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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-06-2022, 10:40 PM
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Posted By bobxyz
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ozvolvo.org/archive/ and type in: B23
Forum: performance & modifications 12-06-2022, 10:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 274
Posted By bobxyz
Cut and paste from my notes: The excessive TD04...

Cut and paste from my notes:
The excessive TD04 turbo guide ®™: http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=359871
Volvospeed rebuild tutorial:...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-05-2022, 07:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 357
Posted By bobxyz
I know nothing about non-redblock volvo engines,...

I know nothing about non-redblock volvo engines, but your compression numbers seem really bad. Is your oil sump full of gasoline? Did you pour lots of oil into the cyls, versus a few squirts, for...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-05-2022, 07:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 318
Posted By bobxyz
Here you go - there are 2 roughly rectangular...

Here you go - there are 2 roughly rectangular drain holes through the bottom window channel, near the front and back corners. There are also some little half-circle bites out of the outer seal flap....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-04-2022, 05:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 318
Posted By bobxyz
My '85 has the same issue, but not as bad. ...

My '85 has the same issue, but not as bad. There's a rusty spot on the interior just under the left rear window seal, and the right side butt check has some rust from the inside-out from water...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 12-02-2022, 02:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 834
Posted By bobxyz
Years ago, Mario at thedubshop.com was trying to...

Years ago, Mario at thedubshop.com was trying to make a version of his cam sync sensor (similar to the cbperformance AC VW one) that included a tiny toothed disk and optical sensor. I don't know if...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 12-02-2022, 10:02 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 834
Posted By bobxyz
No, there's way too much speed variation,...

No, there's way too much speed variation, especially during cranking, to time 4 sparks accurately enough off of a single cam trigger.
Forum: projects & restorations 12-01-2022, 11:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,316
Posted By bobxyz
Do you know if the later r0,960 round face speedo...

Do you know if the later r0,960 round face speedo guts are the same as your earlier square face speedo? If so, I have a couple later 85 mph clusters that I'll make you a good deal on. I ran one of...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 12-01-2022, 08:33 PM
Replies: 2,381
Views: 2,738,628
Posted By bobxyz
That's too bad.... :-( I wouldn't be...

That's too bad.... :-(

I wouldn't be surprised if more small specialty electronics manufacturers go out of business, or drop products, in the next year due to unavailability of older...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-30-2022, 11:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 305
Posted By bobxyz
If you have a multi-meter, turn on key and...

If you have a multi-meter, turn on key and headlights, then measure the voltage across the battery posts. If that's good, move the probes to the clamps on the battery cables. That should tell you...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 11-30-2022, 11:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 834
Posted By bobxyz
With just a factory 60-2 crank wheel, you can do:...

With just a factory 60-2 crank wheel, you can do:
- semi-sequential injection (paired 1+4/2+3, setup for 2 squirts/cycle)
- wasted spark ignition with a dual power-stage and a dual-coil, using 2...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-30-2022, 01:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 399
Posted By bobxyz
You can just remove it. If you really want a...

You can just remove it. If you really want a seatbelt/headlight door chime, I think it can be rewired to use a newer door chime. (Legally, only the original vehicle manufacturer needs to provide...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 11-30-2022, 01:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 834
Posted By bobxyz
Buried in the MicroSquirt documentation is a...

Buried in the MicroSquirt documentation is a critical table that shows the supported uses for the multi-function optional feature pins - there's 7 of them for MicroSquirt, and the table is not quite...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-28-2022, 09:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 929
Posted By bobxyz
I haven't done this conversion myself, so I don't...

I haven't done this conversion myself, so I don't know what the common issues are.

You can try connecting a volt meter across the disti center "O" wire and ground, then either turn the engine over...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-28-2022, 09:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 929
Posted By bobxyz
Pictures aren't working for me. If you look...

Pictures aren't working for me.

If you look at the hall sensor connector on the disti, I think it will have embossed text of "+ O -". + goes to red/switched +12v, - goes to black/ground, O goes...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-28-2022, 08:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,109
Posted By bobxyz
Out of curiosity, what's the tradeoff between: ...

Out of curiosity, what's the tradeoff between:
1) lower static compression ratio with higher boost pressure, and
2) higher scr with lower boost pressure ?

Both can give the same pre-ignition...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 11-23-2022, 01:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 780
Posted By bobxyz
Here's what the table looks like when plotted out...

