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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-27-2020, 07:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,521
Posted By TestPoint
I cranked it today. Started right up. ...

I cranked it today.

Started right up.

Idled at a hair under 1000 rpm.

The CPR warm engine reading was a little high at 52 psi on my $5 homemade pressure test equipment.

Very low on...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-26-2020, 07:10 PM
Replies: 739
Views: 250,094
Posted By TestPoint
Yes, I have the correct ECM for this year and...

Yes, I have the correct ECM for this year and engine and the FV vibrates but with all the junk that has been pumped through it I do not have high confidence that it operates within whatever specs...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-25-2020, 08:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 413
Posted By TestPoint
'96 ? ? ? That was not the standard...

'96 ? ? ?

That was not the standard interface for OBD in 1996 . . . in the US for 1996.

Cut the connector off and install the then/now connector. Might need a wiring diagram.
Forum: projects & restorations 10-25-2020, 03:23 PM
Replies: 739
Views: 250,094
Posted By TestPoint
I found a rebuilder in Fairhope, AL. No history...

I found a rebuilder in Fairhope, AL. No history or on-line reviews but seems to make a living working on the Bosch stuff. $600

After my quasi-success I would say it is not that hard.

The shot...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-24-2020, 07:19 PM
Replies: 739
Views: 250,094
Posted By TestPoint
The problem with the Frequency Valve was the...

The problem with the Frequency Valve was the computer. It was the one that came with the car and has worked and not worked over the years. It was not the correct one anyway. It was for a VW 4...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-23-2020, 06:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,521
Posted By TestPoint
You are correct. Fixed. The 50% is my biggest...

You are correct. Fixed. The 50% is my biggest concern. Somewhere around there is about where most of the driving is done.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-22-2020, 07:34 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,521
Posted By TestPoint
Double post and I do not even know how to do that.

Double post and I do not even know how to do that.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-22-2020, 07:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,521
Posted By TestPoint
Got it all together and pumped another couple...

Got it all together and pumped another couple gallons of Chevron Techron through the tank, pumps, filter, fuel distributor and injectors.

Here are the results:

At idle:
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-20-2020, 06:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 350
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: 34
Views: 3,521
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: 9
Views: 589
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: 7
Views: 501
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: 367
Posted By TestPoint
Yes.

Yes.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-14-2020, 05:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 711
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: 482
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: 482
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: 34
Views: 3,521
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: 757
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: 2,115
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: 2,115
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: 2,115
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: 914
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: 2,115
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: 2,115
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: 2,115
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: 34
Views: 3,521
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: 34
Views: 3,521
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: 34
Views: 3,521
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: 1,029
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: 34
Views: 3,521
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: 34
Views: 3,521
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: 34
Views: 3,521
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: 34
Views: 3,521
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: 34
Views: 3,521
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: 1,260
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: 1,260
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: 34
Views: 3,521
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: 1,260
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: 34
Views: 3,521
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: 876
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: 34
Views: 3,521
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: 34
Views: 3,521
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: 34
Views: 3,521
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: 34
Views: 3,521
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: 876
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: 1,059
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: 691
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: 873
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: 13,508
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: 1,342
Posted By TestPoint
Only the Diesels and turbo got the SOUND...

Only the Diesels and turbo got the SOUND DEADENING panel.
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