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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-12-2017, 02:24 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By WhiteT5
The Green book indicates that the behavior I...

The Green book indicates that the behavior I described is either an open circuit between the airbag and the crash sensor, or an internal fault with the crash sensor.

I tested the circuit between...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-04-2017, 01:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,005
Posted By WhiteT5
Well... there aren't many resources online for...

Well... there aren't many resources online for the SRS system on this car, so I bought the SRS greenbook. I'll update with any resolution.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-03-2017, 08:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,005
Posted By WhiteT5
Oh joy. Wouldn't the code-reading function still...

Oh joy. Wouldn't the code-reading function still work? Did you have to replace the clockspring or what?

I've tried reading the code and resetting dozens of times now with no success. I even...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-03-2017, 08:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 554
Posted By WhiteT5
I think Wal-mart sells some sort of super-value...

I think Wal-mart sells some sort of super-value battery for $45 or $50. It's not even the Everstart. It's just black and says something about value on it in white lettering.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-31-2017, 08:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,005
Posted By WhiteT5
SRS Light On - Unable to Retrieve Codes or Reset

I just finished up doing the blower motor on the 240 and am pleased to say it went without a hitch... until I started the car up and the SRS light is now permanently illuminated. :doh:

I remember...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-16-2016, 11:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 805
Posted By WhiteT5
Which Blower Motor Brand?

Now that the cold is here, the original blower motor in my '92 240 has died after 25 years and 254k miles.

I'm shopping for a new one and have come across 2 options for the same price.

One is...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-27-2016, 10:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 786
Posted By WhiteT5
Yep, very likely. I wish there were more...

Yep, very likely. I wish there were more shock/strut choices available for us.

- Bilstein HDs are nice and super durable, but they are also pretty expensive and ride a bit rough.
- Bilstein TCs...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-27-2016, 08:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 786
Posted By WhiteT5
How many miles on the setup? Bilstein Tourings...

How many miles on the setup? Bilstein Tourings don't have a long lifespan in my experience. My 240 killed a set to the point that both struts were leaking hydraulic fluid on the floor in just 55k...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-27-2016, 04:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,707
Posted By WhiteT5
After I pulled a bunch of sensor plugs last week...

After I pulled a bunch of sensor plugs last week and did some testing at the ECU, I haven't really been having this issue. Maybe there is a flaky connection somewhere.

I ran a compression test...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-21-2016, 10:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,707
Posted By WhiteT5
The coolant sensor is reading close to the...

The coolant sensor is reading close to the resistance values listed in the Bentley book when I tested it at the ECU last night. I'll try cleaning up the contacts to see if that helps.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-20-2016, 07:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,707
Posted By WhiteT5
Yep. That's how I always start it. Move to pos....

Yep. That's how I always start it. Move to pos. II and wait a couple seconds; then crank.



I actually have an old Autometer boost gauge from my 850. I had someone start it while I looked at...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-17-2016, 09:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,707
Posted By WhiteT5
I haven't messed with the throttle plate on this...

I haven't messed with the throttle plate on this car, so there's no reason for it to not be at factory position.

No funny-colored smoke from the exhaust. The car drives great at speed. It just...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-11-2016, 05:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,707
Posted By WhiteT5
I installed a new TPS today and there's no change...

I installed a new TPS today and there's no change :grrr:. Back to the drawing board...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-07-2016, 04:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 948
Posted By WhiteT5
I just replaced the rear U-Joint on my M47 240...

I just replaced the rear U-Joint on my M47 240 with a GMB joint that has a zerk fitting. All went well and there is no new vibration.

The alignment marks are incredibly crude. Here are some...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-07-2016, 01:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,707
Posted By WhiteT5
I don't think the TPS is adjustable on LH 3.1. I...

I don't think the TPS is adjustable on LH 3.1. I think you may be onto something with the TPS though. I pulled the throttle body and ran the resistance tests listed in the Bentley book.

If the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-07-2016, 11:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,707
Posted By WhiteT5
It had Bougicords and a Bosch Cap/Rotor on it and...

It had Bougicords and a Bosch Cap/Rotor on it and they were replaced with the NGKs and Beru stuff. There was no difference.

The fuel pressure regulator is new-ish Bosch, as is the main fuel pump....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-06-2016, 08:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,707
Posted By WhiteT5
My 240 is stumbly on hot starts

https://youtu.be/HzqwQjBG93k

1992 240 M47 LH 3.1

I'm pretty certain my 240 hasn't always done this. Every time I start it, it's stumbly like this. The problem is worse when the engine is hot,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-03-2016, 09:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,017
Posted By WhiteT5
My car is LH 3.1, so the TPS is not adjustable to...

