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Forum: performance & modifications 10-06-2018, 06:54 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 18,671
Posted By wennstroma
Went to the track today even though it was...

Went to the track today even though it was sprinkling rain. Racing was supposed to start at 11:00am, but started around 1:30pm.

Got two runs, first time spun the tires bad off the line and second...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-04-2018, 07:45 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 18,671
Posted By wennstroma
I'm going to try and go once more this year on...

I'm going to try and go once more this year on the 10th or 27th for a "turbo" entry.

I got my 240 out of storage and put a new clutch disk in it a week or two ago, a 6 puck this time, so it should...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-30-2018, 02:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 620
Posted By wennstroma
Turbo engines still have a plastic pcv fitting...

Turbo engines still have a plastic pcv fitting with a vacuum line to the intake, and a larger line continuing onto a nipple on the turbo inlet pipe, but it does not have an internal flame trap like...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-30-2018, 11:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 620
Posted By wennstroma
Could be a cam seal, that's typically how one of...

Could be a cam seal, that's typically how one of those looks when it leaks. If you remove that bolt at the very top of your picture, you could pull the plastic timing cover forward (with the engine...
Forum: article composition 09-10-2018, 09:47 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 26,086
Posted By wennstroma
The 588 in my car is locked with both wheels in...

The 588 in my car is locked with both wheels in the air, just like in your description. It is the high-preload version, so that wasn't unexpected.

As far as the video applying power with one wheel...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-12-2018, 10:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 705
Posted By wennstroma
When you install the torque converter into the...

When you install the torque converter into the transmission, there are two to three clunks before it is actually fully inserted into the bushing, pump, and stator. You have to support the weight of...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-11-2018, 11:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,596
Posted By wennstroma
When I was installing those aftermarket nissens...

When I was installing those aftermarket nissens radiators on customer cars, the drain plugs were round with a slot in them and just a basic plug without the o-ring like in the picture you posted.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-06-2018, 08:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 704
Posted By wennstroma
I believe mine is stuck too, because the oil...

I believe mine is stuck too, because the oil never really heats up. Just haven't confirmed it.

The rumor was that they last longer being in a pressurized environment, but most of the time its...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-19-2018, 06:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 547
Posted By wennstroma
Something about keeping the wheel installed in...

Something about keeping the wheel installed in the same position relative to the hub/brake rotor for balance/vibration reasons when they were "matched" by the manufacturer. I've also seen them on...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-02-2018, 03:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,375
Posted By wennstroma
What's wrong with those cars?

What's wrong with those cars?
Forum: performance & modifications 03-31-2018, 05:23 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 18,671
Posted By wennstroma
Took the S80 daily driver, so there will be at...

Took the S80 daily driver, so there will be at least one N/A entry. Today was the opening day and very crowded. Two hours between first run and second run, didn't stay after the second.
...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-28-2018, 01:00 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 18,671
Posted By wennstroma
I might run my s80 v8 this weekend, one guy I...

I might run my s80 v8 this weekend, one guy I work with is taking his old Mopar. The track here is at 2700' elevation, so might not be too fast, but it would be at least one NA time for the west.
...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 03-13-2018, 09:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 700
Posted By wennstroma
Digikey, if theres nothing local? .47Ω would be...

Digikey, if theres nothing local? .47Ω would be 470mΩ. They show physical size, so maybe you could figure out the wattage from those?
...
Forum: showroom 11-24-2017, 11:56 PM
Replies: 9,403
Views: 2,870,804
Posted By wennstroma
Got an extra set of wheels. One set for winter...

Got an extra set of wheels. One set for winter tires and one for summer.
http://www.pbase.com/wennstroma/image/166622158.jpg
Forum: performance & modifications 11-14-2017, 01:11 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,565
Posted By wennstroma
I've had this...

I've had this (https://www.summitracing.com/parts/tfs-5158reg1/overview/http://) "trick flow by aeromotive" one for about 7 years now.

It usually won't hold rest pressure for more than 10-20...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-03-2017, 12:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,188
Posted By wennstroma
I put some of those Michelin P.S.S. tires on my...

I put some of those Michelin P.S.S. tires on my 940, for some reason the specific size I wanted was as cheap as any of the other cheap summer tires at the time. Haven't used the other two, so can't...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-16-2017, 09:14 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 27,993
Posted By wennstroma
2000-2004.5 S/V40 are probably the best. I would...

2000-2004.5 S/V40 are probably the best. I would consistently see 30-40mpg+ averages on their trip computers in southern California. Most of them get neglected and trashed though, haven't seen a half...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 08-14-2017, 08:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,168
Posted By wennstroma
They do wear out eventually. I had similar...

