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Forum: performance & modifications 04-17-2019, 11:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,536
Posted By Greg Wong
John Dega had a V8 swapped 740 in One Lap of...

John Dega had a V8 swapped 740 in One Lap of America a while back. He had a Ford 8.8, with a single ladder setup. I just have this one photo, and no more info. But it may give you some ideas.

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Forum: performance & modifications 04-12-2019, 11:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 813
Posted By Greg Wong
Haha, this is so sad. I barely remember, but I...

Haha, this is so sad. I barely remember, but I had gotten a set of Pegs and tried to put them on my 960. They didn't fit, and Mike bought them from me and made them fit. This was my for sale thread,...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-12-2019, 11:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 813
Posted By Greg Wong
Are you absolutely sure that the wheels are...

Are you absolutely sure that the wheels are hitting the front struts? If I recall, there is an issue with the hub bore of this wheel not working well on 960s, like the bore was not deep enough or...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-04-2019, 11:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,711
Posted By Greg Wong
Hahaha, nice. Can you post a pic showing the...

Hahaha, nice. Can you post a pic showing the boxing plates? How much were they?
Forum: performance & modifications 03-03-2019, 11:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,711
Posted By Greg Wong
I'm an ME also, and you are seriously...

I'm an ME also, and you are seriously overthinking it. I have these bushings also, and there needs to be preload to eliminate play, since the bushing material is not bonded to the sleeve the way the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-22-2019, 12:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 794
Posted By Greg Wong
Yeah, good advice. I want to get rid of my roof...

Yeah, good advice. I want to get rid of my roof rack, too.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-19-2019, 10:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 794
Posted By Greg Wong
I'm pretty sure that you're supposed to cut up...

I'm pretty sure that you're supposed to cut up your existing trim (into sections) so it fits around the rack mounting points.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-04-2018, 10:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,594
Posted By Greg Wong
It's been a little while since I had my 960, but...

It's been a little while since I had my 960, but I think it did the same thing.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-27-2018, 09:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,127
Posted By Greg Wong
Could be stuck brake caliper piston, but in my...

Could be stuck brake caliper piston, but in my experience, that has not caused wheel binding. From your description of sudden onset and feeling like the wheel is binding up, my first guess would be...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-08-2018, 11:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,932
Posted By Greg Wong
Same here, I used some sound deadening blanket...

Same here, I used some sound deadening blanket stuff with a foil layer, and I put a few layers in there to block the noise & heat. Works very well.

For the boot, I cut it near the bottom, and I...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-02-2017, 11:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,431
Posted By Greg Wong
Swanson Auto Service in Brookline is excellent,...

Swanson Auto Service in Brookline is excellent, but they're used to working on newer cars now. The techs aren't the same guys that were there in the 80s, but they'd probably be fine with the K-jet...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-27-2017, 10:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,118
Posted By Greg Wong
I believe that those reverse intercooler pipe...

I believe that those reverse intercooler pipe kits only apply to the 850 and S/V70 up to 2000. It's just not a thing for the P2 volvos.

Injectors, I wouldn't worry about at the kinds of power...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-14-2017, 10:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,371
Posted By Greg Wong
That sounds like a really bad combination of...

That sounds like a really bad combination of things, and most likely that car would be a money pit. The early 960 engines have problems with coolant corrosion or something like that, or block...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-04-2017, 10:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,300
Posted By Greg Wong
1. Yeah, probably would hit the firewall in the...

1. Yeah, probably would hit the firewall in the 900, too. The height of the whole setup is just too much.

2. I haven't checked, but I'd be surprised if anything existed now.

Banjo bolt sounds...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-30-2017, 12:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,300
Posted By Greg Wong
Note that on the Wilwood M/C, the thread of the...

Note that on the Wilwood M/C, the thread of the adapter is 3/8-24 IF. The thread in the M/C itself is a -3 AN deep.

I detail that here:...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-24-2017, 12:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,153
Posted By Greg Wong
Does your horn work? I was always under the...

Does your horn work? I was always under the impresssion that you'd have to install the horn contact ring from a non-airbag car when you put an aftermarket wheel/hub on a 240 with airbag.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-16-2016, 09:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,073
Posted By Greg Wong
What you are saying used to be totally true. Now...

