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Forum: performance & modifications 07-11-2017, 03:05 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,865
Posted By ADent
There is a review here:...

There is a review here: https://ozvolvo.org/discussion/4852/740-bc-racing-coilovers-review-options
Forum: performance & modifications 03-25-2017, 11:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,474
Posted By ADent
Colorado: My car passes emissions every two years...

Colorado: My car passes emissions every two years on rolling dyno test. Dual exhaust, so dual cats.

Only 1975 and older are emissions exempt.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-25-2017, 11:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 821
Posted By ADent
I had a shop put in a timing belt with the...

I had a shop put in a timing belt with the intermediate shaft one tooth off. With the timing fully retarded and premium gas it would still ping. When I put the belt on properly, it was back to its...
Forum: showroom 01-28-2017, 11:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 680
Posted By ADent
I hear they have really put a crimp on finding...

I hear they have really put a crimp on finding cars by VIN in most states.

A Carfax or such may turn which state it is in.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-24-2016, 06:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,302
Posted By ADent
I drove my LH2.0 1983 245DL for a few weeks w/AFM...

I drove my LH2.0 1983 245DL for a few weeks w/AFM disconnected. It ran at highway speeds. Terrible gas mileage though - like 10mpg.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-21-2015, 03:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,273
Posted By ADent
I use a Dakota Digital speedo corrector on my 88...

I use a Dakota Digital speedo corrector on my 88 745GLE 5.0.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-08-2015, 11:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,064
Posted By ADent
The 850 is notorious for not setting the "ready"...

The 850 is notorious for not setting the "ready" status and is exempt in several states.

Not sure how the S90 does. There is a post listing the official Volvo drive procedure to set the 850/S70...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-30-2015, 04:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,036
Posted By ADent
I personally think a clutch "safety" switch is...

I personally think a clutch "safety" switch is more dangerous.

Just this summer my old BMW had intermittent cut-outs. I could put it in 1st and limp out of an intersection on the starter.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-26-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,958
Posted By ADent
My dealer cut me a key on the spot for $10 about...

My dealer cut me a key on the spot for $10 about 5 years ago for my 88 745. This has a plain key, not the "laser cut" key.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-04-2012, 05:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 956
Posted By ADent
I put the 850 brake upgrade on my non-ABS 88 GLE....

I put the 850 brake upgrade on my non-ABS 88 GLE. It had **** brakes on it when I bought it - totally rusted out cross-drilled rotor and one pad lost its brake material. My 87 745T brakes fine, but...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-04-2012, 05:04 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 13,234
Posted By ADent
I did this upgrade a couple of years ago - nice. ...

I did this upgrade a couple of years ago - nice.

BTW none of the parts I ordered, per FFF list, were the parts I got. I guess stuff was superseded.

Caliper Bracket - 8251319
Brake Pad Kit -...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-18-2012, 02:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 567
Posted By ADent
I think of the open differential as a fuse - to...

I think of the open differential as a fuse - to help it last longer. If you want a locker with the V8 think about an upgrade to an Explorer or Ford 9" diff. Or just don't hammer it.

The ratio is...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-01-2011, 02:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 526
Posted By ADent
The dash gauge and fans are controlled by the...

The dash gauge and fans are controlled by the computer - a bad sensor will cause those problems.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-16-2011, 07:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,016
Posted By ADent
Would be nice to have a subforum - but I don't...

Would be nice to have a subforum - but I don't know if there is enough traffic on the whole web to support a sub-forum.

Art
88 745GLE 5.0
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-03-2011, 04:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,017
Posted By ADent
Why the parking brake? I have busted a hard...

Why the parking brake?

I have busted a hard metal line in the past on my 245 and still had most of the braking (80%).

Drove 500 miles home with a screw plugging the line on the front.

Is...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-11-2010, 03:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,172
Posted By ADent
Take a look at this post for a good guide on more...

Take a look at this post for a good guide on more power: http://turbobricks.com/mods.php?content=art0017 .
Forum: performance & modifications 06-02-2010, 08:11 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 18,641
Posted By ADent
I may have a Converse car, but no paperwork. ...

I may have a Converse car, but no paperwork.

Are the included documentation good for anything - as an owner?

