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Forum: projects & restorations Yesterday, 12:06 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 103,067
Posted By JW240
Don't know what to say or add, I'm very...

Don't know what to say or add, I'm very impressed.
Very very nice build guys!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-17-2019, 01:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 166
Posted By JW240
My 240 (LH 2.4) backfired, bad enough to bend the...

My 240 (LH 2.4) backfired, bad enough to bend the throttle plate and mess up the boost gage.
Knock sensor was to blame. Before I found this it would run rough, though was hard to start since this...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-16-2019, 03:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 366
Posted By JW240
+1 - my 240 usually never spills PS fluid but the...

+1 - my 240 usually never spills PS fluid but the few times I took it to the track it spewed lots of oil out of the reservoir. It gets really hott.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-10-2019, 11:55 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,200
Posted By JW240
Running T cam on my +T now. Dat torks. For a DD,...

Running T cam on my +T now. Dat torks. For a DD, not bad, but I do miss the punch a good cam gives.

Was running a V cam, which I liked better, but cam had some damage and decided to try the T...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-12-2019, 11:53 AM
Replies: 283
Views: 120,561
Posted By JW240
Nice updates! Cluster looks great!

Nice updates! Cluster looks great!
Forum: performance & modifications 04-12-2019, 11:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,739
Posted By JW240
They aren't really expensive but for 250 hp you...

They aren't really expensive but for 250 hp you could get away with a 16t.. That is cost effective. Besides.. 20t/td04hl = Compressor/turbine mismatch IMHO.
If a 900$ turbo is an option, I'd look...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-02-2019, 12:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,428
Posted By JW240
+1 I have a set of the cheaper h4 led bulbs....

+1

I have a set of the cheaper h4 led bulbs. While output is very good, pattern OK-ish, it's not ideal. Light is ice cold 6000k which doesn't suit the car. Now after more than two years of use...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-23-2019, 04:37 PM
Replies: 689
Views: 131,229
Posted By JW240
++++1 Great, really.

++++1

Great, really.
Forum: projects & restorations 03-23-2019, 04:07 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 149,851
Posted By JW240
:-P Disassembled front brake calipers, pistons...

:-P
Disassembled front brake calipers, pistons look excellent. New seals from VW dealer are reasonably priced, gonna replace all of them.
Next few weeks gonna turn some caps to keep the inside...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-23-2019, 03:34 PM
Replies: 367
Views: 115,292
Posted By JW240
Nice lathe! Repaint looks good too, thats a lot...

Nice lathe! Repaint looks good too, thats a lot of work.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-19-2019, 06:21 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,637
Posted By JW240
ISO radio connector uses the same pins. ISO...

ISO radio connector uses the same pins. ISO 10487.
850 and newer Volvos use the same inserts too for small components like seat belt switch and stuff.
...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-16-2019, 10:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,226
Posted By JW240
Yes, I was looking at e32 7 series brake master...

Yes, I was looking at e32 7 series brake master cylinder for big brake swap. 25.4mm and 27.8mm bore. Quite € though.
VW T4 van looked good too, short/compact cylinder and cheap.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-15-2019, 09:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,954
Posted By JW240
Yes was thinking about insulation above...

Yes was thinking about insulation above headliner.. But how to remove the headliner? Started at the tailgate and tried to remove it but after the first foot or so i stopped.. Was doing something...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-12-2019, 02:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,675
Posted By JW240
I have nothing to say about the upgrade itself,...

I have nothing to say about the upgrade itself, other than that I'd want to know if turbine and compressor are matching. But this snip from the sellers site was cringe worthy:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-10-2019, 01:32 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,339
Posted By JW240
Denso 100a unit in my 240 did have a broken...

Denso 100a unit in my 240 did have a broken regulator. It happens. Car ran fine with it just low-ish voltage and idle was unstable.
Idle is 14.2v now and sometimes drops from low alternator rpm...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-05-2019, 02:40 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 66,338
Posted By JW240
Nice updates man, thanks for sharing!

Nice updates man, thanks for sharing!
Forum: performance & modifications 03-05-2019, 12:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,694
Posted By JW240
Not to scare anyone but keep them bushings lubed:...

Not to scare anyone but keep them bushings lubed:

https://preview.ibb.co/mXJLwp/IMG_20180729_111003_DRO.jpg

https://preview.ibb.co/kc6qwp/IMG_20180729_141152_DRO.jpg
...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 03-04-2019, 04:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 986
Posted By JW240
Hi Frank, nice to hear! Was that during one of...

