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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-15-2019, 09:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 273
Posted By TestPoint
Verifying that 10v might be appropriate.

Verifying that 10v might be appropriate.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-15-2019, 09:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 273
Posted By TestPoint
Did Volvo do away with the voltage regulator on...

Did Volvo do away with the voltage regulator on the back of the instrument panel by 1984?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-14-2019, 01:52 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 573
Posted By TestPoint
TurboBricks Brand Fuel Pressure Test Equipment: ...

TurboBricks Brand Fuel Pressure Test Equipment:

http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=289775
Forum: projects & restorations 08-12-2019, 01:57 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 32,526
Posted By TestPoint
Boy! That is wall to wall engine!

Boy! That is wall to wall engine!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-09-2019, 06:53 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 208
Posted By TestPoint
A common fuel problem is that the in-tank pump...

A common fuel problem is that the in-tank pump fails or a 2" hose connecting the pick-up to the pump fails. Suction from the pressure pump allows running as long as the tank is above half full. ...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-27-2019, 08:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 759
Posted By TestPoint
Never mind engine idling. You want to measure...

Never mind engine idling. You want to measure STATIC pressure. That is the pressure with the gas equalized throughout the system, high, low and in between.

That should be about 45 psi.

When...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-27-2019, 10:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 759
Posted By TestPoint
I think you said that (with everything shut off,...

I think you said that (with everything shut off, including engine,) the static pressure is 80 psi. That's too high. Should be about 45 psi.

Then you said that (with the AC control knob set at...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-26-2019, 07:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 759
Posted By TestPoint
First thought that comes to mind is that you have...

First thought that comes to mind is that you have some gas but not enough to keep the pressure switch operated. When the compressor kicks in and sucks down the low pressure side to the point that...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-24-2019, 07:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 654
Posted By TestPoint
No mention of cam and ignition timing.

No mention of cam and ignition timing.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-23-2019, 08:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 533
Posted By TestPoint
My previous owner's mechanic resorted to bending...

My previous owner's mechanic resorted to bending the assembly to get it back in. In the process lost the float ball. The bent pickup tube allowed a couple gallons of 19 year old gas to remain in...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-22-2019, 08:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 654
Posted By TestPoint
The more you describe the symptoms the more it...

The more you describe the symptoms the more it sounds like an engine problem rather than clutch.
Forum: projects & restorations 07-21-2019, 07:45 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 32,526
Posted By TestPoint
Who said you couldn't put a modern Ford V8 into a...

Who said you couldn't put a modern Ford V8 into a Volvo? And the hood closes too!

Yes, congratulations!

Now you have to be careful not to spin that right rear tire too much before you get a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-17-2019, 07:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 552
Posted By TestPoint
Someone with a 700 series will come along and...

Someone with a 700 series will come along and help but on a 240 the cowl vent needs to be cleaned both up top and on both sides below the doors. Remove the carpet and find an 1 1/2" plastic plug...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-13-2019, 08:36 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,324
Posted By TestPoint
The head liner is a stretchable vinyl that has a...

The head liner is a stretchable vinyl that has a 1/4" wide stiff plastic strip sewn around the edges. The plastic strip turns under into a crimped strip of metal welded the entire circumference of...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-10-2019, 08:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 404
Posted By TestPoint
Whooh! You have just asked the true meaning...

Whooh!

You have just asked the true meaning of the universe.

Do you have a set of gauges?

Absolute bottom of the line repair is to buy a big can of R134a that contains a sealant with a gauge...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-10-2019, 06:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 320
Posted By TestPoint
What is your idle RPM? Your idle air control...

What is your idle RPM? Your idle air control valve may not be providing enough throttle to keep it running with the AC load.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-09-2019, 08:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,398
Posted By TestPoint
The insurance company of the party at fault have...

The insurance company of the party at fault have no authority to declare a vehicle 'totaled'. They are responsible to restore the vehicle to the condition it was in before the damage.

