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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-04-2019, 03:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 540
Posted By MasterBlaster
To read the codes (if any are stored) I'd...

To read the codes (if any are stored) I'd normally link to pictures of the OBD box, and then copy/paste the whole procedure and a list of possible codes, but........ meh.
It's already over there -> ...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-03-2019, 02:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 594
Posted By MasterBlaster
And sawdust.

And sawdust.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-03-2019, 02:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,204
Posted By MasterBlaster
Mine was acting similarly last summer, usually...

Mine was acting similarly last summer, usually when stopped after a hot drive. The solenoid's signal wire (the little push-on spade connector) was a bit loose, probably from vibration and age....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-21-2019, 08:47 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,315
Posted By MasterBlaster
Have you even taken the upper cover off yet, and...

Have you even taken the upper cover off yet, and looked down the hole to see if the crank sprocket is actually turning?

The sprocket locks to the crank. The balancer locks to the sprocket. All...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-20-2019, 07:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 378
Posted By MasterBlaster
Look closer at your fuse box diagram. CONN #31...

Look closer at your fuse box diagram. CONN #31 (--)
The "minus" means it's a bunch of grounds, not powered.
As stated, if you have power at D4, and ground at D3 (and / or C11), most things should...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-07-2019, 10:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 377
Posted By MasterBlaster
This is the best I could do. Better?<hr> ...

This is the best I could do. Better?<hr>
http://oi65.tinypic.com/a284ns.jpg
<hr>
And the probable switch in question...
<img...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-07-2019, 02:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 763
Posted By MasterBlaster
......is where we find the oil pressure switch,...

......is where we find the oil pressure switch, yes?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-06-2019, 09:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 377
Posted By MasterBlaster
Tail light or brake light? Usually both sides...

Tail light or brake light?
Usually both sides (brake and/or tail) should be on or off at the same time.

Does your car have a rear fog light? Usually only 1 bulb on the driver's side is...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-06-2019, 07:25 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,856
Posted By MasterBlaster
http://oi66.tinypic.com/35l6r28.jpg

http://oi66.tinypic.com/35l6r28.jpg
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-30-2018, 09:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 695
Posted By MasterBlaster
Remove accessory drive belts. Remove fan from...

Remove accessory drive belts.
Remove fan from water pump.
Remove main pulley.
Remove front timing covers.
Remove timing belt.
Remove valve cover.
Remove distributor from rear of head.
Remove...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-09-2018, 04:12 PM
Replies: 6
760: headlights
Views: 653
Posted By MasterBlaster
Different brand, but we had a customer who wanted...

Different brand, but we had a customer who wanted to switch to LEDs based on the advertising, so we put a pair of 9004 replacements in his 1997 Pathfinder.

Absolute crap. Instead of a brighter...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-07-2018, 03:42 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,708
Posted By MasterBlaster
I told you. It's a Cookie! Took a...

I told you. It's a Cookie!



Took a bite, chewed it up, spit it out. Too stale and hard.

https://i.makeagif.com/media/9-17-2015/353jFN.gif
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-06-2018, 01:57 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,708
Posted By MasterBlaster
Uhh..... no. Staples are more...

Uhh..... no.

Staples are more square-cornered.

This is obviously the letter "C".
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-05-2018, 02:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 681
Posted By MasterBlaster
Yes. Yes. <img...

Yes.
Yes.



<img src="https://memegenerator.net/img/instances/43086384/troll-mode-activated.jpg" width=200></a>

As long as you're not planning on driving on the street, do whatever you want....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-03-2018, 03:52 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,438
Posted By MasterBlaster
Assorted brands and models over at...

Assorted brands and models over at http://www.carknowledge.info/
Like some other sites, kind of fiddly to find what you want.
Individual diagrams, rather than complete vehicles all at once.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-05-2018, 07:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,141
Posted By MasterBlaster
Maybe a bit of Duct Tape to keep it from blowing...

Maybe a bit of Duct Tape to keep it from blowing off?

https://i.chzbgr.com/full/6528142592/h1B7E3654/

https://i.chzbgr.com/full/4046536704/h0E950F3C/
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-01-2018, 01:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 878
Posted By MasterBlaster
So, it's not a stock 343 rad, and doesn't look...

So, it's not a stock 343 rad, and doesn't look like this?
(This one definitely *does* have the fitting)
http://oi64.tinypic.com/fk8db9.jpg


At the bottom of which what where? The rad, or the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-28-2018, 07:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,640
Posted By MasterBlaster
Guys? 4 posts back... Electrical it is...

Guys? 4 posts back...



