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Forum: website & board Yesterday, 03:28 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,815
Posted By Khrrck
Thanks John. Kinda figured but wanted to double...

Thanks John. Kinda figured but wanted to double check. And I'll make sure to do it on a clean dry window.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-26-2022, 08:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,009
Posted By Khrrck
Pretty much everything modern uses urethane, but...

Pretty much everything modern uses urethane, but it won't hurt to ask and make sure they're using it. The important part is that they clean up all the old butyl before trying to apply urethane to the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-25-2022, 08:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 249
Posted By Khrrck
Can always go the extra mile and get some hi-temp...

Can always go the extra mile and get some hi-temp caliper paint, mask the boots/pisons/etc and then spray them yourself for extra rustproofing.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-25-2022, 01:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 249
Posted By Khrrck
What year is your car, and do you have ABS? ...

What year is your car, and do you have ABS?

As far as I'm aware, new calipers are not available (at least for any reasonable price). All of the ones available are remanufactured.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-25-2022, 01:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 151
Posted By Khrrck
https://web.archive.org/web/20180417040314/http://...

https://web.archive.org/web/20180417040314/http://www.volvowiringdiagrams.com/volvo/240%20Wiring%20Diagrams/Volvo%20240%201987.pdf

Look at page 17, lower right corner. Wire colors are different...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-25-2022, 12:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 332
Posted By Khrrck
K9800 is the number of wheel revolutions per mile...

K9800 is the number of wheel revolutions per mile for that speedometer. It is different between early/later cars (or ABS/non ABS some years) and between sedans/wagons.

However the PCB for the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-23-2022, 12:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 332
Posted By Khrrck
Happens to the best of us. Good luck, at least...

Happens to the best of us. Good luck, at least the LH 2.2 era clusters aren't too hard to find.
Forum: website & board 11-22-2022, 09:53 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,815
Posted By Khrrck
Stupid question about applying the stickers....

Stupid question about applying the stickers. What's the best way to put them on and get them to stay? Specifically the Raise the Lowered one, if they're different. Don't want them to fall off.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-22-2022, 09:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 707
Posted By Khrrck
The main issues with aftermarket LED bulbs (the...

The main issues with aftermarket LED bulbs (the ones that drop into existing halogen housings) are usually beam pattern. A lot of the time they throw light way above the cutoff where it's supposed to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-22-2022, 08:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 332
Posted By Khrrck
You as well! if you have a voltmeter handy...

You as well!

if you have a voltmeter handy you can also check for 12V at the fuse, the rheostat and at the feed to the cluster.

If you do jump the two spade terminals together make sure to wrap...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-22-2022, 12:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 332
Posted By Khrrck
Have you checked the dimmer knob to the left of...

Have you checked the dimmer knob to the left of the cluster yet? i.e jumped the two wires together?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-18-2022, 08:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 331
Posted By Khrrck
Another common fault is for the broken teeth of...

Another common fault is for the broken teeth of the failed gears to be caught in some other tiny component of the odometer, locking it up. :-(
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-18-2022, 12:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 331
Posted By Khrrck
Is the speedometer still accurate, or is this...

Is the speedometer still accurate, or is this issue affecting both the speedometer and odometer?

You can check with GPS speed on a phone (Google Maps will show speed while in driving directions...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-16-2022, 08:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 406
Posted By Khrrck
Ah sorry if I was unclear. OE lights probably...

Ah sorry if I was unclear. OE lights probably have thicker plastic. Maybe I just have had bad luck with sourcing "good used" but I managed to get two beat-up pairs in a row and one of them had a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-16-2022, 01:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 406
Posted By Khrrck
Having used both "good used" and "aftermarket"...

Having used both "good used" and "aftermarket" options - I found that the aftermarket ones were cleaner and nicer looking IMO, and less likely to have surprise melted contacts or back plastic.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-31-2022, 10:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 493
Posted By Khrrck
Plastic ones work OK but ceramic ("glass") is...

