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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-13-2019, 04:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 444
Posted By petiww
I would verify timing base setting with a strobe...

I would verify timing base setting with a strobe light. It is a '88, so it is quite possible that it is too advanced, which would kind of give answer to high idle, power loss and overheating. I'd...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-09-2019, 12:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 499
Posted By petiww
Coolant slowly circulates through the heater core...

Coolant slowly circulates through the heater core while it is idling, thus cool air can quickly cool it back. Either the heater valve cant open fully, or there is blockage or limescale in the heater...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-06-2019, 12:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 901
Posted By petiww
Does your engine have a fifth, blue colored cold...

Does your engine have a fifth, blue colored cold start injector? Does it work? (remove and apply 12V on its terminals)
E10 does not help with cold starts though.
Stronger ignition could help a bit...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-23-2019, 01:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 494
Posted By petiww
Normal if we talk about beat up old volvos. ...

Normal if we talk about beat up old volvos.

It is not. It is there only to keep the greased and shiny surfaces and seals dustfree.

Mine leaked from the left side when the tie rod ends were not...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-20-2019, 05:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 941
Posted By petiww
Tested the cluster which was deprived from its...

Tested the cluster which was deprived from its holy faker board. 100 ohm test brought the needle at a veery close position to 9 o'clock. Just a hair bit lower, so it should be just perfect when...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-17-2019, 12:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 384
Posted By petiww
Everything is possible, even converting an M47 II...

Everything is possible, even converting an M47 II to have speedo output. But that requires a new and completely different tail casting, machining the output flange and who knows what else...
...
Forum: showroom 01-16-2019, 04:04 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,578
Posted By petiww
Like this? ...

Like this?
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/880/27407078328_1d4c8e3832_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/HKSrxf)20180406_162402 (https://flic.kr/p/HKSrxf) by Péter Gede...
Forum: showroom 01-13-2019, 03:10 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,578
Posted By petiww
I like buttcheeks too, not just because the extra...

I like buttcheeks too, not just because the extra storage and spare tire place, it also hides the exhaust and fuel tank. With a matching black coating at the bottom it is not even that noticeable....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-10-2019, 03:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 941
Posted By petiww
I just bypassed one, still needs a 100ohm...

I just bypassed one, still needs a 100ohm resistor test to get it exactly to 9 o'clock. However i can't really understand what goes on here.
Brownie has no temp faker board as its an early cluster,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-14-2018, 08:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 698
Posted By petiww
Yes, flange dia is 39,4mm. I used SKF pn 99155 ...

Yes, flange dia is 39,4mm. I used SKF pn 99155
(http://www.skf.com/us/products/seals/industrial-seals/power-transmission-seals/wear-seals-skf-speedi-sleeve/index.html?designation=99155)
It is not...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-14-2018, 11:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 698
Posted By petiww
I did that already on two rear axles, both turned...

I did that already on two rear axles, both turned out to be completely leakfree after the job. My car needed a speedi-sleeve repair on the flange because the surface was rough in spots, and that...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-24-2018, 03:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 528
Posted By petiww
Thats normal when its idling, the 740 did that...

Thats normal when its idling, the 740 did that too on stands. Its just the small amount of power needed to turn the wheels vs the idle regulating system which fluctuates rpms a bit. Any time the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-23-2018, 06:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,158
Posted By petiww
They do line up, I just wrote that they are off a...

They do line up, I just wrote that they are off a few degrees. Assembling one spline away clockwise or counterclockwise would throw it off way more than that few degrees.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-23-2018, 05:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,158
Posted By petiww
New meyle has the same stupid design, so i left...

New meyle has the same stupid design, so i left that at the shop.

Removed the 10mm spacers, cut some material from the current new aftermarket center support, and finally it feels way better. By...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-22-2018, 06:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,158
Posted By petiww
Cleaned it, i can see them now. They are only a...

Cleaned it, i can see them now. They are only a few degrees away, but they also seem to be hand stamped, so its ok. Rotating one spline away would throw it off way more i'm sure.

Checked a few...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-22-2018, 01:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,158
Posted By petiww
Yes, driveshaft was apart, went back in the same...

