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Forum: performance & modifications 08-27-2018, 02:25 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By Ryan_R
Why? Unless you have a magic way to get more air...

Why? Unless you have a magic way to get more air in, the car is going to reach for "stoich".

I ran a complete B234F with stock Regina parts. Worked fine.

Right now the car has yellow tops from...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-27-2018, 02:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,223
Posted By Ryan_R
Your opinion is woefully wrong. Based on data. ...

Your opinion is woefully wrong. Based on data.

-Ryan
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-08-2018, 11:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 499
Posted By Ryan_R
Thanks for the help and suggestion on where to...

Thanks for the help and suggestion on where to set it up!

Ordered some adjustable gears from STS last night. Cam for this 245 coming from IPD. I'll start with 4.5 degrees advanced.

-Ryan
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-07-2018, 06:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 499
Posted By Ryan_R
VX3 cam. Advance is 3 degs at crank, right?

Silly question time:

The red block VX3 camshaft is a VX advanced 3 degrees measured at the crank, right?

Sooo.... 1.5 degrees advence at the cam should get me there? (Long day wrenching, no...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-14-2018, 04:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,334
Posted By Ryan_R
Skandix has/had OEM mudflaps. Real nice, and easy...

Skandix has/had OEM mudflaps. Real nice, and easy install..... unless you're trying to look like you own a Subaru.

-Ryan
Forum: performance & modifications 05-14-2018, 04:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,642
Posted By Ryan_R
A is a better driver, but B is better than...

A is a better driver, but B is better than nothing. B has more overlap, so you'll need to get the revs up before you get "on the cam". T is a utter waste with an automatic.

With an A or B, get an...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-26-2018, 11:20 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,990
Posted By Ryan_R
You could always run an alternative refrigerant....

You could always run an alternative refrigerant. Charge by measuring for "superheat" with some thermocouples in strategic places.

-Ryan
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-26-2018, 10:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,183
Posted By Ryan_R
It's all junk aftermarket. OEM is very, very...

It's all junk aftermarket. OEM is very, very nice.

-Ryan
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-18-2018, 02:04 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 51,681
Posted By Ryan_R
I'd be glad to host this on DropBox or OneDrive,...

I'd be glad to host this on DropBox or OneDrive, or we could get a BT going.

-Ryan
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-09-2018, 12:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,574
Posted By Ryan_R
Totally agree. Mileage might be icing on the...

Totally agree. Mileage might be icing on the cake, but there are so many other benefits. Longer drain intervals, too.

....and it's actually cheaper to run M1.

-Ryan
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-21-2018, 03:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,129
Posted By Ryan_R
Try car-part.com or uneedapart. Heads are out...

Try car-part.com or uneedapart. Heads are out there, and they're extremely shippable.

If the head is showing symptoms like you're seeing, it's messed up 6 ways from Sunday.

-Ryan
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-14-2018, 04:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 571
Posted By Ryan_R
The 1989 timing belt set-up and tensioners is...

The 1989 timing belt set-up and tensioners is almost comical. I was laughing at the 1989 16-valve. Lots of spacers and long screws to keep the covers on. The 1990-on motors are much better thought...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-13-2018, 01:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 571
Posted By Ryan_R
I've an 1989 B234 in the driveway with well over...

I've an 1989 B234 in the driveway with well over 300K miles. Compression test is the same as my 1990 motor.

Yup. Belts are important. Plan on resealing the chemical sealed joints. Great motor. Jut...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-07-2018, 08:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 792
Posted By Ryan_R
Did all 1993-on 940's have the G80 in the rear?

Looking at a 1993 945 NA out of state to use as a "winter car" so the '95 stops seeing road salt. For a winter car, I really want to have another G80.

Volvo's press release in '93 says 940 has...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-06-2018, 05:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 470
Posted By Ryan_R
Also cooling lines..... 4 screws holding the...

Also cooling lines..... 4 screws holding the torque converter to the flex plate. Removing down pipe opens up some space, which is tight once the transmission is free... unless you have a lift.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-06-2018, 03:37 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 39,217
Posted By Ryan_R
Exactly this. People who get all bent up by...

Exactly this. People who get all bent up by impeller type are just plain wrong. And how does something that moves coolant impede its flow? Sigh....

Hepu is indeed the one to go for... if only...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-31-2018, 12:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 647
Posted By Ryan_R
They even sell an ATF oil cooler to fill the gap...

