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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-24-2017, 02:24 AM
Replies: 6
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Posted By Bensin
This is when I miss Trick Mick

This is when I miss Trick Mick
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-24-2017, 02:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,738
Posted By Bensin
Respectfully disagree that NTK is crap.

Respectfully disagree that NTK is crap.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-24-2017, 02:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,059
Posted By Bensin
I think you said the fuel filter was replaced in...

I think you said the fuel filter was replaced in the last 8 months. Unlikely it has clogged since then. I recall they last 20-30k, maybe longer.

The sounds of your inline​ pump match symptoms of...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-07-2017, 02:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,601
Posted By Bensin
Not surprised IPD was wrong about a 700. One...

Not surprised IPD was wrong about a 700. One should have other sources of 700 info to verify against their info.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-06-2017, 01:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,640
Posted By Bensin
Thumbs up One fix = replace rear wiper relay

Fixed mine! Though easier said than done, I checked out the wire diagram for my car. I discovered the horn and rear wiper are fused separately on output but the fuses share power source at input....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-08-2017, 02:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,640
Posted By Bensin
My car has this problem too! 1986 740

My car has this problem too! 1986 740
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-08-2017, 02:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,593
Posted By Bensin
Cool gauge! So you're best guess at the wiring...

Cool gauge! So you're best guess at the wiring didn't work? The photo showing the back of gauge with harness connected seems like the best clues.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-01-2017, 11:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,541
Posted By Bensin
More car history would help.

More car history would help.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-19-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,209
Posted By Bensin
Also, make sure the deep socket is deep enough to...

Also, make sure the deep socket is deep enough to clear end of sensor, if it's too close to end of connector it will twist the connector free of the nut but remain still connected to metal...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-10-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,730
Posted By Bensin
:drama: I need more butter...

:drama: I need more butter...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-09-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,730
Posted By Bensin
Denso iridium sparking my B230FT. All good ...

Denso iridium sparking my B230FT. All good

Some fodder: All spark plugs have cooper cores, it's the tip material that is different (platnium, iridium, and whatever the basic plug is...)

:drama:...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-07-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,938
Posted By Bensin
I'd avoid Tre, they sell knockoff AMMs that...

I'd avoid Tre, they sell knockoff AMMs that generally don't work in Volvos.

Regardless, though, check this video from a parallel thread on TB,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-05-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,780
Posted By Bensin
What about engine mounts? I think they produce...

What about engine mounts? I think they produce shaking when going bad, try some searches on motor mounts
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-04-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,780
Posted By Bensin
The EPA est. MPG for this year 1987 (2008...

The EPA est. MPG for this year 1987 (2008 ratings) is 18mpg 24mpg for auto, or 18mpg 26mpg for 4-spd, so he's not completley out of range. The turbo auto is 17mpg 20mpg.

The early 740s with 2.2...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-03-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,504
Posted By Bensin
Mega+1 to all comments. A filter is going to slow...

Mega+1 to all comments. A filter is going to slow oil flow, and that spells turbo death... spend the money on fancier oil or more oil changes, or both
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-29-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,780
Posted By Bensin
Good photos. Full disclosure: I've only changed...

Good photos. Full disclosure: I've only changed an intake gasket once in my life. Seeing the oil around the face of the block seems like an indication that gasket was leaking. I think it was worth...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-16-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,440
Posted By Bensin
Hall sensor and distributor itself could be worn...

Hall sensor and distributor itself could be worn out. Also consider power ignition module above the battery. Many report them completely dying, like mine, but it maybe on it's last legs with...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-09-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,780
Posted By Bensin
Didn't replace gaskets? They are cheap and a good...

Didn't replace gaskets? They are cheap and a good next step to rule out air leaks. Just tightening them down isn't enough.

What about intake bellows?? Pinholes do make a difference.

Did you...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-09-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,476
Posted By Bensin
Might try this stuff: Irontite...

Might try this stuff: Irontite (http://www.irontite.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=2) How good is it? I buy it at a machine shop here in Portland. I used it and worked well....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-07-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,338
Posted By Bensin
Maybe there is a switch and/or relay for the...

Maybe there is a switch and/or relay for the low/high beams that burnt out?? You need a wiring diagram...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-06-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 9,973
Posted By Bensin
:omg:Dang! I'm glad they weren't there too -...

:omg:Dang! I'm glad they weren't there too - Congrats on being a father, I've got 1 1/2 year-old
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-06-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,002
Posted By Bensin
This post will work better in Classifieds -...

This post will work better in Classifieds - Wanted to buy
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-02-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,613
Posted By Bensin
Good work - Here on Garrett's page ...

Good work - Here on Garrett's page (http://www.turbobygarrett.com/turbobygarrett/oil_water_lines)they recommend -10AN diameter *minimum* What is the inside diameter of your braided line??

...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-02-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 9,973
Posted By Bensin
It's just going to be a painful learning...

It's just going to be a painful learning experience, no matter what you'll probably look back and say "oh-man, I could've done this or that..."

The car was trashed, and nothing is going to bring...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-02-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,613
Posted By Bensin
Answer: YES! At this point, unfortunately,...

Answer: YES!

At this point, unfortunately, the turbo is fubared. I've been in the same situation- T3 turbo rebuilt, by Herman of Cherry Turbos no-less, then installed by experienced mechanic, and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-02-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 9,973
Posted By Bensin
Get the money before they talk you down lower!...

Get the money before they talk you down lower! It's not over until it's over. If you didn't file a police report, you really don't have any recourse...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-25-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,090
Posted By Bensin
Well, 750 is the Green Book idle spec not 600, so...

Well, 750 is the Green Book idle spec not 600, so no surprises here.

