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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Yesterday, 06:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 62
Posted By TestPoint
The latch box on the door jam is usually the...

The latch box on the door jam is usually the cause of unlocking problems. It is held on by two Philips head or Allen bolts and is removed and reinstalled without issue. The only issue is that the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-19-2020, 09:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,730
Posted By TestPoint
Put it all back together this evening . . . best...

Put it all back together this evening . . . best I could remember about FD to injector hose routing. Got the 1-3 and 4-6 sides straight but routing of the hoses leaves questions.

If anyone has a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-19-2020, 06:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 258
Posted By TestPoint
When I removed my rack I very carefully used...

When I removed my rack I very carefully used Bondo inside and outside to close the holes. After painting it looked great but over a couple years little rust circles began to appear under the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-19-2020, 10:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 158
Posted By TestPoint
My acrylic cover is in bad shape from a couple...

My acrylic cover is in bad shape from a couple hundred thou miles of road sandblasting and rock chips.
Pretty obvious that it cannot be polished out like a headlight lens.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-15-2020, 11:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 228
Posted By TestPoint
Yes.

Yes.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-14-2020, 05:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 549
Posted By TestPoint
You will find the missing nut as soon as you have...

You will find the missing nut as soon as you have a replacement in hand. Life just works like that.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-12-2020, 06:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 369
Posted By TestPoint
This is the original post but the pictures are...

This is the original post but the pictures are gone.

http://www.turbobricks.com/forums/showthread.php?t=24211

Never fear . . . CleanFlameTrap has us backed up.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-12-2020, 11:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 369
Posted By TestPoint
I have had the firewall manifold problem and the...

I have had the firewall manifold problem and the STSmachine unit and it is an easy fix.

But you do not describe a manifold or valve issue because you say there is fluid coming out of the AC drain...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-07-2020, 08:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,730
Posted By TestPoint
Photobucket is not feeling well again this...

Photobucket is not feeling well again this evening. I will come back later and reduce the size of the pic.

After the shot glass fuel test I had to break the Fuel Distributor open. It appears...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-02-2020, 09:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 547
Posted By TestPoint
Don't know nothing 'bout no Volvo air bag . . ....

Don't know nothing 'bout no Volvo air bag . . . but went through these questions on the wife's '93 Miata. SRS light stayed on after starting. Discovered that there is a little box between the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-27-2020, 10:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,689
Posted By TestPoint
A caliper sticking can be a sometime thing and...

A caliper sticking can be a sometime thing and that only seems to be the current evolved on-line diagnosis. Inspect the pads and rotors for signs of uneven wear and discoloration.

Personally,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-27-2020, 07:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,689
Posted By TestPoint
DC motor ...

DC motor

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DC_motor
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-27-2020, 06:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,689
Posted By TestPoint
Why not convert the inspection to inspect and...

Why not convert the inspection to inspect and replace.

The hoses are only unique only front and back, two on each side front, one on each side back. The calipers are unique to front, back, side...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-27-2020, 07:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 751
Posted By TestPoint
The Diesels are especially easy to DIY. Many...

The Diesels are especially easy to DIY. Many fewer wires.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-26-2020, 06:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,689
Posted By TestPoint
Just in case . . . .

. . . you decide to keep this little treasure I would strongly suggest, while you are working on the brakes, that you replace the 6 rubber hoses between the calipers and the hard lines. They are...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-24-2020, 06:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,689
Posted By TestPoint
I was going to say a Honda.

I was going to say a Honda.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-24-2020, 05:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,689
Posted By TestPoint
All the regular posters on this forum are going...

All the regular posters on this forum are going to answer 'keep it'. That's because we have all lived with these cars for a long time and are capable, with some advice from our friends, of changing...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-19-2020, 06:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,730
Posted By TestPoint
Yeah, done the dwell thing. Now beyond the point...

Yeah, done the dwell thing. Now beyond the point of starting the engine. Injectors simply do not work as intended and they are, or were, brand new Bosch. At full simulated throttle the problem...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-19-2020, 05:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,730
Posted By TestPoint
Anyone home this evening? Going to explore...

