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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Today, 03:48 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By dl242gt
From your description. It seems like you don't...

From your description. It seems like you don't have overdrive workinig. You should be at about 2500 rpms at 70mph. At least that what 240s and my friends regina car does.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Today, 01:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 223
Posted By dl242gt
My impression is that you bought a car that the...

My impression is that you bought a car that the odometer broke at 29k miles. Then one or more previous owners drove your car for many years. After all that. They fixed the odometer or replaced the...
Forum: website & board Yesterday, 06:10 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,406
Posted By dl242gt
There are so many well built cars. Here is my...

There are so many well built cars. Here is my nomination. http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=249553

This member posts all the time. Very helpful to others and has built a very nice 16v...
Forum: performance & modifications Yesterday, 05:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 314
Posted By dl242gt
Big intercooler? The high octane gas burns hotter...

Big intercooler? The high octane gas burns hotter so keeping it cooler will help a lot. If you have the large intercooler then maybe some water injection will help it live?

Maybe consider using a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Yesterday, 04:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 549
Posted By dl242gt
Well with slightly compromised parts like one...

Well with slightly compromised parts like one line being a little more restricted than the other or a slight difference in pressure from the regulators. You could have a bit hotter side.

I would...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Yesterday, 04:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 637
Posted By dl242gt
Good find. Enjoy the boost.

Good find. Enjoy the boost.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Yesterday, 04:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 294
Posted By dl242gt
I like to use wurth HHS Plus on the door latches...

I like to use wurth HHS Plus on the door latches and hinges. Wurth works great on linkages, pedal pivot points, etc....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Yesterday, 12:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 549
Posted By dl242gt
The parking brake adjustment is on the handle...

The parking brake adjustment is on the handle inside the car. It could be that one side of the two brake cables is tighter causing some rubbing inside the rotor. Take off the back ashtray and rear...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Yesterday, 12:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 294
Posted By dl242gt
You can use the intank pump upgrade from either a...

You can use the intank pump upgrade from either a 740 or 940 turbo. The feed pipe has to be cut a bit shorter on the fuel sender.

Other than that. Those cars have nothing for you with the fuel...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-20-2019, 11:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 294
Posted By dl242gt
Beru also makes good ignition components. Rock...

Beru also makes good ignition components. Rock auto sells reboxed Beru under the standard motor products brand. Just be sure to use the version without the extra letter. Like GB423 NOT GB423T for...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-20-2019, 11:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 294
Posted By dl242gt
Why aren't you doing the timing belt and...

Why aren't you doing the timing belt and tensioner? Replacing the bushings on the alternator and powersteering brackets?
The continental belt is good. I have had good experience with the tensioner...
Forum: showroom 08-18-2019, 04:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 725
Posted By dl242gt
Plus when you use the M45 knob. You have a secret...

Plus when you use the M45 knob. You have a secret gear.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-18-2019, 04:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 549
Posted By dl242gt
Plan on replacing both rear bearings if one is...

Plan on replacing both rear bearings if one is compromised. You can't actually repack the rears because you would have to do it with the bearing installed on the axle. Plus you can't replace the...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-17-2019, 08:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 974
Posted By dl242gt
Brake cooling ducts are also a straight forward...

Brake cooling ducts are also a straight forward thing to add. You'll need them anyway if you are racing.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-17-2019, 03:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 974
Posted By dl242gt
Have any of you guys tried sport brake pads? The...

Have any of you guys tried sport brake pads? The stock brakes are really great on a 140 series unless you are racing. Having sport brake pads, some drilled or slotted rotors, and stainless flex lines...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-17-2019, 12:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 231
Posted By dl242gt
You could wrap the headers. That would reduce...

You could wrap the headers. That would reduce heat. Just be sure to seal the wrap with the paint they sell for it. Makes the wrap last a lot longer.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-17-2019, 12:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 549
Posted By dl242gt
Hottest around the hub may mean the wheel bearing...

Hottest around the hub may mean the wheel bearing is dry. Jack up the car and if they feel chunky and not smooth to rotate. then a worn bearing is causing the higher temp. You can back off the brake...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-17-2019, 12:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 549
Posted By dl242gt
You didn't mention whether you replaced the...

