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Old 08-05-2014, 11:48 AM   #51
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I love it. Great work man!
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Old 08-06-2014, 09:02 PM   #52
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Great point about proper maintenance!

I picked up my 245 for a G, and I expected to invest a total of around 3k to get it to the point where I can just drive it and not want/need to upgrade/repair it constantly. I'm 2/3 the way there without even touching suspension (although that does include a set of wheels/tires......but sadly not adapters)
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Old 08-06-2014, 09:08 PM   #53
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Great point about proper maintenance!

I picked up my 245 for a G, and I expected to invest a total of around 3k to get it to the point where I can just drive it and not want/need to upgrade/repair it constantly. I'm 2/3 the way there without even touching suspension (although that does include a set of wheels/tires......but sadly not adapters)
Thanks. I currently have just over $5k including the purchase price in mine but lets not forget with the exception of the paint I did all of my own work.

However it seems something always pops up. I replaced the original saginaw power steering pump with a reman one only to have it leak out of the box! Fortunately there was a warranty so I had it replaced a couple of months ago only to have it kick out on me again last night
Hopefully the third time is a charm
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Old 08-10-2014, 09:29 PM   #54
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So I finally decided to go forward and modify my intake as per described in this forum. After reading the instructions the modification seemed easy and rather cheap.

I dunno if anyone has actually tried to do this modification but I could not for the life of me find any 2.75" PVC piping.

So I actually ended up getting a flexible silicone 90 and a 2.75" IC pipe for $30. I had to do some trimming but I was able to get these two components to fit.

Here's a photo of basically what I had to remove to get to the bottom of the airbox


A couple of shots of the elbow and the pipe assembled




And the airbox installed


This is the view of the pipe to the airbox behind the headlight.


Up next Aluminum Intercooler.

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Old 08-11-2014, 08:50 AM   #55
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Very nice and clean. I need to do this to mine.
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Old 08-13-2014, 07:27 AM   #56
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Very nice and clean. I need to do this to mine.
Thanks I haven't noticed any difference in sound between the original piping and the modified one. But at least I no longer have to worry about pulling in preheated air into my intake when the airbox thermostat fails.

The other day I decided to buy an intercooler from Do88. Working with Frederik at do88 was a pleasure as usual. I ordered the intercooler on a Thursday and received it on a Monday, so I was pretty please how quickly I got the item.

After opening the perfectly packaged box I was impressed with the quality finish and look of this intercooler.





The intercooler was a little larger then the stock one so I had to modify the rubber brackets to hold it in place. After about 10 minutes I had it installed.

It looks great, but I haven't had the chance to notice any changes in performance. I did have to adjust my CO but I found a fuel leak which may have caused this.

In the future I may opt to replace my 2 core rad with one of their aluminium ones.

Here a photo of it installed


You can really see much but it was instantly noticeable to my wife followed by the question of, "how much did it cost?"
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Old 09-08-2014, 03:52 PM   #57
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This has turned out great. Perfect motivation to finish my 245T when I get back home in a week.

I noticed you ordered the do88 turbo hose set. I assume you like it or you wouldn't have ordered the intercooler later on. I'm glad to see someone using the set as I have a set in black waiting for me in the garage.
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Old 09-08-2014, 05:01 PM   #58
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I am glad I could motivate. I wish I ordered the black ones the blue ones require some attention to keep them looking clean. The IC was an impulse buy but its a quality piece no doubt. I may grab there 3 core rad and call it a day but for now I think I will just enjoy the car.

Good luck with your build and I am looking forward to seeing it completed!
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Old 09-10-2014, 08:20 PM   #59
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The car looks great man!

While some might have parted it out because of a little rust... thanks for saving this one.

This build is especially motivating to me because I just got an 83 244 ti that seriously needed some love.

Just finished an interior swap and re sealing the motor and new clutch. And now Im onto the rust and paint. Keep it up!

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Old 09-11-2014, 10:40 AM   #60
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The car looks great man!

While some might have parted it out because of a little rust... thanks for saving this one.

This build is especially motivating to me because I just got an 83 244 ti that seriously needed some love.

Just finished an interior swap and re sealing the motor and new clutch. And now Im onto the rust and paint. Keep it up!

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Your progress looks great as well!

I was thinking of going with the updated intake manifold but I decided to keep it stock. But a lack of availability for B21FT throttle cables may force me to go that route soon.

Love the work you did with the wheels. It looks like you got new lugs nuts for them. May I ask where you go them?

My car is still a work in process.

I am looking to perform the following;
  • Terminal 11 trick
  • new fuel pump and accumulator
  • repair the cruise control

Something always comes up
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Old 09-22-2014, 06:31 PM   #61
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Thanks. Lugs are just cleaned up stock turbo lugs.

Next for me is the whole cut and weld patch panels. The floors on mine look great, but the below the front and rear windows there is definitely some rotted out metal.

Keep up the great work.
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Old 09-22-2014, 07:40 PM   #62
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Beautiful car. I love how you and your dad were able to work on this together. The end result is very pleasing to the eyes. Nice work.
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Old 09-22-2014, 07:58 PM   #63
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Thanks. Lugs are just cleaned up stock turbo lugs.

