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Forum: projects & restorations 09-12-2021, 12:57 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 59,571
Posted By v8volvo
That is a healthy sounding motor. The extended...

That is a healthy sounding motor. The extended cranking time is probably due to loss of fuel pump prime from the leaks you mentioned earlier -- common. Once it started it sounded good.

I also...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-11-2021, 02:00 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 59,571
Posted By v8volvo
Fuel pump reseal is not rocket science but do...

Fuel pump reseal is not rocket science but do your homework carefully before you take it apart. That is one job that you probably do want to pay a pro to handle if you are not familiar, or get a...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-11-2021, 01:53 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 59,571
Posted By v8volvo
Joining this thread late -- nice looking 245. ...

Joining this thread late -- nice looking 245.

Your instincts are right to do the t-belts on the D24 ASAP. That will give you time to run it for a while without worry and decide what direction to...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-16-2021, 11:00 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 248,045
Posted By v8volvo
The new project sounds (and looks) like fun, and...

The new project sounds (and looks) like fun, and another unique one.

An XJS and a Lincoln Mark disguised in a Volvo wagon body -- I would say you have a taste for grand tourer type rigs. ...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-16-2021, 02:08 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 18,260
Posted By v8volvo
I agree with you there. The direct injection...

I agree with you there. The direct injection motors do a much better job of managing heat especially if power increases above stock.

It's too bad the inline six never got the TDI evolution like...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-13-2021, 02:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 18,260
Posted By v8volvo
Very nice! Maybe you just want to build a fresh...

Very nice! Maybe you just want to build a fresh D24TIC for it, they are excellent engines too as long as nobody does knucklehead sabotage to the engine, though I can understand the appeal of the TDI...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-12-2021, 01:05 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 248,045
Posted By v8volvo
Nice troubleshooting on the bad connector. Gotta...

Nice troubleshooting on the bad connector. Gotta love that kind of stuff that takes 10 seconds to fix but can take lot of hours to find.

Congrats on all the miles, still think this is one of the...
Forum: website & board 08-12-2021, 12:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,668
Posted By v8volvo
Yes give a try on D24T.com Stay away from...

Yes give a try on D24T.com

Stay away from Volvo mechanics would be my only advice. Typically are ignorant of diesel mechanic principles, try to work on D24T engines without special tools and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-08-2021, 11:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,801
Posted By v8volvo
Correct. Not for cruise -- that is a separate...

Correct. Not for cruise -- that is a separate smaller pump located down near the brake junction block.

This pump ties into the manifold vacuum system. AFAIK it was only used on early 7 series...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-08-2021, 11:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,580
Posted By v8volvo
Hey Paul, did you ever get something figured out...

Hey Paul, did you ever get something figured out to get your 760 TD back on the road?

Feel free to reach out to me if you need parts (transmission, etc). I have a few good used diesel ZF...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-28-2021, 11:19 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 18,260
Posted By v8volvo
Have you tried bolting up the D24 type...

Have you tried bolting up the D24 type bellhousing from a M46/47/90 to that BAU? Are you sure it wouldn't work?

IIRC the inline 5/6 pattern is very close to the Audi V6/V8 pattern. Not...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-26-2021, 12:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 18,260
Posted By v8volvo
Great looking work on the cluster. How much...

Great looking work on the cluster.

How much of the dash harness do you think you will need? Last couple of TDI swaps I messed with, the harness was pretty quick and easy to strip down, didn't use...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-26-2021, 12:08 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,134
Posted By v8volvo
Right, none of us are here and doing this crap...

Right, none of us are here and doing this crap because it makes any sense. Good points yeah.

That said, I can also agree with the idea that there are smarter and less smart ways to approach...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-25-2021, 03:58 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,134
Posted By v8volvo
^ Agree. But for those saying other good options...

^ Agree. But for those saying other good options (whatever they are, 5.0, whiteblock I-6, old LT1, etc) are not even worth considering because you can't get them to 700hp with bolt-ons, my point is...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-25-2021, 03:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,134
Posted By v8volvo
This discussion is a little off the rails of the...

This discussion is a little off the rails of the OP's original question. But since we're at it, I will say this, for a friendly counterpoint:

You can have other goals for a build besides just...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-23-2021, 02:56 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,134
Posted By v8volvo
:nod: The famous "Clevor". Always heard those...

:nod: The famous "Clevor". Always heard those were the hot setup back in the day.

Of course there are so many good aftermarket aluminum heads for the 5.0 out there that that would be a much...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-23-2021, 01:50 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,134
Posted By v8volvo
I think that's the big issue now, not so much...

