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Forum: performance & modifications 05-15-2019, 10:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,259
Posted By DME
Just to update this, I was itchy and not willing...

Just to update this, I was itchy and not willing to wait. FCP doesn't carry them anymore. VP had some coming but not for a few weeks. I ordered Kilen's from an Ebay shop in the UK late last week...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-08-2019, 06:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,259
Posted By DME
I don't see any performance springs at FCP, just...

I don't see any performance springs at FCP, just the standard Lesjofors. B&G itself is out of stock. I've spent a good chunk of today hunting for ANYTHING...figures the one time I want to spend...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-08-2019, 03:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,259
Posted By DME
Where to buy B&G springs for 240

IPD is sold out and won't have of their springs any stock till July.

So I looked for B&G. Shox.com wants $60 to $300+ in shipping according to their calculator. Can't find any on Amazon, Ebay,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-02-2018, 06:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,142
Posted By DME
Don't forget tip and roll, as commonly used on...

Don't forget tip and roll, as commonly used on boats with marine paint. I have gotten really good results using Rustoleum Topsides and Penetrol rolled with a foam roller. Like, almost perfectly...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-18-2017, 06:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,464
Posted By DME
That MAF was a NOS Bosch part sitting around my...

That MAF was a NOS Bosch part sitting around my mechanic's shop, dammit. Put in maybe 8 months ago but IDK how old it is.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-18-2017, 11:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,464
Posted By DME
I'm going to run down the advice already posted;...

I'm going to run down the advice already posted; just thought I'd do an interim update.

I rolled the dice and took it out last night as the GF's truck is acting up. It drove "ok" for a while - it...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-17-2017, 10:33 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,342
Posted By DME
What about the old remedy for vintage (and I mean...

What about the old remedy for vintage (and I mean real vintage) cars that have been sitting? Pull the plugs, squirt Marvel Mystery Oil in and let them sit. For days. Then put a breaker bar on the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-13-2017, 04:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,515
Posted By DME
http://www.autoscandia.com/ Ask for Paul

http://www.autoscandia.com/

Ask for Paul
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-13-2017, 03:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,902
Posted By DME
I'll run power to it and see what's up. My...

I'll run power to it and see what's up.

My '84 is acting up and my GF's truck has a leaking water pump.

F**K ME RIGHT?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-13-2017, 02:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,902
Posted By DME
Confirming dead blower in 240

Fan crapped out last week, perfectly time to coincide with a brutal cold snap. ('92 240)

No screeching, squealing, etc. It stopped and when I noticed I turned the fan off, back on, and it ran for...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-11-2017, 11:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,464
Posted By DME
'84 intermittently falls on its face

This is perfect timing, too, because my '92's blower just stopped working now that it's cold.

In any event:

'84 240, auto, generally good repair and driven at least a few times a week. A...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-27-2017, 12:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,125
Posted By DME
What happened to the faux 240 e-codes?

FCP is out.

swedish*auto*lamps*for*less on fleabay is now $900+.

wtf, just when I was about to get a set. Did some factory in Estonia burn down or something?
Forum: performance & modifications 09-20-2017, 06:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,000
Posted By DME
I just patiently hunt Ebay for used lights. Got...

I just patiently hunt Ebay for used lights. Got a nice set of Cibies in my '84.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-28-2017, 10:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,173
Posted By DME
Confirming dead IAC?

Previous adventure w/ '92 240 auto wagon:

http://www.turbobricks.net/forums/showthread.php?t=333424

Car ran like ass, was starting to stall, I cleaned TB, MAF, replaced breather box which was...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-16-2017, 06:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,007
Posted By DME
Closing the loop on this too. The Volvo kit...

Closing the loop on this too.

The Volvo kit is great and has pretty good directions. The antenna wire was easy to grab once I stuck my hand in the cavity (;-)) near the tail lights. Didn't even...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-16-2017, 06:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,040
Posted By DME
WTF IPD was out of flame trap kits. Is such a...

