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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-25-2021, 10:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,704
Posted By kampman
I’d pass, even if the AWD is disabled the fuel...

I’d pass, even if the AWD is disabled the fuel tank/rear suspension setup is nothing but headaches if anything goes wrong back there.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-23-2021, 03:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,839
Posted By kampman
PayPal gives you 6 months to file a dispute.

PayPal gives you 6 months to file a dispute.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-23-2021, 02:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,255
Posted By kampman
I would drain the radiator, drain the block using...

I would drain the radiator, drain the block using the fitting under the exhaust manifold on the passenger side, fill it back up with straight water, run it for a bit to dilute whatever’s left in the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-23-2021, 10:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,255
Posted By kampman
What antifreeze did you put in? Green coolant...

What antifreeze did you put in? Green coolant won’t hurt an 850.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-12-2021, 11:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,886
Posted By kampman
I can’t help with the hose routing, but as far as...

I can’t help with the hose routing, but as far as removing the vent panel is concerned there’s a metal pin that runs through the middle of the rubber knob, you can tap it out with a punch or grab it...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-09-2021, 09:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,619
Posted By kampman
I got a new Gemo from VP Autoparts a few months...

I got a new Gemo from VP Autoparts a few months back: https://vp-autoparts.com/en/artiklar/throttle-cable-240-19et-b21-et_ft.html
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-18-2021, 01:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,136
Posted By kampman
Don’t wanna be glib but take the wheel off and...

Don’t wanna be glib but take the wheel off and look. If you peel back the passenger side fender liner it should be accessible.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-10-2021, 11:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,147
Posted By kampman
That’s less than a quart per 5K which I’d...

That’s less than a quart per 5K which I’d consider to be pretty good for any car with over 100K on the clock. Sounds like you solved it, at least for the time being.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-09-2021, 11:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,700
Posted By kampman
Might be easier just to swap the whole hatch.

Might be easier just to swap the whole hatch.
Forum: projects & restorations 04-08-2021, 11:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,429
Posted By kampman
If it’s been sitting for a while the fuel...

If it’s been sitting for a while the fuel injection is probably pretty gummed up and the fuel tank might be rusty. I would go into it expecting to clean or replace most of the fuel system components...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-06-2021, 06:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,084
Posted By kampman
Pull the engine and trans together. They don't...

Pull the engine and trans together. They don't weigh that much (especially if the engine is stripped down) and it'll be faster to split them outside of the car.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-31-2021, 12:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,935
Posted By kampman
It’s pretty common for P2 cars to have heater...

It’s pretty common for P2 cars to have heater core leaks. I think it’s arranged a lot like an 850/70 where you can just pull the kick panel, disconnect the hoses, slide it out, and reverse to install...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-23-2021, 01:46 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 92,416
Posted By kampman
Every US market Volvo got electronic idle speed...

Every US market Volvo got electronic idle speed control starting in 1981 so your car should have it. No guarantee that someone hasn’t played Volvo lego in the intervening 40 years though.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-14-2021, 12:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,050
Posted By kampman
Once the guts start coming apart it’s done for.

Once the guts start coming apart it’s done for.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-12-2021, 07:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,553
Posted By kampman
It *was* a flat hood.

It *was* a flat hood.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-12-2021, 06:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,050
Posted By kampman
The exhaust note changing makes me think failed...

The exhaust note changing makes me think failed cat.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-11-2021, 06:28 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,553
Posted By kampman
You’re in the PNW, I doubt they’re anything...

You’re in the PNW, I doubt they’re anything approaching common there any more but your odds of finding one there are probably better than anywhere else in the country at this point. Just have to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-08-2021, 11:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,427
Posted By kampman
Doesn’t accomplish much if there isn’t any oil...

Doesn’t accomplish much if there isn’t any oil in the pan though. :lol:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-07-2021, 10:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,776
Posted By kampman
At least in the later dashes there’s a light pipe...

