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Forum: performance & modifications 10-10-2018, 10:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 766
Posted By JohnLane
If done with cast Pistons a ring land broke the...

If done with cast Pistons a ring land broke the first time it rattled in boost. Been there... Done that.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-08-2018, 04:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 766
Posted By JohnLane
Watch for horribly restrictive exhaust, Intake...

Watch for horribly restrictive exhaust, Intake ect. Seems like the Renault you are picking parts from Is small displacement too. I did 93X73 in the rallycar. Later 92X79. Stroked it is a...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-08-2018, 03:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 766
Posted By JohnLane
Has it been done? Yes. Easy? Sure if...

Has it been done? Yes.

Easy? Sure if you are willing to spend what it takes to do it right.

Doing it right starts with a B-280E. Not an odd-firing lump with garbage heads.

Forged...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-04-2018, 11:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 541
Posted By JohnLane
Sway bars helps for the car feeling like it wants...

Sway bars helps for the car feeling like it wants to tip over in turns. In the wind too.

Be sure alignment is on the money. I like them to have more caster then Volvo calls for but getting there...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-04-2018, 11:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 541
Posted By JohnLane
Nature of the beast! 1-2" at the steering wheel...

Nature of the beast! 1-2" at the steering wheel is how they roll.

Time to adopt a 240 with a steering rack!
Forum: performance & modifications 10-04-2018, 11:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 799
Posted By JohnLane
Upper braces attach to captive nut in firewall...

Upper braces attach to captive nut in firewall that is in steel about the thickness of tin foil. I have seen that section of firewall fail for it. Double skin it with captive nuts for the steel...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-18-2018, 12:35 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,181
Posted By JohnLane
Crappy battery cable connections at the battery. ...

Crappy battery cable connections at the battery.

OP one has nothing to do with the other unless you left lights on long enough to finish off a crappy battery.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-18-2018, 12:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,107
Posted By JohnLane
16V92T. Now we're talking! Of course the...

16V92T. Now we're talking! Of course the engine will weigh 2-3 times what the car does but there is something strangely wrong about the 4X bent eight that is the buzzing 16 with four turbos. ...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-17-2018, 08:51 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,181
Posted By JohnLane
Obviously a blinker fluid line got knocked loose...

Obviously a blinker fluid line got knocked loose whilst installing bulbs.

You'll figure it out nOOb.

Grounds in vicinity of turn bulbs... Hmmmm

Fuses.... Hmmmm....

Engine wiring...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-17-2018, 08:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,107
Posted By JohnLane
OP find yourself a Detroit 4-71 for supercharged...

OP find yourself a Detroit 4-71 for supercharged diesel fun.

Screamin' Jimmy
Forum: performance & modifications 09-17-2018, 08:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 634
Posted By JohnLane
OP What problem are you solving by introducing...

OP What problem are you solving by introducing another opportunity for failure into the oiling system?

Want to monitor oil temp? Install a bung in the side of the oil pan and thread a sensor...
Forum: showroom 09-17-2018, 08:38 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,277
Posted By JohnLane
This ended up in Performance? WTH

This ended up in Performance? WTH
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-29-2018, 01:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 614
Posted By JohnLane
OP it may be helpful to apply a decarbonizing...

OP it may be helpful to apply a decarbonizing cleaner to the engine on the off chance it is pinging due to an issue other then gasoline.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-29-2018, 01:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 635
Posted By JohnLane
Ignition timing retarded.

Ignition timing retarded.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-12-2018, 06:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 473
Posted By JohnLane
Lol... Dieseling. Turn the key off and it will...

Lol... Dieseling. Turn the key off and it will stop straight away as fuel is cut.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-08-2018, 11:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,112
Posted By JohnLane
Search noob. It was mentioned on this website.

Search noob. It was mentioned on this website.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-08-2018, 12:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,112
Posted By JohnLane
Mine came from Sellholm... There is another...

