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Forum: performance & modifications 11-16-2020, 03:40 PM
Replies: 83
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Posted By DavidSamuels
That's my understanding, yes. And it appears...

That's my understanding, yes. And it appears Eaton agrees! Thanks all.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-15-2020, 07:02 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 43,198
Posted By DavidSamuels
But they are not the same type of clutch as in a...

But they are not the same type of clutch as in a conventional, LSD. That is, they are not controlling the "slip". Thus, do not require the modifier. Is that it? These G80 threads are like...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-15-2020, 03:18 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 24,443
Posted By DavidSamuels
Good input, thanks. I just put the sensor in...

Good input, thanks. I just put the sensor in yesterday. Rotating it, could not hear any contact. Haven't gotten it on the road yet, so not sure about speed, but I did swap the leads per John's and...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-15-2020, 03:08 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 43,198
Posted By DavidSamuels
More revival of "and" old thread. In the...

More revival of "and" old thread.

In the final analysis, having watched the videos of the G80, the lockup function is indeed mechanical, not clutches at all. Thus, a friction modifier for the...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-15-2020, 02:51 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 24,443
Posted By DavidSamuels
PM'd you.

PM'd you.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-12-2020, 11:30 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 489,993
Posted By DavidSamuels
Correct on the earlier oil pressure port.

Correct on the earlier oil pressure port.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-30-2020, 10:35 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 24,443
Posted By DavidSamuels
Diff Cover Options

Reviving an admittedly old thread here. Finishing up my first G80 swap and have been reading through dozens of posts and threads on the topic.

I'm still unclear on what diff cover should be...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-28-2020, 12:59 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 306,150
Posted By DavidSamuels
^^^^ Diddo for Culver City Volvo. Steve Irons,...

^^^^ Diddo for Culver City Volvo. Steve Irons, who handles web sales, is very knowledgeable. Keeping in mind that except for common maintenance parts, everything 2/7/9/850/70 is now "classic" and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-03-2020, 08:50 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 46,346
Posted By DavidSamuels
I was never able to install the upper mounts from...

I was never able to install the upper mounts from Ben. They did not fit with my sport springs, though they were supposed to. As such, I have no personal experience. For my car, I wasn't concerned...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-01-2020, 11:54 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 46,346
Posted By DavidSamuels
Most of my customers won't put up with the solid...

Most of my customers won't put up with the solid mounts. I am using good, old, Volvo strut top mounts and Chris Ward's reinforcement plates. Excellent results so far, going on three years.

I'm...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-27-2020, 10:52 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 46,346
Posted By DavidSamuels
Got it going. Owner responded too. Pages are...

Got it going. Owner responded too. Pages are very slow, but he also mailed about enormous traffic currently. Lotta nice stuff, but not really the strut mount solution most of us are looking for.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-27-2020, 07:40 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 46,346
Posted By DavidSamuels
Wish the link worked!!!

Wish the link worked!!!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-05-2019, 06:09 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 489,993
Posted By DavidSamuels
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-05-2019, 04:03 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 489,993
Posted By DavidSamuels
The first page lists the crank snout as 14mm, but...

The first page lists the crank snout as 14mm, but that is the B21/23 engines. B230 is larger. I am micing it at 16mm, but having trouble with the pitch. Seems like 16 x 2.0. Can anyone confirm?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-08-2019, 02:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,859
Posted By DavidSamuels
7/9 Center Bearing Carrier

I'm about to install the center support conversion bracket from Viking in my 245. This 91 has an M-46 in it with the large shaft. Bearing is the same as the 940, but I'm seriously challenged on all...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-18-2018, 10:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,763
Posted By DavidSamuels
Here I am resurrecting an old thread. I have...

Here I am resurrecting an old thread. I have been using the Delphi pump for a long time, in tank, with excellent results. However as of I don't know when, "our" app no longer comes with the screw...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-11-2018, 08:29 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 16,947
Posted By DavidSamuels
The strip I listed is just PSA on rubber. Should...

The strip I listed is just PSA on rubber. Should be perfect. And enough for about 500 windshields too.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-11-2018, 02:09 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 16,947
Posted By DavidSamuels
Ken, I absolutely knew you would be the one with...

Ken, I absolutely knew you would be the one with the data. Thanks.


