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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Yesterday, 07:15 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By dl242gt
When I encountered this issue with the...

When I encountered this issue with the aftermarket pcv box. I used a soldering iron to fuse the seam around the top by melting the plastic together. Since then I do this on all the aftermarket ones...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Yesterday, 03:22 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,423
Posted By dl242gt
Glad you got the injectors sorted. If you still...

Glad you got the injectors sorted. If you still have issues under load. One of the things to check is that you are getting boost enrichment. The blue switch on the engine firewall grounds terminal 7...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-16-2020, 07:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 153
Posted By dl242gt
Your car already has a cooler located between the...

Your car already has a cooler located between the radiator and the a/c condenser. Maybe change to synthetic oil in the trans?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-16-2020, 07:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 534
Posted By dl242gt
If it isn't intercooled. That is probably the...

If it isn't intercooled. That is probably the only engine upgrade to do. Will make more power and last longer with cooler intake air.
Wish you well with it.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-16-2020, 07:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 163
Posted By dl242gt
Damn, that does seem terminal in a short amount...

Damn, that does seem terminal in a short amount of time.
Forum: showroom 01-16-2020, 02:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,645
Posted By dl242gt
I just realized that look on the front is from...

I just realized that look on the front is from Chrysler cars of the late 50s early 60s. Slanted eyes on the car before the Japanese cars made it more popular.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-16-2020, 02:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 95
Posted By dl242gt
Even if there is no problem with the system. A...

Even if there is no problem with the system. A fuel pressure check of the kjet fuel system would be prudent. But first take care of the basics with a full service including all filters and fluids.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-16-2020, 02:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 163
Posted By dl242gt
When the marbles sound started in mine. I got...

When the marbles sound started in mine. I got about 25k out of it. The marbles were progressive. Started in third and by the time I changed the trans the sound was in 3rd, 5th, and 2nd. It also...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-16-2020, 02:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 534
Posted By dl242gt
Is it intercooled? Didn't see any engine pictures.

Is it intercooled? Didn't see any engine pictures.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-16-2020, 01:57 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,423
Posted By dl242gt
There is also a gap on the star wheel. I forget...

There is also a gap on the star wheel. I forget the value but it's something like .010". Measured between the wheel and the post that triggers the signal. Did you measure the resistance of the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-16-2020, 01:38 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,423
Posted By dl242gt
Just FYI, to remove the star wheel if you need to...

Just FYI, to remove the star wheel if you need to change it. There is a circlip holding it to the distributor shaft. You remove the circlip and then pry upward with two screwdrivers under the edge of...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-15-2020, 05:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 395
Posted By dl242gt
Your steering box shouldn't feel sloppy. Those...

Your steering box shouldn't feel sloppy. Those are very well made ZF boxes. Try checking the adjustment on the steering box. That may make things feel better with the steering. Make sure it's topped...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-15-2020, 12:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 108
Posted By dl242gt
Well when people use 225/50-15 tires the back...

Well when people use 225/50-15 tires the back part of the fender lip on the rear of the car needs to be modified especially when lowering the car. So, that would lead me to tell you to modify the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-15-2020, 11:55 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 534
Posted By dl242gt
We used to buy our friends with kids a splat mat...

We used to buy our friends with kids a splat mat to help alleviate the abuse. As bad as kids can be. Dogs with medium to long hair is the worst. A lab completely ruined the interior on my friends...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-14-2020, 02:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 318
Posted By dl242gt
I use the hot side of the turbo John suggested on...

I use the hot side of the turbo John suggested on my T3. My T3 is a water cooled one but I left the water cooling connections off. It works fine without the water cooling. Only oil going to the turbo.
Forum: performance & modifications 01-14-2020, 02:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 287
Posted By dl242gt
The wiring on the car likes to break right where...

The wiring on the car likes to break right where it goes through the grommet in the trunk. Now that you have been working on it you may have broken a connection.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-14-2020, 02:25 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,423
Posted By dl242gt
Did you replace the injector seals when you...

Did you replace the injector seals when you checked the injectors? They fail and create a vacuum leak affecting idle and mid range the most. The intake manifold gasket also fails and causes poor...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-14-2020, 02:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 534
Posted By dl242gt
Well I gotta say. That sure is well preserved....

