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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-08-2019, 11:46 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,789
Posted By D.E
Thread jack #3! My rear axle sounds like...

Thread jack #3!

My rear axle sounds like it’s full of rocks and makes the most horrible sound for the first few minutes of driving every time the ambient temperature drops below -15*C. It’s fine...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-07-2019, 04:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 899
Posted By D.E
If you have an impact it’s really quick and easy....

If you have an impact it’s really quick and easy. Crawl under and zip off the three nuts on each side that hold the bracket to the subframe. Jack the engine up by the oilpan. Undo the M8 bolts...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-27-2019, 03:05 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 25,747
Posted By D.E
How to build a cheap 500hp B20....

How to build a cheap 500hp B20. (http://forum.savarturbo.se/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=61047#p444340)

It’s in Swedish, but Google Translate might help you a bit. :lol:
Forum: showroom 08-27-2019, 02:03 PM
Replies: 9,461
Views: 3,116,080
Posted By D.E
https://i.imgur.com/rZRNJQqh.jpg I sure hope...

https://i.imgur.com/rZRNJQqh.jpg

I sure hope people like seeing the same 245 over and over again. :lol:
Forum: performance & modifications 08-25-2019, 06:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 509
Posted By D.E
Looks like you need to extend your front control...

Looks like you need to extend your front control arms a few inches.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-11-2019, 07:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,074
Posted By D.E
Then I’d rather try reaming the holes in the...

Then I’d rather try reaming the holes in the mounting tabs slightly to fit 1/2” bolts instead of fiddling around with foil.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-10-2019, 08:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 590
Posted By D.E
Privjet. Measure the distance between the...

Privjet.

Measure the distance between the valve cover sealing surface and the head gasket sealing surface, IE the total height of the aluminium casting. Stock 530 height is 146,1mm.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-10-2019, 07:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,074
Posted By D.E
I think you’re overthinking this. 1/2” is close...

I think you’re overthinking this. 1/2” is close enough to M12 that you can just plop them in and tighten them up.
Forum: projects & restorations 07-30-2019, 06:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,456
Posted By D.E
Sweet wagon, cool colour. I think it could be a...

Sweet wagon, cool colour. I think it could be a 1978 though.
Forum: website & board 07-29-2019, 09:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 965
Posted By D.E
Maybe three categories? Volvo, Ford and Geely.

Maybe three categories? Volvo, Ford and Geely.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-22-2019, 04:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,239
Posted By D.E
I’ve pinpointed the squeek and it’s coming from...

I’ve pinpointed the squeek and it’s coming from the upper u-joint by the brake booster. Spraying it with penetrating oil makes it go quiet. Unfortunatly, this part seems way harder to find than the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-19-2019, 04:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,239
Posted By D.E
I’m starting to suspect this as well. Thanks for...

I’m starting to suspect this as well. Thanks for the tip!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-19-2019, 04:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,239
Posted By D.E
Trodde också det men det lät lika illa när jag...

Trodde också det men det lät lika illa när jag vred om rattstången genom att skruva på muttern utan ratt på plats.
Forum: showroom 05-11-2019, 04:14 PM
Replies: 9,461
Views: 3,116,080
Posted By D.E
Stock front, old school overloads rear, new...

Stock front, old school overloads rear, new shocks. 205/70 15’s. It needs an inch or two of lift in the front to even it out when empty but I use it as a truck and it sits level with about 250lbs in...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-10-2019, 10:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,239
Posted By D.E
Nobody’s ever had a squeeky wheel before? It’s...

Nobody’s ever had a squeeky wheel before? It’s driving me nuts but I’d rather avoid tearing the whole steering column apart if I could.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-10-2019, 01:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,239
Posted By D.E
The spring is there. I tried turning the steering...

The spring is there. I tried turning the steering shaft with the wheel removed and it still squeeks so I guess it needs a dab of lube somewhere?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-09-2019, 04:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,239
Posted By D.E
Squeeky / loose steering shaft

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/FIjnsmHP1IA" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture"...
Forum: showroom 04-28-2019, 05:36 PM
Replies: 9,461
Views: 3,116,080
Posted By D.E
https://i.imgur.com/iifC5i1h.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/iifC5i1h.jpg
Forum: showroom 01-28-2019, 03:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 466
Posted By D.E
Historical Volvos + 263 content

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/A18PFd4cj6k" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture"...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-15-2019, 07:23 AM
Replies: 19
240: Air Dams
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Posted By D.E
Seems to me like only metallic and white cars...

