home register FAQ memberlist calendar

Go Back   Turbobricks Forums > Mechanical > performance & modifications

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-12-2018, 10:08 AM   #1
Prime240
240 addict
 
Prime240's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Canada
Default G80 swap in a 245 axle question

Greetings turbobricks
240 G80 swap question
I was reading that when doing this, one of the axles needs to be shortened. My 92 245 was swapped with a G80 and I know for a fact this peocedure was not done.
Is it a disaster in the waiting? What could possibly go wrong?
Thank you for your time.
__________________
1980 242GT /1992 245
Prime240 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2018, 10:58 AM   #2
ogamer777
Board Member
 
ogamer777's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: PNW
Default

It was done. Otherwise the car wouldn't be driving. Unless, I think, the passenger rear wheel is sticking out about 3/4" farther than the driver's.
__________________
84 242 DL M46 212k
81 264 GLE M46 105k
82 244 GLT (15G) M46 226k+

Feedback thread: http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=322924

Looking for some hard to find Volvo accessories for my 82 GLT. Especially rubber trunk mats.

Stuff I have already:
http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=331526
ogamer777 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2018, 12:18 PM   #3
hiperfauto
Board Member
 
hiperfauto's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: So Cal
Default

Sometime in mid '92 the axles were changed to accept the G80.
hiperfauto is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2018, 07:37 AM   #4
Prime240
240 addict
 
Prime240's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Canada
Default

Thank you for the replies so far.
So there is a possibility that my car being a 92 they did not need to shorten the axle.
The reason of my questioning is mostly that for the past year or so the diff has been making some noise under load, especially on deceleration. A loud rumble that none of my other 240 have
Diff fluidd was changed, any leaks were stopped, I am trying to see any possibilities as everything that I tried so far has not reduced the noise.
Prime240 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2018, 10:06 AM   #5
petiww
Board Member
 
petiww's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Hungary
Default

Check the sway bar if it has an alu cover, who knows?!
http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=342319
__________________
1980 Brown 244 GL
petiww is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2018, 10:13 AM   #6
JohnMc
PV Abuser
 
JohnMc's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: St. Louis
Default

I swapped one into my '93's rear axle and did not need to shorten anything. As mentioned, late model 240's were ready for the possibility of a dealer installed G80 from new, no chopping required. Not sure when that first happened, though.
__________________
'63 PV Rat Rod
'93 245 16VT Classic #1141
JohnMc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2018, 02:55 PM   #7
Prime240
240 addict
 
Prime240's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Canada
Default

Thank you again for the instructive replies

Quote:
Originally Posted by petiww View Post
Check the sway bar if it has an alu cover, who knows?!
http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=342319
I do have an alu cover : checked my swaybar and there is no markngs on it like in your pic.
The search goes on....
Prime240 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2018, 03:04 PM   #8
hiperfauto
Board Member
 
hiperfauto's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: So Cal
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JohnMc View Post
I swapped one into my '93's rear axle and did not need to shorten anything. As mentioned, late model 240's were ready for the possibility of a dealer installed G80 from new, no chopping required. Not sure when that first happened, though.
1992 244 ch #462409- and 245 ch #916744- have the shorter axles.
hiperfauto is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:10 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions Inc.