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Forum: showroom 03-24-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 13,463
Posted By RobSmith
I wish I still had my chocolate brown 245. :-(

I wish I still had my chocolate brown 245. :-(
Forum: performance & modifications 03-14-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,395
Posted By RobSmith
Hello, Just having a nose on here... There's...

Hello,

Just having a nose on here... There's still some Volvoing going on around the area then :)

Rob
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-11-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,938
Posted By RobSmith
My 230k miles 940 has piston slap. On cold days...

My 230k miles 940 has piston slap. On cold days its not too bad with cold oil. It is noticable when you run it up to temperature and then nip into a shop etc for half an hour so the pistons cool...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-10-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,858
Posted By RobSmith
Where are you Skyshadow? US or UK?

Where are you Skyshadow? US or UK?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-06-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 808
Posted By RobSmith
I would scrape the rust off the number pads...

I would scrape the rust off the number pads behind the distributor. You have one cleaned off in your picture but the front one has more numbers on it. That might give you more of a clue.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-07-2013, 03:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,329
Posted By RobSmith
weld it on the side but make it a bent piece of...

weld it on the side but make it a bent piece of pipe that goes up inside the end tank right to the top.

You can have the header tank lower than the engine if you want. All you need to do is have...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-07-2013, 02:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,681
Posted By RobSmith
or you could click on the English icon on their...

or you could click on the English icon on their web site :-P

Rob
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-07-2013, 10:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,681
Posted By RobSmith
If you have a look at www.vedbil.se that is the...

If you have a look at www.vedbil.se that is the sort of thing I am wanting to do. I want to use one of my 940 estates. The plan is to weld a bulkhead between the passenger area and the back end...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-07-2013, 06:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,681
Posted By RobSmith
Thanks for the replies. I have realised they...

Thanks for the replies.
I have realised they are highly un-linear and give a bigger voltage change at the lower air flows.
This is why I am looking for information on the smaller amm's.
I am...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-06-2013, 05:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,681
Posted By RobSmith
I can't find what I am looking for anywhere on...

I can't find what I am looking for anywhere on the web.
I have the voltage / air mass graph for an 012 amm. If I piggyback an 016 in the pipe I can read the output voltage from that and then plot...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-06-2013, 12:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,681
Posted By RobSmith
Hi, Thanks for that. I am searching for...

Hi, Thanks for that. I am searching for detailed information about the 016 amm. It is the one I have on my 940 but would like to be able to work out from its output voltage what air mass is passing...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-06-2013, 07:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 830
Posted By RobSmith
The air bypass valve sticks on my 940 and makes...

The air bypass valve sticks on my 940 and makes it idle at about 1100rpm sometimes. I ignore it although it can be a pain in a traffic jam when you want to trundle at the lowest speed possible.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-06-2013, 05:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,681
Posted By RobSmith
016 AMM graph or manual

Hi All,

Does anyone have a manual or data sheet for the standard 0 280 212 016 air mass meter as used on 940's. I have a couple of pages copied from a data book for the 012 amm I got from the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-31-2013, 06:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 535
Posted By RobSmith
Immobiliser connection with ECU

Hi All,

A long while since I posted a post on here. I have been zooming about in my oil leaking, dirt filled, rattly 230,000 mile 940 for the last few years since my last post.
I have previously...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-21-2011, 05:21 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 18,132
Posted By RobSmith
What are the LSD options for me in the UK. ...

What are the LSD options for me in the UK.
Sweden is not far away and have a friend out there who could maybe find a diff or axle and post it.
I am wanting to drag stuff around across fields and...
Forum: events 10-17-2010, 08:56 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,151
Posted By RobSmith
I have no idea what the missus has planned for...

I have no idea what the missus has planned for the 11th but it would be good to get out.
Where are you getting together? Bedford area somewhere?

Rob
Forum: article composition 07-28-2010, 06:46 PM
Replies: 440
Views: 249,368
Posted By RobSmith
Thankyou for the answer. That is great. Rob

Thankyou for the answer. That is great.
Rob
Forum: article composition 07-27-2010, 06:50 PM
Replies: 440
Views: 249,368
Posted By RobSmith
Thanks for the reply. This is the list of bits...

