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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-04-2022, 12:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 149
Posted By Mr. V
The usual cause of a hard start on a warm engine...

The usual cause of a hard start on a warm engine that sat for a short while is a failing fuel pump check valve.

I've replaced it a couple times over the years to correct this problem.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-01-2022, 09:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 327
Posted By Mr. V
Not likely, but maybe something is amiss with...

Not likely, but maybe something is amiss with your thermostat?

But based on what you posted I am guessing you were low on coolant due to an unknown leak.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-28-2022, 02:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 645
Posted By Mr. V
Did you over-tighten the knock sensor? It...

Did you over-tighten the knock sensor?

It shouldn't be snug: about seven or so foot-pounds is correct torque.

If the torque is not correct it can cause the compuer to misadjust the ignition...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-07-2022, 11:52 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,054
Posted By Mr. V
I've used Wal-Mart brand Super Tech dino oil for...

I've used Wal-Mart brand Super Tech dino oil for years, with no issues.

Now they don't stock dino oil; it's either a blend or pure synthetic.

Where can I source reasonably price dino oil these...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-30-2022, 01:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 641
Posted By Mr. V
Are you putting "upward pressure" on the WP while...

Are you putting "upward pressure" on the WP while you tighten?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-21-2022, 12:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,551
Posted By Mr. V
Could the fuel filter get so plugged up that this...

Could the fuel filter get so plugged up that this would occur?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-19-2022, 01:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 630
Posted By Mr. V
IPD garage sale

The IPD garage sale is this Saturday, returning after a covid hiatus.

It's a gathering of the Volvo clan and a good place to find some hard to source used parts from the vendors, plus good people...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-18-2022, 11:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,624
Posted By Mr. V
I tried sourcing the special bolts to attach my...

I tried sourcing the special bolts to attach my Garrett turbo to the exhaust manifold: no joy.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-17-2022, 02:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 909
Posted By Mr. V
No reason not to, and it's vert easuy; just...

No reason not to, and it's vert easuy; just loosen the tensioner nut then retighten it to specified torque.

That should take up any slack that managed to work its way in there.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-14-2022, 02:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,191
Posted By Mr. V
*poof*...and....you're back.

*poof*...and....you're back.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-29-2022, 01:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 720
Posted By Mr. V
Knock sensor might be bad or not torqued to...

Knock sensor might be bad or not torqued to correct spec.; that can lead to pinging and poor running.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-21-2022, 02:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 552
Posted By Mr. V
If you need to remove the sending unit from the...

If you need to remove the sending unit from the fuel tank this link will be of assistance:

https://www.brickboard.com/FAQ/700-900/FuelTankSenderReplacement.htm
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-16-2022, 12:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 723
Posted By Mr. V
Dunno if turbo is the same: I just googled it. ...

Dunno if turbo is the same: I just googled it.

When I replaced the support and bearing in my '86 744 Turbo I bought the parts from IPD and had a driveline shop remove the old bearing and put the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-16-2022, 01:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 723
Posted By Mr. V
"Your car could have 2 different driveshafts each...

"Your car could have 2 different driveshafts each of which take a different bearing and support. Measure the distance between the hanger bearing and middle u-joint and use the following Volvo part...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-15-2022, 01:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,018
Posted By Mr. V
I had a seat belt issue (locked, would not...

I had a seat belt issue (locked, would not release) that was resolved by the professionals at Safety Restore.

Very quick turnaround, reasonable price, and best of all it works fine again.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-13-2022, 03:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,727
Posted By Mr. V
I've broken and replaced the round clip-things...

I've broken and replaced the round clip-things that hold it to the wheel, so if you break something it shouldn't be the end of the world: just a PITA trying to source a replacement, as it often is...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-08-2022, 04:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 955
Posted By Mr. V
My '82 '244 Turbo has a tip-top (well maintained)...

My '82 '244 Turbo has a tip-top (well maintained) front end and suspension and I freakin' LOVE the steering on my 'brick.

No, nothing like a Porsche in terms of communication of road feel but...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-01-2022, 11:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 783
Posted By Mr. V
I've had this happen a couple times and each time...

I've had this happen a couple times and each time a new check valve solved the problem.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-26-2022, 03:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,484
Posted By Mr. V
*sigh* We never really knew just how good we...

*sigh*

We never really knew just how good we had it, we took it for granted.

I've fond memories of going to U Pull It in Damascus, Oregon: there was an entire wall of old Volvos against the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-25-2022, 03:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,484
Posted By Mr. V
To me, it's a no-brainer. If I have the old,...

To me, it's a no-brainer.

If I have the old, original starter I'd look into having it examined and, if practical, rebuilt by a professional.

If the existing problem is not repairable or if the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-24-2022, 11:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,484
Posted By Mr. V
You could send it out to be rebuilt. These...

You could send it out to be rebuilt.

These guys can do it, they're not far away from you, in Salem.

https://www.walzsrebuilt.com/
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-16-2022, 05:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,433
Posted By Mr. V
I'm trying to recall, but shouldn't the little...

I'm trying to recall, but shouldn't the little dohhickey on the stamped rim of the thermostat be set at a certain position (referencing hands of a clock) when installed?

Like maybe one or elven...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-14-2022, 07:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,428
Posted By Mr. V
I replaced the alternator in my '86 740 Turbo...

I replaced the alternator in my '86 740 Turbo with one sourced through Amazon, the company is Premier Gear.

Nice product, fair price, no issues, and IIRC no core charge.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-13-2022, 05:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,211
Posted By Mr. V
Find the switch, unscrew it, pull it out enough...

Find the switch, unscrew it, pull it out enough to expose the electrical connection. Remove it, then touch the end of the wire (it will have the spade connector) to metal.

