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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-17-2021, 07:52 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,201
Posted By FreeEMSFred
Wood bleach, and also marketed as "bore cleaner"...

Wood bleach, and also marketed as "bore cleaner" for sterilising water sources.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-14-2021, 08:45 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,201
Posted By FreeEMSFred
Dare I suggest some light acid like vinegar or...

Dare I suggest some light acid like vinegar or oxalic? Phosphoric would eat the piston too fast. You'd want to soften the rust before the oil step, but if it's "too late" you could rinse with solvent...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-09-2021, 09:05 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,201
Posted By FreeEMSFred
Blown HG with water for coolant (cause of blow,...

Blown HG with water for coolant (cause of blow, perhaps) and 6 months could mean pistons rusted solid in bores, yes. Plugs should tell you a story, though.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-06-2021, 08:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,227
Posted By FreeEMSFred
Did you read my post above? Weak wiper...

Did you read my post above?

Weak wiper motor could not cause bind up and release - it wouldn't be able to overcome the binding.

Did you check the mounts to ensure they have the proper play in...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-23-2021, 03:25 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,227
Posted By FreeEMSFred
I've used rainx on and off for years, never...

I've used rainx on and off for years, never remember anything but a flawless experience using it.

No one so far has talked about what is causing the shudder though a couple alluded to it.

For...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-16-2021, 08:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,816
Posted By FreeEMSFred
It was on its last legs then. Josh from Yoshifab...

It was on its last legs then. Josh from Yoshifab reckons it's fairly random. He had one last for years of abuse and another fail within the first week. If the little fly weights break, it's from...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-16-2021, 01:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,816
Posted By FreeEMSFred
Mine used to do two wheel skids every single...

Mine used to do two wheel skids every single time, but I was destroying some tyres the other night and for the first time found the thing one wheeling slightly - this is modified, so no excuses and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-15-2021, 09:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,816
Posted By FreeEMSFred
You can engage a G80 by hand spinning one side...

You can engage a G80 by hand spinning one side while on stands, I promise.

Any kind of minor loss of traction will engage it.

Major losses in traction will bypass it if the RPM rises fast...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-30-2021, 08:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,899
Posted By FreeEMSFred
tintintin, that's good to know, thanks. Can...

tintintin, that's good to know, thanks. Can storage in the correct orientation correct harm caused by incorrect storage or is it a one way street?

283SD, please read the original post again :-D /...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-30-2021, 07:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,778
Posted By FreeEMSFred
Before you listen to ZVOLV, be sure you know...

Before you listen to ZVOLV, be sure you know what back EMF is, how much of it is present off each injector when they turn *off*, and how much your particular oscilloscope can handle in the way you...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-30-2021, 07:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,899
Posted By FreeEMSFred
e-fan the cars, and never look back. Is...

e-fan the cars, and never look back.

Is Tropical a brand? GMB is a south east asian brand, but I've never had a problem with the dozens of GMB parts I've used on various cars over the years.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-23-2021, 06:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,778
Posted By FreeEMSFred
Correct, I just could not be bothered explaining...

Correct, I just could not be bothered explaining that :-D Check out the schematics of the LEDs on the FET outputs in the old Jaguar design for FreeEMS if you want a good reliable well thought through...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-23-2021, 08:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,778
Posted By FreeEMSFred
Incandescent will be weak because it's being...

Incandescent will be weak because it's being PWMed with a low duty, use a resistor and LED suitable for 12V direct connection in parallel with the injector and you'll:

A. probably kill it with...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-13-2021, 06:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,937
Posted By FreeEMSFred
Exactly, so it's not ALL the tone ring, it's the...

Exactly, so it's not ALL the tone ring, it's the tone ring and the speedo, assuming constant tyre size.

Is that assumption wrong? Do sedans run different tyre sizes? I didn't think so, but...
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-05-2021, 05:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,937
Posted By FreeEMSFred
But that's the thing with these Volvos, the speed...

But that's the thing with these Volvos, the speed isn't determined in front of the rear axle at the trans which could cause that issue on any other car with a swap of ratios, it's measured from the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-04-2021, 04:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,937
Posted By FreeEMSFred
What will that tell me or you if I post it?

What will that tell me or you if I post it?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-04-2021, 04:46 AM
Replies: 6
940: G80 repair
Views: 2,521
Posted By FreeEMSFred
And presumably most or all 1041 and 1041K ring...

