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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-14-2019, 04:39 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By 15A
What I wound up doing for time and my sanity's...

What I wound up doing for time and my sanity's sake, was to take the complete TB and TPS from a known running car I'm restoring and swap it in. Started and purred like a kitten.

I've had them...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-14-2019, 02:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 408
Posted By 15A
240: Another surging idle question

Helped a friend do a head gasket on an 89 with 210k. Noticed his TPS wasn't clicking so replaced it with one that did. Also replaced his CTS while it was all apart.

Start it up and it runs fine...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-24-2019, 06:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 504
Posted By 15A
So far it seems I have a weep at 3 of the 4. Only...

So far it seems I have a weep at 3 of the 4. Only one that wouldn't cry for me was the left rear. So I cracked it open and stepped on the pedal - shot a stream about 2 ft. lol

As soon as the other...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-24-2019, 06:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 504
Posted By 15A
In the 10 minutes I was posting this, I had left...

In the 10 minutes I was posting this, I had left the right lower outer bleeder open to see if it would gravity bleed. About 5 min ago the wife yells that its dripping. So I close it and open the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-24-2019, 05:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 504
Posted By 15A
240 Brake Junction Block

Anyone ever have any issues with these? What was the symptoms if so?

I'm trying to get a former TBer's car roadworthy again....it had the same 1000% neglect most do. Booster had a vac leak -...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-21-2019, 10:34 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,447
Posted By 15A
I've got 1-2 sets of them. Pretty sure I know...

I've got 1-2 sets of them. Pretty sure I know where but getting to them might be a bit.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-15-2019, 04:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 616
Posted By 15A
Funny you say this. He had 4 new injectors...

Funny you say this. He had 4 new injectors installed and one was DOA - literally stuck shut. I referred him to the place that refurbs them. Guy at this place asked 'did they sit long?' - he said...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-15-2019, 04:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 616
Posted By 15A
92 240 - Backfire and Stall

Got an email from a guy I know with a 92 240. Said he was merging on an expressway - romped it and the car backfired and stalled. It would restart but run real rough like maybe 3 cyl? Nothing hopped...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-27-2019, 10:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,139
Posted By 15A
That small screw driver I think thats in the one...

That small screw driver I think thats in the one pic.....thats what I use to hold the brushes back when I put them in - lol. They dont seem to be that high strung like the Bosch brushes.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-27-2019, 10:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,139
Posted By 15A
I have all but given up on the reman garbage....

I have all but given up on the reman garbage. They take a 300k whipped unit, replace the regulator or bearing or whatever single item failed, blast it and put it in a new box. I had a Bosch unit I...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-25-2019, 11:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,139
Posted By 15A
I had one of these that was REALLY fried totally...

I had one of these that was REALLY fried totally apart (housing totally removed, etc) - its bearings sounded like sand - had 380k on it before it went. 99% of any issues in these is at the shown...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-24-2019, 05:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,139
Posted By 15A
Servicing a Denso

I asked about how to service regulators or brushes awhile ago and got no response, so went digging myself. Found these are some of the easiest to rebuild out there.

A long time alt rebuilder on...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-05-2019, 08:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,853
Posted By 15A
I'm sure this "free" tow will be more than...

I'm sure this "free" tow will be more than compensated with the receiving dealership fixes whatever ailed it.

"Just a bad fuse.......that will be $400."
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-04-2019, 08:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,151
Posted By 15A
Issue solved. Original post updated. Thanks for...

Issue solved. Original post updated. Thanks for the input guys.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-02-2019, 08:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,151
Posted By 15A
This car had a NEW blue box OE Volvo switch...

This car had a NEW blue box OE Volvo switch installed at one time that turned out to be bad - was replaced with a known good one that had been in a car for about 20k.

From what it looks like,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-31-2019, 10:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,151
Posted By 15A
^ Good ideas.

^ Good ideas.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-31-2019, 07:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,151
Posted By 15A
240: Odd electrical happening

92 sedan - everything working perfectly. No accidents or leaks. Grounds all tight and clean. Then all of a sudden headlamps go off, no dash or interior lights, no radio.

