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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Today, 04:24 PM
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Posted By dl242gt
It's probably the cam plug. You just can't see...

It's probably the cam plug. You just can't see where on a 240. They are easy to replace. However, the plug popping can mean the pcv system is not working well. So some service there is probably...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-23-2019, 05:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 300
Posted By dl242gt
With the round tooth timing belts. volvo probably...

With the round tooth timing belts. volvo probably could have upped the interval for all the engines. That FD version engine seems like a pretty mild version of the engine so maybe that's why they...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-22-2019, 08:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 497
Posted By dl242gt
Thanks for the correction. I probably have...

Thanks for the correction.

I probably have a cheap T cam laying around somewhere.
Forum: performance & modifications 03-22-2019, 08:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 497
Posted By dl242gt
Save the effort and keep using the stock cooling...

Save the effort and keep using the stock cooling fan. Use that money for somethng else like the T cam or adding some other good parts like a 2.5" exhaust.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-19-2019, 12:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 497
Posted By dl242gt
I use a soldering iron on the cheaply glued ones...

I use a soldering iron on the cheaply glued ones and they stay together after doing that. That said the genuine version has always had the best quality and service life. It's the same with the ribbed...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-19-2019, 12:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 543
Posted By dl242gt
Good catch. Glad nothing worse happened. Those...

Good catch. Glad nothing worse happened. Those genuine parts sure last a long time. At least 10 years ago they still did.

I just found out about a friend whos 940t just burnt up due to a fuel...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-16-2019, 11:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 334
Posted By dl242gt
One good thing about the 98 model year is that...

One good thing about the 98 model year is that it's the last year for a throttle cable. So your throttle control is in line with cost effectiveness. I don't have much experience with those otherwise....
Forum: showroom 03-16-2019, 07:25 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,592
Posted By dl242gt
I've got lots of rust to repair on my two. The...

I've got lots of rust to repair on my two. The two are an 81 turbo and an 82 turbo. I am keeping mine because it's a known amount of problems to deal with and I've had both of them for a long time....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-16-2019, 07:14 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,095
Posted By dl242gt
A condenser is a reactive component. Might be...

A condenser is a reactive component. Might be that it's the wrong value for the application? Could just be a new bad part? I've had them fail new. It happened to me when driving my 60 356b a long...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-16-2019, 09:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 484
Posted By dl242gt
Have you tried any performance chips? A slightly...

Have you tried any performance chips? A slightly more aggressive off boost timing curve may help low rpm response. I do use an adjustable gear on my n/a 93 wagon. The advance on the cam seemed to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-15-2019, 08:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 361
Posted By dl242gt
When you do the breather box. Be sure to spend...

When you do the breather box. Be sure to spend some time making sure the block drain back hose is clear.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-14-2019, 06:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 361
Posted By dl242gt
A friends 940 wagon blew out the rear plug on the...

A friends 940 wagon blew out the rear plug on the cylinder head from too high crankcase pressure. There is a cover over the back of the head preventing a good inspection of the plug. The rear bearing...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-13-2019, 11:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 721
Posted By dl242gt
Enjoy the coolness!

Enjoy the coolness!
Forum: performance & modifications 03-12-2019, 02:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 583
Posted By dl242gt
Have you tried any of the different settings on...

Have you tried any of the different settings on the shocks? They are single adjustable as I understand and that will help you dial in something a bit better. I would also suggest a tire with a large...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-12-2019, 02:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 347
Posted By dl242gt
yeah, it's pretty old tubing now.

yeah, it's pretty old tubing now.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-12-2019, 02:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 347
Posted By dl242gt
You can use some air pressure applied to the...

You can use some air pressure applied to the drian hoses in the door hinge area and blow out any debris. Be sure to open the roof and cover the roof and interior in case something nasty comes out!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-12-2019, 02:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 522
Posted By dl242gt
Is this the large school bus wheel? You want to...

Is this the large school bus wheel? You want to use a very small jewelers screwdriver and kind of press it right next to the plastic center till the edge goes under it and you slide it under the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-12-2019, 02:02 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,095
Posted By dl242gt
I would suggest checking those plug wires. A...

I would suggest checking those plug wires. A resistance check will help you test them.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-11-2019, 05:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 721
Posted By dl242gt
it's very important to have the correct amount of...

it's very important to have the correct amount of refrigerant. That said I would start with making sure the compressor comes on and if it doesn't check the low pressure switch on the accumulator near...
Forum: events 03-11-2019, 02:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,899
Posted By dl242gt
Great to meet Boris and had a really good day...

Great to meet Boris and had a really good day seeing Mike and all the other good folks. Thank you Mike!
Forum: performance & modifications 03-11-2019, 02:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,267
Posted By dl242gt
The engine compartment side.

The engine compartment side.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-11-2019, 02:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 566
Posted By dl242gt
If you have one bad injector. You'll probably...

If you have one bad injector. You'll probably need all four. Don't forget to replace the fuel filter if you replace the injectors.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-11-2019, 02:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 490
Posted By dl242gt
Did you verify a Big Sert won't fit? ...

Did you verify a Big Sert won't fit?
http://www.timesert.com/html/bigsert.html
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-08-2019, 03:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 973
Posted By dl242gt
That's cool you were able to adjust the timing....

That's cool you were able to adjust the timing. Adding the chip was a really nice change. The engine even has a different exhaust note which sounds like it is happier. Seemed to help at all rpms. I...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-08-2019, 03:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 380
Posted By dl242gt
Our rust belt sure hammers the cars. Glad it was...

Our rust belt sure hammers the cars. Glad it was easy to get the part.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-08-2019, 12:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 973
Posted By dl242gt
I get a bit better mileage with a chipped ezk. I...