Electrical it is / was,

Actually, you DO want it to come on, but only when the key is in the "on" position, but before the engine is running. That tells you the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-22-2018, 05:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,640
Posted By MasterBlaster
Nope, the oil warning light coming on will not...

Nope, the oil warning light coming on will not make the engine stop running.

Generally right side of engine, down low at the front, in front of the oil filter. Between filter and alternator on...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-22-2018, 02:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,640
Posted By MasterBlaster
Excellent way to destroy your engine. ...

Excellent way to destroy your engine.


Checked with the engine *off*?
Pull out dipstick.
Wipe it clean.
Insert all the way. Pull it out again.
Look at dipstick, both sides.
There should be a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-30-2018, 09:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,016
Posted By MasterBlaster
'Nuther thought... Stock size and offset...

'Nuther thought...
Stock size and offset wheels, or some super-wide stick-out-the-fender things that totally mess up the scrub radius?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-30-2018, 09:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,410
Posted By MasterBlaster
Loose, worn, out-of-alignment, or slipping belts...

Loose, worn, out-of-alignment, or slipping belts will squeal.


:nono: The idea is to prevent the belt from slipping, not encourage it.


Slipping belt or really low fluid can do that.

...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-26-2018, 01:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,016
Posted By MasterBlaster
Stiff as in hard to turn and it snaps back too...

Stiff as in hard to turn and it snaps back too strongly, or stiff as in hard to turn AND you have to help it back to center?
How about when it's up in the air, with no weight on the front wheels? ...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-23-2018, 01:23 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,152
Posted By MasterBlaster
The bracket just snapped? Any chance the remains...

The bracket just snapped? Any chance the remains of the bolts aren't particularly tight (now that the "pulling" force on the threads is gone), and a sharp center-punch or chisel and hammer might...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-20-2018, 12:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 589
Posted By MasterBlaster
Check fuse #4 (brake lights and shifter) and #9...

Check fuse #4 (brake lights and shifter) and #9 (shifter).
The fuse box is in the the center, below the radio, behind the shifter.
Remove the ashtray, then lift the bar at the bottom of the ashtray...
Forum: website & board 09-19-2018, 01:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 367
Posted By MasterBlaster
Just below the thread list is a box called...

Just below the thread list is a box called "Display Options".
You might notice the far right option defaults to "Last Day".
Click on it, pick something longer, and Voila... more posts. :)

You...
Forum: website & board 09-17-2018, 08:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 367
Posted By MasterBlaster
Yes.

Yes.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-17-2018, 08:42 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,354
Posted By MasterBlaster
Define "installed". 1 - Unplugged old bulb,...

Define "installed".

1 - Unplugged old bulb, plugged in new bulb.
2 - Replaced signal housing and socket, spliced into old wiring.
3 - Disconnected battery and a dozen other wires you didn't know...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-17-2018, 07:40 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,742
Posted By MasterBlaster
Yeah, what's with cars that won't run just...

Yeah, what's with cars that won't run just because a critical sensor isn't installed to the proper depth and orientation. It's just crazy!! :spin:



PS... Fix. The. Mounting. Hole.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-11-2018, 01:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 630
Posted By MasterBlaster
Longer version... Take off oil cap. Look in...

Longer version...
Take off oil cap.
Look in hole at camshaft.
Have buddy turn key.
Camshaft turns? Belt's okay.
Camshaft doesn't turn? Buy and install new belt and tensioner kit.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-11-2018, 01:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,111
Posted By MasterBlaster
How dirty / rusty / cruddy are the threads? Stuff...

How dirty / rusty / cruddy are the threads? Stuff gets jammed in a precision-cut thread = nuts don't want to turn = excessive force destroys nut (or spindle). Can you get a new nut? If so, die...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-08-2018, 02:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 911
Posted By MasterBlaster
Late again... :roll: Assuming this works,...

Late again... :roll:

Assuming this works, 1981 240 wiring from Mitchell...
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1INkN6fCtqo_Wa2g7wKKwWeCZft4SrlDd

Light switch on 3rd page, lower right side....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-02-2018, 02:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 865
Posted By MasterBlaster
I assume you mean on a 240? (You didn't say) ...

I assume you mean on a 240? (You didn't say)
The 4 that attach the mounting "anchor" to the bottom of the strut?
Those only take 17 ft-lbs. Were they made of Play-Doh, or what??
Did the bolts...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-27-2018, 03:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 529
Posted By MasterBlaster
Kind of hard to see your pics. Need a...

