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Forum: performance & modifications 05-19-2021, 03:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,006
Posted By SteveMD
I seem to recall that the case would flex when...

I seem to recall that the case would flex when hit with quite a bit more power than stock and (can't remember which) gears would move apart far enough to start stripping teeth off one (or both).

I...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-03-2021, 08:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,437
Posted By SteveMD
The idle air valve on this non-volvo engine is a...

The idle air valve on this non-volvo engine is a 3 wire valve. I guess it is stick in the throttle body if I want accurate results though I will check the service manual as suggested.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-03-2021, 09:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,437
Posted By SteveMD
Thanks. I'm starting to see it now: the...

Thanks. I'm starting to see it now: the cylinder being tested will pull in air from the intake manifold into which air can enter from the other cylinders as their valves open and close.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-03-2021, 08:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,437
Posted By SteveMD
Compression Test Procedures in the Age of E-Throttles

Back in the day, the procedure was to prop the throttle valve open before commencing w comp test. However on modern cars the damn e-throttle is often buried under the intake where the sun don't...
Forum: showroom 12-07-2019, 06:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,462
Posted By SteveMD
If the wheels are usable (not bent, cracked or...

If the wheels are usable (not bent, cracked or badly corroded/curbed) offer him $200. I'm assuming he is a buddy of yours, fwtw.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-23-2019, 06:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,021
Posted By SteveMD
Thanks, Jordan and Lankku. I did the rear pads...

Thanks, Jordan and Lankku. I did the rear pads before but I can't remember how I wound the motor in. Will look online.

Found out Volvo thoughtfully includes instructions in pad box, in like 20...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-20-2019, 09:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,021
Posted By SteveMD
XC60 Brakes Refresh Question

I need to do the pads front and rear plus rear rotors, 2013 XC60 T6. Any special procedures or is this straight-forward, press the pistons into the calipers to make room for new pads whilst keeping...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-17-2019, 06:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,891
Posted By SteveMD
What does Volvo recommend to use on dash, etc (XC60)

That's the question. I have Vinylex in the garage but this upper dash material is something I have never seen before so no idea what kind of protectant to use on it. Probably should RTFM in hopes...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-22-2019, 08:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,195
Posted By SteveMD
By going to a automatic car wash and selecting...

By going to a automatic car wash and selecting 'under body wash' as well as the standard wash.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-03-2018, 08:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,578
Posted By SteveMD
Ended up with another set of Michelins and a few...

Ended up with another set of Michelins and a few moths in my wallet. This XC60 will be primary transport for wife and infant granddaughter for next 12 months so you can imagine what my priorities...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-01-2018, 08:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,578
Posted By SteveMD
Tire Sidewall Cracking

These 2012 production, 53k miles, Michelins on our XC60 are showing the pictured cracking. There is still enough tread left, no where near the wear bars.

Sorry big pic but it does show the...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-23-2018, 07:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,345
Posted By SteveMD
https://i.imgur.com/57w5Soc.jpg...

https://i.imgur.com/57w5Soc.jpg https://i.imgur.com/y5fRQn0.jpg
Forum: performance & modifications 04-19-2018, 05:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,345
Posted By SteveMD
Hi, there, Michael. I will look it over and take...

Hi, there, Michael. I will look it over and take a couple pics tomorrow. Then we may be able to determine which one it is. That done, I will post a FS ad with pics. Thanks!
Forum: performance & modifications 04-19-2018, 03:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,345
Posted By SteveMD
T3 Pricing Help

I have a 'Towery' T3 that needs a new oil seal. This isn't an ordinary T3 but not a T3/T4 either. Somewhere in between I guess.

Does anyone use or buy these anymore? I want to sell it.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-29-2018, 09:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,059
Posted By SteveMD
XC60 T6: How do you techs do the oil filter?