Well I gotta say. That sure is well preserved. I'd pay 3.5 to the 4k for that if I was buying. Not many left in that condition. Is it intercooled or stock? Has it been using synthetic oil? That helps...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-13-2020, 06:19 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,356
Posted By dl242gt
The rule of thumb I was taught with selecting a...

The rule of thumb I was taught with selecting a cam was that you should use the mildest cam that will accomplish the goal. This is why I chose the V15 cam for both my n/a car and one for the turbo as...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-13-2020, 05:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 534
Posted By dl242gt
The engine wiring harness doesn't escape...

The engine wiring harness doesn't escape replacement even if the car is in a milder climate. But that seems to me from your description that it's a nice car that is going to need several of the usual...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-12-2020, 11:17 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,423
Posted By dl242gt
It shuts the engine down and then when you let...

It shuts the engine down and then when you let off it comes right back. So you would get a surging stutter if it hits that pressure switch setting. A non intercooled car only has a 9 or 10 psi...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-12-2020, 10:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 370
Posted By dl242gt
FYI, the lambda doesn't have any interaction with...

FYI, the lambda doesn't have any interaction with acceleration on an EFI engine. The mass air sensor should see and respond with more fuel. However, the initial extra fuel comes from the change in...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-12-2020, 10:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,139
Posted By dl242gt
Cheap and direct answer to your question in post...

Cheap and direct answer to your question in post 8. If you don't know how to wire a relay there are lots of videos and books to show you how.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-12-2020, 10:31 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,423
Posted By dl242gt
Don't forget about those spray patterns. You may...

Don't forget about those spray patterns. You may be getting lots of fuel but if it isn't atomized by a good spray pattern. Then you are just dumping liquid into the cylinder which doesn't compress or...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-10-2020, 08:52 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,356
Posted By dl242gt
Nice power with the M3!

Nice power with the M3!
Forum: performance & modifications 01-10-2020, 08:51 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,356
Posted By dl242gt
Well I have used a slightly upgraded T3 on my 240...

Well I have used a slightly upgraded T3 on my 240 turbo for many years with the V15T.
My turbo is the stock compressor size a/r .42 but has a slightly larger compressor. wheel. I forget the size....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-10-2020, 08:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 387
Posted By dl242gt
A 240 turbo uses a different hose for the block...

A 240 turbo uses a different hose for the block to upper hose location on the firewall. But I believe you can use the n/a hose if you have to.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-10-2020, 08:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 395
Posted By dl242gt
I would use stock toe. Try to get about 1 to 1.5...

I would use stock toe. Try to get about 1 to 1.5 degrees negative camber. For caster I'd use stock settings.

Your big improvement in handling is going to be the camber. Volvo set their cars up so...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-10-2020, 08:24 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 5,300
Posted By dl242gt
I miss the noise of my air cooled VW and Porsche...

I miss the noise of my air cooled VW and Porsche classics. Volvo ohc redblocks were a huge difference in less engine noise.

Did you ever hear chitty chitty bang bang?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-10-2020, 08:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,644
Posted By dl242gt
Nice when they are on the shelf. I swore off gas...

Nice when they are on the shelf. I swore off gas a just kyb because their calibration is horrible. The GR2 have been ok for me.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-10-2020, 08:16 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,286
Posted By dl242gt
Glad you are rolling again. There are hardly any...

Glad you are rolling again. There are hardly any redblocks rolling around here. Gotta keep em going.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-10-2020, 12:21 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,286
Posted By dl242gt
When you have two cams you get oil pressure...

When you have two cams you get oil pressure faster. :nod:
Forum: performance & modifications 01-10-2020, 12:17 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,356
Posted By dl242gt
For a good street performance engine I like the...

For a good street performance engine I like the enem V15T. Been using them over ten years. The cam has great low rpm torque and power but revs out to 6k or more if you want.

I also like the specs...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-10-2020, 12:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,139
Posted By dl242gt
If your 240 has the stock dual horn setup. Just...

