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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Today, 03:15 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By dl242gt
There should be two black ground wires on the...

There should be two black ground wires on the intake manifold and they both should be on the two separate bolts on the manifold. Do not connect the two grounds together as that will affect proper...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-04-2022, 05:51 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 218,606
Posted By dl242gt
Bumping this because I have a spring question. ...

Bumping this because I have a spring question.
What happens to springs as they age on your car? Does the rate get stiffer or softer? I have a set of front GT springs on my wagon and they have one...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-04-2022, 05:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 165
Posted By dl242gt
I sure would agree that the suspect is the sound...

I sure would agree that the suspect is the sound of the caliper moving on a dry set of pins. You need some of that Sil Glyde stuff. :cool:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-04-2022, 12:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 149
Posted By dl242gt
I would carefully check for vacuum leaks. Also...

I would carefully check for vacuum leaks. Also remove the hose between the throttle body and the mass air sensor. Check it carefully for cracks on the bottom of the hose. Check around the injectors...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-02-2022, 03:47 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 240,959
Posted By dl242gt
Is that the pass code for your safety deposit...

Is that the pass code for your safety deposit box? :lol:
Forum: projects & restorations 07-02-2022, 03:45 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 12,953
Posted By dl242gt
:cool: Such a good feeling when it's operational....

:cool: Such a good feeling when it's operational. Even if not sorted completely it's great to bring a machine back to life. Let me know when you are ready for one of my B21FT for your turbo swap....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-02-2022, 03:35 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 83,670
Posted By dl242gt
The handle for the rear seatback release on...

The handle for the rear seatback release on wagons would be a great part to repop. Last time I bought one it was $50 and only in black. Volvo will probably discontinue it in the near future and there...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-02-2022, 03:31 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,624
Posted By dl242gt
You drove around with a stethoscope on? Now that...

You drove around with a stethoscope on? Now that is dedication to the cause. Personally, I've come to enjoy the lack of refinement in my 245. Modern car design is light years ahead of these cars but...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-01-2022, 04:52 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 62,542
Posted By dl242gt
I've noticed the MTL always needs a bit of warmup...

I've noticed the MTL always needs a bit of warmup and then it's a good shifting fluid. The best cold weather fluid was Type F but the MTL was some good stuff. It's too expensive to waste with my...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-30-2022, 08:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 379
Posted By dl242gt
If you are running premium and haven't heard any...

If you are running premium and haven't heard any bad noises. You will be fine. I run 2 advanced on my turbo and 6 advanced on my n/a car.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-30-2022, 08:23 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 9,899
Posted By dl242gt
The gas cap has a pressure valve in both...

The gas cap has a pressure valve in both directions. It's set for a preset pressure in the tank but it is supposed to vent in both directions.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-29-2022, 05:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 484
Posted By dl242gt
BNE mounts or if you want rubber I've had good...

BNE mounts or if you want rubber I've had good experience with the ebay ones from here:https://www.ebay.com/itm/140494896471
Those along with the 15A plates has worked great on the wagon. But the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-29-2022, 05:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 645
Posted By dl242gt
I'm thinking the alcohol in the gas may harden...

I'm thinking the alcohol in the gas may harden the internal diaphragm faster than pure benzine flowing by.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-29-2022, 05:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 307
Posted By dl242gt
The usual culprits like FCP Euro or IPD can't get...

The usual culprits like FCP Euro or IPD can't get a 949 bosch pump? I've used the non germany built ones and they have worked fine. I'd try VP Autoparts and Swedish Car Parts and also HiPerfAuto....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-29-2022, 05:06 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,624
Posted By dl242gt
My drivers door makes a lot of wind noise on my...

My drivers door makes a lot of wind noise on my 93 wagon. It may have something to do with the big rust holes in the door. :lol:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-28-2022, 06:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 328
Posted By dl242gt
The best replacement heater core is a good...

The best replacement heater core is a good pressure tested used one. The few new replacement heater cores out there make the heater system unbalanced and don't properly cool the resistor for the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-28-2022, 06:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 489
Posted By dl242gt
Whoops. Thanks for the correction Art. :) Glad...

