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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-15-2019, 08:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 142
Posted By TestPoint
Your description clearly says that the new...

Your description clearly says that the new alternator did not fix the problem.

A voltage reading with the engine off and with the engine running at above idle would help.

Check the connections...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-15-2019, 08:32 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 16,585
Posted By TestPoint
Very high likelihood that you are going to need...

Very high likelihood that you are going to need the adjustable torque rods.

I had to get each joint down to about 1.0 degrees before the vibration went away. Your smart phone has an angle gauge...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-15-2019, 07:21 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 16,585
Posted By TestPoint
Yeah, I guess if your slip joint fits the tail...

Yeah, I guess if your slip joint fits the tail shaft denting the floor pan may work.

I started with a shaft from a Fox body car with the smaller joint and kept going from there.

Now, look at...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-15-2019, 05:15 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 16,585
Posted By TestPoint
I shortened both the original Volvo 2 shaft...

I shortened both the original Volvo 2 shaft version and shortened an original Ford single shaft version. Volvo first and never could get all the vibration out of it. Modifying the single shaft was...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-13-2019, 04:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 212
Posted By TestPoint
My '81 262 had factory installed stainless steel...

My '81 262 had factory installed stainless steel trim secured with nylon clips in holes.

My '82 GL had adhesive attached plastic trim.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-11-2019, 05:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 329
Posted By TestPoint
The reason you want to retain the TC in place is...

The reason you want to retain the TC in place is to protect the oil pump that it slides into while wrestling with a two hundred pound unstable transmission.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-11-2019, 02:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 329
Posted By TestPoint
The torque converter needs to be unbolted from...

The torque converter needs to be unbolted from the flex plate and removed with the transmission. The first couple years of use in a 240 had a cable speedometer connection that can be covered by a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-10-2019, 07:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 335
Posted By TestPoint
Your really should pay attention to the above. ...

Your really should pay attention to the above. There are three alignments that must be accomplished before the torque converter is properly seated. Anything less is a BFD.
Forum: projects & restorations 04-10-2019, 07:12 PM
Replies: 647
Views: 136,596
Posted By TestPoint
Snake bit . . . .

No excuses for not getting this thing running but . . . .

Runs on starter fluid, not on gas through the fuel system. This thing ran to and from the paint shop before climbing on the HF jack...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-06-2019, 06:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 199
Posted By TestPoint
I am sure your '84 bumpers are somewhat different...

I am sure your '84 bumpers are somewhat different than my '81 commandos but everything on mine came apart from the outside.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-04-2019, 09:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 488
Posted By TestPoint
Don't know nothing 'bout no Mipa. A quick...

Don't know nothing 'bout no Mipa.

A quick scan of the www seems to indicate that its greatest attributes are that it is made in Germany and is less expensive than more well known products.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-01-2019, 06:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 488
Posted By TestPoint
With spot rust you need to clean it with paper or...

With spot rust you need to clean it with paper or even media blasting down to the metal. For very small pits phosphoric acid can be used to convert the ferric oxide (rust) into phosphoric oxide...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-28-2019, 09:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 339
Posted By TestPoint
The key fobs are not going to work without...

The key fobs are not going to work without syncing to the car. Otherwise, you could purchase a $20 fob and open any car.

My experience is with the Jaguar fobs. The sync process is required and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-28-2019, 08:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 339
Posted By TestPoint
Are those valid Volvo part numbers? I tried Ebay...

Are those valid Volvo part numbers? I tried Ebay without success. My experience with Jaguar fobs is that there are lots available very inexpensively.

An ebay search for '1997 960 key fob'...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-27-2019, 09:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 316
Posted By TestPoint
Probably, but there may be small details that...

Probably, but there may be small details that causes problems.

What are your issues?
Forum: projects & restorations 03-27-2019, 08:19 PM
Replies: 647
Views: 136,596
Posted By TestPoint
Oh . . . Nooooooooooooo, Mr. Bill!

Come on up! Road trip to the Toccoa Riverside Restaurant. https://riversedgerestaurants.com/toccoa-riverside-restaurant/

Upon receipt and installation of the shift stalk button this afternoon the...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-26-2019, 10:02 PM
Replies: 647
Views: 136,596
Posted By TestPoint
Mine leaks anytime the level of the ATF is above...

