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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-17-2022, 11:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 327
Posted By Janspeed
also: check if: - the idle air control valve is...

also: check if:
- the idle air control valve is hooked up to the wiring connector
- the mechanical idle level is adjusted OK (with engine at operating temp about 400-500rpm with idle hose clamped...
Forum: showroom 01-10-2022, 01:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,775
Posted By Janspeed
agreed. Would have been a cool 'shooting brake'...

agreed. Would have been a cool 'shooting brake' (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shooting_brake)
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-10-2022, 10:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 567
Posted By Janspeed
Maybe you can get away with replacing only the...

Maybe you can get away with replacing only the bent valves?
Check if they completely close after lapping in and installing new valves by filling up the valve ports with some thin fluid. It's good...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-10-2022, 10:00 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,418
Posted By Janspeed
Is there enough space for the 940 dizzy to fit in...

Is there enough space for the 940 dizzy to fit in the 240?
If not you would need to install the 240 dizzy in the 940 block. No idea if the 940 block has a useable auxilary shaft to drive that dizzy....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-23-2021, 11:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 934
Posted By Janspeed
Are you 100% sure you got the cam timing right...

Are you 100% sure you got the cam timing right when you installed the new head? 180 degrees out is a likely error.
the camshaft (and auxiliary shaft that drives the dizzy) turn at half the speed of...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-19-2021, 06:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,454
Posted By Janspeed
i read the OP again: if the water pump has been...

i read the OP again:
if the water pump has been changed then the cooling transfer pipe from the back of the engine to the pump had to have been taken off. That means the seal might not seal...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-19-2021, 06:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,785
Posted By Janspeed
If it really has a genuine 22k mi on the odo it...

If it really has a genuine 22k mi on the odo it should be visible on the steering wheel, pedal pads, carpets, left seat bolster on the driver seat. They all should be in top condition. No wear...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-17-2021, 06:40 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,059
Posted By Janspeed
175hp isn't bad. A 1970's BMW M30 3.0L inline6 on...

175hp isn't bad. A 1970's BMW M30 3.0L inline6 on carbs made 180hp and the injected version 200hp, i had the carbed version and if tuned correctly (jets, carb synchronisation) it would be nice and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-17-2021, 01:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,454
Posted By Janspeed
a bit of a side note: you should never top up the...

a bit of a side note: you should never top up the expansion tan fully to the brim. Because as the name suggests, it is there to allow expansion of the coolant when it goes from cold to hot.

That...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-11-2021, 12:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,477
Posted By Janspeed
If all of a sudden 2 adjacent holes develop a...

If all of a sudden 2 adjacent holes develop a misfire it is often caused by a blown HG between those 2 holes. No coolant nor oil involved.
You should be able to see lower compression numbers on both...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-16-2021, 01:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,243
Posted By Janspeed
- if there is an exhaust leak between head and...

- if there is an exhaust leak between head and O2-sensor then that can cause weird AFR readings which cause the ECU to do weird things. If AFR gets too far off target it could cause misfires.
- new...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-28-2021, 10:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,205
Posted By Janspeed
This. Plus the fact that temps are slowly...

This. Plus the fact that temps are slowly dropping as we get deeper into autum, then winter so cold start enrichment will be used for a longer time. The engine oil will be colder (more viscous) from...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-09-2021, 12:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,267
Posted By Janspeed
It seems that Meyle ...

It seems that Meyle (https://www.meyle.com/en/)has 3 quality levels on offer: OE, PD and HD. I suppose HD will not be priced the same as OE or PD parts.
But anyway, it's a German company that has...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-09-2021, 07:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,656
Posted By Janspeed
What kind of pivot bolt is in there? It's been a...

What kind of pivot bolt is in there? It's been a long time since i installed an m90 on my 780 but i know i shimmed the bolt out using a few washers.
If that bolt comes forward you might not need a...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-07-2021, 11:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,212
Posted By Janspeed
I used to run EBC red on my T5R. On cold winter...

I used to run EBC red on my T5R. On cold winter days they did need some warming up before they performed anywhere near stock pads. Would not buy again tbh.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-07-2021, 10:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,642
Posted By Janspeed
Back in 2007/2008 my friend ran Volvo original...

Back in 2007/2008 my friend ran Volvo original rally cup. The engine had to be built using only stock 8valve redblock parts from 200/700/900 series.
We used a stock mildly ported/port matched,...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-07-2021, 10:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 11,124
Posted By Janspeed
Chains might not break as easily but they do...

