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Forum: showroom Yesterday, 03:46 AM
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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 Yesterday, 02:33 AM
Replies: 2,734
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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: 95
Views: 26,678
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: 95
Views: 26,678
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: 87
Views: 33,982
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: 281
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: 9,561
Views: 4,146,705
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: 9,561
Views: 4,146,705
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: 1,511
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...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-05-2021, 07:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,177
Posted By John242Ti
Fixed. Came out for 1991. Because...

Fixed. Came out for 1991.



Because Audi.
Forum: showroom 12-27-2020, 12:08 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,992
Posted By John242Ti
It's also an '85, so it's 213 Mid Blue, not 139...

It's also an '85, so it's 213 Mid Blue, not 139 Scotia Blue. :-P
Forum: showroom 12-18-2020, 06:16 AM
Replies: 2,734
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Posted By John242Ti
Not many Cdn manufactured 240s were made for the...

Not many Cdn manufactured 240s were made for the US in 1981-82... Mainly the police package cars in 1982. In 1983-85, there were more built, as the 700 series production ramped up. Some 1985 model...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-14-2020, 08:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,502
Posted By John242Ti
It's gunk in the fuel distributor and probably...

It's gunk in the fuel distributor and probably the CPR. If the car sat at all, especially with E10 gas in the system, you probably have some crud buildup. Dealt with this on a few K-Jet cars.
Forum: performance & modifications 12-07-2020, 05:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,526
Posted By John242Ti
Remember, there are three different OEM Volvo...

Remember, there are three different OEM Volvo non-AC PS brackets. The 1976-77 ZF bracket for the early external reservoir pump, the 1977-84 style used with the P-type Saginaw pumps, and the 1985-on...
Forum: events 12-03-2020, 05:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,082
Posted By John242Ti
^Hence my comment about iPd. The lack of herd...

^Hence my comment about iPd. The lack of herd immunity might be debatable, but, the governors of WA, OR, and CA seem to want to keep things locked down. Only way I see things changing is when/if...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-30-2020, 01:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,469
Posted By John242Ti
Here in the states, octane ratings are calculated...

Here in the states, octane ratings are calculated differently. (R+M)/2=the octane number at the pump. 87 octane is 91 RON. 92 octane is around 98 RON. R=RON or Research Octane Number, M=MON or...
Forum: events 11-29-2020, 02:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,082
Posted By John242Ti
:twisted: muahahaha too late. :-P ...

:twisted: muahahaha too late. :-P




Fixed...
Forum: events 11-28-2020, 09:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,082
Posted By John242Ti
I wouldn't be surprised if iPd is also cancelled...

I wouldn't be surprised if iPd is also cancelled for 2021, like it was for this year.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-28-2020, 08:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,604
Posted By John242Ti
Likely the alternator belts. Might also have...

Likely the alternator belts. Might also have worn mount bushings for the alternator.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-01-2020, 05:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,644
Posted By John242Ti
^Needs to be welded closed, then redrilled and...

^Needs to be welded closed, then redrilled and shaped to the smaller passage size. Had it done to a B23E head many moons ago.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-30-2020, 01:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,644
Posted By John242Ti
You could. That said, a B230FT head might be...

You could. That said, a B230FT head might be more desirable, since it wouldn't be a kludge when it comes to sourcing gaskets, etc... It will also have the correct cam cover for use with the B230...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-26-2020, 11:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,019
Posted By John242Ti
^This. The other possibilities: - Mixture...

^This. The other possibilities:

- Mixture is off. If the engine still idles wonky after the oxygen sensor kicks in (that's when the car begins surging for a few seconds), it may need to have the...
Forum: showroom 10-25-2020, 05:08 PM
Replies: 9,561
Views: 4,146,705
Posted By John242Ti
Getting some fall...something... When I parked,...

Getting some fall...something... When I parked, sun was out. As soon as I got out of the car, 15 second later, was cloudy again.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50526203751_bab060be09_c.jpg...
Forum: showroom 10-23-2020, 01:21 AM
Replies: 9,561
Views: 4,146,705
Posted By John242Ti
245 now on green/white plates, like the 242. ...

245 now on green/white plates, like the 242.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50518610821_9201469c38_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2jYa5Xp)

-J
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-21-2020, 01:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,420
Posted By John242Ti
^Exactly. It's an accessory, seen in the...

^Exactly. It's an accessory, seen in the accessories brochure. Not something that *every* 145, 245, 265, or 7/9 series wagon came with.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-20-2020, 08:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,007
Posted By John242Ti
Switch is on the left side of the AC rheostat...

Switch is on the left side of the AC rheostat switch. Easiest way to check to see if it's the problem is to tilt the console out after verifying that the rheostat knob is turned all the way over to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-20-2020, 08:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,420
Posted By John242Ti
That may've been true at the dealer your car came...

That may've been true at the dealer your car came from. I know that the majority of our wagons, including my uncle's former Volvos, were all slicktops. Only two had racks from the time of original...
Forum: showroom 10-20-2020, 08:23 PM
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Posted By John242Ti
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50501032352_e3...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50501032352_e33a2b0aaf_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2jWAZum)

A little comparison of 2003 and 2020. Left is 2003. Right is from Saturday.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-19-2020, 05:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,420
Posted By John242Ti
Maybe a Yakima or a Thule rack would be more...

