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Forum: performance & modifications Yesterday, 04:05 PM
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Posted By dl242gt
Here is pics of the hose. It's not a truly...

Here is pics of the hose. It's not a truly flexible hose but the slight angle needed to goto the elbow from the cold side pipe seemed like it would work ok. You can also cut it and use for shorter...
Forum: performance & modifications Yesterday, 03:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 816
Posted By dl242gt
Mine do every day they get driven. n/a V15 cam...

Mine do every day they get driven. n/a V15 cam loves 1500-5k rpms and I'd go higher if it wasn't in a 430k mile engine. The turbo has a relatively newly built head and goes to 6k quite often while...
Forum: performance & modifications Yesterday, 03:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 251
Posted By dl242gt
This will really be a shame if we can't rebuild...

This will really be a shame if we can't rebuild the gearboxes. I don't know if other people know but back in the day. The volvo gearbox was one of the better shifting and longer lasting gearboxes of...
Forum: performance & modifications Yesterday, 12:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 345
Posted By dl242gt
FYI if you don't find the corrugated pipe for the...

FYI if you don't find the corrugated pipe for the cold air side to the intake elbow. You can buy a length of turbo silicone hose from a truck parts supplier and cut it to length. It is flexible...
Forum: performance & modifications Yesterday, 12:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 251
Posted By dl242gt
Are there other bearings in the trans with the...

Are there other bearings in the trans with the snap ring groove that are discontinued? I eventually want to try refurbishing one of the M47s I have. I'd probably get one from you.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Yesterday, 12:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 517
Posted By dl242gt
For the o2 sensor. Save money and buy a three...

For the o2 sensor. Save money and buy a three wire universal one at a local autozone or pep boys, or advance auto. It comes with the connectors so you can attach it to the original wiring harness on...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-30-2020, 09:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 258
Posted By dl242gt
Another way to truly stop the rust from the...

Another way to truly stop the rust from the winter brine is to have a sacrificial car or a sacrificial anode system on your car.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-30-2020, 02:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 115
Posted By dl242gt
If you have a jack and four jackstands. I'd put...

If you have a jack and four jackstands. I'd put the car up and see if you hear it. Sometimes a sound that sounds like it's from the rear is from the front. I would check your front wheel bearings for...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-30-2020, 01:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 816
Posted By dl242gt
Valves are the same in both heads. A 530 with...

Valves are the same in both heads. A 530 with flow work done and a larger exhaust valve will be better than a stock 531. I've had flow work done on a 531 and that turned out to be only a small amount...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-30-2020, 01:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 251
Posted By dl242gt
I guess you googled this bearing? geomotion.nl...

I guess you googled this bearing? geomotion.nl claims to have a FAG bearing replacement. Although you will probably have to have the groove machined as mentioned by JW240.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-30-2020, 12:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 258
Posted By dl242gt
that is the type of product I was also referring...

that is the type of product I was also referring to. It leaves it's own coating that protects the metal after you use it. Then you can paint over that with a rust killer paint. I've always had good...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-30-2020, 12:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 517
Posted By dl242gt
There are a couple of things you need to figure...

There are a couple of things you need to figure out as the guys are pointing out. You need to determine whether you need a CA spec cat or if it is 49 state. Then you need to determine what engine...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-30-2020, 12:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 210
Posted By dl242gt
What I meant by the edge of the wheel arch and...

What I meant by the edge of the wheel arch and the fender liner is this. The inner edge of the wheel arch fits into the outer edge of the fender liner. It helps keep each part together and tight....
Forum: performance & modifications 03-30-2020, 12:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 816
Posted By dl242gt
If you are considering a 531 head. I would save...

If you are considering a 531 head. I would save the money and instead spend it on getting at least a larger exhaust valve and flow work done on a 530. You will gain more benefit from that than just...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-29-2020, 09:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 210
Posted By dl242gt
Where is it wider? At the fender arch? Is the lip...

Where is it wider? At the fender arch? Is the lip of the fender installed on the fender liner? They are the same from 86-93 both sedans and wagons. The fender must be damaged is my thought if you...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-29-2020, 05:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 258
Posted By dl242gt
Eastwood and POR15 both used to have a metal prep...

Eastwood and POR15 both used to have a metal prep solution that you use first to neutralize the rust. Then you can paint over that prepped surface.
https://www.por15.com/...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-29-2020, 03:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 816
Posted By dl242gt
Talking a T3 turbo. I use a .48 sierra cosworth...

