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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Today, 04:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 275
Posted By dl242gt
You can shorten the valves but you won't get a...

You can shorten the valves but you won't get a seal from the valve to the seat without cutting the seats so it's a fresh surface to seal.
Forum: projects & restorations Yesterday, 10:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 68
Posted By dl242gt
Black wagons are so great looking. Wish you well...

Black wagons are so great looking. Wish you well with the car. Can you do me a favor? Pm me the bosch part number on the control pressure regulator? Just curious as to what a B21E uses. Thank you.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Yesterday, 09:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 176
Posted By dl242gt
I hope you feel better. That sucks when you are...

I hope you feel better. That sucks when you are taken by surprise and hurt from it.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Yesterday, 08:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 231
Posted By dl242gt
I second Z's suggestion that you want to check...

I second Z's suggestion that you want to check the smaller red wire that comes off the positive battery terminal and goes to the black covered power junction on the left fender. I am thinking with...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Yesterday, 02:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 295
Posted By dl242gt
Good find. That 120 looks like it is in the same...

Good find. That 120 looks like it is in the same case size as the 100 amp version.

I am interested in what you come up with for the 150 amp output. Always nice to get an electric power upgrade in...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Yesterday, 02:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 408
Posted By dl242gt
Well I will be towing a car soon. So i will check...

Well I will be towing a car soon. So i will check but it seemed like the trailer was light the last time we towed a few years ago. Have a 1990 244 that will be getting fixed up.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-19-2018, 09:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 614
Posted By dl242gt
I had the hella 500FF on my 123gt and they were...

I had the hella 500FF on my 123gt and they were nice on there. Just a bit small for the traditional 123gt look though. The 500 should look great behind that grill. I like that look even better with...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-19-2018, 09:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,857
Posted By dl242gt
I haven't tried it myself but I want to try the...

I haven't tried it myself but I want to try the R152a refrigerant. It is supposed to be better than R134a and can be used to retrofit old R12 systems.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-19-2018, 09:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 230
Posted By dl242gt
If you don't see anything when you check this....

If you don't see anything when you check this. Use a squirt bottle of water and see if that affects it. If it does. Then you need new spark plug wires.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-19-2018, 09:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 295
Posted By dl242gt
Just browsed gcp.se and can only find 100 amp...

Just browsed gcp.se and can only find 100 amp alternators on the 16V but they do look like a bolt up to the other engines. Maybe an alternator shop can give up upgraded windings in the same...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-19-2018, 08:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 295
Posted By dl242gt
I've worked on a friends 16V B234F and it had an...

I've worked on a friends 16V B234F and it had an alternator that looked like it would fit onto a B230F or FT engine. I don't know about the six cylinder though.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-19-2018, 06:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 408
Posted By dl242gt
My brother and I stopped towing with a 245 turbo...

My brother and I stopped towing with a 245 turbo and bought a truck. First we tried with a J10 but it was only a 258 six and even though it was a manual we needed to go one more step up. the 86 F250...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-19-2018, 05:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 176
Posted By dl242gt
You reminded me of another central locking...

You reminded me of another central locking problem I had. The lock actuator in the bottom of the door had a split boot on it and water was getting in there. The thing shorted internally causing...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-19-2018, 02:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 176
Posted By dl242gt
You always start in the drivers door. Gotta take...

You always start in the drivers door. Gotta take off the door panel and look at the wiring. There is a three wire connector along the middle of the door behind the door panel. You can disconnect the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-19-2018, 01:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 121
Posted By dl242gt
There is a cooling fan on the front of all these...

There is a cooling fan on the front of all these volvo alternators. It is either external like a bosch one or internal like a Denso alternator.

The timing belt tensioner is under the plastic over...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-19-2018, 01:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 484
Posted By dl242gt
I think you'll like the D. It has less lift and...

I think you'll like the D. It has less lift and duration than the IPD cam or V15 but for a fun daily you won't miss much. It will definitely be more fun than the stock cam. An adjustable gear is nice...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-19-2018, 01:06 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,281
Posted By dl242gt
Lol well the heat shielding on the original...

