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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-04-2020, 04:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 982
Posted By iamrolling
It's possible since I'm headed down 13 S most...

It's possible since I'm headed down 13 S most days, but if the car looked very clean, it's probably Old Iron's. Mine's a frightening deathtrap.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-03-2020, 05:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 982
Posted By iamrolling
Typically anywhere between Dover and Newark....

Typically anywhere between Dover and Newark. That's funny. Mine's also a red 945 Turbo.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-02-2020, 04:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 982
Posted By iamrolling
Old Iron, you're in Delaware? What color is your...

Old Iron, you're in Delaware? What color is your 940? I might have seen your car on the road at some point.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-25-2019, 02:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,519
Posted By iamrolling
Holy crap, I've been having the same problem....

Holy crap, I've been having the same problem. Screwing with things around the transmission would make it better for a short time, but it always comes back. Maybe it did jump a tooth. I may have to...
Forum: website & board 12-25-2019, 01:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 571
Posted By iamrolling
The problem is that builds are artisan work. You...

The problem is that builds are artisan work. You can't place a specific value on it. Finding a good deal (for the buyer) isn't going to be easy, but it can be done. I once read through a Datsun...
Forum: website & board 12-23-2019, 05:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 191
Posted By iamrolling
The 940 is a really fun car. Just my opinion, but...

The 940 is a really fun car. Just my opinion, but I feel like tearing it apart would be a waste.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-22-2019, 02:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 656
Posted By iamrolling
A problem that only appears after a half hour,...

A problem that only appears after a half hour, though, also makes me wonder about clearances. What's it sound like in that state? Its idle should make a relatively quiet putt-putt noise with some...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-22-2019, 02:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 656
Posted By iamrolling
I'd change the oil anyway if you don't know when...

I'd change the oil anyway if you don't know when it's been changed last. An oil change for this car will only run you about $30 even if you use a high quality oil and filter.
The car running better...
Forum: website & board 12-22-2019, 07:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,518
Posted By iamrolling
I hope this guy's all right, and that he managed...

I hope this guy's all right, and that he managed to get his brick sorted out.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-19-2019, 01:51 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,027
Posted By iamrolling
I'm probably going to have to install a new...

I'm probably going to have to install a new heater core in my 940 at some point this winter, before it stays below 30 all day every day. I'm very much looking forward to prying out embrittled HVAC...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-13-2019, 04:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 506
Posted By iamrolling
Did you check the fluid level while the car is...

Did you check the fluid level while the car is running? The usual procedure is to start the car, go through all the gear positions and back to park, wait a minute, and then check the stick on either...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-12-2019, 06:49 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,027
Posted By iamrolling
Might be worthwhile to remove the injectors, feed...

Might be worthwhile to remove the injectors, feed them some brake cleaner or similar, and power them with a battery. That way you can watch the output instead of having to catch gasoline in bags.
Forum: website & board 12-12-2019, 12:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,209
Posted By iamrolling
I guess I don't need one. I'm here to learn more...

I guess I don't need one. I'm here to learn more about my brick, and try to help others keep theirs running.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-11-2019, 07:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 616
Posted By iamrolling
AW71 Valve Body Maintenance

A few months ago, I pulled out my valve body for some work, and now I have some questions about this thing for the next time I go in.
I removed the main plate gasket set entirely. It was already...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-09-2019, 02:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,355
Posted By iamrolling
I'll be damned. I am finding mentions of balance...

I'll be damned. I am finding mentions of balance shafts on the single cam engines. Where's the weight, though? Is it on the intermediate shaft? Crap, I think I purposely installed the belt with the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-08-2019, 10:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,355
Posted By iamrolling
Thanks Hiperfauto. Looks like you could just wrap...

Thanks Hiperfauto. Looks like you could just wrap the old belt around each balance shaft pulley and give the socket wrench a good hard hit to release it instead of tracking down tool 5362.
And the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-08-2019, 07:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 839
Posted By iamrolling
Speaking of MAF, did you already try to start the...

Speaking of MAF, did you already try to start the car with it unhooked?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-08-2019, 07:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 839
Posted By iamrolling
If fuel and spark are both working, did you check...

