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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-15-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 637
Posted By dl242gt
Harry nailed it above. When I use the 164 engine...

Harry nailed it above. When I use the 164 engine mount it doesn't sag like the piece of crap original mount. So you have to shim down the crossmember to the body mounting. Fortunately Volvo already...
Forum: showroom 10-14-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,546
Posted By dl242gt
Way to go Myles! That's a great custom built...

Way to go Myles! That's a great custom built daily driver. Hope you folks enjoy it for a long time.
Forum: performance & suspension 10-14-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 358
Posted By dl242gt
If you are a bit more adventurous and have some...

If you are a bit more adventurous and have some tools you can buy a rebuilt center rotating housing and put your turbo housings on that. The easiest way to go is buying that rebuilt turbo offered...
Forum: performance & suspension 10-14-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 234
Posted By dl242gt
Usually the wires are green and brown. Green...

Usually the wires are green and brown. Green being the positive and brown negative for the impulse coil.
Forum: performance & suspension 10-14-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 234
Posted By dl242gt
It's a magnetic pickup like what is used for the...

It's a magnetic pickup like what is used for the Bosch breakerless ignition. There should be a round pickup coil with two wires as you describe and a star wheel to trigger the impulses to the coil....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-14-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 228
Posted By dl242gt
Some of the cam sprockets use a spacer from the...

Some of the cam sprockets use a spacer from the factory. If you have a spacer you should install it so the cam sprocket is in proper alignment with the other ones. There is also a belt guide on many...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-14-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 192
Posted By dl242gt
If I recall corrrectly there are a whole bunch of...

If I recall corrrectly there are a whole bunch of grounds on the inner right kick panel on those cars. Either under or near the engine computer area.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-14-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 322
Posted By dl242gt
Bilstein also had a service center in Southern...

Bilstein also had a service center in Southern CA. I think it was San Diego.
Forum: performance & suspension 10-11-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 835
Posted By dl242gt
You can always read the article on the home page...

You can always read the article on the home page here by Mike Aaro about the different heads.
http://www.turbobricks.com/specs/sohc_heads.php
Forum: performance & suspension 10-11-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 881
Posted By dl242gt
The A and B cams were used on factory turbo...

The A and B cams were used on factory turbo engines in markets other than the US. Volvo engineers must have liked something about them.

And in answer to Steve above. I have played with advancing...
Forum: performance & suspension 10-08-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 881
Posted By dl242gt
Best results with an A cam is to also get the...

Best results with an A cam is to also get the adjustable gear like 245gti makes. Advance the gear 2-6 degrees depending on how much you want to adjust the powerband.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-08-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 221
Posted By dl242gt
If you took it apart more than likely it will...

If you took it apart more than likely it will need to be calibrated to make sure the cold and warm pressures are correct.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-07-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 221
Posted By dl242gt
Your car has the good one. I wouldn't want to...

Your car has the good one. I wouldn't want to backdate and put the earlier one on. The last three digits of your CPR is 128. You should be able to order a rebuilt one.

These folks rebuild yours....
Forum: performance & suspension 10-07-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 631
Posted By dl242gt
Yes, you would gap the plugs to the lower side of...

Yes, you would gap the plugs to the lower side of spec or even a bit smaller like mentioned above.

Also if you have the 10 percent alcohol in the gas like we do. The copper plugs don't last quite...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-06-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 745
Posted By dl242gt
I'd don't recall moving the crossmember on my...

I'd don't recall moving the crossmember on my swap from an M45 to M46 in my 79 242DL. But it's all there to bolt in what you want.

But I did go with the hd tranny mount on my turbo. I also had...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-06-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 199
Posted By dl242gt
Since you drained the system. That means the...

Since you drained the system. That means the master cylinder is empty. A pressure bleeder will fill it but it takes a few minutes. Sometimes still needing a bleed of the master cylinder. If the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-06-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 160
Posted By dl242gt
PS This site has an extensive listing to...

