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Forum: performance & modifications 02-13-2021, 10:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,878
Posted By will740turbo
I remember there being a pair of notches/ears on...

I remember there being a pair of notches/ears on torque converters and that they aren't always compatible between transmissions. If the TC you installed had a mmm shaft kind of with female ears, it...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-05-2021, 11:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,878
Posted By will740turbo
There are 2 separate gaskets that I had to...

There are 2 separate gaskets that I had to replace when I did mine. I only did one because the other was "perfect". I had to replace it a few weeks later because one section about 1mm long had torn...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-05-2021, 11:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,477
Posted By will740turbo
off-car mail-in injector services?

I'm just about ready to start putting on the outer engine parts like manifolds.

I posted a little bit ago about injector sizing and whatnot. I figure that with wear and tear, I probably have about...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-11-2021, 08:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,729
Posted By will740turbo
I wonder if the air flow was better to 3 than the...

I wonder if the air flow was better to 3 than the other cylinders due to whatever. Maybe differences in flow or less turbulence from something like a vacuum nipple. Is that on b230fts? I did notice...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-11-2021, 08:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,729
Posted By will740turbo
Wow, you saw a change like that from one end of...

Wow, you saw a change like that from one end of the engine to the other? I'm impressed. That's with the front maintaining the same temp as before?

Before I bought this engine in 2010, I went...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-10-2021, 04:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,729
Posted By will740turbo
I am wondering if +10% on one cylinder will...

I am wondering if +10% on one cylinder will really richen the exhaust enough to lean out the other 3. I don't know what engine the volvo race team did this with - for all I know, it could have been...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-10-2021, 04:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,729
Posted By will740turbo
The goal is to keep #3 cooler. Something about...

The goal is to keep #3 cooler. Something about the way the cooling system is laid out or something else ends up making 3 the weak link.
Forum: performance & modifications 01-09-2021, 09:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,729
Posted By will740turbo
What are the #s you're referencing? 65 66 and 80?...

What are the #s you're referencing? 65 66 and 80?

Also, I didn't know all those forum members in your sig died. :(
Forum: performance & modifications 01-09-2021, 05:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,729
Posted By will740turbo
Running a 10% bigger injector for #3

Hey, turbobrickers.

I'm finishing my full rebuild on my L-block b230ft. I'm just using LH2.4.

The #3 cylinder always goes bad, and someone told me that the volvo race team once upon a time ran...
Forum: the vault 01-06-2021, 04:38 PM
Replies: 750
Views: 657,582
Posted By will740turbo
Not at all. These switches all have a high...

Not at all.

These switches all have a high and low switch. They're shared ground 3-pin switches.

I got a 940 shroud, fan, and controller. If I didn't have one, some heavy-duty relays wired up...
Forum: the vault 01-06-2021, 06:14 AM
Replies: 750
Views: 657,582
Posted By will740turbo
I went to buy one of the thread-in sensors, and...

I went to buy one of the thread-in sensors, and found out that my link was long dead. I think all the links in the thread are dead.

So... here is the thread size M22 x 1.5

And here are 4 part...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-18-2020, 07:31 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,118
Posted By will740turbo
Question b230ft oil pump seals - 3 of them?

I was sure there was some guidance saying people should double up oil supply tube (pump to block) with 2 o-rings plus one on the end in the oil pump.

Now I can't find it anywhere. I had 1 OEM seal...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-14-2020, 12:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,350
Posted By will740turbo
Question 94 b230ft - Con Rod numbers - which way?

I'm moving stupid-slow through a rebuild for my 89 formerly GLE wagon.

Everything has been machined, and I want to be sure before I put the oil pump in - new Mahle FT pistons .010 oversize. Piston...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-13-2020, 03:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,530
Posted By will740turbo
Thanks, man. I'm using stock squirters that came...

Thanks, man. I'm using stock squirters that came in the block. Much obliged! Owe you a beer.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-13-2020, 03:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,530
Posted By will740turbo
Stock squirters - official torque spec?

I'm assembling a rebuilt engine, and the squirterizational thread doesn't have an official torque spec for the squirters. They were very tight (like 50ft-lbs to remove), and had no thread lock.
...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-13-2020, 02:52 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 26,186
Posted By will740turbo
I am working on a rebuild of a 1994 b230ft and...

I am working on a rebuild of a 1994 b230ft and came across your thread while looking for the torque specs on the oil squirters that spray oil onto the bottom of the pistons. I am very impressed with...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-13-2020, 02:38 AM
Replies: 865
Views: 1,339,070
Posted By will740turbo
Did anyone ever find a volvo spec for the torques...

