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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-18-2022, 04:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 232
Posted By VolvoScout
Pre-install Traansmisison Test

I picked-up a "worked when pulled" BW-55 transmission and replaced all of the exterior seals and gaskets.

Is there a way to test the transmission before installation or is this a swap and "hope...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-25-2022, 05:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,455
Posted By VolvoScout
Tried overload springs w/Bilstein HD and TC...

Tried overload springs w/Bilstein HD and TC shocks in my wagon (which also has a 25mm front and 22mm rear anti-sway bars)
Removed the springs because they were to stiff over bumps with no cargo and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-17-2022, 03:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 613
Posted By VolvoScout
New MAF...Wires Missing?

RE: MAF for 1993 240

Got a new OEM Volvo MAF from FCP. (Made in China, no longer made by Bosch by the looks of it)
Do the new MAFs not have the wires on the inside like the old Bosch units?
Or...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-18-2022, 08:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 720
Posted By VolvoScout
This may help: https://youtu.be/hYskSOjevb0

This may help: https://youtu.be/hYskSOjevb0
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-09-2022, 03:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 993
Posted By VolvoScout
I went ahead and got the Lesjefors on FCP. ...

I went ahead and got the Lesjefors on FCP.
They are shorter than the rear springs on my wagon
https://i.imgur.com/OhUjPZe.jpg?1

The car handles nicely down the road but sits lower than it was...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-06-2022, 10:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 993
Posted By VolvoScout
Sagging rear-end, wagon

My '82 240 wagon (160k miles) and my Mom's '90 240 wagon (98k miles) both sag a bit in the back, unloaded.
Both cars feel a little "bouncy" in the rear. (shocks are "soft" but fine/new)

When...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-06-2022, 04:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 931
Posted By VolvoScout
I'd bench bleed the MC and bleed the calipers...

I'd bench bleed the MC and bleed the calipers again.
Bench Bleed MC: https://youtu.be/-OWztbFsZoM
Brake Flush: https://youtu.be/fuvmLfaVnQo
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-18-2022, 02:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,472
Posted By VolvoScout
Was it low compression, a broken timing belt or...

Was it low compression, a broken timing belt or something else that killed the engine?

Both of mine are 1982 240s (D24 NA)
The sedan has 130,000 miles and the wagon has 160,000 miles.
I had a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-18-2022, 09:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,472
Posted By VolvoScout
I still have two that I drive regularly :lol:

I still have two that I drive regularly :lol:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-16-2022, 05:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,472
Posted By VolvoScout
I suppose there's the possibility that the fellow...

I suppose there's the possibility that the fellow from whom I got it, mislabeled it as an '84 rather than an '82.
The transmission I am looking to replace is a BW55 in my 1982 240 D24 (which is...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-16-2022, 05:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,472
Posted By VolvoScout
The ID plate says that it's a Borg Warner, model...

The ID plate says that it's a Borg Warner, model 55.
Came out of an '84 240 Diesel.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-16-2022, 02:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,472
Posted By VolvoScout
BW55 Transmisison Rebuild Resources

Recently picked-up a spare BW55 1984 automatic transmission.

Looking to try my hand at rebuilding it.
Have experience rebuilding the J-Type overdrive for the M46 gearbox this past year (took me a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-11-2022, 01:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,728
Posted By VolvoScout
Does anyone know the thread size of the pressure...

Does anyone know the thread size of the pressure test port on the driver side of the transmission?

I'm thinking about attaching a sensor and routing it to a pressure gauge on my dash (if...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-10-2022, 12:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,066
Posted By VolvoScout
Car is driven every day and the battery is new as...

Car is driven every day and the battery is new as of a couple months ago. (Holds a great charge)
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-09-2022, 10:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,066
Posted By VolvoScout
So the belt might not be tight enough? I'm a...

So the belt might not be tight enough?
I'm a little hesitant on tightening it more because I don't want to over stress the water pump.
The pump is already making a whining noise (when revving the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-09-2022, 03:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,066
Posted By VolvoScout
Alternator drag on Engine/low voltage

Installed a 100a Denso Alternator in a 1990 240.

Cabin voltmeter reads correct range when driving, but very load at idle (when headlights are on)

Car feels like it wants to stall (rather...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-31-2022, 06:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,728
Posted By VolvoScout
The more I dive into the wide world of ATF, the...

