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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-25-2021, 09:14 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By tintintin
As stated above, the fuse panel can be unclipped...

As stated above, the fuse panel can be unclipped and pulled out of the dash housing quite a ways. The wiring harness has lots of slack. Inspect well the fuse housing and connections. You may find...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-21-2021, 02:40 PM
Replies: 397
Views: 44,778
Posted By tintintin
Wonder if something like this would fit in a 760...

Wonder if something like this would fit in a 760 IRS chassis:

FS: Tesla Small (~250 - 300hp) Induction Drive Units - Hacked and ready for easy custom EV conversions...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-15-2021, 12:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 600
Posted By tintintin
My read on that is that your test method did not...

My read on that is that your test method did not approximate real world conditions closely enough to be relevant.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-14-2021, 03:03 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,985
Posted By tintintin
LOL. One of my oil sources was a fried fish...

LOL. One of my oil sources was a fried fish restaurant. When I filled the tank with that oil, the neighborhood cats would congregate around the car whenever I started it up. :lol:
Forum: performance & modifications 07-12-2021, 05:35 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,985
Posted By tintintin
That is what attracted me to it in the early...

That is what attracted me to it in the early 2000's. Early years of the Iraq invasion, fuel prices had risen dramatically, I was driving a lot of long distances and so I was able to save quit a bit...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-12-2021, 05:26 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,985
Posted By tintintin
Just curious: What does that get you, being that...

Just curious: What does that get you, being that the Bosch VE IP is a (single plunger) radial IP, not a several pistoned IP? So unequal fuel quantities should not be a problem as long as the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-12-2021, 05:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,210
Posted By tintintin
I don't know, I did it the simplest way and just...

I don't know, I did it the simplest way and just grabbed the entire strut/hub/rotor/caliper assembly top to bottom and R/R'd that, connected the plumbing and washed up and all is good. Well, except...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-12-2021, 04:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 946
Posted By tintintin
Don't worry about the offset, it's simpler than...

Don't worry about the offset, it's simpler than that. What white855T is telling you is that any RWD donor 2xx, 7xx, 9xx series car will have wheels that fit yours.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-02-2021, 02:11 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,985
Posted By tintintin
Here's a good one to watch to chill out ...

Here's a good one to watch to chill out

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wnZUSvpF61k

Kind of a hard start with everything covered in snow.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-01-2021, 09:05 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,985
Posted By tintintin
May I suggest we keep the on-track:off-track...

May I suggest we keep the on-track:off-track ratio somewhere around a reasonable 75%:25%?
Forum: performance & modifications 07-01-2021, 07:37 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,985
Posted By tintintin
We don't know what oil the PO(s?) ran for the...

We don't know what oil the PO(s?) ran for the first 142k miles. Also, as you noted, the pistons had valve impressions, indicating that at some point in its past it had suffered some faulty...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-01-2021, 07:30 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,985
Posted By tintintin
Yes some have uptuned the D24T via increasing...

Yes some have uptuned the D24T via increasing boost levels, tuning the injection pump or swapping in a 12mm IP, GTD injectors, installing the earlier D24 head which has larger prechambers, thinner...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-01-2021, 04:32 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,985
Posted By tintintin
The highest-tune factory version was the '90s...

The highest-tune factory version was the '90s D24TIC (with intercooler)(we didn't get the IC version in the US) with DIN 90 kW (122 PS; 121 bhp) at 4,800/235 N⋅m (173 lbf⋅ft) at 2,400.

As for the...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-01-2021, 04:14 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,985
Posted By tintintin
Probably the obvious items common in an IDI...

Probably the obvious items common in an IDI diesel designed by VAG in the '70s with its corresponding high CR (neighborhood of 23:1) as you note. Combustion chamber is actually similar to Ricardo...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-01-2021, 03:30 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,985
Posted By tintintin
Economical. I have a few, ran one on...

