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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-20-2022, 06:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 315
Posted By johfraser
Not trying to be negative here but you could...

Not trying to be negative here but you could verify if the problem is fuel or ignition. Even if your first guess works you will need this skill set many times in the future, trust me on that.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-26-2022, 02:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,564
Posted By johfraser
Just for reference CARID shows pictures of the...

Just for reference CARID shows pictures of the water pump impellers of the brands they sell. You may have to filter their results by your car model. Except for the Hepu, I had to do an image search...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-08-2022, 11:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,778
Posted By johfraser
Plastic battery box and a sealed battery.

Plastic battery box and a sealed battery.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-16-2022, 04:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,119
Posted By johfraser
I think a lot of Ford vehicles used to be 5x108.

I think a lot of Ford vehicles used to be 5x108.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-14-2022, 11:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,114
Posted By johfraser
Classic: computer (analog only), carburetor(s),...

Classic: computer (analog only), carburetor(s), K-Jet (its mostly mechanical), ignition (points)
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-13-2022, 02:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,114
Posted By johfraser
How to Warm Up Your Classic Car Engine

How to Warm Up Your Classic Car Engine the Correct Way & Why It Matters – Terrell’s Classic Workshop

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WY30e-oC2T0
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-04-2022, 09:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,541
Posted By johfraser
Sodium Exhaust Valves?

Did turbo 240's have sodium exhaust valves? When I rebuilt my 81 240DL back in 1999, I was buying parts from some warehouse that was closing and so had low prices. My memory is vague but I seam to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-03-2022, 02:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,014
Posted By johfraser
Engine is running normal now, thank you Dirty...

Engine is running normal now, thank you Dirty Rick.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-02-2022, 06:33 PM
Replies: 28
240: fuel leaks
Views: 4,167
Posted By johfraser
Sounds like in-tank pump outlet connection on top...

Sounds like in-tank pump outlet connection on top of bung is leaking. Or possibly the fuel return line.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-02-2022, 05:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,014
Posted By johfraser
Top view of distributor: ...

Top view of distributor:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/191500601@N03/52188250142/in/dateposted-public/
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-02-2022, 12:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,898
Posted By johfraser
Yes I think low coolant or the cap was loose and...

Yes I think low coolant or the cap was loose and allowed coolant leakage. Could the smoke have been steam from the lost coolant?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-02-2022, 12:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,014
Posted By johfraser
B21F Redblock with block mounted variable...

B21F Redblock with block mounted variable reluctance distributor (4 metal fingers). No points, no computer.

Yes, I was coming to the same conclusion. I just don't understand why if the marks are...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-02-2022, 02:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,014
Posted By johfraser
Timing Belt and Ignition Timing?

Bought my ‘81 240 DL B21F and a full set of green manuals in 1986 . Been doing all the maintenance and repairs myself so I’m not a newbie. However, It has been a few years since doing a timing belt...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-25-2022, 06:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,043
Posted By johfraser
There should be a large opening at the bottom of...

There should be a large opening at the bottom of the fender. Remove the interior side panel and check the vent door operation and seal.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-25-2022, 05:55 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 129,046
Posted By johfraser
Alloy center caps Sedan rear shelf vent panel...

Alloy center caps
Sedan rear shelf vent panel (perhaps in pieces that can be put together)
Shift knob inserts
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-13-2022, 06:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,055
Posted By johfraser
Maybe plan a summer vacation in L.A.

Maybe plan a summer vacation in L.A.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-13-2022, 01:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,055
Posted By johfraser
Any reputable transmission shop should be able to...

Any reputable transmission shop should be able to handle it.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-13-2022, 01:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,281
Posted By johfraser
I believe there is a feed line and a return line....

I believe there is a feed line and a return line. Fuel lines are connected to the dizzy? The plugs have to be in contact with fuel in order to ignite the mixture. Test the injector flows by placing...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-13-2022, 01:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,355
Posted By johfraser
In the late '80's I bought a hitch and wiring...