If fuel and spark are both working, did you check air? No severely damaged or missing vacuum hoses? No obstructions? Did you try banging out the air filter? Throttle plate moves ok?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-08-2019, 07:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 577
Posted By iamrolling
If you're not concerned with the plastic retainer...

If you're not concerned with the plastic retainer fitting perfectly, I've used the generic "waterproof" 3.5mm bullet terminals you can get on eBay to "repair" the radio suppression relay connector....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-08-2019, 02:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,355
Posted By iamrolling
I just found out there are also seals on the...

I just found out there are also seals on the balance shaft sprockets, and removing those requires a counterhold tool or other method of temporarily jamming the engine. I'm looking to see if I can...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-08-2019, 01:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 839
Posted By iamrolling
edit: nevermind, you said you have fuel. My...

edit: nevermind, you said you have fuel. My suggestion won't help.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-07-2019, 04:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,355
Posted By iamrolling
Since it sounds like your life depends on keeping...

Since it sounds like your life depends on keeping the thing running, you should learn as much as you can about it. Fortunately these cars are very well documented. Read all of the FAQs with...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-07-2019, 03:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,672
Posted By iamrolling
If not, looking at some of the build threads and...

If not, looking at some of the build threads and seeing how many have years worth of updates should. I'm just going to keep my redblock running for as long as possible and hopefully it outlives me.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-07-2019, 02:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,355
Posted By iamrolling
There's the accessory V-belts outside the timing...

There's the accessory V-belts outside the timing housing, but the belts your mechanic are concerned with are the timing and balance belt. Both are under the timing cover. Might as well do the water...
Forum: website & board 12-07-2019, 01:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,209
Posted By iamrolling
Say, I've seen a couple of these threads since...

Say, I've seen a couple of these threads since making an account. Should I have made one?
Forum: website & board 12-05-2019, 08:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,209
Posted By iamrolling
I'll never be able to accept it. The state of car...

I'll never be able to accept it. The state of car design is so bad that the idiots put all the engines in sideways nowadays. How did they forget which way is the front of the car?
Forum: performance & modifications 12-04-2019, 05:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,672
Posted By iamrolling
I was amused to learn that the whiteblock cam...

I was amused to learn that the whiteblock cam carrier has almost as many bolts as the entire redblock.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-02-2019, 01:42 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,027
Posted By iamrolling
A failing power stage could cause this problem,...

A failing power stage could cause this problem, for sure. You can try taking it off and reapplying thermal paste. It might be dead, but mine bounced back a few times after some cleanup. Spark plug...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-30-2019, 10:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,355
Posted By iamrolling
Do both the brakes and timing belt at the same...

Do both the brakes and timing belt at the same time. The brakes are a more dangerous situation, but crunching the engine on the highway doesn't sound too safe either. 2turbotoys is right about the V8...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-30-2019, 08:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 508
Posted By iamrolling
Check the universal joints and the center support...

Check the universal joints and the center support bearing first.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-30-2019, 03:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,355
Posted By iamrolling
I'll post more things to check. Look at the...

I'll post more things to check. Look at the harness side connector for the oxygen sensor. Does the metal look clean, or is it corroded? The error might also be caused by the exhaust leak, if it's a...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-30-2019, 03:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,530
Posted By iamrolling
I have an AMM question that isn't worth a thread....

I have an AMM question that isn't worth a thread. I ripped a completely failed 016 apart recently. Noticed next to the harness connector, what looks like casting and connectors for a separate round...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-29-2019, 04:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,355
Posted By iamrolling
Going by eBay prices, $15-20 for the timing belt...

Going by eBay prices, $15-20 for the timing belt and $30-40 for the balance belt. You need both for the B234. Don't go with OEM or you'll blow nearly $80 a belt. Tensioner set, $80. If you need...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-29-2019, 02:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,355
Posted By iamrolling
Before anything else, get a timing belt...

Before anything else, get a timing belt immediately. Also an oil pump pulley bolt. Tensioners also if you can. See https://www.volvoclub.org.uk/faq/B234Ftimingbelts.htm
After the expected lifespan,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-28-2019, 04:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 860
Posted By iamrolling
Can you provide some pictures or a recording of...

