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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-21-2020, 01:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,413
Posted By coalminer
You need to give the model number and year of...

You need to give the model number and year of your car.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-20-2020, 01:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,296
Posted By coalminer
Not really that hard to find battery...

Not really that hard to find battery drain....especially on a 240 Volvo.

Simply pull one fuse at a time and use a shunted amp meter to locate a drain on each fuse location.
Most multi...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-19-2020, 02:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,296
Posted By coalminer
The same thing happened to me on my 91 model 240....

The same thing happened to me on my 91 model 240.
I pulled the drivers door panel and the wiring Insulation to the door lock switch was completely shot.
I connected a amp meter across the fuse...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-10-2020, 10:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,144
Posted By coalminer
Thanks for the info. Those are the two...

Thanks for the info.

Those are the two numbers that I had pretty much settled on.
It was hard (for me anyway) to get a clear answer on the exact numbers.
Some sites showed 8 orings that were the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-09-2020, 08:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,144
Posted By coalminer
Injector Orings 78 model b21f

Does anyone know off hand the part numbers for the fuel injector Orings on my 78 model 244. It has the b21f engine with CI fuel injection.
I've searched th web and the information is not very...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-09-2020, 01:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,081
Posted By coalminer
I agree with hyperfauto .... The problem is more...

I agree with hyperfauto .... The problem is more likely in the transmission oil cooler inside the radiator.
I had the same exact problem on a 94 model 940, and the oil cooler was leaking.

You can...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-05-2020, 04:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,533
Posted By coalminer
If the injectors fire and the fuel pump runs when...

If the injectors fire and the fuel pump runs when you spin the distributor by hand it proves that the ignition system is functioning properly......that the pick up (Hall) sensor in the distributor...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-04-2020, 07:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,450
Posted By coalminer
The problem with that is there is no reverse...

The problem with that is there is no reverse lockout plate.
The PO apparently had a problem with the lock out mechanism and removed the plate.
He must have broken the pull rod that slides the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-03-2020, 02:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,450
Posted By coalminer
Thanks for info. I've got the driveshaft out...

Thanks for info.

I've got the driveshaft out of the 81 model, plus I have the clutch disc.........matter of fact, I have the complete car.
My youngest son wrecked this car a few years...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-02-2020, 11:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,450
Posted By coalminer
M45 Transmission verses Greenhorn

Well......it took my grandson exactly 1 hour to screw up a good 78 model M45 4speed transmission.
Somehow, he either bent the shift fork inside the transmission or busted a synchronizer or...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-28-2020, 09:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,672
Posted By coalminer
I'm still interested in knowing if the internal...

I'm still interested in knowing if the internal parts.......those deaing with the reverse lockout only.......are the same between the 80's model shifters and the late 70's shifters. Does it make...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-27-2020, 03:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,672
Posted By coalminer
The 78 model shifter that I need to repair is on...

The 78 model shifter that I need to repair is on a transmission without overdrive......it's a straight 4 speed.
All of the bone yard shifters that I have are equipped with overdrive.
Where does...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-27-2020, 03:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,832
Posted By coalminer
Does the in-tank pump run?? Jumper from the...

Does the in-tank pump run??

Jumper from the secondary side of fuse #4 to fuse #6 (count down from top).
The pump should run as long as this jumper is in place.
Remove the gas cap and listen in...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-27-2020, 02:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 13,122
Posted By coalminer
Sorry I resurrected a 14 year old thread.........

Sorry I resurrected a 14 year old thread.........
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-27-2020, 02:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,942
Posted By coalminer
Could be the driveshaft carrier bearing that is...

Could be the driveshaft carrier bearing that is failing.
Your car has a two piece driveshaft with a rubber mounted carrier bearing that supports the center section of the assembly.
It spins...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-27-2020, 02:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,672
Posted By coalminer
M46 shifter swap between year models

I need a few reverse lockout parts for the gear shifter on my M46 4 speed (without overdrive) on my 78 model 244.