Thanks for the reply.
This is the list of bits I have and was going to put together for a petrol setup:

1992 Penta AQ151C block with oil squirters added. 96mm bore 86mm stroke = 2500cc
Forged...
Forum: article composition 07-26-2010, 07:14 PM
Replies: 440
Views: 249,368
Posted By RobSmith
Hi All, We are going all green here and I will...

Hi All,
We are going all green here and I will need to trim our cars down to a little diesel and an electric car. The electric car will be charged from solar and wind power so will actually be an...
Forum: events 11-11-2009, 12:33 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 11,050
Posted By RobSmith
Sounds good, Not sure which would be most...

Sounds good,
Not sure which would be most embarasing to bring my rather sorry looking 940 or the wifes Peugeot 206 deisel.
Rob
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-27-2009, 07:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,736
Posted By RobSmith
+1 Did that with my wifes old VW Polo but that...

+1 Did that with my wifes old VW Polo but that did have parts seemingly failing at random...it was if it had a light sensitive switch on the injection system. Coughed and spluttered, ran rough etc...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-27-2009, 07:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,736
Posted By RobSmith
One oddball thing that can happen, like on my...

One oddball thing that can happen, like on my 940, is if the head gasket is gone between combustion chamber and coolant passages then coolant fills one or more bores, over a day or two, and the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-27-2009, 07:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 705
Posted By RobSmith
Cruise control on LH2.4?

Saw a 940 on ebay with cruise control.

Just wondering how that works and if it can be added onto 'standard' LH2.4 wiring.

Rob
Forum: events 10-27-2009, 06:38 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 5,692
Posted By RobSmith
Ooo. That is a possibility. Not sure what the...

Ooo.
That is a possibility.
Not sure what the wife has planned so will need to check we are not at the in-laws or something:grrr:

Rob
Forum: showroom 10-21-2009, 05:57 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,250
Posted By RobSmith
+1 That is exactly what I thought as the...

+1

That is exactly what I thought as the first picture appeared on my screen.

Rob
Forum: website & board 10-21-2009, 05:21 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,062
Posted By RobSmith
Not many here. Too thirsty for UK fuel prices. ...

Not many here.
Too thirsty for UK fuel prices.
More 9 & 7 series than 240's

The 7 series and 240's look very ugly in comparison with the majority of the cars on the road here and quite possibly...
Forum: events 09-25-2009, 06:30 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 5,620
Posted By RobSmith
Thought I would check on TB as I have not done...

Thought I would check on TB as I have not done much Volvoing for a while....

Oooo a meet up near me.....date....er tommorow....bugger.
Too much to do this weekend but realy fancied a beer or two...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-07-2009, 05:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 739
Posted By RobSmith
Are the belts tight? If the belts are tight you...

Are the belts tight?
If the belts are tight you might not be able to move the pulley.
It could be that the crank bolt is loose.
I would take all the pulleys off the crank and find what is going...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-07-2009, 03:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,555
Posted By RobSmith
The reason front wheel drives often have more...

The reason front wheel drives often have more offset is to get the centre of the driveshaft CV joint near to or on the steering axis. This is so when you turn the steering you get less of a change...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-07-2009, 05:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,261
Posted By RobSmith
I presume youe are in the UK. Manual 740's and...

I presume youe are in the UK.
Manual 740's and 940s are easy to come by.
M47 5 speed gearboxes are easy to come by.
M90 5 speed boxes are easy to come by but you pay a bit more for them.
The swap...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-06-2009, 03:12 PM
Replies: 606
Views: 55,305
Posted By RobSmith
Looks pretty good. Shame it looks like they...

Looks pretty good.
Shame it looks like they forgot about balancing the missing trigger tooth during design.
It looks lik a nasty balancing hole has been drilled in not very nicely.

Rob
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-05-2009, 07:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 670
Posted By RobSmith
I might do a custom exhaust when it does finally...

I might do a custom exhaust when it does finally fall to bits.
The standard system has two boxes and a cat and a lot of bends.
The Amazon will need a custom exhaust so I can try out different...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-05-2009, 07:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 670
Posted By RobSmith
If you can hacksaw through one of the three bolts...

