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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Today, 02:15 PM
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Posted By VolvoScout
Amsoil 75w-90 for Rear Diff?

Anyone using Amsoil 75w-90 Gear Oil for the rear differential?
If so, anything to report? (Pros and cons)

https://www.amsoil.com/p/severe-gear-75w-90-svg/?code=SVGQT-EA
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-15-2021, 05:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 587
Posted By VolvoScout
Looks like it was over-torqued. You can...

Looks like it was over-torqued.
You can probably get away with replacing it with a fresh gasket for now, but it will most likely leak at some point, which will damage the OD if left unnoticed.
I'd...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-30-2021, 05:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 908
Posted By VolvoScout
RE: Vice grips Tried that, same result ...

RE: Vice grips
Tried that, same result

Could the strut insert be somehow getting hung up on the upper spring seat?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-30-2021, 04:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 908
Posted By VolvoScout
Yeah, the washer is under the nut. I've...

Yeah, the washer is under the nut.

I've taken this strut assembly apart several times (replacing bushings, cartridges, etc...) and this is the first time I've had trouble fully tightening the nut....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-30-2021, 03:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 908
Posted By VolvoScout
Tools to Tighten Top Strut Nut

What hand tools do I need to tighten the top strut nut? (photo attached)
I'm assuming it'd have to be either an offset 24mm socket or wrench (no hardware or automotive store had anything locally) +...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-30-2021, 02:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,471
Posted By VolvoScout
So to confirm, the shorter spring seat with 2...

So to confirm, the shorter spring seat with 2 holes goes on the PASSENGER's side?
And the taller spring seat with 1 hole goes on the DRIVER's side?

Is it damaging to the strut, spring, etc...to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-03-2021, 10:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,187
Posted By VolvoScout
How does the build quality look on the Ebay,...

How does the build quality look on the Ebay, Deutsche Parts mounts compared to the new oem Volvo?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-03-2021, 07:50 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,187
Posted By VolvoScout
Is there any difference in quality between the...

Is there any difference in quality between the OEM Volvo and Meyle strut bushings?

How does the reinforcement plate make the bushing last longer?
Wouldn't it just stiffen it up a bit, thereby...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-03-2021, 05:51 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,187
Posted By VolvoScout
Another thought crossed my mind as I was...

Another thought crossed my mind as I was reinspecting the noise from the front of the car.
Could it be a bad upper strut mount bushing?
I replaced the old bushing with a new OEM Volvo brand this...
Forum: website & board 07-30-2021, 04:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,686
Posted By VolvoScout
Someone on https://www.d24t.com/ might have an...

Someone on https://www.d24t.com/ might have an idea
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-30-2021, 03:16 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,187
Posted By VolvoScout
I am using the OEM Volvo Strut (Monroe) No...

I am using the OEM Volvo Strut (Monroe)
No gland nut was supplied with the strut
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-30-2021, 02:52 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,187
Posted By VolvoScout
It's tightened it down as far as it will go. ...

It's tightened it down as far as it will go.

I reused one of the older steel gland nuts for the side in-question because I ran out of the newer aluminum gland nuts. It's slightly shorter than the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-30-2021, 02:39 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,187
Posted By VolvoScout
It only seems to make noise on smaller bumps...

It only seems to make noise on smaller bumps (like potholes and cracks in a city road) at lower speed.
Might just be that I can't hear it above 25mph...not sure.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-30-2021, 01:50 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,187
Posted By VolvoScout
So I think this may have been a "distracting...

So I think this may have been a "distracting injury," leading me in the wrong direction.
I sanded the backs of the rotors...same clunk.
I replaced the rotors with a new, spare set on my...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-26-2021, 05:54 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,187
Posted By VolvoScout
The castle nut was only hand tight, actually...

The castle nut was only hand tight, actually somewhat loose. (Which, to my understanding is appropriate)
I removed and replaced the races as well. They seemed to fit fine, with no deformations.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-26-2021, 05:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,187
Posted By VolvoScout
Could it be the rotor or wheel hub?

Could it be the rotor or wheel hub?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-25-2021, 09:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,187
Posted By VolvoScout
I replaced the front bearings this weekend. The...

