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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-13-2020, 11:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,752
Posted By Rusty_ratchet
Thanks for taking a look! I took another look at...

Thanks for taking a look! I took another look at the headlight switch. It turns out that part of the plastic has broken that keeps the tabs in place (the switch was secure at the top, but the two...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-13-2020, 04:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,752
Posted By Rusty_ratchet
Thanks. I'll start looking for a wiring diagram...

Thanks. I'll start looking for a wiring diagram :-)
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-12-2020, 07:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,752
Posted By Rusty_ratchet
Is this what I am looking for? ...

Is this what I am looking for?

https://u.cubeupload.com/rusty_ratchet/lampcontrol.jpg

How do I test this to see if it is broken or not?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-11-2020, 10:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,752
Posted By Rusty_ratchet
I had no idea that there were headlight relays in...

I had no idea that there were headlight relays in the trunk! Thanks, I'll take a look tomorrow once it is light out!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-11-2020, 10:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,752
Posted By Rusty_ratchet
It is on the drivers side in a fuse/relay "box". ...

It is on the drivers side in a fuse/relay "box". I can take a photo in the morning if that would help.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-11-2020, 08:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,752
Posted By Rusty_ratchet
S90 Headlights Not Working

1997 Volvo S90

The headlights do not work. I checked the headlights, fuses, and relay. I measured the contact voltage at the relay and it is 12.4V. The relay coil voltage is approx 8.4 V. I am...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-11-2020, 04:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,434
Posted By Rusty_ratchet
Thank you for all the info and making an OE...

Thank you for all the info and making an OE downpipe available. I already ordered one, so am not in the market at the moment. The existing downpipe has a leak under the heatshield. From all the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-11-2020, 12:15 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,434
Posted By Rusty_ratchet
I did some searching, but don't see how to adjust...

I did some searching, but don't see how to adjust the ignition timing. I did see where someone mentioned removing the dist, adjusting the rotor position, and reinstalling it. They also stated that...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-10-2020, 11:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,434
Posted By Rusty_ratchet
Thanks for the tip. It's amazing it would make...

Thanks for the tip. It's amazing it would make such a bid difference!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-10-2020, 04:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,434
Posted By Rusty_ratchet
Good to know. I just did a water-decarb and...

Good to know.

I just did a water-decarb and will change the plugs once the engine cools off.
I changed the oil about 300 miles ago, but am not sure if I should change it since I did the decarb.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-10-2020, 04:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,434
Posted By Rusty_ratchet
What would break?

What would break?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-10-2020, 03:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,434
Posted By Rusty_ratchet
That's good to know about Walker and MagnaFlow! ...

That's good to know about Walker and MagnaFlow!
I'll see where I can get some E85 gas.



I checked the timing with the vac line plugged. The timing was at 11 degrees and was very steady. ...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-10-2020, 03:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,434
Posted By Rusty_ratchet
I am using an 87 degree thermostat. The needle...

I am using an 87 degree thermostat. The needle on the temp gauge typically sits just below the white dot under normal driving conditions. Typically the highest the needle goes is the white dot.
I...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-10-2020, 02:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,434
Posted By Rusty_ratchet
I used to drive the car on rollers for emissions...

I used to drive the car on rollers for emissions when I was in Tucson, but they haven't let me do that in Phoenix.

The car had pretty good NOx numbers in years past (2.0 to 2.7 over the past 16...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-10-2020, 01:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,434
Posted By Rusty_ratchet
Thanks, I'll look for it. I am in Arizona.

Thanks, I'll look for it.
I am in Arizona.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-10-2020, 01:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,434
Posted By Rusty_ratchet
Thank you for the tips. Hopefully the tuneup...

Thank you for the tips. Hopefully the tuneup will help.



No, the car does not have an EGR.
I can't find a vacuum advance for the distributor. The distributor just has a three-prong...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-10-2020, 11:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,434
Posted By Rusty_ratchet
Is that because of the temps at the front and...

