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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-03-2019, 06:30 PM
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Posted By esmth
i had a similar issue right after i +t'd my car....

i had a similar issue right after i +t'd my car. It turned out to be the throttlebody/TPS needed an adjustment....
Forum: aftermarket engine management 04-26-2019, 10:42 PM
Replies: 2,217
Views: 854,232
Posted By esmth
when I was playing with this on my car I noticed...

when I was playing with this on my car I noticed the same thing. IC1 changes were more predictable than IC4 changes. I changed the IC1 to 114 from 128 to match my pink injectors and it runs as good...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-14-2019, 10:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 908
Posted By esmth
pull the IAC and clean it. You can put 12v across...

pull the IAC and clean it. You can put 12v across the two terminals to verify it moves quickly and freely. Also pull the accordian hose and be 100% sure there are no holes/splits. They can be hard to...
Forum: website & board 02-06-2019, 01:33 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 16,564
Posted By esmth
wasn't able to donate much this time around but...

wasn't able to donate much this time around but you own my $11.69 paypal balance now, lol
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-05-2019, 12:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 575
Posted By esmth
not sure what the stock circuit board has that...

not sure what the stock circuit board has that missing bulb wired to, but I hardwired my tails and made the 3 lower panels the 5w tail lights while the upper red is a 21w brake light. Works fine and...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-04-2019, 07:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 663
Posted By esmth
Do you have a wideband? That'll tell you exactly...

Do you have a wideband? That'll tell you exactly whats happening.

The maf signal to the ECU is an analog 0-5v signal that correlates with the air mass travelling though it. At just under 5v, the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-03-2019, 10:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 908
Posted By esmth
The check engine light will light briefly when...

The check engine light will light briefly when the idle drops way too low. It does not set a code. I'd look into whatever is making the RPM drop.

Clean the throttle body, adjust the throttle plate...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-01-2019, 01:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,489
Posted By esmth
Mine had that too, not nearly as bad though....

Mine had that too, not nearly as bad though. Definitely not mold, whatever plastic was used just doesn't seem to age well. A light buff removed it for me
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-27-2019, 05:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 974
Posted By esmth
If you foot bled it you may have trashed the...

If you foot bled it you may have trashed the master cylinder. Ask me how I know, lol
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-24-2019, 05:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 697
Posted By esmth
I did not recall seeing any internal adjuster in...

I did not recall seeing any internal adjuster in the drum. After looking up photos, I definitely did not see this thing, my brake drums had a flat piece of metal with slits in it in the star...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-24-2019, 02:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 697
Posted By esmth
Difficulty tensioning parking brakes

Hello all

I finally got around to repairing the parking brake in my 91 240. I Installed new rear caliper brake pads, new brake rotors, new parking brake shoes, (old ones were metal-to-metal and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-21-2019, 11:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 453
Posted By esmth
Sounds really similar to the time I bent the pin...

Sounds really similar to the time I bent the pin in the connector to the EZK what was the fuel load communication between LH and EZK. Limp **** acceleration, inconsistent idle/run, super late...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-15-2019, 11:48 AM
Replies: 19
240: Air Dams
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Posted By esmth
My 1991 240 with white paint (code 189) came with...

My 1991 240 with white paint (code 189) came with a non painted black airdam. I think it is a base model
Forum: aftermarket engine management 01-01-2019, 05:09 PM
Replies: 2,217
Views: 854,232
Posted By esmth
Is there a formula for calculating the rev limit?...

Is there a formula for calculating the rev limit? Say I want it at 5500, how would I select a value for it?

thanks!:)

edit: i think (x*12.5)+5250 is what I was looking for
Forum: aftermarket engine management 12-22-2018, 01:25 PM
Replies: 2,217
Views: 854,232
Posted By esmth
it's mostly a curiosity thing for me rather then...

it's mostly a curiosity thing for me rather then trying to get more performance :)
Forum: aftermarket engine management 12-21-2018, 09:13 PM
Replies: 2,217
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Posted By esmth
I ordered a 0 227 400 175 EZK from Europe which...

I ordered a 0 227 400 175 EZK from Europe which should arrive early January. Hoping it has more advance for the B230FX engine. I'll post the bin here!

