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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-20-2021, 10:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 483
Posted By MasterBlaster
I guess it all depends on your particular version...

I guess it all depends on your particular version of "tight". :)




https://i.postimg.cc/Mp62tGVz/tight-tight-tight.jpg
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-14-2021, 05:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 360
Posted By MasterBlaster
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https://i.postimg.cc/g2T4QMv9/91-740-pipeage.png
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-13-2021, 08:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 408
Posted By MasterBlaster
As Dr. Who said... "That's bad. That's extremely...

As Dr. Who said... "That's bad. That's extremely very not good."

https://i.postimg.cc/gksdcDnt/ripped.jpg

My first thought was to "fix" it enough that it wouldn't immediately fall off by using...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-13-2021, 03:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 671
Posted By MasterBlaster
Look reeeeeeally close. The parking lamp just...

Look reeeeeeally close.
The parking lamp just barely flickers, at about double/triple speed.



Power flows in mysterious ways. :nod:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-05-2021, 02:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 785
Posted By MasterBlaster
Cuts in and out, or "cycles" like a compressor...

Cuts in and out, or "cycles" like a compressor should do? (They are not meant to run continuously like a fridge)
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-03-2021, 02:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,018
Posted By MasterBlaster
While cruising along Route 66, you spring a new...

While cruising along Route 66, you spring a new small, unnoticed oil leak.
You decide to race that old VW bus to the top of the mountain.
You're concentrating on the road, whooping and hollering at...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-30-2021, 09:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,006
Posted By MasterBlaster
I wonder if a whole batch of clutches had the oil...

I wonder if a whole batch of clutches had the oil under filled, or maybe the thermo spring misadjusted, or some other internal error that the only assembler (living in a grass hut in the middle of...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-24-2021, 07:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,655
Posted By MasterBlaster
I assumed it was a rusty ring on the SNOUT of the...

I assumed it was a rusty ring on the SNOUT of the hub that was jamming the rotor on the way off, since that's usually what I get in the shop. For that, sandpaper or a brush from the outside works...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-23-2021, 06:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,655
Posted By MasterBlaster
Often the hub's "snout" will develop a ring of...

Often the hub's "snout" will develop a ring of rust between where the rotor is, and the wheel was, and will keep a tight-fitting rotor from coming off. Put the rotor all the way back on, then get in...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-23-2021, 06:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,034
Posted By MasterBlaster
Should be part 974589 Skandix...

Should be part 974589

Skandix cross-references to 985485 = 1034164
https://www.skandix.de/en/spare-parts/accessories/din-assembly-parts/fasteners/screw-bolt-flange-screw-m10/1034164/
M10 x 13...
Forum: website & board 05-23-2021, 02:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,764
Posted By MasterBlaster
Back to internet VIN decoders again? Am i the...

Back to internet VIN decoders again?
Am i the only one with a bookmark for Volvo itself?
http://volvo.custhelp.com/app/homeV3

Pick a year, pick a model, pick VIN decoder.
For JFB's 75......
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-22-2021, 02:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,469
Posted By MasterBlaster
A bit jarring, isn't it? Seems to be a...

A bit jarring, isn't it?
Seems to be a regional thing, with most of the freaks oozing out the "North Midland" / Pittsburgh area, or so says this site:...
Forum: website & board 05-18-2021, 02:06 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,305
Posted By MasterBlaster
Say it ain't so! :-( ...

Say it ain't so! :-(



https://i.postimg.cc/bwYSMZXK/I-Am-Ancient.jpg
Forum: website & board 05-18-2021, 01:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,305
Posted By MasterBlaster
Just idle curiosity... Are you using a...

Just idle curiosity...

Are you using a little phone that only displays so many pixels across,
so you have to scroll back and forth to see the whole image,
or do you have a Samsung "The Wall"...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-15-2021, 01:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,191
Posted By MasterBlaster
3-2-1 - Signal to cold start valve short to...

3-2-1 - Signal to cold start valve short to ground or missing

For many (including my 90 740GL Rex/Regina), this is a normal code and can be ignored.

As I understand it, the original operation...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-11-2021, 02:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,254
Posted By MasterBlaster
But you do have a Canadian Tire and two Lordcos...

But you do have a Canadian Tire and two Lordcos nearby(ish). Pry open your wallet, clean out the cobwebs, and buy one, ya cheap b*&**!**@#%!!! :neener:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-10-2021, 01:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,147
Posted By MasterBlaster
Gee, I wonder if that might be the problem? ...

Gee, I wonder if that might be the problem?



