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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Yesterday, 08:26 AM
Replies: 3
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Posted By cleanflametrap
Yup, that's one powerful magnet. It will clean...

Yup, that's one powerful magnet. It will clean up a benchtop.

Also the reset for the service light I imagine, but I haven't yet seen it get completely loose.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-17-2022, 07:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 134
Posted By cleanflametrap
While you have it out to check the contact...

While you have it out to check the contact pressure on the pins that mate it to the cluster, look over the soldering carefully, especially where the larger, heavier components are mounted to the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-11-2022, 04:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 254
Posted By cleanflametrap
So well put. Last time I drove to Michigan...

So well put. Last time I drove to Michigan people there couldn't believe a 40 year old car could still be on the road.

Last time I had a shifter linkage fall apart it was this joint, which is...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-11-2022, 04:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 329
Posted By cleanflametrap
Checking tank pump

I didn't spill any fuel doing this:

http://cleanflametrap.com/tank0904.jpg

http://cleanflametrap.com/tank1059.jpg

http://cleanflametrap.com/tank1023.jpg

And if you pull the electrical...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-28-2022, 02:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 905
Posted By cleanflametrap
I've fixed this in the past by cleaning up...

I've fixed this in the past by cleaning up exhaust leaks. In particular, exhaust manifold gaskets and the one between the header pipe and the manifold. Before being surprised by that I've tended to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-28-2022, 02:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 905
Posted By cleanflametrap
:smile: This is probably one of the few things...

:smile: This is probably one of the few things that does need the engine running. Fuse 4 is powered by the fuel pump relay and its only loads are the oxygen sensor heater and the lift pump in the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-29-2022, 07:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 476
Posted By cleanflametrap
Nice puzzler. Hope not to find out what you...

Nice puzzler. Hope not to find out what you flushed the hydraulics with turned out to be something other than the dot4 you thought it was, which took some time to destroy seals. Assuming replaced...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-20-2022, 08:51 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 30,779
Posted By cleanflametrap
That has worked for me every time (maybe 3 or 4...

That has worked for me every time (maybe 3 or 4 times) over the years. The difficult part over here on the rust coast is getting that nylon switch housing started in the rust-swollen casting again. ...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-20-2022, 08:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,726
Posted By cleanflametrap
lol yes :rofl:

lol yes :rofl:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-20-2022, 08:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,726
Posted By cleanflametrap
It is clear to me now, there is a different lock...

It is clear to me now, there is a different lock waiting for me to experience what you have in your '80 on my '79. My collection of lock parts dates from '83, so I guess the change probably happened...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-20-2022, 07:18 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,726
Posted By cleanflametrap
Some images here: ...

Some images here: http://cleanflametrap.com/ign_sw.html

I don't recall any plastic peg either. Pot metal?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-14-2022, 10:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,064
Posted By cleanflametrap
I have no writeup, but maybe one of these pics...

I have no writeup, but maybe one of these pics will help. If one of them inspires a question, ask and I'll try to remember why I pushed the shutter button:

http://cleanflametrap.com/pbrake17.jpg...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-12-2022, 06:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 781
Posted By cleanflametrap
Anything I've got in that regard is specific to ...

Anything I've got in that regard is specific to LH2.0 and not applicable to anything Volvo put in a 940 turbo. Even so, the measurements are for the AMM at rest, which is only one data point on a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-23-2022, 09:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,813
Posted By cleanflametrap
McMaster was my thought too, but after browsing...

McMaster was my thought too, but after browsing through their many strip and sheet thickness and material choices I couldn't find one item that was TB priced. Faced with the OP's challenge I guess...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-13-2022, 09:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 994
Posted By cleanflametrap
Sounds like "last thing done" syndrome and that's...

Sounds like "last thing done" syndrome and that's the alternator.

I would disconnect the large red B+ wire from the alternator and examine it and the bolt carefully for anything done there...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-05-2022, 07:27 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 12,692
Posted By cleanflametrap
Science fair

http://cleanflametrap.com/idleDwg03.jpg



I figured out the buzzing. The VDO valve if isolated by rubber (or on a rag on the bench) is actually pretty quiet until it runs to the end of its...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-05-2022, 07:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,605
Posted By cleanflametrap
This is the one I busted that 15/16 crow's foot...

