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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Yesterday, 06:58 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By Khrrck
Have you checked the wiring at the sensor on the...

Have you checked the wiring at the sensor on the differential? After 35 years of driving around and flexing they tend to wear through.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-12-2021, 06:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 790
Posted By Khrrck
I believe those are the vented ones. In the US we...

I believe those are the vented ones. In the US we have not used them for many years.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-11-2021, 03:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 387
Posted By Khrrck
Does that assume the rest of the system is...

Does that assume the rest of the system is working correctly? Since the mix being off could also peg the sensor, no?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-10-2021, 05:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 301
Posted By Khrrck
What version of engine management is the car...

What version of engine management is the car running? Probably LH 2.1?

If it mysteriously starts running again, I always have gotten good mileage out of wiggling all electrical connectors and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-10-2021, 03:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 237
Posted By Khrrck
Whoops, morning me didn't read the title...

Whoops, morning me didn't read the title correctly.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-10-2021, 01:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 237
Posted By Khrrck
Check the tailgate hinges where the wires run....

Check the tailgate hinges where the wires run. Over many flexings the wire insulation can wear through and ground out against the metal hinge casting.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-09-2021, 12:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 278
Posted By Khrrck
Since you're suspicious of the AFR, do you have a...

Since you're suspicious of the AFR, do you have a wideband O2 sensor or similar to test it with?

I certainly would be playing it safe and not driving very much if things are getting that hot.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-07-2021, 04:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 503
Posted By Khrrck
Which sender do you have? The dummy light...

Which sender do you have?

The dummy light sender which comes stock won't work with the 5 bar gauge, you need the big cylindrical VDO sender for it.

Here's the recent thread:
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-04-2021, 02:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,180
Posted By Khrrck
This seems like an unbiased source...

This seems like an unbiased source...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-03-2021, 02:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 790
Posted By Khrrck
Since OP has location listed as Brunei, a fair...

Since OP has location listed as Brunei, a fair guess would be Southeast Asia - but possibly an import from Japan or Australia.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-03-2021, 02:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 603
Posted By Khrrck
As far as I am aware, the AW70 is quite...

As far as I am aware, the AW70 is quite long-lived when not used to transmit more than the ~110HP from a N/A engine, and given the standard "good care" for automatic transmissions (timely changes of...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-02-2021, 03:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 767
Posted By Khrrck
The standard oil pressure sender is "on/off" only...

The standard oil pressure sender is "on/off" only - it detects if there is enough oil pressure but doesn't tell you exactly how much.

You will need to replace with the big cylindrical VDO sender,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-27-2021, 03:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 695
Posted By Khrrck
Courtesy of the A/C thread...

Courtesy of the A/C thread (http://www.forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=356477):



...so the ones FCP sells should be fine if any Ebay generic works. Maybe play it safe and don't get the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-18-2021, 04:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 952
Posted By Khrrck
I have the same issue and it's definitely a leaky...

I have the same issue and it's definitely a leaky windshield.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-18-2021, 04:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,860
Posted By Khrrck
Double check to make sure it's working. The...

Double check to make sure it's working.

The heat from your engine goes only four places: the radiator, the heater core, the exhaust, and radiation from the block itself into the engine bay.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-18-2021, 11:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,860
Posted By Khrrck
Are you sure your heater valve hasn't failed in...

Are you sure your heater valve hasn't failed in the ON position like they tend to do?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-14-2021, 05:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,817
Posted By Khrrck
If you look at photos of the Volvo oil pump...

If you look at photos of the Volvo oil pump you'll see there's a mesh screen over the intake designed to catch large debris like that.

I would change your oil sooner than later though.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-13-2021, 02:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,776
Posted By Khrrck
and they tend to get corroded or melt - I...

and they tend to get corroded or melt - I replaced mine with a rubberized, waterproof fuse holder from the local autoparts store.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-13-2021, 01:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,776
Posted By Khrrck
Had that happen to me. Old timer nearby suggested...

Had that happen to me. Old timer nearby suggested I check inside distributor cap for water. Sure enough it was damp and drying it out stopped the spark from shorting.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-10-2021, 12:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,212
Posted By Khrrck
Could also be strut mounts. If the bearing gets...

Could also be strut mounts. If the bearing gets sticky it will twist the spring a bit before it starts turning, causing it to noisily snap to the new position.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-05-2021, 02:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,256
Posted By Khrrck
If you look at the back of the board, the molded...

If you look at the back of the board, the molded section doesn't provide clearance for anything in the door IIRC.

So, you should be able to use a flat board, and then pad out with a dense foam...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-04-2021, 11:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,743
Posted By Khrrck
Nah, you're right, I had it backwards lol. Edited

Nah, you're right, I had it backwards lol. Edited
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-03-2021, 10:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,743
Posted By Khrrck
Shouldn't, it should already have the 48 tooth...

Shouldn't, it should already have the 48 tooth tone wheel in the diff which sends a compatible signal.

The converter box is for cars with 48 tooth tone wheels but speedometers that expect a 12...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-24-2021, 09:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,478
Posted By Khrrck
Are they labeled for use on stranded wire of the...

Are they labeled for use on stranded wire of the gauge you're using? I think I've seen those before designed for building wiring, and sometimes that stuff doesn't work so well when not biting onto...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-24-2021, 06:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,303
Posted By Khrrck
That should work but make sure the surface under...

That should work but make sure the surface under the jack stand is solid. Most jack stands have narrow feet which can sink into soft wood and tip. If you have a chunk of heavy steel scrap big enough...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-24-2021, 05:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,303
Posted By Khrrck
DON'T use cinder blocks - they are not designed...

