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Forum: performance & modifications Yesterday, 01:57 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By dl242gt
As suggested you'll want to use a carb for the...

As suggested you'll want to use a carb for the simplest way to run and engine on a stand. You will also need a distributor that has it's own mechanical advance built in.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Yesterday, 01:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 144
Posted By dl242gt
There used to be a list like that with the VCOA....

There used to be a list like that with the VCOA. They listed Volvo dealers and independent shops. I haven't been a member for a few years so I don't know if that list is still viable. Around here...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-15-2021, 02:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 140
Posted By dl242gt
I'm pretty sure the cold start valve is the usual...

I'm pretty sure the cold start valve is the usual bosch one. You could get that off any LH2.4 car using a cold start valve. Put a request in the wanted section and I'm sure someone will have that...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-12-2021, 08:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 361
Posted By dl242gt
A genuine Volvo belt is good stuff. Probably made...

A genuine Volvo belt is good stuff. Probably made by Continental anyway. The Gates kevlar blue timing belts are probably good for double the replacement interval on a stock engine. The regular rubber...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-12-2021, 08:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 756
Posted By dl242gt
Yep, that lets moisture right into the sensor and...

Yep, that lets moisture right into the sensor and it will affect the sensors operation. Good find!
Forum: performance & modifications 06-12-2021, 08:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 369
Posted By dl242gt
You are usually expected to get your own...

You are usually expected to get your own hardware. I'm sure if you asked them they would supply you some. I think it's a 8mm 1.25 allen head bolt about 20mm long. Make sure its a grade 10.9 bolt....
Forum: showroom 06-11-2021, 07:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 513
Posted By dl242gt
Glad to see you working on this beast again!

Glad to see you working on this beast again!
Forum: showroom 06-11-2021, 07:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 256
Posted By dl242gt
Kind of close. However, the Volvo has that...

Kind of close. However, the Volvo has that charisma a blue car can have while the Taco just looks like a meh truck to me. :-P
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-11-2021, 06:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 319
Posted By dl242gt
Also the hose from the mass air sensor to the...

Also the hose from the mass air sensor to the intake of the turbo can get sucked shut causing the the issue you describe. The hoses on the hot side near the turbo get very oily and decay as John...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-11-2021, 06:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 298
Posted By dl242gt
You'll want to find out if the engine is missing...

You'll want to find out if the engine is missing spark or fuel when this is happening. Also want to make sure the timing belt hasn't slipped by making sure the timing marks are in alignment. The...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-11-2021, 06:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 305
Posted By dl242gt
If the engine is missing 12v at the injectors...

If the engine is missing 12v at the injectors when it is not starting. That can be the radio suppression relay or it's connections. It's a relay on the left side of the engine on the inner left...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-11-2021, 02:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 701
Posted By dl242gt
Glad you got it running better. That's some...

Glad you got it running better. That's some pretty scary knock when it happens like that.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-11-2021, 02:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 484
Posted By dl242gt
Looking at the drivers side video it doesn't seem...

Looking at the drivers side video it doesn't seem like it comes on at all. The right side looks pretty normal to me. I have experienced bad blinker relays that only worked on one side of the car. But...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-07-2021, 11:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 756
Posted By dl242gt
You can test the plug wires with a squirt bottle...

You can test the plug wires with a squirt bottle of water and see if that makes the car stall. Plug wires can look fine but still leak spark.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-06-2021, 06:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 756
Posted By dl242gt
The most common problem with rain driving issues...

The most common problem with rain driving issues are bad spark plug wires. They may be cross firing and shorting to each other or shorting to the valve cover. You could try insulating them from each...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-06-2021, 04:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 852
Posted By dl242gt
Glad you got that figured out. Keep on rolling!

Glad you got that figured out. Keep on rolling!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-06-2021, 04:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 616
Posted By dl242gt
No, ring terminals are used on aftermarket pumps....

