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Forum: performance & modifications 06-05-2019, 12:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 687
Posted By Dirty Rick
If the piston comes too far out of the slave it...

If the piston comes too far out of the slave it can tip and jam (not return).

If the piston is too far down the slave (relaxed) it might bottom out as the clutch wears, but that is an easy fix to...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-04-2019, 10:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,020
Posted By Dirty Rick
I think I found a solution, Crower has some...

I think I found a solution, Crower has some bushings that look like they might work. Won't know til tomorrow.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-04-2019, 10:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 601
Posted By Dirty Rick
This is what happens when you take your car to a...

This is what happens when you take your car to a shop and ask for an alignment.
Self diagnosis can be hard on the wallet.
Bent wheels are not always caught by tire techs, the machines now days have...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-03-2019, 03:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 601
Posted By Dirty Rick
A 240 has a straight axle there is not rear toe...

A 240 has a straight axle there is not rear toe setting, any variation there is a result of bent wheels or a bent axle housing.

The first thing you check on a 240 is if the wheels are bent.
...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-01-2019, 12:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,020
Posted By Dirty Rick
Not sure a white block has 23mm pins, but I am...

Not sure a white block has 23mm pins, but I am fornicating a red block.

I haff vee ansewer. Or rather a data point...

The RockAuto bushings Part # RB4541 listed for this motor do not fit the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-01-2019, 09:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 456
Posted By Dirty Rick
It's not miles its hours, 50 miles or 2 hours...

It's not miles its hours, 50 miles or 2 hours whichever comes first.

And change oil HOT, to better rinse out the bad stuff that lays in the bottom of the pan.

Remember these are flat tappet...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-30-2019, 12:21 PM
Replies: 306
Views: 92,867
Posted By Dirty Rick
Just say no, to running any lines through the...

Just say no, to running any lines through the same aperture as the drive shaft!

https://a.d-cd.net/EaAAAgDERuA-960.jpg

This way if the DS comes off you will have no brakes AND be on fire!
Forum: performance & modifications 05-29-2019, 08:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 765
Posted By Dirty Rick
EBay has rods

EBay has rods
Forum: performance & modifications 05-29-2019, 08:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 765
Posted By Dirty Rick
Your block may not be worn enough to need boring....

Your block may not be worn enough to need boring.

Yoshi does not sell 8v pistons

Mahle turbo pistons are not forged and stupid heavy and do not have a hardened pin. Over 700 grams

You don't...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-28-2019, 05:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 966
Posted By Dirty Rick
Increasing valve size also increases shrouding,...

Increasing valve size also increases shrouding, at what point does un-shrouding become necessary?

Also appears that indexing the ground electrode to the exhaust side would be a benefit to get it...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-28-2019, 04:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 269
Posted By Dirty Rick
A bad head gasket can be both the cause of...

A bad head gasket can be both the cause of overheating or the result of overheating.

Possible overheating causes
Coolant leak
defective thermostat
loss of coolant flow
plugged radiator
loss...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-25-2019, 03:53 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,020
Posted By Dirty Rick
Is this a hint I should be looking at 250" Chevy...

Is this a hint I should be looking at 250" Chevy 6 cyl pistons?

Or 283"?
Forum: performance & modifications 05-25-2019, 03:33 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,020
Posted By Dirty Rick
I don't have a Volvo rod I have aftermarket rods....

I don't have a Volvo rod I have aftermarket rods.

I have the bushing out and I measured (with calipers) the ID of the rod at .968"
But this is not a Volvo rod and I don't know if the Volvo...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-25-2019, 02:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,020
Posted By Dirty Rick
Any help? I'm trying to find out the bore ID...

Any help?

I'm trying to find out the bore ID of the small end of a Volvo rod. (bushing OD)

I don't know if my aftermarket rods use a standard pin bushing.

It is cheaper to by a new set of...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-24-2019, 01:02 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,431
Posted By Dirty Rick
Carbon knock? Try some CRC intake valve cleaner?

Carbon knock? Try some CRC intake valve cleaner?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-24-2019, 12:46 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,431
Posted By Dirty Rick
Bad valve hushers and too much clearance?

Bad valve hushers and too much clearance?
Forum: performance & modifications 05-24-2019, 12:41 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,020
Posted By Dirty Rick
It's not in the green book. I did not find...

It's not in the green book.

I did not find it in the b230 specs here (https://ozvolvo.org/archive/archive.php?download=VFAzMDg3MS0xIEIyMzAgUmVwYWlycyBhbmQgRmF1bHQgVHJhY2luZy5wZGY=)
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-22-2019, 09:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 496
Posted By Dirty Rick
Mark the steering wheel with tape for the Zero or...