Also do you have a 934 LH bin? The one on...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-15-2018, 07:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 595
Posted By esmth
of course after i make this thread I find what I...

of course after i make this thread I find what I was remembering: https://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=346230
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-15-2018, 07:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 595
Posted By esmth
White cylinder 3 exhaust port

I seem to recall reading that due the shape of the manifold, having a certain cylinder exhaust port more white than the others is normal. Am I crazy? I can't find any references to this so i'm...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 12-03-2018, 09:15 PM
Replies: 2,217
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Posted By esmth
Anyone have a 169 EZK bin file? I'd like to...

Anyone have a 169 EZK bin file? I'd like to compare the 146 with the 169. My 169 is not chip-able :grrr:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-03-2018, 02:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,246
Posted By esmth
The shaft is coming back out next weekend to go...

The shaft is coming back out next weekend to go to the machine shop. i'll just have them swap the bearing as well.

They seemed a-ok to me ;-)


Yes, it was the rearmost one. All the others were...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-02-2018, 02:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,246
Posted By esmth
I was just trying to pull the bearing off to...

I was just trying to pull the bearing off to replace it, so damaging it wasn't an issue



I watched a couple youtube videos for doing u-joints and was told to do this. It's crazy how much it...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-02-2018, 02:38 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,410
Posted By esmth
Mine had the same drilled notch when I did the...

Mine had the same drilled notch when I did the HG. I assumed it was fine
Forum: performance & modifications 12-02-2018, 02:27 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,693
Posted By esmth
you'll need a trans cooler or it'll eat itself...

you'll need a trans cooler or it'll eat itself soon enough trying to drift. do the accumulator mod on the trans, too

don't cut the springs. go straight for good stuff. 80gbp (100USD) for shipping...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-02-2018, 02:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,205
Posted By esmth
assuming 240? sounds like bad ground(s) ...

assuming 240?

sounds like bad ground(s)

the no-start could also be the neutral lockout switch misaligned (if an auto)
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-02-2018, 01:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,246
Posted By esmth
just finished the job. replaced all 3 u-joints in...

just finished the job. replaced all 3 u-joints in my 86 m46 driveshaft with the 3" version. First time doing u-joints myself and it was pretty easy as long as a needle bearing doesn't fall over. Only...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-26-2018, 11:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,246
Posted By esmth
http://esmth.com/f/v/181126/ujoint2-2.jpg I...

http://esmth.com/f/v/181126/ujoint2-2.jpg

I am surprised how well the car drove tbh. this was the rearmost joint in the m46 d-shaft. :oops:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-26-2018, 01:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,246
Posted By esmth
Measured the two joints on the rear part of the...

Measured the two joints on the rear part of the 1986 M46 shaft.
front ujoint: 2.951" 2.942"
rear ujoint: 2.940" 2.945"
I'm assuming it needs the 3" u-joints? Volvo part #3520997
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-26-2018, 01:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,246
Posted By esmth
So I need to remove the joint to measure it? or...

So I need to remove the joint to measure it? or some spacer to subtract that allows me to measure it with a caliper as they're recessed in the yolk? My micrometer is not large enough :-(

i...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-26-2018, 12:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,246
Posted By esmth
Drive shaft differences & u-joints

I have 2 driveshafts: one is the original 1991 aw70 shaft and the other is a 1986 m46 shaft (dl wagon if it matters). Right now I am using the front part of the m46 shaft and the rear of the aw70...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-22-2018, 02:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,193
Posted By esmth
I took this into consideration, so i marked the...

I took this into consideration, so i marked the M46 front and rear shafts to keep them balanced together, But I really wanted to try my aw70 rear shaft to see if it solved my issue. (and it did!) I...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-18-2018, 08:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,193
Posted By esmth
so an update, new trailing arms with new poly...

so an update, new trailing arms with new poly front bushings didn't do jack squat. I did a little more sleuthing under the car and the rearmost u-joint has a bunch of play in it :oops: should have...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-18-2018, 02:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,321
Posted By esmth
You can grind a channel in the dead solenoid to...

