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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-14-2018, 11:58 AM
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Posted By PromiseRing
All Volvo owners should seriously consider this...

All Volvo owners should seriously consider this advice. Tired of getting in nasty ass volvos.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-14-2018, 09:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,193
Posted By PromiseRing
That never even crossed my mind. Thank you, I...

That never even crossed my mind. Thank you, I will have a look.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-13-2018, 08:17 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,327
Posted By PromiseRing
To me your numbers look perfect aside from...

To me your numbers look perfect aside from cylinder 1. Should be a nice upgrade for ya, and get ready for a super lumpy idle below 40F or so, but only for 30 seconds or so. Actually sounds cool
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-13-2018, 07:56 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,327
Posted By PromiseRing
To be honest you could safely run it as is, but...

To be honest you could safely run it as is, but most will reccommend that you don’t.

Yes, you need a shin that is .005” thicker than that’s in there and that will bring it within spec
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-13-2018, 03:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,193
Posted By PromiseRing
I have made sure all of the gutters are free of...

I have made sure all of the gutters are free of debris and air/water can easily pass through them. I have also ripped out the old tail light seals and replaced with a thicker weatherstripping. I have...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-13-2018, 01:15 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,327
Posted By PromiseRing
Yeah it was just a generic picture I found on the...

Yeah it was just a generic picture I found on the internet. The same principle applies either way though.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-12-2018, 12:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 601
Posted By PromiseRing
What kind of question is that?

What kind of question is that?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-12-2018, 11:30 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,327
Posted By PromiseRing
It will work fine. Square tooth belts were used...

It will work fine. Square tooth belts were used until 92. 93+ are round tooth AFAIK.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-12-2018, 09:23 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,327
Posted By PromiseRing
I assume OP has a 240 and unless itís a 93, he...

I assume OP has a 240 and unless itís a 93, he has the right gear. Even if it is a 93, he can swap crank gear and aux gear for square tooth and be good to go.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-10-2018, 09:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 375
Posted By PromiseRing
It’s still the CPS.

It’s still the CPS.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-09-2018, 03:58 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,327
Posted By PromiseRing
Yes you can spin the cam around and around...

Yes you can spin the cam around and around without issue. It is non interference. Just time it properly when you put it back together.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-08-2018, 11:26 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,327
Posted By PromiseRing
OP, notice how your cylinder 1 intake valve is...

OP, notice how your cylinder 1 intake valve is depressed by the cam right now. You should be able to see the tip of both of cylinder 1s lobes. That way both valves are closed. That will be close to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-08-2018, 01:38 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,327
Posted By PromiseRing
It will be in TDC or at least close, when the...

It will be in TDC or at least close, when the first 2 lobes are facing upwards (meaning both valves are closed). Not sure on the advancing. Play with it and see what you like best.

These engines...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-08-2018, 11:19 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,327
Posted By PromiseRing
Ideally you should put the new shaft in, in the...

Ideally you should put the new shaft in, in the same orientation as the other cam (top dead center), but realistically it doesnt even matter because you can just spin it to the correct position via...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-07-2018, 07:28 PM
Replies: 53
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Posted By PromiseRing
Oddly enough, I was not able to find those torque...

Oddly enough, I was not able to find those torque specs in the Bentley bible (which is MUCH better than the Haynes, I highly recommend investing in one and keeping it in the trunk). I may have...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-07-2018, 06:44 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,327
Posted By PromiseRing
B cam will not make the engine interference, but...

B cam will not make the engine interference, but it is a good upgrade over the M cam, especially with a manual transmission.

Snug with a 1/4” ratchet is plenty tight. Always easier to snug up a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-07-2018, 05:53 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,327
Posted By PromiseRing
You can time it afterwards. These are non...

You can time it afterwards. These are non interference engines (assuming head isn’t shaved a bunch with a fat cam), so there’s no risk in engine damage by just timing it later on.

I would remove...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-07-2018, 01:37 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,327
Posted By PromiseRing
Cylinder one is at TDC when piston 1 is at the...

