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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Yesterday, 11:11 PM
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Posted By andysbeta
What year is this thing.

What year is this thing.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-19-2014, 11:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 401
Posted By andysbeta
The injector hoses are plastic, with rubber...

The injector hoses are plastic, with rubber insulating them. If they were cracked you would know! You would have fuel squirting all over the place.

The injector o-rings shrink though however. ...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-19-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 401
Posted By andysbeta
The hoses going to the aux air valve often split...

The hoses going to the aux air valve often split and crack - causing a problem such as this too.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-19-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 401
Posted By andysbeta
I'd look at the fuel injector O-rings, visually...

I'd look at the fuel injector O-rings, visually inspect the intake manifold gasket for cracks, the idle air valve pipes leading to the intake manifold (usually s-shaped), any vacuum lines going to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-18-2014, 11:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 401
Posted By andysbeta
The charcoal cansister won't cause that problem....

The charcoal cansister won't cause that problem. I have my KJet 245 with the charcoal canister lines (both of them) disconnected, and not even plugged off at the throttle valve on the intake...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-18-2014, 03:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 410
Posted By andysbeta
All you need is a working Bosch Starter - I've...

All you need is a working Bosch Starter - I've had nary a fail with them. The later threaded large (indestructable) starter bolts are the same size as the starter you are replacing too. I prefer the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-15-2014, 02:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 544
Posted By andysbeta
#3 philips bit, and you need a REAL one, not...

#3 philips bit, and you need a REAL one, not cheap homo-depot type that is POS china **** that won't fit right. Get some real **** from a real place, but hard in this modern age of ****e-crap chinese...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-14-2014, 12:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 459
Posted By andysbeta
Good to hear that car is still up and running. ...

Good to hear that car is still up and running.

When I had it, I had it set ~8PSI and on long road trips (Took it to Colorado and back), I was able to net 23-24MPG highway out of the state on non...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-13-2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 459
Posted By andysbeta
That's normal for ****ty city driving if you are...

That's normal for ****ty city driving if you are just lead pedalling it, sadly enough.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-01-2014, 11:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 404
Posted By andysbeta
1990 shouldn't have the 25amp fuse in the engine...

1990 shouldn't have the 25amp fuse in the engine bay - 1989 was the last year for that.

It could be several things going on here, but I'd definatley check the fuel ECU to see if it has been...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-01-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 404
Posted By andysbeta
Crank sensor on bellhousing, fuel relay failure....

Crank sensor on bellhousing, fuel relay failure. Possibly powerstage. Also 1989-1990's are known to have problematic fuel ECU's - they are a red label ECU which has a 99% failure rate at this point...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-26-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 781
Posted By andysbeta
It's a B23F I rebuilt myself a couple of years...

It's a B23F I rebuilt myself a couple of years back, with a 398 KJet on top of it. Lamba, and fuel dizzy reshimmed to further optimize the cranky KJets. Runs stronger than a LH2.0 car by far too.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-26-2014, 12:56 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 781
Posted By andysbeta
I've had several D24 240's, one was a real low...

I've had several D24 240's, one was a real low mile survivor with 60k , cylinder head cracked and was forced to abandon it in Kansas. M46 car, it did indeed return great MPG's ~38 . Was a 1980 model....
Forum: projects & restorations 11-02-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,174
Posted By andysbeta
good to see a car i rescued parked since 1983 is...

good to see a car i rescued parked since 1983 is still here. not like anyone here cares.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-23-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 534
Posted By andysbeta
Yes. The valve will buzz with varied intensity as...

Yes. The valve will buzz with varied intensity as it does it's job adjusting the air fuel mixture. It is a kind of pressure valve - which is what keeps the air fuel ratio at the 14.7 range. And yes,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-23-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 534
Posted By andysbeta
The 02 sensor should be switching when warmed up...

The 02 sensor should be switching when warmed up , swinging between .1v-.9v give or take. Could be fuel mixture related, but more than likely it is a faulty CPR.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-27-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 590
Posted By andysbeta
My 1989 745 with Regina came from the factory...

