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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-08-2019, 03:06 AM
Replies: 7
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Posted By tintintin
Good info, thanks! What is the correct...

Good info, thanks!


What is the correct orientation for the bushing?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-30-2019, 10:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 425
Posted By tintintin
I have used ether-based polyurethane hose in the...

I have used ether-based polyurethane hose in the past with good results. Anybody else?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-30-2019, 10:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 418
Posted By tintintin
Best method to avoid problems is to have the...

Best method to avoid problems is to have the flywheel surfaced on a surface grinder instead of a lathe. How are you going to sand it?


Answer to your question: Yes driving with a slipping clutch...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-25-2019, 11:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,093
Posted By tintintin
Simple bolt-in?

Simple bolt-in?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-14-2019, 01:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 394
Posted By tintintin
Does your plan include driving it away after...

Does your plan include driving it away after starting it? How far?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-13-2019, 06:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 402
Posted By tintintin
Seized pistons? What type of brake fluid do you...

Seized pistons? What type of brake fluid do you use? How often do you replace it? Do you live in a high humidity/moist/salty environment?

What do the pistons look like? Can you do your own...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-12-2019, 07:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 614
Posted By tintintin
Could be. On my ZF4HP22L it is 4 + Lockup.

Could be. On my ZF4HP22L it is 4 + Lockup.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-12-2019, 03:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 614
Posted By tintintin
I believe that is called "Overdrive."...

I believe that is called "Overdrive." ;-)
Forum: performance & modifications 01-09-2019, 11:22 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,000
Posted By tintintin
Mine has 23:1 CR. Does that count?

Mine has 23:1 CR. Does that count?
Forum: performance & modifications 01-09-2019, 04:43 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,136
Posted By tintintin
Inspect closely the radiator and hoses. Since you...

Inspect closely the radiator and hoses. Since you are unhooking those anyway, now would be a good time to replace them if needed, to guard against future problems down the road.
Forum: performance & modifications 01-06-2019, 04:36 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,000
Posted By tintintin
I ran WVO, from 2005 - 2011. During that period,...

I ran WVO, from 2005 - 2011. During that period, my avg. MPG for petro diesel was in the 70-90 MPG range, mixed city/hiway.
I wouldn't recommend a diesel swap just to incrementally raise your MPGs....
Forum: performance & modifications 01-06-2019, 04:26 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,000
Posted By tintintin
If I have to add 10 mins eta to every trip it's...

If I have to add 10 mins eta to every trip it's not because the D24T can't keep up; it's because of increasing traffic gridlock in a rapidly growing city with severely lagging infrastructure...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-05-2019, 08:41 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,000
Posted By tintintin
I regularly get 34-37 mpg city/hiway mix year in...

I regularly get 34-37 mpg city/hiway mix year in year out. 1985 745 D24T/M46, running full synthetic 5w-40 in the engine, dino type F ATF in the M46, dino (90W?) in the differential, Goodyear...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-02-2019, 08:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,920
Posted By tintintin
How do you accomplish this safely? Seems...

How do you accomplish this safely? Seems dangerous?
Forum: performance & modifications 12-30-2018, 02:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,155
Posted By tintintin
What were the other symptoms? Rear wheel early...

What were the other symptoms? Rear wheel early locking on hard braking?
Forum: performance & modifications 12-28-2018, 07:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,155
Posted By tintintin
So would you call this a "Jumbo brakes upgrade"...

So would you call this a "Jumbo brakes upgrade" upgrade? :)
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-27-2018, 02:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,128
Posted By tintintin
It's an F6 chord.

It's an F6 chord.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-27-2018, 12:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,128
Posted By tintintin
That makes more sense then the way you had them...

That makes more sense then the way you had them mounted before, in front of the radiator, blocking off a lot of airflow.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-20-2018, 10:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 473
Posted By tintintin
.25mm seems incorrect. That's what, like 1/100 of...

.25mm seems incorrect. That's what, like 1/100 of an inch?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-20-2018, 09:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 473
Posted By tintintin
A = accelerator cable adjust B = Auto trans...

A = accelerator cable adjust

B = Auto trans kickdown cable adjust. The crimped-on fishing line weight needs to be a certain distance from the end of the housing. Sorry, I don't know the spec.

...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-09-2018, 02:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 884
Posted By tintintin
Steering constantly pulls strongly to one side,...

Steering constantly pulls strongly to one side, making you think the alignment is way off or running a way smaller tire on one side. You constantly have to hold the steering wheel against its natural...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-02-2018, 11:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 921
Posted By tintintin
Just out of curiosity, which one was it? IIRC,...

Just out of curiosity, which one was it? IIRC, it's the rearmost u-joint that fails more frequently.



I don't think that disk is welded in there; it's a press fit. Sorry that it became...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-28-2018, 09:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 756
Posted By tintintin
Are you sure it's not urethane windshield...

Are you sure it's not urethane windshield adhesive?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-17-2018, 11:44 PM
Replies: 5
940: Axle twist
Views: 577
Posted By tintintin
Yes, these: ...

Yes, these:
https://www.eeuroparts.com/Parts/7651/Torque-Rod-Bushing-Rear-Rear-1272306/

Used at the torque arm connections to the RH side of the differential case, there is an upper one and a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-16-2018, 10:16 PM
Replies: 5
940: Axle twist
Views: 577
Posted By tintintin
Great inspection tool. Just out of curiosity, can...

Great inspection tool. Just out of curiosity, can you video the movement at the large rubber bushings at the differential? Those are really supposed to take a beating, the big wear item in the rear...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-16-2018, 10:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 661
Posted By tintintin
OK, Thanks! Great tips, I will try them and...