Cylinder one is at TDC when piston 1 is at the very top of its compression stroke and both valves, intake and exhaust, are shut.

There’s a timing washer by the crank gear that will align with a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-07-2018, 01:33 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,327
Posted By PromiseRing
^^Words of wisdom right there. Just use a 1/4”...

^^Words of wisdom right there. Just use a 1/4” drive ratchet, grab it at the HEAD (as to decrease leverage), and get everything snug like that. The more you work on stuff, the more you get the feel...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-07-2018, 11:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 692
Posted By PromiseRing
I thought it was the opposite of that, but I...

I thought it was the opposite of that, but I can’t be sure.

An infrared thermometer is your friend here. When the gauge reads high, measure temp at the ‘freeze plug’ in the block, and at the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-06-2018, 09:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 364
Posted By PromiseRing
A 1993 regina car has only 2 on switches for the...

A 1993 regina car has only 2 on switches for the cooling fan, both of which are external.

Low speed is controlled by a pressure switch in the condenser for when the ac is on. So yes you are...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-05-2018, 09:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,206
Posted By PromiseRing
Put 600 lbs in the trunk and try the test again.

Put 600 lbs in the trunk and try the test again.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-04-2018, 01:17 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,108
Posted By PromiseRing
You wonít always see visible moisture. I have had...

You wonít always see visible moisture. I have had enough luck by simply thoroughly wiping everything with a dry paper towel.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-03-2018, 09:55 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,108
Posted By PromiseRing
When my first 240 wouldn’t start, this was...

When my first 240 wouldn’t start, this was exactly my problem. Fuel pump relay was FULL of water.

If that’s not your issue, have you tried removing the dist cap and rotor and drying it out with a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-02-2018, 01:07 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 7,847
Posted By PromiseRing
Summer and hot weather is coming to an end here....

Summer and hot weather is coming to an end here. The car will be parked in a garage over winter weather as to avoid salt. I am planning on compressor replacement during the time parked.

I had a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-30-2018, 12:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 380
Posted By PromiseRing
Doubtful, cus gravity. But possible, cus...

Doubtful, cus gravity. But possible, cus pressurized oil.


More than likely this or valve cover gasket.

When a cam seal leaks, I’ve always had them pool up on the side of the head where...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-19-2018, 08:48 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,437
Posted By PromiseRing
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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-19-2018, 05:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 733
Posted By PromiseRing
I think you could check he wiring diagrams for...

I think you could check he wiring diagrams for the color of the wire going to each circuit. If for some reason they’re the same color, you could do a continuity check to each pin on the ecu...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-19-2018, 11:55 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,100
Posted By PromiseRing
What plugs? What are they gapped at?

What plugs? What are they gapped at?
Forum: performance & modifications 09-19-2018, 09:16 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,513
Posted By PromiseRing
Did you PM him yet

Did you PM him yet
Forum: performance & modifications 09-18-2018, 10:17 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,513
Posted By PromiseRing
Okay John, Roy was wrong. Why don’t you PM him...

Okay John, Roy was wrong. Why don’t you PM him about it
Forum: performance & modifications 09-18-2018, 09:16 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,513
Posted By PromiseRing
No building necessary, just more bewst.

No building necessary, just more bewst.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-18-2018, 09:14 PM
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Views: 2,513
Posted By PromiseRing
Don't need to gape. Use your head.

Don't need to gape. Use your head.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-18-2018, 09:11 PM
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Views: 2,513
Posted By PromiseRing
why tf would a +t not work in the long term??...

why tf would a +t not work in the long term?? There is nothing inherently wrong with the NA block or internals. If anything they make a better DD torquey motor. Have fun with a 7.5:1 CR. Kinda sucks...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-18-2018, 08:38 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,513
Posted By PromiseRing
:uh: yes they are stout. Search any old thread on...

:uh: yes they are stout. Search any old thread on here. It takes quite a bit to kill them so whichever ones you've seen must have been neglected pretty bad. Rods help with being stout, huge big end,...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-18-2018, 08:26 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,513
Posted By PromiseRing
Didn't say they won't go forever, but that...

