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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-13-2019, 08:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 472
Posted By PCH
It's fairly easy to shorten early single rounds...

It's fairly easy to shorten early single rounds grill to fit between dual rounds or squares.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-17-2019, 11:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 593
Posted By PCH
I bypassed mine and do not see any difference in...

I bypassed mine and do not see any difference in temp control function. I think the valve is only completely closed on Max AC setting and that drops just couple of degrees F.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-02-2019, 07:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,241
Posted By PCH
I really like CORSA posted above. Their website...

I really like CORSA posted above. Their website shows 15's too BTW.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-02-2019, 07:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,241
Posted By PCH
Are custom steelies an option? American Racing...

Are custom steelies an option? American Racing and probably someone else can make them in diameters and offsets to suit your ride.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-02-2019, 06:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 465
Posted By PCH
I always do if there is room to fit them....

I always do if there is room to fit them. Do-it-Centers carry fender washers like this:...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-25-2019, 07:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 480
Posted By PCH
I think if you are able to pressure feed some...

I think if you are able to pressure feed some lubricant into weep hole and that lubricant somehow can penetrate the bearings and smooth them out then it only proves that bearing seals are bad. If you...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-15-2019, 11:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 542
Posted By PCH
I have a mix of blue and black poly on mine- 3...

I have a mix of blue and black poly on mine- 3 years so far and no problems.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-10-2019, 04:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 389
Posted By PCH
Usually the EVAP valve activating signal is whats...

Usually the EVAP valve activating signal is whats called "ported" vacuum- that's the tiny hole that has vacuum depending on the throttle plate position. Plus there may be an electrical or temperature...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-09-2019, 07:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 600
Posted By PCH
Is your oil cooler's type to air or to water? The...

Is your oil cooler's type to air or to water? The tie bracket they use may be different. The late oil-to-water style began in '92 i think and that's what the schematic posted above shows. You said...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-08-2019, 06:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 600
Posted By PCH
I tightened it by feel- large alum washer will...

I tightened it by feel- large alum washer will compress somewhat.
Make sure you install a bracket that ties the cooler adapter to the engine mount bolt- without it the cooler may loosen up.
Forum: showroom 03-30-2019, 06:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 760
Posted By PCH
Yoga mats.

Yoga mats.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-30-2019, 04:12 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 15,758
Posted By PCH
Looking for options for my '93 940. Thought about...

Looking for options for my '93 940. Thought about generic bulk in acceptable profiles something like this:
...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-30-2019, 03:54 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,713
Posted By PCH
From my experience the wrap help with higher...

From my experience the wrap help with higher frequency "ring" sounds, especially with steel exhaust parts.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-24-2019, 07:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,783
Posted By PCH
For sound it worked better than stock floor...

For sound it worked better than stock floor insulation that's made from some kind of cardboard/pressed fibers stuff (on my 945). 5 layers added up to same thickness so the carpet fits nice over it. I...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-22-2019, 12:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,783
Posted By PCH
TrafficMaster 3in1 insulation from Home Depot...

TrafficMaster 3in1 insulation from Home Depot worked great for me. It's thin and pliable, you can glue many layers together using spray adhesive. I redid all floor insulating mats under carpet using...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-20-2019, 08:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,540
Posted By PCH
Progressive rate B@G springs are available for...

Progressive rate B@G springs are available for 7/9 Wagons- I see them from time to time on e-bay and elsewhere. Here is the factory page for info:...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-14-2018, 07:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,115
Posted By PCH
ECU will not attempt checking for misfire (won't...

ECU will not attempt checking for misfire (won't run that monitor) if there are other problems that it already detected. Once it knows that all fuel and ignition parameters are good then it will do...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-13-2018, 07:10 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 39,150
Posted By PCH
Brief mention of Group A and Volvo Motorsport in...

Brief mention of Group A and Volvo Motorsport in this cool article: https://petrolicious.com/articles/ice-driving-is-the-perfect-metaphor-for-life
Forum: performance & modifications 09-13-2018, 07:07 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,783
Posted By PCH
Whatever happens after Catalytic Converter is of...

Whatever happens after Catalytic Converter is of no concern to smog tech or referee.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-12-2018, 05:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 743
Posted By PCH
I am not sure if the evap system is purging at...

I am not sure if the evap system is purging at idle. Probably not.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-12-2018, 05:45 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,783
Posted By PCH
Just in case you care about keeping it smog...

Just in case you care about keeping it smog legal: the down pipe to the cat has to be stock.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-05-2018, 07:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,991
Posted By PCH
You may have better luck trying to pry and move...

You may have better luck trying to pry and move just one side at a time at first. It's probably corroded together. Do the usual: spray whatever may work, try hitting the center ring of the pulley...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-16-2018, 06:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,348
Posted By PCH
I imagine that's just a generic picture of MOMO...

I imagine that's just a generic picture of MOMO hub because it looks very different from the other one.
Any extra parts needed on 940 to still have the horn button work? Something from non-SRS 740?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-08-2018, 02:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 654
Posted By PCH
So no way you can read the SRS fault code? Very...

So no way you can read the SRS fault code?
Very likely the problem is in the clockspring (coiled driver airbag cable). In that case you can install 2-3 OHM resistor into the plug that connects into...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-01-2018, 11:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 983
Posted By PCH
You can probably find something from Mallory-...

You can probably find something from Mallory- check their catalog.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-30-2018, 06:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,378
Posted By PCH
The reason I was told about bolt/stud choice:...

