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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Yesterday, 02:56 PM
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Posted By dl242gt
I'm not sure what you are asking? Those are...

I'm not sure what you are asking? Those are rubber hoses that get hard and brittle over time. The hose is held in place with a clamp that is bolted onto the oil pump mounting. If you can push a coat...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Yesterday, 02:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 131
Posted By dl242gt
The Volvo parts catalogs are online at gcp.se....

The Volvo parts catalogs are online at gcp.se. Dave Barton sells a replacement wiring harness for the shifter. I make my own using teflon insulated wire. It's not polarity conscious so either wire...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Yesterday, 01:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 223
Posted By dl242gt
My car being a classic is right at the end of...

My car being a classic is right at the end of production. It has the PAL fuse holder on the battery terminal. About ten years ago I had to replace the battery terminal section due to corrosion....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Yesterday, 01:34 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,122
Posted By dl242gt
There is a delay relay for the a/c. It prevents...

There is a delay relay for the a/c. It prevents the a/c from running during starting if you leave the a/c on. Makes the a/c wait till about 20 seconds after starting before it runs. If that relay...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-01-2020, 09:37 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,571
Posted By dl242gt
:-D Nicely repaired! Keep the wagon train rolling.

:-D Nicely repaired! Keep the wagon train rolling.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-29-2020, 01:38 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,122
Posted By dl242gt
if you have the car sorted out. it is reliable...

if you have the car sorted out. it is reliable for trips. carry spares though and have AAA.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-27-2020, 06:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,085
Posted By dl242gt
Just used mine today to haul a mattress and box...

Just used mine today to haul a mattress and box spring. Naturally one of the end caps fell off from the load bar. But the rack is probably twenty five or more years old and it's still great to use. I...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-27-2020, 06:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 336
Posted By dl242gt
Smoke right away on startup could be leakdown...

Smoke right away on startup could be leakdown from valve stem seals. If it is coming out of the exhaust. If it's just burning off right away. That would have to be something very close like oil from...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-26-2020, 01:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 316
Posted By dl242gt
Change to a non egr ezk as suggested. You'll...

Change to a non egr ezk as suggested. You'll still easily pass emissions. The only hold up would be if the state you move to has visual inspection of the engine. Most states don't though and as long...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-26-2020, 01:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 336
Posted By dl242gt
Maybe there is some seepage that gets on the...

Maybe there is some seepage that gets on the exhaust? That would get on the exhaust and burn off when starting. If it's a small amount at a time like my friends it burns off and disappears. Also a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-26-2020, 01:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 336
Posted By dl242gt
Sometimes the head gaskets fail on these cars but...

Sometimes the head gaskets fail on these cars but the coolant leaks out of the engine and not into the combustion chambers till much later in the failure. I would still do a compression test and see...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-25-2020, 12:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 468
Posted By dl242gt
That is called Multi X by Volvo. A good example...

That is called Multi X by Volvo. A good example of wheels that bolt right on. I would suggest that you will have terrible ride quality if you use 17" wheels and tires with nothing else done to the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-24-2020, 09:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 468
Posted By dl242gt
Nice car. Try to keep it nice and mostly original...

Nice car. Try to keep it nice and mostly original and you will enjoy appreciation of the value of the car. Why not use some volvo alloy wheels? The type of spacers you linked to are the kind that let...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-24-2020, 09:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 298
Posted By dl242gt
Have you tested your PCV system? A blocked system...

Have you tested your PCV system? A blocked system will keep pushing that plug right out.

Try to clean the contact surface of the bearing blocks where the plug goes really well. Should not need any...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-24-2020, 09:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,662
Posted By dl242gt
I remember threads about the 'tight squish' where...

I remember threads about the 'tight squish' where that kind of thing was discussed. If I recall correctly that had to be accounted for with a much higher than stock engine red line.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-22-2020, 04:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 398
Posted By dl242gt
If you bought tires online at one of the larger...