At least in the later dashes there’s a light pipe for the heater/temp legends and a light pipe under the coin tray that illuminates the switches from above. I’ve never worked on an early dash car but...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-06-2021, 07:55 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 34,747
Posted By kampman
Finally bought a battery and did a compression...

Finally bought a battery and did a compression test today. I sprayed some fogging oil in the cylinders beforehand because of how long the car had been sitting - considering it hasn’t been run for a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-03-2021, 12:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,249
Posted By kampman
B21FTs have pretty thick cylinder walls, I’d say...

B21FTs have pretty thick cylinder walls, I’d say it’s really uncommon for them to crack. Do you live somewhere that gets cold in the winter? Wonder if someone ran straight water in the engine and let...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-01-2021, 10:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,147
Posted By kampman
I did a little more digging out of curiosity...

I did a little more digging out of curiosity since I'd read about the piston ring thing and found this: http://www.pennantmotors.com/personal/s80/TJ24643-2013-05-15.pdf

Nice TSB with some...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-01-2021, 11:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,147
Posted By kampman
Has the PCV ever been serviced?

Has the PCV ever been serviced?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-26-2021, 11:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,637
Posted By kampman
That listing is wrong, those lenses are only good...

That listing is wrong, those lenses are only good for 01-04 cars. 05+ have the fluting in the reflectors and the lenses are plain.
Forum: projects & restorations 02-26-2021, 11:18 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 34,747
Posted By kampman
Made some progress on the fuel system - it...

Made some progress on the fuel system - it finally warmed up enough to spend some time in the garage so I dropped the fuel pump tray, reinstalled the tank, and mocked up the new pump and accumulator....
Forum: projects & restorations 02-26-2021, 01:00 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 35,282
Posted By kampman
That engine sounds sweet!

That engine sounds sweet!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-16-2021, 05:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,544
Posted By kampman
Honestly it seems like a lot of the basic stuff...

Honestly it seems like a lot of the basic stuff to make these cars drive is getting hard to find especially if you don’t have a later model or don’t want to shell out for whatever Volvo is putting in...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-04-2021, 10:54 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 42,651
Posted By kampman
It’s an RPM sensor for a Volvo dealer diagnostic...

It’s an RPM sensor for a Volvo dealer diagnostic tool (think it was called the mono tester?). The connector would have been up by the valve cover from the factory.
Forum: projects & restorations 01-25-2021, 10:03 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 111,258
Posted By kampman
The sensor for the temp gauge is in the middle of...

The sensor for the temp gauge is in the middle of the cylinder head under the intake manifold IIRC, it’s the one with one wire connected to it.
Forum: projects & restorations 01-25-2021, 02:09 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 92,416
Posted By kampman
That really transformed the look of the car, nice...

That really transformed the look of the car, nice work!
Forum: projects & restorations 01-02-2021, 10:02 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 34,747
Posted By kampman
Haven’t updated in a while, sorry. My job got...

Haven’t updated in a while, sorry. My job got absolutely insane this year and between that, the pandemic, and the political circus in the US I just haven’t had much motivation to make progress on...
Forum: projects & restorations 12-12-2020, 04:09 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 111,258
Posted By kampman
Imgur will resize your pics automatically if you...

Imgur will resize your pics automatically if you put an l (large thumbnail) or h (huge thumbnail) before the .jpg when you add the url to your post.
Forum: showroom 08-24-2020, 02:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,689
Posted By kampman
dang, that's excellent. :omg:

dang, that's excellent. :omg:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-19-2020, 04:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,751
Posted By kampman
I think 1999-2002 are the years that will direct...

I think 1999-2002 are the years that will direct swap for exhaust-only VVT but not 100% sure, the late P80 and early P2 cars have tons of VIN breaks and part changes. You could try calling V and S...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-29-2020, 12:11 PM
Replies: 3,257
Views: 1,591,120
Posted By kampman
I have the Solstice version (it's actually still...

