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Old 06-19-2018, 03:53 PM   #3001
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Just installed a set of the Kaplhenke Hybrid Torque Arms. The adjustable poly torque rods had to go. No more poly bushings on this car.
Thoroughly impressed with the change.
-Noticeable improvement in axle articulation
-Driveline judder is gone (when disengaging the clutch under load)
-More smootherer
-Driveline is smoother under load
this is really shaking my tree... might have to try these!
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Old 06-19-2018, 04:05 PM   #3002
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All rubber for the other bushings?
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Old 06-19-2018, 04:06 PM   #3003
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All rubber for the other bushings?
Yep
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Old 06-19-2018, 04:53 PM   #3004
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Yes. Hybrid is the way to go.

Rest rubber, good, curious how 'hybrid' trailing arms would do on your 240. I'm happy with them but came from worn out aftermarket rubber. So no fair comparison.
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Old 05-07-2019, 11:29 PM   #3005
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More updates. Living in the bay area now. Still haven't quite adjusted to the lack of seasons.
240 just ticked over 50k miles on the whiteblock swap.
Rear brakes have been making noise at low speed since uh, ever. Tried everything under the sun except a rebuild. Sticky piston.
The rebuild escalated rather quickly in to powdercoating all the calipers and rebuilding the fronts too. Whoops.




While bleeding the brakes the cap on my power bleeder let go and dumped brake fluid everywhere. Turns out the threads on the aftermarket reservoir are ****. I improvised.



The original coolant reservoir was kinda bulbous and the cap was leaking so I went with retrofitting a 960 tank. OEM++ of course.
Just cut the mounting bracket off a car in the junkyard, used some simple spacers and bolted it to the strut tower. Almost like it was made for a 240.
The 940 turbo hose fit pretty well after a bit of trimming!


Aftermarket vs Genuine


Provent is doing its job even at 21 psis


Got the engine bay cleaned up and ready for Davis


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Won 1st place in the 240 group!


Most importantly, built a real workbench for the garage.

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Old 05-08-2019, 08:28 AM   #3006
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Congrats on 1st place, engine bay looks great man. Did you stumble upon that benchtop or did you make it/have it made? When I power bleed I will be placing some c-clamps on the brake res cap for extra security! Thanks for the tip.
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Old 05-08-2019, 02:38 PM   #3007
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Congrats on 1st place, engine bay looks great man. Did you stumble upon that benchtop or did you make it/have it made? When I power bleed I will be placing some c-clamps on the brake res cap for extra security! Thanks for the tip.
Thanks! It was a drop from a sheetmetal supplier. Had a bend put in it for the front edge
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Old 05-08-2019, 02:58 PM   #3008
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Car looks great as always, 50k on any swap is awesome.
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Old 05-08-2019, 03:45 PM   #3009
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Such a clean swap. What strut brace is that? I notice the Buchka 242 has the same one, I like it!
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Old 05-08-2019, 05:29 PM   #3010
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Homer said something about the brace being bespoke Boeing Spec, Offizielles Zubehör! OEM+++
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Old 05-08-2019, 10:14 PM   #3011
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Car looks great as always, 50k on any swap is awesome.
At this point, what 3-5 years no hiccups on the swap? I cant remember when you did the swap?
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Old 05-08-2019, 10:40 PM   #3012
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At this point, what 3-5 years no hiccups on the swap? I cant remember when you did the swap?
Longer than that. It was complete when I stayed with him in 2013 and he drove it to IPD that year.
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Old 05-08-2019, 11:34 PM   #3013
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Longer than that. It was complete when I stayed with him in 2013 and he drove it to IPD that year.
Anything over 3 years and no issues is great to me. 6 years. Impressive.
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Old 05-09-2019, 12:58 AM   #3014
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Such a clean swap. What strut brace is that? I notice the Buchka 242 has the same one, I like it!
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Homer said something about the brace being bespoke Boeing Spec, Offizielles Zubehör! OEM+++
What Chris said. It's a combo of Deeworks strut plates and brackets. Tubing developed for the 240 strut brace that later made it on to the 787 overhead compartment support struts. (okay maybe the other way around). I designed and my personal Buchka machine shop made the bond in inserts.
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Anything over 3 years and no issues is great to me. 6 years. Impressive.
Thanks! but don't forget there was that thing in the fall of 2014 where I burnt up a few exhaust valves because I didn't use genuine Volvo valve stem seals. Otherwise it's been super solid. I'll make a list of the more minor issues sometime

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Old 05-09-2019, 09:36 AM   #3015
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Thanks! but don't forget there was that thing in the fall of 2014 where I burnt up a few exhaust valves because I didn't use genuine Volvo valve stem seals. Otherwise it's been super solid. I'll make a list of the more minor issues sometime
I completely forgot about that. Now its time to upgrade that window washer reservoir
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Old 05-10-2019, 09:48 PM   #3016
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I completely forgot about that. Now its time to upgrade that window washer reservoir
Yeah looks like garbage. It'll go away whenever i get around to making an airbox.
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Old 05-10-2019, 11:50 PM   #3017
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Yeah looks like garbage. It'll go away whenever i get around to making an airbox.
Its one thing at a time. Next thing you know, your whole car has been rebuilt by oem parts.
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