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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-09-2021, 01:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,471
Posted By cleanflametrap
I've heard that complaint several times in 20...

I've heard that complaint several times in 20 years on the forums, but have never run into it personally in my "fleet" of 2nd owner 240's. My guess then, and now, is some have control arms which got...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-17-2021, 07:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,677
Posted By cleanflametrap
I'm thinking this isn't electrical, its fuel...

I'm thinking this isn't electrical, its fuel pressure barring some animal made a nest in the airbox. If you hadn't already replaced the regulator, that's what I'd think.

I like to know the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-11-2021, 03:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,082
Posted By cleanflametrap
I'm not sure where you are on this job, but if...

I'm not sure where you are on this job, but if the last image is current, you might just be unsure of the crank sprocket being positioned at TDC. My advice here is pull the #1 plug and use a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-30-2021, 04:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,306
Posted By cleanflametrap
I had one like that. First I suspected the...

I had one like that. First I suspected the connector was dirty. After cleaning and tightening the connector I patted myself on the back because it seemed to work again. For a day.

Next, I put a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-03-2021, 07:33 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,906
Posted By cleanflametrap
Although the old thread had several suggestions...

Although the old thread had several suggestions to re-examine the tbelt alignment, I didn't see any specific attention to the I-shaft or distributor. The OP's clue that the timing was off is vague,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-11-2021, 02:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,066
Posted By cleanflametrap
I find this an interesting thread from the first...

I find this an interesting thread from the first post. If anything, I would expect the stall current in a window motor to have decreased after 30 years rather than become larger. Also I would...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-01-2021, 06:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,353
Posted By cleanflametrap
This is where I would look. If I were to remove...

This is where I would look. If I were to remove the plug from the TPS, this is exactly how the idle would act. The TPS can ingest a lot of blowby oil eventually getting into the snap action switch,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-21-2021, 07:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,908
Posted By cleanflametrap
Sounds like a caliper is getting hot, usually...

Sounds like a caliper is getting hot, usually because the pads are dragging on the rotor. Stuck piston or clogged flex hose. If your car is anything like the 240 with dual diagonal (redundant...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-17-2021, 08:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,017
Posted By cleanflametrap
I agree with you, and a very definite answer...

I agree with you, and a very definite answer regarding the potentiometer version throttle position sensor is, no, you need to stick with your switch type, as the circuitry in the LH2.4 ECU does not...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-02-2021, 07:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,063
Posted By cleanflametrap
Does the remote operate the actuator with the...

Does the remote operate the actuator with the door in the same position as you have it testing the key/button switch? The lock is mechanically disabled with the door open.

I have not found a use...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-15-2021, 03:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,558
Posted By cleanflametrap
^^

^^
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-03-2021, 04:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,602
Posted By cleanflametrap
I think that is the dash support above the center...

I think that is the dash support above the center console.

http://cleanflametrap.com/dashpix/dash499.jpg

(from http://cleanflametrap.com/dash.html )
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-18-2021, 08:35 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 11,201
Posted By cleanflametrap
Once I saw this and got curious. The...

Once I saw this and got curious. The parenthetical designation was for Diesels IIRC. Was an old green book.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-12-2021, 02:39 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 34,084
Posted By cleanflametrap
Looking at your photos, I can see you are...

Looking at your photos, I can see you are learning to solder on this example, unless someone was into this before you. No criticism intended. I've been learning to solder since I was eight year old...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-03-2021, 09:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,277
Posted By cleanflametrap
This is what I envision is frustrating. I found...

This is what I envision is frustrating. I found the aftermarket O-ring seals to be harder than those I had in blue bags, but a recent order from a Volvo supplier was no better, as though Volvo...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-31-2020, 07:34 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 60,460
Posted By cleanflametrap
^^ All wheels locked up? As in you...

^^



All wheels locked up? As in you get squirted on cracking a bleeder? Can you expand on that? I'd get the booster out of the picture too if that ever happened to me.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-24-2020, 07:14 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 13,957
Posted By cleanflametrap
Take care with your mods. In the past 20 years...

