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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-17-2022, 08:03 AM
Replies: 4
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Posted By Janspeed
If the cut is total/complete then it's the ECU...

If the cut is total/complete then it's the ECU protecting the engine from overboost.
Dial that boost down a bit and see what will happen. Another thing you could try is losening the wastegate...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-11-2022, 03:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 514
Posted By Janspeed
leaving the battery power off will reset the ECU....

leaving the battery power off will reset the ECU. Not the MAPS offcourse. Those are hard coded in an EPROM chip.
The reset will return all self-learn values to default. (short-term and medium term...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-10-2022, 08:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 514
Posted By Janspeed
i'd say inspect for vacume leaks, lose hose...

i'd say inspect for vacume leaks, lose hose clamps, between MAF and engine. Also any other hose you might have pulled off for access.
Absolutely NO vacume leaks allowed if you want the system to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-09-2022, 11:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,090
Posted By Janspeed
You can use a pry to take the cap off the relay....

You can use a pry to take the cap off the relay. That way you can inspect it and look for cracked soldering points and try resoldering them. There is a good chance that the relay will be totally...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-03-2022, 06:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 941
Posted By Janspeed
For my own understanding i took the effort to...

For my own understanding i took the effort to convert your numbers to metric:
0.05mm
5th cap 0.07mm

spec or no spec,that's incredibly tight. It's not like the engine will drop noticeable oil...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-01-2022, 09:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 941
Posted By Janspeed
If you run your nail over the bearing surface and...

If you run your nail over the bearing surface and you can actually feel ridges then it's f-ed up.
If not, maybe try a very fine cutting compound? You know, like they use for paint buffing. Only use...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-30-2022, 04:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 424
Posted By Janspeed
So what's your plan? Drill the necessary holes...

So what's your plan?
Drill the necessary holes ? and swap the cams + adjusters?

I'd first take the old head off the block (it has to be done anyway, right?) and have a good look at the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-27-2022, 09:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,090
Posted By Janspeed
on some cars there will be valve in the fuel...

on some cars there will be valve in the fuel gallery, the valve looks like a tire valve. If you push it in fuel should squirt out because residual pressure. If nothing comes out there is no fuel...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-27-2022, 05:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,090
Posted By Janspeed
The injection module and ignition module are...

The injection module and ignition module are interconnected. If there is no ignition happening the injection will not start injecting fuel.
So, maybe check if the engine is getting spark?
...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-25-2022, 05:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,453
Posted By Janspeed
If a car is standing on it's wheels those springs...

If a car is standing on it's wheels those springs will never be 'unweighted'.
Can they change grip levels? Yes, offcourse they can.
But what do you consider to be substantial? It's not like the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-23-2022, 07:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 948
Posted By Janspeed
fuel filter clogged? fuel pump not delivering...

fuel filter clogged?
fuel pump not delivering enough flow?
Forum: performance & modifications 05-23-2022, 07:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,296
Posted By Janspeed
Volvo made the 240turbo, it had Kjet injection....

Volvo made the 240turbo, it had Kjet injection. Turbo charging and supercharging are both a form of forced induction. The Kjet system needs to have a reference signal for when the engine is getting...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-21-2022, 11:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,399
Posted By Janspeed
if an electric fuel pump dies it's instant, no...

if an electric fuel pump dies it's instant, no warning. It really is all or nothing.
sometimes the fuel rail has a schrader valve (like tires have). If you take a screwdriver or a key and push it in...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-14-2022, 11:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,802
Posted By Janspeed
Maybe try to find a cheap crashed 940lpt (95>>98)...

Maybe try to find a cheap crashed 940lpt (95>>98)
That way you would have the B230, the M90, the flywheel and wiringloom for LH2.4 and efi computer, ez-k ignition module. And even , if you want it,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-09-2022, 08:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 868
Posted By Janspeed
Maybe try the iridium equivalent plug? (BPR7EiX?...

Maybe try the iridium equivalent plug? (BPR7EiX? BPR8EiX?) i use those in my chipped b204gt T16v, with very satisfactory results but i am not running e85. I have in the past on a B230FK and i...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-09-2022, 08:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 931
Posted By Janspeed
[QUOTE=dbsoundman;6259392]Tire pressure seems to...

[QUOTE=dbsoundman;6259392]Tire pressure seems to be good, I set it to around 34 all around. [QUOTE]

34psi (2.35 bar) seems to be a bit on the low side IMO. Specially for highway speeds. I'd try...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-24-2022, 08:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,493
Posted By Janspeed
"Before I get bashed for using a 740 when the 240...