Whats more - the door...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-07-2019, 10:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 559
Posted By 15A
What the green manual never mentions is the...

What the green manual never mentions is the difference between a 93 harness and everything else. 92 and before had 2 wires crimped in a single blade connector on the coil. With the same drawing in...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-07-2019, 10:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 559
Posted By 15A
I'll post details and a pic shortly. Chalk...

I'll post details and a pic shortly. Chalk another one up to the vague schematics.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-07-2019, 12:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 559
Posted By 15A
EZK - Coil - Spark Issue

Wondering if anyone here knows how the coil gets 12V - is it switched from the EZK? Or straight from the ignition switch? The schematics leave alot of possibilities and I have found many connectors...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-30-2019, 11:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,187
Posted By 15A
Added better pics.

Added better pics.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-04-2019, 08:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,357
Posted By 15A
By the time I get them, they are about fused in...

By the time I get them, they are about fused in place from rust then forced to the point of weakening or breaking when adjusted.

YMMV
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-04-2019, 07:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,357
Posted By 15A
They're small and under stress....and 30 yrs old....

They're small and under stress....and 30 yrs old. Rust doesn't take long to weaken one either.

If something can go wrong.....it will.



I'm working on it.......lol
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-04-2019, 06:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,357
Posted By 15A
Only issue I've ever had consistently on long...

Only issue I've ever had consistently on long trips was the adjuster bolts breaking. Local hardware started carrying 6mm full threaded grade 8 bolts in various lengths, so I pulled them all, ran a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-02-2019, 02:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,187
Posted By 15A
The 93 bracket is narrower for the AC adjusters -...

The 93 bracket is narrower for the AC adjusters - if that was all, you could make a spacer and get by. But the main difference in the brackets (91-92 vs 93) is the rear section of the cast bracket is...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-01-2019, 10:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,370
Posted By 15A
Beautiful. Finally a 240 worth driving. I...

Beautiful. Finally a 240 worth driving.

I need neighbors like you.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-17-2019, 07:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,187
Posted By 15A
Thats a perfect pic! Shows the brackets to the...

Thats a perfect pic! Shows the brackets to the inside top and bottom.....(note to self). Thanks very much for posting it!

The shiney toy a new one from Volvo - PN 36000819 . They are factory...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-17-2019, 05:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,187
Posted By 15A
-92 vs 93 240 AC Brackets

This may be of help to someone else down the road, especially if you are retrofitting a later AC setup. Its also rough finding the orientation of brackets and bolts - even the way that the bolt goes...
Forum: showroom 02-09-2019, 07:50 PM
Replies: 2,481
Views: 871,092
Posted By 15A
245 Cargo Tray.....NOS.......as soon as I can...

245 Cargo Tray.....NOS.......as soon as I can figure an economical way to ship it, will be someplace else.

https://i.ibb.co/WV0Wgwq/245-cargo-tray.jpg
Forum: website & board 02-09-2019, 07:45 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 29,857
Posted By 15A
Dropped $25 in the plate. Says its from Eileen -...

Dropped $25 in the plate. Says its from Eileen - my other half who opened the account so she gets top billing and all the credit.

:cool:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-29-2019, 09:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,035
Posted By 15A
What shape are the intake hoses on the turbo in?...

What shape are the intake hoses on the turbo in? They're known to get tired and collapse. I also had a similar issue with a cat that was plugged / going bad.

A long shot....if you're using the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-21-2019, 09:20 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,347
Posted By 15A
This.

This.
Forum: showroom 01-21-2019, 09:19 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 21,282
Posted By 15A
25 yrs ago......this taken an hour before it was...

25 yrs ago......this taken an hour before it was sold....

https://i.ibb.co/xYsCBGQ/img522.jpg


...in order to buy this one:

https://i.ibb.co/f29q8NK/img538.jpg
Forum: website & board 01-14-2019, 09:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,120
Posted By 15A
$1000 for the car.......$215,000 for the title...

