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Forum: performance & modifications 09-17-2021, 10:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 382
Posted By volvowagoon
Yeah, my 3800 is experiencing that right now. ...

Yeah, my 3800 is experiencing that right now. The solid hubbed 6 puck only has a couple thousand miles on it and looks terrible. I'm hoping to go with Clutch Masters next time.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-13-2021, 09:21 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,142
Posted By volvowagoon
A lot better

A lot better
Forum: projects & restorations 08-30-2021, 10:20 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 134,542
Posted By volvowagoon
FYI The car is unofficially for sale if anybody...

FYI The car is unofficially for sale if anybody wants it. It's rough around the edges, but it runs and drives flawlessly. I'm posting in FS yet because I don't know how to price it. I also don't...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-28-2021, 10:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 830
Posted By volvowagoon
Oh cool! I had no idea that MultiX were so wide. ...

Oh cool! I had no idea that MultiX were so wide. I considered having the GN wheels redrilled and filled, but I didn't think they were worth it. This is good Info though. I should be able to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-27-2021, 01:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,094
Posted By volvowagoon
My Buick's orifice tube was practically clogged...

My Buick's orifice tube was practically clogged full of metal shavings when I replaced it, but I'm on my second year of flawless operation since then. I say replace the orifice tube, flush the...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-27-2021, 01:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 830
Posted By volvowagoon
I think I already learned how to answer my own...

I think I already learned how to answer my own question. It sounds like the stock 240 wheels have a positive offset of about 25mm which means the GN wheels are already poking out more and adapters...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-27-2021, 01:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 830
Posted By volvowagoon
Understanding wheel measurments

I'm a wheel newb, but I don't want to buy another set of tires for 14" wheels. This might be a long shot. It's already not looking promising, but I figured I would ask for tips.

I have a set of...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-23-2021, 07:21 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 134,542
Posted By volvowagoon
This is so true! There seem to be fewer and...

This is so true! There seem to be fewer and fewer people like myself who name their cars and talk about them as if they have a personality, but I think a lot of it has to do with more people driving...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-20-2021, 11:38 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 134,542
Posted By volvowagoon
Word. I learned this the hard way in 2011. See...

Word. I learned this the hard way in 2011. See post #1. :-( Unfortunately the fire I had on Monday is my second car fire. Extinguishers are cheap. Cars and houses are not!
Forum: projects & restorations 08-20-2021, 09:03 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 134,542
Posted By volvowagoon
One more defense for the 240. I'm prepared if...

One more defense for the 240. I'm prepared if this sort of thing ever comes up again. :-P
https://i.imgur.com/z4bSk6bl.jpg
Forum: projects & restorations 08-20-2021, 09:01 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 134,542
Posted By volvowagoon
Of course the 240 would wait until it was in dire...

Of course the 240 would wait until it was in dire straits to finally reveal it's big secret. How on earth did this thing ever run?!
https://i.imgur.com/6dVlDVHl.png

So that's the spark? Where did...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-20-2021, 08:12 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 58,909
Posted By volvowagoon
haha I'm so glad you still have it and drive it! ...

haha I'm so glad you still have it and drive it! This car inspired me for a long time.

I usually put a lower case "L" in the image url just before the ".jpg" or whatever. It makes it a decent...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-19-2021, 01:12 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 58,909
Posted By volvowagoon
imgur.com is my go-to now days. I can't wait to...

imgur.com is my go-to now days. I can't wait to see what's new!
Forum: projects & restorations 08-19-2021, 01:10 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 134,542
Posted By volvowagoon
This one is 2.4, but if I keep it around I'll...

This one is 2.4, but if I keep it around I'll probably go with Microsquirt. That's not until a set of haphazardly placed dominoes happen to knock each other over though. We'll see.

The new...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-19-2021, 09:26 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 134,542
Posted By volvowagoon
Thank you everybody for the encouragement. ...

Thank you everybody for the encouragement.

Selling the car is not a done deal. In fact, I felt like a bad dad for letting it sit in the driveway with extinguisher dust all over it. lol I'm not...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-18-2021, 10:31 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 134,542
Posted By volvowagoon
Last night was very interesting. We bought one...

