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Forum: performance & modifications 09-05-2020, 08:15 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,545
Posted By DET17
I don't have but a single data point, but it...

I don't have but a single data point, but it tells me this latter "belief" is wrong. I had a 92 745T which had stock wagon springs all around and Bils HD. The damn thing was the best damped and...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-02-2020, 12:46 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,992
Posted By DET17
How do we know this gent has his balancer reading...

How do we know this gent has his balancer reading true TDC for #1 ?

I run the IPD cam and with LH2.4 (spark timing proper) it pulls hard just as soon as the 19t spools, which is NOW. My cam is...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-27-2020, 08:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,264
Posted By DET17
YES, absolutely late timing.

YES, absolutely late timing.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-23-2020, 05:20 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 172,807
Posted By DET17
I don't know how many time I've seen this...

I don't know how many time I've seen this conundrum on the 4 bangers. Supposedly it is not such an issue to put a large TB on a V8, but the 4 holes don't seem to tolerate too large of a TB without...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-22-2020, 06:45 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 172,807
Posted By DET17
So you went smaller on the TB? I'm not clear...

So you went smaller on the TB? I'm not clear after reading.... just a few sips of java so far today.

If YES, that matches what I've read about the large TBs working great at WOT conditions, but...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-20-2020, 12:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,422
Posted By DET17
Outstanding! This gent has dispelled many TB...

Outstanding! This gent has dispelled many TB myths in one post.

He is spot on about charge weight being critical. In general I believe R134a must be weighed to spec +/- 2 oz. !!! Some basic...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-08-2020, 06:37 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 41,661
Posted By DET17
Have you rebuilt any of the TD04 turbos before? ...

Have you rebuilt any of the TD04 turbos before? CHRA common I believe to most..... I used a factory MITSU overhaul kit, and followed the video from ARD Tuning, which might still be up even tho they...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-08-2020, 06:30 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 62,624
Posted By DET17
Mike, best of luck keep those rims round! You...

Mike, best of luck keep those rims round! You are braver than I, running those rubber bands on the ATL roads.

Glad the V8 project has come to functionality..... who said you couldn't finish...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-04-2020, 12:46 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 11,494
Posted By DET17
Wonder if that was the old Conner850 wagon........

Wonder if that was the old Conner850 wagon..... he had a thread a few years back, but I believe he has vanished back into BMW land.....
Forum: performance & modifications 08-04-2020, 12:44 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 20,770
Posted By DET17
My rear TME droned horribly in the RPM range that...

My rear TME droned horribly in the RPM range that MikeP listed.... until I put a Vibrant resonator in the factory spot on my 9 sedan. I ran the IPD system from TME "cat back" and with a stock 9...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-25-2020, 12:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,512
Posted By DET17
The inlet side to the turbo has atmospheric...

The inlet side to the turbo has atmospheric pressure at best. This connects to the inlet of the compressor; hence no positive pressure.

The CBV tip is a good one; that side is pressurized with...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-25-2020, 09:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,742
Posted By DET17
More 411 on the replacement "back side" hose. ...

More 411 on the replacement "back side" hose. Found my receipt :cool:

Volvo PN 1348538

Voluparts.com (salesman I worked with "Bill" .... been there forever)

Listed on receipt as 91-92 7/9...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-24-2020, 04:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,742
Posted By DET17
MAN, do I ever know this nightmare! BTDT, ended...

MAN, do I ever know this nightmare! BTDT, ended up putting 3 each of the CHINA replacement suction hoses in the north GA landfill.

Contact VOLUPARTS in ATL. They gave me a perfect recommendation...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-22-2020, 04:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,147
Posted By DET17
Use silicone, and the proper OEM style spring...

Use silicone, and the proper OEM style spring clamps at each end. Those lines that "breath oil" won't swell up like the rubber hoses can do. I've had a full set in service since around 2013 and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-22-2020, 04:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,256
Posted By DET17
I'd almost swear I bought one of these years ago...

I'd almost swear I bought one of these years ago from FCP Groton. Talked myself out of changing it on my 94 AW71..... decided to leave the 126K mile gearbox well enough alone. Might still have, but...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-22-2020, 12:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,551
Posted By DET17
Nobody? My, the herd is thinning out.......

Nobody? My, the herd is thinning out.......
Forum: performance & modifications 07-22-2020, 12:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,036
Posted By DET17
Have you communicated directly with Lankku? He...