The more I dive into the wide world of ATF, the viscosity differences I noticed above seem to be more related to whether the ATF is made to conform to the older Dexron III or the newer Dexron VI.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-30-2022, 08:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,728
Posted By VolvoScout
Understanding ATF Viscosity for AW70/1

What is the proper/ideal viscosity of Dexron II or III for the AW70 transmission?
Applicably, does anyone know the 100c and 40c viscosity (cSt) for the OEM Volvo Dexron III ATF?...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-03-2022, 12:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,336
Posted By VolvoScout
I picked-up a Motive Power Bleeder for the task;...

I picked-up a Motive Power Bleeder for the task; really sped-up the process.
Brake Flush: https://youtu.be/fuvmLfaVnQo
Brake Hoses: https://youtu.be/lWBTlejhH0g
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-29-2021, 09:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,368
Posted By VolvoScout
What were your speedometer symptoms at the time?

What were your speedometer symptoms at the time?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-29-2021, 06:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,368
Posted By VolvoScout
Broken Speedometer

The speedometer in my Grandmother's 1993 Classic 240 is inop.

I have 2 dash clusters (both k39200)
One dash cluster speedometer works/is accurate, but stops at 30mph (doesn't go any higher)
The...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-22-2021, 08:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,168
Posted By VolvoScout
Solved the Headlight, Tail light and Dash Light...

Solved the Headlight, Tail light and Dash Light problem; it was the relay!
Thanks, guys!

Next up are the power windows...
I've swapped the driver and front passenger switches, tried swapping the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-22-2021, 05:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,168
Posted By VolvoScout
cleaned & reseated the fuses and checked the 2...

cleaned & reseated the fuses and checked the 2 ground wires at the front and the 2 at the back; no change.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-22-2021, 04:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,168
Posted By VolvoScout
Just followed the wiring and you are correct. I...

Just followed the wiring and you are correct.
I removed it and the door locks seem to be working again.

Now I just need to figure out the issue with the headlights, tail lights, dash cluster...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-22-2021, 03:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,168
Posted By VolvoScout
https://i.imgur.com/zXY6o32.jpg?1 I also...

https://i.imgur.com/zXY6o32.jpg?1

I also found this near the fuse box.
Never seen it before; anyone know what it is?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-22-2021, 02:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,726
Posted By VolvoScout
I was agreeing with you :lol:

I was agreeing with you :lol:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-22-2021, 02:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,726
Posted By VolvoScout
Syntax Error

Syntax Error
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-22-2021, 02:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,168
Posted By VolvoScout
Electrical Gremlins

My Grandmother's 1993 240 has some electrical Gremlins wreaking havoc on the car.

Below are the symptoms....
1. Power windows don't work.
2. Electric door locks don't work.
3. Front parking...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-12-2021, 05:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,149
Posted By VolvoScout
I just did the front seals the other week, but...

I just did the front seals the other week, but haven't touched the rear seal yet.
What is the recommended replacement interval for the rear cam seal?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-11-2021, 04:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,329
Posted By VolvoScout
I've been asked why I chose the flush sequence...

I've been asked why I chose the flush sequence that's in my video.
It was indicated to me that a "normal" sequence starts with the Passenger-Rear wheel.

I want to make sure that the information...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-11-2021, 10:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 961
Posted By VolvoScout
Front Wheel Brake Pads, Calipers, Rotors, Dust Shields Replacement - Video Tutorial

New video covering the replacement of the front brake pads, rotors, calipers & dust shields: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KWhAcHQAk_E&list=PLLdCZxKQYAOnnG8ep1qGdQrIN7IUGV9AC&index=1
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-11-2021, 12:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,149
Posted By VolvoScout
IPD Rear Cam Seal Retainer - Video Tutorial

Quick video going over the IPD Rear Cam Seal Retainer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKEnCHKz52s&list=PLLdCZxKQYAOnnG8ep1qGdQrIN7IUGV9AC&index=1
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-10-2021, 04:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,329
Posted By VolvoScout
Thanks! I've got about 30 more tutorial videos...

