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Forum: aftermarket engine management 10-15-2018, 07:16 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,074
Posted By Hen
In Australia there are a wide range of good...

In Australia there are a wide range of good aftermarket ECUs available. It's been ages since I did detailed research, but one important factor is who will tune it and what systems they are good at...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-25-2018, 07:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 649
Posted By Hen
Good thinking to use wheel studs to secure them. ...

Good thinking to use wheel studs to secure them. I did something very similar, but used countersunk bolts and tack welded them in place. It meant that I could start with relatively cheap laser cut...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-29-2018, 09:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,258
Posted By Hen
For a purely mechanical solution you can just use...

For a purely mechanical solution you can just use suitable T-piece and any required adaptors to fit the switch and sensor to the existing port. However I have heard nightmare stories of T-pieces...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-29-2018, 07:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,276
Posted By Hen
NFI. It had a 1990 B230F, then later on a B230FX...

NFI. It had a 1990 B230F, then later on a B230FX (I swapped a whole motor mainly to get a new cam).

Less worrying, more doing.
Forum: performance & modifications 04-23-2018, 12:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,276
Posted By Hen
Stock B230F compression will be fine with a +T. ...

Stock B230F compression will be fine with a +T. I think it's an advantage.

I ran a 200,000 mile B230F, stock LH2.4 and 11psi boost. Zero issues. About a million people on here have done similar...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-22-2017, 09:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 868
Posted By Hen
If the gearbox input shaft is too short then it...

If the gearbox input shaft is too short then it is best to either use a wider spigot bearing in the flywheel (if it is just too short) or machine a spacer that presses into the flywheel and holds the...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-11-2017, 05:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,132
Posted By Hen
Also double check cam timing. Easy check to...

Also double check cam timing.

Easy check to see if cyl 4 is firing at all is to remove the injector plug while running to see if the idle changes. Can also remove the plug lead, but then you're...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-09-2017, 02:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,184
Posted By Hen
M90s are great, they are just very rare in the US...

M90s are great, they are just very rare in the US (where this board is generally focussed). Whereas T5s are easily found. Just be aware that the M90 has an integral bellhousing, so you'll need one...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-09-2017, 10:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,112
Posted By Hen
- Keep the 244 harness. This should be LH2.4 and...

- Keep the 244 harness. This should be LH2.4 and is the best basis for a +T (or FT swap), just install the turbo ECU and EZK onto this harness. Minor mods required to suit the turbo motor, but much...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-27-2017, 01:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,492
Posted By Hen
The 940 (and 740 too??) overflow tanks are much...

The 940 (and 740 too??) overflow tanks are much smaller than the 240 ones, but have the same yellowed plastic look generally.
Forum: performance & modifications 01-02-2017, 11:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,152
Posted By Hen
Just run the well cared for B230F as is. I...

Just run the well cared for B230F as is. I always feel the extra compression is an advantage as long as it's not pinging. I ran 11psi without problem (unknown motor, stock everything and stock...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-28-2016, 02:52 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,908
Posted By Hen
https://s21.postimg.org/8r1ws00l3/In_the_end_we_on...

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Forum: performance & modifications 09-26-2016, 11:25 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,908
Posted By Hen
I've never regretted a motor swap. I think...

I've never regretted a motor swap.

I think the vast majority of those that do regret it are those who never got it finished/running and end up with a pile of parts worth a tenth of what they've...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-12-2016, 09:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,502
Posted By Hen
For reference when I did this someone measured...

For reference when I did this someone measured the length of the tab on a 940 (I was using 940 master and slave) as just under 2" (50mm?). I ended up with a 59mm arm without issue.

Link -...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-23-2016, 06:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,805
Posted By Hen
GP, that's the stock 2J setup you describe (I...

GP, that's the stock 2J setup you describe (I guess, have never looked into it). But the one I mentioned was a fully custom built headache of overcomplexity.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-22-2016, 10:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,805
Posted By Hen
A friend bought a 2JZ which had been built with 2...

A friend bought a 2JZ which had been built with 2 twinscroll turbos. Three valves worked so that it could send all exhaust to a single scroll, or two, or three, or four. Apparently it made boost...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-14-2016, 09:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,903
Posted By Hen
I'm lead to believe that all RHD 200s and all 6...

