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Forum: projects & restorations Yesterday, 08:08 PM
Replies: 539
Views: 94,539
Posted By TestPoint
No pictures today but I got the center console...

No pictures today but I got the center console connected back up with new LED lights in all the bulb holders. For $0.50 more Volvo could have added an additional 6" of wire to all the connections...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-17-2018, 09:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,293
Posted By TestPoint
Auto painting is not for for the faint of heart. ...

Auto painting is not for for the faint of heart. I spent weeks preping the wagon so I wouldn't be embarrassed at the paint shop. The shooter spent 4 hours taking care of all the things he could see...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-17-2018, 03:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 179
Posted By TestPoint
All the Volvo's I work on loose the gas. At...

All the Volvo's I work on loose the gas. At least I gave you a warning.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-17-2018, 08:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 179
Posted By TestPoint
I would suggest that you identify the problem...

I would suggest that you identify the problem rather than start replacing parts.

The low pressure switch is there to protect the compressor when system pressure drops below minimum. That doesn't...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-15-2018, 08:48 PM
Replies: 539
Views: 94,539
Posted By TestPoint
Dear Diary . . . Today I put the main body...

Dear Diary . . .

Today I put the main body to engine wiring harness back into OEM plastic wiring harness destroyed in the fire. FIRE, you ask . . . way back some of the original 20 year old gas...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-15-2018, 04:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 228
Posted By TestPoint
NAPA, or any other large service shop can make...

NAPA, or any other large service shop can make any hose just about any way needed. After re plumbing two 240's the only fitting they did not have was the large connection to the output of the...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-15-2018, 10:48 AM
Replies: 539
Views: 94,539
Posted By TestPoint
THis car has been on jack stands for the majority...

THis car has been on jack stands for the majority of the last 5 years. Keeps the tires from getting flat spots.
Forum: projects & restorations 06-14-2018, 10:40 PM
Replies: 539
Views: 94,539
Posted By TestPoint
Engine . . .? I am focusing on all the...

Engine . . .?

I am focusing on all the details of body and interior.

I drove it to and from the paint shop. When I get everything else done I will get back to the engine. I did everything...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-14-2018, 10:03 PM
Replies: 539
Views: 94,539
Posted By TestPoint
Stainless steel trim has been machine polished...

Stainless steel trim has been machine polished and all the attachment clips are new. Gonna be great!
Forum: projects & restorations 06-14-2018, 09:32 PM
Replies: 539
Views: 94,539
Posted By TestPoint
Yes, I know, it has been months with nothing...

Yes, I know, it has been months with nothing done. Heart surgery, arthritis, other issues of growing older. Already registered for the Eurofest in Greenville in October.

Just piddling but found...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-12-2018, 01:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 426
Posted By TestPoint
I've put in a couple 240 windshields with only...

I've put in a couple 240 windshields with only butyl, no clips. That is what a glass installer will do. The rubber trim piece, it is not a seal, comes in various widths. Be sure to get one wide...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-11-2018, 08:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,293
Posted By TestPoint
We only have one auto paint store within 50 miles...

We only have one auto paint store within 50 miles and it is PPG so I guess that is what I put on the cars. Painter buys clear by the big bucket so I do not have any info on that but still happy...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-10-2018, 09:18 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,479
Posted By TestPoint
Time to update this thread. Two years since last...

Time to update this thread. Two years since last post.

Surly there has been nothing else in life getting in the way of Bertone restoration.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-04-2018, 10:12 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 4,019
Posted By TestPoint
There are mechanical issues beyond resistance.

There are mechanical issues beyond resistance.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-04-2018, 08:34 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 4,019
Posted By TestPoint
I spent months resolving injector problems and...

I spent months resolving injector problems and with a new set the problems went away. Thought it was magic. That is not diagnostic testing but simple results.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-04-2018, 08:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 345
Posted By TestPoint
For a simple leak down the 1 oz is a reasonable...

