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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Today, 06:36 AM
Replies: 12
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Posted By DET17
These connectors on LH2.4 under hood have bit me...

These connectors on LH2.4 under hood have bit me several times...... anything that is touched needs confirmation, as they certainly weren't designed for 50 on/off cycles like the GM Weatherpack parts.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-14-2019, 08:05 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 44,059
Posted By DET17
Very impressed with the Volvo I6 with boost!

Very impressed with the Volvo I6 with boost!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-11-2019, 12:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,742
Posted By DET17
Typical timing belt system design dictates one...

Typical timing belt system design dictates one pulley to be flanged (which retains the belt from walking) while the second (or third ) pulley is naked; unflanged.

When in motion the belt will...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-10-2019, 12:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 470
Posted By DET17
When no starting, have ye spark?

When no starting, have ye spark?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-09-2019, 09:53 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 12,235
Posted By DET17
Nicely done Bob! I'll be fitting the 93 system...

Nicely done Bob! I'll be fitting the 93 system to my 84 242 someday, so thanks for the 411.

BTW, enjoyed Boulder last year, and a morning trip to El Dorado State Park.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-07-2019, 09:22 PM
Replies: 664
Views: 223,605
Posted By DET17
While I love the symmetry of the straight pipe...

While I love the symmetry of the straight pipe leaving the turbine, I cannot imagine how you will overcome ignition issues with the proximity of that pipe. Is there no way to roll the pipe toward...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-07-2019, 02:12 PM
Replies: 1,449
Views: 293,669
Posted By DET17
Glad to see the 93 AC condenser fits with minimal...

Glad to see the 93 AC condenser fits with minimal butchery. Don't know if you have it charged already or just test fitted; if you get another chance to remove it I'd recommend a good cleaning of...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-05-2019, 12:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 679
Posted By DET17
Full MITSU overhaul kit for the TD04 is around...

Full MITSU overhaul kit for the TD04 is around $99. I bought my 19t kit from ARD Tuning in Portland. Of course, I had the CHRA balanced afterwards.

Ignore the Chinesium, unless you want to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-05-2019, 12:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 364
Posted By DET17
Exactly. Your new ECT has likely created this...

Exactly. Your new ECT has likely created this mess. With no input data, the ECU goes into a "safe mode" and many times will run pig rich.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-04-2019, 06:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,229
Posted By DET17
The road of least grief.... swap a complete 3.31...

The road of least grief.... swap a complete 3.31 1031 from "flange to flange". All the hard work is done; only the grunt work remains. Replace the rear rubber bushings for LCA attachment and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-29-2019, 06:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 632
Posted By DET17
My suspicion is that the steel mounting plates...

My suspicion is that the steel mounting plates which anchor the 93+ 9 series compressor are configured differently, so that the CL of the V belt drive pulley will be "out of plane" with the engine. ...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-28-2019, 10:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 632
Posted By DET17
It appears the ALT mounting area is near...

It appears the ALT mounting area is near identical, early to late in comparison.

I'm going to presume based upon the lack of feedback, this question (early AC compressor on the later mount) is not...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-24-2019, 08:36 AM
Replies: 438
Views: 166,482
Posted By DET17
Been too busy this week, but here's the rest of...

Been too busy this week, but here's the rest of the install of the VIBRANT resonator.

Once the pipes were all cut and properly fitted, including my 1.25" offset, I assembled it all in final...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-23-2019, 01:53 PM
Replies: 438
Views: 166,482
Posted By DET17
If I can get an app installed on the old smart...

If I can get an app installed on the old smart phone, I will gather some data.

Driving the interstate at 70 -75 mph the last days, what's left of the drone is directly proportional to throttle...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-21-2019, 06:48 AM
Replies: 438
Views: 166,482
Posted By DET17
Another reason for more cylinders :-P Yes,...

Another reason for more cylinders :-P

Yes, one article I read was a turbo Subie Outback I think..... the resonator J pipe was quite long.
Forum: projects & restorations 08-20-2019, 09:44 PM
Replies: 438
Views: 166,482
Posted By DET17
This was the Helmholz option I considered, but...

This was the Helmholz option I considered, but couldn't find the room to fit. Neat and quite old technology to eliminate droning. Articles abound how to calculate the length needed for your...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-19-2019, 10:19 PM
Replies: 438
Views: 166,482
Posted By DET17
"Got them old turbo 4 cylinder 3" exhaust dronin' blues"

Dats right!

Find here the last correction to the final round of changes..... that didn't turn out as hoped.