Mine came from Sellholm... There is another outfit selling them across the pond for half the dough.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-06-2018, 10:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,112
Posted By JohnLane
Scare up the spherical bushing like I showed you...

Scare up the spherical bushing like I showed you in the rallycar. It doesn't hang up with suspension loading like poly does. It gets welded to the housing. Easy. Works great.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-29-2018, 08:25 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 23,188
Posted By JohnLane
LOL.... Something went to hell with timing chains...

LOL.... Something went to hell with timing chains in mine. Interference engine it is.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-28-2018, 11:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 584
Posted By JohnLane
Pressure test the intake system. You'll be...

Pressure test the intake system. You'll be surprised at the number of little leaks that show themselves. Each of them fixed is the turbo not trying as hard to make boost for more power.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-28-2018, 10:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 584
Posted By JohnLane
LH 2.4 uses an air mass meter. OP the...

LH 2.4 uses an air mass meter.

OP the thing going stupid rich at high boost implies a boost leak. Craptastic inter-cooler have a seam opening up under pressure?

Stock intercooler with this...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-23-2018, 11:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,168
Posted By JohnLane
If you find yourself up this way you'll have to...

If you find yourself up this way you'll have to chase me up Baker. :badboy:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-23-2018, 08:54 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,803
Posted By JohnLane
An engine that isn't worn out will solve your...

An engine that isn't worn out will solve your issues.

Plan on oversizing it due to a ring ridge.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-23-2018, 08:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 709
Posted By JohnLane
Sam with a thermostat having a bigger trans oil...

Sam with a thermostat having a bigger trans oil cooler will be just the thing. No need to worry about overcooling it during that fourth season.

You're doing good with keeping fresh synthetic...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-23-2018, 08:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,168
Posted By JohnLane
Yes, flush that trans. Pull the pan. Clean it...

Yes, flush that trans. Pull the pan. Clean it out.... Clean or replace the filter screen. Flush it with synthetic ATF until fluid is pretty, pink, smells fresh.

Gary looks like fun.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-23-2018, 11:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,168
Posted By JohnLane
OP change the fluid in that AW. Place in...

OP change the fluid in that AW.

Place in D and enjoy. Turn off the OD when going up hills and you notice that the trans 'hunts' or downshift-upshift-downshift-upshift annoyingly.

Run it...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-17-2018, 08:47 PM
Replies: 591
Views: 109,175
Posted By JohnLane
Tom if you want the one that was behind the even...

Tom if you want the one that was behind the even firing six it will cost ya a c-note + shipping.

You have to scare up a rear trans seal housing to drive the speedo.

Trans mount is pretty...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-17-2018, 10:11 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,188
Posted By JohnLane
OP double check that all grounds are perfect. ...

OP double check that all grounds are perfect. Remove the bolt that squeezes the wires to make the ground. Polish up the connector. Reassemble. Replace fuel system relays. Replace the fuse...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-08-2018, 09:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,937
Posted By JohnLane
OP it is helpful to know high and low side...

OP it is helpful to know high and low side pressures.

You make a lot of work for yourself firing the parts cannon at it.

Also.... Do you hear the fan roar at idle with A/C on? The rad...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-08-2018, 09:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,937
Posted By JohnLane
OP are you certain that warm water is not finding...

OP are you certain that warm water is not finding it's way through the heater core? Evaporator is in front of heater core + it takes very little coolant flow to warm up that air.

Hose pinch...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-06-2018, 01:55 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,015
Posted By JohnLane
Well done OP! This one should giddyup just fine.

Well done OP! This one should giddyup just fine.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-19-2018, 09:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 984
Posted By JohnLane
Programmable Pulsed injection solves all of this....

Programmable Pulsed injection solves all of this. :rofl:

Bet one can find a system that will happily run an odd-firing six.

Bet it can be done for less $$$ then you have in replacement...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-17-2018, 09:43 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,426
Posted By JohnLane
IF belts do not slip.... IF you have supplied...

