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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-17-2022, 11:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 672
Posted By stev
I did the same thing as you did, I bought those...

I did the same thing as you did, I bought those same seat covers for my 1980 242 and was disappointed when I saw that there was a difference after 86'. I wanted to return them after but couldn't. So...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-10-2022, 11:17 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 15,460
Posted By stev
Yeah I can't run it then, the whole point of me...

Yeah I can't run it then, the whole point of me putting my alternator on the driver side was to escape the heat.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-05-2022, 07:01 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 15,460
Posted By stev
Did you receive it yet? I'm going to need a new...

Did you receive it yet? I'm going to need a new header soon and want to know what you think of it.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-07-2022, 01:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,442
Posted By stev
Perhaps. Send me a PM.

Perhaps. Send me a PM.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-05-2022, 04:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,740
Posted By stev
Alright thanks man I'll prepare for tomorrow.

Alright thanks man I'll prepare for tomorrow.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-05-2022, 01:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,740
Posted By stev
So here's some pics and where the lines are, I...

So here's some pics and where the lines are, I spent most of the time grinding down the old mig weld but there is some still there I didn't grind off on the bottom.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-05-2022, 01:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,740
Posted By stev
I think the crack just split into two from the...

I think the crack just split into two from the original one and ran above the old one. I'll get some pictures of it. It's close to the flange so it can be a stress thing. When you mean completely...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-05-2022, 12:06 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,432
Posted By stev
This is what I was told was a great tool for...

This is what I was told was a great tool for extracting stripped studs:...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-04-2022, 11:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,740
Posted By stev
Finally getting around to fixing the cracks in my...

Finally getting around to fixing the cracks in my exhaust manifold but today I found the cracks travel further than I initially thought and eventually become so small I loose sight of them. One of...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-04-2022, 11:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,442
Posted By stev
^ The intake is huge and has a 960 throttle body,...

^ The intake is huge and has a 960 throttle body, just has the small 8v ports on the flange.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-04-2022, 05:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,442
Posted By stev
Yeah I would of thought it wouldn't be worthwhile...

Yeah I would of thought it wouldn't be worthwhile but for right now, I'd like to hit 400hp. The car is already setup for it, just needs a couple things including a better flowing head. I'm sure I can...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-04-2022, 07:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,442
Posted By stev
Yes, but I'm asking would I see 16v performance...

Yes, but I'm asking would I see 16v performance benefits with an 8v adapter plate in between the manifolds. I know I wouldn't be seeing maximum airflow but would it be worth while to just run the...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-04-2022, 05:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,442
Posted By stev
Reviving this thread to ask is it a good idea to...

Reviving this thread to ask is it a good idea to run an intake/exhaust manifold adapter for an 8v manifold to 16v head. My situation is that I want to 16v swap in the future but want to keep my...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-01-2022, 12:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,405
Posted By stev
^ I had to weld a nut to a broken off exhaust...

^ I had to weld a nut to a broken off exhaust stud and remove it that way, not fun.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-21-2022, 05:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,740
Posted By stev
nope, good to know.

nope, good to know.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-20-2022, 11:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,740
Posted By stev
Exhaust Manifold Crack

My exhaust manifold had a crack in it so I mig welded it to fill it. Now driving the car for a couple months I get an exhaust leak in the same spot as that crack, so today I took the manifold off to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-15-2022, 11:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,849
Posted By stev
I mean yeah I race my 240 around probably more...

I mean yeah I race my 240 around probably more than I should so maybe they fall apart quicker. Hopefully just an exhaust leak, my cracked header pipe repair might not have been sufficient enough.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-15-2022, 07:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,849
Posted By stev
I should mention that ticking/clatter noise...

I should mention that ticking/clatter noise started about 2 weeks ago.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-15-2022, 12:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,849
Posted By stev
My bad I meant .012-.016. So i checked clearance...

My bad I meant .012-.016. So i checked clearance with hushers and without them because with them there wasn’t any clearance until about .005 or something really small.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-14-2022, 09:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,849
Posted By stev
The valve lash I checked cold and it was between...

The valve lash I checked cold and it was between .12 and .16. I have no idea what cam it is the PO said it is an IPD cam.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-14-2022, 06:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,849
Posted By stev
New Valve Hushers But Still Ticking

I want to know some of your guy's opinion. I put in new valve hushers and checked the valve lash a little while ago and this ticking is still very noticeable. I haven't owned any other 240's or cars...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-10-2022, 09:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,208
Posted By stev
Jeez maybe that's what I need to do, I did drill...

Jeez maybe that's what I need to do, I did drill into the shock releasing the pressure but it just didn't stay in position the more I compressed it. Is it a bad idea to not drill it and back into a...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-10-2022, 05:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,416
Posted By stev
Yeah I bought it with camber plates and front...

Yeah I bought it with camber plates and front coil overs installed.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-10-2022, 02:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,416
Posted By stev
Just a streetable car that can see the track...

Just a streetable car that can see the track every now and then. I just bought this car and have no connections or knowledge about shops that work on modified cars let alone modified Volvos.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-09-2022, 07:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,416
Posted By stev
Wow okay I didn't know it was common to do...

Wow okay I didn't know it was common to do alignments yourself, I'll check him out and decide if I should do it. Better than paying $100-$200 for an alignment every time.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-09-2022, 06:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,208
Posted By stev
Bumper Shock Tuck

I know its a straight forward concept if you want to tuck your bumper. You drill the shock to release pressure and compress it to your desire. But I wanted to test my old bumper shocks off a commando...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-09-2022, 06:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,868
Posted By stev
^When I did my battery relocation to my trunk I...