Whoops. Thanks for the correction Art. :) Glad you got a chuckle
from my post. Forgot about the system relay section switching on stuff.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-28-2022, 06:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 645
Posted By dl242gt
As the internal diaphragm in the regulator gets...

As the internal diaphragm in the regulator gets old. It can raise base pressure. That causes a rich engine that can get to the point where it's stalling and won't start warm. So, if fuel spec is too...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-28-2022, 06:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 729
Posted By dl242gt
Glad you got it sorted out. When you wire...

Glad you got it sorted out.

When you wire that up like that. You need add a diode in the jumper so when the brakes work it gives you all the lights but when the fogs are on it will only be fog...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-27-2022, 05:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 484
Posted By dl242gt
A sneaky groaning sound can come from bad tie...

A sneaky groaning sound can come from bad tie rods. The ball socket inside the boots wear and can make a groaning sound.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-27-2022, 05:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 645
Posted By dl242gt
I know you posted that you replaced the coolant...

I know you posted that you replaced the coolant temp sensor. But you need to verify the wiring at the ecu connector. It's a dual sensor and you can measure the resistance of each circuit on the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-27-2022, 01:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 489
Posted By dl242gt
Yes, just turn on the key and the heater circuit...

Yes, just turn on the key and the heater circuit should power up. The signal will have to be checked with a meter and warmed up engine.
Forum: projects & restorations 06-26-2022, 06:38 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 12,953
Posted By dl242gt
Factory under hood blanket is either turbo or...

Factory under hood blanket is either turbo or diesel on the old coffin hood. They sag a big so you may want to try and pull it up some.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-26-2022, 06:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 489
Posted By dl242gt
The fuel ecu is in the right side kick panel. The...

The fuel ecu is in the right side kick panel. The Bosch label can be pink and the bosch part number will end with 561. If you have that ecu plan on upgrading to a 951 version. They are cheap on the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-26-2022, 06:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,629
Posted By dl242gt
The stock location of the o2 sensor is under the...

The stock location of the o2 sensor is under the manifold behind the turbo. So if there is a sensor in there with stock kjet. Then it's time to make sure it's working. The exhaust shop probably...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-26-2022, 03:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 484
Posted By dl242gt
Did you spray lube on the lower end link...

Did you spray lube on the lower end link bushings? The ones on the control arm.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-26-2022, 03:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 489
Posted By dl242gt
What 02 sensor did you buy? I bought an NTK one...

What 02 sensor did you buy? I bought an NTK one in the past and after a few months of use the LH2.4 didn't like it and threw codes. Went back to a Bosch universal sensor and it has been fine. Also...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-26-2022, 03:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 694
Posted By dl242gt
That Valvoline is good, too. Long ago in the past...

That Valvoline is good, too. Long ago in the past my goto oil was Kendall GT1 but the places around here including wallyworld don't carry their products. The GT1 was green so you know it was good for...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-25-2022, 06:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 541
Posted By dl242gt
Denso has been the most reliable easy to repair...

Denso has been the most reliable easy to repair alternators I've had for the 240. They have a slightly smaller pulley so it's good to use the 918 long belts instead of 925mm. So far when they have...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-25-2022, 05:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 496
Posted By dl242gt
Good find. Glad you are rolling.

Good find. Glad you are rolling.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-25-2022, 05:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 484
Posted By dl242gt
^^ He means the mounting bushings on the body....

^^ He means the mounting bushings on the body. They get dry and creak and groan. It's not the links even if that is where the sound seems to come from. It's the body bushings. You can lube them with...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-24-2022, 06:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 541
Posted By dl242gt
I'm wondering if there are diode packs with...

I'm wondering if there are diode packs with higher output that fit into the 100amp denso case? I don't need a whole lot more but about 120 to 130 amps would be just right.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-24-2022, 06:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 477
Posted By dl242gt
That is how you access the inner rockers to clean...

That is how you access the inner rockers to clean out crud. There are a few drains along the pinch weld edge that are good to use a stiff wire to clear out. Pop out the plastic plugs and use the...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-24-2022, 03:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 694
Posted By dl242gt
The 15-50 M1 works just fine in the winter here....