No, ring terminals are used on aftermarket pumps. The original pumps use pin contact terminals with a locking plastic cover so they can't rattle off.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-03-2021, 01:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 675
Posted By dl242gt
A synthetic oil would be my first step to...

A synthetic oil would be my first step to extending trans service life. The turbo cars came with an external oil cooler which would bolt on to an n/a car. If your car is going to be turbo I wouldn't...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-03-2021, 12:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 894
Posted By dl242gt
You can buy a sender with both the warning light...

You can buy a sender with both the warning light and pressure connections on it. The senders are rated for the pressure range of your gauge. So for example the volvo 5 bar pressure gauge uses the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-03-2021, 12:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 937
Posted By dl242gt
So, there aren't catalytic converters on your...

So, there aren't catalytic converters on your cars?
Forum: performance & modifications 06-02-2021, 09:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 738
Posted By dl242gt
I have experience on 240 with both the B6 and the...

I have experience on 240 with both the B6 and the Konis. I love the Konis adjustability and with that they can work with a larger range of springs. However, the B6 has proven to be very good and with...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-02-2021, 04:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,794
Posted By dl242gt
Great job on the car. Certainly attaining 'what...

Great job on the car. Certainly attaining 'what volvo should have built status'!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-02-2021, 02:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 937
Posted By dl242gt
Well done. You are also removing the fumes from...

Well done. You are also removing the fumes from the environment which is a good thing to do. I'm surprised your car didn't have the charcoal canistor from the factory.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-01-2021, 06:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 852
Posted By dl242gt
When you use your meter to check out the temp...

When you use your meter to check out the temp sensor. You can go to the ecu and Icu. Remove the connectors and you can measure on the connector. That way you check the wiring at the same time. This...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-01-2021, 05:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 902
Posted By dl242gt
Oh well, hope you get it sorted out.

Oh well, hope you get it sorted out.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-01-2021, 05:32 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,545
Posted By dl242gt
Cryo hardened rotors are a great addition to...

Cryo hardened rotors are a great addition to helping your rotors last a long time.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-01-2021, 05:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 711
Posted By dl242gt
Why not evacuate the system? Disconnect the lines...

Why not evacuate the system? Disconnect the lines and get new orings and use anaerobic thread sealant on the fittings and threads. If the grid itself is leaking you can solder it or have a radiator...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-01-2021, 05:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 509
Posted By dl242gt
There are two versions of these cylinder heads....

There are two versions of these cylinder heads. large coolant passages and small coolant passages. The head gasket is made to work with either type. You probably have a large coolant passage head...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-01-2021, 05:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 852
Posted By dl242gt
Yes, that new sensor can go in the bin. Your old...

Yes, that new sensor can go in the bin. Your old sensor measures correctly and you can still use it. I too have received a brand new sensor that was defective in the last year. FYI these sensors are...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-01-2021, 01:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 738
Posted By dl242gt
Bilstein B6 aka HD will work fine with lowering...

Bilstein B6 aka HD will work fine with lowering springs. If I was buying new Konis. I'd get them from Kaplenke.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-01-2021, 01:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 852
Posted By dl242gt
You using the grease on the threads of the sensor...

You using the grease on the threads of the sensor insulated the sensor from the engine block. This makes the sensor read infinite ohms which can cause the fault you see. First I'd measure the sensor...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-01-2021, 01:38 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,448
Posted By dl242gt
For the sensors, I like to put a thin layer of...

For the sensors, I like to put a thin layer of sealant on the washer if it uses one or just a bit at the end of the threads. Some sensors use ground through the engine like the coolant temp sensor so...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-31-2021, 10:13 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,448
Posted By dl242gt
The high heat cycles wear the gaskets out. The...

The high heat cycles wear the gaskets out. The studs can break from corrosion and the heaat cycling, too. However, a well done job usually lasts a long time. Upwards of 100k miles I'd think. You can...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-31-2021, 09:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 635
Posted By dl242gt
Very often you get corrosion on that ignition amp...