My car is LH 3.1, so the TPS is not adjustable to my understanding. I've looked at the throttle plate and it doesn't seem very dirty... just a very light layer of grease/grime.

I'm thinking about...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-02-2016, 08:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,366
Posted By WhiteT5
Napa sells Beru (made in Germany) caps and...

Napa sells Beru (made in Germany) caps and rotors. I just bought some yesterday and it was about $21 altogether.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-02-2016, 04:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,017
Posted By WhiteT5
Back from the dead... sorry. I am having the...

Back from the dead... sorry.

I am having the exact same issue with my '92. It drives fine and gets decent mileage, but the idle sucks. It sits right around 900 RPM at idle with A/C turned off,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-09-2016, 09:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,365
Posted By WhiteT5
Meh. When Monroes are $30, KYBs are $35, Mexican...

Meh. When Monroes are $30, KYBs are $35, Mexican Sachs/Boge are $40, and Bilstein Tourings are $70, it's a pretty easy decision. KYB is no performance shock, but I haven't heard of any major...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-09-2016, 10:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,365
Posted By WhiteT5
KYBs are on the way.

KYBs are on the way.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-08-2016, 09:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,365
Posted By WhiteT5
Fine, and it passes the bounce test. I'm pretty...

Fine, and it passes the bounce test. I'm pretty sure the seal catastrophically failed very recently. I only noticed it b/c I was looking for the DOT date stamp on the tire.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-08-2016, 07:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,365
Posted By WhiteT5
Anyone Seen a Strut Leak this Bad?

So this is the driver's side strut on my '92 240. It's got a 55k mile/7yr old Bilstein Touring insert inside of it. The volume of fluid made me think it was brake fluid at first, but the level in...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-24-2015, 08:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 892
Posted By WhiteT5
'92 240 Weird Whirring/Whining Noise w/ Video

The car in question is a basically stock '92 244 w/ M47 transmission and 242k miles.

After a long time of trouble free operation, the 240 has a new problem. At speeds over 20 Km/h, it makes this...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-28-2014, 11:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,024
Posted By WhiteT5
Are the centers gold on yours? Do you have all...

Are the centers gold on yours? Do you have all of the center caps?

When we re-introduced the Compe a couple years ago, I asked Turbobricks if we should build them in RWD Volvo sizing (15" and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-14-2013, 03:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,395
Posted By WhiteT5
New FPR didn't really change anything. I'm not...

New FPR didn't really change anything. I'm not too upset about it as it is probably good preventative maintenance to replace it now rather than wait until the 21 year old unit just goes bad...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-04-2013, 11:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,395
Posted By WhiteT5
So... a replacement IAC changed nothing. ...

So... a replacement IAC changed nothing.

About a week ago, I replaced the vacuum line for the FPR with some spare hose since the original hose was slightly "loose" on its fitting. Tonight, I...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-16-2013, 10:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,395
Posted By WhiteT5
Resistance on the wires looks good. They are all...

Resistance on the wires looks good. They are all within 2-3% of each other. No carbon tracks evident inside the cap. Plugs are all gapped to .028 and look like they all just came out of the box.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-16-2013, 08:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,395
Posted By WhiteT5
Plugs are new NGK copper. The cap and rotor have...

Plugs are new NGK copper. The cap and rotor have no more than 5k miles on them. The only old-ish thing in the ignition system is the Kingsborne wires, which have about 40k miles on them.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-16-2013, 07:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,395
Posted By WhiteT5
I've still got this idle issue and it's bugging...

I've still got this idle issue and it's bugging me since I've been driving the 240 while the Saab is down for major surgery (clutch, etc.). I took the idle air control valve off of the car to test...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-02-2013, 09:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 830
Posted By WhiteT5
Thread resurrection... I know. Does anyone...

Thread resurrection... I know.

Does anyone know if Volvo sells just the rearmost gasket from this kit? I don't want or need the whole kit. Part number?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-26-2012, 03:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,395
Posted By WhiteT5
Idle Vibration (Not from Motor Mounts)

So our '92 240 w/ LH3.1 has a strange idle problem once warmed up. It starts smoothly and runs just fine, but after driving on the highway for a little while and then coming to a red light, I get a...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-24-2012, 01:15 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 12,164
Posted By WhiteT5
B cam is in. The car is still slow, but it feels...