I have one diy oil change under my belt and it was a biatch getting the cartridge out from down there due to tight access. I could not get the cap with that internal plastic grid out at all so I...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-02-2018, 12:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,232
Posted By SteveMD
16v cam gears the same as some b230f round tooth gears?

I vaguely recall that the 16v gears are identical to the aux. shaft gear on the b230f (round tooth versions). Anyone able to confirm that? Thanks!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-18-2017, 02:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,099
Posted By SteveMD
Many good options here. I will let you know what...

Many good options here. I will let you know what worked.

Thanks guys and happy holidays.


-steve
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-15-2017, 07:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,099
Posted By SteveMD
Thanks, Dave, I guess that if anything would free...

Thanks, Dave, I guess that if anything would free up rings stuck in their grooves, that might.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-15-2017, 07:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,099
Posted By SteveMD
Stuck Piston Rings: How to Free Up?

Let's say oil consumption went through the roof due to poor maintenance, lots of granny driving and the diagnosis was stuck piston rings on one or more cylinders.

How would you go about freeing...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-03-2017, 08:58 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,060
Posted By SteveMD
Dash treatment for XC60?

Our XC60 has a pebbly texture, matte dash. I am unsure of what to treat it with to lessen the effects of UV exposure. I do have Lexol Vinylex on hand but would like to see if there are other...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-10-2017, 09:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,786
Posted By SteveMD
Can Black Paint Be Spot Repaired?

Gotta gouge in (plastic) rear bumper. After repair will the entire bumper have to be painted? Plain black, no metallic.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-05-2017, 03:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,706
Posted By SteveMD
Nope.

Nope.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-05-2017, 01:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,706
Posted By SteveMD
I recon I can do that, thanks. What I was told...

I recon I can do that, thanks. What I was told was to connect the multimeter to the battery as I described and start pulling fuses until the draw dropped.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-05-2017, 01:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,706
Posted By SteveMD
Auto Electric Troubleshooting 101 Question

I need to determine if something is pulling too much current when the car is shut down causing the battery to go damn near dead in one week's time of no use.


The "Southwire Autoranging...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-09-2017, 08:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,619
Posted By SteveMD
Great, thanks!

Great, thanks!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-09-2017, 08:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,619
Posted By SteveMD
Good point, thanks!

Good point, thanks!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-07-2017, 08:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,619
Posted By SteveMD
XC 60 Rear Brakes Renewal Question

I need to do the pads and probably the rotors on our 2013 XC60 T6. Does this job require the XC go to a dealer or a Volvo specialist to be hooked up to their computer or can I just proceed with...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-14-2016, 05:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,874
Posted By SteveMD
Isopropyl Alcohol to Degrease Before Painting?

I use isopropyl alcohol at 91% proof in the garage but not yet for paint prep. Will it do a good job at degreasing, removing silcones, etc?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-02-2016, 09:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,439
Posted By SteveMD
No gasket was offered by the Mazda parts guy.

No gasket was offered by the Mazda parts guy.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-02-2016, 09:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,439
Posted By SteveMD
RTV Silicone instead of trans pan gasket?

When I bought parts for our Mazda 6 trans service, the Mazda parts guy gave me a tube of Mazda gray RTV sealant in place of a trans pan gasket. The car has been fine.

Now I need to seal another...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-17-2016, 04:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,179
Posted By SteveMD
^ my bad, it mighta helped if I had mentioned the...

^ my bad, it mighta helped if I had mentioned the year of this fan. 2001 or so.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-17-2016, 04:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,179
Posted By SteveMD
Hmm, makes sense re. the colors but the total #...

Hmm, makes sense re. the colors but the total # of wires going into the fan control module (mounted on the fan shroud) is 3. Red, black, and a smaller gauge tan color wire which I understand is for...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-17-2016, 03:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,179
Posted By SteveMD
Wiring polarity at E-fan Control module plug

Is the red wire positive, the black wire negative? I don't have a wiring diagram.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-01-2016, 08:09 PM
Replies: 3
S/V/C: E-Fan Issue
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Posted By SteveMD
Cold engine. These fans use a PWM signal from...