Mine leaks anytime the level of the ATF is above the pump 'O' rings, never mind the shaft seal. It is 38 years old with 25k miles.
Forum: projects & restorations 03-26-2019, 08:56 PM
Replies: 647
Views: 136,596
Posted By TestPoint
The '81 Bertone came with the 3 speed BW55...

The '81 Bertone came with the 3 speed BW55 transmission that puts 60mph at about 2,800 rpm. The AW70 that was introduced the next year has a fourth speed 0.67 overdrive. The 140 hp V6 PRV is quite...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-26-2019, 07:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 312
Posted By TestPoint
K-jet Fuel Pressure Test

http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=289775
Forum: projects & restorations 03-26-2019, 05:52 PM
Replies: 647
Views: 136,596
Posted By TestPoint
BW55 replacement with an AW70

Mentioned earlier is a fond wish to have the AW70 overdrive transmission in the Bertone. That now may come true.

The 'free' AW70 that xxxxx gave me has become a little more expensive. That...
Forum: article composition 03-25-2019, 11:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 458
Posted By TestPoint
Top cover and park unlock button removal

Before you get to the point to removing the lower plastic from the shift shaft you will need to remove the top half and the park unlock button.

The top half of the knob is simply a snap fit that...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-25-2019, 10:43 PM
Replies: 647
Views: 136,596
Posted By TestPoint
Fourth seat installation

With the new center console painted and installed I put the front seats back in for the fourth time.

http://i772.photobucket.com/albums/yy4/tporterellijaycom/20190323_201531.jpg
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-24-2019, 01:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 768
Posted By TestPoint
Both mine had separated. Silicone just...

Both mine had separated.

Silicone just because it was handy. Both still in place. Not a high stress adhesion area.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-23-2019, 11:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 333
Posted By TestPoint
No experience with manual transmission shift knob...

No experience with manual transmission shift knob but the glove box cover is just glued on and should be just refreshed with some contact adhesive or something similar.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-23-2019, 10:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 363
Posted By TestPoint
Not that it matters at all I used an aluminum...

Not that it matters at all I used an aluminum rivet because it didn't seem like a high stress point and was easy to replace if it became an issue.

Getting back to detailing the Bertone?

I put...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-22-2019, 05:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 515
Posted By TestPoint
You will have power on both leads at the...

You will have power on both leads at the injector. One side is the B+ 12v from the battery, the other side is the same through the winding of the injector. Remove the connector.

The crank...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-19-2019, 07:49 PM
Replies: 647
Views: 136,596
Posted By TestPoint
Yup! Down to the calf leather sun visors and...

Yup! Down to the calf leather sun visors and pigskin headliner.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-19-2019, 06:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 403
Posted By TestPoint
Ten years ago in my Jaguar Forum days it was...

Ten years ago in my Jaguar Forum days it was popular to send in oil samples for analysis to Blackstone Labs. The information that came back about full synthetic oil was that it didn't reach its full...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-19-2019, 04:19 PM
Replies: 647
Views: 136,596
Posted By TestPoint
Volvo built the chassis/drivetrain in Sweden and...

Volvo built the chassis/drivetrain in Sweden and shipped it to Italy for the different top and finish.

Rubbing alcohol (91%).

There was tan overspray on the wiring harness. Someone, in the...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-18-2019, 09:50 PM
Replies: 647
Views: 136,596
Posted By TestPoint
I haven't abandoned the Bertone . . . .

Yeah, it's been a month . . . .

Spring has almost arrived and it is time to get back into the garage. The center console was painted a long time ago with the vinyl leather paint and while it...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-15-2019, 08:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 776
Posted By TestPoint
With the exact same symptoms my problem was...

With the exact same symptoms my problem was simply that the radiator was plugged up to the point that it was not adequately cooled.

Showed up on the temp gauge.

A $10 infrared temp gauge is...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-12-2019, 08:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 740
Posted By TestPoint
The wheel is difficult to get off . . . . ...

The wheel is difficult to get off . . . .

When it releases it will stop on the nut that was left on loose . . . or your nose.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-12-2019, 08:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 740
Posted By TestPoint
Hope your 26mm was a typo. GL242gt was correct ....

