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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Today, 01:09 AM
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Posted By John242Ti
It was garbage, pal... :-P

It was garbage, pal... :-P
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Yesterday, 02:21 AM
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Views: 561
Posted By John242Ti
After I discovered in a post on farcebook that I...

After I discovered in a post on farcebook that I was tagged in, that the previous owner of my 245 let his father in law run the car on 3 year old E10 a few weeks before I bought it, I realized that I...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-16-2018, 08:59 PM
Replies: 549
Views: 60,841
Posted By John242Ti
lol Probably were thinking... "Wait, since when...

lol Probably were thinking... "Wait, since when did a 240 owner show up at the cars & coffee meet?" At least, unlike WagonFest, we at least did say something.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-16-2018, 05:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 384
Posted By John242Ti
Use an open-end wrench, but, instead of hammering...

Use an open-end wrench, but, instead of hammering like you would with an Aw7x shift knob, pry upward against the knob with the end of the wrench pushing downward against the lockout ring. Don't pry...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-16-2018, 04:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 154
Posted By John242Ti
Does the car have AC installed? Make sure AC...

Does the car have AC installed? Make sure AC switch is completely shut off. There's a solenoid valve that receives power from the switch and the relay behind the center console. After a few...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-15-2018, 04:24 PM
Replies: 549
Views: 60,841
Posted By John242Ti
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1897/44639338092_1a...

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1897/44639338092_1ae95b8d78_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2b1Ch1d)

Just after the awkward "hey" at the Lake WA Cars & Coffee a couple weekends ago. ;-)
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-15-2018, 04:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 667
Posted By John242Ti
^Sounds like you might want to talk to them and...

^Sounds like you might want to talk to them and say that their key cutting equipment isn't doing as good a job as it should. Show them the locksmith-made key and the one they made. Seems like the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-15-2018, 03:47 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 810
Posted By John242Ti
Need to be working at a Volvo yard. My old '81...

Need to be working at a Volvo yard. My old '81 242 never failed to start when I worked at one. It knew that, if it did, it might wind up on the other side of the fence (in actuality, I probably...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-13-2018, 06:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 561
Posted By John242Ti
Even better idea: Volvo made in previous...

Even better idea:

Volvo made in previous century, crush car. Buy something flexfuel, like what the government would like us to.

With respect to nary a problem with ethanol blends, I do...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-12-2018, 01:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 561
Posted By John242Ti
http://pure-gas.org Find the nearest E0...

http://pure-gas.org

Find the nearest E0 station and fill up there. Probably a good idea to fill up LH-Jet cars there as well. Back when we had the white 245, I noticed a bit of a hit,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-12-2018, 03:10 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,547
Posted By John242Ti
Your car is also older, with the stronger...

Your car is also older, with the stronger seatback frames. This problem usually only affects the 1986-93 seats, yet the 1975-77 and 1978-85 seats don't do it. Early last year, I wound up replacing...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-12-2018, 03:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 294
Posted By John242Ti
If you can do the repairs on your own, it'll save...

If you can do the repairs on your own, it'll save you a lot of money. All those items are fairly easy to replace, too. The dash will take some time to swap out, but it can be done within a couple...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-12-2018, 01:17 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 30,575
Posted By John242Ti
I can keep my eyes peeled for some Artesia Beige...

I can keep my eyes peeled for some Artesia Beige doors to replace the dented ones on the car, if you'd like me to. I know that there's someone on the Seattle CL selling an '80 245DL with a blown HG...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-12-2018, 01:14 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 810
Posted By John242Ti
I know that NChoy had similar issues with his '92...

I know that NChoy had similar issues with his '92 wagon in July. In his case, his car is a 2.4 car that he swapped to M47. Turned out the ECU was a remanufactured 561 that somehow wound up in place...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-11-2018, 12:47 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 30,575
Posted By John242Ti
Well, at least you're back on the road. Maybe...

Well, at least you're back on the road. Maybe bring the car up to the Griot's meet in Tacoma at the end of the month? Should be far enough away, day-wise, to get all the remaining bugs worked out.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-11-2018, 12:31 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,010
Posted By John242Ti
if the trunk stripe goes straight across, instead...

if the trunk stripe goes straight across, instead of following the indentation in the lid, I know who owned that car many years ago. Was one of the former PSVCOA chapter presidents.
Forum: showroom 08-30-2018, 01:09 AM
Replies: 9,366
Views: 2,779,404
Posted By John242Ti
^And not as garish as the 140/240 red interior or...

