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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-10-2018, 06:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,436
Posted By whalepirot
Thumbs up Very helpful, as this forum's fellows were when...

Very helpful, as this forum's fellows were when this car had low power issues, during many month$ of home labors. thanks

Tis indeed a 760 wagon (765) and my wife's fav car, having a few options. ...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-10-2018, 04:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,436
Posted By whalepirot
Question Service Manual?

Have seen the DVDs and link offerings on auction site, also the pricey Green Books. Past experience with Haynes, Chilton and limited Bentley indicate they're about worthless. Also read that Bently...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-10-2018, 04:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,251
Posted By whalepirot
Glad you got it solved. I'd checked and...

Glad you got it solved. I'd checked and rechecked virtually everything,; changed parts, as you'd done, so I thought having both MAFs checked would give a firmer basis for eliminating one more...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-08-2018, 01:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,480
Posted By whalepirot
thx

I bypassed the core with a 1/2" copper pipe section from my home plumbing stock.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-07-2018, 05:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,480
Posted By whalepirot
Is that for this thread? (with the extra...

Is that for this thread? (with the extra comments)

Three of these 22psi caps are green, one black....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-07-2018, 02:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,480
Posted By whalepirot
Thumbs up Thanks for that. Our 760T has the ACC...

Thanks for that. Our 760T has the ACC (automatic) control and is probably similar, but surely more complex.

I cut/pasted a lengthy procedure I'd found, have ordered an OEM quality core but will...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-06-2018, 04:57 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,251
Posted By whalepirot
Okay, but if the plugs 'read' okay and it runs...

Okay, but if the plugs 'read' okay and it runs okay with the knocker unplugged (unsure if that causes and ECU issues) it sounds like throwing parts like the madman these issues can make of us.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-06-2018, 04:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,409
Posted By whalepirot
http://cleanflametrap.com/tempFaker.html

http://cleanflametrap.com/tempFaker.html
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-06-2018, 04:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,409
Posted By whalepirot
From what I've learned dealing with cooling...

From what I've learned dealing with cooling systems on other cars, running good temps over 35mph or so pretty much indicates the system is fine, but with slower/stopped conditions, the fan is not...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-06-2018, 04:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,409
Posted By whalepirot
Man, are those noisy! The red block on our...

Man, are those noisy! The red block on our 765Turbo is relatively new, so I never did a real thorough block/cooling system flush.

I'm curious how to bypass the boards so many mentioned.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-06-2018, 04:16 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,251
Posted By whalepirot
I feel your pain. Have you checked the turbo...

I feel your pain.

Have you checked the turbo for non-binding/free-spinning (cool, of course). A finder can check end play and rotation ease.

Our 230FT had melted catalyst in the converter,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-06-2018, 04:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,480
Posted By whalepirot
Tis the turbo 4 (230FT). Prior leaks were...

Tis the turbo 4 (230FT).

Prior leaks were rather small and intermittant, perhaps due to little/no need for heat, though, that matters little at this point, as any leaks are internal to the cabin.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-06-2018, 03:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,480
Posted By whalepirot
Thumbs up thx.. link to precedure for 760?

Vielen Dank (okay, not Swedish)

I bypassed the core with a 1/2" copper pipe section from my home plumbing stock.:roll:

I drove it for a while in 90+ heat,. with A/C on and some full-throttle...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-06-2018, 11:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,480
Posted By whalepirot
Coolant, lots, pax interior side only

Finally got the car to be awesome, thanks to y'all. Prior owner had new red block installed, possibly due to O'heat. The heater control valve is plastic aftermarket; a big clue, plus the comments...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-20-2018, 11:44 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,403
Posted By whalepirot
Thumbs up Except for premature alternator bearing failure. ...

Except for premature alternator bearing failure. I use some sort of belt dressing on a cleaned belt. An old candle has so many uses, including this and as a dry lube of house door strikers!

...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-10-2018, 03:11 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 13,458
Posted By whalepirot
The Ole Brick is prowling the streets in fine...

The Ole Brick is prowling the streets in fine fashion. This thread relates the smog odyssey:

http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?p=5731687#post5731687
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-10-2018, 03:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,826
Posted By whalepirot
Agreed! Dave Barton is awesome, too!

