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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-30-2020, 02:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 671
Posted By Janspeed
780: seat height mods?

I have owned and driven my 780 for a few months now and it's nice but there is one thing that is starting to annoy me slightly and that is the seat height of the drivers seat.
I am 6ft2 and the car...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-09-2020, 08:33 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 10,395
Posted By Janspeed
:lol: cool gif

:lol: cool gif
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-09-2020, 08:24 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,688
Posted By Janspeed
i watched your vid and your turbo does seem to...

i watched your vid and your turbo does seem to create boost. When you let go of the gas pedal you can hear the CBV dump the boost. If the car has no aftermarket boost controler then it all seems...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-09-2020, 08:14 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,992
Posted By Janspeed
Depends in what climate the car is being used....

Depends in what climate the car is being used. 15Wxx seems a bit viscous during long snowy/ice winter weather. Regardless how good that oil is.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-05-2020, 02:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,857
Posted By Janspeed
good idea. But make sure you torque the bolt to...

good idea. But make sure you torque the bolt to spec.
The piezo knock sensor is part of a feedback loop. If it's truely broken i think you should be able to see an error code in the EZK-diagnosics...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-05-2020, 01:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,844
Posted By Janspeed
When i still had my 940lpt i dropped a K-cam into...

When i still had my 940lpt i dropped a K-cam into the 530 head. I even used an adjustable cam pulley to advance the cam timing as much as possible, i believe 6degr. And still it would not pull as...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-05-2020, 12:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,066
Posted By Janspeed
Have you checked if the throttle bufferfly is...

Have you checked if the throttle bufferfly is actually properly FIXED inside the slot of the throttle axel?
I have experienced it coming lose after which it can move around inside the axel slot and...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-04-2020, 02:25 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 14,236
Posted By Janspeed
I just discovered your build thread. Very nice...

I just discovered your build thread. Very nice car! Gonna be an awesome ride when it will be finished.
Forum: showroom 08-10-2020, 03:04 PM
Replies: 600
Views: 143,271
Posted By Janspeed
We tried that manifold on an LH2.4 rally car. Not...

We tried that manifold on an LH2.4 rally car. Not much better then the original 2.4 manifold.
It only got better when we installed a throttle body from a B234F. (flows enough air for 159hp stock)...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-30-2019, 03:53 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 10,469
Posted By Janspeed
well, the camshaft does turn more difficult when...

well, the camshaft does turn more difficult when a camlobe has to push down a valve against the valvespring tension. repeat for each valve. that is normal

however, the camshaft should not bind to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-04-2019, 01:05 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 176,112
Posted By Janspeed
stumbled onto another site that offers some kjet...

stumbled onto another site that offers some kjet info:
http://www.ferrari400parts.com/kjetdownload.php
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-03-2019, 03:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,908
Posted By Janspeed
Maybe a Mazda RX8 will do the trick? , you know ,...

Maybe a Mazda RX8 will do the trick? , you know , with those suicide rear doors....
Forum: showroom 02-12-2019, 08:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,807
Posted By Janspeed
nice car. the price seems OK to me. it seems the...

nice car. the price seems OK to me. it seems the nice 900's have bottomed out with regard to prices. it sure is the case on mainland Europe
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-09-2019, 04:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,519
Posted By Janspeed
on a car as old as yours (1992?) you might want...

on a car as old as yours (1992?) you might want to check the ground strap between the block and the battery. These straps are exposed to the elements and slowely corrode. And a corroded electrical...
Forum: showroom 02-07-2019, 06:57 AM
Replies: 600
Views: 143,271
Posted By Janspeed
exhaust looks good! that heatshield is notorious...

exhaust looks good! that heatshield is notorious for rattling when it gets old
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-28-2019, 09:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,669
Posted By Janspeed
has the correct throw out bearing been installed?...

has the correct throw out bearing been installed? I mean, if it does not have the correct lenght it will take to much of lever throw to free the clutch.
also, has the clutch fork been connected...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-28-2019, 06:59 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 10,469
Posted By Janspeed
did you put the cam bearing caps back in the...

did you put the cam bearing caps back in the original position? They are numbered.
The cam bearing journals and caps are line bored during production. Each cap has it's specific location and must...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-23-2019, 10:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,343
Posted By Janspeed
sometimes you need to get some revs before the...

sometimes you need to get some revs before the alternator is 'excited' enough for it to start charging and the dashlight light to go out.
other possibility: lightbulb popped? bad ground to the gauge...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-17-2019, 06:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,056
Posted By Janspeed
without oil seals and pistons the lubed and...

without oil seals and pistons the lubed and torqued crank in the block should turn easy using very little effort. All binding of any sorts is no bueno.

