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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-22-2019, 11:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 518
Posted By 57plymouth
The pumps are likely done. Get a helper to...

The pumps are likely done. Get a helper to activate the switch while you check the pumps. Remove the output tubes when the pump is activated. If they flow at the pump try blowing compressed air...
Forum: showroom 06-21-2019, 01:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,386
Posted By 57plymouth
Anyone?

Anyone?
Forum: performance & modifications 06-20-2019, 08:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 748
Posted By 57plymouth
No. 500hp is a pipe dream with a Volvo red...

No. 500hp is a pipe dream with a Volvo red block. I think that the limit of what a red block can do is 300hp. That would take a very good turbo, a 4 valve head with very good cams, and all the...
Forum: showroom 06-20-2019, 08:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,386
Posted By 57plymouth
It crossed over 245,000 miles a few weeks back. ...

It crossed over 245,000 miles a few weeks back.

I have found another car that I'm seriously considering buying. I can't decide if I want to buy that car or not, and if I do should I sell this...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-20-2019, 05:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 748
Posted By 57plymouth
500 to 600hp? When do you start the LS...

500 to 600hp?

When do you start the LS swap?
Forum: projects & restorations 06-03-2019, 02:34 PM
Replies: 463
Views: 104,290
Posted By 57plymouth
No way CwazyWazy spends that kind of money. Nope.

No way CwazyWazy spends that kind of money. Nope.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-17-2019, 08:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 755
Posted By 57plymouth
Probably the contacts on the bulb are not solid...

Probably the contacts on the bulb are not solid to the contacts on the circuit board on the cluster.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-10-2019, 02:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 755
Posted By 57plymouth
I replaced every bulb on my car except the head...

I replaced every bulb on my car except the head light bulbs and the bulbs inside the toggle switches for under $50.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-10-2019, 08:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 755
Posted By 57plymouth
Time to hit ebay for some chinesium LED bulbs.

Time to hit ebay for some chinesium LED bulbs.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-04-2019, 07:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 488
Posted By 57plymouth
I used 2 part epoxy and a piece of sheet metal to...

I used 2 part epoxy and a piece of sheet metal to reinforce my map pockets. Then I painted the insides with spray can bedliner. They look good and have held up great.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-26-2019, 02:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 749
Posted By 57plymouth
I daily my 1991 240 wagon in Columbia, SC. In...

I daily my 1991 240 wagon in Columbia, SC. In case you wondered, it's hot here in the summer.

I am also old enough that I refuse to suffer with a hot car in the summer since I don't have to.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-26-2019, 10:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 657
Posted By 57plymouth
I did the "Internal Bypass" method on the above...

I did the "Internal Bypass" method on the above reference website. I did it as a precaution before the faker board failed. I had the dash apart anyway.

HOWEVER, the reading on your car is...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-23-2019, 08:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 459
Posted By 57plymouth
The 2nd Gen Camaro guys seem to like the Rostra...

The 2nd Gen Camaro guys seem to like the Rostra kits. However, they use one with a cable speedometer drive. I'm not sure on the flying magnet style.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-06-2019, 07:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 996
Posted By 57plymouth
I had the wiring jumper and could not get...

I had the wiring jumper and could not get everything working. I pulled the 2 power wires and ground out of the factory harness and added my own speaker wires.
Forum: showroom 03-28-2019, 04:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,386
Posted By 57plymouth
Over 240K miles and trucking along. It's a...

Over 240K miles and trucking along. It's a lovely shade of yellow in this pollen! Developed an oil leak that I suspect is the rear cam plug. I'll probably pull the valve cover and smear the plug in...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-17-2019, 09:18 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,415
Posted By 57plymouth
Why bother? Small displacement. A 5.3 is small...

Why bother? Small displacement. A 5.3 is small enough.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-14-2019, 02:19 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,415
Posted By 57plymouth
Any LS engine larger than a 4.8. Nice interior...

Any LS engine larger than a 4.8. Nice interior stuff for my 240. That's about it.
Forum: performance & modifications 01-16-2019, 01:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 866
Posted By 57plymouth
I have been very pleased with my IPD lowering...

I have been very pleased with my IPD lowering springs.

