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Old 01-13-2006, 12:30 PM   #1
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Car was bought used from Biset Volvo in 1991 by my mom, the car only had a thousand miles on it, it was the dealerships loaner car.

Now at 250,000 miles and the original head gasket and transmission, its time to rebuild her.
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Old 01-13-2006, 10:52 PM   #2
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things done to it thus far:

-Electric Fan
-IPD sway bars front and rear
-Lower and upper chassis bracing on the front
-removed triangle waits by gas tank
-240 turbo gauges with a vdo 10 bar oil pressure gauge
-big tach
-IPD turbo cam
-CFI injectors
-2.5 exhaust with only 1 magna flow muffler
-255lph fuel pump
-clear tails
-Saab side markers
-15x7 BBS Wheels
-gutted
-Poly bushings (still not all on the car)
-Nissen radiator 3 core
-new Hella Fog lights
-european lights

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Old 01-14-2006, 02:01 AM   #3
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sorry...why do you need a new bottom end when you only have 1000miles on the engine?? BAD blow-by at 1000miles??? i am confused.
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Old 01-16-2006, 05:46 PM   #4
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Jiminy, you don't read so good. The car was bought in 1991 with 1000 miles on it. Now it has more.
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Old 01-17-2006, 09:20 PM   #5
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the car currently has 198,000 miles the car has been turbo charged since 178,000 and i have driven it and abused it since 134,000
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Old 01-18-2006, 03:12 PM   #6
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Can you get me a shopping list for the 230 +T?

Thanks man
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Old 02-15-2006, 07:51 PM   #7
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Those mesh BBS's are mad tite yo! I'd like a set of those too, but I need to focus on the upcoming head work.
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Old 02-23-2006, 12:05 PM   #8
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Hey Kyle, RWC just checking out whats going on in the bricks. I've done a little work on my 88 780 baby since you have seen last, as you know it has the B280F V6 engine in it, I have changed the fan to an electric cooling fan off of a 95/944, made a good bit of difference, also took out the hole air box and put a K&N air filter directley on to the air mass meter, changed the injectors and put a higher fuel pressuse regulator on it, also done a bit of interior work, but got a bot more to do yet. I still plan to install a single T70 turbo charger w/the mega squert, I have drew a blue print to connect the exaust manifold around the back of the engine and mount the turbo on l/f side of the engine where the air box use to be, also want to run 3" pipe from the turbo all the way back.
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Old 03-02-2006, 02:51 AM   #9
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Hey there my 91 240+T Kyle brother, what exactly did you need and do to put the tranny cooler on there? And, did I read that right? It doesn't run right now?

Also, where'd you get the clear top tails? I'm considering getting them, but I don't know if they'll hold up to DD abuse, and don't know if I want to pay for them when I could be spending that money on other stuff... I should be +T-ing here in the next 3-4 months, I mainly just need to figure out an exhaust...
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Old 03-02-2006, 01:31 PM   #10
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its running now, i put it down for some maintence, hoses, plugs, oil, cleaning.

next week im going to pop its headgasket cherry. thats right. it has the same headgasket as when it left the factory.

I got the clear turns from a guy on here who wrecked his 91 244 the day he got it on the road, so i have no idea where he got them.
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and the trany cooler came from a 740t at the junkyard. theres a metal line that makes putting the tranny cooler in, very easy.
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Old 03-03-2006, 01:35 AM   #11
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and the trany cooler came from a 740t at the junkyard. theres a metal line that makes putting the tranny cooler in, very easy.
So it was just plug and play with the AW70 and your current radiator and hoses/lines whatever? Or did you drill some stuff and make it work?
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Old 03-16-2006, 11:25 PM   #12
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So it was just plug and play with the AW70 and your current radiator and hoses/lines whatever? Or did you drill some stuff and make it work?
Its basicly plug and play, carefull manipulation of the stock hardlines was needed to hook it up. while at the yard or the donar car pull the metal adaptor lines that let it reach from the tranny cooler to the stock tranny cooler lines

Also i have a new plan laid out

im trying to buy this 91 b230ft short block for $100(the yard is closed the one day im off, mondays...its in there for a blown head gasket.

This is what im thinking

Get the block cleaned, decked, and rehone it, use 9.8 pistons and valve relief cut them for the 16v head, new bearings, stock cleaned up 13mm rods. new oil pump.

then drop the ported 8 valve head on with the ipd turbo cam ontop, new sensors all around, new red paint(it is a red block after all) new belts and water pump and seals and gaskets.

Pull the tired old b230F+T out of my car and put this one in with the 90+ exhaust manifold and the super 60 t3 turbo.

then save up for megasquirt and spark. install that on its current set up, then move onto saving up for the 16 valve swap which will be easy since the pistons are already there.

The head:

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Old 03-28-2006, 03:22 PM   #13
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Old 03-28-2006, 08:57 PM   #14
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How's it sit from the side and the back?
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Old 03-29-2006, 10:44 PM   #15
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How's it sit from the side and the back?
By the gaps in the front wheelwell you would think it doesn't have an engine

Kyle will fix it all in due time though... For now it's good. I like them wheels.
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Old 04-22-2006, 02:46 AM   #16
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New plans are in the making, that 16 v head has been sold
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Old 04-22-2006, 02:50 AM   #17
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hm. my 92 244 looks kinda like that except stock.
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Old 04-26-2006, 08:17 AM   #18
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hm. my 92 244 looks kinda like that except stock.
You have a 244?
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Old 05-05-2006, 12:37 PM   #20
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i have a 244 too. lets start a website

This is my engine thread
http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=70112
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Old 06-08-2006, 02:46 AM   #21
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Update, I actually bought parts for my car.

E-codes ($170)
255lph fuel pump ($68)

pics to be up shortly
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Old 06-25-2006, 09:15 PM   #22
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Update,

Cars been out for a week cause it burned a wire up,
had to remove the primary pump and install a new fuel filter.

-car ran for 3 hours, now the alternator dead and it needs new wheel bearings.

H4s still need to be wired up, so the e-codes are dim
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Old 06-26-2006, 03:07 PM   #23
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Old 06-30-2006, 02:59 AM   #24
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got the gm alt installed, works great.
car ran for 1 night
flywheel sensor bit the dust and the tranny lines are cracked and leaking
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Old 07-11-2006, 04:26 AM   #25
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car has been on the road since 7/4

picking up an M47 today for $55

EDIT: made it to the yard and realized i had no money so Steve-o-740 now has it. :(

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