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Forum: showroom 10-17-2018, 12:33 AM
Replies: 2,366
Views: 743,805
Posted By wyatt8740
That cap's in my mom's '05 XC70, which I happen...

That cap's in my mom's '05 XC70, which I happen to know has never had that cap swapped from a different one.

I've not got much. Just:

some 14" dersus wheels (three of them - my fourth was...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-27-2018, 01:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 343
Posted By wyatt8740
I haven't done THAT relay, but I have done other...

I haven't done THAT relay, but I have done other relays in my 240's. I'd expect it is a similar process.
http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=338620

I might have an extra between my two...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-25-2018, 10:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,014
Posted By wyatt8740
I don't actually know. I was surprised he traded...

I don't actually know. I was surprised he traded it in to them, though.

I'd be too afraid they were going to crush it or something just to reduce the remaining supply of parts and force americans...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-25-2018, 02:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,014
Posted By wyatt8740
I know a guy who recently blew out the engine in...

I know a guy who recently blew out the engine in his relatively pristine '06 manual silver V70R. He traded it in to the local Volvo dealer. Any ideas what they'll do with those cars when they get...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-24-2018, 04:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,042
Posted By wyatt8740
I want good fuel economy; thanks, though. (It's...

I want good fuel economy; thanks, though.
(It's a daily driver.)

And the _actual_ problem is apparently (according to a mechanic friend who worked at a volvo dealership for 20-odd years) that the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-24-2018, 04:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 391
Posted By wyatt8740
Not done rear springs before - doing those on my...

Not done rear springs before - doing those on my 245 in the next couple weeks, though.
Just based on the limited research I've done, could it be something wrong with the retaining plates?

If it...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-23-2018, 04:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,042
Posted By wyatt8740
Agreed, it probably is. But since that car got...

Agreed, it probably is.
But since that car got wrecked and I haven't swapped its M47 into my new '93 wagon yet (pending my obtaining a manual wagon rear end) it's gone down on my list of priorities...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-20-2018, 04:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,042
Posted By wyatt8740
Just pull. Pull harder if it doesn't come off. ...

Just pull. Pull harder if it doesn't come off.
Mine has come off in my hand while driving if I'm too forceful. It shouldn't be that tricky... I think.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-11-2018, 07:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 914
Posted By wyatt8740
My 244 had a clunk after I put new Sachs struts...

My 244 had a clunk after I put new Sachs struts in it with new aftermarket mounts. Put a couple washers in there and the clunk disappeared.

Worked for my swivel chair, too, actually!

So take...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-11-2018, 07:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 621
Posted By wyatt8740
If you need me to look at my 244, which has a...

If you need me to look at my 244, which has a moonroof functioning properly, to see what it is supposed to look like, let me know.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-11-2018, 07:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 438
Posted By wyatt8740
Transmission swap - '91 non-ABS manual sedan -> '93 ABS automatic wagon?

Does the ABS system in the '93 240 wagon I'm picking up complicate automatic-to-manual swaps when using a non-ABS car for the driveshaft? I'd really rather have the less-torquey manual-car gearing...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-31-2018, 07:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 555
Posted By wyatt8740
OK, thanks. I'll try to convince him, but I guess...

OK, thanks. I'll try to convince him, but I guess I can always do it myself too :)
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-30-2018, 06:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 555
Posted By wyatt8740
Is it only the thickness that varies, then? ...

Is it only the thickness that varies, then?
From one of the greenbook scans formerly on k-jet.org:
https://i.imgur.com/vJzjDbj.png
(book is TP11404/2 - Clutch & Propeller Shaft)

That still...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-30-2018, 05:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 555
Posted By wyatt8740
Yeah, both are 4 cylinder cars. The 244 has a M47...

Yeah, both are 4 cylinder cars. The 244 has a M47 and the 245 has an AW71 or 70 (not sure what was normal in '93).
So if I take the differential, axle, drive shaft, clutch, and transmission from a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-30-2018, 04:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 555
Posted By wyatt8740
manual 200 sedan/wagon drive shaft length difference?

Recently, I got cut off by a van on the highway with too little space - he was going to clip my front fender. So I did something dumb and slammed on my brakes, ending up spinning into a concrete...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-07-2018, 02:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 450
Posted By wyatt8740
Further research suggests a threading adapter is...

Further research suggests a threading adapter is what you mean. Is that right?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-07-2018, 02:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 450
Posted By wyatt8740
OK, can do. I'm still wondering if there's a part...

OK, can do. I'm still wondering if there's a part number I could get a new 3bar one with.

