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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-13-2021, 09:46 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,995
Posted By daniels740
Here's a follow up for anyone with the same...

Here's a follow up for anyone with the same issue. I used "Rain-X X-Treme clean" to give the windshield a clean, and the juddering went away. However, it reappears about a month later, depending on...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-12-2021, 03:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 738
Posted By daniels740
^ I did Brembo rotors and Bosch Quietcast pads....

^ I did Brembo rotors and Bosch Quietcast pads. Can't tell you about longevity of the pads yet, but they are a bit dusty. Great grab, though.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-11-2021, 12:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 632
Posted By daniels740
Ockham's razor. Sometimes it's good to take a...

Ockham's razor. Sometimes it's good to take a quick pause and rethink things starting from the simpler side. I couldn't tell you how many problems a little 'mental refresh' has helped me solve.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-03-2021, 06:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 851
Posted By daniels740
Huh, I wonder why they're NLA. I bought Corteco...

Huh, I wonder why they're NLA. I bought Corteco mounts for my 740t just a year ago from FCP. They're alright, IMO.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-24-2021, 09:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,752
Posted By daniels740
Just for fun, here's the video of the collapsing...

Just for fun, here's the video of the collapsing hose. Took a video before R&R and thought it'd be something cool to share.
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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-24-2021, 07:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,752
Posted By daniels740
New hose in. Problem solved. Also threw in a new...

New hose in. Problem solved. Also threw in a new air filter and checked the passages while I was at it. Thanks TB.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-14-2021, 04:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,752
Posted By daniels740
Thanks for insisting! I took another look at the...

Thanks for insisting! I took another look at the hoses when accelerating and the hose going into the throttle body was sucking itself shut. Glad it's something easy!

The other day, what must've...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-14-2021, 01:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,752
Posted By daniels740
LH 2.2 doesn't use the CEL, right? I've never...

LH 2.2 doesn't use the CEL, right? I've never seen it. Also, I don't see any LED light indicator near the firewall to check for codes.

Wouldn't a collapsing hose cause a momentary spike in vacuum...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-14-2021, 11:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,752
Posted By daniels740
I haven't tested fuel pressure. However, I have a...

I haven't tested fuel pressure. However, I have a new main pump + filter (2 years old, low miles). Like seen in the video, it will go to 5k RPM + if I go just a bit more gingerly on the throttle....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-13-2021, 11:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,752
Posted By daniels740
It will get to 5k+ RPM if I go slowly rather than...

It will get to 5k+ RPM if I go slowly rather than all at once, telling me it can get the air. That being said, I will check the filter box and MAF as well as spray the MAF clean with special cleaner...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-13-2021, 07:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,752
Posted By daniels740
New hoses going in and coming out of the turbo....

New hoses going in and coming out of the turbo. The others look alright, as well. Might take a closer look.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-13-2021, 06:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,752
Posted By daniels740
Here's a more simple question: What can make the...

Here's a more simple question: What can make the throttle completely useless?

Even manually operating the throttle in the engine bay did absolutely nothing yesterday during that incident. Like,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-13-2021, 04:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,752
Posted By daniels740
Unplugged the overboost switch. Made no...

Unplugged the overboost switch. Made no difference. Also unplugged the throttle position sensor which did not change anything. On the other hand, unplugging the MAF sensor did not make a change on...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-12-2021, 08:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,752
Posted By daniels740
'89 740 Turbo Bogs down under full throttle - see video

As I was driving home today, about a quarter-mile from home, I decided to step on the gas once a really slow driver finally made their turn. Anyway, after doing this, the engine bogged down and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-02-2021, 11:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,671
Posted By daniels740
When I did my headliner it broke at the thin...

When I did my headliner it broke at the thin slivers beside the sunroof holes. That included removing the front passenger seat. It was badly deteriorated anyway. I repaired it with epoxy and scrap...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-31-2021, 09:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,896
Posted By daniels740
Lol. Good to know it'll run without the cluster....

Lol. Good to know it'll run without the cluster. I think I'm good enough at knowing speed by feel, although I will definitely not be testing that supposed skill.

What I am thinking about doing is...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-31-2021, 09:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,896
Posted By daniels740
^ Wow. Thanks a bunch! Right now, the Volvo has...

^ Wow. Thanks a bunch! Right now, the Volvo has found itself to be my daily, so I think I'll check the fuel level sender once I get my Nissan up and running. Looks like a whole lotta fun :).