This is the one I busted that 15/16 crow's foot line wrench on (post #7). Reason I asked about pulling the transmission without removing the dipstick tube was I never did it. Looking from above I...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-04-2022, 06:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,605
Posted By cleanflametrap
I was lucky with this one 13 years ago, but now I...

I was lucky with this one 13 years ago, but now I see I need to do it again. I'd rather not splice with hose. I wonder if there's a compression union to fit. If the pan can come off with tube...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-04-2022, 08:28 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 12,692
Posted By cleanflametrap
Good, I was hoping that's what you meant. All...

Good, I was hoping that's what you meant. All that talk about air slides got me wondering.



This weekend for sure. The percentages I quoted are only good to one significant figure and I'm...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-04-2022, 08:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,605
Posted By cleanflametrap
I imagined the problem was tools -- an open end...

I imagined the problem was tools -- an open end wrench distorts the thin tubing nut. Next time I'll either leave it together or cut and splice.
http://cleanflametrap.com/tool4154.jpg
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-03-2022, 12:14 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 12,692
Posted By cleanflametrap
I'm curious about the "on-off-on" and what that...

I'm curious about the "on-off-on" and what that means. This rainy morning I grabbed my collection of idle valves and subjected each of them to a range of 100Hz pulses varying the duty cycle.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-30-2022, 09:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,439
Posted By cleanflametrap
This bit really surprises me. Rocks my...

This bit really surprises me. Rocks my windshield world.

If you have time, look over the relatively recent replacement of the glass with an FW404 on my 79 detailed in...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-15-2022, 04:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,164
Posted By cleanflametrap
Late to this party, but no special tool or...

Late to this party, but no special tool or counter hold used here:

http://cleanflametrap.com/impact09.jpg
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-15-2022, 04:00 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 12,692
Posted By cleanflametrap
Regarding that link, I did spend another summer...

Regarding that link, I did spend another summer afternoon playing with those Regina idle valves using the 100 Hz rate Bosch uses. I'll search for my notes from 8 years ago, but the one thing I do...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-03-2022, 10:15 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,671
Posted By cleanflametrap
Not at all; it was so comprehensive it left...

Not at all; it was so comprehensive it left nothing for me to add besides a couple questions for the OP.



Thought that might be what "surge" meant. I haven't used that method in 40 years at...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-03-2022, 11:13 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,671
Posted By cleanflametrap
Tough act to follow, there, Kjets. I'm...

Tough act to follow, there, Kjets.

I'm curious about good 'ol surge style. What is that?

Never tried vacuum from the bleeder nipple. Don't own a MityVac, just a generic hand-squeeze vacuum...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-01-2022, 05:26 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,832
Posted By cleanflametrap
Story leaves the question: Was the behavior...

Story leaves the question: Was the behavior consistently paired with the 311 code set? Thought you had already swapped speedometers or clusters several times?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-30-2021, 06:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,497
Posted By cleanflametrap
Yes, I bet two "problematic" speedometers. Your...

Yes, I bet two "problematic" speedometers. Your sender and wiring seem to be okay as verified by the accuracy of the one that stops at 30. There's a good chance the one that stops at 30 does so...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-30-2021, 06:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,299
Posted By cleanflametrap
http://cleanflametrap.com/hood2201.jpg ...

http://cleanflametrap.com/hood2201.jpg

http://cleanflametrap.com/hood2200.jpg
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-16-2021, 12:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,729
Posted By cleanflametrap
The light switch can turn on both dash...

The light switch can turn on both dash illumination and parking lamps (tail lamps) without the key. The single point of failure to include both dash and parking lamps is in the circuit between the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-16-2021, 12:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,717
Posted By cleanflametrap
And, if you squint, here you can see the tabs...

And, if you squint, here you can see the tabs that mate with the knob. I abuse the large snap ring pliers to twist the locking spring retainer.

http://cleanflametrap.com/seat4010.jpg
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-04-2021, 04:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,100
Posted By cleanflametrap
Look where the wires from the front turn signal...

