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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-01-2021, 12:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 882
Posted By mhgreen
my '89 sounds like a revved up sewing machine all...

my '89 sounds like a revved up sewing machine all the time are you sure the noise is anything other than normal engine sounds from a B230? You said it's been a while...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-28-2021, 07:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,840
Posted By mhgreen
^ this because there shouldn't be a hose that...

^ this because there shouldn't be a hose that goes from either of those places to the other.

Also what's the mystery fluid leaking from the front corner???
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-23-2021, 09:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 738
Posted By mhgreen
If it were me I would double and triple check the...

If it were me I would double and triple check the connection that you unplugged. Seems like a likely culprit based on your story.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-22-2021, 10:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,325
Posted By mhgreen
I had some wacky weird symptoms kinda like this...

I had some wacky weird symptoms kinda like this in an '85 BMW that turned out to be the fuel filter .
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-22-2021, 10:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,523
Posted By mhgreen
I don't envy that feeling you had when you first...

I don't envy that feeling you had when you first did it. Glad the retest yielded positive results and let's hope that you don't regret not machining the head !
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-19-2021, 11:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 928
Posted By mhgreen
I just replaced the little tiny baby gear on my...

I just replaced the little tiny baby gear on my odometer after who knows how many years of non working. First 240 I've had that has a functional one. Got the gear at IPD.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-17-2021, 02:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 936
Posted By mhgreen
^ sorry. Yes B230. I was about to take it off...

^ sorry. Yes B230. I was about to take it off there and just wanted to double check. My '86 never had one so I was fairly confident it was okay. I just removed it, 3/4 bolts came out fine, one broke...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-17-2021, 12:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 936
Posted By mhgreen
Exhaust manifold rattly heat shield

The heat shield that involves what used to be the warm air intake system rattles and is annoying. Is the shield itself protecting anything? Once the warm air intake system has been dismantled can I...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-14-2021, 06:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,612
Posted By mhgreen
I've been catching up with family... arrived in...

I've been catching up with family... arrived in Indiana this past evening, 2300 miles from Portland. Thermostat issue was the only kink. Having a new one on hand was convenient. After the quick swap...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-13-2021, 02:09 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,612
Posted By mhgreen
-3*F in a hotel parking lot - slapped the new...

-3*F in a hotel parking lot - slapped the new vernet tstat in and ran the car for at least 30 min before replacing the coolant expansion tank cap, and hit the road. Made it to Topeka, KS an hour ago....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-12-2021, 01:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,612
Posted By mhgreen
https://i.imgur.com/9BxiykUl.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/9BxiykUl.jpg
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-12-2021, 02:11 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,612
Posted By mhgreen
This is moment by moment what happened to me. All...

This is moment by moment what happened to me. All on Sherman Hill or whatever it's called. Oh yeah forgot about the windy snow that was also making it nearly impossible to see on the way down.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-12-2021, 01:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,612
Posted By mhgreen
Good thought. I did check to make sure nothing...

Good thought. I did check to make sure nothing was off with the coolant .
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-12-2021, 12:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,612
Posted By mhgreen
Into the head? Or where might it land? Just...

Into the head?

Or where might it land? Just don't want any loose pieces dropping in there
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-12-2021, 12:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,612
Posted By mhgreen
That was my first thought . I have a brand new...

That was my first thought . I have a brand new Vernet with me .
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-11-2021, 11:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,612
Posted By mhgreen
Exclamation UH OH in Cheyenne, WY

Made it this far from Portland headed east. '89 240 na doing great until I hit Cheyenne, WY. Now my temp gauge is glued low and I can't get the heat to blow warm in the cabin. Not good in -2* F....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-10-2021, 03:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,698
Posted By mhgreen
Good point. Since the water pump install a couple...

Good point. Since the water pump install a couple years ago i dealt with leaky front seals. Cleaned up some of the oil after the seals were sorted out. The reason I knew I had a front end leak was...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-10-2021, 03:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,114
Posted By mhgreen
Could be trans mount, sure. I've got some play...

Could be trans mount, sure. I've got some play down there - I notice when I'm shifting at a stop. I'll double check the fluid. Unless I'm losing some the level should be good considering I checked...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-10-2021, 03:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,114
Posted By mhgreen
LOL . Right? Maybe just being neurotic now that...

LOL . Right? Maybe just being neurotic now that I've got my driver window to finally seal up all the way I'm hearing all sorts of things I've never heard inside the cabin!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-10-2021, 01:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,114
Posted By mhgreen
Humming sound

'89 240 na aw70

Noticed a humming sound while sitting in drive. Stops when i shift to low, neutral, reverse, or park. Shift back to drive, humming....

I'm assuming there is a simple...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-09-2021, 08:13 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,777
Posted By mhgreen
Definitely upload a video once you get the car...

Definitely upload a video once you get the car back! Would love to hear what scared the mechanics.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-09-2021, 01:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,268
Posted By mhgreen
You'll need that Volvo blower motor removal tool?...

You'll need that Volvo blower motor removal tool?

https://www.ipdusa.com/products/20950/Blower-Motor-Tool-P3-S60-V60-S80-V70-XC70-XC60-for-Volvo-CTA-1076-9997284-139674?crumbs=P0,P11959


&...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-09-2021, 12:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,268
Posted By mhgreen
I assumed Volvo had sorted out blower motor...

I assumed Volvo had sorted out blower motor issues by 2015 :(
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-08-2021, 11:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,698
Posted By mhgreen
This is the plan. He's a great guy, I don't think...