Ask to...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-09-2019, 05:14 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 32,526
Posted By TestPoint
Life and engine transplants are a series of...

Life and engine transplants are a series of compromises.

Your pump is expecting Mercon V, your rack is expecting Type F.

I suspect that either will be just fine.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-09-2019, 11:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,091
Posted By TestPoint
The pressure balancing units at the rear are...

The pressure balancing units at the rear are famous for hiding air.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-08-2019, 06:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 998
Posted By TestPoint
What is the history behind the three WUR's? ...

What is the history behind the three WUR's?

Original been sitting for years? Junk yard replacements with no know history?

If you have taken one of these things apart you know about the very...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-07-2019, 05:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 988
Posted By TestPoint
Vacuum it down and install the correct weight of...

Vacuum it down and install the correct weight of R12 . . . moving on down the assembly line.

Let the dealer handle it.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-07-2019, 03:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 988
Posted By TestPoint
Sell it and buy one with a high side fitting . ....

Sell it and buy one with a high side fitting . . . or . . .

NAPA will be happy to sell you a high side hose with a fitting.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-04-2019, 11:08 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,045
Posted By TestPoint
Those air compressor driven vacuum pumps are...

Those air compressor driven vacuum pumps are never going to get to the -30psi target but are probably much better than my first effort at recharging a dead AC system.

I fed a couple cans of...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-04-2019, 08:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 998
Posted By TestPoint
The hose between the top of the fuel distributor...

The hose between the top of the fuel distributor and the 10mm rear connection at the WUR/CPR is the only hose with an 8mm banjo on one end and a 10mm on the other. If you are measuring system...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-03-2019, 08:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 399
Posted By TestPoint
In the high position the voltage to the resistor...

In the high position the voltage to the resistor flows directly to the fan. If it will not run in high with a good fuse there is a very high probability that the motor needs replacement.

It could...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-02-2019, 08:21 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 32,526
Posted By TestPoint
Half way congrats . . . About this time I...

Half way congrats . . .

About this time I fought an ignition switch internal issue. Voltage through its contacts but no current. Use a test light to trace rather than a VOM.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-02-2019, 08:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,324
Posted By TestPoint
245 hatch wiring replacement

The hatch is conveniently about 6' high when raised without the gas cylinder. A step ladder in the middle makes removal of one side at a time easy. The OEM wire are fine strand like welding cable...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-01-2019, 09:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 988
Posted By TestPoint
Perhaps you should come back to the AC a little...

Perhaps you should come back to the AC a little later in the summer.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-01-2019, 05:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 988
Posted By TestPoint
I think you said that the system has been...

I think you said that the system has been converted to R134a.

To confirm, are the low and high pressure valves the larger R134a snap on connectors?

Have you measured gas pressure with your new...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-01-2019, 08:22 AM
Replies: 8
Vintage: 142 seat skins
Views: 553
Posted By TestPoint
I couldn't find them either for a '71 164 and...

I couldn't find them either for a '71 164 and that was a number of years ago. Had a set made and installed which probably looked better than if I had done it myself with a mail order set.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-27-2019, 07:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 861
Posted By TestPoint
Been there, done that. Those hoses are 31 years...

Been there, done that. Those hoses are 31 years old. Replace all. They are about $10 each. Sorry there are 6.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-25-2019, 10:12 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,379
Posted By TestPoint
A laser thermometer might add additional bit of...

A laser thermometer might add additional bit of information. My radiator was blocked about half way up on the input tank so that it only was about half effective.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-25-2019, 08:54 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,045
Posted By TestPoint
It is junk to begin with. I would not expect 2...

It is junk to begin with. I would not expect 2 year old ethanol gas to be usable. In the marine environment, i.e. pleasure boats, over winter gas requires stabilizer.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-24-2019, 07:25 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,206
Posted By TestPoint
Yes, thank you . . . again . . . Hiperfauto! ...

Yes, thank you . . . again . . . Hiperfauto!

