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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-16-2021, 01:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 382
Posted By Mr. V
I have a 240 KJet and what you describe is not...

I have a 240 KJet and what you describe is not normal.

This might help:

https://forums.turbobricks.com/archive/index.php/t-82232.html
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-12-2021, 10:13 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 383
Posted By Mr. V
740: vibration

1986 740 Turbo, manual transmission.

Trying to rid it of a vibration / minor "shudder" that comes on around 2100 or so RPM, lasts for a few hundred RPM then fades as RPM climbs.

Replaced the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-08-2021, 09:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,513
Posted By Mr. V
I am so glad redblocks, unlike white blocks, are...

I am so glad redblocks, unlike white blocks, are non-interference engines and don't grenade when a belt slips or fails.

Gotta wonder why ALL vehicle engines aren't non-interference designs.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-04-2021, 12:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 516
Posted By Mr. V
Those danged FP relays. I had one fail in my...

Those danged FP relays.

I had one fail in my 740, in the mtns: fortunately I had a spare.

Come to find out the spare was bad also, unbeknownst to me.

Moral of the story: always check your...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-01-2021, 01:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 897
Posted By Mr. V
I use a purpose-built tool from IPD, but I don't...

I use a purpose-built tool from IPD, but I don't see it being available any more.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-27-2021, 11:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 961
Posted By Mr. V
I haven't learned to do paint or body work but...

I haven't learned to do paint or body work but were I curious I'd start by exploring the info on YouTube.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-23-2021, 01:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 833
Posted By Mr. V
740 ignition timing

'86 740 Turbo

I did a lot of work recently on it as I am restoring it / trying to cherry it out; among other things I replaced the distributor (rear mounted to cam).

It ran poorly.

I checked...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-20-2021, 12:30 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,398
Posted By Mr. V
My first Volvo was a 142. When driving the...

My first Volvo was a 142.

When driving the North Cascades Hwy. the car started bucking and barely ran when I got to a certain altitude, but when I got above the pass and started going down again...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-14-2021, 02:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,498
Posted By Mr. V
Tips for 740: ...

Tips for 740:

http://www.swedishbricks.net/700900FAQ/Body-Doors1.html#Stuck_Hood_Release
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-03-2021, 12:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,703
Posted By Mr. V
I used the 3M spray after scraping the headliner...

I used the 3M spray after scraping the headliner so as to get a good surface for bonding on our '86 740 turbo sedan.

No issues removing the headliner ithrough the door: yes, remove the seats...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-29-2021, 12:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,704
Posted By Mr. V
OP: You might want to bookmark this site as...

OP:

You might want to bookmark this site as it will prove quite helpful with 740 repair issues.

http://www.swedishbricks.net/700900FAQ/FAQSummary1.html
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-25-2021, 11:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,205
Posted By Mr. V
The fuse box is designed to be unclipped (pull...

The fuse box is designed to be unclipped (pull back the two white-colored, angled clips on the side, near where the white front part meets the black rear part), and with the clips released you can...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-17-2021, 01:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,306
Posted By Mr. V
Thanks. I don't have ramps, so will probably...

Thanks.

I don't have ramps, so will probably ask the guys doing the alignment in their shop to tighten to spec while they have it fully weithted on a lift.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-15-2021, 12:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,306
Posted By Mr. V
suspension bolt torquing question

The manual says when working on the front suspension of my 740 to not fully torque the bolts for the radius rod and control arm bushings.

It says to put the bolts in not fully torqued, then put...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-26-2021, 08:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,595
Posted By Mr. V
Nah, they're in now. I just ground down the...

Nah, they're in now.

I just ground down the sheath that covers the bolts til they just fit.

Tedious: grind, check, grind, check...

I gotta think this is a common problem caused by too thin...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-25-2021, 08:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,595
Posted By Mr. V
Got it out, but now can't get the top one to go...

Got it out, but now can't get the top one to go in.

Been using a grinder to take metal off the edge but this makes me nervous; I see no other way to do it.

