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Forum: performance & modifications Yesterday, 05:02 PM
Replies: 28
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Posted By dl242gt
You want to pull enough vacuum that it helps the...

You want to pull enough vacuum that it helps the engine stay ventilated and sealed. But not so much vacuum that you start pulling a lot of oil out of the engine. A good read is the stealthfti pbase...
Forum: performance & modifications Yesterday, 04:58 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,855
Posted By dl242gt
As long as the bilsteins are not leaking they are...

As long as the bilsteins are not leaking they are probably ok. B4 should be a good match to the Gt springs but the B6 will be a bit longer lasting and a more controlled ride. IE slightly firmer. The...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Yesterday, 04:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,205
Posted By dl242gt
I'd get that apart and see what's in there. If...

I'd get that apart and see what's in there. If you know your car has original struts then the spacer is in there. If it did get a B6 crushed in there. It will only be a few threads engaged but it...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Yesterday, 04:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 81
Posted By dl242gt
So far I've used head bolts three times and one...

So far I've used head bolts three times and one that was stretched actually broke when I was torqueing down the head. It left a large piece that was easy to grab, thankfully. Just inspect them...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Yesterday, 04:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 256
Posted By dl242gt
Another thing I have experienced is alternator...

Another thing I have experienced is alternator failure after getting hot. Make sure that you not only test the alternator voltage on the battery when running. But be sure to check it again after the...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-31-2021, 08:20 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,855
Posted By dl242gt
For the Bilstein B6 shocks you'll have to remove...

For the Bilstein B6 shocks you'll have to remove the spacer at the bottom of the strut. For the rear bushing on the front control arm a strong vise is good. That's probably the only one that doesn't...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-31-2021, 08:17 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,855
Posted By dl242gt
The spacing on the calipers is wider on the...

The spacing on the calipers is wider on the vented rotor versions. So, no you can't fit vented rotors on solid rotor calipers. Eventually, during the 80s the DL model got vented rotors so that's...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-31-2021, 08:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 103
Posted By dl242gt
With a cold engine. Take a look at your spark...

With a cold engine. Take a look at your spark plugs. Check the gap. Also spark plug wires that look fine can be garbage. You probably need new wires and the plug gap is worn and large.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-31-2021, 08:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 256
Posted By dl242gt
You need to check for the draw with a low range...

You need to check for the draw with a low range current meter. Something like the 200 milliamp range would do. Even a basic stereo like your Alpine should have presets that need at least 10-20...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-31-2021, 08:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 232
Posted By dl242gt
My 3" magnaflow muffler on the turbo is 18 years...

My 3" magnaflow muffler on the turbo is 18 years old now. Last summer one of the turbobrickers in Phila came over and helped me repair the rusted pipes. But the muffler was fine.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-31-2021, 05:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 256
Posted By dl242gt
Well, 12.6v is not a fully charged battery. Also...

Well, 12.6v is not a fully charged battery. Also a drop over night of .2v is perfectly normal. I would suspect that your alternator is not charging the battery. Sometimes when they fail they only put...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-31-2021, 11:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 157
Posted By dl242gt
Someone really mixed and matched parts on your...

Someone really mixed and matched parts on your car. An M45 trans doesn't use overdrive. That would be an M46. Of course if they changed the output shaft on your M45 they can add the overdrive. I...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-31-2021, 11:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 232
Posted By dl242gt
I tried a 2.25" one on my 240 turbo. Didn't like...

I tried a 2.25" one on my 240 turbo. Didn't like it at all. Sounded just loud and detuned. I had it changed to a flowmaster muffler. Which is another whole story.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-31-2021, 11:05 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,205
Posted By dl242gt
Yes, I am. I actually tried to put a set of B6 in...

Yes, I am. I actually tried to put a set of B6 in my 93 and there wasn't enough thread engagement to install the insert. I know some folks have been able to squeeze them in there but it wouldn't work...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-31-2021, 11:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 121
Posted By dl242gt
On the denso alternators when the regulator fails...

