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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Today, 05:40 AM
Replies: 28
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Posted By Janspeed
Dracos were OEM on 740 and 940 and they were...

Dracos were OEM on 740 and 940 and they were fitted with 195/65x15 tires. It's a common size.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-31-2018, 12:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 253
Posted By Janspeed
i don't think it's the rack, those fail in other...

i don't think it's the rack, those fail in other ways like power assistence in one direction but no power assistence when steering in the other direction.

The pump could be a problem but you are...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-21-2018, 08:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 549
Posted By Janspeed
what John said. in addition also make sure the...

what John said.
in addition also make sure the bracket between downpipe(s) and bellhousing is still there and attached. If it's missing the weight of the exhaust will be cranking on those manifold...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-03-2018, 06:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 627
Posted By Janspeed
lubing up all linkages will help. The geardrive...

lubing up all linkages will help. The geardrive inside the wiper motor housing also needs to be lubed, it's probably a worm drive. In old wiper motors the grease has often dried out resulting in gunk...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-24-2018, 05:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 586
Posted By Janspeed
you can only mount it in 8 different positions....

you can only mount it in 8 different positions. So each position is another 45 degrees
before removing the gbox and messing with the flywheel again use another method to make sure nr1 is at TDC, do...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-22-2018, 05:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 586
Posted By Janspeed
It is keyed but it is made up of 2 metal parts...

It is keyed but it is made up of 2 metal parts with vulcanised rubber sandwitched in between. It's the rubber that can let lose (common problem) and as a consequence the outer metal part can shift in...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-22-2018, 04:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 946
Posted By Janspeed
agreed. If you are able to move a u-joint freely...

agreed. If you are able to move a u-joint freely by hand it is good enough to not bind while in use. (unless it's mounted wrongly)

The driveshaft is made of 2 parts, have you seperated those at...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-10-2018, 06:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,259
Posted By Janspeed
there is a coolant pipe running under the exh...

there is a coolant pipe running under the exh manifold between the back of the waterpump and the hose to the heatercore.
That pipe or hose connection might have failed spraying coolant on the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-06-2018, 11:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 563
Posted By Janspeed
sometimes systems that don't seem obvious can...

sometimes systems that don't seem obvious can have vacume leaks like the brake booster, EVAP system, HVAC-system as far as it's controled by vacume lines.

Maybe do a smoke test on the intake,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-05-2018, 04:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,037
Posted By Janspeed
have you checked the wiring between ECT and ECU?...

have you checked the wiring between ECT and ECU? continuity, clean uncorroded connections.
don't know if it is the same deal on the 240 but on LH2.4 7/9's there are large wiring loom connectors...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-04-2018, 04:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 755
Posted By Janspeed
cold ambient temps means longer use of cold start...

cold ambient temps means longer use of cold start mixture straight after you start up the cold engine. It means higher fuel consumption.
Forum: showroom 10-23-2018, 07:38 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,588
Posted By Janspeed
back in the early and mid 70's bmw did this to...

back in the early and mid 70's bmw did this to improve aero on a 3-box designed car: ...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-22-2018, 07:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,439
Posted By Janspeed
just to complete that^^ list: 7. oil pump...

just to complete that^^ list:
7. oil pump pick-up tube seals (partly)blown out.

but i would suspect the sensor wiring first
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-19-2018, 06:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 723
Posted By Janspeed
^^ this is not a fix. The engine needs...

^^ this is not a fix.
The engine needs boostcontrol, not run-away-boost.

Did you verify if the boost solenoid valve actually works? I think it's mounted near or next to the airbox. ...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-16-2018, 06:09 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,967
Posted By Janspeed
If the PCV hose on the plenum part of the intake...

If the PCV hose on the plenum part of the intake manifold has cracked or slipped off it will produce the symptoms you describe.

