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Forum: performance & modifications 06-13-2021, 11:15 AM
Replies: 397
Views: 61,716
Posted By Lando
50V? Seems low, like less than residential. Our...

50V? Seems low, like less than residential. Our high voltage limit is 600VAC (so effectively anything over 480 3ph). Does DC power really have that much lower of a limit?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-07-2021, 02:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,898
Posted By Lando
:e-shrug: Some people arenít car guys.

:e-shrug: Some people arenít car guys.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-11-2021, 03:46 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,935
Posted By Lando
I misread his post, definitely won’t be able to...

I misread his post, definitely won’t be able to swap to a newer hood (OP’s backup plan) then without changing the cowl.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-11-2021, 02:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,935
Posted By Lando
Doesnít the cowl have to be changed out also? I...

Doesnít the cowl have to be changed out also? I donít think the creases in the hood line up if you go from coffin to flat.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-09-2021, 10:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,545
Posted By Lando
in my experience, it doesn’t really cost a whole...

in my experience, it doesn’t really cost a whole lot more to insure multiple vehicles under one driver. I guess that makes sense because one driver should only be driving one car at a time!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-20-2021, 11:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,249
Posted By Lando
No kidding. Definitely wear gloves when you...

No kidding. Definitely wear gloves when you change your fuel filter on an under coated car. Made that mistake once and my hands were sticky and stained rootbeer color for a week.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-08-2021, 09:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,215
Posted By Lando
Because of people like me. I left my 240 in...

Because of people like me. I left my 240 in drive at the post office on a gentle slope once. It didnít roll right away but once I was through inside, it wasnít where I left it. The drivers rear...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-05-2021, 02:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,215
Posted By Lando
I didnít think 240ís had the shifter interlocked...

I didnít think 240ís had the shifter interlocked with the ignition.
Forum: performance & modifications 12-11-2020, 09:22 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 12,799
Posted By Lando
Have you contacted Roger about this?

Have you contacted Roger about this?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-10-2020, 01:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,670
Posted By Lando
Poly bushings and kaplehenke spherical strut...

Poly bushings and kaplehenke spherical strut mounts.

I put new struts and strut mounts in my 245 and it still felt sloppy as ever. Turns out the aftermarket strut mounts were worse than my...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-08-2020, 01:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,732
Posted By Lando
I’d be careful welding in a spot like that where...

I’d be careful welding in a spot like that where the other side is not accessible. You could catch your car on fire.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-06-2020, 01:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,632
Posted By Lando
Now that you soaked everything in kerosene,...

Now that you soaked everything in kerosene, you’re going to have to clean that out with a solvent before any acid will work. You won’t be able to remove the rust without some type of acid...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-03-2020, 05:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,058
Posted By Lando
Well I’ve got better quality poly bushings...

Well I’ve got better quality poly bushings installed for my accessories and they have also lasted years. Go super pro, don’t waste you money on anything else. Also it sounds like you answered your...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-02-2020, 08:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,058
Posted By Lando
I agree with Gary. The quality of the materials...

I agree with Gary. The quality of the materials makes a huge difference. I installed some cheap poly bushings on accessory mounts and they failed within a year, hard as plastic. I bought super pro...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-02-2020, 12:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,632
Posted By Lando
This. If I had to do it again, I’d wrap it in a...

This. If I had to do it again, I’d wrap it in a cheap camping hammock tied taught between two trees to make it less effort to shake and roll it.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-01-2020, 11:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,454
Posted By Lando
Also, I was starting to second guess myself...

Also, I was starting to second guess myself because I’ve been out of the automotive game professionally for several years now. Apparently, I was confusing propylene glycol for ethylene glycol with...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-01-2020, 11:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,454
Posted By Lando
I know Volvo recommended the pentosin coolant for...

I know Volvo recommended the pentosin coolant for OHC redblocks. Iíve never wasted my money on that stuff since modern coolants for Asian vehicles are as good if not better and far cheaper.

In...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-01-2020, 11:08 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 13,236
Posted By Lando
Water is miscible in alcohols, and ethanol is...

