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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Today, 12:23 AM
Replies: 79
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Posted By dl242gt
With the new year comes a running old gray lady....

With the new year comes a running old gray lady. Glad you figured it out. Congrats!
Forum: performance & modifications Yesterday, 03:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 218
Posted By dl242gt
Can you be a bit more specific? Like what kind of...

Can you be a bit more specific? Like what kind of lowering suspension you want to do?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Yesterday, 02:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 133
Posted By dl242gt
Bosch is the original suipplier and their filters...

Bosch is the original suipplier and their filters are reasonable. The intank pump upgrade is good to do.

If you don't know when the injector seals were last replaced? Then they need to be done....
Forum: performance & modifications 01-15-2019, 08:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,507
Posted By dl242gt
Hi Mark! Sooo how did you make out with the...

Hi Mark! Sooo how did you make out with the engine choice eight years later?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-15-2019, 03:55 PM
Replies: 19
240: Air Dams
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Posted By dl242gt
Generally it also made a difference what the trim...

Generally it also made a difference what the trim level was. An early 80s commando bumper DL could have nothing or a small plastic extension. It wasn't quite a spoiler but was attached to the bumper...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-12-2019, 12:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 259
Posted By dl242gt
I was referring to stock Volvo strut tower plates...

I was referring to stock Volvo strut tower plates which are quite thick. the 15A plates are a bit thinner and wouldn't raise the front as much as the plates from Volvo.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-12-2019, 12:27 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,339
Posted By dl242gt
Thank you for the well wishes. A Happy New Year...

Thank you for the well wishes. A Happy New Year to you as well. It sure seems like you are very close to figuring this out. Have a good weekend.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-12-2019, 12:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 446
Posted By dl242gt
I just repaired two cars this past year that both...

I just repaired two cars this past year that both had clogged injectors. Both cars sat or the engine sat for a number of years. When I looked at the spark plugs they were completely varnished up. A...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-11-2019, 05:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 375
Posted By dl242gt
Turbo lug nuts are the best ones used on the 240...

Turbo lug nuts are the best ones used on the 240 series. Mcgard is another very high quality lug nut maker. I've also used the Gorilla ones and they were fine but the chrome was not up to Mcgard or...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-11-2019, 05:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 259
Posted By dl242gt
This is true also because the 79 GT has the strut...

This is true also because the 79 GT has the strut tower plates and they raise the car about 1/4" Like on my 93 wagon.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-11-2019, 04:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 493
Posted By dl242gt
Unless there is some other engine issue creating...

Unless there is some other engine issue creating a louder noise. I can always hear that clicking sound of the injectors.

Maybe they have injectors designed to be quiet on higher end cars like a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-11-2019, 04:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 323
Posted By dl242gt
Have your heater core pressure tested if you are...

Have your heater core pressure tested if you are worried about it. If it passes and doesn't have any signs of corrosion damage. I would just keep using the original. They are the best and aren't...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-11-2019, 04:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 259
Posted By dl242gt
I've been using the aftermarket ones with those...

I've been using the aftermarket ones with those measurements for over ten years on my 93 wagon. I like them very much. They still have a good ride but are firmer for much better handling. I would...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-10-2019, 08:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 493
Posted By dl242gt
Thanks for correcting my fuzzy memory Art!

Thanks for correcting my fuzzy memory Art!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-10-2019, 03:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 493
Posted By dl242gt
From what I recall the gauge itself is calibrated...

From what I recall the gauge itself is calibrated by bending the pointer so it aims at the calibration mark on the face of the gauge. if the car is running at a good temp. I don't see why you can't...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-10-2019, 03:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 520
Posted By dl242gt
Wurth HHS Plus owns all of the other suggested...

Wurth HHS Plus owns all of the other suggested latch and linkage lubricants. Give it a try.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-10-2019, 03:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 533
Posted By dl242gt
The oil drain plug temp sensor has the same 3/4...

The oil drain plug temp sensor has the same 3/4 16 thread but the hex flats are only 22mm instead of 25 aka 1" like the stock plug.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-10-2019, 03:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 493
Posted By dl242gt
The temperature fluctuation during driving...

