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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-15-2022, 09:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,095
Posted By tintintin
OK but after you sell them all, what are you...

OK but after you sell them all, what are you going to do for fun? :-D
Forum: performance & modifications 01-11-2022, 04:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 870
Posted By tintintin
While I don't have comparative performance...

While I don't have comparative performance numbers for those calipers, my experience with maintaining the Bendix was continually frustrating. Best thing I did was swapping to Jumbo brakes from a 93...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-08-2021, 04:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,287
Posted By tintintin
So that would explain why the speedometers are...

So that would explain why the speedometers are all optimistic in my 7xx's. The tires keep getting smaller!


Currently running 195/65r15.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-07-2021, 02:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,287
Posted By tintintin
Wait--tires are getting smaller just like 2x4...

Wait--tires are getting smaller just like 2x4 lumber aren't 2"x4" anymore? The numerical units are just aspirational?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-01-2021, 03:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,558
Posted By tintintin
Sometimes it's a simple small cylindrical tank...

Sometimes it's a simple small cylindrical tank inside the radiator end tank rather than a finned tube.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-23-2021, 04:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,352
Posted By tintintin
Clockwise as when looking at it from the front....

Clockwise as when looking at it from the front. Same as engine rotation.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-18-2021, 10:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,614
Posted By tintintin
Start your troubleshooting journey with listening...

Start your troubleshooting journey with listening for the solenoid "thunk."

Key on position, but engine off (so you can hear the thunk).

Shift into 4th, lean your head out around the (open)...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-18-2021, 10:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 777
Posted By tintintin
Yup the oreillyzone rebuilds are pretty low QC...

Yup the oreillyzone rebuilds are pretty low QC these days. Their business plan seems to be to cheerfully exchange your warantee (Lifetime, am I right?) returns numerous times until you get a good...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-15-2021, 04:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,503
Posted By tintintin
There is an additional filter behind one of the...

There is an additional filter behind one of the round port covers you might as well inspect and clean if needed.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-09-2021, 10:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,190
Posted By tintintin
Aren't additional washers used to increase caster?

Aren't additional washers used to increase caster?
Forum: performance & modifications 10-21-2021, 03:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,228
Posted By tintintin
Photos of the mustache braces here: ...

Photos of the mustache braces here:

http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=321101 (http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=321101&highlight=mustache)

BTW, I got mine at the JY.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-19-2021, 03:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,327
Posted By tintintin
Didn't Volvo design the engine/trans mounting...

Didn't Volvo design the engine/trans mounting system for safety in a FE collision? For the engine/tranny to easily drop down and back, not protruding into the passenger compartment?

So it is...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-12-2021, 02:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,553
Posted By tintintin
Two screws in a length of flat bar stock? For...

Two screws in a length of flat bar stock? For plugs that are not too tight I have used a strong needlenose pliers shoved into the holes. Once I used the extra leverage of a large adjustable wrench...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-10-2021, 12:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,553
Posted By tintintin
^^^ +1 to dumping the clutch in reverse.

^^^ +1 to dumping the clutch in reverse.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-29-2021, 03:48 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,188
Posted By tintintin
Hydraulic hose inlets/outlets might be at...

Hydraulic hose inlets/outlets might be at different locations or angles.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-19-2021, 02:20 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 20,756
Posted By tintintin
Yes confusing! A good candidate for a YT video.

Yes confusing! A good candidate for a YT video.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-19-2021, 02:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,235
Posted By tintintin
Granite Surface Plate...

Granite Surface Plate (https://www.jashmetrology.com/products/granite-surface-plate/) is the best, but probably overkill in this instance.

I use a piece of thick glass from an old glasstop...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-19-2021, 02:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,124
Posted By tintintin
Oftentimes, the 4th gear lockout switch has a...

Oftentimes, the 4th gear lockout switch has a failure mode of working when the shift lever is held in a certain position, which might aid you in your troubleshooting.

IIRC, in 4th gear, pulling...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-16-2021, 04:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,235
Posted By tintintin
Sump cover mating surface was gouged from...

Sump cover mating surface was gouged from previous clumsy attempt to scrape off the gasket.