Agreed! Dave Barton is awesome, too!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-10-2018, 03:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,373
Posted By whalepirot
Exclamation Just went thru this. The CARB approved cat I...

Just went thru this. The CARB approved cat I bought, caused a fail due to its part number! The '87 765T (pre-OBD1) 'sniffed' like a new car, though.

The cat itself is from MagnaFlow (enclosed...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-31-2017, 10:23 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 13,458
Posted By whalepirot
You KNOW life's good when even the cruise control...

You KNOW life's good when even the cruise control now works!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-22-2017, 01:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 902
Posted By whalepirot
Ground the wire (pin) at the ECU and check ops...

Ground the wire (pin) at the ECU and check ops for wire continuity? ECUs fail, but not as often as they are replaced.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-22-2017, 01:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,656
Posted By whalepirot
Exclamation AFAIK, it is the ambient air inflow from near the...

AFAIK, it is the ambient air inflow from near the radiator, left side, not plugged into anything.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-20-2017, 11:13 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 13,458
Posted By whalepirot
Thumbs up Thanks, and a special thanks to you, as assisting...

Thanks, and a special thanks to you, as assisting in the solution. You should know that this fix will relieve me of a nagging to-do (of which I have a plethora) and bring smiles to my son and wife!...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-18-2017, 09:46 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 13,458
Posted By whalepirot
Thumbs up maybeeee fixed???

Spoke with a mechanic who'd worked on this car, who said either the ECU or timing. I'd had the ECU and both AMMs checked by an ex-Intel guy in Phoenix. Certain Porsches use the same injection...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-17-2017, 08:54 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 13,458
Posted By whalepirot
For things as they are, that 1/2 turn out is the...

For things as they are, that 1/2 turn out is the sweet spot; still a bow-wow and when accelerating, i have to 'feather' the throttle to find where the car will accel best; not stumbling some, despite...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-17-2017, 06:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,276
Posted By whalepirot
You might find out why they're called that. ...

You might find out why they're called that.

Big force of means big problems.

I read the best penetrating oil is acetone + ATF, but I agree with Dirty Rick on a proper fix.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-17-2017, 06:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,497
Posted By whalepirot
Heat transfer paste under it helps keep them...

Heat transfer paste under it helps keep them cool; last longer.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-15-2017, 04:10 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 13,458
Posted By whalepirot
Exclamation Not much change in idle when pulling the vac hose...

Not much change in idle when pulling the vac hose from the newish FPR, but... one thing at a time!:-P

Cranked 1 1/2 turns more pressure on the WG rod; still a dog from stop, but better elsewhere. ...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-15-2017, 02:08 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 13,458
Posted By whalepirot
True progress and thank you for your help. This...

True progress and thank you for your help. This 765 has near perfect leather and paint; shows very well. Despite the improvement, which I'll TAKE, I feel I'm back to the performance issue of months...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-13-2017, 09:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,442
Posted By whalepirot
Check 4 good grounds; dash connections, cracks in...

Check 4 good grounds; dash connections, cracks in the circuit boards. I use DeOxyIt on all plugs/sockets.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-13-2017, 11:57 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 13,458
Posted By whalepirot
zeroing in?

I got in there today, fun as it is. Thanks so much. There is such a dearth of info on this car, even via AllData at my pal's shop.

I was unable to see much of anything with light and a mirror,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-12-2017, 03:11 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 13,458
Posted By whalepirot
Thumbs up Thanks for that, truly! I don't know how to...

Thanks for that, truly!

I don't know how to check that, so will look for that procedure.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-11-2017, 05:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,568
Posted By whalepirot
Clean all e-plugs with contact cleaner (use as...

Clean all e-plugs with contact cleaner (use as directed) before throwing parts at it. Intermittant problems are a PITA, but dirt and corrosion inhibits the sensors' signals to the computer.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-11-2017, 05:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,656
Posted By whalepirot
Have the identical issue and I know I have at...

Have the identical issue and I know I have at least one vacuum leak (and inop cruise control).

Various pumps and/or storage cans were employed in diesel-engined cars, low vacuum capable cars,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-11-2017, 05:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,609
Posted By whalepirot
Thumbs up Your model year may precede Volvo's production...