Does anybody have an extra copy? I guess I could call Ross and see what he...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-22-2010, 05:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,215
Posted By ADent
You need the manual flywheel that matches your...

You need the manual flywheel that matches your EFI - ie if that is Bosch LH 2.4, then you need a 2.4 manual flywheel.

The hole count on the new flywheel should match what the car has now.
Forum: performance & modifications 01-28-2010, 05:04 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,273
Posted By ADent
Nevermind - I don't think it was the same.

Nevermind - I don't think it was the same.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-24-2009, 05:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 791
Posted By ADent
Lots of info out there. But here one place with...

Lots of info out there. But here one place with photos: http://www.v-performance.com/products/transmission.html .
Forum: performance & modifications 11-24-2009, 05:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,984
Posted By ADent
The most common car (in the US) with a 265 tranny...

The most common car (in the US) with a 265 tranny is a 1985 535i.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-24-2009, 04:53 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,453
Posted By ADent
Auto? Seems like the AOD trannies used on many...

Auto? Seems like the AOD trannies used on many Ford conversions are pretty weak and T5's are stronger. I am sure if you are running 500hp there are better auto trannies.

The 5.0/AOD 740 I drove...
Forum: article composition 05-28-2009, 01:20 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 11,238
Posted By ADent
I see the BMP Design logo on one of the early...

I see the BMP Design logo on one of the early shots. Looks like their shorty headers: http://www.bmpdesign.com/product-exec/product_id/6862/category_id/100/search_year/1996/search_model/55
Forum: performance & modifications 05-28-2009, 12:40 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 27,176
Posted By ADent
The E34 M5 Guibo is BMW # 26 11 2 226 527....

The E34 M5 Guibo is BMW # 26 11 2 226 527. According to this page is was used on many 6 cyl applications up to and beyond 2006: http://www.turnermotorsport.com/html/detail.asp?PRODUCT_ID=26112226527...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-06-2007, 08:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,561
Posted By ADent
You can compare to these quasi-calibrated gauge...

You can compare to these quasi-calibrated gauge faces.

http://personal.linkline.com/dbarton/oem-gaugefront2.jpghttp://personal.linkline.com/dbarton/new-gaugefront2.JPG
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-18-2007, 12:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,024
Posted By ADent
I just pop the dip stick a little and tie a rag...

I just pop the dip stick a little and tie a rag around it - every so often I change the rag or the oil will just drip down. Of course my car has a hard 260K miles on it so some some blow-by is...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-16-2007, 02:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,148
Posted By ADent
Per the owners manual (...

Per the owners manual ( http://new.volvocars.com/ownersdocs/1976/1976_262_264_265/76262264265_03a.htm#pg48 ) 6.8 qts
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-14-2007, 10:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,040
Posted By ADent
There are reports that Volvo USA is stopping the...

There are reports that Volvo USA is stopping the badges and switching to window clings.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-10-2007, 02:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,458
Posted By ADent
I have done it before - when you have a car with...

I have done it before - when you have a car with a bad alternator and a dead battery you need to start the other car, pull the battery and put it in the bad car and drive the bad car to where you...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-28-2006, 05:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,166
Posted By ADent
My 87 740 (small turbo) has no real lag and seems...

My 87 740 (small turbo) has no real lag and seems pretty peppy to me here at 6k feet.

At 6K feet you will be down approx 18% in horsepower. This will make the car significantly slower than sea...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-19-2006, 07:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,340
Posted By ADent
1) Can't you hook it up to any light on the dash...

1) Can't you hook it up to any light on the dash dimmer circuit?

2) LED's? I don't there there are any LEDs in my 87 740 dash.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-11-2006, 03:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 659
Posted By ADent
That's the way it works. From wiki:

That's the way it works.

From wiki:
Forum: performance & modifications 11-23-2006, 12:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,026
Posted By ADent
My Mom had A/C installed at the dealer on her 79...

My Mom had A/C installed at the dealer on her 79 242 - about a year after she bought it.

If the dash unit is A/C compatible the evap just slides in. A/C switch in the dash (it has a lead to evap)...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-23-2006, 12:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,004
Posted By ADent
Just get a GPS unit. Most of the models (even the...