Thanks! I've got about 30 more tutorial videos that need to be edited.
Trying to get them done while I can.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-09-2021, 10:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,329
Posted By VolvoScout
Brake Fluid Flush - Video Tutorial

Video tutorial detailing a brake fluid flush on a volvo 240 without ABS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fuvmLfaVnQo&list=PLLdCZxKQYAOnnG8ep1qGdQrIN7IUGV9AC&index=1
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-09-2021, 09:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,453
Posted By VolvoScout
Front Wheel Bearing Replacement - Video Tutorial

New video detailing the replacement of the front wheel bearing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U3oBvDIci3g&list=PLLdCZxKQYAOmVtcoeTT66MRRCZVuD-XWc&index=1
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-08-2021, 12:43 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 899
Posted By VolvoScout
Stainless Brake Hose Video Tutorial

New video tutorial detailing the replacement of rubber brake hoses with Techna-Fit stainless brake hoses: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lWBTlejhH0g&list=PLLdCZxKQYAOnnG8ep1qGdQrIN7IUGV9AC&index=1
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-08-2021, 01:22 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 857
Posted By VolvoScout
ATF Flush Video Tutorial

New video detailing an ATF flush on a 1990 240 (AW70/71/55, BW55): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qIKru4W4OSI&list=PLLdCZxKQYAOnnG8ep1qGdQrIN7IUGV9AC&index=1
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-30-2021, 02:03 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 952
Posted By VolvoScout
Master Cylinder Video Tutorial

Put together a video tutorial on replacing and bench bleeding a master cylinder on a 1982 Volvo 240 without ABS brakes:...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-26-2021, 01:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,220
Posted By VolvoScout
"One More Flat?"

"One More Flat?"
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-25-2021, 12:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,220
Posted By VolvoScout
44lbs for the crank pulley seems so low to me...

44lbs for the crank pulley seems so low to me (even though it's spec)...I think the diesel (D24) is about 330lbs for the harmonic balancer.

Would it be advantageous to torque the B230F balancer...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-24-2021, 05:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,220
Posted By VolvoScout
What are the torque specs for the 3 gears? I've...

What are the torque specs for the 3 gears?
I've seen multiple specs in different books, videos, etc...

Also, is there a proper tool/method to loosen and tighten the intermediate gear?
I used an...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-24-2021, 12:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,220
Posted By VolvoScout
How is the belt "retensioned?" It looks like...

How is the belt "retensioned?"
It looks like there is only one "setting" on the tensioner. (i.e. it's either on or off)

Drove the car for 200 miles before I realized that the camshaft seal was...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-24-2021, 12:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,220
Posted By VolvoScout
B230F Timing Belt Play

How much "play" is acceptable in the timing belt on a B230F between the Camshaft and intermediate shaft gears?
I can move mine about .25 inches with finger pressure.

Also, is it OK for the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-22-2021, 10:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,702
Posted By VolvoScout
It's absolutely worth testing before installing...

It's absolutely worth testing before installing into the car (speaking as someone who's installed an OD only to realize that it didn't work)

This is how I tested:
Attach a corded power drill to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-20-2021, 08:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,089
Posted By VolvoScout
So without modifying belts and wiring, would my...

So without modifying belts and wiring, would my maximum amperage be about 100A or 80A?

Currently looking at either the 80A or 100A Denso.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-16-2021, 10:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,089
Posted By VolvoScout
I'm installing an auxiliary battery connected via...

I'm installing an auxiliary battery connected via an isolator and looking to install fog lights, driving lights, and hoping to get the AC back up and running.

Plus the old alternator is starting...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-16-2021, 07:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,089
Posted By VolvoScout
I just corrected the link to the 140A option....

I just corrected the link to the 140A option. (Another member on TB is asking about that specific alternator in different post)
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-16-2021, 06:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,089
Posted By VolvoScout
Largest (amp) Alternator without Modification

What is the largest (Amp) alternator that can be used with a 1990 240 without any modifications, perform reliably without breaking belts or overheating and won't get in the way of the oil pressure...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-16-2021, 04:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,724
Posted By VolvoScout
Would the + and - cables need to be upgraded to a...

Would the + and - cables need to be upgraded to a larger gauge to support a 140 amp alternator?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-11-2021, 03:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,071
Posted By VolvoScout
Video Tutorial: Front Strut, Spring, Bushing and Plate Replacement

Put together a new video detailing the replacement of the front strut, spring, bushing and reinforcing plate on a Volvo 240:...
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