Your model year may precede Volvo's production years with the crappy, eco-friendly wiring.
Yup, him. He's awesome; knowledgeable and helpful even with some issues unrelated to the product I bought....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-10-2017, 10:53 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 13,458
Posted By whalepirot
Question Yeah, old thread. Old guy, too with real old...

Yeah, old thread. Old guy, too with real old problem! I needed a long break from slow-Volvo-World. Car has a history of worsening boost levels.

Engine runs great, sort of; starts right up after...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-10-2017, 03:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,609
Posted By whalepirot
Check the condition of the underhood wiring for...

Check the condition of the underhood wiring for breaks and being very brittle. I've replaced the whole enchilada with a new harness on the current '87 765T and on a prior 740 non-T.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-10-2017, 03:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,123
Posted By whalepirot
I have the same issue with our '87 760. The...

I have the same issue with our '87 760. The aftermarket head unit displays time but I would like the clock to be resettable.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-01-2017, 07:50 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 13,458
Posted By whalepirot
The engine is idling, to see if it will quit. I...

The engine is idling, to see if it will quit. I found 6.4 vdc at both coil primaries, so pulled the FI relay (looks new), then checked the noise relay in/out at 12vdc. Hmm. Decided to check the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-01-2017, 07:36 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 13,458
Posted By whalepirot
Thanks for that. I'd checked grounds, having had...

Thanks for that. I'd checked grounds, having had plenty of ground loop problems in another car and knowing the sensitivity of all newish cars to proper signal paths, including grounds, which are oft...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-27-2017, 06:17 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 13,458
Posted By whalepirot
Add to that, the low vacuum, which is why I...

Add to that, the low vacuum, which is why I checked the cat. I cleaned out all its internals but won't install the new one util the car runs. Hopefully, none of the pieces moved back to the muffler.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-27-2017, 01:10 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 13,458
Posted By whalepirot
Yeah, thanks. I should have the rebuilt parts...

Yeah, thanks. I should have the rebuilt parts back in a few days. Putting unknown, used parts complicates the troubleshooting, unless absolutely certain that they are good, which is why I made this...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-27-2017, 12:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,084
Posted By whalepirot
Neither link was avail to me. On 760, its above...

Neither link was avail to me.
On 760, its above the brake pedal; a single bolt will free it and the bracket for removal.

Thanks. I'm having this issue.. still, after many, many parts!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-13-2017, 05:39 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 13,458
Posted By whalepirot
Thanks. It was but I waited 'cause the engine is...

Thanks. It was but I waited 'cause the engine is rather new, from Sweden. Now, that doesn't mean one heckuva lot, but..

With the brains enroute to AZ, I'll try to check this.

Some Saabs and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-12-2017, 07:09 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 13,458
Posted By whalepirot
I am going to check belt timing soon; thought...

I am going to check belt timing soon; thought about that when advancing the distr. helped driveability.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-12-2017, 03:47 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 13,458
Posted By whalepirot
Nicely buried above the pedals, aren't they. The...

Nicely buried above the pedals, aren't they. The pressure switch has no vacuum line attached. How to test it is my next search.

I found the trick to remove it in another thread: the one...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-11-2017, 07:55 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 13,458
Posted By whalepirot
I finally found where they're supposed to be. I...

I finally found where they're supposed to be. I have the LH pulled and ready to ship to Electronik Repair, in Mesa, AZ, along with two AMMs, for full testing and/or repair along with the EZK.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-10-2017, 11:11 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 13,458
Posted By whalepirot
I wondered about that device some time ago, then...

I wondered about that device some time ago, then got lost in the rest.

I looked and looked for that device, and only found it on the schematic, with blue and yellow-red wires as clues; not near...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-10-2017, 01:41 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 13,458
Posted By whalepirot
A concern I have is the attempt to regen the...

A concern I have is the attempt to regen the battery, boosts, etc. over three days. I may have seen a little over 16vdc on the charger, which may have damaged some electronics, but after it started...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-09-2017, 07:18 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 13,458
Posted By whalepirot
Thumbs down this just in

Agreed; not a happy lesson.Not only that, I feel I got ahead of myself by ordering the cat from FCP, which won't even leave the supplier until 4/12. Then, the car was running rather well.

That's...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-03-2017, 04:36 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 13,458
Posted By whalepirot
Nah, tis a wagon with only F sway bar. ...

Nah, tis a wagon with only F sway bar.

Thanks.
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