Didn't say they won't go forever, but that doesn't mean they wear as well as a b21. Idc how many redblocks you've neglected and blown up. Makes no difference to me.

Shut up
Forum: performance & modifications 09-18-2018, 08:10 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,513
Posted By PromiseRing
Yes also has a lot to do with crank steered vs...

Yes also has a lot to do with crank steered vs piston steered rods. Again, just what I've read on here many many times.

Oh here's something else I read on here from Roy.

I am not a...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-18-2018, 05:07 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,513
Posted By PromiseRing
Youíre right. There was a difference in material...

Youíre right. There was a difference in material used in the block casting and they wear extremely well in comparison to the b230 engines (which also wear pretty well).

But mainly itís the rods...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-18-2018, 05:03 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,513
Posted By PromiseRing
Uhhh no. As far as I know they both use M rods...

Uhhh no. As far as I know they both use M rods and are as close to indestructible as a stock Volvo engine gets. But I havenít done enough research to confirm that.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-18-2018, 04:41 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,513
Posted By PromiseRing
I did. OP should buy a turbo car or deal with a...

I did. OP should buy a turbo car or deal with a slow NA Volvo. Sometimes the truth hurts
Forum: performance & modifications 09-18-2018, 04:28 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,513
Posted By PromiseRing
:nod: and infinitely more reliable than any ole...

:nod: and infinitely more reliable than any ole Volvo 4 banger. Notice the uprising trend of people putting small blocks in almost EVERYTHING. Itís because they work.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-18-2018, 04:27 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,513
Posted By PromiseRing
Pretty much any b21, and any 90+ b230 if it stays...

Pretty much any b21, and any 90+ b230 if it stays away from knock. Let me guess, Iím wrong? The hundreds of threads Iíve read are all wrong?:roll:

Hell, Iíve seen 300whp on a skinny rod motor for...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-18-2018, 04:06 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,513
Posted By PromiseRing
Heard that lmao Donít need to build an...

Heard that lmao

Donít need to build an engine to hold the boost that Iím happy dailying. Bottom end is good for 300+ whp and my trans is good for 75ft-lbs of torque, so Iím staying conservative...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-18-2018, 03:41 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,513
Posted By PromiseRing
Timing belt is sub 30 minutes dude:e-shrug:...

Timing belt is sub 30 minutes dude:e-shrug: knocked one out yesterday along with a cam seal in 25 minutes flat.

Your guysí insults are weak sauce.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-18-2018, 03:21 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,513
Posted By PromiseRing
Sorry, beyond your workspace and tool collection....

Sorry, beyond your workspace and tool collection.

FWIW, it takes more tools to make 15hp on an NA engine than it does to make an additional 50hp by simply adding a turbo.

Or better yet, buy a...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-18-2018, 02:29 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,513
Posted By PromiseRing
There is nothing you can do with your budget and...

There is nothing you can do with your budget and skill set that will make any NA auto 2/7/9 8v fast. I will blow your doors off in my half-ass turbo conversion manual trans 240, 100% of the time. And...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-18-2018, 08:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 733
Posted By PromiseRing
So injectors are constantly being grounded by the...

So injectors are constantly being grounded by the ecu. Are you grounds on the intake manifold clean and tight? How’s the resistor pack spades looking?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-17-2018, 07:42 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,437
Posted By PromiseRing
I have driven a car 2+ hours without having the...

I have driven a car 2+ hours without having the CPS bolted in. On this one it only ran when I *did* mount it improperly. Itís not my car and I doubt the owner will want to replace the bracket. My job...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-17-2018, 07:28 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,437
Posted By PromiseRing
So 1 out of 4 times plugs were wet?:wtf: besides,...

So 1 out of 4 times plugs were wet?:wtf: besides, during the 1 time that they were wet, it was probably from brake clean.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-17-2018, 07:22 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,437
Posted By PromiseRing
You accuse me of not being able to math, but at...

You accuse me of not being able to math, but at least I can read.

I appreciate the attempt to help, but if you’re going to fail to read and then accuse me of untrue things, just stay out.

And...
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