They do wear out eventually. I had similar problems with idle control, boost control, etc. because it wouldn't return to exactly the same value and would sometimes hit a bad spot during normal...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-08-2017, 04:49 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,995
Posted By wennstroma
Heres the sheet that comes with a kg2t. I didn't...

Heres the sheet that comes with a kg2t. I didn't even receive it when I got one from a group buy, but got this image from another user. It gives an installation angle at least.

To get mine to the...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-01-2017, 01:17 PM
Replies: 624
Views: 104,676
Posted By wennstroma
I received it from him in late Februrary 2010, I...

I received it from him in late Februrary 2010, I think that was the first batch?
Forum: projects & restorations 07-01-2017, 01:00 PM
Replies: 624
Views: 104,676
Posted By wennstroma
I have an early one, and the fuel rail mounts are...

I have an early one, and the fuel rail mounts are attached at two points on the base plate of the plenum at 90° to yours. Its very solid.

http://www.pbase.com/wennstroma/image/162884021.jpg
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-22-2017, 09:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,779
Posted By wennstroma
http://www.forums.turbobricks.com/showpost.php?p=5...

http://www.forums.turbobricks.com/showpost.php?p=5374457&postcount=150

Yet another 240, and I can't even remember what the floor mounts look like on a 940 anymore. It seems like the 940 seating...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-09-2017, 09:14 PM
Replies: 589
Views: 117,669
Posted By wennstroma
The little nub is for aligning the pulley to the...

The little nub is for aligning the pulley to the crank gear during installation, it was never meant to hold the pulley onto the sprocket. If the parts are assembled correctly and the bolt is torqued...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-07-2017, 03:05 PM
Replies: 589
Views: 117,669
Posted By wennstroma
That sounds low to me. The Volvo spec for a B230...

That sounds low to me. The Volvo spec for a B230 is 44 ft/lb plus 60° (one flat or point on a 6 point bolt).

I think I tested this on my own stuff a couple times following the angle torque...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-02-2017, 12:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 956
Posted By wennstroma
http://cleanflametrap.com/speedo.html

http://cleanflametrap.com/speedo.html
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-26-2017, 01:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,407
Posted By wennstroma
I got a crank sensor and suppression relay from...

I got a crank sensor and suppression relay from Volvo and put them in. Drove the car the last week and a half and it didn't act up once. Then Friday night while idling in park, it popped once out of...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-12-2017, 10:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,407
Posted By wennstroma
Had it running outside again today, and it died 3...

Had it running outside again today, and it died 3 times within one hour, but only for <20 seconds each time. The last time, I had hooked a 12v test light to one of the coil -s and it was not being...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-11-2017, 10:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,407
Posted By wennstroma
I knew the coil's 15 supply comes straight off...

I knew the coil's 15 supply comes straight off the ignition switch, but the wiring diagram I looked at the other day showed it coming from the suppression relay so I typed that in my last post. Being...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 03-11-2017, 09:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,164
Posted By wennstroma
False? ...

False?

http://www.pbase.com/wennstroma/image/165107860.jpg
I've always seen graphs like this that show the exhaust gas composition. It was always explained that 14.7:1 was just the best balance...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-10-2017, 10:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,417
Posted By wennstroma
I did several on a lift years ago. Remove airbox,...

I did several on a lift years ago. Remove airbox, starter, etc. on top. Have to support engine from above, drop sub-frame, remove cooling fan to get to and remove both exhaust manifolds/heat...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-25-2017, 10:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,187
Posted By wennstroma
If the welding on the collector is good, and you...

If the welding on the collector is good, and you brace that long/heavy wastegate pipe up, it will have a better chance of staying together. I wouldn't hold out much hope though.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-25-2017, 01:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,407
Posted By wennstroma
Found the system relay was actually from 1998,...

Found the system relay was actually from 1998, and had never been soldered. It had some slight cracks.

After replacing it with a new one, I drove it to work for a week and then it died one night...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-25-2017, 12:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,187
Posted By wennstroma
That wastegate is mounted backwards. The exhaust...

That wastegate is mounted backwards. The exhaust pressure needs to be pushing on the bottom of the valve inside, or it will behave unpredictably and/or not open at all.

Hopefully you haven't...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-11-2017, 04:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,111
Posted By wennstroma
Volvo P1 cars (c30/70,s40,v50) use 12 mm...

