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Forum: projects & restorations 04-09-2021, 01:19 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 88,058
Posted By redblockpowered
Changed the dipstick tube seal, which had...

Changed the dipstick tube seal, which had evidence of allowing a pretty significant amount of leakage. The old one shattered across the garage when I tried to pull it off the tube. Would have been...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-08-2021, 12:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,331
Posted By redblockpowered
Can you swap back to a stock style spring?

Can you swap back to a stock style spring?
Forum: performance & modifications 04-08-2021, 11:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 341
Posted By redblockpowered
I love my V15 Turbo. Probably the nicest "fun...

I love my V15 Turbo. Probably the nicest "fun daily driver" cam you can get.

Idles pretty stock-like, though.
Forum: performance & modifications 04-08-2021, 11:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,331
Posted By redblockpowered
The rear spring rate BC offers is pretty goofy...

The rear spring rate BC offers is pretty goofy and better matched to a front spring that's about twice as stiff. No wonder folks are suffering from bouncy rear suspension.

They're cheap coilovers....
Forum: projects & restorations 04-05-2021, 02:35 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 176,002
Posted By redblockpowered
The oil sheik gold chrome wrap will be revealed...

The oil sheik gold chrome wrap will be revealed in due time.
Forum: projects & restorations 03-31-2021, 11:38 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 88,058
Posted By redblockpowered
Good to know, honestly not surprised given the...

Good to know, honestly not surprised given the state of a lot of aftermarket plastic stuff.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-31-2021, 12:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 618
Posted By redblockpowered
U-joints in the steering shaft, perhaps?

U-joints in the steering shaft, perhaps?
Forum: performance & modifications 03-31-2021, 12:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 594
Posted By redblockpowered
Steering rack bushings probably don't help either.

Steering rack bushings probably don't help either.
Forum: projects & restorations 03-31-2021, 12:01 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 88,058
Posted By redblockpowered
I've heard of it, but didn't try it. I figure...

I've heard of it, but didn't try it. I figure this one is probably gross beyond cleaning and is due for replacement. It's hard to even see the coolant level.

Looked into a few odds and ends...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-26-2021, 04:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,056
Posted By redblockpowered
I like this idea, but it doesn't seem like you...

I like this idea, but it doesn't seem like you save much money and I wouldn't run a piston with valve reliefs for some other unrelated valve configuration. Or do an overbore for non-cleaning it up...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-26-2021, 04:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,822
Posted By redblockpowered
Someone should send one of those KL Racing cams...

Someone should send one of those KL Racing cams our way for measurement.
Forum: performance & modifications 03-15-2021, 03:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,568
Posted By redblockpowered
Affirmative.

Affirmative.
Forum: projects & restorations 03-12-2021, 02:00 PM
Replies: 521
Views: 398,580
Posted By redblockpowered
Well, dang. Good luck, seems like a good price...

Well, dang. Good luck, seems like a good price for something as sorted as this.
Forum: performance & modifications 03-10-2021, 03:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,668
Posted By redblockpowered
Only reason it would have IRS is if it's a '91 SE...

Only reason it would have IRS is if it's a '91 SE sedan.
Forum: performance & modifications 03-10-2021, 12:18 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 127,512
Posted By redblockpowered
Jim says no rates for 740/940. They're kept by...

Jim says no rates for 740/940. They're kept by the applications engineers in Sweden. Now, they do publish wire diameters, along with diameter and length, and maybe they're made from the same material...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-05-2021, 04:39 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 127,512
Posted By redblockpowered
Who did you contact at Lesjofors for spring...

Who did you contact at Lesjofors for spring rates? That's very interesting. I wonder what they're willing to tell me for 740/940 springs.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-05-2021, 03:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 986
Posted By redblockpowered
I'm leaning toward some kind of actuator problem...

I'm leaning toward some kind of actuator problem too. You'd think one of the two would be functional, though.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-04-2021, 05:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 986
Posted By redblockpowered
Alright, bypassed the solenoid with a short...

