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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Yesterday, 02:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 910
Posted By VB242
I've stuck a big cotter pin in the wire end...

I've stuck a big cotter pin in the wire end before to check spark to ground. It's easier to start with the coil wire though and check that first, it's exposed enough to use by itself.
Forum: performance & modifications Yesterday, 11:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 459
Posted By VB242
Do any of your setups recirc the blow off air? I...

Do any of your setups recirc the blow off air? I thought that with my lh2.2 setup that with the blow off valve venting to atmosphere, it was letting the turbo still draw air through the amm and make...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-25-2022, 02:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 685
Posted By VB242
I had pinholes in my 940 steel heater pipe that...

I had pinholes in my 940 steel heater pipe that goes from the water pump around the back of the block.
Forum: performance & modifications 01-20-2022, 08:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,178
Posted By VB242
Probably depends on your cam, I'm around 20-21"...

Probably depends on your cam, I'm around 20-21" at idle with an ipd turbo cam.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-18-2022, 07:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 857
Posted By VB242
Is it a lh2.2 or 2 4 car? If it's lh2.2, like...

Is it a lh2.2 or 2 4 car? If it's lh2.2, like previously stated it should not fire the injectors or run the fuel pump without an rpm signal from the pickup in the distributor. I would say bad ecu if...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-18-2022, 05:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 492
Posted By VB242
One other thing I've noticed is the $100...

One other thing I've noticed is the $100 Magnaflow universal cats I use on my Toyota Matrix only last 3-4 years before going bad, I assume it's a matter of you get what you pay for.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-18-2022, 03:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 484
Posted By VB242
Bronze aftermarket, I'm pretty sure, they had...

Bronze aftermarket, I'm pretty sure, they had the groove for seal
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-18-2022, 09:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 484
Posted By VB242
I had an exhaust valve that had the seals...

I had an exhaust valve that had the seals installed seize, so I definitely would not do that again. That little trickle of oil gets burned off, I'm thinking your guides are a bit loose.
Forum: performance & modifications 01-14-2022, 04:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 668
Posted By VB242
Do you work at the internet research agency?

Do you work at the internet research agency?
Forum: performance & modifications 01-12-2022, 12:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 969
Posted By VB242
You won't see that hose collapse with no load on...

You won't see that hose collapse with no load on the engine.
Forum: performance & modifications 01-08-2022, 08:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,806
Posted By VB242
Your fuel system won't support it.

Your fuel system won't support it.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-05-2022, 09:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 949
Posted By VB242
Hang it from a tree and slit it's neck. Just...

Hang it from a tree and slit it's neck. Just kidding, I have fought those rear brake air bubbles since I've been dealing with my 242, 30+ years. Parking it with the rear significantly higher over...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-04-2022, 03:43 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,208
Posted By VB242
It's a 100lbs heavier than an 8.8 and that feels...

It's a 100lbs heavier than an 8.8 and that feels heavy in the car.
Forum: performance & modifications 01-02-2022, 09:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,031
Posted By VB242
You mean 740740

You mean 740740
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-29-2021, 08:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,273
Posted By VB242
Try a magic eraser

Try a magic eraser
Forum: performance & modifications 12-24-2021, 03:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,470
Posted By VB242
Ford 8.8 swap

Ford 8.8 swap
Forum: performance & modifications 12-21-2021, 06:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,820
Posted By VB242
I have an A cam in my automatic trans 91 245, it...

I have an A cam in my automatic trans 91 245, it definitely benefits from the adjustable cam gear to lower the rpms of the torque curve. If you are manual you probably won't need it.
Forum: performance & modifications 12-21-2021, 06:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,767
Posted By VB242
Yup

Yup
Forum: performance & modifications 12-13-2021, 11:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,641
Posted By VB242
http://sw-em.com/volvostack.jpg

http://sw-em.com/volvostack.jpg
Forum: performance & modifications 12-13-2021, 08:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,705
Posted By VB242
This is sounding more complicated than al the ...

This is sounding more complicated than al the input shaft swap I did.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-13-2021, 10:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,049
Posted By VB242
The insulation on the wiring going to the sensor...

The insulation on the wiring going to the sensor inside the distributor can fail, this will cause no spark and no injector pulses. I think you can rent the noid lights for from an auto parts store...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-12-2021, 08:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,705
Posted By VB242
The shifter is pretty far back on the 2004, the...

The shifter is pretty far back on the 2004, the 2005+ might be more adaptable. I don't mind since this is just an autocross car but someone concerned about appearance might not like it, I also had...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-12-2021, 05:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,705
Posted By VB242
I just did a tremec TR-3650 with a BNE T5/TKO...

I just did a tremec TR-3650 with a BNE T5/TKO adapter and a Hanlon TR-3650 to TKO adapter. It was quite the oddessey, gear ratios are similar to NWC T-5 with a 3.37 first, then a .62 overdrive. ...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-10-2021, 01:41 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 10,156
Posted By VB242
I had the wire get pushed out of an ancient EV-1...

I had the wire get pushed out of an ancient EV-1 fuel injector connector and burn an eraser sized hole a head. I switched to EV-6.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-09-2021, 08:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,047
Posted By VB242
I had an early wp pulley shatter and f!#$ some...

I had an early wp pulley shatter and f!#$ some stuff up, it cut the mechanical oil pressure gauge line I had and the cam seized in the head. I now have the thicker WP pulley from a 940T.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-07-2021, 10:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,287
Posted By VB242
^ blah blah poster boy for TLDR... The 2 Cooper...

^ blah blah poster boy for TLDR...
The 2 Cooper Solarus tires I bought have impressed me enough that I will be purchasing 2 more this month.
Forum: performance & modifications 12-07-2021, 01:27 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,641
Posted By VB242
I made my own, I have a 242 so it is in the way...

