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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Today, 10:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 15
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 Yesterday, 12:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 130
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: 225
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: 11
Views: 243
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: 11
Views: 243
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: 163
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: 7
Views: 372
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: 323
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: 358
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: 417
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: 417
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...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-08-2019, 10:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 417
Posted By JohnMc
It's apparently not able to vent properly. What...

It's apparently not able to vent properly. What is the crankcase vent hose routing? You don't really need a flame trap at all on a turbo car - it's the NA cars that dump the fumes back into the...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-07-2019, 06:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 526
Posted By JohnMc
I've been using an even smaller one in my 245 for...

I've been using an even smaller one in my 245 for a long while now: https://www.braillebattery.com/index.php/braille/product_batteries/b14115

The only issue I ever had with it was when it went...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-07-2019, 05:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 370
Posted By JohnMc
It could conceivably give you 10 - 15 seconds to...

It could conceivably give you 10 - 15 seconds to hear the front pulley coming loose and shut it down before the pistons eat half the valves.

You are correct though, the cute little nubbin is NOT...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-07-2019, 05:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 199
Posted By JohnMc
I looked, my cheap crappy sand filled LS6 intake...

I looked, my cheap crappy sand filled LS6 intake was $250 shipped from Kuwait.

There are other complaints about them being filled with sand. I'm just picturing some sort of dune racing shens...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-07-2019, 04:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 199
Posted By JohnMc
AFAIK the truck, and esp the TBSS, is a bit...

AFAIK the truck, and esp the TBSS, is a bit better in the lower rpm ranges, due to the longer runners. But the LS6 catches up by the time you get to some higher revs.

Toooo much data, sure to...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-04-2019, 03:04 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,091
Posted By JohnMc
Matt has them sitting next to each other on the...

Matt has them sitting next to each other on the bench in this vid:

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/fJgoLxtwOu4" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay;...
Forum: showroom 01-04-2019, 11:28 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 36,179
Posted By JohnMc
Mine always lasted well with the boost turned...

Mine always lasted well with the boost turned down. But making and using (with some degree of frequency) 30 - 350 WHP? It would tend to go through a Cometic MLS in about 4 - 5K miles. Possibly a...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-04-2019, 10:16 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,091
Posted By JohnMc
I should check to see if the hood closes on mine...

I should check to see if the hood closes on mine with the truck intake on it. I got an LS6 intake just for the room - I'll still be able to run my strut brace.
Forum: events 01-03-2019, 10:10 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,008
Posted By JohnMc
I'll bring my TDi, we can do a 'slowest 1/4 mile...

I'll bring my TDi, we can do a 'slowest 1/4 mile time' race.

NO LIFTING!
/dirty cheaters
Forum: events 01-02-2019, 03:13 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,008
Posted By JohnMc
In. Maybe in a Volvo!.....?

In. Maybe in a Volvo!.....?
Forum: showroom 01-02-2019, 12:53 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 36,179
Posted By JohnMc
I pulled a 16V turbo out of my 240, and I'm in...

I pulled a 16V turbo out of my 240, and I'm in the middle of sticking in a different 16V turbo.

LS ALL THE THINGS!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-27-2018, 04:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 355
Posted By JohnMc
Not all years run a priming cycle. Confused me...

Not all years run a priming cycle. Confused me on my daughter (long gone) 244.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-27-2018, 02:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,014
Posted By JohnMc
Some guy made a video with what they all sound...

Some guy made a video with what they all sound like apart and together: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiVowe2vcPY

A, C, D, F notes.
Forum: projects & restorations 12-27-2018, 01:29 PM
Replies: 645
Views: 161,674
Posted By JohnMc
Was it the upper arm or one of the lower arms...

Was it the upper arm or one of the lower arms that broke loose?

I replaced all the rubber on my rear suspension a few years ago, and I seem to recall thinking that the body mounts for those lower...
Forum: projects & restorations 12-27-2018, 01:17 PM
Replies: 645
Views: 161,674
Posted By JohnMc
The 544 suspension might as well have 1 upper...

The 544 suspension might as well have 1 upper arm, but technically, it's two:

http://media.skandix.de/eimg/2000020.jpg

Obviously, your's isn't stock.

My PV is a rusty POS, but through some...
Forum: projects & restorations 12-27-2018, 10:55 AM
Replies: 645
Views: 161,674
Posted By JohnMc
Is it rusty underneath there? The PV rear...

Is it rusty underneath there?

The PV rear suspension has all 4 arms attaching in a fairly small area of the body at the rear end of the driveshaft tunnel. BTW the PV44 didn't have the upper...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-27-2018, 10:02 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,369
Posted By JohnMc
Hard to type when you're dealing with embolisms...

Hard to type when you're dealing with embolisms and posting from a decompression chamber.
/shuolda put a boost controller on it
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-27-2018, 09:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,014
Posted By JohnMc
My wife did that on her 4Runner. Took off the...

My wife did that on her 4Runner. Took off the little 'meep meep' palm buzzer stock horns, and added the full 4 horn set from a late model big-body Caddy. The big Buicks will also have the 4 horn...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-27-2018, 09:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 264
Posted By JohnMc
I had that happen a couple of times in a row on...