Why '85+ specifically? What changed?
And what kind of adapter would that be?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-07-2018, 02:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 450
Posted By wyatt8740
Pressure gauge sender for '91 240 with VDO Volvo gauge?

Hi, I've got this Volvo-branded VDO oil pressure gauge, which I assume is from a 240 turbo.

Cursory research suggests I might need a new sender to make it work in my '91 (mostly stock, N/A) 240....
Forum: showroom 03-15-2018, 06:37 PM
Replies: 2,285
Views: 798,356
Posted By wyatt8740
"Dersus" 740 GLE 14" aluminum wheels for...

"Dersus" 740 GLE 14" aluminum wheels for summer/spring/fall, 940 15" steelies and plastic hubcaps for winter.
Wish I had an older car and older wheels, but clean older cars are unobtainium in...
Forum: showroom 03-15-2018, 02:43 PM
Replies: 567
Views: 79,286
Posted By wyatt8740
Met another one today (owner was absent and I had...

Met another one today (owner was absent and I had to leave before he came back...).
Not sure what model year because the VIN was covered by the dash cover.

Also since my last post in this thread...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-27-2018, 02:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 518
Posted By wyatt8740
My grandpa has an 1800es, so I'll ask him what he...

My grandpa has an 1800es, so I'll ask him what he used. Until I hear back, I believe for a while he just used a linoleum mat cut in the shape of the dash. His is a '72. (By linoleum, I mean that...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-27-2018, 02:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,255
Posted By wyatt8740
Update: Acetone did not work to weld the...

Update:
Acetone did not work to weld the floormat back together, but a soldering iron appears to be working so far.

If the mat didn't sit perfectly flush on the floor of my car, it'd have snapped...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-17-2018, 02:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 995
Posted By wyatt8740
And if it turbs out it is a switch failure and...

And if it turbs out it is a switch failure and cleaning doesn't fix it, I've got an extra switch sans lightbulb here.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-17-2018, 02:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,033
Posted By wyatt8740
Do 900's have immobilizers? Is this irrelevant?...

Do 900's have immobilizers? Is this irrelevant? (I don't have one or know how they work...)
Could that cause the no-spark? Or would that stop the starter from turning?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-17-2018, 02:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,255
Posted By wyatt8740
I would prefer for my mats to match, tbh, but I...

I would prefer for my mats to match, tbh, but I will keep those in mind. They're a bit pricey if they are as fragile as the consensus seems to be. My mat cracked because of my own stupidity in a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-17-2018, 02:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,255
Posted By wyatt8740
Yeah I'm begging there. i also saw a posting...

Yeah I'm begging there.
i also saw a posting for a set of four with the PASSENGER side mat cracked, so I PM'ed him. But he wanted $100 for the set of four and hasn't been on in months. We'll see...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-16-2018, 03:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,255
Posted By wyatt8740
Would Acetone work to fix cracks in a floormat?

I'm wondering if anyone has tried the "acetone melting patch" fix on a floor mat. I'm not sure what the 240 floormats are made out of, but my driver's side one is cracked and it's pretty hard to find...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-15-2018, 09:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 995
Posted By wyatt8740
I've done this, too. Be careful though - there's...

I've done this, too. Be careful though - there's a little ball-bearing and a spring inside. Take it apart somewhere where you'll be able to find them.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-09-2018, 10:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,159
Posted By wyatt8740
Yeah, the school I go to has 3D printers, so if...

Yeah, the school I go to has 3D printers, so if the beds on them are long enough I think I'll try it, with rubber bumpers or something to stop them from destroying my paint. Not sure if they'll hold...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-08-2018, 12:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,159
Posted By wyatt8740
If my family didn't have their 'nicer' cars ('18...

If my family didn't have their 'nicer' cars ('18 V90, '07 V70R) filling the garage, I'd have mine in there.


I try do do what the manual says and drive my car to warm it up rather than letting it...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-08-2018, 12:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 639
Posted By wyatt8740
I had some crappy wiring be the culprit for me...

I had some crappy wiring be the culprit for me once.
I jiggled the wires around behind the dash and the gas/temp. gauges started working again immediately. It's not happened in 8 months so I'm not...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-06-2018, 03:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,159
Posted By wyatt8740
Is there any affordable snowcap out there? Or...

Is there any affordable snowcap out there? Or should I just improvise with cardboard or something?

I really hate the thought of spending $150-200 on a bit of plastic...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-06-2018, 01:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,159
Posted By wyatt8740
Yeah I sometimes hear that flap squeak when I hit...

