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Forum: performance & modifications 10-19-2020, 06:53 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By dl242gt
I too use a 205-60-15 for my spare. It's on a 740...

I too use a 205-60-15 for my spare. It's on a 740 steelie and just fits in the area. If I set up another spare I will probably use something like Kyle suggests. That size is also a lighter tire. The...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-19-2020, 06:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 224
Posted By dl242gt
Glad you got that sorted out. I used to own an...

Glad you got that sorted out. I used to own an early 65 911 and a couple of 356 coupes many moons ago. I miss such fun cars.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-18-2020, 08:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 224
Posted By dl242gt
I'd suggest you do have some type of intake air...

I'd suggest you do have some type of intake air leak if the idle is that high. It could also be the idle switch is now out of adjustment or failed so the idle control system doesn't know the throttle...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-17-2020, 05:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,624
Posted By dl242gt
Thanks Kyle. That little B21 sure does love...

Thanks Kyle. That little B21 sure does love making high rpm power. It took me floating the valves and dropping intake no.2 from a broken retainer to finally install the 405 head. :cool:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-17-2020, 05:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 350
Posted By dl242gt
The Volvo ones are Bendix branded on many of the...

The Volvo ones are Bendix branded on many of the cars I've worked on. I have a spare or two stashed and was thinking I may need to replace mine in my 93 wagon.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-16-2020, 07:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 249
Posted By dl242gt
Acceleration is helped by the fuel pressure...

Acceleration is helped by the fuel pressure regulator on the fuel rail. I would suggest a fuel pressure test. If the pressure is a bit high or low. That can cause some hesitation. Another though t is...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-16-2020, 07:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 377
Posted By dl242gt
There is no system fuse in the engine bay in kjet...

There is no system fuse in the engine bay in kjet turbo. But fuse 13 in the fuse box turns on most everything and can cause a cranking but no start issue.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-16-2020, 06:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 571
Posted By dl242gt
A pressure bleeder is a small pressure tank like...

A pressure bleeder is a small pressure tank like a pressure sprayer you use to spray weed killer. You fill the tank with brake fluid and connect to the brake reservoir. Pressurize the tank upto about...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-16-2020, 06:17 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,988
Posted By dl242gt
You probably need to regap or replace your spark...

You probably need to regap or replace your spark plugs. It's called spark blowout and under high load with too large of a plug gap it blows the spark out. Use .028" or you can even reduce it to .026"...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-16-2020, 06:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 172
Posted By dl242gt
You'll be fine with the high strength loctite. I...

You'll be fine with the high strength loctite. I used to flatten the washer in a vise and reuse it.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-16-2020, 06:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 377
Posted By dl242gt
Cranking is turning over. Does the engine rotate...

Cranking is turning over. Does the engine rotate when you try to start? Or is it not rotating? These are very straight forward to figure out. I'd love to have another 245 turbo. I used to have an 82....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-16-2020, 06:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 880
Posted By dl242gt
65ftlb is correct for early 740/760 with their...

65ftlb is correct for early 740/760 with their wimpy wheel studs. I've never seen writing on the early ones I've worked on. People were popping those wheel studs all the time so Volvo decided to help...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-15-2020, 09:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 571
Posted By dl242gt
I've never had much success gravity bleeding on a...

I've never had much success gravity bleeding on a 240. I've had that work great on British sports cars on the brakes and the clutch system. But for the 240 series after having a few too many...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-15-2020, 09:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 302
Posted By dl242gt
A is the motor to my knowledge. It's what you...

A is the motor to my knowledge. It's what you unscrew to replace the odometer gears under it.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-15-2020, 09:14 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,988
Posted By dl242gt
Well done. Enjoy!

Well done. Enjoy!
Forum: performance & modifications 10-11-2020, 06:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 929
Posted By dl242gt
Good for the money yellow fog lights are Hella...

Good for the money yellow fog lights are Hella 550 in amber. Also if you want to spend more and get a higher quality product. Cibie makes really nice amber fog lights.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-11-2020, 06:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 429
Posted By dl242gt
This is the Wurth version of what is linked...

This is the Wurth version of what is linked above. It was worked very well for me. Their stuff can be a bit more expensive but it is always high quality. ...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-11-2020, 05:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,123
Posted By dl242gt
You can also gently tap on the metal lines and...

