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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-29-2022, 05:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,501
Posted By 745T+
I have considered buying a used B230 instead of...

I have considered buying a used B230 instead of getting pistons. However 1990+ NA B230s have become very scarce in the local Pick-n-Pulls.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-27-2022, 05:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,501
Posted By 745T+
B200 rings and piston source, USA

Like the title says, does anyone know of a USA source for B200 rings, and possibly pistons?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-08-2022, 10:07 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,986
Posted By 745T+
My 1994 940T was giving trouble, including...

My 1994 940T was giving trouble, including occasional high idle. Codes were 1-1-3 and 2-3-1. The exhaust smelled of gasoline, indicating a rich mixture. I replaced the O2 sensor and the ECT sensor,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-14-2021, 09:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,548
Posted By 745T+
That was at the old north Portland U-Pull It. You...

That was at the old north Portland U-Pull It. You pulled the flywheel, and left the transmission. It went into my son's car, and was functioning perfectly when it was replaced with an M90. M46...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-10-2021, 02:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,183
Posted By 745T+
Below is a photo of the installed boot and the...

Below is a photo of the installed boot and the cut off funnel use as a tool.

https://images.craigslist.org/00606_etDAALq2zArz_0t20CI_1200x900.jpg
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-10-2021, 01:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,183
Posted By 745T+
Thanks for reply. The replacement boot is a...

Thanks for reply. The replacement boot is a really tight fit. I'll probably cut off the tip of a transmission fill funnel and use it to guide the boot over the splines. I'll use spline grease for the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-10-2021, 01:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,913
Posted By 745T+
As Redwood Chair wrote, go to IPD's website and...

As Redwood Chair wrote, go to IPD's website and look at the u-joint overall dimensions. My 1983 242 measures 3.5 inches across each of the three u-joints. The u-joints are the 3-3/16" 1310. The...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-09-2021, 11:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,183
Posted By 745T+
1983 240 driveline slip joint boot

I bought a new driveline slip joint boot from IPD, part number 113158, to fit a 1983 Volvo 242 with 2" driveline behind a factory M46. The boot fits too tight to go over the splines of the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-15-2021, 03:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,430
Posted By 745T+
Early 240 windshield source

I have a 1983 242, which needs a windshield. The local MS Glass shop I visited said they can only get the late style windshield (like came in the 1991-93 240s) which is surrounded by black rubber,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-09-2021, 01:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,222
Posted By 745T+
Thanks, Roy! The engine wiring harness was...

Thanks, Roy! The engine wiring harness was repaired yesterday, and the alternator field wire and the oil pressure switch wire are now run, in loom, on the right side of the engine compartment. I have...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-07-2021, 11:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,222
Posted By 745T+
Thanks! That is a lot of help. I don't know why...

Thanks! That is a lot of help. I don't know why two starter connections are shown in the diagram you posted. The colors are good on the chassis side of the electrical connector of the 242, but...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-07-2021, 09:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,222
Posted By 745T+
1983 240 LH 2.0 engine harness grey connector

Does anyone having the pin out (wiring diagram) for the engine wiring harness grey connector? It is on the firewall, to the rear of the intake manifold. There are only six wires used. I think the six...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-07-2021, 09:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,573
Posted By 745T+
I've removed 744 and 944 headliners multiple...

I've removed 744 and 944 headliners multiple times. Easiest if you take the passenger front seat out, the console, and the right side of where the radio sits.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-24-2021, 10:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,163
Posted By 745T+
Correct, they won't interchange. My 1986 "New Car...

Correct, they won't interchange. My 1986 "New Car Features" green book shows the P type being new for certain (turbo) models in 1986. There were also J/P type, and P/J type ODs. I don't remember the...
Forum: showroom 02-06-2021, 05:17 PM
Replies: 2,866
Views: 1,801,971
Posted By 745T+
I have ridden in a four door 122 which was...

I have ridden in a four door 122 which was equipped with a column shift and a bench front seat. It was built (assembled) at the Volvo plant in Chile.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-13-2020, 04:45 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 28,389
Posted By 745T+
I owned a 1988 744 with a Converse conversion and...

I owned a 1988 744 with a Converse conversion and T5 transmission for about three years. Originally the car had a 3.73 ratio open rear end. I installed a 1041 3.31 ratio complete rear axle from a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-28-2020, 06:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,376
Posted By 745T+
My technique, but Roy has done it lots more.

