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Forum: performance & modifications 01-23-2022, 02:19 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,077
Posted By dl242gt
Well it seemed to me that you are asking for some...

Well it seemed to me that you are asking for some easy upgrades to your car. The tire sizes I've suggested are all from real world experience on these cars as to what works and what doesn't work so...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-22-2022, 11:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 226
Posted By dl242gt
Well I have 340k miles on a 82 m46 that has used...

Well I have 340k miles on a 82 m46 that has used MTL for over 20 years. Still shifts better than my m47 in my wagon which is a rebuild from Volvo. YMMV.
Forum: performance & modifications 01-22-2022, 11:09 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,077
Posted By dl242gt
Yes, I know all about that. Except the door...

Yes, I know all about that. Except the door sticker on my 93 which uses 185-70-14 tires stock on a wagon. I've used the stock 78 series type tires and find them too tall. As are the 205-70-14 tires...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-22-2022, 03:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 226
Posted By dl242gt
Use the normal Redline MTL. You can also use the...

Use the normal Redline MTL. You can also use the synthetic Type F but in my experience the MTL is superior.
Forum: performance & modifications 01-22-2022, 12:40 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,077
Posted By dl242gt
Those 205-70-14 tires are not helping anything...

Those 205-70-14 tires are not helping anything except carrying large loads. They are much taller than the stock tires. My 93 wagon used 185-70-14 stock and a good upgrade to help handling and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-22-2022, 12:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 226
Posted By dl242gt
Those shifter bushing help but what you describe...

Those shifter bushing help but what you describe may be more oil related. Some redline MTL usually helps these gearboxes shift well. It is normal for the trans to warm up in the cold weather before...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-19-2022, 12:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 531
Posted By dl242gt
I've been using the aftermarket e codes for many...

I've been using the aftermarket e codes for many years. I'm on my second set on my wagon. I've also added the suggested relays and use 100/90 bulbs for much better night lighting.

The last 240 I...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-17-2022, 05:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 891
Posted By dl242gt
If these are the abs calipers they are only going...

If these are the abs calipers they are only going to get harder to find. I keep an extra set around that need rebuilding so I have something to work with even if they are just going to be core...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-16-2022, 01:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,509
Posted By dl242gt
An LH 2.4 wirnig harness from a 240 should...

An LH 2.4 wirnig harness from a 240 should include both the fuel and ignition computer wiring. So you won't have to use any wiring from the 940.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-16-2022, 01:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 388
Posted By dl242gt
The first thought that comes to mind is to check...

The first thought that comes to mind is to check the operation of the idle switch on the throttle body. Make sure you hear the click as you open and close the throttle. Even better would be to check...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-14-2022, 09:54 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,939
Posted By dl242gt
:cool: Glad you got it to run !

:cool: Glad you got it to run !
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-14-2022, 04:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 698
Posted By dl242gt
I've had bad temp senders out of the box. The...

I've had bad temp senders out of the box. The last one was a coolant temp sensor for the ecu. Had totally incorrect resistance and would have never worked.
Forum: projects & restorations 01-14-2022, 12:49 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 141,721
Posted By dl242gt
Yeah man! Get rid of that 30 year old grime on...

Yeah man! Get rid of that 30 year old grime on that classic.
Forum: projects & restorations 01-14-2022, 12:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 768
Posted By dl242gt
Enem has been making high performance cams for...

Enem has been making high performance cams for Volvos and other makes for many years. I use the V15 turbo and n/a cams in both of my cars. The cam adds a good amount of power and the engine loves to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-13-2022, 06:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 549
Posted By dl242gt
The nice thing is he only has to remove them....

The nice thing is he only has to remove them. They are being replaced with a flywheel and clutch. :cool:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-13-2022, 03:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 549
Posted By dl242gt
Yes, remove the engine side support bracket to...

Yes, remove the engine side support bracket to get to the torque converter bolts. Then you can rotate the engine to get to each one.
Forum: projects & restorations 01-12-2022, 06:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 768
Posted By dl242gt
I run a flowed 405 head on my B21FT. It uses the...