Look where the wires from the front turn signal socket go. Follow the wires to the grounding point. Clean it up.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-03-2021, 01:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,011
Posted By cleanflametrap
cap, wires, and maybe rotor

cap, wires, and maybe rotor
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-29-2021, 05:43 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,832
Posted By cleanflametrap
Good call! Never gave this a thought myself. I...

Good call! Never gave this a thought myself. I hope it is the answer here.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-29-2021, 05:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,015
Posted By cleanflametrap
proportioning valve

The 1991 non-ABS version is the only 240 having a plain dual manifold located directly under the master, rather than a pressure differential warning valve in the same spot on non-ABS cars. A few...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-29-2021, 12:57 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,832
Posted By cleanflametrap
Keep an eye out for two things while swapping...

Keep an eye out for two things while swapping ECUs. Look for signs of water (white or blue/green corrosion) and have a close look into the end of the connector under good light for any deformation...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-29-2021, 09:32 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,832
Posted By cleanflametrap
That number isn't unique to a particular cluster,...

That number isn't unique to a particular cluster, but describes the match between the speedometer gauge and the tone ring in the differential. K stands for Kount (count) and the number is how many...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-29-2021, 09:08 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,832
Posted By cleanflametrap
What is the code on your cluster?

What is the code on your cluster?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-24-2021, 04:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,777
Posted By cleanflametrap
So, may I assume this is your microsquirt...

So, may I assume this is your microsquirt injected '91 240 using the original overdrive harness and cluster? It just doesn't make sense to me that you can manually hold the clapper down on the relay...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-24-2021, 03:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,667
Posted By cleanflametrap
Isn't this about bleeder valves? Being...

Isn't this about bleeder valves?



Being hollow, I'm always afraid to put any slow brute force on these, so I will (in the case of the original 8mm bleeders) put the box end of an 8mm combo...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-24-2021, 03:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,777
Posted By cleanflametrap
My apologies. The difference is in the cluster...

My apologies. The difference is in the cluster and internal relay wiring for the OD-OFF lamp, not the harness wiring, so it makes a difference what year car the post is about. The difference isn't...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-24-2021, 01:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,777
Posted By cleanflametrap
I hesitate here, because with an AW-71 on a 240,...

I hesitate here, because with an AW-71 on a 240, you've got a 82-85 Turbo, back when the relays worked opposite those of the later years. But the sig shows late model 240s and lots of mods, so could...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-24-2021, 12:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,444
Posted By cleanflametrap
For me, it is a two-wrench process. Pop the plug...

For me, it is a two-wrench process. Pop the plug out of the timing cover. Use a 15/16 socket for your ratchet on the crank bolt to pull the belt tight from cam sprocket to crank sprocket, the long...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-19-2021, 05:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,562
Posted By cleanflametrap
Maybe we should add "check for water in the...

Maybe we should add "check for water in the electronics" to the no-start routine. Common place for the water is in an FI relay which has been left dangling from its wiring, eliminating the drip loop...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-16-2021, 04:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,562
Posted By cleanflametrap
And one foolproof way to do that, not relying on...

And one foolproof way to do that, not relying on visually inspecting the multiple connections made in that fuseholder and wiring, is to see battery voltage backprobing the orange wire on the AMM...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-16-2021, 08:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,562
Posted By cleanflametrap
Yes, for about a second. Fuse 4 runs the...

Yes, for about a second.

Fuse 4 runs the tank pump and the oxygen sensor's heater. I've seen mangled wiring at the sensor under the car cause the fuse to blow.

Normally the car will run...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-06-2021, 12:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,865
Posted By cleanflametrap
Do the old ones even crack?

Do the old ones even crack?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-06-2021, 12:22 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,267
Posted By cleanflametrap
Warranty replacement. Good call!!

Warranty replacement. Good call!!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-06-2021, 11:00 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,267
Posted By cleanflametrap
Good. I assume you know now, since you've...

Good. I assume you know now, since you've confirmed the main pump was well provided with input both electricity and fuel to draw from, cavitation wasn't the origin of the sound. In my meager...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-06-2021, 06:36 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 11,698
Posted By cleanflametrap
I've run into the opposite issue -- too close, or...

I've run into the opposite issue -- too close, or perhaps CPS made too sensitive, causing ignition way too BTDC. In this post on Brickboard (and the entire thread) I believe sharing that issue...
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