Crack around bolt hole from over-tightening the bolt. The torque spec is pretty low for those.

...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-31-2021, 01:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,623
Posted By tintintin
Let's see your vise grips. Good fresh sharp...

Let's see your vise grips. Good fresh sharp teeth? Good quality tool? Or cheap no-name knockoff wobbly dull POS?



As mentioned above, drive the buzz gun with short sharp blips. You want to...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-21-2021, 11:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,906
Posted By tintintin
Keep in mind, that a beefier skid plate, or...

Keep in mind, that a beefier skid plate, or plates welded to the pan will make it easier to hit (reduced clearance), and a hard enough hit will transfer through to damage the pan anyway. BTDT.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-13-2021, 03:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,053
Posted By tintintin
^^^ Best suggestion right there. :nod:

^^^ Best suggestion right there. :nod:
Forum: performance & modifications 08-13-2021, 03:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,805
Posted By tintintin
Well I would want to road test them well before...

Well I would want to road test them well before deciding to rely on it. And check the condition and level of the oil, and take the mileage into account.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-12-2021, 04:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,805
Posted By tintintin
Care to share your sources?

Care to share your sources?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-04-2021, 07:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,331
Posted By tintintin
Yeah that's right. Get the 1/8" thick headliner...

Yeah that's right. Get the 1/8" thick headliner instead of the more common 1/4" thick.

Isn't there a good description of this process on brickboard.com?
Forum: performance & modifications 08-02-2021, 10:37 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 11,217
Posted By tintintin
If they are gas charged shocks they can lose the...

If they are gas charged shocks they can lose the gas charge which can cause the suspension to settle a bit more when at rest, and more bubbles in the fluid under heavy use (reduces effectiveness).
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-02-2021, 10:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,331
Posted By tintintin
BTDT-- That doesn't really work. Neither does the...

BTDT-- That doesn't really work. Neither does the spirally twist pins or T-pins. Best bet is to rip out the fabric and scrape off the foam until you can take out the structure to reupholster it.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-01-2021, 03:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,354
Posted By tintintin
I used some leftover (caliper) bleeders to plug...

I used some leftover (caliper) bleeders to plug the unused ports on my distribution block. Works great. If you have some, try them as an experiment. Could be the angle on the aftermarket plugs are...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-25-2021, 09:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,628
Posted By tintintin
As stated above, the fuse panel can be unclipped...

As stated above, the fuse panel can be unclipped and pulled out of the dash housing quite a ways. The wiring harness has lots of slack. Inspect well the fuse housing and connections. You may find...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-21-2021, 02:40 PM
Replies: 420
Views: 106,486
Posted By tintintin
Wonder if something like this would fit in a 760...

Wonder if something like this would fit in a 760 IRS chassis:

FS: Tesla Small (~250 - 300hp) Induction Drive Units - Hacked and ready for easy custom EV conversions...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-15-2021, 12:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,520
Posted By tintintin
My read on that is that your test method did not...

My read on that is that your test method did not approximate real world conditions closely enough to be relevant.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-14-2021, 03:03 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 9,875
Posted By tintintin
LOL. One of my oil sources was a fried fish...

LOL. One of my oil sources was a fried fish restaurant. When I filled the tank with that oil, the neighborhood cats would congregate around the car whenever I started it up. :lol:
Forum: performance & modifications 07-12-2021, 05:35 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 9,875
Posted By tintintin
That is what attracted me to it in the early...

That is what attracted me to it in the early 2000's. Early years of the Iraq invasion, fuel prices had risen dramatically, I was driving a lot of long distances and so I was able to save quit a bit...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-12-2021, 05:26 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 9,875
Posted By tintintin
Just curious: What does that get you, being that...

Just curious: What does that get you, being that the Bosch VE IP is a (single plunger) radial IP, not a several pistoned IP? So unequal fuel quantities should not be a problem as long as the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-12-2021, 05:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,641
Posted By tintintin
I don't know, I did it the simplest way and just...

I don't know, I did it the simplest way and just grabbed the entire strut/hub/rotor/caliper assembly top to bottom and R/R'd that, connected the plumbing and washed up and all is good. Well, except...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-12-2021, 04:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,228
Posted By tintintin
Don't worry about the offset, it's simpler than...

