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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-04-2016, 12:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,624
Posted By BrianB
So, just keep in mind that if it's a '93 or...

So, just keep in mind that if it's a '93 or newer, your in-tank pump has a fuel sender that likes to corrode from E10 fuel exposure. So if your gauge starts acting up sporadically, there's your next...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-20-2016, 12:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,522
Posted By BrianB
If the local Autozone doesn't have it, the...

If the local Autozone doesn't have it, the regional warehouse is down in Federal Way. If you have an ORCA card, start with the 280 bus, transfer to the 510/512 go to Downtown Seattle, transfer to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-08-2016, 03:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,707
Posted By BrianB
That gave me an idea... although stringing that...

That gave me an idea... although stringing that wire would be almost as hard as if i had to string a new hose.

FCP says its a flex (rubber vacuum) line from back to front.

But...

If I can...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-08-2016, 02:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,707
Posted By BrianB
So the hard line is just from the rear check...

So the hard line is just from the rear check valve up to the hatch hinge? eeek! what was Volvo thinking?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-08-2016, 02:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,707
Posted By BrianB
On my 960, it goes through a rubber grommet. I'd...

On my 960, it goes through a rubber grommet. I'd say that's the firewall passthrough. I just would like to know if it connects with the hard line at the grommet, or somewhere deeper and more...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-08-2016, 01:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,707
Posted By BrianB
Yes, I'm sure. I'd had the heater hoses replaced...

Yes, I'm sure. I'd had the heater hoses replaced and the mechanic doing it proceeded to randomly pull at the vacuum lines for reasons which escape me.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-08-2016, 12:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,707
Posted By BrianB
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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-06-2016, 03:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,707
Posted By BrianB
Question Rear washer hose = wet footwell :(

I was a damn fool, I took my 960 wagon to a shop that didn't know Volvos...

First, they hooked the new heater hoses *backwards*. I took it back and had them "make it right". Of course, they had...
Forum: showroom 04-27-2015, 03:15 PM
Replies: 9,547
Views: 3,932,363
Posted By BrianB
All teh stickaz! ...

All teh stickaz!

https://scontent-sjc.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xap1/v/t1.0-9/11109512_10207025768472492_4293165647345109213_n.jpg?oh=33ba5d1fec05f8a74fc4859c4c2b2af7&oe=55D08C5C
Forum: performance & modifications 04-26-2015, 12:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,450
Posted By BrianB
I can't believe MrBill spent all that work on it...

I can't believe MrBill spent all that work on it and neglected to deal with the weaksauce brakes...

When I'm down in PDX this next weekend (1-3) I'll hopefully find something that will work.
Forum: performance & modifications 04-23-2015, 02:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,450
Posted By BrianB
Why would I buy from a stealership, anyway? I'd...

Why would I buy from a stealership, anyway? I'd get it from FCP or barring that the junkyard.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-23-2015, 02:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,982
Posted By BrianB
Exclamation :oops::omg: There it is... You're going to have...

:oops::omg: There it is... You're going to have to trace back to its plug source and run new wire (use a thicker gauge by one grade if possible). Use high-temp wire.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-23-2015, 11:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,982
Posted By BrianB
This may strike as a dumb answer... but did it...

This may strike as a dumb answer... but did it ever get the upgraded engine harness?
Forum: performance & modifications 04-23-2015, 11:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,450
Posted By BrianB
The answer I like :D

The answer I like :D
Forum: performance & modifications 04-22-2015, 08:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,450
Posted By BrianB
850R 320mm discs on Volvo 960

I've heard this is possible with small amounts of work.

So exactly how interchangeable are 850 and late 960/90 series front suspension.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-13-2015, 11:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,136
Posted By BrianB
Play with the AC switch, though this is...

Play with the AC switch, though this is supposedly not an issue with LH 2.4, just 2.2
Forum: performance & modifications 04-12-2015, 12:11 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,714
Posted By BrianB
Hmm... I'd thought maybe it had something to do...

Hmm... I'd thought maybe it had something to do with noise law compliance.

My car might not actually have the early cam. At high altitude it will not rev above 4kRPM for all the horses in the...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-12-2015, 03:34 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,714
Posted By BrianB
So I don't know why, but I could SWEAR my 960...

