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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Yesterday, 07:40 PM
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Posted By cleanflametrap
Nice give-back!

Nice give-back!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-14-2019, 01:33 PM
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Views: 342
Posted By cleanflametrap
This I loved to hear. Last blanket I bought got...

This I loved to hear. Last blanket I bought got an ohmmeter check brand new, and once a season thereafter to prove what my senses were telling me.

Sorry, that was off-topic. Last time I had a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-11-2019, 02:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 557
Posted By cleanflametrap
If any car ever needed remote temperature sensing...

If any car ever needed remote temperature sensing at the battery, it was the Volvo 240, with its alternator under the exhaust manifold. On the other hand, in 20 years of owning them, I'm happy for...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-11-2019, 08:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 557
Posted By cleanflametrap
Interesting about TWC. ...

Interesting about TWC. http://www.sagdahl.se/eng/twc_eng.htm

I've never seen one on a Volvo... or anywhere else.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-08-2019, 07:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 640
Posted By cleanflametrap
My opinion for you, Bob, is engine management...

My opinion for you, Bob, is engine management electronics will not end your relationship with your 240. You could whip up a replacement from scratch. But what lurks in the back of my mind is how...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-29-2019, 09:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 690
Posted By cleanflametrap
Some might be able to save the old ones... ...

Some might be able to save the old ones...

http://cleanflametrap.com/seatHeater.htm
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-27-2019, 01:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,011
Posted By cleanflametrap
I've been working on 240s for 20 years, which in...

I've been working on 240s for 20 years, which in some ways makes me a newcomer, but in that time I've come to understand exactly what you're asking. You want to place the jackstands under the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-24-2019, 07:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 578
Posted By cleanflametrap
It helps to illustrate just how precise these...

It helps to illustrate just how precise these things need to be, and how they can be ruined by a K&N, or maybe a blast of "MAF Cleaner." I started using stalled voltage as an estimation of goodness...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-23-2019, 07:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 578
Posted By cleanflametrap
OK, on brickboard we call them the FAQs, said as...

OK, on brickboard we call them the FAQs, said as if they were "facts." Shared 'em with the UK club.

The "OEM" test is sketchy and nearly useless. That's the one asking you to check the voltage...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-23-2019, 09:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 578
Posted By cleanflametrap
Give us a reference for that "voltage test"...

Give us a reference for that "voltage test" because it does not sound right to me. Point to where you read about it, or quote it.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-17-2019, 03:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 651
Posted By cleanflametrap
Are you using truly new bulbs? An old bulb will...

Are you using truly new bulbs? An old bulb will have a break in the filament that sometimes makes contact and lights. You probably have experienced that with headlights before.

If you are indeed...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-16-2019, 01:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 818
Posted By cleanflametrap
Viewing the video clip above, it appears to me as...

Viewing the video clip above, it appears to me as if the body metal may still be cool from overnight, but the air temp is around 75F and the heat sink 4 degrees warmer. Is that what you see?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-16-2019, 06:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 818
Posted By cleanflametrap
The paste is between the module and a small heat...

The paste is between the module and a small heat sink block. The heat sink block is what you mount to the fender, and it, I guess, is not normally supplied when you buy a new module. My spares came...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-15-2019, 12:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 818
Posted By cleanflametrap
Hey Michael, I read this forum too, FWIW. My...

Hey Michael, I read this forum too, FWIW. My guess is a dab of zinc oxide (diaper ointment) would last as long as the original Wakefield compound in this application.

Also I used some nerd...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-10-2019, 03:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 733
Posted By cleanflametrap
Many givens are ill-gotten. #1 assertion...

Many givens are ill-gotten.

#1 assertion "The fuse is good"

#2 assertion "I have fuel at the rail"
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-10-2019, 03:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 484
Posted By cleanflametrap
The usual culprit is mismatched halves from the...

The usual culprit is mismatched halves from the rebuilder. When they combine an inner and outer from opposite sides, part of the caliper can't be bled at all. Have to check them at the parts...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-10-2019, 03:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 651
Posted By cleanflametrap
After midnight today, maybe under $62.50. :) ...