This is the plan. He's a great guy, I don't think it'll be a problem. I just wanted to make sure that I wasn't making any faulty assumptions about the life of those seals to begin with.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-08-2021, 07:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,698
Posted By mhgreen
I'm not sure but he pretty much always goes OE...

I'm not sure but he pretty much always goes OE unless I ask for something else. I'm kind of thinking it's worth asking if he'll redo the seals. I just can't imagine those should be weeping after ~...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-08-2021, 06:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,698
Posted By mhgreen
For a professionally installed $125 pump I would...

For a professionally installed $125 pump I would hope for longer. Right?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-08-2021, 06:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,698
Posted By mhgreen
Leaky B230 water pump

'89 240 na

Replaced water pump on 04/04/19.

Volvo OE pump. Now leaking. it's hard to tell from these particular photos but this morning there was a puddle of coolant underneath the alternator...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-06-2021, 11:34 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 66,429
Posted By mhgreen
Ahh sorry ... You're rightfully pissed off &...

Ahh sorry ...

You're rightfully pissed off & I hope everything sorts out in your favor. ****ing people...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-05-2021, 11:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 977
Posted By mhgreen
As long as all the brake lines are in tact and no...

As long as all the brake lines are in tact and no PO or heavy handed mechanic has stripped any bolts it's an easy gig. Every time I've done them I ran into a challenging bolt or two but with patience...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-04-2021, 09:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,052
Posted By mhgreen
Recently? They're in MI ?

Recently? They're in MI ?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-04-2021, 03:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,052
Posted By mhgreen
This :cool:

This :cool:
Forum: projects & restorations 02-04-2021, 01:41 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 71,155
Posted By mhgreen
You can flush the transmission in less than an...

You can flush the transmission in less than an hour start to finish without much investment if it really needs done.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-04-2021, 01:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,052
Posted By mhgreen
I'm not sure where people are getting steering...

I'm not sure where people are getting steering racks these days. I know there are threads talking about Jorgen rebuilds ~ RIP?? What's one to do if they can't find a JY ZF rack that's not thrashed?...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-01-2021, 09:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,204
Posted By mhgreen
I was considering replacement based on "how...

I was considering replacement based on "how long?" since it's been replaced. Don't know. Moreover, temp gauge never hits 9 o'clock even when hot & faker has been bypassed so I was initially concerned...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-01-2021, 07:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,204
Posted By mhgreen
I already consulted the Haynes manual. I was just...

I already consulted the Haynes manual. I was just shopping around and noticed the competing brands and temp specs & wanted to see if anyone had any ideas. I wasn't trying to avoid reading , just...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-31-2021, 09:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,204
Posted By mhgreen
Replacing Thermostat

'89 240

Two questions .

1) brand / temp specification suggestions?

2) I am not planning on draining coolant -- do I only need to clamp the upper radiator hose?


Thanks, friends.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-28-2021, 07:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,224
Posted By mhgreen
quickly? or by turning every mile

quickly? or by turning every mile
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-28-2021, 06:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,224
Posted By mhgreen
Manual Odometer Adjustment

after replacing the odometer gear , can you manually adjust the odometer reading to reflect 'lost mileage' ?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-27-2021, 10:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,219
Posted By mhgreen
finally found it ... it's a Beck/Arnley fuel pump...

finally found it ... it's a Beck/Arnley fuel pump relay.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-27-2021, 10:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,001
Posted By mhgreen
just ran the car around town / did some freeway...

just ran the car around town / did some freeway driving & happy to report no evidence of leaking at the cap! thank you all!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-27-2021, 08:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,001
Posted By mhgreen
breather box all gooped up. got the new OE on...

breather box all gooped up. got the new OE on there. PCV system now all good. i'm hoping that solves the problem of the oil sneaking past the cap. we will see.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-27-2021, 06:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,219
Posted By mhgreen
fuel pump relay?

has anyone see this relay before? i just found it in a drawer. i can't find any identification of who made it or where it was made . everything looks solid inside though.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-26-2021, 10:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,499
Posted By mhgreen
just out of curiosity ... what was the change to...

just out of curiosity ... what was the change to the AC system ?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-26-2021, 08:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,459
Posted By mhgreen
love this ^ i hope it's a 1990 and you're the...

love this ^ i hope it's a 1990 and you're the only owner
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-26-2021, 08:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,459
Posted By mhgreen
OBD codes?

OBD codes?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-26-2021, 07:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,001
Posted By mhgreen
ok ok. thanks for the thoughts . sometimes it's...

ok ok. thanks for the thoughts . sometimes it's nice to just get a group of people helping point me in a direction before going further. breather box needs attention. i'll check it out, & report back...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-25-2021, 10:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,001
Posted By mhgreen
yeah i already took a paper clip to the manifold...

yeah i already took a paper clip to the manifold nipple & pcv -> intake hose is clear. i'm not a mechanic, and i've only ever worked on my 240s. trying to better understand the mechanics of the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-25-2021, 09:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,001
Posted By mhgreen
one thing i've noticed is that while idling the...

one thing i've noticed is that while idling the filler cap dances around when loose, but if i open the throttle it stops the dance. moreover, if i disconnect the vacuum hose from the pcv system at...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-24-2021, 06:03 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 23,595
Posted By mhgreen
road trippin

I took my '86 244 & my '89 245 up around the Olympic peninsula and the only stretch that made me nervous was driving through the native american reservation heading south down the west coast. pretty...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-23-2021, 09:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,001
Posted By mhgreen
how long till rear seal goes? is that what i...

how long till rear seal goes? is that what i should be afraid of?
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