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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Yesterday, 11:48 AM
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240: Air Dams
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Posted By esmth
My 1991 240 with white paint (code 189) came with...

My 1991 240 with white paint (code 189) came with a non painted black airdam. I think it is a base model
Forum: aftermarket engine management 01-01-2019, 05:09 PM
Replies: 2,170
Views: 784,710
Posted By esmth
Is there a formula for calculating the rev limit?...

Is there a formula for calculating the rev limit? Say I want it at 5500, how would I select a value for it?

thanks!:)

edit: i think (x*12.5)+5250 is what I was looking for
Forum: aftermarket engine management 12-22-2018, 01:25 PM
Replies: 2,170
Views: 784,710
Posted By esmth
it's mostly a curiosity thing for me rather then...

it's mostly a curiosity thing for me rather then trying to get more performance :)
Forum: aftermarket engine management 12-21-2018, 09:13 PM
Replies: 2,170
Views: 784,710
Posted By esmth
I ordered a 0 227 400 175 EZK from Europe which...

I ordered a 0 227 400 175 EZK from Europe which should arrive early January. Hoping it has more advance for the B230FX engine. I'll post the bin here!

Also do you have a 934 LH bin? The one on...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-15-2018, 07:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 345
Posted By esmth
of course after i make this thread I find what I...

of course after i make this thread I find what I was remembering: https://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=346230
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-15-2018, 07:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 345
Posted By esmth
White cylinder 3 exhaust port

I seem to recall reading that due the shape of the manifold, having a certain cylinder exhaust port more white than the others is normal. Am I crazy? I can't find any references to this so i'm...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 12-03-2018, 09:15 PM
Replies: 2,170
Views: 784,710
Posted By esmth
Anyone have a 169 EZK bin file? I'd like to...

Anyone have a 169 EZK bin file? I'd like to compare the 146 with the 169. My 169 is not chip-able :grrr:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-03-2018, 02:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 772
Posted By esmth
The shaft is coming back out next weekend to go...

The shaft is coming back out next weekend to go to the machine shop. i'll just have them swap the bearing as well.

They seemed a-ok to me ;-)


Yes, it was the rearmost one. All the others were...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-02-2018, 02:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 772
Posted By esmth
I was just trying to pull the bearing off to...

I was just trying to pull the bearing off to replace it, so damaging it wasn't an issue



I watched a couple youtube videos for doing u-joints and was told to do this. It's crazy how much it...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-02-2018, 02:38 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,264
Posted By esmth
Mine had the same drilled notch when I did the...

Mine had the same drilled notch when I did the HG. I assumed it was fine
Forum: performance & modifications 12-02-2018, 02:27 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,623
Posted By esmth
you'll need a trans cooler or it'll eat itself...

you'll need a trans cooler or it'll eat itself soon enough trying to drift. do the accumulator mod on the trans, too

don't cut the springs. go straight for good stuff. 80gbp (100USD) for shipping...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-02-2018, 02:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 701
Posted By esmth
assuming 240? sounds like bad ground(s) ...

assuming 240?

sounds like bad ground(s)

the no-start could also be the neutral lockout switch misaligned (if an auto)
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-02-2018, 01:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 772
Posted By esmth
just finished the job. replaced all 3 u-joints in...

just finished the job. replaced all 3 u-joints in my 86 m46 driveshaft with the 3" version. First time doing u-joints myself and it was pretty easy as long as a needle bearing doesn't fall over. Only...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-26-2018, 11:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 772
Posted By esmth
http://esmth.com/f/v/181126/ujoint2-2.jpg I...

http://esmth.com/f/v/181126/ujoint2-2.jpg

I am surprised how well the car drove tbh. this was the rearmost joint in the m46 d-shaft. :oops:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-26-2018, 01:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 772
Posted By esmth
Measured the two joints on the rear part of the...

Measured the two joints on the rear part of the 1986 M46 shaft.
front ujoint: 2.951" 2.942"
rear ujoint: 2.940" 2.945"
I'm assuming it needs the 3" u-joints? Volvo part #3520997
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-26-2018, 01:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 772
Posted By esmth
So I need to remove the joint to measure it? or...

