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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-14-2021, 08:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,012
Posted By volvowagoon
I tried buying two different brands only to find...

I tried buying two different brands only to find out that both were made by Wahler. Is there a different one I should try?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-13-2021, 08:09 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,704
Posted By volvowagoon
This makes me happy. Thanks for posting. I'd...

This makes me happy. Thanks for posting. I'd hate to lose my chrome trim if/when I decide to have the windshield replaced in our '89.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-13-2021, 07:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,012
Posted By volvowagoon
Thanks all. I have pretty strong trust in my IR...

Thanks all. I have pretty strong trust in my IR gun. It was really accurate when I put it up against a calibrated standard, but I only checked up to 40C. When I say that I'm pointing at the T-stat...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-12-2021, 02:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,012
Posted By volvowagoon
Do you know about how hot it should be? I think...

Do you know about how hot it should be? I think I mentioned in my build thread that it was only up to 145F while being measured with an infrared gun.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-12-2021, 12:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,012
Posted By volvowagoon
So this issue is still happening. My theory for...

So this issue is still happening. My theory for a while was that the rich running condition caused by exhaust leaks was actually cooling the engine down too much. Now those leaks are closed up, the...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-12-2021, 12:07 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 75,392
Posted By volvowagoon
The temperature issue isn't as gone as I thought...

The temperature issue isn't as gone as I thought it was. It was warm out (70s-80s) when I made the observation. Once the temps went down into the 50s again the temp gauge started going back to its...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-03-2021, 09:50 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 75,392
Posted By volvowagoon
Thanks man. We'll see. I'll for sure keep at...

Thanks man. We'll see. I'll for sure keep at it, but it's also deteriorating faster than I can fix it.

By the way, that comment I made about not blaming the previous for a shoddy repair? I'm...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-02-2021, 07:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 789
Posted By volvowagoon
I was curious about doing this. Our 240 came...

I was curious about doing this. Our 240 came with remote start, but they didn't hook up the remote lock/unlock feature. Knowing how rusty the rest of the car is and how these actuator wires like to...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-02-2021, 02:37 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 75,392
Posted By volvowagoon
I honestly can't believe I'm done already. ...

I honestly can't believe I'm done already.
https://i.imgur.com/zUBx4dYl.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/MFssVO3l.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/F9FnCQVl.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/ocKZ6rMl.jpg

It fits!...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-02-2021, 10:26 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 75,392
Posted By volvowagoon
I made a massive mess out of the Camaro while...

I made a massive mess out of the Camaro while waiting for parts. Instead of being patient like a normal person, I decided to turn to the rustiest car in the fleet and start taking it apart too....
Forum: projects & restorations 03-29-2021, 12:12 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 75,392
Posted By volvowagoon
I cannot increase the size of the fleet. I'm...

I cannot increase the size of the fleet. I'm already storing my Buick at her grandpa's place in the winter, and both dailies sit in the driveway. Whenever the 240 is bumped out of daily service,...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-29-2021, 09:15 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 75,392
Posted By volvowagoon
I think maintaining a daily-driven rust belt 240...

I think maintaining a daily-driven rust belt 240 in 2021 is like building a house of cards at this point. I finally got around to replacing the power steering pulley on Saturday. The results were...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-27-2021, 07:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 770
Posted By volvowagoon
Huh. That's it? In that case, I'll just make...

Huh. That's it? In that case, I'll just make one. Bending an L and drilling/slotting three holes is easy enough! Thank you!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-27-2021, 06:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 770
Posted By volvowagoon
The bracket on the engine is vertical. I have to...

The bracket on the engine is vertical. I have to be missing another piece.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-27-2021, 04:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 770
Posted By volvowagoon
NA header pipe bracket? Hanger?

I'm replacing the header pipe on our '89 245 because the original rusted through in a couple spots. In fact, the plate that runs across with the threaded hole in it is completely missing. What...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-18-2021, 02:00 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,287
Posted By volvowagoon
I just looked. The $191 deal on RockAuto is a...

I just looked. The $191 deal on RockAuto is a rebuild service by Cardone. You have to send yours in first. Then you'll get your rack back later. They must have parts but no cores. I wouldn't...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-16-2021, 10:19 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,287
Posted By volvowagoon
As long as I can get a good seal kit and way to...