The 15-50 M1 works just fine in the winter here. Had an aftermarket cam in both engines for many years without any wear issues. Valve train is nice and quiet. I put in new hushers with the cams as...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-24-2022, 12:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 694
Posted By dl242gt
I only rev the turbo to 7k. For oil I've always...

I only rev the turbo to 7k. For oil I've always used either M1 or Rotella T6. I use a thick M1 at 15-50 and haven't had any issues. It's the M1 with the gold cap so you know it's the best. :cool:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-23-2022, 01:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 586
Posted By dl242gt
I'm liking those toe plates instead of 2x4.

I'm liking those toe plates instead of 2x4.
Forum: projects & restorations 06-22-2022, 08:50 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 12,953
Posted By dl242gt
I think it was a Permatex brand. You make it wet...

I think it was a Permatex brand. You make it wet to activate it. So throwaway gloves are a must.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-22-2022, 12:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 477
Posted By dl242gt
Windshields can have sneaky leaks. I'd do that...

Windshields can have sneaky leaks. I'd do that suggested water test and see what happens.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-22-2022, 12:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 346
Posted By dl242gt
I would say the shock may be longer since the XC...

I would say the shock may be longer since the XC is higher suspension settings. If the length is close you'll probably be fine. You can also get the parts from a non nivomat car for less than the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-22-2022, 12:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 290
Posted By dl242gt
There is a great product called Lock Ease that...

There is a great product called Lock Ease that works very well to keep the tumblers lubricated and smooth. It also will de ice the locks in the winter if needed. Glad you got that key out of the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-21-2022, 09:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 12,283
Posted By dl242gt
I recently helped a friend wire up the broken...

I recently helped a friend wire up the broken wiring to fix o/d
in his 740T wagon. It hadn't worked in ten years. It acted funny
at first going in and out of engagement. Then after he flushed the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-21-2022, 08:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 731
Posted By dl242gt
The best replacement parts I've had were from my...

The best replacement parts I've had were from my used hoard. When I needed a good engine coolant sensor for lh2.4 I had to get one from one of the engines in the barn. The 'new' one I bought was...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-21-2022, 08:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 586
Posted By dl242gt
Do your own alignment.

This is the method I have used a couple of times now to set the toe on my 242 and on a friends 740T. I bought this:https://www.ebay.com/itm/393440646102 especially because green laser is cooler than...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-21-2022, 08:13 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 424,052
Posted By dl242gt
Oh well. Things change. The Intermotor brand...

Oh well. Things change. The Intermotor brand distributor cap I posted about is no longer reboxed BERU Germany. It's made in China. The quality seems good on the Chinese made one but I'm sad to see...
Forum: showroom 06-21-2022, 06:44 PM
Replies: 9,759
Views: 5,945,990
Posted By dl242gt
Looks nice. Custom DL Turbo.

Looks nice. Custom DL Turbo.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-21-2022, 03:42 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,303
Posted By dl242gt
I had that restrictive efi intake tested when my...

I had that restrictive efi intake tested when my cylinder head was modified. The efi intake took a large amount of flow away from the intake flow. After reading your post it makes sense to me that...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-20-2022, 10:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 483
Posted By dl242gt
No you cannot use the York compressor in that...

No you cannot use the York compressor in that setup. There wouldn't be any way to adjust the belt tension. A rebuilt rotary compressor isn't that expensive....
Forum: projects & restorations 06-20-2022, 10:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 780
Posted By dl242gt
Looks like a lot of fun!

Looks like a lot of fun!
Forum: projects & restorations 06-20-2022, 09:52 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 12,953
Posted By dl242gt
You can use some exhaust assembly paste on the...

You can use some exhaust assembly paste on the inside of the clamps to make them seal really well. There is a Walker version
of those clamps that has the nuts built in. They are sold at Summit...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-20-2022, 09:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 328
Posted By dl242gt
You mean the plastic trim at the bottom of the...

You mean the plastic trim at the bottom of the door opening? You grab it very firmly and pull it up and off.
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