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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Yesterday, 11:51 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By daniels740
When I did my headliner it broke at the thin...

When I did my headliner it broke at the thin slivers beside the sunroof holes. That included removing the front passenger seat. It was badly deteriorated anyway. I repaired it with epoxy and scrap...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-31-2021, 09:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 302
Posted By daniels740
Lol. Good to know it'll run without the cluster....

Lol. Good to know it'll run without the cluster. I think I'm good enough at knowing speed by feel, although I will definitely not be testing that supposed skill.

What I am thinking about doing is...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-31-2021, 09:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 302
Posted By daniels740
^ Wow. Thanks a bunch! Right now, the Volvo has...

^ Wow. Thanks a bunch! Right now, the Volvo has found itself to be my daily, so I think I'll check the fuel level sender once I get my Nissan up and running. Looks like a whole lotta fun :).

I'll...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-30-2021, 11:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 302
Posted By daniels740
Thinking about replacing the whole thing for that...

Thinking about replacing the whole thing for that price. That will not, however, guarantee me a good cluster that works and will continue working as it should. I'll think about sending it over to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-29-2021, 08:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 302
Posted By daniels740
740 instrument cluster repair (and, likely, fuel level sender)

I've finally gotten to the point where I decided I need to do something about my instrument cluster on my '89 744t.

About 2 months ago, my fuel level gauge never returned to full after a fill up....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-21-2021, 12:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 881
Posted By daniels740
Had the chance to check what the local auto parts...

Had the chance to check what the local auto parts store has for deodorizing today, and they only have those foggers and the like, not anything like the Wurth spray mentioned which is specifically for...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-18-2021, 01:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,295
Posted By daniels740
Bosch backs their fuel pumps by a lifetime...

Bosch backs their fuel pumps by a lifetime warranty as long as you replace the fuel sock and/or filter. I replaced mine for about $70 from Rockauto 3 years back.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-17-2021, 05:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 881
Posted By daniels740
I use foaming cleaner on my central AC in my home...

I use foaming cleaner on my central AC in my home every now and then, but I just don't know how I would get that stuff to the evaporator coil on a 740. As for the recirc. problem, where do 740s pull...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-17-2021, 12:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 881
Posted By daniels740
740 AC Evap Coil Cleaning

How dirty do the filter-less 740 AC evaporation coils get after 30+ years of use?

While my AC is adequate for Florida summer in a near-black car, I can't help but wonder how the evap. coil looks...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-06-2021, 08:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,534
Posted By daniels740
The blades drag as they should, flipping sides as...

The blades drag as they should, flipping sides as they start to move in the opposite direction. They also wipe well along the whole windshield. Maybe I should take a video, although the issue is now...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-01-2021, 12:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,534
Posted By daniels740
Quick update: I used rain x "x-treme clean" to...

Quick update: I used rain x "x-treme clean" to remove the coating... which appeared to have come back?!

Anyway, switched back to rain-x wipers. They sometimes judder a bit. Sometimes not at all....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-29-2021, 01:09 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 27,964
Posted By daniels740
Wonder what all this master cylinder drama is...

Wonder what all this master cylinder drama is about. Got an ABS master cylinder for my 740 Dec. 31st, 2019 for $112 from FCP Euro. Today, 1.5 years later, it is $202, it nearly doubled in price. On...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-21-2021, 10:24 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,534
Posted By daniels740
Nope. It didn't do a thing, it just left a...

Nope. It didn't do a thing, it just left a different polish on top that wore off quickly.

I then used mineral spirits, which didn't work, followed by kerosene, which also didn't work. Made sure...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-19-2021, 05:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,534
Posted By daniels740
Ended up using non-abrasive glass cooktop...

Ended up using non-abrasive glass cooktop cleaner. Seems to have worked. I'll see the next time it rains.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-18-2021, 05:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,534
Posted By daniels740
^ Thanks. Don't have denatured alcohol, but I...

^ Thanks. Don't have denatured alcohol, but I will try vinegar first and isopropyl alcohol if vinegar doesn't do the trick. If neither work, I'll pick up the denatured alcohol. Thanks again.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-18-2021, 04:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,534
Posted By daniels740
I think it's the rain-x coating. I thought I put...

I think it's the rain-x coating. I thought I put the coating AFTER the juddering started, but now I think it was before and the cause of the jitter. I will look into removing the coating, as the clay...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-18-2021, 01:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,534
Posted By daniels740
I'll look into if the judder happens one or both...