As long as I can get a good seal kit and way to disassemble without special tools, I'm not scared to try it. I think what would suck more is to turn my stock rack in as a core only to find that the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-16-2021, 09:27 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,287
Posted By volvowagoon
I believe you because I've heard this said...

I believe you because I've heard this said several times before, so don't take this as argumentative. I just want to know what I'm missing. Is there something wrong with the unit listed by Cardone?...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-16-2021, 05:19 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,287
Posted By volvowagoon
Sorry if this is considered thread jacking, but...

Sorry if this is considered thread jacking, but is this an issue for '89+ cars too? Are the part store remans any good? I just replaced the power steering pump in our '89 and the power assist is...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-15-2021, 07:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,625
Posted By volvowagoon
Nice!

Nice!
Forum: projects & restorations 03-15-2021, 07:49 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 75,392
Posted By volvowagoon
I drove the car to work this morning. It turns...

I drove the car to work this morning. It turns like butter now. The only time it doesn't work well is when the car isn't moving. You can feel the wheel getting tighter then looser. :-( I guess...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-14-2021, 03:52 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 75,392
Posted By volvowagoon
I can't fix issues without creating new ones. lol...

I can't fix issues without creating new ones. lol This time I blame myself 100%. I was in a rush and made a newbie mistake.

The power steering has never really worked as well it's supposed to,...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-05-2021, 09:47 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 15,907
Posted By volvowagoon
I usually hate seeing that, but those are a nice...

I usually hate seeing that, but those are a nice fit. The trim rings look like an awesome idea. I can't wait to see it. I wanna see what they look like from the side.
Forum: projects & restorations 03-03-2021, 01:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,643
Posted By volvowagoon
Are you planning to have the frame pulled and do...

Are you planning to have the frame pulled and do the rest yourself with the parts car?

Good luck! I hope you can save it.
Forum: projects & restorations 02-25-2021, 10:49 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 67,916
Posted By volvowagoon
:rofl::rofl::rofl: The only thing worse than...

:rofl::rofl::rofl:

The only thing worse than a "hOw MuCH iS cAr WeRtH" post on facebook is the inevitable war in the comments section.
Forum: projects & restorations 02-24-2021, 09:02 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 26,898
Posted By volvowagoon
Dang dude. You have a Turbo Coupe too? I loved...

Dang dude. You have a Turbo Coupe too? I loved my '86 for the couple months I had it. I'm pretty busy with keeping my own fleet on it's wheels, but I'd be happy to lend a hand if you need it! ...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-23-2021, 03:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,646
Posted By volvowagoon
I can't offer advice that hasn't already been...

I can't offer advice that hasn't already been given so here are my Volvo Alternator stories instead.

1989 245 hooptie with stock low output alternator - I for a while I was trashing and returning...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-23-2021, 03:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 842
Posted By volvowagoon
+1 There' isn't a good way to chase those...

+1

There' isn't a good way to chase those threads in the tube, but you could probably get away with just using a pic with how minimal the damage appears. You can use a thread file on the nut if...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-23-2021, 03:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 964
Posted By volvowagoon
Here's my journey. It's basically what you say...

Here's my journey. It's basically what you say that you've been through but in greater detail. Have you confirmed that the motor pins are still connected to the motor itself? Is there a piece of...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-23-2021, 02:42 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 67,916
Posted By volvowagoon
I get that you never get back what you put in,...

I get that you never get back what you put in, but the way this is presented is so insulting.
Forum: projects & restorations 02-18-2021, 03:24 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 67,916
Posted By volvowagoon
I've never been through this process, and I don't...

I've never been through this process, and I don't really get how this works to be honest.
Forum: projects & restorations 02-18-2021, 03:22 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 67,916
Posted By volvowagoon
Wait, so they're totaling it and that's what they...

Wait, so they're totaling it and that's what they offered?
Forum: performance & modifications 02-16-2021, 04:26 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 15,793
Posted By volvowagoon
Unfortunately, the TKO/TKX has a wide pattern...

Unfortunately, the TKO/TKX has a wide pattern unlike the T5. I'm hoping to get one of these transmission within the next couple months. I just haven't figured out how to spec an HTOB for my...
Forum: website & board 02-15-2021, 03:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,631
Posted By volvowagoon
I basically use my project thread as a log of...

