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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-13-2021, 04:05 PM
Replies: 8
240: OIL!!!
Views: 752
Posted By Khrrck
Agreed, the only reason for non synthetic these...

Agreed, the only reason for non synthetic these days is if you want to save money - either because it's a short change interval like cleaning out the break-in oil, or because it's a motor you don't...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-10-2021, 05:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 786
Posted By Khrrck
The point of the ammonia/garbage bag combo is...

The point of the ammonia/garbage bag combo is that the garbage bag is black and gets very hot in the sun + traps the vapor inside. It's similar to what you did in the end - wet heat. Cling film is...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-04-2021, 03:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 797
Posted By Khrrck
Honestly I think you'll need to look at...

Honestly I think you'll need to look at flattening out those dents first rather than just filling them with bondo. You'll need to paint anyway after the filler job, so that's not a concern, and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-26-2021, 11:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,677
Posted By Khrrck
You can try lubing it with ATF. (Would not use...

You can try lubing it with ATF. (Would not use other lubricants as it opens into the transmission pan.) But it can be really tricky to get the stuff in there.

Could try disconnecting it from the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-15-2021, 12:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,218
Posted By Khrrck
Take your existing hose to a place that does...

Take your existing hose to a place that does hydraulic hoses and see if they'll make a new one in the desired length for you. Usually relatively affordable. Heavy equipment shops and some car places...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-07-2021, 10:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,337
Posted By Khrrck
Hello neighbor! Can you still make out the...

Hello neighbor!

Can you still make out the wire colors? The old manuals have wire colors marked in the diagrams. Unfortunately looks like the '83 manual is missing. But the '84 looks like it has...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-03-2021, 03:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,576
Posted By Khrrck
Honestly I've only ever used it when I locked my...

Honestly I've only ever used it when I locked my keys in my car lol. Everything else I've been able to fix on the side of the road but it's nice for peace of mind.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-02-2021, 05:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,576
Posted By Khrrck
This is a pretty poor idea for most people...

This is a pretty poor idea for most people although self-insurance is not uncommon among businesses. $60k invested conservatively will generally make more per year than a year of insurance usually...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-02-2021, 05:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,576
Posted By Khrrck
I have AAA (essential for old cars IMO) and my...

I have AAA (essential for old cars IMO) and my local office also serves as an insurance broker.

I went in and the guy ran quotes for 3-4 companies, gave me the lowest one, and pointed out...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-01-2021, 03:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,092
Posted By Khrrck
How's the block itself look? Perhaps the threads...

How's the block itself look? Perhaps the threads on the junction are damaged?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-18-2021, 04:14 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,572
Posted By Khrrck
Take the head off? Then you'll be able to see the...

Take the head off? Then you'll be able to see the situation better too.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-12-2021, 04:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,621
Posted By Khrrck
http://www.turbobricks.com/forums/showthread.php?t...

http://www.turbobricks.com/forums/showthread.php?t=218710

ET 20 or 25 is stock for the RWD cars. FWD is ET 30+ and needs spacers.

Some Ford wheels are 5x108 as well but also have too big of an...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-09-2021, 04:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 979
Posted By Khrrck
I would inspect your intake system and associated...

I would inspect your intake system and associated hoses for leaks. Maybe under full boost you blew out some weak bit of plastic, rubber, gasket etc on the intake which is now serving as an air leak.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-07-2021, 12:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,856
Posted By Khrrck
Did you see this thread? I think it's the most...

Did you see this thread? I think it's the most comprehensive resource we have right now:

http://www.forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=356477
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-03-2021, 05:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,207
Posted By Khrrck
Definitely sounds like water infiltration. You...

Definitely sounds like water infiltration. You can check the running engine with a spray bottle on the harness, plug wires, etc to try and pin down a bad area and install some temporary insulation to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-30-2021, 11:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,701
Posted By Khrrck
That's my tire size and it fits with room to...

That's my tire size and it fits with room to spare. I have factory steelies though not alloys.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-28-2021, 02:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,800
Posted By Khrrck
Looking through some older threads on the subject...

Looking through some older threads on the subject it looks like the powerstage was installed with thermal compound between it and the mounting bracket/surface, to help sink the heat into the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-26-2021, 01:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,727
Posted By Khrrck
If you just want a regular power steering pump, I...

If you just want a regular power steering pump, I would post in Wanted for a later 240 pump and res. Later models used the same pump but with a remote reservoir instead. You will probably need custom...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-25-2021, 01:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,810
Posted By Khrrck
Any antifreeze will work fine in a B230. Most...

Any antifreeze will work fine in a B230. Most people I know use generic green although some people swear by Toyota red. Most Volvo stuff sold these days is formulated for their new cars with...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-24-2021, 04:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,413
Posted By Khrrck
No way to tell for certain without a lot more...

No way to tell for certain without a lot more info honestly.

$700 ain't bad for a parts car though.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-22-2021, 09:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,656
Posted By Khrrck
240 is similar but it's bullet connectors: ...

240 is similar but it's bullet connectors:

https://cleanflametrap.com/speedoDiag.html
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-22-2021, 09:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,613
Posted By Khrrck
How bad was the bore after you got it out? :rofl:

How bad was the bore after you got it out? :rofl:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-21-2021, 01:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,167
Posted By Khrrck
I think this thread from another site looks...

I think this thread from another site looks useful:

https://bobistheoilguy.com/forums/threads/removing-rain-x-the-final-word.279171/

tl;dr mechanical action with a light abrasive and microfiber...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-21-2021, 03:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,324
Posted By Khrrck
Looks like someone tried to add an extra layer of...

Looks like someone tried to add an extra layer of insulation on top of it.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-20-2021, 08:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,924
Posted By Khrrck
Your best bet will probably be finding another...