Yeah I sometimes hear that flap squeak when I hit the button. If I have a vacuum leak it's minor (I hear a hiss, but everything still works like it should there).
And the manual says not to use...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-06-2018, 12:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,159
Posted By wyatt8740
I suspected as much. I usually do, so I'm...

I suspected as much. I usually do, so I'm guessing when driving snow from the hood is blowing back into the cowl if I don't brush it off.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-06-2018, 01:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,159
Posted By wyatt8740
Snow blowing through air ducts?

Sorry, this is probably a 'noob' question, but I haven't been in a 240 in winter for many years until now:
When I start my car after it's been snowing powder snow, if the blower is on, before the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-01-2018, 01:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,892
Posted By wyatt8740
Corrected: ...

Corrected:
https://people.ohio.edu/ridgely/e-code-comp.htm
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-31-2017, 11:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 609
Posted By wyatt8740
Will have to remember that when I go shopping for...

Will have to remember that when I go shopping for POR-15 again. Thanks!

I'm mainly considering the aftermarket ones because I'm worried about how brittle the plastic's probably gonna be on all...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-31-2017, 06:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 609
Posted By wyatt8740
How are aftermarket 240 door map pockets?

Hi again, in frustration with my non-latching door in the below-freezing weather in Indiana today, I slammed my door way too hard and shattered my driver-side door pocket. Looking around, it appears...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-28-2017, 07:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 662
Posted By wyatt8740
Oh, wow, I totally forgot that. I think...

Oh, wow, I totally forgot that.

I think someone recommended nail polish in the past to me, too, actually.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-28-2017, 07:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 662
Posted By wyatt8740
This probably will also work for some other...

This probably will also work for some other relays in the car, by the way. This is just the first one I've had trouble with with this car.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-28-2017, 06:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 662
Posted By wyatt8740
[Guide] Repairing a 240 rear window defroster timer relay

In later years (after the mid-'80s I think) of the 240's run, US versions of the sedan had the rear window defroster on a timer that ran the defroster for about 20 minutes.

In the humidity of the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-20-2017, 05:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 598
Posted By wyatt8740
It doesn't really "fit," but it is electrically...

It doesn't really "fit," but it is electrically compatible, from what I remember. I know it is for gasoline engines.

Between the diesel 740 and the diesel 240, I THINK they are compatible with...
Forum: website & board 12-05-2017, 11:37 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,226
Posted By wyatt8740
I do admire how clean both these cars are, for...

I do admire how clean both these cars are, for sure.
If I weren't a poor college student, I'd probably buy the wagon off of you to do my own swap, and maybe get a re-paint.
I think a swap would be...
Forum: website & board 12-05-2017, 09:21 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,226
Posted By wyatt8740
Referring to the transmission swap? Or...

Referring to the transmission swap?
Or everything else?
Forum: website & board 12-05-2017, 08:23 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,226
Posted By wyatt8740
I have a feeling you would get a bit more...

I have a feeling you would get a bit more interest in at least one of your cars if you moved the M47 into the wagon.


Not particularly. The death of the manual is only the tip of the iceberg; the...
Forum: showroom 12-02-2017, 11:38 AM
Replies: 567
Views: 79,286
Posted By wyatt8740
^ Wow, I wish I could find some nice headlamps...

^ Wow, I wish I could find some nice headlamps like your 242's got.
Or a parts car with the single rounds and old fenders, of course.

I absolutely never see 240's from pre-1986 in northeast...
Forum: showroom 12-01-2017, 05:29 PM
Replies: 567
Views: 79,286
Posted By wyatt8740
This is still the thread to post these in, rather...

This is still the thread to post these in, rather than starting a new thread or posting in a thread somewhere else, right?
Click the image for full size. The full size is ~5.5MB and less cropped.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-30-2017, 10:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 541
Posted By wyatt8740
Is this an automatic trans? If so, there is a...

Is this an automatic trans?
If so, there is a PNP switch in the way you might wanna check. (the neutral safety one, IIRC. Not been in an auto RWD volvo in a decade, not counting my parts car)
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-13-2017, 02:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,787
Posted By wyatt8740
Could it also be the distributor cap? My car's...

Could it also be the distributor cap? My car's done something like this after sitting outside overnight in the rain. The engine started sputtering and shaking if i applied more than a tiny amount of...
Forum: website & board 10-07-2017, 03:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,016
Posted By wyatt8740
She's pretty! Would love an older 200 or 100...

She's pretty! Would love an older 200 or 100 series car, and that mileage is ridiculously low. The dash top doesn't look cracked yet, either, which is remarkable! I also envy the hand-crank windows...
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