High-Strength Multipurpose Neoprene Strip
Adhesive-Back, with Certificate, 1/4" Thick, 2" x 36"
Durometer
60A (Medium...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-11-2018, 01:37 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 16,947
Posted By DavidSamuels
Windshield support blocks, 240

Can anyone tell me what the thickness of the rubber blocks under the earlier windshields in the 240s is? I want to say about 6mm. Have never found them under the later, flush glasses, only the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-07-2017, 06:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,954
Posted By DavidSamuels
Fortunately, very fortunately, I have never had...

Fortunately, very fortunately, I have never had one completely locked on. My own was the closest, and a couple of raps with a mallet released it, thankfully. I've heard though!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-07-2017, 05:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,954
Posted By DavidSamuels
I remove them without dropping the trans--or at...

I remove them without dropping the trans--or at least not completely. Trusty, sawn-off 7/16 at the ready! O-rings I'll do. It's when it gets deeper that I chicken out.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-07-2017, 01:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,954
Posted By DavidSamuels
Laycock OD Service

Looking for someone who rebuilds them. Reputable, hopefully not too far from L.A. Just one of those things I don't do and I need a reliable source who can get parts and knows how to diagnose. ...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-07-2017, 01:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,210
Posted By DavidSamuels
^^ Choked on my coffee.

^^ Choked on my coffee.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-20-2017, 11:20 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,466
Posted By DavidSamuels
Thanks Gary. Missed that last message of yours. ...

Thanks Gary. Missed that last message of yours. So the module is reading the sensors at the wheels, generates the signal to the cluster and the cruise from there. But the cluster is processing the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-20-2017, 11:04 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,466
Posted By DavidSamuels
No ABS fault light, but the light is working...

No ABS fault light, but the light is working (diagnostic key mode). The only ABS indications are a couple of brake pedal flutters recently. Oscilloscope would be the way to read the wave, but sold...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-19-2017, 03:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,466
Posted By DavidSamuels
Ah...now there's a piece of information I've been...

Ah...now there's a piece of information I've been looking for. The trans speed sensor does not provide the pulse to the cruise? There was one post on the interweb about the cruise signal coming...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-19-2017, 09:06 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,466
Posted By DavidSamuels
Guess it's time for a JY run, see if I can snag...

Guess it's time for a JY run, see if I can snag an ABS module (and hope it's been fixed) and a stalk. Jumping the pump at the socket proved the wiring to the pump is good. Creating the button and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-18-2017, 05:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,466
Posted By DavidSamuels
Interesting! Regardless, this is an automatic,...

Interesting! Regardless, this is an automatic, and it was working before the alternator incident. Frustrating.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-18-2017, 08:59 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,466
Posted By DavidSamuels
^^^^ Details??? Do you mean to manually activate...

^^^^ Details??? Do you mean to manually activate the vacuum system for testing? Or more? Thanks.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-17-2017, 05:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,466
Posted By DavidSamuels
^^^Well without a diagnostic box for '97, most of...

^^^Well without a diagnostic box for '97, most of it is not applicable, but there are some tests at the ECU base/plug I can try.

I see that Vol FCR has a cruise option. It's instructions on how...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-17-2017, 04:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,466
Posted By DavidSamuels
^^^ This. One instance where I wish the blinky...

^^^ This. One instance where I wish the blinky box was still here. Jack, Everything vacuum related is working. Pump pulls strong on the bench and will pull the diaphragm in if I jump power to it...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-17-2017, 04:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,466
Posted By DavidSamuels
Thanks Jack. Switch is factory brand new and I...

Thanks Jack. Switch is factory brand new and I can pull a vacuum from all the way forward at the pump to the diaphragm and it's perfect. Holds vacuum and the pedal gets pulled all the way in. ...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-17-2017, 02:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,466
Posted By DavidSamuels
850 Cruise Failure

Looking for an epiphany. Our '97 855 has lost it's cruise control. This happened when a rebuilt alternator's regulator failed and was overcharging. May be a coincidence, don't know. Once the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-14-2017, 04:40 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 46,346
Posted By DavidSamuels
When and if I can get the "soft" (as opposed to...

When and if I can get the "soft" (as opposed to solid aluminum) solution to market, it will be quality stuff.