Did anyone ever find a volvo spec for the torques on the stock squirters? Not the "these are hollow so only 12ft-lbs" guess. They have tapered seats, and took a hell of a lot to break loose at an...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-01-2020, 12:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,743
Posted By will740turbo
Here are the sizes for my engine/intercooler...

Here are the sizes for my engine/intercooler setup, originally on a 90 740T, works for Mitsubishi TD04-13c and TD04HL-15g turbos.

These are all in mm. Divided by 25.4 for inches. Enjoy the decimal...
Forum: the vault 09-29-2020, 11:36 PM
Replies: 750
Views: 657,582
Posted By will740turbo
I was just thinking about it - Did the 960s have...

I was just thinking about it - Did the 960s have Oil coolers in the same spot that 740Ts did? I wonder if a wider radiator would interfere with mounting the 740 turbo oil cooler. I didn't see any...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-29-2020, 03:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,799
Posted By will740turbo
For future reference - 24" radiators are for the...

For future reference - 24" radiators are for the stock e-fan cars.
Forum: the vault 09-28-2020, 04:31 PM
Replies: 750
Views: 657,582
Posted By will740turbo
Awesome info! Let me read it back and see if this...

Awesome info! Let me read it back and see if this is right...

18" rad with e-fan has less clearance than the 24" with e-fan between fan and water pump

Is the difference in the radiator design...
Forum: the vault 09-28-2020, 04:57 AM
Replies: 750
Views: 657,582
Posted By will740turbo
I've got an 89 GLE and want to do an E-fan...

I've got an 89 GLE and want to do an E-fan conversion. I've got to assemble the engine and install it. While prepping, I am seeing that the radiator is 18" wide and obviously more "square" than the...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-27-2020, 05:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,743
Posted By will740turbo
Question Turbo hose clamps? - sizes for all of them?

I am trying to gather most all of the parts I need for my rebuilt b230ft install into my GLE chassis.

One thing I haven't found in the forum is a list of the sizes of the clamps needed for the...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-27-2020, 05:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,799
Posted By will740turbo
Why? I'm doing a mild build on this car. I don't...

Why? I'm doing a mild build on this car. I don't want a smaller radiator that was made for a non-turbo engine.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-24-2020, 03:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,799
Posted By will740turbo
I don't have one anymore. I crashed my 90 740t...

I don't have one anymore. I crashed my 90 740t (with 314k miles after 12ish years), and stripped everything I thought I would need from it. I never considered that the radiators would be different...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-21-2020, 07:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,799
Posted By will740turbo
Question Putting a b230ft into a GLE wagon - radiators are different?

Hey, turdbo folks.

I'm assembling my L-block after getting it back from the machine shop, and looking ahead.

The car it's going into is an 89 GLE, and the radiator is only about 18", along...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-05-2020, 02:21 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 490,007
Posted By will740turbo
Anybody know what the threading on the valve...

Anybody know what the threading on the valve cover nuts are? M5?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-29-2020, 01:12 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 306,159
Posted By will740turbo
Not sure anyone is updating the first page of...

Not sure anyone is updating the first page of this anymore, but the All-metal heater valve (with actuator) is available - ACDELCO 155320 for $28 from Rockauto.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-28-2020, 08:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,000
Posted By will740turbo
B230FT - Oil pump clearances? Best brands?

Hey hey.

Still working on the rebuild. Went with Mahle +.30mm OS pistons and an overbore to deal with the eggy bores.

Anyway, I found clearances for the oil pumps listed in some FAQs, but they...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-20-2020, 08:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,980
Posted By will740turbo
All right, thanks. The main reason I wanted to...

All right, thanks. The main reason I wanted to tear down the bottom end was 1) for the experience and because it felt foolish to not even look and 2) to check the bearing clearances (all just under...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-20-2020, 08:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,980
Posted By will740turbo
https://www.skandix.de/en/spare-parts/engine/engin...

https://www.skandix.de/en/spare-parts/engine/engine-repair/piston-assembly/piston/776/

This has the OE Volvo part numbers (prices are in euros), but I also saw some NA pistons here :
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-20-2020, 08:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,980
Posted By will740turbo
I'm seeing 1st OS Mahle pistons for ~$60 each for...

I'm seeing 1st OS Mahle pistons for ~$60 each for the FT pistons. I guess I'm going to bite the bullet and do it, I'm just kind of incredulous. I couldn't feel any ridge at all, but I'm no machinist....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-15-2020, 09:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,980
Posted By will740turbo
I can go ahead and have it bored, but one thing...