^When I did my battery relocation to my trunk I used some welding cable (same thing as a battery cable) and a hydraulic crimper and my electrical connections are solid.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-09-2022, 06:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,416
Posted By stev
I'm not sure what exact spec to go with but I...

I'm not sure what exact spec to go with but I want good performance out of my tires since I'm +T.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-09-2022, 02:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,416
Posted By stev
Any Good (performance) Alignment Shops In SoCal?

I have a mostly aftermarket suspension setup on my 242, but need it aligned properly. I bought it with an out of line alignment and would like to get a custom alignment done. I don't know any shops...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-05-2022, 04:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 716
Posted By stev
Alternator D+ vs Exciter wire

I'm trying to figure out how to wire an R-Sport cluster to my 80' 242. I bought a denso 100amp alternator and it has slightly different outputs on the back compared to the old bosch alternator. The...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-05-2022, 03:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,994
Posted By stev
My vibration occurs when accelerating from...

My vibration occurs when accelerating from 1000-1500 rpm in any gear, it goes away when I push the clutch in or go above 1500. but when cruising in that rpm range it tends to not vibrate.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-04-2022, 11:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,664
Posted By stev
Yup so remember when I said I had a exciter wire...

Yup so remember when I said I had a exciter wire connected to a different part on the fuse panel, that black wire on fuse 11 was the exciter wire. I guess I completely forgot about it and it was...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-04-2022, 10:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,664
Posted By stev
Here’s my fuse panel ...

Here’s my fuse panel
https://i.ibb.co/Lvp4jS8/FA91-B5-BA-E895-494-E-A3-E5-CE82460-E9336.jpg (https://ibb.co/WsKS8n6) https://i.ibb.co/mBttbdX/E6-DB1730-735-B-46-BD-A693-2225-E1-B1005-E.jpg...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-04-2022, 09:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,664
Posted By stev
I don’t think my exciter wire/external voltage...

I don’t think my exciter wire/external voltage regulator can be blamed. I don’t have the gauge cluster installed right now or before i did the battery relocation. And I have a 100 amp Nippo Denso...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-04-2022, 01:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,664
Posted By stev
I would do a new wiring harness but the car would...

I would do a new wiring harness but the car would be off the road for a long time, one day hopefully I'll strip the car entirely and do a proper restoration/rebuild. I have no idea what that box is...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-04-2022, 12:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,664
Posted By stev
I mean yeah that's how I bought the car, the post...

I mean yeah that's how I bought the car, the post screws to the bracket and just has that rubber cap on it, before it was just electrical taped.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-04-2022, 12:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,664
Posted By stev
here are some pics of the wiring situation, you...

here are some pics of the wiring situation, you can see the main battery cables joined to a junction post with some other power cables coming off of it as well. What I don't understand is this is...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-03-2022, 11:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,664
Posted By stev
Update: I started the car, pulled the key out,...

Update: I started the car, pulled the key out, then unplugged the yellow/blue wire from the fuse panel. the car still ran, so yes the ignition is really turning off, so it has to be back driven off...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-03-2022, 11:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,664
Posted By stev
Okay so I don’t want to start messing around with...

Okay so I don’t want to start messing around with the ms wiring yet until ive covered some of the more obvious stuff. whenever i pull fuse 12 the car will fully die. there is still power going to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-03-2022, 05:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,664
Posted By stev
Yeah I just ran one wire from the starter to the...

Yeah I just ran one wire from the starter to the battery with a circuit breaker next to the battery. The PO didn't leave any wiring information for me but I've looked at some of the wiring under the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-03-2022, 01:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,664
Posted By stev
Key Doesn't Turn Engine Off

I relocated my battery to my trunk and have replaced the original battery cable with new thicker cable. But ever since I haven't been able to turn off the engine by pulling the key out of the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-26-2022, 07:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,994
Posted By stev
U-Joint Question

Probably a stupid question but are all U-Joints the same for drive shaft linkage? My car ever since I bought it has had this violent vibration when under acceleration at the 1000-2000 rpm range. But...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-22-2022, 04:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,031
Posted By stev
Yeah defiantly didn't expect a pump to be that...

Yeah defiantly didn't expect a pump to be that loud from the factory.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-21-2022, 12:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,031
Posted By stev
Loud fuel pump

My fuel pump whines very loudly at idle, not sure if it gets louder at higher rpms. I have a 1980 240 with an after market fuel pump (Walbro 255lph) in the tank. Are these cars supposed to have two...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-19-2022, 12:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,348
Posted By stev
Oh nice that’s close. I appreciate that i’ll let...

Oh nice that’s close. I appreciate that i’ll let you know.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-19-2022, 01:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,348
Posted By stev
I'm out in Orange. The car is doing fine now. Did...

I'm out in Orange. The car is doing fine now. Did a compression test: 128,121,125,119. Borderline fine but I haven't torn into the bottom end of the motor to help fix the compression. And I never...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-16-2022, 05:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,348
Posted By stev
Well, thank you guys for the reply’s. I went to...

Well, thank you guys for the reply’s. I went to take a look at the valves through the spark plug holes and found a little present. I must of left a paper towel in one of the intake pipes and started...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-16-2022, 03:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,348
Posted By stev
I have no idea, there weren’t any markings on the...

I have no idea, there weren’t any markings on the cam when I took it out and the previous owner just said it’s a IPD cam, not sure if it’s a turbo one or not.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-16-2022, 01:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,348
Posted By stev
Alright for sure. I'll go buy a leak down tester...

Alright for sure. I'll go buy a leak down tester tomorrow anyway. Probably a good tool to have.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-16-2022, 12:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,348
Posted By stev
I just used one that looked like this:...

I just used one that looked like this:...
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