Is that because of the temps at the front and back of the pipe?



The manifold was not hot. I put a leaf blower at the tailpipe and sprayed soapy water on the joints etc. I also found some...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-09-2020, 05:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,434
Posted By Rusty_ratchet
Failed Smog

1985 Volvo 240

I took my car in for emissions testing and failed.
The results of the test are below:

http://u.cubeupload.com/rusty_ratchet/IMG5979.jpg

I tested the O2 sensor using a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-10-2020, 05:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,153
Posted By Rusty_ratchet
I have attached some larger photos below: ...

I have attached some larger photos below:

http://u.cubeupload.com/rusty_ratchet/dbIMG5936.jpg

http://u.cubeupload.com/rusty_ratchet/8a3IMG5683.jpg

I am certainly not an expert, but in my...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-10-2020, 05:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,153
Posted By Rusty_ratchet
The wires, cap, and rotor were replaced about 4...

The wires, cap, and rotor were replaced about 4 years ago. My mom doesn't drive much so it hasn't been too many miles. The plugs are gapped at 0.028".
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-09-2020, 11:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,153
Posted By Rusty_ratchet
Sorry, I forgot to add that I did compression and...

Sorry, I forgot to add that I did compression and leak down tests in Jan.

Compression Test:
Cylinder 1: 160
Cylinder 2: 155
Cylinder 3: 165
Cylinder 4: 170

Leak Down Test:
Cylinder...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-09-2020, 09:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,153
Posted By Rusty_ratchet
Spark Plug Diagnosis

1991 Volvo 240

My mom's car sat for about a year and I drove it in January. It was running a little rough and I checked the spark plugs, shown below.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-07-2020, 03:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,125
Posted By Rusty_ratchet
Would this ...

Would this (https://www.kimballmidwest.com/All-Products/Fluid-Flow-Hydraulics/Hose-Ends/AC-Hose-Ends/757-E-Series-Hose-Ends/75706)work?

http://u.cubeupload.com/rusty_ratchet/75702.jpg
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-07-2020, 10:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,125
Posted By Rusty_ratchet
New Compressor Questions

1985 Volvo 240

I am replacing the compressor in my car. The old compressor has a port on the low side where I can add refrigerant (R134a), and measure the pressure. The old compressor is shown...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-03-2020, 11:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,523
Posted By Rusty_ratchet
Perhaps Boom Mat...

Perhaps Boom Mat (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RlFW9ACaqpI) would help?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-22-2020, 09:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,722
Posted By Rusty_ratchet
Thank you for your input and tip!

Thank you for your input and tip!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-21-2020, 08:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,722
Posted By Rusty_ratchet
Axle / Drive Shaft Boots

1997 Volvo S90

The boots for the rear axles are torn. I have a service manual (shown below) that refers to these as drive shafts (see part number 7).
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-05-2020, 07:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,111
Posted By Rusty_ratchet
You're welcome. I'm happy to help :-)

You're welcome. I'm happy to help :-)
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-05-2020, 06:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,111
Posted By Rusty_ratchet
It is always a good idea to disconnect the...

It is always a good idea to disconnect the negative battery terminal. Raising/supporting the engine sounds like a big deal, but it isn't bad once you've done it.

Cleanflametrap (Art B.) has a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-05-2020, 04:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,111
Posted By Rusty_ratchet
When replacing motor mounts, I use an engine...

When replacing motor mounts, I use an engine support bar (https://www.harborfreight.com/1000-lb-capacity-engine-support-bar-96524.html) from Harbor Freight to lift the engine. One can use the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-12-2019, 11:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,479
Posted By Rusty_ratchet
Do these motor mounts look ok?

1985 Volvo 240

I replaced my drivers side motor mount about a year ago (it was in two pieces). I think the passengers side motor mount looks like it is sagging too much, but would appreciate...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-15-2019, 08:49 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 16,725
Posted By Rusty_ratchet
http://u.cubeupload.com/rusty_ratchet/GA5NdhR1.jpg

http://u.cubeupload.com/rusty_ratchet/GA5NdhR1.jpg
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-14-2019, 10:45 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 16,725
Posted By Rusty_ratchet
I had trouble getting the gland nut off once. It...

