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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Today, 03:14 AM
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Posted By John242Ti
Just cap off the vacuum port at the manifold. As...

Just cap off the vacuum port at the manifold. As long as there's no vacuum to the system, the fresh/recirc flap is in the recirc mode and the dash vents are open with the defrost and floor vents...
Forum: showroom 04-12-2021, 12:53 AM
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Posted By John242Ti
#sideshotsunday... ...

#sideshotsunday...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51093414688_b5a23403a6_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2kQX77U)
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Forum: events 04-12-2021, 12:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 433
Posted By John242Ti
242's engine bay: ...

242's engine bay:
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51110278073_5bdba76b99_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2kSrx1V)

ogamer777's 242 peeking out from behind a few people as he shows up......
Forum: events 04-10-2021, 10:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 433
Posted By John242Ti
Night before reminder... -J

Night before reminder...

-J
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-07-2021, 02:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 371
Posted By John242Ti
Unclip the headlining from the sunroof panel,...

Unclip the headlining from the sunroof panel, then close the panel. You'll have access to the mechanism and the hardware mounting it to the car. Most likely, you need to pull the gearbox, then use...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-31-2021, 01:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 831
Posted By John242Ti
To expand on what nel621 is suggesting, used one...

To expand on what nel621 is suggesting, used one of those eBay fused lighter sockets wired directly to the battery. Then, on the negative terminal, install one of those battery shut off terminals. ...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-27-2021, 02:58 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 31,426
Posted By John242Ti
M400/M410 were built by ZF. The M50/51 trannies...

M400/M410 were built by ZF. The M50/51 trannies used in the 1975 Euro 260 series and in the Group A cars were Getrag boxes. The M45/46/47 are a combination of the M40/41 and the M400/410, from what...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-26-2021, 02:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,205
Posted By John242Ti
Also, look at the bottom of the tank. You might...

Also, look at the bottom of the tank. You might find something that looks like a phillips screw somewhere in the middle. That's your drain plug. Get a large pan underneath, then unscrew that. ...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-26-2021, 02:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,226
Posted By John242Ti
Anything against using the Volvo HT-204 or HT-205...

Anything against using the Volvo HT-204 or HT-205 grilles from a 1990-93 car? If you do that, you have the option of using 5.25" speakers (they're meant for 5", but if you use two screw holes...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-25-2021, 03:07 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 31,426
Posted By John242Ti
A M410 would also handle the power... Think it...

A M410 would also handle the power... Think it was mentioned on the old mailing list that the M410 was stronger than the M90.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-24-2021, 04:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,202
Posted By John242Ti
On LH 2.0 and 2.2 cars, the engine should flare...

On LH 2.0 and 2.2 cars, the engine should flare up to ~2000 when the engine first starts, then drop immediately to 750 rpm. Another thing to check is the TPS. Make sure that it clicks each time you...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-21-2021, 06:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,253
Posted By John242Ti
That would do it. -J

That would do it.

-J
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-21-2021, 06:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 854
Posted By John242Ti
Grab Eric's assembly, then get the rest of the...

Grab Eric's assembly, then get the rest of the shift linkage parts from a west coast car. That way, you can get rid of the rest of the rusty mess.
Forum: projects & restorations 03-21-2021, 06:10 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 65,480
Posted By John242Ti
Oops. BTDT with my original 242. Was the other...

Oops. BTDT with my original 242. Was the other end, tho. Took a curve a little too quickly and car died. This happened right after the wiring harness had been replaced by a shop. So, I firstly...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-13-2021, 08:17 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 51,206
Posted By John242Ti
^Different cruise setup... You need the setup...

^Different cruise setup... You need the setup from a 1986-89 car, which I think 2manyturbos Roy has available. The good news is that the pre-1990 cruise setups do use the same stalk, so you guys...
Forum: events 03-12-2021, 03:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 433
Posted By John242Ti
Puget Sound VSA Spring meet - Juanita Beach Park, Kirkland, WA 4/11/21

Text copied from the PSVSA.org website, photo was taken by me at the 2017 event... https://psvsa.org/index.php/2021-calendar/



April 11, 2021 Sunday 11 AM to 3 PM
Juanita Beach Park, 9703...
Forum: events 03-08-2021, 08:32 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 13,183
Posted By John242Ti
It all depends on if Queen Kate deems it ok for...

It all depends on if Queen Kate deems it ok for social gatherings to occur this year.
Forum: website & board 03-02-2021, 02:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,018
Posted By John242Ti
I usually just click "Go Advanced" and it loads...

