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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Yesterday, 01:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 365
Posted By John242Ti
On the earlier cars, just tie the two sides...

On the earlier cars, just tie the two sides together and use two relays. Keeps the functionality for the brake and taillamp bulbs.
Forum: website & board 11-20-2017, 05:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 430
Posted By John242Ti
Prices are reasonable. Supposedly the area that...

Prices are reasonable. Supposedly the area that had the most Volvo 240s in North America was the Vancouver, BC area. Moreso than Portland or other areas that we consider to be the hotbeds of Volvo...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-18-2017, 05:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 761
Posted By John242Ti
Maybe also check your coolant temperature sensor...

Maybe also check your coolant temperature sensor for the LH-Jet system. It's under the #3 intake runner. When they fail, they sometimes do exactly what you're describing.

-J
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-12-2017, 05:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,385
Posted By John242Ti
With respect to the turbo scratching paint off...

With respect to the turbo scratching paint off the strut tower, it may still happen with the engine tilted. So, maybe use a fender cover, but with the longer piece flipped around so it extends into...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-12-2017, 05:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,385
Posted By John242Ti
I've usually avoided using the floor jack, and...

I've usually avoided using the floor jack, and just had someone pull the engine to the driver's side to get the turbo either in or out. That way, you don't have to remove the driver's side mount...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-12-2017, 05:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 566
Posted By John242Ti
How's the 25 amp fuse and its holder underhood? ...

How's the 25 amp fuse and its holder underhood? At all crusty? If yes, maybe consider replacing it with one of the GM style holders, like what iPd sells.

I'd also disconnect the battery, then...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-12-2017, 05:02 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,120
Posted By John242Ti
^Yeah, I could see that being a problem. ...

^Yeah, I could see that being a problem. 205/65R15 might be closer in diameter for a Beetle, as well as a non-turbo 245...

-J
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-11-2017, 05:52 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,120
Posted By John242Ti
For those of us with 15" spares...

For those of us with 15" spares (PV/Amazon/1800/140 cars, late 240's, 700/900 series cars), find out where the VW Beetle/Bug guys get their tires. Pick up a 165SR15 tire from wherever they go. Have...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-10-2017, 01:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 263
Posted By John242Ti
Mileage usually is notwithstanding when it comes...

Mileage usually is notwithstanding when it comes to the wiring harness. I'd still make sure that it's intact and, ideally, replaced with a newer loom.

-J
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-09-2017, 07:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 263
Posted By John242Ti
How's the wiring harness? Also, sometimes the...

How's the wiring harness? Also, sometimes the wiring at the ignition coil can get toasty on the 1985-87 turbo cars, which can cause weird issues like this...

-J
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-08-2017, 01:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 277
Posted By John242Ti
^Pre-'73 140, I assume? When I was prepping my...

^Pre-'73 140, I assume? When I was prepping my old '74 145E for the B20F/M41 combo that it almost got before I had to sell the project off, it was just a few bolts and a couple clips and pins to do...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-07-2017, 11:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,043
Posted By John242Ti
Engage 1st, then drive around for about 45...

Engage 1st, then drive around for about 45 seconds or so at 25-30 mph while going up a somewhat steep hill. So, high load, high rpm. Check temperature then. Should still be just above midpoint.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-07-2017, 11:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 376
Posted By John242Ti
Or you could PM Ansel+. He works at Jim Fisher...

Or you could PM Ansel+. He works at Jim Fisher Volvo. In the parts department.

:e-shrug:

-J
Forum: projects & restorations 11-05-2017, 06:10 AM
Replies: 515
Views: 66,272
Posted By John242Ti
Johann245 has that tropic green '94 945Ti for...

Johann245 has that tropic green '94 945Ti for sale on CL for $1800 with Hydras, $1400 without... Pull the engine and swap yours in, or rebuild the one in his car, since it's already a squirter block...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-04-2017, 06:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 316
Posted By John242Ti
Kinda makes you wonder why Volvo specc'ed them on...

Kinda makes you wonder why Volvo specc'ed them on the 240's, since they equipped the cars with resistor plugs from the factory. Stock plugs for 1981-84 240's (and 1985 240 Turbos) were Bosch WR7DS...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-03-2017, 04:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 316
Posted By John242Ti
My 760 was experiencing that as well. Since the...

My 760 was experiencing that as well. Since the radio (a Dual CD player - related to the german built turntables in name only) didn't have the features I needed, I swapped the deck out with an...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-03-2017, 03:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 339
Posted By John242Ti
The early vinyl seemed worse than the 1978 and...

