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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-02-2017, 08:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,558
Posted By mels
Windows and signals inop.

1987 745

Driving the other night discovered turn signals weren't working. Arrived Home and discovered power windows wouldn't operate (close) either.

Pulled fuse 8, blown.

Replaced fuse 8,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-18-2016, 03:19 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 159,978
Posted By mels
Man, that dude "Wolfie" hasn't been back here...

Man, that dude "Wolfie" hasn't been back here since April 2011.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-11-2016, 08:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,467
Posted By mels
Sounds like I'll be in the market for a module,...

Sounds like I'll be in the market for a module, lol.

Not too motivated to do this, but I want to get a headstart on next years list before I tuck this car in for the Winter.

Thanks for your...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-10-2016, 02:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,467
Posted By mels
Cool thanks, the 87 is non abs.

Cool thanks, the 87 is non abs.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-10-2016, 12:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,467
Posted By mels
Good question, thanks for asking. The rear...

Good question, thanks for asking.

The rear in the '87 has 230k on it with unknown maintenance history, a light growl on the highway and some pretty unmistakable clunking (overtired technical...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-09-2016, 10:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,467
Posted By mels
Rear end swap '94 945 into '87 745

Gents,

Thinking about swapping the lower (much lower) mileage solid rear end out of the '94 945 non-turbo into my '87 745 turbo.

Is it a simple plug and play swap, or is there something I'm...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-15-2016, 10:27 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 12,395
Posted By mels
I had the same problem with my sons' car a few...

I had the same problem with my sons' car a few years ago which brought me here to TB. Couldn't get the r's up enough to even drive it and the exhaust manifold glowed bright enough to light up the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-09-2016, 11:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 7,345
Posted By mels
NLA from Volvo according to the parts guy at...

NLA from Volvo according to the parts guy at Volvo of Chattanooga. OEM number is 1307236.

Volvopartswebstore.com ( http://www.volvopartswebstore.com/cart.aspx ) shows the unit but doesn't answer...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-08-2016, 06:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 7,345
Posted By mels
Which heater core?

Guys I'm sure this question has been beaten to death, (but) I need to replace the heater core that was just replaced 3 years ago and I have to do it real soon - like early next week kinda soon.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-07-2016, 11:29 PM
Replies: 1
940: glove box
Views: 1,739
Posted By mels
Happened to me just a month or so ago. ...

Happened to me just a month or so ago. Spring-loaded latch is coming apart. I just smacked it smartly, the door fell open and the little latch along with its' spring fell to the floor.

Be...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-03-2016, 12:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,631
Posted By mels
Update: 71k xmission was unobtainable, as it...

Update:

71k xmission was unobtainable, as it turns out the salvage yard (Barkers, I believe) is "closed for inventory" the week between Christmas and New Years.

Jeff set to work finding another...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-27-2015, 08:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,631
Posted By mels
Thanks, fellas. Grew up in NC, moved to CT...

Thanks, fellas.

Grew up in NC, moved to CT in '78 for High School and split for the Army right after.

Don't know how I ended up back in CT but there I am. Been down here to Sparta TN a few...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-26-2015, 10:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,631
Posted By mels
What an awesome experience. Friend from...

What an awesome experience.

Friend from another forum really hooked me up, grabbed my trailer which enabled me to limp off the highway and into the parking lot of where he works.

Put me up...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-25-2015, 03:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,631
Posted By mels
Whoops. Virginia not PA, lol I have someone...

Whoops. Virginia not PA, lol
I have someone from Roanoke on their way now, thanks guys!
Mel
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-25-2015, 02:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,631
Posted By mels
Help! Broken down in Pennsylvania on I81 at exit 141, dead transmission!

On my way to Tennessee, towing a trailer, transmission died.
If there's anyone in the area who can help me get off the highway and to a shop, please call me on my cell: 203-313-2971
Thanks, I...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-22-2015, 08:54 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,776
Posted By mels
Damn that's a hard hit. Glad I wasn't in the...

Damn that's a hard hit. Glad I wasn't in the Camry.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-19-2015, 09:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,918
Posted By mels
Roger that. I've recently picked up a '94 945...

