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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-22-2020, 04:02 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By dl242gt
They don't use a flame trap at all. It's an elbow...

They don't use a flame trap at all. It's an elbow with a small fitting for a small hose. The small hose connects from the elbow to the back of the plenum on the intake manifold. There should be a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-22-2020, 03:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 432
Posted By dl242gt
If you try to turn the cam as suggested. DO NOT...

If you try to turn the cam as suggested. DO NOT turn the cam by the center bolt that holds the sprocket on. You may damage the cam.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-22-2020, 03:19 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,718
Posted By dl242gt
I've used the gabriel ultras on stock 240 front...

I've used the gabriel ultras on stock 240 front suspension. Makes the car feel much better. It is a good substitute for using the old Boge turbogas struts which were another nice upgrade for stockish...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-22-2020, 03:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 453
Posted By dl242gt
I tried one on my 82 turbo. With an added ballast...

I tried one on my 82 turbo. With an added ballast resistor because the unit requires 1.8 ohms for ballast and the stock ballast is .9 ohms. My car did not run as well as with the stock kjet coil...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-22-2020, 02:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 515
Posted By dl242gt
Start the car. Put your foot on the brake pedal...

Start the car. Put your foot on the brake pedal and press and hold. Does the pedal feel firm but then the pedal slowly sinks to the floor? Yes? Then the master cylinder is bad. You may also have a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-22-2020, 02:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 432
Posted By dl242gt
So the engine won't turn over with a socket on...

So the engine won't turn over with a socket on the crank pulley to turn it over? If it does still move then it seems very likely to be a timing belt as suggested.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-20-2020, 08:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 312
Posted By dl242gt
I'm sure plenty of people have changed the relay...

I'm sure plenty of people have changed the relay to the more common spade terminal type of relay. The stock relay is also pretty cheap though so it's easy to stash a spare.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-19-2020, 06:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,579
Posted By dl242gt
Have you checked what the dwell is when the...

Have you checked what the dwell is when the engine was running? That is the duty cycle of the signal going to the valve. If the coil ohms out ok and it's buzzing at a dwell that you can see on a...
Forum: showroom 09-17-2020, 11:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 957
Posted By dl242gt
Well done. Congrats on buying what is literally a...

Well done. Congrats on buying what is literally a new car. Enjoy!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-17-2020, 11:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 526
Posted By dl242gt
breaking up under boost can be spark blowout....

breaking up under boost can be spark blowout. That can happen from plugs that are worn out or have too large a gap.

There are three pressure measurements. The system pressure should be around...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-16-2020, 12:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 526
Posted By dl242gt
That also could be the fuel pump relay having...

That also could be the fuel pump relay having issues. I'd take a good look at the relay and make sure it isn't getting too hot and melting stuff inside. Sometimes you can reflow the solder...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-11-2020, 06:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 750
Posted By dl242gt
Many places are offering rebuilding service only...

Many places are offering rebuilding service only to supply a good steering rack for you. Volvo steering rack sales aren't high enough demand to warrant them keeping racks on the shelves anymore.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-11-2020, 06:37 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,718
Posted By dl242gt
When I had the Bilsteins revalved. I sent them to...

When I had the Bilsteins revalved. I sent them to Bilstein in San Diego to do the revalving. It was about 85 per shock.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-11-2020, 12:41 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,488
Posted By dl242gt
I used to use Warren oil 15-40w. It is a truck...

I used to use Warren oil 15-40w. It is a truck oil that has 'Soot Slayer' in it. Nothing can beat that for protection. :lol:

Irvs car never had the trans or rear axle rebuilt from what I've read. ...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-11-2020, 12:30 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,718
Posted By dl242gt
On my 82 turbo I have front coil overs, rear...

On my 82 turbo I have front coil overs, rear adjustable perches with 250 front and 200 rear springs. The shocks are Bilstein HD setup with the Rsport shock values from Dave Bartons web site. Using...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-10-2020, 07:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 511
Posted By dl242gt
A clogged converter can reduce boost response and...