Chains might not break as easily but they do stretch. It's because on modern engines they often use 1 narrow simplex chain. It's cheaper to make, keeps rotating mass acceptably low and as a...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-03-2021, 09:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,207
Posted By Janspeed
+1 on the strutt tower bridge/brace. Good mod. I...

+1 on the strutt tower bridge/brace. Good mod. I have felt the difference on a 740 tarmac rallycar. The steering becomes instantly more precise.
Adjustable strutt mounts often use a heim joint...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-03-2021, 05:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,767
Posted By Janspeed
i use a cheap long haired paint brush for in...

i use a cheap long haired paint brush for in between spokes and the recessed area's. Works for me.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-02-2021, 12:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,290
Posted By Janspeed
video not visible. Google is asking for...

video not visible. Google is asking for permission.

Is the car giving EZK error codes (https://www.volvoclub.org.uk/faq/EngineOBDCodes.html)? (check code reader box near driver side strutt tower)...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-28-2021, 10:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,956
Posted By Janspeed
What Redwood wrote. It might also be important...

What Redwood wrote.
It might also be important to know that V6 and 2.0L-16vT cars came with independent rear suspension.
The 780's with B230FT and D24Tic had the live axel rear suspension.

It...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-14-2021, 03:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,434
Posted By Janspeed
On my Jag XJ6 i had this juddering issue as well....

On my Jag XJ6 i had this juddering issue as well. I discovered one of the wiper arm axels was sloppy. It was adjustable with a large chromed nut so i tightened it until the slop was gone. No more...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-11-2021, 09:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,065
Posted By Janspeed
Many pump in many cars/car brands look a lot like...

Many pump in many cars/car brands look a lot like this:
http://carparts619.com/saginaw_1.jpg
are you using the correct oil in it? How old is that oil? Are there any metal shavings in the oil?
If...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-04-2021, 08:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,566
Posted By Janspeed
maybe also check the ground strap between block...

maybe also check the ground strap between block and body. It is often neglected for years but it can corrode over time causing electrical problems.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-03-2021, 09:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,566
Posted By Janspeed
can't really help very much but judging from your...

can't really help very much but judging from your input i'd look for an wonky electrical connection or connector that is mechnically being moved around by the steering column. Or maybe the switch...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-03-2021, 08:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,509
Posted By Janspeed
goes to show, never completely go by the...

goes to show, never completely go by the assessment of the client/friend, always do your own diagnosis and try to get confirmation. Then draw your own conclusions.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-02-2021, 04:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,509
Posted By Janspeed
Because you say (and i heard it in the video)...

Because you say (and i heard it in the video) that the sound happens at clutch (engagement) point i think it might be a worn friction plate and the sound might be metal on metal contact (rivets?). ...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-02-2021, 04:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,608
Posted By Janspeed
I'd say if nothing snapped let it be. It's bloody...

I'd say if nothing snapped let it be. It's bloody tight as it is, right?
But if you ever have to take the damper off again, then make sure to use a new bolt.
Forum: showroom 08-23-2021, 01:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,545
Posted By Janspeed
Probably fuel starvation because of fuel being...

Probably fuel starvation because of fuel being forced away from the pickup due to G-force.
In a fast left sweeper the fuel ends up against the right side wall of the tank.

I had no idea Previa...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-18-2021, 11:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,064
Posted By Janspeed
These cars are already older. It is a very real...

These cars are already older. It is a very real possibility that the engine (block only) has been swapped at some point in it's existence. Maybe they installed a newer B200FT-block? And just hooked...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-18-2021, 11:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,159
Posted By Janspeed
Have you measured valve lash? if it pops back...

Have you measured valve lash? if it pops back through the intake it may mean the intake valves are adjusted too tight.(meaning they won't close perfectly)
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-17-2021, 07:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,400
Posted By Janspeed
GM 660-1357 bypass style seems a way smarter...

GM 660-1357 bypass style seems a way smarter solution.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-16-2021, 04:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,159
Posted By Janspeed
What do you mean by 'retimed'? cam timing? Did...

