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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-15-2019, 10:28 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 703
Posted By quillc
Could also be a (largish) vacuum leak. Inspect...

Could also be a (largish) vacuum leak. Inspect all of your hoses - especially the flame trap hoses.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-10-2019, 06:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 349
Posted By quillc
http://www.sirtools.com/volvo.htm I have all...

http://www.sirtools.com/volvo.htm

I have all of these seal tools. A nice square installation compared to the shaft makes the seal last longer.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-10-2019, 06:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,163
Posted By quillc
I've taken flywheels like that to the machine...

I've taken flywheels like that to the machine shop and had them surfaced just fine.

They will tell you if there is an issue.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-10-2019, 06:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 386
Posted By quillc
I stopped using the hushers a while back. They...

I stopped using the hushers a while back. They always look like that. I just shim the adjustment at the lowest end of 'normal' that I can. You can hear a little clicking, but nothing major. Hard to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-18-2019, 09:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,923
Posted By quillc
Those look nice, but they are still only 19 #/hr....

Those look nice, but they are still only 19 #/hr. May make for a little better fuel economy, but won't flow more fuel than the stockers.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-17-2019, 02:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,215
Posted By quillc
yeah, I realized that after I posted. Felt...

yeah, I realized that after I posted. Felt foolish, but decided to not delete the post. Glad the Hella worked out!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-17-2019, 02:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 664
Posted By quillc
I had the old style cable in there. Twas worn...

I had the old style cable in there. Twas worn through the lining.

The new cable feels fine and cycles easily. I've got two of these cars and the new vs old cable feels the same.

The issue is...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-15-2019, 02:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,215
Posted By quillc
Is that with the engine operating? That's really...

Is that with the engine operating? That's really low.

The alternator voltage should be 13.5 - 14.1V.

If the voltage is that low, you have a ton of voltage drop. I would also check your...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-15-2019, 02:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 478
Posted By quillc
I've had bad experiences with all of them. I've...

I've had bad experiences with all of them. I've recently come to the conclusion that the rubber is the least bad option. There is no silver bullet. I'm toying with making a steel bracket (for the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-12-2019, 11:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 723
Posted By quillc
Yep. Buy Zimmerman or Brembo. ...

Yep. Buy Zimmerman or Brembo.




Don't think so, buy maybe someone else knows better.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-12-2019, 10:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 916
Posted By quillc
Nope. Something else going on there. Likely have...

Nope. Something else going on there. Likely have a vacuum leak. 1982=LH1 EFI (one year only). If there is an issue with the EFI system, you would be better off updating the system to LH2.2 from an...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-12-2019, 12:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 664
Posted By quillc
So could(can) I. All of the force that the clutch...

So could(can) I. All of the force that the clutch exerts is placed on that cable where it passes through the firewall. My clutch is a stock (NA car) Sachs clutch on the stock flat flywheel.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-11-2019, 08:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 890
Posted By quillc
I see those around the Seattle area from time to...

I see those around the Seattle area from time to time. Reminds me of the old VW 4X4 Vanagons.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-11-2019, 08:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 723
Posted By quillc
You can also try airing down the tires, then air...

You can also try airing down the tires, then air them back up. If they didn't do that when they installed the tires, you can have issues with the tires being a shade out of round. This is due to the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-11-2019, 01:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 430
Posted By quillc
techron fuel cleaner won't do anything for these...

techron fuel cleaner won't do anything for these cars.

For backflushing, I use a 12V dewalt drill/driver battery.

Most of the time (three times in the last 10 years). I'll pull my injectors...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-11-2019, 01:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 519
Posted By quillc
At this point, you would be better served to drop...

At this point, you would be better served to drop the trans out from the car on its own, then pull the engine separately.

If you do bolt the trans back up, be sure to rotate the trans to get the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-11-2019, 12:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 664
Posted By quillc
Thanks! The 'spacers' in there consist of: ...

Thanks!