Alright, bypassed the solenoid with a short vacuum hose and tried to see what happened in each gear. Seemed like the problem persisted although to a much smaller extent. ~7.5 psi or so in 1st gear,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-04-2021, 02:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 986
Posted By redblockpowered
Hmm. The wastegate preload is set to 8 psi...

Hmm. The wastegate preload is set to 8 psi (around half of target, as I read to do) and it still happens if I turn the gain setting on the EBC all the way to 0.

Going to try cutting a piece of...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-03-2021, 05:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 986
Posted By redblockpowered
Overboosting in low gears

I've been fighting this problem since I swapped to a 15G and I'm having trouble finding similar problems documented online so it's time to make a thread about it. My car overshoots its boost target...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-03-2021, 11:54 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,380
Posted By redblockpowered
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4qnl19axAU ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4qnl19axAU

Given the main complaints I have about my B230, this is enough reason to want a Lexus V8. Not everything is about power level.
Forum: performance & modifications 03-02-2021, 02:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,791
Posted By redblockpowered
I think they still sell 242GT front springs,...

I think they still sell 242GT front springs, which are some 40% stiffer than normal later 240 springs without losing travel. That plus no rear sway bar, bigger front sway bar, something like that...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-27-2021, 01:41 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 135,797
Posted By redblockpowered
Hinges could be a little tweaked from lack of...

Hinges could be a little tweaked from lack of lubrication as well.

I like the idea of the BMW struts on the Volvo control arm even better, maybe. Seems like a lot of the benefits for a lot less...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-25-2021, 09:26 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,801
Posted By redblockpowered
Budget builds and paying for labor don't mix.

Budget builds and paying for labor don't mix.
Forum: projects & restorations 02-24-2021, 03:42 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 88,058
Posted By redblockpowered
Fixed this, put a big hole in another coolant...

Fixed this, put a big hole in another coolant hose, and decided to stop screwing around with ancient rubber. I had the expansion tank hose and heater valve hoses left to do, so I ordered those....
Forum: projects & restorations 02-24-2021, 03:02 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 65,777
Posted By redblockpowered
I bet the "All Volvos are worth $500" Facebook...

I bet the "All Volvos are worth $500" Facebook group is full of insurance adjusters.
Forum: projects & restorations 02-24-2021, 03:01 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 64,015
Posted By redblockpowered
Not the nicest solution with respect to time...

Not the nicest solution with respect to time spent working on the car, but you could pull the dust shields off completely and try the QSRCs to see if they're worthwhile. I'd suspect that they are,...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-24-2021, 02:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,633
Posted By redblockpowered
The fact that it's with the little housing...

The fact that it's with the little housing (albeit ported) makes even stranger. Must be the skinny rods, or Illuminati witchcraft. Do you have a graph? I'm thirsty for a broad 8v powerband.

I need...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-24-2021, 02:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,633
Posted By redblockpowered
I like Mobil 1 0W-40 personally, although a good...

I like Mobil 1 0W-40 personally, although a good 10W-40 or 5W-40 should also work well.

Peak power at 7k rpm with a V cam and stock head???
Which turbine housing on the 15G?
Forum: performance & modifications 02-23-2021, 11:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,633
Posted By redblockpowered
First off, I'm an EE student building a 940 for...

First off, I'm an EE student building a 940 for fun daily/track use so we're kind of in a similar boat here.

Admittedly I've never run 240 Bilsteins, only 940 ones which have been a complete game...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-23-2021, 11:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,665
Posted By redblockpowered
I put their leather front seats in my 944, with a...

I put their leather front seats in my 944, with a write up of the process in my car's build thread linked below. All in all a huge upgrade over trashed seats but not as good as nice OEM ones. The...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-23-2021, 07:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,633
Posted By redblockpowered
Feedback in bold...

Feedback in bold...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-21-2021, 06:19 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 135,797
Posted By redblockpowered
Tire to strut housing indeed. Did you...

Tire to strut housing indeed.

Did you consider other front suspension setups too or go right to E36? I'm curious as to how this idea came about, but it seems like a reasonable one.
Forum: projects & restorations 02-21-2021, 05:14 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 64,015
Posted By redblockpowered
My heater hose actually got here today, which...

