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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Yesterday, 10:22 AM
Replies: 5
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Posted By iHateVolvoPeople
My 1990 740 does this too. Though I only have to...

My 1990 740 does this too. Though I only have to very lightly tap above it for it to come back up, and it fixes itself first try every time.
Forum: showroom 04-15-2019, 09:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 925
Posted By iHateVolvoPeople
Did you swap the whole distributor, or just the...

Did you swap the whole distributor, or just the cap and rotor? Good find. A worn cap/rotor is giving my 93 wagon a bit of a hesitation and lumpy idle.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-14-2019, 08:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 178
Posted By iHateVolvoPeople
Yes it sees coolant only and full cooling system...

Yes it sees coolant only and full cooling system pressure. Do what you want to hold it in place, because even when working how it’s supposed to, Ive seen them pop out. Especially in traffic when...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-14-2019, 06:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 178
Posted By iHateVolvoPeople
Its an overheat switch on some 7/9, and it is the...

Its an overheat switch on some 7/9, and it is the main cooling fan switch on Regina cars. Don’t use it to trigger your fan, LH will do that for you in a 95.

The radiator is plenty big enough to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-12-2019, 11:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 547
Posted By iHateVolvoPeople
No idea. Only owned OE ones. Easy enough to look...

No idea. Only owned OE ones. Easy enough to look into the oil feed port and check though.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-12-2019, 02:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 547
Posted By iHateVolvoPeople
All the Mitsubishi turbos I’ve run have the...

All the Mitsubishi turbos I’ve run have the restrictor already built in.
Forum: performance & modifications 04-12-2019, 09:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 718
Posted By iHateVolvoPeople
He probably means KJET pumps.

He probably means KJET pumps.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-12-2019, 09:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 242
Posted By iHateVolvoPeople
Powerstage overheating? How’s the wiring the the...

Powerstage overheating? How’s the wiring the the tank pump? Mine would die when warm due to crappy wiring.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-11-2019, 08:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 329
Posted By iHateVolvoPeople
Thank you all.

Thank you all.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-11-2019, 04:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 329
Posted By iHateVolvoPeople
Thank you. Autos are unfamiliar to me so I...

Thank you.

Autos are unfamiliar to me so I just want to be sure. So I need to remove the 6(?) bolts holding the converter to the flex plate, then the usually bellhousing bolts, and then it should...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-11-2019, 04:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 329
Posted By iHateVolvoPeople
Thanks guys. Converter is usually extra money, do...

Thanks guys. Converter is usually extra money, do I need to buy that too? Kid was constantly neutral bombing it and driving it hard, so Idk what usually fails in auto transmissions. Whether it be the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-11-2019, 03:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 329
Posted By iHateVolvoPeople
Yeah I have some nice offset 6pt and 12pt box end...

Yeah I have some nice offset 6pt and 12pt box end wrenches I think. And if thereís room, could get the knipex pliers wrench up there. Never ever rounded anything with those.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-11-2019, 03:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 329
Posted By iHateVolvoPeople
What about using an impact for quick work? With...

What about using an impact for quick work? With extensions and swivels of course. It’ll be more apparent when I’m under the car looking at it.

I was under the impression that there was access...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-11-2019, 02:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 329
Posted By iHateVolvoPeople
Thanks for the replies. Is the AW71 a direct bolt...

Thanks for the replies. Is the AW71 a direct bolt on with the oil cooler lines, cross member, etc?

Also, how does one remove the converter bolts? IIRC, there’s an access panel and you do one at a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-11-2019, 02:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 329
Posted By iHateVolvoPeople
(AW70) Automatic Trans R&R

A friend of mine has a 1991 745 Regina and he likes to break things, so now he needs a new trans. Having never worked with auto transmissions before, I had a few questions about removal before I...
Forum: showroom 04-11-2019, 01:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 925
Posted By iHateVolvoPeople
I'd still suspect the wiring at the chrysler box....

I'd still suspect the wiring at the chrysler box. Should go back a few inches and have a look.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-10-2019, 10:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 237
Posted By iHateVolvoPeople
LH2.2 740s did (turbo and NA), all LH2.4 240s...

LH2.2 740s did (turbo and NA), all LH2.4 240s did, all LH3.1 240s did, and all non Regina (so lh2.4) 7/9 did. I think.