Cold engine. These fans use a PWM signal from the ECU to activate the fan. Inputs to the fan control module on the fan shroud are positive, negative, and PWM.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-01-2016, 05:27 PM
Replies: 3
S/V/C: E-Fan Issue
Views: 2,272
Posted By SteveMD
E-Fan Issue

I'm working on a car with a non-functioning e-fan. Grabbed another off a '01 V70 and was surprised that it started to spin as soon as I connected it. The ignition was off. I disconnected it until...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-13-2016, 07:07 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 28,548
Posted By SteveMD
Brakes, shmakes, or so said Enzo Ferrari (not his...

Brakes, shmakes, or so said Enzo Ferrari (not his exact words but the exact sentiment).
Forum: performance & modifications 10-30-2015, 01:52 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 38,738
Posted By SteveMD
I vaguely recall a discussion on TB about the FWD...

I vaguely recall a discussion on TB about the FWD GM platform these engines came in.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-01-2015, 07:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,789
Posted By SteveMD
Thanks. I told her that if the price is right...

Thanks. I told her that if the price is right and everything checks out, don't sweat the CC, get fixed after purchase.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-01-2015, 08:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,789
Posted By SteveMD
2003 S40 Cruise Control Issue

Friend of mine is considering buying her sister's S40. The cruise control has an issue where when it is activated, the car accelerates "crazily" the sister said. Any suggestions as to further...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-26-2015, 02:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,329
Posted By SteveMD
So, on the way to the next rest stop, you did...

So, on the way to the next rest stop, you did some figure-8's or what? :-P
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-23-2015, 09:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,367
Posted By SteveMD
And AWD. I would not kick one out of my garage.

And AWD. I would not kick one out of my garage.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-23-2015, 08:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,529
Posted By SteveMD
Removing Tire Mount Lube

I had my summer tires mounted last week and there is quite a bit of whitish tire mount sploodge on the sidewalls. Tried warm water, bit of dish soap, soft bristle brush. Not much improvement. Any...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 03-20-2015, 10:41 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 27,271
Posted By SteveMD
The more I read about microsquirt such as in this...

The more I read about microsquirt such as in this thread, the more I like the idea of using it.
Forum: performance & modifications 03-17-2015, 05:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,770
Posted By SteveMD
Oi, :oops:

Oi, :oops:
Forum: performance & modifications 03-17-2015, 01:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,770
Posted By SteveMD
In this thread? I don't see any reference to...

In this thread? I don't see any reference to 400hp.
Forum: performance & modifications 03-17-2015, 11:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,770
Posted By SteveMD
There was a discussion on rod length, etc here...

There was a discussion on rod length, etc here http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=306635&highlight=rods&page=2 but be advised it got very heated, resulted in some posts deleted, insults...
Forum: events 03-17-2015, 10:14 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 41,177
Posted By SteveMD
Cool! I see my old 940 wagon with the Volans.

Cool! I see my old 940 wagon with the Volans.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-17-2015, 08:37 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,814
Posted By SteveMD
I was referred to Burtonsville Performance...

I was referred to Burtonsville Performance Machine by my BMW indy shop and they did a great job on my bare 535i head (the usual cleaning, pressure testing, blasting the ports clean of carbon, cleanup...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-16-2015, 07:16 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,441
Posted By SteveMD
For faster service, be it deletion or whatever,...

For faster service, be it deletion or whatever, click on the triangle with the ! in it on the lower left below your location.
Forum: events 03-16-2015, 12:09 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,873
Posted By SteveMD
Some Volvo Representation Would be Good: Hunt Valley, MD, April 4

http://horsepowering.com/special-gatherings

https://www.flickr.com/photos/21219904@N00/15855178734/in/pool-hvhorsepower/
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