Lol well the heat shielding on the original downpipes are also packed with fiberglass. This took away the tinny sound and really made the car quiet up front. I don't think they are sold anymore and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-19-2018, 12:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 121
Posted By dl242gt
Maybe a loose or worn timing belt tensioner? They...

Maybe a loose or worn timing belt tensioner? They can make noise for awhile before they finally fail. Check for an alternator that has a fan scraping because of worn bearings. That may be the rpms...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-19-2018, 12:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 153
Posted By dl242gt
Yeah you can use heat on that. Soak with...

Yeah you can use heat on that. Soak with overnight penetrating oil and it might also be a good idea to release any gas pressure in the shock or cut that eyelet off the top of the shock so the heat...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-19-2018, 12:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 408
Posted By dl242gt
At uhaul it is usually only about $20 or so more...

At uhaul it is usually only about $20 or so more for a car transport. Then you have a trailer with brakes that help you stop. I know a miata is light for a towed car but with a dolly it is still...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-19-2018, 12:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 73
Posted By dl242gt
If they are small wires splice them together and...

If they are small wires splice them together and connect to your existing harness if you don't need more than one wire. If this is one of the larger wires one wire should suffice for your harness...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-19-2018, 12:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 223
Posted By dl242gt
Good find. I went back to the old type bulbs...

Good find. I went back to the old type bulbs after trying leds. They are nice but need a bit of work to really get a nice setup using these light housings in my experience.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-17-2018, 09:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 171
Posted By dl242gt
On the earlier 85mph speed the marks are used to...

On the earlier 85mph speed the marks are used to absolute max rpms in each gear as you suspect. They also indicate the gear on the early speedo. This might also be different from an automatic car to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-16-2018, 06:31 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,052
Posted By dl242gt
Well it is good to know that at least it installs...

Well it is good to know that at least it installs ok. We know the durability isn't as good but if it gives some sort of a decent service life that is helpful.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-16-2018, 06:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 117
Posted By dl242gt
Did you remove the fuel line at the fuel filter...

Did you remove the fuel line at the fuel filter and jumper the fuse 5 to 7 to see if you have fuel flow? Run the fuel line into a large safe container. The main pump is powerful. Hearing the pump run...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-16-2018, 06:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 243
Posted By dl242gt
I've gotten sheet metal from Skandix.

I've gotten sheet metal from Skandix.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-14-2018, 10:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 394
Posted By dl242gt
Bilstein HD no spacer but can be crushed into...

Bilstein HD no spacer but can be crushed into place sometimes on the struts with the spacer. Better to remove it if you can.

Bilstein TC needs spacer and I thnk they also call these B4 unlike the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-13-2018, 03:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 374
Posted By dl242gt
Has the battery been charged and checked? If the...

Has the battery been charged and checked? If the battery is good and the alternator isn't charging. You next want to check that the charge light circuit is providing 12v to the alternator D+...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-13-2018, 03:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 428
Posted By dl242gt
I've only seen the crossmember with the rubber...

I've only seen the crossmember with the rubber bushings around the body mounting bolts on M47 cars. All of my M46 cars and automatics that I've seen have a crossmember with just bolt holes for the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-12-2018, 09:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 428
Posted By dl242gt
Fresh high temp grease on the guide for the...

Fresh high temp grease on the guide for the throwout bearing and splines of the trans will help make it shift like butter.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-12-2018, 07:17 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,052
Posted By dl242gt
So what you mean is that the made for volvo...

So what you mean is that the made for volvo version of that rubber covered cable type has worked for you? Those things had me swearing at them many years ago.

My old thread about this from 2006....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-12-2018, 07:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 428
Posted By dl242gt
To put a M47 trans in first gear with the engine...

To put a M47 trans in first gear with the engine off may still require the clutch. That is normal. But there may be damaged shift selector parts if there are problems with shifting and the clutch and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-12-2018, 06:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 428
Posted By dl242gt
Working in the cold sucks I hear ya.