I've got 3 spare m46 transmissions that are still in the cars in my bone...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-27-2020, 10:57 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 13,122
Posted By coalminer
My 1978 244 b21f with Kjet has a frequency...

My 1978 244 b21f with Kjet has a frequency valve, so they were used that early at least.
My car was built in Sweden, delivered to California and has a "Lambda Sond"
badge on the front grille, all...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-26-2020, 06:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,946
Posted By coalminer
As we say down south....."The proof is in the...

As we say down south....."The proof is in the pudding".

Maybe the OP will respond if and when he finds the problem....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-26-2020, 06:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,415
Posted By coalminer
Oil leak found!

Well, it was the oil sender leaking after all. I appreciate all of the comments. I think that the comments convinced me to live by the Volvo 240 rule that I've always told others.....Look For...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-25-2020, 03:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,946
Posted By coalminer
I'll guarantee you.......without even seeing your...

I'll guarantee you.......without even seeing your car......that the problem you are having with the sticking calipers on your 940 is caused by corroded caliper slide pins.
These pins guide the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-21-2020, 05:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,415
Posted By coalminer
I certainly hope that you're...

I certainly hope that you're right......co-incidentally, I know that the oil sender switch is bad because the oil warning light doesn't work. I unplugged the wire, grounded it, and the light came...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-20-2020, 11:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,169
Posted By coalminer
I'm pretty sure the windshield glass is the same...

I'm pretty sure the windshield glass is the same from the mid 60's 140 series thru the last 240 year of 1993.
The last 3 years of the 240 you may want to avoid because the windshield was anchored in...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-20-2020, 10:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,415
Posted By coalminer
That's the plug I'm talking about. I didn't ...

That's the plug I'm talking about. I didn't feel like looking at it today......I'm getting old, plus it snowed here at my house on the mountain today and I really suffer in cold weather.........
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-19-2020, 11:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,415
Posted By coalminer
8This leak is on the very front of the engine. ...

8This leak is on the very front of the engine.
I thought for sure that the front crank seal was leaking.
I replaced the seal.....crank looked good......and it still leaks somewhere.
I...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-19-2020, 11:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,445
Posted By coalminer
Man.....that's a nice looking 242...

Man.....that's a nice looking 242...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-19-2020, 11:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,445
Posted By coalminer
No rust on either car. I've never had a problem...

No rust on either car.
I've never had a problem with the glove box dumping a cup holder.
I never travel with a passenger anyway. If I go somewhere with the wife we always drive her vehicle. ...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-18-2020, 09:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,415
Posted By coalminer
Oil leak behind alternator. 78 244 b21f

My newest acquisition, a 78 model 244 with b21 engine and k-jet injection has a oil leak.
I originally thought the leak was from the front crank seal, but that is not it.

It appears that the oil...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-18-2020, 08:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,358
Posted By coalminer
Price is "top of market"..........what does that...

Price is "top of market"..........what does that mean?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-18-2020, 08:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,445
Posted By coalminer
Yep. I drive a 93 model 240......all stock. I...

Yep.
I drive a 93 model 240......all stock.
I gave $300 for it 3 years ago and drove it home.
It's a sweet ride.

My grandson just bought a 78 model 244 a couple of weeks ago and it's in my shop...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-18-2020, 08:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,445
Posted By coalminer
Yep. I drive a 93 model 240......all stock. I...

Yep.
I drive a 93 model 240......all stock.
I gave $300 for it 3 years ago and drove it home.
It's a sweet ride.

My grandson just bought a 78 model 244 a couple of weeks ago and it's in my shop...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-18-2020, 04:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,797
Posted By coalminer
When the distributor moved did the engine buck or...

When the distributor moved did the engine buck or backfire?
If it did, it's possible that the engine skipped a notch or two on the timing belt.
Just a thought and worth checking.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-18-2020, 04:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,608
Posted By coalminer
I second the JB Weld fix. Just clean the...

I second the JB Weld fix. Just clean the cover with a strong solvent and apply the weld.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-18-2020, 04:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,445
Posted By coalminer
I've always used a cup holder that I get at...

