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Forum: performance & modifications Yesterday, 01:22 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,502
Posted By Otto Mattik
Hello sir, here is the link I came across on...

Hello sir, here is the link I came across on Tasca for the 14.2mm wire dia. I figured as much on Lesjofors using one wire dia. to cover a few similar sizes, but wasn't sure if I was missing...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-21-2021, 02:30 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,502
Posted By Otto Mattik
Thank you sir, I also noticed with regard to (f)...

Thank you sir, I also noticed with regard to (f) spring P.N. 1229337 Tasca shows 14.2mm, while Lesjofors using the same P.N. is listed as 14.5mm on more than one site. I assume this is a...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-20-2021, 06:22 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,502
Posted By Otto Mattik
I was told stock size for 2-door/sedan rear was...

I was told stock size for 2-door/sedan rear was 12mm, and wagon(estate) 13mm.
The theory being, if you want HD for sedan you run wagon springs, and 14mm if you want HD on a wagon. I have never...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-20-2021, 02:45 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 40,551
Posted By Otto Mattik
:rofl:

:rofl:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-19-2021, 03:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 629
Posted By Otto Mattik
Gland nut looks bizarre in that image. I had a...

Gland nut looks bizarre in that image. I had a similar problem and unfortunately had no choice but to leave the gland nuts in place, and continue with the then mildly seized Bilz HD's. Interesting...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-19-2021, 02:58 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,573
Posted By Otto Mattik
How about try rig a shop vac, put the thinnest...

How about try rig a shop vac, put the thinnest tip on vac, and tape a long tube narrow enough to get into where you need it to go ?

:-P
Forum: performance & modifications 07-15-2021, 04:56 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,808
Posted By Otto Mattik
Im running 14.5mm Lesjofors up front & 14mm on...

Im running 14.5mm Lesjofors up front & 14mm on the rear(13mm stock) on a late 245, without changing much of the dynamics or camber, etc...it gives plenty of support with around 1"(+/-?) of lift while...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-15-2021, 04:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 598
Posted By Otto Mattik
Does Cali have strict emissions checks for any...

Does Cali have strict emissions checks for any post-1975 cars ?

:ninja:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-14-2021, 05:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 418
Posted By Otto Mattik
1988 240 should be LH 2.2 Have you checked...

1988 240 should be LH 2.2

Have you checked the fuel system fuse that is near the driver side fender ?
The large negative battery came loose, is it corroded ?
If you verify spark, you can next...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-14-2021, 05:28 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,573
Posted By Otto Mattik
- water/coolant in the crank ? :raincloud: -...

- water/coolant in the crank ? :raincloud:

- planning to Gerry-rig a shop vac and get that water out, or soak it out ? :twisted:

- always heard transmission fluid, ...but diesel eh ? :ninja:
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-13-2021, 02:39 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,053
Posted By Otto Mattik
Interesting, had the windshield replaced on a...

Interesting, had the windshield replaced on a late model 240GL, around 2017 for $200 by an independent(I removed old/did prep, not really sure if that was a typical price?).

The glass looks...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-13-2021, 02:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 586
Posted By Otto Mattik
Any bone-yards in your area ? for a Volvo...

Any bone-yards in your area ?

for a Volvo 240/245 you can use 1985/70-14, 185/75-14, 195/70-14, 195/75-14. You can also use 15" wheels found on a 740, and run 195/65-15, 195/60-15, 205/70-15(if...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-09-2021, 05:30 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,573
Posted By Otto Mattik
a) ^^ this b) Coolant in any cylinders, or...

a) ^^ this

b) Coolant in any cylinders, or in the oil ?


:-P
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-07-2021, 01:22 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,769
Posted By Otto Mattik
Duct tape is an approved TB solution until you...

Duct tape is an approved TB solution until you replace the part.

:-P
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-05-2021, 11:44 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,769
Posted By Otto Mattik
After seeing the leaky intake hose, I'm going to...

After seeing the leaky intake hose, I'm going to guess that is your issue.

