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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-25-2022, 03:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 287
Posted By Mr. V
I've found that the main reason a light fails to...

I've found that the main reason a light fails to energize is a break in the copper trace serving that light.

Usually the break is caused by the metal prods on the socket gouging it.

To...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-05-2022, 12:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 859
Posted By Mr. V
For a tire changing kit. Lug nut remover,...

For a tire changing kit.

Lug nut remover, phillips head screw driver.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-20-2022, 02:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,257
Posted By Mr. V
Sorry. OK, since complete rebuilds seem to...

Sorry.

OK, since complete rebuilds seem to be unavailable, how about rebuilding it yourself?

Here's a kit listed on e-bay:
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-19-2022, 09:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,257
Posted By Mr. V
I posted before about Detroit Axle supplying...

I posted before about Detroit Axle supplying racks, but until recently they weren't available: they seem to be now.

see: https://www.detroitaxle.com/parts/1983-volvo-245/rack-and-pinion/

Their...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-19-2022, 02:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 590
Posted By Mr. V
I dealt with this issue for years, tried all the...

I dealt with this issue for years, tried all the known fixes and finally said "Bah!" and replaced the lights on my 244 Turbo and 740 Turbo with new assemblies.

I also replaced the front lenses.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-09-2022, 06:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,027
Posted By Mr. V
Before blaming the rack I'd check the inner tie...

Before blaming the rack I'd check the inner tie rods.

They wear and can give slop, but maybe not as much as you have.

Worth checking anyway.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-19-2022, 02:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,639
Posted By Mr. V
Does the tach move when you crank the motor? ...

Does the tach move when you crank the motor?

If not, suspect the ignition amplifier as mentioned above.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-31-2022, 12:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,441
Posted By Mr. V
FWIW I'd be more worried about an exhasust stud...

FWIW I'd be more worried about an exhasust stud being stuck and snapping off when trying to remove it than I would it being loose.

I just put anti-seize (not thread locker) on the threads that go...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-24-2022, 04:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,470
Posted By Mr. V
There shouldn't be a lot of crud such as broken...

There shouldn't be a lot of crud such as broken gasket material or god help us old permatex but if so soak it in gasket remover fluid then scrape off.

Clean surfaces well with either carb cleaner...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-24-2022, 12:42 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,470
Posted By Mr. V
Put some anti-seize on the bolt threads going...

Put some anti-seize on the bolt threads going into the head; this makes future removal easier.

Clean the manifold and head surfaces well before putting new gaskets on.

Torque to spec, and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-23-2022, 02:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,841
Posted By Mr. V
Got them off. I used a flat blade...

Got them off.

I used a flat blade screwdriver prised against to bolt head to pry them out a bit, then gripped the tabs with a vise grip and pulled them outwards to open.

Very easy once I...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-23-2022, 07:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,841
Posted By Mr. V
Thanks. Any tips / suggestions on how to...

Thanks.

Any tips / suggestions on how to best remove the locking plates?

I need to figure how to bend the tabs back without destroying the plates if possible.



If not possible then what,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-21-2022, 07:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,841
Posted By Mr. V
How separate turbo from manifold?

1986 740 Turbo.

Replacing turbo with a freshly rebuilt substitute.

I removed exhaust manifold with turbo attached, and am having problems removing the four bolts holding the turbo to the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-15-2022, 04:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 947
Posted By Mr. V
It probably wouldn't hurt to see if lock washers...

It probably wouldn't hurt to see if lock washers prevent rattling.

Don't overtorque, do it to spec.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-05-2022, 10:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,116
Posted By Mr. V
I'd just slap a bit of sealant and then duct tape...

I'd just slap a bit of sealant and then duct tape over the rust til you're ready to attack the repair the right way; the rust won't sleep but you might not leak.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-04-2022, 01:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,822
Posted By Mr. V
The above two suggestions are better, but to use...

