home register FAQ memberlist calendar

Go Back   Turbobricks Forums > Search Forums

Showing results 1 to 50 of 300
Search took 0.18 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: JohnMc
Forum: projects & restorations Yesterday, 10:36 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 27,280
Posted By JohnMc
Were:...

Were: http://forums.tbforums.com/showthread.php?t=336772
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Yesterday, 10:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 575
Posted By JohnMc
The water pump needs to be pushed up against the...

The water pump needs to be pushed up against the head. The bolt holes are slightly ovalized to allow that.
Forum: projects & restorations Yesterday, 10:07 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 27,280
Posted By JohnMc
Ahh... I didn't look at those closely enough the...

Ahh... I didn't look at those closely enough the first time.
Forum: performance & modifications Yesterday, 05:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 80
Posted By JohnMc
If there are any signs of leaks from the oil pan,...

If there are any signs of leaks from the oil pan, I'd go ahead and pop that off and eyeball the bottom end while it's out in the sunlight.

I'd be tempted to pull a rod cap off to eyeball it at...
Forum: performance & modifications Yesterday, 01:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 80
Posted By JohnMc
The fit and work nicely, but they're shorter, so...

The fit and work nicely, but they're shorter, so you need correspondingly longer pushrods.

I don't think there's any performance advantage. I think they weigh the same, possibly more(???),...
Forum: performance & modifications Yesterday, 01:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 80
Posted By JohnMc
It can be faint sometimes. Or even scratched on...

It can be faint sometimes. Or even scratched on somewhere, depending on who did the cam grinding.

The cast in letters and numbers just have something to do with who made the cam blank, not what...
Forum: performance & modifications Yesterday, 01:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 80
Posted By JohnMc
The cast markings on the cam are pretty useless. ...

The cast markings on the cam are pretty useless.

Is there any sort of letter stamped into the back end of the cam?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-14-2019, 02:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 575
Posted By JohnMc
Def sounds like a HG swap is in your future. ...

Def sounds like a HG swap is in your future. It's pretty easy as far as HG's go, if you haven't done it before I'd figure on it taking a whole weekend day. Unless you've swapped the t-belt lately,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-14-2019, 11:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 575
Posted By JohnMc
The HG seals in combustion chambers, oil passages...

The HG seals in combustion chambers, oil passages (one of them pressurized), and lots of coolant passages. It's common for it to fail from combustion pressures (the highest stress it sees) - forcing...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-13-2019, 04:35 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,129
Posted By JohnMc
FWIW the EFR didn't fit all that well on the 16V....

FWIW the EFR didn't fit all that well on the 16V. It is not a bulky turbo, but it's obviously not shaped like whatever turbo they had in mind when it was built. I had to use a spacer on the exhaust...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-13-2019, 03:31 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,129
Posted By JohnMc
RSI divided T4 stainless steel blingy-thing: ...

RSI divided T4 stainless steel blingy-thing:
http://i1138.photobucket.com/albums/n535/johnmc5/2012%20rebuild/IMG_0245.jpg
Forum: performance & modifications 02-13-2019, 03:06 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,129
Posted By JohnMc
I had (well, still have) an EFR 7064 with a...

I had (well, still have) an EFR 7064 with a divided T4 IWG housing. Super neat and tidy install with everything all included on the turbo - CBV, boost control valve, WG. They say 300 - 550 hp on...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-12-2019, 03:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,950
Posted By JohnMc
My wife is experimenting with balance beads on...

My wife is experimenting with balance beads on her 4Runner (after occasionally knocking weights off while wheeling).


They are.. inconsistent. Sometimes as you get up to speed, they're as smooth...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-08-2019, 04:23 PM
Replies: 1,329
Views: 243,258
Posted By JohnMc
Yeah, I got it for a pretty good price. ...

Yeah, I got it for a pretty good price. Certainly far less than 'new' cost, someone bought it, unpacked it, didn't use it, sold it on eBay.

As far as fitting it on the tank... I'm not sure I see...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-08-2019, 12:52 PM
Replies: 1,329
Views: 243,258
Posted By JohnMc
If I've learned anything, it's that my goals tend...

If I've learned anything, it's that my goals tend to grow over time. I'm just assuming that at some point I'll replace the smaller turbo and 3" exhaust and try to get more power out of it.
Forum: projects & restorations 02-08-2019, 12:43 PM
Replies: 1,329
Views: 243,258
Posted By JohnMc
Not much has changed, but I have been ordering...