A fully assembled shortblock should still...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-17-2019, 06:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,056
Posted By Janspeed
those crank journals where the rods go, did you...

those crank journals where the rods go, did you measure those over the full width of the journals?...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-15-2019, 05:40 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,126
Posted By Janspeed
Dracos were OEM on 740 and 940 and they were...

Dracos were OEM on 740 and 940 and they were fitted with 195/65x15 tires. It's a common size.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-31-2018, 12:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,472
Posted By Janspeed
i don't think it's the rack, those fail in other...

i don't think it's the rack, those fail in other ways like power assistence in one direction but no power assistence when steering in the other direction.

The pump could be a problem but you are...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-21-2018, 08:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,052
Posted By Janspeed
what John said. in addition also make sure the...

what John said.
in addition also make sure the bracket between downpipe(s) and bellhousing is still there and attached. If it's missing the weight of the exhaust will be cranking on those manifold...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-03-2018, 06:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,945
Posted By Janspeed
lubing up all linkages will help. The geardrive...

lubing up all linkages will help. The geardrive inside the wiper motor housing also needs to be lubed, it's probably a worm drive. In old wiper motors the grease has often dried out resulting in gunk...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-24-2018, 05:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,237
Posted By Janspeed
you can only mount it in 8 different positions....

you can only mount it in 8 different positions. So each position is another 45 degrees
before removing the gbox and messing with the flywheel again use another method to make sure nr1 is at TDC, do...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-22-2018, 05:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,237
Posted By Janspeed
It is keyed but it is made up of 2 metal parts...

It is keyed but it is made up of 2 metal parts with vulcanised rubber sandwitched in between. It's the rubber that can let lose (common problem) and as a consequence the outer metal part can shift in...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-22-2018, 04:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,776
Posted By Janspeed
agreed. If you are able to move a u-joint freely...

agreed. If you are able to move a u-joint freely by hand it is good enough to not bind while in use. (unless it's mounted wrongly)

The driveshaft is made of 2 parts, have you seperated those at...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-10-2018, 06:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,805
Posted By Janspeed
there is a coolant pipe running under the exh...

there is a coolant pipe running under the exh manifold between the back of the waterpump and the hose to the heatercore.
That pipe or hose connection might have failed spraying coolant on the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-06-2018, 11:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,633
Posted By Janspeed
sometimes systems that don't seem obvious can...

sometimes systems that don't seem obvious can have vacume leaks like the brake booster, EVAP system, HVAC-system as far as it's controled by vacume lines.

Maybe do a smoke test on the intake,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-05-2018, 04:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,961
Posted By Janspeed
have you checked the wiring between ECT and ECU?...

have you checked the wiring between ECT and ECU? continuity, clean uncorroded connections.
don't know if it is the same deal on the 240 but on LH2.4 7/9's there are large wiring loom connectors...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-04-2018, 04:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,329
Posted By Janspeed
cold ambient temps means longer use of cold start...

cold ambient temps means longer use of cold start mixture straight after you start up the cold engine. It means higher fuel consumption.
Forum: showroom 10-23-2018, 07:38 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 12,754
Posted By Janspeed
back in the early and mid 70's bmw did this to...

back in the early and mid 70's bmw did this to improve aero on a 3-box designed car: ...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-22-2018, 07:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,522
Posted By Janspeed
just to complete that^^ list: 7. oil pump...

just to complete that^^ list:
7. oil pump pick-up tube seals (partly)blown out.

but i would suspect the sensor wiring first
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-19-2018, 06:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,858
Posted By Janspeed
^^ this is not a fix. The engine needs...