You can also gently tap on the metal lines and the pressure regulators with a small hammer to break loose any air that is stuck.

What kind of brake fluid did you use? Your car requires DOT4. The...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-11-2020, 05:45 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,988
Posted By dl242gt
Well, you know from the factory these cars are...

Well, you know from the factory these cars are low boost cars. The stock boost on my B21FT was only 6.5psi and even when you put the intercooler kit on it with turbo+ the main part of the available...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-11-2020, 05:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 342
Posted By dl242gt
Here is what has worked well for me. Gap at the...

Here is what has worked well for me. Gap at the stock .028" Not in any favorite order.
NGK BPR6ES also the NGK V plugs
Denso copper plugs. Denso Iridium.
Autolite 64 and Autolite AP64
Bosch...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-09-2020, 07:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 660
Posted By dl242gt
If you are looking for a good rattle can wheel...

If you are looking for a good rattle can wheel paint. The Wurth silver wheel paint is good stuff.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-09-2020, 07:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 623
Posted By dl242gt
The important location is the two filament...

The important location is the two filament location. Many people use the 1157 for the two filament bulb when it should be the lower wattage bulb 1034. For flashers the 1156 is fine as well as with...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-09-2020, 02:03 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,988
Posted By dl242gt
When your engine is cold. Remove the intake hose...

When your engine is cold. Remove the intake hose to the compressor and check the turbo shaft for play. It may be you have a worn out turbo as suggested. You are looking for very little play. If it...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-09-2020, 01:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 952
Posted By dl242gt
Been using a v15 n/a in my 93 wagon for about ten...

Been using a v15 n/a in my 93 wagon for about ten years now. The engine is basically stock otherwise. Makes power and torque all the way to redline. It's so nice having torque at 3500 rpm and above....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-09-2020, 01:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 623
Posted By dl242gt
Use 1156 for the single filament bulbs. Use 1034...

Use 1156 for the single filament bulbs. Use 1034 for the two filament bulbs.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-08-2020, 07:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 952
Posted By dl242gt
Well done! Thanks for documenting how quickly the...

Well done! Thanks for documenting how quickly the M cam loses torque and lets you down. Especially with a manual trans.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-08-2020, 03:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 415
Posted By dl242gt
Yes, indeed. I've never had one of the old...

Yes, indeed. I've never had one of the old version starters fail. The one in my 82 turbo is original at 336k miles.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-07-2020, 02:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 415
Posted By dl242gt
I just had to replace my starter for an...

I just had to replace my starter for an intermittent issue last year. It wouldn't crank the car when hot. So you drive somewhere and then it won't start. I would bang on the solenoid with my breaker...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-07-2020, 02:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 269
Posted By dl242gt
I'd check the intake manifold gasket. That one...

I'd check the intake manifold gasket. That one can be a very sneaky leak. Also injector seals when leaking vacuum can make a low rpm misfire. Did you gap the plugs to .028"? I wouldn't trust them to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-07-2020, 02:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 921
Posted By dl242gt
To test the crank signal. You test the INPUT wire...

To test the crank signal. You test the INPUT wire to the ignition amp. Not the red/white output wire. I think it may be pin 5 that is the trigger input signal from the ezk computer. If there is no...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-01-2020, 07:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,624
Posted By dl242gt
From personal experience. With an enem V15 turbo...

From personal experience. With an enem V15 turbo cam. There is no 'flattening of the power' at high rpms. My engine makes power from just above idle to 7k rpms. It still has more to go but for the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-01-2020, 06:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 743
Posted By dl242gt
An air chisel will separate spot welds.

An air chisel will separate spot welds.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-01-2020, 06:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 735
Posted By dl242gt
You can use the shelf on the manifold to mate up...

You can use the shelf on the manifold to mate up to the Volvo T3 housing. The smaller studs will work. Another hardware choice is to use a stepped stud that is 8mm on one half and 10mm on the other...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-01-2020, 02:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 588
Posted By dl242gt
If you lower your car just enough to make the...

If you lower your car just enough to make the control arms level with the ground. You have set the car up so the roll center isn't destroyed and the car can handle very well with the spring changes...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-29-2020, 09:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 533
Posted By dl242gt
You can make up some small brackets that hold the...

