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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-02-2021, 09:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 714
Posted By dandeluca
Turning rebuilt ac compressor by hand?

Im installing a rebuilt compressor and a coolant line on my project car. (Volvo 245) I can not turn the clutch by hand at all. It feels frozen. Should I be concerned and bring the compressor back...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-01-2021, 03:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 754
Posted By dandeluca
Thanks this helps, my sticker is illegible.

Thanks this helps, my sticker is illegible.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-01-2021, 02:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 754
Posted By dandeluca
Actually with a little more research it seems...

Actually with a little more research it seems that ester oil is probably the way to go, but if anyone has any other information I'd love to hear it.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-01-2021, 12:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 754
Posted By dandeluca
Working with 134a Converted AC system.

I have a 91 245 project car. The AC worked okay last year but this year one of the coolant lines failed. The system was converted professionally to 134a sometime in the past. I have bought a new...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-04-2021, 05:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,944
Posted By dandeluca
Volvo 240 now with customizable fuel pump...

Volvo 240 now with customizable fuel pump control!

https://i.imgur.com/Pz3TeSd.jpg

In all seriousness the pumps work correctly now that it is wired correctly. I don't know if ECUs can have...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-04-2021, 09:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,944
Posted By dandeluca
There have been a few head scratchers with the...

There have been a few head scratchers with the car when I think the PO was just throwing stuff at the wall. He hardwired 12V to the alternator exciter even though the normal wire works perfectly. ...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-03-2021, 11:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,944
Posted By dandeluca
Okay, so after some research it seams that the...

Okay, so after some research it seams that the pumps should only really run when the car is running. I went to look at my fuel pump relay someone cut the green wire and spliced in a new wire. For...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-03-2021, 10:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,944
Posted By dandeluca
91 240 fuel pump behavior

So Im just trying to find a clear answer for this, sorry for the basic question. When I turn my key to the on position I hear my fuel pumps turn on. It seems like they would just stay on forever...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-24-2021, 12:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,311
Posted By dandeluca
240 Wagon vs Sedan Sun Visor (240)

Hello,

Can anyone confirm if the sun visors are the same or different on 240 wagons vs sedans. I have seen conflicting information. (I have a 91 wagon if that makes a difference) Mine look like...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-19-2020, 04:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,289
Posted By dandeluca
Yeah, I'm going to get the roof resprayed, but...

Yeah, I'm going to get the roof resprayed, but probably keep the rack. It looks cool, but it is remarkably flimsy. Id love to know how salesman talked people into those 30 years ago.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-18-2020, 07:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,289
Posted By dandeluca
Well nuts for stock roof rack

Hello,

I have the stock roof rack off my 91 wagon. All the well nuts where brittle so I yanked them out with pliers. I was wondering if anyone knew off hand the size of well nuts. I could...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-26-2020, 02:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,201
Posted By dandeluca
I took it for about a 30 minute ride shut the car...

I took it for about a 30 minute ride shut the car down and hit everything with an infrared thermometer. Everything looked about right. I might pull the thermostat and test it soon but I think just...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-25-2020, 09:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,201
Posted By dandeluca
So in your opinion would it be worth it to...

So in your opinion would it be worth it to install some heat shielding/insulation. (Seems hottest bear valve cover/exhaust manifold.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-25-2020, 09:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,201
Posted By dandeluca
Nope no hood insulation

Nope no hood insulation
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-25-2020, 08:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,201
Posted By dandeluca
Engine Compartment Heat

So now my little project 91' 240 is up and running and I'm taking it on little trips here and there. The car seems to be running well. However, after a very short cruise around town I noticed the...
Forum: showroom 08-13-2020, 08:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,429
Posted By dandeluca
Perfect thanks everyone.

Perfect thanks everyone.
Forum: showroom 08-12-2020, 09:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,429
Posted By dandeluca
Sideview Mirror Color 91 Volvo 240

Doing some body work on my 91 245 I have the badly faded side view mirrors off. I would like to paint them, however I was wondering what would be more stock. Should I paint them matte black or grey...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-02-2020, 04:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,431
Posted By dandeluca
So I disconnected the wire from the wiper motor....

So I disconnected the wire from the wiper motor. It would not light up a test light with the key on, but seemed to be charging with 13.5 volts at battery with car started and wipers still worked. ...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-02-2020, 03:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,431
Posted By dandeluca
Okay, If I am reading that correctly the...

Okay,

If I am reading that correctly the little red spade plug is the "exciter" and is also known as D+. That wire should have 12+V flowing to it when the key is on but engine is not. When the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-02-2020, 01:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,431
Posted By dandeluca
Mystery Wire, Possible Purpose?

So I took my little project car (91 240 Wagon) out last night for a test drive and it stranded me as the battery died, the alternator was not charging. No warning lights. I got it home this morning...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-01-2020, 04:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,949
Posted By dandeluca
Here is a little video I made of my installation....

Here is a little video I made of my installation. https://youtu.be/ksmMu0wwhuY It looks good but the car has not left the garage much. I am a bit concerned how it will hold up in hot sun.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-01-2020, 10:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,829
Posted By dandeluca
91 240 (GM Style) AC Clutch Gap

Hello,

As my little project nears mechanical completion, I am hoping to get the AC running so I can drive in the summer. At first I thought I had a refrigerant leak, as I could get it running in...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-15-2020, 08:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,430
Posted By dandeluca
Hood hinge spring, just the springs (240)

So when I bought my project the hood hinges where completely busted and missing the springs. I purchased new OEM hinges, but they don't come with springs. Perhaps its just poor googling but I can't...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-18-2020, 06:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,092
Posted By dandeluca
Fuel tank to pump and other various hoses.

So while my trailing arm is off on my 91 245, as I am waiting to make or buy a TAB tool I peaked at the hoses over on the drivers side. The fuel hose that runs to the pump looks really crusty and...
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