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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-03-2017, 08:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 297
Posted By JohnLane
Hearing turn signals in the radio implies a...

Hearing turn signals in the radio implies a ground issue.... Radio and/or aerial.

Plug wires... Secondary ignition makes snapping tone at engine speed.

Radio condenser at back of alternator...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-03-2017, 09:48 AM
Replies: 14
740: no start
Views: 502
Posted By JohnLane
OP what do you define as "Good spark?" Being...

OP what do you define as "Good spark?"

Being able to see a spark across plug electrodes at night does not mean that the plug gets fired with compression in that hole. Pull the coil wire out of...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-03-2017, 09:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 820
Posted By JohnLane
Winter beater. Implies driving in snow/ice. ...

Winter beater. Implies driving in snow/ice.

Scare up a set of Bilsteins for front and rear.

Replace the dead suspension bushings and ball joints.

A set of fresh snow tires.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-29-2017, 03:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 485
Posted By JohnLane
:rofl:

:rofl:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-29-2017, 03:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 552
Posted By JohnLane
All PRV sixes with K-Jet got the same air...

All PRV sixes with K-Jet got the same air metering housing. Air flows down through it. Same as many Mercedes and other critters around the world. Done for what works for the manufacturer per...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-20-2017, 01:14 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,230
Posted By JohnLane
OP a good place to start is 'No spark.' ...

OP a good place to start is 'No spark.'

The distributor turns when cranked? The wooden timing gear fails with regularity in those... But it is quiet.

No spark... You said that there is...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-20-2017, 01:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 686
Posted By JohnLane
Many times I have seen calipers that pass no...

Many times I have seen calipers that pass no fluid with the bleeder removed. Pikky-tool poke at the hole with the bleeder removed and brake fluid flows normally. Bleeders plug up 10 to one...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-19-2017, 07:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 686
Posted By JohnLane
Calipers get 'rebuilt' wrong with mismatched...

Calipers get 'rebuilt' wrong with mismatched halves bolted together.

Brake master cylinders fail.

DIY-er doesn't bleed brakes well.

It happens. Get to it.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-19-2017, 07:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,551
Posted By JohnLane
Fourth gear switches fail. Wires that snake...

Fourth gear switches fail. Wires that snake through the shifter fail. Wires under the shifter boot fail.

OP first thing ya do now is snake a length of wire through the shifter and connect it...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-17-2017, 11:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 742
Posted By JohnLane
Don't be such a baby!

Don't be such a baby!
Forum: performance & modifications 10-15-2017, 04:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,284
Posted By JohnLane
Someone got busy with the shoehorn to fit that.

Someone got busy with the shoehorn to fit that.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-15-2017, 04:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 467
Posted By JohnLane
Mmmmm.... The bemoaned K-Jet hot start issue. ...

Mmmmm.... The bemoaned K-Jet hot start issue. Test test test... Verify replace.

Doing it right is not inexpensive and when finished you will still have K-Jet.

Volvo fitted a nice pulsed...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-15-2017, 04:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 521
Posted By JohnLane
Were it slipping power steering would also not...

Were it slipping power steering would also not work at the same time. Seems like this was not an issue in '87. It was B-230 cars where Elroy left the crank bolt loose for the crank pulley to spin...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-15-2017, 04:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 853
Posted By JohnLane
OP a real answer for what has happened with your...

OP a real answer for what has happened with your high miles engine does not happen via the TB poll.

Inspect... Test... Verify.

Basics first. Cam timing. Leak down test for the engine. ...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-15-2017, 04:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 531
Posted By JohnLane
Question has to be.... "What is your intent for...

Question has to be.... "What is your intent for the car?"

Fresh fluids keep them fresh. Even synthetics.

Want that M-47 that is not really known to live much longer then the average large...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-15-2017, 04:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 784
Posted By JohnLane
Eh?

Eh?
Forum: performance & modifications 10-15-2017, 04:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,284
Posted By JohnLane
*Lays a dollar on the table.... Anyone bet...

*Lays a dollar on the table.... Anyone bet against me?

Fellow who posted the YouTube video quickly lost interest in babysitting time-wasters through a project that 90% won't finish.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-15-2017, 04:08 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,877
Posted By JohnLane
JVL flywheel. Contact him directly. No doubt...