I run a flowed 405 head on my B21FT. It uses the enem V15 cam. For a low cost intercooler use an Isuzu NPR truck intercooler. Get the largest one. Use a couple of spacer blocks to bring it up a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-12-2022, 04:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 475
Posted By dl242gt
Shouldn't have to pull the axle off the car to...

Shouldn't have to pull the axle off the car to weld on that bracket. It looks like it was ripped off your axle in the last pic. Just a few spot welds is all you need.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-12-2022, 01:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 513
Posted By dl242gt
For some reason the thin booster like in your car...

For some reason the thin booster like in your car is the one I've seen on all the carbed motors. The one not for carbed motors looks like it's the thick booster as used on the fuel injected engines....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-12-2022, 01:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 748
Posted By dl242gt
The spark plug wire spec is 500 ohms per foot for...

The spark plug wire spec is 500 ohms per foot for the bougicord wires. Also you want to take a look at the engine at night and make sure there isn't any wires that broke down the insulation and are...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-11-2022, 10:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 853
Posted By dl242gt
You can check out the pictures on stealthfti...

You can check out the pictures on stealthfti pbase page for examples of porting the flange for the turbo on the exhaust manifold. https://pbase.com/stealthfti/miscellany

Even at 12psi if the...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-11-2022, 07:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 853
Posted By dl242gt
FYI glowing orange after driving is normal....

FYI glowing orange after driving is normal. That's a lot of heat converging in a small area. I wouldn't be ok with the boost going over 12pdi with the mitsu turbo. You're just making hot air. I'd...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-11-2022, 11:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 768
Posted By dl242gt
Looks like a very well kept car in beautiful...

Looks like a very well kept car in beautiful condition. :cool:
Forum: performance & modifications 01-10-2022, 07:31 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,063
Posted By dl242gt
In their three minute youtube IPD claims the cams...

In their three minute youtube IPD claims the cams are made from carbon steel billet.
<iframe width="640" height="360" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/kSntEyH4KTg" title="YouTube video player"...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-09-2022, 08:50 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,063
Posted By dl242gt
If used shims were used during installation....

If used shims were used during installation. Maybe the hardened surface was compromised?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-09-2022, 05:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 620
Posted By dl242gt
A quick easy way to tell if there is an issue...

A quick easy way to tell if there is an issue with the valves from the incident. Do a compression check and see if there is a low cylinder. Typically when you bend a valve it creates zero compression...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-09-2022, 12:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 593
Posted By dl242gt
You need to check the condition of the small red...

You need to check the condition of the small red wire at the alternator. It's probably decayed and the vibration of driving is intermittently connecting it and disconnecting the wire. It's probably...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-08-2022, 01:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 634
Posted By dl242gt
It gives you a bit more room. But you only have...

It gives you a bit more room. But you only have to remove the bell housing exhaust bracket if it's still there. The auto drops straight down when removing. It's the manual trans that you have to...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-08-2022, 01:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 902
Posted By dl242gt
Here is another option one of our Euro members...

Here is another option one of our Euro members posted.
https://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=355985&highlight=lsd%2A

I bought one to try but haven't installed it yet.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-08-2022, 01:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,391
Posted By dl242gt
The best H4 lights are the Cibie and Hella ones....

The best H4 lights are the Cibie and Hella ones. Cibie used to make a couple versions but I only see one now. Hella has two versions. One is the ecode H4 and the other is called Hella Vision and is...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-07-2022, 04:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 551
Posted By dl242gt
That is the classic symptom of an open ballast...

That is the classic symptom of an open ballast resistor. The car starts and then dies when the key is turned back to run position. The ballast resistor is located in the far right corner of the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-07-2022, 04:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 908
Posted By dl242gt
Make sure your oil is topped up. Hydraulic lifter...

Make sure your oil is topped up. Hydraulic lifter engines don't like low oil levels.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-07-2022, 03:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,328
Posted By dl242gt
Also if you have B6 or decarbons. The upper dust...

Also if you have B6 or decarbons. The upper dust boot is different without the bump stop in it. The bump stop is inside the B6 or decarbon shocks.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-06-2022, 01:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,328
Posted By dl242gt
Well my 2 cents worth is that the Gas A Just KYB...