Have you communicated directly with Lankku? He is currently the MAN with respect to the in-line whiteblock.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-21-2020, 07:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,407
Posted By DET17
Another option is to add a vacuum reservoir. ...

Another option is to add a vacuum reservoir. SAAB came factory fitted with these on the C900 turbo cars. You also should have a check valve installed on this port to keep boost out of the vacuum...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-21-2020, 06:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,551
Posted By DET17
Replace auto trans shifter selector switch - 9 series

I've just purchased an NOS switch to resolve an intermittent no start condition on my sedan. Takes some jiggling on occasion to get start enable in P or N.

As it's currently hotter than Hades in...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-14-2020, 12:53 PM
Replies: 595
Views: 263,150
Posted By DET17
It looks like you've decided to dive back into...

It looks like you've decided to dive back into the cast iron tractor engine.... to each his own, I can't imagine leaving the inline 6 with it's modern tech versus the iron lump.

FWIW, I'm sure...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-01-2020, 06:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,277
Posted By DET17
Agreed. The lift pump from tank to chassis,...

Agreed. The lift pump from tank to chassis, barely sees 10PSI, if that. So long as the chassis pump is running, this pump & hose feed the "suction side" of that chassis pump. If you could measure...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-01-2020, 06:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,155
Posted By DET17
Check your ground cables from the engine which...

Check your ground cables from the engine which connect back to the frame & thence to the battery.

Put your voltmeter on OHMS, touch the aluminum head, and the negative battery post. The engine...
Forum: events 07-01-2020, 06:15 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 15,968
Posted By DET17
Sorry to hear the event is scrubbed for 2020. ...

Sorry to hear the event is scrubbed for 2020. Here are a couple memory shots from the inaugural event in 2015, Labor Day weekend:
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-28-2020, 08:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,696
Posted By DET17
As I think was mentioned early in this thread,...

As I think was mentioned early in this thread, the head mounted sensor which inputs temp to the ECU must have a flawless electrical connection. There are cheap aftermarket sensors (KAE ?) which...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-27-2020, 06:48 AM
Replies: 797
Views: 408,887
Posted By DET17
Tom, without digging back thru 32 pages of build...

Tom, without digging back thru 32 pages of build thread, did you weld up the beltline trim holes yourself.... were they already filled when you bought the 242? I'm still debating this mod in my...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-21-2020, 07:15 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 9,553
Posted By DET17
$150 a hole? Prices have crept a bit.... 10...

$150 a hole? Prices have crept a bit.... 10 years ago it was $100 a hole. My son will be building his engine from a squirter block I bought which had all 4 sleeves installed. I called the machine...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-21-2020, 07:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,718
Posted By DET17
Ignoring the previous links (too early, not...

Ignoring the previous links (too early, not enough java yet), I recall that Towery added these holes and had the details on his old PBase pics. Seems HE had a link to the origination ..... Group A...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-20-2020, 08:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,653
Posted By DET17
The squirters IMO are a valuable addition;...

The squirters IMO are a valuable addition; technology widely used now by OEMs. Cost and parts are fairly low $; conversion kit (tools) should be linked in this section of TB.

H-beam rods so you...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-18-2020, 06:14 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,523
Posted By DET17
Ironically, Volvo went to the orifice tube for...

Ironically, Volvo went to the orifice tube for the late 7/9 vehicles. When I converted my 92, I paid the extra cost to fit a variable OT expansion device. I will say that I've never had cooler...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-17-2020, 08:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,584
Posted By DET17
There is an ECU output which grounds the E-fan...

There is an ECU output which grounds the E-fan relay; I'm certain it monitors the temp sensor in the red block head. The other pair of ground inputs come from the AC sensors which are measuring the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-17-2020, 01:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,523
Posted By DET17
Nice writeup by the OP. A couple tidbits...

Nice writeup by the OP.

A couple tidbits learned from decades of converting old R12 vehicles to R134a:

1. PAG oil is only for vehicles which were factory R134a; I believe it's POE oil which is...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-16-2020, 06:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,044
Posted By DET17
With the larger flange which NIW installed, you...

With the larger flange which NIW installed, you can run either the standard size TB or the larger 850/960 TB (which will support ~ 450hp). As was pointed out earlier, that power level is beyond the...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-14-2020, 08:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,044
Posted By DET17
Yes it will. Based upon the research I found,...

Yes it will. Based upon the research I found, the standard TB will support 350hp in a boosted application. That, and the benefit of "tip in" throttle response of the standard TB, which is driveable...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-11-2020, 08:18 PM
Replies: 454
Views: 273,344
Posted By DET17
I ordered the OEM PN for the struts required when...