I'll look into if the judder happens one or both directions. I can't recall. I returned the $40 blades and switched to the cheap conventional ones I had in my trunk.

The springs in the arms are...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-18-2021, 12:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,534
Posted By daniels740
The rain-x started juddering after a day of...

The rain-x started juddering after a day of wiping. Put them on another car and got myself Michelin silicone wipers. They perform horrible from the start.

I'll try bending the arms and if that...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-16-2021, 05:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,534
Posted By daniels740
The new wipers work great, for now. This could be...

The new wipers work great, for now. This could be accredited to the beam style that allows for a more even force onto the windshield. Alternatively, it could be better rubber/ coating on the rubber...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-16-2021, 12:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,534
Posted By daniels740
Just picked up "aerodynamic" beam wiper blades...

Just picked up "aerodynamic" beam wiper blades from Walmart. Rain-x latitude blades with water repellent, to be exact. Maybe I'll make .05 mpg more with less wind resistance facing my turbobrick.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-15-2021, 11:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,534
Posted By daniels740
The wiper motor/wiper assembly doesn't sound too...

The wiper motor/wiper assembly doesn't sound too tired. While you may be talking about theoretical 'miles' on the wiper motor/assembly, I really have no idea how many miles my 740 has, period....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-15-2021, 07:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,534
Posted By daniels740
Just tried the clay bar on my driver's side of...

Just tried the clay bar on my driver's side of the windshield. No noticeable difference, unfortunately (w/ the pass. side up in the air.) I'll try out rain-x wipers tomorrow, the ones with the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-15-2021, 07:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,534
Posted By daniels740
I've clay bar-ed the rest of the car, but I've...

I've clay bar-ed the rest of the car, but I've never thought about getting the glass. The glass looks really, really clean. I think I have two spare clay bars so I think I'll use one on the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-15-2021, 04:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,534
Posted By daniels740
Tried an old, worn rain-x blade off my Nissan and...

Tried an old, worn rain-x blade off my Nissan and it didn't judder. Have you tried those, Roy? I'm thinking they may have the same issue of seeming good then developing the same problem not so later...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-15-2021, 03:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,534
Posted By daniels740
740 juddering wipers

Every setting. It's driving me crazy.

It started when I replaced my blades with cheap-o Bosch blades from FCP Euro. It annoyed the heck out of me so I replaced them with other cheap blades from...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-12-2021, 07:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,880
Posted By daniels740
When I did my timing belt on my b230ft I replaced...

When I did my timing belt on my b230ft I replaced with a genuine Volvo belt from the dealer as a good friend of mine told me they are the best. Any truth to that?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-11-2021, 08:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,232
Posted By daniels740
Installed new t-stat and housing today. Did my...

Installed new t-stat and housing today. Did my best not to get coolant everywhere but still did, lol. Just wanted to add that the fan clutch nuts works great as a replacement to the t-stat housing...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-10-2021, 11:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,240
Posted By daniels740
If it was the pump, the engine would probably...

If it was the pump, the engine would probably have started off the starter fluid. Where did you spray the starter fluid into? I found that sticking the little straw into the intake hose right before...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-10-2021, 09:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,240
Posted By daniels740
On the topic of battery terminals, my 740 would...

On the topic of battery terminals, my 740 would get the worst corrosion on the positive terminal. I went through two or 3 replacement terminals before finding a good solution. What I did and suggest...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-06-2021, 09:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,753
Posted By daniels740
^ Might be worth a try. I'd use dielectric...

^ Might be worth a try. I'd use dielectric grease, as I don't know the flammability of anything else at high temperatures such as the plugs experience combined with the possibility of rogue sparks....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-05-2021, 10:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,477
Posted By daniels740
Keep us updated, please. When my b230ft is...

Keep us updated, please. When my b230ft is running, the fan also spins, always. The fan does pass the engine off spin test though. Thought this was the norm. Please let us know how it works out for...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-04-2021, 10:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,961
Posted By daniels740
Probably a little low on refrigerant. Get a cheap...

Probably a little low on refrigerant. Get a cheap gauge like this one from Walmart or a local auto parts store:...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-04-2021, 09:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,096
Posted By daniels740
One more thing is that the study was from...

