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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Yesterday, 08:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 179
Posted By TestPoint
Clear flooding on our 30 year old cars is to...

Clear flooding on our 30 year old cars is to remove the plugs, verify that injectors are not leaking or actually spraying fuel and spend the starter for a lot of time. Then check the crank case oil...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-19-2018, 07:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 112
Posted By TestPoint
Volvo was concerned about running out of Diesel...

Volvo was concerned about running out of Diesel and the lack of a fuel pump but that, apparently, did not turn out to be a problem.

I like your idea of pressurizing the fuel tank with the return...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-19-2018, 10:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 222
Posted By TestPoint
On easy to replace items like the alternator I...

On easy to replace items like the alternator I usually choose lowest cost/life time warranty things.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-18-2018, 08:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 151
Posted By TestPoint
The return ATF coolant line dumps back into the...

The return ATF coolant line dumps back into the pan that has air in it so it doesn't matter.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-18-2018, 07:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 222
Posted By TestPoint
Any precious little mice winter over with the...

Any precious little mice winter over with the heap?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-18-2018, 07:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 151
Posted By TestPoint
The pressure in the ATF line is only about 30 psi...

The pressure in the ATF line is only about 30 psi but I would not trust JBWeld.

You can cut and splice with compression fitting connectors but replacing with a new line is probably easier.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-13-2018, 09:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 913
Posted By TestPoint
The tach red/white wire is loose and is just...

The tach red/white wire is loose and is just hanging back there. It is not in a harness as such when it gets to the instrument cluster with a single female connector on it.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-13-2018, 07:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 935
Posted By TestPoint
Here is my personal favorite: ...

Here is my personal favorite:

http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=289775&highlight=fuel+pressure+gauge
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-13-2018, 06:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 913
Posted By TestPoint
Transmission tail shaft area on the left side.

Transmission tail shaft area on the left side.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-13-2018, 05:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 913
Posted By TestPoint
I know it is a 90 degree twist release. You...

I know it is a 90 degree twist release. You might have to push in a bit to get it to turn.

Like you suggested, pulling a bit of slack by removing it from the transmission will make it a lot...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-12-2018, 06:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 913
Posted By TestPoint
I have not experienced the anti tamper seal but...

I have not experienced the anti tamper seal but there is a fragile plastic 90 degree twist lock connector holding the cable onto the back of the tach. Break that and you will have to create a way...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-08-2018, 04:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 448
Posted By TestPoint
Assuming that the rest of the cooling system is...

Assuming that the rest of the cooling system is in decent shape the engine couldn't care less about 10 degrees.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-06-2018, 05:09 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 3,974
Posted By TestPoint
Sounds like a man with a plan. Hope it fixes the...

Sounds like a man with a plan. Hope it fixes the problem.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-04-2018, 10:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 567
Posted By TestPoint
Drive it around the block and put your hand on...

Drive it around the block and put your hand on each of the rear wheels near the center.

One will feel dramatically hotter than the other. Replace that caliper, pads and probably that rotor.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-04-2018, 09:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 567
Posted By TestPoint
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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-04-2018, 08:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 567
Posted By TestPoint
Seized caliper boiling the brake fluid.

Seized caliper boiling the brake fluid.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-02-2018, 09:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 914
Posted By TestPoint
The spray is the easy part anyway. Prep is where...

The spray is the easy part anyway. Prep is where the quality is.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-02-2018, 08:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 914
Posted By TestPoint
I have painted two cars that turned out extremely...

I have painted two cars that turned out extremely OK. One, a '71 164, in the garage without ventilation and one in the driveway on a calm dry day. I thought I had killed myself with the vent-less...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-02-2018, 03:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 357
Posted By TestPoint
Yes, fuse 13 only provides power to operate the...

Yes, fuse 13 only provides power to operate the relay. See schematic in post 6.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-01-2018, 09:37 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 3,974
Posted By TestPoint
I bought the fiber optic camera after the tank...

I bought the fiber optic camera after the tank problems but would have tried it that way first. Probably through the pump hatch.

Siphon the tank down as low as you can get it and let it dry. You...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-30-2018, 07:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 280
Posted By TestPoint
The ECU/fuel pump relay operates off the pulsing...

The ECU/fuel pump relay operates off the pulsing ground from the distributor/ECU. Check the ground side of the coil for pulses.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-30-2018, 04:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 357
Posted By TestPoint
There is not an OEM relay after the FP relay...

There is not an OEM relay after the FP relay before the pumps but it has been a common Turbo Bricks solution to FP relay failure to add such a relay to move the current load to an inexpensive 40a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-29-2018, 05:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 365
Posted By TestPoint
Starter switch is the first thing that comes to...

Starter switch is the first thing that comes to mind. There is a wiring harness connector plugged into the back of the mechanical switch.

Beyond that fuses.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-27-2018, 02:57 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 3,974
Posted By TestPoint
My tank rust ending up costing me over $1400. ...

My tank rust ending up costing me over $1400.

Replaced lift pump once, pressure pump twice, 2 filters, fuel tank, had the fuel distributor (K-jet) rebuilt twice ($400 first time, courtesy...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-27-2018, 02:36 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 3,974
Posted By TestPoint
This many pump failures is beyond unlucky chance....

This many pump failures is beyond unlucky chance.

The pictured rust took out a claimed new pump when I bought the car and both a new lift and pressure pump that I installed. A significant...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-27-2018, 01:48 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 3,974
Posted By TestPoint
Are you sure that you don't have some rust in the...

