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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Today, 08:17 PM
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Posted By dl242gt
Sometimes they use a wacky number just as a place...

Sometimes they use a wacky number just as a place holder. I was on the phone with them one time and asked why the price on their shocks for a 240 was almost $400. They told me it's just a place...
Forum: performance & modifications Today, 03:09 PM
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Posted By dl242gt
:lol: He's back for some DNA splicing.

:lol: He's back for some DNA splicing.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Today, 02:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 131
Posted By dl242gt
There is also an old service bulletin about the S...

There is also an old service bulletin about the S shaped drain hose. The end of the hose where debris and water come out has flaps. Volvo suggests in the service bulletin to cut the flaps back a bit...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Today, 02:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 494
Posted By dl242gt
My momma said, 'You better shop around.' It's...

My momma said, 'You better shop around.' It's always been a shop around experience for Volvo parts.

For what it's worth. Swedish Car Parts was also very generous and donated a bunch of parts to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Yesterday, 12:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 189
Posted By dl242gt
Check out that mentioned thread from volvowagon....

Check out that mentioned thread from volvowagon. It is on the first page. Take a look at the brown cap he replaced. Replacing those may help. Also cracked solder joints happen. Use a strong magnifier...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Yesterday, 11:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 104
Posted By dl242gt
It is kind of a v clamp type setup. The edges of...

It is kind of a v clamp type setup. The edges of each pipe have a flare and an oring gasket goes in there. Then the clamp.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Yesterday, 11:54 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 917
Posted By dl242gt
dag nab it! Those things are pretty tough. But...

dag nab it! Those things are pretty tough. But that might be the kind of thing that is happening. I've had ignition impulse coil work fine when cold but then they short when the get warm. Giving you...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Yesterday, 11:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 104
Posted By dl242gt
I install the clamp and the filler pipe off the...

I install the clamp and the filler pipe off the car. Then push the filler pipe into it's position and install the tank.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-11-2020, 06:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 569
Posted By dl242gt
Here is a thread we had about waterless coolant...

Here is a thread we had about waterless coolant which is long life. https://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=282671&highlight=coolant
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-11-2020, 06:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 395
Posted By dl242gt
Yes, they used some good retainer strength on...

Yes, they used some good retainer strength on that stuff. What I was referring to is the section you needed to remove comes off together withe the horn cover pad. Try gluing the cover pad back on to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-11-2020, 06:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,367
Posted By dl242gt
There is a small 6202 bearing on the rear...

There is a small 6202 bearing on the rear housing. It's a press fit into the housing. As I recall I had to use my press on the end of the shaft to remove the rotor. It ruins the bearing when you do...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-11-2020, 02:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,367
Posted By dl242gt
I've only rebuilt the older Bosch style and Denso...

I've only rebuilt the older Bosch style and Denso alternators. I had one of those that was good so I gave it to a friend to use. It was in such nice used shape and passed testing so I never took it...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-11-2020, 02:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 494
Posted By dl242gt
Back in the 80s a lot of small business places...

Back in the 80s a lot of small business places for new and used import parts closed in my area. After about ten years the new parts places were all the chains we have now. Autozone, Advance, etc....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-11-2020, 02:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 193
Posted By dl242gt
I have to place an order soon. Thanks so much Dan!

I have to place an order soon. Thanks so much Dan!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-11-2020, 02:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 917
Posted By dl242gt
Well done! To get the bezel on I use a small...

Well done! To get the bezel on I use a small round cylinder like a thick round punch. Lay that on the workbench and holding the bezel tightly against the gauge you press and slowly roll the edge of...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-10-2020, 08:27 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,134
Posted By dl242gt
240 turbos had a heat shield on the alternator....

240 turbos had a heat shield on the alternator. But by the time I got my car in 95 it was already rusty and falling off. Probably hasn't been available for a long time. Even the heat shields for the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-10-2020, 07:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 738
Posted By dl242gt
Another high mileage Volvo problem that can...

