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Forum: projects & restorations 07-15-2019, 12:43 PM
Replies: 421
Views: 148,950
Posted By DET17
Vielen Danke! Your input was critical to the...

Vielen Danke! Your input was critical to the work.... much can be learned from our Europa brothers.
Forum: projects & restorations 07-14-2019, 06:11 PM
Replies: 434
Views: 107,152
Posted By DET17
I read on TB recently that Volvo has a factory...

I read on TB recently that Volvo has a factory turbo exhaust mani for the 6 hole whiteblock. I wonder how it would fit a 2 series engine bay? Don't know if offered in North America..... might have...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-14-2019, 10:11 AM
Replies: 421
Views: 148,950
Posted By DET17
Whooooooooooooosh.........

I'm too old for this sound.

After the first couple of months with the 940 back on the road, I kept telling myself "you'll get used to it". However the sound of this cone filter kept wearing on...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-11-2019, 06:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 277
Posted By DET17
Lube those NEW R134a O-rings (green vs. yellow,...

Lube those NEW R134a O-rings (green vs. yellow, do your research) with good old drug store mineral oil. Don't over tighten....... the Ovlov specs are quite low. Think short box wrenches, by hand. ...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-09-2019, 12:54 PM
Replies: 434
Views: 107,152
Posted By DET17
Have you checked with Homer? A perfectionist...

Have you checked with Homer? A perfectionist Engineer.... he's obviously got his sorted with 30K miles since whiteblocked.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-07-2019, 08:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 711
Posted By DET17
My son achieved acceptable results with his (my...

My son achieved acceptable results with his (my old) 89 245.

China copy of condenser @ $100 to the door.
Sanden replacement compressor, bolt in.
Upgraded TXV under dash and possibly a tube or...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-07-2019, 08:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 411
Posted By DET17
Setup a search on eBay, wait, then purchase. ...

Setup a search on eBay, wait, then purchase. They yet exist, but time will be required to locate.
Forum: projects & restorations 07-07-2019, 08:02 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,552
Posted By DET17
Does the JW adapter allow the flush mounting of...

Does the JW adapter allow the flush mounting of the turbo and exhaust mani? I can't imagine another purpose for it. With a pair of flush surfaces, you can assemble with a coating of heavy grease...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-06-2019, 07:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,026
Posted By DET17
ANY rear end poly is too much poly, IMO. The 9...

ANY rear end poly is too much poly, IMO. The 9 series "stay bushing" does well in poly.... at least my IPD parts have for about 5 driven years now.

Now with that aside, if you're going to put...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-05-2019, 09:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 370
Posted By DET17
OR if you don't mind a bit more NVH at idle, but...

OR if you don't mind a bit more NVH at idle, but a set of the early 84/85 solid mounts from the early 7 series. Rolling & at speed, I can't detect any differences.... but they definitely buzz the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-05-2019, 09:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 465
Posted By DET17
Grease it with a quality synthetic "wheel bearing...

Grease it with a quality synthetic "wheel bearing grease", and you won't have any smell.

Cycle the door a half doz. times..... the cracking is gone. OH the JOY, of the 7/9 door hinge design.
Forum: projects & restorations 07-04-2019, 10:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,452
Posted By DET17
If you start to restore the AC, consider an...

If you start to restore the AC, consider an alternate top suction hose from the receiver/drier to the compressor. I tried at least 3 aftermarket 4 Seasons style tube/hoses to fit my 92...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-02-2019, 07:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 796
Posted By DET17
Those are exactly what I've got, including the 90...

Those are exactly what I've got, including the 90 only trim sticks. I'll make you an offer you can't refuse........
Forum: projects & restorations 07-02-2019, 07:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,452
Posted By DET17
Nice work young man; GLW the Engineering...

Nice work young man; GLW the Engineering schooling!

You will find plenty of "sins of the past" when you begin stage Zero'ing these old Swedes..... plus a bit of wear related issues.

My son...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-01-2019, 06:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 796
Posted By DET17
OP, you got a FOG or NON front end on that 90? ...

OP, you got a FOG or NON front end on that 90? I've got a pair of NON fog EURO glass lights with the 90 only plastic trim...... they need some work, but they beat the crap out of DOTs.

PM with...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-30-2019, 01:39 PM
Replies: 723
Views: 229,717
Posted By DET17
I do like the strut sway brace you are using........