For a simple leak down the 1 oz is a reasonable answer. Like ZVOLV says without a recovery system with the replacement of the receiver dryer it is going to be a guess.

I do not remember the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-04-2018, 10:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 345
Posted By TestPoint
TBers don't 'recover' systems.

TBers don't 'recover' systems.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-04-2018, 08:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 345
Posted By TestPoint
After a system leak down about 1 oz of oil needs...

After a system leak down about 1 oz of oil needs to be added. Auto parts stores sell a small can with R134 and that amount of oil that can be simply added.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-30-2018, 05:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 281
Posted By TestPoint
There is no difference between a sedan and wagon...

There is no difference between a sedan and wagon with the same transmission. I cannot comment on the difference between a manual and auto.

Redwood Chair is the real expert.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-26-2018, 07:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 425
Posted By TestPoint
TurboBricks Brand K-jet Fuel Pressure Test...

TurboBricks Brand K-jet Fuel Pressure Test Equipment:

http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=289775&highlight=fuel+pressure+gauge
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-22-2018, 06:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 311
Posted By TestPoint
Once up to operating temp the O2 sensor will...

Once up to operating temp the O2 sensor will operate quickly, really too quickly to see on anything other than a scope or it needs to be replaced.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-21-2018, 08:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 433
Posted By TestPoint
Clear flooding on our 30 year old cars is to...

Clear flooding on our 30 year old cars is to remove the plugs, verify that injectors are not leaking or actually spraying fuel and spin the starter for a lot of time. Then check the crank case oil...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-19-2018, 07:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 255
Posted By TestPoint
Volvo was concerned about running out of Diesel...

Volvo was concerned about running out of Diesel and the lack of a fuel pump but that, apparently, did not turn out to be a problem.

I like your idea of pressurizing the fuel tank with the return...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-19-2018, 10:44 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,224
Posted By TestPoint
On easy to replace items like the alternator I...

On easy to replace items like the alternator I usually choose lowest cost/life time warranty things.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-18-2018, 08:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 255
Posted By TestPoint
The return ATF coolant line dumps back into the...

The return ATF coolant line dumps back into the pan that has air in it so it doesn't matter.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-18-2018, 07:51 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,224
Posted By TestPoint
Any precious little mice winter over with the...

Any precious little mice winter over with the heap?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-18-2018, 07:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 255
Posted By TestPoint
The pressure in the ATF line is only about 30 psi...

The pressure in the ATF line is only about 30 psi but I would not trust JBWeld.

You can cut and splice with compression fitting connectors but replacing with a new line is probably easier.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-13-2018, 09:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,053
Posted By TestPoint
The tach red/white wire is loose and is just...

The tach red/white wire is loose and is just hanging back there. It is not in a harness as such when it gets to the instrument cluster with a single female connector on it.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-13-2018, 07:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,170
Posted By TestPoint
Here is my personal favorite: ...

Here is my personal favorite:

http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=289775&highlight=fuel+pressure+gauge
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-13-2018, 06:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,053
Posted By TestPoint
Transmission tail shaft area on the left side.

Transmission tail shaft area on the left side.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-13-2018, 05:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,053
Posted By TestPoint
I know it is a 90 degree twist release. You...

I know it is a 90 degree twist release. You might have to push in a bit to get it to turn.

Like you suggested, pulling a bit of slack by removing it from the transmission will make it a lot...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-12-2018, 06:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,053
Posted By TestPoint
I have not experienced the anti tamper seal but...

I have not experienced the anti tamper seal but there is a fragile plastic 90 degree twist lock connector holding the cable onto the back of the tach. Break that and you will have to create a way...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-08-2018, 04:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 552
Posted By TestPoint
Assuming that the rest of the cooling system is...

Assuming that the rest of the cooling system is in decent shape the engine couldn't care less about 10 degrees.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-06-2018, 05:09 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,241
Posted By TestPoint
Sounds like a man with a plan. Hope it fixes the...

