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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-12-2019, 09:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 895
Posted By JohnMc
They're popular, but not among people willing to...

They're popular, but not among people willing to pay $$$$ to fix body damage on them.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-12-2019, 08:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 876
Posted By JohnMc
122 discs go on pretty easily, only issue being...

122 discs go on pretty easily, only issue being that 122 rotors and calipers aren't all that easy to find these days, and new replacements ar pretty pricey.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-11-2019, 10:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 483
Posted By JohnMc
The velocity changes a HUGE amount between idle...

The velocity changes a HUGE amount between idle where the exhaust is just slowly shuffling its way out the tailpipe, and WOT/full boost where the air is FLYING by. This is a far larger effect on...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-11-2019, 10:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 483
Posted By JohnMc
It's reading the O2 concentration, which doesn't...

It's reading the O2 concentration, which doesn't change based on the velocity.

Like I said, velocity doesn't change the reading, if you take tiny samples of air and analyze them in clear air or...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-11-2019, 10:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 483
Posted By JohnMc
You are overthinking it. I don't think the...

You are overthinking it.

I don't think the flow velocity alters the sensor reading in any appreciable manner. If it did, they'd read differently at idle vs. WOT. Or different if you replaced a...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-11-2019, 09:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 483
Posted By JohnMc
No. There can be an issue with them possibly...

No. There can be an issue with them possibly getting too hot if they are too close to the turbo outlet. But the two of them won't interfere with each other.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-11-2019, 09:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 592
Posted By JohnMc
Jack it up, rotate each wheel, look carefully on...

Jack it up, rotate each wheel, look carefully on both inner and outer edges (inners are far more likely to get bent). Hold something like a ruler against an unmoving part for visual reference.

If...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-10-2019, 01:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,171
Posted By JohnMc
Nice!

Nice!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-10-2019, 09:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 467
Posted By JohnMc
Yeah. I broke one on my 240, just went to a...

Yeah. I broke one on my 240, just went to a junkyard and managed to find a 960 hinge in the correct paint code.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-09-2019, 02:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 318
Posted By JohnMc
The B18/20 engines are closely related to the...

The B18/20 engines are closely related to the B21/23/230's, with a camshaft occupying the same location. The B20 has three different sized bearings though. I think adding to the confusion during...
Forum: events 07-09-2019, 01:07 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,266
Posted By JohnMc
Anyone up for some mountain biking on Saturday? ...

Anyone up for some mountain biking on Saturday? Tsali's about an hour away, plus lots of other trails nearer to the lodge.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-09-2019, 11:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 318
Posted By JohnMc
They were suddenly in short supply for a period...

They were suddenly in short supply for a period of time. I think they're back in supply now.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-09-2019, 09:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 318
Posted By JohnMc
I don't see anything too bad on those pics. ...

I don't see anything too bad on those pics. Although some aux shaft bearings are supposed to be line bored after installation, and some aren't?
Forum: performance & modifications 07-08-2019, 07:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 388
Posted By JohnMc
My SWAG is the same - not for cooling, but for...

My SWAG is the same - not for cooling, but for heating. Prevents fuel from pooling on the walls in cold weather.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-08-2019, 06:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 675
Posted By JohnMc
90 psi on the low side with the compressor...

90 psi on the low side with the compressor running isn't a good sign that the compressor is working properly and all it needs is some more frig. If it only needed some more then the low side...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-08-2019, 04:39 PM
Replies: 1,346
Views: 280,715
Posted By JohnMc
It's been miserable weather here. Hot and humid....

It's been miserable weather here. Hot and humid. And when it cools down some, mosquitoes from all the rain we've been having since forever. Abd bike riding season is in full swing, so all in all,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-08-2019, 03:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 675
Posted By JohnMc
Also - you don't necessarily need to run the...

Also - you don't necessarily need to run the vacuum pump on it for hours. Run it for a nice long while until it's holding steady, then shut off the pump and see if the system maintains a vacuum for...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-08-2019, 02:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 675
Posted By JohnMc
90 psi on the low side with the compressor...

