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Forum: showroom 10-09-2018, 11:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 493
Posted By Lando
http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/1/1102/...

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/1/1102/3221/2754110229_large.jpg
Forum: showroom 10-09-2018, 09:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 493
Posted By Lando
Needs more coconutcolin with merc headlights.

Needs more coconutcolin with merc headlights.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-26-2018, 12:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 823
Posted By Lando
^^ this

^^ this
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-26-2018, 12:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 823
Posted By Lando
I thought that caused the opposite, no caster and...

I thought that caused the opposite, no caster and so vague steering that doesn't return to center.

OP, that's kind of odd. You sure you don't have a kinked or otherwise restricted line?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-25-2018, 01:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 401
Posted By Lando
Don’t know about the driveability issue, but I...

Don’t know about the driveability issue, but I had this issue in mine when I replaced the speedometer gear. Apparently some broken pieces were binding up the mechanism. Might try using canned air...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-13-2018, 07:22 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,289
Posted By Lando
I don't think there is a 4-stroke diesel motor...

I don't think there is a 4-stroke diesel motor that isn't interference. The VW IDIs are all interference. If the cam sprocket moved more than 10 or so degrees you might have bent something.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-13-2018, 01:05 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,289
Posted By Lando
This. All the sprockets are bolted to a tapered...

This. All the sprockets are bolted to a tapered end of a shaft, meaning they can slip. Have you verified cam crank and injector pump timing?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-12-2018, 08:54 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,289
Posted By Lando
My rabbit (same motor less 2 cylinders) had...

My rabbit (same motor less 2 cylinders) had ~450psi compression after a hone and rering. IIRC, 375psi is minimum spec.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-21-2018, 10:40 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,384
Posted By Lando
Check the radiator side tanks too before you...

Check the radiator side tanks too before you leave. If it has the original brass radiator it might leak slowly but no big deal. If it has some old aftermarket plastic radiator in there then it may...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-21-2018, 10:34 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,384
Posted By Lando
It’s a gamble, but I’ve done it before. I bought...

It’s a gamble, but I’ve done it before. I bought a 780 turbo with 240k on it in Virginia and drove it 2100 miles out to Utah after changing all fluids, vacuum lines and recharging the AC. Didn’t...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-11-2018, 10:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,154
Posted By Lando
R134a works as good as R12 if you get the right...

R134a works as good as R12 if you get the right orifice tube (or adjust expansion valve) and get an R134a compressor.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-10-2018, 01:43 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,358
Posted By Lando
Are we conflating the effect of intake pressure...

Are we conflating the effect of intake pressure with dynamic compression ratio? No one was talking about cams.

Not aimed at you John, just the discussion in the last two pages.
Forum: projects & restorations 06-07-2018, 11:31 PM
Replies: 294
Views: 130,998
Posted By Lando
What'd you do for the rear?

What'd you do for the rear?
Forum: performance & modifications 06-07-2018, 11:01 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,358
Posted By Lando
Just getting theoretical on your ass. :-P

Just getting theoretical on your ass. :-P
Forum: performance & modifications 06-07-2018, 10:35 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,358
Posted By Lando
Higher compression ratio does result in more...

Higher compression ratio does result in more thermodynamic efficiency, meaning more power out of boost. Doesn't mean your car wont run with lower compression. Higher compression will be more prone...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-07-2018, 10:32 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,358
Posted By Lando
Don't need a machine shop to tell you if it needs...

Don't need a machine shop to tell you if it needs bored, just buy a set of telescoping guages and measure the bore in the thrust direction and perpendicular. Check against specs and make the call.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-07-2018, 09:44 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,468
Posted By Lando
It'll glue on, it just won't bolt on.

It'll glue on, it just won't bolt on.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-07-2018, 09:28 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,468
Posted By Lando
Those are my concerns with the M46/47. I don’t...

