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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Yesterday, 09:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,599
Posted By TestPoint
Remove the lead and test the resistance of the...

Remove the lead and test the resistance of the sensor connector to ground .

Approximations but:

212 degrees 185 ohms
160 degrees 450 ohms
100 degrees 1600 ohms

That will eliminate, or not,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-07-2021, 07:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 909
Posted By TestPoint
The seal/gasket is available on ebay in various...

The seal/gasket is available on ebay in various widths. The gasket is not permanently attached and easily replaced.

What comes standard with the glass is intended for the later ('93) windshields....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-07-2021, 02:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 597
Posted By TestPoint
A harbor freight $110 transmission jack and a...

A harbor freight $110 transmission jack and a couple long bolts with the heads cut off screwed into the engine and the transmission will slide right in. Gonna need concrete or a pretty thick piece...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-07-2021, 09:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 909
Posted By TestPoint
You won't be able to reuse the chrome trim. ...

You won't be able to reuse the chrome trim.

Order the windshield with at least 3/4" rubber gasket or even 1". If you don't specify you are going to get 5/8" and gaps. If it shows up with 5/8"...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-07-2021, 09:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 597
Posted By TestPoint
Working under the car is going to be necessary...

Working under the car is going to be necessary and more than a little off the ground. You have exhaust, transmission, especially transmission, drive shaft and shift linkage to deal with. You will...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-31-2021, 04:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 891
Posted By TestPoint
ACE hardware probably has one. Quarter inch in...

ACE hardware probably has one. Quarter inch in height slightly larger than the bolt that goes through it. Washers would work.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-29-2021, 09:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 891
Posted By TestPoint
Captured nut is one name. Put a nut on the other...

Captured nut is one name. Put a nut on the other side, washer if required.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-25-2021, 12:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,205
Posted By TestPoint
First step depends on how much gas is in the...

First step depends on how much gas is in the tank. If you can remove the tank with whatever is in there that would be best. If it is too much weight to handle remove the hose from the back of the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-24-2021, 06:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,205
Posted By TestPoint
I've lived the life you are beginning...

I've lived the life you are beginning resurrecting a '81 PRV after 19 years in a hay barn. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO START this car before flushing the fuel system from the tank through the filter.

What...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-24-2021, 04:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,205
Posted By TestPoint
Different direction on different engins. My...

Different direction on different engins.

My '80 PRV went up, my '81 PRV went down.
Forum: performance & modifications 03-24-2021, 03:50 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,955
Posted By TestPoint
That way you would only have to swap out the tail...

That way you would only have to swap out the tail housing.

Don't forget, you are going to have to shorten the front section of the drive shaft.

I started out looking for those 2 years of...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-24-2021, 09:01 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,955
Posted By TestPoint
One more little note on auto transmission...

One more little note on auto transmission conversion if you are going OD auto;

The AW70 with a PRV bell housing was only produced in '82-'83 with a mechanical speedometer cable. As mentioned,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-22-2021, 07:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,202
Posted By TestPoint
Temp sensor certainly would. The 'puter thinks...

Temp sensor certainly would. The 'puter thinks it is cold outside.

Vacuum leak another good prospect.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-21-2021, 07:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,063
Posted By TestPoint
I have never looked for a torque spec for the...

I have never looked for a torque spec for the banjo fittings. There might be one but the real spec is when it quits leaking. Start with good copper washers and inspect the steel banjo fitting for...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-18-2021, 07:37 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,743
Posted By TestPoint
Why did Volvo move from VF to CAM?

Why did Volvo move from VF to CAM?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-18-2021, 07:05 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,743
Posted By TestPoint
Anyone want a digitial copy of the Green Book on...

Anyone want a digitial copy of the Green Book on how to rebuild a rack?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-16-2021, 09:53 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,743
Posted By TestPoint
I have replaced several local auto parts stores...

I have replaced several local auto parts stores rebuilt racks over the years. One turned out to be a NASCAR rack. Only had power turning left.