Roger that. I've recently picked up a '94 945 that is non-turbo, going by what I've read it should most likely have the aw71L then is that correct?
Forum: performance & modifications 11-19-2015, 06:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,918
Posted By mels
Hey, talking about swapping in an "L" out of a...

Hey, talking about swapping in an "L" out of a non-turbo car has me remembering a conversation I had a few years ago with a Volvo "expert" who told me that there was a difference between the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-18-2015, 05:52 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,435
Posted By mels
where are you? (wish guys would put their...

where are you? (wish guys would put their location in...) I'm getting ready to strip my '84 245 down, has a two year old exhaust from manifold on all the way back, no cat. If you were close enough...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-02-2015, 10:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,930
Posted By mels
Thanks for the input, fellas. I'll go on...

Thanks for the input, fellas.

I'll go on ahead with a turbo head and cam then, and now that the seller has found the fuel rail and injectors (communicated to me this afternoon) I guess the green...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-02-2015, 12:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,930
Posted By mels
B230FT head on a NA B230 engine?

Hey guys.

This NA '94 945 I picked up last week needed (needs) a head. No problem, I thought, I have two complete 530 heads off turbo engines taking up room in my garage.

Question I have...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-31-2015, 07:20 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 13,358
Posted By mels
Hey guys, thanks for all the good intel. ...

Hey guys, thanks for all the good intel.

Was planning on getting to this today, but the job I've had the past 15 years just pulled the plug on ten more of us on Wednesday so my head is in about...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-28-2015, 12:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,861
Posted By mels
Roger that. Thanks fellas. I'm sure I'll have...

Roger that. Thanks fellas. I'm sure I'll have an additional question or two when I'm able to get to this just to make sure I won't fry anything.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-28-2015, 12:28 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 13,358
Posted By mels
Lol, it's good stuff and I'm learning so keep it...

Lol, it's good stuff and I'm learning so keep it coming. Still hoping to swap the harnesses out this weekend, but work is already seeping in and filling what cracks in time I had available.
Glad to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-25-2015, 11:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,861
Posted By mels
Best way to empty fuel tank?

'Evening, Gents.

Bought a '94 non-turbo 945 last week, flat-bedding it Home tomorrow afternoon.

Been parked indoors for four years, so I'm sure the fuel system is pretty nasty.

I'd like...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-25-2015, 08:39 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 13,358
Posted By mels
Engrish preee, lol

Engrish preee, lol
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-25-2015, 07:15 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 13,358
Posted By mels
Received that OEM Volvo engine harness no....

Received that OEM Volvo engine harness no. 3523094 from Jonathan (swedishiron.com) Friday. Was just able to open it today and I'm happy to report that not only is the harness in nearly new...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-24-2015, 07:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,271
Posted By mels
Where are you located?

Where are you located?
Forum: performance & modifications 10-21-2015, 10:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,335
Posted By mels
Can't speak to 225/50's however on my '87 745...

Can't speak to 225/50's however on my '87 745 with iPD overloads in rear and stock springs up front I'm running 215/60/16 Continental Pro Contact's on my Gemini's with spacers. Can't remember the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-21-2015, 10:08 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 13,358
Posted By mels
Hey gents, sorry for the drop. Wifey had...

Hey gents, sorry for the drop.

Wifey had some med issues that landed her in the hospital early Sunday morning until late yesterday so I haven't been able to poke around under the intake other...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-18-2015, 04:49 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 13,358
Posted By mels
Pretty sure he was serious, it was a good...

Pretty sure he was serious, it was a good diagnostic step you shared with me man.
Didn't get under the hood at all today, spent the whole day at the Hospital with my Wifey, who just promised we will...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-17-2015, 03:12 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 13,358
Posted By mels
Thanks for that good intel, I appreciate the...

Thanks for that good intel, I appreciate the effort.
Without any question there's a dedicated wire ran to the back of the gauge. Just had the cluster out to replace the vacuum line feeding the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-17-2015, 01:30 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 13,358
Posted By mels
Lummert, That radiator switch controls the...