My 1989 745 with Regina came from the factory with dual pumps - which is odd. It even has the LH2.4 powerstage mounted on the fender which is not connected! it is a true regina 745.. must be early...
Forum: performance & suspension 09-19-2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 709
Posted By andysbeta
Some of my best running B230F/T's were the...

Some of my best running B230F/T's were the '85-88.5 "skinnies".
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-11-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 347
Posted By andysbeta
Sounds like a bad ECU - I had a couple of 1989's...

Sounds like a bad ECU - I had a couple of 1989's which I bought with this same problem and both had failed "red label" ECU's. Replacement with a later LH2.4 ECU cured the problem on both.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-06-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,332
Posted By andysbeta
The best year for a 240 series is a 2012 model....

The best year for a 240 series is a 2012 model. The end of the world model.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-23-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 496
Posted By andysbeta
A simple job made hard by overthinking it. Listen...

A simple job made hard by overthinking it. Listen to Redwoodchair.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-21-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 729
Posted By andysbeta
Who the **** cares. The car is running, the...

Who the **** cares.

The car is running, the pulley notch is 90 degrees (or so off). But who cares, everyone has something to prove, especially on the internet. The 245 is running great once again.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-18-2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 729
Posted By andysbeta
Got it towed home today, pulled plugs. Flooded...

Got it towed home today, pulled plugs. Flooded out. Re-verified timing at the crank pulley and intermediate and camshaft. All is well. Decide to poke into cyl #1 to verify TDC, and it was not!
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-16-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 729
Posted By andysbeta
Yeah, has me scrooching my grouchy arsed head....

Yeah, has me scrooching my grouchy arsed head. Should have jus ran as it always been. redblock tensioners are so brainless . I rebuilt this B23F personally 10k miles ago myself too. Dummy oil light...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-16-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 729
Posted By andysbeta
New tensioner 10k ago too, spins freely . I'll...

New tensioner 10k ago too, spins freely . I'll pull the plugs, test cold start injector there isn't much more I can do. The bloody thing should just run, this is no fun. No pun intended. Dun.
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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-16-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 729
Posted By andysbeta
Maybe so. Weird how the belt just lost the teeth...

Maybe so. Weird how the belt just lost the teeth at the crankshaft - OEM Volvo timing belt, less than 10k on it. Delo 40 oil I run. I guess I'll have a fun time with it once I get it back home.. Pull...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-16-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 729
Posted By andysbeta
It is a 1980 Kjet freq valve circuit with ECU...

It is a 1980 Kjet freq valve circuit with ECU driving it , o2 sensor in place . Freq valve buzzes while cranking over. Standard green Kjet fuel relay , pump spins while cranking over.

Ignition is...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-16-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 729
Posted By andysbeta
I couldn't test the cold start valve, no DMM...

I couldn't test the cold start valve, no DMM available. Also it has a LH2.2 dizzy from a M47 1988 car - so ballast is deleted, and hte LH2.2 circuit has a dedicated +12V to it now. I checked the coil...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-16-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 729
Posted By andysbeta
b23f 10.3:1 snapped timing belt

Replaced timing belt. Kjet bull**** is working, but won't fire up. Belt is 100% timed. So no lame questions asking if I am incompetant and didn't do the timing belt replacement right.

Question, B...
Forum: performance & suspension 07-24-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 409
Posted By andysbeta
205/70-15 in an off road/all terrain is very...

205/70-15 in an off road/all terrain is very unavailable in the united states. There was one option , I can't remember the tire brand - the tire was an all terrain but it was more geared towards...
Forum: performance & suspension 07-23-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 409
Posted By andysbeta
Yeah, I put Grabber AT/S 205/75R15 on an '89 745....

Yeah, I put Grabber AT/S 205/75R15 on an '89 745. I had to take an 8lb sledge to the strut perches and "reshape" them for clearance. Been fine since. Best route is to cut/weld the perches up a bit...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-19-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 381
Posted By andysbeta
I'd try the crank sensor - a typical failure mode...