And presumably most or all 1041 and 1041K ring and pinions, too, right? :-)
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-29-2021, 02:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,937
Posted By FreeEMSFred
940 cluster in 960 - Speed and Fuel Level Wrong

Hi all,

When I bought my 92 960 wagon it read lower than the speed we were going by quite a bit, but it also had the wrong size bigger profile tyres on it. I didn't do the math even in my head and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-29-2021, 02:32 AM
Replies: 6
940: G80 repair
Views: 2,521
Posted By FreeEMSFred
You'd probably need some proper machining...

You'd probably need some proper machining experience to repair that and even then it'd not be worth it. Get yourself a trutrac with preload installed and don't look back.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-24-2021, 02:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,921
Posted By FreeEMSFred
Sort of. There's a strong force trying to free...

Sort of. There's a strong force trying to free one dog from the other over that speed. I found my first G80 to be highly disappointing without the mod, it was nearly impossible to enjoy it as you...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-24-2021, 02:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,232
Posted By FreeEMSFred
Thanks guys! Appreciate that :-) It's not perfect...

Thanks guys! Appreciate that :-) It's not perfect but it is pretty good. Some feedback from living with it since then:

Hot days produce some kind of off gassing from either the silicone or the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-04-2021, 08:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,930
Posted By FreeEMSFred
Thanks for confirming! :-) As for the...

Thanks for confirming! :-)

As for the sleeves, the reasons are obvious, I think:

1. The OD has to be large to make the soft urethane reliable, and this is why the Volvo factory lower trailing...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-04-2021, 02:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,930
Posted By FreeEMSFred
And I picked up some special order WLN14SP...

And I picked up some special order WLN14SP nordlock washers (8, for 2 cars) today, a little spendy for a handful of washers, but a really good product in my personal experience. Can't hurt, can help...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-27-2021, 03:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,951
Posted By FreeEMSFred
Do you mean this: ...

Do you mean this:

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DnLDHaQU8AI2VC0?format=jpg&name=medium

That car was supposed to be parts for my 240 wagon, but my wife saw the seats and made me keep it in one...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-25-2021, 10:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,951
Posted By FreeEMSFred
Can any of you who have these post some decently...

Can any of you who have these post some decently high res (2k wide?) photos of them installed on your car(s) for those of us who are curious? I'm keen to see :-)
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-23-2021, 07:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,655
Posted By FreeEMSFred
I didn't know I could do that. I use an external...

I didn't know I could do that. I use an external host anyway as a courtesy. Loading the forum software server disk full of images isn't great unless something clever is putting them in B2 behind...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-23-2021, 04:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,921
Posted By FreeEMSFred
Chill out sbabbs! Rubbish the way I used it...

Chill out sbabbs! Rubbish the way I used it simply meant "untrue". British English thing, probably.

Interesting photos. My spare non-K 1041 G80 is on the bench and IIRC looks different to both of...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-23-2021, 04:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,655
Posted By FreeEMSFred
imgur or something?

imgur or something?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-23-2021, 03:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,655
Posted By FreeEMSFred
Post some pics of the 244 on Propus - I have some...

Post some pics of the 244 on Propus - I have some of those and plan to do the same on my 245 :-)
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-22-2021, 05:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,930
Posted By FreeEMSFred
Interesting. I was guessing the 3120 had some...

Interesting. I was guessing the 3120 had some other application as it is a very generic shape. Surprised the 4775 is though! :-D
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-22-2021, 12:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,921
Posted By FreeEMSFred
So, I'd read that in the past, and tried to cross...

So, I'd read that in the past, and tried to cross check it and had people say it was rubbish. Is there any proof that it's in any way stronger and if so, what is that proof? I have one, but I have my...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-22-2021, 12:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,142
Posted By FreeEMSFred
I wish I had seen this before I pulled my...

I wish I had seen this before I pulled my roughest one apart (other 3 are still fully intact) as that's exactly what I did, like a total n00b/idiot. However I have a lead on a pair of marine cams, so...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-22-2021, 12:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,930
Posted By FreeEMSFred
For the record, the SPF3120K kit is for one bar...

For the record, the SPF3120K kit is for one bar only, so the correct order for these for one car is as follows:

1x SPF4775K
2x SPF3120K

I now have one of each, but I can do the lower front...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-15-2021, 04:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,918
Posted By FreeEMSFred
Yeah, could be, however I couldn't see any...

Yeah, could be, however I couldn't see any evidence of destruction from something like that or a stone being trapped and I did at least try to look. I have an alloy trans brace from another B23ET...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-11-2021, 11:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,365
Posted By FreeEMSFred
Dear clean flame trap (oh how I wish I did the...