Lummert,

That radiator switch controls the pusher fan? That's good to know. I thought it was a condenser fan, controlled by the a/c and only operated while the a/c was on. It must be wired in...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-16-2015, 04:12 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 13,358
Posted By mels
don't recall the two on the block (on either side...

don't recall the two on the block (on either side of the knock sensor) being of any particular color. They each have only one single male bayonet connector.

Yellow wire comes from the harness...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-16-2015, 03:45 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 13,358
Posted By mels
Sensors/sender were moved over from the engine I...

Sensors/sender were moved over from the engine I removed just a few days earlier, so they should be the correct ones (should be...) I don't know. They're all I've ever had in there since owning the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-16-2015, 12:29 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 13,358
Posted By mels
Oh, things were definitely hacked, lol... Sucks,...

Oh, things were definitely hacked, lol... Sucks, cleaning up someone else's mess I paid good money for them to make.

He did a bunch of work, this is just one example of his nonsense
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-15-2015, 11:50 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 13,358
Posted By mels
Thanks. Whats a drag is a few years ago a...

Thanks.

Whats a drag is a few years ago a "Volvo guy" worked on this car and rewired part of the engine bay.

So the way things are right now, there's a dedicated wire that runs from the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-15-2015, 11:17 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 13,358
Posted By mels
I'll have to take a look tomorrow, see if there's...

I'll have to take a look tomorrow, see if there's a two-pin connector that's just hanging around not connected to anything. It's entirely possible that I put the wrong one in, I know for certain...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-15-2015, 11:05 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 13,358
Posted By mels
Good question, thank-you. When I did the swap,...

Good question, thank-you.
When I did the swap, I moved all the sensors over from the other engine.
Unless I'm mistaken, is it even possible to mix 'em up? One of the coolant temp sensors...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-15-2015, 10:18 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 13,358
Posted By mels
Colder ambient temps = hard to start

'87 745 B230ft LH2.2

Feel like a dope, I did search but couldn't come up with anything I could sink my teeth into.

Here's the deal:

The past few weeks since the engine swap the engine...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-11-2015, 12:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,943
Posted By mels
Air bags. Call these guys ...

Air bags.
Call these guys https://www.airliftcompany.com/
They'll ask you what the inside dimensions are of your springs at normal ride height, and give you the model number / part number of the...
Forum: events 10-06-2015, 08:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,350
Posted By mels
Sounds / looks like a really good time! Wifey...

Sounds / looks like a really good time! Wifey and I have a commitment back in New Milford (CT) at 3pm so we'd have to split from the 'meet by 1.

If we're able to make it, we'll be in the '87...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-03-2015, 06:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,413
Posted By mels
I don't know where "horizons cave" is, but if...

I don't know where "horizons cave" is, but if you're within trailering distance I've been sitting on my '96 NA 5-speed 855 trying to find it a new home for a while now. ...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-11-2015, 09:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 12,865
Posted By mels
Guy I got my '84 245 from 4 or 5 years ago had...

Guy I got my '84 245 from 4 or 5 years ago had the same problem. Turned out he wasn't getting power to the coil so he hot-wired it a couple years before he sold it to me and neither he nor I have...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-11-2015, 09:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,881
Posted By mels
Roger that! Some good intel there Art, I'll dig...

Roger that! Some good intel there Art, I'll dig into that and make my way back here after.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-11-2015, 09:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,881
Posted By mels
Art, Thanks for your reply, and the...

Art,

Thanks for your reply, and the direction. I should have mentioned that I had checked that 25a blade fuse (engine compartment, drivers' side fender in front of the strut tower) for continuity...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-11-2015, 07:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,881
Posted By mels
'84 another no-start thread

Gents,

1984 245 NA

Had an issue over the past year where the engine would just out of the blue quit clean without stumbling or any warning.

Could usually slip it into neutral and it would...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-13-2013, 10:26 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 74,957
Posted By mels
Reading this has me leafing back through the...

Reading this has me leafing back through the pages of my memory to a time in 1978 when as a freshman in high school I was rebuilding the engine in the 1967 FIAT 850 Sport Coupe (LOL) I had picked up...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-27-2012, 07:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,378
Posted By mels
Aye, that's another reason I dig my Geminis...

Aye, that's another reason I dig my Geminis...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-30-2012, 08:30 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,924
Posted By mels
This, x2

This, x2
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