I'll...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-30-2021, 11:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,896
Posted By daniels740
Thinking about replacing the whole thing for that...

Thinking about replacing the whole thing for that price. That will not, however, guarantee me a good cluster that works and will continue working as it should. I'll think about sending it over to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-29-2021, 08:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,896
Posted By daniels740
740 instrument cluster repair (and, likely, fuel level sender)

I've finally gotten to the point where I decided I need to do something about my instrument cluster on my '89 744t.

About 2 months ago, my fuel level gauge never returned to full after a fill up....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-21-2021, 12:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,388
Posted By daniels740
Had the chance to check what the local auto parts...

Had the chance to check what the local auto parts store has for deodorizing today, and they only have those foggers and the like, not anything like the Wurth spray mentioned which is specifically for...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-18-2021, 01:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,213
Posted By daniels740
Bosch backs their fuel pumps by a lifetime...

Bosch backs their fuel pumps by a lifetime warranty as long as you replace the fuel sock and/or filter. I replaced mine for about $70 from Rockauto 3 years back.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-17-2021, 05:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,388
Posted By daniels740
I use foaming cleaner on my central AC in my home...

I use foaming cleaner on my central AC in my home every now and then, but I just don't know how I would get that stuff to the evaporator coil on a 740. As for the recirc. problem, where do 740s pull...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-17-2021, 12:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,388
Posted By daniels740
740 AC Evap Coil Cleaning

How dirty do the filter-less 740 AC evaporation coils get after 30+ years of use?

While my AC is adequate for Florida summer in a near-black car, I can't help but wonder how the evap. coil looks...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-06-2021, 08:46 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,995
Posted By daniels740
The blades drag as they should, flipping sides as...

The blades drag as they should, flipping sides as they start to move in the opposite direction. They also wipe well along the whole windshield. Maybe I should take a video, although the issue is now...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-01-2021, 12:26 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,995
Posted By daniels740
Quick update: I used rain x "x-treme clean" to...

Quick update: I used rain x "x-treme clean" to remove the coating... which appeared to have come back?!

Anyway, switched back to rain-x wipers. They sometimes judder a bit. Sometimes not at all....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-29-2021, 01:09 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 30,105
Posted By daniels740
Wonder what all this master cylinder drama is...

Wonder what all this master cylinder drama is about. Got an ABS master cylinder for my 740 Dec. 31st, 2019 for $112 from FCP Euro. Today, 1.5 years later, it is $202, it nearly doubled in price. On...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-21-2021, 10:24 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,995
Posted By daniels740
Nope. It didn't do a thing, it just left a...

Nope. It didn't do a thing, it just left a different polish on top that wore off quickly.

I then used mineral spirits, which didn't work, followed by kerosene, which also didn't work. Made sure...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-19-2021, 05:42 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,995
Posted By daniels740
Ended up using non-abrasive glass cooktop...

Ended up using non-abrasive glass cooktop cleaner. Seems to have worked. I'll see the next time it rains.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-18-2021, 05:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,995
Posted By daniels740
^ Thanks. Don't have denatured alcohol, but I...

^ Thanks. Don't have denatured alcohol, but I will try vinegar first and isopropyl alcohol if vinegar doesn't do the trick. If neither work, I'll pick up the denatured alcohol. Thanks again.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-18-2021, 04:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,995
Posted By daniels740
I think it's the rain-x coating. I thought I put...

I think it's the rain-x coating. I thought I put the coating AFTER the juddering started, but now I think it was before and the cause of the jitter. I will look into removing the coating, as the clay...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-18-2021, 01:13 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,995
Posted By daniels740
I'll look into if the judder happens one or both...

I'll look into if the judder happens one or both directions. I can't recall. I returned the $40 blades and switched to the cheap conventional ones I had in my trunk.

The springs in the arms are...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-18-2021, 12:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,995
Posted By daniels740
The rain-x started juddering after a day of...

The rain-x started juddering after a day of wiping. Put them on another car and got myself Michelin silicone wipers. They perform horrible from the start.

I'll try bending the arms and if that...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-16-2021, 05:45 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,995
Posted By daniels740
The new wipers work great, for now. This could be...

The new wipers work great, for now. This could be accredited to the beam style that allows for a more even force onto the windshield. Alternatively, it could be better rubber/ coating on the rubber...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-16-2021, 12:51 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,995
Posted By daniels740
Just picked up "aerodynamic" beam wiper blades...

