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Forum: performance & modifications Today, 07:47 AM
Replies: 27
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Posted By 90volvo
lug centered

Ive ran lug centered before. It works as long as you the one installing the wheel etc. I still think you get some vibrations.
I had a local machine shop open mine, they charged 40 bucks.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Yesterday, 08:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 61
Posted By 90volvo
Sorry I forgot to put that in my post. But I used...

Sorry I forgot to put that in my post. But I used Dave Barton web site and bypass it by his instructions.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Yesterday, 07:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 61
Posted By 90volvo
light gremlins

1986 Volvo 245 m46. This car been sitting for a while. Ive decided to get it lined out to sell. Anway, I got he headlight working properly and directionals working. But no taillights or brake lights....
Forum: performance & modifications 05-21-2018, 11:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 515
Posted By 90volvo
I want them to fit tight so they stay centered....

I want them to fit tight so they stay centered. If I wasnt worried about it I would use a die grinder. Im running lug centric now and its kinda a pain, all shops zip wheels on and of course I have to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-21-2018, 11:14 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,090
Posted By 90volvo
gotcha.

gotcha.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-20-2018, 02:57 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,090
Posted By 90volvo
You still need to put a vacuum pump on it. To get...

You still need to put a vacuum pump on it. To get all the old junk out of it and see if it holds with no leaks. you might be ok, Whats your gauges telling you?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-20-2018, 02:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 120
Posted By 90volvo
Thanks for the info, and for the link. Will be...

Thanks for the info, and for the link. Will be handy. I have 3 240s now. Fixing small stuff on the wagon to sell. Keeping the other 2.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-20-2018, 12:20 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 97
Posted By 90volvo
instrument wire-blue

blue wire goes where? 86 245 m46. Thanks
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-19-2018, 11:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 120
Posted By 90volvo
instrument wire-blue

Been working on my instrument panel on 1986 Volvo 245 m46. I found where all the wire go, but I am unsure where the blue wire goes? Ive did a search and found all info on there others but nothing on...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-19-2018, 06:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 515
Posted By 90volvo
Gotcha, if machine shop wont open it up for me;...

Gotcha, if machine shop wont open it up for me; then Ill pursure the brake hone idea. Thanks a million;
Forum: performance & modifications 05-19-2018, 12:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 515
Posted By 90volvo
Kinda what I thought. Thanks looks like I'm...

Kinda what I thought. Thanks looks like I'm heading to machine shop Monday.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-19-2018, 03:02 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 515
Posted By 90volvo
press fit wheel adapters?

I have some wheel adapters with 63.4mm inside diameter. I know Volvo 240 hubs are 65.1. My question is could I heat up the adapters (alum.) and get them over the hub? If Im figuring correctly its...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-06-2018, 05:42 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 4,089
Posted By 90volvo
When I pulled my back seat I had a huge burn spot...

When I pulled my back seat I had a huge burn spot on the bottom of the seat from fuel pump wire. Im lucky it didnt catch fire; I eventually ran all new wire for the fuel pump and converted to one...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-05-2018, 05:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 497
Posted By 90volvo
Yelp, looks like Im on hold on my new wheels and...

Yelp, looks like Im on hold on my new wheels and tires until I have time to investigate. I would say you guys are right some one forced the M12 on there. Will keep ya posted and thanks for the help.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-05-2018, 03:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 497
Posted By 90volvo
lug nut size is???

I have a 90 Volvo 240. Everywhere I look including here says the lug size is 1/2x20. So I ordered that size and they are not right. So, went to parts store they said 1/2x 20 too. So I went and pulled...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-04-2018, 10:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 613
Posted By 90volvo
oh yeh everyday driver.not racing.

oh yeh everyday driver.not racing.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-04-2018, 10:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 613
Posted By 90volvo
best tire size for my volvo

1990 volvo 240. The wheels are 15x6.5 what is the best tire size to run that would be wider than stock and little shorter. I was thinking 215 60 15 what ya think?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-02-2018, 04:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,525
Posted By 90volvo
never mind I see how you did it. Thanks

never mind I see how you did it. Thanks
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-02-2018, 04:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,525
Posted By 90volvo
thanks a million

been trying to figure this out. This info very useful and will save me alot of time. How do you get the old ac switch out know it wont come forward. Thanks km
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-02-2018, 04:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 239
Posted By 90volvo
Gotcha, Thanks man. If I dont do the switch then...