You didn't mention whether you replaced the rubber flax lines in your brake system. Which means they are due for replacement. They internally swell and can give inconsistent brake pedal feel and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-16-2019, 04:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 326
Posted By dl242gt
The ground wire on the alternator case is not...

The ground wire on the alternator case is not easily seen but is easily checked. Put the test light alligator clip on the B+ terminal on the alternator. Then probe the case and if the bulb lights the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-15-2019, 09:33 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 695
Posted By dl242gt
Actually the first large production turbo car....

Actually the first large production turbo car. The Chevy Corvair used a suck through turbo system. They were quite fun for their time. Up to 180hp in the Corsa turbo models. Great dash and suspension...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-15-2019, 09:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 326
Posted By dl242gt
it was used all the way to the end of production....

it was used all the way to the end of production. The only main difference is the early clusters had a mechanical regulator. The 1980 and later have an electronic regulator. Both regulate to 10v.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-15-2019, 08:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 326
Posted By dl242gt
You have to make sure the red wire circuit on the...

You have to make sure the red wire circuit on the alternator is working. It is the trouble light for charging. If all the lights lite up when starting the car. then just test on the battery for about...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-15-2019, 03:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 637
Posted By dl242gt
Clean or change the fouled spark plugs. That...

Clean or change the fouled spark plugs. That should do it. If the plugs got wet. They are not going to fire spark very well if at all.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-15-2019, 03:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 174
Posted By dl242gt
Try asking at Skandix. Or CVI automotive.

Try asking at Skandix. Or CVI automotive.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-15-2019, 03:07 PM
Replies: 9
240: M47 leak
Views: 283
Posted By dl242gt
it's funny because I looked at the thing and...

it's funny because I looked at the thing and thought. Well they are the best so I should be fine. But they are not the best at Volvo and it isn't fine.

Looks nice. That's the way mine should look.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-15-2019, 11:52 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 637
Posted By dl242gt
Make sure the distributor is rotating and the...

Make sure the distributor is rotating and the sparks you see is a continuous stream. If you just get one spark at the beginning of cranking. You may not have spark in the cylinders at the correct...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-15-2019, 11:47 AM
Replies: 9
240: M47 leak
Views: 283
Posted By dl242gt
My genuine Volvo rebuilt M47 seeps from the...

My genuine Volvo rebuilt M47 seeps from the extension housing gasket and rear cover gasket. It also seeps from the threads of the bolts that hold the mount bracket on the rear cover. It leaked from...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-15-2019, 09:05 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 695
Posted By dl242gt
Stay away. Stay very far away. Your fuel...

Stay away. Stay very far away. Your fuel injection is worth fixing or updating to efi. Doing a carb install like that is the kind of stuff that will send a car like yours to the junkyard and be...
Forum: showroom 08-14-2019, 06:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 580
Posted By dl242gt
The car was orignally a coffin hood with dual...

The car was orignally a coffin hood with dual round lights on each side. It's been flat hooded and GT front grill and headlights. Nice find! It's a good look. 78-80 only 2dr and GT models had...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-14-2019, 06:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 313
Posted By dl242gt
Have the car up on stands high enough that you...

Have the car up on stands high enough that you can get under it to install the trans crossmember and mount after dropping the engine and trans in.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-14-2019, 06:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,048
Posted By dl242gt
On my 82 turbo. I T'd into the pcv hose coming...

On my 82 turbo. I T'd into the pcv hose coming from the block vent. I had that connected to a oil fill cap from a B18/B20. That worked well. I would use the valve cover from a B21F if I set it up...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-13-2019, 05:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 216
Posted By dl242gt
It may be as simple as your fuse box has bad...

It may be as simple as your fuse box has bad fuses. After the step relay the headlight wiring loops back to the fuse box and then goes out to the lights. flaky fuses have been a problem on many a 240.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-13-2019, 03:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 695
Posted By dl242gt
Yes, the Bentley is the best manual to have if...