I had that happen a couple of times in a row on my old 1963 122. I eventually made a little 'bridge/truss' structure that tied in to the subframe rails to the outside, angled down over the shock...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-20-2018, 03:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 773
Posted By JohnMc
Not a clue. I bought the PP and disc from Spec...

Not a clue. I bought the PP and disc from Spec (stage 2+), never sweated the fine details on it.
Forum: performance & modifications 12-20-2018, 03:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 773
Posted By JohnMc
The 240 mm Saab 9000 Aero Spec clutch I was using...

The 240 mm Saab 9000 Aero Spec clutch I was using on mine held 350-ish whp without breaking a sweat, and it had a very normal pedal stiffness. No heavier than the clutch pedals the 4Runner, Jetta,...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-19-2018, 12:57 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,369
Posted By JohnMc
/\ /\ /\ w00t! Or - take off the cold side...

/\ /\ /\ w00t!

Or - take off the cold side intercooler piping, put the MAF on it. then route the turbo compressor outlet through a soapy water tub so it makes bubbles. Lots of bubbles YUGE...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-19-2018, 11:28 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,369
Posted By JohnMc
Someone make him up a 'J' pipe that will connect...

Someone make him up a 'J' pipe that will connect the turbo downpipe to the turbo manifold.
Forum: projects & restorations 12-17-2018, 01:35 PM
Replies: 1,322
Views: 235,527
Posted By JohnMc
LOL. No. It's been nasty/cold/wet here. ...

LOL. No. It's been nasty/cold/wet here. Somewhat saps my enthusiasm for working on the thing.

I did bolt the manifolds/crossover pipe/turbo in and start looking at the turbo oil drain. And...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-17-2018, 11:26 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,953
Posted By JohnMc
First 13 seconds - wow, that's a lot of fuel: ...

First 13 seconds - wow, that's a lot of fuel:
<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/xGTbQuhhluY" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media;...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-14-2018, 03:09 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,953
Posted By JohnMc
I have nothing but a faint hunch to go on, but I...

I have nothing but a faint hunch to go on, but I suspect sequential injection mostly just sounds better from a theoretical standpoint. And probably, on a modern super clean engine (err, not so...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-14-2018, 10:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 926
Posted By JohnMc
Mine was not all that bad, until I put some pIPD...

Mine was not all that bad, until I put some pIPD poly bushing torque rods on the rear axle (originals were *shelled*). Then it was horrible. I kept assuming I'd screwed up the pinion angle, and I...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-13-2018, 06:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 594
Posted By JohnMc
I think moisture collects in them, they corrode,...

I think moisture collects in them, they corrode, fail, light comes on to make you worry.
Forum: performance & modifications 12-12-2018, 03:39 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,953
Posted By JohnMc
I somewhat regularly zing my B20 (olde pushrod...

I somewhat regularly zing my B20 (olde pushrod OHC motor) to 7500 rpm, with the carbs/cam/head/exhaust it's still productive there.

I've also replaced a cracked piston once in the past, and I...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-12-2018, 02:34 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,953
Posted By JohnMc
This one goes to 11: <iframe width="560"...

This one goes to 11:

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/pk8ZrN__nmA" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope;...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-12-2018, 11:20 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,953
Posted By JohnMc
An underdrive pulley would probably be a good...

An underdrive pulley would probably be a good idea. But certainly not a the top of the list of things needed to make it actually worthwhile revving that high.
Forum: performance & modifications 12-12-2018, 10:37 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,953
Posted By JohnMc
That would be the real issue. Can it spin that...

That would be the real issue. Can it spin that fast? Maybe (although for how long - you're really yanking and flinging those stock cast pistons around *hard* at high RPM's). Is there any real...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-11-2018, 04:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 406
Posted By JohnMc
Not my pic, but that's about what mine looked...

Not my pic, but that's about what mine looked like:
http://www.240turbo.com/headlightrelaymelt.jpg

The relay moved around a bit, but was in the center console for 1993.

Again - the relay is...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-11-2018, 04:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 406
Posted By JohnMc
/\ /\ /\ That relay is what turns the lights...

/\ /\ /\

That relay is what turns the lights on and off with the car, when you leave the headlight switch in the 'on' position.

You can troubleshoot a little by seeing if the parking lights...
Forum: showroom 12-11-2018, 03:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 187
Posted By JohnMc
Step one: Where is your picture currently? A...

Step one: Where is your picture currently? A picture needs to be stored in a place accessible by the internet. Imgur, or (lol, not so much anymore) Photobucket. Something like that.

Then, you...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-11-2018, 02:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,056
Posted By JohnMc
Have you already got those parts from...

Have you already got those parts from V-Performance?

If so, congrats! If you haven't ordered yet, google around to see other's experiences with John Parker.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-07-2018, 03:03 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,311
Posted By JohnMc
My detonated pistons looked pitted and grainy,...

My detonated pistons looked pitted and grainy, but maybe forged pistons damage differently?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-05-2018, 05:44 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,311
Posted By JohnMc
It sure looks like dents from a foreign object...

It sure looks like dents from a foreign object (I'd say probably a spark plug bit). I managed to ping a motor half to death once and the pits on the piston and head didn't look like that. They were...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-05-2018, 04:09 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,311
Posted By JohnMc
Somender Singh scratches.

Somender Singh scratches.
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