B cam is in. The car is still slow, but it feels like it has at least 10 more hp above 3k RPM now with no noticeable loss on the low end. It's so much more drivable now. We've had the 240 for...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-16-2012, 05:09 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 12,164
Posted By WhiteT5
No problem. Let me know if you find it. I might...

No problem. Let me know if you find it. I might be craving more after the B cam. We'll see.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-16-2012, 04:12 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 12,164
Posted By WhiteT5
I had a lead on a V cam from a European member,...

I had a lead on a V cam from a European member, but it fell through because they couldn't find it in their stash.

I just bought and received a B cam from a member here and will install it straight...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-26-2012, 11:07 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 12,164
Posted By WhiteT5
I think I've settled on a V cam unless anyone...

I think I've settled on a V cam unless anyone thinks that it is somehow inferior to a VX3.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-23-2012, 09:00 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 12,164
Posted By WhiteT5
I only wish old Volvos were abundant in junkyards...

I only wish old Volvos were abundant in junkyards here. I can count on one hand the number of 70s 240s I've ever seen driving around here. I've never seen one in a yard.

What cam would an '82...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-23-2012, 02:03 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 12,164
Posted By WhiteT5
The car has to pass emissions. Texas emissions...

The car has to pass emissions. Texas emissions testing, from what I've been told, is just as strict as California, so I don't want to make it difficult for the car to pass.

The car is...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-21-2012, 10:54 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 12,164
Posted By WhiteT5
VX Cam - Worth the Cost?

I've read nearly every thread on TB regarding cams over the last week and have finally decided that I'd like to have a VX cam for our occasionally driven '92 240 w/ M47. I can't take the lack of...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-31-2012, 11:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,380
Posted By WhiteT5
I may give one of these guys a visit. I wonder...

I may give one of these guys a visit. I wonder if any of them are open weekends. Dallas is a minimum 1 hr drive for me without traffic since I live about 15 minutes SW of Denton.

This weekend,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-22-2012, 10:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,380
Posted By WhiteT5
So there is no high side port? ...

So there is no high side port?




Perhaps some of them were R134 from the factory, but mine was not. I can't see any ports on the compressor from above.

I topped the system off with R134...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-22-2012, 01:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,380
Posted By WhiteT5
A/C High Side Service Port... Do I even have one?

The car is a '92 240 with an R134 retrofit. Static low pressure seems stupid high at 140 psi with ambient temps of 105° F, but when I turn the A/C on, it drops like crazy to about 20 psi and then...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-22-2012, 12:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,272
Posted By WhiteT5
Quite. It gets more than cold enough to keep us...

Quite. It gets more than cold enough to keep us comfy through Texas summers.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-21-2012, 01:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,272
Posted By WhiteT5
Or you could use an R134 substitute that won't...

Or you could use an R134 substitute that won't cause problems if it comes in contact with R12. I've been running Envirocool in the 240 for nearly 3 years with no problems.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-31-2012, 10:43 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 460
Posted By WhiteT5
Poor Running when Cold

The car is a '92 240 w/ 5-Spd manual and LH 3.1 with 226k miles. The problem is that it runs like absolute crap the first couple miles in the morning, bucking a bit and hesitating when the go pedal...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-08-2011, 09:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 677
Posted By WhiteT5
So I only had about 5 minutes to look at it this...

So I only had about 5 minutes to look at it this morning before leaving for work. I got home today and played with it a little more.

I found that it won't stay running for more than a split...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-08-2011, 12:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 677
Posted By WhiteT5
240 Won't Idle

The car in question is a '92 240 w/ M47 5-spd, LH 3.1, and 220k miles. It has new-ish fuel pumps, CPS, and ignition stuff.

So the misses told me that the 240 was surging yesterday when she...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-19-2011, 11:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,331
Posted By WhiteT5
I realize that brake pad wear will also cause the...

I realize that brake pad wear will also cause the fluid level to drop, but the car only sees about 11-12k miles a year with 90% of that being highway. The pads are almost like new.

Since this is...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-19-2011, 10:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,331
Posted By WhiteT5
So this thing is still leaking VERY slowly. It's...

So this thing is still leaking VERY slowly. It's taken almost 2 years for it to move fluid from the MAX to MIN line on the brake fluid reservoir. I tried tightening the big nut on the valve itself...
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