I had trouble getting the gland nut off once. It took two torches and a pipe wrench to get it off.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-11-2019, 08:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,089
Posted By Rusty_ratchet
I'm sorry to hear of your car troubles :-(

I'm sorry to hear of your car troubles :-(
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-07-2019, 03:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,568
Posted By Rusty_ratchet
I just ordered some halogen bulbs made by...

I just ordered some halogen bulbs made by Philips, and the wiring parts. Thank you for your help!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-07-2019, 12:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,568
Posted By Rusty_ratchet
Thank you for the info. I found some info...

Thank you for the info.

I found some info regarding adding a relay to the headlight circuit (https://www.240turbo.com/volvo240mods.html#240headlightswitch) on Dave Bartons website. That looks...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-06-2019, 10:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,568
Posted By Rusty_ratchet
@lummert: The car has these...

@lummert: The car has these (https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/volvo-headlight-assembly-low-beam-240-260-740-760-h4656) square, sealed headlights.


@dl242gt: Are there brighter headlights that...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-06-2019, 09:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,568
Posted By Rusty_ratchet
Headlight Recommendations

I have a 1985 Volvo 240 and am in need of new headlights. Can anyone recommend headlights that are a bit brighter than stock?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-03-2019, 06:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,616
Posted By Rusty_ratchet
It took about an hour to replace the drivers side...

It took about an hour to replace the drivers side motor mount on my '85 244. I had no prior experience and used the engine support bar ...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-21-2019, 12:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,454
Posted By Rusty_ratchet
The Bentley manual has the following info: ...

The Bentley manual has the following info:

Cold Engine
Checking: 0.3mm - 0.4mm (0.012" - 0.016")
Adjusting: 0.35mm - 0.4mm (0.014" - 0.016")

Hot Engine
Checking: 0.35mm - 0.45mm (0.014"...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-09-2019, 09:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,201
Posted By Rusty_ratchet
I was in an accident last November. The damage...

I was in an accident last November. The damage and repair aspects were really messy. I took my car to the Volvo dealership. They have someone on staff that is a registered/certified/whatever...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-23-2019, 01:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,310
Posted By Rusty_ratchet
You could look into rebuilding the ones you have.

You could look into rebuilding the ones you have.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-28-2019, 06:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,900
Posted By Rusty_ratchet
There is a relatively small metal guard that goes...

There is a relatively small metal guard that goes between the bottom of the engine and transmission. You can remove this and see if oil from the RMS is leaking onto the flywheel.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-19-2019, 02:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,348
Posted By Rusty_ratchet
I use the Volvo special tool to remove the bolt...

I use the Volvo special tool to remove the bolt and torque the bolt at reassembly.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-19-2019, 09:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,348
Posted By Rusty_ratchet
Volvo 9995034

Volvo 9995034
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-18-2019, 09:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,826
Posted By Rusty_ratchet
Is it still reasonable to use Bilstin HD for the...

Is it still reasonable to use Bilstin HD for the front?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-18-2019, 01:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,826
Posted By Rusty_ratchet
I'll order some new shocks. Thanks.

I'll order some new shocks. Thanks.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-17-2019, 07:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,826
Posted By Rusty_ratchet
I just checked one side. I removed the shock...

I just checked one side. I removed the shock from the car and it was fine. It had plenty of resistance pushing it down, and rebounded as expected.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-17-2019, 08:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,826
Posted By Rusty_ratchet
That's good to know. Perhaps I'll check them off...

That's good to know. Perhaps I'll check them off the car this weekend.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-16-2019, 11:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,826
Posted By Rusty_ratchet
I don't notice any bouncing, it feels like the...

I don't notice any bouncing, it feels like the rear of the car drops when I go over a speed pump.
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