Anyone home this evening? Going to explore removing the frequency valve.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-18-2020, 07:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,730
Posted By TestPoint
I'm back. Here is my shot glass measurements...

I'm back.

Here is my shot glass measurements of fuel distribution cylinders 1 - 6. This is at idle for enough time to fill the baby bottles to the amount needed for shot glass measurements. Shot...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-17-2020, 06:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 871
Posted By TestPoint
Remote locks

There is a detailed how-to on the 'Articles' forum.

http://www.turbobricks.com/forums/showthread.php?t=224742

I converted both my 240's to remotes. Not at all difficult.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-10-2020, 08:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,730
Posted By TestPoint
Mud buckets are your friend when dealing with...

Mud buckets are your friend when dealing with K-jet fuel. I may even buy a clean, unused one.

That exactly what I am going to do but I have ordered a 'kit' anyway for use after the flush.

When...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-09-2020, 05:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,730
Posted By TestPoint
This thing has had every problem know to man. ...

This thing has had every problem know to man. After I suspected it not starting without the cold start injector I disconnected that and from a cold engine it started just fine, ran for awhile and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-07-2020, 06:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,730
Posted By TestPoint
I tried swapping the NEW #1 injector with the NEW...

I tried swapping the NEW #1 injector with the NEW #6 injector and got exactly the same results. That would seem to indicate that the fuel distributor is not equally dispensing fuel.

Calls in for...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-05-2020, 03:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,730
Posted By TestPoint
I have tried to read the O2 voltage after running...

I have tried to read the O2 voltage after running for 7-8 minutes at 2K rpm. Still no voltage on an old analog VOM. I thought that the needle and 3.0v scale would be better than a digital one that...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-05-2020, 09:13 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,730
Posted By TestPoint
I have been working on the restoration of this...

I have been working on the restoration of this car for 6 years. It has been a never ending series of issues primarily due to its 19 year storage in a hay barn. I have 4 toy cars and others to keep...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-04-2020, 07:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,126
Posted By TestPoint
I never had any problem with connecting the...

I never had any problem with connecting the injector pump back up. Guess I only had it off once and bolted it back together without issue.

Sucking bubbles sure sounds like an issue. If my...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-03-2020, 09:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,126
Posted By TestPoint
I had my pump off a couple times over the years...

I had my pump off a couple times over the years without any issues. Volvo had concerns about that but never did anything about it.

A vacuum pump as close to the pump as possible would certainly...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-03-2020, 08:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,730
Posted By TestPoint
After a day off to replace the valve cover gasket...

After a day off to replace the valve cover gasket on the Jaguar. Grandson did the work and I provided the supervision. I proudly showed him the PC based full factory service manual that I had. He...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-03-2020, 08:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,126
Posted By TestPoint
You have a 240D still running? I'm impressed. ...

You have a 240D still running? I'm impressed.

I wore an '82 out in 13 years at 180k miles, far earlier than expected after careful maintenance.

My first thought is that you are yet to get...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-01-2020, 09:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,730
Posted By TestPoint
It came from Volvo with a BB sized bearing pined...

It came from Volvo with a BB sized bearing pined in the hole. The bearing is not visable.

Yes, if yours is really open it needs to be closed. I used a half inch #12 Philips screw.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-01-2020, 08:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 800
Posted By TestPoint
Probably not fuel pump relay but anything is...

Probably not fuel pump relay but anything is possible on a 40 year old car.

For the $50 a new ignition switch is a great deal. That is a reasonable price target but I have seen vendors asking 2-3...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-01-2020, 08:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,730
Posted By TestPoint
The bearing plug was missing when I got the car...

The bearing plug was missing when I got the car but I understand and it has had a big screw in it for years.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-01-2020, 03:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,730
Posted By TestPoint
O2 sensor and dwell were next up. The sensor...

O2 sensor and dwell were next up.