My technique, but Roy has done it lots more.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-28-2020, 03:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,759
Posted By 745T+
The used replacement speedometer works much...

The used replacement speedometer works much better. It is accurate until 50 mph, when it is 1 mph slow. The trend continues with speed, 2 mph slow at 60 mph, and 3 mph slow at 70 mph.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-28-2020, 02:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,759
Posted By 745T+
Thanks for the detailed information. I have...

Thanks for the detailed information. I have another r0,980 speedometer, which I am going to test with in a few minutes. It is clear the speedometer in this 1983 car is not original, as the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-27-2020, 08:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,118
Posted By 745T+
PIK, Professional Injector Cleaning in Vancouver,...

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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-27-2020, 07:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,759
Posted By 745T+
Correct speedometer for 1983 240 w/M46?

I am working on a 1983 242 with M46. The instrument cluster is not original, and clearly came from a 240 with automatic. The instrument cluster has an OD OFF indicator light instead of a green OD...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-21-2019, 04:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,746
Posted By 745T+
It is the tube nut on the EGR tube. A 7/8" open...

It is the tube nut on the EGR tube. A 7/8" open end wrench should remove it. I've never had one that was difficult to loosen.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-24-2019, 01:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,306
Posted By 745T+
I hope someone who has installed one of these...

I hope someone who has installed one of these will reply. The amount of assist is adjusted by the driver using the potentiometer supplied in the kit. You can have zero assist, or full assist. I have...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-24-2019, 12:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,306
Posted By 745T+
If you don't want to source the parts yourself, I...

If you don't want to source the parts yourself, I sell the basic used EPAS components for $250, shipping extra. I include the electronic adapter, made by Bruno in Portugal, for that price.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-24-2019, 12:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,306
Posted By 745T+
Thanks for your help. Please keep the photos up...

Thanks for your help. Please keep the photos up in your post. If you have any tips for me, for photo hosting and posting, please share them.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-22-2019, 06:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,306
Posted By 745T+
Essentially what is in the photo below, the used...

Essentially what is in the photo below, the used electric assist power steering unit and associated parts, and the electronic adapter which makes it work without having an input signal from an...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-22-2019, 05:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,306
Posted By 745T+
Electric Power Steering in Volvo 122

I supplied the parts to a fellow member of the Chilean Volvo Club. Fernando did the installation in his shop. He is very pleased with the result. I'll post more pictures when, and if, I receive them....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-13-2019, 06:11 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 26,297
Posted By 745T+
The "sunroof"option in the 1995 940 was a...

The "sunroof"option in the 1995 940 was a moonroof, the same as used in 960s.
Forum: performance & modifications 04-25-2018, 05:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 10,928
Posted By 745T+
A potentiometer is used to adjust the amount of...

A potentiometer is used to adjust the amount of assist. Most people set it and forget it, but you can adjust from full assist for parking, no zero assist at highway speeds.
Forum: performance & modifications 04-13-2018, 07:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 10,928
Posted By 745T+
With the key on, and no steering effort, the...

With the key on, and no steering effort, the electronics require fractions of an amp. This unit is usually fused at 50-60 amps, and the fuse never blows from steering use. The amps required will be...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-12-2018, 01:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 10,928
Posted By 745T+
I deal in used EPAS units from Saturn Vues....

I deal in used EPAS units from Saturn Vues. Chevrolet Equinox, and Pontiac Torrent. They require an electronic adapter to send a simulated electronic speedometer signal to the EPAS unit. The level of...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-12-2018, 12:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 10,928
Posted By 745T+
Electric Power Assist Steering (EPAS) in P1800

One of our members, Volvero, made this power steering conversion in a 1970 1800E. I shipped the Electric Power Assist Steering parts to him in Santiago, Chile. The EPAS parts are hidden under the...
Forum: article composition 02-14-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,728
Posted By 745T+
I'm going to politely disagree with your wiring. ...

I'm going to politely disagree with your wiring. Wire three (which is to disable the mirror auto dimming function when in reverse gear) should not be connected to wire two (ground wire). While the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-30-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,389
Posted By 745T+
Volvo started casting the oil galley bumps into...

