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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Today, 01:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 270
Posted By John242Ti
^Exactly. It's an accessory, seen in the...

^Exactly. It's an accessory, seen in the accessories brochure. Not something that *every* 145, 245, 265, or 7/9 series wagon came with.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Yesterday, 08:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 162
Posted By John242Ti
Switch is on the left side of the AC rheostat...

Switch is on the left side of the AC rheostat switch. Easiest way to check to see if it's the problem is to tilt the console out after verifying that the rheostat knob is turned all the way over to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Yesterday, 08:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 270
Posted By John242Ti
That may've been true at the dealer your car came...

That may've been true at the dealer your car came from. I know that the majority of our wagons, including my uncle's former Volvos, were all slicktops. Only two had racks from the time of original...
Forum: showroom Yesterday, 08:23 PM
Replies: 9,542
Views: 3,812,939
Posted By John242Ti
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50501032352_e3...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50501032352_e33a2b0aaf_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2jWAZum)

A little comparison of 2003 and 2020. Left is 2003. Right is from Saturday.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-19-2020, 05:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 270
Posted By John242Ti
Maybe a Yakima or a Thule rack would be more...

Maybe a Yakima or a Thule rack would be more useful. Looks cooler, too. There were also a couple of Volvo-branded wagon luggage racks that mounted to the raingutters. One was curved to match the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-19-2020, 04:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 162
Posted By John242Ti
Idle speed in gear should be 750 rpm. With AC...

Idle speed in gear should be 750 rpm. With AC switch completely turned off. If AC switch is even slightly turned to the right of the "0", the idle will be elevated to around 900 rpm in gear and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-19-2020, 04:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 220
Posted By John242Ti
Plus, if radio is in the stock location, could be...

Plus, if radio is in the stock location, could be dangerous looking at extra gauges mounted there. Stock radio location on a pre-1985 car is by the shift lever. But, yes, earphones, etc, are...
Forum: showroom 10-19-2020, 02:02 AM
Replies: 2,608
Views: 1,069,571
Posted By John242Ti
^Sure enough. Oh well. Didn't bend over too...

^Sure enough. Oh well. Didn't bend over too much for it, so...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-19-2020, 12:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 270
Posted By John242Ti
Most ACE affiliated hardware stores have them, as...

Most ACE affiliated hardware stores have them, as well as the plugs and grommets, if you want to do the iPd-style rack delete. I *think* the wellnuts are 5/8" diameter with the 1/4-20 thread size. ...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-18-2020, 11:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 220
Posted By John242Ti
Use the HT-204/205 style grilles and mount some...

Use the HT-204/205 style grilles and mount some Pioneer 5.25" coaxials in the grille bases. The tweeters are usually low profile enough to allow use of the stock HT-204 or HT-205 outer grilles. The...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-17-2020, 02:58 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,372
Posted By John242Ti
FTFY :lol:

FTFY :lol:
Forum: showroom 10-17-2020, 02:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 733
Posted By John242Ti
Sure. And keep the bumpers.

Sure. And keep the bumpers.
Forum: showroom 10-15-2020, 01:54 AM
Replies: 9,542
Views: 3,812,939
Posted By John242Ti
Skagit Valley, earlier today: ...

Skagit Valley, earlier today:
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50485367046_e14244d1c4_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2jVdGJS)

-J
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-09-2020, 04:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 311
Posted By John242Ti
A 1988 240 uses a 007 Air Mass Meter. Same one...

A 1988 240 uses a 007 Air Mass Meter. Same one used by the 1985-87 cars, as well as other 1988 4-cylinder 200/700 series cars, and 1989 700 Turbo cars. So, it should be easy to locate, considering...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-09-2020, 03:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 929
Posted By John242Ti
^Same setup on my wagon. ...

^Same setup on my wagon.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50120636501_8e40b18993_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2jmZn4c)
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-09-2020, 03:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 702
Posted By John242Ti
Closer to 57mm. But, yes, 50mm is 2". ...

Closer to 57mm.

But, yes, 50mm is 2".

The turbo exhaust drops from 2.5" to 2.25" where the under axle pipe is located. For a full 2.5" system, you just need to cut the 2.25" section off and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-05-2020, 03:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 485
Posted By John242Ti
Might be worth posting in the k-jet.org down...

Might be worth posting in the k-jet.org down thread, that way someone can add them to the ozvolvo archive site.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-05-2020, 03:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 929
Posted By John242Ti
Unless you must have LED headlamps, go with a set...