They even sell an ATF oil cooler to fill the gap left by the NLA factory cooler. Spendy, though.

Last time I ordered, I was buying all kinds of stuff to make the shipping worth while. I got a...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-31-2018, 11:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 871
Posted By Ryan_R
If you already have a VX, a 'T' is no fun. ...

If you already have a VX, a 'T' is no fun.

Unless someone wants to believe that a 'T' cam is a step in the right direction. At which point, I'll gladly trade my old 'T' cam for a VX to put in the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-29-2018, 03:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 647
Posted By Ryan_R
They do some of their own products... like a...

They do some of their own products... like a replacement 240 heater control.

The EU, in general, has stuff that's gotten more difficult to get in the US, and Skandix is a great English speaking...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-29-2018, 10:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 647
Posted By Ryan_R
In my experience, the 17% VAT was enough that...

In my experience, the 17% VAT was enough that shipping to the US was actually more economical if not simply a wash.

-Ryan
Forum: performance & modifications 01-26-2018, 12:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 871
Posted By Ryan_R
Best thing to do is look for dyno plots, and/or...

Best thing to do is look for dyno plots, and/or extrapolate from those data.

"The best" is subjective. For a DD, you'll want a different set up than a race car. Then there's "the best" for the...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-26-2018, 08:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 828
Posted By Ryan_R
Just swipe the studs from a B230 head. -Ryan

Just swipe the studs from a B230 head.

-Ryan
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-23-2018, 02:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 498
Posted By Ryan_R
It should work fine, you're just moving more fuel...

It should work fine, you're just moving more fuel through the loop.

-Ryan
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-23-2018, 02:55 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,846
Posted By Ryan_R
If you have fuel and spark, and it still won't...

If you have fuel and spark, and it still won't start with a little throttle pressure to bypass the IAC, odds are that it's the MAP sensor. It's a $30 GM part. They go bad once every 300K miles.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-23-2018, 02:52 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,846
Posted By Ryan_R
Biggest. falsehood. ever.

Biggest. falsehood. ever.
Forum: performance & modifications 01-19-2018, 12:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,192
Posted By Ryan_R
My car is just a smidgen stiffer than stock in...

My car is just a smidgen stiffer than stock in the front. It's nice trade off for most of my driving, but I'll admit I cringe when pushing a corner and the outside front wheel just loads up and that...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-19-2018, 12:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,192
Posted By Ryan_R
Sway bars that Volvo made are simply a very good...

Sway bars that Volvo made are simply a very good bang for your buck. IPD's bars are *not* going to do anything nefarious to the handling. It terms of stiffness, I think there's a bit more hype than...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-19-2018, 11:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,192
Posted By Ryan_R
Depends on what "too harsh" means to the...

Depends on what "too harsh" means to the individual. On TB, "too harsh" is a pretty high bar, as the trade off for handling is much more towards handling... which is fine, it's a forum called...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-17-2018, 04:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 832
Posted By Ryan_R
Good gawd are OE valve cover gaskets nice. I use...

Good gawd are OE valve cover gaskets nice. I use nothing... other than maybe a little pink B234 goop around/under the bearing caps if I've swapped a cam.

You gotta clean under the bearing caps if...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-17-2018, 04:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,192
Posted By Ryan_R
You're over thinking it. The 21mm front (or...

You're over thinking it.

The 21mm front (or is it a 23mm?) with a 19mm rear bar will get you dang close to the IPD bar feel in normal driving. The 19mm bar I have on one 745 came from a 740 turbo...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-10-2018, 12:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 787
Posted By Ryan_R
do88 makes nice products. -Ryan

do88 makes nice products.

-Ryan
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-09-2018, 02:12 PM
Replies: 22
240: pcv mod
Views: 2,312
Posted By Ryan_R
You should be able to get a long springy brush...

You should be able to get a long springy brush for cleaning out aquarium hoses at a pet shop. That might clear out the drainback hose.

Just a thought.

-Ryan
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-02-2018, 03:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,023
Posted By Ryan_R
Yeah... the university changed all the URL's on...

Yeah... the university changed all the URL's on us. At least google works!

-Ryan
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-16-2017, 06:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,124
Posted By Ryan_R
There is. 1993 switched to banjo fittings at the...

There is. 1993 switched to banjo fittings at the sender, where previous Regina 740's had a quick connect.

Ultimately the hurdles are that you need the bigger thank.