Here's what the table looks like when plotted out assuming the rows are TPS% from 0% to 100%, with one odd ball row on the bottom (not plotted). Looks similar to one of the pg.23 curves....
Forum: aftermarket engine management 11-22-2022, 08:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 834
Posted By bobxyz
I forget where I saw it, but someone who did this...

I forget where I saw it, but someone who did this ground down the fuel pump lobe to make it more pointy. I don't know if it would matter since the main timing is off the crank toothed wheel.

That...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-22-2022, 05:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 929
Posted By bobxyz
I think you're OK with your turbo '518 LH2.2 ECU,...

I think you're OK with your turbo '518 LH2.2 ECU, your turbo '012 EZ117, and the '124 ignition module. I couldn't find a write-up on converting a EZ116K harness to EZ117K, so I wrote up the below...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-22-2022, 01:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 435
Posted By bobxyz
1) When has it cut out? Cruise-only? At idle? ...

1) When has it cut out? Cruise-only? At idle? Coasting down? Accelerating?
2) Does it have a tach? If so, what does the tach do during cut out?
3) Any diag codes after cut out?
4) LH2.4 or...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-21-2022, 08:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 929
Posted By bobxyz
I'll look around and see if I have notes for...

I'll look around and see if I have notes for re-pinning/re-wiring a EZ116K harness to connect a EZ117K box to a 240 LH2.2 ECU. Where are you getting your EZ116K harness - model & year?

I'd guess...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-21-2022, 04:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 929
Posted By bobxyz
It's not compatible without rewiring/re-pinning. ...

It's not compatible without rewiring/re-pinning. What's the link to Dave's page?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-21-2022, 03:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 929
Posted By bobxyz
The EZ116K box goes with a LH2.4 ECU, and the...

The EZ116K box goes with a LH2.4 ECU, and the EZ117K goes with a LH2.2 ECU. Both the 116 and 117 EZK boxes use the same 25-pin connector, but the pinout and wiring is a little different (hall...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-18-2022, 07:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 929
Posted By bobxyz
Select 240 family and flip through the pictures...

Select 240 family and flip through the pictures here - there are a couple different styles: https://www.ipdusa.com/Catalog/Index?searchwords=flame

The flame trap disk is about the diameter of a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-18-2022, 05:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 929
Posted By bobxyz
Oops, I should have been clearer. For the...

Oops, I should have been clearer. For the flametrap, the turbo engines don't need the flametrap itself - the perforated metal or plastic disk that prevents an intake misfire flame from getting to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-17-2022, 08:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 417
Posted By bobxyz
If I follow the wiring diagram correctly, that...

If I follow the wiring diagram correctly, that fuse should only have power when the ignition switch is on. Does your radio/wipers/cigarette lighter socket/horn work with key out? If so, your...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-17-2022, 08:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 929
Posted By bobxyz
First off, welcome to turbobricks! What's...

First off, welcome to turbobricks!

What's your skill level and what sorts of projects have you done in the past? What are your plans for the car and what's your time/$$$ budget?

If you don't...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 11-14-2022, 08:19 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,425
Posted By bobxyz
If you're converting a 4-cyl redblock to an...

If you're converting a 4-cyl redblock to an aftermarket ECU and you're tuning it yourself, a MicroSquirt with an 8' harness is a good choice since there's lots of experience here for that...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-14-2022, 08:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 744
Posted By bobxyz
^^^ correct! You can also find an owner's...

^^^ correct!

You can also find an owner's manual at: http://www.volvotips.com/index.php/240-260/volvo-240-260-brochures/
Forum: aftermarket engine management 11-12-2022, 02:39 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,425
Posted By bobxyz
Using the traditional meaning, 5 cylinder wasted...

Using the traditional meaning, 5 cylinder wasted spark is mechanically impossible. MegaSquirt, versus MicroSquirt, with extra circuits can run 5 COPs, using 5 outputs, and no cam sensor in Wasted...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-10-2022, 08:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 599
Posted By bobxyz
If you go back further in time, the Wayback...

If you go back further in time, the Wayback Machine also has a '95 greenbook TP3908202 940 1995 Wiring Diagrams.pdf...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-09-2022, 02:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 681
Posted By bobxyz
You have an intercooler in there now, so the...

You have an intercooler in there now, so the distance to the radiator is a couple inches shorter.
But, IIRC, the instructions for the factory Intercooler Boost System retrofit kit said to use...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-09-2022, 01:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 681
Posted By bobxyz
With a leveler and/or a stack of wooden blocks...

