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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-23-2017, 01:33 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By Bitterbuffaloh
I'd rub a little on it, got that from the manual.

I'd rub a little on it, got that from the manual.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-23-2017, 12:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 701
Posted By Bitterbuffaloh
Ok topping it off works for me. Hmm not double...

Ok topping it off works for me. Hmm not double gasketing the filter, just taking the old, making sure the gasket isn't sticking to engine block, and twisting on new one with the gasket on it. I'm...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-23-2017, 12:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 701
Posted By Bitterbuffaloh
Oil filter seeping problem

I've had a problem with oil changes, it's definitely user error, I must not be tightening the oil filter enough / too much as after every oil change I'll get oil leaking out of my filter. Any...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-22-2017, 06:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,311
Posted By Bitterbuffaloh
Best of luck! I like being lucky every once in...

Best of luck! I like being lucky every once in awhile :lol:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-22-2017, 01:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,311
Posted By Bitterbuffaloh
Wooooooooo! Was just the fuse. It's working now....

Wooooooooo! Was just the fuse. It's working now. What a relief.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-22-2017, 01:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,311
Posted By Bitterbuffaloh
Mines a '90 Volvo 245 wagon automatic. Ahh, fuse...

Mines a '90 Volvo 245 wagon automatic. Ahh, fuse too! Fuse > Relay > Wiring > Solenoid.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-22-2017, 12:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,311
Posted By Bitterbuffaloh
Thank you sir! Will do this now. Glad I thought...

Thank you sir! Will do this now. Glad I thought of starting with the relay as I was about to start with the solenoid.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-22-2017, 12:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,311
Posted By Bitterbuffaloh
Overdrive doesn't work

Last week my cars overdrive light was on. So I've been putzing around town with my overdrive not kicking in at high RPMs. Was looking into fixing it today and wan't to ask how can I tell if it's the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-03-2017, 04:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 725
Posted By Bitterbuffaloh
ok! Gotta get it on stands so i dont run myself...

ok! Gotta get it on stands so i dont run myself over.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-03-2017, 04:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 725
Posted By Bitterbuffaloh
Hmm the #8 plate with the notches looks to be in...

Hmm the #8 plate with the notches looks to be in great shape. Must be something else in there or deeper down under the car..
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-03-2017, 03:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 725
Posted By Bitterbuffaloh
Ah perfect. Will poke my head down there and make...

Ah perfect. Will poke my head down there and make girlfriend go through the gears and see what's up. Thanks!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-03-2017, 02:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 725
Posted By Bitterbuffaloh
The transmission to engine mount (hockey puck...

The transmission to engine mount (hockey puck thing) was done last year.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-03-2017, 01:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 725
Posted By Bitterbuffaloh
Ok! Will look that up in my haynes manual. Sounds...

Ok! Will look that up in my haynes manual. Sounds like the perfect time to install this over drive relay bypass too.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-03-2017, 09:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 725
Posted By Bitterbuffaloh
'90 240 Wagon Auto Trans VERY hard to place in park

This has sort of been an ongoing thing, but it's progressively becoming harder to put my automatic transmission shift knob into park. I now have to really press hard toward the car for it to go into...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-01-2017, 12:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,115
Posted By Bitterbuffaloh
Can't tell what exhaust header I need

It's a 1990 245. Got an exhaust leak on the header so just going to get a new one and have a muffler shop put it in. I've looked at my header and it is has a welded flange to the cat, no sensor...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-20-2017, 10:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 867
Posted By Bitterbuffaloh
Ok, thank you. If it indeed failed maybe I'll...

Ok, thank you. If it indeed failed maybe I'll just do an early oil change. Either way gotta get some new filters.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-20-2017, 10:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 867
Posted By Bitterbuffaloh
Oil filter seeping

My first hamfisted oil change was done about 2,100 miles ago. Was doing usual engine bay checking while getting gas and noticed my filter is seeping a bit of oil over the engine mount and frame. What...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-17-2017, 10:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,468
Posted By Bitterbuffaloh
That detergent looks like it did the job, will...

