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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-01-2014, 02:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,141
Posted By Three Fat Tigers
I've had a number of rims sorted out with a...

I've had a number of rims sorted out with a seriously large dead blow hammer in the hands of an very skilled operator. No cracks and you can't tell they were bent. Can't address how it's done...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-01-2014, 01:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,554
Posted By Three Fat Tigers
The one I usually buy/recommend, used it in...

The one I usually buy/recommend, used it in everything with no issues:
http://www.amazon.com/Bosch-15727-Oxygen-Universal-Fitment/dp/B000BZI4KM/
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-01-2014, 01:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 742
Posted By Three Fat Tigers
Have you inspected the diff pinion shaft for...

Have you inspected the diff pinion shaft for play, possible bearing failure? Same for trans output shaft, and the u-joints.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-01-2014, 01:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 703
Posted By Three Fat Tigers
Leaking FPR? Might check the FPR vacuum line for...

Leaking FPR? Might check the FPR vacuum line for signs of fuel. If it starts easier when floored, odds are it's the FPR.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-13-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 6
940: Low Idle
Views: 659
Posted By Three Fat Tigers
Sounds like and IAC valve issue. Basics: ...

Sounds like and IAC valve issue.

Basics:
Clean out the throttle with some paper towels soaked in carb cleaner + maybe a tooth brush. Remove and clean out the IAC valve, bench test it, should...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-13-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 790
Posted By Three Fat Tigers
Never seen any sediment when pulling any Volvo...

Never seen any sediment when pulling any Volvo fuel filter, so that could be it, upstream. I think I would pull the filter, run the hose into a bucket and jumper the fuse for the rear pump to see if...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-12-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,025
Posted By Three Fat Tigers
Had the windshield of my '84 245 replaced with...

Had the windshield of my '84 245 replaced with PPG via insurance. The tint band was so tall/low that I found myself looking through it in my normal seating position (6'2"), had to order and pay out...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-12-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 927
Posted By Three Fat Tigers
Several possibilities: ►the magnetic coil...

Several possibilities:

►the magnetic coil part of the clutch is failing. Might be able to tell from checking the resistance against an known good unit.

►not getting enough juice, poor ground...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-11-2014, 12:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,353
Posted By Three Fat Tigers
The reason I asked about the mileage is if the...

The reason I asked about the mileage is if the sound showed up suddenly/recently, I'd be worried, if it's been around for a long time, most likely it's piston slap. It's unlikely the spark plug hole...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-11-2014, 12:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,353
Posted By Three Fat Tigers
Piston slap is cosmetic, so no worries there. ...

Piston slap is cosmetic, so no worries there.
More on piston slap here: http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=2298

Rod knock that loud, left unrepaired might go 1-2k miles, probably...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-10-2014, 11:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,353
Posted By Three Fat Tigers
260k-ish when bought, how many miles on it now? ...

260k-ish when bought, how many miles on it now? Is it quieter or louder after it warms up? Is the car driven regularly?

I don't think the sound in the videos is related to an exhaust leak,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-10-2014, 10:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 771
Posted By Three Fat Tigers
Short of going to an pull a part, you might try...

Short of going to an pull a part, you might try http://www.davebarton.com/index.html, click on email dave. I know the non EGR cars have a spare connector on the engine harness below the intake...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-10-2014, 10:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,353
Posted By Three Fat Tigers
Lacking any history or other information related...

Lacking any history or other information related to the sound, which would help immeasurably to pin point the issue, I'd say it's either a bad case of piston slap or quite probably rod knock.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-10-2010, 06:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,673
Posted By Three Fat Tigers
In the 240, to change the oil pan there is no...

In the 240, to change the oil pan there is no need to raise engine from above or to touch the cross member other than to unbolt the lower motor mount brackets.
→put the front wheels up on ramps,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-19-2010, 01:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 773
Posted By Three Fat Tigers
Odds are the fitting had no effect on the...

Odds are the fitting had no effect on the available volume of fuel. The spec is probably something like 1.23 qts of fuel delivered in 30 seconds, measured at the fuel return hose, if you really want...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-19-2010, 04:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 773
Posted By Three Fat Tigers
Yes. Yes, that is the main supply...

Yes.



