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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-06-2021, 05:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,244
Posted By kittysgreyvolvo
Question Real M+S tires for 1990 240 DL Wagon

Hiya Folks,

When tire time, go to Walmart, for me.

Prior tires were made by Cooper as StarFire 340. No longer made. These tires plowed through Spokane la nina snowy winters.

In snowier times...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-06-2021, 04:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,323
Posted By kittysgreyvolvo
Post HT-204 240 dront door speaker mounts and anything better

<img src='https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/vAMAAOSwEbBfDyts/s-l1600.jpg' width='900'>

Looks okay! Hope this speaker is good!

Closest is a 5.25" speaker and these fit into the HT-204 mount as (in...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-06-2021, 04:16 PM
Replies: 27
240: M47 Fluid
Views: 3,203
Posted By kittysgreyvolvo
Post 75W80 GL4 gearbox fluid, Type F, Volvo PN 1161645, Throw Out Bearing ...

Hi Andrew,

I worry the whine in neutral. Certain it is a whine?

Year and miles?

May be the clutch works. More like a breathy grindy growly sound in neutral with full clutch pedal release.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-06-2021, 03:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,610
Posted By kittysgreyvolvo
Post Check the OBD Codes

Depends on air induction intake vacuum location. A vacuum leak upstream of the air intake manifold can lean the fuel to air ratio. If a leak at the air intake manifold, the air intake manifold...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-06-2021, 03:43 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 83,497
Posted By kittysgreyvolvo
Thumbs up Mitchell Service Wiring Diagrams and About OZ Volvo Tech Archive ...

Mitchell Service Wiring Diagrams Scanned to PDF Files Here on this Sweden Site:

http://www.v8volvo.se/mekartips/volvo/index.html

As a security measure, when you log in to the Oz Volvo Technical...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-06-2021, 03:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,035
Posted By kittysgreyvolvo
Thumbs up Volvo 164 Factory Green manuals scanned to PDF

For all 164 model years here with other content.

http://www.240.se/litteratur/service100.htm

Hope that helps you!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-09-2020, 12:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,299
Posted By kittysgreyvolvo
Post Thank you. I've used this stuff without much...

Thank you. I've used this stuff without much success in spite of proper prep.

GOOP UV resistant has not failed me in decades. Certainly when treating the terrible 1986+ US DOT lenses when...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-08-2020, 07:19 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 43,569
Posted By kittysgreyvolvo
Post Volvo PN 1272455

Hope you do, please, Mr, Samuels. Yet, I can see such a task is very expensive R&D.

Thank you for all you do! And all you do for 240 is wholly priceless!

When aftermarket and now Volvo GCP uses...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-08-2020, 06:58 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 83,497
Posted By kittysgreyvolvo
Post Found this: ...

Found this:

http://www.myvolvolibrary.info/Tech_files2.html

And:
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-08-2020, 06:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,299
Posted By kittysgreyvolvo
Post Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm

Capricious and unhelpful. In brickboard parlance:
<img src='https://www.brickboard.com/images/td.gif'><img src='https://www.brickboard.com/images/td.gif'><img...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-08-2020, 06:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,299
Posted By kittysgreyvolvo
Post Thank you.

Thank you 2turbotoys.

I have used closed cell gasket material both with and without an adhesive side.

Yep, the market is rare. Back in the box they go.

Maybe I'll own a 1979+ 242 again (my...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-08-2020, 06:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,299
Posted By kittysgreyvolvo
Post Thank you.

The lenses are some manner of acrylic and the reflector housing / body some variety of ABS?

The welding is a chemical weld to bond the lens and housing together. Yet it looks like heat.

I may...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-07-2020, 05:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,299
Posted By kittysgreyvolvo
Post 5-Panel Taillights: Lenses Coming Off. For Sale Soon

Two sets of Bosch 5-panel tail lights.

Been stored in a box always stacked atop anything.

When stored, in fine fettle.