In the previous version of my DD, I ran a factory 9 series down pipe & CAT, followed...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-19-2019, 12:38 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 122,495
Posted By DET17
Certainly there has to be a factory knock sensor...

Certainly there has to be a factory knock sensor for the whiteblocks. Couldn't it be added to MS2?

Worst case, go MS3 Pro and you'll have full sequential fuel, should do anything you need.

How...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-18-2019, 02:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 632
Posted By DET17
Anyone put the late ALT & AC mount on the 92 model?

I'm sure 2manyturbos knows the answer, but throwing it out there.

I still run the 92 version of the red block ALT & AC compressor mount, what with the 15 odd (hyperbole) isolation bushings, and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-16-2019, 12:39 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,670
Posted By DET17
Waiting to see your fitment of the 93 one year...

Waiting to see your fitment of the 93 one year only condenser.... into the early sheet metal.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-16-2019, 06:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 725
Posted By DET17
If the OP means the wideband sensor, I believe...

If the OP means the wideband sensor, I believe AEM says at least 30" from turbine exit (maybe 36", no coffee yet).
Forum: projects & restorations 08-14-2019, 07:02 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 12,756
Posted By DET17
Those bent "fender washers" for DP retention...

Those bent "fender washers" for DP retention would worry me. Why not weld extend the original ~10mm thick plate?
Forum: projects & restorations 08-09-2019, 06:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,416
Posted By DET17
Most likely the leak will be found in your...

Most likely the leak will be found in your condenser, as this is where the "high pressure" lives.

Did you dealership check pull a full vacuum on the car, and how long did you hold it? Bare...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-04-2019, 01:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 718
Posted By DET17
Torque reaction which rotates the rear end assy. ...

Torque reaction which rotates the rear end assy. Angles of your driveshaft & pinion change due to the reaction. I'd hope for a new set of U joints (and confirm they are CLOCKED) properly by...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-04-2019, 09:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 760
Posted By DET17
My son bought floor panels 2 series from...

My son bought floor panels 2 series from "fixyourrust.com" or similar. Seems they had quite a variety of patch panels.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-04-2019, 09:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 718
Posted By DET17
If the rear diff oil looked fine when you drained...

If the rear diff oil looked fine when you drained it, I'll be amazed if there is a problem between the pinion and axle flanges @ each rear wheel. The DANA rears are quite robust in my experience...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-04-2019, 08:45 AM
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Views: 252,869
Posted By DET17
Beautiful. Nicely done sir..... now drive that...

Beautiful. Nicely done sir..... now drive that deuce and enjoy it.
Forum: projects & restorations 08-04-2019, 08:10 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,713
Posted By DET17
My BMW ignorance exposed! Still impressive all...

My BMW ignorance exposed! Still impressive all around..... will be curious to know the corner weights with that power plant as positioned.

Has he shared his replacement rearend to withstand that...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-03-2019, 03:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,713
Posted By DET17
Very impressive thus far.... that intake will...

Very impressive thus far.... that intake will remind US Brickers of LS power..... but the BMW overhead cams are even cooler.

I really like the big V6 sitting in that engine bay. Your fab skills...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-28-2019, 08:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,005
Posted By DET17
Agreed. What most folks don't understand about...

Agreed. What most folks don't understand about R134a is that it is extremely sensitive to over/under charge..... unlike the R12 refrigerant. I've seen many various vehicles "static" sitting in the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-28-2019, 08:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 714
Posted By DET17
The method I use on my vehicles; however that...

The method I use on my vehicles; however that isn't typically in the TB budget ;-)

BEST low buck method on the 7/9's after a proper evacuation (also not likely in the budget), is to charge until...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-28-2019, 08:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 683
Posted By DET17
Further to the above re. the down pipe: I think...

Further to the above re. the down pipe: I think the OEM 2 series turbo downpipes are truly hen's teeth today. Best bet IMO is to cut & fit the 9 series turbo DP to work with your 2 series.

Takes...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-28-2019, 08:14 AM
Replies: 457
Views: 122,495
Posted By DET17
C4 aluminum radiator? Doesn't appear you used...

C4 aluminum radiator? Doesn't appear you used the Vette fan system, did you consider or just low $ it?

Back in my SAAB C900 days, the guys that +T'd those engines were quite content with +5psi. ...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-28-2019, 08:07 AM
Replies: 438
Views: 166,482
Posted By DET17
I bought my B&G's from another TB member; he...

