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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-07-2018, 02:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 265
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: 265
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: 265
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: 2,252
Views: 734,548
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: 71,158
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: 300
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: 819
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: 668
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: 647
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: 819
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: 819
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: 819
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: 668
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: 758
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: 758
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: 429
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: 758
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: 758
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: 758
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: 758
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: 3,028
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: 432
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: 432
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: 418
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: 418
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: 418
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: 386
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: 2,464
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: 2,464
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: 2,464
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: 71,158
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: 71,158
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: 364
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: 1,338
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: 758
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...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-01-2017, 08:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 743
Posted By wyatt8740
Thanks for the tip! It's much appreciated. I'll...

Thanks for the tip! It's much appreciated. I'll try it sometime with a hairdryer or something.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-01-2017, 10:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 743
Posted By wyatt8740
Well, yeah, because it has my insurance...

Well, yeah, because it has my insurance information in it too. and I keep the manual with the car. In my glovebox.
I suppose that's probably what happened. I'm just surprised I can't find any info...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-01-2017, 01:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 743
Posted By wyatt8740
...Are you being serious? That seems...

...Are you being serious? That seems counter-intuitive somehow...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-31-2017, 06:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 743
Posted By wyatt8740
Manual booklet covers - do they shrink? Can I stretch them back out?

Forgive me for this stupid question, but I wasn't even born until 3 years after the last 240 rolled off the assembly line, and I can't figure out what the booklet flap thing is actually called to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-13-2017, 11:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 983
Posted By wyatt8740
Jesus christ! That looks awful. Glad it's a...

Jesus christ! That looks awful. Glad it's a relatively easy fix, though.



When I was under the steering column swearing at my throttle assembly, I was pretty certain the door chime was coming...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-12-2017, 11:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 983
Posted By wyatt8740
Pull the switch off for the driver side door,...

Pull the switch off for the driver side door, maybe, and check behind it?

When I got my 240 (also '91), the door switch was frayed and electrical taped.

Could also get a better look at the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-09-2017, 04:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 892
Posted By wyatt8740
That sounds like a cool strategy to adopt if all...

That sounds like a cool strategy to adopt if all other negotiations fail. You could end up sounding like a prick if they are a little attached to their car, though.

The rusty 240 wagon I almost...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-09-2017, 02:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 892
Posted By wyatt8740
Alternately, go to check it out with a bag of...

Alternately, go to check it out with a bag of spark plugs in tow. An old volvo mechanic friend of mine got a free 740 turbo 'not running,' swapped the plugs and drove it home. He claims that's the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-07-2017, 02:24 PM
Replies: 10
Poll: 240: '92 240 Wagon
Views: 627
Posted By wyatt8740
I have a 244, it's all tinted. By the previous...

I have a 244, it's all tinted. By the previous owner, but I'm fine with it and it'll help preserve the interior. All the side glass is tinted. Not the windshield.
Next to an untinted 244 (click...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-06-2017, 08:37 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,678
Posted By wyatt8740
If it's any better I'd just take the pan from the...

If it's any better I'd just take the pan from the car with the ruined diff.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-05-2017, 04:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 341
Posted By wyatt8740
I am guessing it's just a clock multiplier (reads...

I am guessing it's just a clock multiplier (reads a frequency from the coil, and outputs the correct frequency for the tach to read properly), similar to what is found in most computer systems.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-05-2017, 03:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 472
Posted By wyatt8740
My '91 also squeaks, but I honestly don't mind it...

My '91 also squeaks, but I honestly don't mind it at all.
I considered white lithium grease when I first noticed it, though. It'd probably work fine, as would most other lubricants I can think of....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-04-2017, 07:33 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,642
Posted By wyatt8740
Hell, that's still $200 less than I paid for my...

Hell, that's still $200 less than I paid for my car. Not even counting fixing leaks, trying to stop rust, replacing synchros in the M47 (a futile effort, I'm sure), buying a stereo (mine had none),...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-04-2017, 07:25 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,642
Posted By wyatt8740
There we go.

There we go.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-04-2017, 03:44 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,642
Posted By wyatt8740
Ohh, so the G80 diff can be popped in from a 900,...

Ohh, so the G80 diff can be popped in from a 900, but the rest of the system still uses 200 parts?
I think that clears things up. I've not had to mess with my diff besides changing the oil yet, so...
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