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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-10-2022, 05:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,193
Posted By FreeEMSFred
195/65R15 205/60R15 185R14 205/55R16 ...

195/65R15
205/60R15
185R14
205/55R16
215/45R17

^ these all work like stock, because most of them ARE stock :-D In order, stock 960 wheel, Rigel, 240GLE-wheel, 740/940 turbo wheel, Polaris.
Forum: showroom 02-05-2022, 07:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,062
Posted By FreeEMSFred
Ha ha, man, you must be on the wrong website ;-)...

Ha ha, man, you must be on the wrong website ;-) I just about melt every time I see the left (good, ha ha) side of my gold 240 wagon in a certain light and from a certain angle. Just gorgeous. But...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-05-2022, 07:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,436
Posted By FreeEMSFred
What are you all smoking? :-D 7/9 rear end is a...

What are you all smoking? :-D 7/9 rear end is a work of art and deserving of the patent and about twice as capable of laying down power as the 200 :-D I love my 240 wagon more than any other car and...
Forum: showroom 02-03-2022, 06:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,062
Posted By FreeEMSFred
Disagreed: wagons > coupes > sedans :-D ...

Disagreed:

wagons > coupes > sedans :-D

But I do understand why/how some would think otherwise. XX

PV is ... ugly. Sorry :-D The Amazon is *beautiful*. The end :-D in for vids of you...
Forum: showroom 02-01-2022, 12:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,062
Posted By FreeEMSFred
New-to-me Amazon Wagon in NZ :-D

**** photo but she's mine! Dreaming of one of these since before I knew what it was and before I joined this forum, very sweet car. Planning for over a year to buy a different one that hadn't...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-01-2022, 12:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,436
Posted By FreeEMSFred
Too much rear bar = lifts inside rear under hard...

Too much rear bar = lifts inside rear under hard cornering = oversteer
Too much front bar = lifts inside front under hard cornering = understeer

I ran heavy rear bar and stock front bar on an R32...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-16-2022, 06:55 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,301
Posted By FreeEMSFred
Maybe except that the fuel fed to the large ID...

Maybe except that the fuel fed to the large ID hose is fresh fuel from the tank not hot fuel from the rail, so it's highly unlikely to be boiling or even remotely hot unless the tank is nearly dry at...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-14-2022, 08:55 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,301
Posted By FreeEMSFred
All that may be true, but that large ID hose to...

All that may be true, but that large ID hose to the main pump is no accident and is awesome :-D
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-14-2022, 08:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,193
Posted By FreeEMSFred
Oh, but I do, I am perfectly capable of routing...

Oh, but I do, I am perfectly capable of routing my web traffic through my US based VPS over a fully encrypted SSH tunnel and doing whatever the hell I like - it's just an inconvenience. Same thing...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-07-2022, 08:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,193
Posted By FreeEMSFred
I hate American sites that block other 1st world...

I hate American sites that block other 1st world countries with spending power and freight forwarding services:
Forum: performance & modifications 01-07-2022, 08:37 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 16,219
Posted By FreeEMSFred
My Holset experiences: HE351CW - 2.0 16v 4...

My Holset experiences:

HE351CW - 2.0 16v 4 cyl and 1.8 short stroke 16v 4 cyl - ~3psi @ 3k, ~12psi @ 4k, ~18psi gate pressure at 5k and beyond - loved it, love it, would trade again.
HX40M - 8.3...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-07-2022, 08:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,301
Posted By FreeEMSFred
To clarify, overfilling tank by several litres =...

To clarify, overfilling tank by several litres = it kept running smoothly and without any hiccups until SO empty that refilling required more than the car is supposed to hold :-D re reading my post...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-07-2022, 08:17 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,301
Posted By FreeEMSFred
I don't know about that replacement, but the...

I don't know about that replacement, but the stock little pump I pulled out of my 960 that was totally dead from being completely physically worn out after 200k miles or so (over 300k km) does not...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-29-2021, 06:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,042
Posted By FreeEMSFred
Miata engines vs their FWD brethren use different...

Miata engines vs their FWD brethren use different cooling flow (inferior to FWD) and head gasket hole patterns to partially make up for it - using the wrong combo of gasket and flow path in that case...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-15-2021, 12:16 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,042
Posted By FreeEMSFred
Why delete VVT?

Why delete VVT?
Forum: performance & modifications 12-05-2021, 05:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,895
Posted By FreeEMSFred
I've done some more experimenting and had a few...

I've done some more experimenting and had a few emails back and forward with IPD and they reckon my engine has sagged rearward over time causing the issue. I've not tried to check that yet but it...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-04-2021, 11:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,247
Posted By FreeEMSFred
Absolutely agreed, I thought this prior to...

Absolutely agreed, I thought this prior to posting up :-D My 94 Lantis only had something like this and it would sometimes show up depending on what I did. Eventually it showed up full time and...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-04-2021, 11:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,247
Posted By FreeEMSFred
I apologise re the front pipes - I assume you'll...