Last night was very interesting. We bought one of the only five available brand new Rav4 Hybrids in the greater Indianapolis area. I also managed to cancel an order for $500 worth of Yoshifab...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-17-2021, 03:00 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 134,542
Posted By volvowagoon
No kidding. I love these things, but they aren't...

No kidding. I love these things, but they aren't what they used to be. Time isn't really nice to anything.

My fiancé and I were talking a little bit about what we want to do. If the dominos...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-17-2021, 09:32 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 134,542
Posted By volvowagoon
I took the 240 up to MI again this past weekend...

I took the 240 up to MI again this past weekend for my bachelor party. It did just as poorly as the previous trip despite cooler weather and less AC usage, but I didn't let it ruin my spirits.

I...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-12-2021, 11:12 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 247,478
Posted By volvowagoon
that/\ 100%

that/\ 100%
Forum: projects & restorations 08-12-2021, 11:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,091
Posted By volvowagoon
I can't see a picture

I can't see a picture
Forum: projects & restorations 08-12-2021, 07:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,249
Posted By volvowagoon
Very cool rides and story! I look forward to...

Very cool rides and story! I look forward to following this thread.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-10-2021, 08:50 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 112,851
Posted By volvowagoon
Gotcha. :-( Darn.

Gotcha. :-( Darn.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-09-2021, 11:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,692
Posted By volvowagoon
:lol: Autocorrected to vaccine instead of...

:lol:

Autocorrected to vaccine instead of vacuum?

I don't 7/9, so this is the only way I'm able to help.
Forum: projects & restorations 08-09-2021, 11:35 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 134,542
Posted By volvowagoon
Haha I hate Facebook, but they're probably right....

Haha I hate Facebook, but they're probably right.

Thanks for the compliment. I sure hope it starts treating me better soon. I'm starting to arrange plans for getting this thing garaged which...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-09-2021, 10:37 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 112,851
Posted By volvowagoon
How about all this talk of Volvo buying...

How about all this talk of Volvo buying themselves back from Geely?? Maybe they'll get off our backs a little bit?
Forum: projects & restorations 08-09-2021, 09:54 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 134,542
Posted By volvowagoon
I just bought a 4-pack of Superpros from ebay. ...

I just bought a 4-pack of Superpros from ebay. I'm going to try those on the compressor with washers.
Forum: projects & restorations 08-09-2021, 08:51 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 134,542
Posted By volvowagoon
I just found a thread from a few years ago that...

I just found a thread from a few years ago that details this issue. That sucks, but oh well I guess. Better to learn this now than later, so thank you! Would you get them for just the compressor...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-09-2021, 08:16 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 134,542
Posted By volvowagoon
Why not? Are you having issues with belt tension...

Why not? Are you having issues with belt tension or something?

That's what's irritating. The original rubber lasted 30 years. I don't remember what brand I used, but I'm not interested in...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-08-2021, 06:12 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 134,542
Posted By volvowagoon
Immediately after this post I felt too negatively...

Immediately after this post I felt too negatively toward the car to do nothing about it, so I decided to go after a quick fix.

I knew the cruise control hose going from the accumulator to the...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-08-2021, 01:20 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 134,542
Posted By volvowagoon
Moose went to Michigan again. I didn't take...

Moose went to Michigan again. I didn't take nearly as many pictures as last year though. To be honest, I wasn't incredibly proud of the car's performance. I officially have a big headache on my...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-30-2021, 08:52 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 134,542
Posted By volvowagoon
Thank you! Hopefully I can keep this car from...

Thank you! Hopefully I can keep this car from self-destructing so that this thread will live on for years. I don't want to be without a 245 ever again if I can help it.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-29-2021, 09:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,073
Posted By volvowagoon
Nice!

Nice!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-29-2021, 09:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,255
Posted By volvowagoon
Which side are you getting that pressure reading...

Which side are you getting that pressure reading from? Either way, that is not what you want to see.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-28-2021, 10:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,382
Posted By volvowagoon
Sort of, but it doesn't make the valve not leak...