^^ this is not a fix.
The engine needs boostcontrol, not run-away-boost.

Did you verify if the boost solenoid valve actually works? I think it's mounted near or next to the airbox. ...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-16-2018, 06:09 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,166
Posted By Janspeed
If the PCV hose on the plenum part of the intake...

If the PCV hose on the plenum part of the intake manifold has cracked or slipped off it will produce the symptoms you describe.

You can test a rotor with an Ohm meter . stick one probe in the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-25-2018, 03:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,047
Posted By Janspeed
by reading your post i suspect the ETM...

by reading your post i suspect the ETM (electronic throttle module) is bad. The cause is the 2 TPS's , they wear out and consequently the ECU starts trying to compensate the idlespeed resulting in...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-24-2018, 09:15 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 123,846
Posted By Janspeed
recently i stumbled on a YT presentation by Gale...

recently i stumbled on a YT presentation by Gale Banks. You know, from bankspower.com (https://www.bankspower.com/magazine/gale-banks-titan-turbos/) He mentioned that he once was commisioned by Volvo...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-12-2018, 04:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,274
Posted By Janspeed
or maybe those -2,5mm from the head were not...

or maybe those -2,5mm from the head were not compensated at the cam? (timing)
Forum: showroom 09-04-2018, 04:52 PM
Replies: 553
Views: 611,179
Posted By Janspeed
because summer is about over and because Russia: ...

because summer is about over and because Russia:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJNbE1bjI2c
Forum: showroom 08-17-2018, 05:07 PM
Replies: 600
Views: 143,271
Posted By Janspeed
about the cruise control: I remember retro...

about the cruise control: I remember retro fitting a complete set into my 940lpt.

in a CC equiped cars there is a cut-out (vacume?) switch below the brake pedal.
In a manual trans car the clutch...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-17-2018, 06:05 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 22,879
Posted By Janspeed
Francevic 240T racing action. ...

Francevic 240T racing action.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Lf83CX_xHw
Francevic and Bowe
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xblpljI1blc
Forum: showroom 07-26-2018, 10:04 AM
Replies: 600
Views: 143,271
Posted By Janspeed
i don't see any oil. so cam seal likely OK. ...

i don't see any oil. so cam seal likely OK.

It's probably the waterpump seal between pump and head . I seem to remember that you can get them separately (without the pump)
Remove pump (might as...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-26-2018, 09:43 AM
Replies: 20
Poll: 240: Opinion: Steelies
Views: 3,556
Posted By Janspeed
a pressed steel rim. Most common on stock base...

a pressed steel rim. Most common on stock base model cars.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-24-2018, 09:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,536
Posted By Janspeed
agee with using rain-X. The water droplets just...

agee with using rain-X. The water droplets just blow of the screen. It relieves the work that the wiperblades would have to do.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-21-2018, 03:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,293
Posted By Janspeed
any damage to the seal surfaces on the block deck...

any damage to the seal surfaces on the block deck and head? Once hot combustion pressure pushes thru the gap it wil start working as a cutting torch...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-16-2018, 11:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,812
Posted By Janspeed
another idea: when you experience these problems,...

another idea: when you experience these problems, what happens when you screw the tank cap off while the engine is running/idleing?
Do you hear a rush of air going in? The tank needs to have an...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-16-2018, 08:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,812
Posted By Janspeed
in my opinion such an electric pump either works...

in my opinion such an electric pump either works or it doesn't. Not much in between.

but there could be other issues that prevent the liftpump from performing at 100%
- There is a filter sock...
Forum: showroom 07-06-2018, 04:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,108
Posted By Janspeed
correct, now i see. My bad.

correct, now i see. My bad.
Forum: showroom 07-05-2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,108
Posted By Janspeed
make sure your studs/bolt are long enough for...

make sure your studs/bolt are long enough for mounting the spacer + rim.
It's a safety thing. When a wheel breaks off in traffic it could ruin your day.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-17-2018, 12:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,463
Posted By Janspeed
is the new valve 'checking'? do the hoses fit...

is the new valve 'checking'?
do the hoses fit the new valve?
If yes and yes: just run it! :e-shrug:
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