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Forum: performance & modifications 05-23-2020, 07:25 PM
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Posted By Markos Simopoulos
b234f water oil cooler

hello I was not able to use the factory water oil cooler arm with the b234f exhaust manifold so I just deleted the arm and made a brass bolt for the filter/oil cooler, added a nipple for the water...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-23-2020, 03:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,048
Posted By Markos Simopoulos
I know the welds arn't beautiful but it was the...

I know the welds arn't beautiful but it was the first time using the gun. as you can see the throttle is touching
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Forum: performance & modifications 05-21-2020, 10:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,048
Posted By Markos Simopoulos
thank you, as you can see here he is welding the...

thank you, as you can see here he is welding the plenum at the runners, I am doing something slightly different. I want to know if anyone has had any problems with the engine torquing into the...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-20-2020, 07:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,048
Posted By Markos Simopoulos
b234f yoshifab plenum/ throttle cable

hi I am in the process of welding up the yoshifab plenum and I am noticing that while it fits of course it is quite close to the throttle cable housing on the fire wall and as I am not running sold...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-02-2020, 09:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,172
Posted By Markos Simopoulos
yes new bearings and I checked them to make sure...

yes new bearings and I checked them to make sure they where all in spec to what ever alldata gave me. Anyways I started it again today and its at 40psi cold oil, but at 500 rpm so it makes more sense...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-02-2020, 12:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,172
Posted By Markos Simopoulos
abt 1000 rpm with almost cold oil basically but I...

abt 1000 rpm with almost cold oil basically but I have no real way of knowing without an oil temp gauge. Again this is all mostly for speculation
Forum: performance & modifications 05-01-2020, 08:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,172
Posted By Markos Simopoulos
I have a melling 181 already in it, its got fresh...

I have a melling 181 already in it, its got fresh bearings everything is in spec. anyways I will see where I am at once the oil is warm and I will go from there. Is it possible to remove the oil pan...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-01-2020, 08:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,172
Posted By Markos Simopoulos
right now its warm enough but what abt when its...

right now its warm enough but what abt when its not
Forum: performance & modifications 04-30-2020, 09:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,172
Posted By Markos Simopoulos
thanks, I understand what to do for break in...

thanks,
I understand what to do for break in oil wise. What has me wondering is with the previous engine, which had around 400k on it, it would have about 55psi cold oil pressure, with my squirter...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-30-2020, 09:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,172
Posted By Markos Simopoulos
oh and no turbo for now, and i'm using a water...

oh and no turbo for now, and i'm using a water oil cooler
Forum: performance & modifications 04-30-2020, 09:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,172
Posted By Markos Simopoulos
b230ft 16v

I was wondering what oil people usually run on their b230ft 16v right now for break in i'm using sae 30. currently my oil pressure is at abt 40 psi with luke warm oil, also worth noting I have oil...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-26-2020, 06:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 514
Posted By Markos Simopoulos
I'm gonna make one using the yoshifab prefolded...

I'm gonna make one using the yoshifab prefolded plenum and stock runners so I can really use anything
Forum: performance & modifications 04-26-2020, 02:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 514
Posted By Markos Simopoulos
TPS b234ft

Hi another megasquirte newb here, I am doing a 16v turbo swap however I starting N/a to make things easier so I can enjoy the car a little while I am making adapter plates for my transmission, and...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-26-2020, 02:42 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,169
Posted By Markos Simopoulos
as far as cleaning everything brake cleaner and...

as far as cleaning everything brake cleaner and an air nozzle just make sure to keep the cams in to avoid trash getting on the caps, but because its a solid tappet the oil galleys are less important,...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-26-2020, 02:31 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,169
Posted By Markos Simopoulos
if you put in arp studs make sure to use their...

if you put in arp studs make sure to use their torque specs
Forum: performance & modifications 04-05-2020, 12:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 640
Posted By Markos Simopoulos
yeah I have a short booster, but I have to drill...