Once you get it in, you want...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-15-2017, 11:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,124
Posted By Ryan_R
1993 sender will take different fittings than the...

1993 sender will take different fittings than the earlier 740's. Fuel gauge will be different as well.

-Ryan
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-12-2017, 04:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 889
Posted By Ryan_R
There's really no such thing as a quiet redblock....

There's really no such thing as a quiet redblock. Get gaskets and seals from Volvo.

-Ryan
Forum: performance & modifications 12-12-2017, 04:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,469
Posted By Ryan_R
If you're gonna MBC, at least throw some bucks at...

If you're gonna MBC, at least throw some bucks at Yoshifab and support Volvo people.

Just use the money saved to buy beer.

-Ryan
Forum: performance & modifications 12-12-2017, 04:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,469
Posted By Ryan_R
All these cams come in slotted not-slotted...

All these cams come in slotted not-slotted depending on application. You may find a slotted 'A' from certain Penta motors, though Volvo used them in passenger cars in other markets. An 'A' cam is a...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-12-2017, 11:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,469
Posted By Ryan_R
You should be able to get 20hp pretty easy with a...

You should be able to get 20hp pretty easy with a MBC or a Kinugawa wastegate on a 13C. Factory waste gate opens around 5psi. I'm running 8-10psi in my '95. An 'A' camshaft is cheap, and advanced 4...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-12-2017, 11:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 889
Posted By Ryan_R
I actually purchased the lifter pusher-downer...

I actually purchased the lifter pusher-downer tool from Skandix. Their own copy of the official Volvo tool isn't too spendy. Super cool.

Though, seriously: look up the max spec, and see if you...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-11-2017, 01:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 889
Posted By Ryan_R
My tip: Measure with a feeler gauge to see if you...

My tip: Measure with a feeler gauge to see if you even *need* to adjust anything. The '87 245 had all 8 valves within spec at 340K miles.

-Ryan
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-10-2017, 06:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,087
Posted By Ryan_R
At long last, I took a pile of pictures of the...

At long last, I took a pile of pictures of the front of the oil pump housing:

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/6zcz9nkbglylx95/AADlI5AUj5b69LS4N5S9xyhXa?dl=0

Please tell me I simply have the wrong...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-06-2017, 10:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,890
Posted By Ryan_R
You want an 'A', advanced 3-4 "real" degrees at...

You want an 'A', advanced 3-4 "real" degrees at the crank. I say "real", because I measured a popular timing gear offering with the drilled holes, and found the holes off by miles. My 2 degrees at...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-06-2017, 10:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,087
Posted By Ryan_R
Thanks for staying with this weird thread! Much...

Thanks for staying with this weird thread! Much appreciated!

I'll get a pic of the pump housing ASAP. I haven't had a chance to get down to the garage this week.

Thanks!

-Ryan
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-06-2017, 09:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,087
Posted By Ryan_R
PM me, and I'll shoot you my email. We can figure...

PM me, and I'll shoot you my email. We can figure it out.

For an M47, it's actually a pretty good one. I got it at 114K miles and did all the overfilling with Redline MTL that the internets...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-04-2017, 04:28 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,957
Posted By Ryan_R
Certainly, advancing the cam a little bit can...

Certainly, advancing the cam a little bit can help.... depending on the cam. Get that intake valve closed so that you're starting with a full stack on the compression stroke.

Can you just do...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-01-2017, 10:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,087
Posted By Ryan_R
You shoulda asked last summer, we brought home a...

You shoulda asked last summer, we brought home a 245 home from Raleigh! :)

It's a good question. I'm kinda tempted to hold onto the gear box to put it into one of the 740's... though I've none of...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-01-2017, 03:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,087
Posted By Ryan_R
Good point. Not sure why I didn't snap a pic of...

Good point. Not sure why I didn't snap a pic of the front of the pump.

I do recall that it has an "L" embossed in it. Do you know off hand if all the L transmissions used the same pump?

Thanks...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-01-2017, 03:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,087
Posted By Ryan_R
Thanks a bunch! Good info. If you do get a...

Thanks a bunch! Good info.

If you do get a chance to measure, I'd be much obliged. No rush. I'm just trying to get a transmission together for a 745 DD project this spring. The donor motor came...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-01-2017, 02:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,087
Posted By Ryan_R
I guess the other possibility is that someone...

I guess the other possibility is that someone swapped the pump.

-Ryan
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