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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-13-2019, 11:16 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,975
Posted By cleanflametrap
Another picture from the 20-year-old Tiny Image...

Another picture from the 20-year-old Tiny Image Gallery...

http://cleanflametrap.com/tgate02.jpg

Amateur Tip: Wear clean gloves, if you've been into the black butyl rubber sealing the hinges.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-13-2019, 06:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 158
Posted By cleanflametrap
Somehow a few experienced people swear by vacuum...

Somehow a few experienced people swear by vacuum bleeding and Mity Vac for doing this. I don't get why. The problem you experienced is simply air bypassing the threads on the bleeder nipple, which...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-12-2019, 11:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 340
Posted By cleanflametrap
Yes, that's my guess as well. It is easy to look...

Yes, that's my guess as well. It is easy to look at the bottom of that relay and confuse the terminal numbering.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-12-2019, 09:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 340
Posted By cleanflametrap
The blue/white wire should not be on 87, it...

The blue/white wire should not be on 87, it should be on 86. If 85 (black) is grounded like it is supposed to be, power switched through the headlamp switch in full on position energizes the relay's...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-12-2019, 02:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 340
Posted By cleanflametrap
The switch in the 89 is a low current switch...

The switch in the 89 is a low current switch compared with the one from your 79, despite the fact the 79's switch exploded. The 89 used an external relay, called the "headlight relay" to handle the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-11-2019, 02:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 646
Posted By cleanflametrap
You mean it was rebuilt incorrectly as hiperfauto...

You mean it was rebuilt incorrectly as hiperfauto guessed, right? Nothing for embarrassment in that regardless of how many times it has come up on the forums. But putting the bleeders at the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-11-2019, 01:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 646
Posted By cleanflametrap
And starting to hear that story too. This might...

And starting to hear that story too. This might be so embarrassing the OP would just slink away and hope the post ages into history instead of admitting. After engaging hot and heavy theory...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-10-2019, 06:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 646
Posted By cleanflametrap
Don't have enough fingers and toes to count the...

Don't have enough fingers and toes to count the times I've heard this story.


http://cleanflametrap.com/brake50.jpg
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-10-2019, 06:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 375
Posted By cleanflametrap
If things are what they were just two years ago,...

If things are what they were just two years ago, I suggest getting these lowly parts from Volvo.

http://cleanflametrap.com/exh2446.jpg

http://cleanflametrap.com/exh2535.jpg
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-07-2019, 06:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 347
Posted By cleanflametrap
Details, pics would help others.

Details, pics would help others.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-06-2019, 06:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 347
Posted By cleanflametrap
Nice puzzler

There are two places besides the instrument panel where the dimmer rheostat can get into trouble -- the automatic transmission's shifter, and the climate control illumination behind the center...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-04-2019, 08:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 291
Posted By cleanflametrap
In the event the circuit is open, and there is no...

In the event the circuit is open, and there is no current flow in any position of the speed selector, the only way I know of to firmly rule out easy-to-fix items like the wiring and connectors, is to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-04-2019, 07:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 744
Posted By cleanflametrap
Just to add, the lambda controller puts its own...

Just to add, the lambda controller puts its own bias on the oxygen sensor connector resulting in that steady 0.5V that seems to be confusing. That's how the controller knows the sensor is not warm...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-03-2019, 12:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 744
Posted By cleanflametrap
Well, you have me stumped. Something is blocking...

Well, you have me stumped. Something is blocking the return just as efficiently as the shutoff valve in your test rig. And I read that you already cleaned pipes and checked return flow.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-03-2019, 11:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 744
Posted By cleanflametrap
Before we get too far along in check this, check...

Before we get too far along in check this, check that, I'd want to confirm your measurement technique. Especially that you say you get "no" control pressure and not "no reduction in control...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-02-2019, 09:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,975
Posted By cleanflametrap
http://cleanflametrap.com/tgate01.jpg Pic is...

http://cleanflametrap.com/tgate01.jpg

Pic is small b/c when it was taken, bits on the internet were costly and slow moving.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-24-2019, 07:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 679
Posted By cleanflametrap
Nice give-back!

