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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-27-2022, 12:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 632
Posted By dbarton
No one guessed the correct answer. The...

No one guessed the correct answer.

The correct answer is it's a critical warning, telling you to reach in behind the cluster, twist and remove that bulb. Then carefully walk outside and throw it...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-21-2022, 05:18 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,548
Posted By dbarton
Where are you living? Camping out?

Where are you living? Camping out?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-12-2022, 02:40 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 52,624
Posted By dbarton
Mine actually measures 26 wide. I'd call them....

Mine actually measures 26 wide. I'd call them. Maybe they sent you a 16 x 28.
Or maybe mine was a 16 x 24, which actually measures 26. Let us know what they say.
Dave B
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-11-2022, 07:34 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 52,624
Posted By dbarton
Sounds high, but probably not high without a fan....

Sounds high, but probably not high without a fan. Adding a good condenser fan should help bring that down.
Dave
Forum: website & board 07-27-2022, 02:48 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,664
Posted By dbarton
Does the outage have anything to do with thread...

Does the outage have anything to do with thread URLs using tbforums addresses that are no longer working?

For example: https://forums.tbforums.com/showthread.php?t=346785
This site can’t be...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-12-2022, 10:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,492
Posted By dbarton
The factory cancel hump is solid and the momo is...

The factory cancel hump is solid and the momo is not. This caused frustration until I filled it in with a piece of aluminum.
Plus the factory hump is slight wider, but that's not noticeable. I'm...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-07-2022, 07:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,466
Posted By dbarton
And justice is served. Congrats.

And justice is served. Congrats.
Forum: projects & restorations 07-02-2022, 04:19 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,548
Posted By dbarton
Right. Maybe he meant hub, face to face then.

Right. Maybe he meant hub, face to face then.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-01-2022, 09:08 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 52,624
Posted By dbarton
The issue with so much heat is not durability....

The issue with so much heat is not durability. It's the huge voltage drop with Bosch alts. Up to 2 volts between cold and hot with the worst drop at idle.
Dave B
Forum: projects & restorations 06-27-2022, 11:11 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,548
Posted By dbarton
Mustang II sure sounds close enough. That's...

Mustang II sure sounds close enough. That's probably the same width as a 240 would be with R rotors, since they stick out 1/2 inch more on each side.
Forum: projects & restorations 06-27-2022, 07:56 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,548
Posted By dbarton
The rear tunnel will certainly be a lot bigger....

The rear tunnel will certainly be a lot bigger. Are you trying to keep a back seat? I think this may end up with a rear seat delete.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-26-2022, 11:43 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 52,624
Posted By dbarton
From what I read online, it stopped being made in...

From what I read online, it stopped being made in 1996 worldwide, so to buy it now you get to pay ultra high ebay prices for 25 year old cans. And with such high costs, I would also be concerned if...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-21-2022, 12:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,900
Posted By dbarton
Would you mind telling us more about which bypass...

Would you mind telling us more about which bypass heater valve you use? Cable? Electronic?
Anyone else using one?
Dave B
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-20-2022, 08:06 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 52,624
Posted By dbarton
It appears the aftermarket does. These are a bit...

It appears the aftermarket does. These are a bit expensive, but maybe they fit without needing new hoses?
Says for 91-93....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-19-2022, 09:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,900
Posted By dbarton
I'm using this site for reference. The optimum...

I'm using this site for reference. The optimum seems to be to get the radiator outlet 15 to 20 degrees F below the thermostat temp. So the sensor temp needed will vary depending on your thermostat...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-18-2022, 12:23 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 52,624
Posted By dbarton
The original condenser is 15.5 x 26 inches. So...

The original condenser is 15.5 x 26 inches. So you could fit a 16 x 26 or smaller. Coldhose offers a 16 x 26 (that's what I use).
Dave B.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-18-2022, 12:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,466
Posted By dbarton
I think you'll be fine on that cat location. I...

I think you'll be fine on that cat location. I always had my cat under the body in my 240 turbos when I lived in CA and the techs at the typical smog stations never questioned it.

Probably best...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-18-2022, 12:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,900
Posted By dbarton
You might reconsider and put the sensor at the...