I get a bit better mileage with a chipped ezk. I run premium fuel so it was nice to put that in and get a few more miles per tank.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-07-2019, 10:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 380
Posted By dl242gt
Are you driving without a splash pan on there?...

Are you driving without a splash pan on there? Looks like a lot of corrosion got to that. I've never seen that bracket break but I have had the a/c compressor come loose on the older York compressor...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-07-2019, 06:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 973
Posted By dl242gt
If you do have a 240 turbo. The cat is very close...

If you do have a 240 turbo. The cat is very close to the engine and it's very common for those to clogup when they get old. My turbo had a clogged cat back when I bought it in 1995. Over the years...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-07-2019, 03:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 362
Posted By dl242gt
I was lucky. I had fenders from a car so I could...

I was lucky. I had fenders from a car so I could measure. But that was long ago and I lost the measurements. If you have nothing to work from that is a good approach. You want the ends level as you...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-07-2019, 03:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 973
Posted By dl242gt
In 1985 240 turbo has MFI. N/a has EFI. My 93...

In 1985 240 turbo has MFI. N/a has EFI.
My 93 wagon with just around town driving gets about 20mpg.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-07-2019, 02:48 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,095
Posted By dl242gt
Do this. ^^

Do this. ^^
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-07-2019, 01:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 316
Posted By dl242gt
To my knowledge the throttle bodies are all the...

To my knowledge the throttle bodies are all the same size. There used to be aftermarket larger ones you could buy. The differences are some small things like using the valve husher as a seal or just...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-06-2019, 04:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 362
Posted By dl242gt
There are two holes you will have to make on the...

There are two holes you will have to make on the sides of the fender for the plastic side supports. It's been a long time but if i recall correctly you will have to slot one of the holes for a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-06-2019, 04:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 362
Posted By dl242gt
I put the 83-85 bumpers on my 82. The only...

I put the 83-85 bumpers on my 82. The only difference was the holes for the plastic side support had to be drilled. If you are putting the newer fenders on then you won't need to drill those holes....
Forum: performance & modifications 03-04-2019, 11:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,496
Posted By dl242gt
Any lambda volvo uses a three way cat for...

Any lambda volvo uses a three way cat for cleanliness.
Forum: performance & modifications 03-03-2019, 07:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 699
Posted By dl242gt
:lol: It's smooth too with the automatic.

:lol: It's smooth too with the automatic.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-03-2019, 07:53 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,418
Posted By dl242gt
Wish you well with figuring it out. I'm sure the...

Wish you well with figuring it out. I'm sure the guys covered what you need to check to prove out a bad ecu.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-03-2019, 05:09 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,729
Posted By dl242gt
:x::x:

:x::x:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-03-2019, 01:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 570
Posted By dl242gt
If Art says you can do it. That's good enough to...

If Art says you can do it. That's good enough to me.

In answer to the question. When you have engines that last a long time. Gaskets between surfaces can fail and cause exhaust leaks. The many...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-02-2019, 05:43 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,257
Posted By dl242gt
Who do that voodoo that you do?

Who do that voodoo that you do?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-02-2019, 04:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 570
Posted By dl242gt
Yes the washers are a good thing to have. You can...

Yes the washers are a good thing to have. You can get by without them but I'd highly suggest using them. You can reuse the old washers. It's the locknuts that you want to replace. So far everything I...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-02-2019, 04:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 566
Posted By dl242gt
The injectors only spray when the airflow sensor...

The injectors only spray when the airflow sensor plate is lifted. Be sure to put the injectors securely in clear containers to see the fuel pattern. From your description it sounds like it could be...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-02-2019, 10:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 570
Posted By dl242gt
I would also suggest new locknuts for the exhaust...

I would also suggest new locknuts for the exhaust manifold to the head. Volvo uses a crimped type nut. They are available at Belmetric if you want to order online. 8mm 1.25 45mm long stud.
Forum: events 03-02-2019, 12:37 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,899
Posted By dl242gt
We had our first meet at the museum annex. This...

We had our first meet at the museum annex. This is in pt. pleasant but it's not that much further. Probably an hr from my place. Boris has been in touch and I will check in with Aaron so we can pin...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-01-2019, 11:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 570
Posted By dl242gt
How many miles are on the present exhaust gaskets...

How many miles are on the present exhaust gaskets on the head? If it's been a long time and the gaskets are worn out. It's worth taking off the exhaust manifold just to do them. Just soak it with a...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-01-2019, 07:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,496
Posted By dl242gt
Deletion doesn't make enough of a difference and...

Deletion doesn't make enough of a difference and the emissions are much cleaner so having the cat is worth it. Even my 3" performance system on my turbo uses one and I would do so again.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-01-2019, 07:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 474
Posted By dl242gt
The idle motor is grounded by the ecu to control...

The idle motor is grounded by the ecu to control it. A continuity check may help. You may also want to verify that you haven't swapped the knock sensor with the idle motor connectors. That has...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-01-2019, 07:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,582
Posted By dl242gt
B230FX=136hp at the crank. We didn't get them....

B230FX=136hp at the crank. We didn't get them. lol.
Forum: performance & modifications 03-01-2019, 02:18 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,339
Posted By dl242gt
Well I had a very positive experience with...

Well I had a very positive experience with classicswede and would recommend them. No one is perfect and miscommunication and bad experiences can happen.

Just like in this thread when a newbie...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-01-2019, 12:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,582
Posted By dl242gt
One of the reasons I described the stuff I've...

One of the reasons I described the stuff I've experienced is because I was thinking you would want something kind of period correct to the cars age.

One of the things I think a lot of people...
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