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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-07-2019, 01:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 947
Posted By benknowsbest
Diagnostic codes/modes...

Diagnostic codes/modes (http://www.swedishbricks.net/700900FAQ/Engine-Codes1.html?fbclid=IwAR1bJVxNJyBY-fATL_6M8MskFCJAS163v_MeXBFINtnV_hu5PPs0PnFwEHw)

Try mode 2 to test TPS and RPM sensor, mode...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-07-2019, 01:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 733
Posted By benknowsbest
Yeah should just bolt to the top of the diff

Yeah should just bolt to the top of the diff
Forum: performance & modifications 11-02-2017, 04:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,859
Posted By benknowsbest
ahhh interesting, thanks for the tip! :) ill...

ahhh interesting, thanks for the tip! :)
ill have a look around but point me in the direction of any good threads on the process if there are any?
Forum: performance & modifications 11-01-2017, 07:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,859
Posted By benknowsbest
ok thanks, just to clarify is my only option...

ok thanks, just to clarify is my only option going to be to swap out the dash to the newer style?
Forum: performance & modifications 10-30-2017, 10:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,859
Posted By benknowsbest
sorry to bring up an old thread, things are...

sorry to bring up an old thread, things are moving very slowly.

So I've decided the go lh2.4, and have since acquired a late '89 wagon with all the parts I need. Now as far as I'm aware the...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-23-2016, 03:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,859
Posted By benknowsbest
ok cheers for the advice guys. still unsure...

ok cheers for the advice guys.
still unsure weather im going 2.2 or 2.4 yet, it'll probably get MS'd at some point - will one be easier to deal with than the other?
from what i understand i will...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-19-2016, 01:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,859
Posted By benknowsbest
b230ft into '79 244, wiring?

hello,
im planning an engine swap for my 240, ive managed to source a b230ft from an 87-88 740t to pop in. this is my first time doing anything like this so there will be a lot of head scratching...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-02-2016, 04:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 968
Posted By benknowsbest
little bit of advice for first time engine swap needed

im just going to preface this by saying yes, i have done much searching and am well aware of the numerous threads on engine swaps, but having never done anything like this before theres a few things...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-24-2012, 12:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 565
Posted By benknowsbest
Exclamation At long last get my license aaaand....****

so after a very long 3 years of being on my learners license i finally got my act together and got my P's. Conveniently this is when my car decided to stop working.
so i bought the car ('78 244DL)...
Forum: showroom 08-07-2011, 04:48 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,296
Posted By benknowsbest
gotta be one of the first set of personalised...

gotta be one of the first set of personalised plates i haven't immediately despised ;)
Forum: showroom 07-03-2011, 06:56 AM
Replies: 3,806
Views: 2,683,516
Posted By benknowsbest
im not sure if thats the worst or the best thing...

im not sure if thats the worst or the best thing ive ever seen...im gunna take a stab in the dark and say the worst
Forum: performance & modifications 05-02-2011, 04:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,589
Posted By benknowsbest
cheers for the advice everyone, i think ill...

cheers for the advice everyone, i think ill probably go with the swap. im sure if i run into any problems i can get plenty of help here ;-)
Forum: performance & modifications 04-29-2011, 06:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,589
Posted By benknowsbest
ok cheers for the advice guys. yeah im just...

ok cheers for the advice guys. yeah im just looking for a fairly simple solution to just bump up my performance a little, just so its not SO slow, i guess a swap is the way to go.
if i go a swap am...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-28-2011, 07:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,589
Posted By benknowsbest
IPD vx cam in b21a?

how would i go putting an ipd vx cam in by '78 b21a? am i going to get a noticeable difference?
i just dont wanna be going and spending $270(incl p&H) on something that isnt going to give me any...
Forum: showroom 04-08-2011, 06:45 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,338
Posted By benknowsbest
those are actually ****ing splendid. how much...

those are actually ****ing splendid. how much they set you back?
Forum: performance & modifications 03-14-2011, 02:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,018
Posted By benknowsbest
b21a power?

so ive at last found myself in a position of steady employment, and as such, a position of comparable wealth (compared to a position of...someone with $0.70 in their bank account)
im looking to put...
Forum: showroom 03-04-2011, 04:56 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,312
Posted By benknowsbest
black on black smoked tails are looking so...

black on black smoked tails are looking so freakin nice! very clean car youve got there.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-22-2011, 07:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,620
Posted By benknowsbest
i think the volvo badge slap bang in the middle...

i think the volvo badge slap bang in the middle told us that much...
Forum: showroom 02-14-2011, 08:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,898
Posted By benknowsbest
that thing must go so damn fast! check out all...

that thing must go so damn fast! check out all those vents!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-16-2011, 09:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,596
Posted By benknowsbest
yeah turn signals and hazards work fine, i guess...

yeah turn signals and hazards work fine, i guess its just a dead end.
i took it for a long drive the other day, 400kms or so. all together it handled it fine, not bad for a 33 year old car for $800...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-09-2011, 08:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,596
Posted By benknowsbest
ahhhhhh, that explains why the battery is going...

ahhhhhh, that explains why the battery is going flat all the time!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-08-2011, 05:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,596
Posted By benknowsbest
mystery wires!