Working in the cold sucks I hear ya.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-12-2018, 06:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 347
Posted By dl242gt
They are pretty tough. You.ll see when you check...

They are pretty tough. You.ll see when you check for warp.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-12-2018, 06:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 428
Posted By dl242gt
When the clutch and pilot bearing were worn out....

When the clutch and pilot bearing were worn out. that made my wagon M47 hard to engage first and second. Of course there is shifter linkage stuff in the trans that could be damaged so that is another...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-11-2018, 09:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 269
Posted By dl242gt
When you turn on the engine to start both...

When you turn on the engine to start both computers are turned on (fuel and ezk ignition). But the fuel computer looks for an rpm signal from the ignition system before turning on the fuel relay....
Forum: performance & modifications 02-11-2018, 08:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 294
Posted By dl242gt
Weld rings and sleeves have served me well for...

Weld rings and sleeves have served me well for about 14 years on my setup. You can slot the stock or use the kaplhenke brake line brackets if you want to make the stock struts easier to remove.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-11-2018, 08:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 256
Posted By dl242gt
Boxy but manually good.

Boxy but manually good.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-11-2018, 08:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 185
Posted By dl242gt
If the head is original. That makes sense that it...

If the head is original. That makes sense that it would have been used in a 1990 model year car. The head was cast at the end of March 89. Which means after that it would have been machined,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-11-2018, 08:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 296
Posted By dl242gt
There are some known issues but the updates are...

There are some known issues but the updates are out there. For example the oil pump drive pulley and bolt should be updated if it isn't already. Keep up with timing belt and tensioner changes. After...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-11-2018, 08:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 127
Posted By dl242gt
the starter cranks the engine fine? It has spark...

the starter cranks the engine fine? It has spark all the way to a spark plug? Then next is make sure the spark signal gets to the fuel system so the fuel system will turn on.

What engine is in...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-11-2018, 08:15 PM
Replies: 6
940: Bolts 101
Views: 252
Posted By dl242gt
Gosh that stuff has been around for a long time....

Gosh that stuff has been around for a long time. We used to joke that you should cover your whole engine with it.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-11-2018, 03:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 347
Posted By dl242gt
Most B230 engined 240 I've had needed a head...

Most B230 engined 240 I've had needed a head gasket eventually. I bought my 93 wagon with a blown head gasket at 230k miles. The leak was directly under exhaust number one. I pressure tested it and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-11-2018, 03:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 203
Posted By dl242gt
As mentioned above. If they are both US models...

As mentioned above. If they are both US models with LH2.4 injection then the flexplate will interchange. Since no US model 940 whether 16v or turbo got a manual trans from the factory.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-11-2018, 02:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 269
Posted By dl242gt
I think it was because nothing turned on with...

I think it was because nothing turned on with both sides of the relay. So the whole system fuel and ezk didn't turn on.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-10-2018, 09:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 269
Posted By dl242gt
If it cranks well and it isn't the timing belt...

If it cranks well and it isn't the timing belt broken. Then the next thing I check is for spark. If you have a voltmeter you can test what I remember is terminal two on the ignition amp near the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-10-2018, 08:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 347
Posted By dl242gt
Well, I have had a few Volvo engines leak coolant...

Well, I have had a few Volvo engines leak coolant around the area of number one and two exhaust ports. It is the head gasket having corroded around the area of the front of the engine.

Let the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-10-2018, 05:15 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,052
Posted By dl242gt
If they could do a run of 100 they would sell out...

If they could do a run of 100 they would sell out quickly. But being a big company their minimum quantity may be above what we can afford. Now if some of the big stockists like World pac for example...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-10-2018, 03:41 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,052
Posted By dl242gt
Was just checking my parts and the last Gemo...

Was just checking my parts and the last Gemo style Volvo brand cable I bought was in sept 2013. It was made in Germany and cost about 27$ plus shipping from Tasca.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-10-2018, 01:31 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,052
Posted By dl242gt
I think they used the cable design for some other...

I think they used the cable design for some other car for the incorrect plastic adjuster cables. There are some old threads where people came up with ways to compress the clutch bearing arm so you...
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