Just picked up "aerodynamic" beam wiper blades from Walmart. Rain-x latitude blades with water repellent, to be exact. Maybe I'll make .05 mpg more with less wind resistance facing my turbobrick.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-15-2021, 11:43 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,995
Posted By daniels740
The wiper motor/wiper assembly doesn't sound too...

The wiper motor/wiper assembly doesn't sound too tired. While you may be talking about theoretical 'miles' on the wiper motor/assembly, I really have no idea how many miles my 740 has, period....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-15-2021, 07:46 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,995
Posted By daniels740
Just tried the clay bar on my driver's side of...

Just tried the clay bar on my driver's side of the windshield. No noticeable difference, unfortunately (w/ the pass. side up in the air.) I'll try out rain-x wipers tomorrow, the ones with the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-15-2021, 07:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,995
Posted By daniels740
I've clay bar-ed the rest of the car, but I've...

I've clay bar-ed the rest of the car, but I've never thought about getting the glass. The glass looks really, really clean. I think I have two spare clay bars so I think I'll use one on the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-15-2021, 04:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,995
Posted By daniels740
Tried an old, worn rain-x blade off my Nissan and...

Tried an old, worn rain-x blade off my Nissan and it didn't judder. Have you tried those, Roy? I'm thinking they may have the same issue of seeming good then developing the same problem not so later...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-15-2021, 03:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,995
Posted By daniels740
740 juddering wipers

Every setting. It's driving me crazy.

It started when I replaced my blades with cheap-o Bosch blades from FCP Euro. It annoyed the heck out of me so I replaced them with other cheap blades from...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-12-2021, 07:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,146
Posted By daniels740
When I did my timing belt on my b230ft I replaced...

When I did my timing belt on my b230ft I replaced with a genuine Volvo belt from the dealer as a good friend of mine told me they are the best. Any truth to that?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-11-2021, 08:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,632
Posted By daniels740
Installed new t-stat and housing today. Did my...

Installed new t-stat and housing today. Did my best not to get coolant everywhere but still did, lol. Just wanted to add that the fan clutch nuts works great as a replacement to the t-stat housing...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-10-2021, 11:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,049
Posted By daniels740
If it was the pump, the engine would probably...

If it was the pump, the engine would probably have started off the starter fluid. Where did you spray the starter fluid into? I found that sticking the little straw into the intake hose right before...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-10-2021, 09:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,049
Posted By daniels740
On the topic of battery terminals, my 740 would...

On the topic of battery terminals, my 740 would get the worst corrosion on the positive terminal. I went through two or 3 replacement terminals before finding a good solution. What I did and suggest...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-06-2021, 09:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,773
Posted By daniels740
^ Might be worth a try. I'd use dielectric...

^ Might be worth a try. I'd use dielectric grease, as I don't know the flammability of anything else at high temperatures such as the plugs experience combined with the possibility of rogue sparks....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-05-2021, 10:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,236
Posted By daniels740
Keep us updated, please. When my b230ft is...

Keep us updated, please. When my b230ft is running, the fan also spins, always. The fan does pass the engine off spin test though. Thought this was the norm. Please let us know how it works out for...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-04-2021, 10:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,298
Posted By daniels740
Probably a little low on refrigerant. Get a cheap...

Probably a little low on refrigerant. Get a cheap gauge like this one from Walmart or a local auto parts store:...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-04-2021, 09:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,448
Posted By daniels740
One more thing is that the study was from...

One more thing is that the study was from September 2007. Undoubtedly, every synthetic oil on that list has been improved upon or somehow altered since then.

It would be really interesting if...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-29-2021, 02:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,448
Posted By daniels740
I'm thinking synthetic has gone a real long way...

I'm thinking synthetic has gone a real long way since the late 90's. That being said, I see no reason to be the cause of my own issues. I guess I'll wait until more people chime in. I have no issue...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-27-2021, 09:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,068
Posted By daniels740
What I ended up doing was using a syringe to...

What I ended up doing was using a syringe to inject a tiny bead of black sealant under the trim. You can't notice a difference outside, but there is a HUGE difference inside, noise-wise. So glad the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-27-2021, 09:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,448
Posted By daniels740
Valvoline Full Synthetic 75w-90 Diff Oil

Went to get oil + oil filter from Walmart today when I decided my diff was also overdue for a gear oil change. I don't even know if it has ever been changed.

I picked up two 1QT 'flex-fill'...
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