Take care with your mods. In the past 20 years I've read a story or two about monkeyed seat heaters being the cause of a serious carbecue.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-23-2020, 07:49 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 13,957
Posted By cleanflametrap
http://cleanflametrap.com/seatHeater.htm Seat...

http://cleanflametrap.com/seatHeater.htm Seat Heater Testing
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-20-2020, 06:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,724
Posted By cleanflametrap
If your car is a 240, it could be the...

If your car is a 240, it could be the half-circular connector is loose, I suppose, because that's where those two indicator lamps get a ground.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-17-2020, 07:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,947
Posted By cleanflametrap
Yes, a spring holds the recirc flap open and...

Yes, a spring holds the recirc flap open and closes the path to the cowl, so having the recirc button depressed cuts off the vacuum to the bellows acting against the spring.

Keep the button in...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-02-2020, 05:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,737
Posted By cleanflametrap
How are you reading the 12V at the exciter wire? ...

How are you reading the 12V at the exciter wire? Are you pulling it off of the alternator and sticking your meter probe in the end of it? Or are you measuring it in-circuit, backprobing the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-28-2020, 08:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,830
Posted By cleanflametrap
Good radio voice! Editing respects the viewer's...

Good radio voice! Editing respects the viewer's time.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-21-2020, 06:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,466
Posted By cleanflametrap
I've seen pics of gauges taped to the windshield...

I've seen pics of gauges taped to the windshield for that reason. Not sure how they routed the line. We are probably not the only TBers willing to do something unsafe either.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-20-2020, 07:38 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 11,707
Posted By cleanflametrap
Silly thought occurred to me based on finding the...

Silly thought occurred to me based on finding the hose bringing air into the filter box completely stuffed by mice. Obviously this wasn't garaged, but mice can get in, right? This was a k-jet turbo...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-19-2020, 08:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,469
Posted By cleanflametrap
This may help you trace the signal. Note the...

This may help you trace the signal. Note the 92-93 unit has a separate ground for the differential sender and prescaler circuit, separate from that of the main odo/speedo circuit.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-18-2020, 03:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,469
Posted By cleanflametrap
For the sake of his two clusters, I hope your...

For the sake of his two clusters, I hope your assumption was the correct one. I envisioned the two clips normally going on the brake light switch were put on the tabs on the back of the cluster,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-18-2020, 01:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,469
Posted By cleanflametrap
I'm not so sure plugging the brake light circuit...

I'm not so sure plugging the brake light circuit into the tabs on the back of the cluster is survivable. The chip maker claims the output is "short circuit proof" while describing it as an open...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-17-2020, 07:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,234
Posted By cleanflametrap
All those bubbles you speak of would give you a...

All those bubbles you speak of would give you a spongy, not firm pedal. You haven't mentioned whether you've bench-bled the master, sealed the bleeder threads, or what you're doing to move the fluid...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-17-2020, 07:15 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 11,707
Posted By cleanflametrap
[QUOTE=84B23F;6130538]Assuming no points...and a...

[QUOTE=84B23F;6130538]Assuming no points...and a CPS is used.....QUOTE]

What is CPS?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-15-2020, 07:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,218
Posted By cleanflametrap
Yes, that's the first thing to check. Remove the...

Yes, that's the first thing to check. Remove the oil filler cap. Look at the cam lobes, memorizing one's position. Crank for just a bit. Look to see the cam lobes moved. Repeat if you're not...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-14-2020, 08:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,234
Posted By cleanflametrap
Just a few musings: A distinction exists...

Just a few musings:

A distinction exists between "low pedal" and "spongy pedal" after caliper replacement. One of the benefits of fresh calipers and new flex lines is the amount of piston...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-12-2020, 09:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,101
Posted By cleanflametrap
Yes, before recommending the view from the...

Yes, before recommending the view from the automatic's bell housing windows, I used to recommend feeling through the sensor hole and counting 13 holes while turning the crank backward from TDC. I've...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-08-2020, 07:08 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 34,084
Posted By cleanflametrap
I'll guess if it does "do the trick" the fault...

I'll guess if it does "do the trick" the fault you correct will be part of the removal/reinstallation disturbance, not the capacitor replacement. I know for a fact the speedometer and odometer will...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-04-2020, 07:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,250
Posted By cleanflametrap
+1 ^^ Only the driver's side is implemented,...

+1 ^^

Only the driver's side is implemented, to distinguish the appearance of fog lamps from brake lamps.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-04-2020, 07:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,206
Posted By cleanflametrap
Absolutely correct. The gear puller or channel...