I've always used a cup holder that I get at Dollar General store.
It fits behind the door on the glove box. Open the door, hang tab on door, close door. Cost about $1.50.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-18-2020, 03:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,487
Posted By coalminer
I've got a little rule of thumb that has always...

I've got a little rule of thumb that has always helped me.......your mileage may vary.
If the description for the grease includes a "G" in the specification number, the grease is "Good to go" (my...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-18-2020, 03:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,754
Posted By coalminer
That K-Jet fuel injection operates at approx....

That K-Jet fuel injection operates at approx. 65psi. This is no place for a gas leak, so don't go cheap on those fuel lines.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-18-2020, 03:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,608
Posted By coalminer
On the (2) 940's that I've owned, the A/C system...

On the (2) 940's that I've owned, the A/C system also played a part in the windshield defrost system. If the defrost is turned on, so is the A/C system.
No dry A/C air........less windshield...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-06-2020, 07:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,634
Posted By coalminer
it's possible.......especially since it has been...

it's possible.......especially since it has been back firing........that the big rubber bellow (air duct) that connects the throttle valve to the intake manifold has become dislodged (blown loose)...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-06-2020, 07:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,634
Posted By coalminer
It's possible.......especially since it has been...

It's possible.......especially since it has been back firing........that the big rubber bellow (air duct) that connects the throttle valve to the intake manifold has become dislodged (blown loose)...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-01-2020, 03:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,363
Posted By coalminer
How tight should I tighten the head bolts (ft...

How tight should I tighten the head bolts (ft /lb)?? B21 head on B230 block using B230 gasket??
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-01-2020, 03:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,692
Posted By coalminer
:lol::lol::lol:

:lol::lol::lol:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-01-2020, 03:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,692
Posted By coalminer
Just reading this post makes my head hurt. ...

Just reading this post makes my head hurt. Every Volvo that I've ever owned was pushed down the road by it's rear wheels, so I can't offer information on what it would take to do the sort of...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-01-2020, 02:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,363
Posted By coalminer
Thanks for the good information. It is really...

Thanks for the good information. It is really nice to get some help on a specific question, especially from someone who knows his stuff.
I will post some pictures as I go along.
We area...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-29-2020, 08:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,363
Posted By coalminer
76 model m46 4speed w/od transmission marriage to 86 model b230 engine?

I've got a nice 76 model 242 body with a good m46 4speed w/od. I've given it to my grandson and hope to help him somehow install a good 86 model b230 engine that I also have. The original b21...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-27-2018, 07:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,202
Posted By coalminer
Yea, it has a good reason for being there. It...

Yea, it has a good reason for being there.
It prevents you from spilling transmission fluid all over you shop floor when you're doing a filter and flush.

I'm a firm believer (from experience) in...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-23-2018, 05:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,085
Posted By coalminer
Motorcraft Part # YG136 Low cost,...

Motorcraft Part # YG136

Low cost, quality valve that interchanges well.

I've used several on my 940's since I discovered them.
Metal valve body on pressure side.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-23-2018, 05:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,384
Posted By coalminer
I had the exact same problem on my 92 Model 240. ...

I had the exact same problem on my 92 Model 240.
Cut and solder and shrink wrap are the fix.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-23-2018, 05:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,980
Posted By coalminer
Yea....my thoughts...I'd have to see that to...

Yea....my thoughts...I'd have to see that to believe it........
5/16" endplay on a Volvo Red Block engine....I can't see it or believe it.
I've owned and rebuilt a Bunch of these engines, and with...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-31-2017, 01:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,415
Posted By coalminer
Is the belt tight on the water pump?

Is the belt tight on the water pump?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-28-2017, 02:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,284
Posted By coalminer
I have owned both Bosch and Regina...

I have owned both Bosch and Regina systems....only not on a turbo.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-28-2017, 01:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,284
Posted By coalminer
Didn't know that. I've never owned a...

Didn't know that.
I've never owned a turbo........
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