The resistance range for LH 2.0 is 3.5-4.0 ohms(IPD chart shows 1983-4 listed as LH 2.1).
You can do a resistance...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-05-2021, 02:30 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,769
Posted By Otto Mattik
On LH 2.4 there is a simple resistance test iirc...

On LH 2.4 there is a simple resistance test iirc between pins #2 and #3(I assume pins are #1 is firewall side?). I don't recall the range of resistance but I can look it up for you if you cannot...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-05-2021, 02:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 904
Posted By Otto Mattik
Yep, just like on many older BMW's. I had it...

Yep, just like on many older BMW's. I had it happen on an e28, but the car was parked and so the strut cartridges weren't replaced.

:-P
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-05-2021, 02:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,530
Posted By Otto Mattik
As far as detonation, you might try removing the...

As far as detonation, you might try removing the fuel pump fuses(or relay) and see if you can get it to fire on known fuel, ether or similar. At least then you might be closer to a deduction.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-01-2021, 02:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,216
Posted By Otto Mattik
That's the way I had it explained by a seasoned...

That's the way I had it explained by a seasoned Volvo mechanic.

As far as not shifting into OD, have you adjusted the kick-down cable and/or tried a fluid flush ?
I have an old AW70 and after...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-27-2021, 05:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,530
Posted By Otto Mattik
I ordered Viton o-rings on sale hoping to...

I ordered Viton o-rings on sale hoping to eliminate my injector vacuum issue. I was very careful, cleaned everything, etc.. and later found injector #4 has a vacuum leak in less than a year. You can...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-24-2021, 02:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,719
Posted By Otto Mattik
I had a newer style quality windshield installed,...

I had a newer style quality windshield installed, and the only real complaint was the trim being too narrow leaving the lower sill corners partially exposed. You may want to specify or source one...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-23-2021, 02:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,598
Posted By Otto Mattik
http://cleanflametrap.com/transferPump.htm ...

http://cleanflametrap.com/transferPump.htm

:nod:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-20-2021, 03:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,530
Posted By Otto Mattik
Watson, it appears something is afoot with the...

Watson, it appears something is afoot with the fuel gauge.

:-P
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-19-2021, 03:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,530
Posted By Otto Mattik
What did the fuel gauge indicate ? :-P

What did the fuel gauge indicate ?

:-P
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-18-2021, 01:06 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,957
Posted By Otto Mattik
^^ :nod: I had a problem with an...

^^ :nod:


I had a problem with an internally cracked dizz cap that acted up only in wet weather.


:-P
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-13-2021, 10:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,060
Posted By Otto Mattik
reminded me of a 240 ignition problem from an off...

reminded me of a 240 ignition problem from an off brand distributor cap(black plastic w/ alum contacts) which had tiny internal cracks.
The problem was resolved by installing a Bosch distributor...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-13-2021, 01:09 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,060
Posted By Otto Mattik
Curious what brand plug wires you installed,...

Curious what brand plug wires you installed, Bougicord or similar quality ?

I have seen a photo of a clear tube running from the in-tank outlet line and cleverly back to the filler neck on CFT(but...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-11-2021, 02:34 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,258
Posted By Otto Mattik
Hmm, ..how true. Also found this article for TB...

Hmm, ..how true. Also found this article for TB reading:

https://www.autozone.com/diy/brakes/bedding-brakes

:-P
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-16-2021, 10:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,506
Posted By Otto Mattik
You can make one with a turn signal bulb socket ...

You can make one with a turn signal bulb socket

:-P
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-11-2021, 12:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,124
Posted By Otto Mattik
^^

^^
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-07-2021, 03:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,259
Posted By Otto Mattik
Walmart parking lot, O'Reilly parking lot,...

Walmart parking lot, O'Reilly parking lot, 24-hour DIY carwash at night, etc....

:-P
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-05-2021, 02:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,124
Posted By Otto Mattik
In your initial post you mention a constant idle...

In your initial post you mention a constant idle of 1500, and the surging began after replacing the CTS ?

My only experience with a bad LH 2.2 IAC was one that idled too high, and it was worse...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-05-2021, 02:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,512
Posted By Otto Mattik
That's correct, it's a different set up. :-P

That's correct, it's a different set up.