The reason I was told about bolt/stud choice: when using studs you have less chance to damage the part that it threads into. When using bolts there is pull and twist which is harder on block's ...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-27-2018, 02:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,283
Posted By PCH
Did you fill in the cutouts in the foam pad for...

Did you fill in the cutouts in the foam pad for the airbag that S90 came with?
Forum: showroom 07-26-2018, 07:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,634
Posted By PCH
http://i642.photobucket.com/albums/uu148/ExtraVaul...

http://i642.photobucket.com/albums/uu148/ExtraVault/VW/DKW3.jpg
Forum: performance & modifications 07-26-2018, 11:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 926
Posted By PCH
I used electrical one once before on a 911 K-jet...

I used electrical one once before on a 911 K-jet and it completely missed fast pulsations that were happening inside the fuel distributor due to sticky fuel pressure adjuster valve. The mechanical...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-25-2018, 04:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,922
Posted By PCH
Was thinking the same thing.

Was thinking the same thing.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-25-2018, 02:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,283
Posted By PCH
I just finished rebuilding the driver seat on my...

I just finished rebuilding the driver seat on my 940 (and also converted from power to all manual). Basically use what you can find. Passenger side is usually a good donor for better foam pads and...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-20-2018, 05:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,922
Posted By PCH
Thank you for explaining this. Didn't think there...

Thank you for explaining this. Didn't think there were non-A/C 940's.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-20-2018, 04:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,922
Posted By PCH
So the inlet/outlet is on very top (that's how...

So the inlet/outlet is on very top (that's how the picture shows it) instead of the center? Did you change the IC piping too?
Forum: showroom 07-20-2018, 02:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,991
Posted By PCH
Question about the fogs: is it film or spray...

Question about the fogs: is it film or spray paint? In some pictures the yellow is pale, in others- its more visible. I am going for the same heads/grill look on my wagon.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-19-2018, 07:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,454
Posted By PCH
Isn't RPM range important when loading it? 80A...

Isn't RPM range important when loading it? 80A alternator probably will not push even half of that at idle.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-18-2018, 07:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,155
Posted By PCH
When there is an open in the EVAP system you will...

When there is an open in the EVAP system you will usually smell gas either inside the car, under the hood or in the garage (if you park in one). Simply having no pressure escaping the tank when you...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-13-2018, 02:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,404
Posted By PCH
AC compressor has tension adjusters in top.

AC compressor has tension adjusters in top.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-13-2018, 02:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,173
Posted By PCH
If water pools up inside the motor's housing then...

If water pools up inside the motor's housing then the bearing is not going to last. So you gotta let the water drain out. How it gets there in the first place is another question. Something is wrong...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-12-2018, 08:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,166
Posted By PCH
If ECU catches it immediately after start it's...

If ECU catches it immediately after start it's probably because of the connection failure, broken wire, etc.
If you get any kind of Ohm readings and apply vacuum on the running motor the resistance...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-12-2018, 04:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,084
Posted By PCH
Any clearance issues using M10 nuts on the...

Any clearance issues using M10 nuts on the exhaust housing?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-12-2018, 04:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 910
Posted By PCH
I believe the easiest way is not easy: disconnect...

I believe the easiest way is not easy: disconnect the lines and remove it from the climate unit to clean. Cleaning it makes sense- good chance of mold there. Once the evap is out you can somewhat...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-12-2018, 02:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,084
Posted By PCH
Did you go larger than M8?

Did you go larger than M8?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-11-2018, 11:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,538
Posted By PCH
Rule out the crankcase vent hose as the source of...

Rule out the crankcase vent hose as the source of oil in the compressor housing first. Is the intake side as oily as discharge?
Forum: performance & modifications 07-05-2018, 08:50 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,342
Posted By PCH
Probably coolest Frankenstein I've seen in a...

Probably coolest Frankenstein I've seen in a while. WOW:nod:
Forum: showroom 07-02-2018, 02:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,700
Posted By PCH
Fiberglass body. Best looking car on yard because...

Fiberglass body. Best looking car on yard because of that.
Wonder if there are any Barndoor VW's.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-29-2018, 07:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,627
Posted By PCH
I think this is basically a SS copy of stock...

I think this is basically a SS copy of stock Turbo cat-back system. I ran set up like this with no cat, K-jet and K-cam. Liked it- sounded good in the wagon.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-22-2018, 02:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,082
Posted By PCH
OK, thank you for responses so far- I appreciate...

OK, thank you for responses so far- I appreciate them.
While on the subject: got advice on what Poly to get for the big ones? Source, hardness, color, whatever. I think I want poly for the big end...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-22-2018, 02:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,292
Posted By PCH
I think may be in his Motor or Chilton emission...

I think may be in his Motor or Chilton emission reference book it states that timing is 10 Degrees* and he doesn't bother to see what the * means in the fine print foot notes (not adjustable). Smog...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-21-2018, 08:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,550
Posted By PCH
Before I molested my 245 I installed K-Jet from...

Before I molested my 245 I installed K-Jet from Scirocco into aircooled '73 Squareback (factory D-Jet):-D It ran great.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-21-2018, 04:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,550
Posted By PCH
The diameter and especially profile of the air...

The diameter and especially profile of the air funnel is unique to every engine type, probably camshaft type, etc. But when swapped and connected properly they will work sometimes OK, sometimes great...
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