I do like the strut sway brace you are using..... a Euro design I suppose? If covered previous I'll dig backward in your build to find the source.

Agree with the black OEM look, very nice!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-30-2019, 08:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 397
Posted By DET17
Did you install new valve stem seals on all the...

Did you install new valve stem seals on all the intakes (think vacuum drawing oil into the combustion chamber)? The guides will never wear out, typically on these 8V heads.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-30-2019, 08:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 447
Posted By DET17
Swap complete assembly; If your rotors and...

Swap complete assembly; If your rotors and backing plates aren't rusted you can perhaps buy the "bare axle assemble" sans brakes to save $$. The 2 tablespoons of gear oil likely = death for all the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-30-2019, 08:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 439
Posted By DET17
If possible down under, find a < 150K miles...

If possible down under, find a < 150K miles (200kM ?) trans unmolested.... flush using the IPD procedure and then perform the accumulator mod..... you should be golden for along time unless you are...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-28-2019, 07:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 884
Posted By DET17
Great find Rick.... so long as the panel(s) we're...

Great find Rick.... so long as the panel(s) we're properly welded in... you've SCORED!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-28-2019, 06:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 862
Posted By DET17
So was the unit a 4 Seasons, or aftermarket...

So was the unit a 4 Seasons, or aftermarket Chinesium? If the former, probably several buyers waiting in the wings here on TB.... consider flipping to them.

If Chinesium...... sayonara!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-26-2019, 06:54 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,565
Posted By DET17
Bottom hose is indeed the "suction hose" ; old...

Bottom hose is indeed the "suction hose" ; old school Detroit iron used a spring inside these hoses to prevent them collapsing. Factory Ovlov hose is just reinforced more to prevent the collapse. ...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-24-2019, 12:57 PM
Replies: 1,387
Views: 258,185
Posted By DET17
Harlard, sorry for your loss. Hope you can find...

Harlard, sorry for your loss. Hope you can find solace in the 242 upgrades.
Forum: projects & restorations 06-22-2019, 07:30 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 10,185
Posted By DET17
Beautiful 242.... good to see it motivating under...

Beautiful 242.... good to see it motivating under fossil fuel again.

Hope you have better luck with the IPD sport springs than I did on my DD.....I'm much happier with the B&G progressives/Konis...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-18-2019, 08:35 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,552
Posted By DET17
Nice work Tomasss, I look forward to seeing your...

Nice work Tomasss, I look forward to seeing your results once you have the 744T back "up and running".

My research led me to retain the standard throttle body diameter rather than upsizing to the...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-11-2019, 07:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,343
Posted By DET17
Check with Lankuu in Finland..... he has...

Check with Lankuu in Finland..... he has apparently mastered these whiteblocks & engine management of same.
Forum: projects & restorations 06-07-2019, 10:14 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 38,003
Posted By DET17
My understanding is MS2 cannot do sequential...

My understanding is MS2 cannot do sequential fuel. We are talking about a whiteblock vehicle, yes?
Forum: projects & restorations 06-07-2019, 10:11 PM
Replies: 723
Views: 229,717
Posted By DET17
I understand the 81mm is the bore of choice; I...

I understand the 81mm is the bore of choice; I hope to follow your lead with MS3x.
Forum: projects & restorations 06-07-2019, 09:53 AM
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Views: 229,717
Posted By DET17
Will the next 5 cyl. block be the small bore...

Will the next 5 cyl. block be the small bore type? What is your engine management system?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-04-2019, 12:47 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,167
Posted By DET17
Receiver. Stay away from compressor ports. The...

Receiver. Stay away from compressor ports. The WM conversion kit fitting will thread & seal on your old R12 connection. Charge by weight once fully vacuumed; if you keep the air out you will have...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-28-2019, 06:37 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,167
Posted By DET17
Yes, lube your NEW O-rings with mineral oil as...

Yes, lube your NEW O-rings with mineral oil as you make each connection; don't overtorque these weak threads.

Use Ester Oil for all vehicles converted from R12 to R134a; PAG oil is for OEM...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-26-2019, 04:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 557
Posted By DET17
A thing o' beauty.......

A thing o' beauty.......
Forum: projects & restorations 05-26-2019, 08:14 AM
Replies: 659
Views: 150,675
Posted By DET17
I always trust what an old sage autotragic...

I always trust what an old sage autotragic rebuilder told me..... if it doesn't smell "burnt" and the color is still normal, it is typically good to go.