Volvo P1 cars (c30/70,s40,v50) use 12 mm studs/nuts, and the wheels are drilled to clear 14mm hardware. The nuts have large conical washers to make up for it....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-07-2017, 09:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,407
Posted By wennstroma
Its adjusted correctly and base idle is set...

Its adjusted correctly and base idle is set correctly. Haven't checked it electrically, but seems unlikely because it will just suddenly die even when driving with the throttle open.





I've...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-05-2017, 08:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,407
Posted By wennstroma
Meant to put this in...

Meant to put this in non-performance/maintenance...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-05-2017, 08:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,407
Posted By wennstroma
Stalling while driving or just idling

TL,DR: "car" stalls intermittently. No, I don't currently have access to a scope.

Usually I diagnose and fix stuff pretty quickly, but this ones a little tricky and I've been moving jobs/states...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-26-2017, 12:12 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 20,524
Posted By wennstroma
I just couldn't find a single car with a 1041...

I just couldn't find a single car with a 1041 while I was looking. If you see a rear end with a snout showing on the end of the pinion instead of threads, it should be the deeper one you need.

I...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-25-2017, 12:58 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 20,524
Posted By wennstroma
I had the same issue. The older pinions were...

I had the same issue. The older pinions were threaded all the way to the end, the 1041 ones have a guide/snout on the end and a larger thread size. The flanges are identical, except the pocket being...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-10-2017, 01:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,440
Posted By wennstroma
I was checking in VIDA for something a few years...

I was checking in VIDA for something a few years ago, and think I remember something about a manually selectable shutter in the projecter that changed between DOT/ECE cutoff patterns and also rht/lht...
Forum: projects & restorations 12-02-2016, 01:16 AM
Replies: 630
Views: 138,989
Posted By wennstroma
My speedo cuts out right at 90mph too. Trutrac...

My speedo cuts out right at 90mph too. Trutrac with a sheet metal "wheel" welded on, later aluminum diff cover and sensor, and an '88 speedo.

Run-out and clearance were checked when it was...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-07-2016, 01:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,069
Posted By wennstroma
Its been a couple years since I was thinking...

Its been a couple years since I was thinking about it, so I don't have specific numbers anymore, but I did have some issues with them (nothing catastrophic).

Mine has always been plumbed up with...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 11-06-2016, 08:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,323
Posted By wennstroma
I cut mine along the inner curve. Bolt still...

I cut mine along the inner curve. Bolt still holds it down, and it clears the rear timing cover.
http://www.pbase.com/wennstroma/image/132409185.jpg

I used to have mine set at 0 degrees, as...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-06-2016, 07:02 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 176,147
Posted By wennstroma
Improved my time a little bit. Car 4032 in the...

Improved my time a little bit. Car 4032 in the left lane.
http://www.pbase.com/wennstroma/image/164476127.jpg

Ran it at 15 psi. Since it was below 14.0, I got warned to have a helmet and fire...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-31-2016, 11:49 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 176,147
Posted By wennstroma
I'm going to try and go and improve my time this...

I'm going to try and go and improve my time this Sunday. I've leaned it out on the top end to get rid of the bad misfires. Also runs better after fixing some voltage drops in the ems supply.

I've...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-13-2016, 12:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,138
Posted By wennstroma
Probably cam seals, or sometimes it's something...

Probably cam seals, or sometimes it's something easy like an oil cap seal letting oil run back there. You could slide off the timing cover with one bolt and check those. Front crank seals almost...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 09-29-2016, 11:26 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,876
Posted By wennstroma
Did the rsi cams come with specs to degree them? ...

Did the rsi cams come with specs to degree them?

I was also chasing ignition problems for an unrelated problem (high load blowout). I swapped in new plugs and made some new ignition wires at the...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 09-28-2016, 12:22 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,876
Posted By wennstroma
Meant to post this last week. As you said, its...

Meant to post this last week. As you said, its interesting to compare if nothing else. Mine has never been dyno tuned or looked at by someone with more experience who really knows what they're doing....
Forum: aftermarket engine management 09-20-2016, 12:26 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,876
Posted By wennstroma
This is the only one I got today with a steady...

This is the only one I got today with a steady throttle input, from record 550-650. Holding it steady at that rpm for longer would have to be done at higher speeds on the freeway on a steep hill or...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 09-19-2016, 02:32 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,876
Posted By wennstroma
I got the voltage supply fixed on mine and...

I got the voltage supply fixed on mine and started driving it more and leaning out the ve table under higher load to get rid of my misfires. So I've got some datalogs that coincidentally show the rpm...
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