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Forum: projects & restorations 08-21-2019, 06:48 AM
Replies: 432
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Posted By DET17
Another reason for more cylinders :-P Yes,...

Another reason for more cylinders :-P

Yes, one article I read was a turbo Subie Outback I think..... the resonator J pipe was quite long.
Forum: projects & restorations 08-20-2019, 09:44 PM
Replies: 432
Views: 157,040
Posted By DET17
This was the Helmholz option I considered, but...

This was the Helmholz option I considered, but couldn't find the room to fit. Neat and quite old technology to eliminate droning. Articles abound how to calculate the length needed for your...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-19-2019, 10:19 PM
Replies: 432
Views: 157,040
Posted By DET17
"Got them old turbo 4 cylinder 3" exhaust dronin' blues"

Dats right!

Find here the last correction to the final round of changes..... that didn't turn out as hoped.

In the previous version of my DD, I ran a factory 9 series down pipe & CAT, followed...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-19-2019, 12:38 PM
Replies: 450
Views: 114,254
Posted By DET17
Certainly there has to be a factory knock sensor...

Certainly there has to be a factory knock sensor for the whiteblocks. Couldn't it be added to MS2?

Worst case, go MS3 Pro and you'll have full sequential fuel, should do anything you need.

How...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-18-2019, 02:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 163
Posted By DET17
Anyone put the late ALT & AC mount on the 92 model?

I'm sure 2manyturbos knows the answer, but throwing it out there.

I still run the 92 version of the red block ALT & AC compressor mount, what with the 15 odd (hyperbole) isolation bushings, and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-16-2019, 12:39 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,366
Posted By DET17
Waiting to see your fitment of the 93 one year...

Waiting to see your fitment of the 93 one year only condenser.... into the early sheet metal.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-16-2019, 06:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 429
Posted By DET17
If the OP means the wideband sensor, I believe...

If the OP means the wideband sensor, I believe AEM says at least 30" from turbine exit (maybe 36", no coffee yet).
Forum: projects & restorations 08-14-2019, 07:02 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 9,598
Posted By DET17
Those bent "fender washers" for DP retention...

Those bent "fender washers" for DP retention would worry me. Why not weld extend the original ~10mm thick plate?
Forum: projects & restorations 08-09-2019, 06:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,315
Posted By DET17
Most likely the leak will be found in your...

Most likely the leak will be found in your condenser, as this is where the "high pressure" lives.

Did you dealership check pull a full vacuum on the car, and how long did you hold it? Bare...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-04-2019, 01:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 521
Posted By DET17
Torque reaction which rotates the rear end assy. ...

Torque reaction which rotates the rear end assy. Angles of your driveshaft & pinion change due to the reaction. I'd hope for a new set of U joints (and confirm they are CLOCKED) properly by...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-04-2019, 09:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 557
Posted By DET17
My son bought floor panels 2 series from...

My son bought floor panels 2 series from "fixyourrust.com" or similar. Seems they had quite a variety of patch panels.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-04-2019, 09:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 521
Posted By DET17
If the rear diff oil looked fine when you drained...

If the rear diff oil looked fine when you drained it, I'll be amazed if there is a problem between the pinion and axle flanges @ each rear wheel. The DANA rears are quite robust in my experience...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-04-2019, 08:45 AM
Replies: 745
Views: 241,873
Posted By DET17
Beautiful. Nicely done sir..... now drive that...

Beautiful. Nicely done sir..... now drive that deuce and enjoy it.
Forum: projects & restorations 08-04-2019, 08:10 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,661
Posted By DET17
My BMW ignorance exposed! Still impressive all...

My BMW ignorance exposed! Still impressive all around..... will be curious to know the corner weights with that power plant as positioned.

Has he shared his replacement rearend to withstand that...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-03-2019, 03:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,661
Posted By DET17
Very impressive thus far.... that intake will...

Very impressive thus far.... that intake will remind US Brickers of LS power..... but the BMW overhead cams are even cooler.

I really like the big V6 sitting in that engine bay. Your fab skills...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-28-2019, 08:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 810
Posted By DET17
Agreed. What most folks don't understand about...

Agreed. What most folks don't understand about R134a is that it is extremely sensitive to over/under charge..... unlike the R12 refrigerant. I've seen many various vehicles "static" sitting in the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-28-2019, 08:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 559
Posted By DET17
The method I use on my vehicles; however that...

The method I use on my vehicles; however that isn't typically in the TB budget ;-)

BEST low buck method on the 7/9's after a proper evacuation (also not likely in the budget), is to charge until...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-28-2019, 08:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 539
Posted By DET17
Further to the above re. the down pipe: I think...

