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Forum: showroom 05-19-2019, 06:07 AM
Replies: 570
Views: 145,593
Posted By wyatt8740
Volvling...

Volvling (http://forums.turbobricks.com/member.php?u=60524), a member on these forums, owns the 142E, of which I am rather extremely jealous.
(Please go tell him not to go and lower it or widen the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-19-2019, 05:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,701
Posted By wyatt8740
Removing rear seat coverings/upholstery?

How does one remove the rear seat cloth/leather/pleather in a 240? I'm planning on both cleaning and potentially swapping the upholstery between two of my cars.

I'm not in front of my 244 at the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-09-2019, 11:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,559
Posted By wyatt8740
Haha, I never actually thought to look for a...

Haha, I never actually thought to look for a diagram of the internal seat construction.
I just assumed that Volvo didn't sell the internal components based on how ridiculous it was to get into,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-09-2019, 07:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,559
Posted By wyatt8740
Where does this piece go in my front seat?

I ripped apart two 200 series front seats (donor car's passenger side, daily driver's driver side) to swap the foam and lumbar supports in.

In both seats, I found a piece of that rubbery trim that...
Forum: showroom 04-06-2019, 01:39 AM
Replies: 570
Views: 145,593
Posted By wyatt8740
My relatively clean '93 245 parked next to a VERY...

My relatively clean '93 245 parked next to a VERY clean '88 745 turbo outside a pizza hut.

https://i.imgur.com/MYMIM10.jpg (https://i.imgur.com/vQUcTPD.jpg)
https://i.imgur.com/cwxxcBA.jpg...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-18-2019, 03:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,558
Posted By wyatt8740
ABS wasn't standard in '91, that was '92. It was...

ABS wasn't standard in '91, that was '92. It was an option in '91.
My '91 (american) sedan had no ABS. And IIRC the ones with ABS used a converter box so they could use the same odometer/speedometer...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-08-2019, 03:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,464
Posted By wyatt8740
Check the kickdown cable and clean the throttle...

Check the kickdown cable and clean the throttle body if it wasn't cleaned when repositioned.
Also check the ECU and the MAF. Looks like some non-volvo people (shouldn't matter as it's likely bosch...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-08-2019, 03:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,128
Posted By wyatt8740
It sounds like we're pretty sure it's fuel system...

It sounds like we're pretty sure it's fuel system trouble, but I just want to throw in that dying when throttling could be distributor or spark plug related, if it's been parked in rain/snow/moist...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-08-2019, 03:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,727
Posted By wyatt8740
Chrome windshield was removed after '90, and...

Chrome windshield was removed after '90, and handles after '91 I think.

And I could very well be wrong, It's certainly a peculiar problem.

Still, only one of my four clusters has it, and I'm in...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-06-2019, 04:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,727
Posted By wyatt8740
This was normal on the 240's before 1992 from...

This was normal on the 240's before 1992 from what I can tell. They phased it out at the same time as the chrome door handles.

Caveat: I was negative three years old when the 240 was discontinued....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-05-2018, 06:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,626
Posted By wyatt8740
since there's no special chip required for...

since there's no special chip required for ignition, in the meantime a starter button under the dash/in place of the cigarette lighter (someone did that in an amazon as well as in a 240) should work....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-05-2018, 05:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,626
Posted By wyatt8740
As of earlier this year I was able to get a 240...

As of earlier this year I was able to get a 240 key made. Apparently the only place in the US that can do it "officially" is in Cali or something. They wanted to charge me a robbery so I just had a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-03-2018, 03:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,997
Posted By wyatt8740
Put a tarp over the car if the paint isn't...

Put a tarp over the car if the paint isn't spectacular to begin with.

My guess is the motor is OK, but there's some bad linkage/a broken gear somewhere. Don't know how the 700 series auto sunroof...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-03-2018, 03:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,153
Posted By wyatt8740
The crank sensor was the first thing I replaced...

The crank sensor was the first thing I replaced on my 245. Pretty cheap, and I got it swapped using a 10mm wrench in around 10 minutes max (it's in a pretty hard to reach spot).

Alternator would...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-28-2018, 11:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,733
Posted By wyatt8740
I'd recommend removing the spring from the actual...

I'd recommend removing the spring from the actual speedo itself - that'll disengage the dial thingy and prevent it from snapping the small and fragile plastic tab that holds that spindle thingy in...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-28-2018, 11:17 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 113,443
Posted By wyatt8740
No problem! Happy to help. On a side note, I...

No problem! Happy to help.
On a side note, I was already a Linux guy, but you have no idea how happy I was when I discovered a lot of other RWD Volvo drivers were, too.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-28-2018, 01:08 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 113,443
Posted By wyatt8740
Dang, I just downloaded the wiring diagrams for...