JVL flywheel. Contact him directly. No doubt effort has been put into solving such issues.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-14-2017, 07:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 784
Posted By JohnLane
I'd do t-belt and front seals for $300. Wrong...

I'd do t-belt and front seals for $300. Wrong side of the state from your brother though.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-03-2017, 11:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,209
Posted By JohnLane
Jeeezus.... Is there anything you don't have pics...

Jeeezus.... Is there anything you don't have pics and part numbers for? Bravo!
Forum: performance & modifications 10-03-2017, 03:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,209
Posted By JohnLane
I had an R-Sport wheel very similar to yours...

I had an R-Sport wheel very similar to yours decades ago. It came with a 'padded center' that went around the horn button and attached via the shape of the pad to steering wheel spokes with tits...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-16-2017, 02:14 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,634
Posted By JohnLane
A really good driver will go around turns faster...

A really good driver will go around turns faster in a poorly done car then the savage with no talent in a capable car. Getting to where you have a feel for the car... This comes from seat time...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-15-2017, 10:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,634
Posted By JohnLane
IF everything is right with the car..... ...

IF everything is right with the car.....

Learn to drive the car!

Practice-practice-practice-practice

Many 'issues' with how a car handles are due to a ham-fisted driver being a savage in...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-15-2017, 12:39 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,389
Posted By JohnLane
Guys be sure to click the 'Play' arrow at top...

Guys be sure to click the 'Play' arrow at top right.

Have tissues handy.

Lankku.... Broken drivetrain parts to ya! Bravo Sir.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-01-2017, 10:09 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 11,429
Posted By JohnLane
Richard... Thanks for sharing over the years. ...

Richard... Thanks for sharing over the years.

Hopefully your GP-A car is in good hands and continues to be thrashed.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-27-2017, 06:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,511
Posted By JohnLane
Damn guys. The E-55 gets 26 on the freeway...

Damn guys. The E-55 gets 26 on the freeway whilst intermittently being a savage.

Soooooo much more to life then good gas mileage.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-25-2017, 03:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 443
Posted By JohnLane
Voltmeter will give volts made. Should be...

Voltmeter will give volts made. Should be 13.8-14.2 as it runs.

Cigarette lighter socket very often has layer of corrosion on it. Remove and clean it up.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-24-2017, 09:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 677
Posted By JohnLane
Compression test followed by leak-down test. ...

Compression test followed by leak-down test.

Hopefully not dead.

Painful lessons stick with you. Bet a knock sensor is never left loose again. Check... Recheck.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-24-2017, 09:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 443
Posted By JohnLane
20 Volts says that you have an issue with the...

20 Volts says that you have an issue with the alternator.

20 amps for a draw from a cigarette lighter says that it is time you quit smoking!

Or replace the heater element for the lighter. ...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-24-2017, 08:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 487
Posted By JohnLane
Where in your exhaustive list of bits apparently...

Where in your exhaustive list of bits apparently fired from the parts cannon is....

"Balance all tires?"
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-24-2017, 08:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 648
Posted By JohnLane
Older cars went into closed loop as soon as the...

Older cars went into closed loop as soon as the O2 sensor was warm enough to make a signal. Temp sensors are there to keep slow fluctuations in fuel mixture from happening for the idle they all did...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-14-2017, 12:22 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,588
Posted By JohnLane
:rofl: it is sooooooo important to you to have...

:rofl: it is sooooooo important to you to have been a part of my PRV six.

I recognized the PRV six in an Eagle Premier in 1989 when I rented one after breaking a main shaft in an M-46 at the...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-13-2017, 11:21 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,588
Posted By JohnLane
Arrogance? This we see from you John. Usually...

Arrogance? This we see from you John. Usually with age we mellow. You? If anything you are at least 300 pounds heavier (all muscle) behind the keyboard.... No indication of mellowing with...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-12-2017, 11:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 811
Posted By JohnLane
OP when you grounded the small red wire to the...

OP when you grounded the small red wire to the alternator (exciter) with the key on... Dash lights lit up... You know that everything in that circuit is OK.

What does the small red wire connect...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-09-2017, 03:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,272
Posted By JohnLane
The buzzing frequency valve is used to adjust...