You can test a rotor with an Ohm meter . stick one probe in the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-25-2018, 03:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,367
Posted By Janspeed
by reading your post i suspect the ETM...

by reading your post i suspect the ETM (electronic throttle module) is bad. The cause is the 2 TPS's , they wear out and consequently the ECU starts trying to compensate the idlespeed resulting in...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-24-2018, 09:15 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 28,134
Posted By Janspeed
recently i stumbled on a YT presentation by Gale...

recently i stumbled on a YT presentation by Gale Banks. You know, from bankspower.com (https://www.bankspower.com/magazine/gale-banks-titan-turbos/) He mentioned that he once was commisioned by Volvo...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-12-2018, 04:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,993
Posted By Janspeed
or maybe those -2,5mm from the head were not...

or maybe those -2,5mm from the head were not compensated at the cam? (timing)
Forum: showroom 09-04-2018, 04:52 PM
Replies: 549
Views: 441,440
Posted By Janspeed
because summer is about over and because Russia: ...

because summer is about over and because Russia:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJNbE1bjI2c
Forum: showroom 08-17-2018, 05:07 PM
Replies: 418
Views: 46,024
Posted By Janspeed
about the cruise control: I remember retro...

about the cruise control: I remember retro fitting a complete set into my 940lpt.

in a CC equiped cars there is a cut-out (vacume?) switch below the brake pedal.
In a manual trans car the clutch...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-17-2018, 06:05 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 16,492
Posted By Janspeed
Francevic 240T racing action. ...

Francevic 240T racing action.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Lf83CX_xHw
Francevic and Bowe
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xblpljI1blc
Forum: showroom 07-26-2018, 10:04 AM
Replies: 418
Views: 46,024
Posted By Janspeed
i don't see any oil. so cam seal likely OK. ...

i don't see any oil. so cam seal likely OK.

It's probably the waterpump seal between pump and head . I seem to remember that you can get them separately (without the pump)
Remove pump (might as...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-26-2018, 09:43 AM
Replies: 20
Poll: 240: Opinion: Steelies
Views: 1,592
Posted By Janspeed
a pressed steel rim. Most common on stock base...

a pressed steel rim. Most common on stock base model cars.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-24-2018, 09:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 618
Posted By Janspeed
agee with using rain-X. The water droplets just...

agee with using rain-X. The water droplets just blow of the screen. It relieves the work that the wiperblades would have to do.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-21-2018, 03:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,763
Posted By Janspeed
any damage to the seal surfaces on the block deck...

any damage to the seal surfaces on the block deck and head? Once hot combustion pressure pushes thru the gap it wil start working as a cutting torch...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-16-2018, 11:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,249
Posted By Janspeed
another idea: when you experience these problems,...

another idea: when you experience these problems, what happens when you screw the tank cap off while the engine is running/idleing?
Do you hear a rush of air going in? The tank needs to have an...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-16-2018, 08:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,249
Posted By Janspeed
in my opinion such an electric pump either works...

in my opinion such an electric pump either works or it doesn't. Not much in between.

but there could be other issues that prevent the liftpump from performing at 100%
- There is a filter sock...
Forum: showroom 07-06-2018, 04:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,309
Posted By Janspeed
correct, now i see. My bad.

correct, now i see. My bad.
Forum: showroom 07-05-2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,309
Posted By Janspeed
make sure your studs/bolt are long enough for...

make sure your studs/bolt are long enough for mounting the spacer + rim.
It's a safety thing. When a wheel breaks off in traffic it could ruin your day.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-17-2018, 12:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 563
Posted By Janspeed
is the new valve 'checking'? do the hoses fit...

is the new valve 'checking'?
do the hoses fit the new valve?
If yes and yes: just run it! :e-shrug:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-29-2018, 10:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,298
Posted By Janspeed
with DC on a DC pump, yes.

with DC on a DC pump, yes.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-29-2018, 05:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,298
Posted By Janspeed
if there is a leak in the hose between the intank...

if there is a leak in the hose between the intank pump and the outlet connection that leak will act as a short circuit. The pump will run but fuel will not be pushed into the fuel line but it will...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-29-2018, 03:43 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,082
Posted By Janspeed
if you like to do some study into turbocharging...

if you like to do some study into turbocharging in general i suggest you read the book 'Maximum boost' written by Corky Bell (https://www.amazon.com/Corky-Bell/e/B001KI92SC)
Forum: performance & modifications 05-23-2018, 05:59 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,673
Posted By Janspeed
back in 2006-2008 we managed to squeeze out...

back in 2006-2008 we managed to squeeze out 147whp on the RICA dyno. (fresh overhauled engine with flattop B230E pistons, decked 530-head, slotted H-cam, B234F injectors, LH2.4 remapped, EZ-K...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-23-2018, 05:14 AM
Replies: 9
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Posted By Janspeed
40-45% bigger would be my choice. I actually...

