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Forum: article composition 06-15-2014, 12:09 PM
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Posted By AdmiralSenn
In response to another conversation, I can...

In response to another conversation, I can confirm that the M90 guibo / hardy disk is a direct bolt-on to the M46/M47 prop shaft. Although I can't take the disk out of my M46 to measure, it appears...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-15-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,854
Posted By AdmiralSenn
I have an M90 guibo that came with my...

I have an M90 guibo that came with my transmission that I will compare to my M46 prop shaft this afternoon to answer that question. According to the all-you-need-to-know megathread they're the same...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-13-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,854
Posted By AdmiralSenn
There is a machine shop that does this locally,...

There is a machine shop that does this locally, but they won't touch automotive applications. Lots of marine shops and tractor shops will tackle it but they won't work on cars.

And the ones that...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-13-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,854
Posted By AdmiralSenn
The owner of the shop told me that they don't...

The owner of the shop told me that they don't have the tooling to attach to the prop end, which is the part I need lengthened. Then he told me that 'nobody' has the tooling for it, except this one...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-13-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,854
Posted By AdmiralSenn
Isn't that the wrong length for a 700 series?

Isn't that the wrong length for a 700 series?
Forum: performance & modifications 06-13-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,854
Posted By AdmiralSenn
I'm fully aware. All I can tell you is that none...

I'm fully aware. All I can tell you is that none of the shops around here will even look at it. Having a 9 to 5 job means I can't just go driving halfway across the state without a good reason.

I...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-13-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,854
Posted By AdmiralSenn
Of course not. I'm telling you that there's only...

Of course not. I'm telling you that there's only one that's less than an hour's drive from me, they couldn't do it (no tooling for the propshaft end) and he didn't know any others that could. Then I...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-13-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,854
Posted By AdmiralSenn
Driveshaft spacer fabrication questions

Hey all. I'm working out the last few bits of my M90 swap in my 740. I have been unable to find an M90 prop shaft or a shop who can modify an M46/7 prop shaft without shipping it to California or...
Forum: article composition 05-26-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 570
Views: 417,860
Posted By AdmiralSenn
Thank you. Yeah, it's for a 740.

Thank you. Yeah, it's for a 740.
Forum: article composition 04-07-2014, 11:25 PM
Replies: 570
Views: 417,860
Posted By AdmiralSenn
2 1/2 questions, guys. 1) Have we confirmed...

2 1/2 questions, guys.

1) Have we confirmed that the correct measurement for the M90 front shaft is 744mm from end to end? And/or can anyone tell me how much longer that is than the stock m46...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-25-2014, 02:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,291
Posted By AdmiralSenn
Welp. I found at least part of the problem....

Welp. I found at least part of the problem. Passenger side front tire is utterly destroyed. I can't believe I was driving on it. Will swap wheels and see what happens.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-23-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,291
Posted By AdmiralSenn
Thanks for the info guys. I'll check it as soon...

Thanks for the info guys. I'll check it as soon as I have a few minutes. Luckily I'm mostly using the UHaul to move so it's not getting a lot of use at the moment. Hopefully it's just a tire, I have...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-23-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,291
Posted By AdmiralSenn
Steering, front suspension, or something else?

Hi guys. 1991 740 Turbo, ~165K miles.

Over the past month or so my car has developed a pull to the left, which is steadily worsening. A few days ago I noticed that the steering wheel, when left...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-28-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,831
Posted By AdmiralSenn
That looks like the same spreadsheet data that I...

That looks like the same spreadsheet data that I have, but I wasn't sure which injectors I could use as a ballpark. Thanks though, that helps a lot!

I was going to make room for a 30 degree...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-27-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,831
Posted By AdmiralSenn
Looking for EV1 fuel injector datasheets

Hi guys. I'm working on a non-Volvo project and I'm trying to find some detailed information on Bosch EV1 spray patterns. I've found one really useful spreadsheet from usralleyteam.com but the cell...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-08-2014, 11:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,907
Posted By AdmiralSenn
Thanks, especially for the picture! I feel like I...

Thanks, especially for the picture! I feel like I never know what to look for when people tell me to look for things on a car, so that helps a lot. I will check it carefully. I don't expect that I've...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-08-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,907
Posted By AdmiralSenn
I think I might stick with the degreaser since I...

I think I might stick with the degreaser since I already have two cans. Right now it does hold enough to drive around, it just doesn't hold any power.

I'm going to call FCP and find out how...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-05-2014, 11:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,907
Posted By AdmiralSenn
That's what I thought. I'll try to get that in...

