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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-15-2021, 07:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 478
Posted By alschnertz
Probably like the MAF connector on a 850. ...

Probably like the MAF connector on a 850.
Insert the male end into the female end of the connector.
Then just wrap a zip-tie around the two so they can't come uncopulated.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-15-2021, 05:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 399
Posted By alschnertz
I'll bet someone over torqued it, warped it and...

I'll bet someone over torqued it, warped it and then tried to true it up with sandpaper on a flat surface.
Make sure the surface is flat and do a better job sanding down the surface if not.
I don't...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-05-2021, 01:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 521
Posted By alschnertz
Why not check the fuel pressure as it sits now...

Why not check the fuel pressure as it sits now and then make a decision after you see the results?

Probably dating myself, but pressure/vacuum gauges used to be pretty cheap. I mean the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-04-2021, 07:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 759
Posted By alschnertz
Those dents may be too big for this, but... ...

Those dents may be too big for this, but...

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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-30-2021, 12:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 624
Posted By alschnertz
MAF plug connections can loosen over the years...

MAF plug connections can loosen over the years even though the may look fine.
I tightened up the connection on my '95 with a zip-tie wrapped around it.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-25-2021, 07:39 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,182
Posted By alschnertz
Yes, Volvos.

Yes, Volvos.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-25-2021, 06:45 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,182
Posted By alschnertz
I should have been clearer. I realize CA had...

I should have been clearer. I realize CA had strickter standards.
Is it that all CA cars were injected in '72?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-25-2021, 05:09 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,182
Posted By alschnertz
Serious question. What do you mean "California...

Serious question.
What do you mean "California spec."?

I had an injected '72 144 and carbed '72 145 - both delivered in CT.
Yea I know, minutiae.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-24-2021, 04:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,284
Posted By alschnertz
I've never owned a car that has gone through so...

I've never owned a car that has gone through so many alternators.
Pretty sure I've had a slew of bunk (sic) alternators on this car over the years.

Factory original lasted 151K miles; Napa...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-24-2021, 03:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,284
Posted By alschnertz
^ I get your comment and and understand the...

^
I get your comment and and understand the module deactivation predicament. I'm also aware of the $5 cutoff switch you recommended in another thread. Actually made one to use on this car. ...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-21-2021, 09:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,778
Posted By alschnertz
I removed the valves and soldered up the holes on...

I removed the valves and soldered up the holes on a few but don't remember what kind of solder I used.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-21-2021, 08:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,778
Posted By alschnertz
Decel. valves could be an issue too, but my...

Decel. valves could be an issue too, but my opinion is that your intake manifold is slightly warped based on the symptom that it is fine when cold but the idle speed increases when warmed up.

Even...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-21-2021, 08:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,778
Posted By alschnertz
Your intake manifold is warped.

Your intake manifold is warped.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-20-2021, 05:14 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,182
Posted By alschnertz
Rust at the inner fender @ the hood hinge bases...

Rust at the inner fender @ the hood hinge bases too.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-19-2021, 04:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,284
Posted By alschnertz
It's getting tough to find a reasonably priced...

It's getting tough to find a reasonably priced Bosch rebuilt alternator from the typical suppliers. I was hoping to get a replacement from FCP to take advantage of the warranty, but they're...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-18-2021, 03:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,135
Posted By alschnertz
^ x 1000! I have a three lug puller and it...

^ x 1000!

I have a three lug puller and it has served me well. It's pretty heavy duty.
However, there have been a few occasions that I needed to install the puller, tighten it up, and then heat...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-16-2021, 01:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,845
Posted By alschnertz
For posterity... the thread size of those...

For posterity...
the thread size of those bosses on the right side of the engine are 5/8"-11.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-15-2021, 07:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,164
Posted By alschnertz
I guess the "transport fuses" answer makes some...

I guess the "transport fuses" answer makes some sense.
Seems like it would be just as easy to push the three individual fuses in.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-15-2021, 11:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,284
Posted By alschnertz
2001 S40 - Bad alternator diode?

2001 S40. The battery has been going dead overnight.

At first I thought it was the battery and I replaced that but it continued to go dead overnight.

So I connected a multimeter between the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-14-2021, 05:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,164
Posted By alschnertz
After thinking about it, I'll take a stab at...

After thinking about it, I'll take a stab at answering my own question.

"Hey dummy. Those are the unswitched circuits."
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-14-2021, 12:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,164
Posted By alschnertz
2001 S40 - Why are these fuses grouped together?

I've been tracing a parasitic overnight drain today.
It seems to be the power door lock circuit.

This is the underhood fuse box (the photo is not mine, but similar)....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-14-2021, 08:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,453
Posted By alschnertz
After you get it open, it'd be a good idea to oil...

After you get it open, it'd be a good idea to oil the hinge points.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-07-2021, 09:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,845
Posted By alschnertz
All good. Picture's worth a thousand words. ...

All good.
Picture's worth a thousand words.
:cheers:

I like that engine stand.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-07-2021, 08:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,845
Posted By alschnertz
Are you sure? It looks like that rear one does...

Are you sure?
It looks like that rear one does go into the block and not the head.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-07-2021, 04:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,845
Posted By alschnertz
B18/20 lifting points

Simply pulling an excellent running B20B + M41 from a '70 145 in one piece. Using an engine hoist with load leveler.

I think I used the left front of the head and the upper right rearmost exhaust...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-04-2021, 05:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,515
Posted By alschnertz
Me? I wouldn't "run" it on starter fluid. If it...

Me? I wouldn't "run" it on starter fluid. If it won't fire with a tablespoon or two of gasoline down the carb throats, there is something else wrong.