With a leveler and/or a stack of wooden blocks under the car, try swinging the tail of the transmission fully up into the tunnel. That should flatten out the angle and give you more head-to-firewall...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-07-2022, 11:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 599
Posted By bobxyz
Did you touch the timing belt or distributor...

Did you touch the timing belt or distributor during the swap?

You can still find the Mitchell's wiring diagram at...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 11-07-2022, 11:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 780
Posted By bobxyz
That table looks a little ragged, but maybe there...

That table looks a little ragged, but maybe there are boost overshoot and/or turbo performance issues.

Can you do an X-Y plot of a couple rows in that table, maybe something in the middle and 2 or...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 11-04-2022, 07:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 780
Posted By bobxyz
I ran the pg 23 jpg through this site (one of...

I ran the pg 23 jpg through this site (one of many): https://convertio.co/ocr/german/ to text, and then text through translate.google.com to:

See the pg 23 jpg...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 11-04-2022, 06:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 780
Posted By bobxyz
Gee, I didn't know that those EZKs were common...

Gee, I didn't know that those EZKs were common elsewhere. Sure looks like a fun project.

Do you have any marketing literature, or a greenbook, that offers a hint on how the boost control works? ...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-02-2022, 06:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,050
Posted By bobxyz
Are you thinking that you had a coolant leak,...

Are you thinking that you had a coolant leak, causing the high temp, causing the head gasket? Or, was the interior damp/musty after sitting for 2 months?

If you had/have a coolant leak and were...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-31-2022, 06:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 553
Posted By bobxyz
I did work on a car where the CAS was working and...

I did work on a car where the CAS was working and then flaked out a few weeks later. It was a junkyard CAS, with the cover painted a dirty gold/bronze. A replacement CAS fixed the issue....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-31-2022, 06:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 747
Posted By bobxyz
I installed the EuroPartHouse valve 3+ years ago...

I installed the EuroPartHouse valve 3+ years ago and have been happy with it. IIRC, it was ~$60 plus shipping at the time.
http://forums.turbobricks.com/showpost.php?p=5950792&postcount=6022

I...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-28-2022, 07:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,189
Posted By bobxyz
TGIF!!! Cheers :cool:

TGIF!!! Cheers :cool:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-28-2022, 06:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 408
Posted By bobxyz
^^^ dial back timing light, where you can adjust...

^^^ dial back timing light, where you can adjust the timing light to flash xxx degrees advanced or retarded. Find you timing light manual and see if it tells you how to use that feature. IIRC, you...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-28-2022, 06:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,189
Posted By bobxyz
Huh? It's Friday after a long week and I'm...

Huh? It's Friday after a long week and I'm confused. I didn't think the length of the belt had anything to do with the cam timing, as long as the tensioner can take up the slack and the tooth pitch...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-27-2022, 07:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,515
Posted By bobxyz
I'd try reaching around and wiggling the cluster...

I'd try reaching around and wiggling the cluster connectors while the lights are on. The circular connector (behind the temp/gas gauges) is where the power to the 3 lights comes in from the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-26-2022, 07:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,515
Posted By bobxyz
Why are you rewiring the dimmer for a door...

Why are you rewiring the dimmer for a door chime??? Pictures, or a diagram of this???

You should be able to just replace the original door chime module with the custom one. On an '82, you can...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-24-2022, 08:35 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,790
Posted By bobxyz
If you like printed books, I thought this one was...

If you like printed books, I thought this one was great for an LS overview and for common parts swaps:
https://www.amazon.com/GM-LS-Engines-Complete-Motorbooks/dp/0760336091/ (looks like a 2nd...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-24-2022, 07:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,401
Posted By bobxyz
I didn't read through ^^^ that thread, but you...

I didn't read through ^^^ that thread, but you want to change the starter wire so that it energizes a relay and that relay then supplies +12v to the starter solenoid. You can wire it all with pretty...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-24-2022, 07:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 969
Posted By bobxyz
I want to say that the later 9xx series ECUs,...

I want to say that the later 9xx series ECUs, without the separate start injector, do 1 squirt per engine cycle (2 revs) when running, and 2 squirts per cycle during cranking. I can dig up the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-24-2022, 07:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,997
Posted By bobxyz
Great, glad you got it running right! Those...

Great, glad you got it running right! Those double failures sure are painful to figure out.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-22-2022, 05:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,997
Posted By bobxyz
The next thing I'd check would be if the idle air...

The next thing I'd check would be if the idle air valve is working when jumpered - bentley shows this on pg 242-5. You'll need to warm the engine up using the throttle until it idles by itself.
...
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