I usually just click "Go Advanced" and it loads just fine. Been doing this for years, when I remember to do so. :-P
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-02-2021, 02:36 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,253
Posted By John242Ti
I've had received bad coolant temp sensors, new...

I've had received bad coolant temp sensors, new in bag. If you still have the old one, might be worth chucking it in for chuckles and seeing if the car strangely runs decent again.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-27-2021, 03:39 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,355
Posted By John242Ti
Zero difference in performance. Took a M46 510...

Zero difference in performance. Took a M46 510 ECU from an '84 245GL and installed it into an Aw70 equipped '84 245GL. Ran the same as it did with the original box. The M46 car ran the same with...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-25-2021, 07:00 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,355
Posted By John242Ti
LH ECU is the same for high and low compression. ...

LH ECU is the same for high and low compression. 1983 is a 503 number, 1984 is a 510 number, I'm assuming because of the added circuit on 1984 cars for the heated O2 sensor. OP's car is an Aw70...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-22-2021, 05:48 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 65,480
Posted By John242Ti
^Home Despot, but, yeah...

^Home Despot, but, yeah...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-22-2021, 05:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,517
Posted By John242Ti
Back when I worked for a Volvo shop/yard, it was...

Back when I worked for a Volvo shop/yard, it was not at all uncommon to see B230F engines showing 175-200 psi compression numbers after being run for a few minutes at varying rpm. B23F engines...
Forum: showroom 02-16-2021, 08:25 PM
Replies: 613
Views: 209,697
Posted By John242Ti
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50951355296_14...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50951355296_1446e74066_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2kCp1P3)
Mostly uncovered now. Should be snow-free by tomorrow evening. Driveway will still have some stuff on...
Forum: showroom 02-14-2021, 12:14 AM
Replies: 613
Views: 209,697
Posted By John242Ti
Earlier this afternoon... ...

Earlier this afternoon...
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50940685736_61444410f2_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2kBsk87)

Got quite a bit more than what was forecast for the area.
Forum: projects & restorations 02-12-2021, 03:07 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 66,425
Posted By John242Ti
Fender moulding should be somewhat easy... Turns...

Fender moulding should be somewhat easy... Turns out, the 1992 only trim is also 1981-85 GLT/Turbo trim, as well as 1991 245SE trim. Worst case scenario, take a DL/GL/GLE piece, then paint it,...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-11-2021, 11:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,725
Posted By John242Ti
Photo link goes to a blank page. Anyway, you...

Photo link goes to a blank page. Anyway, you might send a PM to 240 JAH and see if he knows who owned it. He's in the Roanoke area of VA... Cam might be either a K or an H, if factory Volvo. ...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-11-2021, 11:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,203
Posted By John242Ti
^That probably is the best way to go with a set...

^That probably is the best way to go with a set of beater Covid-19 rims... Provides better protection than steel lugs that are uncovered, and common enough to be easily replaced when a NY pothole...
Forum: website & board 02-03-2021, 04:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,010
Posted By John242Ti
Daily... :lol:

Daily... :lol:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-02-2021, 06:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,499
Posted By John242Ti
A 1992 240 won't have reinforcement plates on it....

A 1992 240 won't have reinforcement plates on it. Best to get the 15A reinforcement plates anyway. Better design than the 1978-79 242GT plates.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-01-2021, 08:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,664
Posted By John242Ti
The new Bosch coolant temp sensors can be bad out...

The new Bosch coolant temp sensors can be bad out of the bag. swedishiron.com and I replaced one in my family's old '84 245GL. Same sensor part number as what your 740 uses. Still had issues...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-01-2021, 08:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,878
Posted By John242Ti
With the right gearing, sure. I'd probably go...

With the right gearing, sure. I'd probably go from a 3.91 to a 3.54 to maximize gas mileage without making said B21F anemic. K-Jet is very efficient, provided the airflow sensor plate position...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-31-2021, 05:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,499
Posted By John242Ti
1992 was kind of an oddball year... Was the only...

1992 was kind of an oddball year... Was the only year where every 240 got a thicker front sway bar and thicker front springs, and sedans got a thicker rear sway bar. Also, all cars, except for the...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-31-2021, 04:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,878
Posted By John242Ti
Done the ~30 mpg stuff on a stock 240 many...

