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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Yesterday, 04:07 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By 2manyturbos
^^ That's how that B230FD was. The 195 psi ...

^^ That's how that B230FD was. The 195 psi reading was cold cranking compression after sitting for a long time. Three were 195, the 4th was 185. That engine had 284,000 miles on it. The values...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Yesterday, 03:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 88
Posted By 2manyturbos
I'm assuming you are using a tester that uses...

I'm assuming you are using a tester that uses specific gravity to determine the freezing point. The assumption with those is the anti-freeze is a certain type/formula. There are differences in...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Yesterday, 04:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 213
Posted By 2manyturbos
I have seen 195 psi on a 94 B230FD. I don’t...

I have seen 195 psi on a 94 B230FD. I don’t think the 200 psi is anything to be concerned about.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Yesterday, 03:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 213
Posted By 2manyturbos
What engine? Also, compression tester gages can...

What engine? Also, compression tester gages can vary quite a bit.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-23-2022, 05:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 292
Posted By 2manyturbos
Unfortunately, if you overfill them the path to...

Unfortunately, if you overfill them the path to relieve the pressure is pushing the pump seal out.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-23-2022, 04:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 270
Posted By 2manyturbos
It's more complicated than that. You can't...

It's more complicated than that. You can't deviate much in the damping rate or spring rate without increasing/decreasing both at the same time.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-23-2022, 03:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 602
Posted By 2manyturbos
I just checked the Bentley Bible and found the...

I just checked the Bentley Bible and found the same spec. It's much higher with the paper gaskets. The low torque spec is to keep from distorting the pan and squeezing the gasket out between the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-23-2022, 01:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 602
Posted By 2manyturbos
Good. Use some anti-seize compound on the...

Good. Use some anti-seize compound on the threads when you put it back together and they should stay that way. 50-60 inch*lb for the pan bolts is what I think I remember reading somewhere. It isn’t...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-21-2022, 08:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 602
Posted By 2manyturbos
You are in Texas though. Try it if you live in...

You are in Texas though. Try it if you live in Michigan or one of the other Rust Belt states. There’s probably a one percent chance you’ll be successful at it.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-21-2022, 06:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 602
Posted By 2manyturbos
They aren't a fine pitch thread and are caked in...

They aren't a fine pitch thread and are caked in undercoat which helps to seal them off from the road spray. The pan tube is a fine pitch thread that is almost an interference fit thread and is...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-21-2022, 05:45 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 602
Posted By 2manyturbos
Tilt it, not remove it. 5 minute task tops. It...

Tilt it, not remove it. 5 minute task tops. It also makes it easy to get at the starter bolts in case you have to replace a starter in the future. If you are successful at getting the tube to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-21-2022, 04:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 602
Posted By 2manyturbos
You might have to remove the transmission cross...

You might have to remove the transmission cross member bolts from the frame and tilt the engine/transmission down in order to get enough clearance. Just use your floor jack on the trans cross member...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-20-2022, 05:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 490
Posted By 2manyturbos
I have one good used original metal sheath cable...

I have one good used original metal sheath cable left. Get it before I have time to put it in my for sale thread.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-19-2022, 05:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 602
Posted By 2manyturbos
First, if you live where the roads are...

First, if you live where the roads are salted/deicer applied, the nut that holds the tube in place will be seized to the threaded bung on the pan. You will never get it off without stripping the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-19-2022, 05:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 602
Posted By 2manyturbos
Do not mess with the dip stick tube. Remove the...

Do not mess with the dip stick tube. Remove the starter bolts and take the pan off with the tube still attached.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-19-2022, 05:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 602
Posted By 2manyturbos
Metal screen. I wouldn't try sealing that pan...

Metal screen. I wouldn't try sealing that pan with RTV. You can use the later Dexron ATF. No drain plug on the converter. Start with 2.5 quarts and keep measuring the level while adding fluid...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-19-2022, 04:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 396
Posted By 2manyturbos
You would have better luck getting an LS swap...

You would have better luck getting an LS swap past a referee. There is no combination ever used by Volvo that will be a simple install into your 242. Everything for the swap related to the engine...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-19-2022, 03:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 396
Posted By 2manyturbos
Only the 1983-84 760 Turbo with a B23FT/ET came...

