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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-16-2013, 07:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,995
Posted By RepairmanJack
Same issue here. I was a bit surprised to see...

Same issue here. I was a bit surprised to see how tight the turn radius is on a 1994 850. same damn chassis.. makes no sense.
Forum: performance & modifications 04-11-2013, 11:46 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,243
Posted By RepairmanJack
I've had allison/crane in my amazons. If you...

I've had allison/crane in my amazons. If you tuck the unit up under the dashboard folks will hardly notice that you've got it.

Hotspark is another option. didn't work for my B18, but supposedly...
Forum: showroom 06-05-2012, 06:07 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 38,297
Posted By RepairmanJack
so... how did this finally turn out?

so... how did this finally turn out?
Forum: showroom 03-31-2012, 11:20 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,549
Posted By RepairmanJack
You can NEVER go wrong with Panasport/Minilite...

You can NEVER go wrong with Panasport/Minilite replicas. Unless you want to make a classic piece of Swedish steel into a hooptie.

140 wheels look pretty good actually. I have a set on my 122E...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-19-2012, 10:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,163
Posted By RepairmanJack
that's a good price. I went with new, mainly...

that's a good price. I went with new, mainly because I can afford to go OEM on most of my parts now and I didn't want to deal with prying one off at the junkyard.

My gear was on there pretty...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-19-2012, 07:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,163
Posted By RepairmanJack
Ha, I *just* did this yesterday. My key was also...

Ha, I *just* did this yesterday. My key was also *long* gone thanks to the last place I paid to do my mechanical work (before I started doing it myself)
I got the replacement gear from Tasca. ...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-11-2012, 07:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 801
Posted By RepairmanJack
spoiler splitters? Got a pic?

spoiler splitters? Got a pic?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-11-2012, 02:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,271
Posted By RepairmanJack
What do you mean when you say "newer" ?? These...

What do you mean when you say "newer" ?? These are Volvos after all :-P
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-11-2012, 02:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,271
Posted By RepairmanJack
A couple of my experiences might be relevant...

A couple of my experiences might be relevant here...

I just started my 1998 C70 car with the ECT unplugged (for diagnostic purposed) Throws an immediate CEL and puts the cooling fan into...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-11-2012, 10:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,100
Posted By RepairmanJack
She had put a lot of miles on the car that day,...

She had put a lot of miles on the car that day, but there were zero issues until she pulled up and the cap blew off the pressure. I was on it immediately looking for ruptured hoses, cracked cap or...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-10-2012, 07:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,100
Posted By RepairmanJack
will keep the zerex recommendation in mind. ...

will keep the zerex recommendation in mind. Where did dexcool cause leaks? I've been warned it will attack the solder in certain radiators. What engine/model are you talking about?

I agree...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-10-2012, 12:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,100
Posted By RepairmanJack
Appreciate the concern about dexcool, however I...

Appreciate the concern about dexcool, however I need more info before I drain the system out. Brickboard FAQ has a good discussion on coolant types. Dexcool is only listed as a potential problem...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-09-2012, 10:14 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,416
Posted By RepairmanJack
$700? Unless you are under 21 or that was your...

$700? Unless you are under 21 or that was your last $700 bucks on earth, I can't see how you think you got screwed.

A lot of folks don't know how to maintain a Volvo - even the simple, but...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-09-2012, 09:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,100
Posted By RepairmanJack
Cooling system Blow-Off... (1998 C70)

1998 C70 Coupe HPT, 2.3L T3, 228k
http://dpxvd9p3tl0se.cloudfront.net/10275.jpg
(older photo, but you get the idea)

Car ran fine, but inexplicably pressurized the expansion tank and blew off...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-01-2012, 10:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,178
Posted By RepairmanJack
Thanks! Was wondering if an Elring would do it. ...

Thanks! Was wondering if an Elring would do it. I'm trying to move in advance of a major system failure (for a change). So I want to order stuff ASAP. But I was worried I'd screw myself if the HG...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-01-2012, 10:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,178
Posted By RepairmanJack
Perfomance-Oriented Head Gasket?

My 940 B230FD with 248K miles seemed to be developing a leak from the Head Gasket. With these high miles I'm not really shocked. Timing could be better, though.

Anyway, I'm considering some...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-28-2012, 07:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,331
Posted By RepairmanJack
If/When you can afford it, I highly recommend a...

If/When you can afford it, I highly recommend a Motive Power Bleeder. Got mine with a discount from eEuroparts... and am kicking myself for not getting one sooner. It makes the whole process...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-28-2012, 07:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,099
Posted By RepairmanJack
URO is poorly regarded - worse than Scan-tech...

