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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Yesterday, 04:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 179
Posted By MasterBlaster
Jumped the switch, or the plug? Are the...

Jumped the switch, or the plug?
Are the terminals in the switch loose and wiggling around? Is the square plastic part the plug attaches to still crimped firmly into the switch, or is it loose? Are...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Yesterday, 04:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 309
Posted By MasterBlaster
I assume any spacers (if needed) were put in the...

I assume any spacers (if needed) were put in the struts before the inserts, and that the gland nuts don't actually bottom out on the tubes, but stop short, indicating that the inserts are being...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Yesterday, 04:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 204
Posted By MasterBlaster
Was it hot that day? Was the A/C on? Usually...

Was it hot that day? Was the A/C on? Usually you get puddles of water on the ground as the frost on the evaporator and low-pressure line melts and drips out the drain, but the drain is plugged, or...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-14-2018, 01:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 637
Posted By MasterBlaster
Hmmm... any chance the butt-end of the 90 said...

Hmmm... any chance the butt-end of the 90 said "760"?

That fancy-pants version of the 7-series started using the sloped cluster in 88, along with an aluminum hood, "aero" headlights, tilt...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-13-2018, 01:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 637
Posted By MasterBlaster
It wasn't the plugs I was curious about. It was...

It wasn't the plugs I was curious about. It was how you managed to cram the rectangular 90 cluster into the 91's slope-sided hole.

http://oi65.tinypic.com/uai4j.jpg

Either yours isn't a 91, or...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-11-2018, 01:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 637
Posted By MasterBlaster
How did you manage that? The 740 clusters are...

How did you manage that? The 740 clusters are completely different between 90 and 91. :???:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-09-2018, 01:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 392
Posted By MasterBlaster
Where are you measuring the "play"?

Where are you measuring the "play"?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-07-2018, 02:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 484
Posted By MasterBlaster
Disconnect steering shaft u-joint (if you can get...

Disconnect steering shaft u-joint (if you can get at it) and kick the wheels in the direction you want to go? :e-shrug:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-31-2018, 03:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 404
Posted By MasterBlaster
That's what I did 5 years ago. Bypassed the core,...

That's what I did 5 years ago. Bypassed the core, then took a week or so to dismantle stuff a few pieces at a time (still driving it to work every day!) Fuse box sitting on the tunnel, on a towel no...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-31-2018, 03:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 306
Posted By MasterBlaster
Did you read your other thread yet? As...

Did you read your other thread yet?

As stated in the last reply, on page 28 of this PDF:
http://www.volvowiringdiagrams.com/volvo/940%20Wiring%20Diagrams/Volvo%20940%201993.pdf
Look at Grid 22-C...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-28-2018, 02:16 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,441
Posted By MasterBlaster
The one in the air hose is the intake air temp...

The one in the air hose is the intake air temp sensor. The MAP sensor is in the left rear corner, hanging off the diagonal strut brace. Needs electrical and vacuum line hooked up. They work together...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-26-2018, 02:03 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,833
Posted By MasterBlaster
According to page 7 and later... ...

According to page 7 and later...
https://people.ohio.edu/ridgely/Volvo_docs/Volvo%20740-AC_r12-r134a%20retrofit.pdf

On model years 1991 and earlier (780 -1990) the orifice is located in the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-23-2018, 12:45 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,833
Posted By MasterBlaster
First line of first post: "1990 740 LH2.4" ...

First line of first post: "1990 740 LH2.4"

Unless I, and all the parts stores, are wrong...
740s didn't get expansion valves.
240s did.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-16-2018, 02:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 294
Posted By MasterBlaster
The hole is there to let you know the internal...

The hole is there to let you know the internal seal has failed, and the coolant is happily washing away the lubrication from the pump shaft bearings. Plugging the holes will only make the pressurized...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-14-2018, 09:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 826
Posted By MasterBlaster
Can I assume you used the proper belt? Yours...

Can I assume you used the proper belt?

Yours should have the "square" teeth to match your 1990.
In 1993 they went to a "round" tooth style (as seen in the above pics).
Not compatible unless you...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-07-2018, 05:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 727
Posted By MasterBlaster
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/lmkwqswajFk7Nsko...

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/lmkwqswajFk7NskoW8m_SdomJBSlj1UQwvEye_C66mPlnDseSlL4rF7sjHWIVETNiQ8D3dA1E4DyGJ6yjeKyYlOXd3KrA1tzPQBIzrI5bwGfdnDqSKFZ6OlUepga2L1a4Q6Cg4e9ZTVpbU9lIZWyBLOIz3mFS4TBa65gl5...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-29-2018, 06:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 481
Posted By MasterBlaster
Yeah, either pull off the rattlers, or strap them...