Water is miscible in alcohols, and ethanol is also hygroscopic. It attracts moisture from the air, which can rust out your tank over time. I haven’t really noticed any performance differences...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-01-2020, 11:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,454
Posted By Lando
If you change it on time, it’s not bad. I can...

If you change it on time, it’s not bad. I can say as a former Toyota tech, I never saw any pitting issues with the right coolant. Some vehicles that had green looked pretty ugly on most of the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-01-2020, 10:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,454
Posted By Lando
Green coolant is just too conductive to start...

Green coolant is just too conductive to start with and gets more conductive as it ages, so dissimilar metals will drive a corrosion reaction (pitting aluminum and depositing on iron). Green coolant...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-01-2020, 10:31 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 13,236
Posted By Lando
I got a newer fuel rail from someone on here...

I got a newer fuel rail from someone on here (Gary if I remember correctly).
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-01-2020, 10:23 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 13,236
Posted By Lando
See this thread: ...

See this thread:

http://turbobricks.com/forums/showthread.php?t=315025&page=3

Read through to see if your symptoms are similar. I checked damn near every electrical component before going to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-01-2020, 10:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,632
Posted By Lando
Steps are outlined with photos on the last page...

Steps are outlined with photos on the last page of this thread:

http://turbobricks.com/forums/showthread.php?t=315025&page=3

Didn’t mention it in the original thread, but you will want to wear...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-01-2020, 10:12 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 13,236
Posted By Lando
No, I cleaned it with simple green first and then...

No, I cleaned it with simple green first and then threw a bunch of nuts and bolts in there with muriatic acid (the pool stuff you can get at Home Depot) and then shook it around until all the rust...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-01-2020, 09:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,632
Posted By Lando
That depends on if there is any rust in there or...

That depends on if there is any rust in there or not. If not, I’d just use any organic solvent like odorless mineral spirits. If yes, then you got a fun project I can walk you through.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-01-2020, 08:58 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 13,236
Posted By Lando
I had a nearly identical issue and it turned out...

I had a nearly identical issue and it turned out to be a plugged fuel filter. I thought this was eliminated as a cause because it had been changed recently. As the problems got worse, someone on...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-01-2020, 05:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,454
Posted By Lando
This. The red coolant is also good and can be...

This. The red coolant is also good and can be found concentrated, assuming you can find distilled water.

Green coolant should not be used for engines that have aluminum heads.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-27-2020, 01:38 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 11,646
Posted By Lando
Not exactly. Hall effect sensors put out a...

Not exactly. Hall effect sensors put out a variable voltage based on the strength of a magnetic field. It would have to be paired with a CT or other threshold sensor to output an on/off signal.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-20-2020, 01:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,585
Posted By Lando
Ouch! I had the same thing happen on my Tundra...

Ouch! I had the same thing happen on my Tundra this summer. The valve just fell off the stem 18k miles after I rebuilt the motor. The reason I had to rebuild was because on drivers side bank, the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-16-2020, 11:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,318
Posted By Lando
Yes remove the cap and keep it topped off. Iíve...

Yes remove the cap and keep it topped off. Iíve actually usually invert a can of brake fluid and leave it there, it will keep the reservoir topped off but not overflow. Donít pump the pedal up...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-14-2020, 11:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,318
Posted By Lando
Yes, you’ll need to bleed your brakes. Anytime...

Yes, you’ll need to bleed your brakes. Anytime you break loose any line you will need to bleed the brakes. You should be able to just crack open the bleeder and it will gravity bleed. It may take...
Forum: website & board 09-30-2020, 08:14 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 54,083
Posted By Lando
Sent some dollars.

Sent some dollars.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-28-2020, 12:53 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,958
Posted By Lando
True itís dry here, but weíre not devoid of rusty...

True itís dry here, but weíre not devoid of rusty vehicles do winter road treatments. Do you use line wrenches?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-27-2020, 09:47 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,958
Posted By Lando
Hmm, I agree that pulling the screen is...