Economical. I have a few, ran one on filtered/dewatered teriyaki oil from 2005 - 2011.

Are you asking about visible internal differences D24T<==>Redblock? I wouldn't be able to tell you, having...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-21-2021, 12:32 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,059
Posted By tintintin
The nuts for their hold-down bars have a very low...

The nuts for their hold-down bars have a very low torque spec. If you reefed on them maybe they broke?
Forum: performance & modifications 06-19-2021, 09:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,856
Posted By tintintin
Thanks, photos worth 1,000 words. What is...

Thanks, photos worth 1,000 words.

What is the effect of the x-manifold? Is it like the expansion chamber on a 2-stroke MX bike, evening out the exhaust pulses for smoother flow?

And, since you...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-17-2021, 12:01 AM
Replies: 397
Views: 44,778
Posted By tintintin
Wonder how long until I can find one of these in...

Wonder how long until I can find one of these in the JY?

https://www.tesmanian.com/blogs/tesmanian-blog/tesla-equips-model-s-plaid-with-innovative-new-electric-motor

This is the part I liked:...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-16-2021, 05:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,856
Posted By tintintin
I too am having difficulties visualizing this....

I too am having difficulties visualizing this. Can you post photos?
Forum: performance & modifications 06-16-2021, 04:57 PM
Replies: 397
Views: 44,778
Posted By tintintin
That is truly thought-provoking. Over the last...

That is truly thought-provoking. Over the last 100 years we have gotten used to driving according to inherent ICE behaviors. EV has some different inherent behaviors and maybe we can do better to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-16-2021, 04:23 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,059
Posted By tintintin
Can't help thinking that we are overlooking some...

Can't help thinking that we are overlooking some important clues-- Didn't you register at least some pressure before swapping some parts/ making modifications? Sorry I have lost track of the...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-15-2021, 06:47 PM
Replies: 397
Views: 44,778
Posted By tintintin
To the resistor bank. If done the TB way, that...

To the resistor bank. If done the TB way, that means a pile of electric oven burner coils strapped to the roof rack lol. :rofl:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-14-2021, 04:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,210
Posted By tintintin
Is Swedbrick in that post you linked talking...

Is Swedbrick in that post you linked talking about the swap from Bendix to 940 Jumbo brakes? Or another setup?

I have done the swap and do not hesitate to recommend it. Yes it adds a bit more...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-13-2021, 04:01 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,059
Posted By tintintin
Not likely. The shims were used to "tune" the...

Not likely. The shims were used to "tune" the pressure between the different load profiles (turbo vs. non-turbo vs. diesel), and lining materials (asbestos vs. non-asbestos), all of them between 400...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-13-2021, 03:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,210
Posted By tintintin
Get rid of the problematical Bendix. BTDT. Highly...

Get rid of the problematical Bendix. BTDT. Highly recommend doing the upgrade to Jumbo brakes (from early '90s 940). Better braking performance, more reliable, plus you get the added benefit of the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-06-2021, 02:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,338
Posted By tintintin
Yes, they certainly do. Slower at lower temps,...

Yes, they certainly do. Slower at lower temps, more noticeable at higher RPMs. The fan will never not spin when the engine is running.

Sometimes you can hear the difference when slowly revving up...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-02-2021, 11:18 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,059
Posted By tintintin
That check ball can easily fall out of place when...

That check ball can easily fall out of place when reassembling. I was able to keep it in place with some grease.

And there is this about the pump sleeve (from my correspondence from OD Guru Duane...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-01-2021, 06:06 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,059
Posted By tintintin
What was in there before, the teflon or the...

What was in there before, the teflon or the rubber o-rings? The pistons are different, accordingly. Upgrading from the teflon to (thicker) rubber o-rings also requires new correct pistons.


I...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-01-2021, 03:08 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,059
Posted By tintintin
Here you see two with the defective blue teflon...