Only the 1983-84 760 Turbo with a B23FT/ET came with a block mounted distributor.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-18-2022, 02:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 340
Posted By 2manyturbos
Yes, if you change the condenser you will need...

Yes, if you change the condenser you will need the line in and out of the condenser. PM incoming.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-18-2022, 02:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 308
Posted By 2manyturbos
hiperfauto answered your question. Since you...

hiperfauto answered your question. Since you already have power steering in your 240 the only thing you need now to go with your later steering rack is the lower u-joint that mates with the larger...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-18-2022, 02:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 340
Posted By 2manyturbos
The last I checked the later 93-95 hoses are...

The last I checked the later 93-95 hoses are still available. You asked about an orifice tube. Those are $2.50. Yes, you should replace it if you open the system up to replace o-rings or anything...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-18-2022, 02:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 340
Posted By 2manyturbos
Your 92 740 has the newer AC system just like the...

Your 92 740 has the newer AC system just like the 240 got a redesigned system in 1991. The difference is the same evolution. The 92 740/940 runs R-12 refrigerant and then the 1993-95 940s run...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-17-2022, 04:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 340
Posted By 2manyturbos
I'll have to take a look at the compressors I...

I'll have to take a look at the compressors I have. I have never had a problem interchanging the R-134 compressors with the various years of 940. I do have a 1994 940 that should have the solid...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-17-2022, 03:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 340
Posted By 2manyturbos
I'm betting these are the bracket to block...

I'm betting these are the bracket to block mounting bolts and from what I've seen are the same both early and late bracket.

9146226 compressor mount bracket, qty 4
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-17-2022, 02:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 340
Posted By 2manyturbos
If I remember I'll take a pic of the set up on a...

If I remember I'll take a pic of the set up on a 940 I have at another location. The alternator tensioner is the same between both styles. The AC tensioner is completely different between the two...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-17-2022, 03:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 340
Posted By 2manyturbos
Use the same bolts.

Use the same bolts.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-16-2022, 03:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 346
Posted By 2manyturbos
^^ No surprise. Almost everything Volvo sells...

^^ No surprise. Almost everything Volvo sells for the 240 is an aftermarket part. Their Genuine Volvo down pipe is a piece of crap Walker relabeled. Same thing with their "OE" exhaust systems. ...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-15-2022, 03:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 289
Posted By 2manyturbos
By 1990 Volvo started using all black with the...

By 1990 Volvo started using all black with the dash panels. The panels in your car are the correct color. The a pillars were always black. The B, and C pillars in your car should be blue to match...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-14-2022, 03:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 396
Posted By 2manyturbos
I have never seen one of the aluminum covers leak...

I have never seen one of the aluminum covers leak if they haven't been tampered with. It's a stiff casting that is machined flat and sealed with a thin layer of silicon based sealant. Just like an...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-14-2022, 02:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 236
Posted By 2manyturbos
Pull off the rear interior panel and take a look...

Pull off the rear interior panel and take a look inside the quarter panel and you will see the spot welds. The rocker slopes up, therefore, you don't want to cut right above the seam between the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-14-2022, 02:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 599
Posted By 2manyturbos
No. Just remove the 7/9 trans mount bracket from...

No. Just remove the 7/9 trans mount bracket from the AW-71 and install the trans mount bracket off of the 240 AW-70.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-14-2022, 02:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 396
Posted By 2manyturbos
No, you're not. Just pull the bolt and let it...

No, you're not. Just pull the bolt and let it drain. Put a small dab of sealant on the seating surface of the bolt head when you reinstall it after cleaning the oil off the cover and bolt hole.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-12-2022, 04:23 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,166
Posted By 2manyturbos
Someone swapped those on the 89. Volvo went to...

Someone swapped those on the 89. Volvo went to slotted rotors sometime around 1985-86 on all 240s. I would just switch up to vented rotors. There is no downside to doing so.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-11-2022, 05:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 478
Posted By 2manyturbos
It's hard to tell whether you ordered the correct...

