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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-23-2014, 04:49 PM
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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, 04:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 616
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, 09:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 616
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, 08:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 616
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, 08:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 616
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, 07:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 616
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, 07:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 616
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, 07:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 616
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, 06:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 616
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, 02:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 362
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, 10:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 362
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, 08:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 299
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, 05:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 924
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, 10:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 259
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, 09:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 259
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, 11:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 503
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, 10:41 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,180
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, 02:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 631
Posted By andysbeta
That KJet 544 is awesome.

That KJet 544 is awesome.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-11-2014, 10:35 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,180
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, 10:23 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,180
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, 07:43 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,180
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, 07:00 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,180
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, 01:44 PM
Replies: 295
Views: 21,820
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, 12:22 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,684
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, 09:10 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 8,506
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, 09:50 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 14,692
Posted By andysbeta
zzzz

zzzz
Forum: performance & suspension 12-26-2013, 11:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 368
Posted By andysbeta
1985-1988 740GLE b230f, fwiw

1985-1988 740GLE b230f, fwiw
Forum: projects & restorations 12-24-2013, 10:02 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 14,692
Posted By andysbeta
blah.

blah.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-07-2013, 04:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 517
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, 02:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 517
Posted By andysbeta
Air mass meter failure.

Air mass meter failure.
Forum: projects & restorations 12-07-2013, 10:35 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 14,692
Posted By andysbeta
Dude, wheres the Volvo.

Dude, wheres the Volvo.
Forum: projects & restorations 12-04-2013, 10:18 AM
Replies: 835
Views: 76,307
Posted By andysbeta
A size hard to get ahold of too. I still run...

A size hard to get ahold of too. I still run 195/75 R14's here those are almost the same circumference as those 185R14's.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-03-2013, 01:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 270
Posted By andysbeta
Any 240 series sway bar will fit directly up...

Any 240 series sway bar will fit directly up front. Rear bar you need an additional bracket that goes on the rear main bushing (the big bushing on the diff). Then you can bolt up the swaybar. There...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-03-2013, 11:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 270
Posted By andysbeta
Yeah, the early 1975-1977 245's had a stiffer...

Yeah, the early 1975-1977 245's had a stiffer spring up front than the later 245's so they used a small swaybar as a result. No rear swaybar on them.

My '77 245 came as setup as your '76 with...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-30-2013, 10:04 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 606
Posted By andysbeta
1989 if original ecu = failed ecu.

1989 if original ecu = failed ecu.
Forum: performance & suspension 11-26-2013, 01:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 277
Posted By andysbeta
You'll need an AW-70/71 240 shifter linkage. It...

You'll need an AW-70/71 240 shifter linkage. It will hook up directly to the BW55 shifter, as I did on my 242. I just used a trunk popper switch (240) for the OD dis-engagement.

The crossmember...
Forum: performance & suspension 11-26-2013, 11:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 277
Posted By andysbeta
You have to make a new set of mounting holes, a...

You have to make a new set of mounting holes, a stock BW-55 crossmember will work , two holes line up or at least should. I put an AW70 / b230f into a 1979 242 with BW55 in it, and that was what I...
Forum: performance & suspension 11-21-2013, 04:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,174
Posted By andysbeta
It's just a flyweight in the G80 940 rear diff....

It's just a flyweight in the G80 940 rear diff. Just transfer your original ring gear to the G80 and slap the G80 in with the original carrier bearings and races (if in good condition). You'll need...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-20-2013, 01:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 767
Posted By andysbeta
I dunno, most redblocks (even the b21ft) I've had...

I dunno, most redblocks (even the b21ft) I've had even tired could manage to eke out even 20 MPG highway with the KJet in proper order.

530k b21f from 1979 244 faithfully pulled 25MPG highway....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-19-2013, 09:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 767
Posted By andysbeta
Good luck, buddy. Internet Kjet diagnostics are...

Good luck, buddy. Internet Kjet diagnostics are hard to do at best.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-19-2013, 06:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 767
Posted By andysbeta
The frequency valve is driven by the lamdba ECU -...

The frequency valve is driven by the lamdba ECU - it should be buzzing at all *times*, even on a cold start.

If it isn't then either there is not power getting to it, or the fuel mixture is so far...
Forum: showroom 11-15-2013, 12:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 663
Posted By andysbeta
If using an uber cheap place, if you can do all...

If using an uber cheap place, if you can do all the prep yourself and also plan in accordange that your prep materials (I.E. primer) will be compatible with the single stage they shoot it should come...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-12-2013, 03:41 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,975
Posted By andysbeta
yeah. Does the plate lift on that one you shown...

yeah. Does the plate lift on that one you shown pictured that was taken from the donor motor?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-12-2013, 02:09 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,975
Posted By andysbeta
That's the A/C air bypass solenoid / valve. Apply...

That's the A/C air bypass solenoid / valve. Apply +12v to it will open it and raise idle ~200 RPM or so.

Also if you try and swap the early KJet dizzy head to the later dizzy head the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-11-2013, 05:29 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,975
Posted By andysbeta
Just get the dizzy. The beast will run great once...

Just get the dizzy. The beast will run great once you do that. I've had plenty of experience with KJet, and if you have a lambda fuel dizzy, and it has no power to the frequency valve (which yours...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-10-2013, 10:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 233
Posted By andysbeta
As long as both cars have no ABS you'll be fine....

As long as both cars have no ABS you'll be fine. The only variable would be if one car is auto and the other is manual. Final drive ratio could vary in that case . Not too sure on your market but...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-10-2013, 09:06 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,975
Posted By andysbeta
I'd try both items - the CPR is easy to inspect -...

I'd try both items - the CPR is easy to inspect - if the filter screen is clogged obviously clear it out. Best of luck! My 1977 was parked for 11 years in a field and all I did to make it run great...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-10-2013, 09:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 233
Posted By andysbeta
Yep. Both are solid axle cars, same axle, same...

Yep. Both are solid axle cars, same axle, same everything. Bolt 'er up and go.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-10-2013, 06:44 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,975
Posted By andysbeta
If the fuel dizzy boot is intact and the fuel...

If the fuel dizzy boot is intact and the fuel plunger wasn't rained on , I'd give it a shot. I'd just feed the fuel lines into the fuel dizzy head with seafoam let it set for a day or so then install...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-10-2013, 05:29 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,975
Posted By andysbeta
032 fuel distributor is for lamba/o2 sensor - it...

032 fuel distributor is for lamba/o2 sensor - it is the INCORRECT fuel distributor for your 1976. It will do exactly as you describe - run too lean as the frequency valve / lambda circuit is not...
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