Mark the steering wheel with tape for the Zero or straight ahead.
Then count the turns to the right and to the left from that point.
That likely will show you any off-centering of the rack.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-22-2019, 08:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,020
Posted By Dirty Rick
I don't have a nice inside mic. I'm getting...

I don't have a nice inside mic.

I'm getting ~.968 inside diameter after pressing out the bushing. (with calipers)

Have not been able to find the Volvo bushing OD or rod ID spec.

23mm pin
Forum: aftermarket engine management 05-22-2019, 12:44 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,949
Posted By Dirty Rick
I did not think they still sold this stuff, back...

I did not think they still sold this stuff, back in the 80's Ford sold it as combustion chamber cleaner.

https://i.postimg.cc/VspC6KmW/cleaner.jpg

This is what cleaned that piston, it had a...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 05-22-2019, 12:02 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,949
Posted By Dirty Rick
Just got the chance to see the insides... ...

Just got the chance to see the insides...

https://i.postimg.cc/YqMr2FTC/Screen-Shot-2019-05-21-at-8-47-17-PM.png

Limited to ~240KPA no sign at all of any detonation.
...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-21-2019, 11:20 PM
Replies: 614
Views: 146,105
Posted By Dirty Rick
You're gonna need more than 23# to make...

You're gonna need more than 23# to make 500horsepowers, unless you are tipping the can. :-P

Or have two B230's strapped in it! :cool:

My horsepressure calculator says it will take 42# to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-21-2019, 09:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 496
Posted By Dirty Rick
You center the rack when you do an alignment. The...

You center the rack when you do an alignment. The steering wheel may be on crooked.

I had an alignment douchie, center my steering wheel (which was on crooked), and it would turn farther to the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-20-2019, 12:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 520
Posted By Dirty Rick
If your system has an air flow meter and a boost...

If your system has an air flow meter and a boost dump valve the dump valve has to recirculate air back into the turbo inlet because that is measured air.
If measured air is dumped to the atmosphere...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-18-2019, 01:06 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,020
Posted By Dirty Rick
What are the chances that these no_name H beams...

What are the chances that these no_name H beams use a standard Volvo bushing?

I'll make a tool and push a bushing out to check the OD.

Is the OEM bushing od listed somewhere?
Forum: performance & modifications 05-17-2019, 04:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,020
Posted By Dirty Rick
The pins in this motor measure .9046 and fall out...

The pins in this motor measure .9046 and fall out of the pistons if turned sidewayz.
The rod I can throw the pin through from across the shop. I was able to get a .0015 feeler started between the...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-14-2019, 08:35 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,020
Posted By Dirty Rick
$200 + bushings which at this time would have to...

$200 + bushings which at this time would have to be made.

My circle track race motor shop wants $15 per rod to install and hone but can't be bothered to work on furrin stuff.

Do you have 23mm...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-14-2019, 05:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,020
Posted By Dirty Rick
The problem with honing rods is the need to keep...

The problem with honing rods is the need to keep them square.
You need a fixture, not something you should do by hand. (at least not on my motor)

H beam rods 20#+ boost
Forum: performance & modifications 05-14-2019, 12:51 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,020
Posted By Dirty Rick
Not finding any bushings anywhere, except 2 weeks...

Not finding any bushings anywhere, except 2 weeks away from the mothership.

23mm pins not common to other motors.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-13-2019, 03:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,020
Posted By Dirty Rick
For $50 more than I was just quoted by another...

For $50 more than I was just quoted by another shop, I can buy a new set of rods on Ebay!
Forum: performance & modifications 05-13-2019, 03:34 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,020
Posted By Dirty Rick
Are you set up to rebush rods? Cost and...

Are you set up to rebush rods?

Cost and turn-around time?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-11-2019, 01:59 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,485
Posted By Dirty Rick
Check power to the coils, check for voltage drop...

Check power to the coils, check for voltage drop while cranking between the coil and B+.

Check for good ground at the igniter (power-stage).

Test fire the coil by grounding negative side?
Forum: performance & modifications 05-11-2019, 01:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 514
Posted By Dirty Rick
I was not able to get specs from Elgin as I don't...

I was not able to get specs from Elgin as I don't know when the cam was ground.
But I found from .017 to .022" (cold) which means they were all probably out of spec.
I wonder if that was the knoise...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-10-2019, 01:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 514
Posted By Dirty Rick
Thanks for the tips, I'll be making an order...