Is there one?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-25-2021, 04:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,595
Posted By Mr. V
740: rear shock upper mount issue

Replacing rear shocks in '86 740 turbo.

Upper and lower bolts came out easily with air,and I freed the lower shock mount on both sides.

The problem is with the upper shock mount: both are stuck...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-16-2021, 01:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,065
Posted By Mr. V
If all else fails that might indicate that the...

If all else fails that might indicate that the problem is not with the blades.

Might the motor be getting weaker and need to be replaced?

Fortunately it's an easy fix, at least compared to a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-15-2021, 11:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,089
Posted By Mr. V
This link might get you started... ...

This link might get you started...

https://www.swedespeed.com/threads/seatbelt-stuck.230027/
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-12-2021, 01:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,150
Posted By Mr. V
I've not used Gates for a TB but have used their...

I've not used Gates for a TB but have used their accessory belts, they're fine.

Recently replaced a Gates serpentine belt in a F-250, after 50K miles it showed no cracks, no signs of wear.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-13-2021, 11:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,647
Posted By Mr. V
Almost certainly water in the distributor cap: a...

Almost certainly water in the distributor cap: a common problem in flood conditions.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-12-2021, 01:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,077
Posted By Mr. V
This older thread might be of some assistance: ...

This older thread might be of some assistance:

http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=268866
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-12-2021, 01:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,415
Posted By Mr. V
Would drilling and slapping on J-B Weld work if...

Would drilling and slapping on J-B Weld work if you don't have a welder?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-07-2021, 08:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,644
Posted By Mr. V
I wouldn't be too concerned, assuming whoever did...

I wouldn't be too concerned, assuming whoever did the work knew what they were doing: just fire it up.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-30-2021, 07:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,230
Posted By Mr. V
Sounds to me like it's not an engine noise, more...

Sounds to me like it's not an engine noise, more of an accessory noise.

Bearing going bad in AC, alt or PS perhaps?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-28-2021, 01:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,567
Posted By Mr. V
It isn't worth it if you have to pay the cost of...

It isn't worth it if you have to pay the cost of shipping the car to and from Guam; but if an employer is doing it, why not?

There are auto parts stores in Guam for the basic items, and of course...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-28-2021, 02:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,158
Posted By Mr. V
You can try taping, or glue it for a permanent...

You can try taping, or glue it for a permanent fix, but I'd suggest a new cable, or if money is tight, a used one from a wrecking yard.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-26-2021, 04:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,134
Posted By Mr. V
Here ya go: ...

Here ya go:

http://www.swedishbricks.net/700900FAQ/Body-Doors1.html#Stuck_Hood_Release
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-21-2021, 08:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,935
Posted By Mr. V
You took the dash off in a shopping mall parking...

You took the dash off in a shopping mall parking lot?

Brave man.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-12-2021, 01:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,645
Posted By Mr. V
One benefit of having owned Turbobricks for...

One benefit of having owned Turbobricks for decades is having a bunch of spare parts readily available; were I in the OP's shoes I'd remove the cluster and swap in a replacement fuel gauge to rule...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-04-2021, 01:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,114
Posted By Mr. V
Hold on: before you tinker check a wiring...

Hold on: before you tinker check a wiring diagram: there's gotta be a reason they did that.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-02-2021, 04:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,194
Posted By Mr. V
While I would agree that the strut mounts /...

While I would agree that the strut mounts / bearing are the likely culprit, take a look at where the inner tie rod attaches to the rack: over time the tolerances widen and get sloppy; not sure though...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-29-2021, 11:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,675
Posted By Mr. V
Ziptie.

Ziptie.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-25-2021, 04:29 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,214
Posted By Mr. V
Which surfaces are you planning on cleaning with...

Which surfaces are you planning on cleaning with a Dremel?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-21-2021, 07:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,943
Posted By Mr. V
In a pinch I've reused copper washers after first...

In a pinch I've reused copper washers after first heating them with a blow torch til they glow red / orange, and then when cool I use fine sand paper to dress both sides plus the faces on the banjo...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-18-2021, 02:32 PM
Replies: 27
240: M47 Fluid
Views: 5,956
Posted By Mr. V
I use this (not a snake oil, seems to help some):...