I basically use my project thread as a log of what I've already done and ask open ended questions in there. If I have a really specific issue I'm struggling with I'll ask in the maintenance or...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-13-2021, 03:41 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 75,392
Posted By volvowagoon
Thanks! :cheers: They're so capable in the snow...

Thanks! :cheers: They're so capable in the snow with their length, rear drive, and skinny tires. Sadly, I can't say that this heater does amazing work. I might be spoiled and too used to newer...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-12-2021, 06:35 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 75,392
Posted By volvowagoon
Thank you! It was a lot easier than I thought. ...

Thank you! It was a lot easier than I thought.

I think I experienced the worst snow we've ever seen in my area since I moved here. Both major arteries to/from my town were closed down, but I...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-12-2021, 12:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,700
Posted By volvowagoon
Very interesting. Do you think that the cooling...

Very interesting. Do you think that the cooling effects of E85 would make it spool a bit slower?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-11-2021, 10:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,496
Posted By volvowagoon
I dunno man. That looks atrocious even for China...

I dunno man. That looks atrocious even for China standards. Is that dual pipe flange tacked with a MIG welder? :wtf: So much for stainless! All that junk inside is not something I'd want to be...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-10-2021, 03:56 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 67,916
Posted By volvowagoon
Truth be told, my sister backed into my C30 hard...

Truth be told, my sister backed into my C30 hard enough to break a my tie rod and bend a wheel. I almost thought it was going to be totaled. :lol: When I got the car back from the shop I couldn't...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-10-2021, 07:54 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 67,916
Posted By volvowagoon
Hell yeah! I'm happy to hear that this will be...

Hell yeah! I'm happy to hear that this will be resolved properly. Good luck with the rebuilding process. I look forward to more updates.
Forum: projects & restorations 02-07-2021, 11:54 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 67,916
Posted By volvowagoon
:-( I would feel the same way. That kind of...

:-(

I would feel the same way. That kind of disrespect would have me heated. I hope that you can gather evidence to put that coward in his place. I wish that he could be charged with lying to...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-05-2021, 08:39 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 25,494
Posted By volvowagoon
Nice!

Nice!
Forum: projects & restorations 02-05-2021, 07:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 11,328
Posted By volvowagoon
Although I'm very sad to see that this car is...

Although I'm very sad to see that this car is going away, I totally understand the frustration of working on a car more often than enjoying it's wrath.

I wish you had some better pictures of how...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-02-2021, 09:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,311
Posted By volvowagoon
I honestly don't remember how I did it. I think...

I honestly don't remember how I did it. I think i just ground them down with vice grips. :lol: The nuts are so soft that it only takes a few good slips. Eventually the clip should just fall down.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-02-2021, 09:14 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 29,619
Posted By volvowagoon
Good point. I would probably change it out with...

Good point. I would probably change it out with every timing belt swap. It would also help a lot to keep the serpentine belt as close to the engine as possible for less leverage.... now putting a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-02-2021, 08:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,311
Posted By volvowagoon
Any time, man. The springs clips are a...

Any time, man.

The springs clips are a massive pain to remove when you can't undo the hose connections the normal way. I think they're worth saving though. Without them the hoses just flop...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-02-2021, 05:38 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 32,190
Posted By volvowagoon
Nice work! Mine was already repaired by a...

Nice work! Mine was already repaired by a previous owner which is why I'm scared to even pull the carpet. I found out that my seat track was bent and not the pan, so I'm going to put that...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-02-2021, 05:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,311
Posted By volvowagoon
Once you open up the system you need to be...

Once you open up the system you need to be prepared to have the car down a while and spend a couple hundred bucks. I went to replace just the octopus on the wagon and ended up flaring a couple...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-02-2021, 04:22 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 29,619
Posted By volvowagoon
I find it so strange that this got bumped. I...

I find it so strange that this got bumped. I stumbled on this thread a couple days ago. I'd love to throw my M90 on the 240 with Microsquirt and a 4l60e. I don't know why. There's a reason this...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-02-2021, 04:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,311
Posted By volvowagoon
Ahhh yes. Rust belt brick fun. I've torched a...

Ahhh yes. Rust belt brick fun. I've torched a few 240 brake lines into space before as well. At this point, I can kinda tell by looking at the hose ends to determine when they aren't worth the...
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