If it lights up, you...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-31-2022, 09:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,267
Posted By Mr. V
Good to know, thanks.

Good to know, thanks.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-31-2022, 06:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,267
Posted By Mr. V
While I've never tested the recommendation, the...

While I've never tested the recommendation, the book says to use new heat paste between the module and its mounting surface when replacing: make sure he knows this or else it could come back to bite...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-31-2022, 04:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,267
Posted By Mr. V
The poster above refers to the power stage, aka...

The poster above refers to the power stage, aka the ignition module.

Not sure if a Regina system uses one, but if so check it out: I had a bad one and when researching I read that no tach movement...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-27-2022, 10:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,557
Posted By Mr. V
I've replace wiring harnesses in a couple rigs. ...

I've replace wiring harnesses in a couple rigs.

Be patient, methodical, and logical.

It just takes some time, don't be intimidated.

Consider labeling.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-19-2022, 11:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,835
Posted By Mr. V
Yes. Perhaps the leak is where the rubber...

Yes.

Perhaps the leak is where the rubber heater hose meets the metal pipe at the rear of the engine?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-19-2022, 08:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,835
Posted By Mr. V
Lots of possibilities, but if enough coolant...

Lots of possibilities, but if enough coolant leaks at the heater core there should be a drain hose for it and that might be what you are seeing.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-17-2022, 03:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,559
Posted By Mr. V
None of the photos of the engine which you seem...

None of the photos of the engine which you seem to have posted are visible.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-14-2022, 06:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,523
Posted By Mr. V
Ditto. Not everything IPD sells is...

Ditto.

Not everything IPD sells is "perfect."
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-10-2022, 09:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,236
Posted By Mr. V
Or drill two holes opposite each other, insert a...

Or drill two holes opposite each other, insert a screw into each and remove by using equal pressure on each screw simultaneously (use two pliers, one for each hand, and pull).
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-07-2022, 10:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,352
Posted By Mr. V
OP: you said it will turn over; will it run, even...

OP: you said it will turn over; will it run, even briefly?

If so you are getting fuel and spark, albeit maybe briefly.

If it doesn't run, verify that you are getting both fuel and spark, and if...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-04-2022, 06:13 PM
Replies: 21
240: Key Woes
Views: 1,757
Posted By Mr. V
If worse comes to worse and you cannot find a...

If worse comes to worse and you cannot find a non-valet key, you might consider buying a new ignition lock cylinder with new key and then have a locksmith rekey the door and trunk locks accordingly....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-29-2021, 04:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,346
Posted By Mr. V
Try e-bay.

Try e-bay.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-28-2021, 01:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,561
Posted By Mr. V
I've not had issues removing a throw out bearing...

I've not had issues removing a throw out bearing before; what is going on with yours,how and why won't it come off?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-26-2021, 04:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,103
Posted By Mr. V
This link might help: ...

This link might help:

http://www.swedishbricks.net/700900FAQ/Interior-Seats1.html#Interior:%20Seats,%20Etc
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-25-2021, 03:47 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,200
Posted By Mr. V
You might want to put dye in the coolant tank,...

You might want to put dye in the coolant tank, run it awhile, then turn it off and using UV light look for evidence of leaks (the dye would be obvious to see).

I use the Autopro product.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-22-2021, 02:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,838
Posted By Mr. V
Really? How so? The OP said the car...

Really?

How so?

The OP said the car apparently has 22K miles on it, but the belt was changed 40K ago.

Quite contradictory claims.

Normally I'd say "the odo has flipped over" but on these...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-21-2021, 09:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,838
Posted By Mr. V
Huh? It only has 22K milles on it but the...

Huh?

It only has 22K milles on it but the timing belt was changed 40K ago?

Does not compute.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-17-2021, 04:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,838
Posted By Mr. V
To my mind, if it is as pristine as you paint it...

To my mind, if it is as pristine as you paint it to be, it's worth over three grand.

Anything less is a steal and a rip off of your friend.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-17-2021, 04:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,200
Posted By Mr. V
What is a "CHRA?" I'd never heard of that...

What is a "CHRA?"

I'd never heard of that acronym.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-16-2021, 01:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,981
Posted By Mr. V
Sometimes there's stubborn crud / debris and / or...

Sometimes there's stubborn crud / debris and / or minor damage to the hole's threads, in which case you can often repair it by chasing the hole with a tap.

Similarly, flaws on bolts can sometimes...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-09-2021, 11:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,316
Posted By Mr. V
Thanks guys, I followed several of the...

Thanks guys, I followed several of the suggestions and it seems to be behaving now.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-07-2021, 11:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,316
Posted By Mr. V
B21FT 244 Turbo swap, now high RPM

1982 244 Turbo, manual transmission, well maintained.

I am going to have the turbo rebuilt for in the interim I just installed an old one I had acquired, I forget where or when.

Both are...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-03-2021, 10:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,403
Posted By Mr. V
Solid mounts, seem OK. What updated bracket?...

Solid mounts, seem OK.

What updated bracket?

Source?

Thanks.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-03-2021, 06:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,403
Posted By Mr. V
740: vibration at 2200 RPM

My 1986 740 Turbo with manual transmission vibrates / shudders slightly between about 2200 and 2600 RPM to where I can feel a slight vibration / shaking from both the steering wheel and the shifter....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-24-2021, 03:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,490
Posted By Mr. V
I'd remove the caliper from the car and put it in...

I'd remove the caliper from the car and put it in a vise to try and work the stuck fitting off as stated above.

If it breaks you can either drill it out, re-tap it and put in and oversize fitting...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-18-2021, 09:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 970
Posted By Mr. V
I keep a used one on hand from Pick n Pull for...

I keep a used one on hand from Pick n Pull for the interim, but I'd prefer to have an OEM one professionally rebuilt for the long haul.
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