Don't be a butcher and cut the springs.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-10-2019, 08:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,809
Posted By 57plymouth
This. 10:00 is still within the normal range. I...

This. 10:00 is still within the normal range. I don't think you need to worry.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-30-2018, 07:37 PM
Replies: 19
240: Air Dams
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Posted By 57plymouth
My 91 Base model has a body color air dam.

My 91 Base model has a body color air dam.
Forum: projects & restorations 12-29-2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,008
Posted By 57plymouth
Redwood Chair. He's a member here with a nice...

Redwood Chair. He's a member here with a nice white 245.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-17-2018, 04:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 987
Posted By 57plymouth
Remove the bulb.

Remove the bulb.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-12-2018, 02:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,391
Posted By 57plymouth
Sounds like the time has come to add a little LS...

Sounds like the time has come to add a little LS swap to your life. Remember that these cars were built with LS swaps in mind. Those tricky Swedes had a crystal ball in the 70's.
Forum: projects & restorations 12-06-2018, 08:16 AM
Replies: 463
Views: 104,290
Posted By 57plymouth
I would imagine that the belt will slip on the...

I would imagine that the belt will slip on the A/C compressor. It doesn't look like it has enough wrap.

But good work! You should be back in action soon.
Forum: showroom 11-30-2018, 05:25 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,517
Posted By 57plymouth
I have the sachs replacement 245 turbo shocks, a...

I have the sachs replacement 245 turbo shocks, a set of 245 turbo sway bars and the IPD lowering springs. It's a pretty hard ride. When I replace the shocks, I will not put on the turbo shocks...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-29-2018, 05:25 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,300
Posted By 57plymouth
The alternators I have bought had the correct...

The alternators I have bought had the correct pulley. If not, that is a service that Advance Auto is supposed to do at no cost. Swapping the pulley is supposed to be part of the deal.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-29-2018, 05:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 980
Posted By 57plymouth
FYI; the system in this write up is different...

FYI; the system in this write up is different than what is used in the 1990 and up cars. Possibly 1989. The system that I have in my 1991 came out of a 1990, and it does not use the vacuum system...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-29-2018, 08:46 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,300
Posted By 57plymouth
If you fix the wiring and the alternator does not...

If you fix the wiring and the alternator does not provide at least 13.5 volts MINIMUM, the alternator is garbage. Like I said, new parts from a parts store cannot be trusted any more. You must test...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-27-2018, 08:08 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,124
Posted By 57plymouth
John, can you give more insight into this swap? ...

John, can you give more insight into this swap? I have been considering the 8.8 swap for a while, but if there is a Toyota axle that fits better I would like to know more about it. What year and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-26-2018, 10:04 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,300
Posted By 57plymouth
I have had such bad luck with Advance Auto Parts....

I have had such bad luck with Advance Auto Parts. I ask them to test every starter or alternator I buy from them before I leave the store. I would bet two donuts and a small black coffee that the...
Forum: website & board 11-23-2018, 04:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,460
Posted By 57plymouth
That car is very nice. My wagon is probably that...

That car is very nice. My wagon is probably that nice now, but I've done a lot to get there. I would offer $5500, but it may just be a $6200 car.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-22-2018, 07:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,416
Posted By 57plymouth
It's probably just the relay. It's beside the...

It's probably just the relay. It's beside the glove box. Just replace the relay and everything will work right.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-19-2018, 09:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 991
Posted By 57plymouth
There is a ground strap in the hinge on both...

There is a ground strap in the hinge on both sides. I don't think it's included in the repair kit. You need to add one in the mix.
Forum: showroom 11-17-2018, 08:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,109
Posted By 57plymouth
That's not what my dreams look like.

That's not what my dreams look like.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-16-2018, 03:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 943
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: 889
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: 463
Views: 104,290
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: 1,278
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: 777
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: 1,228
Posted By 57plymouth
This. Likely the module is dying.

This. Likely the module is dying.
Forum: showroom 10-21-2018, 04:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,386
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: 1,529
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: 25
Views: 3,386
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: 1,640
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: 1,640
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: 1,529
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: 1,295
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: 1,295
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: 1,295
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: 1,295
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...
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