The 'spacers' in there consist of:
1. 5/8" washer betweent the bushing and the firewall. This is cut to fit in place.
2. 1/2" washers between the cable and the firewall.

The 5/8"...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-10-2019, 11:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 664
Posted By quillc
240 M46 Clutch Cable Firewall Tearout

Is your clutch pedal mysteriously sinking? Does it engage right off the floor? Have you adjusted the cable to the very limit of its travel and it doesn't seem to make any difference?

You have...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-09-2019, 12:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 854
Posted By quillc
Rock crawler?

Rock crawler?
Forum: performance & modifications 04-09-2019, 12:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 774
Posted By quillc
I've been using Bosch EV1 (same form factor as...

I've been using Bosch EV1 (same form factor as the Volvo) injectors from a 90's Ford 460 out of a Ford F250. 23#/hr vs the Volvo 19#/hr. Fits like stock. They are blue vs the orange.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-04-2019, 03:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 890
Posted By quillc
Your car is LH2. Two years only (83/84). Good...

Your car is LH2. Two years only (83/84). Good high compression motor for 83 :) I DD an 83 242.

The EFI on these cars is pretty simple, it really sounds like you have a couple of things going on....
Forum: projects & restorations 04-02-2019, 02:51 AM
Replies: 2,559
Views: 311,898
Posted By quillc
25+ in washington state is exempt in all counties.

25+ in washington state is exempt in all counties.
Forum: website & board 04-02-2019, 02:43 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 13,596
Posted By quillc
$20. Chris@yv1a.com username quillc

$20.
Chris@yv1a.com
username quillc
Forum: projects & restorations 03-26-2019, 03:40 AM
Replies: 2,559
Views: 311,898
Posted By quillc
You need to be before the cat. If you have it...

You need to be before the cat. If you have it after the cat (assuming the cat isn't a gutted shell), you will have erroneous readings. https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=HADOcrcMikA
...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-19-2019, 12:42 PM
Replies: 441
Views: 158,423
Posted By quillc
There have been many people that use the 940 fan...

There have been many people that use the 940 fan with integrated shroud. The shroud is wider, but seems to be pretty simple to cut down and bond back together. There is also a nice relay controller...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-15-2019, 07:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 995
Posted By quillc
Depends. A two core copper wouldn't do as well as...

Depends. A two core copper wouldn't do as well as the same thickness aluminum. A three core copper would likely do about the same.

Copper has a higher heat transfer coefficient than aluminum, but...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-08-2019, 03:19 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 32,910
Posted By quillc
Need some electric cutouts.... ...

Need some electric cutouts....
https://www.jegs.com/i/Dougs-Headers/776/DEC250AK/10002/-1
Forum: projects & restorations 03-06-2019, 10:43 PM
Replies: 2,559
Views: 311,898
Posted By quillc
Nice dyno pull! Cam ran out of breath. Need...

Nice dyno pull!

Cam ran out of breath. Need more cam. :)
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-06-2019, 10:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 538
Posted By quillc
Just the bulb. Buy a pair. Depending upon...

Just the bulb.

Buy a pair. Depending upon how old they are, you will be surprised at how bright the newer bulb is.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-06-2019, 10:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 668
Posted By quillc
There are only a couple of suspects - the upper...

There are only a couple of suspects - the upper or lower control arms.

If the TABs are original, they are the likely cause.

The 'torque arms' aka upper control arms could also have bad...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-28-2019, 08:40 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,385
Posted By quillc
180F and stable is pretty good......

180F and stable is pretty good......
Forum: projects & restorations 02-28-2019, 12:24 PM
Replies: 2,559
Views: 311,898
Posted By quillc
591 is LH2.4, 541 is LH2.2. That said, they are...

591 is LH2.4, 541 is LH2.2. That said, they are both turbo ECUs.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-25-2019, 11:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,284
Posted By quillc
All of the Volvo pistons are either cast or...

All of the Volvo pistons are either cast or forged. To my knowledge B21/23 pistons were all forged, B230 pistons were all cast. All of the pistons are aluminum.