Are you sure that you don't have some rust in the tank? Rust destroyed a brand new pump before I could even get through testing other fuel issues.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-23-2018, 08:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 449
Posted By TestPoint
I suggested draining at the hose from the lift...

I suggested draining at the hose from the lift pump because the fuel pressure at the filter is 90 psi. You really do not want to try to control 90 psi of fuel out of a 1/4" hose. Using the pressure...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-23-2018, 05:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 444
Posted By TestPoint
Make your own pressure test setup. You will need...

Make your own pressure test setup. You will need an 8mm and 10mm banjo connector, a valve and a gauge. No magic required.

http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=289775
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-22-2018, 04:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 449
Posted By TestPoint
This is that extra 2 gallons of gas from the tank...

This is that extra 2 gallons of gas from the tank after I had pumped it dry with the lift pump.

http://i772.photobucket.com/albums/yy4/tporterellijaycom/Volvo%20Bertone/PB101370.jpg

Obviously...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-22-2018, 02:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 327
Posted By TestPoint
He is in Norway. The overflow catch is a...

He is in Norway.

The overflow catch is a good idea.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-22-2018, 08:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 327
Posted By TestPoint
Very nice looking car!

Very nice looking car!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-21-2018, 08:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 449
Posted By TestPoint
Remove the low pressure suction hose from the...

Remove the low pressure suction hose from the fuel pump and run the pump with a jumper into a clean mud bucket to drain the tank.

Assuming you are draining the tank because of storage put a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-17-2018, 05:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 529
Posted By TestPoint
I just hate to see a low mileage engine go to the...

I just hate to see a low mileage engine go to the JY.

Check on the DeLorean forums to see if anyone wants it. They all had 28E/F but maybe someone is trying to do a restoration on the cheap.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-15-2018, 02:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 456
Posted By TestPoint
That's acceptable but kinda at the upper limit. ...

That's acceptable but kinda at the upper limit. A 50/50 antifreeze mix with a 15 psi pressure cap should be good to 220 F. That is where it boils over.

Back flush the radiator under pressure,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-15-2018, 12:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 625
Posted By TestPoint
I am just guessing but perhaps the normal,...

I am just guessing but perhaps the normal, external air non operated position of the valve motor is no vacuum which could mean a loss of vacuum.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-15-2018, 12:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 496
Posted By TestPoint
The easy diagnosis is to 'rent' a coolant...

The easy diagnosis is to 'rent' a coolant pressure test kit from you local auto parts store. If you are losing enough coolant to need refilling there is a leak somewhere. Pump it up to 20psi, 15 is...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-15-2018, 10:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 625
Posted By TestPoint
Sounds like your inside/outside air valve is...

Sounds like your inside/outside air valve is open. Either stuck open or operated via controls.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-14-2018, 02:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 315
Posted By TestPoint
Sounds like you have grounded the lock side of...

Sounds like you have grounded the lock side of the button release switch so that the lock is permanently held open. The ground should go through the momentary contact release switch.

Or the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-12-2018, 06:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 841
Posted By TestPoint
Snug is defined as 28.6 foot pounds of torque. ...

Snug is defined as 28.6 foot pounds of torque. The intent is to lock the wedge together until you can get a torque wrench on it to set it to factory specs.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-09-2018, 03:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 841
Posted By TestPoint
Impact wrench.

Impact wrench.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-02-2018, 08:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 431
Posted By TestPoint
I need your 6 cylinder tach and will buy you a 4...

I need your 6 cylinder tach and will buy you a 4 cylinder tach or ship my 4 cylinder to you. The tachs changed over the years from flat black to slightly shinny. What year did the tach come from.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-01-2018, 05:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 625
Posted By TestPoint
Not sure how the control unit would deal with two...

Not sure how the control unit would deal with two input signals.

The O2 sensor is designed to operate in a specific temperature band that is affected by the distance back from the exhaust...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-29-2018, 07:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 383
Posted By TestPoint
. . . and put clean copper fuses into clean...

. . . and put clean copper fuses into clean copper fuse holders. The lead fuses self destruct given enough time and our cars are old enough.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-29-2018, 06:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 481
Posted By TestPoint
Sway bar bushings and drag links.

Sway bar bushings and drag links.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-29-2018, 02:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 469
Posted By TestPoint
Near the water pump/thermostat.

Near the water pump/thermostat.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-25-2018, 09:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 469
Posted By TestPoint
The gauge operates based on the variable...

The gauge operates based on the variable resistance of the sensor. Appx 200 ohms to ground is appx 200*F. Appx 800 ohms to ground is appx 50*F.

Test the resistance and measure the actual head...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-24-2018, 10:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,604
Posted By TestPoint
The original 4 cylinder tach vs the V8...

The original 4 cylinder tach vs the V8 complicates the tach connection. There is a custom electronic solution but see one solution here:

http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=272683
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-24-2018, 09:06 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,037
Posted By TestPoint
Vibration . . . or something else. I had...

Vibration . . . or something else.

I had paid the shaft guy about $100 to shorten and balance a one tube custom shaft for my 302 conversion with new U-joints that I had installed. When I couldn't...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-24-2018, 08:04 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,037
Posted By TestPoint
Post #13 Setting the caps back against...

Post #13



Setting the caps back against the proper thickness snap rings is obviously a critical criteria that I had no knowledge of at the time. I had set the joints back against the rings but...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-23-2018, 07:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 540
Posted By TestPoint
John Lane claims to be able to start an...

John Lane claims to be able to start an international incident with a shotgun he is so close to the Canadian border. He is also one of the foundations of Volvo knowledge people on this forum. ...
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