These are replacement Bosch taillights bought in 1991 for my now passed...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-01-2020, 11:07 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 43,569
Posted By kittysgreyvolvo
Hi Mr. Samuels! The kaplhenke Spherical...

Hi Mr. Samuels!

The kaplhenke Spherical Offset Strut Mounts appear to be it, then?

http://www.kaplhenke.com/collections/240/products/240-spherical-offset-strut-mounts

Rather have PN 1272455...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-01-2020, 11:04 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 43,569
Posted By kittysgreyvolvo
<img src='https://brickboard.com/images/tu.gif'>...

<img src='https://brickboard.com/images/tu.gif'> <img src='https://brickboard.com/images/tu.gif'> <img src='https://brickboard.com/images/tu.gif'> <img src='https://brickboard.com/images/tu.gif'>...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-27-2020, 07:27 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 43,569
Posted By kittysgreyvolvo
Volvo 240 260 Series Performance Camber Plates (TXR)

http://www.retroturbo.com/?product=volvo-240-260-series-performance-camber-plates-txr

Come as a set of two camberplates made of mild steel electroplated for rust protection.

£110.70 = USD$135
...
Forum: article composition 05-18-2020, 08:22 PM
Replies: 574
Views: 480,073
Posted By kittysgreyvolvo
Post Volvo M90 Gearbox Volvo PN 1023650-8

On a facebook article:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/23765538560/permalink/10159103561083561/

Someone selling an M90 in Indiana.

<img...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-18-2020, 08:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,944
Posted By kittysgreyvolvo
Volvo M90 Gearbox Volvo PN 1023650-8

On a facebook article:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/23765538560/permalink/10159103561083561/

Someone selling an M90.

<img src="https://brickboard.s3.amazonaws.com/brickpix/13635.jpg">
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-03-2020, 05:37 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 43,569
Posted By kittysgreyvolvo
URO Strut Mounts are terrible.

Two week old failed URO Strut Mounts for 240. April / May 2020.

Image Found on facebook.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/23765538560/permalink/10159057271993561/

<img...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-16-2020, 12:23 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 245,253
Posted By kittysgreyvolvo
Wiring Diagrams and more for RWD: ...

Wiring Diagrams and more for RWD:

http://www.v8volvo.se/mekartips/volvo/index.html



All 164 green service manuals as PDF files, and other info:

http://www.240.se/litteratur/service100.htm
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-23-2019, 12:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,331
Posted By kittysgreyvolvo
Thumbs up Brickboard on the Way Back!

Glad to be wrong AGAIN!

Not the end times or Ragnarok!

Jarrod made a post and the brickboard is on the way back, better than ever!

I'd been verklempt these last few days. Now looking forward...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-22-2019, 10:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,021
Posted By kittysgreyvolvo
Thumbs up You use a set of DeCarbons (orange, yellow) with...

You use a set of DeCarbons (orange, yellow) with coilovers? How owld are these DeCarbon strut cartridges.

And you can ask Bilstein to rebuild these DeCarbons?

I much prefer Bilstein (B4)...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-22-2019, 10:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,021
Posted By kittysgreyvolvo
Thumbs up Found it! Tanks and much Ov Lov (240).

Folks, found and got one set for the one side at the left front of kittysgreyvolvo 1991 German Market 240 with M47 II and in need of new paint and more.

Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Many...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-21-2019, 11:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,331
Posted By kittysgreyvolvo
It appears Jarrod Stenberg was not able to arrive...

It appears Jarrod Stenberg was not able to arrive at a satisfactory operating environment with his brickboard.com.

Though I donated and would again with a normal technical writer job.