So I need to remove the joint to measure it? or some spacer to subtract that allows me to measure it with a caliper as they're recessed in the yolk? My micrometer is not large enough :-(

i...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-26-2018, 12:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 772
Posted By esmth
Drive shaft differences & u-joints

I have 2 driveshafts: one is the original 1991 aw70 shaft and the other is a 1986 m46 shaft (dl wagon if it matters). Right now I am using the front part of the m46 shaft and the rear of the aw70...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-22-2018, 02:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,368
Posted By esmth
I took this into consideration, so i marked the...

I took this into consideration, so i marked the M46 front and rear shafts to keep them balanced together, But I really wanted to try my aw70 rear shaft to see if it solved my issue. (and it did!) I...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-18-2018, 08:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,368
Posted By esmth
so an update, new trailing arms with new poly...

so an update, new trailing arms with new poly front bushings didn't do jack squat. I did a little more sleuthing under the car and the rearmost u-joint has a bunch of play in it :oops: should have...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-18-2018, 02:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 832
Posted By esmth
You can grind a channel in the dead solenoid to...

You can grind a channel in the dead solenoid to bypass it and always have 4th gear. You won't be able to lock it out with the button, though
Forum: performance & modifications 11-02-2018, 09:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,033
Posted By esmth
Awe, that stinks :-(

Awe, that stinks :-(
Forum: performance & modifications 11-02-2018, 05:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,033
Posted By esmth
it's a priceless W cam

it's a priceless W cam
Forum: performance & modifications 10-18-2018, 08:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,313
Posted By esmth
I think OP drilled out the stud on the manifold...

I think OP drilled out the stud on the manifold and not the one on the turbine housing and is trying to fit a nut in the red circle:
https://i.imgur.com/IZT4gNoh.jpg

Well, thats what i'm getting...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-18-2018, 06:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,313
Posted By esmth
I'm having difficulty understanding, when you say...

I'm having difficulty understanding, when you say manifold, do you mean the turbine housing?



seconded
Forum: performance & modifications 10-18-2018, 05:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,313
Posted By esmth
You should put longer 10MM studs in the manifold

You should put longer 10MM studs in the manifold
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-16-2018, 05:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 771
Posted By esmth
if the belt goes directly from crank to alt you...

if the belt goes directly from crank to alt you may use a single belt as it has more wrap around the pulley.
If the single belt is driving two accessories, (aka 3 pulleys total) you need 2 belts or...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-10-2018, 09:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,021
Posted By esmth
one tooth is too much, i think it's 14 degrees if...

one tooth is too much, i think it's 14 degrees if I recall correctly. You could have a new hole drilled in the current cam pulley to statically advance it
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-08-2018, 10:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,057
Posted By esmth
video or audio clip of the sound requested

video or audio clip of the sound requested
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-08-2018, 04:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,021
Posted By esmth
that's way more oscillate-y than mine. i'm...

that's way more oscillate-y than mine. i'm interested in the results of the compression test. During the 10% throttle part of your video where the car revs up and down on its own reminds me of what...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-08-2018, 04:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,368
Posted By esmth
Poly in this location would be easier to replace...

Poly in this location would be easier to replace then pressing out the rubber bushing and sleeve, yes?

Can i just burn the worn bushing out, leaving the sleeve for the poly ones, Or does the whole...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-07-2018, 06:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,021
Posted By esmth
My idle. B cam advanced 4 degrees. Skip to 30s...

My idle. B cam advanced 4 degrees. Skip to 30s for warm idle
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rT-U4kRULWc
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-07-2018, 12:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,225
Posted By esmth
http://cleanflametrap.com/ectCurve.jpg ...

http://cleanflametrap.com/ectCurve.jpg
https://volvoforums.com/forum/attachments/volvo-240-740-940-12/2250d1266368290-cold-start-problems-w-745turbo-ctslh2224.jpg
higher temperature, lower...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-06-2018, 11:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,021
Posted By esmth
I'll get a video for you tomorrow. But it...

I'll get a video for you tomorrow. But it oscillates pretty fast up and down ~1-3mmhg (depending on the weather) during idle. Even more on a cold start. Mine is advanced 4* so take that into...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-06-2018, 11:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,368
Posted By esmth
I may be mistaken but I think because the axle...

