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boostdemon 10-12-2004 11:59 AM

FAQ: Links to commonly discussed topics (PLEASE READ)
Some of the better threads for reading that get asked over and over again so you can catch up and maybe ask something new about the topic. I have noted what my exact search terms were and basically just grabbed some of the longer ones.

Feel free to add to the list

Transmission/Gear Ratio discussions
  1. T5/Getrag/M46/M90 comparions - http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=104624

16v conversion topics: (searched "16v" in the subject line only)
  1. 16v Turbo FAQ - http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=31900
  2. 16v DOHC vs. 8v SOHC - http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=2794
  3. 16v questions - http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=4748
  4. 16V tuned length turbo header available - http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=1518
  5. B234 16V - http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=3027
  6. Loads of Volvo 16v Info - http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=16750
  7. Valve Reliefs info request - http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=12163
  8. 16v Motor Build Up - http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=21873
  9. 16v Turbo Pictures - http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=26256
  10. 242GT 16v progress - http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=25259
  11. i think i found the cheapest 16v tensioner! - http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=19356
  12. ovlov.net DOHC on b230 tensioner/belt kit! - http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=6038
  13. 16V valve reliefs http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?p=1708755

Heads/porting/design/etc.. (searched for "head" or "531" or "405" in the subject line only)
  1. 160 vs P&P 398 vs 405 pics - http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=3670
  2. 531 head question - http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=22742
  3. Modified cylinder head - http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=16935
  4. HP Gain of the 531? - http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=18246
  5. What were the reasonings for 530 beating 531? - http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=8523
  6. can I use a 405 head? - http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=5413

Blocks/stroke/penta/etc.. (searched for "block" or "penta" in the subject line only)
  1. Update on B23 Stroker Engine - http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=20579
  2. Penta FAQ - http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=24675
  3. Old question rehashed: Maximum bore - http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=25961
  4. is short stroke/high rpm worth it? - http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=23427

Cam questions (A/B/K/VX3/V15/etc) (searched for "cam" in the subject line only)
  1. M cam vs. B cam vs. K cam - http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=1392
  2. Additional M vs. K cam testing - http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=1427
  3. Reveiw of VX Cam, IPD 2.25" exhaust (N/A) - http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=23522
  4. IPD turbo cam versus VX - http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=19799
  5. New Adjustable Cam Gear - a fine-tuning advantage - http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=1575

Blow-Off Valves (BOV) (searched for "BOV" or "Blow" in the subject line only)
  1. BOV on b21ft w/ T3 - http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=1537
  2. Blow off Valve on an 240 turbo 83 - http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=11141
  3. LH 2.4 ECU info, BOV work or not? fuel cut @ what voltage? - http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=16099
  4. How bad is the rich spike if I put a BOV on my 740? - http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=4086
  5. DSM BOV mod for quick release and higher boost - http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=12105

Limited Slips/Lockers/Diferentials (searched for "LSD" or "diff" in the subject line only)
  1. Whats the weakness in the Dana 30? - http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=22367
  2. 90+ Locker Differential In Pre 90 1031 - http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=15284

n xntrx volvo 10-12-2004 06:44 PM

fuel system faq
making turbo headers
common abbrev for t-bricks
intercooler options
powerstoke ic fitting
v8 conversion faq
cheap upgrades
staged 700/900 upgrades
staged 200 suspension upgrades
main page for modifications

and for 16v
deleting balence shafts
header flanges
header pipe/ prices (sch 40)
alt to header
adapting a 8v manifold
ford conversion info, mostly correct
gen info
intake issues
240 spec intake issues
part numbers
gen noob thoughts/ good gen info
Place to buy diy header
place for ready made headers
manditory reading
anthony hyde
ryan wynott
ovlov site

tis all for now, i'll do up a better version of v8, 16v, and ic, when i get a chance. i'll just summerize it all into one thread like i did w/ the penta and fuel system threads(16v, will be huge).

sethfc 05-14-2005 12:51 AM


Originally Posted by Alphanumeric 244Tic
where are the T5 trans swap topics?

no idea if you will find this helpful:


JW240 05-31-2005 02:59 PM

A nice link for replacing the intermediate shaft is found here. Essential for using a B230F or B230FT etc out of a 740/940 in a 240.