That's what I thought. I'll try to get that in tomorrow and dial the boost down all the way. Luckily I have a new friend/victim willing to sacrifice his body to help change my clutch.

Thanks.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-05-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,907
Posted By AdmiralSenn
M46 new clutch and pressure plate, how bad is this?

Hi everyone. 1991 740 turbo w/B234 head, M46 with hydraulic clutch, ~170,000 miles. I typically drive it at 10-12 psi, never more than that.

I just recently (one month ago) replaced the clutch...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-24-2013, 03:35 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 21,304
Posted By AdmiralSenn
Oh it gets better. I put the new 45 degree elbow...

Oh it gets better. I put the new 45 degree elbow in and 1) the intake pipes are now pointed nicely at each other instead of being coerced into fitting 2) there's a noticeable improvement on the boost...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-23-2013, 12:37 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 21,304
Posted By AdmiralSenn
Man, I have got to have a word with the guy who...

Man, I have got to have a word with the guy who works on my car.... (I am occasionally an idiot. Only on days ending with "y".)

I utterly failed to tighten a hose clamp last time. Still doesn't...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-20-2013, 02:36 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 21,304
Posted By AdmiralSenn
CBV is not leaking. Wastegate actuator is holding...

CBV is not leaking. Wastegate actuator is holding pressure as well. I also tested the entire pipe system from the intercooler to the pipe out of the compressor, which holds pressure all day long, and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-20-2013, 01:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,581
Posted By AdmiralSenn
True, mine is based on the older casting. I know...

True, mine is based on the older casting. I know there were a lot of updates to the b280 series casting but I don't know if it has the same seat diameter as the Z7X series.

John Lane has done a 3...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-20-2013, 12:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,581
Posted By AdmiralSenn
Wait, so you've already made 93mm sets and want...

Wait, so you've already made 93mm sets and want to fit them in a 91mm bore motor? That sounds like the opposite of your original post.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-20-2013, 12:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,581
Posted By AdmiralSenn
Actually, the person you should be talking to is...

Actually, the person you should be talking to is John Lane (username here is JohnLane). He can probably tell you anything you want to know off the top of his head.

That being said, if you're...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-19-2013, 05:44 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 21,304
Posted By AdmiralSenn
It turns out that I should not trust my memory...

It turns out that I should not trust my memory when it comes to procedures. Reading and looking at the motor helps. That was the easiest job I've ever done on the car.

ECT sensor replaced. Butt...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-19-2013, 04:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,581
Posted By AdmiralSenn
Theoretically you can do the other way around...

Theoretically you can do the other way around (milling a 2.8 B28F for Z7X liners, pistons and rods) - my DeLorean motor had this done by the previous owner. (Both the owner and the shop who performed...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-18-2013, 12:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,329
Posted By AdmiralSenn
Do you mean the wastegate actuator? Stock...

Do you mean the wastegate actuator? Stock wastegate actuates around 7 psi (some people say 6, some say 8, it seems to vary). iPD has a stronger unit but the general wisdom is to run a manual boost...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-17-2013, 07:32 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 21,304
Posted By AdmiralSenn
I dunno. Probably because the DOHC part of the...

I dunno. Probably because the DOHC part of the car is the only thing on it that currently works correctly.

Also, you can fit a socket on it? I thought from the FAQ that you can't fit it over the...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-17-2013, 03:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,329
Posted By AdmiralSenn
From recent and painful experience, you will need...

From recent and painful experience, you will need to plumb the CBV into the intake. LH2.4 really does not like what happens when you 1) suck in unmetered air and 2) dump out previously metered air. ...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-17-2013, 03:50 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 21,304
Posted By AdmiralSenn
On a B234F intake? It doesn't look possible. I...

On a B234F intake? It doesn't look possible. I was planning to pick up a set of metric crows-foot and a set of metric stubby wrenches to try it, but it sure looks like I won't be able to apply any...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-16-2013, 09:03 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 21,304
Posted By AdmiralSenn
Nope, no EGR.

Nope, no EGR.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-15-2013, 08:08 PM
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Posted By AdmiralSenn
I'll check the resistance on the CT sensor this...

I'll check the resistance on the CT sensor this week and see what happens. I do have a fancy Volvo OEM replacement on the shelf just in case, but I don't have an intake manifold gasket handy, will...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-14-2013, 04:47 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 21,304
Posted By AdmiralSenn
Well, spark plugs, fuel filter, wastegate...