Plastic ones work OK but ceramic ("glass") is better. The concern is that when the fuse blows the plastic could melt and cause issues. I've never seen it in the cars I owned.

I haven't seen "real"...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-31-2022, 03:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,460
Posted By Khrrck
Hey, as long as you got it working. Replaced the...

Hey, as long as you got it working. Replaced the whole thing then?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-27-2022, 04:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,326
Posted By Khrrck
Check connectors between cluster and wiring...

Check connectors between cluster and wiring harness for corrosion - almost seems like a bad ground.

At potentiometer bypass - check voltage, see if you're getting full voltage to the dash lighting...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-22-2022, 04:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 954
Posted By Khrrck
Could always give it a good shot of contact...

Could always give it a good shot of contact cleaner (+ lil bit of sandpaper if you can get in there) to expose a clean surface at the contact points.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-21-2022, 02:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,075
Posted By Khrrck
The later style mirrors have convex glass on the...

The later style mirrors have convex glass on the right to try and improve the field of view. Not sure if it's present in early mirrors or on the left.
Forum: website & board 10-18-2022, 05:20 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,815
Posted By Khrrck
I didn't even realize he was gone until someone...

I didn't even realize he was gone until someone mentioned it elsewhere. I'll miss his endless supply of snark and obscure spares.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-18-2022, 04:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 788
Posted By Khrrck
Yeah, I shot them a PM to avoid cluttering up the...

Yeah, I shot them a PM to avoid cluttering up the thread.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-18-2022, 02:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 788
Posted By Khrrck
I'm giving driving a break for at least a few...

I'm giving driving a break for at least a few weeks after two crashes so close together. And when I get back on the road I don't know if it'll be in another car with 80s safety tech. Still in a good...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-18-2022, 01:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 788
Posted By Khrrck
Yeah unfortunately I live in an apartment so if...

Yeah unfortunately I live in an apartment so if nobody in PDX wants to pick it up from the yard it's going to scrap. :(

Also @ak74 - just thought. Late model with airbags/ABS will use LH2.4, your...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-18-2022, 12:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 788
Posted By Khrrck
The only gotcha is if you pick a model with a...

The only gotcha is if you pick a model with a mechanical speedometer (unlikely since you say you want airbags and ABS) you won't have the fitting for the speedometer cable.

You will want the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-17-2022, 11:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,917
Posted By Khrrck
There was a guy in for sale at one point selling...

There was a guy in for sale at one point selling a diesel swap "kit" for people to get CA diesel titles with... but I don't know what the legalities are around later swapping it back to gas. Seems...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-10-2022, 12:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,541
Posted By Khrrck
Most people just host videos on an external...

Most people just host videos on an external website and link them here, the built-in attachment function isn't very handy. :nod:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-09-2022, 11:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,613
Posted By Khrrck
I've never had an issue at the ECU plug but I...

I've never had an issue at the ECU plug but I have had bad connections at the Chrysler ignition computer and distributor Hall sensor before. A contact cleaner wash to get good connection + some...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-09-2022, 12:45 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,728
Posted By Khrrck
I would expect the strut mounts to also be pretty...

I would expect the strut mounts to also be pretty tired unless you know otherwise.

How are the front end bushings, brakes, bearings? Still drives and wears tires straight? You can jack it up and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-07-2022, 05:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 814
Posted By Khrrck
It should be spring-loaded and retract itself...

It should be spring-loaded and retract itself back into the housing after being pulled. My money is it's either broken or rusted solid and previous owner disconnected it.

Either way it'll need...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-05-2022, 12:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,359
Posted By Khrrck
I feel like the bigger concern would be a...

I feel like the bigger concern would be a sufficient leak causing enough fumes under the hood to ignite off of some other ignition source. Sure the liquid gas may be evaporating off before it burns...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-04-2022, 12:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,189
Posted By Khrrck
^ And if you don't find bad connections in any of...

^ And if you don't find bad connections in any of those places, you'll need to start testing wire runs in between each location to find what's giving you the high resistance / voltage drop. Then run...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-30-2022, 07:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 947
Posted By Khrrck
Is it on this diagram? ...