URO is poorly regarded - worse than Scan-tech Avoid it if at all possible. Rapid failure, poor quality part of last resort.

I have some URO hoses on my car and they are being replaced ASAP.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-28-2012, 12:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,099
Posted By RepairmanJack
Seriously. I've learned that lesson the hard...

Seriously. I've learned that lesson the hard way. it's false economy to go inexpensive even if it's for the short run.

I just had to replace both from drive shafts and both front control arms...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-27-2012, 11:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,331
Posted By RepairmanJack
I won't hammer on MC condition or your bleed...

I won't hammer on MC condition or your bleed sequence. One thing... your pipes shouldn't be messed up. They are hard lines and would take some effort to re-arrange them. I've experienced multiple...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-26-2012, 09:56 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,326
Posted By RepairmanJack
1991, non-Turbo. Most likely a Rex/Regina...

1991, non-Turbo. Most likely a Rex/Regina system. The Radio Supression Relay is the achilles heel. Completely separate from the FPR and the Fuel Pump Relay. I paid a mechanic $700 to figure it...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-26-2012, 09:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,099
Posted By RepairmanJack
Buy OEM from Tasca Volvo (Tascaparts.com) or buy...

Buy OEM from Tasca Volvo (Tascaparts.com) or buy from IPD if they have what you need. Never go aftermarket on any important suspension part (even from IPD) unless it is a performance part.

I've...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-26-2012, 09:30 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,572
Posted By RepairmanJack
The guys at IPD recommend the stuff. I have a...

The guys at IPD recommend the stuff. I have a can for my tranny, but I've never used it. I've never heard anything bad about it.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-26-2012, 08:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,331
Posted By RepairmanJack
...and what car is this? That sort of travel...

...and what car is this?

That sort of travel means "open line" or bad Master Cylinder. Especially if it is a sudden thing.
Forum: events 02-22-2012, 09:18 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 11,295
Posted By RepairmanJack
That's a long-arse drive. There's a place called...

That's a long-arse drive. There's a place called the Blackthorn Pub over in Tower Grove Heights that's supposed to serve real Chicago (i.e. Gino's East) Pizza. Wouldn't be too far from the Park.
Forum: events 02-21-2012, 08:03 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 11,295
Posted By RepairmanJack
bump Big Money, No Whammies!

bump

Big Money, No Whammies!
Forum: events 02-19-2012, 09:47 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 11,295
Posted By RepairmanJack
Ah. Was a joke anyway. I'm not originally from...

Ah. Was a joke anyway. I'm not originally from STL and "what high school did you go to?" means nothing to me. The River Front Times just did a pretty good article about the whole phenomenon
Forum: events 02-17-2012, 07:50 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 11,295
Posted By RepairmanJack
Dunno. Did you go to high school here?

Dunno. Did you go to high school here?
Forum: events 02-16-2012, 09:21 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 11,295
Posted By RepairmanJack
yeah... might want to bring your own Pizza... STL...

yeah... might want to bring your own Pizza... STL pizza is a bit of an acquired taste.

Also the Schlafly Brewery is quite close to Forest Park down in Maplewood. Maybe 5min on the city-streets...
Forum: events 02-15-2012, 07:26 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 11,295
Posted By RepairmanJack
Humm... Not to disappoint you too much... but...

Humm... Not to disappoint you too much... but that spot might not look the same anymore. They rebuilt 40/I64 from that point all the way out to Spoede finishing up around the time of your accident. ...
Forum: events 02-14-2012, 07:44 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 11,295
Posted By RepairmanJack
bump... register

bump... register
Forum: events 02-13-2012, 03:18 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 11,295
Posted By RepairmanJack
My 940 may not be ready for the show... ...

My 940 may not be ready for the show...
http://oi44.tinypic.com/2ngzv5g.jpg
Ah well. Keeping you and your loved ones alive - this is what Volvos are for...

She runs and drives and I'll try and...
Forum: events 02-12-2012, 11:58 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 11,295
Posted By RepairmanJack
I'm going to have to clear the junk off of my...