I apologise re the front pipes - I assume you'll confirm that the rear is not like that as it's a single ~60 and that would be too small (as you're inferring) for a 3 litre 200hp engine if double...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-30-2021, 09:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,895
Posted By FreeEMSFred
Hmmmm, that's interesting. You have to wonder why...

Hmmmm, that's interesting. You have to wonder why IPD recommends it including the opposite if it's not needed. But you also have to wonder why a patented geometry that good fails with a lowring...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-30-2021, 09:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,247
Posted By FreeEMSFred
"Those pipes aren't 60mm. They are double walled...

"Those pipes aren't 60mm. They are double walled and much smaller on the inside. " < WTF are you smoking? :-D at some point, maybe soon, I will categorically prove this wrong. Have you ever driven...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-28-2021, 02:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,895
Posted By FreeEMSFred
That's probably a good idea, and the right...

That's probably a good idea, and the right approach, but in practice might be tricky to get a base line for the transmission angle and/or diff angle to compare with the 2 shaft angles to find the...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-28-2021, 02:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,247
Posted By FreeEMSFred
Thanks everyone - appreciate all the input! Good...

Thanks everyone - appreciate all the input! Good point re pulling and seeing what goes on.



This, exactly this. In detail:

2x 60mm pipes from the manifold down under the drivers floor to...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-27-2021, 05:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,895
Posted By FreeEMSFred
Tried 13mm today with the soft 740 shaft and...

Tried 13mm today with the soft 740 shaft and unmodified centre support and that was perfect as far as I could tell. There was some shake up around 140kph but I don't know if it was coming from the...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-27-2021, 05:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,247
Posted By FreeEMSFred
960 B6304 catalytic delete - drama or no drama?

I guess it's old enough to not give a flying f*ck? But would like to confirm before I remove and sell the cat out of my 960 wagon and replace it with a 3" straight through muffler.

I guess the...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-25-2021, 10:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,895
Posted By FreeEMSFred
Interesting - I got zero above 60kph ie in 2nd...

Interesting - I got zero above 60kph ie in 2nd gear or higher with no spacing. I feel like you might have a bad bearing or U joint or balance issue as well/instead?

But 0-60 with hard accel eg...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-23-2021, 08:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,895
Posted By FreeEMSFred
IPD article simply says -4mm to +12mm - and no...

IPD article simply says -4mm to +12mm - and no more. But it's general advice for all lowering, not their particular kit.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-23-2021, 08:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,895
Posted By FreeEMSFred
700/900 wagon IPD lowering springs centre support spacing

How high should I lift the driveshaft centre support with these super-common springs?

I have:


Done some experiments with 0, 6mm, 10mm, 12mm
Asked IPD what they recommend


What do you...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-23-2021, 08:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,519
Posted By FreeEMSFred
And today it arrived - it weighs an imperial...

And today it arrived - it weighs an imperial 'ton' :-D none of these silly metric tonnes in sight.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-14-2021, 06:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,938
Posted By FreeEMSFred
Yes, that's the plan! But right now getting it...

Yes, that's the plan! But right now getting it road legal is the first plan :-D poor thing.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-13-2021, 09:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,938
Posted By FreeEMSFred
Thanks! :-) It's not too bad and a good base to...

Thanks! :-) It's not too bad and a good base to do my first turbo setup on and earn my 12 year long membership for the first time, ha ha. Once I have it nice then I can build up the setup for the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-13-2021, 08:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 11,206
Posted By FreeEMSFred
I bought this car back again, had zero issues...

I bought this car back again, had zero issues with it, then sold it again. Whatever it was is long gone.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-13-2021, 12:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,094
Posted By FreeEMSFred
^ Thanks for that. I have the 25/25 kit on the...

^ Thanks for that. I have the 25/25 kit on the way as of this morning and I will give it a try and see if I like it or not. I'll also see if I can get a 19mm rear bar from one of the guys that has a...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-13-2021, 12:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,519
Posted By FreeEMSFred
My early 960 did NOT have a rear bar so I just...

My early 960 did NOT have a rear bar so I just ordered the wagon kit for it :-)
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-29-2021, 07:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,344
Posted By FreeEMSFred
FWIW mine runs solid once warm, but has always...

FWIW mine runs solid once warm, but has always been very hesitant if you lean on it when cold. Never bothered to do anything about it as once warm, it'll do skids all day. That and the stubborn shift...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-17-2021, 07:52 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 10,723
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: 10,723
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: 10,723
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: 33
Views: 10,585
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: 33
Views: 10,585
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: 5,020
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: 5,020
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: 5,020
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: 3,521
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: 4,700
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: 3,521
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: 4,700
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: 4,700
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: 4,342
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: 4,342
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: 4,342
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?
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