I'm lead to believe that all RHD 200s and all 6 cylinder 200s were hydraulic from factory. So these are options for finding the necessary bits. But manual 740s and 940s are much easier to find in...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-12-2016, 08:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,474
Posted By Hen
My experience was that a 90+ manifold, conical...

My experience was that a 90+ manifold, conical 15G and 940 downpipe hit the firewall. Cut out about 2" and it worked fine.

At the rear end of the downpipe I extended it and added the 3bolt flange...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-11-2016, 07:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,903
Posted By Hen
I used 940 hydraulic parts (master, slave, etc)...

I used 940 hydraulic parts (master, slave, etc) and modified the 240 pedal assembly to suit. Some of it's prepared and the work required is not difficult if you can cut and weld.

At the gearbox...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-26-2016, 01:54 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 10,205
Posted By Hen
And as for steering Lock, it's like power. Yes,...

And as for steering Lock, it's like power. Yes, more is better, but the craze of EVERYONE needing 70+ degrees of lock is stupid. You can have plenty of fun without going wild.
Forum: performance & modifications 03-26-2016, 01:48 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 10,205
Posted By Hen
For cheap fun I'd recommend the following: -...

For cheap fun I'd recommend the following:
- Weld the diff. This is a must, and you can still use it as daily transport if you want too. Clunks a bit, but still drives fine.
- Double up the...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-08-2016, 01:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,745
Posted By Hen
Snipped from the link: Translation -...

Snipped from the link:


Translation - Flange is wrong. Like most out there.
Forum: performance & modifications 03-01-2016, 07:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,375
Posted By Hen
Is the signal from EZK to ignitor (or power stage...

Is the signal from EZK to ignitor (or power stage or whatever you prefer) a square enough wave? That should be pin 16, and grey, from what I find on the net.

Coil +ve is just 12V.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-19-2014, 05:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 851
Posted By Hen
When I did my conversion (90 240 and 92 940) I...

When I did my conversion (90 240 and 92 940) I found the 940 radiator was twin core vs the 240's single core. So I fitted the 940 unit. Mounted up easily, with just the top mounts needing to be...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-11-2014, 10:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 18,023
Posted By Hen
Ackerman is great for turning tightly in...

Ackerman is great for turning tightly in carparks. When drifting I think zero Ackerman is best: both front wheels are pointing the same direction*.

Having said that I've never got around to...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-13-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,343
Posted By Hen
You need to do something with the dump pipe...

You need to do something with the dump pipe (shorten it) or it will hit the firewall.
There is a bit of work to fit the M90. You'll need to make/adjust your current gearbox crossmember plus shorten...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-26-2013, 10:08 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 73,471
Posted By Hen
No speed signal is no problem for LH2.4 (you lose...

No speed signal is no problem for LH2.4 (you lose overrun fuel cut, but I drove without it for a year or so and never noticed the difference). And there are ways to get the crank signal required. ...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-21-2013, 07:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,434
Posted By Hen
Sounds like fun. When building your truck I'd...

Sounds like fun. When building your truck I'd recommend focussing on reliability rather than max power/torque. Whatever you build make sure it is done properly and is well tested before heading to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-17-2013, 01:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,898
Posted By Hen
Whereabouts in DK are you? I had very good...

Whereabouts in DK are you? I had very good experiences with a synsmand who was also a Volvo fanatic. I think he's moved workshop to Nivå, north of Copenhagen. If something was up with the engine...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-17-2013, 12:56 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,757
Posted By Hen
Not sure if euro model is any different, but I...

Not sure if euro model is any different, but I fitted a 940 master without any drilling. Unbolted blanking plate, fitted master in that spot, moved pedal to upper pivot hole, welded tab onto pedal...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-10-2013, 10:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,814
Posted By Hen
I went from a stock B230F+T (9.8CR, M cam, 15G,...

I went from a stock B230F+T (9.8CR, M cam, 15G, 11psi) to a stock B230FX+T (9.3 CR, VX3 cam, 15G, 11psi) and the improvement was very noticable. Instead of having good, low end and a surge around...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-07-2013, 08:50 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 8,086
Posted By Hen
While it may be possible, I doubt there's much...

While it may be possible, I doubt there's much chance it'd last long enough for fuel consumption to be a consideration.

As for flipping the engines round and joining the flywheel ends of the...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-07-2013, 09:05 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 8,086
Posted By Hen
Bolt the engines together (one behind the other),...

