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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Yesterday, 08:34 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By dl242gt
You can use fuse 3 just fine. The main thing is...

You can use fuse 3 just fine. The main thing is that one of the fuses is used for the intank pump feed. The small red loops from the fuel pump relay output to a fuse so the intank pump is protected....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Yesterday, 02:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 134
Posted By dl242gt
I use silocone heat sink compound for stuff like...

I use silocone heat sink compound for stuff like voltage regulators that are bolted to a heat sink. That can be found at a good electronics supplier. Like Digikey for example. Don't know any ratings....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-07-2020, 02:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 452
Posted By dl242gt
I hear ya! I had to bump it up with my turbo....

I hear ya! I had to bump it up with my turbo. That uses 15-50 M1 which helped also. I think my 93 would have been fine if that damn oil return hose wasn't clogged when I went to service the pcv. So...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-07-2020, 01:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 452
Posted By dl242gt
Great! You should be fine. Although one easy way...

Great! You should be fine. Although one easy way to make less blowby is to use synthetic oil. Something a bit thicker than the 10-30 Volvo wants you to use. For example I like to use the 5-40 Shell...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-07-2020, 01:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 200
Posted By dl242gt
When you are replacing the timing belt and are...

When you are replacing the timing belt and are ready to tension. Have the crank pulley set about 1/4 to 3/8" to the left of the alignment mark on the crank. Put the other pulleys in their position....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-07-2020, 12:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 395
Posted By dl242gt
If you are doing the manual bleeding process and...

If you are doing the manual bleeding process and are replacing the master cylinder. Be sure to bench bleed the master cylinder before installation. It is extremely difficult to get the air out of the...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-06-2020, 07:46 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,243
Posted By dl242gt
I bought a scp 405 head from overseas and after...

I bought a scp 405 head from overseas and after cleaning, it had cracks between all four valves and at least one crack from a valve seat to the spark plug threads. I did not run that head. My shop...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-06-2020, 07:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 452
Posted By dl242gt
Have you tried using a piece of coat hanger wire...

Have you tried using a piece of coat hanger wire to check and see how blocked it is? I see what you mean but as long as the recovered oil goes past that you should be ok.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-06-2020, 07:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 406
Posted By dl242gt
I bent two of my virgos when I hit a brick I...

I bent two of my virgos when I hit a brick I didn't see in the road. Those are the only casualty with virgos that I've had. I did bend a Borbet Type E once as well. Which are really strong heavy...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-06-2020, 06:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 395
Posted By dl242gt
Yes, I was referring to that model of Motive....

Yes, I was referring to that model of Motive. Also I use about 15psi to bleed. I used to use 20psi but it works better with the lower pressure.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-05-2020, 07:20 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,243
Posted By dl242gt
A 160 head? You want to weld the coolant passages...

A 160 head? You want to weld the coolant passages if you are going to use a large coolant passage head for a lot of boost. Mike Aaron tells you that in the head article from about 17 years ago. large...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-05-2020, 06:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 406
Posted By dl242gt
Nice score. People here are spoiled by the $500...

Nice score. People here are spoiled by the $500 volvo perception. I asked $400 for my set of hydra wheels which are really nice and no one was seriously interested. The euro guys spoke up and said...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-05-2020, 05:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 198
Posted By dl242gt
I would start with removing the cluster and...

I would start with removing the cluster and carefully checking the pins where the tach makes it's power and ground connections. The pins in the tach can spread and lose contact. The pins in the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-05-2020, 05:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 400
Posted By dl242gt
That's why it's an extractor. NOT a stud...

That's why it's an extractor. NOT a stud installer. Although you could use it for that. The side compression type of extractors ruin threads as well. If you need to preserve the threads then one of...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-05-2020, 04:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 213
Posted By dl242gt
I have a few tools here at hand. 9995025 is...

I have a few tools here at hand.
9995025 is the latest cam and IMS seal installer.
9995026 valve shim pliers.
9995441 B21/23/230 rear main seal installer. (expensive) Had to buy from Baum...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-05-2020, 03:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 406
Posted By dl242gt
Volvo Virgo wheels are tough but do suffer from...

Volvo Virgo wheels are tough but do suffer from bending due to road hazards. Last time I checked it was more like about $125-150 a wheel to repair. I would repair the wheel. Personally, with how much...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-05-2020, 03:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 203
Posted By dl242gt
Yes, you better check that thermostat. I always...