Just get a GPS unit. Most of the models (even the cheapy ones) have a current speed function.

Or borrow one and calibrate the tach (for level ground, constant speed since that tranny doesn't lock...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-17-2006, 04:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 694
Posted By ADent
I have been driving for about 15 years on several...

I have been driving for about 15 years on several Volvos with/out the preheat. Worked fine at -20F in Chicago.

On my current ride it went bad and I had massive ping on anything more than idle -...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-15-2006, 07:15 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,525
Posted By ADent
My aunt got a cat stuck in her engine.

My aunt got a cat stuck in her engine.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-14-2006, 04:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,435
Posted By ADent
Been there. Done that. I pulled some new...

Been there. Done that.

I pulled some new wire thru the hinges using the old wires as a leader. I did one side at a time.

Lasted almost 5 years before those crapped out.

Next time I am doing...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-18-2006, 08:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,595
Posted By ADent
Don't the 740s turn more than the 240s? They have...

Don't the 740s turn more than the 240s? They have a 5" longer wheelbase, yet only 3.5" wider turning circle.

240 32.2' 104.3"
740 32.5' 109.0"
Forum: performance & modifications 08-29-2006, 03:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 723
Posted By ADent
The fronts on the original look like the Volvo...

The fronts on the original look like the Volvo steelies I have for a 740. They ride on my 245 in the winter with crappy snow tires.

Mine are only 15" though.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-24-2006, 01:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 782
Posted By ADent
I just vacuumed the fluid out of mine.

I just vacuumed the fluid out of mine.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-15-2006, 12:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,102
Posted By ADent
http://www.bartonharness.com/740TurboBoostGauge.ht...

http://www.bartonharness.com/740TurboBoostGauge.html

Looks pretty much stock.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-10-2006, 09:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 998
Posted By ADent
My 83 245 had the passenger side come off the...

My 83 245 had the passenger side come off the spline on the inside - it is just a pressed fit.

You need to basically remove the glove box and maybe some ducting.

It is not complicated - a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-10-2006, 09:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 809
Posted By ADent
I had a 87 with dead cruise. I checked the brake...

I had a 87 with dead cruise. I checked the brake electrical switches and pulled a vacuum on the vacuum disconnects (goes to clutch & brake). Checked the stalk switches. All OK.

So I figured the...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-10-2006, 04:08 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,412
Posted By ADent
I am interested in a LH2.2 chip. But the...

I am interested in a LH2.2 chip.

But the socket would have to be real easy to solder in or a reasonably priced option by somebody (my solder skills are pretty weak).
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-02-2006, 04:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 693
Posted By ADent
There is more stuff on the 760 to break - climate...

There is more stuff on the 760 to break - climate control, power seats, etc.

The motor is identical mechanically. Both should be LH2.2. Bring a wrench to turn the motor over by hand and feel if...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-02-2006, 04:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 892
Posted By ADent
In Alabama there is a process for a no title...

In Alabama there is a process for a no title registration. Put an ad in the local paper, wait 30 days, then go to DMV with all the paperwork or some such deal.

In Colorado it is under $10 to get...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-02-2006, 04:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 961
Posted By ADent
If I get a leak on re-assembly and I don't have...

If I get a leak on re-assembly and I don't have any more crush washers I just unassemble and turn the crush washers over and try again.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-25-2006, 07:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 939
Posted By ADent
Denver is a rolling dyno test. They drive car...

Denver is a rolling dyno test. They drive car 0-55 mph. They also check for existance of cat, unleaded restricter, and pressure test the gas cap. It's not too hard to pass if the car is running OK...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-24-2006, 08:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,830
Posted By ADent
I had a set of Gislaved Nordfrost II and thought...

I had a set of Gislaved Nordfrost II and thought they were pretty good.

I hear the Nordfrost III's are quite different and not liked by most.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-18-2006, 06:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,259
Posted By ADent
Are there any 15W40 synthetics? Seems like...

Are there any 15W40 synthetics?

Seems like that would be a better choice than 10W30 - as long as it stays above 0F.

Mobil 1 is available in 15W50 - 20W50 was an option on B21Fs (per our 1979...
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