i was screwing around today trying to figure out why the fan wasn't woking, and in so, discovered 2 unplugged wires behind the centre console. the obvious thing to do would be to plug them in but i...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-13-2010, 04:36 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,650
Posted By benknowsbest
we're having a bit of trouble with the bonnet...

we're having a bit of trouble with the bonnet catch, you have to tug the cable thing (is it supposed to look so out of place?) really hard to get it to open, and getting it closed is a similar...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-08-2010, 01:04 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,650
Posted By benknowsbest
cheers egads, just the thing i was looking for!

cheers egads, just the thing i was looking for!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-07-2010, 06:09 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,650
Posted By benknowsbest
which end is the right end? how much should i...

which end is the right end? how much should i take off?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-07-2010, 05:27 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,515
Posted By benknowsbest
as long as the wood isnt hollow i see no problems...

as long as the wood isnt hollow i see no problems here. unless someone is rocking the car with great vigour you should be sweet.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-07-2010, 04:52 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,650
Posted By benknowsbest
im thinking i might cut the springs, it seems a...

im thinking i might cut the springs, it seems a lot of people on here do it but in researching the safety of it a lot of people say its a bad idea on other (non-volvo) car forums.
whats the go? is...
Forum: showroom 12-02-2010, 05:49 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 216,599
Posted By benknowsbest
best thing you can do is experiment. if youve...

best thing you can do is experiment.
if youve got a dslr, get a couple of off camera flashes. lighting is key, and having some flashes lets you control the lighting.
what i do is put the camera...
Forum: showroom 12-02-2010, 05:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,399
Posted By benknowsbest
hmm, id also be interested in seeing what that'd...

hmm, id also be interested in seeing what that'd look like.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-29-2010, 10:38 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,650
Posted By benknowsbest
absolutely, ill get some proper photos when its...

absolutely, ill get some proper photos when its sunny. its supposed to be raining like this for the next few days though, its ****ing annoying, i wanna play with my damn car!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-29-2010, 03:31 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,650
Posted By benknowsbest
the up side of it being so dirty was i could see...

the up side of it being so dirty was i could see where id washed, haha
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-29-2010, 03:24 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,650
Posted By benknowsbest
gave it a good once over today with a sponge in...

gave it a good once over today with a sponge in the rain. i got the most part of the dirt off, ill give it a good polish and wax when we get a good dry day.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-27-2010, 08:04 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,650
Posted By benknowsbest
one thing i did notice was a blue wire down near...

one thing i did notice was a blue wire down near the alternator that had come off of somewhere, any ideas what it could be from?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-27-2010, 07:43 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,650
Posted By benknowsbest
ill put some pics up on tuesday or wednesday...

ill put some pics up on tuesday or wednesday after i give it a wash
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-27-2010, 07:42 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,650
Posted By benknowsbest
picked it up from spac the other day, theres a...

picked it up from spac the other day, theres a few little problems here and there (air con, throttle cable a bit loose etc...) but overall for a 31 year old car for 800 bucks with 450000k's she's...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-15-2010, 03:40 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,650
Posted By benknowsbest
cheers egads, ill get in contact with you if...

cheers egads, ill get in contact with you if theres anything i need ;-)
should be picking the car up this wednesday or thursday. ill take some pics and put em up, getting pretty excited now :)
im...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-11-2010, 05:59 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,650
Posted By benknowsbest
thanks guys :) i was going to do all the basic...

thanks guys :)
i was going to do all the basic stuff first anyway, spark plugs, all the filters and whatnot, im just planning ahead :)
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-11-2010, 12:34 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,650
Posted By benknowsbest
ah man, now i dont know WHAT to do! sighh... i...

ah man, now i dont know WHAT to do!
sighh... i guess ill just have to get 2 volvos...;-)
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-10-2010, 03:05 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,650
Posted By benknowsbest
not sure on any of that info, im sure wino will...

not sure on any of that info, im sure wino will know though :lol:
i think ill go with the A cam, sounds more fun :) can always change to the V when i get older and more responsible

whereabouts...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-09-2010, 07:31 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,650
Posted By benknowsbest
haha, wino you know more about this car than i do...

haha, wino you know more about this car than i do :P
propav8r, ill be sure to post pictures here as i go along, and its white.
milos protic, which cam would you recommend i get? being a rowdy teen...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-08-2010, 04:49 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,650
Posted By benknowsbest
haha, wino thats exactly the guy, nathan i think...

haha, wino thats exactly the guy, nathan i think his name is :)
first thread i make and the first person who replies knows exactly the car im talking about, what are the chances? :lol:

im very...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-08-2010, 07:17 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,650
Posted By benknowsbest
cheers wilno, i knew volvo motors were strong and...

cheers wilno, i knew volvo motors were strong and reliable, but not quite that strong :P
how much am i looking at overall for a +t? ive been looking around the board for a little while now and ive...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-08-2010, 06:35 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,650
Posted By benknowsbest
my first car, and its a volvo :)

hey guys,
me and my dad have just bought me my first car, a 1979 volvo 244DL for $800, going to pick it up on the weekend. needless to say, i am excited :P
the body seems to be in very good shape...
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