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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Yesterday, 08:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 117
Posted By volvowagoon
The AC system gets a decent update after '89 too....

The AC system gets a decent update after '89 too. The only parts I have ever really cared about were non-biodegradable harnesses and LH2.4, but I prefer the older looks with more chrome. That...
Forum: projects & restorations Yesterday, 02:14 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 14,946
Posted By volvowagoon
I love this. Beautiful work!

I love this. Beautiful work!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-25-2021, 10:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 140
Posted By volvowagoon
Good to know! This one is an 87°. I just find...

Good to know! This one is an 87°. I just find it odd that I never noticed this kind of behavior before. Then again, I might have still had the temp faker last winter.
Forum: projects & restorations 01-25-2021, 10:14 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 39,810
Posted By volvowagoon
Thank you! That's where I guessed it was. ...

Thank you! That's where I guessed it was. Sounds like a tough reach. I'll check it out tomorrow.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-25-2021, 10:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 140
Posted By volvowagoon
Yep. I filled up from red today, and the needle...

Yep. I filled up from red today, and the needle went all the way to full.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-25-2021, 08:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 140
Posted By volvowagoon
Over cooling?

https://i.imgur.com/inFNKkB.jpg
1989 245 DL LH2.4 with temp faker bypass

I was in my cluster for the billionth time. This time it was replace the odometer motor. While it finally fixed my...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-25-2021, 07:05 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 39,810
Posted By volvowagoon
I replaced the thermostat today after work. Why...

I replaced the thermostat today after work. Why not. This time I tried to be more observant toward issues in the one I left in last time too. Sure enough, the old one would very easily get stuck...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-24-2021, 07:57 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 167,900
Posted By volvowagoon
I missed this car. I'm very happy to hear that...

I missed this car. I'm very happy to hear that it's been good to you and still on road trip/camping duty.
Forum: projects & restorations 01-23-2021, 08:05 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 39,810
Posted By volvowagoon
I mean it should obviously spin the fan when the...

I mean it should obviously spin the fan when the engine is hot, but how would I test it for over cooling? The clutch doesn't feel stuck or anything.

After reading what I found on 240turbo.com, it...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-23-2021, 07:53 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 39,810
Posted By volvowagoon
I too would not think that a few degrees one way...

I too would not think that a few degrees one way or the other on opening temp would matter much. How do you measure temp? Do you have a better gauge?

Good question regarding the fan clutch. I...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-23-2021, 04:49 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 55,096
Posted By volvowagoon
Glad to see it's still running around!

Glad to see it's still running around!
Forum: projects & restorations 01-23-2021, 02:53 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 39,810
Posted By volvowagoon
I'm in for some more fun... nope. I hate it. ...

I'm in for some more fun... nope. I hate it.

https://i.imgur.com/R6gHuLR.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/8hPhZqF.jpg

First of all, that's rust. Brand new parts shouldn't be pre-corroded. That's...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-21-2021, 11:07 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 39,810
Posted By volvowagoon
The gauge was reading at about 1/3 while I was...

The gauge was reading at about 1/3 while I was taking this measurement. This makes me believe that the gauge really isn't fooling me. I have a cap and a 92*C (stock) thermostat on the way....
Forum: projects & restorations 01-20-2021, 04:01 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 27,794
Posted By volvowagoon
Nice work! You're motivating me to continue...

Nice work! You're motivating me to continue working on the wagon.
Forum: projects & restorations 01-20-2021, 10:13 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 39,810
Posted By volvowagoon
That is kind of odd. My temp faker is bypassed...

That is kind of odd. My temp faker is bypassed as well. I'm not really sure what would be normal to see, but my temp gun was showing 125F at the t-stat housing after a 10 minute drive. That seems...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-20-2021, 08:42 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 39,810
Posted By volvowagoon
In order to keep my build thread relatively...

In order to keep my build thread relatively streamlined, I decided to keep my cluster issues in it's own thread. Here it is again. https://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=350828 However, I'm...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-20-2021, 08:28 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 17,776
Posted By volvowagoon
Could this be the end of the saga? Time will...

Could this be the end of the saga? Time will tell, but I have driven the car over 30 miles with multiple heat cycles and trouble-free odometer operation! I have also noticed that the numbers turn a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-15-2021, 06:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 826
Posted By volvowagoon
I know the high side on mine was a -4, but I have...