Hi Frank, nice to hear! Was that during one of the Nürburgring meets or am I mixing things up haha.

Same here, LH is working good. But not consistent. Missing some elegance. Right now I need...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 03-04-2019, 03:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 986
Posted By JW240
Nice. I have aftermarket management in the...

Nice. I have aftermarket management in the planning but not sure which system to go for.

Sensor 7/25: 1 negative, 2 positive, 3 shield.

Source:
...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-28-2019, 05:52 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 12,194
Posted By JW240
Nice update! Bet that that intercooler makes a...

Nice update! Bet that that intercooler makes a good difference :)
Forum: projects & restorations 02-25-2019, 04:29 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 149,851
Posted By JW240
This was from 10 mins mostly wide open throttle...

This was from 10 mins mostly wide open throttle between a few dozen tight hairpin bends. This .63 a/r Cosworth T3 is not really stressed or choking the exhaust flow at the low boost I'm running,...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-24-2019, 03:49 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 149,851
Posted By JW240
I'm lost for quality parts. Though these brakes...

I'm lost for quality parts. Though these brakes are overkill.. Haha.

Since I'm doing more and more two wheeled fun (bikeparks, downhill, mountain bike, motorcycle both on and off road) I've come...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 02-24-2019, 03:13 AM
Replies: 2,217
Views: 871,317
Posted By JW240
I forgot which table I edited but the normal...

I forgot which table I edited but the normal idle-warmup table was good for my goal. Slightly higher idle when hot and roughly 1000 rpm when engine is cold (freezing temp).
Idle isn't perfect,...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-23-2019, 05:45 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 149,851
Posted By JW240
A set of nice brakes crossed my path, Porsche...

A set of nice brakes crossed my path, Porsche Cayenne/VW Touareg Brembo front+rear set. It's the 6 piston ZR17/ZL17 setup so can keep 17" wheels.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-22-2019, 01:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 962
Posted By JW240
I use Valvoline oil for the M90. Forgot the exact...

I use Valvoline oil for the M90. Forgot the exact type, some synthetic transmission oil. Lube match pointed me in the right direction.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-18-2019, 10:27 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,537
Posted By JW240
Mechanical temp gauge.. Maybe the line is picking...

Mechanical temp gauge.. Maybe the line is picking up radiant heat from turbo and downpipe.

Still do the other suggested checks through, good suggestions. Is the heater core clean and free for...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-10-2019, 03:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 784
Posted By JW240
I'm using a fake QR valve. Looks like a good...

I'm using a fake QR valve. Looks like a good design. Works, better than the Bosch style copy I had beforehand, which was designed terrible. Still my experience of running low boost through the fake...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-26-2019, 12:04 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,061
Posted By JW240
Yeah interior stuff can be harder to find. Door...

Yeah interior stuff can be harder to find. Door pockets and center console are notoriously fragile. Rest seems to hold up better, though not perfect.

Some stuff is still available new, not always...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-26-2019, 07:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,379
Posted By JW240
I'm running 500 Ohm/m leads (stainless steel...

I'm running 500 Ohm/m leads (stainless steel wound ferrite core ishv stuff), less suppression than the usual leads. Denso plugs.
Forum: performance & modifications 01-25-2019, 01:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,379
Posted By JW240
+1, dummy coil where the tach used to be. Tempted...

+1, dummy coil where the tach used to be. Tempted to attach it to the cluster under the dash.

Alfa/Bosch 2 channel powerstage for the Bosch 2x2 coil, stock one left in place for the tach.

Been...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-24-2019, 10:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 756
Posted By JW240
Lay it on an old mattress. Or tire without rim. ...

Lay it on an old mattress. Or tire without rim.
At least two 'spanngurten' placed so they can be tensioned properly, not though five hooks so only one side is tensioned when you use the ratchet....
Forum: performance & modifications 01-22-2019, 05:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,009
Posted By JW240
Story of my life :godlike: If you're...

Story of my life :godlike:

If you're interested in the book, let me know.
Forum: projects & restorations 01-22-2019, 04:20 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 50,171
Posted By JW240
Nice to see the MS swap too. Debating on which...

Nice to see the MS swap too. Debating on which direction to go with aftermarket ems.



10000%
Forum: performance & modifications 01-22-2019, 04:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,009
Posted By JW240
Mahle has a good book on piston design and...