I may be mistaken but I think because the axle can articulate more with the spherical joints, it is pushing more wear on this bushing and is why I was thinking of replacing it with poly.


I took...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-06-2018, 06:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,021
Posted By esmth
Please post a video of the idle and higher rpm...

Please post a video of the idle and higher rpm scenarios you mentioned. Like dl242gt said it may be just the rough cam. I cannot get my b-cam to idle smooth enough for my liking until 900-950rpm, and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-06-2018, 05:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,368
Posted By esmth
Bad trailing-arm front bushing?

Hello!

When I accelerate or decelerate, I hear and feel a clunk in the rear suspension that I cannot narrow down. It also constantly clunks when cruising at a very low engine load and RPM. It...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-25-2018, 11:11 AM
Replies: 396
Views: 70,744
Posted By esmth
happy you're ok and you had a dashcam. Do you...

happy you're ok and you had a dashcam. Do you have pictures of the damaged car? I'm curious
Forum: projects & restorations 09-25-2018, 10:59 AM
Replies: 396
Views: 70,744
Posted By esmth
that is honestly impressive, 2 in 30 seconds. my...

that is honestly impressive, 2 in 30 seconds. my favorite part is the anger rev at 0:15

similar thing happened to me the other day, no crash tho https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gbbOZjpu780
Forum: showroom 09-24-2018, 02:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,198
Posted By esmth
I like the idea, but if you think hot-glue will...

I like the idea, but if you think hot-glue will waterproof it, you're in for a surprise in a couple months!

I wanted to do something similar, but modify the stock bulb socket to house one of these...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-11-2018, 08:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 758
Posted By esmth
My car behaved very similar when the alternator's...

My car behaved very similar when the alternator's brushes wore down. Cluster Christmas tree, started to stumble/miss a little bit, low idle etc. Bought a new regulator/brush assembly and installed it...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-11-2018, 08:07 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 5,595
Posted By esmth
It did get much cooler recently, i'm in NE...

It did get much cooler recently, i'm in NE Massachusetts, not too far away

edit, whoops, should have refreshed before posting
Forum: performance & modifications 09-08-2018, 03:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,856
Posted By esmth
Ah, so not really ideal. Happy it works well for...

Ah, so not really ideal. Happy it works well for OP though
Forum: performance & modifications 09-08-2018, 10:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,856
Posted By esmth
How does regina handle ignition timing in boost?

How does regina handle ignition timing in boost?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-07-2018, 07:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,214
Posted By esmth
Could some foreign matter such as oil be going...

Could some foreign matter such as oil be going through the maf? An oil or water droplet will cool the hot-wire much more than air for a brief moment causing the ECU to inject more fuel
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-03-2018, 01:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 808
Posted By esmth
It was the maf. Slapped a known good spare in and...

It was the maf. Slapped a known good spare in and it chooches as good as new!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-03-2018, 11:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 808
Posted By esmth
I ended up driving home at 3am when no one was on...

I ended up driving home at 3am when no one was on the highway in limp mode at ~35mph. I monitored the wideband religiously to make sure it didn’t go too rich/lean. If you don’t suddenly mash the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-02-2018, 07:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 808
Posted By esmth
Thanks for your response The maf is on the...

Thanks for your response

The maf is on the cold side of the IC so I doubt that’s it. I forgot to mention I leak tested all the lines and intake manifold with starting fluid to verify there is no...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-02-2018, 06:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 808
Posted By esmth
Running an unmolested 937 ecu and 148 EZK. None...

Running an unmolested 937 ecu and 148 EZK. None of my “tuned” crap is on it.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-02-2018, 06:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 808
Posted By esmth
91 240 lean drivability issues. Stranded in CT

My car is having a problem where it reacts way too slow to changes in throttle. Started happening suddenly early this morning, first start of the day.

For example: Accelerating from a stop,...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 08-26-2018, 08:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,466
Posted By esmth
edit NVM this was the stock ignition:oops: ...

edit NVM this was the stock ignition:oops:

sorry for the delay
3 angles of the same garbage, leaving cars and coffee last month

https://youtu.be/i71y-8ibiDw?t=30s...
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