Yes, that is the main supply line. I would replace it with a used one, it's very easy to pull one off a parts car, the clips that hold it under the car are not difficult to work with. ...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-06-2010, 08:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 737
Posted By Three Fat Tigers
See: ...

See:
http://forums.turbobricks.com/showpost.php?p=760965&postcount=7

No fusible link.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-06-2010, 08:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 779
Posted By Three Fat Tigers
Relay might have water in it, pop the cover off...

Relay might have water in it, pop the cover off and have a look, also check for any failed cracked or cold solder joints an re-flow them as needed. But otherwise it should still run high and low...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-06-2010, 08:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 946
Posted By Three Fat Tigers
Yes I've very recently put a '92 244 SRS dash...

Yes I've very recently put a '92 244 SRS dash into an '84 242Ti. As said before the steering column covers must the SRS type and you do need to install and use the knee bolster, and the left kick...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-05-2010, 12:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 946
Posted By Three Fat Tigers
Don't know of a write up, but can say it's super...

Don't know of a write up, but can say it's super easy, should be able to get it out in under 30 min.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-05-2010, 12:34 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,000
Posted By Three Fat Tigers
Bosch Premium is supposed to be the same thing as...

Bosch Premium is supposed to be the same thing as the Pure 1, I've used the Bosch P. with no issues. I used to use Amsoil filters until I had problems with the check valve drain, too expensive a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-05-2010, 09:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 723
Posted By Three Fat Tigers
I've seen several make over 300k miles with no...

I've seen several make over 300k miles with no issues. Common failure points include the PRNDL switch on the side, and rare failures in the solenoids inside. A lot of it comes down to how the car...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-05-2010, 09:34 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,000
Posted By Three Fat Tigers
WTF? Same Volvo/Mann filter used for turbo and...

WTF? Same Volvo/Mann filter used for turbo and na alike, same story where the M1 filter is concerned.

For reference this↓ is a photo of the Bosch M1-109 filter attached to a '94 944T....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-05-2010, 08:39 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,000
Posted By Three Fat Tigers
fram it! ...

fram it! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUMP3-H3eyc
Forum: showroom 02-05-2010, 06:38 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,921
Posted By Three Fat Tigers
omg I love that rust 740! I was thinking about a...

omg I love that rust 740! I was thinking about a faux paint job to achieve that look.
Forum: showroom 02-05-2010, 06:33 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,942
Posted By Three Fat Tigers
IMO Polaris is a better fit for the character of...

IMO Polaris is a better fit for the character of the car. Also the deep dish sets you apart from the everyday flush face FWD crowd. That said, I would run either one.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-05-2010, 06:10 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,717
Posted By Three Fat Tigers
Amazing, so they are called draw-latches: ...

Amazing, so they are called draw-latches:
http://www.mcmaster.com/#draw-latches

The "G" latch on that page looks perfect.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-04-2010, 10:26 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,717
Posted By Three Fat Tigers
The drywall screws that I've seen used caused the...

The drywall screws that I've seen used caused the seal part of the air filter to split, allowing some unfiltered air inside the box.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-04-2010, 09:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,279
Posted By Three Fat Tigers
What I did was take the oil cooler hoses over to...

What I did was take the oil cooler hoses over to parts store and match them up with some pre-formed heater hoses, there was one from autozone that you could make both hoses from, for more on this...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-03-2010, 02:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 928
Posted By Three Fat Tigers
Odds are the tensioner has not been installed or...

Odds are the tensioner has not been installed or set properly, or more likely, the mechanic is incompetent.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-03-2010, 02:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 12,763
Posted By Three Fat Tigers
Wait a min, 190F sounds like what you should have...

Wait a min, 190F sounds like what you should have with an 87c thermostat installed.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-03-2010, 02:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 12,763
Posted By Three Fat Tigers
Sounds like a bad thermostat. Have seen new...

Sounds like a bad thermostat. Have seen new thermostats that were bad or it's bleed valve installed in the wrong orientation.

If you have the old thermostat, gut it and put it back in as a test.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-03-2010, 02:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 703
Posted By Three Fat Tigers
What type of control do you have, MCC, or ECC? ...

What type of control do you have, MCC, or ECC? I'm not sure you could get the ECC on that year and model.