I made my own, I have a 242 so it is in the way of where the back seat used to be.
Forum: performance & modifications 12-06-2021, 10:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,837
Posted By VB242
I ran it with the maf before the turbo on lh2.2...

I ran it with the maf before the turbo on lh2.2 and an HKS ssqv between the turbo and the intercooler. It might run rich for 1/2 second with the turbo still drawing some air but it shouldn't be a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-06-2021, 01:43 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,203
Posted By VB242
Check the coolant temperature sensor for LH not...

Check the coolant temperature sensor for LH not the gauge. It's best to check at the connector that goes to the LH computer, that way you can check the wiring to it too.
Forum: performance & modifications 12-06-2021, 07:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,021
Posted By VB242
I'm going to retract my comments on the.62...

I'm going to retract my comments on the.62 overdrive in my tr3650. I took it on a 2hr trip each way this weekend and setup tunerstudio for VE analyze live. Once it leaned out the tune for the o.d....
Forum: performance & modifications 12-03-2021, 09:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,021
Posted By VB242
I adapted my crossmember, that might be...

I adapted my crossmember, that might be something else to deal with and of course the driveshaft but that's any swap. Like I said mine was a non- World class and I beat on it pretty hard and the T5...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-03-2021, 03:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,021
Posted By VB242
I put quite a bit through my NWC 260ft lb T5, it...

I put quite a bit through my NWC 260ft lb T5, it would still be alive if the tailshaft seal had stayed put and not leaked all the oil out. I was running 25psi on a 20G, not sure the amount of...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-02-2021, 11:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,906
Posted By VB242
You're still going to be in full slam mode until...

You're still going to be in full slam mode until you change the springs or the nivomats. Regular shocks don't have any support built in.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-30-2021, 08:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,230
Posted By VB242
Have you made any modifications to the...

Have you made any modifications to the differential? Is it locking up at high speeds?
Forum: performance & modifications 11-28-2021, 10:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,394
Posted By VB242
The view in the rearview mirror is much better at...

The view in the rearview mirror is much better at 25psi.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-26-2021, 05:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,661
Posted By VB242
Mark the head of the bolt with a paint pen before...

Mark the head of the bolt with a paint pen before you turn it the 60°so you know what's up
Forum: performance & modifications 11-23-2021, 08:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,839
Posted By VB242
You'll be fine at 20psi with the proper tune and...

You'll be fine at 20psi with the proper tune and fuel delivery.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-23-2021, 04:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,906
Posted By VB242
I pretty much did the 2nd version in this thread....

I pretty much did the 2nd version in this thread.
https://www.volvoclub.org.uk/faq/NivomatConversion1.html
Forum: performance & modifications 11-23-2021, 04:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,839
Posted By VB242
You'll have to figure out the timing cover, I...

You'll have to figure out the timing cover, I think STS machining makes an adapter with the timing mark on it. You see when you put the newer head on the old block. I cut back the newer backplate...
Forum: showroom 11-17-2021, 11:18 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 212,015
Posted By VB242
The 242 was down for the TR3650 swap so I brought...

The 242 was down for the TR3650 swap so I brought the '91 240SE wagon out. It has an A cam, adjustable cam gear and IPD sway bars. I wasn't the slowest car that day but only by 1 place.

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Forum: performance & modifications 11-09-2021, 11:12 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,688
Posted By VB242
So my metal reinforced intake hose doesn't seem...

So my metal reinforced intake hose doesn't seem to be the problem anymore, I think I'm hitting compressor surge over 26psi. I'm going to change the inlet piping one more time to see if it still...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-09-2021, 10:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,181
Posted By VB242
I knew a guy who mounted a brake light on the...

I knew a guy who mounted a brake light on the dash for a low oil pressure light after his daughter locked up a motor with no oil in it.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-09-2021, 03:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,181
Posted By VB242
I don't know what the thread is and it lives...

I don't know what the thread is and it lives under the turbo but there is that block drain on the right hand side. That's where my water cooled oil cooler from a 940 is plumbed in.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-05-2021, 11:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,249
Posted By VB242
Pretty sure the I had 1300's on the original...

Pretty sure the I had 1300's on the original driveshaft on my 1980 242.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-05-2021, 11:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,688
Posted By VB242
I believe I'm suffering from the same issue, ...

I believe I'm suffering from the same
issue, the data log shows exactly what you're talking about. I also had the diaphragm fail in my WG actuator so it was spiking up to 28psi then dropping...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-29-2021, 03:10 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,394
Posted By VB242
I noticed a difference going from 2.1 to 2.3l in...

I noticed a difference going from 2.1 to 2.3l in both spool and overall power. That was an increase in diameter though, stroking is supposed to be better.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-26-2021, 12:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,282
Posted By VB242
I have both of those on my 780, but I'm only...

I have both of those on my 780, but I'm only running stock boost.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-16-2021, 07:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,963
Posted By VB242
I had a Chinese T3/T4 that I turned up to 24psi,...

I had a Chinese T3/T4 that I turned up to 24psi, it didn't last long before it started smoking like that. Put my old 20g on and it went away.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-14-2021, 09:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,001
Posted By VB242
From a Ford forum: FORD REAR END WEIGHT...

From a Ford forum:
FORD REAR END WEIGHT COMPARISON

8.8-inch Rear End Assembly Weight : 170 lbs.

1. Housing: 36 lbs.

2. Axles: Medium Journal, 28-spline -15 lbs. ea.

3. Brakes: Small 10"...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-12-2021, 10:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,475
Posted By VB242
Sounds like blue tarp time

Sounds like blue tarp time
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