Yes, you better check that thermostat. I always delete that thing. If you live in the cold north the thermostat is a good idea. But in more temperate climates it's not necessary. YOu can remove the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-05-2020, 03:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 166
Posted By dl242gt
There are parts diagrams on volvopartswebstore...

There are parts diagrams on volvopartswebstore and the original parts catalogs are online with gcp.se.

Do you have a picture hosing site? Some pictures would help. You can also donate to the site...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-05-2020, 03:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 205
Posted By dl242gt
BTW I recommend using the Hella or Cibie versions...

BTW I recommend using the Hella or Cibie versions of those replacement headlights. They are about the best you can do with the aftermarket halogen light housings. They will last a long time.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-05-2020, 03:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 205
Posted By dl242gt
To just make the four headlight system better....

To just make the four headlight system better. You can use European replacement H4 for the outer lights and European H1 high beam headlights. For yellow you buy the French spec version and they will...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-05-2020, 03:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 203
Posted By dl242gt
You tested the air mass sensor how? Just because...

You tested the air mass sensor how? Just because it's new doesn't mean it's good nowadays. It probably is and I would give it the benefit of the doubt. I'd remove the connector and make sure all the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-05-2020, 03:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 172
Posted By dl242gt
I would check for codes at terminal 2 and 6....

I would check for codes at terminal 2 and 6. There are diagnostic codes that can be set without lighting the check engine light. I suggest checking the fuel pressure. If the pressure is too low it...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-05-2020, 03:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 400
Posted By dl242gt
This type of stud extractor worked the best for...

This type of stud extractor worked the best for me.
PRODUCT DETAILS
Part No. W83203
Warranty Details (30 DAY REPLACEMENT IF DEFECTIVE)

Product Features:

Stud Extractor is used to remove...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-05-2020, 02:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 395
Posted By dl242gt
I used to do this manually on my 240 series. But...

I used to do this manually on my 240 series. But it always is a long protracted process when doing this manually with a helper. Even when I would be successful. It would still take going around the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-02-2020, 02:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 452
Posted By dl242gt
I'm not sure what you are asking? Those are...

I'm not sure what you are asking? Those are rubber hoses that get hard and brittle over time. The hose is held in place with a clamp that is bolted onto the oil pump mounting. If you can push a coat...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-02-2020, 02:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 333
Posted By dl242gt
The Volvo parts catalogs are online at gcp.se....

The Volvo parts catalogs are online at gcp.se. Dave Barton sells a replacement wiring harness for the shifter. I make my own using teflon insulated wire. It's not polarity conscious so either wire...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-02-2020, 01:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 555
Posted By dl242gt
My car being a classic is right at the end of...

My car being a classic is right at the end of production. It has the PAL fuse holder on the battery terminal. About ten years ago I had to replace the battery terminal section due to corrosion....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-02-2020, 01:34 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,382
Posted By dl242gt
There is a delay relay for the a/c. It prevents...

There is a delay relay for the a/c. It prevents the a/c from running during starting if you leave the a/c on. Makes the a/c wait till about 20 seconds after starting before it runs. If that relay...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-01-2020, 09:37 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,878
Posted By dl242gt
:-D Nicely repaired! Keep the wagon train rolling.

:-D Nicely repaired! Keep the wagon train rolling.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-29-2020, 01:38 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,382
Posted By dl242gt
if you have the car sorted out. it is reliable...

if you have the car sorted out. it is reliable for trips. carry spares though and have AAA.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-27-2020, 06:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,308
Posted By dl242gt
Just used mine today to haul a mattress and box...

Just used mine today to haul a mattress and box spring. Naturally one of the end caps fell off from the load bar. But the rack is probably twenty five or more years old and it's still great to use. I...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-27-2020, 06:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 408
Posted By dl242gt
Smoke right away on startup could be leakdown...

Smoke right away on startup could be leakdown from valve stem seals. If it is coming out of the exhaust. If it's just burning off right away. That would have to be something very close like oil from...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-26-2020, 01:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 378
Posted By dl242gt
Change to a non egr ezk as suggested. You'll...