^And not as garish as the 140/240 red interior or the 1970s tiger stripe cloth interiors, as well as the california edition interior...

A few days before last week's photoshoot of the 245. This...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-30-2018, 12:51 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 23,176
Posted By John242Ti
It's going to be a lot simpler to just tie...

It's going to be a lot simpler to just tie everything together at the front of the car, instead of modifying the sensor, then trying to get the relay/fuse tray out to modify the wiring in the center...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-29-2018, 05:30 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 23,176
Posted By John242Ti
^You can tie both sides together and that'll...

^You can tie both sides together and that'll bypass the bulb failure sensor function on the headlamps. I'm suspecting that you're adding relays for your headlamps? It's pretty easy to do. Run both...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-25-2018, 11:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,244
Posted By John242Ti
Some 245's did come with 185/70-14 tires. Heck,...

Some 245's did come with 185/70-14 tires. Heck, Canadian 240's that weren't GLT or Turbo ran P185/75-14's.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-25-2018, 11:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 336
Posted By John242Ti
Reach into the back of the radio pocket. You may...

Reach into the back of the radio pocket. You may find a plug in the rear left corner, or it may be on the outside of the pocket on the driver's side. Take note of where the speaker wires are...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-25-2018, 10:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 275
Posted By John242Ti
You will want a pair of 1974 rails. They have...

You will want a pair of 1974 rails. They have the bar at the front to slide the seat fore and aft. Unbolt the 240 rails from the frames of the seats, then remove the vertical pieces from the 240...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-25-2018, 10:42 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,244
Posted By John242Ti
195/65 and 205/60 are pretty much the same size. ...

195/65 and 205/60 are pretty much the same size. There's slightly better rim protection and slightly better handling with the 205/60 over the 195/65. Tire pressure-wise, most tires are rated up to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-25-2018, 10:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 395
Posted By John242Ti
Another option is to pull one from any 1986-93...

Another option is to pull one from any 1986-93 240 or any 700/940 with the normal glovebox lock. Looks like your car has an '86 box installed, which explains the tightly knurled grip.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-25-2018, 10:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 467
Posted By John242Ti
Or a kickdown cable that is binding, preventing...

Or a kickdown cable that is binding, preventing the cam from returning to its normal position.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-21-2018, 08:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 467
Posted By John242Ti
^ball bearing tailshaft, so no speedometer,...

^ball bearing tailshaft, so no speedometer, unless you update to a 1986-92 non-ABS cluster and rear axle, plus the wiring. If you're willing to do the update, you can get rid of the bushing at the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-21-2018, 03:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 467
Posted By John242Ti
It'll also have to be one from a pre-'94 or '95...

It'll also have to be one from a pre-'94 or '95 car. The late ball bearing tailshafts don't have the ability to use the worm gear for the speedo drive.

There have been some 1985-on 240s with Aw71...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-21-2018, 04:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 427
Posted By John242Ti
^pre-1973... Those weren't kept on record for...

^pre-1973... Those weren't kept on record for some reason. Possibly because they were single cut keys, so multiple cars had the same key.

To the OP, did the key get cut backward, perchance? ...
Forum: showroom 08-18-2018, 04:56 AM
Replies: 9,366
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Posted By John242Ti
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1776/29033299657_1e...

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1776/29033299657_1edd112c9c_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Lezfu2)

Back to the E-codes in the 245.

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1896/44104505121_8fa40c1ab4_c.jpg...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-17-2018, 03:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 415
Posted By John242Ti
^He's going the opposite direction. European 240...

^He's going the opposite direction. European 240 Turbos never had the Aw71, if I remember correctly.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-17-2018, 02:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 837
Posted By John242Ti
Engine is probably hydrolocked. Another member...

Engine is probably hydrolocked. Another member here, quillc, bought a 1983 242 that had forded a river with the same result. Engine ingested a lot of water and wound up being hydrolocked. You...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-12-2018, 07:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 410
Posted By John242Ti
It doesn't. You can plumb in a CBV between the...

It doesn't. You can plumb in a CBV between the hot side IC pipe and the metal elbow that's between the fuel distributor boot and the coupler on the turbo. People usually use either the metal...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-10-2018, 02:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 411
Posted By John242Ti
It's pretty easy with respect to the old style...

It's pretty easy with respect to the old style Bosch 80A and 100A alternators. Same style case, but the 100A alternator is bigger. Big enough to cause unintentional welding when you try to change...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-10-2018, 05:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 411
Posted By John242Ti
The older B21/23 alternators were also rated,...