Done the ~30 mpg stuff on a stock 240 many times... Requires non-ethanol gas and a manual tranny (although, sometimes the Aw70 cars will get up there if you don't drive them hard - got 29 mpg out of...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-29-2021, 10:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,201
Posted By John242Ti
Could also be a shot regulator brush pack. Had...

Could also be a shot regulator brush pack. Had similar issues with our old '92 245 when the brushes on the regulator were almost flush with the regulator.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-28-2021, 04:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,557
Posted By John242Ti
^Another possibility is that someone installed...

^Another possibility is that someone installed the anti-tamper ball used on the later K-Jet cars here in the states...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-24-2021, 11:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,175
Posted By John242Ti
On LH 2.0 cars the limiter is right at 6000 rpm. ...

On LH 2.0 cars the limiter is right at 6000 rpm. On 2.2 cars, it's around 5800 rpm or so. Breakerless ignition says "what limiter? Go as fast as you want..." I suspect the EZK ignition systems...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-24-2021, 10:16 PM
Replies: 3,198
Views: 1,291,395
Posted By John242Ti
Or, just go K-Jet and you can hit 7500 rpm. With...

Or, just go K-Jet and you can hit 7500 rpm. With a stock B21FT.
Forum: performance & modifications 01-24-2021, 10:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,175
Posted By John242Ti
So, the ignition box has been changed out for the...

So, the ignition box has been changed out for the EZK parts from a 700 series car or to Bosch Breakerless from a K-Jet car? The reason why I ask is that the Chrysler system was used through 1988 on...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-23-2021, 09:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,175
Posted By John242Ti
K cam is more fun. Be wary of advancing the...

K cam is more fun. Be wary of advancing the ignition timing, though. It will definitely cause the Chrysler ignition module's knock sensor to go bonkers, especially if the tank has 87 or 89 octane...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-23-2021, 09:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,421
Posted By John242Ti
FYI: your car has LH 2.0. 2.1 is a 760 only...

FYI: your car has LH 2.0. 2.1 is a 760 only system used for half a year in 1984 for the turbo model.

Anyway, yes, the AMM is dead... You can probably drive it around with it in limp-home mode,...
Forum: showroom 01-22-2021, 03:46 AM
Replies: 2,793
Views: 1,357,103
Posted By John242Ti
Headliner should be black... I'd either go black...

Headliner should be black... I'd either go black leather (that is, if you tint the glass) or go tan. It actually goes pretty well with the blue metallic paint.
Forum: showroom 01-22-2021, 02:33 AM
Replies: 2,793
Views: 1,357,103
Posted By John242Ti
^1981-early 1987... Two-tone didn't come out...

^1981-early 1987... Two-tone didn't come out until mid-1987.

Anyway, nice score...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-21-2021, 03:19 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 51,206
Posted By John242Ti
Ah, the strap wrench style? Yeah, that one's...

Ah, the strap wrench style? Yeah, that one's kinda useless on a 240 Turbo. This is the style I use:...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-20-2021, 08:25 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 51,206
Posted By John242Ti
I use the oil filter pliers on my turbo cars. No...

I use the oil filter pliers on my turbo cars. No problems getting the filter off... Other wrench that works is the clamp style that has springs and is used with a 3/8" drive ratchet. I would...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-20-2021, 08:19 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 55,172
Posted By John242Ti
Yeah, looks like someone painted the car Coronado...

Yeah, looks like someone painted the car Coronado Gold Metallic (code 135)...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-18-2021, 01:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,479
Posted By John242Ti
Yup. That's how they should be. Certain...

Yup. That's how they should be.

Certain 240s, like 1985-86, and 1993 cars with Bosch arms, I have seen with them reversed. Mainly because of the fact that Bosch stamped RL and RR on them,...
Forum: showroom 01-17-2021, 02:36 AM
Replies: 9,565
Views: 4,413,363
Posted By John242Ti
Other side of the road from where the car's photo...

Other side of the road from where the car's photo was taken previously.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50836656717_6d7cf9f80c_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2ksg9Vk)...
Forum: showroom 01-09-2021, 10:50 PM
Replies: 9,565
Views: 4,413,363
Posted By John242Ti
242 saw some road time... ...

242 saw some road time...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50819405452_393b402507_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2kqJJHJ)

First shot taken since sometime in spring 2017 that shows the car...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-05-2021, 08:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,375
Posted By John242Ti
While the 5 panels are much less likely to have...

While the 5 panels are much less likely to have issues, I have had a pair of Bosch tails on my original 242 that were just as bad as the Cibie 6 panel tails about losing connections. So, it might be...
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