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Forum: showroom Today, 08:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 156
Posted By 57plymouth
That's not what my dreams look like.

That's not what my dreams look like.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Yesterday, 03:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 91
Posted By 57plymouth
The current Dexron/Mercon is what you want. I...

The current Dexron/Mercon is what you want. I think they are up to number IV. The higher numbers are designed for more modern transmissions that need additional friction modifiers to keep the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-14-2018, 02:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 188
Posted By 57plymouth
Spray the latch mechanism in the door jamb with...

Spray the latch mechanism in the door jamb with white lithium grease and report back.
Forum: projects & restorations 11-14-2018, 08:59 AM
Replies: 371
Views: 59,065
Posted By 57plymouth
You know, that COULD be saved. But the cost to...

You know, that COULD be saved. But the cost to pull and repair that frame rail is far beyond the value of pretty much any Volvo wagon here. I know if my car was hit that hard that I wouldn't repair...
Forum: showroom 11-11-2018, 09:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 430
Posted By 57plymouth
This is the best solution. ...

This is the best solution.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-09-2018, 08:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 271
Posted By 57plymouth
The ring around the lock is not correctly...

The ring around the lock is not correctly aligned. It isn't sensing the tumbler turning.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-09-2018, 02:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 479
Posted By 57plymouth
This. Likely the module is dying.

This. Likely the module is dying.
Forum: showroom 10-21-2018, 04:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,926
Posted By 57plymouth
No, the heater fan. I'm not messing with an...

No, the heater fan. I'm not messing with an electric cooling fan until I LS swap it.

This weekend I changed the oil and air filter, replaced a faulty vacuum check valve, lubed chassis, replaced...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-21-2018, 08:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 807
Posted By 57plymouth
I replaced every bulb on my car with ebay...

I replaced every bulb on my car with ebay chinesum and a no load flasher from a local parts house. Probably advance auto, because they are close. Over a year and change with no issues. I bought...
Forum: showroom 10-20-2018, 09:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,926
Posted By 57plymouth
There has to be a better way to swap the fan...

There has to be a better way to swap the fan...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-17-2018, 03:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 997
Posted By 57plymouth
Later models did. My 1991 had it.

Later models did. My 1991 had it.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-17-2018, 12:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 997
Posted By 57plymouth
Remove the warning lamp. Problem solved.

Remove the warning lamp. Problem solved.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-16-2018, 01:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 807
Posted By 57plymouth
Replace the flasher with a no load electric unit...

Replace the flasher with a no load electric unit instead of the stock thermal one. All the typical parts store carry them.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-13-2018, 08:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 654
Posted By 57plymouth
Thank you gentlemen. A quick survey says the...

Thank you gentlemen. A quick survey says the volvo motor is $430, and the volvo resistor is $73. Are the VDO fan and MTC resistor known to be good? Those are IPD prices. I'll look b at Eeuro,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-13-2018, 07:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 654
Posted By 57plymouth
The fan does not spin on any speeds. Am I wrong...

The fan does not spin on any speeds. Am I wrong that I should swap that resistor anyway since I will be in there?

Any more thoughts on parts suppliers? Should I try IPD for everything? Or...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-13-2018, 03:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 654
Posted By 57plymouth
For the record, I have replaced the dash in this...

For the record, I have replaced the dash in this car already. I installed a crack free dash a few years back. I'm really not scared of taking this apart, I just don't want to set aside a whole day...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-13-2018, 01:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 654
Posted By 57plymouth
240 HVAC fan stopped

1991 245 with no major modifications.

Last night the fan for the air conditioning inside the cabin started changing speeds. I had it set at 3, but the fan would speed up and slow down. Today it...
Forum: showroom 10-06-2018, 08:35 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,893
Posted By 57plymouth
Shrimp season is Sept 15 to Nov 15.

Shrimp season is Sept 15 to Nov 15.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-06-2018, 08:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 983
Posted By 57plymouth
With a putty knife. Did you remove the bell...

With a putty knife. Did you remove the bell housing bolt that retains the dipstick tube? If not you will fight and maybe break that tube at the pan.
Forum: showroom 10-05-2018, 04:27 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,893
Posted By 57plymouth
Why is this always during shrimping season? ...

Why is this always during shrimping season? Grrrrrr. I always choose family over cars. This needs more springtime.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-03-2018, 08:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,195
Posted By 57plymouth
Another reason to swap in an LS.

Another reason to swap in an LS.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-03-2018, 12:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,087
Posted By 57plymouth
There are a bunch of Japanese domestic market...

There are a bunch of Japanese domestic market sedans with rear wipers. I would try to find how those are attached, and maybe buy the parts off of one and adapt.
Forum: projects & restorations 10-03-2018, 08:38 AM
Replies: 371
Views: 59,065
Posted By 57plymouth
As the geritol member of this group, I approve. ...

As the geritol member of this group, I approve.

Please don't put a Volvo engine into it.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-03-2018, 08:37 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,195
Posted By 57plymouth
I was going to suggest the Yoshi aluminum ones. ...

I was going to suggest the Yoshi aluminum ones. I had a blue IPD fail two months ago. If you had a Yoshi aluminum fail, then I don't know what else there is. Maybe have someone make some out of...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-21-2018, 04:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 653
Posted By 57plymouth
No. It won't.

No. It won't.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-21-2018, 02:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 699
Posted By 57plymouth
Any suggestions for when the studs you previously...

