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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-13-2021, 05:21 PM
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Posted By vvpete
Yes, did that, but nothing obvious.

Yes, did that, but nothing obvious.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-12-2021, 05:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 808
Posted By vvpete
Yes, done that when I got the car, manual switch...

Yes, done that when I got the car, manual switch to ground it until I figure out where the ground fault is. My diagnostic tool can run real time graphic test of the CTS performance while driving,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-12-2021, 05:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 615
Posted By vvpete
Eclipse are the best sounding that fit

Eclipse are the best sounding that fit
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-18-2020, 04:53 PM
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Views: 808
Posted By vvpete
Thanks Dave, yeah, pretty much all cars after '94...

Thanks Dave, yeah, pretty much all cars after '94 incl 940's have it switched that way.
I have schematics for up to '98 850 S/V70 cars and the '99 is completely different. I just wanted to know...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-17-2020, 05:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 808
Posted By vvpete
99 V70 GLT E-Fan

Maybe I'm insane, but I just picked up a '99 V70 GLT, low miles, cheap, but many problems, and the first to address is the e-fan that is not working, no grounding to activate the relay.

Does...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-17-2017, 09:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,379
Posted By vvpete
Volvo Vapor Canister Replacement

A follow up solution I found that works just the same as the factory Rochester p/n 17056292AM, which has the purge valve built in and NLA, is to use a AC Delco p/n215 153, that doesnt have a valve in...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-01-2017, 10:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,009
Posted By vvpete
The 90-up 240 has the pressure switch located in...

The 90-up 240 has the pressure switch located in the ac hardline just behind the condenser, which is the better way to have it switch on, not by the compressor wire, as it only needs to be on when...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-01-2017, 10:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,255
Posted By vvpete
Yes, but don't do it blindly, look at the sensor...

Yes, but don't do it blindly, look at the sensor switching temp and see that is of the correct rating for 'overtemp' uses. There are several other switches used. What you would use should be ~ 10 deg...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-30-2017, 01:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,255
Posted By vvpete
Just an additional note for the radiator mounted...

Just an additional note for the radiator mounted temp switch, in many of the 940's that have this sensor in the radiator as well as the ECU driving the fan relay, the radiator sensor is used as a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-18-2017, 01:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,032
Posted By vvpete
The orig hardware, 110 mm x 12 mm bolts have a...

The orig hardware, 110 mm x 12 mm bolts have a much shorter shoulder on them than a normal off the shelf 110 mm bolt, which has a shoulder about 2/3 of the total length of the bolt. The Volvo bolt...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-27-2017, 11:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,237
Posted By vvpete
Whistling = vacuum leaks, mostly. Check the hoses...

Whistling = vacuum leaks, mostly. Check the hoses in the breather and by=pass for the flame trap. V90 is the same as a 960.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-16-2016, 04:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,903
Posted By vvpete
A shop tool 'T' with rollers that is used to...

A shop tool 'T' with rollers that is used to support wood on a table saw works well, can get at Harbor Freight or Sears, but a 18" push broom works too.
To the OP, if the wipers, third brake light...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-16-2016, 04:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,012
Posted By vvpete
My 91 245 is a R134a conversion and will say the...

My 91 245 is a R134a conversion and will say the single most promlem with the DIY method is getting the exact fill amount. plus or minus 1/2 ounce of 134 and you are not going to get it as cool as it...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-07-2016, 06:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,125
Posted By vvpete
That and the 7 series used different coils, N/A,...

That and the 7 series used different coils, N/A, T and 16v some have a threaded post on the coil end connection, inside the primary socket, it takes a connector similar to the threaded end of older...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-31-2016, 06:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,347
Posted By vvpete
no, not normal, not OEM spec. The older...

no, not normal, not OEM spec.

The older 240's have diff spec than the B230f/t's of the 90's which the 940's use the higher temp t-stat's, and what the parts stores will give you out of ignorance....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-31-2016, 05:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,130
Posted By vvpete
performance radiator here in NM sells aftermarket...

performance radiator here in NM sells aftermarket condensers that will fit.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-31-2016, 05:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,080
Posted By vvpete
Just took another look, colors don't match up for...

Just took another look, colors don't match up for the parking lights.......

Second thought, that harness and connector looks like the connections for the A/C pressure switch, which is located near...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-31-2016, 05:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,080
Posted By vvpete
Those are for euro wired parking lights. In the...

Those are for euro wired parking lights. In the US, only one of the dual filament bulbs are wired. In the US, the switch is different also, only having the single position for parking lights, and no...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-18-2016, 06:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,331
Posted By vvpete
They are avail from Vredestein, Michelin, and...