The older B21/23 alternators were also rated, amperage-wise, at an engine speed of 2000 rpm or 4000 rpm alternator speed. The B230 alternators are all rated at 3000 rpm engine speed. Hence why a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-10-2018, 05:14 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 900
Posted By John242Ti
^Buy only two H4 conversion lenses, and two H1...

^Buy only two H4 conversion lenses, and two H1 conversion lenses. Problem solved. Avoid the H4 conversion lenses with the "SAE M" mark on them. Those are meant for a motorcycle and, therefore,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-09-2018, 06:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 900
Posted By John242Ti
It's also easy to modify the smaller ring...

It's also easy to modify the smaller ring terminal to fit the larger stud. Take a M8 bolt and run it through at an angle, bending the terminal slightly. Then, take a pair of needlenose pliers and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-09-2018, 01:01 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 900
Posted By John242Ti
^Yup. Those with the wiring upgrade and a 100...

^Yup. Those with the wiring upgrade and a 100 amp Denso alternator will do the job.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-08-2018, 10:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 900
Posted By John242Ti
You do want to use H1 high beams. With respect to...

You do want to use H1 high beams. With respect to LED headlamp bulbs, even the 55W equivalent bulbs are going to be too bright in a traditional H4 housing. What I would do is find some 100/55 H4...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-08-2018, 02:04 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 812
Posted By John242Ti
Hey Ken, Yes, I saw that. I also saw where...

Hey Ken,

Yes, I saw that. I also saw where the OP wants summer performance and doesn't need winter traction, due to snow tires. Hence the reason why I suggested going with a 205/55R15 size, or...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-08-2018, 01:07 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 812
Posted By John242Ti
Had BFG tires back in the late '90s and early...

Had BFG tires back in the late '90s and early 2000's. Once they got worn, they became NFG's. No f*cking grip. More modern versions will be better, but, this was back when the 195/60, 195/65, and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-07-2018, 08:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 812
Posted By John242Ti
^Good Chevy Cavalier tire choice. :-P

^Good Chevy Cavalier tire choice. :-P
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-07-2018, 08:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 812
Posted By John242Ti
I'd go with something more performance oriented. ...

I'd go with something more performance oriented. The Touring-S tires are meant for Camrys and lower end Accords. They're also no-season tires, so something that you mentioned you were trying to get...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-06-2018, 02:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 672
Posted By John242Ti
Cool. NP. Hope it's that. -J

Cool. NP. Hope it's that.

-J
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-06-2018, 05:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 672
Posted By John242Ti
Has the power stage been checked? When they...

Has the power stage been checked? When they fail, there's no spark.

-J
Forum: events 08-06-2018, 05:33 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,474
Posted By John242Ti
I may be out. Depends on a few things. 1)...

I may be out. Depends on a few things.

1) need to make sure cooling system is working properly, instead of boiling coolant when the engine is shut down
2) need to replace torque rods with some...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-06-2018, 05:16 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 900
Posted By John242Ti
^Or use the harnesses from the donor 1978-80...

^Or use the harnesses from the donor 1978-80 244/245 (or 1976-77 262, 264, 265)... They're already pinned for H4 bulbs.



Thanks. Pretty much just unbolt the old parts and swap the new parts...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-05-2018, 03:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 574
Posted By John242Ti
Seat belt warning is on fuse 4. The label Dave...

Seat belt warning is on fuse 4. The label Dave posted is for 1985-86 cars, so it's not very accurate for the older cars.

Has the wiring harness on the engine been taken care of? If not, you may...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-05-2018, 02:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 900
Posted By John242Ti
^spider eyes do work fairly well. I ran them for...

^spider eyes do work fairly well. I ran them for a while on my previous 242 before I flathooded it...

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2480/3680250259_244e9e85d5_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/6BdfbF)
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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-05-2018, 06:27 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 900
Posted By John242Ti
The E-codes actually predate the US/Canadian dual...

The E-codes actually predate the US/Canadian dual 4x6 rectangle setup. These are not the same as the late European headlamps. While they look similar, they are what the early 260 series cars had in...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-05-2018, 05:59 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 900
Posted By John242Ti
Low beams are H4 in this pic... High beams are...

Low beams are H4 in this pic... High beams are H4651's, but I've since replaced one of them with an H1 housing.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4300/35218903824_fd5091dae6_c.jpg...
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