Those are my concerns with the M46/47. I don’t want to go to a ton of trouble to put a worn out transmission that I can't find parts for in my car. I also hate the electric overdrive.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-07-2018, 09:26 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,468
Posted By Lando
Itís not changing my life style. My AW70 is...

Itís not changing my life style. My AW70 is shifting hard and I want a third pedal. I would also like to maximize my fuel economy. Thanks!
Forum: performance & modifications 06-07-2018, 08:48 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,468
Posted By Lando
Fuel economy transmission swap

I have a pedal cluster, clutch cable and cross member from a manual 240 for a manual swap on my 86 245, but I don’t know what trans I want to swap to. I have a bone stock B230F, that I don’t plan on...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-07-2018, 02:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 540
Posted By Lando
I've had some that slap, and I confirmed it was...

I've had some that slap, and I confirmed it was slap with a stethoscope, and some that don't. I haven't noticed any significant correlation with piston slap and performance or longevity. I've had 6...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-06-2018, 02:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 605
Posted By Lando
I think every Volvo I have owned has had this...

I think every Volvo I have owned has had this part broken. I just assumed we didn't have the technology.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-04-2018, 09:57 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,556
Posted By Lando
Got the tank cleaned, new in-tank pump, new...

Got the tank cleaned, new in-tank pump, new seals, replace the fuel filter again.

My process for cleaning the tank went like this:

1. Empty and remove gas tank, remove sender/pump assembly.
2....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-04-2018, 08:54 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,556
Posted By Lando
I think some of that discoloration is the under...

I think some of that discoloration is the under coating dissolving as the fuel rolls down the bottom of the tank while draining out of the pet cock. It had about 2" of rust piled up at the bottom. ...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-04-2018, 02:49 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,556
Posted By Lando
Here's the fuel that was in the tank: ...

Here's the fuel that was in the tank:
https://thumbs2.imgbox.com/8b/21/P6Q07uDK_t.jpg (http://imgbox.com/P6Q07uDK)

Here's what it looked like inside the tank:...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-01-2018, 01:56 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,556
Posted By Lando
Well thanks for nothing! :-P <iframe...

Well thanks for nothing! :-P

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/L1BDM1oBRJ8" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen></iframe>
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-30-2018, 10:52 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,556
Posted By Lando
Why didn't you solve all my problems two years...

Why didn't you solve all my problems two years ago?!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-30-2018, 08:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 509
Posted By Lando
Compression test hot and cold? Injectors could...

Compression test hot and cold? Injectors could be acting up. Did you mix up any connnectors when connecting the wiring harness? If you switched the IAC and the throttle position micro switch you...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-30-2018, 07:34 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,556
Posted By Lando
Fuel pressure began dropping into the low...

Fuel pressure began dropping into the low thirties today. Pulled the filter again, and dumped out more of the same crud. Looks like I’m going to have pull that tank sooner than later.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-26-2018, 01:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 757
Posted By Lando
Try lubing the hose and barb with water.

Try lubing the hose and barb with water.
Forum: website & board 05-26-2018, 12:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,744
Posted By Lando
Well that's absolutely true. Just pointing out...

Well that's absolutely true. Just pointing out that in general Virginia cars are in much better shape than upstate new York cars.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-26-2018, 11:39 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,664
Posted By Lando
Not sure really, I just used the full quart for...

Not sure really, I just used the full quart for my battery. How much does a group 24 battery hold?
Forum: showroom 05-26-2018, 01:15 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 42,150
Posted By Lando
I could go for that adjuster, being that I'm 6'7"...

I could go for that adjuster, being that I'm 6'7" the seatbelt mounting is a little low.
Forum: website & board 05-26-2018, 12:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,744
Posted By Lando
Most native Virginia cars don't have rust...

Most native Virginia cars don't have rust problems. It's just outside the rust belt IMO.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-26-2018, 12:22 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,556
Posted By Lando
I am planning on running the fuel level down and...