I bought my B&G's from another TB member; he mistakenly ordered a Sedan kit for his wagon.... and the rear end sat much too low. I know when I was shopping there were several folks "listing" them...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-27-2019, 09:50 PM
Replies: 438
Views: 166,482
Posted By DET17
Trouble with YOSHIFAB subframe reinforcement kit.....

Since I was intending to apply more torque to the Dana 1041 rear, I resolved to beef up the flimsy Volvo rear subframe used on the 7/9 cars. With the asymmetric design of our cars rear suspension,...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-27-2019, 08:54 PM
Replies: 438
Views: 166,482
Posted By DET17
Yes sir, gone. What they put in is actually a...

Yes sir, gone. What they put in is actually a converging diverging nozzle.... those who understand something about compressible flow will remember that device.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-27-2019, 08:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 591
Posted By DET17
Both vehicles are LH2.4, so the old harness...

Both vehicles are LH2.4, so the old harness "should" plug right up with the later engine. You should move this request (or MODs) to Maintenance. Sensors may vary between 89 and 91.

7 series down...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-26-2019, 07:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 714
Posted By DET17
Charge the low side (you might need to jumper the...

Charge the low side (you might need to jumper the pressure switch to get the AC compressor to run) to around 38psi on the mini gauge with the $35 WM recharge kit. Do not exceed 45psi.... you will...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-26-2019, 07:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 585
Posted By DET17
Another option: "Rogue" up in your neck of the...

Another option: "Rogue" up in your neck of the woods is parting a low mile 94 940T and has the 88K mile Mitsu for sale. EVEN less work than a new CHRA.
Forum: projects & restorations 07-15-2019, 12:43 PM
Replies: 438
Views: 166,482
Posted By DET17
Vielen Danke! Your input was critical to the...

Vielen Danke! Your input was critical to the work.... much can be learned from our Europa brothers.
Forum: projects & restorations 07-14-2019, 06:11 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 122,495
Posted By DET17
I read on TB recently that Volvo has a factory...

I read on TB recently that Volvo has a factory turbo exhaust mani for the 6 hole whiteblock. I wonder how it would fit a 2 series engine bay? Don't know if offered in North America..... might have...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-14-2019, 10:11 AM
Replies: 438
Views: 166,482
Posted By DET17
Whooooooooooooosh.........

I'm too old for this sound.

After the first couple of months with the 940 back on the road, I kept telling myself "you'll get used to it". However the sound of this cone filter kept wearing on...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-11-2019, 06:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 576
Posted By DET17
Lube those NEW R134a O-rings (green vs. yellow,...

Lube those NEW R134a O-rings (green vs. yellow, do your research) with good old drug store mineral oil. Don't over tighten....... the Ovlov specs are quite low. Think short box wrenches, by hand. ...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-09-2019, 12:54 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 122,495
Posted By DET17
Have you checked with Homer? A perfectionist...

Have you checked with Homer? A perfectionist Engineer.... he's obviously got his sorted with 30K miles since whiteblocked.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-07-2019, 08:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,643
Posted By DET17
My son achieved acceptable results with his (my...

My son achieved acceptable results with his (my old) 89 245.

China copy of condenser @ $100 to the door.
Sanden replacement compressor, bolt in.
Upgraded TXV under dash and possibly a tube or...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-07-2019, 08:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 711
Posted By DET17
Setup a search on eBay, wait, then purchase. ...

Setup a search on eBay, wait, then purchase. They yet exist, but time will be required to locate.
Forum: projects & restorations 07-07-2019, 08:02 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 12,756
Posted By DET17
Does the JW adapter allow the flush mounting of...

Does the JW adapter allow the flush mounting of the turbo and exhaust mani? I can't imagine another purpose for it. With a pair of flush surfaces, you can assemble with a coating of heavy grease...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-06-2019, 07:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,428
Posted By DET17
ANY rear end poly is too much poly, IMO. The 9...

ANY rear end poly is too much poly, IMO. The 9 series "stay bushing" does well in poly.... at least my IPD parts have for about 5 driven years now.

Now with that aside, if you're going to put...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-05-2019, 09:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 626
Posted By DET17
OR if you don't mind a bit more NVH at idle, but...

OR if you don't mind a bit more NVH at idle, but a set of the early 84/85 solid mounts from the early 7 series. Rolling & at speed, I can't detect any differences.... but they definitely buzz the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-05-2019, 09:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 766
Posted By DET17
Grease it with a quality synthetic "wheel bearing...

Grease it with a quality synthetic "wheel bearing grease", and you won't have any smell.

Cycle the door a half doz. times..... the cracking is gone. OH the JOY, of the 7/9 door hinge design.
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