I think that's the big issue now, not so much whether they do/don't work well, but availability. Used to be cheap wrecked Fox bodies were everywhere for almost free and grabbing a complete good...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-23-2021, 01:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,134
Posted By v8volvo
Yeah. They look sharper in the engine bay too,...

Yeah. They look sharper in the engine bay too, IMHO. The LS motors have a lot of cheap looking plastic up top, including plastic intake manifold. The various different cast aluminum factory intakes...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-22-2021, 12:20 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,134
Posted By v8volvo
Hey now. Some of us still like the old things. ...

Hey now. Some of us still like the old things. And for some of us, hell will freeze over before we own a POS Chevy. :oogle:

Time has moved on from the Volvo 240 too, and the 740, 940, whatever....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-13-2021, 03:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,149
Posted By v8volvo
Yeah nice work getting it handled. Never fun...

Yeah nice work getting it handled. Never fun having things break on the road in winter but at least you were prepared. ;-)
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-12-2021, 12:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,149
Posted By v8volvo
Could be worse. That stretch of highway sucks. ...

Could be worse. That stretch of highway sucks. Seems like something bad happens every time I'm on it. I remember one trip coming up from Denver, the temperature in Cheyenne was something like 60...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-12-2021, 01:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,149
Posted By v8volvo
Bet you are exactly right, typical, and a good...

Bet you are exactly right, typical, and a good way for it to fail, won't hurt anything except freeze the driver out.

Cheyenne WY area has always been bad luck for me, especially the climb from...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-27-2021, 12:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,580
Posted By v8volvo
Come on over to the forum at www.d24t.com...

Come on over to the forum at www.d24t.com (www.d24t.com), it's where us Volvo diesel guys hang out. There is not a lot of diesel knowledge here on TB (although there are plenty of myths and old...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-26-2021, 01:58 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 248,045
Posted By v8volvo
Congrats on the milestone and on what continues...

Congrats on the milestone and on what continues to be an extremely impressive execution on this build and putting it to real-world use. Inspirational! Especially considering so much of it involved...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-26-2021, 01:47 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 28,220
Posted By v8volvo
I still daily drive my 700 TD cars or sometimes...

I still daily drive my 700 TD cars or sometimes my beater VW TDI or beater Ford pickup so I was accustomed to the same. I bought a $2000 Audi Allroad 2.7T 6-speed a couple summers ago from across...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-06-2021, 02:20 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 18,260
Posted By v8volvo
Looking great, beautiful work on those mounts. :)...

Looking great, beautiful work on those mounts. :)

700 series definitely did come with 1030 I think? Especially gas engine NA cars I am almost sure had them.
Forum: projects & restorations 12-22-2020, 11:49 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 18,260
Posted By v8volvo
Exactly, I only put a few K on the van per year...

Exactly, I only put a few K on the van per year so the tbelt is only every several years. Not such a big deal. Although that also proves that I should probably just keep a gasser engine in it,...
Forum: projects & restorations 12-21-2020, 03:39 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 18,260
Posted By v8volvo
Interesting, thanks for the measurements. Extra...

Interesting, thanks for the measurements. Extra 90mm might just fit in the van, I'll have to look. I may have to move the gearbox over to the left a little bit and shorten/lengthen axles also but...
Forum: projects & restorations 12-14-2020, 03:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 18,260
Posted By v8volvo
Looking great. Nice work on the pan. Hopefully...

Looking great. Nice work on the pan. Hopefully that's the trickiest part of the whole setup. :)

That is crazy about the patched up oil pickup suction tube on the D24TIC motor. Wonder what did...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-12-2020, 02:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,549
Posted By v8volvo
Back in the day (circa 1999-2000) I did the 5.0...

Back in the day (circa 1999-2000) I did the 5.0 swap to my first 740, using Converse's kit. I had a stock 5.0 with stock clutch, and used the cable setup (swapping FROM hydraulic to cable operation...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-30-2020, 12:39 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 18,260
Posted By v8volvo
Interesting project, should be great when done....

Interesting project, should be great when done. The 2.5 TDI engines are legends for power and durability and economy, no doubt an improvement over the old D24TIC in every way except maybe sound. ;-)...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-28-2020, 11:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,380
Posted By v8volvo
Interesting, good info, thanks, now we are...

Interesting, good info, thanks, now we are getting somewhere.

So with the early "clamshell" style looks like you can unbolt half of the strap that holds the lock assembly to the column. But what...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-28-2020, 05:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,380
Posted By v8volvo
Then what? Put vise grips on the splined stub and...

Then what? Put vise grips on the splined stub and steer it that way? Gotta be an easier way.