Is it on this diagram?

https://vp-autoparts.se/bilder/artiklar/sprangskisser/1501030102s.jpg
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-30-2022, 11:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,041
Posted By Khrrck
The safe option is generally to use the same...

The safe option is generally to use the same fluid they'll be exposed to, to avoid cross-contamination. So in this case it would be brake fluid.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-28-2022, 08:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,127
Posted By Khrrck
You can pull the fuel rail, put plastic bottles...

You can pull the fuel rail, put plastic bottles over each of the injectors to catch the spray (carefully!) and crank for a bit to confirm fuel flow.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-25-2022, 11:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,624
Posted By Khrrck
Probably would have helped introduce more light...

Probably would have helped introduce more light yeah. Not sure it would have helped with access very much since the HVAC tubing and a lot of wiring/brackets are between the cluster location and the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-25-2022, 03:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,624
Posted By Khrrck
Did this last weekend. Figured I should come back...

Did this last weekend. Figured I should come back and leave some notes should anyone find this thread in the future.

The Harbor Freight wobble extension set was all I needed to reach the bolts...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-23-2022, 08:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,017
Posted By Khrrck
Did you use the 2001 computers with the motor or...

Did you use the 2001 computers with the motor or the 2004 computers?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-22-2022, 09:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 945
Posted By Khrrck
Because they can make money.

Because they can make money.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-22-2022, 09:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 945
Posted By Khrrck
Why do you want titanium? It's stronger per...

Why do you want titanium? It's stronger per weight, yes - but since they aren't any larger than the stock steel, they'll be weaker. And the price is outrageous!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-21-2022, 12:47 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 9,463
Posted By Khrrck
If you use the 5 bar VDO gauge (whether Volvo...

If you use the 5 bar VDO gauge (whether Volvo branded or not) you can get a sender with both a warning light output (on/off) and gauge output.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-20-2022, 08:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,119
Posted By Khrrck
Honestly most things that absorb into and soften...

Honestly most things that absorb into and soften rubber that easily are gonna be pretty nasty solvents.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-20-2022, 07:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,502
Posted By Khrrck
OP says "plug to ICU" which to me implies that...

OP says "plug to ICU" which to me implies that the other end is built into a component.

If both ends are on harnesses then yeah, just replacing both ends sounds like an even better option.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-20-2022, 06:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,502
Posted By Khrrck
Just be aware that it'll be unrepairable should...

Just be aware that it'll be unrepairable should it fail again later.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-20-2022, 03:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,502
Posted By Khrrck
Wild idea - you could slide the connectors in...

Wild idea - you could slide the connectors in place over the socket pins (with no plug housing), fill the thing with epoxy or silicone...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-20-2022, 02:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,119
Posted By Khrrck
Honestly I'd be concerned about the structural...

Honestly I'd be concerned about the structural integrity of the tire once you start painting chemicals on it. Xylene is also a nerve poison when inhaled and with the quantities required to cover 4...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-20-2022, 12:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,502
Posted By Khrrck
Well, you're in Portland, so probably one of the...

Well, you're in Portland, so probably one of the best places to get spare parts from the dismantlers around here. Unfortunately I don't know what would be compatible. You could try messaging...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-19-2022, 06:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,502
Posted By Khrrck
Oh I see now, in the final photo the connector is...

Oh I see now, in the final photo the connector is split in half.

Have you given it a good soak in contact cleaner to possibly loosen up some of that 40y/o grease and glue? If you have replacement...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-19-2022, 03:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,502
Posted By Khrrck
It looks like the issue is that the back end of...

It looks like the issue is that the back end of the plug is sealed, preventing the connectors from being pulled out the back.

I see two Philips screws on the plug - any chance they're holding it...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-19-2022, 11:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,574
Posted By Khrrck
Since it seems to be mechanical (responds to...

Since it seems to be mechanical (responds to poking) and connection looks good, also possible that the solder joints between the connector pins and the board have cracked and poking/vibration opens...
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