Talking a T3 turbo. I use a .48 sierra cosworth turbine housing and there is no lack of top end. It uses a 3" outlet and using the smaller turbine housing gives me some useable boost below 3k rpms....
Forum: performance & modifications 03-27-2020, 08:32 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 16,990
Posted By dl242gt
Glad to see you are enjoying the new upgrades!...

Glad to see you are enjoying the new upgrades! Volvo left a lot on the table for the US models and now you get to enjoy what they wouldn't give us from the factory.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-27-2020, 06:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 331
Posted By dl242gt
Isn't the saying LS everything? :lol:

Isn't the saying LS everything? :lol:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-27-2020, 06:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 346
Posted By dl242gt
Plus with the dash out and if you need to do the...

Plus with the dash out and if you need to do the heater core. You can cut the top of the heater box and remove the core from the top. Then you can just tape the cut off pieces back into place. Much...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-27-2020, 03:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 345
Posted By dl242gt
You will also need to move the oil cooler closer...

You will also need to move the oil cooler closer to the battery. Use the next bolt hole closer to the battery and angle the oil cooler away from the intercooler. You will also need to use some...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-26-2020, 07:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 331
Posted By dl242gt
What were the heads wet with? Coolant? Oil? Seems...

What were the heads wet with? Coolant? Oil? Seems like a compression check would be a good thing to do if it's coolant. Might be blown head gaskets.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-26-2020, 11:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 346
Posted By dl242gt
Typically what happens is the bearings wear...

Typically what happens is the bearings wear enough that there is lengthwise play in the motor shaft which lets the fan blades move a bit and hit the housing. It could last years like that. Mine in my...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-23-2020, 09:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 252
Posted By dl242gt
Start with the basics. There is a lot more stress...

Start with the basics. There is a lot more stress on the spark plugs at 8lbs vs 5lb. Check the plug gaps and make sure they are stock at .028". Take a good look at hte plugs to see if the engine is...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-23-2020, 04:16 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 1,587
Posted By dl242gt
Soo, you got the $$ numbers for the V8 swap. But...

Soo, you got the $$ numbers for the V8 swap. But I haven't seen any numbers for the better brakes, better wheels and tires, better suspension you are going to need. So that will certainly eat up...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-21-2020, 09:25 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 852
Posted By dl242gt
LOl right coast is pretty much no more jy cars....

LOl right coast is pretty much no more jy cars. Only hoarders like me and the once in a while jy car.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-21-2020, 08:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 791
Posted By dl242gt
Last year I had a exhaust stud drilled out and...

Last year I had a exhaust stud drilled out and the surface where the gaskets go welded and resurfaced. That was one hour at a fab shop. $125. Did not include tapping the hole or cleaning the head....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-21-2020, 05:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,477
Posted By dl242gt
I used to use the spray nozzle for your...

I used to use the spray nozzle for your compressor. I would take a length of hose about a foot or foot and a half long. Attach to the injector with a hose clamp. Then fill the hose with carb cleaner...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-19-2020, 08:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 645
Posted By dl242gt
For a genuine Volvo part. Tasca Volvo had a very...

For a genuine Volvo part. Tasca Volvo had a very reasonable price for a meter length section of that hose. It's 12mm ID metric hose. If you have a truck parts supplier near you. They will carry the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-17-2020, 11:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 683
Posted By dl242gt
I checked gcp.se. There may be some aftermarket...

I checked gcp.se. There may be some aftermarket parts available if you check with VP autoparts or Skandix
On gcp.se
gas cap oring 1304391 available
foamy thing not available 1254461
Oring filler...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-17-2020, 10:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 350
Posted By dl242gt
OK well I would do a couple of mechanical checks....

OK well I would do a couple of mechanical checks. I would make sure the timing belt has not slipped a tooth or that the belt has become very loose from a slack tensioner. Verify the three timing...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-17-2020, 10:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 683
Posted By dl242gt
Last time I did this stuff the big gasket around...

Last time I did this stuff the big gasket around the filler neck, the o ring that seals the filler tube to the tank and the clamp were all still available from Volvo. I also agree that a refurbed...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-17-2020, 10:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,181
Posted By dl242gt
Once you have wetted down the spark plugs they...