I thought about that and tried a few locksmiths, feels like a little more effort than I want to go...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-28-2020, 12:12 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 37,913
Posted By v8volvo
Nice work, car is looking great and good to see...

Nice work, car is looking great and good to see someone else keeping one of these early 7 sedans on the road.

I think that auxiliary electric vacuum pump was only used on the early 7 series turbos...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-28-2020, 12:02 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 24,684
Posted By v8volvo
89-90 740 GLE B234F with M46, not listed on that...

89-90 740 GLE B234F with M46, not listed on that table, will have a 3.31 axle.

Good luck finding one of those, though.

I think the easiest would probably be a 960-I wagon, 92 to 94, with solid...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-28-2020, 11:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,380
Posted By v8volvo
Disabling 200 series steering column / ignition lock without key?

This is related to the car discussed in another thread here: http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=356756

I decided to drag it home and try to save the drivetrain for another project. The...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-18-2020, 09:57 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 24,684
Posted By v8volvo
I think what kjets was saying is that aftermarket...

I think what kjets was saying is that aftermarket gear sets are likely to be from China and won't last like OEM parts will. Obviously you aren't talking about putting Kia 4.78 gears in your Volvo. ;)...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-17-2020, 06:50 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 24,684
Posted By v8volvo
Well there you go, so they did exist. The BW55...

Well there you go, so they did exist. The BW55 1983 only D24T 764 GLE is described in service literature but the early media reviews of them mention only the M46 being available. They must have built...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-16-2020, 06:44 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 24,684
Posted By v8volvo
Did that 3.15 ever actually exist? I don't think...

Did that 3.15 ever actually exist? I don't think it did. The 3spd BW55 '83 760TD was planned and was shown in publicity materials, but to my knowledge never actually produced for the US. Just as well...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-06-2020, 12:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 11,431
Posted By v8volvo
Interesting. The direct top gear is a common BMW...

Interesting. The direct top gear is a common BMW thing I guess. I think some of the older Getrag manual boxes in BMWs used to be the same way also.

3.08 gears are common in the Ford 8.8 axles IIRC...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-06-2020, 11:44 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 11,431
Posted By v8volvo
Holy cow, nicely done. What are the ratios...

Holy cow, nicely done.

What are the ratios of the DCT and what rear axle ratio are you running?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-14-2020, 12:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,094
Posted By v8volvo
Who told you that?

Who told you that?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-13-2020, 12:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,094
Posted By v8volvo
They drive well as stated above and the late even...

They drive well as stated above and the late even fire V6 engine is very nice and generally rock solid.

Coolant leaks could be from hoses to/from the water pump. The PRV engines, even these later...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-03-2020, 12:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,443
Posted By v8volvo
Great looking wagon. I love the red interiors...

Great looking wagon. I love the red interiors also. My 1986 745 TD and '83 764 TD both have red leather. I didn't like it at first but it has over time become one of my favorite features of both...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-01-2020, 10:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,988
Posted By v8volvo
Most folks posting in here do know this, but...

Most folks posting in here do know this, but since some (and possibly the OP) seemingly do not:

The V6 does not have a timing belt, cams are run on chains. There's no "belt timing" to check here....
Forum: projects & restorations 02-28-2020, 08:04 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 248,045
Posted By v8volvo
Nice work! 24.5 is not much more than a few...

Nice work! 24.5 is not much more than a few percent off what it would get with a stock B230F and AW70, with half the cylinders and displacement, and less than half the power, and twice the noise and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-12-2020, 11:42 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 9,514
Posted By v8volvo
If long distance travel is your plan I would look...

If long distance travel is your plan I would look for a lockup trans above all else. Nice upgrade in a 240 that never had them from the factory.

AW70 and AW71 are both long-lasting units, with...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-11-2020, 04:23 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 248,045
Posted By v8volvo
Nice work, sounds like a great outcome. 2200 at...

Nice work, sounds like a great outcome. 2200 at 70 is presumably pretty close to what it would have been in the Lincoln. Probably makes 3rd a great gear for secondary roads with OD locked out, and OD...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-30-2020, 11:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,045
Posted By v8volvo
It will be a lot of work. Probably easiest if you...

It will be a lot of work. Probably easiest if you could get a complete earlier non-ABS parts car and then spend hours or days carefully extracting all the hard lines in the engine bay to swap over....
Forum: events 01-28-2020, 02:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,486
Posted By v8volvo
Don't think I'm going to be able to make it this...

Don't think I'm going to be able to make it this year unfortunately. Good to hear they shifted to March this time though. I went out for the initial February meet last year but was one of only a half...
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