You can grind a channel in the dead solenoid to bypass it and always have 4th gear. You won't be able to lock it out with the button, though
Forum: performance & modifications 11-02-2018, 09:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,446
Posted By esmth
Awe, that stinks :-(

Awe, that stinks :-(
Forum: performance & modifications 11-02-2018, 05:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,446
Posted By esmth
it's a priceless W cam

it's a priceless W cam
Forum: performance & modifications 10-18-2018, 08:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,945
Posted By esmth
I think OP drilled out the stud on the manifold...

I think OP drilled out the stud on the manifold and not the one on the turbine housing and is trying to fit a nut in the red circle:
https://i.imgur.com/IZT4gNoh.jpg

Well, thats what i'm getting...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-18-2018, 06:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,945
Posted By esmth
I'm having difficulty understanding, when you say...

I'm having difficulty understanding, when you say manifold, do you mean the turbine housing?



seconded
Forum: performance & modifications 10-18-2018, 05:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,945
Posted By esmth
You should put longer 10MM studs in the manifold

You should put longer 10MM studs in the manifold
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-16-2018, 05:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,094
Posted By esmth
if the belt goes directly from crank to alt you...

if the belt goes directly from crank to alt you may use a single belt as it has more wrap around the pulley.
If the single belt is driving two accessories, (aka 3 pulleys total) you need 2 belts or...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-10-2018, 09:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,968
Posted By esmth
one tooth is too much, i think it's 14 degrees if...

one tooth is too much, i think it's 14 degrees if I recall correctly. You could have a new hole drilled in the current cam pulley to statically advance it
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-08-2018, 10:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,500
Posted By esmth
video or audio clip of the sound requested

video or audio clip of the sound requested
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-08-2018, 04:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,968
Posted By esmth
that's way more oscillate-y than mine. i'm...

that's way more oscillate-y than mine. i'm interested in the results of the compression test. During the 10% throttle part of your video where the car revs up and down on its own reminds me of what...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-08-2018, 04:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,193
Posted By esmth
Poly in this location would be easier to replace...

Poly in this location would be easier to replace then pressing out the rubber bushing and sleeve, yes?

Can i just burn the worn bushing out, leaving the sleeve for the poly ones, Or does the whole...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-07-2018, 06:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,968
Posted By esmth
My idle. B cam advanced 4 degrees. Skip to 30s...

My idle. B cam advanced 4 degrees. Skip to 30s for warm idle
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rT-U4kRULWc
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-07-2018, 12:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,864
Posted By esmth
http://cleanflametrap.com/ectCurve.jpg ...

http://cleanflametrap.com/ectCurve.jpg
https://volvoforums.com/forum/attachments/volvo-240-740-940-12/2250d1266368290-cold-start-problems-w-745turbo-ctslh2224.jpg
higher temperature, lower...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-06-2018, 11:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,968
Posted By esmth
I'll get a video for you tomorrow. But it...

I'll get a video for you tomorrow. But it oscillates pretty fast up and down ~1-3mmhg (depending on the weather) during idle. Even more on a cold start. Mine is advanced 4* so take that into...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-06-2018, 11:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,193
Posted By esmth
I may be mistaken but I think because the axle...

I may be mistaken but I think because the axle can articulate more with the spherical joints, it is pushing more wear on this bushing and is why I was thinking of replacing it with poly.


I took...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-06-2018, 06:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,968
Posted By esmth
Please post a video of the idle and higher rpm...

Please post a video of the idle and higher rpm scenarios you mentioned. Like dl242gt said it may be just the rough cam. I cannot get my b-cam to idle smooth enough for my liking until 900-950rpm, and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-06-2018, 05:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,193
Posted By esmth
Bad trailing-arm front bushing?

Hello!

When I accelerate or decelerate, I hear and feel a clunk in the rear suspension that I cannot narrow down. It also constantly clunks when cruising at a very low engine load and RPM. It...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-25-2018, 11:11 AM
Replies: 450
Views: 97,603
Posted By esmth
happy you're ok and you had a dashcam. Do you...

happy you're ok and you had a dashcam. Do you have pictures of the damaged car? I'm curious
Forum: projects & restorations 09-25-2018, 10:59 AM
Replies: 450
Views: 97,603
Posted By esmth
that is honestly impressive, 2 in 30 seconds. my...

that is honestly impressive, 2 in 30 seconds. my favorite part is the anger rev at 0:15

similar thing happened to me the other day, no crash tho https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gbbOZjpu780
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