WTF IPD was out of flame trap kits. Is such a thing even possible?

Anyway, to close the loop, it was the breather box. Car runs fine now.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-11-2017, 08:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,040
Posted By DME
Thanks for the input. I ordered a new box and...

Thanks for the input. I ordered a new box and flame trip kit from IPD so we shall see.

Was disappointed to see that the broken box appears to be OE and not aftermarket. There's a $20...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-11-2017, 11:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,040
Posted By DME
Relatively sudden idle quality issues...thinking out loud

'92 245 with 328k, my DD

Over three weeks the idle began acting up with increasing frequency and with increasing intensity. It drove OK but in park it would fluctuate, tending to drop...then...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-05-2017, 08:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,007
Posted By DME
Disappearing wagon antenna WTF adventure

The mast and mast mounting point on my '92 245 are busted such that I would need an entire assembly (c. $70) to replace it.

I tried to be clever and ordered a nifty black compact Jensen antenna....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-04-2017, 08:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,638
Posted By DME
Thanks for the responses. I'm debating on the...

Thanks for the responses. I'm debating on the synthetic...I spent years in the old BMW/Mercedes/Land Rover worlds where synth in an auto that had been using conventional was often a sin.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-03-2017, 10:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,638
Posted By DME
Relationship between kickdown cable and shifting

Car: '92 w 328k. The auto has been really sluggish about shifting. When cold it will not upshift until warm and even that takes help (manually down then upshifting). When warm the car is slow as...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-31-2017, 01:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,987
Posted By DME
http://www.davebarton.com/pdf/240TachInstall81-93....

http://www.davebarton.com/pdf/240TachInstall81-93.pdf
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-31-2017, 01:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,705
Posted By DME
http://www.ebay.com/usr/orangekid0?_trksid=p204767...

http://www.ebay.com/usr/orangekid0?_trksid=p2047675.l2559
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-31-2017, 09:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,705
Posted By DME
There's a guy on ebay that sells them with...

There's a guy on ebay that sells them with cutouts for rear headrests. He made one for me without to fit my '84. Looks good.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-19-2017, 03:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,396
Posted By DME
Best source for small interior trim clips etc

Like many of you with multiple 240s, I have about two dozen little things I "need" to finish off my cars. I would appreciate referrals to the parts sources that have the most complete range of...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-15-2017, 01:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,744
Posted By DME
Actually, ****. I remember that last time I...

Actually, ****.

I remember that last time I was under the car I saw a green wire hanging down, not attached. Spade on the end. It was on the driver side about half-way into the engine bay. I...
Forum: showroom 05-15-2017, 12:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,421
Posted By DME
What sort of prep work did you get for $2400?

What sort of prep work did you get for $2400?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-15-2017, 12:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,338
Posted By DME
Rocker switch alternative

I'd like to run some accessories using the factory switch locations. I understand that the OE "blank" switches are unobtanium, and I don't like the idea of having a bunch of REAR DEMIST switches. ...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-15-2017, 12:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,744
Posted By DME
The compressor did not run.

The compressor did not run.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-15-2017, 12:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,744
Posted By DME
Well that didn't work. Sigh

Well that didn't work.

Sigh
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-10-2017, 02:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,744
Posted By DME
Jumping low pressure switch

The AC is not working in my '84. It's a factory conversion from R12. I have charged it but the compressor is not kicking on.

Is there any risk to my jumping the connections for the low pressure...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-04-2017, 10:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,437
Posted By DME
I saw that last night...thought about it more and...

I saw that last night...thought about it more and grabbed what I thought was the clip and bent it until it broke. Radio popped right out.

Then I realized I had to get to the amp too. UGH
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-03-2017, 09:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,437
Posted By DME
how on earth do I remove a TD-613 radio?