So I don't know why, but I could SWEAR my 960 accelerates and sounds better than your creation. Exhaust restriction?
Forum: performance & modifications 03-29-2015, 03:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,904
Posted By BrianB
My suggestions were bench racing based on other...

My suggestions were bench racing based on other threads i've read over the years.

The rationale for me suggesting all of the headwork and pistons/connecting rods is that for the OP to achieve...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-29-2015, 03:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,904
Posted By BrianB
It isn't the Turbo that gives you gobs of...

It isn't the Turbo that gives you gobs of horsepower.

It's everything else connected to it. Get a better cam, have your cylinder head blueprinted and ports matched, different pistons, connecting...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-10-2015, 03:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,685
Posted By BrianB
This might help you a bit. ...

This might help you a bit.

http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=16571
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-13-2015, 12:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,418
Posted By BrianB
E-fan 940's. The N/A radiator will fit on the...

E-fan 940's. The N/A radiator will fit on the turbo (thought not optimally, and your cooling capacity will be reduced by about 30%)

To fit a turbo radiator onto an N/A car requires taking off the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-11-2015, 10:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,244
Posted By BrianB
Also, Turbo=Hipster Vampire Garlic

Also, Turbo=Hipster Vampire Garlic
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-25-2015, 03:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,839
Posted By BrianB
He'd need a garage to do that. As for renting a...

He'd need a garage to do that. As for renting a spot, it'd take about 2 days to do a long block swap and get everything connected and set up.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-25-2015, 01:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,839
Posted By BrianB
You could also enroll in auto mechanics class at...

You could also enroll in auto mechanics class at Green River or Renton Tech.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-24-2015, 07:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,508
Posted By BrianB
Wait... Cali will pay me 1500 bucks if I put...

Wait... Cali will pay me 1500 bucks if I put sugar and sulfur in my tank and proceed to have it tested?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-24-2015, 03:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,839
Posted By BrianB
http://www.garagetownfederalway.com/

http://www.garagetownfederalway.com/
Forum: performance & modifications 01-23-2015, 04:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,264
Posted By BrianB
Post I remember something about LH2.2 needing diodes...

I remember something about LH2.2 needing diodes and resistors wired into the AMM to trick it into running browntops properly.

This segues into the 3"id AMM that the 760 PRV used. Though I wonder...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-23-2015, 01:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,264
Posted By BrianB
Hmm... I'm thinking this procedure might have to...

Hmm... I'm thinking this procedure might have to wait a while. As I've thought about it some more, the concept rocks to me, but it is going to require lining up parts. Knock on wood, I kinda wish...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-23-2015, 12:59 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,555
Posted By BrianB
Post Ball Joint replacement procedure

So I read the 700/900 faq, and the section on ball joints was seemingly written by a drunken lunatic with delirium tremens. :rofl::omg::roll:

So I watched this video on YouTube which confirmed my...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-22-2015, 08:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,264
Posted By BrianB
Okay, so stick with a 3bar fpr, the standard...

Okay, so stick with a 3bar fpr, the standard issue.

I initially didn't want to go with an injector change because I recall that LH goes flaky on pulse length when you use larger injectors. Along...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-22-2015, 06:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,264
Posted By BrianB
Alright, so now lets say I do the Chrysler 4bar...

Alright, so now lets say I do the Chrysler 4bar FPR, and buy the 75lb injectors. If I run E85, I'll be forced to get an MBC and crank up the boost, right?

My car probably will smack me for being...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-22-2015, 03:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,520
Posted By BrianB
Okay, rub it in that I went overboard on cleaning...

Okay, rub it in that I went overboard on cleaning up my .sig a while back.

I'm rocking a 940 Turbo wagon.
Forum: performance & modifications 01-22-2015, 03:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,264
Posted By BrianB
(... double post) As a side note, last time...

(... double post)

As a side note, last time I thought about buying injectors, it created a flame war.

http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=294950
Forum: performance & modifications 01-22-2015, 03:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,264
Posted By BrianB
I'm looking at replacing my fpr anyway, so this...

I'm looking at replacing my fpr anyway, so this got me to thinking about a 4bar for chrysler engines, then i read a bit about e85, which i'd always assumed required MS, which infact it really doesn't...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-22-2015, 02:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,929
Posted By BrianB
I read somewhere that certain specs of 1987 745...