If you bought tires online at one of the larger places like Tire Rack or Discount Tire Direct. They have an authorized installed list on their web site.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-22-2020, 02:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 354
Posted By dl242gt
One of the most irrational and cheap things Volvo...

One of the most irrational and cheap things Volvo engineers did on those cars. A car that cost even more than a 240 got a plastic fuel filler door. I would follow the advice above and use some small...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-22-2020, 02:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 349
Posted By dl242gt
I don't even consider myself a good welder and my...

I don't even consider myself a good welder and my welds aren't that ugly. But yeah, some persuasion if needed and it should be oK. As long as the actual part that the bushing slides onto is straight...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-22-2020, 02:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 390
Posted By dl242gt
This can happen if the connections like the...

This can happen if the connections like the ground wire on a tailight has a bad connection to the body or the light. Also dirty socket connections or the tabs the sockets contact can have bad...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-20-2020, 06:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 495
Posted By dl242gt
The squirter mod is a sticky at the top. That...

The squirter mod is a sticky at the top. That said Volvos are tough without squirters. It's just that an upgrade like that does help an engine last longer. I'd say it really depends on your hp goals...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-20-2020, 06:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 303
Posted By dl242gt
I think I have a GLT tailgate at the barn. When I...

I think I have a GLT tailgate at the barn. When I go out there in a few days I can check. Zoom in on some pictures. I'm sure you'll get a good enough Idea where to put the badge. Those badges were...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-19-2020, 01:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 434
Posted By dl242gt
Also a 37 and 74 fit, too.

Also a 37 and 74 fit, too.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-16-2020, 08:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,261
Posted By dl242gt
I bought a rebuilt one. They were reasonable. I...

I bought a rebuilt one. They were reasonable. I didn't try taking it apart but there are some good sites on rebuilding them and adjusting the pressure. You can even add a bolt to the bottom to adjust...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-16-2020, 03:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,662
Posted By dl242gt
Volvo evo head is a great upgrade for power.

Volvo evo head is a great upgrade for power.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-16-2020, 02:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 362
Posted By dl242gt
I would start with the clutch cable. The cable...

I would start with the clutch cable. The cable operation with a turbo engine isn't a problem. Volvo did that hydraulic setup because it does give a lighter pedal and provides more force easily to the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-16-2020, 02:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 620
Posted By dl242gt
The fittings and hard line are the copper nickel...

The fittings and hard line are the copper nickel stuff so it gets rounded off easily. Nice to get the fittings from the salvage yard because metric fittings are hard to find locally.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-16-2020, 02:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 366
Posted By dl242gt
You will have to open the plastic connector...

You will have to open the plastic connector housing and move the contacts to the positions that work. Your car being an 82 and the only new lights for sale being the 85-93 type means the locations in...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-16-2020, 02:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,261
Posted By dl242gt
When I bought the 82 turbo it had the start then...

When I bought the 82 turbo it had the start then stall issue when cold. Sometimes would take five tries before it would idle. I ended up doing the full kjet service stuff like mentioned above. But...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-16-2020, 02:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,662
Posted By dl242gt
What kind of power are you building up the engine...

What kind of power are you building up the engine for?
Forum: performance & modifications 06-16-2020, 01:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,181
Posted By dl242gt
That is a great choice for an intake improvement....

That is a great choice for an intake improvement. :cool:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-15-2020, 07:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 620
Posted By dl242gt
Those look awesome. I didn't know they had a set...

Those look awesome. I didn't know they had a set of jaws shaped like that available. Nothing better than crushing strength to get things apart sometimes.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-15-2020, 05:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,770
Posted By dl242gt
Yes, I know that setup well. I have also used the...

Yes, I know that setup well. I have also used the mini filter on mine to try it out when I had my 123GT. Mine on my 245 is doing the reverse by venting the fumes out of the valve cover and it works...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-15-2020, 05:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 573
Posted By dl242gt
Get the front suspension with the aluminum...

Get the front suspension with the aluminum control arms as well. You will be able to save a lot of stuff but I would suggest updating the 740 to the 940 LH2.4 fuel injection. Mostly mechanical stuff...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-15-2020, 05:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 620
Posted By dl242gt
To add to the suggestions. When you have rounded...