The temperature fluctuation during driving conditions and during warmup scared all the little old ladies so Volvo added the faker board to calm the stressed nerves over a gauge moving while driving.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-09-2019, 09:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 303
Posted By dl242gt
Yeah, looks like a fail of the board...

Yeah, looks like a fail of the board manufacturing process and/or they were trying to save .00001 of a cent per board so they didn't put the pads on the bottom like you mention. lol.

I got...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-09-2019, 08:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 493
Posted By dl242gt
It could be the thermostat is worn. Without the...

It could be the thermostat is worn. Without the temp faker. As the enine warms up you should see a peak and then the temp settle down. If the peak takes a long time after warmup to settle down then...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-09-2019, 07:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 303
Posted By dl242gt
That is horrible looking solder on the component...

That is horrible looking solder on the component pins. Good find! I've only had one out and out bad ezk but looking at that solder I'm surprised there aren't more failures.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-09-2019, 07:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 884
Posted By dl242gt
Looks like the one I am using.

Looks like the one I am using.
Forum: performance & modifications 01-08-2019, 08:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 357
Posted By dl242gt
As mentioned above. It will be much easier to get...

As mentioned above. It will be much easier to get a B230F LH2.4 wiring loom from a 240 and use that for the ecu and icu. The other LH2.4 components on the engine like the air mass sensor and coolant...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-08-2019, 08:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 303
Posted By dl242gt
since you have power at the coil which you...

since you have power at the coil which you verified with a test light. Next goto the coil negative with the test light and under cranking see if it flashes. If it does. Then your rproblem is the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-08-2019, 04:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 877
Posted By dl242gt
It would be clockwise looking at the heater unit...

It would be clockwise looking at the heater unit from the left driver side. To verify look at the fan blades. They should be scooping air and pushing it out. So if you look at the top outlets for the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-08-2019, 12:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 391
Posted By dl242gt
OK so we road tested this swap and I like it a...

OK so we road tested this swap and I like it a lot. The missing vehicle speed did cause the high idle after steady high speed driving. Not a deal breaker by any means and in the spring when the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-07-2019, 08:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 191
Posted By dl242gt
Get a test lamp and start probing the plastic...

Get a test lamp and start probing the plastic vinly circuit board to make sure voltage and current are getting to the bulb locaations. There is a ground screw for the light to use as ground for the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-07-2019, 08:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 884
Posted By dl242gt
I am using the sierra cosworth .48 housing. I...

I am using the sierra cosworth .48 housing. I think it is from the 2wd cosworth car. Bought it on ebay UK. It is on a B21FT that has a 405 head with flow work, v15 turbo cam and 90+ exhaust manifold....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-04-2019, 08:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 884
Posted By dl242gt
Looks like time for a replacement housing. As a...

Looks like time for a replacement housing. As a suggestion because you are across the pond you can more easily procure the cosworth sierra T3 exhaust housing. I am using the .48 housing in my 240...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-04-2019, 08:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,536
Posted By dl242gt
The crack can usually be stopped from progressing...

The crack can usually be stopped from progressing by drilling a hole in the end of the crack. Then it can be welded for a permanent repair.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-04-2019, 08:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,057
Posted By dl242gt
Since you already cleaned it. Now it's time to...

Since you already cleaned it. Now it's time to add the dye to the oil and see where it's coming from. Seems like a sneaky head gasket leak though.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-04-2019, 06:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 427
Posted By dl242gt
Probably more or cheaper plastic in the new...

Probably more or cheaper plastic in the new intank pump than the old one. Glad it's behaving.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-04-2019, 02:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 853
Posted By dl242gt
I change tires seasonally and this past couple...

I change tires seasonally and this past couple sets of winter tires I cheaped out and bought discount tires that were nos. The last set were three year old stock Falken Euro winter in 205-60-15. A...
Forum: showroom 01-02-2019, 06:48 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 36,154
Posted By dl242gt
They still do only the engine is called an LS...

They still do only the engine is called an LS something and has eight cylinders and 16V with a turbo.:lol:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-02-2019, 06:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 319
Posted By dl242gt
You used to be able to buy the plate blank and...