Nice give-back!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-14-2019, 01:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 490
Posted By cleanflametrap
This I loved to hear. Last blanket I bought got...

This I loved to hear. Last blanket I bought got an ohmmeter check brand new, and once a season thereafter to prove what my senses were telling me.

Sorry, that was off-topic. Last time I had a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-11-2019, 02:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 734
Posted By cleanflametrap
If any car ever needed remote temperature sensing...

If any car ever needed remote temperature sensing at the battery, it was the Volvo 240, with its alternator under the exhaust manifold. On the other hand, in 20 years of owning them, I'm happy for...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-11-2019, 08:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 734
Posted By cleanflametrap
Interesting about TWC. ...

Interesting about TWC. http://www.sagdahl.se/eng/twc_eng.htm

I've never seen one on a Volvo... or anywhere else.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-08-2019, 07:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 783
Posted By cleanflametrap
My opinion for you, Bob, is engine management...

My opinion for you, Bob, is engine management electronics will not end your relationship with your 240. You could whip up a replacement from scratch. But what lurks in the back of my mind is how...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-29-2019, 09:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 867
Posted By cleanflametrap
Some might be able to save the old ones... ...

Some might be able to save the old ones...

http://cleanflametrap.com/seatHeater.htm
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-27-2019, 01:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,240
Posted By cleanflametrap
I've been working on 240s for 20 years, which in...

I've been working on 240s for 20 years, which in some ways makes me a newcomer, but in that time I've come to understand exactly what you're asking. You want to place the jackstands under the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-24-2019, 07:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 692
Posted By cleanflametrap
It helps to illustrate just how precise these...

It helps to illustrate just how precise these things need to be, and how they can be ruined by a K&N, or maybe a blast of "MAF Cleaner." I started using stalled voltage as an estimation of goodness...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-23-2019, 07:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 692
Posted By cleanflametrap
OK, on brickboard we call them the FAQs, said as...

OK, on brickboard we call them the FAQs, said as if they were "facts." Shared 'em with the UK club.

The "OEM" test is sketchy and nearly useless. That's the one asking you to check the voltage...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-23-2019, 09:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 692
Posted By cleanflametrap
Give us a reference for that "voltage test"...

Give us a reference for that "voltage test" because it does not sound right to me. Point to where you read about it, or quote it.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-17-2019, 03:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 789
Posted By cleanflametrap
Are you using truly new bulbs? An old bulb will...

Are you using truly new bulbs? An old bulb will have a break in the filament that sometimes makes contact and lights. You probably have experienced that with headlights before.

If you are indeed...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-16-2019, 01:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 976
Posted By cleanflametrap
Viewing the video clip above, it appears to me as...

Viewing the video clip above, it appears to me as if the body metal may still be cool from overnight, but the air temp is around 75F and the heat sink 4 degrees warmer. Is that what you see?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-16-2019, 06:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 976
Posted By cleanflametrap
The paste is between the module and a small heat...

The paste is between the module and a small heat sink block. The heat sink block is what you mount to the fender, and it, I guess, is not normally supplied when you buy a new module. My spares came...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-15-2019, 12:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 976
Posted By cleanflametrap
Hey Michael, I read this forum too, FWIW. My...

Hey Michael, I read this forum too, FWIW. My guess is a dab of zinc oxide (diaper ointment) would last as long as the original Wakefield compound in this application.

Also I used some nerd...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-10-2019, 03:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 836
Posted By cleanflametrap
Many givens are ill-gotten. #1 assertion...

Many givens are ill-gotten.

#1 assertion "The fuse is good"

#2 assertion "I have fuel at the rail"
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-10-2019, 03:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 588
Posted By cleanflametrap
The usual culprit is mismatched halves from the...

The usual culprit is mismatched halves from the rebuilder. When they combine an inner and outer from opposite sides, part of the caliper can't be bled at all. Have to check them at the parts...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-10-2019, 03:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 789
Posted By cleanflametrap
After midnight today, maybe under $62.50. :) ...

After midnight today, maybe under $62.50. :)

But your figure surprises me because I'd swear I haven't spent $50 on non-headlamps of any type in 20 years on 12 cars. Better half shakes her head...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-10-2019, 11:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 836
Posted By cleanflametrap
This one statement of all of yours caught my eye....