$1000 for the car.......$215,000 for the title with Bowie's name on it.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-09-2019, 07:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,087
Posted By 15A
Is that price delivered and installed? Just...

Is that price delivered and installed?

Just getting the next set of inquiries out of the way.

:-P
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-31-2018, 06:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 787
Posted By 15A
Thanks Ian. When it aligned with the bell...

Thanks Ian.

When it aligned with the bell housing, the tube lined up about 1/8 - 3/16" to the rear of the pan 'port'. That port on the pan is so soft it can be tweaked also - so I went over it...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-31-2018, 05:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 787
Posted By 15A
Nuther unrelated question......ever use anything...

Nuther unrelated question......ever use anything like this on the tranny fill tube (at the pan)? Just installed a new one - was an absolute PITA to get on - almost like the tabs weren't in the right...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-31-2018, 05:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 787
Posted By 15A
Its the tapered style - on the bottom of the...

Its the tapered style - on the bottom of the housing.

It never leaked before but did after it came back from the rebuild. I figured he had broken loose and cleaned all the encrusted goo off of...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-31-2018, 05:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 787
Posted By 15A
Sounds dandy. But just to confirm: no...

Sounds dandy.

But just to confirm: no copper washer there?

THX
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-31-2018, 04:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 787
Posted By 15A
240: Rear Diff Drain Plug Weep

Had a rear axle rebuilt - I'm sure the guy disassembled and removed everything. The bottom drain plug looks fine - threads are clean and straight, although you couldn't thread the plug in by...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-11-2018, 01:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 755
Posted By 15A
Thats perfect.....what I was hoping to see. ...

Thats perfect.....what I was hoping to see.

IIRC these are a tapered pipe fitting so wouldn't go flush anyways.

Thanks much.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-10-2018, 08:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 755
Posted By 15A
Temp Sensor Depth 240 vs 7/9 Head

Seems to me sometime in the past I had to lightly drill the inside shoulder on a 7/9 head's temp sensor port when using it on a 240 - with a 240's temp sensor. Wondered if anyone else ever ran into...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-26-2018, 03:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 943
Posted By 15A
:omg: You da man Dave - thanks very much! ...

:omg:

You da man Dave - thanks very much!

:cool:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-26-2018, 01:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,882
Posted By 15A
I've done this job probably 10-15x.....found it...

I've done this job probably 10-15x.....found it much easier to remove the dash and the entire box and do everything on a bench (not sure if thats what you were implying anyways). A blower swap on a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-25-2018, 05:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 943
Posted By 15A
I got the fronts back in.....the 2 longs ones can...

I got the fronts back in.....the 2 longs ones can only go one direction......hoping to figure that out another day.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-25-2018, 05:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 743
Posted By 15A
Thanks Ian - thats what I needed. No idea what...

Thanks Ian - thats what I needed. No idea what the end plug is (that the large firewall gromit?). The spring I saw at the coupling popped back up and in when I attached it to the steering column. I...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-25-2018, 12:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 743
Posted By 15A
240 Steering Column breakdown

Anyone ever pulled the entire column out - from the rack to the steering wheel? I'm trying to reassemble something that was gutted so nothing visual to go by. There is a spring on the engine side of...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-24-2018, 10:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 943
Posted By 15A
240 Brake Line Diagram - Non ABS

Does anyone know of a diagram of the hard lines for a (pre 92) 240? I have a car that is gutted empty and the lines all polished and laying in a pile. Just looking for something to get a start from....
Forum: website & board 11-22-2018, 12:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,139
Posted By 15A
The seller should have that on feebay......would...

The seller should have that on feebay......would get $6k all day long. Those are the ones I pick up and THEN restore. To find the parts to get them to that point is almost impossible and 2x as much $.
Forum: showroom 11-22-2018, 11:26 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 21,276
Posted By 15A
This looks just like a Michigan driver trying to...

This looks just like a Michigan driver trying to find a parking spot at a Wal Mart.
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