I ordered the OEM PN for the struts required when one runs the rear spoiler. As that was a L O N G time ago, I'm not certain I have a record of what actually arrived. Seems to me they were an eBay...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-11-2020, 08:04 PM
Replies: 595
Views: 263,150
Posted By DET17
Good info! I have a 93 cluster, rear end, and...

Good info! I have a 93 cluster, rear end, and the wiring all the way to the cluster for the speed sensor. That's one less issue down the road when I build my 84 242 with a 5 cyl. Hope there isn't...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-04-2020, 07:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,051
Posted By DET17
This, exactly. Pics are in my build thread.......

This, exactly. Pics are in my build thread.... for the cam pulley at least. I use 2 pair of vice grips; one at the pulley, the other at the stud. It works brilliantly......:nod:
Forum: performance & modifications 06-04-2020, 07:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,867
Posted By DET17
The vaunted "M" rods in the B21/23 are pretty...

The vaunted "M" rods in the B21/23 are pretty stout. I think Towery bent his ~ 24psi.

How much boost will you be running? I believe the B21/23 design is crank steered and floating piston.......
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-03-2020, 12:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,614
Posted By DET17
I'm no expert on the 960, but the 940's stateside...

I'm no expert on the 960, but the 940's stateside have the GM built HARRISON climate control system under dash. It is well know that several of those GM diaphragms leak down vacuum.... my turbo car...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-03-2020, 07:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,693
Posted By DET17
Yes, far too many "unknowns" in this equation. ...

Yes, far too many "unknowns" in this equation. One must KNOW the ignition timing, not assume. As mentioned, neither can one trust injector flow rates.

All part of the due diligence when building...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-03-2020, 06:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,338
Posted By DET17
I would call it "sport - firm". If you aren't...

I would call it "sport - firm". If you aren't holding the brake, it will be annoying.

Both of them I've done exhibit that behavior. Changing the length of the spacer will dampen the affect.......
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-01-2020, 07:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,373
Posted By DET17
The SAAB 900 Tee fits cleanly in the return hose...

The SAAB 900 Tee fits cleanly in the return hose ID. You can purchase the single step contacts (normally open) or use the later BMW sensor which has a pair of contacts with progressively higher...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-30-2020, 08:52 AM
Replies: 346
Views: 182,771
Posted By DET17
Wow! That is some impressive workmanship Bob. ...

Wow! That is some impressive workmanship Bob. I'm a total believer if quality the FIRST time.... that's what will make these cars run hours/days/months between system failures (MTTF) rather than...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-30-2020, 07:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,693
Posted By DET17
Well, a couple observations. First, I can't...

Well, a couple observations.

First, I can't imagine you need that giant throttlebody for an NA engine, unless your intent is a high RPM monster at 350hp plus. It is well documented that those...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-29-2020, 07:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 12,571
Posted By DET17
Loving the slicktop wagon.... the BEST of the 9...

Loving the slicktop wagon.... the BEST of the 9 series. Wasn't it NA and you +T'd it?

Either way, keep it rolling. When will it make a 1000 ft. pass?
Forum: performance & modifications 05-27-2020, 01:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,381
Posted By DET17
Because CATs are required by law in 50 states. ...

Because CATs are required by law in 50 states. The head pipes seem to last quite long.....so the market needs “CAT back” kits typically.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-27-2020, 06:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,106
Posted By DET17
Next time you have her apart, convert to round...

Next time you have her apart, convert to round tooth..... and of course check the belt tension as the OE specified. Amazing how well these engines will run when you follow directions......
Forum: performance & modifications 05-26-2020, 05:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,663
Posted By DET17
Running the same turbo, injectors, AMM, but WITH...

Running the same turbo, injectors, AMM, but WITH TLAO chips; I've also noticed that part throttle doesn't result in much more than stoich. I cannot say this is true at 10psi..... I think it was...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-25-2020, 08:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,904
Posted By DET17
Nice video, details your improvements quite well!...

Nice video, details your improvements quite well! I really like your exhaust work.... apparently no CAT is required in the UK, or is this an off road vehicle only? You did better than I did in...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-24-2020, 07:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,500
Posted By DET17
Yes, absolutely.

Yes, absolutely.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-24-2020, 07:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,385
Posted By DET17
Shoot a PM to Lankku, who has built many of these...

Shoot a PM to Lankku, who has built many of these manifolds for his 6 cylinder cars. Might even have a supplier for the OP.
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