To add to the suggestions. When you have rounded off the nut on the hard line. I would hold the rounded off nut with vise grips and unscrew the rubber line from the hard line. That way the fitting on...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-15-2020, 01:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 470
Posted By dl242gt
A suggestion I would follow is to make the fog...

A suggestion I would follow is to make the fog lights extra brake lights. Then you have two brake lights in each light. The fog light is a bright bulb like a turn signal or reverse light using an...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-15-2020, 01:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,349
Posted By dl242gt
These guys have you well taken care of. I just...

These guys have you well taken care of. I just wanted to drop this here to let you know what some mild work does. I kept my 93 wagon n/a. I modified the air box for two air intakes, installed a enem...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-14-2020, 08:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,131
Posted By dl242gt
Glad to see you got it to a good operating system...

Glad to see you got it to a good operating system pressure.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-13-2020, 05:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 352
Posted By dl242gt
You mean the rear bearing block? Try some gentle...

You mean the rear bearing block? Try some gentle tapping with a rubber mallet. There are flats on the sides of the bearing blocks. Usually just gentle prying from one side releases it after the nuts...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-13-2020, 01:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,181
Posted By dl242gt
Yoshifab may still sell the larger throttle body...

Yoshifab may still sell the larger throttle body elbow adapter?
Forum: performance & modifications 06-12-2020, 07:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 484
Posted By dl242gt
Here

Here
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-12-2020, 07:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,770
Posted By dl242gt
I follow you. The 75 B20F had both the side of...

I follow you. The 75 B20F had both the side of the block breather box and the oil filler cap breather.

Just an FYI, I tried the 74-75 tall oil filler cap on my setup and it didn't work well. It...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-12-2020, 03:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 520
Posted By dl242gt
Looks good! More details and information the...

Looks good! More details and information the better. Pictures would be great.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-12-2020, 02:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,181
Posted By dl242gt
The stock B21F automatic throttle spool and...

The stock B21F automatic throttle spool and brackets will work with your setup. Is there a reason a B230F or B230FT fuel rail won't fit? Then you can use the later one with the shrader valve for fuel...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-11-2020, 08:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 626
Posted By dl242gt
No, there is no room at the firewall for a head...

No, there is no room at the firewall for a head mounted distributor. Unless you want to make a large change to the sheet metal. The 240 83-88 bosch distributor is what you want for a hall sensor...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-11-2020, 08:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 768
Posted By dl242gt
My suggestion would be to turbo a B280. That...

My suggestion would be to turbo a B280. That would get you the best version of the engine a volvo got and make enough power for smiles. Plus it is different. John Lane on here has done a lot with the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-11-2020, 08:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 520
Posted By dl242gt
Get a test light and have a friend control the...

Get a test light and have a friend control the lights while you check to see where the connections are. Since you are hardwiring it. You only need to check from the connector on the talight to the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-11-2020, 08:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,004
Posted By dl242gt
Plus around here they use brine a lot. So it...

Plus around here they use brine a lot. So it really can seep into all the nooks and crannies of your car. Another good example. It's a good idea to put a thin layer of vaseline or grease on the back...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-11-2020, 08:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,080
Posted By dl242gt
No complaints, just the facts man. lol. , I'm...

No complaints, just the facts man. lol. , I'm happy with that service life in the rust belt. That's why I bought another set. The original Cibie stuff is built with a bit better quality, imo. So I'd...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-11-2020, 07:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,770
Posted By dl242gt
That looks like an early 80s B23FT or B230FT pcv...

That looks like an early 80s B23FT or B230FT pcv setup.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-10-2020, 05:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 522
Posted By dl242gt
You can probably find that in the greenbooks on...

You can probably find that in the greenbooks on the ozvolvo site. It does vary by cam and engine management. The turbo uses 950rpm and 12btdc timing. The wagon idles at 750rpm in neutral.
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