They are avail from Vredestein, Michelin, and Continental as a commercial van/LT C rated tire, but pretty expensive. The Conti's are avail feom Discount/America tire in the 'Vanco' model, and check...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-18-2016, 05:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,939
Posted By vvpete
Be sure which vintage M47 you have, early one's...

Be sure which vintage M47 you have, early one's have a straight needle bearing in the rear of the 5th gear hsg, and later one's have tapered needle bearings, and the removal of both the bearing,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-14-2016, 07:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,331
Posted By vvpete
Ahh, the revelation of seeking to go higher,...

Ahh, the revelation of seeking to go higher, welcome to the club, and no-low for me anymore ;)

I have also used the Mr Gasket rubber spring spacers to raise the rear back up about 3/4" on a 245...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-14-2016, 07:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,681
Posted By vvpete
The BJ taper and mating socket is it's own...

The BJ taper and mating socket is it's own fastner, that nut at 44 lbs is just insurance.
If the tapered pin and socket are clean, and I mean lint and dust free as well as packaging oil or grease,...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-09-2016, 04:29 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 10,577
Posted By vvpete
I put the 740T oil cooler on my 245 n/a to the...

I put the 740T oil cooler on my 245 n/a to the left (passenger side) of the radiator and opened up the sheetmetal where a LHD/T intake would be, plenty of air flow, plenty of space to put it, and the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-09-2016, 04:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,910
Posted By vvpete
Must have been a Naragansett, not much alcohol....

Must have been a Naragansett, not much alcohol. ;)

The IPA goes into the person doing the task, the Isopropyl alcohol goes on the lenses! lol

Haven't tried it, but bet pure EPA, ethanol, grain...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-07-2016, 07:29 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 29,354
Posted By vvpete
Lots of good and wierd info on this thread, but...

Lots of good and wierd info on this thread, but this is TB, isn't it?
As far as wires, don't get syymied with the Bosch vs. Bougicord OEM stuff. They are two completely different ignitions, coils...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-07-2016, 06:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,418
Posted By vvpete
I covered this in an earlier post..... most of...

I covered this in an earlier post..... most of the slop, aside from the obvious worn cup and pivot bushings comes from the two dowel pins in the coupler assembly (item 12).

Once you get rid of the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-07-2016, 06:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,544
Posted By vvpete
The spacers used for a 200 series lower rear...

The spacers used for a 200 series lower rear shock mount work great, you can cut one in 1/2 and get both mount spacers for the tow bar.
Those bolts are 14mm coarse thread x 110mm long, I got some...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-07-2016, 06:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,910
Posted By vvpete
As said it is UV exposure and oxidation of the...

As said it is UV exposure and oxidation of the acrylic plastic material, and is just a surface layer, only a few 10 thou deep, most of the time.
Acrylic plastic can dissolve very well in Acetone,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-21-2016, 09:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,955
Posted By vvpete
A 1/2" ratchet; 1- 18" 1/2 extension; one 12"...

A 1/2" ratchet; 1- 18" 1/2 extension; one 12" extension; a 1/2 to 3/8" reducer, a 3/8" swivel, and 6-point 3/8" drive short 19mm or 3/4 socket, in that order, removed from the back of the trans. A...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-17-2016, 08:48 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 12,800
Posted By vvpete
Art, there may have been many variants from 2.0...

Art, there may have been many variants from 2.0 to 2.2, up to and including when paired with EZK ign. In my past undertakings I've seen 2.2 with a simple non-shielded wire going directly from the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-15-2016, 04:27 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 12,800
Posted By vvpete
This. The 2.2 uses a signal off the coil to...

This.
The 2.2 uses a signal off the coil to enable the fuel at the ECU. This signal also goes to the ICU, so if there isn't any spark AND there's no signal at pin #1 on the ECU the problem is...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-08-2016, 07:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,962
Posted By vvpete
K-basic mixture setting is best done by...

K-basic mixture setting is best done by monitoring the rhythmic pulsations of the tailpipe as well as the color of the exhaust gas, if you don't have access to an Exhaust Gas Analyzer.

If the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-26-2016, 05:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,388
Posted By vvpete
I'm using Magnecor on th 91 245 put on in 2004...

I'm using Magnecor on th 91 245 put on in 2004 @200k mi and still going great now at 390k mi, With the exception of the coil wire chaffing a small spot, and replaced for $10 in a day or 2 from...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-25-2016, 07:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,359
Posted By vvpete
The crankcase air space is shared by the head...