Another high mileage Volvo problem that can happen is the release arm gets a bit bent over the years of use. Also the pivot ball end breaks off the pivot ball. Your clutch pedal feels normal but the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-10-2020, 07:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 680
Posted By dl242gt
Good fix!

Good fix!
Forum: performance & modifications 08-10-2020, 03:50 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,476
Posted By dl242gt
Back when we had gas that was all benzene based....

Back when we had gas that was all benzene based. The skinny rod B230 with M47 consistently delivered 30mpg or more on the highway. Then fuel changed and those numbers dropped a good bit.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-10-2020, 03:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 266
Posted By dl242gt
So, when you replaced the wiring harness in the...

So, when you replaced the wiring harness in the tailgate. Did you replace or repair the ground wires that pass through the hinge? You can't see them until you remove the hinge. Bad ground equals...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-10-2020, 03:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 266
Posted By dl242gt
Open your tailgate. Then look at the area where...

Open your tailgate. Then look at the area where the hinge pivots. You will see the remains of what is left of the wiring harness. Look at each hinge.

The other thing that happens is the ground...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-10-2020, 03:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 494
Posted By dl242gt
This one is open. https://www.swedishcarparts.com/

This one is open. https://www.swedishcarparts.com/
Forum: performance & modifications 08-08-2020, 03:40 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,476
Posted By dl242gt
It was a gray late model wagon. I think he said...

It was a gray late model wagon. I think he said 91. M47 with a n/a 16v. Used a lot of Volvo plastic and made it look like a stock installation.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-08-2020, 03:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 837
Posted By dl242gt
IPD springs typically have the front a bit lower...

IPD springs typically have the front a bit lower than how much they lower the rear. I would try them first before you cut.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-07-2020, 08:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 370
Posted By dl242gt
Well to start. How is your selection of tools?...

Well to start. How is your selection of tools? You will need several. For example a set of Torx drivers, tools to remove door panel clips which let you pry the clips out of the door. A flat blade...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-07-2020, 07:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,367
Posted By dl242gt
Those long screws on the outer rim of the case...

Those long screws on the outer rim of the case are the four long screws that hold it together. Once you remove those. You can separate the housing. Hope the video shows how to separate the stubborn...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-07-2020, 02:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 426
Posted By dl242gt
Have you replaced the fuel filter? How is the...

Have you replaced the fuel filter? How is the connector and wiring on the distributor for the hall sensor? Your car does not use a crank position sensor. It uses a hall sensor inside the distributor...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-05-2020, 03:58 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,134
Posted By dl242gt
The stud coming out with the nut is from...

The stud coming out with the nut is from corrosion. The stud gets torqued to a spec if you are being careful. Tight enough to stay in there but not so tight it's jammed in the threads. Probably...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-05-2020, 03:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 324
Posted By dl242gt
Many folks here have used four seasons a/c parts...

Many folks here have used four seasons a/c parts with success. There are a few vendors who sell their stuff. Rock auto online and local stores are good to check for their parts.

If you are going...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-05-2020, 03:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 395
Posted By dl242gt
OK, that horn pad is broken. That base is part of...

OK, that horn pad is broken. That base is part of the top cover. It all pulls off together and then you disconnect the center wire connector once you pull it off. That section left on there pulls off...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-05-2020, 03:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 324
Posted By dl242gt
The older system like in your car uses an...

The older system like in your car uses an expansion valve based system. The 91 uses an orifice valve based system. Hoses and fittings are in different locations. With some modifications you could...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-05-2020, 03:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 680
Posted By dl242gt
How about stuff like spark plug gap? If it's too...

How about stuff like spark plug gap? If it's too large it's easy to foul out. If the coolant temp sensor circuit is open(infinite ohms) then the engine could flood. If the diaphragm on the fuel...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-05-2020, 03:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 403
Posted By dl242gt
The manual M40 uses gear oil. So, the 90w is...

The manual M40 uses gear oil. So, the 90w is closest to original spec. I would think the MTL would be nice in there as well. M41 uses engine oil.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-05-2020, 03:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 569
Posted By dl242gt
I've used Sierra and it's worked fine. The only...