You might reconsider and put the sensor at the lower hose, since the fan controls the radiator temp, not the engine coolant exit temp. There's a difference.
Dave B
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-07-2022, 08:16 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,099
Posted By dbarton
I'm usually a skeptic about oil additives that...

I'm usually a skeptic about oil additives that make the claims this stuff does, until I see some real evidence.
I saw this video recently. It actually restored some serious compression in his old...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-07-2022, 07:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,545
Posted By dbarton
I wrote an article about this here when I did...

I wrote an article about this here when I did this: https://www.240turbo.com/240gaugewiring.html#LED
and here: https://www.240turbo.com/240gaugewiring.html#clockrepair
Dave
Forum: performance & modifications 06-06-2022, 01:24 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 10,648
Posted By dbarton
After installing the R fronts in my 245 I tracked...

After installing the R fronts in my 245 I tracked it and found the fronts were easy to lock up prematurely if I wasn't precise. I removed the rear reduction valves and tracked it again and any bias...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-06-2022, 11:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,469
Posted By dbarton
You can try tossing the crush washers and try...

You can try tossing the crush washers and try what's been working for me for several years.
https://www.240turbo.com/oilcooler.html#bonded
Metal Bonded Sealing Washers.
Dave B
...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-05-2022, 08:07 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 10,648
Posted By dbarton
The reason I went with Wilwoods on my 242 (with...

The reason I went with Wilwoods on my 242 (with 12.2 inch rotors) was because I couldn't get the R calipers (13.2 inch rotors) to fit with my 17s and I didn't want to to buy 18s. With the Brembo kits...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-05-2022, 08:04 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 10,648
Posted By dbarton
I don't know how many people have done this over...

I don't know how many people have done this over the last 18 years, but I think a LOT. I've received a lot of emails about results. Not all are perfect and there are many variables with people...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-03-2022, 09:04 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 10,648
Posted By dbarton
For fronts R calipers only, there is no...

For fronts R calipers only, there is no requirement or need for a MC change. Usually just larger wheels.
Dave B
Forum: website & board 05-14-2022, 07:43 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,664
Posted By dbarton
I think maybe a bunch of data was lost for April....

I think maybe a bunch of data was lost for April.

I was going over some of my subscribed thread replies that had accumulated in my inbox while I was out of town for Davis before the outage. It...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-28-2022, 05:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,403
Posted By dbarton
Never heard of a 240 Turbo with a PCV valve. ...

Never heard of a 240 Turbo with a PCV valve.

[edit] My point is that the above diagrams all have unrestricted vacuum access between the intake manifold and the catch can, which mean the intake...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-28-2022, 02:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,403
Posted By dbarton
Question for those running intake vacuum to the...

Question for those running intake vacuum to the can. Do you know if that reduces closed or partial throttle vacuum in your intake manifold? Or do you know if your crankcase vacuum as high as your...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-27-2022, 05:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,403
Posted By dbarton
So you're advocating this BELOW. How many...

So you're advocating this BELOW.

How many others agree?
Forum: performance & modifications 03-27-2022, 12:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 752
Posted By dbarton
I installed BNE's offset spherical mounts with...

I installed BNE's offset spherical mounts with Luxe Steer (https://www.bneshop.com/collections/240/products/240-spherical-offset-strut-mounts) in my 242 with my existing coilovers, however he offers...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-27-2022, 08:31 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 39,330
Posted By dbarton
I've never run an LH 2.4 setup like yours, but I...

I've never run an LH 2.4 setup like yours, but I have had a similar stumble during cruise before with my SDS EFI. It was always related to an intermittent lean out when closed loop was activated. The...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-21-2022, 12:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,449
Posted By dbarton
I have a hard time finding distributor Hall...

I have a hard time finding distributor Hall sensors for '83-'84 cars, except for the occasional very overpriced ones on eBay when someone uncovers an NOS collection. So far, it seems there are still...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-21-2022, 07:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,403
Posted By dbarton
There are some made out of aluminum, but I get it...