Kind of hard to see your pics.
Need a magnifying glass and a flashlight.

https://memegenerator.net/img/images/11210828/too-small-cant-see-ben-chang.jpg

Anyway, blow this diagram up real big,...
Forum: website & board 08-22-2018, 02:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,279
Posted By MasterBlaster
This thread? ...

This thread?
http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=341261&page=10
Page 10 has a to-do list that's twice as wide as my screen.
Earlier on page 1, the photos almost fit, but going to the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-21-2018, 01:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 538
Posted By MasterBlaster
I suppose this description from Worldpac gives...

I suppose this description from Worldpac gives all that info...

1981 Volvo 242 Engine ID: B21F

1274962 Auxiliary Fan Switch. Includes the Fan Switch Bushing.

Some aftermarket...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-20-2018, 04:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,700
Posted By MasterBlaster
Get a vial of water, a religious icon of your...

Get a vial of water, a religious icon of your choice and repeat with me...


The power of Volvo compels you.
The power of Volvo compels you.
The power of Volvo compels you.
The power of Volvo...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-20-2018, 04:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,117
Posted By MasterBlaster
Is the gas pedal itself moving freely, or are the...

Is the gas pedal itself moving freely, or are the pivot points rusty and seized? Any floor mats or under-dash panels rubbing against the pedal?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-20-2018, 04:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,100
Posted By MasterBlaster
My theory: It''s probably there to keep any...

My theory: It''s probably there to keep any excess spline grease from getting into the hollow shaft and settling in one spot, which would cause a vibration. Tiny hole in the middle lets air pass...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-16-2018, 02:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,041
Posted By MasterBlaster
Maybe he used to be a Chevy guy? A lot of them...

Maybe he used to be a Chevy guy? A lot of them had functional vents that actually opened, because the rear door windows didn't roll down.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-12-2018, 02:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,126
Posted By MasterBlaster
Online at Volvo: ...

Online at Volvo:
https://volvo.custhelp.com/app/manuals/OwnersManual/om_id/1369
Also one of many PDF versions:
http://360.haubits.net/volvo_740_owners_manual_1989[1].pdf
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-12-2018, 02:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,041
Posted By MasterBlaster
https://www.volvopartswebstore.com/products/Volvo/...

https://www.volvopartswebstore.com/products/Volvo/Glass--left-Genuine-Classic-Part/1125805/1268537.html
See "What This Fits"
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-08-2018, 02:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,153
Posted By MasterBlaster
Stop throwing parts at it until you do. Takes a...

Stop throwing parts at it until you do.
Takes a whole 5 seconds to check.

1 - Remove oil cap.
B - Look in hole at cam.
7c - Someone turn the key.
XVII - Does cam turn?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-08-2018, 02:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 639
Posted By MasterBlaster
Ah, yes. Did it come with 2 metal clips, as...

Ah, yes.

Did it come with 2 metal clips, as shown here?
https://www.rockauto.com/en/moreinfo.php?pk=71619&cc=1288021&jsn=541
https://www.rockauto.com/info/336/336_368085_3__ra_p.jpg

If so,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-05-2018, 02:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,709
Posted By MasterBlaster
I don't see any mention of sway bar end links or...

I don't see any mention of sway bar end links or bar-to-frame bushings.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-04-2018, 10:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,260
Posted By MasterBlaster
The mentioned "Greenbook"... ...

The mentioned "Greenbook"...

http://www.volvowiringdiagrams.com/volvo/Rex%20%3A%20Regina/TP31903-1Rex%20Regina.pdf

It's the "Pressure sensor" graph at the bottom of page 3.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-31-2018, 02:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 613
Posted By MasterBlaster
Cat overheating from running way too rich? One...

Cat overheating from running way too rich? One quick and easy "maybe" thing... pull the vacuum hose off the fuel pressure regulator (while running) and see if the internal diaphragm has split,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-30-2018, 06:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,131
Posted By MasterBlaster
Did you account for the extra "kickdown" range? I...

Did you account for the extra "kickdown" range? I went out and played with mine, turning the pulley instead of mashing the gas pedal... (Do what I say, not what I do!!) :)

I also have a video...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-29-2018, 03:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,015
Posted By MasterBlaster
Do you mean this thing? Various tech info...

Do you mean this thing?
Various tech info starting on page 21.

https://people.ohio.edu/ridgely/Volvo_docs/Volvo_DataPocket_700-900.pdf
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-25-2018, 01:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,131
Posted By MasterBlaster
I was going to post the looooooong verision, but...

I was going to post the looooooong verision, but basically...

At idle, the little crimped-on nub should be .25-1.0 mm (top pic) from the end of the cable housing's adjustable sleeve, with the...
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