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Forum: projects & restorations Yesterday, 01:08 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 40,397
Posted By esmth
yeah they are 1/8 npt bungs for egt. only put em...

yeah they are 1/8 npt bungs for egt. only put em in for curiosity as i've never had an egt gauge in any of my cars
Forum: projects & restorations Yesterday, 08:39 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 40,397
Posted By esmth
yuck ...

yuck
https://esmth.com/f/210414/IMG_3840_small.jpeg (https://esmth.com/f/210414/IMG_3840.jpeg)
https://esmth.com/f/210414/IMG_3841_small.jpeg (https://esmth.com/f/210414/IMG_3841.jpeg)

new...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-12-2021, 06:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 448
Posted By esmth
some ezks will set the cel temporarily when the...

some ezks will set the cel temporarily when the idle is too low for too long. it won't actually store a code ime.
Forum: projects & restorations 04-09-2021, 05:46 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 50,923
Posted By esmth
wow that is a great idea for the accessory...

wow that is a great idea for the accessory bracket. Alternator under the exhaust manifold on the early redblock really wasn't the best design

Maybe I can copy with a slab of aluminum?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-09-2021, 08:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 944
Posted By esmth
do you have a volt meter that can measure the RMS...

do you have a volt meter that can measure the RMS AC voltage? the cheap ones unfortunately cannot. After reading this thread i have been hyper focusing on the lighting flicker at idle and measuring...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-08-2021, 12:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 681
Posted By esmth
All were moog branded, bought them from rockauto...

All were moog branded, bought them from rockauto on October 8, 2018.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-08-2021, 12:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 681
Posted By esmth
i bought new aftermarket control and trailing...

i bought new aftermarket control and trailing arms for mine. They seem fine structurally but the "paint" that comes on them was terrible. Doubtful it would hold up very long. I stripped them and put...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-07-2021, 01:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 374
Posted By esmth
these are old school computers. They do not have...

these are old school computers. They do not have high impedance inputs like modern stuff. The measurements should be taken with the computer disconnected. The way the ecus read the sensors internally...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-07-2021, 08:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 838
Posted By esmth
i didn't know these lumps of pistons could go...

i didn't know these lumps of pistons could go that fast :omg:

what was done to the bottom end, re-ring, hone, and a balance?
Forum: aftermarket engine management 04-06-2021, 08:55 AM
Replies: 2,334
Views: 1,750,900
Posted By esmth
his website has been up and down a ton recently....

his website has been up and down a ton recently. definitely make a backup of the bins/xdfs. The jetronic part his site is borked right now but the rest of it works. The cert is about to expire as...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-06-2021, 08:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 944
Posted By esmth
My guess here is the exciter circuit high...

My guess here is the exciter circuit high resistance/not working. IME denso alternator will 'work fine' without it but when engine RPM dips it will cut out and back in charging which was noticeable...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-05-2021, 08:40 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 40,397
Posted By esmth
Rebuilt this POS for hopefully the last time....

Rebuilt this POS for hopefully the last time. Chinese regulators suck. Idiot lights work now! Sanded down the commutator to stop it from eating brushes. I thought I was going to need to replace it...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-31-2021, 08:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 804
Posted By esmth
ah this happened to me. I forget what I did to...

ah this happened to me. I forget what I did to get it out, but I know the ones that went back in were tack welded together!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-30-2021, 12:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 592
Posted By esmth
I have a spectra tank with a single dw200 pump...

I have a spectra tank with a single dw200 pump inside. I can't compare the noise to the factory parts, but it was quieter than the stock inline pump and IPD "upgrade" in tank pump what I had before...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-29-2021, 06:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,082
Posted By esmth
I see it is 1/3 of the weight, but any other...

I see it is 1/3 of the weight, but any other reason you decided to splurge for lithium instead of, say a pc680?

I have had pc680 in my dd all winter with zero issues
Forum: performance & modifications 03-24-2021, 08:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,296
Posted By esmth
Until a working/proven/reliable engine is made...

Until a working/proven/reliable engine is made with these parts and all the machine work required and bits needed are documented, i'm sticking with the already proven stock/aftermarket parts. Sorry,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-22-2021, 08:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,791
Posted By esmth
Late reply, but thank you both for your input. ...