Thanks for the tips, I'll be making an order soon.

Is it normal for the Mahle pistons to have Blown Fuel wrist pins? They are disturbingly heavy!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-09-2019, 01:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,230
Posted By Dirty Rick
Oil pan needs to come off to clean out debris...

Oil pan needs to come off to clean out debris from failed cam.

Debris = Metal Mud
Forum: performance & modifications 05-09-2019, 01:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 514
Posted By Dirty Rick
Aux shaft is OK, as well as the bearings. ...

Aux shaft is OK, as well as the bearings.

Pistons and cylinders measure good, I expected this as there was no witness marks on the skirts.

Looking at the cam and buckets I found this.
...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-08-2019, 09:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 514
Posted By Dirty Rick
Gads! I hope not! Thanks for the heads-up on the...

Gads! I hope not! Thanks for the heads-up on the staggered bearing sizes.

I am going to stick the aux shaft in a lathe and see if it is straight.

I'll also put the shaft back in the block and...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-08-2019, 05:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 514
Posted By Dirty Rick
Aux shaft bearings

Tore down a B230FT to diagnose a noise I presumed was a collapsed piston.

Found the two inner aux shaft bearings showing copper? WTF?

(have not measured pistons, but skirts appear normal and...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-06-2019, 01:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 531
Posted By Dirty Rick
^^^^^^^^^^this^^^^^^^^^^^^^ And many put in...

^^^^^^^^^^this^^^^^^^^^^^^^

And many put in a hot rod pump while not giving the wiring any consideration.
Intank is good, but there is nothing wrong with the factory 2 pump system except I don't...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-19-2019, 10:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 552
Posted By Dirty Rick
Foster road Pick N Pull only has 3 240's. ...

Foster road Pick N Pull only has 3 240's.

Vancouver only has 1 240

Looks like slim pickins unless there is a swedish yard.

There are a couple of garages in NE Portland that stockpile volvo...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-16-2019, 05:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,834
Posted By Dirty Rick
I am only looking at the spindle there will be...

I am only looking at the spindle there will be little to nothing OEM inboard of the spindle.
Forum: performance & modifications 04-13-2019, 12:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 846
Posted By Dirty Rick
Replace the fuel pressure regulator that is...

Replace the fuel pressure regulator that is dumping fuel into the intake???

Ring end gap alignment has no affect on ring seal! This malformed concept needs to die an ugly death!

CHANGE THE OIL...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-13-2019, 12:29 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,790
Posted By Dirty Rick
I need a mushroom cloud emoji.....

I need a mushroom cloud emoji.....
Forum: performance & modifications 04-13-2019, 12:14 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,790
Posted By Dirty Rick
The shear loads don't change. What changes...

The shear loads don't change.

What changes is the all of the tension loads are placed on the fasteners. This would be a serious situation if it was a solid assembly. But it is not, you have a...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-13-2019, 11:42 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,790
Posted By Dirty Rick
It gets you off the bump stop in many cases,...

It gets you off the bump stop in many cases, unless the springs have been cut too much.

I'd guess 1.5" maybe a little less but at least an inch.
Forum: performance & modifications 04-13-2019, 11:36 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,790
Posted By Dirty Rick
https://www.almabolt.com/pages/catalog/bolts/proof...

https://www.almabolt.com/pages/catalog/bolts/proofloadtensile.htm
Forum: performance & modifications 04-12-2019, 05:18 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,790
Posted By Dirty Rick
OK I'll do it for you 5/16 coarse #8 bolt...

OK I'll do it for you

5/16 coarse #8 bolt tensile strength is 7850# x2 is 15,700# not including the other two bolts!

How high are you going to jump this lowered vehicle?

I am not fooled at...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-12-2019, 04:55 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,061
Posted By Dirty Rick
EGR only works in cruise, when the pedal goes to...

EGR only works in cruise, when the pedal goes to the metal EGR is off.

SO EGR will only help in part throttle conditions.
Forum: performance & modifications 04-12-2019, 11:36 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,790
Posted By Dirty Rick
I think any bolt breaking in this situation would...

I think any bolt breaking in this situation would be due the the suspension bottoming out. (Operator Abuse)
I think it would be more likely for the bolts to pull through the control arm with the...
Forum: website & board 04-10-2019, 11:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 334
Posted By Dirty Rick
Http = not secure https = might be secure ...

Http = not secure
https = might be secure

I am accessing the forum via http, Firefox knows its not secure but not complaining
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