The above two suggestions are better, but to use materials at hand:

soak tray in mixture of warm water and baking soda, then allow to dry:

use wire brush to get to bare metal:

spray on gray...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-30-2022, 01:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,820
Posted By Mr. V
I suggest have have an attorney write Bilstein a...

I suggest have have an attorney write Bilstein a letter on your behalf as they'll take it much more seriusly that way.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-27-2022, 08:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 958
Posted By Mr. V
I bought a great OEM power antenna assembly a...

I bought a great OEM power antenna assembly a year or so ago on e-bay.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-25-2022, 02:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,499
Posted By Mr. V
Guys who like to drive fast pay that kind of...

Guys who like to drive fast pay that kind of money to have their transmissions rebuilt / strengthened.

I see no need to do so unless you race / beat the bark off your 'brick.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-24-2022, 03:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,198
Posted By Mr. V
Yes, and these 'bricks personify the trite...

Yes, and these 'bricks personify the trite expression "They just don't make 'em like they used to."

Properly maintained and not abused a 'brick can last about as long as you do.

Try that with a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-17-2022, 05:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,143
Posted By Mr. V
If the need arises you can remove, disassemble...

If the need arises you can remove, disassemble and recondition your warm up regulator.

https://www.brickboard.com/ARCHIVES/1998AUG/20008879.shtml
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-17-2022, 02:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,693
Posted By Mr. V
If all else fails a machine shop should be able...

If all else fails a machine shop should be able to remove the pin.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-13-2022, 06:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,129
Posted By Mr. V
Are any of our 'bricks considered "classic cars?"...

Are any of our 'bricks considered "classic cars?"

Old, sure, but "classic?"

Still, Tyrrell's Classic Workshop always puts out interesting videos, relevant or not.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-04-2022, 12:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,235
Posted By Mr. V
The usual cause of a hard start on a warm engine...

The usual cause of a hard start on a warm engine that sat for a short while is a failing fuel pump check valve.

I've replaced it a couple times over the years to correct this problem.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-01-2022, 09:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,945
Posted By Mr. V
Not likely, but maybe something is amiss with...

Not likely, but maybe something is amiss with your thermostat?

But based on what you posted I am guessing you were low on coolant due to an unknown leak.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-28-2022, 02:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,581
Posted By Mr. V
Did you over-tighten the knock sensor? It...

Did you over-tighten the knock sensor?

It shouldn't be snug: about seven or so foot-pounds is correct torque.

If the torque is not correct it can cause the compuer to misadjust the ignition...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-07-2022, 11:52 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,145
Posted By Mr. V
I've used Wal-Mart brand Super Tech dino oil for...

I've used Wal-Mart brand Super Tech dino oil for years, with no issues.

Now they don't stock dino oil; it's either a blend or pure synthetic.

Where can I source reasonably price dino oil these...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-30-2022, 01:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,112
Posted By Mr. V
Are you putting "upward pressure" on the WP while...

Are you putting "upward pressure" on the WP while you tighten?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-21-2022, 12:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,698
Posted By Mr. V
Could the fuel filter get so plugged up that this...

Could the fuel filter get so plugged up that this would occur?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-19-2022, 01:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 984
Posted By Mr. V
IPD garage sale

The IPD garage sale is this Saturday, returning after a covid hiatus.

It's a gathering of the Volvo clan and a good place to find some hard to source used parts from the vendors, plus good people...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-18-2022, 11:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,947
Posted By Mr. V
I tried sourcing the special bolts to attach my...

I tried sourcing the special bolts to attach my Garrett turbo to the exhaust manifold: no joy.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-17-2022, 02:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,527
Posted By Mr. V
No reason not to, and it's vert easuy; just...

No reason not to, and it's vert easuy; just loosen the tensioner nut then retighten it to specified torque.

That should take up any slack that managed to work its way in there.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-14-2022, 02:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,675
Posted By Mr. V
*poof*...and....you're back.

*poof*...and....you're back.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-29-2022, 01:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,636
Posted By Mr. V
Knock sensor might be bad or not torqued to...

