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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-27-2018, 11:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 911
Posted By intothelabyrinth
Paint a line across the front of the harmonic...

Paint a line across the front of the harmonic balancer and see if it is slipping.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-17-2018, 11:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,259
Posted By intothelabyrinth
I describe the sound as "a jet engine taking off...

I describe the sound as "a jet engine taking off and landing." Increases/decreases pitch with driveshaft speed, independent of engine speed.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-12-2018, 12:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,037
Posted By intothelabyrinth
Are you sure the oil isn't leaking? I would...

Are you sure the oil isn't leaking? I would expect to see some blue smoke out the tailpipe if you were burning oil. I've never had a redblock burn oil before, and I always get the beat to hell, ran...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-04-2018, 12:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,520
Posted By intothelabyrinth
It's not the springs that wear out, it is the...

It's not the springs that wear out, it is the strut inserts. I have a 240 with new bilstein touring front struts and rear shocks. New volvo brand lower trailing arm bushings, kaplhenke strut mounts,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-03-2018, 12:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 896
Posted By intothelabyrinth
Take it apart, my money is on one of the magnets...

Take it apart, my money is on one of the magnets has come unglued. Epoxy it back and go on with life!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-30-2018, 11:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 650
Posted By intothelabyrinth
Appreciate it Art, I've definitely learned a lot...

Appreciate it Art, I've definitely learned a lot from you! I felt this was one subject that the info was spread around here an there, so putting it together in one spot might help someone in the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-29-2018, 11:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 650
Posted By intothelabyrinth
89 it is.

89 it is.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-29-2018, 07:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 837
Posted By intothelabyrinth
Now the thing about your throttle body, yes that...

Now the thing about your throttle body, yes that could def be your issue. Clean the throttle body, of course! Make sure it is fully closing...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-29-2018, 07:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 837
Posted By intothelabyrinth
I wouldn't just assume that. I also wouldn't...

I wouldn't just assume that. I also wouldn't suspect that. The IAC can hang open just because it's old and crappy, even after being cleaned and lubed. Just because the TPS clicks, doesn't mean the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-29-2018, 07:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 629
Posted By intothelabyrinth
The resistor is just to protect the LED in case...

The resistor is just to protect the LED in case you accidentally just short it to ground too long. It is not needed.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-29-2018, 06:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 629
Posted By intothelabyrinth
One side goes to the test connector (red or pink...

One side goes to the test connector (red or pink wire) and the other side goes to 12v... Basically the ecu grounds the test connection when it senses a rich condition, which lights up the light, then...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-29-2018, 05:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 650
Posted By intothelabyrinth
89 seemed to be a year that changed quite a bit...

89 seemed to be a year that changed quite a bit with the introduction of LH2.4, so I wouldn't be surprised if they introduced the last 240 cruise system then too. It would be interesting to nail that...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-29-2018, 04:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 837
Posted By intothelabyrinth
If you are adjusting your AMM you will know for...

If you are adjusting your AMM you will know for sure if the tps is working or not. Your light will never blink if the tps doesn't close and signal the ecu that it is time to idle.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-29-2018, 04:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 629
Posted By intothelabyrinth
https://i.imgur.com/pJZptyNh.jpg Here's...

https://i.imgur.com/pJZptyNh.jpg

Here's mine. It is quite literally just an LED soldered to two wires. One goes to the pink wire in that 2 wire connector I was telling you about, and the other...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-29-2018, 04:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 650
Posted By intothelabyrinth
86+ Cruise Control How To

I just recently pulled the cruise control system from my 1986 parts car and installed it into my 1988 245. I thought I would put all this info together in one place as a sort of guide to installing...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-29-2018, 03:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 837
Posted By intothelabyrinth
I would say that setting base idle and C/O on...

I would say that setting base idle and C/O on these LH2.2 systems is always a good thing to do anyway so you know it is all right...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-29-2018, 03:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 837
Posted By intothelabyrinth
I've never replaced a tps, so I can't help you...

I've never replaced a tps, so I can't help you there. I would recommend though that you test it first. Listen for it clicking when opening and closing, and use a multi meter to test that it indeed...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-29-2018, 02:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 837
Posted By intothelabyrinth
There is a 2 wire connector around the coil area...

There is a 2 wire connector around the coil area with pink wire and a blue wire, (something like that). You will need to ground the blue wire which will make the IAC close fully. then you set idle...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-21-2018, 07:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,069
Posted By intothelabyrinth
Rough hot starts sound like coolant temp sensor....

Rough hot starts sound like coolant temp sensor. Check values at the ECU connection.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-21-2018, 12:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 689
Posted By intothelabyrinth
I would also test voltage at the 3rd brake light,...

I would also test voltage at the 3rd brake light, and the wiper, while using a good body ground on the other side of your meter. This will show you if you are getting voltage to the required places...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-21-2018, 12:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 689
Posted By intothelabyrinth
To test just temporarily run a jumper wire or...

To test just temporarily run a jumper wire or something from a good ground to the metal of the tailgate and see if stuff starts working... You can use your multi meter to test from any ground point...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-21-2018, 12:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,057
Posted By intothelabyrinth
Keeping OD on all the time with the bypass is...

Keeping OD on all the time with the bypass is cool if you never plan to tow anything with your 240.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-21-2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,610
Posted By intothelabyrinth
Did Volvo make them take it down? If so that is...

Did Volvo make them take it down? If so that is ****ed.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-09-2018, 07:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 848
Posted By intothelabyrinth
Yeah that sounds rough. Hard for me to tell...