PS This site has an extensive listing to reference. http://www.specialtauto.com/warm-up-regulators.html
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-06-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 160
Posted By dl242gt
Those are the Volvo applications. Only Volvo used...

Those are the Volvo applications. Only Volvo used control pressure regulators with those numbers. there are other cars you can use regulators from but I haven't tried that. I bought one of the Audi...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-06-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 188
Posted By dl242gt
I've had the relay fail. But I've also had the...

I've had the relay fail. But I've also had the internal guts of the headlight switch cause headlight failure. In general if you have good low beams but no high beam when latching I'd suspect the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-06-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 189
Posted By dl242gt
Yes, you remove the roof panel. Be prepared to...

Yes, you remove the roof panel. Be prepared to learn the adjustment for the crank handle when assembling so the roof closes correctly.

You glue the one seal around the three sides with the ends...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-05-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 296
Posted By dl242gt
Volvo came out with a bracket that is shorter on...

Volvo came out with a bracket that is shorter on the part that uses the bushing and then they supply a thick spacer to bring the bracket into the right location. This is what I put on my turbo. In...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-05-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 201
Posted By dl242gt
I've had that issue as well with my turbo. It...

I've had that issue as well with my turbo. It stopped being an issue after cleaning up or replacing the damaged terminals and replacing the engine wiring harness. It also had heated up fuse 7 in my...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-26-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 448
Posted By dl242gt
Most of the later 240s from say about 88-89 to 93...

Most of the later 240s from say about 88-89 to 93 usually have a cam style rack which is actually branded TRW if you look closely at it near the steering shaft input.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-25-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 167
Posted By dl242gt
the early cluster is from 75-80. The later larger...

the early cluster is from 75-80. The later larger cluster that doesn't fit is from 81-85 for cable speedo version. Have you checked the speedo cable for being connected? Also sometimes the early cars...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-25-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 383
Posted By dl242gt
Looks like the nox is too high. The other numbers...

Looks like the nox is too high. The other numbers like CO and hydrocarbons being low and passing points to a bad cat. Of course I could be reading that wrong. If the highest number is hydrocarbons...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-15-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 175
Posted By dl242gt
Check the oil seal plug on the back of the...

Check the oil seal plug on the back of the cylinder head. Use a mirror it's kind of hard to see but very likely your oil leak. Don't drive till you fix it. This leak is usually an engine killer if...
Forum: performance & suspension 09-11-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 405
Posted By dl242gt
The warm up regulator aka control pressure...

The warm up regulator aka control pressure regulator is there to control the mixture of the engine from warm up to hot running. There is also a fuel pressure regulator inside the fuel distributor. I...
Forum: performance & suspension 09-08-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 265
Posted By dl242gt
Take a look at the fuel pressure accumulator. If...

Take a look at the fuel pressure accumulator. If it looks old and rusty on the outside. The inside looks like that as well. It dampens fuel pulsations from the pump and assists with a fuel pressure...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-05-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 262
Posted By dl242gt
These are probably made by mill supply. Their...

These are probably made by mill supply. Their stuff is useful but never as good as original. Klokkerholm makes panels for repair and they are good but no one in the us carries their stuff. I had to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-04-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 281
Posted By dl242gt
The center support being old and compromised...

The center support being old and compromised along with bad rear suspension bushings can make the ujoints or driveshaft clunk. In fact your clunk just might be in the rear suspension and is being...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-04-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 296
Posted By dl242gt
Yeah, some things like that are good to change.

Yeah, some things like that are good to change.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-04-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 319
Posted By dl242gt
The next step is to start checking the starter....

The next step is to start checking the starter. Check the voltage that is on the solenoid trigger wire. Sometimes if the ignition switch is failing it will drop the voltage too low. You can also use...
Forum: performance & suspension 09-04-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 718
Posted By dl242gt
My car had a little bit of ping when boosting in...

My car had a little bit of ping when boosting in fourth from about 2500 rpm. This was with 12-13psi. I put the npr in and that slight audible ping was gone and it had slightly better throttle...
Forum: performance & suspension 09-04-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,247
Posted By dl242gt
A VX cam is a stock Volvo cam. With your car...