I replaced the front bearings this weekend.
The grease didn't look to dirty, but had a burnt smell (not sure how normal that is)
Bearings seemed to be intact (made in Germany, so I'm assuming they...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-20-2021, 06:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,187
Posted By VolvoScout
Also, is this the correct part (Everything I...

Also, is this the correct part (Everything I need, including inner and outer races)?
https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/volvo-wheel-bearing-kit-fag-271391
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-20-2021, 02:49 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,187
Posted By VolvoScout
Yes, there is play in both axes, but more so...

Yes, there is play in both axes, but more so along the Y Axis (12 & 3 position)
If I tap the tire with the car floating, I can hear metal on metal.

There is no play in the ball joint, tie rod,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-20-2021, 12:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,187
Posted By VolvoScout
RE: checking the bearings for play Do I have to...

RE: checking the bearings for play
Do I have to remove the hub to check all the bearing components or is it only necessary to remove the cap, pin and nut and then check the outer bearing? Will it...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-18-2021, 03:57 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,187
Posted By VolvoScout
Wobble in Front Wheel

After replacing my strut cartridge this week, I am noticing sound coming from the front right of the car.

It's a minor sound, but rather annoying to hear over bumps.
The sound seems to go away at...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-17-2021, 04:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,108
Posted By VolvoScout
I removed the gland nut! I picked up a map/pro...

I removed the gland nut!
I picked up a map/pro torch and heated the nut for a few minutes; drilled two holes into the nut and used a ratchet and the MTC tool.
Many thanks for the advice, the car is...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-17-2021, 12:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,077
Posted By VolvoScout
The bushing does not appear to rotate in the...

The bushing does not appear to rotate in the bracket when the control arm is rotated.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-16-2021, 09:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,077
Posted By VolvoScout
Control Arm - Bracket Bushing - Loose?

Had a look at the control arm bushings that I replaced this past Winter, today.
The Driver's side rear bushing looks to be a tad unseated from the bushing holder/bracket.
The control arm still...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-16-2021, 09:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,108
Posted By VolvoScout
Is something like a propane torch the best way to...

Is something like a propane torch the best way to break loose the loctite?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-16-2021, 06:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,108
Posted By VolvoScout
What's the chance that using an air hammer with a...

What's the chance that using an air hammer with a chisel tip might just make it more difficult to remove if initially unsuccessful?

I can't weld, so if that's the only other option, I'll have to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-16-2021, 05:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,108
Posted By VolvoScout
The gland nut is nearly flush (just a tad...

The gland nut is nearly flush (just a tad exposed) with the strut housing.
The top is gone, so there is nothing to effectively grip.
Applied loctite to gland nut when installed this past winter...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-16-2021, 04:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,108
Posted By VolvoScout
Stubborn Gland Nut (Front Strut)

The top portion of my gland nut (IPD Aftermarket) ripped off...
Any tips on how I can remove it, or do I have to bring the entire strut assembly to a machine shop?
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-07-2021, 05:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,873
Posted By VolvoScout
It does look like there is an indent line running...

It does look like there is an indent line running along (left side of close-up photo) the surface for the brass washer...can't remember if it was originally there or if that's new....thoughts?...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-07-2021, 04:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,926
Posted By VolvoScout
Funny, the KYB shocks I had in my sedan lasted...

Funny, the KYB shocks I had in my sedan lasted for just over 20,000 miles until I thought they were going soft, guess I wasn't going crazy after all, haha.

Currently, my sedan has the Volvo OEM...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-07-2021, 02:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,073
Posted By VolvoScout
Is this the correct way to assemble the header...

Is this the correct way to assemble the header and cat?
https://i.imgur.com/J6Pw6hA.jpg?1
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-07-2021, 08:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,073
Posted By VolvoScout
Is it a good idea to use the flat metal gasket in...

Is it a good idea to use the flat metal gasket in conjunction with the doughnut, or will that cause a leak?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-06-2021, 09:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,926
Posted By VolvoScout
Is there a reason why the new-made OEM Volvo...

Is there a reason why the new-made OEM Volvo branded struts are made by Monroe (Made in Spain) rather than Sachs (made in Mexico)?
Is there that much of a difference in "feel" between the two or is...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-06-2021, 09:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,073
Posted By VolvoScout
This came with the header. (looks like highly...