Your best bet will probably be finding another 400 series with Volvo Guard so you can inspect how it's configured. (Or steal the whole setup if it's scrap...)
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-20-2021, 06:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,270
Posted By Khrrck
'87 also reads in at around 46-47mm (cheapo...

'87 also reads in at around 46-47mm (cheapo calipers and hard to read without removing grommet)
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-18-2021, 02:54 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,803
Posted By Khrrck
Bonus points if you can do it in a really dark...

Bonus points if you can do it in a really dark area so you can see the sparks.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-16-2021, 02:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,787
Posted By Khrrck
I would start with checking for air leaks (and...

I would start with checking for air leaks (and that the throttle plate is closing fully). If it idled fine before that, and you didn't touch the adjustment screw, I can't see why any of the work you...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-15-2021, 12:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,077
Posted By Khrrck
Here is a list of wiring diagrams for 240: ...

Here is a list of wiring diagrams for 240:

http://www.v8volvo.se/mekartips/volvo/Filer%20240/_Filer_240.html

It looks like power only separates out into left and right at the hazard switch and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-13-2021, 06:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,576
Posted By Khrrck
Have you checked the wiring at the sensor on the...

Have you checked the wiring at the sensor on the differential? After 35 years of driving around and flexing they tend to wear through.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-12-2021, 06:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,077
Posted By Khrrck
I believe those are the vented ones. In the US we...

I believe those are the vented ones. In the US we have not used them for many years.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-11-2021, 03:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,410
Posted By Khrrck
Does that assume the rest of the system is...

Does that assume the rest of the system is working correctly? Since the mix being off could also peg the sensor, no?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-10-2021, 05:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,153
Posted By Khrrck
What version of engine management is the car...

What version of engine management is the car running? Probably LH 2.1?

If it mysteriously starts running again, I always have gotten good mileage out of wiggling all electrical connectors and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-10-2021, 03:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,914
Posted By Khrrck
Whoops, morning me didn't read the title...

Whoops, morning me didn't read the title correctly.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-10-2021, 01:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,914
Posted By Khrrck
Check the tailgate hinges where the wires run....

Check the tailgate hinges where the wires run. Over many flexings the wire insulation can wear through and ground out against the metal hinge casting.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-09-2021, 12:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,797
Posted By Khrrck
Since you're suspicious of the AFR, do you have a...

Since you're suspicious of the AFR, do you have a wideband O2 sensor or similar to test it with?

I certainly would be playing it safe and not driving very much if things are getting that hot.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-07-2021, 04:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,593
Posted By Khrrck
Which sender do you have? The dummy light...

Which sender do you have?

The dummy light sender which comes stock won't work with the 5 bar gauge, you need the big cylindrical VDO sender for it.

Here's the recent thread:
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-04-2021, 02:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,464
Posted By Khrrck
This seems like an unbiased source...

This seems like an unbiased source...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-03-2021, 02:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,077
Posted By Khrrck
Since OP has location listed as Brunei, a fair...

Since OP has location listed as Brunei, a fair guess would be Southeast Asia - but possibly an import from Japan or Australia.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-03-2021, 02:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,695
Posted By Khrrck
As far as I am aware, the AW70 is quite...

As far as I am aware, the AW70 is quite long-lived when not used to transmit more than the ~110HP from a N/A engine, and given the standard "good care" for automatic transmissions (timely changes of...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-02-2021, 03:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,566
Posted By Khrrck
The standard oil pressure sender is "on/off" only...

The standard oil pressure sender is "on/off" only - it detects if there is enough oil pressure but doesn't tell you exactly how much.

You will need to replace with the big cylindrical VDO sender,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-27-2021, 03:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,733
Posted By Khrrck
Courtesy of the A/C thread...

Courtesy of the A/C thread (http://www.forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=356477):



...so the ones FCP sells should be fine if any Ebay generic works. Maybe play it safe and don't get the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-18-2021, 04:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,523
Posted By Khrrck
I have the same issue and it's definitely a leaky...

I have the same issue and it's definitely a leaky windshield.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-18-2021, 04:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,220
Posted By Khrrck
Double check to make sure it's working. The...

Double check to make sure it's working.

The heat from your engine goes only four places: the radiator, the heater core, the exhaust, and radiation from the block itself into the engine bay.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-18-2021, 11:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,220
Posted By Khrrck
Are you sure your heater valve hasn't failed in...

Are you sure your heater valve hasn't failed in the ON position like they tend to do?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-14-2021, 05:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,316
Posted By Khrrck
If you look at photos of the Volvo oil pump...

If you look at photos of the Volvo oil pump you'll see there's a mesh screen over the intake designed to catch large debris like that.

I would change your oil sooner than later though.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-13-2021, 02:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,653
Posted By Khrrck
and they tend to get corroded or melt - I...

and they tend to get corroded or melt - I replaced mine with a rubberized, waterproof fuse holder from the local autoparts store.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-13-2021, 01:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,653
Posted By Khrrck
Had that happen to me. Old timer nearby suggested...

Had that happen to me. Old timer nearby suggested I check inside distributor cap for water. Sure enough it was damp and drying it out stopped the spark from shorting.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-10-2021, 12:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,614
Posted By Khrrck
Could also be strut mounts. If the bearing gets...

Could also be strut mounts. If the bearing gets sticky it will twist the spring a bit before it starts turning, causing it to noisily snap to the new position.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-05-2021, 02:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,671
Posted By Khrrck
If you look at the back of the board, the molded...

If you look at the back of the board, the molded section doesn't provide clearance for anything in the door IIRC.

So, you should be able to use a flat board, and then pad out with a dense foam...
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