What do you mean by 'retimed'? cam timing? Did you also check if the auxiliary shaft is also timed correctly? That shaft drives the dizzy so if that shaft has jumped a tooth it means the ignition...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-11-2021, 12:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,406
Posted By Janspeed
great explanation. Thank you very much! This...

great explanation. Thank you very much!
This might just help me track down the problem. I have already found 2 bulbs in the rear light clusters that had a black haze inside the glass so i replaced...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-09-2021, 07:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,406
Posted By Janspeed
I inspected the ground of the dash gauge cluster....

I inspected the ground of the dash gauge cluster. Could not find anything wrong.
Would it be possible to trick the 'bulb failure' light into switching on later? For instance by adding a dummy load...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-09-2021, 06:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,157
Posted By Janspeed
I assume the system is LH2.4, correct? Did you...

I assume the system is LH2.4, correct?
Did you check the wiring to the AMM? The diagnostic system is very simple, it can not differentiate between a broken AMM and broken AMM-wiring/ connector pins....
Forum: performance & modifications 08-05-2021, 03:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,191
Posted By Janspeed
B230FT/FK engines have 8.7:1 CR stock using...

B230FT/FK engines have 8.7:1 CR stock using dished pistons. If you covert your chambers to this hemi-style chamber design you could compensate for the loss of compression by changing to flattop...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-03-2021, 05:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,314
Posted By Janspeed
- a typical automotive battery has a service life...

- a typical automotive battery has a service life of about 4 to 5 years. You could have it load tested. That is the true way to test if it stillOK.
- check if the V-belt of your alternator still has...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-02-2021, 02:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,301
Posted By Janspeed
another test you can do: measure the battery...

another test you can do: measure the battery voltage, temporary disconnect battery for safety, then disconnect the alternator from the battery. (TAPE OFF the wires that you disconnect!), reconnect...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-01-2021, 07:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,230
Posted By Janspeed
also: does the misfire happen when it is...

also:
does the misfire happen when it is raining? If yes, check the rubber seal on the parafan cover. Water can drip onto the distibutor and cause misfires.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-01-2021, 07:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,896
Posted By Janspeed
retarding a cam = shifting the torque/power curve...

retarding a cam = shifting the torque/power curve up in the rev range
advancing a cam = shifting the torque/power curve down the rev range.

so, it's a question of where you want the torque to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-31-2021, 07:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,597
Posted By Janspeed
d) throttle body axel wear? (causing intermittent...

d) throttle body axel wear? (causing intermittent vacume leak)
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-30-2021, 04:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,406
Posted By Janspeed
OK, that is worth investigating. I'm gonna...

OK, that is worth investigating. I'm gonna investigate that.
Thanks!
Forum: performance & modifications 07-29-2021, 08:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,866
Posted By Janspeed
The big injectors are the problem... :-P a bit...

The big injectors are the problem... :-P
a bit more serious: the LH fuel computer can only adapt AFR to a certain degree.
It delivers fuel based on:
A. base mapping which accounts for the majority...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-29-2021, 05:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,406
Posted By Janspeed
electrical gremlins after installing LED head lights

I have installed LED lights in the headlights of my 780. They work fine.
But after doing that i sometimes (well, 50% of the time actually) have the warning light for a broken bulb light up on the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-27-2021, 12:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,087
Posted By Janspeed
must have been a sticking (open) pressure relief...

must have been a sticking (open) pressure relief valve.
The way you described it can hardly be anything else.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-22-2021, 10:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,153
Posted By Janspeed
- popping and banging from the exhaust could be...

- popping and banging from the exhaust could be lean mixture. So that would suggest not enough fuel supply. Could be caused by a clogged fuel filter.
- if the engine gets too much fuel then it...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-22-2021, 10:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,651
Posted By Janspeed
Yes, technically you could vent the crankcase to...

Yes, technically you could vent the crankcase to the atmosphere. But you would need to close of the port on the intake manifold.
I assume you know it is not environmentally acceptable. You might...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-18-2021, 07:44 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,646
Posted By Janspeed
may be leave the spark plug out, hand crank the...

may be leave the spark plug out, hand crank the engine a few cycles, then spin it over on the starter. I think that will get most coolant out.
BUT, the coolant did not magically end up inside that...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-09-2021, 03:40 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,646
Posted By Janspeed
Maybe the engine had a blown HG from coolant...

Maybe the engine had a blown HG from coolant passage to combustion chamber causing coolant to leak into the cylinder which could cause a hydro lock in that cylinder. Maybe remove the spark plugs and...
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