Volvo started casting the oil galley bumps into the block at about the same time they changed freeze plug design, which was late in the 1990 model year, and those engines don't have the piston oil...
Forum: article composition 01-29-2014, 11:09 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 26,657
Posted By 745T+
Let me know what LED part number works in the...

Let me know what LED part number works in the heater control. Toyota uses the same lamp in some instrument clusters for indicating gear selection.
Forum: performance & modifications 01-22-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 8,351
Posted By 745T+
No. They are symmetrical. I've had a...

No. They are symmetrical.

I've had a machine shop do the same thing.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-15-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,555
Posted By 745T+
I have seen several hundred 940s, and none have...

I have seen several hundred 940s, and none have had factory keyless entry. The wiring harness in the door isn't equipped for it, at least for North American Market 940s.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-09-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,043
Posted By 745T+
Roy is exactly right, the 88+ 760/960 dash isn't...

Roy is exactly right, the 88+ 760/960 dash isn't going to fit in a 740/940. The 88+ 760/960 dash doesn't have defroster vents. The 88+ 760/960 defroster vents are part of the firewall crossmember....
Forum: performance & modifications 01-08-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 23,164
Posted By 745T+
Examples of 740/940 strut tower braces built by...

Examples of 740/940 strut tower braces built by Evan, or me, are below. All are built on a fixture. We also have a fixture for 960 strut tower braces, and have built and sold several of those
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-11-2013, 12:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,216
Posted By 745T+
See this file on the brickboard,...

See this file on the brickboard, http://www.brickboard.com/FAQ/700-900/VolvoB230ShaftSeal/DistributorShaftSeal.htm. Did you replace the shaft seal? All cam driven distributors are going to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-22-2013, 03:34 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 67,517
Posted By 745T+
See my post on the brickboard,...

See my post on the brickboard, http://www.brickboard.com/RWD/volvo/1581936/mann_oil_filters.html
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-15-2013, 08:15 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 26,297
Posted By 745T+
All sunroof seals leak some water. If you are...

All sunroof seals leak some water. If you are getting water in your car and the drains are clean, I've found that water leaks under the front cap for the mechanism and two tubes. Volvo sealed this...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-30-2013, 09:48 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,646
Posted By 745T+
I recommend Akebono Euro pads. Noticeably better...

I recommend Akebono Euro pads. Noticeably better braking than anything else I've tried on our Volvos.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-28-2013, 02:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,880
Posted By 745T+
I had the same problem with my 1994 944T, with...

I had the same problem with my 1994 944T, with the idle dropping too low and the engine dieing. It is any easy fix. Loosen the lock nut on the stop screw and adjust the idle stop screw so you have...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-10-2013, 06:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,276
Posted By 745T+
I can't say for the rear shocks, but the 240...

I can't say for the rear shocks, but the 240 front cartridges will fit nicely in 1985+ 700 McPherson struts. One or two 1/2", or so, SAE washers in the bottom of the cartridge recess will make them...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-12-2013, 03:48 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,093
Posted By 745T+
About three years ago there was a 960 in the...

About three years ago there was a 960 in the Foster Road P-n-P which had been converted to a B230FT. No, it wasn't a 940SE it was a 960.
Forum: performance & modifications 01-12-2013, 03:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,093
Posted By 745T+
The dash doesn't swap. In the 960 the firewall...

The dash doesn't swap. In the 960 the firewall member doubles as the air duct. If you look at the defroster vents in a 1988+ 760 or any 960 you'll see what I mean.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-11-2013, 07:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,944
Posted By 745T+
Nice reply, I like it! Your Fluke 88 and...

Nice reply, I like it!

Your Fluke 88 and Scopemeter 98 II certainly trump my Fluke 85. However I'll stand by the test light as the best way to test for a short to ground on a 12 or 24 volt DC...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-11-2013, 06:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,944
Posted By 745T+
Uh, the test lights draw very few amps. This one...

Uh, the test lights draw very few amps. This one draws 0.3 amps at 12 volts, and I would think most are in that range. It will illuminate even in series with the single miniscule lamp which powers...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-11-2013, 03:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,944
Posted By 745T+
I just had an experience finding a short to...

I just had an experience finding a short to ground on a 1970 P1800 which I am storing for a friend. My method is to remove the battery ground wire and connect one of those needle probe test lights...
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