Further to the above re. the down pipe: I think the OEM 2 series turbo downpipes are truly hen's teeth today. Best bet IMO is to cut & fit the 9 series turbo DP to work with your 2 series.

Takes...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-28-2019, 08:14 AM
Replies: 450
Views: 114,254
Posted By DET17
C4 aluminum radiator? Doesn't appear you used...

C4 aluminum radiator? Doesn't appear you used the Vette fan system, did you consider or just low $ it?

Back in my SAAB C900 days, the guys that +T'd those engines were quite content with +5psi. ...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-28-2019, 08:07 AM
Replies: 432
Views: 157,040
Posted By DET17
I bought my B&G's from another TB member; he...

I bought my B&G's from another TB member; he mistakenly ordered a Sedan kit for his wagon.... and the rear end sat much too low. I know when I was shopping there were several folks "listing" them...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-27-2019, 09:50 PM
Replies: 432
Views: 157,040
Posted By DET17
Trouble with YOSHIFAB subframe reinforcement kit.....

Since I was intending to apply more torque to the Dana 1041 rear, I resolved to beef up the flimsy Volvo rear subframe used on the 7/9 cars. With the asymmetric design of our cars rear suspension,...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-27-2019, 08:54 PM
Replies: 432
Views: 157,040
Posted By DET17
Yes sir, gone. What they put in is actually a...

Yes sir, gone. What they put in is actually a converging diverging nozzle.... those who understand something about compressible flow will remember that device.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-27-2019, 08:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 497
Posted By DET17
Both vehicles are LH2.4, so the old harness...

Both vehicles are LH2.4, so the old harness "should" plug right up with the later engine. You should move this request (or MODs) to Maintenance. Sensors may vary between 89 and 91.

7 series down...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-26-2019, 07:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 559
Posted By DET17
Charge the low side (you might need to jumper the...

Charge the low side (you might need to jumper the pressure switch to get the AC compressor to run) to around 38psi on the mini gauge with the $35 WM recharge kit. Do not exceed 45psi.... you will...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-26-2019, 07:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 455
Posted By DET17
Another option: "Rogue" up in your neck of the...

Another option: "Rogue" up in your neck of the woods is parting a low mile 94 940T and has the 88K mile Mitsu for sale. EVEN less work than a new CHRA.
Forum: projects & restorations 07-15-2019, 12:43 PM
Replies: 432
Views: 157,040
Posted By DET17
Vielen Danke! Your input was critical to the...

Vielen Danke! Your input was critical to the work.... much can be learned from our Europa brothers.
Forum: projects & restorations 07-14-2019, 06:11 PM
Replies: 450
Views: 114,254
Posted By DET17
I read on TB recently that Volvo has a factory...

I read on TB recently that Volvo has a factory turbo exhaust mani for the 6 hole whiteblock. I wonder how it would fit a 2 series engine bay? Don't know if offered in North America..... might have...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-14-2019, 10:11 AM
Replies: 432
Views: 157,040
Posted By DET17
Whooooooooooooosh.........

I'm too old for this sound.

After the first couple of months with the 940 back on the road, I kept telling myself "you'll get used to it". However the sound of this cone filter kept wearing on...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-11-2019, 06:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 443
Posted By DET17
Lube those NEW R134a O-rings (green vs. yellow,...

Lube those NEW R134a O-rings (green vs. yellow, do your research) with good old drug store mineral oil. Don't over tighten....... the Ovlov specs are quite low. Think short box wrenches, by hand. ...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-09-2019, 12:54 PM
Replies: 450
Views: 114,254
Posted By DET17
Have you checked with Homer? A perfectionist...

Have you checked with Homer? A perfectionist Engineer.... he's obviously got his sorted with 30K miles since whiteblocked.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-07-2019, 08:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,089
Posted By DET17
My son achieved acceptable results with his (my...

My son achieved acceptable results with his (my old) 89 245.

China copy of condenser @ $100 to the door.
Sanden replacement compressor, bolt in.
Upgraded TXV under dash and possibly a tube or...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-07-2019, 08:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 583
Posted By DET17
Setup a search on eBay, wait, then purchase. ...

Setup a search on eBay, wait, then purchase. They yet exist, but time will be required to locate.
Forum: projects & restorations 07-07-2019, 08:02 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 9,598
Posted By DET17
Does the JW adapter allow the flush mounting of...

Does the JW adapter allow the flush mounting of the turbo and exhaust mani? I can't imagine another purpose for it. With a pair of flush surfaces, you can assemble with a coating of heavy grease...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-06-2019, 07:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,329
Posted By DET17
ANY rear end poly is too much poly, IMO. The 9...