Yeah, either pull off the rattlers, or strap them on with giant hose clamps.


Is that there some kinda Missourah auto-spell-correction?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-29-2018, 06:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 511
Posted By MasterBlaster
Once you've confirmed that there aren't hundreds...

Once you've confirmed that there aren't hundreds of leaves in the intake...

Is there air blowing out from anywhere?

If YES airflow.....

Auto or manual A/C?
With my manual (sliding controls)...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-01-2018, 10:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 665
Posted By MasterBlaster
Banned for not using TB-approved Volvo...

Banned for not using TB-approved Volvo materials...


<IMG src="https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/2/2f/Cable_ties.jpg/800px-Cable_ties.jpg" width=600></a>

(worked for mine)
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-31-2018, 03:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 826
Posted By MasterBlaster
Nope. Sure, it would still run (maybe), but...

Nope.

Sure, it would still run (maybe), but just barely.

The best way to check is to take both covers off and check all the marks, but if you're sure the outer ring hasn't slipped on the hub,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-13-2018, 02:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 859
Posted By MasterBlaster
Was (is) there any fuel in the vacuum hose when...

Was (is) there any fuel in the vacuum hose when you pulled it off? A ruptured diaphragm in the pressure regulator can let the engine suck unmetered fuel up the hose, and you might also see fuel...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-13-2018, 02:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 859
Posted By MasterBlaster
Nope. Ours (Regina systems) use Titania sensors...

Nope. Ours (Regina systems) use Titania sensors (Wiki link) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oxygen_sensor#Titania_sensor), which produce a varying resistance, not voltage. Completely different than...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-11-2018, 06:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 358
Posted By MasterBlaster
I tried that once. Couldn't find the "Send"...

I tried that once.
Couldn't find the "Send" button.
.
.
.
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/7/7a/Candlestick_phone.JPG/320px-Candlestick_phone.JPG
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-11-2018, 05:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 359
Posted By MasterBlaster
Twist? On an 88 740? Isn't the distributor on...

Twist?
On an 88 740?
Isn't the distributor on the back of the head, with a crank position sensor?
Usually means no adjustment possible or needed.

Do you have the plug wires on correctly?...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-11-2018, 05:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 358
Posted By MasterBlaster
:omg: Top left of thread list... Oval...

:omg:

Top left of thread list... Oval button says (New Thread).
Bottom left of thread list... Oval button says (New Thread).
Top right of thread list... Forum Tools dropdown list says "Post a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-04-2018, 06:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 859
Posted By MasterBlaster
You checked ignition timing. How about timing...

You checked ignition timing.
How about timing belt timing?
Might have jumped a tooth or 2?
Easy enough to pop off the upper cover and check that the cam mark lines up at the same time as the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-15-2018, 01:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 345
Posted By MasterBlaster
That link (JUx4D) wasn't the picture. It was the...

That link (JUx4D) wasn't the picture. It was the gallery.

THIS (MIJaARb.png) is the picture...

https://i.imgur.com/MIJaARb.png
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-15-2018, 01:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 566
Posted By MasterBlaster
Oh, don't listen to that last goober! :-P Read...

Oh, don't listen to that last goober! :-P
Read the previous posts instead. :nod:

My door started acting the same way a few days ago. Seemed fine when open, but I had to lean on it to get it to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-11-2018, 02:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 256
Posted By MasterBlaster
Found the reason. I'm reading this thread here...

Found the reason.
I'm reading this thread here on forums.tbforums.
An Off-Topic post had a link to something still on forums.turbobricks, where I was apparently not logged in.
After logging in...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-11-2018, 01:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 256
Posted By MasterBlaster
For whatever reason, I can't see the pictures. ...

For whatever reason, I can't see the pictures.
The links are in the page source, but not visible.
Some quirk of the new layout, or just me?
Forum: website & board 02-09-2018, 03:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,214
Posted By MasterBlaster
nm.

nm.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-08-2018, 03:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 296
Posted By MasterBlaster
100% definitely maybe. Theory 1 - Cold...

100% definitely maybe.

Theory 1 - Cold engine lets the seal shrink a bit, and the coolant can seep past. Engine get hot, seal swells and closes the gap. Leak stops once hot.

Theory 2 - Hot...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-04-2018, 03:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 566
Posted By MasterBlaster
Here's a picture from one of cleanflametrap's...

Here's a picture from one of cleanflametrap's posts...
http://www.forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=329481

Ignore the words. Look at the picture.