The sensor is not going to read anything until it gets hot. During that period the ECU should be in open loop driving the FV at about 50%.

Grandson coming up...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-01-2020, 11:27 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,730
Posted By TestPoint
No, only the one. Sure wish I could borrow...

No, only the one.

Sure wish I could borrow one for test rather than sending this one off for another $400 vacation. Outfit that did the 'rebuild' no longer in business.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-01-2020, 10:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,730
Posted By TestPoint
Fifth annual diagnosis of K-jet system

Embarrassed . . .

After seven years of hobby work on the ’81 Bertone without resolution of all the issues I seized the opportunity to enlist the aid of a 30-year-old grandson currently unemployed...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-01-2020, 10:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 800
Posted By TestPoint
I had that symptom with a defective ignition...

I had that symptom with a defective ignition switch. In START position there was no voltage to the electrical system. Catch it just right and the engine would start when switched back to RUN.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-31-2020, 10:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 854
Posted By TestPoint
I continue to struggle with K-jet knowledge after...

I continue to struggle with K-jet knowledge after many years of ownership.

You really must have fuel pressure test equipment to diagnosis the K-jet system.

The lift pump in the tank fails and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-30-2020, 03:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 646
Posted By TestPoint
Update yours and take pictures to post so that...

Update yours and take pictures to post so that someone else can follow.

Anything can be done. Somethings are easier than others.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-29-2020, 10:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 753
Posted By TestPoint
A $15 ebay IR temp thermometer is a handy tool to...

A $15 ebay IR temp thermometer is a handy tool to have around.

These things were $7 before the Chinese virus.

Select the yellow one. Easier to find in the tool bin.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-25-2020, 10:38 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 12,152
Posted By TestPoint
If, after warm up, the O2 sensor is not swinging...

If, after warm up, the O2 sensor is not swinging something upstream has failed. The engine is running RICH. Now, what would cause that?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-25-2020, 10:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,236
Posted By TestPoint
Only the Diesels and turbo got the SOUND...

Only the Diesels and turbo got the SOUND DEADENING panel.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-25-2020, 09:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,236
Posted By TestPoint
I don't know if that is a published technical...

I don't know if that is a published technical specification but since the head will read about 200 degrees normally with the exhaust manifold well above that the surrounding area with air circulation...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-22-2020, 02:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 606
Posted By TestPoint
Obviously an electrical problem. Unless...

Obviously an electrical problem.

Unless you are looking forward to working on it on the side of the road I would suggest that a complete battery to starter, battery to ground, Yellow/Blue wire...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-19-2020, 07:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 758
Posted By TestPoint
The obvious first thing is that the ZF racks had...

The obvious first thing is that the ZF racks had large outside bellow connection to the tie rods. The CAM bellows had the rod size connection.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-19-2020, 07:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,402
Posted By TestPoint
This needs to be moved to the 'Article...

This needs to be moved to the 'Article Composition' forum.

Answered a lot of questions in a professional manner my trials and tribulations of AC conversion through the ages.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-19-2020, 01:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 879
Posted By TestPoint
A quick 1 hour start is to take the latch boxes...

A quick 1 hour start is to take the latch boxes off and clean and lubricate the stuff inside. You cannot imagine what a difference it will make.

With an impact driver 1 hour is all it will take...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-18-2020, 06:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 879
Posted By TestPoint
I disassembled the handle and using a 'C' clamp...

I disassembled the handle and using a 'C' clamp carefully bent the curve in the upper side back straight. Disassembled, it is easy to paint the zinc casting black again. SEM black trim paint will...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-18-2020, 07:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 562
Posted By TestPoint
Good first advice on no-start is a spray of...

Good first advice on no-start is a spray of starter fluid. No start then head to the electrical corner. Starts, then fuel issue.

Yours sounds like lift pump issue or pressure issue. Can you...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-15-2020, 03:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,320
Posted By TestPoint
For the cost of postage I will send you as much...

For the cost of postage I will send you as much Tyvek as you need to do all the doors. Couple three dollars maybe.
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