Yes, driveshaft was apart, went back in the same spot. Preload, well, i tightened the support bushing carefully with no pressure to the bearing and bushing at all.
Car is a stock height one by the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-21-2018, 03:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,158
Posted By petiww
Thanks for the inputs! Well, after a 100-150km...

Thanks for the inputs! Well, after a 100-150km this has turned into a deeper rumble at higher speeds, and definitely speed related. Vibration and rumble around the previous speeds decreased somehow....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-17-2018, 04:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,158
Posted By petiww
Rumble around 40-50mph

Hi folks!

I recently serviced a very good condition '91 740 to pass MOT. I changed the diff seal, so pulled the driveshaft, and as the center support looked very tired, i decided to change the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-10-2018, 07:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,357
Posted By petiww
Dont know exactly what type speedo you have, mine...

Dont know exactly what type speedo you have, mine is a vdo and acted almost the same. It was the germanium diode which most likely got a little too hot during resoldering. My brother wired in a led...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-03-2018, 04:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 988
Posted By petiww
Check my thread, I just used its original 1980...

Check my thread, I just used its original 1980 seal without the trims. Its completely unnoticeable.
Of course if you know what is missing and check upclose you can see the groove. If one does not...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-29-2018, 05:02 AM
Replies: 2,415
Views: 269,286
Posted By petiww
Wow! Good job! I hope thats not piston slap...

Wow! Good job!
I hope thats not piston slap though, because it sounds just like that and its right on time. :rofl:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-20-2018, 05:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,843
Posted By petiww
Could you share some photos with us? Its...

Could you share some photos with us? Its interesting...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-11-2018, 09:09 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,396
Posted By petiww
Funny because my seat frames were 100% straight,...

Funny because my seat frames were 100% straight, but the adjusting mechanism on the sides were angle offseted, causing serious gangsta lean. Also had a loose bolt where the mechanism is bolted to the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-10-2018, 05:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,842
Posted By petiww
It will get some fresh bushings for the mot check...

It will get some fresh bushings for the mot check next spring. Until that i can live with a slight bit of vibration here and there. :)
Will cut up a set of torque rods and make them adjustable, I...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-08-2018, 05:36 AM
Replies: 273
Views: 103,231
Posted By petiww
Thanks! Yeah, these old colors still rock. :cool:...

Thanks! Yeah, these old colors still rock. :cool:



Thanks man! Appreciate it!

Update time... Well, nothing serious happened to the car over the summer, been here and there, had a great time....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-05-2018, 10:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 905
Posted By petiww
I mean i don't see anything about different path...

I mean i don't see anything about different path wirings to rear taillights in the wiring diagrams.
Every wiring diagram I checked shows the taillight feed from light switch pin 58, which is active...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-05-2018, 07:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 905
Posted By petiww
I don't think its wired differently. Try another...

I don't think its wired differently. Try another light switch, sounds like it may be the culprit.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-04-2018, 03:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,842
Posted By petiww
I have a brand new set of BOGE TABs waiting to go...

I have a brand new set of BOGE TABs waiting to go in. Right now the old ones are still holding up, the left one is slowly separating and starting to tear but its still not clunking, nor collapsed....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-04-2018, 12:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,842
Posted By petiww
Guibo, all i can think of is the thick parts of...

Guibo, all i can think of is the thick parts of the guibo are pushed or pulled, and it may have some influence in resonances.

Two driveshafts were tried in the car, both were pulled apart, but...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-03-2018, 04:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,842
Posted By petiww
As I've been daily driving it in the past months,...

As I've been daily driving it in the past months, these vibes slowly made me to do something about it... In the city it shaked the mirror and can be felt in the whole chassis thats its resonating...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-31-2018, 08:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 795
Posted By petiww
There is no need to index the bushings in the...

There is no need to index the bushings in the front suspension.
Indexing is needed when the bushing rubber is formed specially (with lightening in areas) or the center piece is eccentric, which...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-31-2018, 08:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 576
Posted By petiww
It does not really matter which wire goes where...

It does not really matter which wire goes where as its a simple inductive sensor.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-27-2018, 12:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 592
Posted By petiww
How slow is this?

On a scale from 1 to 10, how slow is this stock 740 wagon? Previously it sat on an open field for 8 years, needed a MAF, injectors, radiator, cam cover gasket, fresh can of fuel (intank was rusted to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-22-2018, 06:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,808
Posted By petiww
Mine works just fine (when the germanium diode...

