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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-23-2015, 08:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,127
Posted By Greaser
Wow, sorry folks, I had kind of forgotten about...

Wow, sorry folks, I had kind of forgotten about this; new job, lots of things going on... but Im back, again. Some people that might see this have already seen my car around, either on the road or...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-24-2014, 01:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,127
Posted By Greaser
JohnV, nah, not really. The clutch was basically...

JohnV, nah, not really. The clutch was basically non-existent on her last trip. My father had to limp her home, only managing to struggle up to 3rd gear, and could not downshift. So the motor...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-22-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,127
Posted By Greaser
As promised: Some pics from the project up to...

As promised: Some pics from the project up to now.
https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfp1/t31.0-8/905888_10152894672689799_3131578821752670680_o.jpg...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-19-2014, 01:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,127
Posted By Greaser
Motor swap/trans conversion (pics)

Well first off, let me just say "Hi, I'm back." I have been away from the Volvo world for a little bit because sadly my lovely '87 245 blew her motor. Finally, after ages and ages; I have the means...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-13-2012, 12:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,618
Posted By Greaser
Agreed! And if they your cluster isnt light...

Agreed! And if they your cluster isnt light enough for your taste there are a couple tricks out there to make it easier to see your gauges.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-13-2012, 12:53 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,988
Posted By Greaser
Double check the circuit cards in the tail lights...

Double check the circuit cards in the tail lights housing for and corrosion, breaks, or scorching. These French-made boards seem to be notorious for becoming jacked up and making it seem like there...
Forum: events 08-12-2012, 06:15 PM
Replies: 473
Views: 34,844
Posted By Greaser
What a killer weekend. I only wish I coulda been...

What a killer weekend. I only wish I coulda been there for more of it. Thanks again Pete.
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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-12-2012, 12:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,618
Posted By Greaser
Yeah Its very simple and straight forward. I...

Yeah Its very simple and straight forward. I did it in another 240 and it worked perfectly. Besides... who ever uses it anyway?
Forum: events 08-11-2012, 10:16 PM
Replies: 473
Views: 34,844
Posted By Greaser
I'm here. And its an F'ing blast!

I'm here. And its an F'ing blast!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-27-2012, 11:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 878
Posted By Greaser
I used Gorilla glue on mine and it been holding...

I used Gorilla glue on mine and it been holding for about 4 years. Another suggestion would be 3M Gasket Adhesive. It works great too.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-27-2012, 11:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 945
Posted By Greaser
I would tighten up the linkage under the car to...

I would tighten up the linkage under the car to tighten your shifter, and follow the wires back from the button. There might be a pinched/bare wire there. Then go to the junkyard and pull a relay...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-26-2012, 01:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 809
Posted By Greaser
Well that is the plan, to turbo it. But since I...

Well that is the plan, to turbo it. But since I need to replace a component now, why replace it with stock quality, to replace it again shorty down the road
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-26-2012, 12:29 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,769
Posted By Greaser
Nothing beats good 'ole routine maintenance, but...

Nothing beats good 'ole routine maintenance, but as cars do get older they do get gunk in them. Once in a while I while start to get a little ratter from the valves and I can feel the engine running...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-25-2012, 07:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,505
Posted By Greaser
Sorry about the double post and semi-bump, but I...

Sorry about the double post and semi-bump, but I thought an update was in order. I ran a can of Seafoam both in the crankcase and in the fuel and let her idle in Park for about 10 minutes. The idle...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-25-2012, 07:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 809
Posted By Greaser
245 Best performance Exhaust?

I have wanted to switch my exhaust components to a performance for a while now, and seeing that I need to replace the cat. it seems like the perfect time. I was thinking about replacing the mufflers...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-24-2012, 06:35 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,164
Posted By Greaser
Yeah, that other half will get you every time. I...

Yeah, that other half will get you every time. I know far too much about that. I'm personally still waiting fro my Grandmother's neighbor to want to sell either of her '84 245s. I doubt it will...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-24-2012, 11:16 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,164
Posted By Greaser
Try and see if you can get one of the older 240's...

Try and see if you can get one of the older 240's (between 84 and 87- you want that B230F). They have less things to go wrong with them and will provide you with plenty of power and amazing...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-23-2012, 09:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,421
Posted By Greaser
TrickMick has the tests down pat ^_^. And to...

TrickMick has the tests down pat ^_^. And to answer your question 240dlSteve, yes and no. It fixed the timing issue but my problems are running deeper. I would suggest checking both your timing...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-23-2012, 07:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,421
Posted By Greaser
I thought that too, but after I changed it and...

I thought that too, but after I changed it and made sure it was torqued to spec it made sense. It might not be the problem, but it is something to check after having to change it and messing with...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-23-2012, 06:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 582
Posted By Greaser
Check the basics: Fluid levels, gas quality,...

Check the basics: Fluid levels, gas quality, blade fuse, belt condition, ect ect. As tempting as it might be, don't push the car too much until you get her home. Good luck on your trip and pull...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-23-2012, 06:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,421
Posted By Greaser
By bad crank pulley do you mean the 3-groove...

By bad crank pulley do you mean the 3-groove pulley (aka Harmonic Balancer)? If so you might want to check your engine timing. When they go bad your engine is off balance and your timing will "walk"
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-23-2012, 01:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,038
Posted By Greaser
Personally I suggest using Castrol High Mileage. ...

Personally I suggest using Castrol High Mileage. It not as expensive as some ATF's but its good stuff and wont hurt your trans or your wallet
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-23-2012, 12:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,038
Posted By Greaser
I think the bottom line is the return, but...