Only choices these days is DIY or send in your...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-16-2021, 09:31 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,955
Posted By TestPoint
The PRV was also used by Winabago in a line of...

The PRV was also used by Winabago in a line of RV's in the 80's. I believe that just about 100% of the engines were replaced under warranty. The vehicle was much too heavy for the engine design.
Forum: performance & modifications 03-16-2021, 09:25 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,955
Posted By TestPoint
The AW70/71 overdrive transmission used from 1982...

The AW70/71 overdrive transmission used from 1982 on will directly swap with the BW55 in your car. Unfortunately, the PRV V6 bell housing is required and it only was used for a few years up to 1984....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-12-2021, 07:09 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,743
Posted By TestPoint
The problem with moving these things around for...

The problem with moving these things around for rebuild is the shipping cost. Rebuild parts kits are cheap and can be found but finding someone experienced locally to do the work might be difficult....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-11-2021, 08:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 751
Posted By TestPoint
Lots of other opportunities for entertainment but...

Lots of other opportunities for entertainment but start with the K-jet fuel system.

Spray with starter fluid to verify fuel or spark.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-11-2021, 08:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,063
Posted By TestPoint
Unless rubbed through the lines seldom leak. It...

Unless rubbed through the lines seldom leak. It is almost always the copper washers on either side of the banjo fittings when thet have been disturbed.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-10-2021, 07:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 685
Posted By TestPoint
. . . won't turn over . . . . Unsure if you...

. . . won't turn over . . . .

Unsure if you are saying that the starter won't rotate the engine or the engine will not start.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-04-2021, 03:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 841
Posted By TestPoint
Had some PB Blaster penetrating oil handy. That...

Had some PB Blaster penetrating oil handy. That and a sharp pick to move the dust door fixed it.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-04-2021, 11:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 841
Posted By TestPoint
Key won't go into slot

Never been here before.

Never had an ignition key that will not go into the key slot. Picked at it with a small screwdriver and cannot get whatever is blocking the key out of the way.
...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-03-2021, 09:07 PM
Replies: 750
Views: 328,823
Posted By TestPoint
Probably about a hundred.

Probably about a hundred.
Forum: projects & restorations 03-03-2021, 09:48 AM
Replies: 750
Views: 328,823
Posted By TestPoint
Long, long list. Just to summarize...

Long, long list.

Just to summarize significant milestones in 9 years of hobby work sorta in order:

Ignition timing was initially found to be set for #6 cylinder. Strange numbering plan...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-25-2021, 08:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 709
Posted By TestPoint
The Coverlay dash cover is the standard for...

The Coverlay dash cover is the standard for cracked dashes. Second place is the carpet solution.

The Coverlay cover is the only one on the market. If you find a cover on IPD, Summit, JC Whitney,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-21-2021, 04:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,517
Posted By TestPoint
The 210 is not at all realistic. Cannot conceive...

The 210 is not at all realistic. Cannot conceive of how that would be possible. The others could be cam timing problem. If the valves are open some when pistons are at top you are going to get...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-09-2021, 06:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,416
Posted By TestPoint
In only about 20 years you will be able to insure...

In only about 20 years you will be able to insure your hobby cars as just that, hobby cars. I have 4 such cars insured at the same level as my daily drivers for a total of less than $500 annual with...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-05-2021, 10:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,052
Posted By TestPoint
That's a very good price especially with free...

That's a very good price especially with free shipping.

But . . . I think I paid about $10 for the seal kit. A dozen "O" rings and a couple gaskets.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-05-2021, 11:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,052
Posted By TestPoint
I bought a rack from a wreaking yard with 50k on...

I bought a rack from a wreaking yard with 50k on the odometer. Saw the odometer. Lasted a year. Bought a rebuild from Advance AP and found that it was a NASCAR rack. It only had power assist...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-03-2021, 03:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,247
Posted By TestPoint
Two suggestions: Check the wear on the...