The buzzing frequency valve is used to adjust control pressure (thus: Lambda control) once the control pressure regulator raises control pressure after cold running.

Many times I have seen...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-09-2017, 12:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,249
Posted By JohnLane
Ground sender lead to verify that the gauge...

Ground sender lead to verify that the gauge immediately runs to the red with key on.

If not check at firewall connector. Easy enough to replace that yellow wire if needed.

As for the fuse...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-06-2017, 01:38 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,141
Posted By JohnLane
You sir are in need of more radiator capacity. ...

You sir are in need of more radiator capacity.
Aftermarket aluminum radiators can be purchased by core size, by application... Made up however you like. Another 3-5 pounds in a big aluminum...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-06-2017, 12:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 637
Posted By JohnLane
Zach... Try the test for yourself. Circuit is...

Zach... Try the test for yourself. Circuit is to ground via the amp light. Power from key (key on) or power from alternator (key off) When diodes in the alternator die for amp light on with key...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-06-2017, 12:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 637
Posted By JohnLane
OP you describe a common repair done when the...

OP you describe a common repair done when the engine wiring harness gets crappy under the front of the engine.

Key off. Connect exciter lead to alternator output lead with an assistant...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-06-2017, 11:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 513
Posted By JohnLane
http://www.ebay.com/itm/1x-DC-6V-12V-Car-Voltage-C...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1x-DC-6V-12V-Car-Voltage-Circuit-Tester-Pen-Detector-Probe-Continuity-Test-Light/172707389977?_trksid=p2385738.c100677.m4598&_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIC.MBE%26ao%3D1%26...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-06-2017, 11:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,008
Posted By JohnLane
OP weld a bung into the trans pan to install a...

OP weld a bung into the trans pan to install a one wire temp sensor.

Some good suggestions here for aux trans coolers. Over cooling the oil in low ambient temps is not good for the trans.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-06-2017, 11:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,157
Posted By JohnLane
Show of hands.... How many of us have experienced...

Show of hands.... How many of us have experienced a 'crankshaft failure' related to an engine making ZOMG levels of power in our Volvos?

Short answer... Not happening. Those making four figures...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-06-2017, 11:09 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,141
Posted By JohnLane
Those were all about quiet operation. Quiet,...

Those were all about quiet operation. Quiet, effective, no babysitting. Toyota gave that one enough radiator capacity which helps.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-03-2017, 01:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 673
Posted By JohnLane
Watch 'for sale' for someone's project that got...

Watch 'for sale' for someone's project that got finished and is now for sale at 20-30 cents on the dollar. Get one with a manual other then an M-46. Don't have money now? Don't start a project...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-03-2017, 01:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 545
Posted By JohnLane
328k on this automagic? It may be due for...

328k on this automagic? It may be due for freshening in addition to a knockdown cable!

At least give it a kick down cable, adjust it correctly and fresh synthetic ATF.

I've seen AW boxes...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-30-2017, 10:17 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,141
Posted By JohnLane
As we are pondering losses due to the fan.... ...

As we are pondering losses due to the fan....

Driving down the road even at 30 mph...

If the fan is Yelling it is time to increase the size of the radiator.

The fan should only be needed...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-25-2017, 09:10 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,685
Posted By JohnLane
OP a leak down test applies pressure to each...

OP a leak down test applies pressure to each cylinder. You get an indication of percentage of loss + with pressure applied you can easily see if... The coolant level changes in the bottle.... If...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-24-2017, 02:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 807
Posted By JohnLane
That said; we here in Washington must have...

That said; we here in Washington must have 'California Emissions' on any and all new cars purchased.

Ugh. Today the old beater can be sniffed out when it is 1/4 mile or more ahead of you. ...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-23-2017, 03:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,162
Posted By JohnLane
The head has 'Pulse-air' ports that Elroy cooked...

The head has 'Pulse-air' ports that Elroy cooked up a way to fill in that is not quite bad enough for thereifixedit.com
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-10-2017, 11:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 482
Posted By JohnLane
Cable and clutch. Be sure to lubricate input...

Cable and clutch. Be sure to lubricate input shaft splines so the disc can slide easily.
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