"Before I get bashed for using a 740 when the 240 is a superior chassis, I KNOW."

a 740 can be a fine rally car.
We used to have this 'Volvo Original Cup' rally competition in NL.
20% dirt...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-24-2022, 06:15 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,974
Posted By Janspeed
The ECU doesn't need very much time. It's a...

The ECU doesn't need very much time. It's a computer after all.
It does however need proper battery voltage and all varied driving conditions: from stone cold up to operating temp, from idle,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-23-2022, 06:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,645
Posted By Janspeed
An AGM battery is also a lead-acid battery as far...

An AGM battery is also a lead-acid battery as far as the chemistry goes. They are just constructed differently....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-21-2022, 05:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 918
Posted By Janspeed
Depends on how much meat the wheel has i that hud...

Depends on how much meat the wheel has i that hud area. I think it would be a job for a pro machinist and that will probably not be cheap.

How about Crown Vic/Marauder wheels?

Personally i'd...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-21-2022, 08:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,882
Posted By Janspeed
are those proportioning valves specific to the...

are those proportioning valves specific to the car? If not why not pull/get/install/use one from a similar RWD car or pickup truck ?
Forum: performance & modifications 02-14-2022, 09:42 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,974
Posted By Janspeed
The important AFR number is at WOT + high revs....

The important AFR number is at WOT + high revs. It should be in the 11-12.5 ballpark. The higher the max boost, the closer to 11.
To know where the car is at you really need a wideband sensor...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-14-2022, 09:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,842
Posted By Janspeed
Cold engine = richer AFR = less prone to knock. ...

Cold engine = richer AFR = less prone to knock.

The EZK ignition system is basically a feedback loop. It continually tries to increase ign. advance UNTIL it reads knock input from the knock sensor...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-07-2022, 11:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,842
Posted By Janspeed
Why not make the 13C work to it's best ability? ...

Why not make the 13C work to it's best ability?
2 things are known problems with the 13c turbo systems on these engines:
- the wastegate port/valve in the turbine housing develops cracks. (if...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-07-2022, 11:27 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,882
Posted By Janspeed
Degrease the area and use some light application...

Degrease the area and use some light application of RTV (gasker paste) when fitting that plug.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-30-2022, 03:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 980
Posted By Janspeed
- The Aux shaft turns at the same speed as the...

- The Aux shaft turns at the same speed as the cam shaft because it drives the distributor.
- You can check the position of the Aux shaft when you take the distributor cap off (just leave the wires...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-17-2022, 11:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,011
Posted By Janspeed
also: check if: - the idle air control valve is...

also: check if:
- the idle air control valve is hooked up to the wiring connector
- the mechanical idle level is adjusted OK (with engine at operating temp about 400-500rpm with idle hose clamped...
Forum: showroom 01-10-2022, 01:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,392
Posted By Janspeed
agreed. Would have been a cool 'shooting brake'...

agreed. Would have been a cool 'shooting brake' (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shooting_brake)
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-10-2022, 10:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,169
Posted By Janspeed
Maybe you can get away with replacing only the...

Maybe you can get away with replacing only the bent valves?
Check if they completely close after lapping in and installing new valves by filling up the valve ports with some thin fluid. It's good...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-10-2022, 10:00 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,882
Posted By Janspeed
Is there enough space for the 940 dizzy to fit in...

Is there enough space for the 940 dizzy to fit in the 240?
If not you would need to install the 240 dizzy in the 940 block. No idea if the 940 block has a useable auxilary shaft to drive that dizzy....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-23-2021, 11:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,273
Posted By Janspeed
Are you 100% sure you got the cam timing right...

Are you 100% sure you got the cam timing right when you installed the new head? 180 degrees out is a likely error.
the camshaft (and auxiliary shaft that drives the dizzy) turn at half the speed of...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-19-2021, 06:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,111
Posted By Janspeed
i read the OP again: if the water pump has been...

i read the OP again:
if the water pump has been changed then the cooling transfer pipe from the back of the engine to the pump had to have been taken off. That means the seal might not seal...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-19-2021, 06:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,725
Posted By Janspeed
If it really has a genuine 22k mi on the odo it...

If it really has a genuine 22k mi on the odo it should be visible on the steering wheel, pedal pads, carpets, left seat bolster on the driver seat. They all should be in top condition. No wear...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-17-2021, 06:40 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,116
Posted By Janspeed
175hp isn't bad. A 1970's BMW M30 3.0L inline6 on...