Glad you figured it out- smoking exhaust is no fun, been there, done that -ugh!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-21-2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,577
Posted By Bensin
I think the .2V reading means something isn't...

I think the .2V reading means something isn't grounded properly. If remember right, .1V is about the maximum acceptable reading for a ground, higher number means voltage is getting through where it...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-19-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,370
Posted By Bensin
Are you absolutely certain coolant isn't leaking...

Are you absolutely certain coolant isn't leaking out of hose connections? They have to be squarely on radiator and pump along with clamp square. I had coolant leak problem after replacing my hoses,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-11-2014, 12:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,346
Posted By Bensin
News flash!

I had no idea the IAC test point should be grounded while adjusting the AMM. I have the DVD version of the green books and it's doesn't explain it like that. I haven't seen it anywhere on Brickboard...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-08-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,346
Posted By Bensin
Here's another tangent: Over on Rennlist this...

Here's another tangent: Over on Rennlist this guy used the Volvo information, using the blinking light method, to adjust the AMM/MAF on Porsches.
He discovered the adjustment was much more...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-08-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,346
Posted By Bensin
Hey I was hoping the cleanflametrap would drop...

Hey I was hoping the cleanflametrap would drop some science on this.

I must admit I need some help on the diagrams. I know which lines represent junction and which ones don't actually connect even...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-08-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,428
Posted By Bensin
Yes, very easy to adjust. Use two, not one, 13mm...

Yes, very easy to adjust. Use two, not one, 13mm open ended wrenches.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-06-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,346
Posted By Bensin
Same high voltage with three different ECUs, one...

Same high voltage with three different ECUs, one is reman even, so rule out ECU. O2 Sensor is new, and previous one was 1 year-old, and both showed to be healthy when tested dis-connected. AMM is...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-05-2014, 11:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,346
Posted By Bensin
I left out a reason I want to know: I'm getting...

I left out a reason I want to know: I'm getting 14mpg too often.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-05-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,346
Posted By Bensin
AMM - Test point jumps on/off to 14 volts??

740 Turbo LH 2.2. 1986:
This is the G-W wire test point for adjusting CO. I have a test LED that I can only get to blink 50/50 for a 1-2 seconds then it goes rich (light on) then back to 50/50.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-05-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,020
Posted By Bensin
Check throttle body adjustment: TPS, throttle...

Check throttle body adjustment: TPS, throttle stop screw, throttle linkage ??
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-02-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,029
Posted By Bensin
In the U.S. we only have access to a few of...

In the U.S. we only have access to a few of Beru's parts. Bosch dominates here, for better or worse...

My recent new Bosch coil was made in Brazil, I'm unimpressed, my old coil may have...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-02-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,780
Posted By Bensin
I just replaced my intake manifold gasket, and it...

I just replaced my intake manifold gasket, and it was leaking on underside of manifold where it's difficult to spray something to test it. Spraying the top made no change in idle. Repair smoothed out...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-01-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,028
Posted By Bensin
Guys, really??? :lol: I completely agree...

Guys, really??? :lol:

I completely agree with everyone that flat is essential. And my manifold is flat as it was before. I assure you No harm was done to the head in the making of this repair...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-31-2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,028
Posted By Bensin
I doubt intake ports need to be as precise as...

I doubt intake ports need to be as precise as cylinder head. We're talking tedious hand sanding with paper about 1" long, very little pressure particularily as I was standing over car. This is hand...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-31-2014, 10:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,020
Posted By Bensin
I'm sure it is possible one wire is bum when...

I'm sure it is possible one wire is bum when we're talking Pep Bum specials... Do you have a multimeter (DVOM) to test? NGK makes a great set of wires for Volvo, I'm impressed with my set. Yes, the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-31-2014, 02:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,028
Posted By Bensin
What is the concern with sandpaper? 320 is seems...

What is the concern with sandpaper? 320 is seems smoother finish than existing finish. Ports were plugged. I just sanded off where I could still see the glue. It's not like I ruined the plane of the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-29-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,028
Posted By Bensin
Thanks for replies. I figured it out, about 2...

Thanks for replies. I figured it out, about 2 hours of razor blade, 320 wet/dry sandpaper, WD-40, and *elbow grease*, mostly elbow grease!:omg:

Fluctuating idle remains, but maybe MPG will...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-29-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,588
Posted By Bensin
Sorry to hear, what a drag. I wonder on the...

Sorry to hear, what a drag. I wonder on the condition of your battery cables, positive cable, but more importantly the ground, as well as ground wire to alternator. Alternator seems to be working,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-29-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,028
Posted By Bensin
Removing glued on intake gasket! ugh

Really disappointed here, a reputable Volvo shop decided it was wise to glue intake gasket to head.

I believe the gasket was leaking so I'm replacing it. But can't do that until head is cleaned...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-27-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,780
Posted By Bensin
Correct, it's not OBD. However, there is a test...

Correct, it's not OBD. However, there is a test point on right side of car for ignition codes found with a blinking light.

Right side has two points, one to read O2 output, i.e. CO reading (by...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-29-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,985
Posted By Bensin
Rock on! Dig the easy fixes (once they're found!)

Rock on! Dig the easy fixes (once they're found!)
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-27-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,193
Posted By Bensin
Gotta love the easy fixes! Did you see the...

Gotta love the easy fixes! Did you see the "review" of the hose?? Surely, that is a bogus troll review!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-22-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,778
Posted By Bensin
Don't spend time with solder, crimping is plenty...

Don't spend time with solder, crimping is plenty good, it's what they do on airplanes and their standards are higher than cars.

Also, check Dave Barton's website, search net "Dave Barton Harness"
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