Well, spark plugs, fuel filter, wastegate actuator, boost pipes and intake hose, and a poorly plumbed external CBV. Everything contributed and although it's still not 100%, it's getting there.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-13-2013, 09:55 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 21,304
Posted By AdmiralSenn
Indeed! I am quite pleased. I've even had a few...

Indeed! I am quite pleased. I've even had a few runs where it approached or met the original performance when I bought the car. I think I'm going to dial the wastegate back in a turn or two and use...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-11-2013, 05:54 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 21,304
Posted By AdmiralSenn
Update, fuel filter and plugs replaced. Old...

Update, fuel filter and plugs replaced.

Old fuel filter dripped brownish gas out, which left a nice debris residue after it evaporated. "Well, there's your problem..." Immediately the car ran...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-01-2013, 12:01 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 21,304
Posted By AdmiralSenn
(Is anyone even still reading this? I know I'm...

(Is anyone even still reading this? I know I'm rambling all over the place here.)

Ended up trimming the female-threaded portion of the actuator rod to fit, seems to work okay. I have no idea why...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-28-2013, 11:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,627
Posted By AdmiralSenn
Well, I had to install it so I had a car for a...

Well, I had to install it so I had a car for a meeting that I couldn't skip, but I do have the old one. From my googling around it looks like the one I had was the odd one, and the one they sent me...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-28-2013, 10:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,627
Posted By AdmiralSenn
I already talked to them yesterday and they...

I already talked to them yesterday and they assured me that it is the correct one.

I tried cutting the end that connects to the wastegate and it seems to be fine now. I still have to dial it in -...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-28-2013, 08:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,627
Posted By AdmiralSenn
Just double checked - with the rod shortened all...

Just double checked - with the rod shortened all the way it is still so long that if I tried to install it, the actuator would be sort of hanging in space, barely attached to the bracket.
...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-28-2013, 07:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,627
Posted By AdmiralSenn
(fixed) Wastegate actuator rod too long?

Okay, I ordered an ipd wastegate actuator since my old one was leaky and it's here and I'm trying to install it. The rod is a lot longer than the one that was on the car. Like, 1.5 - 2 inches longer....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-27-2013, 08:29 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 21,304
Posted By AdmiralSenn
Exclamation Help! Wastegate actuator

Okay, I ordered an ipd wastegate actuator and it's here and I'm trying to install it. The rod is a lot longer than the one that was on the car. Like, 1.5 - 2 inches longer.

Barring the rod...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-23-2013, 06:37 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 21,304
Posted By AdmiralSenn
Nope, this thread still isn't dead yet....

Nope, this thread still isn't dead yet. Miraculously, the car isn't either.

I finally have some time to work on the stupid car again. I've been driving it around and it seems to have settled into...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-17-2013, 05:48 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 21,304
Posted By AdmiralSenn
Okay, a few days driving around with the...

Okay, a few days driving around with the completed intake. I now get intermittent moments of boost, although it seems to depend a lot on how warm things are.

I have to put the car up to change...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-13-2013, 08:35 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 21,304
Posted By AdmiralSenn
I did get it figured out - it's actually a CBV...

I did get it figured out - it's actually a CBV that was routed as a BOV. As of a few days ago it is correctly installed and the bulk of my driveability and idle problems are gone - still no boost...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-12-2013, 07:41 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 21,304
Posted By AdmiralSenn
Rargh zombie thread. First of all, I was...

Rargh zombie thread.

First of all, I was wrong, you were all right, the CBV was sucking in unmetered air. I don't know how I didn't see it before, maybe it was stuck or something, but yeah that...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-21-2013, 05:55 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 21,304
Posted By AdmiralSenn
Well, today I learned something. Thanks! That's...

Well, today I learned something. Thanks! That's the kind of 'duh' stuff I'm missing from just not being terribly well educated about how turbo cars work when taken as a system.

I did pull the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-19-2013, 05:42 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 21,304
Posted By AdmiralSenn
I have made a full pressure test rig complete...

I have made a full pressure test rig complete with adjustable pressure nozzle, still can't find a leak. Went up to 22 psi and can't hear or feel anything but the sound of air whooshing past the turbo...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-19-2013, 05:39 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 21,304
Posted By AdmiralSenn
I know it does, but I simply cannot find one. I...

I know it does, but I simply cannot find one. I am going to replace the rest of the intake hoses next week just in case, but seriously I can't imagine how I could have any leaks left or why I...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-19-2013, 05:29 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 21,304
Posted By AdmiralSenn
Slight update. In addition to the list in...

Slight update.

In addition to the list in the last post, the MAF terminals and connector are now brand new, switching MAFs makes zero difference. Also I pulled the cat and it made no difference so...
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