If your 240 has the stock dual horn setup. Just add a relay to power the horns. It becomes obnoxiously loud. Just need a relay and some wiring. you can connect a fused power feed right from the left...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-09-2020, 11:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,644
Posted By dl242gt
If you are gonna go very affordable. I would get...

If you are gonna go very affordable. I would get the yellow swedish auto parts shocks. Less than a buck for four shocks that should do the job for awhile is great.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-09-2020, 11:43 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,286
Posted By dl242gt
The early white blocks had spin on filters that...

The early white blocks had spin on filters that were vertical. So they didn't drain back. I didn't look at the mann catalog but maybe that is what they gave you? After all it read volvo in the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-09-2020, 01:02 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,423
Posted By dl242gt
Glad you got it running. Rolling that kjet!

Glad you got it running. Rolling that kjet!
Forum: performance & modifications 01-05-2020, 08:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,054
Posted By dl242gt
If that is the shock extended all the way. I...

If that is the shock extended all the way. I don't care what the number on it reads. It's too short and you need the correct length shock for stock springs. People use the shorter chevy suburban...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-05-2020, 07:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 538
Posted By dl242gt
You did turn the key all the way correct? The key...

You did turn the key all the way correct? The key has a locked position so the central locking won't work on the trunk. Then you turn it a quarter turn and it will lock and unlock with the central...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-05-2020, 07:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 543
Posted By dl242gt
Cool, then I would suggest something more like an...

Cool, then I would suggest something more like an enem V16 turbo version. Then you are using a performance cam.
Forum: performance & modifications 01-05-2020, 04:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 543
Posted By dl242gt
What power levels are you looking for? Is this an...

What power levels are you looking for? Is this an automatic or manual?

Auto I would suggest the T cam. Or for a bit more top end you can use an A or B cam. If you want a good aftermarket cam an...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-05-2020, 03:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 481
Posted By dl242gt
You are up in canada. It may be off a car that we...

You are up in canada. It may be off a car that we didn't get here in the US.

Also an air flow sensor box and fuel distributor can be switched around. Someone may have put a volvo fuel distributor...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-05-2020, 01:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 981
Posted By dl242gt
The way you stop cracking the 90+ turbo manifold...

The way you stop cracking the 90+ turbo manifold is to port it so the flow is better than stock. Then the manifold heat won't build up as bad. Check out the photos on the stealthfti pbase gallery to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-04-2020, 08:45 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,423
Posted By dl242gt
Kjet injector testers are a gasoline version of a...

Kjet injector testers are a gasoline version of a diesel injector tester. They test at much lower pressure. You test spray pattern, opening pressure and total flow. It's a hand pump operated unit. I...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-04-2020, 08:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 630
Posted By dl242gt
Here is a recent thread by a member who recently...

Here is a recent thread by a member who recently did repairs to the butt cheek. Should help you figure out how to approach your repair. ...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-04-2020, 08:29 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,404
Posted By dl242gt
Yes, you can use a simple megasquirt/microsquirt...

Yes, you can use a simple megasquirt/microsquirt system to control only fuel and have a separate ignition system. But not an ezk box. You would need something else like either a MSD or volvo...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-04-2020, 08:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,054
Posted By dl242gt
Key words are that these came off a lowered car....

Key words are that these came off a lowered car. That means someone probably bought shorter than stock shocks to use on that lowered car. You need stock length shocks or as suggested above you have...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-04-2020, 08:13 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,184
Posted By dl242gt
When stuff like that gets too deep in the head...

When stuff like that gets too deep in the head surface. It is repaired by welding and then the head is surfaced. I had a shop do that to save a 531 head.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-02-2020, 04:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 667
Posted By dl242gt
They help in my experience. It's just that much...

They help in my experience. It's just that much less floating around in the oil. If you have a bad old hard drive laying around. bust it open and use the magnets inside.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-02-2020, 04:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,644
Posted By dl242gt
So IPD lowering springs with the Decarbons? That...

So IPD lowering springs with the Decarbons? That should be firm but comfortable. Won't be harsh if you are using a 205/60 tire as well. I like the slightly taller sidewall of the 205/60 for a bit...
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