Google ad...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-21-2019, 03:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,021
Posted By kittysgreyvolvo
Exclamation For DeCarbon strut, washer (hanger) and Bellows

For Volvo 240, would someone know where to find

Volvo PN 1272623 Washer (#6 in image)

Volvo PN 1272624 Bellows (#5 in image)

The garbage Bilstein HD seized sometime ago at the right front....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-22-2019, 06:16 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 83,497
Posted By kittysgreyvolvo
Post RWD Wiring Diagrams: http://www.v8volvo.se/mekartips/volvo/

For RWD Wiring Diagrams formerly hosted on Volvo Wiring Diagrams:

http://www.v8volvo.se/mekartips/volvo/

The new China Junky Geely Volvo is shutting all these sites down with cease and desist...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-22-2019, 05:42 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 43,569
Posted By kittysgreyvolvo
Thumbs up Kaplhenke Camber Strut Mount Plate - Yes.

blkaplan - I'll stick with you. Sorry not to reply sooner. Thank you.

Hope to someday.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-22-2019, 05:22 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 43,569
Posted By kittysgreyvolvo
Question 15A's 240 Upper Strut Mount Reinforcement Plates

Do these really help?

http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=344559

Like the GT plate, yet failing bushing on the Volvo PN 1272455 can pull in the opposite direction.

<img...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-13-2017, 03:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,412
Posted By kittysgreyvolvo
Thumbs up Bilstein Touring Class (B4 - so now named)

I haz teh Bilstein B4 Touring Class on my funny green 1992 Volvo 240.

No issues. Though an occasional tocking sound from the rear suspension bits found I'd not tightened, or my need to prevent...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-12-2017, 09:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,767
Posted By kittysgreyvolvo
Clutch adjustment - little too much free play at...

Clutch adjustment - little too much free play at the T/O arm so you're not getting full disengagement? Though I'll bet your clutch pedal and works are hydraulic? T/O arm not bent or bending?

How...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-12-2017, 01:40 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 43,569
Posted By kittysgreyvolvo
Kaplhenke: For DD, 5 years before replacing the bearings

https://www.facebook.com/KaplhenkeRacing/photos/a.10150313418777857.342955.19328897856/10154883118007857/?type=1&theater

Kaplhenke Racing: These are dry bearings that do not use grease. There is...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-11-2017, 03:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,409
Posted By kittysgreyvolvo
If you love it, lube it: <img...

If you love it, lube it:

<img src="https://dzywoxlnnkpjm.cloudfront.net/12570.jpg">

Between the rotating spindle shaft and the tube inside which it rotates. Or some sort of English.

<img...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-07-2017, 06:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,321
Posted By kittysgreyvolvo
Post Socket 2 1-1-3 1-1-3* (Your CHECK ENGINE is...

Socket 2 1-1-3

1-1-3* (Your CHECK ENGINE is on)
Fuel trim (lambda control) too lean or rich

Mixture incorrect; O2S wiring fault

High fuel consumption

Test your oxygen sensor as the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-24-2017, 08:49 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 43,569
Posted By kittysgreyvolvo
Question 240 Upper Strut Mount Reinforcement Plates

On:

http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=315334

These new strut mounts will show separation of the bushing materials from the center bearing shell exterior. So, this fix may improve...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-19-2017, 09:47 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,894
Posted By kittysgreyvolvo
Well .... okay. I just likes my tirez and...

Well .... okay.

I just likes my tirez and likez my M47 IIz sewz theyz keeps goinz' 240 4-ever.

In other words, I'm far too poor to destroy Volvo 240 components for :30 of destroying tires.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-18-2017, 02:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,149
Posted By kittysgreyvolvo
Use some good oil in there. Search and see the...

Use some good oil in there. Search and see the overfill procedure. Clean the drain and fill plugs.

Maybe a synthetic "Type F" or heavier "Type G" or "F/G". See the Redline website for fluid type. ...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-18-2017, 01:56 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,894
Posted By kittysgreyvolvo
Does second gear ever grind as you shift into 2nd...

Does second gear ever grind as you shift into 2nd gear?

Yes, maybe the 2nd gear synchro. How yet fitted on their with the reverse lock out plate? Keeps it out of reverse lest you raise the shift...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-17-2017, 10:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,305
Posted By kittysgreyvolvo
Ultra Power products rate unwell search results...