Well my 2 cents worth is that the Gas A Just KYB have very poor calibration unless you run completely stock tires and wheels. They also have never lasted more than 25k miles for me and KYB NEVER...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-05-2022, 08:18 PM
Replies: 21
240: Key Woes
Views: 1,026
Posted By dl242gt
The very early 240 used a separate door key along...

The very early 240 used a separate door key along with a ignition and trunk key. .
Then as time went on like my old 79 they used door/ignition key along with the separate trunk and glove box key. ...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-05-2022, 04:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,328
Posted By dl242gt
Yes, that is the ones I used. They surprised me...

Yes, that is the ones I used. They surprised me with how good they handle. Seems to be
a good matchup to the springs.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-04-2022, 05:34 PM
Replies: 21
240: Key Woes
Views: 1,026
Posted By dl242gt
The cylinder itself should have a code on it that...

The cylinder itself should have a code on it that a locksmith that isn't lazy can use to make a key. If this is for an 86 and newer trunk then it will also be the master key to a car.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-04-2022, 04:38 PM
Replies: 21
240: Key Woes
Views: 1,026
Posted By dl242gt
1. The dealer just out right lied to you. If you...

1. The dealer just out right lied to you. If you supply your VIN any Volvo dealer can have a key cut for you. Personally, I've used Tasca Volvo to cut me a new key for my glove box which is also the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-04-2022, 04:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,328
Posted By dl242gt
I recently installed the Swedish Car Parts front...

I recently installed the Swedish Car Parts front struts and like them very much. I find them firmer to a sport shock level and they are working well with those springs on my wagon.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-03-2022, 03:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 924
Posted By dl242gt
Keep that little hammer handy so you can tap on...

Keep that little hammer handy so you can tap on the pressure valves, calipers, and metal lines to make sure you get the air to move out of the system. I too bought the Motive pressure bleeder and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-01-2022, 01:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,135
Posted By dl242gt
That lower bracket was discontinued on the block...

That lower bracket was discontinued on the block for the 140 engines. They just use one large bolt through the lower hole in the alternator into one threaded hole in the block. It's also how my 123GT...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-01-2022, 01:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 733
Posted By dl242gt
Try contacting Dave Barton. He should be able to...

Try contacting Dave Barton. He should be able to supply something for you.
Forum: performance & modifications 01-01-2022, 01:23 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 11,711
Posted By dl242gt
Here is a b21 powered car that used a holset....

Here is a b21 powered car that used a holset. http://www.turbobricks.com/feature.php?content=winter_04
Forum: showroom 12-31-2021, 04:14 PM
Replies: 2,853
Views: 1,718,308
Posted By dl242gt
Looks neat. Where does that go exactly?

Looks neat. Where does that go exactly?
Forum: performance & modifications 12-31-2021, 03:54 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 11,711
Posted By dl242gt
Yeah, It was enjoyable reading that someone...

Yeah, It was enjoyable reading that someone thinks a ball bearing turbo isn't going to be a big improvement. Even my old school T3 with a cossie housing on it has full boost by 3500rpm with useful...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-31-2021, 03:46 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,939
Posted By dl242gt
Ok you unplugged the EZK but the Fuel computer is...

Ok you unplugged the EZK but the Fuel computer is the one that controls the injectors. They are fired by grounding out the circuit with the internal driver transistors inside the fuel computer. So if...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-30-2021, 10:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 721
Posted By dl242gt
What does the plug look like on number two? Could...

What does the plug look like on number two? Could be ignition related if the gap is wrong or the plug wire is bad. They sell the injector connector with a pigtail of wire at most of the usual auto...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-30-2021, 10:12 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,939
Posted By dl242gt
In an electric circuit if there is an open...

In an electric circuit if there is an open circuit you measure the applied voltage. There is voltage applied to the circuit inside the fuel ecu and if the transistors are open circuit you'd measure...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-30-2021, 01:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,115
Posted By dl242gt
It included a new throwout bearing. The pressure...

It included a new throwout bearing. The pressure plate and disc is rebuilt by them. They raised the pressure plate clamping on the first clutch I had done and the second one was a dished flywheel...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-30-2021, 11:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,115
Posted By dl242gt
Another option you have is to have your clutch...

Another option you have is to have your clutch rebuilt by H R Clutch in Bensalem PA. They have built clutches for me a couple of times and both were long lasting units.
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