Gotcha, Thanks man. If I dont do the switch then I guess I can just leave it on all the time. I appreciate the info.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-02-2018, 03:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 239
Posted By 90volvo
ok, well with the on and off switch I can use it...

ok, well with the on and off switch I can use it instead of twisting the knob all the time. I know that seems crazy to you but Ive layed bricks for 30 plus yrs and believe it or not I have a hard...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-02-2018, 03:39 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,090
Posted By 90volvo
ac

I would replace the orfice tube if it has one. Then pump it down. The port should be on the back of the compressor. I have a 93 240 I can go check it if needed. You can barrow a vacuum pump from...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-02-2018, 03:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 239
Posted By 90volvo
AC on and off switch

I know Ive seen a post on this but I am not finding it on search. Basically I have a 90 240, I would like to put an on and off switch to use with the thermostat switch. What wires would I use? Im...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-29-2018, 01:48 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,090
Posted By 90volvo
duracool. I did the 134a with new drier and new...

duracool. I did the 134a with new drier and new orings. Never cooled well so I had the 134a takin out and pumped it down then added duracool. Its cold as ice in 100 degree temps. 134a does work but...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-28-2018, 12:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 871
Posted By 90volvo
After 3 new gaskets breaking I just used permatex...

After 3 new gaskets breaking I just used permatex form a gasket.But never did the water deal. Anyway no leaks.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-28-2018, 12:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 835
Posted By 90volvo
the condenser fan helps alot. It will lower your...

the condenser fan helps alot. It will lower your pressures and allow you put more fridge in. I put a 14 inch on mine with heavy duty zip ties. Been 2 yrs. I did clean my system out and put new orings...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-20-2018, 12:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 614
Posted By 90volvo
heres the link but I getting them right from JNC...

heres the link but I getting them right from JNC talked to them on phone they will do the 5x108 bolt pattern...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-19-2018, 10:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 614
Posted By 90volvo
Yes they are 5x108. What size tire do you run?

Yes they are 5x108. What size tire do you run?
Forum: performance & modifications 04-19-2018, 07:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 614
Posted By 90volvo
16x8 wheels?

Found some good looking wheels for a good price. The specs are 16x8 with +20 offset. Will these fit 90 Volvo 240? Will I need wheel spacers and if so how thick. Thanks
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-27-2018, 02:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 687
Posted By 90volvo
you were probably smart. It will make for a good...

you were probably smart. It will make for a good first car for my son. Hes learning alot, I have 2 parts cars, it will work out. 240 in decent shape are getting harder to find. They are either junk...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-24-2018, 10:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 687
Posted By 90volvo
hey it has new michelin tires and wheels worth...

hey it has new michelin tires and wheels worth 300. Ill have less that 1000 in it and will make a good first car for my son. I wanted it to be a project car so he will learn how to work on vehicles....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-24-2018, 08:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 687
Posted By 90volvo
Yes, it was rough and he wanted way to much for...

Yes, it was rough and he wanted way to much for it. Got it for 800, not sure if it was worth that. Ive already fixed oil leaks, brakes, cleaned interior, fixed door handles, and serviced the engine...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-24-2018, 12:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 687
Posted By 90volvo
Must be I found no record of a factory setup....

Must be I found no record of a factory setup. Just thought I'd ask.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-23-2018, 11:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 687
Posted By 90volvo
93 volvo 240 red light?

Just bought a 93 volvo 240 for my son, it says classic on back on trunk and says limited edition on the inside by the dash. On the right side of the instrument panel on the small square panel there...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-18-2018, 07:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 742
Posted By 90volvo
Yelp. If you don't mind man it would be awesome....