90 psi on the low side with the compressor running? Or 90 psi while the compressor was cut off?

Maybe get a multimeter or test light and see if either the low or high pressure switches is turning...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-08-2019, 01:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 895
Posted By JohnMc
I think they're saying that at $2500 in damage,...

I think they're saying that at $2500 in damage, your Volvo is totaled. And they're not going to pay you any more than that. Cars are totaled at 75%(IIRC) of their market value.

You could try to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-08-2019, 11:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 787
Posted By JohnMc
Ford was an OK owner for Volvo, sure beats what...

Ford was an OK owner for Volvo, sure beats what GM did to Saab, but they're the ones that killed off the 'good' old car parts supply. They outsourced it all, and over time, the company now...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-03-2019, 03:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 335
Posted By JohnMc
Try unhooking the kickdown cable briefly - just...

Try unhooking the kickdown cable briefly - just to see if that makes a big difference. It should.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-02-2019, 07:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,974
Posted By JohnMc
They are different side to side. And there's a...

They are different side to side. And there's a -85 and an 85+ version as well.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-02-2019, 04:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,974
Posted By JohnMc
/\ /\ /\ You'r making me thing I did it the hard...

/\ /\ /\ You'r making me thing I did it the hard way - taking the whole hatch off and replacing the wires, then bolting the whole thing back on.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-02-2019, 04:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,974
Posted By JohnMc
Yes, two harnesses, one on each side. Certainly...

Yes, two harnesses, one on each side. Certainly not one of Volvo's finest engineering feats. The bolts are on the underside of the roof, clearly visible when the headliner is out of the way.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-02-2019, 12:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,974
Posted By JohnMc
Nike: Just Do It! Get a helper to help...

Nike: Just Do It!

Get a helper to help wrangle the hatch - it's surprisingly heavy and awkward when unbolted.

Carefully undo the rear corners of the headliner - the fabric (should be, lol 30...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-30-2019, 03:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 876
Posted By JohnMc
I put an M41 in my 544, but as already mentioned,...

I put an M41 in my 544, but as already mentioned, it's pretty much entirely different. I had to replace roughly the same section of tunnel though. I think the 544 floor pans are just a bit...
Forum: showroom 06-27-2019, 04:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 752
Posted By JohnMc
That's a *fine* looking 122.

That's a *fine* looking 122.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-27-2019, 02:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 634
Posted By JohnMc
The whole axle, or just the pinion and diff...

The whole axle, or just the pinion and diff carrier parts from inside it?

Talking shade tree mechanics, the whole axle is the better swap to do. The pinion and carrier gears have to be precisely...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-26-2019, 06:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 888
Posted By JohnMc
Heh, I did take out a perfectly fine running...

Heh, I did take out a perfectly fine running engine. It's getting close though.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-26-2019, 04:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 634
Posted By JohnMc
I had a 5 spd (M47) and a 3.73 (since my 245...

I had a 5 spd (M47) and a 3.73 (since my 245 started out automatic) for a while. It really was somewhat annoyingly undergeared for highway use. not relaxed at all. And first gear was somewhat...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-26-2019, 04:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 558
Posted By JohnMc
Ne specific help, but with Bosch, the injectors...

Ne specific help, but with Bosch, the injectors get (switched, and resisted) 12V+ to one side of the injectors when the key is on, and the ECU grounds them to fire them (and all 4 injectors ground to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-26-2019, 03:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 515
Posted By JohnMc
I used a teeny tiny Odyssey PC680 in my PV. ...

I used a teeny tiny Odyssey PC680 in my PV. Works perfectly fine.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-26-2019, 03:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 424
Posted By JohnMc
I'm no automotive engineer, but when it was easy...

I'm no automotive engineer, but when it was easy to change (i.e. click click click in TunerStudio) I kept the low speed fan on point at only about 5 degrees over the thermostat's temp.

I think...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-26-2019, 08:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 888
Posted By JohnMc
Twins fist bump! ...