What you are saying used to be totally true. Now it is just mostly true, for the old RWD cars. Because as time has gone on, the quality of the Volvo brand parts has gone down. They probably switched...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-21-2016, 10:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,249
Posted By Greg Wong
Did you try pulling ignition codes too? Idle...

Did you try pulling ignition codes too?

Idle air control should not cause that kind of problem.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-20-2016, 11:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,249
Posted By Greg Wong
On my 90, when the in-tank pump died, I could...

On my 90, when the in-tank pump died, I could still get the car up to 30-40 mph, it just got there slower than normal. Fully loaded garbage trucks were beating me off stop lights!

Check fuel...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-07-2016, 03:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,971
Posted By Greg Wong
Maybe the plastic filter can is cracked?

Maybe the plastic filter can is cracked?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-22-2016, 10:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,501
Posted By Greg Wong
for the sunroof (moonroof), once you take the...

for the sunroof (moonroof), once you take the headliner off, you'll be able to just remove the drains and unbolt the sunroof as a unit. It will bolt directly into a 940, so someone will want it.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-19-2016, 10:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,878
Posted By Greg Wong
Your master cyl being bad is probably what ruined...

Your master cyl being bad is probably what ruined the junction block. With the junction block, the internal piston normally never moves. Eventually crud builds up around it. Now, your m/c goes bad,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-10-2016, 11:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,233
Posted By Greg Wong
My friend says that there is a good place in...

My friend says that there is a good place in Dennis called Enginuity.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-09-2016, 11:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,233
Posted By Greg Wong
Chuck's Import Village in Freetown is the closest...

Chuck's Import Village in Freetown is the closest person to you that I know, he's Volvo only. I don't know if he'd come out to you, but you can ask. The phone number from Google search is (508)...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-23-2015, 10:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,037
Posted By Greg Wong
I ran Rotella T6 in my 960, it seemed to work...

I ran Rotella T6 in my 960, it seemed to work well and keep things clean. I have heard that Rotella has a lot of phosphorus in it or something like that, so it may not be good for cat converters....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-14-2015, 10:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,012
Posted By Greg Wong
You only need VIDA if you have a newer car, 2001...

You only need VIDA if you have a newer car, 2001 and up.

The best thing I have found for the 940 is this:
https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/volvo-repair-manual-cd-rom-940-960-s90-v90-tp-51957
...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-05-2015, 12:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,422
Posted By Greg Wong
It might be twice the price, but in my experience...

It might be twice the price, but in my experience with Scan-Tech (what is now known as Pro Parts), is that the parts will have much less than half the lifetime of a Volvo brand part. You just spent a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-21-2015, 12:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,960
Posted By Greg Wong
I ran 215/45R17s on my 96 960, and there wasn't a...

I ran 215/45R17s on my 96 960, and there wasn't a whole lot of clearance to fit more tire. That was with a Volan wheel, 7" wide.

I did buy some pegs to put on the car, and I found that the stud...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-13-2015, 10:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,139
Posted By Greg Wong
That is an interesting idea. But it should then...

That is an interesting idea. But it should then also happen when going around a sweeper, not just a hard turn. Does it?

And does it make a difference if you are turning left/right?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-05-2015, 10:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,139
Posted By Greg Wong
Hey Erick, It's highly unlikely that the...

Hey Erick,

It's highly unlikely that the brake valves are going to cause what you are talking about. Even if they were having some kind of failure, it probably wouldn't lead to a soft pedal...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-26-2015, 09:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,505
Posted By Greg Wong
The other way you can go is keep the rear gear...

The other way you can go is keep the rear gear you have now and swap in a T5 transmission. You have a bit more power than stock, so it would be good insurance. And the T5 shifts a lot nicer IMO.
Forum: showroom 04-18-2015, 01:54 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,413
Posted By Greg Wong
If your 93 looks like that, then maybe someone...

If your 93 looks like that, then maybe someone moved it. Because that seems too high for any 244/242.
Forum: performance & modifications 04-10-2015, 09:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,231
Posted By Greg Wong
I have tried to put the "window weld" in the...

I have tried to put the "window weld" in the bushing with no luck. I haven't heard of anyone else who did it successfully either. I scuffed them up pretty well, and washed them nice, but the second...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-10-2015, 09:13 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 10,106
Posted By Greg Wong
But make sure you are doing it on the compression...