You used to be able to buy the plate blank and have it engraved with your information. Volvo still sold them as of 2002 when that happened but now I don't know if they still sell blanks.

As you...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-02-2019, 06:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 391
Posted By dl242gt
I am helping with a swapped car. We are going...

I am helping with a swapped car. We are going without the signal for now. It's a 77 and they too want to keep the early cluster and dash. The engine is from an 89 244 and the trans for the manual...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-01-2019, 07:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 609
Posted By dl242gt
You could consider modifying a kjetronic intake...

You could consider modifying a kjetronic intake manifold so it uses electronic fuel injectors. That manifold flows a bit better than the efi volvo manifold. If the intake manifold has to stay stock...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-01-2019, 07:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 398
Posted By dl242gt
Btw I wasn't disagreeing with getting rid of the...

Btw I wasn't disagreeing with getting rid of the fuse box and bad wiring. Just was saying you can use the stock relay setup to have some safety for racing.

In reading your post I'm glad you have...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-01-2019, 07:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 594
Posted By dl242gt
In the wagon I like to use T6 5-40w rotella....

In the wagon I like to use T6 5-40w rotella. cheap at wally world and it's great for cold starting while having a bit thicker high temp viscosity. I think a 960 has hydraulic lifters and I'm sure...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-01-2019, 07:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 210
Posted By dl242gt
You may need to put a larger terminal on the B+...

You may need to put a larger terminal on the B+ large red wire. Or ream out the one on the car. It is better to put a larger terminal on the wire. A turbo has a six mm stud for the stock alternator....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-01-2019, 03:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 694
Posted By dl242gt
This should be in the aritcles or projects and...

This should be in the aritcles or projects and restoration section. Well done!
Forum: performance & modifications 01-01-2019, 03:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 666
Posted By dl242gt
In my experience a major cause of this is spark...

In my experience a major cause of this is spark blowout from the spark plug gap being too large/spark is weak. Make sure the gap is .028" and that the plugs are new or like new. If they are copper...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-01-2019, 03:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 398
Posted By dl242gt
The relay has a control side and a load side. You...

The relay has a control side and a load side. You just need to disonncect the relay from the computer and wire it stand alone so a switch will turn it on and off. That would be done with the control...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-31-2018, 02:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 604
Posted By dl242gt
He ran that oil because it's what my 82 B21FT has...

He ran that oil because it's what my 82 B21FT has used for many years. With synthetic the cold starting is fine. But I also suggested using the 5-40 rotella T6. That has great cold starting and is...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-31-2018, 02:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 427
Posted By dl242gt
I had a similar problem with random good idle yet...

I had a similar problem with random good idle yet no power to rev up. It turned out to be the main pressure pump intermittently not making enough pressure. The pump worked ok for about the first ten...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-29-2018, 07:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 209
Posted By dl242gt
Some time spent diagnosing and learning how the...

Some time spent diagnosing and learning how the systems work will help your figure out the problems with your car. Sometimes the kind of problem you describe is the result of a couple or more...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-29-2018, 03:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 484
Posted By dl242gt
Try to find the Volvo green book diagrams for the...

Try to find the Volvo green book diagrams for the most legible versions. There also used to be Mitchell wiring diagram books. They are pretty affordable on ebay and amazon as used books. Pick your...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-28-2018, 06:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 766
Posted By dl242gt
That doesnt' surprise me that the later pedal box...

That doesnt' surprise me that the later pedal box is thinner metal. When I had to redo the seats on an 89 sedan I used to have. That sheet metal insdie the seat felt thinner and flimsy compared to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-28-2018, 05:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 882
Posted By dl242gt
Nice work! The part number difference is probably...

Nice work! The part number difference is probably just an updated motor with the parts that break made more robust. Nowadays with 3d printing it shouldn't be too hard to replace the blue cog. Make a...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-27-2018, 04:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 769
Posted By dl242gt
You don't need any rare 240 turbo intercooler...

You don't need any rare 240 turbo intercooler parts for the stock mechanical fan. It's the brackets and the fan shroud that are different. Also you can use the stock n/a fan and shroud by installing...
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