I removed the trim around the radio, unplugged the antenna, and have been hauling away at it to no avail. I have found a couple scattered references to an anti-theft clip or something behind the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-24-2017, 11:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,482
Posted By DME
And so with the holes in the side broken at the...

And so with the holes in the side broken at the top I'm SOL, right? No way for the hardware to stay captive.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-24-2017, 10:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,482
Posted By DME
Console cover attachment/hardware

I have honestly looked and looked and I can't find an answer. Too mundane, maybe. How does the front face of the center console (holding the hazard, AC, climate control, etc) attach to the side...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-21-2017, 01:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,371
Posted By DME
keep going...

keep going...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-21-2017, 10:34 AM
Replies: 3,257
Views: 2,103,214
Posted By DME
Hold the phone I can fit commandos on my...

Hold the phone

I can fit commandos on my '84? I spent HOURS (ok maybe it ended up being 30 minutes) trying to search to see if it had been done). Does the trim line up or does it look ghey?
Forum: performance & modifications 04-05-2017, 06:14 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,651
Posted By DME
Virginia crew holler I am going with IPD...

Virginia crew holler

I am going with IPD springs and Bilstein tourings on the advice of IPD. Having had a car with coilovers once in my idiotic youth (a 325is with slammed H&Rs) I would never,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-03-2017, 05:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,916
Posted By DME
Was surprised to see this poking around on...

Was surprised to see this poking around on Google: http://www.plantedtechnology.com/products/seat-brackets/volvo/planted-seat-bracket-volvo-240-series-1974-1993-driver-left.html
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-03-2017, 05:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,916
Posted By DME
I had a general idea that I could throw one of...

I had a general idea that I could throw one of those in, but I am willing to spend the money to get something a little more supportive. I've had two back surgeries and I have a long commute so it's...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-03-2017, 05:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,916
Posted By DME
Sorry. Either or both of an '84 244/'92 245.

Sorry.

Either or both of an '84 244/'92 245.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-03-2017, 04:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,916
Posted By DME
Driver seat for a big guy

I'm thinking about dropping some coin on a legit driver seat. I'm 6'1'", 225 or so, semi-powerlifter (wide) build. One of the reasons I sold my 911 last year was because the seat was built for a...
Forum: showroom 03-28-2017, 12:37 PM
Replies: 9,759
Views: 6,066,824
Posted By DME
http://i.imgur.com/rgESYDB.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/rgESYDB.jpg
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-22-2017, 03:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,844
Posted By DME
To close this out - I had accidentally...

To close this out - I had accidentally re-arranged the pins. Swapped on both sides and voila! Thank you
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-02-2017, 10:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,844
Posted By DME
General Tso's. It was legit. Gonna...

General Tso's. It was legit.



Gonna do that.



There was no sheath that I recall. The plugs had been replaced at some point, but they were stock (trash Sylvanias on the car). I split...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-01-2017, 09:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,844
Posted By DME
^ I thought I did that. If I goofed, would that...

^ I thought I did that. If I goofed, would that cause what I am seeing?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-01-2017, 08:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,844
Posted By DME
WTF did I do to my headlights?

I splurged and got some Cibie H4s for the old girl and put them in a couple of weeks ago. I used the old, existing plugs (which had been replaced at some point - splices looked OK) and simply split...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-03-2017, 08:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,511
Posted By DME
Your local Craigslist < auto parts by owner

Your local Craigslist < auto parts by owner
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-24-2017, 10:24 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 56,949
Posted By DME
I have nothing to say, my sedan has those garbage...

I have nothing to say, my sedan has those garbage tires from Pep Boys. Not my idea, PO put them on and they are new. They have not been bad, actually, and I drove them in some fierce rain...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-13-2017, 06:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,294
Posted By DME
I've been using car message boards and before...

I've been using car message boards and before that listservs since shortly after the 240 ceased production. I thought - obviously naively - that there might be a common failure point with these...
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