Maybe a Yakima or a Thule rack would be more useful. Looks cooler, too. There were also a couple of Volvo-branded wagon luggage racks that mounted to the raingutters. One was curved to match the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-19-2020, 04:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,007
Posted By John242Ti
Idle speed in gear should be 750 rpm. With AC...

Idle speed in gear should be 750 rpm. With AC switch completely turned off. If AC switch is even slightly turned to the right of the "0", the idle will be elevated to around 900 rpm in gear and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-19-2020, 04:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,669
Posted By John242Ti
Plus, if radio is in the stock location, could be...

Plus, if radio is in the stock location, could be dangerous looking at extra gauges mounted there. Stock radio location on a pre-1985 car is by the shift lever. But, yes, earphones, etc, are...
Forum: showroom 10-19-2020, 02:02 AM
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Posted By John242Ti
^Sure enough. Oh well. Didn't bend over too...

^Sure enough. Oh well. Didn't bend over too much for it, so...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-19-2020, 12:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,420
Posted By John242Ti
Most ACE affiliated hardware stores have them, as...

Most ACE affiliated hardware stores have them, as well as the plugs and grommets, if you want to do the iPd-style rack delete. I *think* the wellnuts are 5/8" diameter with the 1/4-20 thread size. ...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-18-2020, 11:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,669
Posted By John242Ti
Use the HT-204/205 style grilles and mount some...

Use the HT-204/205 style grilles and mount some Pioneer 5.25" coaxials in the grille bases. The tweeters are usually low profile enough to allow use of the stock HT-204 or HT-205 outer grilles. The...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-17-2020, 02:58 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 14,383
Posted By John242Ti
FTFY :lol:

FTFY :lol:
Forum: showroom 10-17-2020, 02:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,347
Posted By John242Ti
Sure. And keep the bumpers.

Sure. And keep the bumpers.
Forum: showroom 10-15-2020, 01:54 AM
Replies: 9,561
Views: 4,146,705
Posted By John242Ti
Skagit Valley, earlier today: ...

Skagit Valley, earlier today:
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50485367046_e14244d1c4_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2jVdGJS)

-J
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-09-2020, 04:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,028
Posted By John242Ti
A 1988 240 uses a 007 Air Mass Meter. Same one...

A 1988 240 uses a 007 Air Mass Meter. Same one used by the 1985-87 cars, as well as other 1988 4-cylinder 200/700 series cars, and 1989 700 Turbo cars. So, it should be easy to locate, considering...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-09-2020, 03:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,587
Posted By John242Ti
^Same setup on my wagon. ...

^Same setup on my wagon.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50120636501_8e40b18993_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2jmZn4c)
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-09-2020, 03:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,958
Posted By John242Ti
Closer to 57mm. But, yes, 50mm is 2". ...

Closer to 57mm.

But, yes, 50mm is 2".

The turbo exhaust drops from 2.5" to 2.25" where the under axle pipe is located. For a full 2.5" system, you just need to cut the 2.25" section off and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-05-2020, 03:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,567
Posted By John242Ti
Might be worth posting in the k-jet.org down...

Might be worth posting in the k-jet.org down thread, that way someone can add them to the ozvolvo archive site.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-05-2020, 03:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,587
Posted By John242Ti
Unless you must have LED headlamps, go with a set...

Unless you must have LED headlamps, go with a set of H4/H1 E-code headlamps. If you truly want LED, I'd look at the JW Speaker 4x6 LED modules. They have an E-code beam pattern and don't look...
Forum: showroom 10-03-2020, 04:57 AM
Replies: 9,561
Views: 4,146,705
Posted By John242Ti
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50305402503_74...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50305402503_741599a107_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2jDjkxV)

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50265086718_a122642499_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2jzKH5b)
Forum: showroom 09-30-2020, 06:13 AM
Replies: 2,734
Views: 1,235,250
Posted By John242Ti
Not very rare, but uncommon... And a repop. So,...

Not very rare, but uncommon... And a repop. So, deleted...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-25-2020, 07:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,946
Posted By John242Ti
Happened to my 245 a little more than 9 years...

Happened to my 245 a little more than 9 years ago. Needed gas, so I pulled into a gas station. Noticed that the pedal went to the floor. Had to use the parking brake to stop the car. Shut it off,...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-18-2020, 02:47 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 11,643
Posted By John242Ti
Looks like a B20 alternator...

Looks like a B20 alternator...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-13-2020, 09:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,438
Posted By John242Ti
IIRC, MrBrown refurbs steering wheels. I need to...

IIRC, MrBrown refurbs steering wheels. I need to get in touch with him about my R-Sport wheel as well.

-J
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-11-2020, 04:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,854
Posted By John242Ti
Even a U-Haul Ford F-150 pickup would do the job....

Even a U-Haul Ford F-150 pickup would do the job.



To the OP: load everything into the bed, attach the car trailer to the back of it, load the 245 onto it with your bike, camping gear, etc,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-11-2020, 12:54 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,854
Posted By John242Ti
If you can camp, or even hit a Motel 6 (or, if...

If you can camp, or even hit a Motel 6 (or, if not pet-friendly, another motel that is) on those nights that are cold, it might be best to just load everything in the back, then use three Thule or...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-02-2020, 01:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,287
Posted By John242Ti
When you get the crap gas drained, consider...

When you get the crap gas drained, consider getting some non-ethanol stuff to run through the systems... My 245 runs better on E0 gas. Previous 245 developed severe runnability problems before I...
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