frpe82 11-23-2005 09:48 AM

Cam specs: http://www.turbobricks.com/resources...ontent=camspec

DaButcher 01-22-2006 08:23 AM

Tutorial: Fitting of Volvo Original Spacerkit, step by step (with pictures).

brucepick 12-23-2006 07:51 AM

Chinese Water Torture (a SeaFoam recipe)

frpe82 01-02-2007 07:49 PM


It includes:

FAQ about chips for the LH2.2 and LH2.4 + EZK.
FAQ about LH2.2 and LH2.4 + EZK.
How to retrieve, understand and reset OBD fault-codes.

m4ff3w 01-31-2007 01:41 AM


Originally Posted by fengler (Post 770089)
the link for 700 staged upgrades is dead :(


thelostartof 07-24-2007 04:08 PM

AW71 FAQ of sorts


bdimag 11-11-2008 10:38 AM

*cheap* shocks/struts http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=75151

cuaz64 12-22-2008 10:21 PM

Please put this Wild Card at the top of the thread to make easier the searches and avoid repost. So, works like this: You want find info about the M90 transmission using the search function, but if you write M90 as a keyword yo got a error, so you put instead M90* and you got your results.

greymatter 07-04-2009 08:15 PM

helpful thread, found what i was looking for thanks
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Evovavailliot 12-12-2009 06:16 PM

FAQ Links to commonly discussed topics PLEASE READ
Really new to the ATV world myself, but IMHO, the rev limiter is there to protect your engine. You will not get any additional power by over reving it, only additional broken parts, ie valve springs, valves etc. Again, just my .02

740nut 04-26-2010 11:28 AM

is there any highly detailed staged upgrades for 700's around all the mentioned links are dead.

Sir Psycho 04-26-2010 11:57 AM


Originally Posted by 740nut (Post 3112760)
is there any highly detailed staged upgrades for 700's around all the mentioned links are dead.


2fast4u 06-02-2010 10:08 AM

Just found a build sheet. Instead of making it a sticky, I will post it in here.


740volvo 07-03-2011 08:53 AM

going to save this thread for sure thanks alot very helpful.

g3mccotter 12-21-2011 06:17 PM

Got really excited seeing this info and then got bummed to see everything I was trying to look at was broken besides a 240 service manual when I have a 740. :(

TestPoint 04-02-2012 06:32 AM

Small Block Ford Conversion Manual
A rather extensive discussion on installing a small block Ford V8 into a 240 series can be found here:


Your experiences and ways of doing it better as well as questions are encouraged. Additional details on deviations from this engine, transmission and vehicle are also solicited.

The intent is, through contributions from forum members, to create an single source of information that I would have dearly loved to have found 3 years ago when I began this project.

Lol-vo 04-16-2012 05:25 AM

any articles on here about b230 240 Camshaft installs/Timing ect?

Going to be doing a cam, and adjusting the valves, ect. Just wanna do it right, articles and pics always help me

Mueller 04-16-2012 08:49 AM


Originally Posted by Lol-vo (Post 4137139)
any articles on here about b230 240 Camshaft installs/Timing ect?

Going to be doing a cam, and adjusting the valves, ect. Just wanna do it right, articles and pics always help me

haynes,chiltons or bently manual cover that, not a Performance topic.

k-jet.org for manuals you can download (pdf)

Lol-vo 04-16-2012 12:50 PM


Originally Posted by Mueller (Post 4137250)
haynes,chiltons or bently manual cover that, not a Performance topic.

k-jet.org for manuals you can download (pdf)

oh, I thought since it was a performance camshaft it might be, lol, My bad:oops:

DagazEnterprise 08-28-2012 12:48 AM

Great thread two important questions. I have thelostartof chips, is the computer able to compensate for timing above 20psi? The ability to retard it to compensate for boost. And second, is there a need at some point to install a MSD type ignition?

1slo9_4_oh 04-24-2014 05:11 AM

Is there a sticky or writeup on dropping the engine.. cant seem to find one and my phone wont access the search bar for whatever reason. Just purchased a rebuilt engine just looking to drop and swap a b230ft to a rebuilt b230ft+

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