All lh2.2 240s did NOT use EZK. They used that Chrysler crap.
Forum: showroom 04-10-2019, 04:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 461
Posted By iHateVolvoPeople
Neat. Same story with my 1990 744. It was driven...

Neat. Same story with my 1990 744. It was driven somewhere in Europe (a few places in Europe IIRC) by a corporal in the military.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-09-2019, 12:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 455
Posted By iHateVolvoPeople
You ainít lying. I bought a cheap harbor freight...

You ainít lying. I bought a cheap harbor freight butt connector/ring terminal/spade connector kit that came with cutters/crimpers and they were by far the worst pliers Iíve ever used. The cutting...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-09-2019, 12:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 455
Posted By iHateVolvoPeople
Why do you think butt connectors change...

Why do you think butt connectors change resistance values? You need to use quality butt connectors, with adhesive built into the heat shrink. It is 100% waterproof when done right (been tested) and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-08-2019, 04:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 868
Posted By iHateVolvoPeople
I have yet to encounter a stall in the rain, but...

I have yet to encounter a stall in the rain, but I should upload a video of how poorly my 245 runs (for 30 seconds when first started) in any humidity of like 70%. I’m in Missouri so humidity is...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-08-2019, 04:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 455
Posted By iHateVolvoPeople
Agree to disagree. Heat shrink butt connectors...

Agree to disagree. Heat shrink butt connectors are fantastic, and I promise you they are less prone to moisture related failures/issues than Something that is degrading on there already like this....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-08-2019, 04:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 868
Posted By iHateVolvoPeople
You say CPS is 4-5 years old, what brand? Maybe...

You say CPS is 4-5 years old, what brand? Maybe it’s iffy? At $14 shipped on amazon and 10 minutes of labor, I wouldn’t exactly call it a parts cannon. Worst case scenario you have a spare to keep in...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-05-2019, 09:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 455
Posted By iHateVolvoPeople
I spliced a couple of these style relays in with...

I spliced a couple of these style relays in with heat shrink butt connectors. It looks way better:
https://www.amazon.com/4-Pin-Socket-Wiring-Harness-MeiBoAll/dp/B071LPKXS1
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-05-2019, 01:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 8,710
Posted By iHateVolvoPeople
I donít like surprises.

I donít like surprises.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-05-2019, 12:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 713
Posted By iHateVolvoPeople
Youíre right theyíre not under stress, but rust...

Youíre right theyíre not under stress, but rust takes its toll. It depends where youíre from, I guess.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-04-2019, 08:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 713
Posted By iHateVolvoPeople
Lol, bet itís a GM 99% of the time! Fair...

Lol, bet itís a GM 99% of the time!


Fair point, gotta PB blast the crap out of them. But at least you donít need to tensioner to tension the belts.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-04-2019, 07:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 713
Posted By iHateVolvoPeople
+1. You set the tension with them, tighten the...

+1. You set the tension with them, tighten the main (13mm usually) bolt, then back off the little 10mm. BTDT.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-04-2019, 06:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 713
Posted By iHateVolvoPeople
I always document my volvo break downs on...

I always document my volvo break downs on Snapchat so my friends with better cars can make fun of me.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-04-2019, 03:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 8,710
Posted By iHateVolvoPeople
Yeah but that dust cover doesnít help keep...

Yeah but that dust cover doesnít help keep moisture out.

Better than starting a new thread:)
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-04-2019, 02:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 8,710
Posted By iHateVolvoPeople
Is there supposed to be a rubber oring in between...

Is there supposed to be a rubber oring in between the distributor cap and distributor on block mounted cars? I have never seen one, and was wondering what the best way to keep moisture out of there...
Forum: showroom 04-04-2019, 01:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 925
Posted By iHateVolvoPeople
People often swap clusters instead of fixing the...

People often swap clusters instead of fixing the gear. Either way it doesnít really matter as long as youíre happy with the car. :)
Forum: showroom 04-04-2019, 12:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 925
Posted By iHateVolvoPeople
Nice find. Just out of curiosity, how do you know...

Nice find. Just out of curiosity, how do you know the mileage is legitimate? Seems quite rough for <100k.

I have seen Chrysler ignition 240s idle like that, many of them kind of just idle crappy....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-04-2019, 12:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 228
Posted By iHateVolvoPeople
Your post is all over the place. Try again.. ...

Your post is all over the place. Try again..

Battery is dead, but when you jump it does the car start and run fine as long as the jumper is connected? Check voltage at battery while running, and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-03-2019, 03:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 713
Posted By iHateVolvoPeople
You pretty much just nailed on the head every...