Mine works just fine (when the germanium diode allows it haha), cover came from an ABS 940 G80 axle. Although one resistor was swapped on the speedo pcb board because the steelmetal cover had 820 Ohm...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-13-2018, 10:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,115
Posted By petiww
Check the sway bar if it has an alu cover, who...

Check the sway bar if it has an alu cover, who knows?!
http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=342319
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-01-2018, 06:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 737
Posted By petiww
I thought about just sourcing two other middle...

I thought about just sourcing two other middle latch (the one with the short seatbelt on it) in place of the cable type latch which is hard to sit on. This way you dont need to modify the chassis.
Forum: projects & restorations 07-25-2018, 12:25 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 103,231
Posted By petiww
Thanks! Yeah, must have been awesome! All "we"...

Thanks!
Yeah, must have been awesome! All "we" had back then in Hungary were just eastern block cars with a lot of smoke. :lol:
Like on this photo from 1983:...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-05-2018, 11:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 918
Posted By petiww
Could be dry swaybar to chassis bushings. If dry,...

Could be dry swaybar to chassis bushings. If dry, over time they easily eat away a few mm from the sway...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-04-2018, 01:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,742
Posted By petiww
Then it threw a CEL light while going to work...

Then it threw a CEL light while going to work (after 10km and a restart). It certainly works to some extent, but thats it. :)
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-03-2018, 04:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,742
Posted By petiww
I bought a 007 MAF to run the 740 properly, and...

I bought a 007 MAF to run the 740 properly, and tried it in brownie. Stuttering, crap idle, bad "no throttle->accelerating" transitions. After a few kilometres in the city got it running just as...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-27-2018, 04:20 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 103,231
Posted By petiww
Well, its still a stock 13c turbo with a T cam,...

Well, its still a stock 13c turbo with a T cam, so its definitely not the most powerful out there at high revs. But i think its fun to drive, with the instant torque down low. :e-shrug: :-P
Drag...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-26-2018, 06:34 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 103,231
Posted By petiww
Terrific? Why do you think that?

Terrific? Why do you think that?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-23-2018, 07:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,742
Posted By petiww
Well, I'm not sure if anyone actually tried this,...

Well, I'm not sure if anyone actually tried this, but I bought a '87 740 donor car with LH2.2. It had no MAF, so i threw in the LH2.4 MAF from brownie. Well, it runs nicely, no check engine light or...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-23-2018, 06:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,296
Posted By petiww
Am i correct that this is an automatic car? By...

Am i correct that this is an automatic car? By the frequency of the vibrations I'd say this problem relates to the transmission, as you stopped and the noise was still there...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-19-2018, 06:18 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 103,231
Posted By petiww
Update time! Although there isn't much to...

Update time!
Although there isn't much to report, but had some great time with the car at least!
To prepare for the annual national Volvo meet i just wanted to accomplish some aesthetical fixes....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-13-2018, 01:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,362
Posted By petiww
There is no more than two bearings supporting the...

There is no more than two bearings supporting the countershaft in an M45/M46. If its not an early type, both front and rear countershaft bearings are standard size 44649-610 ones. Dont forget to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-10-2018, 08:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,404
Posted By petiww
Well, it was a weird one, but its solved! So i...

Well, it was a weird one, but its solved!
So i thought its the handbrake... Well, everything was put back together as it was before, its working good. However the noise is not there if its applied a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-01-2018, 03:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,404
Posted By petiww
I was wrong, it does it all the time no matter...

I was wrong, it does it all the time no matter how warm it is.
Tried handbrake properly this morning, and it does not do the weird noises when its pulled a few clicks. Its good that its probably...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-31-2018, 04:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,404
Posted By petiww
Tried pulling it when it started doing the...

Tried pulling it when it started doing the noises, but wasnt sure about it. Will try tomorrow how does it behave. I must say that it needs a little "heating" before it starts doing it, probably less...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-30-2018, 06:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,404
Posted By petiww
Torque rod bushings - as the aftermarket is utter...

Torque rod bushings - as the aftermarket is utter crap - are the original 38 year old ones without any tear. Pretty stiff hourglass shaped style.
Its weird because nothing was changed there, and it...
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