Unless you must have LED headlamps, go with a set of H4/H1 E-code headlamps. If you truly want LED, I'd look at the JW Speaker 4x6 LED modules. They have an E-code beam pattern and don't look...
Forum: showroom 10-03-2020, 04:57 AM
Replies: 9,542
Views: 3,812,939
Posted By John242Ti
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50305402503_74...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50305402503_741599a107_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2jDjkxV)

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Forum: showroom 09-30-2020, 06:13 AM
Replies: 2,608
Views: 1,069,571
Posted By John242Ti
Not very rare, but uncommon... And a repop. So,...

Not very rare, but uncommon... And a repop. So, deleted...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-25-2020, 07:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,695
Posted By John242Ti
Happened to my 245 a little more than 9 years...

Happened to my 245 a little more than 9 years ago. Needed gas, so I pulled into a gas station. Noticed that the pedal went to the floor. Had to use the parking brake to stop the car. Shut it off,...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-18-2020, 02:47 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,626
Posted By John242Ti
Looks like a B20 alternator...

Looks like a B20 alternator...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-13-2020, 09:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 794
Posted By John242Ti
IIRC, MrBrown refurbs steering wheels. I need to...

IIRC, MrBrown refurbs steering wheels. I need to get in touch with him about my R-Sport wheel as well.

-J
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-11-2020, 04:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,526
Posted By John242Ti
Even a U-Haul Ford F-150 pickup would do the job....

Even a U-Haul Ford F-150 pickup would do the job.



To the OP: load everything into the bed, attach the car trailer to the back of it, load the 245 onto it with your bike, camping gear, etc,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-11-2020, 12:54 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,526
Posted By John242Ti
If you can camp, or even hit a Motel 6 (or, if...

If you can camp, or even hit a Motel 6 (or, if not pet-friendly, another motel that is) on those nights that are cold, it might be best to just load everything in the back, then use three Thule or...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-02-2020, 01:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 682
Posted By John242Ti
When you get the crap gas drained, consider...

When you get the crap gas drained, consider getting some non-ethanol stuff to run through the systems... My 245 runs better on E0 gas. Previous 245 developed severe runnability problems before I...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-31-2020, 07:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 646
Posted By John242Ti
Oerski, the issue with the door panels is at the...

Oerski, the issue with the door panels is at the top edge. The 1974-93 panels are straight across, whereas the 1967-73 panels drop down where the wing window is located. Note in the pic below, how...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-30-2020, 06:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 646
Posted By John242Ti
What year 145? Front door panels from a 240...

What year 145? Front door panels from a 240 won't work with the vent window doors. Luckily, 1974-77 140/240 doors bolt right up and can use the same door lock cylinders, etc, from the original...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 08-27-2020, 03:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 921
Posted By John242Ti
That would probably get annoying, especially with...

That would probably get annoying, especially with a hotter cam that is going to have a more lopey idle than a stockish cam. In fact, I know it's annoying, since my 242 is currently requiring that I...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-19-2020, 02:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,256
Posted By John242Ti
Yup, there always will be resistance as you're...

Yup, there always will be resistance as you're doing the compression stroke, if the plugs are installed. One trick I've found helpful when it comes to removing the alternator belts, instead of...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-19-2020, 03:31 AM
Replies: 595
Views: 261,010
Posted By John242Ti
Needs DCOE carbs, if not K-Jet or LH-Jet... If...

Needs DCOE carbs, if not K-Jet or LH-Jet... If only for their intake sounds...
Forum: showroom 08-04-2020, 04:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,508
Posted By John242Ti
Corona caps look best. ...

Corona caps look best.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50120635231_97bb7b0da9_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2jmZmFi)

-J
Forum: performance & modifications 07-31-2020, 03:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,378
Posted By John242Ti
The crusty one looks like it was bent in an...

The crusty one looks like it was bent in an accident. Or was a casualty from someone using a ratchet strap to keep their engine from rocking around due to bad mounts.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-31-2020, 02:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 948
Posted By John242Ti
Interesting... Hopefully one of the Europeans...

Interesting... Hopefully one of the Europeans will chime in.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-31-2020, 02:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,607
Posted By John242Ti
Ethan's car is basically the same as your daily,...