In the late '80's I bought a hitch and wiring harness from the Volvo dealer. The harness ran along side the car's tail light wiring up to the fuse panel and included a trailer connector.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-16-2021, 04:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,099
Posted By johfraser
Oh my! I miss interpreted the light switch for...

Oh my! I miss interpreted the light switch for the ignition switch.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-15-2021, 11:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,099
Posted By johfraser
I believe the key switch is the only thing common...

I believe the key switch is the only thing common to all of those issues. It supplies power the top of their respective fuses. Sorry I don't remember which ones. It's quick to check there.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-08-2021, 06:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,231
Posted By johfraser
Definitely fix/test the charging light circuit....

Definitely fix/test the charging light circuit. Verify the alternator case is grounded to the chassis and engine block.
If you really want to know how much current you are drawing from the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-07-2021, 01:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,563
Posted By johfraser
Have not tried this but sounds good. If your...

Have not tried this but sounds good. If your phone has illumination while video recording you may be able to take a video through the starter hole. Have someone rotate the engine by hand and record...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-02-2021, 03:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,204
Posted By johfraser
Just the charging voltage alone doesn’t tell you...

Just the charging voltage alone doesn’t tell you much more than the alternator is working or dead. If the battery is old and weak there could be significant current going into it even at 13 Volts....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-29-2021, 02:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,204
Posted By johfraser
I'd replace anything that looks bad or might be....

I'd replace anything that looks bad or might be. Even if you have free towing, having to take a vehicle that's broken down to an unknown shop which you may never go to again is setting yourself up...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-25-2021, 06:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,460
Posted By johfraser
Don't use oil or grease. It will attract dirt and...

Don't use oil or grease. It will attract dirt and gum up the cables. The bristles on the cable act as a nylon bushing so the cables move smoothly through their passages in the side rails. Use only a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-22-2021, 11:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,460
Posted By johfraser
To remove the entire sunroof assembly: Remove...

To remove the entire sunroof assembly:
Remove the crank and gear box.
Push the sunroof open and remove all the screws along the sides and across the front. Pay special attention to how the gear box...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-21-2021, 01:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,460
Posted By johfraser
I think its unlikely the cable snapped. They are...

I think its unlikely the cable snapped. They are made out of some pretty hard stuff. The cables are attached to the sunroof at the rear corners. It is possible one has come lose and is back inside...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-11-2021, 09:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,936
Posted By johfraser
Be careful not to stretch or fold to sharply....

Be careful not to stretch or fold to sharply. These things can tear or crack easily. Put the big end on first and then just squish it down a little to get the top on.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-26-2021, 04:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,254
Posted By johfraser
See my posting of Charging Circuit at: ...

See my posting of Charging Circuit at:
https://volvoforums.com/forum/volvo-240-740-940-12/battery-drain-1990-240-a-107006/

Your alternator, like mine, may be upgraded to an internal voltage...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-26-2021, 12:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,254
Posted By johfraser
I can't believe his searches didn't come up with...

I can't believe his searches didn't come up with the little red alternator wire! Also, that the wire may be broken or the alternator ground strap. Same year and model as mine.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-25-2021, 11:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,477
Posted By johfraser
A Dremel sounds good. You will need a wheel that...

A Dremel sounds good. You will need a wheel that can cut hardened steel. Maybe a small triangular file, a new one.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-20-2021, 11:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,307
Posted By johfraser
Assumptions, my bad.

Assumptions, my bad.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-18-2021, 11:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,307
Posted By johfraser
There are 4 terminals on the end of the solenoid....

There are 4 terminals on the end of the solenoid. The top large one goes to the battery. The lower large one is permanently connected to the starter motor. The small terminal near the engine should...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-12-2021, 08:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,071
Posted By johfraser
Consider having it done by the Auto Technology...