Mahle has a good book on piston design and testing. Page 88 mentions piston oil squirters can lower piston temperature 20 degrees Centigrade or more. This in automotive application, larger stuff can...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-21-2019, 04:53 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 50,171
Posted By JW240
Nice TQ-rods. Good to hear about the positive...

Nice TQ-rods. Good to hear about the positive influence on comfort and grip. I like the idea of rubber bushings instead of poly. Maybe I'll do that with my (home brew) hybrid set too. The spherical...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-20-2019, 03:47 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 263,374
Posted By JW240
Automotive OCD alert. Have been replacing some...

Automotive OCD alert.
Have been replacing some vacuum hose on 240/740/850/940.
Fpr has 5mm port
Evap canister ports on redblock throttle body has 4mm and 8mm diameter hoses.
850 uses plenty of...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-20-2019, 09:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,649
Posted By JW240
http://bakaxel.se/vaxellador/520-6-vxl-tdi.html ...

http://bakaxel.se/vaxellador/520-6-vxl-tdi.html

For example. If you look around on Savarturbo or Facebook you can find more people who sell adapted gearboxes or adapter plates. KL racing has...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-20-2019, 05:54 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,463
Posted By JW240
Nice project! That vband adapter looks excellent....

Nice project! That vband adapter looks excellent.

The water/methanol injection is something I'm looking at as well.. My +T 240 really needs to pull timing to prevent knock when it is hot outside.
Forum: aftermarket engine management 01-19-2019, 05:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,183
Posted By JW240
Tip pointing down, next to transmission in the...

Tip pointing down, next to transmission in the horizontal piece of the downpipe. Cable loosely clamped per manual for reference air thru cable shielding. No apparent issues but never checked sensor...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-13-2019, 03:15 PM
Replies: 367
Views: 115,292
Posted By JW240
Niiiice. Good busy :cool:

Niiiice. Good busy :cool:
Forum: performance & modifications 01-13-2019, 03:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,636
Posted By JW240
+1 same. Truetrack itself swaps over...

+1 same.

Truetrack itself swaps over easily.

To replace the carrier bearings I did some precision angle grinder work to weaken the inner bearing race. Just keep removing metal on one side and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-28-2018, 10:26 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,620
Posted By JW240
Find a fresh (late) block. Spend half a day...

Find a fresh (late) block. Spend half a day replacing exhaust studs, seals, water pump, timing belt, adjust valve lash, intake/exhaust gaskets, water hoses for oil cooler, new pcv box, oil pan gasket...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-24-2018, 05:20 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,092
Posted By JW240
I've been using my 240 with +t for many years...

I've been using my 240 with +t for many years now.
My experience so far:
-engine holds up easily. My +t is still pretty mild, 230hp. So far I did not grenade the engine from any of my bone head...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-23-2018, 05:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,426
Posted By JW240
Service history and (ab)use are of greater...

Service history and (ab)use are of greater influence of how worn the engine is than miles covered.
For example my 240 with now almost a decade of mild +t. Always maintained but 10k miles between oil...
Forum: showroom 12-21-2018, 06:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 886
Posted By JW240
Nice score!

Nice score!
Forum: projects & restorations 12-14-2018, 02:12 PM
Replies: 689
Views: 131,229
Posted By JW240
Nice updates man and very happy to hear that you...

Nice updates man and very happy to hear that you are continuing to build it! Stuff looks incredible and that's not something I easily think of a build.
Forum: projects & restorations 12-14-2018, 02:11 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 23,606
Posted By JW240
Yup those are nice too. Buddy of mine runs those...

Yup those are nice too. Buddy of mine runs those and found a version that fits without spacers.
You can see the version that I found here, round holes:...
Forum: projects & restorations 12-13-2018, 02:06 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 23,606
Posted By JW240
Nice, sounds good! Feeling of a proper turbo that...

Nice, sounds good! Feeling of a proper turbo that spools is unbeatable.
Happy the cause of clutch slip has been found.

Some Renault vans have good looking 7x17 steelies with 5x108 bolt pattern....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-03-2018, 10:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,398
Posted By JW240
No loose magnets in the motors? Many of the newer...

No loose magnets in the motors? Many of the newer 240 wiper motors have that.
Extra ground won't hurt, same with some grease. With the motor decoupled from the linkage, how hard is is to move the...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-30-2018, 07:17 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 21,070
Posted By JW240
412 looks good with tint. Nice. Good to see...

412 looks good with tint. Nice.

Good to see I'm not the only one driving on different tires front/rear sometimes :x:
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