It's hard to tell whether you ordered the correct seal. If 1992 or 93 is entered as the year of your 940 it says it is the correct seal. If 1994-95 is entered it says it is not the correct seal. ...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-11-2022, 03:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 478
Posted By 2manyturbos
You said your AW-71 has a nut holding the output...

You said your AW-71 has a nut holding the output flange to the shaft, that equates to a roller bearing tail shaft.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-11-2022, 02:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 478
Posted By 2manyturbos
1992 appears to be a transition year. My 1992...

1992 appears to be a transition year. My 1992 also has the roller bearing. Not all 92s have it. By 93 all AW-70/71 and the AW-71L have a roller bearing tail shaft.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-11-2022, 12:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 478
Posted By 2manyturbos
Does the drive shaft flange have a bolt attaching...

Does the drive shaft flange have a bolt attaching it to the output shaft or a nut? Bolt = plain bushing output shaft. Nut = roller bearing output shaft. I think the seal size is different between...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-10-2022, 02:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 577
Posted By 2manyturbos
IIRC, the NA 940s do not have a RSR.

IIRC, the NA 940s do not have a RSR.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-09-2022, 02:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 952
Posted By 2manyturbos
As crude as the system is it out braked us every...

As crude as the system is it out braked us every time. When we were trying to figure out what was going on we pulled the fuse to see if it would put an end to the no brakes situation. It did. Our...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-09-2022, 02:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 599
Posted By 2manyturbos
The 240 engine doesn't sit straight up on the...

The 240 engine doesn't sit straight up on the mounts. It is designed to lean back. That's why you can't get the 2 halves to mate in the middle. Pull the mounts clear off the frame cross member. ...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-09-2022, 04:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 478
Posted By 2manyturbos
If it is an AW-71L it has a roller bearing output...

If it is an AW-71L it has a roller bearing output shaft and likely will never leak from the seal. Either way, the seal is an easy job if that is all that needs to be done.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-08-2022, 03:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 952
Posted By 2manyturbos
The 240/7/9 Volvo ABS is rather crude when...

The 240/7/9 Volvo ABS is rather crude when really pushed. If you go this route, be careful when you are first using the car hard again. Greg Ervin's 740 would have no brakes whatsoever at times...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-06-2022, 04:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 604
Posted By 2manyturbos
I had my customer pull fuse 11 on his 940 which...

I had my customer pull fuse 11 on his 940 which powers the ECU and main fuel pump. Then, I had him disconnect the negative battery cable.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-04-2022, 07:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 604
Posted By 2manyturbos
Wow! And yet, they continue to offer this...

Wow! And yet, they continue to offer this garbage on their website.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-04-2022, 05:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 604
Posted By 2manyturbos
Buy the Volvo switch. The aftermarket switch...

Buy the Volvo switch. The aftermarket switch from IPD is absolute junk. A customer insisted on trying one in his car. I reluctantly agreed to install it with the caveat that if it fails, he gets...
Forum: showroom 11-04-2022, 03:33 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 296,605
Posted By 2manyturbos
If you ever decide to move past the tape routine...

If you ever decide to move past the tape routine this company sells number/letter packages for a very reasonable price. I think my last set was ~ $60 including the postage. Good quality materials...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-02-2022, 02:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 906
Posted By 2manyturbos
Definitely do the blower motor while you are in...

Definitely do the blower motor while you are in there. Just make sure you find a Four Seasons or older version of the VDO motor. The current VDO motor is junk.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-30-2022, 04:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 366
Posted By 2manyturbos
If you want to make it really simple, use a die...

If you want to make it really simple, use a die grinder or hole saw and make the hole round so you can install a body plug into it after paining the edges of the sheet metal. Volvo used body plugs...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-30-2022, 03:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,449
Posted By 2manyturbos
IMO, it is worth it. I wouldn't put anything...

IMO, it is worth it. I wouldn't put anything else in a Volvo I intended to keep. I've had 93+ B230s with 300,000 miles on them that were as quiet as the day they left the factory. I've also had...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-30-2022, 03:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,674
Posted By 2manyturbos
Yes, and no. Don't hold the breaker bar, you'll...

Yes, and no. Don't hold the breaker bar, you'll likely break bones or cut fingers off. You can place the breaker bar facing the driver's side of the car, supported right at he center of the...
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