If you will shorten the link to only: borich.lesnoe.spb.ru/auto/Volvo/GreenBooks/

You will have a long list of Greenbooks in .pdf format for 700...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-23-2019, 12:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 566
Posted By TestPoint
They are not the same. Mirror images. ...

They are not the same. Mirror images.

Didn't know your MY so this RockAuto's 86 244.

https://www.rockauto.com/en/catalog/volvo,1986,244,2.3l+l4,1287615,brake+&+wheel+hub,caliper,1704
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-23-2019, 12:21 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,045
Posted By TestPoint
I had a Jaguar once that would happily spin the...

I had a Jaguar once that would happily spin the engine at a voltage lower than the electronics would operate. That's why the 10v is important.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-23-2019, 11:08 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,045
Posted By TestPoint
Lets get the old fuel out of the way before...

Lets get the old fuel out of the way before fixing the windshield wipers.

I would strongly advise you drain the tank by taking the line off the back of the pressure pump and sticking it into a jug...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-22-2019, 11:13 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,045
Posted By TestPoint
NO! Up to 10% ethanol. Octane has...

NO!

Up to 10% ethanol.

Octane has nothing to do with ethanol content.
Forum: projects & restorations 06-22-2019, 10:00 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 32,526
Posted By TestPoint
There is a 'low probably' chance that you also...

There is a 'low probably' chance that you also damaged the transmission pressure pump. Maybe.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-22-2019, 09:52 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,045
Posted By TestPoint
Last two gallons of fuel in my 21 year in storage...

Last two gallons of fuel in my 21 year in storage 262c.

http://i772.photobucket.com/albums/yy4/tporterellijaycom/Volvo%20Bertone/PB181388.jpg~original

You never have stated how long the car has...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-22-2019, 09:19 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,045
Posted By TestPoint
If the battery has a full charge and the starter...

If the battery has a full charge and the starter will spin the engine that might lead me to believe that the alternator was far away from the problem.

Buy a can of starter fluid and see if it...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-22-2019, 09:09 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 32,526
Posted By TestPoint
Been there but, thankfully, did not bend the flex...

Been there but, thankfully, did not bend the flex plate. Mine was out of the car and it was obvious that something was going to bend. There are three alignment steps on inserting the torque...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-22-2019, 03:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 682
Posted By TestPoint
A quick spray of starter fluid will identify fuel...

A quick spray of starter fluid will identify fuel or spark.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-19-2019, 05:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 571
Posted By TestPoint
The green wire is used to provide power to the...

The green wire is used to provide power to the under hood light switch from fuse 8.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-13-2019, 02:17 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,045
Posted By TestPoint
I broke one of the aluminum connectors to the...

I broke one of the aluminum connectors to the condenser being ever so careful. Some are just not going to come apart.

If it is part of the R/D and you don't want to screw it up just vacuum for a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-13-2019, 12:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 473
Posted By TestPoint
I measure 27 3/8" plus or minus 1/8". If you...

I measure 27 3/8" plus or minus 1/8".

If you are asking in order to make a drive shaft I would wait until installed and then measure
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-11-2019, 06:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,105
Posted By TestPoint
Duh . . . . How much can a cable cost?

Duh . . . .

How much can a cable cost?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-10-2019, 03:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 741
Posted By TestPoint
Crutchfield did, indeed, have thin speakers that...

Crutchfield did, indeed, have thin speakers that fit under the OEM grill. The Bertones are getting scarce enough that I would never consider anything other than the OEM grills
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-10-2019, 03:21 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,045
Posted By TestPoint
Charging is normally done on the low side but...

Charging is normally done on the low side but from a technical point of view it doesn't matter with the engine off. I probably wouldn't open the high pressure side simply because its an opportunity...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-10-2019, 08:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 647
Posted By TestPoint
The 'lifetime' is probably 100,000 miles or 5...

The 'lifetime' is probably 100,000 miles or 5 years which appears in at least 2 of my recent car's manuals. Refill with same fluid is then stated as 50,000 miles and 2 years.
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