You pretty much just nailed on the head every problem I've ever encountered on the side of the road in a 240 (except I've never had a brake issue).

I've had a breakdown due to a worn brush...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-03-2019, 10:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 329
Posted By iHateVolvoPeople
Oh you mean the lights that light up the cluster,...

Oh you mean the lights that light up the cluster, along with the high beam lights. My buddy’s 240 did the same thing with a remanned 80 amp Bosch. It ended up being their crappy voltage regulator. I...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-03-2019, 09:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 329
Posted By iHateVolvoPeople
What all lights were flickering? All the dash...

What all lights were flickering? All the dash lights?

I’d be looking at belt tension, alt ground, alt positive, and battery connections. 240s are picky in my experience.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-02-2019, 07:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 712
Posted By iHateVolvoPeople
Yes but most 14Ē tires donít have a grippy/sporty...

Yes but most 14Ē tires donít have a grippy/sporty compound. Iím on Achilles sport max 2s and I like them, but they are a pretty cheap tire.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-02-2019, 01:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 712
Posted By iHateVolvoPeople
My favorite mod was hydras with 205-55-16 tires....

My favorite mod was hydras with 205-55-16 tires. So many people overlook how spongy the stock 185-70 (75?) 14s are. They roll way too much. I’m on stock everything except those tires and 25/25 bars...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-31-2019, 10:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 868
Posted By iHateVolvoPeople
That is good. Although the 'bad' wiring stopped...

That is good. Although the 'bad' wiring stopped in 88 (87 was still 'bad'), newer models are NOT exempt. That, or perhaps someone or something had been messing with the wires before you.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-31-2019, 09:21 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 868
Posted By iHateVolvoPeople
Bad wiring stopped in 1988. For the...

Bad wiring stopped in 1988.




For the most part.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-31-2019, 01:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 868
Posted By iHateVolvoPeople
It’s likely moisture in the distributor cap. I’ve...

It’s likely moisture in the distributor cap. I’ve seen it on new(ish) caps too. Poor design IMO. Unless there’s a plastic/rubber gasket were all missing..
Forum: performance & modifications 03-29-2019, 10:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 873
Posted By iHateVolvoPeople
No you don’t have to, but a 3 bar FPR is ideal....

No you don’t have to, but a 3 bar FPR is ideal. Some 240s already have them, some have 2.5 bar I think. Do you have a wideband? You’ll be able to see if you’re leaning out or not, but I bet you won’t...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-28-2019, 11:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 316
Posted By iHateVolvoPeople
Bet someone would ship you one for under $20 on...

Bet someone would ship you one for under $20 on here. Save yourself a trip to the yard and time wasted..If you have a part number, I might have it as I have a few laying around.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-26-2019, 11:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 415
Posted By iHateVolvoPeople
Checked for continuity between fuse 6 and the FP...

Checked for continuity between fuse 6 and the FP relay? 87 is notorious for bad wiring insulation.
Forum: performance & modifications 03-26-2019, 10:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 704
Posted By iHateVolvoPeople
Do you already have your eyes on a specific 95...

Do you already have your eyes on a specific 95 940? If so, just buy it cheap..

Are you wanting the whole axle to swap into your 940, or do you just plan on getting the guts into your 240?

If...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-24-2019, 08:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,089
Posted By iHateVolvoPeople
You should be able to see if it's heavily pitted,...

You should be able to see if it's heavily pitted, just with a quick look. You could also just post a quick pic here and we will help you decide.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-24-2019, 08:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 723
Posted By iHateVolvoPeople
I guess it also depends on your aptitude with...

I guess it also depends on your aptitude with volvos and if you have the crank holding tool. Timing belt replacement can be a 30min-3hr job depending on who you are. Every time I've done one on my...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-24-2019, 01:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 723
Posted By iHateVolvoPeople
No idea, but when a contitech belt is well under...

No idea, but when a contitech belt is well under $10, I see no point in getting a Volvo 032 belt.
Forum: performance & modifications 03-24-2019, 12:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,089
Posted By iHateVolvoPeople
:lol: that's what I was getting at, I've been so...

:lol: that's what I was getting at, I've been so unmotivated! Ken sent it to me for the cost of shipping, I ran it for a while, then swapped it out for a B cam. Figured I'd 'pay it forward' and give...
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