Consider having it done by the Auto Technology Department of a Community College. Many include Auto Body and Paint curriculum. Visit the instructor and have a chat. I've had a couple of good...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-09-2021, 07:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,833
Posted By johfraser
'81240 Front Sunroof Seal

Any one have a suggestion for improvising a sunroof front seal?

Some time ago I tried some closed cell neoprene weather striping. Worked good but the adhesive was not the hard setting type and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-03-2021, 03:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,158
Posted By johfraser
Excuse my double post.

Excuse my double post.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-03-2021, 03:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,158
Posted By johfraser
Obviously I'm late to the game here. My thoughts...

Obviously I'm late to the game here. My thoughts are that any reinforcement you put in still has to be held up by that damaged frame rail. I would also consider replacing the trans and engine rubber...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-29-2021, 01:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,609
Posted By johfraser
Having to hold the throttle open to start the...

Having to hold the throttle open to start the engine is the classic symptom of a flooded engine. In a kjet car this usually occurs because the injectors are dirty and leaking fuel into the engine...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-29-2021, 01:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,499
Posted By johfraser
If you have a timing light, check that the...

If you have a timing light, check that the ignition is advancing when the throttle is first opened. This was traditionally called the vacuum advance. A mechanical advance would then occur at a higher...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-23-2021, 02:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,912
Posted By johfraser
Try searching here or Brickboard.com to see what...

Try searching here or Brickboard.com to see what brands are favored. Some water pumps have stamped, sheet metal impellers while others have centrifugal turbine-like castings. One piece of advice on...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-23-2021, 01:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 11,140
Posted By johfraser
Simple minded thought here: How about squeegeeing...

Simple minded thought here: How about squeegeeing the windshield by hand with a blade and see if there is an angle or pressure that works.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-22-2021, 02:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,912
Posted By johfraser
Might try contacting a Volvo club in your area of...

Might try contacting a Volvo club in your area of the country. If you have access to a VPN set it to a Canada server and search with that. I found https://canadianvolvoclub.org/links/volvo-parts For...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-21-2021, 03:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,405
Posted By johfraser
A little late but for what its worth these are...

A little late but for what its worth these are excerpts from Volvo manual TP 11050-1, Suspension and Wheels:

Grease the bearing with a grease press.
lf a press is not available, pack the bearings...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-12-2021, 10:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 11,266
Posted By johfraser
So, you have a clamp-on style timing light? You...

So, you have a clamp-on style timing light? You clamp it on each plug wire and #1 and #4 yield an intermittent flashing and #2 and #3 yield a steady flashing?

You also clamp the timing light onto...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-11-2021, 04:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 11,266
Posted By johfraser
I'm not clear if we're dealing with a misfire or...

I'm not clear if we're dealing with a misfire or hesitation.

Hesitation is a temporary event that happens in response to say a throttle opening. If the throttle is opened some amount and then...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-07-2021, 12:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 11,266
Posted By johfraser
I don't have a good test for this except watching...

I don't have a good test for this except watching the spark timing advance while opening the throttle. If the spark is advancing too far or too fast right off of idle, this would cause the engine to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-05-2021, 04:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,687
Posted By johfraser
In the time you'll spend fiddling with a T and...

In the time you'll spend fiddling with a T and fittings you could do some over time on your job and get the correct duel sensor and elbow. I second the value of the warning light and gauge combo.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-03-2021, 02:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,886
Posted By johfraser
There may be a fuel leak in the filler pipe...

There may be a fuel leak in the filler pipe connections or the fuel line to the engine. When parked in hot weather, the heat will expand the air in the tank and force more fuel out any leak. The...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-27-2021, 05:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,070
Posted By johfraser
What type of noise is it? A scrapping metallic...

What type of noise is it? A scrapping metallic noise, whirring spinning noise, or a squeaky rubber noise. If it only happens when the body rolls, can you reproduce it by bouncing that side or end of...
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