Not much has changed, but I have been ordering some parts.

I was pondering the fuel situation. The car has a DW300 pump in it now, but running a boosted LS motor on E85 needs more flow than that...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-08-2019, 12:25 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 26,718
Posted By JohnMc
Gigitty. Love the sounds it's making.

Gigitty. Love the sounds it's making.
Forum: website & board 02-07-2019, 03:55 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 4,682
Posted By JohnMc
14.99... Shipped!

14.99... Shipped!
Forum: aftermarket engine management 02-06-2019, 10:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 146
Posted By JohnMc
It probably is. MS can do O2 sensor drive fuel...

It probably is. MS can do O2 sensor drive fuel corrections.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-06-2019, 04:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 533
Posted By JohnMc
The symptoms *really* sound like the main relay...

The symptoms *really* sound like the main relay in the dash. I guess your car as daytime running lights, which accounts for the difference in position 1 (here in the US, everything is off in that...
Forum: website & board 02-06-2019, 03:58 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 4,682
Posted By JohnMc
For $5.30 you get an ultra-rare Sigma cam.

For $5.30 you get an ultra-rare Sigma cam.
Forum: website & board 02-06-2019, 02:21 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 4,682
Posted By JohnMc
Donated some dough.

Donated some dough.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-05-2019, 12:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,007
Posted By JohnMc
I think most of the ones that have blown up were...

I think most of the ones that have blown up were lightened. But it's entirely possible that's a correlation, not causation, because the people who tend to lighten them also tend to use them more...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-04-2019, 05:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 299
Posted By JohnMc
About right for a 'known' CD009 (i.e. not a...

About right for a 'known' CD009 (i.e. not a CD001, 2, 3, 4, 5, etc).

Once the stickers fall off it can be very hard to tell them apart.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-04-2019, 10:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 958
Posted By JohnMc
I'm doing on in a 240 - behind an LS engine. ...

I'm doing on in a 240 - behind an LS engine. Some quick highlights:
1) Tunnel bashing - it takes a moderate amount. The 240 tunnel gets narrower as it goes back, but the CD009 has a bulky...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-01-2019, 05:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 947
Posted By JohnMc
No easier than putting any other reasonably sized...

No easier than putting any other reasonably sized engine in a Volvo. Well, if it's a popular swap, someone probably makes the mounts and other little parts, so maybe harder if you're not doing all...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-30-2019, 10:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 958
Posted By JohnMc
The 370/G37 transmissions are all the same as the...

The 370/G37 transmissions are all the same as the CD009, but they are designated as a variety of models. JK40C, JK41A, JK41B. It can be easier to buy one of thse because there's no confusion on...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-29-2019, 05:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 354
Posted By JohnMc
240 and 940 pump/senders aren't the same at all,...

240 and 940 pump/senders aren't the same at all, but this was back at the tank - there was a short harness from the sender to the car body harness.

Just saying - brand new fuel senders can be...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-29-2019, 04:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 354
Posted By JohnMc
Possibly(?) unrelated but I put a brand new fuel...

Possibly(?) unrelated but I put a brand new fuel sender in my 245 a few years ago. A cheap one from eBay. I did replace the pump and wiring and hoses, but did NOT disturb or alter the fuel gauge...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-29-2019, 04:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 460
Posted By JohnMc
It's a different shape, due to the front...

It's a different shape, due to the front suspension styles.

The 140 engine bay is a bit narrower down low with inner fenders angling outward toward the fenders, but doesn't have the shock towers...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-29-2019, 03:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 613
Posted By JohnMc
After I put the flex fuel sensor on my 245, I did...

After I put the flex fuel sensor on my 245, I did see some variability from tank to tank. From a low of about 40% to a high of about 80% (although you do need to calibrate the flex fuel sensor with...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-28-2019, 04:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 386
Posted By JohnMc
It's not done yet, but I'm doing #4. I'd have...

It's not done yet, but I'm doing #4. I'd have done the harness myself but I was feeling lazy. And the premade harnesses are so damn neat and tidy.
Forum: performance & modifications 01-25-2019, 03:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,122
Posted By JohnMc
You could also use some Dodge pickup motor...

You could also use some Dodge pickup motor mounts, with 'failsafe' tabs:
https://i.ebayimg.com/thumbs/images/g/cNMAAOSwT6pVyQYW/s-l225.jpg

They're like $5 on RockAuto. I ran one for a long while...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-25-2019, 02:02 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,047
Posted By JohnMc
Plastics. Door pockets, center consoles, b/c...

