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Forum: performance & modifications 09-26-2022, 04:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,831
Posted By Janspeed
IMO you don't need to reset the ECU. It will...

IMO you don't need to reset the ECU. It will automatically adjust fuel trims to the new situation(if at all needed) and probably faster then it will after a full hard reset.
The ECU doesn't 'see'...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-19-2022, 07:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 691
Posted By Janspeed
The last thing that was done to the car was...

The last thing that was done to the car was adjusting valve lash. (not a surprise it the car has been running on LPG for a long time)
The lash will have been tight. The mechanic will have replaced...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-19-2022, 06:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 578
Posted By Janspeed
also when relocating the battery to the back it...

also when relocating the battery to the back it becomes even more critical to use a proper guage (thick!) 12V+ wire.
(Lets assume the starter is 1200Watt. At 12V it means a current draw of 100Amps....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-19-2022, 04:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 958
Posted By Janspeed
maybe the cam belt has jumped a few teeth?

maybe the cam belt has jumped a few teeth?
Forum: showroom 08-31-2022, 01:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,310
Posted By Janspeed
Would steelies from a Ford Crown Vic fit? It's...

Would steelies from a Ford Crown Vic fit? It's Ford so 5x108, right? , the CV is a RWD car so probably the offset will be similar to a 700/900. Should be widely available in North America
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-22-2022, 06:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 832
Posted By Janspeed
also: these cars are old by now. Check the...

also: these cars are old by now. Check the condition of the ground strap between block and body or block and ground battery post. This strap is usually located somewhere low in the engine bay and is...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-16-2022, 08:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,951
Posted By Janspeed
I'd go over the cam timing again but this time...

I'd go over the cam timing again but this time really make sure that #1 is at TDC by not looking at the crank pully but by actually verify though the sparkplug hole how high up the piston really is....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-08-2022, 01:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,203
Posted By Janspeed
often an alarm system has a small rechargeble...

often an alarm system has a small rechargeble battery in it. It's there to ensure that alarm still works when the car battery is disconnected.
I'd check and see if that internal battery is on it's...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-30-2022, 03:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 792
Posted By Janspeed
It helps when you mention what car model, year...

It helps when you mention what car model, year and fuel system. I suppose it's LH 2.4, correct?
The way you describe the symptoms makes me think the pressure in the fuel rail is too low. Should be...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-25-2022, 05:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 844
Posted By Janspeed
I'm not very familiar with the 240 but maybe the...

I'm not very familiar with the 240 but maybe the engine mounts are bad/broken/worn? If there is also a guibo (aka flex joint) between gearbox and drive shaft maybe also check that. (hard to see, use...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-17-2022, 08:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,525
Posted By Janspeed
If the cut is total/complete then it's the ECU...

If the cut is total/complete then it's the ECU protecting the engine from overboost.
Dial that boost down a bit and see what will happen. Another thing you could try is losening the wastegate...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-11-2022, 03:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 803
Posted By Janspeed
leaving the battery power off will reset the ECU....

leaving the battery power off will reset the ECU. Not the MAPS offcourse. Those are hard coded in an EPROM chip.
The reset will return all self-learn values to default. (short-term and medium term...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-10-2022, 08:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 803
Posted By Janspeed
i'd say inspect for vacume leaks, lose hose...

i'd say inspect for vacume leaks, lose hose clamps, between MAF and engine. Also any other hose you might have pulled off for access.
Absolutely NO vacume leaks allowed if you want the system to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-09-2022, 11:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,742
Posted By Janspeed
You can use a pry to take the cap off the relay....

You can use a pry to take the cap off the relay. That way you can inspect it and look for cracked soldering points and try resoldering them. There is a good chance that the relay will be totally...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-03-2022, 06:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,856
Posted By Janspeed
For my own understanding i took the effort to...

For my own understanding i took the effort to convert your numbers to metric:
0.05mm
5th cap 0.07mm

spec or no spec,that's incredibly tight. It's not like the engine will drop noticeable oil...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-01-2022, 09:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,856
Posted By Janspeed
If you run your nail over the bearing surface and...

If you run your nail over the bearing surface and you can actually feel ridges then it's f-ed up.
If not, maybe try a very fine cutting compound? You know, like they use for paint buffing. Only use...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-30-2022, 04:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 599
Posted By Janspeed
So what's your plan? Drill the necessary holes...

So what's your plan?
Drill the necessary holes ? and swap the cams + adjusters?

I'd first take the old head off the block (it has to be done anyway, right?) and have a good look at the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-27-2022, 09:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,742
Posted By Janspeed
on some cars there will be valve in the fuel...

on some cars there will be valve in the fuel gallery, the valve looks like a tire valve. If you push it in fuel should squirt out because residual pressure. If nothing comes out there is no fuel...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-27-2022, 05:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,742
Posted By Janspeed
The injection module and ignition module are...