After midnight today, maybe under $62.50. :)

But your figure surprises me because I'd swear I haven't spent $50 on non-headlamps of any type in 20 years on 12 cars. Better half shakes her head...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-10-2019, 11:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 733
Posted By cleanflametrap
This one statement of all of yours caught my eye....

This one statement of all of yours caught my eye. Can you add to this some?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-10-2019, 10:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 651
Posted By cleanflametrap
I think you will be fine if you use new bulbs,...

I think you will be fine if you use new bulbs, which I believe may have come down in price from historical levels. Halogen bulbs don't need to be oriented in any special direction, just insert and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-10-2019, 08:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 651
Posted By cleanflametrap
25% more?

25% more?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-10-2019, 08:19 AM
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Views: 651
Posted By cleanflametrap
Assuming you're dealing with an 86-93. ...

Assuming you're dealing with an 86-93.

Nothing external made your bulbs quit. Just age. The filaments are so brittle, just removing and installing them will break them. My pillage of pnp bulbs...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-10-2019, 07:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,049
Posted By cleanflametrap
@Patrick The numbers on the pic are Digi-Key...

@Patrick

The numbers on the pic are Digi-Key numbers from 10 years ago. Here's an old post where I put up some pinouts in a Brickboard thread on 7/9 radios. ...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-10-2019, 06:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 849
Posted By cleanflametrap
This is my thought as well, despite this being...

This is my thought as well, despite this being Turbobricks. If it is your own car and no one else ever drives it, and you'll never sell it, you still might have repercussions when the mods to this...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-08-2019, 12:42 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 4,164
Posted By cleanflametrap
Mine always come with both long and short coil...

Mine always come with both long and short coil wires. I just opened a sealed box to be sure I'm not lying. :-D
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-08-2019, 11:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,049
Posted By cleanflametrap
Mine all have no EQ, so the jumper plug makes a...

Mine all have no EQ, so the jumper plug makes a non-intrusive connection. The 5mm jack has switching, so the radio/tape input to the amp is switched by plugging in the aux cable. The EQ line level...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-07-2019, 01:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,049
Posted By cleanflametrap
Does your CR-718 have an 8-pin DIN EQ jack with a...

Does your CR-718 have an 8-pin DIN EQ jack with a dummy shorting plug in it?

http://cleanflametrap.com/auxjack289.jpg
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-06-2019, 11:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 508
Posted By cleanflametrap
Maybe mine are all backward? ...

Maybe mine are all backward? http://cleanflametrap.com/acBracket.html
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-04-2019, 09:53 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,476
Posted By cleanflametrap
Here's a resource for cprs and distributors I'd...

Here's a resource for cprs and distributors I'd not seen until a fellow from Oz sent me an email after he saw my page (http://cleanflametrap.com/kjetGauge.htm) on testing pressures. ...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-02-2019, 09:31 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,476
Posted By cleanflametrap
big smile

big smile
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-02-2019, 09:07 AM
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Views: 2,476
Posted By cleanflametrap
Hey Tom, 3/16" is the correct thickness for...

Hey Tom,

3/16" is the correct thickness for the bung seal. Durometer and composition is another question, that's why I chose to get genuine parts for this in the past. Also, sometimes I think...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-01-2019, 06:52 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 4,164
Posted By cleanflametrap
If you want to "restore" the car, yes, get a new...

If you want to "restore" the car, yes, get a new plastic housing. But you can make it reliable with new terminals crimped on wire cut back to where it isn't crispy even without a new housing. I...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-01-2019, 06:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 326
Posted By cleanflametrap
The tube places temperature sensing in the...

The tube places temperature sensing in the airflow for feedback to the valve. It also seems to be the vulnerable part of the system, even more than the valve and seat, and the main reason we can't...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-01-2019, 06:33 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 4,164
Posted By cleanflametrap
^^^ ...

^^^

http://cleanflametrap.com/kjetRelay01.jpg

The one on the left needs some solder.


http://cleanflametrap.com/kjet657.jpg

Make a jumper like this to bypass the fuel relay, connecting...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-01-2019, 06:08 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 4,164
Posted By cleanflametrap
If you have 12V at 87b on the k-jet fuel relay...