Plastics. Door pockets, center consoles, b/c pillar trims. They're thin, hard, break very easily.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-24-2019, 06:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 419
Posted By JohnMc
Stuck kickdown cable? I had the opposite...

Stuck kickdown cable?

I had the opposite issue with my daughter's long dead 244. Somehow the kickdown cable popped off the throttle spool, so it never spooled. If you drove it, it would almost...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-24-2019, 03:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,047
Posted By JohnMc
Which wouldn't be such a big deal if they weren't...

Which wouldn't be such a big deal if they weren't SO FRAGILE.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-22-2019, 04:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 597
Posted By JohnMc
And perhaps I read into the original post more...

And perhaps I read into the original post more than was there. I was thinking you were noticing a marked drop in power over that RPM, but reading it again you say it just feels like it plateaus.
...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-21-2019, 03:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 419
Posted By JohnMc
Also - 4 Volvo's that were at Sema - 3 Amazons...

Also - 4 Volvo's that were at Sema - 3 Amazons and a Sugga: https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2018/11/02/what-are-volvos-doing-at-sema
Forum: performance & modifications 01-21-2019, 03:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 419
Posted By JohnMc
A quick googling: ...

A quick googling: https://www.repowerowners.com/forum/r2-8-r3-8-builds/1034-1964-volvo-amazon-by-heritage-driven

Cummins is really wanting that Chinese built diesel engine to catch on as a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-18-2019, 10:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 597
Posted By JohnMc
Possibly a partly clogged cat? It's also...

Possibly a partly clogged cat?

It's also possible you're running short on fuel, which would be a bad thing for the motor. An AFR gauge would be good, even if it's one of those wonky NB things.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-17-2019, 12:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 335
Posted By JohnMc
I won an Arb Twin Air in a Yotatech forum...

I won an Arb Twin Air in a Yotatech forum giveaway about a year ago. It's more than I would have paid for an onboard compressor, but it does quick work on airing my 33" tires back up after wheeling....
Forum: performance & modifications 01-16-2019, 12:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 498
Posted By JohnMc
I used some solid lifters from an older VW diesel...

I used some solid lifters from an older VW diesel on mine. But they were designed to have the lash adjusted using lash caps - between the valve stem and lifter itself. You assembled, measured, then...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-16-2019, 10:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 534
Posted By JohnMc
There is a fair amount of friction from the rings...

There is a fair amount of friction from the rings (bores should be lightly oiled), but that should lessen as the pairs of pistons arrive at TDB/BDC at the same time, so it should be pretty easy to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-16-2019, 08:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 534
Posted By JohnMc
Sounds like you don't have the right size rod...

Sounds like you don't have the right size rod bearings.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-15-2019, 10:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 313
Posted By JohnMc
They were hard to find for a couple of years, but...

They were hard to find for a couple of years, but I think that's eased.
Forum: performance & modifications 01-14-2019, 02:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 812
Posted By JohnMc
On an LH 2.4 system, the distributor is only...

On an LH 2.4 system, the distributor is only there to route the spark to the correct cylinder, the ECU does all the rest (timing, ignition advance, etc) based on the flywheel sensor.

So there are...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-10-2019, 02:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 487
Posted By JohnMc
JVAB Sooooper bitching flat billet flywheel, Spec...

JVAB Sooooper bitching flat billet flywheel, Spec Stage 2.5 clutch and disc for a Saaaab 900 Aero (240mm diameter). It's about the biggest diameter clutch you can squeeze into a Volvo bellhousing. ...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-08-2019, 02:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 515
Posted By JohnMc
Curious for knowledgable responses to this. ...

Curious for knowledgable responses to this.

My very rough impressions, after pulling my 16VT/T5 drivetrain and sticking in an LH8 (alu Gen4 5.3)/CD009 is that so far, I think it's sitting a little...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-08-2019, 12:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 579
Posted By JohnMc
You could, but odds are you're just treating a...

You could, but odds are you're just treating a symptom, not the cause.

What's the history on the motor?

If it's blowing compression out of the block, it's probably only going to get worse. ...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-08-2019, 11:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 579
Posted By JohnMc
Take the oil cap off, and try blowing through...

Take the oil cap off, and try blowing through that hose (disconnect it from the catch can). There should be practically no resistance at all.

The only time I ever had issues with oil coming out...
Showing results 1 to 50 of 300

 
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:49 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions Inc.