Can you provide some pictures or a recording of the sound? A new belt shouldn't be screeching unless something is binding, as far as I know. Look for signs of wear on the flat side of the belt. Check...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-24-2019, 06:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,642
Posted By iamrolling
I saw somewhere that leaking injector seals can...

I saw somewhere that leaking injector seals can create a strong fuel smell.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-24-2019, 05:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,642
Posted By iamrolling
Try reflowing the circuit board on the fuel pump...

Try reflowing the circuit board on the fuel pump relay even if it it looks good. Just pry the cover off with a flat screwdriver and get some fresh solder on the contacts. They were nice enough not to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-24-2019, 05:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 757
Posted By iamrolling
Glad it worked out. Don't forget to save the...

Glad it worked out. Don't forget to save the picture or draw a diagram. You may be in there again eventually. EGR hoses seem to rot a little more aggressively than the rest of the vacuum hoses.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-24-2019, 07:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 757
Posted By iamrolling
If this helps, there's a diagram of the EGR...

If this helps, there's a diagram of the EGR system on this page.
https://parts.volvocarslisle.com/a/Volvo_1995_940-23l-Fuel-Injected/_51507_5697492/Exhaust-gas-recirculation/GR-68530.html
edit:...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-24-2019, 12:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,183
Posted By iamrolling
Found it already. It's a Shop-Vac filter and...

Found it already. It's a Shop-Vac filter and mounting ring kit. This page will have installation instructions.
https://www.volvoclub.org.uk/faq/HeatingAirConditioning.html#HomemadeCabinAirFilter
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-23-2019, 11:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 757
Posted By iamrolling
I found a page with diagrams. They're not the...

I found a page with diagrams. They're not the best or easiest to read, but I'll see if I can find more....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-23-2019, 11:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,183
Posted By iamrolling
Yeah, but just a tiny hole right at the base of...

Yeah, but just a tiny hole right at the base of the cover. Maybe on the protrusion below the motor spindle, since it's the lowest point. I've seen a suggestion to buy some kind of filter that fits...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-22-2019, 05:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 887
Posted By iamrolling
Oh, sorry. I didn't know Volvos used hoses that...

Oh, sorry. I didn't know Volvos used hoses that small. Nothing below 5/32" on my car.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-22-2019, 04:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,183
Posted By iamrolling
Yeah, less than half the cost of the...

Yeah, less than half the cost of the Volvo-specific part. Oh, did the plastic cover on your blower have a small hole drilled in the bottom? I've read about these things becoming seized when water...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-22-2019, 04:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,183
Posted By iamrolling
It fit? Wow. I'll try removing the adapter wires...

It fit? Wow. I'll try removing the adapter wires from mine and plugging it in directly. The way it turns in the video is how mine behaved after they failed. Too bad the Delco blower is so hard to get...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-22-2019, 03:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 887
Posted By iamrolling
Looks like a standard 5/32" or 4mm inner diameter...

Looks like a standard 5/32" or 4mm inner diameter vacuum hose, if you just want to run out to AutoZone and buy a few feet. I'd say replace all the hoses, but the look of that formerly white valve...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-22-2019, 04:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 784
Posted By iamrolling
I had the same recommended to me, but for the...

I had the same recommended to me, but for the manifold to head gasket set. And it worked there too. Didn't go as fancy as engine paint, just red Rust-Oleum.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-21-2019, 11:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 784
Posted By iamrolling
That explains it, then. Thanks, everyone.

That explains it, then. Thanks, everyone.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-21-2019, 12:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 784
Posted By iamrolling
Manifold to Turbo Gasket (TD04)

I see that there is a metal gasket available online that goes between a Mitsubishi turbo and exhaust manifold, but there isn't one on my car and I can't be sure that it ever had one. The ones I see...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-20-2019, 08:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 749
Posted By iamrolling
The first gear whine sounds like an internal...

The first gear whine sounds like an internal problem from the description, but it would be better if we could hear a recording. As for reverse, my first gear does a similar thing to that. It feels...
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