Don't worry about the offset, it's simpler than that. What white855T is telling you is that any RWD donor 2xx, 7xx, 9xx series car will have wheels that fit yours.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-02-2021, 02:11 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 9,875
Posted By tintintin
Here's a good one to watch to chill out ...

Here's a good one to watch to chill out

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wnZUSvpF61k

Kind of a hard start with everything covered in snow.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-01-2021, 09:05 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 9,875
Posted By tintintin
May I suggest we keep the on-track:off-track...

May I suggest we keep the on-track:off-track ratio somewhere around a reasonable 75%:25%?
Forum: performance & modifications 07-01-2021, 07:37 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 9,875
Posted By tintintin
We don't know what oil the PO(s?) ran for the...

We don't know what oil the PO(s?) ran for the first 142k miles. Also, as you noted, the pistons had valve impressions, indicating that at some point in its past it had suffered some faulty...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-01-2021, 07:30 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 9,875
Posted By tintintin
Yes some have uptuned the D24T via increasing...

Yes some have uptuned the D24T via increasing boost levels, tuning the injection pump or swapping in a 12mm IP, GTD injectors, installing the earlier D24 head which has larger prechambers, thinner...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-01-2021, 04:32 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 9,875
Posted By tintintin
The highest-tune factory version was the '90s...

The highest-tune factory version was the '90s D24TIC (with intercooler)(we didn't get the IC version in the US) with DIN 90 kW (122 PS; 121 bhp) at 4,800/235 N⋅m (173 lbf⋅ft) at 2,400.

As for the...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-01-2021, 04:14 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 9,875
Posted By tintintin
Probably the obvious items common in an IDI...

Probably the obvious items common in an IDI diesel designed by VAG in the '70s with its corresponding high CR (neighborhood of 23:1) as you note. Combustion chamber is actually similar to Ricardo...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-01-2021, 03:30 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 9,875
Posted By tintintin
Economical. I have a few, ran one on...

Economical. I have a few, ran one on filtered/dewatered teriyaki oil from 2005 - 2011.

Are you asking about visible internal differences D24T<==>Redblock? I wouldn't be able to tell you, having...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-21-2021, 12:32 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 11,396
Posted By tintintin
The nuts for their hold-down bars have a very low...

The nuts for their hold-down bars have a very low torque spec. If you reefed on them maybe they broke?
Forum: performance & modifications 06-19-2021, 09:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,160
Posted By tintintin
Thanks, photos worth 1,000 words. What is...

Thanks, photos worth 1,000 words.

What is the effect of the x-manifold? Is it like the expansion chamber on a 2-stroke MX bike, evening out the exhaust pulses for smoother flow?

And, since you...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-17-2021, 12:01 AM
Replies: 420
Views: 106,486
Posted By tintintin
Wonder how long until I can find one of these in...

Wonder how long until I can find one of these in the JY?

https://www.tesmanian.com/blogs/tesmanian-blog/tesla-equips-model-s-plaid-with-innovative-new-electric-motor

This is the part I liked:...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-16-2021, 05:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,160
Posted By tintintin
I too am having difficulties visualizing this....

I too am having difficulties visualizing this. Can you post photos?
Forum: performance & modifications 06-16-2021, 04:57 PM
Replies: 420
Views: 106,486
Posted By tintintin
That is truly thought-provoking. Over the last...

That is truly thought-provoking. Over the last 100 years we have gotten used to driving according to inherent ICE behaviors. EV has some different inherent behaviors and maybe we can do better to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-16-2021, 04:23 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 11,396
Posted By tintintin
Can't help thinking that we are overlooking some...

Can't help thinking that we are overlooking some important clues-- Didn't you register at least some pressure before swapping some parts/ making modifications? Sorry I have lost track of the...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-15-2021, 06:47 PM
Replies: 420
Views: 106,486
Posted By tintintin
To the resistor bank. If done the TB way, that...

To the resistor bank. If done the TB way, that means a pile of electric oven burner coils strapped to the roof rack lol. :rofl:
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