On the denso alternators when the regulator fails this is the kind of weird problem that can happen. I'd double check that it's got good wire connections. Especially the ground from the alternator...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-30-2021, 09:51 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 72,157
Posted By dl242gt
Great to see progress on your build. It is going...

Great to see progress on your build. It is going to be really fun.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-30-2021, 03:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,205
Posted By dl242gt
Those two types of insert do not use the spacer....

Those two types of insert do not use the spacer. All others use them in my experience.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-30-2021, 03:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 630
Posted By dl242gt
LOL Well the kjet in my 82 turbo has been running...

LOL Well the kjet in my 82 turbo has been running well for over 20 years. But after helping a friend many years ago with a megasquirt install. I know the kjet leaves a good chunk of power on the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-29-2021, 11:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 211
Posted By dl242gt
The bulb out relay isn't sensitive enough to work...

The bulb out relay isn't sensitive enough to work properly with the lower current of the led bulbs. It's triggering because it senses the lower current in the circuits.

As per the dash gauge. it...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-28-2021, 07:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 390
Posted By dl242gt
I prefer Michelins especially if you can get them...

I prefer Michelins especially if you can get them in 205-55-15. I use that size sedan or wagon.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-28-2021, 05:08 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,589
Posted By dl242gt
Glad you got it running. Give him my regards.

Glad you got it running. Give him my regards.
Forum: projects & restorations 07-27-2021, 08:10 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 17,642
Posted By dl242gt
Nice work! You're cool as a cucumber with vent...

Nice work! You're cool as a cucumber with vent temps that low. Enjoy!
Forum: projects & restorations 07-27-2021, 08:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 807
Posted By dl242gt
The issue with the stock rods is that they are...

The issue with the stock rods is that they are heavier than the aftermarket maxspeeding rods. So while the stock rods will take the power they aren't adding to the performance of the engine. Shot...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-26-2021, 08:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,180
Posted By dl242gt
To remove the timing belt. You can use the old...

To remove the timing belt. You can use the old belt wrapped around the cam or intermediate shaft sprockets. Then pull the belt tight by hand and wrap it around the timing tensioner stud. Holding it...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-26-2021, 03:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 951
Posted By dl242gt
Thank you for the update and info on the punches....

Thank you for the update and info on the punches. Hope to hear from you when you have the traction upgrade done.
Forum: projects & restorations 07-26-2021, 02:15 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 17,642
Posted By dl242gt
Nice work on all that a/c stuff. I have a large...

Nice work on all that a/c stuff. I have a large white dog, too! Although mine has a red nose and nails. Looks about the same weight as my girl about 80lbs or so? The car looks like it's a well sorted...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-26-2021, 01:34 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,589
Posted By dl242gt
90volvo lives in eldorado springs. He may have...

90volvo lives in eldorado springs. He may have some shims you could use. Shoot him a PM and ask. He is very helpful and has built up some fun volvos.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-26-2021, 01:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,341
Posted By dl242gt
Nice engine Jack! looks like 25psi is a lot of...

Nice engine Jack! looks like 25psi is a lot of fun.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-26-2021, 01:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 588
Posted By dl242gt
There are three wires on the alternator. The...

There are three wires on the alternator. The small red is the warning light as mentioned. The large red is direct to the starter and the battery with out a fuse! Make sure that is never grounded as...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-25-2021, 11:07 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,313
Posted By dl242gt
I had bought redline regular synthetic gear oil...

I had bought redline regular synthetic gear oil and probably should have bought something like the shock proof version. The whine went away but being a non preloaded true track it's got a lot of wear...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-25-2021, 10:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,341
Posted By dl242gt
The boost pressure that does try to go down the...

The boost pressure that does try to go down the small hose is sucked back to the intake of the turbo by the large amount of vacuum at the turbo intake when under boost level of flow. So there was not...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-24-2021, 04:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,341
Posted By dl242gt
The small hose on the intake manifold is used to...

The small hose on the intake manifold is used to provide vacuum at idle to improve the pcv flow. It's not totally necessary as the 240 turbos didn't use it. But every bit helps and it's stock on the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-24-2021, 04:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 588
Posted By dl242gt
Have you tested the warning light circuit? You do...