I know the high side on mine was a -4, but I have a dealer installed retrofit kit on my car. I don't have record of the low side, but I think it was -4 as well.
Forum: website & board 01-12-2021, 10:45 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 15,035
Posted By volvowagoon
I admit that it's been a while since I sent a...

I admit that it's been a while since I sent a donation, so I don't remember the process. :oops: I hope mine went through without issue. Thanks for all the amazing support. I wouldn't still be...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-12-2021, 02:52 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 17,776
Posted By volvowagoon
I am absolutely learning. lol I welcome the...

I am absolutely learning. lol I welcome the criticism. Luckily I've had a lot of help from my coworkers. Problem number one is my gun. I need to ditch it and buy a good iron meant for this sort...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-12-2021, 07:49 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 17,776
Posted By volvowagoon
I'm still looking for a cluster. I'm kind of...

I'm still looking for a cluster. I'm kind of shocked that I haven't been able to find anybody able to locate one for a reasonable price. Now I'm kicking myself hard for practically giving away my...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-11-2021, 06:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 549
Posted By volvowagoon
Yeah, I think that main pump is trashed...

Yeah, I think that main pump is trashed regardless. My guess is that this entire fuel system has seen better days. The in-tank pump probably died a long time ago and starved your main pump of fuel....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-08-2021, 08:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 890
Posted By volvowagoon
I wish I knew about these when I bought OE paper...

I wish I knew about these when I bought OE paper cone speakers last year. I'll have to remember this when they inevitably fail.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-07-2021, 04:53 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 17,776
Posted By volvowagoon
Well I changed the symptom! It worked for 2.7...

Well I changed the symptom! It worked for 2.7 miles. Then I hit a bump and it quit. I must have made a connection with that pin, but there's no way to make it hold. I need a parts cluster!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-07-2021, 02:46 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 17,776
Posted By volvowagoon
I got that far. It's all put together now, but...

I got that far. It's all put together now, but I'm not expecting it to work again. That pin from the motor broke off, so I don't think there's any way to fix it now. I posted a wanted ad. ...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-07-2021, 10:33 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 17,776
Posted By volvowagoon
This would have worked in theory, but upon...

This would have worked in theory, but upon removal of the pink wire I found that the motor housing pin was loose. :-( I must have gotten this thing really hot when I re-soldered it the first time...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-07-2021, 09:53 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 17,776
Posted By volvowagoon
I tried soldering in a small piece of solid core...

I tried soldering in a small piece of solid core wire.
https://i.imgur.com/mDYigwnl.jpg

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

but I ran into a reassembly issue. I'm going to take the wire out and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-07-2021, 08:26 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 17,776
Posted By volvowagoon
Entering new territory this morning. ...

Entering new territory this morning.
https://i.imgur.com/EaGTxOvl.jpg

Please tell me I finally found the problem. :please: Does anybody have an idea of how to repair this little trace? Should I...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-06-2021, 07:52 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 17,776
Posted By volvowagoon
Okay... I'm cooled down. lol I actually made...

Okay... I'm cooled down. lol

I actually made it worse this time. It doesn't work at all now. I'm going to re-solder this at work with better equipment tomorrow. I'll also try to pull the motor...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-06-2021, 06:49 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 17,776
Posted By volvowagoon
I thought maybe the issue could be all this...

I thought maybe the issue could be all this solder build up contacting the small gear, but I think that would be a more frequent issue. I tried to fix it anyway and ended up making the solder look...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-06-2021, 06:44 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 17,776
Posted By volvowagoon
I attempted resoldering those connections and...

I attempted resoldering those connections and replacing the gears. Negative. I'm done with this.
Forum: projects & restorations 01-01-2021, 05:56 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 16,563
Posted By volvowagoon
This is turning out really nice. Great job!

This is turning out really nice. Great job!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-30-2020, 09:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,416
Posted By volvowagoon
Haha I thought it was a perfect thing to do since...

Haha I thought it was a perfect thing to do since the fancy desk chair had seen better days, and I had an orphan Volvo seat in great shape. However, it's not as easy as it looks. I just made a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-30-2020, 10:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,416
Posted By volvowagoon
How do you go about keeping them in place? Is...

How do you go about keeping them in place? Is there some kind of glue that works well? That's good to know though. Thanks for the reassurance.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-29-2020, 08:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,416
Posted By volvowagoon
I bought the wagonmeister kit along with the...