I can go ahead and have it bored, but one thing doesn't add up for me - this engine has *zero* piston slap. Never, not even in sub-freezing temps running 15w-40 or when feeding it seafoam/water. I...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-14-2020, 11:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,980
Posted By will740turbo
Just barely visible. More polished than not. ...

Just barely visible. More polished than not.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-14-2020, 10:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,980
Posted By will740turbo
Question Bore Wear - Do I really need to overbore?

Similar post is over on Brickboard.

94 b230ft squirter block with 175k miles. Crank, mains, and rod bearings all original and looking good after a basic polish (not oversize, still under 2...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-18-2020, 11:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,310
Posted By will740turbo
Red plastigage showed clearances of 0.0025 to...

Red plastigage showed clearances of 0.0025 to 0.003 on all journals. Seems like a good sign. It's at the machine shop now. That guy had a B230 that was getting ported and big valves on the work...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-14-2020, 06:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,310
Posted By will740turbo
Wiped... out? Ruined?

Wiped... out? Ruined?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-14-2020, 06:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,310
Posted By will740turbo
Thanks, I appreciate it. I bolted the cam...

Thanks, I appreciate it.

I bolted the cam back in and torqued the nuts to 14ft-lbs (168 in-lb). It moves easily with 2 fingers. I'm not going to worry about the cam journals.

I *can* see it...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-13-2020, 09:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,310
Posted By will740turbo
I found a snippet of a page from the service...

I found a snippet of a page from the service manual on Matthews volvo site that showed similar numbers, but said just end to end and not diagonal. I found one of those manuals on ebay and ordered it....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-13-2020, 03:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,310
Posted By will740turbo
Dude, you rock! I've been asking people for...

Dude, you rock! I've been asking people for recommendations for a while, and everybody had some recommendation for somewhere they used to live.

It sounded like they thought there were 9...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-13-2020, 12:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,310
Posted By will740turbo
Relationship between head warp and cam journal warp - b230ft

Hey, folks. I finally have time (thanks, SARS2.0) to get my engine in to the machine shop.

I think these guys were kind of knuckleheads because they said they thought the valves must be bent...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-13-2020, 12:41 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 73,014
Posted By will740turbo
Daaaaaaang

I don't even know if you're still on the forum at all, but this is FANTASTIC info. All the links are broken, all the photos are gone, and K-jet.org is no more. In fact, I think the site owner may...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-07-2018, 03:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,821
Posted By will740turbo
To answer my own question, kinda, there are only...

To answer my own question, kinda, there are only a few spots where the sprocket can wind up because the teeth can wind up on top of the high points of the cog. Mine wound up towards the middle to get...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-26-2018, 02:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,821
Posted By will740turbo
Nice! Started it up and it ran weird for one...

Nice! Started it up and it ran weird for one second, then idled down to 1000ish. Sounds normal now. I still need to pull the manifold and clean the to and service the pcv.

Thanks everyone!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-25-2018, 11:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,821
Posted By will740turbo
Thank you, I appreciate that. I don't think he'll...

Thank you, I appreciate that. I don't think he'll see Halloween.

It ran poorly with a lot of vibration, and I believe the exhaust cam was about 3 teeth clockwise past where the locking tool locked...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-23-2018, 03:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,821
Posted By will740turbo
This keeps getting better and better... all the...

This keeps getting better and better... all the timing marks are lined up, but the one on the oil pump is pretty hard to see.
Turned it over by hand about 10 times. No issues. Didn't check...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-16-2018, 10:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,821
Posted By will740turbo
Yes, I locked the cams and already replaced both...

Yes, I locked the cams and already replaced both cam seals. I made my own locking tool out of angle iron and it's working great. Is there a different cam alignment tool? This one? ...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-15-2018, 02:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,821
Posted By will740turbo
Question 2001 v70 T5 b5234t3 CVVT - question not answered in VIDA

So I'm doing this lovely timing belt, seals, pcv, lower engine mount, etc. job for a friend...

I have a copy of VIDA working, and in the CVVT setup it says over and over "Turn the timing gear...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-07-2018, 07:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,913
Posted By will740turbo
Nice! That's good to hear. Hmm. I should have...

Nice! That's good to hear. Hmm. I should have phrased it differently - I want a bigger aspect ratio # and no bigger than a 16" wheel, if possible. Super lo-pro is what I'd like to avoid on drive...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-07-2018, 06:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,913
Posted By will740turbo
Question Staggered wheel size on a 740 - anyone done it?

I want wider, taller wheels on the rear of my 740. It's an 89 GLE wagon (wrecked 16-valve garbage is coming out and getting an L-block w/15g soon).

Before I start driving it as my DD, I want wider...
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