That detergent looks like it did the job, will look for some.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-12-2017, 11:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,468
Posted By Bitterbuffaloh
Best way to clean years of brake dust of hub caps

Got a wild hair up my arse to clean up my 240 plastic wheel hubcaps. They have like years and years of brown colored rusted brake dust. Anyway to get this off? Oven cleaner worked good on the rims...
Forum: events 02-11-2017, 11:04 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,122
Posted By Bitterbuffaloh
That sounds like fun. I'm in Raleigh. I suck at...

That sounds like fun. I'm in Raleigh. I suck at camping. I put up a tent earlier last year for the first time, it was 3am and I was too drunk to remember how I did it. But I did it.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-01-2017, 12:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,453
Posted By Bitterbuffaloh
What else determines fuel / oxygen mix in the...

What else determines fuel / oxygen mix in the engine?



I can go catless here. Worth a try!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-31-2017, 11:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,453
Posted By Bitterbuffaloh
Ok, basic tuneup items were done recently. Would...

Ok, basic tuneup items were done recently. Would cleaning the flame trap and the air sensors help?

and the car is at such a mint where I can take out the cat. Would a failing old cat smell more...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-28-2017, 11:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,453
Posted By Bitterbuffaloh
Hmm, it smells like strong exhaust. Like gas...

Hmm, it smells like strong exhaust. Like gas maybe.. or just strong exhaust.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-27-2017, 05:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,453
Posted By Bitterbuffaloh
Cat is in there and original. Wonder how smelly a...

Cat is in there and original. Wonder how smelly a busted cat would be.. Its smelly enough where I turn it off and walk around to the back I'm like whew that's strong.

Last time it had a tuneup?...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-27-2017, 02:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,453
Posted By Bitterbuffaloh
Smelly exhaust, must me running rich

1990 240 wagon with near 300k miles. What's the list of things I can go down to try and get my exhaust less smelly? My MPG isn't horrible, so it must not be too bad. I'll clean the airflow sensor ...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-17-2017, 12:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,754
Posted By Bitterbuffaloh
I figure the kick might stop too as the fluid...

I figure the kick might stop too as the fluid gets older and burnt up. Only 800 miles or so since I flushed the transmission.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-14-2017, 04:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,754
Posted By Bitterbuffaloh
but it's new expensive fluid already in there :(...

but it's new expensive fluid already in there :( I guess it won't take much to do a flush since I don't need to do a ton of fluid.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-14-2017, 03:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,754
Posted By Bitterbuffaloh
Anyone use Lucas Trans Stop Leak?

My transmission was seeping a little so I decided to add some lucal trans stop leak during the flush. It stopped my leak but my transmission kicks pretty hard going from first to second gear. It...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-27-2016, 10:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 714
Posted By Bitterbuffaloh
How can I push this out?

How can I push this out?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-27-2016, 09:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 714
Posted By Bitterbuffaloh
Trailing arm bushing was done. Transmission...

Trailing arm bushing was done.
Transmission fluid looked dark but fine during flush.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-27-2016, 02:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 714
Posted By Bitterbuffaloh
Kick when going into second

1990 volvo 240 automatic transmission. So I did a transmission flush with ipd resovour line and drove the car for two days. Seemed fine. I then drove 16 hours down to Florida and now there's a hard...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-22-2016, 12:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,341
Posted By Bitterbuffaloh
Get the inspection down New Bern ave. I live down...

Get the inspection down New Bern ave. I live down there and some of the cars around me I'm thinking how the hell did that pass.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-21-2016, 11:37 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,217
Posted By Bitterbuffaloh
What wrench you guys use to hold down the...

What wrench you guys use to hold down the radiator nut. I don't have a bunch of clearance on the nut and there's a few plastic bits in the way.

http://i.imgur.com/WbDMOjR.jpg
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-20-2016, 11:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,148
Posted By Bitterbuffaloh
What do they look like, difference wise.