The crankcase air space is shared by the head through the oil galleys so it doesn't matter whether you scavenge vapors from the top or bottom of the motor.
The only real drawback I can think of is...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-25-2016, 06:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,697
Posted By vvpete
I think thats a circuit board behind the inst...

I think thats a circuit board behind the inst cluster, interface board. does other things like lights go on when you switch the wipers?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-25-2016, 05:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,722
Posted By vvpete
the shims are for the main case bearings, the...

the shims are for the main case bearings, the needle bearings just sit inside the shaft, no shims, but when they wear the input shaft radial play increases, just get new needle bearings. You can get...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-24-2016, 09:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,303
Posted By vvpete
the Volvo story is that any fastener that uses...

the Volvo story is that any fastener that uses the special pinch lock nuts should be replaed every time, never re-used. At least never re-use a nut, but can get away with using the three old bolts...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-24-2016, 01:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,074
Posted By vvpete
Typo, proper 960 sedan springs. I have had both...

Typo, proper 960 sedan springs.
I have had both sedan and wagon 960 and surprisingly the sedan weighs about 75 lbs more than the wagon due to the IRS asssemby weighs more than a solid axle in the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-24-2016, 12:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,947
Posted By vvpete
I have heard that the basic Toyota SR5 pick-up...

I have heard that the basic Toyota SR5 pick-up mid-late 80's uses the Asain Warner trans which is the same as the AW-71 but a slightly different gear set and the Volvo version uses bigger shaft and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-24-2016, 12:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,722
Posted By vvpete
^ what he said. A piece of broomstick works...

^ what he said.
A piece of broomstick works pretty well and whittle down with a knife worked for me. The PITA is that you need to assemble the bearing and shaftt in place, shim using old set,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-24-2016, 12:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,303
Posted By vvpete
The bolts and nuts are high strength, and I have...

The bolts and nuts are high strength, and I have re-used them more than once, but the OEM locking nuts are a pinch type and each time you torque them on or off you remove a little amount of the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-24-2016, 12:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,260
Posted By vvpete
they are both gears in the set and both are...

they are both gears in the set and both are different
Forum: performance & modifications 02-23-2016, 05:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,512
Posted By vvpete
There are a few different 2.0/2.2 Chrysler ign...

There are a few different 2.0/2.2 Chrysler ign boxes, the one for the B23F manual has better timing curve adv, no retard, and the auto box has a retard at idle and little advance, and the B230F...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-23-2016, 05:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,074
Posted By vvpete
Get proper 960 wagon springs, not 940, not 740,...

Get proper 960 wagon springs, not 940, not 740, not 240. Stock 960 springs will be fine.
A 960 wagon weighs ~500 lbs more than a 245, so stock springs are ~20% stiffer.
FYI The Nivo's work better...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-23-2016, 04:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,218
Posted By vvpete
Just a note on the IPD vs stock Turbo ex from...

Just a note on the IPD vs stock Turbo ex from Volvo or anyone:
IPD = 2.25" dia pipe (57 mm), Volvo Turbo is 60 mm dia pipe, and a noticable difference in flow from the factory T parts. The muffler...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-23-2016, 04:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,413
Posted By vvpete
The sensor is a simple 12v thermistor, and should...

The sensor is a simple 12v thermistor, and should be able to a universal one to work, but the 850 and 960 uses the same sensor, find at JY.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-23-2016, 04:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,722
Posted By vvpete
The spec from Volvo for the case bearings on...

The spec from Volvo for the case bearings on M40/41 is to measure the axial clearance while the shaft/bearings are still in the case, trans stood up vertical. Use a dial indicator to measure from the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-23-2016, 03:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,686
Posted By vvpete
The 93 240 uses a different fittings and hoses,...

The 93 240 uses a different fittings and hoses, and are metric, the only factory A/C w/ R134a but IIRC the compressor is the same, a Diesel- Keke from the factory. You may have a compressor that was...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-23-2016, 03:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,637
Posted By vvpete
The reverse light circuit doesn't go through/near...

The reverse light circuit doesn't go through/near the inst cluster, and is most likely a bad switch on the transmission or harness/ ground wire. On the pass side of the tunnel beside the shifter,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-23-2016, 03:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,260
Posted By vvpete
there are different gear sets for calibration...

there are different gear sets for calibration between a wagon vs. a sedan from tire size differences, 185-R14 (25.6" tall) and 185/70-R14 (24.3" tall), about 2.5% odometer difference. This started ~...
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