I do like the idea of using an external tank...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-02-2021, 04:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,633
Posted By alschnertz
:nod: I've never heard that you have to remove...

:nod:
I've never heard that you have to remove the front or rear window - though that would definitely make it easier! Agreed that you should be able to manipulate out though one of the doors.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-01-2021, 03:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,645
Posted By alschnertz
Not so quick. What's in the oil pressure sender...

Not so quick.
What's in the oil pressure sender hole on the engine block?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-01-2021, 03:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,574
Posted By alschnertz
:nod: Layshaft bearings. Wouldn't explain...

:nod:
Layshaft bearings.

Wouldn't explain the cracked housing though.
Unless the layshaft wore so much that it dropped?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-31-2021, 11:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 941
Posted By alschnertz
I've heard alternator diode failure can cause...

I've heard alternator diode failure can cause those symptoms.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-27-2021, 05:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,337
Posted By alschnertz
Aren't there timing belt covers on that engine?

Aren't there timing belt covers on that engine?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-27-2021, 05:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,541
Posted By alschnertz
Curious why you're using 5W-50. Maybe that's...

Curious why you're using 5W-50.
Maybe that's why it was cranking slow.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-05-2021, 03:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,225
Posted By alschnertz
Follow up... Installed a new Aisin FCV-002...

Follow up...

Installed a new Aisin FCV-002 (Tropical Fan Clutch from FCP) today and all is well.
It's as quiet as it was when I bought it 33 years ago :omg:

Thanks for all the comments.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-01-2021, 06:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,074
Posted By alschnertz
PM sent

PM sent
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-24-2021, 06:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,387
Posted By alschnertz
AWD? Not sure, but wasn't that a weak link in...

AWD? Not sure, but wasn't that a weak link in those years?

FWIW, I couldn't get $400 for my 850T here a few years ago.
Forum: website & board 06-23-2021, 01:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 908
Posted By alschnertz
You'll find a lot of good information here. ...

You'll find a lot of good information here.
Good luck with your Volvo.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-18-2021, 04:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,908
Posted By alschnertz
Late to this discussion, but the only time I had...

Late to this discussion, but the only time I had issues with chattering wipers on my 745 was when I used Rain-X on the windshield. The wiper brand didn't make any difference.
That was very...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-06-2021, 03:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,225
Posted By alschnertz
:nod: Saw an A/C service guy grab the fan while...

:nod:
Saw an A/C service guy grab the fan while the engine was idling once. He could hold the blade while the engine idled when cold.
Not sure what compelled him to do that.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-05-2021, 04:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,225
Posted By alschnertz
On second thought, I think I'll go with the...

On second thought, I think I'll go with the "Tropical" clutch after all.
I browsed Tasca's site to look at part numbers and saw that the non-tropical clutch referenced above was for B230 without...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-28-2021, 05:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,225
Posted By alschnertz
Thanks. It does spin when the engine is off, but...

Thanks. It does spin when the engine is off, but that's not really what I was inquiring about.
I'm pretty sure the viscus clutch is not working properly.
I was interested in opinions about the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-27-2021, 04:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,225
Posted By alschnertz
Noisy fan clutch - Aisin brand any good?

1986 745 Turbo, B230FT, M46, 160,000 miles, all stock.

The noise from the engine cooling fan in first & second gear is annoying - even when cold.
I suspect the 35-year old fan clutch is not...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-17-2021, 05:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,834
Posted By alschnertz
I'd also guess your 1970 145S has Stromberg 175CD...

I'd also guess your 1970 145S has Stromberg 175CD (mine did) as already stated.
Probably not the most desired carb, but supposedly they worked ok when new.
I prefer SU carbs.

Don't be...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-15-2021, 07:01 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,961
Posted By alschnertz
I doubt the head is warped. Is it still ok...

I doubt the head is warped.

Is it still ok on start-up but the rpms go up as it warms up?
Did you spray carb cleaner directly at the base of the shared stud where the intake and exhaust manifold...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-15-2021, 04:28 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,961
Posted By alschnertz
Did you check that the intake manifold was not...

Did you check that the intake manifold was not warped?
With mine, I taped emery cloth to a known flat surface and then slid the manifold across it.
It was easy to see the imperfections (noted by...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-01-2021, 06:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,377
Posted By alschnertz
Looks good. There should be a manual...

Looks good.

There should be a manual transmission swap in your future.
It will completely change the character of the car for the better.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-29-2021, 07:22 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,961
Posted By alschnertz
That's not what I meant, but that second set of...

That's not what I meant, but that second set of butterflies can also be a source of leaks.
The things I was talking about are on the carb. butterflies. You'd know them if you saw them.

I do not...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-29-2021, 06:35 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,961
Posted By alschnertz
^ Agreed. I tried a few gaskets on a stubborn...

^ Agreed. I tried a few gaskets on a stubborn B20 of mine with the same symptoms before I realized the manifold was warping slightly only after it warmed up. The gaskets were just not thick enough...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-29-2021, 04:47 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,961
Posted By alschnertz
My guess is that your intake manifold is slightly...

My guess is that your intake manifold is slightly warped and after the car warms up, the seal between it and its gasket no longer seals and extra air in induced into the head.

You can try spraying...
Forum: website & board 04-04-2021, 05:28 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 53,546
Posted By alschnertz
Tossed in another % of TB sales which means I'm...

Tossed in another % of TB sales which means I'm upside down on this.

Thank you and KEEP TB AD FREE! :zeeall:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-02-2021, 08:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,337
Posted By alschnertz
Rebuilding a pair of SUs is pretty simple, but I...

Rebuilding a pair of SUs is pretty simple, but I didn't realize you had a "reason for switching".
Go for it!
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