Dear clean flame trap (oh how I wish I did the day I got each Volvo, lol) I have recently acquired two more of these modules that work and work well!

One of them is IN my 960 wagon working and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-11-2021, 11:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,077
Posted By FreeEMSFred
I'm replacing these in my 960 wagon soon with...

I'm replacing these in my 960 wagon soon with SuperPro ones - do you think nordlock washers would be a good idea? There are some better, but I can get nordlock locally easily and they definitely work...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-11-2021, 11:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,918
Posted By FreeEMSFred
She's been with her new owner for nearly a year...

She's been with her new owner for nearly a year now, and he's put more mileage on it than I did in 3 and that issue never came back. It must have been something in the bell housing somewhere doing...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-11-2021, 11:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,888
Posted By FreeEMSFred
Ordered the 740/940 wagon spring set and have the...

Ordered the 740/940 wagon spring set and have the rears in and they're not much lower than the ruined old sagged ones (I assume) and I'm hoping the front is similar or it'll be quite nose down :-D
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-11-2021, 11:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,729
Posted By FreeEMSFred
3.31 is actually on the diff on the label, so...

3.31 is actually on the diff on the label, so that's that.

As for "drives like a boat" not anymore! And I'm only started on the upgrades :-D

Out came two bad rear shocks the size of a truck...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-11-2021, 10:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,930
Posted By FreeEMSFred
Reverse is affected if you floor it in reverse,...

Reverse is affected if you floor it in reverse, which is a fairly brutal thing to do in most scenarios :-D

I just ordered 2 sets of these SuperPro parts, 1 set will be here "soon" coming on a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-11-2021, 10:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,232
Posted By FreeEMSFred
Update, got this installed the other day, and it...

Update, got this installed the other day, and it looks pretty dam good, even if I do say myself! :-D

You can tell it's not original because:

grey instead of black around the edges
less grey...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-11-2021, 10:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 11,555
Posted By FreeEMSFred
Got the one I over-installed out to where it...

Got the one I over-installed out to where it should be, got the other one in, got them both covered in CRC soft seal, got a 19mm OEM sway bar that I cleaned up and resprayed installed, and some used...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-31-2020, 08:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 11,555
Posted By FreeEMSFred
^ re inspection, if noticed, that would be a fail...

^ re inspection, if noticed, that would be a fail or notice to get a cert for the changes. If done tidy and painted, no one would know. I have spare ones so chances are will see if/when they break,...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-31-2020, 08:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,414
Posted By FreeEMSFred
3 years later, still driving this on the regular...

3 years later, still driving this on the regular and STILL not tuned, just drives nice as is. Never had a wideband on it :-D Should really get around to making some improvements, but as other 240...
Forum: projects & restorations 12-14-2020, 06:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,236
Posted By FreeEMSFred
A few photos from the day: ...

A few photos from the day:

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EpMJGJNU8AY0ps8?format=jpg&name=medium

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EpMHepXUcAA5DBl?format=jpg&name=medium
...
Forum: projects & restorations 12-14-2020, 02:02 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,236
Posted By FreeEMSFred
So the other day I got the timing sorted, after...

So the other day I got the timing sorted, after some trial and error and retry:

Figured out where to redrill for 45 degrees less advance.

Drilled there, car turned over super easy for the first...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-28-2020, 02:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,484
Posted By FreeEMSFred
Thank you so much for that! I didn't know no...

Thank you so much for that! I didn't know no wagons had bars! I can easily fab up brackets for that, all good, and I think I might already have bars anyway, so no worries. :-) /thread.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-27-2020, 04:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,484
Posted By FreeEMSFred
700/900 Wagon vs Sedan - IPD sway bars

On IPD the kits are listed as different depending on wagon or sedan but the bars are 25mm front/rear regardless. I have a sedan and wagon, but I want a big upgrade for my wagon more than anything,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-18-2020, 12:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,964
Posted By FreeEMSFred
Already mentioned but: octane and high miles if...

Already mentioned but: octane and high miles if inhibitor used and no detonation and properly installed on a hard flat head and a smooth flat block. Volvo block machining is pretty good, so if not...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-13-2020, 09:38 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 17,328
Posted By FreeEMSFred
To everyone recommending 6 point sockets instead...

To everyone recommending 6 point sockets instead of 12, they're stronger, but they don't drive any better, what you want is the face-drive variety with the corners hollowed out and a subtle radius on...
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