Sort of, but it doesn't make the valve not leak anymore. I never saw a lot of value in deleting EGRs in gas powered street cars, but when I do, I actually delete the valve and plug both ends. It's...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-28-2021, 09:18 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,400
Posted By volvowagoon
The original belt on my 2010 C30 looked pretty...

The original belt on my 2010 C30 looked pretty ragged at 70k. I replaced it with a continental belt which looked brand new after another 90k. I changed it anyway.

My car has 198k miles on it...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-28-2021, 07:30 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 21,513
Posted By volvowagoon
Dang. This is good stuff. I wish our 240 blew...

Dang. This is good stuff. I wish our 240 blew that cold. I might have to consider doing a condenser upgrade now.
Forum: projects & restorations 07-27-2021, 04:43 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 134,542
Posted By volvowagoon
Thanks! I was in love at first just because I...

Thanks! I was in love at first just because I could sit at rest while still having a good posture. Now that I've had more time with it, I'm curious to see how our eight hour trip to Michigan goes...
Forum: showroom 07-27-2021, 07:59 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 20,709
Posted By volvowagoon
Dang! I just started reading this. Hopefully...

Dang! I just started reading this. Hopefully mods will eventually move the thread to projects as requested. I appreciate all the detail you're posting. Keep it up!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-26-2021, 08:05 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 13,775
Posted By volvowagoon
I wanted to update this thread to quantify just...

I wanted to update this thread to quantify just how unsustainable the foam fix can be. My glue job failed in about six months of daily duty. At least that's when we noticed that we had our backs...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-26-2021, 04:48 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 134,542
Posted By volvowagoon
Crank sensor fixed it, and I knew it would before...

Crank sensor fixed it, and I knew it would before I even got the old one out. It was quite stuck due to torquing the intake down on the wires. :oops: I think it was time for replacement anyway. lol...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-25-2021, 11:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,086
Posted By volvowagoon
I had to twist it a bit so that there was a lip...

I had to twist it a bit so that there was a lip to pry against. Then a small pry bar did the trick. Car runs as smooth as butter now!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-25-2021, 02:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,086
Posted By volvowagoon
Nevermind. I found a write-up. I don't know why...

Nevermind. I found a write-up. I don't know why mine is so stuck, but I'm sure I'll figure it out. Thanks for the sanity check, philski.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-25-2021, 02:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,086
Posted By volvowagoon
WELL THEN Not sure how I missed that. :oops:...

WELL THEN

Not sure how I missed that. :oops: I have one in my stash. Is there a relearn procedure for that?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-25-2021, 01:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,086
Posted By volvowagoon
I was already talking talking to another member...

I was already talking talking to another member about buying stuff from his parts car so I asked about his harness. He did me one better. He's going to try harvesting just the crank harness from...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-25-2021, 11:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,086
Posted By volvowagoon
No Start (with diag) No Crank Signal

I got everything I needed to start tackling the intake gaskets in the 240 ('89 LH2.4), but ended up with a non-running car. I checked for spark at number 1 and the coil. Neither were giving me...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-24-2021, 10:23 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 134,542
Posted By volvowagoon
https://i.imgur.com/GDQfSIol.jpg I took a...

https://i.imgur.com/GDQfSIol.jpg
I took a shower, rested, and started checking my Bentley manual for hints. I always forget about that nifty little diagnostics center! Let's see what I can find.
...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-24-2021, 07:53 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 134,542
Posted By volvowagoon
I replaced all the intake seals today. I can't...

I replaced all the intake seals today. I can't say it went well yet, but we'll get to that. The day started with the observance of a broken distributor cap. It's only a year and half old, but...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-23-2021, 07:39 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,938
Posted By volvowagoon
I noticed that too. Hopefully there's still a...

I noticed that too. Hopefully there's still a solution whenever I need to dig into my head. Good luck.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-21-2021, 07:29 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 13,775
Posted By volvowagoon
I figured it out. I'm dubbing the play on the...

I figured it out. I'm dubbing the play on the recline mechanism to be normal. The discomfort is coming from that massive tear in the upper seat foam that I sorta repaired. That glue either didn't...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-17-2021, 09:05 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 21,443
Posted By volvowagoon
Awesome. Thank you!

Awesome. Thank you!
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