Sounds like a man with a plan. Hope it fixes the problem.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-04-2018, 10:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 685
Posted By TestPoint
Drive it around the block and put your hand on...

Drive it around the block and put your hand on each of the rear wheels near the center.

One will feel dramatically hotter than the other. Replace that caliper, pads and probably that rotor.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-04-2018, 09:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 685
Posted By TestPoint
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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-04-2018, 08:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 685
Posted By TestPoint
Seized caliper boiling the brake fluid.

Seized caliper boiling the brake fluid.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-02-2018, 09:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,123
Posted By TestPoint
The spray is the easy part anyway. Prep is where...

The spray is the easy part anyway. Prep is where the quality is.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-02-2018, 08:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,123
Posted By TestPoint
I have painted two cars that turned out extremely...

I have painted two cars that turned out extremely OK. One, a '71 164, in the garage without ventilation and one in the driveway on a calm dry day. I thought I had killed myself with the vent-less...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-02-2018, 03:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 425
Posted By TestPoint
Yes, fuse 13 only provides power to operate the...

Yes, fuse 13 only provides power to operate the relay. See schematic in post 6.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-01-2018, 09:37 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,241
Posted By TestPoint
I bought the fiber optic camera after the tank...

I bought the fiber optic camera after the tank problems but would have tried it that way first. Probably through the pump hatch.

Siphon the tank down as low as you can get it and let it dry. You...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-30-2018, 07:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 340
Posted By TestPoint
The ECU/fuel pump relay operates off the pulsing...

The ECU/fuel pump relay operates off the pulsing ground from the distributor/ECU. Check the ground side of the coil for pulses.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-30-2018, 04:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 425
Posted By TestPoint
There is not an OEM relay after the FP relay...

There is not an OEM relay after the FP relay before the pumps but it has been a common Turbo Bricks solution to FP relay failure to add such a relay to move the current load to an inexpensive 40a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-29-2018, 05:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 437
Posted By TestPoint
Starter switch is the first thing that comes to...

Starter switch is the first thing that comes to mind. There is a wiring harness connector plugged into the back of the mechanical switch.

Beyond that fuses.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-27-2018, 02:57 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,241
Posted By TestPoint
My tank rust ending up costing me over $1400. ...

My tank rust ending up costing me over $1400.

Replaced lift pump once, pressure pump twice, 2 filters, fuel tank, had the fuel distributor (K-jet) rebuilt twice ($400 first time, courtesy...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-27-2018, 02:36 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,241
Posted By TestPoint
This many pump failures is beyond unlucky chance....

This many pump failures is beyond unlucky chance.

The pictured rust took out a claimed new pump when I bought the car and both a new lift and pressure pump that I installed. A significant...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-27-2018, 01:48 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,241
Posted By TestPoint
Are you sure that you don't have some rust in the...

Are you sure that you don't have some rust in the tank? Rust destroyed a brand new pump before I could even get through testing other fuel issues.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-23-2018, 08:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 506
Posted By TestPoint
I suggested draining at the hose from the lift...

I suggested draining at the hose from the lift pump because the fuel pressure at the filter is 90 psi. You really do not want to try to control 90 psi of fuel out of a 1/4" hose. Using the pressure...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-23-2018, 05:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 498
Posted By TestPoint
Make your own pressure test setup. You will need...

Make your own pressure test setup. You will need an 8mm and 10mm banjo connector, a valve and a gauge. No magic required.

http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=289775
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-22-2018, 04:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 506
Posted By TestPoint
This is that extra 2 gallons of gas from the tank...

This is that extra 2 gallons of gas from the tank after I had pumped it dry with the lift pump.

http://i772.photobucket.com/albums/yy4/tporterellijaycom/Volvo%20Bertone/PB101370.jpg

Obviously...
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