Hope your 26mm was a typo. GL242gt was correct . . . 27MM
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-12-2019, 07:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 461
Posted By TestPoint
A string of butyl around the base of the antenna...

A string of butyl around the base of the antenna works better than an "O" ring.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-10-2019, 08:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 409
Posted By TestPoint
The sensor closes at about 7psi which is way, way...

The sensor closes at about 7psi which is way, way less than you need at any rpms.

Oil level correct? If low throw in some 40-50w oil or change it to 20-50w. That should get you through another...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-08-2019, 10:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 461
Posted By TestPoint
The antenna lead obviously comes in high under...

The antenna lead obviously comes in high under the windshield and is difficult to find. Remove the external antenna hardware and push a doubled white shirt hanger through until you can find it. ...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-08-2019, 09:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 461
Posted By TestPoint
The pinch weld in that area is a common location...

The pinch weld in that area is a common location for leaks but if disturbed the antenna can contribute.

The antenna is secured by a tapered threaded male protrusion that simply screws into the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-05-2019, 09:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,166
Posted By TestPoint
Considering that it is Winter in Atlanta, even...

Considering that it is Winter in Atlanta, even though it has been a mild one, and you only drive 3 miles per trip I would suggest that 11mpg is about what you should expect.

The tire pressure...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-03-2019, 09:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 431
Posted By TestPoint
Most likely the bulb.

Most likely the bulb.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-02-2019, 06:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 654
Posted By TestPoint
http://i772.photobucket.com/albums/yy4/tporterelli...

http://i772.photobucket.com/albums/yy4/tporterellijaycom/Volvo%20Bertone/P1101425.jpg
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-02-2019, 03:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 654
Posted By TestPoint
The standard answer on K-jet issues is 'what are...

The standard answer on K-jet issues is 'what are your fuel pressure readings?'.

The k-jet fuel system operates by managing fuel pressure through several devices.

Fuel pressure to the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-28-2019, 09:33 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,035
Posted By TestPoint
180 degree head temp with an 180 degree...

180 degree head temp with an 180 degree thermostat is excellent. Block temp good.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-27-2019, 09:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 652
Posted By TestPoint
My '82 diesel had the HVAC system vacuum 'T'ed'...

My '82 diesel had the HVAC system vacuum 'T'ed' off the brake booster which was driven off a mechanical vacuum pump. That is not going to help you much but it says that the brake booster has enough...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-24-2019, 10:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 350
Posted By TestPoint
You know, I have owned and driven an '82 245...

You know, I have owned and driven an '82 245 since new and I can't answer that question. Never thought about it.

Easy exploration is to remove the glove box. Vacuum motors right there.

Common...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-23-2019, 07:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 695
Posted By TestPoint
Unless there is an obvious leak in the reservoir,...

Unless there is an obvious leak in the reservoir, pump and hoses the racks is the obvious issue. A rebuilt rack with a warranty is your best bet.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-20-2019, 09:42 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,035
Posted By TestPoint
What your readings say is that the radiator is...

What your readings say is that the radiator is working exactly as it should.

My only suggestion is that you will have to check it when the highway driving is causing an issue.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-18-2019, 03:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 652
Posted By TestPoint
There are drains on each side at the pinch welds...

There are drains on each side at the pinch welds at the bottom. There is also clean out ports on the interior wall of the rocker panels with plastic caps sealing them. Pry out the caps and vacuum...
Forum: article composition 02-14-2019, 03:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 458
Posted By TestPoint
The shift console was not particularly...

The shift console was not particularly deteriorated but wasn't very pretty. Really difficult location to paint it in place.

The tan does become much more brittle with sun and age especially the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-14-2019, 10:48 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,168
Posted By TestPoint
Gotta throw in Voluparts in Atlanta where I have...

Gotta throw in Voluparts in Atlanta where I have been spending my Volvo bucks since '78. Not only are they a dismantle and inventory salvage yard but they carry just about everything in new repair...
Forum: article composition 02-14-2019, 07:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 458
Posted By TestPoint
Removing early 240 plastic shift knob

Often when detailing nearly 40 year old interior plastic there is a need to refinish the shift console which can be very time consuming because it is very difficult to remove plastic shift knob...
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