yeah I have a short booster, but I have to drill holes in the firewall to make it fit so I am wondering if I should even bother since I have the equipment to mig weld a plenum.
Forum: performance & modifications 04-04-2020, 07:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 640
Posted By Markos Simopoulos
240 16v brake booster

Hi everyone I'm in the process of doing a 16v swap, its fighting me tooth and nail. Anyways to keep my motivation up I was wondering if there is a 240 intake/ brake booster thread.
Forum: performance & modifications 01-28-2020, 12:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 803
Posted By Markos Simopoulos
from what I can tell is they came in various...

from what I can tell is they came in various strokes but some where a 2.5L and I think a 2.3L so its got to be close the pistons look awfully similar...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-27-2020, 07:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 803
Posted By Markos Simopoulos
shot in the dark

I know the possibility of anyone knowing this is very slim, but I noticed the Mercedes 190 e pistons are 96mm would it be possible to use them with an aq171/151 crank or any volvo set up, or atleast...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-27-2020, 07:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,013
Posted By Markos Simopoulos
perfect thanks!

perfect thanks!
Forum: performance & modifications 01-27-2020, 01:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,013
Posted By Markos Simopoulos
on the topic of hoses does anyone know if the...

on the topic of hoses does anyone know if the stock 240 upper radiator hose will work with a 16v conversion
Forum: performance & modifications 01-26-2020, 04:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,322
Posted By Markos Simopoulos
lol thats what I meant obviously its for the...

lol thats what I meant obviously its for the timing bet
Forum: performance & modifications 01-26-2020, 03:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,322
Posted By Markos Simopoulos
if your talking about the back shim looking thing...

if your talking about the back shim looking thing its just there for the timing belt.
Forum: performance & modifications 01-25-2020, 06:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,013
Posted By Markos Simopoulos
yes I have seen this option but I would like to...

yes I have seen this option but I would like to stick with a water oil cooler, and I don't want a million hoses going everywhere
Forum: performance & modifications 01-25-2020, 02:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,013
Posted By Markos Simopoulos
yes it fits but its still real close getting it...

yes it fits but its still real close getting it in and out. I read somewhere that all you need is the crab cap and it will work you just can't remove the dizzy without taking off the head and at...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-25-2020, 01:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,013
Posted By Markos Simopoulos
16v conversion nic nacs volvo 240

Hello everyone! I'm pretty much done putting my b230ft 16v together and I just wanted to put a few things out there. I am doing this build in stages so I am staying N/A FOR NOW. I already have...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-18-2020, 01:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,462
Posted By Markos Simopoulos
if you use a block mounted dizzy you will not be...

if you use a block mounted dizzy you will not be able to remove it without taking the head off not a big deal, but yoshifab sells a shortened one if you want one. Also I have been told that even with...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-04-2019, 04:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,462
Posted By Markos Simopoulos
Thanks guys this is helpful, I am curious if the...

Thanks guys this is helpful, I am curious if the intake alloys are going to change things, if anyone has info on that would help also thanks.
Forum: performance & modifications 12-03-2019, 10:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,462
Posted By Markos Simopoulos
oh also I will be using a htp tig welder

oh also I will be using a htp tig welder
Forum: performance & modifications 12-03-2019, 10:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,462
Posted By Markos Simopoulos
welding tips 16v

hey guys I am finally getting ready to put my 16v engine in my 240 wagon. I want to shorten the runners on the 16v intake (so it fits in the engine bay), however I have never welded cast aluminum...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-19-2019, 12:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,219
Posted By Markos Simopoulos
perfect just what I needed. Thanks!

perfect just what I needed. Thanks!
Forum: performance & modifications 09-17-2019, 11:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,219
Posted By Markos Simopoulos
So this is where I am confused what is the...

So this is where I am confused what is the difference between the m181 pump and the 144 pump
Forum: performance & modifications 09-16-2019, 10:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,219
Posted By Markos Simopoulos
oil pump

hey, i'm doing a b230ft 16v build and I noticed the oil pump that came with the engine had a lot of trash on it, and I decided its a good idea to replace it. I am a little confused with which pump I...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-24-2019, 10:37 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,809
Posted By Markos Simopoulos
:raincloud:

:raincloud:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-24-2019, 08:32 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,809
Posted By Markos Simopoulos
I asked my brother to check and he confirmed that...

