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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-21-2018, 08:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 480
Posted By Wren
I've TIG welded 1/16" wall aluminum AC...

I've TIG welded 1/16" wall aluminum AC tubing/fittings with success, but not everyone has access to the equipment to do so.
Given the choice, the repair I outlined above is what I would do again...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-21-2018, 12:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 480
Posted By Wren
Thank you. Glad to be of service.

Thank you. Glad to be of service.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-21-2018, 12:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 590
Posted By Wren
Same here. Don't mess around with aftermarket...

Same here. Don't mess around with aftermarket crap on something that's a bear to swap out. The OE ones last decades.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-20-2018, 05:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 480
Posted By Wren
It is possible to use a Gates (or other...

It is possible to use a Gates (or other manufacturer's) 45° 12/10 hose fitting at the compressor end of the low pressure hose and it will route it at the correct angle. See photo below. It's...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-12-2018, 10:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 581
Posted By Wren
The only way I've found to get acceptable...

The only way I've found to get acceptable performance with R-134a in a pre-'90 car is to install a parallel-flow condenser. The OE condenser doesn't cut it.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-01-2018, 12:05 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,279
Posted By Wren
I didn't see this thread two years ago. :lol:

I didn't see this thread two years ago. :lol:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-30-2018, 10:36 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,279
Posted By Wren
We have a winner.

We have a winner.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-30-2018, 10:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 937
Posted By Wren
While the DJ Auto ones aren't in the class that...

While the DJ Auto ones aren't in the class that OE Volvo ones are, they are a damned sight (pardon the pun) better than the craptastic plastic units that Volvo supplied with '86+ 240's in the US. ...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-24-2018, 10:17 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,279
Posted By Wren
Your issues sound exactly like a car I worked on...

Your issues sound exactly like a car I worked on a couple of years ago. Turned out to be a bad fuel filter. How old is yours?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-22-2018, 11:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 587
Posted By Wren
www.volvopartslisle.com Super nice folks and...

www.volvopartslisle.com Super nice folks and good pricing.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-03-2018, 07:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,035
Posted By Wren
Hi, neighbor. I think you're over-thinking some...

Hi, neighbor. I think you're over-thinking some of this. If you meet me at The Varsity and buy me a chili dog and some onion rings, I'll tell you what I think.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-26-2018, 10:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 509
Posted By Wren
I use Gates 3/8" silicon for the hoses that go to...

I use Gates 3/8" silicon for the hoses that go to the turbo from the factory T connections. Works great.
Forum: performance & modifications 03-17-2018, 02:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,726
Posted By Wren
Interestingly enough, the highest speed ever...

Interestingly enough, the highest speed ever recorded at LeMans was a PRV-powered Peugeot. 252 mph.
...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-08-2018, 11:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,726
Posted By Wren
Only if it's in nice shape otherwise (it's...

Only if it's in nice shape otherwise (it's probably not). Plan on a long uphill struggle to get a k-jet car that hasn't run in years going again.



I've ridden in John's 262. It hauls ass. ...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-07-2018, 10:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 312
Posted By Wren
I believe Karlyn was OE on some Volvo parts. I've...

I believe Karlyn was OE on some Volvo parts. I've bought stuff that was Karlyn and it had Volvo stickers on it. YMMV
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-07-2018, 10:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 355
Posted By Wren
Thanks everyone. That tells me what I need to...

Thanks everyone. That tells me what I need to know.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-06-2018, 11:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 355
Posted By Wren
240 Heater Core Dimensions Needed

Does anyone have a 240 heater core on the shelf and can measure the width, depth, and length not including the outlet pipes? Thanks.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-17-2018, 07:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 369
Posted By Wren
I have them. Shoot me a PM with your email...

I have them. Shoot me a PM with your email address and I'll send them to you.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-07-2018, 09:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 588
Posted By Wren
I have yet to pop the differential cover on a 940...

I have yet to pop the differential cover on a 940 that didn't have a G80, irrespective of whether it was a turbo or n/a car.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-05-2018, 12:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 725
Posted By Wren
I know that if you had 9 of them, 10 would be...

I know that if you had 9 of them, 10 would be bent.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-05-2018, 12:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 518
Posted By Wren
$12.38 shipped. They're not that rare.

$12.38 shipped. They're not that rare.
Forum: performance & modifications 01-29-2018, 09:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 590
Posted By Wren
They're not scarce. You could have one by the...

They're not scarce. You could have one by the end of the week if you wanted one. You might have to pay more than $5.95 shipped as is the usual T'bricks way, but nevertheless they are out there. In...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-29-2018, 08:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 590
Posted By Wren
FTFY OP: Interestingly enough, Volvo...

FTFY


OP: Interestingly enough, Volvo actually made an airbox that fits perfectly in a 240 because, you guessed it, it was made to go in a 240!

https://i.imgur.com/VEneeWs.jpg...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-17-2018, 11:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 542
Posted By Wren
Even Volvo OE strut mounts are junk now. Buy...

Even Volvo OE strut mounts are junk now. Buy Ben's.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-13-2018, 09:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 633
Posted By Wren
OE Volvo with a liberal application of lithium...

OE Volvo with a liberal application of lithium grease allowed to soak in overnight. Not even a hint of a leak with this method.
Forum: performance & modifications 01-12-2018, 08:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 609
Posted By Wren
I believe www.egauges.com is where I bought my...