I think the bottom line is the return, but someone will have to double check me on that. Yes, through the dipstick hole. I put a couple quarts in so there is some fluid, then start the car and idle...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-23-2012, 12:50 PM
Replies: 695
Views: 162,098
Posted By Greaser
Luckily our cars have a good amount of torque as...

Luckily our cars have a good amount of torque as it is and the wagons have a lighter tail so its easier to get it to swing. All without doing any modding that is. Adjust your cables...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-23-2012, 12:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,038
Posted By Greaser
I would replace the filter while you are there. ...

I would replace the filter while you are there. No use reintroducing crap into the system. You might want to check your kick down cable too. Sometimes if it needs adjusting or lubricating it will...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-23-2012, 04:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,421
Posted By Greaser
Yeah. That would be your problem for sure. That...

Yeah. That would be your problem for sure. That fuse controls you fuel pump. Without it: no gas. Always make sure you carry a few extra 25 amp blade fuses and a spare harness, just in case. It...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-23-2012, 04:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,012
Posted By Greaser
I would fix the exhaust leak first. A break...

I would fix the exhaust leak first. A break anywhere in the exhaust will make the car run like mud. I speak from experience; My axle pipe snapped and even though it was behind the center muffler,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-23-2012, 04:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 616
Posted By Greaser
Make sure that you crank that sucker on to spec. ...

Make sure that you crank that sucker on to spec. If you don't, it will start to loosen and shake and snap the key. It's happened to me a few times.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-23-2012, 03:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,097
Posted By Greaser
My suggestion is to repair the seats or to move...

My suggestion is to repair the seats or to move the release to a different seat nabbed at a junk yard. I reupholstered my front seats (haven't gotten around to the back yet) and its pretty easy to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-23-2012, 01:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,505
Posted By Greaser
Hmmm I hadnt thought of that. Part of me is...

Hmmm I hadnt thought of that. Part of me is hoping thats not the case: I'm running out of money and need the car soon. But if that is the case then I guess it will mark the start of my exhaust...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-22-2012, 08:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,505
Posted By Greaser
Haha, Hi Pete. Thanks man. She still needs some...

Haha, Hi Pete. Thanks man. She still needs some work, but I think that short run to Bennett's Crossing and back was the happiest drive I have taken in a long while.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-22-2012, 06:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,505
Posted By Greaser
So update for everyone: The new knock sensor...

So update for everyone:
The new knock sensor got here, 2 days before expected, and I threw it in. The car runs a lot better now. She is still very slow to respond and take a long time to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-20-2012, 11:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 845
Posted By Greaser
I read online that what causes the breaking of...

I read online that what causes the breaking of the gear is resetting your tripodometer in gear. Lesson to be learned: Only reset the trip in Park or Neutral.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-20-2012, 11:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 576
Posted By Greaser
I think a dark red carpet with a black interior...

I think a dark red carpet with a black interior will look hot. A burgundy or maroon would be the best choice
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-20-2012, 10:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 669
Posted By Greaser
It might have been a contributing factor. But...

It might have been a contributing factor. But the rubber gets old, **** happens. They aren't too hard to do, just a bit of a PITA.

Play with the support in your hands for a little bit before...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-20-2012, 08:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,505
Posted By Greaser
I hope these shots will help. Sadly I did not...

I hope these shots will help. Sadly I did not have time to do much today, busy with other things, but I did manage to get these. They are taken with a camera phone (only camera I have) so please...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-20-2012, 05:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,505
Posted By Greaser
Yeah, I can try to get a couple pics in the...

Yeah, I can try to get a couple pics in the morning. Is there anything that you are particularly hoping to see? This way I know where to aim the camera...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-19-2012, 05:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,505
Posted By Greaser
Ok so as I had read (and really needed to do...

Ok so as I had read (and really needed to do anyways) I replaced the plugs. No change. So I started looking around for messed up wires and found this: https://p.twimg.com/AmC_fLjCEAE3nj_.jpg A...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-19-2012, 03:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 657
Posted By Greaser
An alternator is not that hard to replace on a...

An alternator is not that hard to replace on a 245. I think its 2 or three bolts, and a couple wires. Chances are good that you'll have to remove the regulator for the radio on the back and switch...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-19-2012, 05:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,505
Posted By Greaser
yes, I can rev it as high as I want and for as...

yes, I can rev it as high as I want and for as long as I want in Park and in Neutral. She runs perfect, just as she should, until you put her in gear.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-19-2012, 02:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,251
Posted By Greaser
Yeah, I would say you need it. If ever you have...

Yeah, I would say you need it. If ever you have had your Flame Trap gummed up (which sits on that box) you'll know why. My suggestion is to keep that part of the car as stock as you can. Sometimes...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-19-2012, 01:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,505
Posted By Greaser
Compression check was done after retiming the...

Compression check was done after retiming the engine, all within spec. Ignition system is Bosch Platinum Plus plug, Bosch wires, Bosch cap/rotor, stock Bosch distributor, MSD Blaster 2 Coil (with...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-18-2012, 11:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 845
Posted By Greaser
Well I'm not sure if the reset gear you mentioned...

Well I'm not sure if the reset gear you mentioned is the same as I am thinking but...

In the unit itself there is a 25 tooth plastic gear (yes in the electric units too) that often breaks. These...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-18-2012, 10:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,505
Posted By Greaser
FIne in Park, Bad in Drive

My '87 245 DL is having some major problems. I replaced the head gasket, Re-timed the engine, replaced the Harmonic Balencer. She is hard to start but once she starts, the idle is perfect. In Park or...
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