I asked my brother to check and he confirmed that they are infact m8 1.25 so thats good news
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-22-2019, 09:30 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,809
Posted By Markos Simopoulos
I called ERS unfortunately he didn't have them...

I called ERS unfortunately he didn't have them either. unfortunately I am no longer home and I was more concerned with getting the engine sealed before I ran out of time, so the hunt for parts...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-22-2019, 06:25 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,809
Posted By Markos Simopoulos
I am located in NYC, but the engine is being...

I am located in NYC, but the engine is being built in North Carolina. I took them out so the machine shop could bore out my block 96.59mm for oversized pistons then I put them somewhere in my...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-20-2019, 09:50 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,809
Posted By Markos Simopoulos
tryed this already they don't sell it any more

tryed this already they don't sell it any more
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-20-2019, 12:47 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,809
Posted By Markos Simopoulos
thanks for the help I will continue the search...

thanks for the help I will continue the search for the stock ones for know volvo doesn't mke them anymore so........ worst case I will have to make them :help:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-20-2019, 05:02 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,809
Posted By Markos Simopoulos
are these the beemer ones?...

are these the beemer ones? https://www.pelicanparts.com/More_Info/11111739907.htm?pn=11-11-1-739-907-BOE
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-19-2019, 10:45 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,809
Posted By Markos Simopoulos
nothing wrong with them, in fact I actually like...

nothing wrong with them, in fact I actually like them, they just vanished after i removed them to get my cylinders over bored
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-19-2019, 09:07 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,809
Posted By Markos Simopoulos
My block came with oil squirters and I read...

My block came with oil squirters and I read somewhere that the bmw squirters won't work in this case
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-19-2019, 08:58 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,809
Posted By Markos Simopoulos
b230ft oil squirters

does anyone know of any place I can get oil squirters for a b230ft
Forum: performance & modifications 07-16-2019, 10:36 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 24,690
Posted By Markos Simopoulos
just a heads up if you intend on putting a 250amp...

just a heads up if you intend on putting a 250amp alternator you are going to need a get a bigger gauge power wire and ground to your battery I learned that lesson the hard way
Forum: performance & modifications 07-16-2019, 10:30 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 24,690
Posted By Markos Simopoulos
I can try to get you some I don't have a lift so...

I can try to get you some I don't have a lift so the pics won't be amazing
Forum: performance & modifications 07-14-2019, 03:03 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 24,690
Posted By Markos Simopoulos
I have 250 amp ford power stroke alternator in my...

I have 250 amp ford power stroke alternator in my 240 volvo, at first I only put one v belt on :lol:, anyways I made an aluminum pulley for 2 belts and have been runing that for years.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-02-2019, 04:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,836
Posted By Markos Simopoulos
Hey guys Idk if this is useful to anyone, but I...

Hey guys Idk if this is useful to anyone, but I measured the angle of the relief on the 16v piston. I used a sine plate and a digital level, I got 19 degrees + or - .01 of a degree. A 1 1/2" fly...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-28-2019, 01:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,836
Posted By Markos Simopoulos
Thanks so much for the offer but i'm gonna see if...

Thanks so much for the offer but i'm gonna see if I have mine before I put you through the trouble
Forum: performance & modifications 02-28-2019, 01:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,836
Posted By Markos Simopoulos
thanks I'll look for it, I'm not sure about the...

thanks I'll look for it, I'm not sure about the angle thats just what I read but I believe you and everyone else. I am currently living in NYC but all my parts are in North Carolina with my family. I...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-28-2019, 12:50 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,836
Posted By Markos Simopoulos
unfortunately I had to put over sized pistons in...

unfortunately I had to put over sized pistons in because the cylinder walls had a ridge in them so that wont work, however I had 16v pistons at one point but that was years ago I will have to see if...
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