Next for me is the whole cut and weld patch panels. The floors on mine look great, but the below the front and rear windows there is definitely some rotted out metal.

Keep up the great work.
Keep it up. I know a lot of guys hate fixing rusted panels but a little rust repair has never scared me. If I showed you the amount of rust I needed to fix on My P1800S build it would of given most people nightmares

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Beautiful car. I love how you and your dad were able to work on this together. The end result is very pleasing to the eyes. Nice work.
My dad has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to 200/700 volvos. It was nice having him around on this build. I think him and I will be working on another one coming up. I have my 91 wagon I was thinking of +t ing.

I was able to get the terminal 11 trick to work and it is nice to have a few extra PSI of boost when you need it

The cruise control repair will be on hold but I just ordered a complete fuel pump and accumulator assembly along with some fog lights, GT strut tower bars and chassis tie braces. SO much for not spending anymore money on the car this year
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Old 09-28-2014, 11:23 PM   #64
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can u explain this term 11 trick?
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Old 09-29-2014, 11:45 AM   #65
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Old 03-21-2015, 08:10 PM   #66
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I decided it is time to add some sort of boost pressure relief system on my charge air system. The question is do I run a BOV or CBV?

The BOV would certainly be easier to install as I would only need to drill and weld into one pipe on the charge air system so at first I was leaning towards adding one of these.

However I decided to add a CBV onto my build as I am not very fond of the "woosh" sound from using a BOV.

So I scoured the forums looking for information about adding a CBV to a kjet system and I was able to find that it is doable.

So which BOV to choose from?

I found that a few guys are using the Saab Heavy Duty Turbo Bypass Valve - Mode Inc. 770609148 so I decided to go this route. I was able to find one at a good price ( > $100) and when it arrived I was very pleased with the appearance.

I decided to mount the CBV between the Hot side of the high pressure IC piping and the cast aluminium double elbow before the turbo.

Below is what I was able to come up with



I also took the opportunity to fix a broken 8 mm nipple and upgrade the CCV input duct on the elbow as well



I welded these connections to the piping





And finally the full installation





I bought a tee which allowed me to continue to run my Hobbs pressure switch and supply the CBV the necessary vacuum it would need during operation



I haven't really been able to put the car through its paces yet but I did notice faster spool up time on the turbo and slightly improved 1st gear acceleration.

Once the weather warms up and I switch my daily from my 245 to my 242 I am sure I will have more details to share.
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Old 07-27-2015, 05:26 PM   #67
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Time for a brief update.

I added some 17" Eiker e1's to the car and it surely added a great look to the car and with the 235/45R17 the car really hugs the road now.



I took the car to a volvo show in London Ont this weekend I ended up winning first place in the 240/260 category so they gave me one of these



I was flattered but the trip was by far more worth it then a flattering plaque.

Let me start off by saying we have all heard of those stories of guys finding an R sport head in the pick n pull for $100 right? Well to my surprise the guy across from me had some parts for sale and my eye quickly noticed this










So I asked the guy how much?



I was expecting like $200 or something like that which I would of gladly paid but he promptly replied

$10!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wow so needless to saw it was mine and with a little soap and water it looks like this now









Great event and well worth the trip.

Up next.

B230 intake manifold swap and hopefully a 3" downpipe from Jesse.

and then the car will be finally finished. . . . .

Well at least that's what my wife thinks

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Old 07-27-2015, 06:00 PM   #68
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$10?!?!

S***, I should have gone. I didn't go because I haven't had a car to take to the show ever since my 83 245 got stolen.

I've wanted one of those steering wheels for years, great find!
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Old 07-27-2015, 08:48 PM   #69
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hell of a deal on that wheel, like a unicorn deal.
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Old 07-27-2015, 08:59 PM   #70
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great project and w00t for the deal on the steering wheel!
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Old 07-28-2015, 07:12 AM   #71
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$10?!?!

S***, I should have gone. I didn't go because I haven't had a car to take to the show ever since my 83 245 got stolen.

I've wanted one of those steering wheels for years, great find!
Hope to see you next year but according to the organizers membership is low and they may no longer hold this event.

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Yeah it was a surprising deal. keep in mind it was $10 Canadian so like $7 USD! That's like a McDonald's lunch!


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Thanks, looking forward to getting it installed. It rubs a little on the steering column plastic cover and the horn buttons no longer work but I have a solution to fix the horn and keep it looking stock.
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Old 07-29-2015, 07:29 AM   #72
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The end result.



Needless to say it is staying put!
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Old 11-25-2015, 09:36 AM   #73
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So thanks to Jesse this happened.



Great product and I cannot state how well this fit I mean the installation was painless!

Look at the difference from the stock downpipe to this thing.



I did notice I lean out a little during a 3rd gear WOT. I was planning to replace the standard b21ft intake with the b23/b230 intake.

Hopefully its as painless as this downpipe install

Thumbs up to Jesse for a great product!
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Old 11-26-2015, 09:18 AM   #74
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Looking great.

Why not a b21f intake? No need to plug injector holes. Word on the street is they perform better also.
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Hold on a second I was at that meet too
Who was selling the R-sport wheel???
Can't believe I missed that!!!
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