Mahle was the OEM supplier of...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-21-2019, 06:17 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,506
Posted By quillc
you just have to come to the right place. There...

you just have to come to the right place. There is pretty much always a 242 in Craigslist in the Pacific NW.
https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/cto/d/vancouver-1981-volvo-door/6818981369.html

I...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-20-2019, 01:27 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,385
Posted By quillc
Check that your radiator isn't plugged up...

Check that your radiator isn't plugged up internally. If your radiator is older (original) and the cooling system wasn't properly maintained, its very possible that some of the internal passages are...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-12-2019, 05:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 939
Posted By quillc
I know Casey personally. He makes nice stuff!

I know Casey personally. He makes nice stuff!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-11-2019, 02:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 834
Posted By quillc
E code headlights get H4 bulbs. If you have quad...

E code headlights get H4 bulbs. If you have quad square with Ecode - H4 for outer, H1 for inner.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-11-2019, 02:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,465
Posted By quillc
You are likely experiencing issues with the...

You are likely experiencing issues with the battery being very cold. We see this at work with the UPS systems when the batteries are very cold. Much reduced battery run time.

If you have a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-05-2019, 02:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 927
Posted By quillc
Last time my carrier bearing went bad it was...

Last time my carrier bearing went bad it was 'singing' when on the highway. Wouldn't do it in town. The singing seems pretty typical of that failure. Would make a high pitched 'eeeeeeeeeeeeeee'...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-03-2019, 01:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 927
Posted By quillc
You may have a bad wheel bearing (not carrier...

You may have a bad wheel bearing (not carrier bearing).

The thicker oil should be fine I expect.
Forum: events 01-30-2019, 04:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,453
Posted By quillc
XXX rootbeer drive in Swedish car show 2019

Its coming up again. scheduled for 2/10 (Sunday) at the XXX Rootbeer Drive In in Issaquah.

Anyone going?
Forum: projects & restorations 01-29-2019, 01:09 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 31,840
Posted By quillc
Unless it is etching primer.

Unless it is etching primer.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-28-2019, 06:18 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,506
Posted By quillc
Hot side of the turbo aka inducer.

Hot side of the turbo aka inducer.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-24-2019, 09:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 525
Posted By quillc
I've had good luck with straight nickel (at least...

I've had good luck with straight nickel (at least till my plater retired). Have a couple of hundred K and they still look nice. It was also cheaper to nickel plate it than zinc. The guy would leave...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-23-2019, 11:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 611
Posted By quillc
Check the idle air controller. It may be sticky...

Check the idle air controller. It may be sticky and can't adjust to the load on the motor. Does it stall if you crack the throttle open a bit and then drop it in gear?
Forum: performance & modifications 01-11-2019, 07:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,170
Posted By quillc
TruTrac setup

Hi all,

Looking at (finally) installing my TrueTrac high preload LSD in my DD. I'm changing to a 3.73 gear ratio from the 3.31 that are in the car now.

Looking for anyone else's experience...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-11-2019, 06:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 803
Posted By quillc
1. check for spark. 2. check for fuel. 3. if...

1. check for spark.
2. check for fuel.
3. if you have both, there is something else wrong.

My expectation is that you simply don't have spark. with gummed injectors, the car will likely still...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-11-2019, 05:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,007
Posted By quillc
Personally, I don't think that its the injectors....

Personally, I don't think that its the injectors.

Given the number of miles that most of our engines have, its likely piston slap.
Forum: performance & modifications 01-11-2019, 05:52 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,851
Posted By quillc
Maybe. Of course when the 30 YO computer dies and...

Maybe. Of course when the 30 YO computer dies and you are stranded on the side of the road, the cost of the tow and sheer aggravation will likely offset the increase in efficiency.

I have a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-10-2019, 09:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 924
Posted By quillc
I use the spray white lithium. Works really well...

I use the spray white lithium. Works really well and you can get it into all the little gaps. That said, the Syl-Glide works really well also. You can get it in a spray can as well.
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