CC=climate controls
M=manual
E=electronic
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-03-2010, 01:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,717
Posted By Three Fat Tigers
got any pictures of that?

got any pictures of that?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-03-2010, 01:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 788
Posted By Three Fat Tigers
bizarre, would expect opposite effect with a bad...

bizarre, would expect opposite effect with a bad FPR vacuum line. Although the best mileage we've seen in the 90 760T was when there were 2 or three bad lines, about 29 mpg on the highway.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-03-2010, 01:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,717
Posted By Three Fat Tigers
IME, every RWD Volvo I"ve tried that↑ on has lost...

IME, every RWD Volvo I"ve tried that↑ on has lost power, mostly torque; turbo or NA. Stock air box has proven superior every time.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-03-2010, 01:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,179
Posted By Three Fat Tigers
As stated above, park the car in a quiet location...

As stated above, park the car in a quiet location and listen at ground level (lean over as far as you can with the door open), you should be able to hear the solenoid clicking when pressing the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-03-2010, 01:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 788
Posted By Three Fat Tigers
Yes, should be the same.

Yes, should be the same.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-03-2010, 01:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,717
Posted By Three Fat Tigers
I was thinking of trying some strips of thin...

I was thinking of trying some strips of thin sheet metal cut to the width of the bottom of the clip, thread the strip through the clip and fold it over, then pop rivet this to the bottom (edit: read...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-01-2010, 07:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,345
Posted By Three Fat Tigers
The door drains would also have to be plugged in...

The door drains would also have to be plugged in order for the water entering the door to make it inside the car, and then you would find the doors are sloshing heavy with water when you open them. ...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-01-2010, 07:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 11,452
Posted By Three Fat Tigers
No it never made contact, but it came close, the...

No it never made contact, but it came close, the low profile of the grills helped, the grills on the speakers I recommended above look very similar to mine in that department, so I would expect good...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-01-2010, 07:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,178
Posted By Three Fat Tigers
Next I'd pull all of the injector connectors at...

Next I'd pull all of the injector connectors at the same time and test between the harness connector terminals and the intake manifold (ground)(ignition on), the forward terminal supplies 12V+ to the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-01-2010, 06:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,178
Posted By Three Fat Tigers
The way to test the ECU itself it to try another...

The way to test the ECU itself it to try another one.

Try starting with the MAF sensor unplugged, if it starts and runs, the MAF is bad, a common failure mode.

Next I would unplug the injectors...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-01-2010, 06:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,695
Posted By Three Fat Tigers
Still sounds like #5 fuse power (sufficient...

Still sounds like #5 fuse power (sufficient current) is not reaching the flasher relay.

Try a jumper wire from a hot fuse (like #6) to the white wire at the hazard switch socket (unplug the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-01-2010, 09:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,345
Posted By Three Fat Tigers
By the way, super glue is awesome at repairing...

By the way, super glue is awesome at repairing door/trunk seals, often cannot tell where the tear, rip or damage was. Recommend the gel type super glue.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-01-2010, 09:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,345
Posted By Three Fat Tigers
Should be obvious if there is an issue. Most...

Should be obvious if there is an issue. Most common cause of failure: exposure to abrasion, dirt, weather, ozone, sunlight and other elements such as earth wind and fire. I've only ever seen door...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-01-2010, 09:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 591
Posted By Three Fat Tigers
Yes, you can cut off the factory relay connector...

Yes, you can cut off the factory relay connector and install (splice in) a universal generic Bosch type automotive relay and socket, the kind you can find almost anywhere, including wal-mart. It's...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-01-2010, 09:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 717
Posted By Three Fat Tigers
for reference: ...

for reference:
http://forums.turbobricks.com/showpost.php?p=1229308&postcount=4
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-01-2010, 08:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 638
Posted By Three Fat Tigers
Uh, wherever you found that, part of it came from...

Uh, wherever you found that, part of it came from this somewhat out of date thread:
http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=70326
Which I will update sometime soon as the 15727 is far...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-01-2010, 02:38 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,937
Posted By Three Fat Tigers
Next I'd try unplugging the MAF and see if it...

Next I'd try unplugging the MAF and see if it will run at all. If so: MAF is bad.

If not, then I'd pull the fuel pump relay and pop the cover off of it. Plug it back in and verify that both...
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