The early vinyl seemed worse than the 1978 and newer stuff with respect to shredding. I remember being 3 or 4 years old and ripping a hole into the vinyl on the inner bolster of the driver's...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-31-2017, 07:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 482
Posted By John242Ti
https://www.volvoclub.org.uk/history/engines/volvo...

https://www.volvoclub.org.uk/history/engines/volvo_engines.shtml

7.5:1.

Also, if you look at the gcp.se parts catalogs, the piston part numbers are the same between the B21ET and the B21FT. If...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-31-2017, 04:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 482
Posted By John242Ti
ftfy :nod:

ftfy :nod:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-29-2017, 07:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 597
Posted By John242Ti
That depends on the car. Most of my K-Jet cars...

That depends on the car. Most of my K-Jet cars have run the pumps for a second after the key is turned to run. Only one that didn't was an '81 242DL after I had the harness replaced. Stopped doing...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-26-2017, 05:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 473
Posted By John242Ti
Check the taillamps and make sure that the wires...

Check the taillamps and make sure that the wires for the brake lights aren't shorting out against the taillight wires and that the ground wires are connected properly. Also, are you noticing that...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-26-2017, 01:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 864
Posted By John242Ti
Oops, well, at least you now know that you don't...

Oops, well, at least you now know that you don't have to do an engine swap or a rebuild.

Bougicord still has the metal end plug wires, btw. Part number is 7152.

-J
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-18-2017, 05:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 443
Posted By John242Ti
In my old '83 245T, I had an Alpine CD player...

In my old '83 245T, I had an Alpine CD player with a pair of Sony 4" coaxials in the doors and a pair of 6.5" Sony triaxials in the rear side cargo area panels. Had decent bass without being...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-16-2017, 02:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 464
Posted By John242Ti
Yup! That would do it.

Yup! That would do it.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-16-2017, 02:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,238
Posted By John242Ti
Functional, yes. As safe as a modern airbag, no....

Functional, yes. As safe as a modern airbag, no. The old ones were meant to stop a 200 lb man, not wearing a seatbelt. The new ones are meant to be used with seatbelts, therefore, they're less...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-16-2017, 03:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 464
Posted By John242Ti
^This. Specifically, check the smaller wire that...

^This. Specifically, check the smaller wire that goes from the positive terminal to the junction block on the inner fender. Probably corroded to heck and about to fall off.

-J
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-16-2017, 03:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 528
Posted By John242Ti
The OP might want to try tapping on the cluster...

The OP might want to try tapping on the cluster right where the "VOLVO" badge is when it starts getting hot. If gauge goes down, temp faker is failing.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-16-2017, 03:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 528
Posted By John242Ti
And warning lights might be on or flickering, due...

And warning lights might be on or flickering, due to a somewhat non-charging alternator.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-15-2017, 06:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 729
Posted By John242Ti
Stuff needed to do the conversion: Overdrive...

Stuff needed to do the conversion:

Overdrive relay harness with relay
Shifter console from a 1982-90 240 - don't bother with the 1991-on stuff, shift lock stuff that has to be removed (or...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-15-2017, 01:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 864
Posted By John242Ti
Did you reuse the old coolant temperature sensor...

Did you reuse the old coolant temperature sensor for the LH-Jetronic system when you had the headwork done? That can cause the car to run like crud when cold.

Compression is low. Should be at...
Forum: website & board 10-12-2017, 02:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 507
Posted By John242Ti
May I suggest that you don't use it during the...

May I suggest that you don't use it during the winter? If it truly only had 54K km on it, you probably want to restore it and turn it into a nice weather car. Find a later 244 or 245 (or a grampy...
Forum: website & board 10-11-2017, 04:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 264
Posted By John242Ti
What phone are you using? Most have an option to...

What phone are you using? Most have an option to "Request Desktop Site". I use that on my phone to circumvent the requirement for Farcebook Messenger. Load a page other than the newsfeed, tap...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-11-2017, 04:20 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,238
Posted By John242Ti
^Yeah, it seems the biodegradeable insulation...

^Yeah, it seems the biodegradeable insulation problem ends at the firewall, and typically avoids the body harness, except the constant idle harness pigtail on turbo cars (protip: if you need to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-10-2017, 03:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 509
Posted By John242Ti
It'll probably be ok. It's still very close to...

It'll probably be ok. It's still very close to the turdblow. I ran a single wire sensor on our old 744Ti when the original 3-wire unit finally failed. Worked fine. Just had a little bit of a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-10-2017, 03:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,238
Posted By John242Ti
I'd look for a car that has a clear title. ...