Once you have wetted down the spark plugs they are gas fouled and you need to clean the gas off them and then check the gap and make sure it is correct per the manual. You can use a brass wire brush...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-16-2020, 06:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,335
Posted By dl242gt
LOL been using a V15T since about 2008. From the...

LOL been using a V15T since about 2008. From the very first day I put it in I was so pleased with how well it drove at all rpm zones. One of the favorite changes was how well you can use third to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-16-2020, 06:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,218
Posted By dl242gt
Ahh, thank you Art. Long ago when I first tried...

Ahh, thank you Art. Long ago when I first tried this. I found 4 watt halogen bulbs but since the originals are 3. I figured they would melt things. Using the leds in the instrument cluster and a few...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-16-2020, 05:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 510
Posted By dl242gt
If the brushes are very worn you can get...

If the brushes are very worn you can get intermittent charge issues like you experienced.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-16-2020, 12:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 446
Posted By dl242gt
I would still check the oil pressure. You may...

I would still check the oil pressure. You may have low pressure from the oil leaking past the oil transfer tube seals. The other thought is something in the accessory bushings letting the alternator...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-16-2020, 12:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,218
Posted By dl242gt
Yes, I am with you. Those leds I posted are for...

Yes, I am with you. Those leds I posted are for the older 81-85 clusters that use the 168 type bulb with the larger socket you mention.

I haven't been able to separate the halogen bulbs from...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-16-2020, 12:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 510
Posted By dl242gt
Check it with a voltmeter and see if the...

Check it with a voltmeter and see if the alternator is charging. Plus check the battery voltage before starting so you know how good the battery is. The gauges on many cars use a voltage regulator to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-16-2020, 11:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,218
Posted By dl242gt
These look like they would be good to try. I...

These look like they would be good to try. I haven't tried them myself. But they shoot the light out of the top and claim to have a stable current driver along with a 1 year warranty. So they may be...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-14-2020, 06:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,004
Posted By dl242gt
That is a very common air leak location between...

That is a very common air leak location between the air flow sensor and the throttle body. You can also have an air leak on the idle speed screw oring. That is another good one to replace. It's the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-13-2020, 06:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,158
Posted By dl242gt
Is it a canadian built car? That may mean it was...

Is it a canadian built car? That may mean it was from Halifax and they needed some guidance to put it together.
Forum: performance & modifications 03-13-2020, 06:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,064
Posted By dl242gt
BTW I run the V15 at six degrees advanced. With...

BTW I run the V15 at six degrees advanced. With the 3.31 rear I don't mind giving up a bit of top end as Kyle mentioned and the cam advance helps get the car going. If you look at the specs the V15...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-13-2020, 04:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,045
Posted By dl242gt
Plus you also created the 2dr wagon way back then...

Plus you also created the 2dr wagon way back then along with that engine swap. Still one of my favorites. Love that 283 badge on the back. :cool:
Forum: performance & modifications 03-13-2020, 04:03 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,064
Posted By dl242gt
I run a V15 n/a cam. Use a chipped ezk only and a...

I run a V15 n/a cam. Use a chipped ezk only and a simons sport exhaust. I pass emissions every time without issue. As my cat got older it started to get higher nox readings but still passed the last...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-11-2020, 05:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,045
Posted By dl242gt
Like it's a BTCC amazon wagon. Way to go Kyle!

Like it's a BTCC amazon wagon. Way to go Kyle!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-11-2020, 05:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 971
Posted By dl242gt
Well I would start with more diagnosis so you...

Well I would start with more diagnosis so you don't throw a bunch more money at it and not fix thiings.
1. I would check the fuel pressure and see if that is what is actually happening. it could be...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-11-2020, 12:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 745
Posted By dl242gt
I would check for some sneaky vacuum leaks. Stuff...

I would check for some sneaky vacuum leaks. Stuff like the hoses from the throttle body down to the charcoal canister. The corrugated air hose between the maf and the throttle body. It likes to crack...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-09-2020, 08:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 942
Posted By dl242gt
Replace them both. Use vaseline to lube them up....

Replace them both. Use vaseline to lube them up. Clean the holes really well with rags or towels soaked in carb cleaner.
Forum: projects & restorations 03-09-2020, 08:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,444
Posted By dl242gt
The first part of the floor to rust is the rear...

The first part of the floor to rust is the rear floor where the passenger puts their feet. It's the part of the floor where it's only a single layer and it also is where the water gets on the floor...
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