Two suggestions:

Check the wear on the hinges. See how much play when you attempt to lift the jam with the door open half way.

Remove, clean, and lubricate the latch box on the jam. It comes...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-25-2021, 10:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,599
Posted By TestPoint
Does you fuel gauge work as expected? If...

Does you fuel gauge work as expected?

If not, look at 'M'.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-23-2021, 04:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,196
Posted By TestPoint
First thought is loose or corroded battery cables.

First thought is loose or corroded battery cables.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-17-2021, 10:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,479
Posted By TestPoint
Both my wipers are 16" and I don't think the...

Both my wipers are 16" and I don't think the windshield changed from '82 to '86.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-17-2021, 08:25 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,923
Posted By TestPoint
I would order new battery cables made up with...

I would order new battery cables made up with connectors. I am sure that you can order OEM part number cables but I would just take them off and go to NAPA and find what fits. I suggest NAPA...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-16-2021, 05:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,403
Posted By TestPoint
OAT or HOAT? That is the question. Those two...

OAT or HOAT? That is the question. Those two don't mix well.

Going by color works well. The GREEN old car antifreeze contained silicates (sand) that was intended to keep the iron block clean of...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-16-2021, 01:10 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,923
Posted By TestPoint
These old cars get serious corrosion inside the...

These old cars get serious corrosion inside the cable insulation. Aggravated by 15 seconds of a short they may not want to function any more. Might be time for overall replacement. Cost lots less...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-15-2021, 08:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,859
Posted By TestPoint
I think I bought one of these about 1975 when I...

I think I bought one of these about 1975 when I bought my first Volvo.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-09-2021, 08:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,956
Posted By TestPoint
The Chinese Volvo folks are doing all sorts of...

The Chinese Volvo folks are doing all sorts of things.

All the documentation once available on the internet has been removed by legal pressure.

Don't expect anything to get better except...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-08-2021, 10:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,756
Posted By TestPoint
Only about $20k plus dealer options when the 264...

Only about $20k plus dealer options when the 264 GL was only about$16k. For the '81.

Such a deal!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-08-2021, 02:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,030
Posted By TestPoint
Put 100K miles on Goldwings. Let me second...

Put 100K miles on Goldwings.

Let me second the Voluparts link for used parts but they also carry an extensive inventory of new and OEM parts. Been doing business with them since I moved to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-08-2021, 10:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,030
Posted By TestPoint
The 240's are easy to work on and repair parts...

The 240's are easy to work on and repair parts generally available. Plastic and other interior will be used. This forum's 'wanted' works very well.

Tasca is a Volvo retailer that specializes in...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-06-2021, 07:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,387
Posted By TestPoint
I pull up a promo discount from Costco and take...

I pull up a promo discount from Costco and take it to my local Ford dealer which will match or come close to matching the price and are local rather than 60 miles away. The local Ford store includes...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-06-2021, 06:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,756
Posted By TestPoint
Enjoy this project. It's going to be a long...

Enjoy this project. It's going to be a long ride.

https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/yy4/tporterellijaycom/(edited)_(edited)_Bertone_Cleaned_Up(5).jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-01-2021, 10:20 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,585
Posted By TestPoint
Where are you in Atlanta? I am going to be...

Where are you in Atlanta?

I am going to be in Canton sometime soon. That is about 60 miles south of home in the mountains.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-31-2020, 08:27 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 57,590
Posted By TestPoint
The logic of the above post works but it has...

The logic of the above post works but it has never been reported before to my knowledge.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-31-2020, 10:56 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,639
Posted By TestPoint
Banjo bolts only seal on the copper washers. ...

Banjo bolts only seal on the copper washers. With all the work you put into this new copper washers would only be fitting. (pardon the pun)
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-28-2020, 03:08 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 57,590
Posted By TestPoint
Time to replace the calipers. Sticking pads...

Time to replace the calipers. Sticking pads against rotors then boiling brake fluid.

Is one wheel is hotter than the other? Unusual wear on either side?
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