OK, Thanks! Great tips, I will try them and report the results.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-14-2018, 11:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 661
Posted By tintintin
Where on the linkage did you see the wear? I want...

Where on the linkage did you see the wear? I want to visually verify before buying replacement parts.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-13-2018, 08:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 734
Posted By tintintin
Third brake light does NOT double as driving...

Third brake light does NOT double as driving light. Should only light up when brakes are applied.

Why don't you convert the rear fogs (the topmost in a wagon) to be your brakelights? That is much...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-13-2018, 02:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 661
Posted By tintintin
Drivers window wind noise at rear edge

1985 745. Drivers window must be a slight gap at rear edge. It appears all the way closed but allows cold air in and wind noise at the rear edge. Weatherstripping and channel appear intact.

Is...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-11-2018, 05:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 607
Posted By tintintin
Yeah a lot of us have found the Mityvac to be not...

Yeah a lot of us have found the Mityvac to be not much of a help bleeding brakes. Maybe, when used in conjunction with a power bleeder.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-09-2018, 11:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 607
Posted By tintintin
Can you be more specific than generic...

Can you be more specific than generic "vibration?" Only when turning the wheel? Both with the wheels on the ground and when in the air? Vibration change w/ engine speed? Vibration speed dependent on...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-02-2018, 09:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,189
Posted By tintintin
Using the lower pressure cap can be a good...

Using the lower pressure cap can be a good strategy. Theoretically you lose a bit of cooling system efficiency at the upper end of the scale, but in compensation reduce the stress on the heater core,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-02-2018, 01:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,189
Posted By tintintin
Are you sure? Even with well-maintained...

Are you sure? Even with well-maintained antifreeze (w/ fresh corrosion inhibitors)?
Forum: performance & modifications 10-28-2018, 05:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,304
Posted By tintintin
Works of art!

Works of art!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-28-2018, 04:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 733
Posted By tintintin
Ports should be M10x1. Why not rebuild yours by...

Ports should be M10x1. Why not rebuild yours by renewing the pressure differential sensor's o-rings, the common failure point?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-28-2018, 04:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,028
Posted By tintintin
The hard plastic inner collar was cracked apart....

The hard plastic inner collar was cracked apart. Tried mending it with an electric plastic welder (glorified soldering iron with a fan?) but it quickly cracked apart again.

New (used but in good...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-28-2018, 04:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,164
Posted By tintintin
Go easy on the Bon Ami powder. I know everyone...

Go easy on the Bon Ami powder. I know everyone sez it's safe on glass but I scratched up my windshield pretty good with it.

My theory is that using Rain-X on an older windshield that is pitted...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-25-2018, 03:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,126
Posted By tintintin
Yes we are conditioned to think that smooth...

Yes we are conditioned to think that smooth linear flows are best for max. power and revs. (porting/polishing, large diameter exhaust system, free/full flow muffler, etc.) but evidently not always...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-24-2018, 05:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,614
Posted By tintintin
What year? There was a run in the mid-late '80s...

What year? There was a run in the mid-late '80s that Volvo used Bosch biodegradable wiring (http://www.240turbo.com/volvoharnesses.html).:roll:

Might want to start thinking about replacing the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-24-2018, 05:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 972
Posted By tintintin
Two hours not too bad for that, given what it is....

Two hours not too bad for that, given what it is. Congrats! What region are you at, where it could get so rusted in there?
Forum: performance & modifications 10-21-2018, 03:51 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,778
Posted By tintintin
That's right, didn't the wagons get 40mm, and the...

That's right, didn't the wagons get 40mm, and the sedans 38mm rear ATE calipers? OP: What about trying some sedan rear calipers on your 745? Maybe that alone will help the brake balance on yours?
Forum: performance & modifications 10-19-2018, 01:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,304
Posted By tintintin
I always thought that the center bore was a...

I always thought that the center bore was a better method for centering the wheel because they are machined to better tolerances? Made sense to me.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-27-2018, 01:32 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,089
Posted By tintintin
Glad it was relatively easy. Now the question is,...

Glad it was relatively easy. Now the question is, if the bolts were not seized, what made them to break???
Forum: performance & modifications 09-24-2018, 02:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 808
Posted By tintintin
I did this upgrade recently, see thread " '93...

I did this upgrade recently, see thread " '93 Front Brakes on an '85 740."

Similar setup to yours: non-abs 4-hose front brakes (Bendix/DBA.)

Took a while to figure out, but to keep it easy...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-23-2018, 01:36 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 6,485
Posted By tintintin
Maybe it doesn't fit? Measure it out now to not...

Maybe it doesn't fit? Measure it out now to not be unhappily surprised later. Don't forget to study the bellhousing/transmission hump area.

Or maybe most people do a swap for markedly better...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-22-2018, 01:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,893
Posted By tintintin
Did he take it away on a trailer?

Did he take it away on a trailer?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-22-2018, 01:34 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 6,485
Posted By tintintin
That one was a leaker!

That one was a leaker!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-21-2018, 01:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,757
Posted By tintintin
I bet the inner hard plastic collar is cracking....

I bet the inner hard plastic collar is cracking. Mine started doing that, then it cracked all the way thru and the knob would come off in my hand every 1st - 2nd shift.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-19-2018, 01:42 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 6,485
Posted By tintintin
OK, you're good to go. I'll be curious to see how...

OK, you're good to go. I'll be curious to see how it will fit.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-17-2018, 04:30 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 6,485
Posted By tintintin
Yup, pistons hit the valves pretty good. At least...

Yup, pistons hit the valves pretty good. At least a few of the pistons show erosion, possibly from bad injector spray pattern/leaking or dripping between pops, maybe injection pump timing too far...
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