Change to a non egr ezk as suggested. You'll still easily pass emissions. The only hold up would be if the state you move to has visual inspection of the engine. Most states don't though and as long...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-26-2020, 01:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 408
Posted By dl242gt
Maybe there is some seepage that gets on the...

Maybe there is some seepage that gets on the exhaust? That would get on the exhaust and burn off when starting. If it's a small amount at a time like my friends it burns off and disappears. Also a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-26-2020, 01:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 408
Posted By dl242gt
Sometimes the head gaskets fail on these cars but...

Sometimes the head gaskets fail on these cars but the coolant leaks out of the engine and not into the combustion chambers till much later in the failure. I would still do a compression test and see...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-25-2020, 12:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 508
Posted By dl242gt
That is called Multi X by Volvo. A good example...

That is called Multi X by Volvo. A good example of wheels that bolt right on. I would suggest that you will have terrible ride quality if you use 17" wheels and tires with nothing else done to the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-24-2020, 09:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 508
Posted By dl242gt
Nice car. Try to keep it nice and mostly original...

Nice car. Try to keep it nice and mostly original and you will enjoy appreciation of the value of the car. Why not use some volvo alloy wheels? The type of spacers you linked to are the kind that let...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-24-2020, 09:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 439
Posted By dl242gt
Have you tested your PCV system? A blocked system...

Have you tested your PCV system? A blocked system will keep pushing that plug right out.

Try to clean the contact surface of the bearing blocks where the plug goes really well. Should not need any...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-24-2020, 09:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,984
Posted By dl242gt
I remember threads about the 'tight squish' where...

I remember threads about the 'tight squish' where that kind of thing was discussed. If I recall correctly that had to be accounted for with a much higher than stock engine red line.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-22-2020, 04:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 454
Posted By dl242gt
If you bought tires online at one of the larger...

If you bought tires online at one of the larger places like Tire Rack or Discount Tire Direct. They have an authorized installed list on their web site.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-22-2020, 02:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 514
Posted By dl242gt
One of the most irrational and cheap things Volvo...

One of the most irrational and cheap things Volvo engineers did on those cars. A car that cost even more than a 240 got a plastic fuel filler door. I would follow the advice above and use some small...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-22-2020, 02:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 387
Posted By dl242gt
I don't even consider myself a good welder and my...

I don't even consider myself a good welder and my welds aren't that ugly. But yeah, some persuasion if needed and it should be oK. As long as the actual part that the bushing slides onto is straight...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-22-2020, 02:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 422
Posted By dl242gt
This can happen if the connections like the...

This can happen if the connections like the ground wire on a tailight has a bad connection to the body or the light. Also dirty socket connections or the tabs the sockets contact can have bad...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-20-2020, 06:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 615
Posted By dl242gt
The squirter mod is a sticky at the top. That...

The squirter mod is a sticky at the top. That said Volvos are tough without squirters. It's just that an upgrade like that does help an engine last longer. I'd say it really depends on your hp goals...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-20-2020, 06:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 338
Posted By dl242gt
I think I have a GLT tailgate at the barn. When I...

I think I have a GLT tailgate at the barn. When I go out there in a few days I can check. Zoom in on some pictures. I'm sure you'll get a good enough Idea where to put the badge. Those badges were...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-19-2020, 01:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 503
Posted By dl242gt
Also a 37 and 74 fit, too.

Also a 37 and 74 fit, too.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-16-2020, 08:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,326
Posted By dl242gt
I bought a rebuilt one. They were reasonable. I...

I bought a rebuilt one. They were reasonable. I didn't try taking it apart but there are some good sites on rebuilding them and adjusting the pressure. You can even add a bolt to the bottom to adjust...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-16-2020, 03:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,984
Posted By dl242gt
Volvo evo head is a great upgrade for power.

Volvo evo head is a great upgrade for power.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-16-2020, 02:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 430
Posted By dl242gt
I would start with the clutch cable. The cable...

I would start with the clutch cable. The cable operation with a turbo engine isn't a problem. Volvo did that hydraulic setup because it does give a lighter pedal and provides more force easily to the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-16-2020, 02:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 698
Posted By dl242gt
The fittings and hard line are the copper nickel...

The fittings and hard line are the copper nickel stuff so it gets rounded off easily. Nice to get the fittings from the salvage yard because metric fittings are hard to find locally.
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