Knock sensor might be bad or not torqued to correct spec.; that can lead to pinging and poor running.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-21-2022, 02:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 865
Posted By Mr. V
If you need to remove the sending unit from the...

If you need to remove the sending unit from the fuel tank this link will be of assistance:

https://www.brickboard.com/FAQ/700-900/FuelTankSenderReplacement.htm
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-16-2022, 12:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 891
Posted By Mr. V
Dunno if turbo is the same: I just googled it. ...

Dunno if turbo is the same: I just googled it.

When I replaced the support and bearing in my '86 744 Turbo I bought the parts from IPD and had a driveline shop remove the old bearing and put the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-16-2022, 01:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 891
Posted By Mr. V
"Your car could have 2 different driveshafts each...

"Your car could have 2 different driveshafts each of which take a different bearing and support. Measure the distance between the hanger bearing and middle u-joint and use the following Volvo part...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-15-2022, 01:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,729
Posted By Mr. V
I had a seat belt issue (locked, would not...

I had a seat belt issue (locked, would not release) that was resolved by the professionals at Safety Restore.

Very quick turnaround, reasonable price, and best of all it works fine again.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-13-2022, 03:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,444
Posted By Mr. V
I've broken and replaced the round clip-things...

I've broken and replaced the round clip-things that hold it to the wheel, so if you break something it shouldn't be the end of the world: just a PITA trying to source a replacement, as it often is...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-08-2022, 04:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,205
Posted By Mr. V
My '82 '244 Turbo has a tip-top (well maintained)...

My '82 '244 Turbo has a tip-top (well maintained) front end and suspension and I freakin' LOVE the steering on my 'brick.

No, nothing like a Porsche in terms of communication of road feel but...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-01-2022, 11:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,003
Posted By Mr. V
I've had this happen a couple times and each time...

I've had this happen a couple times and each time a new check valve solved the problem.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-26-2022, 03:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,216
Posted By Mr. V
*sigh* We never really knew just how good we...

*sigh*

We never really knew just how good we had it, we took it for granted.

I've fond memories of going to U Pull It in Damascus, Oregon: there was an entire wall of old Volvos against the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-25-2022, 03:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,216
Posted By Mr. V
To me, it's a no-brainer. If I have the old,...

To me, it's a no-brainer.

If I have the old, original starter I'd look into having it examined and, if practical, rebuilt by a professional.

If the existing problem is not repairable or if the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-24-2022, 11:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,216
Posted By Mr. V
You could send it out to be rebuilt. These...

You could send it out to be rebuilt.

These guys can do it, they're not far away from you, in Salem.

https://www.walzsrebuilt.com/
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-16-2022, 05:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,119
Posted By Mr. V
I'm trying to recall, but shouldn't the little...

I'm trying to recall, but shouldn't the little dohhickey on the stamped rim of the thermostat be set at a certain position (referencing hands of a clock) when installed?

Like maybe one or elven...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-14-2022, 07:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,917
Posted By Mr. V
I replaced the alternator in my '86 740 Turbo...

I replaced the alternator in my '86 740 Turbo with one sourced through Amazon, the company is Premier Gear.

Nice product, fair price, no issues, and IIRC no core charge.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-13-2022, 05:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,549
Posted By Mr. V
Find the switch, unscrew it, pull it out enough...

Find the switch, unscrew it, pull it out enough to expose the electrical connection. Remove it, then touch the end of the wire (it will have the spade connector) to metal.

If it lights up, you...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-31-2022, 09:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,930
Posted By Mr. V
Good to know, thanks.

Good to know, thanks.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-31-2022, 06:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,930
Posted By Mr. V
While I've never tested the recommendation, the...

While I've never tested the recommendation, the book says to use new heat paste between the module and its mounting surface when replacing: make sure he knows this or else it could come back to bite...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-31-2022, 04:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,930
Posted By Mr. V
The poster above refers to the power stage, aka...

The poster above refers to the power stage, aka the ignition module.

Not sure if a Regina system uses one, but if so check it out: I had a bad one and when researching I read that no tach movement...
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