What do they look like, difference wise.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-20-2016, 06:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,142
Posted By Bitterbuffaloh
The included instructions clear enough for the...

The included instructions clear enough for the relocation?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-20-2016, 02:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,142
Posted By Bitterbuffaloh
Oh wow, I want that IPD relocation kit haha

Oh wow, I want that IPD relocation kit haha
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-20-2016, 01:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,142
Posted By Bitterbuffaloh
Ah ok. I've never removed anything on an engine....

Ah ok. I've never removed anything on an engine. Don't even know what my air intake duct and throttle body is. Looks like I have some reading to do! As a beginner wrencher I've done a lot on the 240,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-20-2016, 12:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,142
Posted By Bitterbuffaloh
Flame trap location, and how often to change

I'm doing an oil change today and was thinking of taking a look at the flame trap. First thing is, does it even need caring for. Last November the PCV oil separator box + o-ring + breather hose +...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-20-2016, 09:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,047
Posted By Bitterbuffaloh
Yup I pulled harder and the plastic eventually...

Yup I pulled harder and the plastic eventually pulled through whatever it was stuck on.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-19-2016, 01:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,047
Posted By Bitterbuffaloh
holy hell big picture, free desktop wallpaper...

holy hell big picture, free desktop wallpaper yall

edit: fixed
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-19-2016, 01:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,047
Posted By Bitterbuffaloh
Passenger seat giving me trouble coming out.

The red wire doesn't really seem to connect to anything and is preventing me from pulling it

http://i.picpar.com/CFfc.jpg
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-15-2016, 07:46 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,356
Posted By Bitterbuffaloh
just marking this thread as it's relevant to my...

just marking this thread as it's relevant to my interest.

Just wondering, what would a reputable shop charge for U Joint work?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-13-2016, 09:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,181
Posted By Bitterbuffaloh
Ok, well that solved my clunk. The last clunk I...

Ok, well that solved my clunk. The last clunk I have is the spare tire in the back, must be bumping up against a piece of my wiring and making a big clang.. not sure how to properly get it to not...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-13-2016, 03:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,181
Posted By Bitterbuffaloh
cars ready to go! Just wondering the Axle to...

cars ready to go! Just wondering the Axle to Panhard rod bushing.. they sometimes hour glass design? Or is that just a really worn bushing.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-13-2016, 02:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,181
Posted By Bitterbuffaloh
ah ok, so jack pumpkin up just enough to clear...

ah ok, so jack pumpkin up just enough to clear stand pins, then torque. I can torque it without getting underneath.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-13-2016, 02:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,181
Posted By Bitterbuffaloh
Got it! I'm just curious if I tighten bolts now,...

Got it! I'm just curious if I tighten bolts now, then dropped pumpkin with jack and let suspension hang since cars on jacks, can I torque to spec from there? is hanging = ground height?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-13-2016, 02:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,181
Posted By Bitterbuffaloh
Ok, I'll adjust pumpkin with jack to see if I can...

Ok, I'll adjust pumpkin with jack to see if I can get it. but it's not really up/down problem it needs to come about .15" more to the drivers side.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-13-2016, 02:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,181
Posted By Bitterbuffaloh
Car is sitting on two rear jack stands on the...

Car is sitting on two rear jack stands on the jack points. I've got a jack on the pumpkin for safety. Just want to double check what to do? Dont want this falling on me. I can get my neighbor to help.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-13-2016, 02:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,181
Posted By Bitterbuffaloh
Panhard Bar isn't going back in

I got my panhard bar out just fine. Good news is one of the bushings looks real shot (so thinking that's where my clunk is coming from). BUT the damn thing won't go back in. I'm missing about .25",...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-12-2016, 04:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,141
Posted By Bitterbuffaloh
Ya gotta start somewhere :cool:

Ya gotta start somewhere :cool:
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