This came with the header. (looks like highly compressed aluminum foil, tapers on the back side. Camera facing side is flat)
Originally, I thought it was just to protect the flange during...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-06-2021, 08:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,926
Posted By VolvoScout
So if I want to go softer, I'm pretty much...

So if I want to go softer, I'm pretty much limited to Sachs Automatic, KYB, or OEM Volvo branded Monroe?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-06-2021, 06:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,073
Posted By VolvoScout
Here is the end of the Header: ...

Here is the end of the Header:
https://i.imgur.com/41xLMWo.png?1

Here is the end of the cat:
https://i.imgur.com/5rdpe1o.png?1

Here is the old connection from the header to the cat (fell...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-06-2021, 06:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,926
Posted By VolvoScout
So would it an accurate take-away be that the...

So would it an accurate take-away be that the Sachs/Boge Turbo Gas/Advantage shocks/struts are more similar than dissimilar (Just a tad softer, but not that much softer) to the Bilstein B4 TC?
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-06-2021, 06:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,873
Posted By VolvoScout
I just noticed that the inside of the annuls has...

I just noticed that the inside of the annuls has a lot of scratches, is it a-ok to reuse?
https://i.imgur.com/JakHGOi.png?1
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-05-2021, 05:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,926
Posted By VolvoScout
From memory, would you say the Boge Turbo Gas...

From memory, would you say the Boge Turbo Gas were softer than the Bilstein B4 TC?
Are they stiffer than Monroe or KYB?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-05-2021, 04:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,073
Posted By VolvoScout
What bolts/nuts do I need to connect the header...

What bolts/nuts do I need to connect the header to the cat?
https://i.imgur.com/LBsEnUV.png?1

Is this gasket the only item that goes between the header and cat?
The two triangular parts (on cat...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-04-2021, 11:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,926
Posted By VolvoScout
Sachs Advantage vs Bilstein B4 TC Vs OEM Monroe/Boge

RE: Shocks and Struts for my '82 240 Diesels
(To my understanding the diesel has stiffer front springs?)

I've tried the following in my diesel sedan and wagon.
Bilstein B6 HD, Shocks (wagon). ...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-30-2021, 02:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,873
Posted By VolvoScout
I'm thinking about building a test stand with my...

I'm thinking about building a test stand with my spare M46 to check proper overdrive operation before I swap the ODs on my car. Any recommendations for a wheel to bolt onto the OD output, belt size,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-30-2021, 01:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,873
Posted By VolvoScout
So the scarred surfaces of the clutch and gears...

So the scarred surfaces of the clutch and gears (where they were rubbing) shouldn't cause any issues once reassembled?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-30-2021, 12:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,873
Posted By VolvoScout
Can I reuse these or do I need to get new...

Can I reuse these or do I need to get new components?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-28-2021, 11:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,873
Posted By VolvoScout
Damaged Overdrive Parts...Salvageable?

I took apart one of the J Type overdrives that was giving me trouble the other month.

Are any of these components reusable?
I think the OD ran low on oil due to a crack in the OD sump cover.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-26-2021, 04:58 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,249
Posted By VolvoScout
I double-checked the fluid level on my m46 today....

I double-checked the fluid level on my m46 today.
Had to add 1/2 a quart of type F oil.
I drained and refilled 6 days ago.

How/where could it be leaking?
I don't see any leaks on the ground...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-26-2021, 01:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,073
Posted By VolvoScout
Should I anticipate replacing (buying new) the...

Should I anticipate replacing (buying new) the studs that connect the manifold to the header as well as all of the other nuts and bolts on the header/cat?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-26-2021, 01:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,073
Posted By VolvoScout
Are these the correct parts from Summit Racing? ...

Are these the correct parts from Summit Racing?

Clamp: https://www.summitracing.com/parts/wlk-33974
Cat: https://www.summitracing.com/parts/mpe-23946/make/volvo/model/240/year/1990

How long...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-25-2021, 09:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,073
Posted By VolvoScout
Should the Swedish Car Parts Stainless Header and...

Should the Swedish Car Parts Stainless Header and Magnaflow Stainless Cat fit together without any modifications?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-25-2021, 02:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,073
Posted By VolvoScout
Stainless Header and Stainless Catalytic Converter Options

Are there stainless headers and stainless catalytic converters on the market for a 1990 240 (NA, non-EGR) that are compatible with each other and bolt-on ready, without the need to cut and weld...
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