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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-04-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 358
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: 191
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: 157
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: 782
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: 519
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: 252
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: 797
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: 13
Views: 466
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: 708
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: 293
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: 518
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: 143
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: 591
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: 143
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: 3,345
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: 959
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: 292
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: 959
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: 211
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: 329
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: 254
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: 113
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: 661
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: 661
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: 304
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: 211
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: 283
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: 3,345
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: 144
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: 248
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: 198
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: 541
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...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-12-2013, 07:13 PM
Replies: 358
Views: 26,861
Posted By dl242gt
You just waited a week until you could post again...

You just waited a week until you could post again and be a dick to someone that has been very helpful to people over many years here.

Unlike you who likes to criticize and in general be...
Forum: performance & suspension 11-12-2013, 07:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 485
Posted By dl242gt
Yeah but we never got them over here. Only the 87...

Yeah but we never got them over here. Only the 87 and newer M47II without speedo drive gear.

I have a 82 turbo with original M46 322k miles. Trans is tight and shifter feels great.
My 93 wagon...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-12-2013, 06:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,044
Posted By dl242gt
I have had alternators work fine for the first...

I have had alternators work fine for the first say 15-20 minutes of running then crap out and stop charging. Be sure to check the charging not only when first starting but when the engine has been...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-12-2013, 06:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 181
Posted By dl242gt
It's time to start with the basics and then move...

It's time to start with the basics and then move up from there. Do a careful check for vacuum and air leaks. Sneaky stuff leaking like the intake manifold gasket can be tough to find the leak. Make...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-31-2013, 08:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 234
Posted By dl242gt
Good tempy fix! Mine seized this past...

Good tempy fix!

Mine seized this past Winter on the first day of a super cold snap. I had to get the tow. Lol.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-31-2013, 08:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 232
Posted By dl242gt
Use a stock type coil with the stock ignition for...

Use a stock type coil with the stock ignition for best reliability. I tried to use an Accel coil on my turbo and it didn't like it. The ignition box failed after a little while. The coil was over...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-31-2013, 08:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 297
Posted By dl242gt
What model and engine?

What model and engine?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-31-2013, 08:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 234
Posted By dl242gt
It's a turbo. As pointed out above 240 turbos...

It's a turbo. As pointed out above 240 turbos have the large bearing and 3 large size ujoints.

No it's not a good idea to drive with a screaming bearing. It will eventually seize and can cause...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-29-2013, 07:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 713
Posted By dl242gt
You may have a flaky regulator. Also make sure...

You may have a flaky regulator. Also make sure that ground from the alternator to the bracket is in good shape. It's rare but I have encountered regulators that cause too high output from the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-29-2013, 07:29 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,333
Posted By dl242gt
What ecu are you using? A turbo one? There is a...

What ecu are you using? A turbo one? There is a full throttle enrichment wire that isn't used by the turbo ecu did you make sure to remove it? Sorry I forget what number pin it is. But a good manual...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-17-2013, 06:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 615
Posted By dl242gt
if you do put the o2 sensor in the downpipe. then...

if you do put the o2 sensor in the downpipe. then it is a good idea to update to a three wire heated one since it won't get the direct heat pre turbo like stock.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-14-2013, 11:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 548
Posted By dl242gt
Volvo used the same injection which is cis but...

Volvo used the same injection which is cis but they avoided calling it CIS because the turbo and 82 model 240s had the CIS aka Constant Idle System.

The buzzing is normal and means the lambda...
Forum: performance & suspension 10-11-2013, 08:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 586
Posted By dl242gt
Check with enem. I use the V15 turbo cam in my 82...

Check with enem. I use the V15 turbo cam in my 82 turbo and the V15 n/a cam in my 93 wagon. Both cams made very good improvements to the engines. Enem has a lot of cams for sohc red blocks....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-11-2013, 08:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 548
Posted By dl242gt
If it really is a fuel pressure problem. Then you...

If it really is a fuel pressure problem. Then you really do need to get or borrow the above mentioned kjet fuel system pressure tester. Then you can properly troubleshoot it.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-11-2013, 08:08 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,364
Posted By dl242gt
For sure check all this other stuff. But back...

For sure check all this other stuff. But back when I had an 81 B21F kjet wagon with the described problem. It turned out to be the main pressure pump was bad. Drove me crazy figuring it out because I...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-11-2013, 08:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 340
Posted By dl242gt
I've seen that red V8 2dr wagon in person a few...

I've seen that red V8 2dr wagon in person a few times. Very nicely done and has been serving it's owner well for many years.

If you want to build it. You have the time and tools. Then build your...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-06-2013, 01:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 979
Posted By dl242gt
945ti mentioned one of the most helpful cooling...

945ti mentioned one of the most helpful cooling suggestions which is if your car is using a green cap. Get it the hell out of there and use a black pressure cap on the expansion tank. Also using a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-04-2013, 06:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 783
Posted By dl242gt
Replacement gland nuts were available from Koni...

Replacement gland nuts were available from Koni for a bit over $20 each. Give them diameter and threads and they can give you a price.
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