The injection module and ignition module are interconnected. If there is no ignition happening the injection will not start injecting fuel.
So, maybe check if the engine is getting spark?
...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-25-2022, 05:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,561
Posted By Janspeed
If a car is standing on it's wheels those springs...

If a car is standing on it's wheels those springs will never be 'unweighted'.
Can they change grip levels? Yes, offcourse they can.
But what do you consider to be substantial? It's not like the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-23-2022, 07:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,365
Posted By Janspeed
fuel filter clogged? fuel pump not delivering...

fuel filter clogged?
fuel pump not delivering enough flow?
Forum: performance & modifications 05-23-2022, 07:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,195
Posted By Janspeed
Volvo made the 240turbo, it had Kjet injection....

Volvo made the 240turbo, it had Kjet injection. Turbo charging and supercharging are both a form of forced induction. The Kjet system needs to have a reference signal for when the engine is getting...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-21-2022, 11:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,441
Posted By Janspeed
if an electric fuel pump dies it's instant, no...

if an electric fuel pump dies it's instant, no warning. It really is all or nothing.
sometimes the fuel rail has a schrader valve (like tires have). If you take a screwdriver or a key and push it in...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-14-2022, 11:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,116
Posted By Janspeed
Maybe try to find a cheap crashed 940lpt (95>>98)...

Maybe try to find a cheap crashed 940lpt (95>>98)
That way you would have the B230, the M90, the flywheel and wiringloom for LH2.4 and efi computer, ez-k ignition module. And even , if you want it,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-09-2022, 08:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 981
Posted By Janspeed
Maybe try the iridium equivalent plug? (BPR7EiX?...

Maybe try the iridium equivalent plug? (BPR7EiX? BPR8EiX?) i use those in my chipped b204gt T16v, with very satisfactory results but i am not running e85. I have in the past on a B230FK and i...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-09-2022, 08:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,103
Posted By Janspeed
[QUOTE=dbsoundman;6259392]Tire pressure seems to...

[QUOTE=dbsoundman;6259392]Tire pressure seems to be good, I set it to around 34 all around. [QUOTE]

34psi (2.35 bar) seems to be a bit on the low side IMO. Specially for highway speeds. I'd try...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-24-2022, 08:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,011
Posted By Janspeed
"Before I get bashed for using a 740 when the 240...

"Before I get bashed for using a 740 when the 240 is a superior chassis, I KNOW."

a 740 can be a fine rally car.
We used to have this 'Volvo Original Cup' rally competition in NL.
20% dirt...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-24-2022, 06:15 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,958
Posted By Janspeed
The ECU doesn't need very much time. It's a...

The ECU doesn't need very much time. It's a computer after all.
It does however need proper battery voltage and all varied driving conditions: from stone cold up to operating temp, from idle,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-23-2022, 06:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,351
Posted By Janspeed
An AGM battery is also a lead-acid battery as far...

An AGM battery is also a lead-acid battery as far as the chemistry goes. They are just constructed differently....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-21-2022, 05:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,171
Posted By Janspeed
Depends on how much meat the wheel has i that hud...

Depends on how much meat the wheel has i that hud area. I think it would be a job for a pro machinist and that will probably not be cheap.

How about Crown Vic/Marauder wheels?

Personally i'd...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-21-2022, 08:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,604
Posted By Janspeed
are those proportioning valves specific to the...

are those proportioning valves specific to the car? If not why not pull/get/install/use one from a similar RWD car or pickup truck ?
Forum: performance & modifications 02-14-2022, 09:42 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,958
Posted By Janspeed
The important AFR number is at WOT + high revs....

The important AFR number is at WOT + high revs. It should be in the 11-12.5 ballpark. The higher the max boost, the closer to 11.
To know where the car is at you really need a wideband sensor...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-14-2022, 09:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,699
Posted By Janspeed
Cold engine = richer AFR = less prone to knock. ...

Cold engine = richer AFR = less prone to knock.

The EZK ignition system is basically a feedback loop. It continually tries to increase ign. advance UNTIL it reads knock input from the knock sensor...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-07-2022, 11:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,699
Posted By Janspeed
Why not make the 13C work to it's best ability? ...

Why not make the 13C work to it's best ability?
2 things are known problems with the 13c turbo systems on these engines:
- the wastegate port/valve in the turbine housing develops cracks. (if...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-07-2022, 11:27 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,884
Posted By Janspeed
Degrease the area and use some light application...

Degrease the area and use some light application of RTV (gasker paste) when fitting that plug.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-30-2022, 03:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,215
Posted By Janspeed
- The Aux shaft turns at the same speed as the...

- The Aux shaft turns at the same speed as the cam shaft because it drives the distributor.
- You can check the position of the Aux shaft when you take the distributor cap off (just leave the wires...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-17-2022, 11:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,161
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: 2,877
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: 1,304
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: 35
Views: 8,884
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: 1,437
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: 5,869
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: 4,524
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: 5,560
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: 5,869
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: 22
Views: 4,830
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: 1,861
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: 3,122
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: 7
Views: 2,612
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: 9,914
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...
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