Dang, I just downloaded the wiring diagrams for my 245 a week ago.

What is happening to all our sites?!
(Also, I can't find, let alone afford, a full set of physical green books for my cars....
Forum: showroom 10-17-2018, 12:33 AM
Replies: 2,817
Views: 1,579,108
Posted By wyatt8740
That cap's in my mom's '05 XC70, which I happen...

That cap's in my mom's '05 XC70, which I happen to know has never had that cap swapped from a different one.

I've not got much. Just:

some 14" dersus wheels (three of them - my fourth was...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-27-2018, 01:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,112
Posted By wyatt8740
I haven't done THAT relay, but I have done other...

I haven't done THAT relay, but I have done other relays in my 240's. I'd expect it is a similar process.
http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=338620

I might have an extra between my two...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-25-2018, 10:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,485
Posted By wyatt8740
I don't actually know. I was surprised he traded...

I don't actually know. I was surprised he traded it in to them, though.

I'd be too afraid they were going to crush it or something just to reduce the remaining supply of parts and force americans...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-25-2018, 02:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,485
Posted By wyatt8740
I know a guy who recently blew out the engine in...

I know a guy who recently blew out the engine in his relatively pristine '06 manual silver V70R. He traded it in to the local Volvo dealer. Any ideas what they'll do with those cars when they get...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-24-2018, 04:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,376
Posted By wyatt8740
I want good fuel economy; thanks, though. (It's...

I want good fuel economy; thanks, though.
(It's a daily driver.)

And the _actual_ problem is apparently (according to a mechanic friend who worked at a volvo dealership for 20-odd years) that the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-24-2018, 04:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,164
Posted By wyatt8740
Not done rear springs before - doing those on my...

Not done rear springs before - doing those on my 245 in the next couple weeks, though.
Just based on the limited research I've done, could it be something wrong with the retaining plates?

If it...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-23-2018, 04:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,376
Posted By wyatt8740
Agreed, it probably is. But since that car got...

Agreed, it probably is.
But since that car got wrecked and I haven't swapped its M47 into my new '93 wagon yet (pending my obtaining a manual wagon rear end) it's gone down on my list of priorities...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-20-2018, 04:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,376
Posted By wyatt8740
Just pull. Pull harder if it doesn't come off. ...

Just pull. Pull harder if it doesn't come off.
Mine has come off in my hand while driving if I'm too forceful. It shouldn't be that tricky... I think.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-11-2018, 07:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,128
Posted By wyatt8740
My 244 had a clunk after I put new Sachs struts...

My 244 had a clunk after I put new Sachs struts in it with new aftermarket mounts. Put a couple washers in there and the clunk disappeared.

Worked for my swivel chair, too, actually!

So take...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-11-2018, 07:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,069
Posted By wyatt8740
If you need me to look at my 244, which has a...

If you need me to look at my 244, which has a moonroof functioning properly, to see what it is supposed to look like, let me know.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-11-2018, 07:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,139
Posted By wyatt8740
Transmission swap - '91 non-ABS manual sedan -> '93 ABS automatic wagon?

Does the ABS system in the '93 240 wagon I'm picking up complicate automatic-to-manual swaps when using a non-ABS car for the driveshaft? I'd really rather have the less-torquey manual-car gearing...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-31-2018, 07:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,061
Posted By wyatt8740
OK, thanks. I'll try to convince him, but I guess...

OK, thanks. I'll try to convince him, but I guess I can always do it myself too :)
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-30-2018, 06:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,061
Posted By wyatt8740
Is it only the thickness that varies, then? ...

Is it only the thickness that varies, then?
From one of the greenbook scans formerly on k-jet.org:
https://i.imgur.com/vJzjDbj.png
(book is TP11404/2 - Clutch & Propeller Shaft)

That still...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-30-2018, 05:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,061
Posted By wyatt8740
Yeah, both are 4 cylinder cars. The 244 has a M47...

Yeah, both are 4 cylinder cars. The 244 has a M47 and the 245 has an AW71 or 70 (not sure what was normal in '93).
So if I take the differential, axle, drive shaft, clutch, and transmission from a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-30-2018, 04:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,061
Posted By wyatt8740
manual 200 sedan/wagon drive shaft length difference?

Recently, I got cut off by a van on the highway with too little space - he was going to clip my front fender. So I did something dumb and slammed on my brakes, ending up spinning into a concrete...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-07-2018, 02:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,748
Posted By wyatt8740
Further research suggests a threading adapter is...

Further research suggests a threading adapter is what you mean. Is that right?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-07-2018, 02:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,748
Posted By wyatt8740
OK, can do. I'm still wondering if there's a part...

OK, can do. I'm still wondering if there's a part number I could get a new 3bar one with.