If there's really no flex line, look for hard line crimped closed from being forced to do the flexing.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-10-2021, 01:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,030
Posted By MasterBlaster
Stop overthinking it. The pivot just holds...

Stop overthinking it.

The pivot just holds the cable reasonably near the axle, and keeps it far enough away to prevent it from banging against the axle tube like a drumstick.

Why not just use...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-09-2021, 05:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,127
Posted By MasterBlaster
Timing belt snapped? Take off the distributor...

Timing belt snapped?
Take off the distributor cap and note the position of the rotor.
Or take off the oil cap and look at the camshaft.
Turn the engine a bit (key or wrench) and see if they...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-06-2021, 02:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,568
Posted By MasterBlaster
Sorry, but with the sensor in the diff, it's ALL...

Sorry, but with the sensor in the diff, it's ALL tone ring.

Example:

195/60-15 tires.
Tire diameter = 24.21 inches
Circumference = 76.066 inches = 6.3388 feet
5280 / 6.3388 = 832.96 axle...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-05-2021, 02:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,405
Posted By MasterBlaster
Did the mirrors just plug right in? Any wires...

Did the mirrors just plug right in?
Any wires left over?

I've always found it odd how our mirrors work; a single motor with some kind of internal solenoid to switch the gears between left/right...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-04-2021, 02:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,828
Posted By MasterBlaster
Pretty sure that's backwards. 48 tooth tone...

Pretty sure that's backwards.
48 tooth tone wheel > converter > 12 tooth speedo.

But, you can argue with 2manyturbos about it...

http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?p=4592715

1991...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-26-2021, 06:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,731
Posted By MasterBlaster
Would have been sooner, but I had errands to run,...

Would have been sooner, but I had errands to run, and it took a while to find and edit appropriate pics from that darn old InterWeb. :)



Had a look at mine today (also a 1990 740).

The...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-25-2021, 04:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,804
Posted By MasterBlaster
A quick Google search shows the wire's protective...

A quick Google search shows the wire's protective sleeve sneaking out of the hood,
and being strapped to the left hinge. It then hides behind the left shock tower.
Where it goes from there is a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-25-2021, 02:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,804
Posted By MasterBlaster
Odd, I only see one kit, and it says you get one...

Odd, I only see one kit, and it says you get one bottom cushion, and one back cushion, and the pics seem to show single slabs of foam, apparently with the support grids embedded in them...
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-25-2021, 02:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,493
Posted By MasterBlaster
Besides holding the rotor on, in the past some...

Besides holding the rotor on, in the past some shops could balance the wheels on the car, so the wheel and rotor would be spun as a matched pair. The pin is to keep the wheel in the same orientation...
Forum: website & board 04-20-2021, 01:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,752
Posted By MasterBlaster
I didn't. I saw you say "They've done it again."...

I didn't. I saw you say "They've done it again." and off I went.

Opened the thread, viewed the source (Ctrl+U), found the nickletto link, and did a "Save link as..." to bring it on down.


...
Forum: website & board 04-19-2021, 09:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,752
Posted By MasterBlaster
Running Puppy Linux with Chromium, so of course I...

Running Puppy Linux with Chromium, so of course I clicked on it, got the source, and downloaded the referenced Javascript file from nickletto.com.

Just for fun, I gave the .JS file to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-18-2021, 11:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,106
Posted By MasterBlaster
So it's not a stock flywheel, and there's no...

So it's not a stock flywheel, and there's no half-moon half-holes next to the starter teeth?


(Another pic from another thread...)
https://i.postimg.cc/DZhn1rCg/fly-away.jpg
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-16-2021, 03:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,686
Posted By MasterBlaster
Generally, a non-turbo, non-ABS diff will have a...

Generally, a non-turbo, non-ABS diff will have a 12-slot tone ring.
Add ABS, the ring goes to 48 slots.
(I hear one year even had 96!)
48 / 12 = 4
50KM * 4 = 200KM

Looks like your...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-09-2021, 01:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,194
Posted By MasterBlaster
The "sensor" will have a reed switch inside the...

The "sensor" will have a reed switch inside the long black tip.

https://i.postimg.cc/1RBXsfRR/reedsw-itchglass.jpg
https://www.rockauto.com/info/903/5S11752_1__ra_p.jpg

The tank should have a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-06-2021, 11:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,477
Posted By MasterBlaster
If it was at the shop, I'd grab my trusty...

If it was at the shop, I'd grab my trusty stethoscope and wave it around various joints and listen for the leaks (if any). Or just stick a long piece of vacuum hose in your ear and do the same. You...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-05-2021, 12:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,477
Posted By MasterBlaster
There's that, and the fact that the gaskets (and...