A clogged converter can reduce boost response and performance.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-10-2020, 05:21 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,488
Posted By dl242gt
A few years back. The EPA mandated the lowering...

A few years back. The EPA mandated the lowering the zinc levels to help converters last longer. Oils like Castrol. lowered the amount to comply. It doesn't protect a flat tappet engine that is...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-03-2020, 03:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 491
Posted By dl242gt
try disconnecting the actuator arm from the swing...

try disconnecting the actuator arm from the swing valve lever. If the lever moves freely then you just need to make sure the actuator is working. If it doesn't move freely then the wastegate can be...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-02-2020, 12:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,579
Posted By dl242gt
On the V6 engines the hole being open is a vacuum...

On the V6 engines the hole being open is a vacuum leak. It will affect how the engine runs. On the 4 cylinder engines it is a bit of an air leak. But not engine vacuum critical like it is on the V6....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-02-2020, 12:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 528
Posted By dl242gt
It is normal for the kjet fuel pump relay to get...

It is normal for the kjet fuel pump relay to get quite warm while operating. Try removing the relay and opening it to check it for overheating internally. The relay can desolder itself which will...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-01-2020, 08:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,579
Posted By dl242gt
Is the fuel distributor hole for fuel mixture...

Is the fuel distributor hole for fuel mixture adjustment plugged? There is supposed to be a plug in the hole. That is a vacuum leak if it isn't there.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-01-2020, 01:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,579
Posted By dl242gt
These engines are very sensitive to vacuum leaks....

These engines are very sensitive to vacuum leaks. Injector seals and any of the air guide stuff can have sneaky leaks. I would also suggest watching a dwell meter as you start the car and warm it up.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-31-2020, 07:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 537
Posted By dl242gt
Your description of the problem would have me...

Your description of the problem would have me checking the intank pump. Then I'd move on to doing a fuel system control pressure check. The cavitation sound could be from a non working intank pump...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-29-2020, 02:43 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,150
Posted By dl242gt
Stock drain plug torque is 45ftlbs.

Stock drain plug torque is 45ftlbs.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-29-2020, 02:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 410
Posted By dl242gt
From your description it would seem like the ball...

From your description it would seem like the ball socket bushing is either missing or failed completely. There is supposed to be a cup shaped bushing under the round ball on the shifter. The bushing...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-29-2020, 01:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 402
Posted By dl242gt
If it has been along time since the injectors and...

If it has been along time since the injectors and lines were worked on. Disturbing the lines and injectors can bust enough internal rust loose to clog the injectors. Replace the leaking seal washers...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-27-2020, 03:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,642
Posted By dl242gt
For these kinds of parts. I'd suggest checking...

For these kinds of parts. I'd suggest checking with VP Autoparts. I'd also check Skandix and CVI Automotive. Swedish Car Parts may be able to help, too.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-27-2020, 03:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 655
Posted By dl242gt
Does your clutch cable have the while nylon nut...

Does your clutch cable have the while nylon nut with the white threaded part? You need to turn it so loosens and makes the cable go slack. I would presume this is tightenning the nut so in effect the...
Forum: website & board 08-25-2020, 01:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,213
Posted By dl242gt
Welcome to the board. I look forward to seeing...

Welcome to the board. I look forward to seeing the pictures of your car.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-24-2020, 02:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 471
Posted By dl242gt
The brake lights are supposed to work with the...

The brake lights are supposed to work with the key off. You should use a test light to check for voltage and current at the brake light switch. One wire will be hot all the time. Check with a test...
Forum: website & board 08-21-2020, 03:24 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 73,513
Posted By dl242gt
I just sent a donation. Thanks for all your...

I just sent a donation. Thanks for all your efforts!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-21-2020, 03:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,258
Posted By dl242gt
You ignition system instructions will tell you...

You ignition system instructions will tell you where to connect a tach. The filter does what it says. You can filter the power and you can filter the signal.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-21-2020, 02:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,493
Posted By dl242gt
:lol: :lol:

:lol: :lol:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-20-2020, 08:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 578
Posted By dl242gt
The hall effect sensor would go to the ezk 117...