You can make up some small brackets that hold the spring into the lower perch. That way when it hangs it holds the bottom of the spring onto the perch. Or put a limit strap so the strut can only hang...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-29-2020, 08:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 425
Posted By dl242gt
If you looked at it through the grill. You see a...

If you looked at it through the grill. You see a vertical bar that has a bracket on it to bolt the light on. The vertical bar is recessed back several inches from being flush with the grill.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-29-2020, 01:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 753
Posted By dl242gt
Does your car have the newer brackets for the...

Does your car have the newer brackets for the front anti sway bar? There is a newer bracket design that uses the large bulge on the bushing to fit into the bracket so the bushing can't walk on the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-29-2020, 01:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 647
Posted By dl242gt
Be sure to tap lightly on the pressure valves...

Be sure to tap lightly on the pressure valves with a hammer to dislodge trapped air. If it still isn't working well after that without any leaks. I'd suspect the master cylinder has failed.

Also...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-29-2020, 01:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 743
Posted By dl242gt
With lap welding the patch in. You can get a...

With lap welding the patch in. You can get a panel edge flanger tool and make a nice flange to meet up with the sheet metal. Sometimes the inner rocker is rusted and it's helpful to install a 90...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-29-2020, 01:04 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,936
Posted By dl242gt
If you check out the operation of the B18 pcv...

If you check out the operation of the B18 pcv hose oil cap setup I was referring to. The direction of the gases at idle are to suck the fresh air into the engine from the pcv oil fill cap. However,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-29-2020, 12:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 387
Posted By dl242gt
That is what I did for an oil drain. It has...

That is what I did for an oil drain. It has worked well for many years. For the hose I bought a length of oil rated hose 3/4" ID and a couple of clamps. I removed about an inch or so of the metal...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-29-2020, 12:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 425
Posted By dl242gt
Sorry I don't have any pictures. But it's...

Sorry I don't have any pictures. But it's basically a vertical bracket bolted on between the hood latch sheet metal and the lower front sheet metal. The bracket has a small bracket on it to bolt the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-29-2020, 12:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 533
Posted By dl242gt
Never heard of anyone having a inspection failure...

Never heard of anyone having a inspection failure with IPD springs. I'd go with the IPD springs. You can also buy Lesjofors or B&G lowering springs. They all work well and you can't be failed at...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-29-2020, 12:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 743
Posted By dl242gt
If you have enough good metal near the area of...

If you have enough good metal near the area of the rust hole. Then I'd just patch the bad area. There may be some rust patch panels available. I'd check with VP autoparts or Skandix to see what is...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-28-2020, 01:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 590
Posted By dl242gt
Good find! The brake booster hose is supposed to...

Good find! The brake booster hose is supposed to come out of the booster and wrap around and under the master cylinder. Then it goes to the intake manifold port. That give the hose plenty of slack so...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-26-2020, 12:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 590
Posted By dl242gt
If there aren't any wiring issues. I'd suggest an...

If there aren't any wiring issues. I'd suggest an engine speed sensor fail or the EZK box may have failed.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-22-2020, 04:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 412
Posted By dl242gt
They don't use a flame trap at all. It's an elbow...

They don't use a flame trap at all. It's an elbow with a small fitting for a small hose. The small hose connects from the elbow to the back of the plenum on the intake manifold. There should be a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-22-2020, 03:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 983
Posted By dl242gt
If you try to turn the cam as suggested. DO NOT...

If you try to turn the cam as suggested. DO NOT turn the cam by the center bolt that holds the sprocket on. You may damage the cam.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-22-2020, 03:19 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,898
Posted By dl242gt
I've used the gabriel ultras on stock 240 front...

I've used the gabriel ultras on stock 240 front suspension. Makes the car feel much better. It is a good substitute for using the old Boge turbogas struts which were another nice upgrade for stockish...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-22-2020, 03:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 797
Posted By dl242gt
I tried one on my 82 turbo. With an added ballast...

I tried one on my 82 turbo. With an added ballast resistor because the unit requires 1.8 ohms for ballast and the stock ballast is .9 ohms. My car did not run as well as with the stock kjet coil...
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