I read somewhere that certain specs of 1987 745 Turbos were equipped with 12g's, including my first Volvo. I think it was automatic-equipped wagons with cloth interiors. Mine had black houndstooth.
Forum: performance & modifications 01-22-2015, 02:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,264
Posted By BrianB
I would estimate it's running around 10psi. I...

I would estimate it's running around 10psi. I don't have a calibrated boost gauge yet. I thought about buying one I saw at harbor freight, but noticed it was capped at 20psi and 30kpa vacuum, which...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-22-2015, 02:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,520
Posted By BrianB
Hmm, the main part was trying to ascertain if...

Hmm, the main part was trying to ascertain if it's got an IPD or RSI cam.

my car is not stock under the hood, and among other things, lacks piston slap. So I'm apt to think the engine's been...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-22-2015, 02:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,264
Posted By BrianB
Turbo, a 13c with aftermarket tubing (still not...

Turbo, a 13c with aftermarket tubing (still not sure it's a 13c... maybe it has a different chra but compressor scroll for a 13c)
Forum: performance & modifications 01-22-2015, 01:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,520
Posted By BrianB
Question How can I tell if my car (1991 940 Turbo) has non-standard cams?

I'd rather not have to go to the trouble of removing the valve cover. Is there an easy way to spot through the oil cap?

If the only way is butt-dyno, all I can say about my car is it seems to...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-22-2015, 12:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,264
Posted By BrianB
Question Bonkers idea to attempt E85 on stock greentops and 4bar FPR

It must be the cold air, for I am thinking about modding my 945T to run E85.

Here's what I have in mind:

Replace the 3bar FPR with either a Holley Adjustable, or the Cosmo Adjustable. This is...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-21-2015, 10:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,256
Posted By BrianB
Just get those 170.00 specials at O'reilly's and...

Just get those 170.00 specials at O'reilly's and be happy.
http://www.oreillyauto.com/site/c/detail/ATG0/FML100/N0600.oap
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-21-2015, 10:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,929
Posted By BrianB
This is strange... 1987 Volvo 745 Turbos usually...

This is strange... 1987 Volvo 745 Turbos usually had a TD05-12g, didn't they? But then, I owned an '88 760 that had a T3, and a '91 945 Amish special with a T3... What a strange beast Tracy was. ...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-21-2015, 10:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,237
Posted By BrianB
You don't want S90 door panels, they're puckered...

You don't want S90 door panels, they're puckered all to hell, and the interior door latches like to break.

You shouldn't be looking at a 940 as a luxury car, it was not marketed or meant for that....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-14-2015, 03:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,906
Posted By BrianB
*knock on wood* my 940 has a funny idle,...

*knock on wood* my 940 has a funny idle, generates no codes, but the alternator is definitely on its way out.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-11-2015, 03:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,401
Posted By BrianB
This is not a 940 SE, it is a 945 Turbo, so...

This is not a 940 SE, it is a 945 Turbo, so standard wagon pieces.

Something in me makes me wonder if there are nivomats on it, the front sits higher than the back
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-10-2015, 02:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,401
Posted By BrianB
Question Could use a bit of cheap advice, maybe parts sources.

So I have a 1991 Volvo 945 Turbo painted White with tinted windows.

I paid a Seattle PotHead Hipster 1200.00 for this clusterbork.

Good:
Runs like a scared chicken, called "The Howling...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-03-2015, 02:13 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,455
Posted By BrianB
As a former S90 and current and past 945 Turbo...

As a former S90 and current and past 945 Turbo owner...

With an S90, people think you're boring and unexciting. That you're neurotic and have given up on the game.

With a 945, people think...
Forum: showroom 12-29-2014, 06:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,249
Posted By BrianB
Thumbs up Your ride looks so inspiring. Now if I can...

Your ride looks so inspiring.

Now if I can just keep my monthly mod budget under 500.00.

What I have to do with my 940:
1. New rotors/pads on front
2. Ball Joints/Sway bar bushings
3. front...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-20-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,846
Posted By BrianB
When you get to 210k miles, you have to do: 1....

When you get to 210k miles, you have to do:
1. Timing belt
2. Tensioner
3. Water Pump
4. Oil Pump

You forget any of those 4, you're gambling about 1500 for a new motor.

The rear cam seal...
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