240
I had the same noise that started a few thousand...

I had the same noise that started a few thousand miles after I did a clutch job. I drove with it for ~20k miles, since it didn't affect performance, and didn't feel like pulling the trans again :P. ...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-03-2015, 11:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,913
Posted By mtd240
+1 :rofl:

+1 :rofl:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-29-2015, 12:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,812
Posted By mtd240
Cost me $240 installed for PPG glass. The glass...

Cost me $240 installed for PPG glass. The glass folks (Banner Glass) already knew about the newer style windshield. Said they would refuse to install the older style if asked.






Where do...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-29-2015, 12:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,949
Posted By mtd240
Sorry, Ken only posts pictures of things on...

Sorry, Ken only posts pictures of things on handmade Redwood tables ;-)
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-29-2015, 11:30 AM
Replies: 234
Views: 59,340
Posted By mtd240
:rofl: Awesome

:rofl: Awesome
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-27-2015, 01:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,262
Posted By mtd240
I don't know what sort of additives the fluid...

I don't know what sort of additives the fluid (1161745) has in order to operate the diff properly. Probably some real slippy stuff - and Volvo likely engineered the newer trans synchros to grip just...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-27-2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,262
Posted By mtd240
This thread has some decent discussion on M47...

This thread has some decent discussion on M47 fluid (http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=248662&page=2). I am not an "authority on Volvos", so don't take my posts as messages from the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-01-2015, 09:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,963
Posted By mtd240
Always fun when trying to disconnect the ones...

Always fun when trying to disconnect the ones that are hidden under all the engine mess, then you have to one-hand it and end up punching an engine block when finally successful.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-31-2015, 11:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,710
Posted By mtd240
Sounds like you have bypassed everything in the...

Sounds like you have bypassed everything in the circuit (ignition switch [via starter test terminal] and NSS). How did you bypass the NSS?

Also, have you checked the starter ground (blue wire)?
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-30-2015, 11:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,710
Posted By mtd240
Your battery is dead - recharge it and do the...

Your battery is dead - recharge it and do the "voltage-while-starting" test again.

Battery Voltage and State of Charge (for most cars):

12.66v . . . . . . . . . . 100%
12.45v . . . . . . . . ....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-26-2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,454
Posted By mtd240
Here is some info on PMMA vs. PC.. ...

Here is some info on PMMA vs. PC..

https://www.fasttech.com/forums/vapers/t/1413346/pmma-acrylic-vs-pc-polycarbonate/1 (cool video in that one)...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-26-2015, 01:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,454
Posted By mtd240
What is this "replaced OE in the JY" you speak of...

What is this "replaced OE in the JY" you speak of :rofl:
We are lucky if there is a single pre-white block Volvo in the yards these days..
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-26-2015, 12:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,454
Posted By mtd240
Why are they cheaper than OE-style, if they are...

Why are they cheaper than OE-style, if they are "better" materials (PMMA instead of polycarbonate)? Yes, OE-markup, but that can't explain it all..

PMMA is more brittle than polycarbonate,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-05-2015, 01:27 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,627
Posted By mtd240
Big channel locks hold the strut plate while I...

Big channel locks hold the strut plate while I use a 1/2" impact on it.

Then, set the strut plate across two bricks. Smack it with a hammer (I use a 3 pound mini-sledge), and it pops right out....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-24-2015, 12:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,604
Posted By mtd240
Ancient thread revival. Any old Volvo dealer...

Ancient thread revival. Any old Volvo dealer instructions on this? Specifically the freeze plug OE type heater..
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-20-2015, 02:56 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 51,898
Posted By mtd240
So you are thinking that is what Volvo used as...

So you are thinking that is what Volvo used as the factory fill, "lifetime" synthetic stuff? Not the replacement non-synthetic manual trans fluid they sell now?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-20-2015, 10:11 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,592
Posted By mtd240
German Castrol 0W40. Wouldn't do it if Walmart...

German Castrol 0W40. Wouldn't do it if Walmart didn't have it so cheap..
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