There's that, and the fact that the gaskets (and studs) are not symmetrical. As dl242gt said, put them on any of the 3 wrong ways, the big hole won't be centered over the port.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-05-2021, 02:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,670
Posted By MasterBlaster
Didn't try hard enough. ...

Didn't try hard enough.

https://i.postimg.cc/L5xWHzYK/postme.png

Here's how I did it...

<iframe width="534" height="401" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/LR_FJHQDsVk" title="YouTube video...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-02-2021, 05:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,477
Posted By MasterBlaster
Well, here's a closeup of someone's head. Seems...

Well, here's a closeup of someone's head.
Seems to show the "flat" on top, and the rounded part on the bottom.

https://i.postimg.cc/sxT0z2QG/ex-gasket.jpg
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-31-2021, 12:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,279
Posted By MasterBlaster
The only thing the valet key doesn't do is open...

The only thing the valet key doesn't do is open the trunk and glove box.
It still opens the doors, and lets the crackhead drive your car away (after he smashes the window while you're sleeping and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-26-2021, 01:09 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,014
Posted By MasterBlaster
We use the generic green pot scrubber pads....

We use the generic green pot scrubber pads. Cheaper and gentler than the official "Scotchbrite" pads. Keep it wet with our bulk Brake Cleaner, and wipe often with a cleanish towel to keep any...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-25-2021, 02:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,244
Posted By MasterBlaster
I would be looking at the booster again. ...

I would be looking at the booster again.
Normally, you're not applying direct pressure to the master cylinder. The pedal activates air valves inside the booster that open and close at the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-21-2021, 04:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,393
Posted By MasterBlaster
Part number 381825, and nobody seems to have it...

Part number 381825, and nobody seems to have it any more.
Try the "wanted" section here.

Others have had the same problem......
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-14-2021, 02:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,816
Posted By MasterBlaster
(Pics borrowed from...

(Pics borrowed from https://knowhow.napaonline.com/how-a-catalytic-converter-works)

Take a ceramic honeycomb with tiny holes running end to end.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-07-2021, 05:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,711
Posted By MasterBlaster
The length looks fine. Usually they start losing...

The length looks fine. Usually they start losing good contact at about 5mm (less than half of your pic).

If you also have a battery light, it only comes on if you have a good connection from...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-05-2021, 01:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,117
Posted By MasterBlaster
https://www.vsm.skf.com/ca/en/products/BR13 ...

https://www.vsm.skf.com/ca/en/products/BR13

Aston Martin, Ford, Jaguar, Nissan ..............
I don't see Volvo listed.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-05-2021, 01:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,648
Posted By MasterBlaster
Unless the vacuum hose fell off the fuel pressure...

Unless the vacuum hose fell off the fuel pressure regulator. That would provide a leak, and the lack of vacuum signal to the regulator would make it go full rich all the time.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-26-2021, 02:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,304
Posted By MasterBlaster
Check the fuel pressure regulator too, on the...

Check the fuel pressure regulator too, on the front end or the fuel rail. Pull off the vacuum hose and see/smell if there's any gas wetness in the hose or coming out of the fitting.

If the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-22-2021, 02:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,106
Posted By MasterBlaster
If it wasn't jumped (or plugged into the clutch...

If it wasn't jumped (or plugged into the clutch pedal instead), it should keep it from cranking, not starting. If it goes spinny-spinny-spin, it's not the switch.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-21-2021, 02:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,588
Posted By MasterBlaster
Ah, Youtube... <iframe width="535"...

Ah, Youtube...

<iframe width="535" height="401" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/ftyJvIO0DZ8" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope;...
Forum: showroom 02-17-2021, 01:24 AM
Replies: 613
Views: 241,819
Posted By MasterBlaster
So they should reach the summit sometime...

So they should reach the summit sometime tomorrow?

https://i.postimg.cc/wMSZMbs1/snowy.jpg
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-17-2021, 12:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,087
Posted By MasterBlaster
Single spliced green to the switch? Not...

Single spliced green to the switch?
Not separate greens to separate switch terminals?
Forum: website & board 02-14-2021, 06:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,530
Posted By MasterBlaster
I just fired up Tor and came to the site. The...

I just fired up Tor and came to the site.
The Tor circuit was Me > France > Czech Republic > Romania > here.
Even not logged in, I can read all the posts in other threads.
Going to the For Sale...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-13-2021, 07:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,104
Posted By MasterBlaster
As far as I know, the 2004 (mentioned in your...

As far as I know, the 2004 (mentioned in your other post) 5-cylinder engines came with belt drive. Did you get the year wrong, or is this some non-US version that may have been different?

Do you...
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