175hp isn't bad. A 1970's BMW M30 3.0L inline6 on carbs made 180hp and the injected version 200hp, i had the carbed version and if tuned correctly (jets, carb synchronisation) it would be nice and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-17-2021, 01:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,111
Posted By Janspeed
a bit of a side note: you should never top up the...

a bit of a side note: you should never top up the expansion tan fully to the brim. Because as the name suggests, it is there to allow expansion of the coolant when it goes from cold to hot.

That...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-11-2021, 12:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,295
Posted By Janspeed
If all of a sudden 2 adjacent holes develop a...

If all of a sudden 2 adjacent holes develop a misfire it is often caused by a blown HG between those 2 holes. No coolant nor oil involved.
You should be able to see lower compression numbers on both...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-16-2021, 01:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,677
Posted By Janspeed
- if there is an exhaust leak between head and...

- if there is an exhaust leak between head and O2-sensor then that can cause weird AFR readings which cause the ECU to do weird things. If AFR gets too far off target it could cause misfires.
- new...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-28-2021, 10:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,767
Posted By Janspeed
This. Plus the fact that temps are slowly...

This. Plus the fact that temps are slowly dropping as we get deeper into autum, then winter so cold start enrichment will be used for a longer time. The engine oil will be colder (more viscous) from...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-09-2021, 12:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,854
Posted By Janspeed
It seems that Meyle ...

It seems that Meyle (https://www.meyle.com/en/)has 3 quality levels on offer: OE, PD and HD. I suppose HD will not be priced the same as OE or PD parts.
But anyway, it's a German company that has...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-09-2021, 07:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,367
Posted By Janspeed
What kind of pivot bolt is in there? It's been a...

What kind of pivot bolt is in there? It's been a long time since i installed an m90 on my 780 but i know i shimmed the bolt out using a few washers.
If that bolt comes forward you might not need a...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-07-2021, 11:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,522
Posted By Janspeed
I used to run EBC red on my T5R. On cold winter...

I used to run EBC red on my T5R. On cold winter days they did need some warming up before they performed anywhere near stock pads. Would not buy again tbh.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-07-2021, 10:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 10,742
Posted By Janspeed
Back in 2007/2008 my friend ran Volvo original...

Back in 2007/2008 my friend ran Volvo original rally cup. The engine had to be built using only stock 8valve redblock parts from 200/700/900 series.
We used a stock mildly ported/port matched,...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-07-2021, 10:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 16,837
Posted By Janspeed
Chains might not break as easily but they do...

Chains might not break as easily but they do stretch. It's because on modern engines they often use 1 narrow simplex chain. It's cheaper to make, keeps rotating mass acceptably low and as a...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-03-2021, 09:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,666
Posted By Janspeed
+1 on the strutt tower bridge/brace. Good mod. I...

+1 on the strutt tower bridge/brace. Good mod. I have felt the difference on a 740 tarmac rallycar. The steering becomes instantly more precise.
Adjustable strutt mounts often use a heim joint...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-03-2021, 05:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,305
Posted By Janspeed
i use a cheap long haired paint brush for in...

i use a cheap long haired paint brush for in between spokes and the recessed area's. Works for me.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-02-2021, 12:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,546
Posted By Janspeed
video not visible. Google is asking for...

video not visible. Google is asking for permission.

Is the car giving EZK error codes (https://www.volvoclub.org.uk/faq/EngineOBDCodes.html)? (check code reader box near driver side strutt tower)...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-28-2021, 10:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,315
Posted By Janspeed
What Redwood wrote. It might also be important...

What Redwood wrote.
It might also be important to know that V6 and 2.0L-16vT cars came with independent rear suspension.
The 780's with B230FT and D24Tic had the live axel rear suspension.

It...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-14-2021, 03:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,704
Posted By Janspeed
On my Jag XJ6 i had this juddering issue as well....

On my Jag XJ6 i had this juddering issue as well. I discovered one of the wiper arm axels was sloppy. It was adjustable with a large chromed nut so i tightened it until the slop was gone. No more...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-11-2021, 09:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,226
Posted By Janspeed
Many pump in many cars/car brands look a lot like...

Many pump in many cars/car brands look a lot like this:
http://carparts619.com/saginaw_1.jpg
are you using the correct oil in it? How old is that oil? Are there any metal shavings in the oil?
If...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-04-2021, 08:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,816
Posted By Janspeed
maybe also check the ground strap between block...

maybe also check the ground strap between block and body. It is often neglected for years but it can corrode over time causing electrical problems.
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