Seems to me like only metallic and white cars ’81-91ish have painted airdams. After ’91 or ’92 they’re all black plastic. A quick look at 240’s ’81-93 for sale confirms this.
Forum: performance & modifications 01-15-2019, 06:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,856
Posted By D.E
It will be a lot easier if you get an ’89+ 240...

It will be a lot easier if you get an ’89+ 240 parts car. You will also need the fuel tank, filler neck, fuel pump, brackets, wiring etc which is not present on your ’78. I did this to a ’76 and it...
Forum: showroom 12-26-2018, 06:27 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 73,799
Posted By D.E
You’re right John. My wagon is a late 1988 with...

You’re right John. My wagon is a late 1988 with the ’89 updates. LH2.4 and all.
Forum: showroom 12-24-2018, 11:53 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 73,799
Posted By D.E
https://i.imgur.com/hZVaopGh.jpg Here’s a...

https://i.imgur.com/hZVaopGh.jpg

Here’s a ’93, ’90 and ’88. All #601 red.
Forum: showroom 12-22-2018, 11:15 AM
Replies: 591
Views: 111,969
Posted By D.E
https://i.imgur.com/2A4Zndnh.jpg Got a...

https://i.imgur.com/2A4Zndnh.jpg

Got a christmas tree. :)
Forum: showroom 11-16-2018, 06:23 AM
Replies: 9,461
Views: 3,116,080
Posted By D.E
The bracket is a narrow U-shape that folds over...

The bracket is a narrow U-shape that folds over the upper edge of the tailgate and is held in place by a small set screw.
Forum: projects & restorations 11-05-2018, 07:59 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,442
Posted By D.E
Nice car and cool to see a Polish Turbobricker! I...

Nice car and cool to see a Polish Turbobricker! I visit your neck of the woods (Podkarpackie) a few times a year so if you need any little parts from the motherland transport may be possible to...
Forum: showroom 10-21-2018, 10:39 AM
Replies: 2,474
Views: 861,340
Posted By D.E
https://i.imgur.com/i3zY6Rel.jpg Could this...

https://i.imgur.com/i3zY6Rel.jpg

Could this be a Volvo part or the work of some DIY madman? They seem to be made to ’86+ 240 size.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-21-2018, 09:52 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 41,635
Posted By D.E
https://i.imgur.com/ziAeGV6l.jpg Car rides...

https://i.imgur.com/ziAeGV6l.jpg

Car rides like stock now. Fixed all bumpiness. :)
Forum: showroom 10-21-2018, 09:49 AM
Replies: 9,461
Views: 3,116,080
Posted By D.E
https://i.imgur.com/cdxWR8Sl.jpg Got my new...

https://i.imgur.com/cdxWR8Sl.jpg

Got my new 205/70 R15’s mounted. :)
Forum: performance & modifications 10-20-2018, 12:04 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 41,635
Posted By D.E
Nah, I welded in the non-explodey end. ;-)

Nah, I welded in the non-explodey end. ;-)
Forum: performance & modifications 10-20-2018, 05:13 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 41,635
Posted By D.E
Quick! Someone tell me how these are going to...

Quick! Someone tell me how these are going to kill me before I put them on my car.

https://i.imgur.com/bHGpMVFl.jpg
Forum: showroom 10-15-2018, 12:44 AM
Replies: 9,461
Views: 3,116,080
Posted By D.E
Old overload springs in the rear, stock in the...

Old overload springs in the rear, stock in the front. The perspective makes the front seem higher than it really is. It sits kind of funny (rake) so I’m going to lift the front about 2” as well.
Forum: showroom 10-14-2018, 09:58 AM
Replies: 9,461
Views: 3,116,080
Posted By D.E
Exclamation https://i.imgur.com/OdQ6viCl.jpg ...

https://i.imgur.com/OdQ6viCl.jpg

BOSCHBOSCHBOSCHBOSCH
Forum: performance & modifications 10-11-2018, 07:24 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 41,635
Posted By D.E
In for this. Mine are too short after putting in...