I use this (not a snake oil, seems to help some):

https://shop.advanceautoparts.com/wcsstore/CVWEB/staticproductimage//17605/large/11071183_atp_at205_pri_larg.jpg
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-16-2021, 12:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,309
Posted By Mr. V
For a daily driver you can buy the cheapest...

For a daily driver you can buy the cheapest struts you can find and call it good.

One site to maybe buy from is carid.com; they show

FCS® 1332305R - Front Passenger Side Complete Strut Assembly...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-12-2021, 11:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,214
Posted By Mr. V
I avoid having to use the tool by measuring all...

I avoid having to use the tool by measuring all the clearances and then removing the camshaft; then I replace shims as needed and reinstall the camshaft.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-10-2021, 02:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,573
Posted By Mr. V
I wonder why the little ground strap is needed to...

I wonder why the little ground strap is needed to ground the engine to the body given that there should be a good ground enugh already through the bolts holding the motor mounts to the body and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-08-2021, 10:16 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 12,860
Posted By Mr. V
I mentioned them above but have never bought from...

I mentioned them above but have never bought from them.

They look good on paper: good price, lifetime warranty and free shipping:
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-08-2021, 05:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,848
Posted By Mr. V
Are you sure the noise is coming from the diff? ...

Are you sure the noise is coming from the diff?

Could be a failing rear wheel bearing, at the end of the axle near the brakes.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-07-2021, 09:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,576
Posted By Mr. V
Egad. Drain the crankcase oil (if any?) then...

Egad.

Drain the crankcase oil (if any?) then add the correct amount of oil and cross your fingers.

Then again if you've been driving it I must assume it's had sufficient oil, or else BOOM!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-07-2021, 09:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,126
Posted By Mr. V
You could take it to a car parts store and ask...

You could take it to a car parts store and ask them to check the alternator to verify whether the problem lies with the alternator or elsewhere.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-07-2021, 07:41 PM
Replies: 27
240: M47 Fluid
Views: 5,956
Posted By Mr. V
I read on a BMW forum that Valvoline Synchromesh...

I read on a BMW forum that Valvoline Synchromesh MTL has a thicker viscosity than Redline MTL, so you might be prone to stiffer shifting until the engine warms up?

Please report back as to how...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-02-2021, 12:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,103
Posted By Mr. V
IPD sells 240 door switches for $2.90 apiece. ...

IPD sells 240 door switches for $2.90 apiece.

https://www.ipdusa.com/Catalog/Index?CAT_ID=1305&categorycrumbs=1053%2c1163&searchwords=
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-01-2021, 03:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,666
Posted By Mr. V
I too thought it might be an exhaust leak but the...

I too thought it might be an exhaust leak but the OP says it doesn't vary with engine temperature; wouldn't the exhaust leak noise,likely get lower in volume as the engine warms due to expansion of...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-01-2021, 01:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,666
Posted By Mr. V
Need more info. When it is cold out, put it...

Need more info.

When it is cold out, put it on jack stands and listen to it; use a mechanics stethoscope or a long screwdriver as a sound amplifier to try to pin point its apparent location, then...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-26-2021, 02:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 976
Posted By Mr. V
transmission noise: 940

I just noticed what appears to be a new noise coming from the area of the automatic transmission on my wife's 940 Turbo.

It's most evident with the car in park, engine running; she describes it as...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-23-2021, 11:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 930
Posted By Mr. V
Curious. It sounds like the problem isn't...

Curious.

It sounds like the problem isn't the broken plastic piece, as you said you connected it OK and the pump energizes.

First thing: verify that you are getting fuel to the fuel rail /...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-16-2021, 04:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,701
Posted By Mr. V
OP, you might want to widen your search to...

OP, you might want to widen your search to include redblocks newer than the 240, i.e. 740 and 940.

I own and maintain turbocharged models of each of them and think they're good cars.

Older...
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