My heater hose actually got here today, which shocked me.

Doing all the rubber coolant hoses, along with the heater control valve, is probably a good idea. I didn't and paid the price, and paid...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-21-2021, 02:11 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 64,015
Posted By redblockpowered
Seems like the weather is getting to all the...

Seems like the weather is getting to all the cross country packages. My heater hose I ordered last week is still in Washington, I think. Just checked FedEx and got an error message, so not exactly...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-21-2021, 02:03 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 135,797
Posted By redblockpowered
That looks like a pretty exciting amount of front...

That looks like a pretty exciting amount of front tire clearance.
Forum: projects & restorations 02-17-2021, 02:55 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,883
Posted By redblockpowered
Sounds like you have more of a plan than most do...

Sounds like you have more of a plan than most do around here. Not sure what your class rules allow, but we got our race wagon down to 2500 lbs with half a tank of gas with a cage, so getting there...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-15-2021, 02:41 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,611
Posted By redblockpowered
Is that six head bolts per cylinder? Well not...

Is that six head bolts per cylinder? Well not quite, but you know what I mean.

Someone wasn't playing around in the Mercedes powertrain department.
Forum: projects & restorations 02-13-2021, 07:44 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 65,777
Posted By redblockpowered
Looked up the fender trim and it told me "Deleted...

Looked up the fender trim and it told me "Deleted part, will not come again!" with no MSRP. Hmm...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-13-2021, 06:36 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 65,777
Posted By redblockpowered
The parts catalogs on GCP.se say the turbo trim...

The parts catalogs on GCP.se say the turbo trim is different, and the 245SE trim is the same. It's listed as 1991+ door trim, in either "bright" or black.

Sorry this happened, dude.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-12-2021, 02:36 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 66,700
Posted By redblockpowered
Agreed, especially with a turbo car, but I also...

Agreed, especially with a turbo car, but I also don't think a long 1st gear is much of an asset unless you're ripping up the side of a mountain. Similar thinking for a short 5th/6th depending on the...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-10-2021, 08:31 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 88,058
Posted By redblockpowered
The car sat for about a week while I waited for...

The car sat for about a week while I waited for the Volvo heater valve to come from FCP. The top of the old one broke off and the car unloaded all its coolant around the corner from my house. Luckily...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-10-2021, 04:14 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,797
Posted By redblockpowered
I have a functional 560 sitting right here, also....

I have a functional 560 sitting right here, also. Looks like it was repaired under warranty.
Forum: projects & restorations 02-09-2021, 01:54 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 39,483
Posted By redblockpowered
What bulbs did you put in the e-codes?

What bulbs did you put in the e-codes?
Forum: projects & restorations 02-09-2021, 01:51 PM
Replies: 631
Views: 321,522
Posted By redblockpowered
Yeah, must have been the case. I don't remember...

Yeah, must have been the case. I don't remember how the halves were attached on mine but I know it's not an uncommon thing to have happen to the aftermarket ones. I've heard of folks redoing the...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 02-09-2021, 01:37 PM
Replies: 2,334
Views: 1,743,036
Posted By redblockpowered
I've had it crash the ECU but not anything...

I've had it crash the ECU but not anything weirder than that.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-09-2021, 01:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,227
Posted By redblockpowered
Well bought!

Well bought!
Forum: projects & restorations 02-09-2021, 01:59 AM
Replies: 631
Views: 321,522
Posted By redblockpowered
I had a similar problem with the FCP "OEM"...

I had a similar problem with the FCP "OEM" breather box. Not sure it lasted three months, and it failed the same way. Pretty frustrating.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-08-2021, 03:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,003
Posted By redblockpowered
So you're only working with the bottom ~3 coils...

So you're only working with the bottom ~3 coils of spring when at ride height?
Forum: performance & modifications 02-07-2021, 05:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,003
Posted By redblockpowered
And to add to that, stock rates (at least in my...

And to add to that, stock rates (at least in my '93) were 140 lb/in front and 142 lb/in rear at the wheel.
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