Twins fist bump!
http://i1138.photobucket.com/albums/n535/johnmc5/2014%20rebuild/IMAG0490_zps8hn9tvbi.jpg

(Mine is #1141)
Forum: projects & restorations 06-24-2019, 02:15 PM
Replies: 657
Views: 182,267
Posted By JohnMc
That's an amazingly awesome looking failure...

That's an amazingly awesome looking failure there! :nod:
Forum: website & board 06-21-2019, 09:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,250
Posted By JohnMc
It would be funny if there was a 'soft ban'...

It would be funny if there was a 'soft ban' option that basically put someone on a 100% ignore. But they could still post and generally be unaware that no one could see what they're posting.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-19-2019, 01:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 810
Posted By JohnMc
It might finally kill off some old dry rotted...

It might finally kill off some old dry rotted hoses on old cars that were going to fail at some point anyhow.

If you've replaced anything in the last 20 -25 years then you probably replaced it...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-19-2019, 08:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 831
Posted By JohnMc
It's easy to get a car to run on random jets. ...

It's easy to get a car to run on random jets. And it's fairly easy to get it to run 'pretty good'. But to get it to run 'right' is probably an art that takes a long time to cultivate. I've been...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-14-2019, 10:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 919
Posted By JohnMc
I tried the 36 chokes on the engine when it had a...

I tried the 36 chokes on the engine when it had a stock F head, and it didn't work well. It was only after the R-Sport head went on that the engine pulled enough air to make the 36s work.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-14-2019, 10:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 919
Posted By JohnMc
I had to go look. 125's on F15 emulsion tubes. ...

I had to go look. 125's on F15 emulsion tubes. Forgot to look at the air corrector.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-14-2019, 07:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 919
Posted By JohnMc
A drag calculator suggests that my PV is around...

A drag calculator suggests that my PV is around 160-ish at the wheels with some vaguely similar mods. I also have DCOE 40's, with 36mm jets (as large as they make for the 40's).

B20 with 92mm...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-13-2019, 08:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 919
Posted By JohnMc
You might need bigger DCOE's on that. 45's or...

You might need bigger DCOE's on that. 45's or 48's.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-12-2019, 08:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 574
Posted By JohnMc
I was going to say - I don't think there's any...

I was going to say - I don't think there's any way the engine's actual temperature could be dropping like that.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-12-2019, 08:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 643
Posted By JohnMc
He already said the fork won't return past...

He already said the fork won't return past halfway, even with slack in the cable.

I guess double check that when someone presses the clutch pedal down to the floor, the end of the clutch fork...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-10-2019, 01:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 643
Posted By JohnMc
Hard to tell what happened in there, but it has...

Hard to tell what happened in there, but it has to come apart no matter what.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-10-2019, 01:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,107
Posted By JohnMc
I once spent an embarrassingly long time...

I once spent an embarrassingly long time diagnosing a 'dead fuel pump' on my 1800E. Turned out that I'd knocked off the wire that runs directly to the positive battery terminal that supplied all...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-07-2019, 01:49 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 31,156
Posted By JohnMc
I got super lucky and snagged an old B20 R-Sport...

I got super lucky and snagged an old B20 R-Sport head on eBay many years ago. Super cheap because the race motor had sucked a small nut in (from a DCOE) and it had rattled around in one of the...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-06-2019, 01:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 803
Posted By JohnMc
E85 is half the price, and acts like 110 octane. ...

E85 is half the price, and acts like 110 octane. Or better. :D
Forum: performance & modifications 06-06-2019, 11:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 803
Posted By JohnMc
Not a tuner, did not stay at a Holiday Inn...

Not a tuner, did not stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night. But not all advance is good advance. If you advance too far, and the fuel (and the rest of the setup) is really ping/detonation...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-06-2019, 09:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 796
Posted By JohnMc
I have 122 front calipers on my PV and was not...

I have 122 front calipers on my PV and was not very happy when I had to replace them a few years ago. Hard to find, and pricey.
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