Ultra Power products rate unwell search results indicate. As anecdotal evidence suggest.

https://www.customerlobby.com/reviews/5604/rockautocom/review/40326

Though look at the newly installed...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-04-2017, 12:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,919
Posted By kittysgreyvolvo
Some wheel bearing greases may have compounds...

Some wheel bearing greases may have compounds that bronze, or copper base alloys, may not like, and may be reactive together.

Yet it may not matter for the application.

SuperLube NLGI-2 grease,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-04-2017, 12:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,466
Posted By kittysgreyvolvo
In Canada, yet not close to Ontario: Volvo four...

In Canada, yet not close to Ontario:
Volvo four speed manual transmission with 'J' Type overdrive - $250 (70 Mile House)
kamloops.craigslist.ca/pts/6109892314.html

Spartanburg, SC - near...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-04-2017, 12:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,050
Posted By kittysgreyvolvo
I'll guess you know fluid condition in your AW-7x...

I'll guess you know fluid condition in your AW-7x in their, yes? Happy pink to rosy red and no burned odor? Brown and yellow you know are verboten.

You have flush kits available to swap out the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-04-2017, 11:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,630
Posted By kittysgreyvolvo
You want a dielectric lubricant. Best one that...

You want a dielectric lubricant. Best one that inhibits corrosion. Yet the action and bits inside the power windows switches may enjoy a good slathering of a dielectric silicon grease such as the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-20-2017, 09:17 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 43,569
Posted By kittysgreyvolvo
Another disappointed Volvo 240 OEM strut customer

Brickboard Member joekidd writes here:

https://www.brickboard.com/RWD/volvo/1644522/220/240/260/280/strut_mounts.html

DO NOT USE OEM VOLVO MOUNTS. Replaced as PM as I was replacing struts and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-13-2016, 07:46 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 43,569
Posted By kittysgreyvolvo
Finally caught up to the brickboard.com. In this...

Finally caught up to the brickboard.com. In this scenario, the original poster purchased what he was told was OEM Volvo strut mounts from FCP Groton. Please see here:

<b>FCPEURO OEM strut mount...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-03-2016, 01:11 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 43,569
Posted By kittysgreyvolvo
Yep, for the pair. Got the price wrong, yet with...

Yep, for the pair. Got the price wrong, yet with everything, it totals up a bit more for the set of two with the spring perches and such for $291.

Such bull****. How many Volvo 240 remain road...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-19-2016, 04:36 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 43,569
Posted By kittysgreyvolvo
The GT style plates WON'T halt failure of the...

The GT style plates WON'T halt failure of the strut mount as imaged here. The various made in China Volvo 240 strut mounts fail like this. Sometimes the cheapie made in Chinese junk strut mounts...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-22-2013, 02:25 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 36,498
Posted By kittysgreyvolvo
Post Good idea!

Uncle JohnLane,

Very good idea-r!

The low beam light bulbs are much brighter without the bulb integrity sensor, yet that current goes through the dashboard headlight switch whether one has a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-11-2013, 07:21 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 36,498
Posted By kittysgreyvolvo
Thumbs up when the crappy taillight is getting ready to burn my car down

Uncle Redwood Chair,

Seriously, I'm going to have conniption for at least the next week after reading what you wrote here!

These are crappy taillights!

If you wire up a trailer with lots of...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-11-2013, 01:37 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 36,498
Posted By kittysgreyvolvo
Thumbs up Uncle Dave Barton and Uncle Art Benstein, ...

Uncle Dave Barton and Uncle Art Benstein,

Thank you for this information.

Using both your diagrams, I was able to remove the guts, save for the pin-equipped sensor board, from the orange bulb...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-03-2012, 03:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,010
Posted By kittysgreyvolvo
Post Volvo 240s are cool. Well cared for with good stereo is cooler.

The front door HT-204s in the 1989 or 1990+ 240s are great. You can fit 5.25" speakers in the HT-204 housings. Be sure the HT-204 housing (the cover with the often-unattached metal grille, and the...
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