If you can hacksaw through one of the three bolts then the clamp will come loose and make it easier to have a go at the other two.
I have the exact same issue on mine. My whole system is like that...
Forum: events 04-05-2009, 04:45 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 13,099
Posted By RobSmith
I am up for Mallory. It is my favourite circuit. ...

I am up for Mallory. It is my favourite circuit.
We could camp. Or I could drag the caravan :roll: behind the 940
Rob
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-04-2009, 04:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 840
Posted By RobSmith
It took me about 3 hours to get the one off my...

It took me about 3 hours to get the one off my 940.
The bolts had been done up mega tight with the addition of mega loctite.
I also could not get a socket on the bolts because of the bulkhead so I...
Forum: showroom 04-04-2009, 04:13 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,609
Posted By RobSmith
Ah..It all makes sense. I wondered why the oil...

Ah..It all makes sense.
I wondered why the oil comes out so fast when you take the sump plug out.
It must be because its at the bottom of the engine :)

This is my favourite amazon posted so far...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-04-2009, 04:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,169
Posted By RobSmith
+1 When I have brazed or bronze welded anything...

+1
When I have brazed or bronze welded anything the steel bit has not got much beyond a cherry red. I have seen my manifold a bright orange sometimes which is presumably quite a bit hotter so I...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-03-2009, 07:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 701
Posted By RobSmith
I dont think replacing the engines are an option....

I dont think replacing the engines are an option.
I think He just wanted a spare head. Presumably so he can do a head rebuild and swap and then rebuild that one and swap them around. I think he...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-03-2009, 06:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 701
Posted By RobSmith
Thanks for that I will tell him that. What...

Thanks for that I will tell him that.
What should he do with it? Pack it away in the attic for rarety value or just use it as an anchor for his boat?
Rob
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-03-2009, 06:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 701
Posted By RobSmith
B230K info needed

Hi All,
I sold my Penta engines heat exchanger to a chap who has a boat with two AQ151's.
He noticed the car engines looked like the same engine and decided he would buy himself a car engine to use...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-02-2009, 05:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 645
Posted By RobSmith
The downpipe on mine clatters against the...

The downpipe on mine clatters against the suspension mount on left hand bends but is about 3/8" clear when static.
I think my 197000 mile bushes are a bit soggy :-D

Rob
Forum: showroom 04-02-2009, 05:36 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,609
Posted By RobSmith
I will be putting a B230 into my Amazon. I will...

I will be putting a B230 into my Amazon. I will be standing it up vertical to give me more room on the right hand side.
It gets more crowded with a RH drive car.
I dislike working on that side on...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-02-2009, 07:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,176
Posted By RobSmith
I will drill and put in a second valve on the...

I will drill and put in a second valve on the outside.
I would weld up the existing hole.
Rob
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-01-2009, 07:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,176
Posted By RobSmith
I am sure there will be but I think I will need...

I am sure there will be but I think I will need to go for a stronger axle anyway and bigger brakes at the front too so all four hubs will need altering so I may as well go for the later and more...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-01-2009, 07:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 551
Posted By RobSmith
We made an error on tyres before at Lola. We...

We made an error on tyres before at Lola.
We had some important event or something going on so the cars needed to look great.
The race tyres were all dusty and as they would not be used again for...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-01-2009, 07:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 826
Posted By RobSmith
You can get the bonded in screens out with a...

You can get the bonded in screens out with a piece of thin strong wire like a bike brake cable or some stainless steel lock wire. You poke it through from inside to out in one spot and then...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-01-2009, 07:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,176
Posted By RobSmith
That would be this post then: ...

That would be this post then:
http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=136951
Rob
Forum: performance & modifications 04-01-2009, 07:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,981
Posted By RobSmith
ok. It must be on the little fiat engine I have...

ok. It must be on the little fiat engine I have here where it is not possible then.
Forum: performance & modifications 04-01-2009, 05:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,981
Posted By RobSmith
I am not sure if they are flippable. I cannot...

I am not sure if they are flippable. I cannot remember what it was on that I found looked like it could be flipped but actually was not possible.
I will go and look at one now.

Rob
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-01-2009, 04:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,572
Posted By RobSmith
I run mine a little overinflated at 35 all round....

I run mine a little overinflated at 35 all round.
My car ruins the edges of the tyres and not the centre of the tread.
They are expensive and the MOT testers here like to say your tyres are worn...
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