:-P
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-03-2021, 08:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,124
Posted By Otto Mattik
Here is a youtube video showing diagnosing what...

Here is a youtube video showing diagnosing what should be the same IAC as your car. I had an LH 2.2 IAC that showed within specs yet still caused a higher than normal idle (1200-1500rpm). I didn't...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-01-2021, 01:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,124
Posted By Otto Mattik
You can crimp the IAC hose to slow...

You can crimp the IAC hose to slow airflow(although it's possible your issue could be unrelated to the IAC).
LH 2.2 I assume, what else can you tell us about the motor/is the timing advanced ? ...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-29-2021, 02:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,497
Posted By Otto Mattik
'Chinese water Torture" (Sea Foam) ? :-P

'Chinese water Torture" (Sea Foam) ?

:-P
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-20-2021, 03:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,824
Posted By Otto Mattik
yeah but those Dracos tho :-P

yeah but those Dracos tho

:-P
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-18-2021, 06:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,824
Posted By Otto Mattik
I'm wondering if the 940 wheels are dished in...

I'm wondering if the 940 wheels are dished in such a way as to provide more room for the calipers, since according to this info, the offset is within the same range as a 240 ?
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-18-2021, 06:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,861
Posted By Otto Mattik
I know someone who has the newer type(film) MAF...

I know someone who has the newer type(film) MAF in a LH 2.4 car and I have never heard mention of any issues. After looking on FCP's website they show a lifetime replacement on all parts. I'm...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-14-2021, 04:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,309
Posted By Otto Mattik
Interesting ..or part of several weird junk going...

Interesting ..or part of several weird junk going on ?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-14-2021, 04:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,114
Posted By Otto Mattik
sayin you gonna start a new thread ? ;-)

sayin you gonna start a new thread ?

;-)
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-13-2021, 03:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,114
Posted By Otto Mattik
Always turn off the ignition prior to...

Always turn off the ignition prior to connecting/disconnecting a component such as MAF/AMM.

;-)
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-13-2021, 02:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,471
Posted By Otto Mattik
LH 2.4 cannot compensate enough for the...

LH 2.4 cannot compensate enough for the distributor being off by a tooth


;-)
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-09-2021, 03:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,264
Posted By Otto Mattik
Glad to hear you got it, nice catch hiperfauto. ...

Glad to hear you got it, nice catch hiperfauto.


I noticed you have the factory pre-heat flex hose. Just a heads up, that hose runs to your airbox thermo activated flap. Commonly if the thermo...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-09-2021, 02:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,055
Posted By Otto Mattik
the smaller red wire, it runs to the dash & batt...

the smaller red wire, it runs to the dash & batt warning light goes off when alternatr begins charging. Without being there in person I'm only guessing, ...a continuity check never hurts(not saying...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-06-2021, 05:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,055
Posted By Otto Mattik
I'm wondering if a compromised stim wire could...

I'm wondering if a compromised stim wire could also cause the same effect ?
Reckon it couldn't hurt to do voltage drop tests on the batt/starter/alternator wires, in case of internal corrosion ?
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-06-2021, 05:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,264
Posted By Otto Mattik
* Tha TB crowd gonna jump all up in yer schnitzel...

* Tha TB crowd gonna jump all up in yer schnitzel if you don't post year & model

a) Burning rubber sounds like a loose belt, and possibly something else is afoot ? If we have an image(or a link...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-04-2021, 04:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,927
Posted By Otto Mattik
That's what I was wondering, maybe the wire was...

That's what I was wondering, maybe the wire was just replaced ?
Any chance you can post a photo or a link to a photo ?

;-)
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-04-2021, 04:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,067
Posted By Otto Mattik
I've been known to do it ..reckon I try to stay...

I've been known to do it ..reckon I try to stay oe is to avoid confusion later if I forgets about it ?

:-P
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-02-2021, 06:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,735
Posted By Otto Mattik
I don't recall the brand I used, but when I did...

I don't recall the brand I used, but when I did mine, like dl242gt said, they match up one way. You might be able to see a mark where the old gasket sat, I think once you put one one it should...
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