Yelp. If you don't mind man it would be awesome. Yes, ive given up on rattle can. I'll leave it black before I do a mismatch beige.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-18-2018, 10:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 742
Posted By 90volvo
Hate for you to go all the trouble. Basically SEM...

Hate for you to go all the trouble. Basically SEM Camel is to dark or could say to brown. I would need a mixture don't think a color code would help them.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-18-2018, 02:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 742
Posted By 90volvo
Basically the holes dont line up thats why I had...

Basically the holes dont line up thats why I had to cut some off the face to get the cap the move back toward windshield. Now the only problem left is the place on the left side of the dash where it...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-17-2018, 09:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 742
Posted By 90volvo
Ok. Will do. Will probably be Monday before I can.

Ok. Will do. Will probably be Monday before I can.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-17-2018, 10:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 742
Posted By 90volvo
Im posting this cause it might help somebody. The...

Im posting this cause it might help somebody. The dash cap I got was from JC Whitney. I figured out its made by Dashtop. Its probably thicker than accuform dashcap. But its does not fit well. Im...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-16-2018, 05:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 742
Posted By 90volvo
Nope I an basically in the middle of nowhere. I...

Nope I an basically in the middle of nowhere. I do have a Oriellys an old parts store. They dont mix paint. The engine paint is really close but????:-(. Im thinking of leaving it black but man I love...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-16-2018, 11:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 742
Posted By 90volvo
So, I found some SEM Camel here locally but it...

So, I found some SEM Camel here locally but it looks to dark when I tested on a piece of plastic. But maybe my other beige stuff on the dash has faded? I found some other beige paint that is closer...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-15-2018, 12:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 742
Posted By 90volvo
Man Im glad I posted this thread. My cap is gonna...

Man Im glad I posted this thread. My cap is gonna be here tomorrow, I might just leave it black the top part of my dash is already black. Will diffently take your advice and apply it. I dont want to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-14-2018, 10:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 742
Posted By 90volvo
Gotcha, Im gonna leave the dash in the car. Now...

Gotcha, Im gonna leave the dash in the car. Now the 3m tape makes sense, I couldnt find your post but remembered seeing it. Like to ask you is the glare bad with the beige dash? I like the look; I...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-14-2018, 03:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 742
Posted By 90volvo
will do. I hear pros and cons. Ive read that you...

will do. I hear pros and cons. Ive read that you have to at least patch your original dash if its cracked. I used gasket sealer silicone. My original one is really bad. Im seriouly thinking of...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-14-2018, 01:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 742
Posted By 90volvo
dash cap

I have a dash cap coming this week. Couple of questions; First, Ive seen where somebody used 3m dbl. tape on the dash? How did that work out? Second, I know it comes with its own adhesive but is...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-11-2018, 01:51 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,053
Posted By 90volvo
So do you need the drive shaft that I got from...

So do you need the drive shaft that I got from you. I still have it if you need it. You probably did this but after you install everything tap around the ujoints, it help seat everything and free it...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-10-2018, 02:27 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,095
Posted By 90volvo
Id yank it out and pull the head. Find you an...

Id yank it out and pull the head. Find you an experience engine builder and have him help you or take your time and fix it but read up first. My first engine rebuild was a disaster I broke all the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-10-2018, 02:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,753
Posted By 90volvo
Ive always ran synthetic but one time I had some...

Ive always ran synthetic but one time I had some 40 weight regular oil. I was broke and need to change the oil; so I used it. Man I could tell a big difference seemed to kill me on taking off. I...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-07-2018, 02:18 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,053
Posted By 90volvo
every one Ive put ujoints in had arrows stamped...

every one Ive put ujoints in had arrows stamped on them. They are hard to see but I bet they are there, find them and line them up. There is factory paint mark sometimes too.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-06-2018, 07:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 203
Posted By 90volvo
Gotcha, Im doing similiar setup. But gonna try...

Gotcha, Im doing similiar setup. But gonna try and hook it up to the exhaust kinda like a header evac. system. At idle Im getting some blowby out of valve cover but when I rev it up it pulls a...
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