DON'T use cinder blocks - they are not designed for spot loads which something like this can put on them. They can crumble, drop the car and kill you. Most commonly people use wood cribbing like this...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-19-2021, 03:26 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,174
Posted By Khrrck
Brake light sensor works by detecting an...

Brake light sensor works by detecting an imbalance in the current draw between the brake lights on each side. if light only comes on when towing, someone probably just wired the brake lights to one...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-17-2021, 03:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,544
Posted By Khrrck
Just a quick note, some of the other threads have...

Just a quick note, some of the other threads have people saying they were able to successfully remove it without removing the transmission by using box end wrenches, a lot of patience and a magnet on...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-16-2021, 01:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,544
Posted By Khrrck
Your best bet will probably be locating the non...

Your best bet will probably be locating the non Volvo part number for the item then.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-16-2021, 01:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,544
Posted By Khrrck
Where does it read the signal from? 60-2 ring on...

Where does it read the signal from? 60-2 ring on the flywheel like LH2.4 sensors or somewhere else?

Any chance of maybe getting a scope on a working one to see what signal it puts out?

I bet...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-16-2021, 12:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,631
Posted By Khrrck
Hah! Glad someone else thought of a pulse...

Hah! Glad someone else thought of a pulse divider. Even has DIP switches for adjustment it seems. Very clean.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-15-2021, 04:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,266
Posted By Khrrck
It's been done.

It's been done.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-13-2021, 12:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,320
Posted By Khrrck
Depending on the engine year and your install...

Depending on the engine year and your install choices you may need to go to the newer flywheel in order to support LH2.4 engine management. LH 2.4 uses a crank position sensor and notched flywheel to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-13-2021, 12:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,989
Posted By Khrrck
Even though you've tried two, it really seems...

Even though you've tried two, it really seems from all the symptoms like it's just a thermostat opening too early.

Are they both the same brand? Maybe they just made a bad batch.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-12-2021, 03:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,989
Posted By Khrrck
Theoretically it should match the thermostat set...

Theoretically it should match the thermostat set temperature, or at least be fairly close.

IR thermometers aren't necessarily super accurate especially on shiny surfaces.

Could try measuring...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-10-2021, 04:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,524
Posted By Khrrck
Could always scuff, mask and rattle can it while...

Could always scuff, mask and rattle can it while it's off the car. Will be a bit less obvious.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-09-2021, 03:13 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,204
Posted By Khrrck
I've needed a new windshield for years but I've...

I've needed a new windshield for years but I've always been kinda afraid of the state of the sill underneath, since I have no garage to do rust repair in and there's definitely a couple bubbles in...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-07-2021, 04:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,442
Posted By Khrrck
Exhaust leaks don't look like smoke unless your...

Exhaust leaks don't look like smoke unless your engine is busted up enough to be producing lots of smoke. My vote's for gunk burning off the exhaust.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-07-2021, 01:38 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,190
Posted By Khrrck
How much is the difference? mm? cm? Sounds...

How much is the difference? mm? cm?

Sounds like the common issue people encounter when doing restorations... factory work was less precise than expected!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-31-2021, 12:35 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,190
Posted By Khrrck
Take some photos of the process if you can! I'm...

Take some photos of the process if you can! I'm considering doing something similar for my 245. My window traces look black which I take as indication of the same sort of corrosion you saw.

Any...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-31-2021, 02:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,216
Posted By Khrrck
Definitely this. Don't get your car stolen!...

Definitely this. Don't get your car stolen! Insurance usually doesn't cover theft if key was in the ignition, either.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-30-2021, 04:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,216
Posted By Khrrck
5 watts or 5 amps? 5W at 12V isn't much! In...

5 watts or 5 amps? 5W at 12V isn't much!

In either case I would not recommend the key-on solution for long term storage, simply because it involves leaving the key in the car! (Cylinder will not...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-30-2021, 03:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,216
Posted By Khrrck
They do make battery isolator switches that clamp...

They do make battery isolator switches that clamp between the cable and battery. Easy to install and toggle.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-30-2021, 03:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,113
Posted By Khrrck
Could also ask some local place with a welder...

Could also ask some local place with a welder (body shop? exhaust shop?) to weld in an appropriate nut for you. Sand down to metal around the edges first if you do this so they don't have to do the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-30-2021, 03:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,216
Posted By Khrrck
My '87 will run the blower with key in any...

My '87 will run the blower with key in any position other than off. However I don't have the AC blower thing so turning off the blower switch should stop it.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-30-2021, 03:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,216
Posted By Khrrck
It will vary based on how much power your charger...

It will vary based on how much power your charger generates, what accessories your particular car is equipped with, and how bad a shape your wiring is in after 35 years.

You could, as an...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-27-2021, 05:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,181
Posted By Khrrck
The other side of that bracket should have a flat...

The other side of that bracket should have a flat (parallel with ground) spot. Then the new header should have a flat plate with bolt hole which can be bolted to the bracket.

If any of these...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-26-2021, 11:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,515
Posted By Khrrck
Just a heads up, the stock plastic speaker...

Just a heads up, the stock plastic speaker grilles are held on with little plastic pins that love to snap off if you want to remove them.

I'm using the HT-204s and the appearance is pretty good....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-22-2021, 05:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,849
Posted By Khrrck
Are all other lights working? (turn signals,...

Are all other lights working? (turn signals, reverse lights, tail/running lights, single rear fog)

A couple other things you can check:

You can remove the spade connectors from the brake switch...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-22-2021, 03:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,849
Posted By Khrrck
No - IF it is not shorting to ground and blowing...

No - IF it is not shorting to ground and blowing the brake light fuse. I suspect you would have noticed though.
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