Ethan's car is basically the same as your daily, but with the "846" block, so the cast crank/piston low compression B23F that has the more aggressive advance curve Chrysler box instead of the...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-31-2020, 02:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,408
Posted By John242Ti
I'd probably look at the data plate on the strut...

I'd probably look at the data plate on the strut tower or on the body where the passenger door hinges are mounted. The Bosch tails were used through 1983 in the US, with some very early 1984 models...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-30-2020, 06:04 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,408
Posted By John242Ti
^Pretty much anything 240 is that way. But, yes,...

^Pretty much anything 240 is that way. But, yes, especially 242 and 244 sedans. The darker the paint color, the hotter the car is inside.

Anyway, Kenny, welcome to the 242 world...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-30-2020, 06:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,503
Posted By John242Ti
Is the shifter loose, hence the jiggling, or are...

Is the shifter loose, hence the jiggling, or are you having to jiggle wires to get the car to start? If the former, make sure the bolts on the underside of the shifter bucket are tight. Even though...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-26-2020, 03:39 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 10,553
Posted By John242Ti
I guess you might want to change your username to...

I guess you might want to change your username to 88volvo745ti... ;-) Had the red '89 version of that for a while. When/if you add fog lamps again, I'd go with amber lenses this time around, and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-19-2020, 03:23 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,662
Posted By John242Ti
^Shouldn't be. He noticed, after your post, that...

^Shouldn't be. He noticed, after your post, that the calipers were flipped, so he swapped them, and now the brakes were bleedable to the point that the pedal is somewhat spongy, but the car stops.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-18-2020, 03:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,543
Posted By John242Ti
That said, it really isn't much worse than...

That said, it really isn't much worse than removing the turbo and extracting the old studs, installing time-serts, then new studs. If the replacement head has small coolant passages and the current...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-17-2020, 06:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,900
Posted By John242Ti
An alternative viewpoint: Changing a B20A to...

An alternative viewpoint:

Changing a B20A to a B20B won't destroy the car's originality much, especially since the B20B was offered concurrently with the B20A in the 140 series. So, might as well...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-16-2020, 07:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,033
Posted By John242Ti
Find a pair of 1979-80 240 rectangular H4...

Find a pair of 1979-80 240 rectangular H4 E-codes. They drop in place of the dual rectangular 4x6 stuff. They are hard to find in the US and Canada, but there are people in Europe who have them.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-13-2020, 11:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,986
Posted By John242Ti
Remember, 1975 240s use the 140 series latch...

Remember, 1975 240s use the 140 series latch setup, not the 1978-on 200/700/900 style latch setup. Which means it's a completely different design. The plus of the early 240 series cars is that you...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-13-2020, 05:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,402
Posted By John242Ti
Depends on the year... If you're talking about...

Depends on the year... If you're talking about the blue '82 244 Turbo at Moss Landing, it probably is pretty well stripped by now, being that it has been in the yard for just over three months. ...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-13-2020, 01:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,784
Posted By John242Ti
I've even had bad Bosch sensors, right out of the...

I've even had bad Bosch sensors, right out of the bag. Bought a new LH-Jet temp sensor for my father's old '84 245. Swapped it in, and the computer ignored both the oxygen sensor and the air mass...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-08-2020, 04:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,784
Posted By John242Ti
If the sensor is disconnected, you will have it...

If the sensor is disconnected, you will have it racing at 2500-3200 rpm. Essentially, if the box isn't receiving a temperature signal, it thinks the car is at -460 deg F or zero Kelvin, so it will...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-07-2020, 07:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,425
Posted By John242Ti
On my 245, I used a VW Rabbit/Scirocco oil temp...

On my 245, I used a VW Rabbit/Scirocco oil temp sender threaded into where the oil galley plug goes on the head. Runs about 10 deg C warmer than the drainplug sender, but that's ok. On a B230, that...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-06-2020, 04:07 AM
Replies: 595
Views: 261,010
Posted By John242Ti
Yes, you could go back, but, why? Just either do...

Yes, you could go back, but, why? Just either do the BMW swap or maybe go with a CD009, if you don't want to get a M90.

If you do decide to revert the car to a redblock, I would seriously...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-06-2020, 02:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,317
Posted By John242Ti
Pulsair to be exact. First used on the B21A and...

Pulsair to be exact. First used on the B21A and B23E engines in Canada. The only time it needs to be deleted is for when you add a snail. Rest of the time, go ahead and use it. It's not going to...
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