I am planning on running the fuel level down and dredging the bottom of the tank, flushing It out and cleaning everything in the sender pump assembly. I'll probably get to that in a couple weeks.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-25-2018, 08:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 940
Posted By Lando
It's actually a major problem if you ever pay...

It's actually a major problem if you ever pay someone else to do your oil change and they top off your coolant with the wrong stuff (at $25/change I can't justify doing it myself). The Toyota red is...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-25-2018, 08:08 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,556
Posted By Lando
I think we can close the file on this one. Fuel...

I think we can close the file on this one. Fuel pressure rock solid at 45psi at 4K Rpms on the freeway, was ~35 and jumped around +-5psi before tanking when the car began to stumble.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-25-2018, 03:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 940
Posted By Lando
Doesn't dexcool have the coagulation issue if...

Doesn't dexcool have the coagulation issue if combined with other coolant types?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-25-2018, 10:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 940
Posted By Lando
Toyota red or zyrex are both excellent coolants...

Toyota red or zyrex are both excellent coolants that are affordable and available everywhere. I made the switch on all my volvos years ago and have had zero issues.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-25-2018, 12:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 783
Posted By Lando
Is the linkage adjusted properly? Is the shifter...

Is the linkage adjusted properly? Is the shifter hitting the opening in the trans tunnel?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-25-2018, 12:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 856
Posted By Lando
No that's not right, and I don't think that...

No that's not right, and I don't think that excerpt is the best way to explain how to test for proper signal to the coil. Ground the output of the coil (the connection that goes to the distributor)...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-25-2018, 12:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 940
Posted By Lando
Grafs are not good in my opinion. Stamped wheel,...

Grafs are not good in my opinion. Stamped wheel, flimsy bearings. I had to replace one after 13k miles on my '80 rabbit.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-25-2018, 12:25 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,556
Posted By Lando
This is what came out of the inlet of the fuel...

This is what came out of the inlet of the fuel filter:

https://thumbs2.imgbox.com/bb/d9/ubJIR8L9_t.jpg (http://imgbox.com/ubJIR8L9)

The main fuel pump is running much quieter. In my experience...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-24-2018, 11:07 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,556
Posted By Lando
Overall, I'm a little disappointed in my use of...

Overall, I'm a little disappointed in my use of the parts cannon but I don't think it was money wasted. I now have a nice set of NLA spares in a pelican case so I can easily troubleshoot and repair...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-24-2018, 11:04 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,556
Posted By Lando
Just took it for a spin with the chassis-ear...

Just took it for a spin with the chassis-ear clipped to the main pump, no change in operating noise when the issue occurs. I'll change the fuel filter and if I have another occurance, I'll buy an...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-24-2018, 10:48 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,556
Posted By Lando
It has about 2 hours on it. I had to buy a new...

It has about 2 hours on it. I had to buy a new one to fit the late style fuel rail with the schrader valve on it. I got a genuine Volvo one from tasca.

I guess it could be pluggage in the in...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-24-2018, 10:34 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,556
Posted By Lando
Volts on fuse #6 doesn’t drop when the issue...

Volts on fuse #6 doesn’t drop when the issue occurs. So I’ll change out the fuel filter and the only other possible culprits would be the main pump or wiring to it.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-24-2018, 09:59 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,556
Posted By Lando
Had the fuel pressure guage hooked up when it...

Had the fuel pressure guage hooked up when it ****ed up today. Dropped to below twenty. Now monitoring output from main relay. Bought a new fuel filter, I'll replace that also.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-24-2018, 01:14 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,556
Posted By Lando
Terminals are clean, but I noticed they were a...

Terminals are clean, but I noticed they were a tad loose when I changed the coil. I gave them a gentle squeeze with some soft jaw pliers and they are nice and snug now.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-24-2018, 01:12 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,556
Posted By Lando
I replaced it with the main fuel pump about 3...

I replaced it with the main fuel pump about 3 years ago. Probably worth just changing at this point. I swapped to a different fuel rail that has the schrader valve so I could monitor fuel pressure,...
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