Absolutely correct. The gear puller or channel lock pliers aimed vertically as a spanner works well to turn the bung nut, but is not much good at compressing the O-ring. The purpose-made special...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-02-2020, 03:53 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 15,811
Posted By cleanflametrap
So glad you were (1) able to avoid pulling the...

So glad you were (1) able to avoid pulling the motor and (2) confirm the lack of QC where the motors are made. I think I'll get picture of a replacement motor and mark it with the correct shaft...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-30-2020, 10:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,747
Posted By cleanflametrap
As Roy mentioned above, EZK is quite forgiving...

As Roy mentioned above, EZK is quite forgiving about 45° mistakes at the CPS, based on experience helping others solve this. Like the OP sees, it idles, but falls on its face driving. However, I...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-30-2020, 05:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,133
Posted By cleanflametrap
http://cleanflametrap.com/cool3164.jpg ...

http://cleanflametrap.com/cool3164.jpg

http://cleanflametrap.com/cool3161.jpg
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-30-2020, 05:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,747
Posted By cleanflametrap
Verify TDC with a straw or chopstick through...

Verify TDC with a straw or chopstick through spark plug hole #1, then check to see the marks on the damper line up with zero.

Then turn the crank bolt exactly 90° clockwise (90° ATDC). Use chalk...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-19-2020, 09:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,993
Posted By cleanflametrap
My recommendation is to keep the tank full at...

My recommendation is to keep the tank full at every opportunity unless you're on a long trip. The practice reduces corrosion from water vapor as well as stress from worry about running out. You can...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-24-2020, 09:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,473
Posted By cleanflametrap
Excellent question. I've had several of those...

Excellent question. I've had several of those differential pressure sensing switches (known as and search on *BFWS: brake failure warning switch) apart in various conditions from unusable to brand...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-24-2020, 06:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,420
Posted By cleanflametrap
Not sure how remote start got into this thread,...

Not sure how remote start got into this thread, but I agree. Had it in my first personal 240; it was a convenience on those cold, cold mornings. Pocket started once. Just imagine if I'd parked it...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-23-2020, 07:22 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,473
Posted By cleanflametrap
Non ABS 240s Have This Achilles Heel

Same scenario happened to me two weeks ago. Not a new car, either, a daily driver we've passed back and forth within the family since '03: 89 244 with 350K.

The 240s without ABS (75-90 and some...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-17-2020, 12:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,420
Posted By cleanflametrap
Two major issues I've found. One, the wire in...

Two major issues I've found. One, the wire in the door jamb gets worked back and forth so much most of the conductor strands are broken, so it can't carry the current needed to operate the actuator....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-31-2020, 07:31 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 11,437
Posted By cleanflametrap
Yes, that is worth looking into. Instead of...

Yes, that is worth looking into. Instead of running a separate wire, which would do nothing to reduce a load presented by the remote starter, why not just disconnect the remote starter from the tach...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-30-2020, 07:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,625
Posted By cleanflametrap
^^ +1 If it is one of the front...

^^

+1

If it is one of the front calipers, when it gets hot enough both circuits will boil, and then the brakes will fail completely as you hit the toll booth or exit ramp. Very dangerous.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-21-2020, 06:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,788
Posted By cleanflametrap
Get yourself the proper line wrenches and follow...

Get yourself the proper line wrenches and follow henry's advice given above.

http://cleanflametrap.com/fuel48.jpg
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-07-2020, 07:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,663
Posted By cleanflametrap
In my experience Tasca will list parts NLA or a...

In my experience Tasca will list parts NLA or a long wait, so if that's the case here, I have a used one in good shape that's yours for the postage from Maryland.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-05-2020, 07:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,944
Posted By cleanflametrap
I always forget that possibility. I've seen it,...

I always forget that possibility. I've seen it, when the relay is left hanging by its wiring. The windshield leak follows the wiring into the upside-down relay. Cover should be up, and wiring...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-04-2020, 05:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,944
Posted By cleanflametrap
Yes, that's what I would expect to find if the...

Yes, that's what I would expect to find if the engine management fuse (#6 in the panel) has a bit of corrosion in its circuit path. Look at the fuse and its bronze terminals carefully for signs of...
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