In for this. Mine are too short after putting in overloads.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-07-2018, 05:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,377
Posted By D.E
Morsans ’78. :zeeall:

Morsans ’78. :zeeall:
Forum: performance & modifications 10-05-2018, 09:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,377
Posted By D.E
Good tip! They’re the same length as 240 shocks...

Good tip! They’re the same length as 240 shocks compressed but 4” longer extended. :nod:
Forum: performance & modifications 10-05-2018, 09:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,377
Posted By D.E
Yeah that’s kinda why I put them in but I want it...

Yeah that’s kinda why I put them in but I want it to be drivable when it’s empty too.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-05-2018, 08:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,377
Posted By D.E
I plopped them on my daily/worktruck 245...

I plopped them on my daily/worktruck 245 yesterday and it raised the rear up 2”. :omg: Went for a test drive and found it to be extremely bumpy and with dangerous driving characteristics. If I take a...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-17-2018, 07:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,033
Posted By D.E
Pinto engine in Europe usually refers to the SOHC...

Pinto engine in Europe usually refers to the SOHC 1.6 - 2.0 liter found in Taunus, Granada, Sierra and Scorpio from the 70’s and 80’s. Not the american Ford Pinto.
Forum: showroom 03-06-2018, 03:43 PM
Replies: 591
Views: 111,969
Posted By D.E
http://forumbilder.se/H680S/img-3541.JPG...

http://forumbilder.se/H680S/img-3541.JPG (http://forumbilder.se/H680S/img-3541)
Forum: performance & modifications 11-26-2017, 02:57 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 19,031
Posted By D.E
http://i66.tinypic.com/259vjp4.jpg ...

http://i66.tinypic.com/259vjp4.jpg

http://i68.tinypic.com/2q1sygi.jpg

http://i65.tinypic.com/2iurhc8.jpg

(not my car) :)
Forum: performance & modifications 05-27-2017, 12:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,024
Posted By D.E
Nobody on here ever fiddles with those Renault...

Nobody on here ever fiddles with those Renault things. Probably 140-150hp or so if you just raise the boost and fuel pressure?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-19-2017, 02:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,651
Posted By D.E
The M90 does not need or use a pilot/spigot...

The M90 does not need or use a pilot/spigot bearing. There is a bushing pressed into the crank on M90 equipped cars but it is only there for the tool to center the clutch disc upon installation.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-09-2017, 08:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,922
Posted By D.E
Off the top of my head the stock B230F with a 530...

Off the top of my head the stock B230F with a 530 runs 9.8:1. With a 531 it drops to 9.3:1. Shave that thing 1.5mm at least.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-05-2017, 01:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,573
Posted By D.E
I'm sure you could Mickey Mouse it somehow and...

I'm sure you could Mickey Mouse it somehow and make it work for a while longer, but if you want to fix it properly the head is coming off. Either you replace the head or weld in new aluminium that...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-03-2017, 07:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,497
Posted By D.E
I don't want coilovers or heim joints on my...

I don't want coilovers or heim joints on my daily. I want to throw good stuff in and then not have to touch it again for 100.000 miles.

I found 40N/mm (230lb/in) gravel rally front springs. Will...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-03-2017, 04:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,507
Posted By D.E
You probably bent the control arm really bad....

You probably bent the control arm really bad. BTDT. They're all the same '75-'93 and easy enough to replace.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-03-2017, 02:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,102
Posted By D.E
I don't think the production tolerances on...

I don't think the production tolerances on redblocks were very good. As most of us have probably experienced, some 240's probably have 120hp while others have more like 100. What they can do is...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-02-2017, 10:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,102
Posted By D.E
Shave the head like 1.5mm, clean up the ports,...

Shave the head like 1.5mm, clean up the ports, H-cam, extractors, e-fan and lose the cat. You should be able to get like 150 flywheel horsepower at least. The VOC guys are pushing up to 170-180hp out...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-02-2017, 05:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,162
Posted By D.E
I use penetrating oil and have never had one...

I use penetrating oil and have never had one break off. However, the studs do usually come out with the nut so get new ones and some high-temp threadlocker.
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