Have you tested the warning light circuit? You do that by grounding the wire to the alternator case. Then turn the key on. If the light comes on the circuit is ok and the fault lies in the...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-24-2021, 12:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,341
Posted By dl242gt
The oil drain hose under the oil trap box can...

The oil drain hose under the oil trap box can clog with crap and cause high crankcase pressure. You can clean it out with a very stiff bristle brush like a rifle brush. Also be sure the port for the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-23-2021, 09:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 547
Posted By dl242gt
The engine is internally sealed better when the...

The engine is internally sealed better when the crankcase is under the vacuum of the pcv system. I'd double check the drain hose and also check the mixture. That's a kjet engine isn't it? Someone may...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-23-2021, 08:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 526
Posted By dl242gt
Do the glove test on the oil fill cap to check...

Do the glove test on the oil fill cap to check for positive crankcase pressure. If you do, then the pcv job needs more attention. Probably the return hose in the block is clogged. You can use a long...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-23-2021, 08:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,734
Posted By dl242gt
Good work! Nice when it's the simple stuff.

Good work! Nice when it's the simple stuff.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-23-2021, 08:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,441
Posted By dl242gt
Yes, you should remove the seal for the paint...

Yes, you should remove the seal for the paint job. If you don't the seal is hard to tape over and it will cause edges on the paint that could easily chip and then it'll look bad. What I would do is...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-21-2021, 12:16 PM
Replies: 13
240: Hoods
Views: 2,601
Posted By dl242gt
Try fitting up the lights. I think you can fit...

Try fitting up the lights. I think you can fit them. Maybe modify the grill to work with the lights. I wouldn't bother with all the fenders and hood change. Just change the headlights and see what...
Forum: showroom 07-20-2021, 03:51 PM
Replies: 2,813
Views: 1,518,127
Posted By dl242gt
Nice turbo badges!

Nice turbo badges!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-19-2021, 09:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 716
Posted By dl242gt
Yes, the led codes is what I meant. Check what...

Yes, the led codes is what I meant. Check what codes may be set. See if it runs a little better with the maf disconnected. Disconnect the maf and start the car and see if it idles better.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-19-2021, 09:39 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,855
Posted By dl242gt
I've got a B21FT for you when you are ready. My...

I've got a B21FT for you when you are ready. My wagon uses the 1229337 front springs and the rear wagon overloads. It's a good combo but it rides better when you load up the back a little.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-19-2021, 02:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 638
Posted By dl242gt
I had this issue with my M46 in my turbo....

I had this issue with my M46 in my turbo. Sometimes when turning left and trying to downshift from 3-2 it would resist putting the shifter into second. This improved when I changed to stiffer diesel...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-19-2021, 02:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,817
Posted By dl242gt
Well the OEM can always set the write once bit on...

Well the OEM can always set the write once bit on the prom and it can't be overwritten. That would force all the tuners to change the prom used in the ECU making it obvious there has been...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-19-2021, 02:35 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,855
Posted By dl242gt
If they don't have them in the US. They will get...

If they don't have them in the US. They will get them from GCP and ship them here without an additional shipping charge.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-19-2021, 02:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 853
Posted By dl242gt
Drill a hole and then cover the hole with the...

Drill a hole and then cover the hole with the stainless steel tape they sell at hvac suppliers.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-18-2021, 10:10 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,855
Posted By dl242gt
Unless the lesjofors spring is made of some type...

Unless the lesjofors spring is made of some type of better spring steel. The 13.5mm spring is not the same as what I have. I have what is in the link to the Volvo web store spring. Mine were 14.2 mm...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-18-2021, 08:43 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 41,430
Posted By dl242gt
I don't recall Mr. Bill posting anything in...

I don't recall Mr. Bill posting anything in several years.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-18-2021, 08:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 853
Posted By dl242gt
The wurth stuff I mentioned is for deodorizing...

The wurth stuff I mentioned is for deodorizing the a/c. You use the included straw to spray it in the dash vents.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-18-2021, 06:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 655
Posted By dl242gt
That looks like the location for the oil pressure...

That looks like the location for the oil pressure sensor light. It is 1/8 npt thread.
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