If you just got to know.... tear apart...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-25-2019, 04:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 557
Posted By DET17
Well I won't quote chapter and verse, no links,...

Well I won't quote chapter and verse, no links, but my exerience driving my 92 940 with LH2.4... since 2013 or thereabouts.

1). Set your throttle linkages all per the dimensions and in the...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-24-2019, 08:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,466
Posted By DET17
Lankku has the answer.......

Lankku has the answer.......
Forum: performance & modifications 05-20-2019, 09:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 757
Posted By DET17
One of our own? The Perfect V8 Swapped Volvo.....

https://www.hotrod.com/articles/perfect-v8-swapped-volvo/?wc_mid=4035:16721&wc_rid=4035:1018374&_wcsid=054F26E256A90777ABA32727DA6C69B9BBF7127CEB0A6B4F
Forum: performance & modifications 05-20-2019, 04:28 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,571
Posted By DET17
Nothing train wrecks trouble shooting faster than...

Nothing train wrecks trouble shooting faster than 1) bad parts assumed good.....

Nothing.
Forum: projects & restorations 05-18-2019, 08:02 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 14,216
Posted By DET17
Amen! Pay a pro to weld in the needed items.......

Amen! Pay a pro to weld in the needed items.... and consider installation of the late 2 series ABS, which works quite well.

Congrats to another Engineer.... I walked in 1983 and the education has...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-18-2019, 07:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 515
Posted By DET17
From memory, the 2 series from 91 -> have an...

From memory, the 2 series from 91 -> have an orifice tube for expansion; earlier have the TXV. Which year do you have?

~70 psi isn't a bad starting point for a system which is OFF; you need to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-17-2019, 06:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 974
Posted By DET17
I believe the 7/9 has a hole in the inner fender...

I believe the 7/9 has a hole in the inner fender sheet steel for the "forced convection" to remove the heat from the finned backside of the EZK heat sink.

That heat has got to go..... either via...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-16-2019, 06:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 974
Posted By DET17
I believe I found a DIN equivalent of the OE...

I believe I found a DIN equivalent of the OE paste; ended up buying something from Amazon I believe that met those specs.

Those transistors get HOT..... take them loose some time after driving...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-15-2019, 07:18 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,852
Posted By DET17
You really don't have power coming from the WS...

You really don't have power coming from the WS system in your EZK.... those are "logic signals". Google TTL, transistor type logic. I would doubt there is any issue with your WS chip; while I'm...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-12-2019, 08:31 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 40,073
Posted By DET17
That's quite a collection of welding helmets on...

That's quite a collection of welding helmets on the wall....... another obsession?

Congrats on paint; you've probably got a nice 10 footer, especially if you leave the paint "satin".

Enjoy...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-10-2019, 01:09 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,852
Posted By DET17
Clicking confirms the switch is making; however...

Clicking confirms the switch is making; however only peeling back the rubber boot will confirm if your ECU is getting the input! Check that all wires are connected to the TPS male terminals
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-10-2019, 06:50 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,852
Posted By DET17
Also, do you still run the IAC? I learned the...

Also, do you still run the IAC? I learned the hard way..... when the TPS connector plug disassembles (inside the rubber boot) and your ECU does not see the TPS closed input, the IAC does not run. I...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-09-2019, 12:24 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,852
Posted By DET17
Have you pulled the LH error codes under hood? ...

Have you pulled the LH error codes under hood? Lots of info there with online docs to guide you once you know what LH knows. Does the car rev up and just sound OK at 2K rpm? Or won’t idle and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-09-2019, 06:56 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,852
Posted By DET17
Good advice from Kay! That intank pump is...

Good advice from Kay!

That intank pump is essential to feed the chassis pump, critical at low petrol level in the tank.

Before overhauling your ignition system, can you go back to a timing...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-09-2019, 06:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 832
Posted By DET17
Timing belt with teeth sheered out due to...

Timing belt with teeth sheered out due to age...... with that cam improperly timed, you have not a prayer of the engine running. As Dave said, do a static timing check with engine cranked around to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-09-2019, 06:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,037
Posted By DET17
This design makes great sense from a safety...

This design makes great sense from a safety perspective. A friend of mine's daughter is wheel chair bound and had the lower half of her body 2nd and 3rd degree burned because while "distracted...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-06-2019, 07:02 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,506
Posted By DET17
Roger that..... the MSW / OZ connection.

Roger that..... the MSW / OZ connection.
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