40-45% bigger would be my choice. I actually tried on my nearly stock 940T. I went from 305cc/min to 440cc/min. LH2.4 did adapt to it without problems.
However, the engine was considerably harder...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-23-2018, 05:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 624
Posted By Janspeed
an O2 sensor sweeps between below lambda=1 and...

an O2 sensor sweeps between below lambda=1 and above lambda=1 all the time during idle and also during light cruise conditions. That's how they are supposed to work. The averidge A/F ratio will be...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-19-2018, 08:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 881
Posted By Janspeed
meh, the metal parts would have to pass through...

meh, the metal parts would have to pass through the tiny channels of the intercooler and then magically fly up to the intake tube on their way to the throttle body.

unlikely, i'm not seeing that...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-18-2018, 05:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 518
Posted By Janspeed
is the throttle actually opening at all? maybe...

is the throttle actually opening at all? maybe you connected the cable to the cruise control section? no idea if that is possible
are all linkages connected to the throttle valve/axel?
Forum: performance & modifications 05-17-2018, 05:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,294
Posted By Janspeed
why not convert to a 940 'big' brake setup?

why not convert to a 940 'big' brake setup?
Forum: performance & modifications 05-15-2018, 09:26 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,082
Posted By Janspeed
perfectly fine, in fact, the 780-turbo-16V...

perfectly fine, in fact, the 780-turbo-16V (B204FT/GT, 200hp) has a similar setup stock, straight from the factory.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-15-2018, 09:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,555
Posted By Janspeed
they were only available in the turbo cars (LPT...

they were only available in the turbo cars (LPT (B230FK-engine) and HPT (B230FT-engine) from 1995 upto 1998. Many of those cars had automatic gbox. That means that M90 cars are not easy to find.
If...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-12-2018, 06:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,983
Posted By Janspeed
in your original post you mentioned a leaking...

in your original post you mentioned a leaking exhaust manifold and a 2-3-2 error.
You need to fix those. any leaks between cylinder head and lambda sensor will throw off lambda sensor readings and...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-10-2018, 01:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,555
Posted By Janspeed
the camshaft is not the first thing you should...

the camshaft is not the first thing you should think of when tuning your engine. Your engine is a 2.0L , it needs all the low rev pulling power it can get. Adding a hot cam will push the powerband...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-10-2018, 01:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 632
Posted By Janspeed
seems like the wastegate valve does not close...

seems like the wastegate valve does not close fast enough. If you are using an MBC there should be a small venting/bleeding hole in the MBC body. Maybe that's clogged? Or too small? If the pressure...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-08-2018, 04:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,190
Posted By Janspeed
while you are at it maybe inspect the sealing...

while you are at it maybe inspect the sealing surface of the crank itself. Ifit's OK it's OK but it may have ridges caused by wear that will destroy a new seal in short time. If needed you can get a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-02-2018, 03:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,340
Posted By Janspeed
i doubt that, any service rust will wear away...

i doubt that, any service rust will wear away quite quickly after you start driving the car.
Things you could check:
after you drove the car for a few miles step out of the car and walk around it...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-01-2018, 05:45 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,016
Posted By Janspeed
https://www.mikehaywardcollection.com/image/cache/...

https://www.mikehaywardcollection.com/image/cache/data/Products-john/MH10390-500x332fit.jpg
2x Ford/Lotus Cortina , cars with front engine/RWD/ solid rear axel setup, much like a Volvo 240
notice...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-01-2018, 05:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,297
Posted By Janspeed
i can only see benefit if you use more then 1...

i can only see benefit if you use more then 1 carb. like 2x DCOE's or 4x bike carbs. That way you will have better induction, specially at high revs. Which is what you would need to have when you...
Forum: showroom 05-01-2018, 05:08 AM
Replies: 418
Views: 46,024
Posted By Janspeed
awesome! ;-)

awesome! ;-)
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-30-2018, 08:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 860
Posted By Janspeed
you could change the lightbulb of the no-charging...

you could change the lightbulb of the no-charging warning light by a ceramic power resistor. That will do the same job.
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