The striker is held to the jamb with 3...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-04-2018, 03:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 648
Posted By MasterBlaster
You don't have the lower torque rod any more? ...

You don't have the lower torque rod any more?



So, when the diff rotates, the upper rod pushes the subframe, but there's no lower rod to counteract by pulling it, keeping everything "in phase"?...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-19-2017, 03:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 688
Posted By MasterBlaster
Looks more like the slot is full of corrosion,...

Looks more like the slot is full of corrosion, and the wire just snapped off. Sometimes they just look cut.
Save money by making one harness, and install accessories as needed/ordered. You want to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-19-2017, 03:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,183
Posted By MasterBlaster
It's been a while since I took the trans off my...

It's been a while since I took the trans off my 740, so I'll repeat what my Haynes says. They show a small ratchet and socket from below, on the engine side, with a screwdriver through the "cooling...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-19-2017, 02:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 681
Posted By MasterBlaster
If it was a steering shaft, I'd say the "missing"...

If it was a steering shaft, I'd say the "missing" spline is for alignment purposes, so the parts will only go back together the "correct" way. Since it's a driveshaft, likely at the support where the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-19-2017, 11:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 876
Posted By MasterBlaster
Zirconia (the cheaper one in Bosch Volvos)...

Zirconia (the cheaper one in Bosch Volvos) creates its own voltage, .2-.8, or "0.1v to 0.9v sweep" if you like.

Titania (the wonderfully expensive one in Regina Volvos) is a variable resistor. The...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-08-2017, 01:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,151
Posted By MasterBlaster
So, what part number did he send you? ...

So, what part number did he send you?

https://www.gazshocks.com/images/images/downloads/GAZ-2017-catalogue_FULL.pdf
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-06-2017, 07:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,151
Posted By MasterBlaster
Wrong model? Wrong Year? Wrong something...

Wrong model?
Wrong Year?
Wrong something...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-09-2017, 02:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 698
Posted By MasterBlaster
I vote for big vacuum leak.

I vote for big vacuum leak.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-09-2017, 02:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 887
Posted By MasterBlaster
Just one direction, or both? Waaaay...

Just one direction, or both?



Waaaay too much positive caster?
Non-stock wheels with too much offset?
Even horribly mangled suspension can be "tweaked" to go straight.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-02-2017, 06:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 797
Posted By MasterBlaster
Always an excellent way to blow the drain hoses...

Always an excellent way to blow the drain hoses off the tray ("draining container" in the Volvo parts manual) if the clamps are loose or the hoses are old and crusty.

Did you get all 4 drains, or...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-24-2017, 06:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,242
Posted By MasterBlaster
Were these the TXR ...

Were these the TXR (http://www.retroturbo.com/?product=double-calipper-adapter-for-200-series) plates?

It doesn't say so in the text, but all the pictures include the word "Turbo" in the link. ...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-24-2017, 06:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 940
Posted By MasterBlaster
Only a week late, but no, they are not "in line"...

Only a week late, but no, they are not "in line" (series) like old Christmas light strings. They are in parallel; common voltage on one side of all bulbs, common ground on the other side. As a safety...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-15-2017, 02:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 754
Posted By MasterBlaster
Having all that smoke coming out is bad for the...

Having all that smoke coming out is bad for the environment.

You should seal the top of the can and route another hose from it to the intake so the smoke can be sucked in and safely burned. And...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-15-2017, 02:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,471
Posted By MasterBlaster
Part numbers already posted (I need to type...

Part numbers already posted (I need to type faster).

As for


http://www.volvopartswebstore.com/products/Volvo/Sensor-Genuine-Classic-Part/1102051/1398321.html

... and click the "What this...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-14-2017, 05:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 983
Posted By MasterBlaster
Here's what the parts should look like. Circled...

Here's what the parts should look like.
Circled nub fits into circled slot.

http://www3.telus.net/neatcrap/volvo/crank-gear.jpg

http://www3.telus.net/neatcrap/volvo/harmonic-balancer.jpg


...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-08-2017, 02:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,003
Posted By MasterBlaster
I usually put an < img src ........... > tag...

I usually put an < img src ........... > tag around them and specify a width.
We still have to download the whole multi-megabyte picture (not appreciated by low-speed Internet users), but at least...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-25-2017, 02:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,694
Posted By MasterBlaster
Assuming the site stays up, these pics are...

Assuming the site stays up, these pics are from...
http://www.threefattigers.com/Protocore/Volvo/TimingMarks.htm

If your belt is new, and still has its official lines on it...

Top pic: Cam...
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