Late reply, but thank you both for your input.

honestly I forgot how I had probed it, probably as you predicted. as the alternator itself charged I just let it be for a bit. Yesterday I decided to...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-18-2021, 08:45 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 40,397
Posted By esmth
I gave up on it for a short time and just left...

I gave up on it for a short time and just left the wot section conservative. Until last night I went back to a similar map posted above and it was not happening... :wtf: going to double check...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-12-2021, 08:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,704
Posted By esmth
my guess is spark plug wires occasionally...

my guess is spark plug wires occasionally shorting on something. (valve cover or fuel rail/injector clips?)
Forum: projects & restorations 03-09-2021, 09:37 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 40,397
Posted By esmth
It usually happens at wot or very high load...

It usually happens at wot or very high load (tracing the bottom two rows of the map) as it passes though that area. Aggressive tip in always induces light ping where the ezk pulls 7 magic timing...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-08-2021, 11:54 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 40,397
Posted By esmth
Whoops, should have included that. It's a B cam...

Whoops, should have included that. It's a B cam straight up and as far as i know an uncut head and stock gasket, for now at least. until it warms up :cool: 180psi cranking compression
Forum: projects & restorations 03-08-2021, 09:59 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 40,397
Posted By esmth
been playing around with the timing map for the...

been playing around with the timing map for the first time in a little bit. A couple weeks of tweaking and this is where i'm at. The left table is the idle/stabilization map and the right is the main...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-08-2021, 09:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 930
Posted By esmth
Bumping for interest. will be doing this sooner...

Bumping for interest. will be doing this sooner rather than later. Holes are plugged with tin foil right now
Forum: performance & modifications 03-01-2021, 06:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,036
Posted By esmth
can't help you with a supplier but I ordered a...

can't help you with a supplier but I ordered a 0.036" b230 gasket on October 29th and received it December 4th. So yeah, right about 5 weeks.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-24-2021, 10:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,515
Posted By esmth
as does mine. But it is a once-in-a-while tool...

as does mine. But it is a once-in-a-while tool :w00t:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-23-2021, 09:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,515
Posted By esmth
what compression tester do you have? I recently...

what compression tester do you have? I recently bought a lisle from summit and got 180psi +- 1% on my 348k mile engine... which I too thought was a little bit optimistic.
Forum: projects & restorations 02-22-2021, 11:20 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 40,397
Posted By esmth
trying to squeeze a w917 underneath the header...

trying to squeeze a w917 underneath the header and behind the alternator was a chore so I found a 10mm shorter filter that should do the job. 10x easier to get in/out...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-22-2021, 10:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,414
Posted By esmth
on my 240 with the mystery age napa battery it...

on my 240 with the mystery age napa battery it came with, I made it about 17 miles after I realized it wasn't charging. I had a friend jump me and I made it an additional 2 miles, about 100 yards...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-17-2021, 06:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,216
Posted By esmth
If I recall right, mine was within spec (or...

If I recall right, mine was within spec (or atleast I didn't have any qualms with the spec) but in my photo my space looks similar to yours.

https://esmth.com/f/210217/IMG_0113_small.jpeg...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-17-2021, 03:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 935
Posted By esmth
My b21f parts motor doesn't have one from the...

My b21f parts motor doesn't have one from the factory. Mounting bosses on the cast iron are non-existent
Forum: showroom 02-17-2021, 09:50 AM
Replies: 613
Views: 209,696
Posted By esmth
https://esmth.com/f/210209/IMG_3241_small.jpeg...

https://esmth.com/f/210209/IMG_3241_small.jpeg (https://esmth.com/f/210209/IMG_3241.jpeg)
Forum: projects & restorations 02-15-2021, 11:39 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 40,397
Posted By esmth
regapped the plugs from 0.030 to 0.045 for...

regapped the plugs from 0.030 to 0.045 for experimentation reasons. First impressions, i think the car lopes less when started cold and maybe very low loads are smoother? probably placebo. I want to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-14-2021, 02:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,502
Posted By esmth
Hate to be that guy but the pink injector is for...

Hate to be that guy but the pink injector is for a 4 valve engine. It is a split beam spray pattern that will just spray the walls on our 2 valve heads. I ran them for a bit on mine without knowing. ...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-12-2021, 08:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 10,663
Posted By esmth
Has anyone replaced the slip rings on one of...