Very often you get corrosion on that ignition amp due it's location by the battery. Make sure it's clean and tight. Some of that insulating grease is helpful in the connector. With the test light on...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-31-2021, 09:05 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,448
Posted By dl242gt
Good find. Those gaskets are sneaky leak when you...

Good find. Those gaskets are sneaky leak when you can't hear it. Sometimes it sounds like a ticking valve. The Volvo and Elring gaskets are both fine to use in my experience. I would lean toward the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-31-2021, 04:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 635
Posted By dl242gt
The place to start is the negative terminal 1 on...

The place to start is the negative terminal 1 on the coil with a test light. If there is no flashing when cranking then you know you have no trigger signal to the coil. Then move to the ignition amp...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-31-2021, 04:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,491
Posted By dl242gt
Not the Wurth copper based anti seize. That stuff...

Not the Wurth copper based anti seize. That stuff is fantastic.
Forum: projects & restorations 05-30-2021, 04:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,984
Posted By dl242gt
Nice to see an east coast survivor in that great...

Nice to see an east coast survivor in that great blue! Great job on the car and you'll really love how much more fun the car is with the manual!

PS Use a 164 engine mount for the trans and enjoy...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-30-2021, 03:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 900
Posted By dl242gt
It's the tropical weather rated version of the...

It's the tropical weather rated version of the Aisen fan clutch. Volvo had a standard and tropical rated fan clutches available.

I've never had a lot of these fail. It's usually a reliable long...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-29-2021, 05:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 801
Posted By dl242gt
Your meyle or moog question made me think of...

Your meyle or moog question made me think of marty and moog of mighty car mods.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-29-2021, 04:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 902
Posted By dl242gt
Have you checked for codes? You can check pin 2...

Have you checked for codes? You can check pin 2 and pin 6 in the LH2.4 diagnostic connector. I think it is on the left strut tower but I'm not sure on those cars. The vehicle speed signal goes from...
Forum: events 05-29-2021, 01:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 570
Posted By dl242gt
Have a great time!

Have a great time!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-29-2021, 01:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,491
Posted By dl242gt
I use my 3lb sledge directly on the rotor itself....

I use my 3lb sledge directly on the rotor itself. After all you aren't using them again. Usually forces them to pop off with a few good wacks. I think with the brine they use these issues will get...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-29-2021, 01:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 801
Posted By dl242gt
i think you'll be fine with either choice. Moog...

i think you'll be fine with either choice. Moog used to make a greaseable ball joint. But I've never tried them. They were more expensive than their standard replacement one.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-29-2021, 12:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 650
Posted By dl242gt
I have a 205-60-15 on a 740 steelie in my wagon...

I have a 205-60-15 on a 740 steelie in my wagon spare tire well. It's a heavy wheel and tire combo that I eventually will replace with a 195-60-15 on a Virgo.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-28-2021, 04:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 773
Posted By dl242gt
Thanks for correcting me, Ian. Guess, I'm stuck...

Thanks for correcting me, Ian. Guess, I'm stuck in kjet land.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-28-2021, 03:28 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 73,217
Posted By dl242gt
Is this the car in the crusher picture RWC likes...

Is this the car in the crusher picture RWC likes to use?
Forum: performance & modifications 05-28-2021, 03:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 917
Posted By dl242gt
Volvo also modified the number four exhaust port...

Volvo also modified the number four exhaust port to use an iron ring on it. I'm sure to use the B230 for marine use most stuff will bolt on but it may require some drilling and tapping of bosses on...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-28-2021, 03:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 891
Posted By dl242gt
I used to use 205-60-15 on the front of my manual...

I used to use 205-60-15 on the front of my manual steering cars. Yes, it make the steering heavy at low speeds and parking. But it's not horrible. You'll need to trim the rear wheel well edge at the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-28-2021, 02:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 690
Posted By dl242gt
The smaller holes in the front pipe are test...

The smaller holes in the front pipe are test ports and you can just use bolts to block them off. The single inadequate bolt for the flat metal piece is an 8mm bolt. It attaches a hanger from the bell...
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