Hmm, I agree that pulling the screen is unnecessary because I’ve never seen one plugged even with really nasty neglected fluid. However I can’t say I’ve run into the thread galling you speak of. ...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-06-2020, 12:34 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 10,115
Posted By Lando
Don’t you guys just cut the rubber out with a...

Don’t you guys just cut the rubber out with a hole saw and cut the sleeve out with a sawzall?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-19-2020, 10:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,232
Posted By Lando
I found that a double flex head like the ones...

I found that a double flex head like the ones Cornwall sells really helped me get in there easily. Could probably get it with a single flex also, or maybe an offset box ended wrench.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-27-2020, 02:37 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 15,596
Posted By Lando
:nono: Rolling drag is linear with weight only. ...

:nono: Rolling drag is linear with weight only. If your tire pressure is very low or you are driving on dirt or are in gear, then there may be some correlation with speed, but it’s unlikely that...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-18-2020, 06:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,958
Posted By Lando
That one doesn’t ground through the threads. ...

That one doesn’t ground through the threads. It’s the single wire that need to have the body of the sensor grounded through the threads.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-16-2020, 03:21 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 12,568
Posted By Lando
I had this problem on my 86 240 and it was low...

I had this problem on my 86 240 and it was low fuel pressure. I thought I had ruled out fuel pressure when I replaced the lift pump, the failed main fuel pump and fuel filter. But the issue...
Forum: website & board 02-07-2020, 09:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,372
Posted By Lando
For a 15í x 6í car (assuming you could use the...

For a 15í x 6í car (assuming you could use the windscreen as a solar cell too) youíd have about 13kW (with 100% efficient panels that do not actually exist yet or maybe ever), then you would have as...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-29-2020, 09:24 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 20,318
Posted By Lando
OP, do you have a multimeter? Why not go through...

OP, do you have a multimeter? Why not go through the diagnostics outlined in the green books? This doesn’t sound like an intermittent issue, so you should be able to identify the cause if you just...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-28-2020, 01:01 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 20,318
Posted By Lando
If cleaning the system doesn’t work, you could...

If cleaning the system doesn’t work, you could look through the green books and follow the troubleshooting steps to determine what the problem is. It’s a pretty simple system, just need to verify...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-27-2020, 11:41 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 20,318
Posted By Lando
Isn’t there the option where you restore it to...

Isn’t there the option where you restore it to stock, it passes and then you keep it?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-18-2020, 05:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,079
Posted By Lando
Before I had an impact, Iíve used a large pair of...

Before I had an impact, Iíve used a large pair of channel locks on the OD of the pulley with a rubber piece to prevent damage to the pulley. I could see there being enough shear to tear the rubber,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-21-2019, 11:36 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 28,228
Posted By Lando
I’ve taken my 86 240 across the country a few...

I’ve taken my 86 240 across the country a few times, and deep into the wilderness frequently. It’s only got 90K miles on it and fresh wiring harnesses. It’s had some frustrating drive ability...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-15-2019, 12:12 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 15,315
Posted By Lando
HEPU pump is better built than the Volvo genuine...

HEPU pump is better built than the Volvo genuine pumps. It has a cast impeller instead of a stamped one and the bearings are stouter. The top hat seal that comes with them is much softer than the...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-11-2019, 11:07 PM
Replies: 539
Views: 389,233
Posted By Lando
Picture looks like new braided steel lines. ...

Picture looks like new braided steel lines.

Edit: woops those are the fronts.
Forum: projects & restorations 10-09-2019, 07:32 AM
Replies: 436
Views: 369,880
Posted By Lando
I think youíre on to something with your take on...

I think youíre on to something with your take on the six spoke wheel.
Forum: website & board 10-03-2019, 12:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,097
Posted By Lando
When did this change? I recall the solution to a...

When did this change? I recall the solution to a variety of forum problems being that we should change all of our links to tbforums domain.
Forum: website & board 10-01-2019, 12:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,097
Posted By Lando
Are you on the tbforums domain or the turbobricks...

Are you on the tbforums domain or the turbobricks domain? Tbforums is the new one, I had the same issue when I used old bookmarks to the old turbobricks domain.
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