ANY rear end poly is too much poly, IMO. The 9 series "stay bushing" does well in poly.... at least my IPD parts have for about 5 driven years now.

Now with that aside, if you're going to put...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-05-2019, 09:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 504
Posted By DET17
OR if you don't mind a bit more NVH at idle, but...

OR if you don't mind a bit more NVH at idle, but a set of the early 84/85 solid mounts from the early 7 series. Rolling & at speed, I can't detect any differences.... but they definitely buzz the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-05-2019, 09:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 626
Posted By DET17
Grease it with a quality synthetic "wheel bearing...

Grease it with a quality synthetic "wheel bearing grease", and you won't have any smell.

Cycle the door a half doz. times..... the cracking is gone. OH the JOY, of the 7/9 door hinge design.
Forum: projects & restorations 07-04-2019, 10:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,315
Posted By DET17
If you start to restore the AC, consider an...

If you start to restore the AC, consider an alternate top suction hose from the receiver/drier to the compressor. I tried at least 3 aftermarket 4 Seasons style tube/hoses to fit my 92...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-02-2019, 07:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,093
Posted By DET17
Those are exactly what I've got, including the 90...

Those are exactly what I've got, including the 90 only trim sticks. I'll make you an offer you can't refuse........
Forum: projects & restorations 07-02-2019, 07:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,315
Posted By DET17
Nice work young man; GLW the Engineering...

Nice work young man; GLW the Engineering schooling!

You will find plenty of "sins of the past" when you begin stage Zero'ing these old Swedes..... plus a bit of wear related issues.

My son...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-01-2019, 06:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,093
Posted By DET17
OP, you got a FOG or NON front end on that 90? ...

OP, you got a FOG or NON front end on that 90? I've got a pair of NON fog EURO glass lights with the 90 only plastic trim...... they need some work, but they beat the crap out of DOTs.

PM with...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-30-2019, 01:39 PM
Replies: 745
Views: 241,873
Posted By DET17
I do like the strut sway brace you are using........

I do like the strut sway brace you are using..... a Euro design I suppose? If covered previous I'll dig backward in your build to find the source.

Agree with the black OEM look, very nice!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-30-2019, 08:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 507
Posted By DET17
Did you install new valve stem seals on all the...

Did you install new valve stem seals on all the intakes (think vacuum drawing oil into the combustion chamber)? The guides will never wear out, typically on these 8V heads.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-30-2019, 08:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 566
Posted By DET17
Swap complete assembly; If your rotors and...

Swap complete assembly; If your rotors and backing plates aren't rusted you can perhaps buy the "bare axle assemble" sans brakes to save $$. The 2 tablespoons of gear oil likely = death for all the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-30-2019, 08:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 572
Posted By DET17
If possible down under, find a < 150K miles...

If possible down under, find a < 150K miles (200kM ?) trans unmolested.... flush using the IPD procedure and then perform the accumulator mod..... you should be golden for along time unless you are...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-28-2019, 07:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,141
Posted By DET17
Great find Rick.... so long as the panel(s) we're...

Great find Rick.... so long as the panel(s) we're properly welded in... you've SCORED!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-28-2019, 06:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,097
Posted By DET17
So was the unit a 4 Seasons, or aftermarket...

So was the unit a 4 Seasons, or aftermarket Chinesium? If the former, probably several buyers waiting in the wings here on TB.... consider flipping to them.

If Chinesium...... sayonara!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-26-2019, 06:54 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,560
Posted By DET17
Bottom hose is indeed the "suction hose" ; old...

Bottom hose is indeed the "suction hose" ; old school Detroit iron used a spring inside these hoses to prevent them collapsing. Factory Ovlov hose is just reinforced more to prevent the collapse. ...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-24-2019, 12:57 PM
Replies: 1,422
Views: 274,644
Posted By DET17
Harlard, sorry for your loss. Hope you can find...

Harlard, sorry for your loss. Hope you can find solace in the 242 upgrades.
Forum: projects & restorations 06-22-2019, 07:30 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 11,178
Posted By DET17
Beautiful 242.... good to see it motivating under...

Beautiful 242.... good to see it motivating under fossil fuel again.

Hope you have better luck with the IPD sport springs than I did on my DD.....I'm much happier with the B&G progressives/Konis...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-18-2019, 08:35 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 9,598
Posted By DET17
Nice work Tomasss, I look forward to seeing your...

Nice work Tomasss, I look forward to seeing your results once you have the 744T back "up and running".

My research led me to retain the standard throttle body diameter rather than upsizing to the...
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