I'd try the crank sensor - a typical failure mode of that is just as you describe.
Forum: showroom 07-19-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,091
Posted By andysbeta
Dude, you suck. I mean, I've seen that interior...

Dude, you suck. I mean, I've seen that interior in blue .. But red? No.

Awesome find for a Grandpa series , for sure!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-15-2014, 11:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 314
Posted By andysbeta
You can substitute the turbo ECU but it will run...

You can substitute the turbo ECU but it will run like **** until it goes into closed loop operation - the turbo ECU will indeed adjust itself to run in the NA car . I've done that in a pinch, the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-15-2014, 10:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 314
Posted By andysbeta
Try another fuel ECU. I bought a 1990 240...

Try another fuel ECU.

I bought a 1990 240 for $200 because it wouldn't go above 1,500 RPM. Just would shut down. The owner was frustrated with it, guess it was intermittent then it just failed in...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-15-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 585
Posted By andysbeta
1989-1990 "red label" ECU is 99% prone to...

1989-1990 "red label" ECU is 99% prone to failure. If yours is a red label with the number ending in 560 (or something like that) , then replace the ECU. A common failure on these ECU's is the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-15-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,379
Posted By andysbeta
I've had a few LH2.2 hall sensors on B230FT's...

I've had a few LH2.2 hall sensors on B230FT's fail in a manner where one of the little wires leading to the sensor itself gets fatigued and can create a broken connection . Had the exact same problem...
Forum: showroom 07-14-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 683
Posted By andysbeta
That KJet 544 is awesome.

That KJet 544 is awesome.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-11-2014, 11:35 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,379
Posted By andysbeta
That sucks. It is just LH2.2 , this should be an...

That sucks. It is just LH2.2 , this should be an easy fix!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-11-2014, 11:23 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,379
Posted By andysbeta
On a final note, why not try swapping the...

On a final note, why not try swapping the distributor? Maybe the hall effect sensor is the culprit. You done everything from what I can see..
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-11-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,379
Posted By andysbeta
The pump could be clogged, I've had a number of...

The pump could be clogged, I've had a number of LH2.2-2.4 main pumps go out in this manner with they get gunked up and then will overheat , or when the internal components of the pump wear they can...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-11-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,379
Posted By andysbeta
I had a 1988 744T with this exact same problem a...

I had a 1988 744T with this exact same problem a few years ago . It was a failing main fuel pump. Have you swapped that out yet? I'd try that next.
Forum: website & board 06-21-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 301
Views: 24,006
Posted By andysbeta
Rocky Mountain driving my 1977 245 4.10 R&P,...

Rocky Mountain driving my 1977 245 4.10 R&P, later alloy cased m46 + a 1983 flat-top piston B23F with lambda KJet and new pumps, injectors and careful tune is managing a consistent 32.5MPG ~60-65...
Forum: showroom 04-07-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,978
Posted By andysbeta
Looks like both my former '92 Dark Green 245 w/...

Looks like both my former '92 Dark Green 245 w/ b230ft & my former 1975 245 with LH2.2 B230FT were there. I couldn't make it. . Still in Colorado. Wish I could have though!
Forum: events 04-01-2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 9,192
Posted By andysbeta
I'll be in Modesto this month.. Might be able to...

I'll be in Modesto this month.. Might be able to make it there Sunday. We'll see..
Forum: projects & restorations 01-04-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 16,127
Posted By andysbeta
zzzz

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Forum: performance & suspension 12-26-2013, 12:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 416
Posted By andysbeta
1985-1988 740GLE b230f, fwiw

1985-1988 740GLE b230f, fwiw
Forum: projects & restorations 12-24-2013, 11:02 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 16,127
Posted By andysbeta
blah.

blah.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-07-2013, 05:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 577
Posted By andysbeta
4.2 ohm is high. AMM testing by resistance is...

4.2 ohm is high. AMM testing by resistance is usually... futile (get the joke).

Try unplugging the AMM and see if there is any difference on how the car starts/runs.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-07-2013, 03:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 577
Posted By andysbeta
Air mass meter failure.

Air mass meter failure.
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