Has anyone replaced the slip rings on one of these? I opened mine the other day to see if the diode/voltage thing is feasible and my (new) brushes are down to the wire. The commutator was slightly...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-12-2021, 10:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,458
Posted By esmth
Some additional things I have noticed staring at...

Some additional things I have noticed staring at it for another evening:
* the smaller plug has no stop/backing so if can screw all the way through the threaded boss. There is no way to secure it...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-11-2021, 11:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,458
Posted By esmth
it is par for the course compared with the other...

it is par for the course compared with the other IPD exhaust stuff :e-shrug:
if it bolts up i'll be satisfied
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-11-2021, 09:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,458
Posted By esmth
I got it the other day. Here are measurements: ...

I got it the other day. Here are measurements:
The big pipe is not a perfect circle it seems, sort of oval that changes diameter during the bends near the exit. it ranges from 2.325" OD at the...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-09-2021, 02:11 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 40,397
Posted By esmth
whatever came in the box :oops: If I recall it...

whatever came in the box :oops:
If I recall it was a barebones osram H4 bulb 55/65 watt
Forum: aftermarket engine management 02-09-2021, 01:15 PM
Replies: 2,334
Views: 1,750,900
Posted By esmth
I have been able to do it most of the time too,...

I have been able to do it most of the time too, but 0.01% of the time the car will royally **** itself and flood or crash the computer or go into weird unknown states. I don't do it anymore
Forum: projects & restorations 02-09-2021, 10:25 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 40,397
Posted By esmth
no wonder my parking brake didn't work ...

no wonder my parking brake didn't work
https://esmth.com/f/210209/IMG_3091_small.jpeg (https://esmth.com/f/210209/IMG_3091.jpeg)

Installed the e codes finally. I should have gotten before pix....
Forum: performance & modifications 02-08-2021, 09:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,284
Posted By esmth
B cam straight up on an otherwise untouched long...

B cam straight up on an otherwise untouched long block and 3.73 rear got me 23.8 winter mpg over the last 1200 miles. Mostly 35-55mph backroad 1 lane highways. Hoping for more once it warms up and...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 02-03-2021, 09:49 AM
Replies: 2,334
Views: 1,750,900
Posted By esmth
I did what you are doing for way too long, being...

I did what you are doing for way too long, being burning and re burning eproms instead of getting an ostrich. Honestly just get one, it's really not worth "tuning" lh without one.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-29-2021, 01:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,458
Posted By esmth
I have had stainless V band clamps and flanges on...

I have had stainless V band clamps and flanges on my current exhaust for 2-3 years now and they come apart and re seal effortlessly every time. I personally think the slightly higher price is worth...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-29-2021, 10:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,458
Posted By esmth
Well, I bought it. If I remember, I'll update...

Well, I bought it. If I remember, I'll update this thread with pix. I hope the 2-1 merge isn't bad like most of the aftermarket pipes look to be.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-28-2021, 01:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,458
Posted By esmth
IPD Stainless NA 240 header pipe

Has anyone gotten one of these:

https://www.ipdusa.com/products/16547/125680-volvo-stainless-steel-header-pipe-aftermarket-171285-1346768...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-28-2021, 10:24 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 48,263
Posted By esmth
sorry for bumping this clusterf*** of a thread, I...

sorry for bumping this clusterf*** of a thread, I thought I'd add my recent experience with Mann W917 from IPD, bought probably 8 months ago.

I installed it and experienced a slight oil weep that...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-27-2021, 02:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,981
Posted By esmth
once I get the new head on with injectors mounted...

once I get the new head on with injectors mounted right on it, we should be able to do a direct comparison between the b230 and k jet manifold. I don't know of/have access to a dyno though lol
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-26-2021, 03:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,675
Posted By esmth
I mean, one can put any amount of weight they...

I mean, one can put any amount of weight they want up there. But the original question was:

Which admittedly, I did not answer
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-26-2021, 10:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,675
Posted By esmth
I definitely wouldn't put too much weight up...

I definitely wouldn't put too much weight up there, those gutters can be flexed easily by hand.
I put my aluminum 12 foot boat up there once and won't do it again. Only 150 pounds evenly distributed...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-25-2021, 12:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,250
Posted By esmth
The yellow circle in the middle picture on the...

The yellow circle in the middle picture on the bell housing part is for a flywheel sensor used for some sort of old scan tool. My 79 b21f had a sensor in there connected to nothing.
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