I've used Sierra and it's worked fine. The only caveat I had with it was that it's wasn't what you would call 'long service life' antifreeze. It needed to be changed after about a year or so. But it...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-03-2020, 06:38 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,476
Posted By dl242gt
Sure we know about the efficiency and total power...

Sure we know about the efficiency and total power possible. The op question is that the power you can make with a 8v would satisfy most people. At least that's what I thought he meant.

There is a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-03-2020, 06:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 680
Posted By dl242gt
Did you check and make sure not only that the...

Did you check and make sure not only that the timing belt was lined up but also turning? Look through the oil cap and see if the cam is turning?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-03-2020, 06:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 811
Posted By dl242gt
I add stp every other oil change just to keep...

I add stp every other oil change just to keep some zinc on the cam and followers.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-03-2020, 06:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 417
Posted By dl242gt
Put the car on ramps so you can look at the...

Put the car on ramps so you can look at the bracket and bushings for mounting from underneath. You can use a long screwdriver to pry a bit but visually they look pretty bad when failed. The a/c ones...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-02-2020, 06:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 417
Posted By dl242gt
That should sort it out if the parts are working....

That should sort it out if the parts are working. I'd have to agree with you that the compressor may be bad if that didn't sort it out. Is this a conversion? The R12 compressors never last long being...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-02-2020, 05:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 492
Posted By dl242gt
The exciter wire runs in the wiring harness from...

The exciter wire runs in the wiring harness from the back of the engine near the lifting eye. When it passes under the crank pulley the decay of oil and crud over the years degrades the wiring. You...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-02-2020, 04:53 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,476
Posted By dl242gt
Well, I've been running a flowed 405 with stock...

Well, I've been running a flowed 405 with stock valves for a long time. It revs easily to 7k or more if you wanted to and runs better from off idle to redline than when I ran the engine with a stock...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-02-2020, 04:36 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,406
Posted By dl242gt
Just to clarify what I wrote about the dash...

Just to clarify what I wrote about the dash light. Car is fully warmed up, idling. If you pull up the ebrake and observe the dash light for it. If the light is steady and solid you are fine. If you...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-02-2020, 04:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 737
Posted By dl242gt
You could try checking the archive of green books...

You could try checking the archive of green books on the ozvolvo site.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-02-2020, 04:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 333
Posted By dl242gt
That kind of thing can happen due to corrosion...

That kind of thing can happen due to corrosion and it doesn't help if people made the belt too tight. You have a few choices. You can remove the existing bracket and have it welded. I would put a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-02-2020, 04:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 417
Posted By dl242gt
How are the accessory mounting bushings? There...

How are the accessory mounting bushings? There are four of them for the a/c compressor. They wear out and can cause a lot of vibration and belt squeal. I would have your system vacuumed down and leak...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-02-2020, 04:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 439
Posted By dl242gt
Denso alternators are used on late 740 and up to...

Denso alternators are used on late 740 and up to 95 940s. It's kind of random. Whatever parts box got opended at that time the car was built.

There are two versions 80amp for the n/a cars and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-31-2020, 04:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 917
Posted By dl242gt
I forgot to mention cold solder joints. That...

I forgot to mention cold solder joints. That happens on these being so old now. A cold solder joint where the spade connector is soldered can cause intermittent function.

To open those up is...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-31-2020, 03:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 654
Posted By dl242gt
You can use a laser sight temp gun to verify...

You can use a laser sight temp gun to verify temps on the engine and radiator. If you have an 86 or newer model. You need to remove the temp compensator board so that the gauge will show more...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-31-2020, 02:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 917
Posted By dl242gt
I think those VDO tachs have a similar issue as...

I think those VDO tachs have a similar issue as the clocks. There are some electrolytic caps inside them that dry out and cause the device to no longer function.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-31-2020, 01:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 815
Posted By dl242gt
There is a good exhaust article on pbase....

There is a good exhaust article on pbase. https://pbase.com/stealthfti/image/74174534
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