I believe www.egauges.com is where I bought my last one. Call them.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-02-2018, 11:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 634
Posted By Wren
Take the glove box out so you can see the action...

Take the glove box out so you can see the action of the servo arm. If the heat stops working, check to see that the arm is where it should be then you can cross that item off of the list of...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-02-2018, 10:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 634
Posted By Wren
I'm not certain about that, assuming you mean...

I'm not certain about that, assuming you mean heat in conjunction with a/c and defrost. I imagine that the temperature dial comes into play when that is the case. I do know that that valve is...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-02-2018, 10:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 634
Posted By Wren
To my knowledge, the heater valve that is in the...

To my knowledge, the heater valve that is in the engine compartment is normally open and only receives vacuum in order to close it when the a/c is turned on. In non-a/c operation, the valve is open...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-02-2018, 07:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 634
Posted By Wren
Is your door flapper thingy working properly? ...

Is your door flapper thingy working properly? That's the door servo behind the glove box that diverts air through the heater core when the heat is turned on. Also, is your climate unit on the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-31-2017, 12:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 668
Posted By Wren
I've had good luck with Hepu pumps as long as the...

I've had good luck with Hepu pumps as long as the top hat seal used is Volvo OE. The one that comes with the Hepu pump lasts about 12 months before it starts to leak. I may have to try a GMB just...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-30-2017, 12:59 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,104
Posted By Wren
What charging rate would be considered a trickle...

What charging rate would be considered a trickle charge for a lead acid battery? I know that for nicads it's 1/10C.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-24-2017, 10:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 723
Posted By Wren
Any big-rig truck parts place will have Gates...

Any big-rig truck parts place will have Gates 7/16" fuel hose and that's what I use instead of the difficult-to-source 12mm stuff. Works great.
Forum: performance & modifications 12-22-2017, 03:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 765
Posted By Wren
Seems like you came here for advice and not...

Seems like you came here for advice and not liking the advice you were given, decided that you didn't need any advice after all. That about right?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-18-2017, 11:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 637
Posted By Wren
Oil pump seals for certain.

Oil pump seals for certain.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-18-2017, 10:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 637
Posted By Wren
Ditch the head-mount distributor and go with a...

Ditch the head-mount distributor and go with a block mount one. It will most likely require a new intermediate shaft, but it's not going to be easier than now.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-07-2017, 12:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,094
Posted By Wren
Dude isn't a broke-ass T'bricker. He's spent...

Dude isn't a broke-ass T'bricker. He's spent over $5K on this car since the first of the year. He may have to go with what he's got or get a set of alloys.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-06-2017, 11:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,094
Posted By Wren
:lol: I didn't think so, but had to ask.

:lol: I didn't think so, but had to ask.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-06-2017, 11:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,094
Posted By Wren
15" or 16" 240 Steel Wheels

I've got a customer who wants to keep steel wheels with the chrome center caps/beauty rings on his 240 but would like to go with a 15" or 16" wheel.
I'm aware of the 15" ones that came on 740's,...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-29-2017, 10:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 739
Posted By Wren
Your car currently has 2.0. 2.1 was offered in...

Your car currently has 2.0. 2.1 was offered in the '84 760 Turbo that had LH with EZK ignition.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-27-2017, 09:16 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,068
Posted By Wren
For that matter, why did Volvo decide to get rid...

For that matter, why did Volvo decide to get rid of the B21F manifold and go with the craptastic B21FT manifold? Only the shadow knows.....
Forum: performance & modifications 11-27-2017, 08:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 649
Posted By Wren
You left out the heater hose, Harbor Freight...

You left out the heater hose, Harbor Freight welder, and zip ties.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-27-2017, 08:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,068
Posted By Wren
Nope. The best flowing stock manifold is the...

Nope. The best flowing stock manifold is the B21F. It's just that the B21FT one is so bad that anything is an improvement, even the B230FT one.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-25-2017, 04:10 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,043
Posted By Wren
I'm going to disagree about the hushers. $25 in...

I'm going to disagree about the hushers. $25 in my wallet sounds much nicer than the minimal amount of valve noise they prevent.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-01-2017, 06:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 713
Posted By Wren
That's not correct. I've seen plenty of pre-'93...

That's not correct. I've seen plenty of pre-'93 cars that had the 4.10. In fact, I've never seen an L-equipped 7/940 that didn't have a 4.10.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-23-2017, 06:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,335
Posted By Wren
Putting an AW-71L in '93 240 +T was a terrible...

Putting an AW-71L in '93 240 +T was a terrible decision. I really wish I would have used a regular '71.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-19-2017, 10:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 917
Posted By Wren
I'll bet they are just casting tracks that look...

I'll bet they are just casting tracks that look like cracks. Pretty common on aluminum oil pans from what I've seen.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-18-2017, 04:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 489
Posted By Wren
30mm

30mm
Forum: performance & modifications 10-10-2017, 03:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,395
Posted By Wren
What's the difference in stall speed between the...

What's the difference in stall speed between the US n/a '71L's and the 16V/Canadian turbo models?
Forum: performance & modifications 10-10-2017, 01:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,395
Posted By Wren
Slim to none.

Slim to none.
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