This one statement of all of yours caught my eye. Can you add to this some?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-10-2019, 10:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 789
Posted By cleanflametrap
I think you will be fine if you use new bulbs,...

I think you will be fine if you use new bulbs, which I believe may have come down in price from historical levels. Halogen bulbs don't need to be oriented in any special direction, just insert and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-10-2019, 08:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 789
Posted By cleanflametrap
25% more?

25% more?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-10-2019, 08:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 789
Posted By cleanflametrap
Assuming you're dealing with an 86-93. ...

Assuming you're dealing with an 86-93.

Nothing external made your bulbs quit. Just age. The filaments are so brittle, just removing and installing them will break them. My pillage of pnp bulbs...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-10-2019, 07:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,220
Posted By cleanflametrap
@Patrick The numbers on the pic are Digi-Key...

@Patrick

The numbers on the pic are Digi-Key numbers from 10 years ago. Here's an old post where I put up some pinouts in a Brickboard thread on 7/9 radios. ...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-10-2019, 06:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,038
Posted By cleanflametrap
This is my thought as well, despite this being...

This is my thought as well, despite this being Turbobricks. If it is your own car and no one else ever drives it, and you'll never sell it, you still might have repercussions when the mods to this...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-08-2019, 12:42 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 5,662
Posted By cleanflametrap
Mine always come with both long and short coil...

Mine always come with both long and short coil wires. I just opened a sealed box to be sure I'm not lying. :-D
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-08-2019, 11:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,220
Posted By cleanflametrap
Mine all have no EQ, so the jumper plug makes a...

Mine all have no EQ, so the jumper plug makes a non-intrusive connection. The 5mm jack has switching, so the radio/tape input to the amp is switched by plugging in the aux cable. The EQ line level...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-07-2019, 01:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,220
Posted By cleanflametrap
Does your CR-718 have an 8-pin DIN EQ jack with a...

Does your CR-718 have an 8-pin DIN EQ jack with a dummy shorting plug in it?

http://cleanflametrap.com/auxjack289.jpg
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-06-2019, 11:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 597
Posted By cleanflametrap
Maybe mine are all backward? ...

Maybe mine are all backward? http://cleanflametrap.com/acBracket.html
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-04-2019, 09:53 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,925
Posted By cleanflametrap
Here's a resource for cprs and distributors I'd...

Here's a resource for cprs and distributors I'd not seen until a fellow from Oz sent me an email after he saw my page (http://cleanflametrap.com/kjetGauge.htm) on testing pressures. ...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-02-2019, 09:31 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,925
Posted By cleanflametrap
big smile

big smile
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-02-2019, 09:07 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,925
Posted By cleanflametrap
Hey Tom, 3/16" is the correct thickness for...

Hey Tom,

3/16" is the correct thickness for the bung seal. Durometer and composition is another question, that's why I chose to get genuine parts for this in the past. Also, sometimes I think...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-01-2019, 06:52 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 5,662
Posted By cleanflametrap
If you want to "restore" the car, yes, get a new...

If you want to "restore" the car, yes, get a new plastic housing. But you can make it reliable with new terminals crimped on wire cut back to where it isn't crispy even without a new housing. I...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-01-2019, 06:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 393
Posted By cleanflametrap
The tube places temperature sensing in the...

The tube places temperature sensing in the airflow for feedback to the valve. It also seems to be the vulnerable part of the system, even more than the valve and seat, and the main reason we can't...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-01-2019, 06:33 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 5,662
Posted By cleanflametrap
^^^ ...

^^^

http://cleanflametrap.com/kjetRelay01.jpg

The one on the left needs some solder.


http://cleanflametrap.com/kjet657.jpg

Make a jumper like this to bypass the fuel relay, connecting...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-01-2019, 06:08 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 5,662
Posted By cleanflametrap
If you have 12V at 87b on the k-jet fuel relay...

If you have 12V at 87b on the k-jet fuel relay when it runs, and the noise of the engine is distracting, you could shut it off and just stuff a jumper bridging pins 30 and 87b in place of the k-jet...
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