If you have 12V at 87b on the k-jet fuel relay when it runs, and the noise of the engine is distracting, you could shut it off and just stuff a jumper bridging pins 30 and 87b in place of the k-jet...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-01-2019, 05:56 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 4,164
Posted By cleanflametrap
Sorry, Ian, didn't mean it as a critique. We in...

Sorry, Ian, didn't mean it as a critique. We in the 49-state arena didn't get lambda-sond until
'80. Indeed, the book (NCF 78) does show the two systems as if they were separate.



Very good...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-01-2019, 05:02 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 4,164
Posted By cleanflametrap
(Non lambda version)

(Non lambda version)
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-01-2019, 04:39 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 4,164
Posted By cleanflametrap
F3: No voltage. F4: No voltage In the terms...

F3: No voltage. F4: No voltage

In the terms of this 70's troubleshooting, millivolts wouldn't budge the meter needle, hence "no voltage."

Here's what I've seen before. The voltage to terminal...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-01-2019, 02:08 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 4,164
Posted By cleanflametrap
After reading your thread, I would suggest you...

After reading your thread, I would suggest you start on page 6 if you don't have a dwell meter. Make those voltage checks while the frequency valve is still not buzzing, and list the results here so...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-29-2019, 02:23 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,476
Posted By cleanflametrap
I was lucky. A fellow Volvo owner sprang for the...

I was lucky. A fellow Volvo owner sprang for the whole foot and popped half in the mail to me claiming my remote help made the exchange more than fair. Amazing how much that stuff costs! :)
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-28-2019, 08:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 287
Posted By cleanflametrap
The trouble you report definitely doesn't have a...

The trouble you report definitely doesn't have a following -- meaning there's no "if the window sticks at the top grunting to go down, do this" answer, because it doesn't happen. Just yours. Can't...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-28-2019, 01:03 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,476
Posted By cleanflametrap
Tom, no, I have never used any of those parts...

Tom, no, I have never used any of those parts that come in the box except for the nuts to hold the original choke-protected electrical leads on the pump. I like the plastic hose clamps, but haven't...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-28-2019, 12:59 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,476
Posted By cleanflametrap
There are no dumb questions. I think the desk...

There are no dumb questions. I think the desk jockeys who put the kit together may have never seen the inside of a tank.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-28-2019, 12:50 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,476
Posted By cleanflametrap
The E2487 is an Airtex number. Looks just like...

The E2487 is an Airtex number. Looks just like the E8778 I've been using successfully.

http://cleanflametrap.com/transferPump_files/image030.jpg

But that black goo looks like it came from one...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-28-2019, 08:16 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,476
Posted By cleanflametrap
I've had a lot of feedback from others and...

I've had a lot of feedback from others and personal experience with early failure tank lift pumps from no-name units to over the parts counter at a Volvo dealership. In 2010 I started using Airtex...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-25-2019, 08:42 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,476
Posted By cleanflametrap
4. Pump fell off outlet pipe. (Edit: Guess...

4. Pump fell off outlet pipe.

(Edit: Guess you covered that in #2)
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-23-2019, 01:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 733
Posted By cleanflametrap
Roll fuse 13. No, nevermind, you said the...

Roll fuse 13.

No, nevermind, you said the lamp test doesn't work, so the alternator D+ wire isn't seeing a path to ground. Check the ground wire at the alternator before attending to the brush...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-20-2019, 07:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 470
Posted By cleanflametrap
http://cleanflametrap.com/91wdm100.jpg ...

http://cleanflametrap.com/91wdm100.jpg

http://cleanflametrap.com/91wdm101.jpg
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-16-2019, 08:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,105
Posted By cleanflametrap
Son of a gun!

Son of a gun!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-16-2019, 01:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,105
Posted By cleanflametrap
The 82's in Calif had LH1 and I think, Chrysler...

The 82's in Calif had LH1 and I think, Chrysler MPG with the expensive to replace (with new) knock sensor. I would try to convert a Bosch sensor which are reasonably priced by adding a bolt and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-11-2019, 01:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 426
Posted By cleanflametrap
Spin fuse 13.

Spin fuse 13.
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