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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-10-2019, 08:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 464
Posted By 57plymouth
This. 10:00 is still within the normal range. I...

This. 10:00 is still within the normal range. I don't think you need to worry.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-30-2018, 07:37 PM
Replies: 19
240: Air Dams
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Posted By 57plymouth
My 91 Base model has a body color air dam.

My 91 Base model has a body color air dam.
Forum: projects & restorations 12-29-2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,585
Posted By 57plymouth
Redwood Chair. He's a member here with a nice...

Redwood Chair. He's a member here with a nice white 245.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-17-2018, 04:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 513
Posted By 57plymouth
Remove the bulb.

Remove the bulb.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-12-2018, 02:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 848
Posted By 57plymouth
Sounds like the time has come to add a little LS...

Sounds like the time has come to add a little LS swap to your life. Remember that these cars were built with LS swaps in mind. Those tricky Swedes had a crystal ball in the 70's.
Forum: projects & restorations 12-06-2018, 08:16 AM
Replies: 396
Views: 70,709
Posted By 57plymouth
I would imagine that the belt will slip on the...

I would imagine that the belt will slip on the A/C compressor. It doesn't look like it has enough wrap.

But good work! You should be back in action soon.
Forum: showroom 11-30-2018, 05:25 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,307
Posted By 57plymouth
I have the sachs replacement 245 turbo shocks, a...

I have the sachs replacement 245 turbo shocks, a set of 245 turbo sway bars and the IPD lowering springs. It's a pretty hard ride. When I replace the shocks, I will not put on the turbo shocks...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-29-2018, 05:25 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,509
Posted By 57plymouth
The alternators I have bought had the correct...

The alternators I have bought had the correct pulley. If not, that is a service that Advance Auto is supposed to do at no cost. Swapping the pulley is supposed to be part of the deal.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-29-2018, 05:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 451
Posted By 57plymouth
FYI; the system in this write up is different...

FYI; the system in this write up is different than what is used in the 1990 and up cars. Possibly 1989. The system that I have in my 1991 came out of a 1990, and it does not use the vacuum system...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-29-2018, 08:46 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,509
Posted By 57plymouth
If you fix the wiring and the alternator does not...

If you fix the wiring and the alternator does not provide at least 13.5 volts MINIMUM, the alternator is garbage. Like I said, new parts from a parts store cannot be trusted any more. You must test...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-27-2018, 08:08 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,592
Posted By 57plymouth
John, can you give more insight into this swap? ...

John, can you give more insight into this swap? I have been considering the 8.8 swap for a while, but if there is a Toyota axle that fits better I would like to know more about it. What year and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-26-2018, 10:04 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,509
Posted By 57plymouth
I have had such bad luck with Advance Auto Parts....

I have had such bad luck with Advance Auto Parts. I ask them to test every starter or alternator I buy from them before I leave the store. I would bet two donuts and a small black coffee that the...
Forum: website & board 11-23-2018, 04:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,292
Posted By 57plymouth
That car is very nice. My wagon is probably that...

That car is very nice. My wagon is probably that nice now, but I've done a lot to get there. I would offer $5500, but it may just be a $6200 car.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-22-2018, 07:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 832
Posted By 57plymouth
It's probably just the relay. It's beside the...

It's probably just the relay. It's beside the glove box. Just replace the relay and everything will work right.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-19-2018, 09:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 484
Posted By 57plymouth
There is a ground strap in the hinge on both...

There is a ground strap in the hinge on both sides. I don't think it's included in the repair kit. You need to add one in the mix.
Forum: showroom 11-17-2018, 08:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 627
Posted By 57plymouth
That's not what my dreams look like.

That's not what my dreams look like.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-16-2018, 03:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 465
Posted By 57plymouth
The current Dexron/Mercon is what you want. I...

The current Dexron/Mercon is what you want. I think they are up to number IV. The higher numbers are designed for more modern transmissions that need additional friction modifiers to keep the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-14-2018, 02:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 486
Posted By 57plymouth
Spray the latch mechanism in the door jamb with...

Spray the latch mechanism in the door jamb with white lithium grease and report back.
Forum: projects & restorations 11-14-2018, 08:59 AM
Replies: 396
Views: 70,709
Posted By 57plymouth
You know, that COULD be saved. But the cost to...

You know, that COULD be saved. But the cost to pull and repair that frame rail is far beyond the value of pretty much any Volvo wagon here. I know if my car was hit that hard that I wouldn't repair...
Forum: showroom 11-11-2018, 09:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 664
Posted By 57plymouth
This is the best solution. ...

This is the best solution.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-09-2018, 08:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 455
Posted By 57plymouth
The ring around the lock is not correctly...

The ring around the lock is not correctly aligned. It isn't sensing the tumbler turning.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-09-2018, 02:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 718
Posted By 57plymouth
This. Likely the module is dying.

This. Likely the module is dying.
Forum: showroom 10-21-2018, 04:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,261
Posted By 57plymouth
No, the heater fan. I'm not messing with an...

No, the heater fan. I'm not messing with an electric cooling fan until I LS swap it.

This weekend I changed the oil and air filter, replaced a faulty vacuum check valve, lubed chassis, replaced...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-21-2018, 08:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,007
Posted By 57plymouth
I replaced every bulb on my car with ebay...

I replaced every bulb on my car with ebay chinesum and a no load flasher from a local parts house. Probably advance auto, because they are close. Over a year and change with no issues. I bought...
Forum: showroom 10-20-2018, 09:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,261
Posted By 57plymouth
There has to be a better way to swap the fan...