Any suggestions for when the studs you previously epoxied in place still pop out?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-21-2018, 02:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 653
Posted By 57plymouth
Brass bristle wire wheel on a bench grinder. ...

Brass bristle wire wheel on a bench grinder.

WEAR EYE PROTECTION FOR THE LOVE OF GOD!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-11-2018, 08:30 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,466
Posted By 57plymouth
They bend at the top. You usually have to remove...

They bend at the top. You usually have to remove the upholstery and foam and straighten the frame at the top end.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-06-2018, 02:53 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 14,552
Posted By 57plymouth
All that work and then he added that cheesy stick...

All that work and then he added that cheesy stick on wood crap?
Forum: projects & restorations 09-06-2018, 10:25 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 14,552
Posted By 57plymouth
Eeeewwwwwwww!!!!!!!!!!!!

Eeeewwwwwwww!!!!!!!!!!!!
Forum: performance & modifications 08-31-2018, 09:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,042
Posted By 57plymouth
Am I the only one that made some from square...

Am I the only one that made some from square tubing? They are not complex, and cost about $15 in materials. Mine bolt in similar to the Yoshi braces.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-29-2018, 01:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 736
Posted By 57plymouth
It's actually called a Brake Proportioning Valve.

It's actually called a Brake Proportioning Valve.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-24-2018, 04:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 447
Posted By 57plymouth
After many wasted Saturdays tracking wires I have...

After many wasted Saturdays tracking wires I have determined that the best thing to do is eliminate the factory radio wiring. Pull a fresh constant and switched hot from the fuse box, run a...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-23-2018, 03:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,477
Posted By 57plymouth
I think you misspelled LS.

I think you misspelled LS.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-22-2018, 08:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 835
Posted By 57plymouth
Chrome spray paint always looks like a bright...

Chrome spray paint always looks like a bright aluminum paint. It will never look like chrome. The cap on the spray paint is actually chromed plastic, not what the paint looks like.

I use it...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-16-2018, 04:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 672
Posted By 57plymouth
Just use the diesel mounts and be done with it.

Just use the diesel mounts and be done with it.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-10-2018, 11:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 363
Posted By 57plymouth
Coolant Temp Sensor fault code

I have a 1-2-3 code on my 1991 245. The car is completely stock mechanically, no turbo.

The Bentley manual says it is a faulty engine temp sensor. This code comes back every few months. I have...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-04-2018, 01:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 822
Posted By 57plymouth
That interior is incredible! Where did you get...

That interior is incredible! Where did you get it?
Forum: projects & restorations 08-01-2018, 11:37 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 14,552
Posted By 57plymouth
He covered that in the posts. They were custom...

He covered that in the posts. They were custom made by the same people that made the front seat. Probably now an open stock item from the same company since they have the patterns.
Forum: projects & restorations 07-31-2018, 08:38 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 14,552
Posted By 57plymouth
Where did you find a perfect set of brushes for...

Where did you find a perfect set of brushes for the shift bezel?
Forum: performance & modifications 07-22-2018, 08:49 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,603
Posted By 57plymouth
I put Classic Auto Air in my Camaro and I...

I put Classic Auto Air in my Camaro and I absolutely LOATHE AND DESPISE it. It's pathetic.

What's wrong with your stock a/c? Why not fix it? It works fine in my 1991 245 in Columbia, SC.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-18-2018, 10:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,244
Posted By 57plymouth
Let it shift itself. The slower the engine...

Let it shift itself. The slower the engine spins the less gas it uses. Keeping out of overdrive kills economy.
Forum: showroom 07-18-2018, 08:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,926
Posted By 57plymouth
You need the turn signal mount bucket for a...

You need the turn signal mount bucket for a non-airbag car. Then you remove the steering wheel, remove the steering column trim, swap out the signal mount bucket, reassemble the steering column...
Forum: showroom 07-16-2018, 09:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,926
Posted By 57plymouth
Those nice polyurethane accessory bushings don't...

Those nice polyurethane accessory bushings don't hold up. I had a squealing belt, and found the alternator hanging loose. I had a spare bushing from when I misoredered them originally, so I was...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-11-2018, 01:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 954
Posted By 57plymouth
It looks like it's a bear to work on in that tiny...

It looks like it's a bear to work on in that tiny engine bay.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-24-2018, 02:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 830
Posted By 57plymouth
Remember when the small block chevy was first...

Remember when the small block chevy was first released in 1955 and the bores were finished too smooth? Chevy's solution was to slowly pour Bon Ami cleaner down the throat of the carb with the engine...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-24-2018, 02:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,009
Posted By 57plymouth
Changing gear oil won't fix you broken diff. It...

Changing gear oil won't fix you broken diff. It isn't sticking brakes. It's a worn out rear end that needs repair. Just get a junkyard axle and swap it in. You are chasing easy solutions that do...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-23-2018, 04:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,009
Posted By 57plymouth
It's not bad if the axle is out of the car and...

It's not bad if the axle is out of the car and you have a dial indicator on a magnetic base. And you know how to set gear backlash and pattern and pinion nut torque. Otherwise there is a reason a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-23-2018, 07:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,009
Posted By 57plymouth
Pinion bearing is shot. The noise is the gears...

Pinion bearing is shot. The noise is the gears clashing.

In other words, time to rebuild the rear axle.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-21-2018, 10:10 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,527
Posted By 57plymouth
The first thing I would change is my mind. ...

The first thing I would change is my mind.

That's a long way to drive a car you don't know much about. At minimum replace every vacuum hose, the brakes and brake fluid, oil, trans fluid,...
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