I have the Solstice version (it's actually still bolted to a Solstice engine, sadly not the turbo one though). Guess I know what I need to do if the AW71 ever craps out. :lol:
Forum: projects & restorations 07-28-2020, 02:43 PM
Replies: 3,257
Views: 1,591,120
Posted By kampman
I have an AR5 that was originally slated for...

I have an AR5 that was originally slated for another project that didn't work out and I've often wondered how it would fit in my 245.
Forum: projects & restorations 07-27-2020, 01:37 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 27,618
Posted By kampman
Wow, that old carpet was gross. :omg:

Wow, that old carpet was gross. :omg:
Forum: projects & restorations 07-22-2020, 01:04 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 216,119
Posted By kampman
You shouldn’t have to disconnect anything inside...

You shouldn’t have to disconnect anything inside the car, just remove the glovebox and the insulation pad under the dash and push the grommet through.
Forum: projects & restorations 07-14-2020, 08:57 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 111,258
Posted By kampman
According to cleanflametrap Art the Airtex E8778...

According to cleanflametrap Art the Airtex E8778 is a good intank option if you're looking to stay within the OE parameters, I'm probably gonna grab one for my turbo.
Forum: projects & restorations 07-09-2020, 12:15 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 34,747
Posted By kampman
Got the car back on its wheels, glad I went with...

Got the car back on its wheels, glad I went with the 195/65R15 tires. The wheel gap looks huge in the pics for some reason but in person they fill the wheel wells nicely without being balloons. I...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-08-2020, 10:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,036
Posted By kampman
Is the milkshake in the head/around the cam or...

Is the milkshake in the head/around the cam or just on the cap?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-07-2020, 10:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,036
Posted By kampman
Yes, it will run like crap with a bad temp...

Yes, it will run like crap with a bad temp sensor, it’s one of the most important inputs for the ECU. If it’s throwing codes for it I’d start there. Might be a good time to check and make sure the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-06-2020, 02:24 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 14,586
Posted By kampman
After doing the kickdown cable in my wagon I...

After doing the kickdown cable in my wagon I don't see any reason why you couldn't pull the valve body with the transmission in the car, it would just be messy.
Forum: projects & restorations 07-06-2020, 01:50 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 34,747
Posted By kampman
And who should call but the wheel shop? I got...

And who should call but the wheel shop? I got Yokohama Avid Ascend GTs from Tire Rack, they get good reviews and they had a $50 rebate going so hopefully they'll do well for the sort of things I...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-06-2020, 12:02 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 34,747
Posted By kampman
I took last week off work so I knocked out a few...

I took last week off work so I knocked out a few things. Got new tires for the Virgos since the existing ones were lost causes. I went with 195/65R15s since the roads around here aren't the greatest...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-06-2020, 11:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,540
Posted By kampman
Judging by your FS ads you're in OH right? I...

Judging by your FS ads you're in OH right? I haven't had Virgos worked on there but I've had really good experiences having other wheels straightened by Wheel Medic here in Columbus.
Forum: projects & restorations 06-23-2020, 11:38 AM
Replies: 3,257
Views: 1,591,120
Posted By kampman
I don't think there's an off the shelf option to...

I don't think there's an off the shelf option to go wasted spark with 2.2. If you want to use the Buchka board you need to have LH2.4. Probably not worth upgrading the EFI/doing the necessary...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-22-2020, 01:10 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 34,747
Posted By kampman
Spent a little time on the car yesterday. I...

Spent a little time on the car yesterday. I installed the new injectors and replaced the injector seals. The big donut seals for the injectors were probably fine but the seals on the holders weren't...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-19-2020, 03:14 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 34,747
Posted By kampman
Thanks dude, I hope to do it justice! Your blue...

Thanks dude, I hope to do it justice! Your blue wagon is looking great.
Forum: projects & restorations 06-19-2020, 11:46 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 34,747
Posted By kampman
Despite the pandemic I've been busier than ever...

Despite the pandemic I've been busier than ever with my job so my garage time has been scarce. I did get a chance to swap the speedo cable, the existing (and probably original) one got burnt and the...
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