There are some made out of aluminum, but I get it the key to look for then is as large of an internal diameter as possible.
Thanks.
Forum: performance & modifications 03-20-2022, 12:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,403
Posted By dbarton
VB242 and Harland: Can you show us what check...

VB242 and Harland: Can you show us what check valves you used?
Thanks, Dave
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-20-2022, 08:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,157
Posted By dbarton
They aren't made to fit over another drum. They...

They aren't made to fit over another drum. They go inside the back of the big rear Porsche rotors.
Go here and you'll see how they're used:...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-13-2022, 09:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,157
Posted By dbarton
You'll see those when installing brakes such as...

You'll see those when installing brakes such as this Porsche kit: https://www.bneshop.com/collections/240/products/240-brembo-17z-adapters
Forum: performance & modifications 02-24-2022, 08:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,082
Posted By dbarton
Is this the same tensioner? <iframe...

Is this the same tensioner?

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Q7MVb94CPPA" title="YouTube video player" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay;...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-22-2022, 02:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,082
Posted By dbarton
I've seen that once or twice if the front guide...

I've seen that once or twice if the front guide washer on the crank was installed backwards.

http://www.threefattigers.com/Protocore/Volvo/B230TM-Crank2b.jpeg
Forum: performance & modifications 02-19-2022, 05:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,386
Posted By dbarton
I agree there's not much demand. I'm guessing...

I agree there's not much demand. I'm guessing anyone who needs offset pins must be drilling the holes out for 1/2 inch pins.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-19-2022, 09:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,386
Posted By dbarton
Question was intended for those who actually...

Question was intended for those who actually check to CONFIRM the input shaft alignment. I know most people here ASSUME it's ok and never actually check that ( I didn't for my T5). Alignment needs...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-18-2022, 12:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,386
Posted By dbarton
Offset Dowel Pins - Volvo Bell Housing

I searched and couldn't find this discussed.

For those of you who've adapted non-Volvo transmissions onto VOLVO engines, did anyone do any dial indicator measurements for bell housing alignment?
...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 02-08-2022, 04:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,845
Posted By dbarton
Uh-huh . . . more conspicuously non-specific...

Uh-huh . . . more conspicuously non-specific generic stuff. If you've done this on a Volvo engine, maybe you can answer.
Which SPECIFIC wheel was used and how was the wheel adapted to the Volvo...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 02-08-2022, 03:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,845
Posted By dbarton
I guess I should have emphasized Volvo redblock...

I guess I should have emphasized Volvo redblock specific.
Forum: aftermarket engine management 02-08-2022, 02:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,845
Posted By dbarton
If you do the 36-1 (without EDIS) please consider...

If you do the 36-1 (without EDIS) please consider posting the details and parts used and circuit destinations. TB is a virtual desert for this particular kind of info that might be useful for those...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-06-2022, 01:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,119
Posted By dbarton
Sean Ashcraft in NY imported a 245T from Italy. ...

Sean Ashcraft in NY imported a 245T from Italy. I don't know if he's active on TB. You may be able to find him with some google....
Forum: article composition 02-02-2022, 02:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 9,072
Posted By dbarton
Ebay link is dead. Photos are gone. Any chance...

Ebay link is dead. Photos are gone. Any chance you can fix all that?
Dave
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-30-2022, 08:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,502
Posted By dbarton
Greenbook says fuse 1 (8A). Dave B

Greenbook says fuse 1 (8A).
Dave B
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-29-2022, 01:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,502
Posted By dbarton
Red ones are for '92-'93. The gray ones are for...

Red ones are for '92-'93. The gray ones are for '91 and earlier. Some people think they're interchangeable, but I'm pretty sure they are not.

Detailed info on the differences here:...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-26-2022, 09:36 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,952
Posted By dbarton
I found a further explanation of what open...

I found a further explanation of what open standby mode is.


"When the current is off" . . . this would explain your high idle when you unplug it.
Forum: performance & modifications 01-26-2022, 09:24 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,952
Posted By dbarton
Obviously there are variables, since if the ECU...

Obviously there are variables, since if the ECU simply cuts the signal from pin 33 when the TPS is above idle, then the IAC *SHOULD* act as though it was unplugged. But not in this case. So logic...
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