Yes, the Bentley is the best manual to have if you have an aftermarket manual. The turbo section in it is very good. Bentley is a factory manual supplier to BMW, VW, and other car makers.

It's a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-13-2019, 03:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 211
Posted By dl242gt
I'm getting the impression you are over thinking...

I'm getting the impression you are over thinking this. Those sleeves are loose if my memory is correct. You just have to make sure the end that has the cables joined together goes into the new...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-13-2019, 03:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 216
Posted By dl242gt
You need to get a test light. That way you can...

You need to get a test light. That way you can follow the path of non working connections or relays and figure it out.

You may have corroded contacts in the wiring connectors for the step relay....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-13-2019, 02:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 256
Posted By dl242gt
Another affordable alternative is to get the...

Another affordable alternative is to get the heavier dog dish flywheel. You can use the one on intercooled 240 turbos or from any manual turbo 700 series car up to 89. Then you can buy the clutch kit...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-12-2019, 03:35 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 17,160
Posted By dl242gt
Glad you got it rolling!

Glad you got it rolling!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-12-2019, 03:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 505
Posted By dl242gt
Glad that worked out. When you start playing with...

Glad that worked out. When you start playing with the fuel pumps and want to change to an electric. You can open a can of worms. As I recall you are using the HIF6. SU carbs use low fuel pressure....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-12-2019, 03:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 275
Posted By dl242gt
If I recall correctly. Volvo doesn't list all...

If I recall correctly. Volvo doesn't list all torque specs and gives an explanation at the beginning of one of the green books. Something about important bolts requiring the torque wrench and other...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-12-2019, 03:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 695
Posted By dl242gt
My frist suggestion would be to get a Bentley...

My frist suggestion would be to get a Bentley manual and a Haynes manual. At least the Bentley. Read the maintenance section. In fact just read the whole book. There may be some youtube videos. There...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-10-2019, 11:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 356
Posted By dl242gt
That is the late style bosch in the link.

That is the late style bosch in the link.
Forum: showroom 08-10-2019, 06:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,877
Posted By dl242gt
Yes, Adhara and Aries are two more. Thanks for...

Yes, Adhara and Aries are two more. Thanks for jogging my memory about the aries wheel. I should have know that one as it's my astrological sign. :lol:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-10-2019, 06:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 456
Posted By dl242gt
There were other cars that used the regina...

There were other cars that used the regina fueling system. You could see what other german GM cars used the fuel system and see if they have a cheap sensor for Regina.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-10-2019, 06:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 356
Posted By dl242gt
I don't know the numbers. But there are two bosch...

I don't know the numbers. But there are two bosch versions. The older style which looks similar to the all the alternators 240s used. Then there is the late bosch style which looks like a larger...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-10-2019, 03:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 456
Posted By dl242gt
From what I recall. The Regina sensor is a...

From what I recall. The Regina sensor is a different type and it is very important to buy oem on those. There is no shelf life that I know of. But you never let the sensor wire short to the body of...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-10-2019, 01:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 436
Posted By dl242gt
In my experience the 86 and newer seat back...

In my experience the 86 and newer seat back frames are weaker. I've had to repair split metal on those a couple of times. It was at the very top where they failed. I used an L shaped bracket and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-10-2019, 01:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 327
Posted By dl242gt
Thanks. Nice to know 940s are good for more than...

Thanks. Nice to know 940s are good for more than engine donations to 240s. :lol:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-09-2019, 06:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 356
Posted By dl242gt
What 100 amp alternator is it? There are three...

What 100 amp alternator is it? There are three stock types. Two bosch styles and a Nippon denso version. I like the Denso ones. they all use diffgerent parts like regulators, brushes, etc.

Some...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-09-2019, 06:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 436
Posted By dl242gt
Seriously, there are side bolsters on your 240...

Seriously, there are side bolsters on your 240 seat? j/k

The stock seat has a large foam upper pad which wraps around the side frame of the seat. You would have to add some foam to repair what you...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-09-2019, 06:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 327
Posted By dl242gt
E34 is 7 series body or 5 series? Looks good on...

E34 is 7 series body or 5 series? Looks good on there.
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