IF belts do not slip....
IF you have supplied an additional path to ground for the alternator.... Say from alternator case to the battery via jumper cable AND you have supplied an additional path...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-17-2018, 09:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 984
Posted By JohnLane
You are pretty awesome.

You are pretty awesome.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-17-2018, 09:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 984
Posted By JohnLane
Isn't there an app for that? :rofl: Bet...

Isn't there an app for that? :rofl:

Bet you can find an operational dwell meter somewhere that sells used tools.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-16-2018, 09:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 984
Posted By JohnLane
CO should be .8 volt at idle in open loop at the...

CO should be .8 volt at idle in open loop at the O2 sensor when warm.

Freq valve should lean it out from there for closed loop operation.

What do you get for a dwell reading from the Lambda?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-16-2018, 08:29 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,188
Posted By JohnLane
Crappy new secondary ignition parts is common! ...

Crappy new secondary ignition parts is common!

Figure out which cylinder?

Can the coil make a nasty spark between the coil wire and ground? We're looking for it to jump 1/2" with loud...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-16-2018, 08:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 455
Posted By JohnLane
Of course you do! Ken always has the solution.

Of course you do! Ken always has the solution.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-16-2018, 08:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 455
Posted By JohnLane
Slip out? Pop out on deceleration? Shifter...

Slip out? Pop out on deceleration?
Shifter bushings sloppy? Trans mount junk?
Bushing between third gear and mainshaft worn out?

It all happens. Go fish!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-16-2018, 08:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 984
Posted By JohnLane
Check line pressure. Check control pressure....

Check line pressure.

Check control pressure. Cold and warm. With gauge plugged in to check control pressure watch the frequency valve change control pressure for closed loop operation. ...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-15-2018, 03:34 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,347
Posted By JohnLane
Don't set it up with too little gap! I've seen...

Don't set it up with too little gap! I've seen what that does! "It lacks power when under load; stalls and won't turn until it has cooled off."
That one earned the name "Miracle rebuild." ...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-15-2018, 01:05 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,465
Posted By JohnLane
My 2004 E500 got 26mpg for the commute. Much of...

My 2004 E500 got 26mpg for the commute. Much of that was at 80 or more.

My current steed manages 22 at the same speed.

Something to be said for modern aero.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-14-2018, 02:50 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,465
Posted By JohnLane
Making better use of exhaust heat is a big piece...

Making better use of exhaust heat is a big piece of the puzzle. We are accustomed to roughly 1/3 in cooling system, 1/3 out the tailpipe and 1/3 driving the car; less assorted sundry losses along...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-14-2018, 12:11 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,840
Posted By JohnLane
Must be some spicy meatballs.

Must be some spicy meatballs.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-14-2018, 12:08 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,465
Posted By JohnLane
Manufacturers are making strides in getting more...

Manufacturers are making strides in getting more BTUs of energy to the road.

I hear rumors of 50% efficiency in F1. Coming soon to your driveway. Though not likely in our old Volvos.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-11-2018, 08:46 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,992
Posted By JohnLane
I'm not aware of different sizes. I got mine...

I'm not aware of different sizes. I got mine here on TB. Core was easily 60mm thick. Went in the Hornetkar easily with a little sawzall time to whack excess aluminum off of it. Worked great and...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-11-2018, 03:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,992
Posted By JohnLane
OP here in the States we use intercoolers out of...

OP here in the States we use intercoolers out of NPR diesel boxtrucks with a four cylinder diesel. It is almost a drop in replacement.
Bet there are similar across the pond that can be had for a...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-11-2018, 02:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,028
Posted By JohnLane
Cable comes right off. Spring loaded guy will...

Cable comes right off. Spring loaded guy will return the valve to 'throttle closed' position.

Watch for falling ballzzz.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-11-2018, 12:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,151
Posted By JohnLane
Propane works well too.

Propane works well too.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-11-2018, 12:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,992
Posted By JohnLane
OP have you fitted a bigger inter-cooler? ...

OP have you fitted a bigger inter-cooler?

Seat of the pants improvement.
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