I'm going to have to clear the junk off of my D-Jet Amazon Wagon... maybe get that axle welded up finally...
Forum: events 02-12-2012, 09:54 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 11,295
Posted By RepairmanJack
2012 VCOA Meet is in St. Louis (June 1-3)

http://vcoa.org/images/stories/vcoa/STLVolvo_MeetMe.png

http://vcoa.org/events/national-events

I'll be there - so plan accordingly :-P
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-11-2012, 11:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,976
Posted By RepairmanJack
could one just fit some sort of...

could one just fit some sort of console/cup-holder thing onto the booster seat?
Forum: performance & modifications 02-07-2012, 11:14 PM
Replies: 854
Views: 752,120
Posted By RepairmanJack
I want to know who in Antarctica needs this kit...

I want to know who in Antarctica needs this kit...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-05-2012, 03:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,998
Posted By RepairmanJack
I got the spacers from another TB member that...

I got the spacers from another TB member that lives here in STL (Ralph_Wolf). He got them from a Canadian that makes nice hub-centric units perfect for FWD wheels. I paid about the same as you'd...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-31-2012, 07:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,998
Posted By RepairmanJack
Are those the IPD overload rear springs, or an...

Are those the IPD overload rear springs, or an OEM part? Where would I get a pair?
Forum: performance & modifications 01-31-2012, 07:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,370
Posted By RepairmanJack
the extra piece is probably going. Glovebox... I...

the extra piece is probably going. Glovebox... I was unsure... but it's grown on me. If you look at a 70-series they all have wood trim on the glovebox.
Forum: performance & modifications 01-30-2012, 11:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,998
Posted By RepairmanJack
Thanks. The low air pressure in the right front...

Thanks. The low air pressure in the right front tire detracts, but overall, looks really nice. Not bad for a 247K stock NA 945.

Lowering? I was thinking the same. I think the springs in...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-30-2012, 09:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,370
Posted By RepairmanJack
Seller is going to send me a replacement for the...

Seller is going to send me a replacement for the small door panel problem.

*Very* happy with the purchase. Looks like you can buy custom colors. I'm thinking the one I got was so affordable...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-29-2012, 12:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,998
Posted By RepairmanJack
Here's how they look. ...

Here's how they look.
http://oi40.tinypic.com/20pakr4.jpg
http://oi41.tinypic.com/4vlow2.jpg
Actually, neither the front nor rear are 225/45R17, but that's what I'll be putting on when I replace...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-29-2012, 08:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 938
Posted By RepairmanJack
I bought some custom hub-centric spacers from...

I bought some custom hub-centric spacers from another TB member. He bought them from a fellow in Canada that makes custom spacers... not sure who, sorry. Fronts are 24mm, rears are 32mm. It's...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-29-2012, 08:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,370
Posted By RepairmanJack
Thanks, all. My wife even likes how it upgrades...

Thanks, all. My wife even likes how it upgrades the look and feel of the car. I think it adds about 5hp.

The only bit I'm not sure about is the bit on the far right of the glovebox. If the...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-28-2012, 10:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,370
Posted By RepairmanJack
940 Interior Cosmetic Upgrades (Andes Rosewood) Wood Trim

Been making cosmetic upgrades to my 1995 940. Here are some photos.

Wood trim interior - eBay $30.00
Before
http://oi40.tinypic.com/141tlq8.jpg

and After
http://oi44.tinypic.com/2ngwjz8.jpg...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-28-2012, 09:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,677
Posted By RepairmanJack
Is that 142 and "E" Model with D-Jet? If so. ...

Is that 142 and "E" Model with D-Jet? If so. *very* carefully preserve it for later use. An Amazon can be easily upgraded to D-Jet using a 1800E or and 142E, don't waste those precious parts.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-28-2012, 09:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,080
Posted By RepairmanJack
yeah.. even OEM isn't what it used to be. heater...

yeah.. even OEM isn't what it used to be. heater valve failed in my 940. I dropped in an all plastic Scan-Tech unit I got from IPD (because i *had* to have something) and then ordered the OEM Volvo...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-28-2012, 08:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,139
Posted By RepairmanJack
Yeah, that was the original color combo on my...

Yeah, that was the original color combo on my blue 67 Wagon. Agree, did not looks so great after 40-45 years. I went with very dark chocolate brown on my resto-mod.

If you want to look into...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-26-2012, 09:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,592
Posted By RepairmanJack
Yes, the TF advice above is good, but this is a...

Yes, the TF advice above is good, but this is a lot pricier than even the VX cam. So this will take some prep work and time before I can execute.

Given the awesome cosmetic upgrades I've made...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-26-2012, 09:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,592
Posted By RepairmanJack
I have, but I must have missed that bit of info. ...

I have, but I must have missed that bit of info.

ah...

There it is. '76 original Cam in a B21.

...which I used to own, but sent to a junkyard about 15 years ago...
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