A VX cam is a stock Volvo cam. With your car being a stick. The VX cam is the way to go if you want a basically stock engine that's a bit more powerful.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-04-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 296
Posted By dl242gt
A friend had the same year 760 and his coil also...

A friend had the same year 760 and his coil also became intermittent. His had the coil mounted on the firewall about in the middle and I guess all that turbo engine heat over the years was too much...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-04-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 319
Posted By dl242gt
Get out a voltmeter and measure your battery...

Get out a voltmeter and measure your battery voltage. It might be too low to start the car. Also be sure you didn't swap a wire to a wrong location when connecting things.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-04-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 454
Posted By dl242gt
Looks good with the acorn style nuts and the...

Looks good with the acorn style nuts and the silver V cap.
Forum: performance & suspension 08-21-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 433
Posted By dl242gt
Putting on coil overs is a good way to go....

Putting on coil overs is a good way to go. However you want springs stiffer than the IPD lowering springs. Something like 250-300lbin in front and 200-225lbin for the back is a good start. Sorry I...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-21-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 324
Posted By dl242gt
A long time ago I was given the wrong clutch for...

A long time ago I was given the wrong clutch for a 245 and it was a horrible high effort pedal from then on. It was so hard to push the clutch in that it eventually cracked the hole in the firewall...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-06-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 649
Posted By dl242gt
How is the ground wire for the body of the...

How is the ground wire for the body of the alternator? What is the voltage on the charging light circuit wire at the alternator? It should have battery voltage on it with the key on but engine off....
Forum: performance & suspension 08-01-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,247
Posted By dl242gt
Why is a T cam question in the Performance...

Why is a T cam question in the Performance section? It is a good cam for what it is. A stock Volvo cam. Use an A or B cam if you must use a stock cam. You have a manual trans car which will let you...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-01-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,253
Posted By dl242gt
I also had a good chuckle about glass being...

I also had a good chuckle about glass being harder than steel. Glass cutters are made of steel you know. They work pretty well.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-01-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 161
Posted By dl242gt
The oil drain is a big hole about halfway along...

The oil drain is a big hole about halfway along the block just barely above the oil pan. The oil feed is a little further back along the side of the block about halfway up the block in the area of...
Forum: performance & suspension 07-31-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 921
Posted By dl242gt
People that didn't get their webers running well...

People that didn't get their webers running well are generally people that have no patience. It takes time and patience to get webers right. After that they are great. Even with their good cold start...
Forum: performance & suspension 07-29-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 921
Posted By dl242gt
Volvos stock kjet fuel system on a B21F would...

Volvos stock kjet fuel system on a B21F would support the power goals you mention for using the fuel injection. Now is a great time to sell 911 parts to porsche geeks who have priced this stuff...
Forum: performance & suspension 07-23-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 711
Posted By dl242gt
When cherry turbos made my better flowing...

When cherry turbos made my better flowing wastegate. He ground just a tiny bit on the outlet pipe lower area so the exhaust gases can take the bend. That is the main problem with this stock style...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-20-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 377
Posted By dl242gt
I also use genuine Volvo diesel engine mounts...

I also use genuine Volvo diesel engine mounts which helps it not shake as much.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-20-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 377
Posted By dl242gt
I used a 740 turbo metal elbow from the Garrett...

I used a 740 turbo metal elbow from the Garrett turbo setup. It has the bypass valve port in it. I had to shorten the outlet side a little to match it up to the stock metal pipe to the intercooler...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-20-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 213
Posted By dl242gt
Plugging the heater hose would be better. You...

Plugging the heater hose would be better. You don't want to circulate hot coolant back to the water pump.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-20-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 828
Posted By dl242gt
Try Joe Lazenby at Susquehanna Spares. Also try...

Try Joe Lazenby at Susquehanna Spares. Also try these folks. http://www.cvi-automotive.se/en
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