Yeah that sounds rough. Hard for me to tell really where it's coming from. Hope someone else has some insight for you.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-09-2018, 06:56 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 8,758
Posted By intothelabyrinth
Still good to have a spare...

Still good to have a spare...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-09-2018, 10:27 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 8,758
Posted By intothelabyrinth
If you didn't take the AMM and intake accordion...

If you didn't take the AMM and intake accordion off during your work am I to understand you did not clean the throttle body?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-09-2018, 10:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 949
Posted By intothelabyrinth
Also, what exactly is it doing now? It starts...

Also, what exactly is it doing now? It starts cold and runs, then dies? Or won't start back after it's warmed up? missing?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-09-2018, 10:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 949
Posted By intothelabyrinth
Have you cleaned all engine grounds?

Have you cleaned all engine grounds?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-09-2018, 10:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 949
Posted By intothelabyrinth
The "when I wiggle stuff it runs different" makes...

The "when I wiggle stuff it runs different" makes me think corrosion/loose contacts/ shorting wires... I would bend all the AMM contacts in a bit so they for sure grip the AMM terminals nice and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-08-2018, 10:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 939
Posted By intothelabyrinth
Being that your car is an 86 you are running LH...

Being that your car is an 86 you are running LH 2.2. This means you have a hall sender on the dizzy, not the CPS on the rear of the engine. 86 also means you have bio-degradable wiring under the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-08-2018, 10:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 776
Posted By intothelabyrinth
Just take the hose off the in tank pump and...

Just take the hose off the in tank pump and verify flow. Fool-proof method... If the inside of your tank is rusty it can keep killing your in tank pumps in short order, and really make you wonder...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-07-2018, 11:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 949
Posted By intothelabyrinth
Def take the cap off and clean/dry it and the...

Def take the cap off and clean/dry it and the rotor button.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-07-2018, 11:15 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 8,758
Posted By intothelabyrinth
The intake accordion between AMM and throttle...

The intake accordion between AMM and throttle body can get cracked taking it in and out... un-metered air leans out your mixture...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-07-2018, 11:14 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 8,758
Posted By intothelabyrinth
The car ran good b4 your work? Did you manhandle...

The car ran good b4 your work? Did you manhandle the AMM getting it in and out? You basically need to verify the key systems are all working. It sounds very fuel related to me, so I would be...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-11-2018, 10:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,296
Posted By intothelabyrinth
Weapon of choice is my harbor freight 14" pipe...

Weapon of choice is my harbor freight 14" pipe wrench. I have done it 3 times now and have never had much resistance from the gland nut.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-11-2018, 10:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,296
Posted By intothelabyrinth
I always break this one loose, but don't remove...

I always break this one loose, but don't remove it all the way, as the first step basically before removing anything. It gives you something to push against when it is still mounted to the car... now...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-26-2018, 02:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 931
Posted By intothelabyrinth
Good job so far!

Good job so far!
Forum: projects & restorations 09-24-2018, 09:40 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,439
Posted By intothelabyrinth
Wow man, you really put some skills to work here!...

Wow man, you really put some skills to work here! A++
Forum: events 09-05-2018, 04:55 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 33,514
Posted By intothelabyrinth
Sounds pretty fun! I'm only 6 hours away.

Sounds pretty fun! I'm only 6 hours away.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-06-2018, 05:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,052
Posted By intothelabyrinth
I bet the backfiring when coasting down is an...

I bet the backfiring when coasting down is an exhaust leak.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-30-2018, 11:24 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,780
Posted By intothelabyrinth
sweet

sweet
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-14-2018, 05:11 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 9,963
Posted By intothelabyrinth
Sounds like you found your crappy connection.

Sounds like you found your crappy connection.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-14-2018, 11:50 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 9,963
Posted By intothelabyrinth
Got ya.

Got ya.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-14-2018, 11:27 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 9,963
Posted By intothelabyrinth
As far as I know this relay just runs the pumps...

As far as I know this relay just runs the pumps constantly when the car is running. Any excess fuel is just recirculated back to the tank... If the relay is clicking it is turning the power on and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-14-2018, 11:11 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 9,963
Posted By intothelabyrinth
That relay clicking on and off has got to be the...

That relay clicking on and off has got to be the root of the problem. It is either the relay itself, or the wiring.... have you re-flowed the solder on all the connections inside the relay yet?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-14-2018, 11:09 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 9,963
Posted By intothelabyrinth
A quick and dirty way to see that you do indeed...

A quick and dirty way to see that you do indeed have enough real current able to flow is to use a brake light or similar incandescent bulb wired up as a test light. They pull a good amount of amps,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-14-2018, 11:00 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 9,963
Posted By intothelabyrinth
Ground may be present, but is it a GOOD ground?...

Ground may be present, but is it a GOOD ground? That is the question you answer with the resistance tests... Sometimes you could have a marginal ground, you can test and find 12 volts, but then find...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-14-2018, 10:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 613
Posted By intothelabyrinth
Have someone press the brake and see if the...

Have someone press the brake and see if the license plate light light up! LOL That would be funny. Otherwise I would be looking at the ground...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-13-2018, 09:25 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 9,963
Posted By intothelabyrinth
I wouldn't think so...

I wouldn't think so...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-12-2018, 04:31 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 9,963
Posted By intothelabyrinth
Those pumps are kinda crappy... if they lasted 8...

Those pumps are kinda crappy... if they lasted 8 years that would prob be pretty good really...
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