I'd look for a car that has a clear title.

Also, don't limit yourself to 1990-93 240's. The 1989 models are mostly the same, but without the bomb in the steering wheel. I've actually downdated...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-10-2017, 03:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 462
Posted By John242Ti
Redline MTL works great. Been using it in my...

Redline MTL works great. Been using it in my cars since 1997. Overdrive is happy, yet the M46 gearbox itself is happy as well.

You may want to also check your clutch free play. That is, if the...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-10-2017, 03:21 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,234
Posted By John242Ti
Why don't you recreate the MVP 3" exhaust? 3"...

Why don't you recreate the MVP 3" exhaust? 3" Dynomax Ultraflow muffler in the stock location, stainless steel pipe from the turbo back to the tailpipe. Cat is mounted in the stock non-turbo spot,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-10-2017, 03:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 433
Posted By John242Ti
That also would cause it to "idle" at 3200 rpm or...

That also would cause it to "idle" at 3200 rpm or so, even if it hadn't hung up on the throttle lever on the shaft. When the switch opens, the CIS motor is told to open up all the way. Dealt with...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-08-2017, 04:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 562
Posted By John242Ti
Close. Loose belt. Checked when I got home this...

Close. Loose belt. Checked when I got home this afternoon. There's a bit too much slack in said belt. Not enough to cause the engine to run hot, but, it's enough to cause the pump to squawk like...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-08-2017, 04:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 635
Posted By John242Ti
Are you using an external voltage regulator? The...

Are you using an external voltage regulator? The 80 and 100 amp alternators seem not to play nice with the external regulators. Will cause the symptoms you're noticing.

-J
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-08-2017, 01:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 509
Posted By John242Ti
Install the coolant temperature sensor next to...

Install the coolant temperature sensor next to the #1 intake port on the head. The thermal cutout switch doesn't really do much, except to keep the engine in open-loop longer when cold. It'll run...
Forum: events 10-07-2017, 07:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 553
Posted By John242Ti
I guess one of these years I might have to talk...

I guess one of these years I might have to talk my parents into having their birthday celebration down there. Always happens to be the same weekend that the Davis meet is occuring.

-J
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-07-2017, 07:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 562
Posted By John242Ti
Any weird noises when it's doing this? Our 760...

Any weird noises when it's doing this? Our 760 seems to be doing something similar, but I think in that car's case, it may be due to low fluid, since it doesn't seem to do it when you're at normal...
Forum: showroom 10-07-2017, 01:33 AM
Replies: 9,183
Views: 2,455,270
Posted By John242Ti
Driveway shot of the Volvos... ...

Driveway shot of the Volvos...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4483/37492201402_29a552f822_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Z84kgy)

I'll have a better one once the t-belt, oil seals, and water pump are...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-06-2017, 05:38 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,092
Posted By John242Ti
If I remember correctly, it's mainly the shock...

If I remember correctly, it's mainly the shock that's the difference. The face bar is the same, but 1974-80 European cars had lighter-duty shocks. The 1986-93 US bumpers use the 1975-85 US/CDN...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-05-2017, 11:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 635
Posted By John242Ti
The M47, while it will work, probably won't hold...

The M47, while it will work, probably won't hold up too well to stock boost levels. Might be fine if you turn the boost down to B230FK levels, but not the full stock boost that creates 157-162 hp,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-05-2017, 11:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 440
Posted By John242Ti
Nope. They're supposed to be a matched set,...

Nope. They're supposed to be a matched set, since they're line bored at the factory.

Best to clean up the shop and find it, or plan to use a head that's complete.

-J
Forum: projects & restorations 10-04-2017, 02:03 AM
Replies: 527
Views: 78,772
Posted By John242Ti
Tom, Main reason why they did that was due...

Tom,

Main reason why they did that was due to the length of the doors. 242 Turbos with power windows also have that setup. As does the rare 1981 242GL.

If you get the power window and door...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-03-2017, 02:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 344
Posted By John242Ti
This is written with the assumption that you're...

This is written with the assumption that you're going with the more common analohg VDO ambient temperature gauge...

Sensor probe usually attaches to one of the bolts that holds the driver's front...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-30-2017, 03:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 410
Posted By John242Ti
Or, $6.28 through Smith. ...

Or, $6.28 through Smith.

https://www.volvowholesalepartsdirect.com/p/Volvo_1976_240/Push-button-Genuine-Classic-Part/42933725/381813.html

-J
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