There has to be a better way to swap the fan...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-17-2018, 03:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,195
Posted By 57plymouth
Later models did. My 1991 had it.

Later models did. My 1991 had it.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-17-2018, 12:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,195
Posted By 57plymouth
Remove the warning lamp. Problem solved.

Remove the warning lamp. Problem solved.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-16-2018, 01:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,007
Posted By 57plymouth
Replace the flasher with a no load electric unit...

Replace the flasher with a no load electric unit instead of the stock thermal one. All the typical parts store carry them.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-13-2018, 08:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 850
Posted By 57plymouth
Thank you gentlemen. A quick survey says the...

Thank you gentlemen. A quick survey says the volvo motor is $430, and the volvo resistor is $73. Are the VDO fan and MTC resistor known to be good? Those are IPD prices. I'll look b at Eeuro,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-13-2018, 07:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 850
Posted By 57plymouth
The fan does not spin on any speeds. Am I wrong...

The fan does not spin on any speeds. Am I wrong that I should swap that resistor anyway since I will be in there?

Any more thoughts on parts suppliers? Should I try IPD for everything? Or...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-13-2018, 03:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 850
Posted By 57plymouth
For the record, I have replaced the dash in this...

For the record, I have replaced the dash in this car already. I installed a crack free dash a few years back. I'm really not scared of taking this apart, I just don't want to set aside a whole day...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-13-2018, 01:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 850
Posted By 57plymouth
240 HVAC fan stopped

1991 245 with no major modifications.

Last night the fan for the air conditioning inside the cabin started changing speeds. I had it set at 3, but the fan would speed up and slow down. Today it...
Forum: showroom 10-06-2018, 08:35 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,764
Posted By 57plymouth
Shrimp season is Sept 15 to Nov 15.

Shrimp season is Sept 15 to Nov 15.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-06-2018, 08:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,321
Posted By 57plymouth
With a putty knife. Did you remove the bell...

With a putty knife. Did you remove the bell housing bolt that retains the dipstick tube? If not you will fight and maybe break that tube at the pan.
Forum: showroom 10-05-2018, 04:27 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,764
Posted By 57plymouth
Why is this always during shrimping season? ...

Why is this always during shrimping season? Grrrrrr. I always choose family over cars. This needs more springtime.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-03-2018, 08:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,017
Posted By 57plymouth
Another reason to swap in an LS.

Another reason to swap in an LS.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-03-2018, 12:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,477
Posted By 57plymouth
There are a bunch of Japanese domestic market...

There are a bunch of Japanese domestic market sedans with rear wipers. I would try to find how those are attached, and maybe buy the parts off of one and adapt.
Forum: projects & restorations 10-03-2018, 08:38 AM
Replies: 396
Views: 70,709
Posted By 57plymouth
As the geritol member of this group, I approve. ...

As the geritol member of this group, I approve.

Please don't put a Volvo engine into it.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-03-2018, 08:37 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,017
Posted By 57plymouth
I was going to suggest the Yoshi aluminum ones. ...

I was going to suggest the Yoshi aluminum ones. I had a blue IPD fail two months ago. If you had a Yoshi aluminum fail, then I don't know what else there is. Maybe have someone make some out of...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-21-2018, 04:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 842
Posted By 57plymouth
No. It won't.

No. It won't.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-21-2018, 02:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,006
Posted By 57plymouth
Any suggestions for when the studs you previously...

Any suggestions for when the studs you previously epoxied in place still pop out?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-21-2018, 02:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 842
Posted By 57plymouth
Brass bristle wire wheel on a bench grinder. ...

Brass bristle wire wheel on a bench grinder.

WEAR EYE PROTECTION FOR THE LOVE OF GOD!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-11-2018, 08:30 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,065
Posted By 57plymouth
They bend at the top. You usually have to remove...

They bend at the top. You usually have to remove the upholstery and foam and straighten the frame at the top end.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-06-2018, 02:53 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 17,142
Posted By 57plymouth
All that work and then he added that cheesy stick...

All that work and then he added that cheesy stick on wood crap?
Forum: projects & restorations 09-06-2018, 10:25 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 17,142
Posted By 57plymouth
Eeeewwwwwwww!!!!!!!!!!!!

Eeeewwwwwwww!!!!!!!!!!!!
Forum: performance & modifications 08-31-2018, 09:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,224
Posted By 57plymouth
Am I the only one that made some from square...

Am I the only one that made some from square tubing? They are not complex, and cost about $15 in materials. Mine bolt in similar to the Yoshi braces.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-29-2018, 01:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 876
Posted By 57plymouth
It's actually called a Brake Proportioning Valve.

It's actually called a Brake Proportioning Valve.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-24-2018, 04:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 575
Posted By 57plymouth
After many wasted Saturdays tracking wires I have...

After many wasted Saturdays tracking wires I have determined that the best thing to do is eliminate the factory radio wiring. Pull a fresh constant and switched hot from the fuse box, run a...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-23-2018, 03:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,874
Posted By 57plymouth
I think you misspelled LS.

I think you misspelled LS.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-22-2018, 08:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 996
Posted By 57plymouth
Chrome spray paint always looks like a bright...

Chrome spray paint always looks like a bright aluminum paint. It will never look like chrome. The cap on the spray paint is actually chromed plastic, not what the paint looks like.

I use it...
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