I bought the wagonmeister kit along with the grids. I hope I don't regret not buying seat foam. I'm thinking for now I'll wrap the foam in another big piece of fabric before putting it together so...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-24-2020, 01:07 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 17,776
Posted By volvowagoon
oh reallyyy :thinking: I guess I have another...

oh reallyyy :thinking: I guess I have another holiday project.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-24-2020, 01:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,416
Posted By volvowagoon
I agree with this. I'd prefer to keep the...

I agree with this. I'd prefer to keep the thermostat in place. Personally, I don't like having winter swamp ass anyway. In my C30, the hotter of the two settings is only on when I first get in the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-24-2020, 12:39 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 17,776
Posted By volvowagoon
I had to go back a year and see what you were...

I had to go back a year and see what you were talking about. lol Yeah, I've read it, but after reviewing again it seems like it might be worth trying a different set of gears again. It's just so...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-23-2020, 08:48 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 17,776
Posted By volvowagoon
I'm out of ideas! I've replaced gears, re-flowed...

I'm out of ideas! I've replaced gears, re-flowed the solder joints, and shot a random part cannon at it. If it needs to come out again for some reason I'll re-flow the joints again, but I'm not...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-23-2020, 08:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,416
Posted By volvowagoon
Thanks for the tip. Looks like good stuff. If...

Thanks for the tip. Looks like good stuff. If I'm going that deep, I'll for sure get a grid and heater kit for both seats. I wish somebody was making foam

I almost forgot that that I can take...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-23-2020, 06:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,416
Posted By volvowagoon
Is that a common thing to fail? I saw that it's...

Is that a common thing to fail? I saw that it's often a broken connector.
Forum: projects & restorations 12-23-2020, 08:18 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 39,810
Posted By volvowagoon
:-( yeeaahhhh given all the work I've put into...

:-( yeeaahhhh given all the work I've put into the car, I'm almost ready to bite the bullet here. I think I'd want it to be the last mechanical issue left though. If I manage to fix the heated...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-23-2020, 08:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,416
Posted By volvowagoon
Thanks guys. I did end up checking continuity...

Thanks guys. I did end up checking continuity before I went to work because I knew it was going to bother me all day if I didn't. No dice. It looks like I'll be peeling the seat cover back as...
Forum: projects & restorations 12-22-2020, 09:03 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 39,810
Posted By volvowagoon
Ohhhh buddy.... We are way past that. lol ...

Ohhhh buddy.... We are way past that. lol

https://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=350828
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-22-2020, 09:01 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 17,776
Posted By volvowagoon
Update: I witnessed the odometer not rolling...

Update: I witnessed the odometer not rolling again on my way to get pizza. Two pages and over a year of fiddling with it amounted to very little. :-(

I officially quit. I have no idea what else...
Forum: projects & restorations 12-22-2020, 08:53 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 39,810
Posted By volvowagoon
:lol: Cars are such unappreciative little...

:lol:

Cars are such unappreciative little brats! They seem to band together and go on strike so that you have multiple great cars one day and then nothing functional the next.

For those who...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-22-2020, 08:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,416
Posted By volvowagoon
Fun with heated seats

I have a 1989 245 DL with inoperable heated seats. Neither of the switched illuminate when they are turned on which tells me that there is a bad ground to the system, a bad power wire wire to the...
Forum: projects & restorations 12-22-2020, 07:36 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 39,810
Posted By volvowagoon
lol it made me super happy to have that work...

lol it made me super happy to have that work again.... for about 5 minutes. I took the car to get pizza and the odometer stopped rolling. :wtf: Now I'm ready to light a friggen match. Any time I...
Forum: projects & restorations 12-22-2020, 07:04 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 39,810
Posted By volvowagoon
Oil light works again! ...

Oil light works again!
https://i.imgur.com/RgzXxqGl.jpg

Replaced a door switch and even transferred the little rubber dust cover. *Pinky out* It's all in the details. ;-) I sure could use...
Forum: projects & restorations 12-22-2020, 08:38 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 39,810
Posted By volvowagoon
I got the oil pressure sensor connector in the...

I got the oil pressure sensor connector in the mail yesterday. Thanks for the link, white 855T! I also have a door switch ready to replace one of the broken ones. I figured that if I'm going to...
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