Yes, vulcanization, plastics, resins, plasticizers (as in vinyl products) have all...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-13-2017, 01:06 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 46,346
Posted By DavidSamuels
The new ones from Volvo fail in short order even...

The new ones from Volvo fail in short order even with "plain old" KYB Excels. We get about two years here in the SW. Billies hasten the failure, and I'm sure harder springs do too. Chris's plates...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-13-2017, 08:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,157
Posted By DavidSamuels
iPD responded on their springs, but not with any...

iPD responded on their springs, but not with any really good information. Sedan are 14.2 mm wire dia. They say they don't publish spring rates (??!!). Also cautioned that using either spring in...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-10-2017, 05:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,157
Posted By DavidSamuels
And the 16 mms are huge!

And the 16 mms are huge!
Forum: performance & modifications 07-10-2017, 05:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,157
Posted By DavidSamuels
Good info, but these 13.5s were definitely taller...

Good info, but these 13.5s were definitely taller than stock.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-10-2017, 05:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,157
Posted By DavidSamuels
The front is definitely going to be more of a...

The front is definitely going to be more of a challenge, geometry considered. It's already so hard to get below positive camber on a 240 at stock height. Camber kit may be in the future of this...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-10-2017, 05:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,157
Posted By DavidSamuels
Okay, found a bunch of stuff in the shed. My...

Okay, found a bunch of stuff in the shed. My son's wagon came with overloads in the back. Took them out when we lowered it. Don't know who's, but they are 13.5mm diameter. I remember they were...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-10-2017, 04:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,157
Posted By DavidSamuels
Interesting. Any idea what the wire size is? ...

Interesting. Any idea what the wire size is? I'm looking at iPD's offerings. Wonder how much difference there is. Off to FCP's site to see if there are specs. Thanks.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-10-2017, 04:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,157
Posted By DavidSamuels
Overload springs

Need to get some additional ride height in the back of a 245, but I'm told that the iPD wagon overload springs are really "trailer" stuff. Thinking of putting sedan overloads in. Anyone care to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-22-2017, 03:18 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 46,346
Posted By DavidSamuels
It's the attachment to the steel center that is...

It's the attachment to the steel center that is as much a problem as the rubber itself. Gary and I are SuperPro dealers. I've already contacted them.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-22-2017, 01:54 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 46,346
Posted By DavidSamuels
Kudo's to Ben for his customer service, sticking...

Kudo's to Ben for his customer service, sticking with me through this messy installation, even answering on Sunday. Sadly these mounts won't work for me. Even after swapping sides, my sport...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-21-2017, 11:15 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 46,346
Posted By DavidSamuels
Got my Ben's mounts in. He sent me some pictures...

Got my Ben's mounts in. He sent me some pictures describing the various mounting positions, but with my stock diameter (sport) springs only position one will work. Initially I thought this meant...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-21-2017, 11:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,791
Posted By DavidSamuels
Been a little too busy to follow up on this. The...

Been a little too busy to follow up on this. The MAC QDs arrived a couple of weeks ago. Sadly, looks like HF re-engineered what didn't need to be re-engineered, and they don't fit the male part of...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-08-2017, 12:34 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 46,346
Posted By DavidSamuels
Yep. Sadly, the studs on the mounts are not long...

Yep. Sadly, the studs on the mounts are not long enough to get through a strut brace and various fasteners when one uses Chris's plates, though longer ones can be installed. It is a documented good...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-07-2017, 12:49 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 46,346
Posted By DavidSamuels
Ooop. Guess I need to watch Ben's site more...

Ooop. Guess I need to watch Ben's site more closely. Cheaper option. Off I go.... Thanks.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-07-2017, 12:39 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 46,346
Posted By DavidSamuels
240 Strut Mounts

Does anyone have any solid input from actual, recent experience on any of the "better" stuff that's out there? I can add that Volvo OEM are giving me a little over two years on KYB Excels before...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-13-2017, 01:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,791
Posted By DavidSamuels
MAC tools 29621, 1/8 female quick disconnect. ...

MAC tools 29621, 1/8 female quick disconnect. $11.99 each. On the phone ordering two now:
MAC Tools Customer Service
1-800-MAC-TOOLS
(1-800-622-8665)
Hope it's right! Will post back.
DS
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