Why '85+ specifically? What changed?
And what kind of adapter would that be?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-07-2018, 02:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,748
Posted By wyatt8740
Pressure gauge sender for '91 240 with VDO Volvo gauge?

Hi, I've got this Volvo-branded VDO oil pressure gauge, which I assume is from a 240 turbo.

Cursory research suggests I might need a new sender to make it work in my '91 (mostly stock, N/A) 240....
Forum: showroom 03-15-2018, 06:37 PM
Replies: 2,290
Views: 1,241,976
Posted By wyatt8740
"Dersus" 740 GLE 14" aluminum wheels for...

"Dersus" 740 GLE 14" aluminum wheels for summer/spring/fall, 940 15" steelies and plastic hubcaps for winter.
Wish I had an older car and older wheels, but clean older cars are unobtainium in...
Forum: showroom 03-15-2018, 02:43 PM
Replies: 570
Views: 145,593
Posted By wyatt8740
Met another one today (owner was absent and I had...

Met another one today (owner was absent and I had to leave before he came back...).
Not sure what model year because the VIN was covered by the dash cover.

Also since my last post in this thread...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-27-2018, 02:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,532
Posted By wyatt8740
My grandpa has an 1800es, so I'll ask him what he...

My grandpa has an 1800es, so I'll ask him what he used. Until I hear back, I believe for a while he just used a linoleum mat cut in the shape of the dash. His is a '72. (By linoleum, I mean that...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-27-2018, 02:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,457
Posted By wyatt8740
Update: Acetone did not work to weld the...

Update:
Acetone did not work to weld the floormat back together, but a soldering iron appears to be working so far.

If the mat didn't sit perfectly flush on the floor of my car, it'd have snapped...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-17-2018, 02:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,645
Posted By wyatt8740
And if it turbs out it is a switch failure and...

And if it turbs out it is a switch failure and cleaning doesn't fix it, I've got an extra switch sans lightbulb here.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-17-2018, 02:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,421
Posted By wyatt8740
Do 900's have immobilizers? Is this irrelevant?...

Do 900's have immobilizers? Is this irrelevant? (I don't have one or know how they work...)
Could that cause the no-spark? Or would that stop the starter from turning?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-17-2018, 02:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,457
Posted By wyatt8740
I would prefer for my mats to match, tbh, but I...

I would prefer for my mats to match, tbh, but I will keep those in mind. They're a bit pricey if they are as fragile as the consensus seems to be. My mat cracked because of my own stupidity in a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-17-2018, 02:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,457
Posted By wyatt8740
Yeah I'm begging there. i also saw a posting...

Yeah I'm begging there.
i also saw a posting for a set of four with the PASSENGER side mat cracked, so I PM'ed him. But he wanted $100 for the set of four and hasn't been on in months. We'll see...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-16-2018, 03:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,457
Posted By wyatt8740
Would Acetone work to fix cracks in a floormat?

I'm wondering if anyone has tried the "acetone melting patch" fix on a floor mat. I'm not sure what the 240 floormats are made out of, but my driver's side one is cracked and it's pretty hard to find...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-15-2018, 09:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,645
Posted By wyatt8740
I've done this, too. Be careful though - there's...

I've done this, too. Be careful though - there's a little ball-bearing and a spring inside. Take it apart somewhere where you'll be able to find them.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-09-2018, 10:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,370
Posted By wyatt8740
Yeah, the school I go to has 3D printers, so if...

Yeah, the school I go to has 3D printers, so if the beds on them are long enough I think I'll try it, with rubber bumpers or something to stop them from destroying my paint. Not sure if they'll hold...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-08-2018, 12:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,370
Posted By wyatt8740
If my family didn't have their 'nicer' cars ('18...

If my family didn't have their 'nicer' cars ('18 V90, '07 V70R) filling the garage, I'd have mine in there.


I try do do what the manual says and drive my car to warm it up rather than letting it...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-08-2018, 12:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,080
Posted By wyatt8740
I had some crappy wiring be the culprit for me...

I had some crappy wiring be the culprit for me once.
I jiggled the wires around behind the dash and the gas/temp. gauges started working again immediately. It's not happened in 8 months so I'm not...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-06-2018, 03:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,370
Posted By wyatt8740
Is there any affordable snowcap out there? Or...

Is there any affordable snowcap out there? Or should I just improvise with cardboard or something?

I really hate the thought of spending $150-200 on a bit of plastic...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-06-2018, 01:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,370
Posted By wyatt8740
Yeah I sometimes hear that flap squeak when I hit...

Yeah I sometimes hear that flap squeak when I hit the button. If I have a vacuum leak it's minor (I hear a hiss, but everything still works like it should there).
And the manual says not to use...
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