The hall effect sensor would go to the ezk 117 computer under the steering column. If I recall correctly that harness goes to a hole in the firewall on the left side. A rat might have chewed it so...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-20-2020, 02:40 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 9,098
Posted By dl242gt
I think it is Yoshifab that machines a cut down...

I think it is Yoshifab that machines a cut down distributor for the 16v setup. That way you can remove the distributor and use the crab cap for best clearance.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-20-2020, 02:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,493
Posted By dl242gt
Minimum 91 octane fuel. 93 if you can buy that in...

Minimum 91 octane fuel. 93 if you can buy that in your area. These engines in stock form don't like low octane fuel.

Edit:Head gaskets should last between 250-400k miles in my experience.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-19-2020, 04:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 732
Posted By dl242gt
What year is your car? Many years of these have...

What year is your car? Many years of these have two or three wires because there is a transfer fuel pump in there along with the float for the fuel gauge. One wire is the pump power. The other is...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-19-2020, 02:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,106
Posted By dl242gt
Great write up! When I bought my 93 the a/c...

Great write up!

When I bought my 93 the a/c was dead. The compressor was dead and made no cooling. I replaced the compressor with the Four Seasons one which was bigger physically but still...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-19-2020, 01:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 443
Posted By dl242gt
If the fuses and wiring look good. This might be...

If the fuses and wiring look good. This might be the problem where on the back of your cluster the circuit board fails to make contact with the charge light. There are some old threads about the...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-18-2020, 12:52 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 9,098
Posted By dl242gt
With just some bolt on parts my 8v runs like that...

With just some bolt on parts my 8v runs like that all day long as well. But from the factory Volvo didn't ever give us an 8v like that. Plus back when we got the 16v cars hardly anyone here in the US...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-17-2020, 03:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 690
Posted By dl242gt
A stand alone system would be the best for...

A stand alone system would be the best for getting the most drive able and efficient tune. I'd also consider using a .63 hot side housing. That will support alot of power but is able to fully spool...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-17-2020, 12:44 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,510
Posted By dl242gt
Looks good. Enjoy the traction.

Looks good. Enjoy the traction.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-17-2020, 12:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 597
Posted By dl242gt
You have the early charcoal canister setup. A...

You have the early charcoal canister setup. A hose that is plastic should be coming from the back of the car. If I recall it's from the filler neck on the gas tank. The other hose should go to the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-16-2020, 08:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,403
Posted By dl242gt
Buy a used Fluke or other good brand meter on...

Buy a used Fluke or other good brand meter on ebay.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-16-2020, 06:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,221
Posted By dl242gt
Also check VP autoparts for vintage parts.

Also check VP autoparts for vintage parts.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-16-2020, 05:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,190
Posted By dl242gt
The electric fan turbo redblocks wear the bores...

The electric fan turbo redblocks wear the bores more than the n/a or the older mechanical fan cars. Because the cooling system cycles a wider span of temps than the older constant cooling flow fan...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-16-2020, 05:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 710
Posted By dl242gt
cool that is the 81-85 version.

cool that is the 81-85 version.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-16-2020, 02:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,403
Posted By dl242gt
Even after you change the temp sensor again. I...

Even after you change the temp sensor again. I would spend a bit of time with a meter and make sure the signal getting to the computer is proper. Testing done at the computer connection verifies the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-16-2020, 02:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 710
Posted By dl242gt
Can you be more specific as to what chrome hub...

Can you be more specific as to what chrome hub caps you like?

My personal favorite are the 81-85 hub caps with the trim rings. They look really nice with silver wheels. Or wheels that are the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-15-2020, 02:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,021
Posted By dl242gt
In the late model cars they used a plastic liner...

In the late model cars they used a plastic liner instead of the old wax paper stuff. I admit to using trash bags when I needed something and didn't want to go to the store. :lol:
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