But make sure you are doing it on the compression stroke so that your valves are closed.

Oh, and make sure you leave some rope hanging out of the spark plug hole - don't push it all in the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-07-2015, 12:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,938
Posted By Greg Wong
Just curious, got any pics of how you set up a...

Just curious, got any pics of how you set up a bar in a press to bend it back?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-22-2015, 11:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,730
Posted By Greg Wong
I had this happen with 2 sets of shoes I put on...

I had this happen with 2 sets of shoes I put on my 240s, but I can't remember if it happened when I did the 960. Anyways, I ground down the area of the brake shoe where the spreader bar sits, so the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-12-2015, 10:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,084
Posted By Greg Wong
The drain on the pipe - that is the main drain....

The drain on the pipe - that is the main drain. Last time I did it, I think I got about a gallon, too.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-04-2015, 12:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,879
Posted By Greg Wong
So your shell is too messed up to use now? IPD...

So your shell is too messed up to use now? IPD sells the poly bushing with a new sleeve that they must have had made, maybe they would be willing to sell you just the sleeve if you ask them.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-01-2014, 10:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,810
Posted By Greg Wong
Just go and resolder the fuel pump relay. If you...

Just go and resolder the fuel pump relay. If you don't need it now, it probably will at some point. Get that out of the way. That should be your prime suspect with your symptoms anyways.

Doesn't...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-26-2014, 11:19 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,076
Posted By Greg Wong
That could be the problem then. The insulation...

That could be the problem then. The insulation keeps pressure on the terminal, so that it stays on the coil. It may have loosened out. Try reseating the connections on 4 and 5 and see if that does...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-23-2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,076
Posted By Greg Wong
For the misfire, how is the wiring harness that...

For the misfire, how is the wiring harness that goes to the coils? These things usually get baked on top of the engine, and under that cover. Insulation flakes off, and the rubber around the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-04-2014, 11:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,139
Posted By Greg Wong
Mine does something similar, but it probably goes...

Mine does something similar, but it probably goes up to around 4k or so. And it only does it for a couple of blocks, and then it's ok. And on hot days, it makes a sort of groaning sound when pulling...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-16-2014, 11:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,176
Posted By Greg Wong
Not sure if you have got your answers yet, so...

Not sure if you have got your answers yet, so I'll try to help. Not that I am an expert. car-seat.org is good, I'll agree with that.

#11 and 11a should come attached to your car seat base. I can't...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-10-2014, 11:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,477
Posted By Greg Wong
How did you disconnect the negative from the...

How did you disconnect the negative from the battery so quickly? Did you have to get a wrench? Also, I may be wrong, but that sounds a little dangerous - can't the battery explode when you have a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-08-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 934
Posted By Greg Wong
When you power up the fan directly, is it cold or...

When you power up the fan directly, is it cold or hot? Is the flow very strong? It should be pretty strong. Mine was weak and would not start when warm. New fan fixed it for me.

Did you try...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-06-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 985
Posted By Greg Wong
Thanks for the responses, it all helps. -The...

Thanks for the responses, it all helps.

-The calipers were not off.
-Bleed screws are original, as far as I can tell. They don't look like the cheap ones that I sometimes get on rebuilds....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-06-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 985
Posted By Greg Wong
Brake bleeding problem

Hi all,

The car is a 96 960. So, my brakes weren't working as well as they have in the past, and it was due for a bleed. The front flex hoses were cracked, so I decided to replace all 4 flex lines...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-27-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,763
Posted By Greg Wong
Hey Pete, yeah that stupid horn embarrasses me...

Hey Pete, yeah that stupid horn embarrasses me every time it goes off (not often). Maybe you can help me - my remote will lock the car, but not unlock it. Have you ever come across this?

Thanks,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-27-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,168
Posted By Greg Wong
Check the sway bar end links. When loose, they...

Check the sway bar end links. When loose, they make a light clinking sound going over bumps, actually it's a very distinctive sound once you know what it is.

When I installed new end links,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-27-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,296
Posted By Greg Wong
Hmm, my 90 had the CAM rack, then the V8 (Ford...

Hmm, my 90 had the CAM rack, then the V8 (Ford 302) was put in. Then I put in a ZF rack, and everything fit fine. The only thing that is a problem is one of the banjo connections make it so that the...
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