Bolt the engines together (one behind the other), run them entirely seperately and connect the cranks with a flexible shaft coupling. Could be fun to see if the front snout of the crank could handle...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-30-2013, 08:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,913
Posted By Hen
It really helps to not care about, or better...

It really helps to not care about, or better still hate, your car. Then you can drive hard.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-16-2013, 01:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,100
Posted By Hen
There's a guy in Australia who rallies a 240 that...

There's a guy in Australia who rallies a 240 that put some form of bike ITB onto an (admittedly 8v) redblock. Pretty sure he had a thread for the car on here. In any case he used a K-Jet intake...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-15-2013, 06:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,156
Posted By Hen
The RX8 6 speed box is the same type used in...

The RX8 6 speed box is the same type used in S15s, IS200s/Altezzas and MX5s (different ratios, shifter positions and bellhousings). They can handle both good power and good torque.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-12-2013, 09:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,807
Posted By Hen
I replaced washer bottle with a 1.5L drink bottle...

I replaced washer bottle with a 1.5L drink bottle with a hose coming out the bottom. Passed several inspections like that too.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-09-2013, 07:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,807
Posted By Hen
No, a wideband isn't necessary. I ran pretty...

No, a wideband isn't necessary. I ran pretty much the exact same setup at 11psi for a couple of years with no issues.

However, as has been adequately pointed out above, a wideband is a good idea...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-16-2013, 04:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,917
Posted By Hen
Thanks Mr. Atl, I must admit I don't know if it's...

Thanks Mr. Atl, I must admit I don't know if it's running Chrysler ignition.

Sounds like the whole operation shouldn't be too much harder/different than doing it on my old car. Just need to jump...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-14-2013, 02:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,917
Posted By Hen
Sorry, my question may not have been clear. Both...

Sorry, my question may not have been clear. Both my friend's car, and his donor turbo car are LH2.2. Is it just as much plug and play as an LH2.4 +T, or are there more things we need to consider?
...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-14-2013, 12:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,917
Posted By Hen
+T - LH2.2 vs LH2.4

I have a friend who has recently acquired an LH2.2 240. He's no fool and so he has found an turbo LH2.2 donor car for a +T swap. I've done a +T on my old LH2.4 240 and am interested to hear what...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-28-2012, 05:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,779
Posted By Hen
I ran an almost identical setup to what you...

I ran an almost identical setup to what you describe (used B230FT greentops and a resistor pack rather than the orange injectors) without issues for a few months.

If you want to go for it.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-23-2012, 08:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,799
Posted By Hen
I second John Lane's suggestion. Do absolutely...

I second John Lane's suggestion. Do absolutely as little as possible to get it running minus turbo: remove turbo, plug lines, fit AMM and air filter somewhere convenient, tape IC inlet/outlet, bodge...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-05-2012, 07:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 787
Posted By Hen
If you're going in to change the clutch I'd...

If you're going in to change the clutch I'd strongly consider changing the flywheel too. As stated the "dog-dish" flywheel will work. It's lighter (though by no means feather weight) and avoids any...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-19-2012, 10:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,957
Posted By Hen
Everything sounds fine (I can't comment about box...

Everything sounds fine (I can't comment about box numbers though as I don't know them off the top of my head).

I always found that my idle was rough for a while (half and hour driving) after an...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-30-2012, 09:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,746
Posted By Hen
Lots of +T pics here: tinyurl.com/cc-snaps...

Lots of +T pics here: tinyurl.com/cc-snaps (http://tinyurl.com/cc-snaps)
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-29-2012, 10:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,555
Posted By Hen
I agree with impolvo. I once pulled the...

I agree with impolvo. I once pulled the integrated reservoir off a pump. From memory it was just the clips on the sides and then yanking. The O-ring round the feed tube sat pretty tight in the...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-28-2012, 05:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,608
Posted By Hen
I understand that the intake pulses will "flow"...

I understand that the intake pulses will "flow" through the system but I would find it surprising if a turbo can accelerate up and down, or a wastegate can open and close noticably at 30Hz (approx 3...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-27-2012, 08:57 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,608
Posted By Hen
Referring to the start of the thread and the...

Referring to the start of the thread and the varying AMM signal, is there any way to check that it really is intake pulses you are seeing? And not interference from ignition leads, etc?

It seems...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-19-2012, 10:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,357
Posted By Hen
Without trying to open a can of worms, can you...

Without trying to open a can of worms, can you point me at any tests/literature/anecdotal evidence to support this?
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