One more thing is that the study was from September 2007. Undoubtedly, every synthetic oil on that list has been improved upon or somehow altered since then.

It would be really interesting if...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-29-2021, 02:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,096
Posted By daniels740
I'm thinking synthetic has gone a real long way...

I'm thinking synthetic has gone a real long way since the late 90's. That being said, I see no reason to be the cause of my own issues. I guess I'll wait until more people chime in. I have no issue...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-27-2021, 09:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,442
Posted By daniels740
What I ended up doing was using a syringe to...

What I ended up doing was using a syringe to inject a tiny bead of black sealant under the trim. You can't notice a difference outside, but there is a HUGE difference inside, noise-wise. So glad the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-27-2021, 09:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,096
Posted By daniels740
Valvoline Full Synthetic 75w-90 Diff Oil

Went to get oil + oil filter from Walmart today when I decided my diff was also overdue for a gear oil change. I don't even know if it has ever been changed.

I picked up two 1QT 'flex-fill'...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-23-2021, 08:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,232
Posted By daniels740
Great, thanks everyone! Order's going in right...

Great, thanks everyone! Order's going in right now.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-23-2021, 07:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,232
Posted By daniels740
Also what specification do the nuts have? I can't...

Also what specification do the nuts have? I can't find any for sale based on the part number and it's driving me nuts (awful pun intended.)
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-23-2021, 07:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,232
Posted By daniels740
Wait, so there's no gasket between the thermostat...

Wait, so there's no gasket between the thermostat housing and the engine block, only the seal that comes with the thermostat?

Thanks.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-22-2021, 01:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,232
Posted By daniels740
I'm talking about the thermostat and thermostat...

I'm talking about the thermostat and thermostat housing. Although that may be good indicator of quality...

I'm thinking genuine Volvo is the way to go for the thermostat, but I can't find one from...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-21-2021, 01:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,232
Posted By daniels740
I literally just flushed my coolant system...

I literally just flushed my coolant system following a pump replacement, so it'll be a long time until I replace all my hoses. Unless one of them explodes, that is. I'd rather not replace them...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-21-2021, 11:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,232
Posted By daniels740
Thanks a bunch. I'll put new rad hoses on the...

Thanks a bunch. I'll put new rad hoses on the backburner for now, they seem nice and flexible in person. I'm thinking about buying a "Motorad" brand thermostat and housing from Rockauto. Anybody have...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-21-2021, 11:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,232
Posted By daniels740
740T Thermostat and associated parts

Hey all, last night I noticed more coolant started weeping from around the thermostat area on my 89 740 turbo, so I decided it is time to replace the thermostat and parts surrounding it, because of...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-20-2021, 08:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,315
Posted By daniels740
I'd hate to piggyback on someone else's thread,...

I'd hate to piggyback on someone else's thread, but the big hose coming out of the bottom of my charcoal canister (I think it's the vent) reeked of gasoline when I was under the car last. Is this...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-19-2021, 10:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,442
Posted By daniels740
So, how do you guys think black silicone would...

So, how do you guys think black silicone would look? :thinking:

It feels like an idea that sets my 740's value back a couple hundred dollars... How about black butyl tape? This buzzing has been...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-18-2021, 11:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,442
Posted By daniels740
Are you talking about the ones that ship from...

Are you talking about the ones that ship from overseas, for over $300 after shipping costs? I've put loads of money into this car but I'd rather slap a piece of duct tape over it for that price to do...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-18-2021, 10:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,442
Posted By daniels740
I'm bringing this thread back because the buzzing...

I'm bringing this thread back because the buzzing did not in fact stop. It has been driving me to insanity. That being said, Roy is 100% correct, I now realize the buzzing is coming from the end of...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-17-2021, 11:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,205
Posted By daniels740
That's exactly what you want to see doing the...

That's exactly what you want to see doing the rubber glove test, so yes, they should be clear. I'd still inspect all the PCV hoses and other vacuum hoses for gunk, cracks, etc., especially if you...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-16-2021, 07:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,316
Posted By daniels740
You sure your fuel level sender is still good?...

You sure your fuel level sender is still good? Dump a couple gallons of gas down into the tank if you have some for a gas mower or something else to make sure you're not just out of fuel.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-14-2021, 09:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,919
Posted By daniels740
Soak the nests with brake cleaner? I'm just...

Soak the nests with brake cleaner? I'm just saying the first thing that came to mind.
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