Here you see two with the defective blue teflon seals, and two with the more durable thicker plain o-ring seals.
https://www.volvoclub.org.uk/faq/ImagesProcedures/overdrivepiston2.gif


Here is...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-31-2021, 11:30 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,059
Posted By tintintin
Mine had similar symptoms. Installing new...

Mine had similar symptoms. Installing new actuating piston o-rings (to replace the defective original blue teflon originals) solved it.

How thick is the broken shim? The other shim?

Didn't...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-31-2021, 03:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,939
Posted By tintintin
http://forums.turbobricks.com/showpost.php?p=47049...

http://forums.turbobricks.com/showpost.php?p=4704976&postcount=17


also:
"In the case of viscous couplings, the method of their storage and storage is also important due to the silicone oil...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-30-2021, 05:24 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 21,601
Posted By tintintin
I had thought that lower turn counts were...

I had thought that lower turn counts were inherently more powerful and efficient. Is that simply because of the higher weight of copper possible in a low turn count wind?

The problem, as you...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-30-2021, 04:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,939
Posted By tintintin
It might be their orientation while stored. They...

It might be their orientation while stored. They don't like being stored flat. They should be stored on edge (same position as when mounted on engine).
Forum: performance & modifications 05-29-2021, 02:03 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 21,601
Posted By tintintin
I was just thinking that using square cut copper...

I was just thinking that using square cut copper wire might allow for a more densely packed winding. Would that be a worthwhile experiment?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-22-2021, 12:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,042
Posted By tintintin
That is simply to equalize air pressure (in the...

That is simply to equalize air pressure (in the bellows) when turning from side to side.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-16-2021, 02:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,279
Posted By tintintin
Unless your car's wiring loom has been replaced...

Unless your car's wiring loom has been replaced with upgraded, there are probably many more disasters like that, needing your attention. 85 is well within the range of model years that Volvo used the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-16-2021, 02:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,887
Posted By tintintin
Yup, in fact for an active hive, you will see a...

Yup, in fact for an active hive, you will see a lot of activity around sundown as they make their way back into the hive for the night.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-15-2021, 01:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,377
Posted By tintintin
Check the voltage drop at the headlamps. 30+...

Check the voltage drop at the headlamps. 30+ years of corrosion on wiring that was just barely sufficient when new has a surprisingly large effect on headlight intensity.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-15-2021, 12:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,887
Posted By tintintin
Shop vac. Worked for me. If they're in the door...

Shop vac. Worked for me. If they're in the door jamb they're not that big.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-14-2021, 02:25 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 21,601
Posted By tintintin
The folks on Endless Sphere could probably ID...

The folks on Endless Sphere could probably ID those cells for you
https://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewforum.php?f=14
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-14-2021, 01:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,377
Posted By tintintin
here, I found a good guide to get you started....

here, I found a good guide to get you started. Let's go with well-respected Daniel Stern Lighting:


https://www.danielsternlighting.com/tech/aim/aim.html


They also have a guide to upgrading...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-14-2021, 12:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,377
Posted By tintintin
Hardest part was finding a level slab in front of...

Hardest part was finding a level slab in front of a wall at the recommended distance. After that, it was easy. I'm reasonably sure you can easily find specs on the web?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-11-2021, 06:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,639
Posted By tintintin
I think there is a 4th gear switch failure mode...

I think there is a 4th gear switch failure mode where it gets marginally harder and harder to make contact. Key evidence is having to force the gearshift (usually over to the side, forget which side)...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-06-2021, 02:20 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 23,987
Posted By tintintin
So given your constraints and desires that might...

So given your constraints and desires that might be the correct thing to do at this point.

But you will need to keep an open mind as the machine shop might find it cost prohibitive to bring it...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-02-2021, 04:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,032
Posted By tintintin
I have done both and agree that R/R the...

I have done both and agree that R/R the engine/trans as a whole is often more straightforward in that it avoids the possibility of endless screwing around with a misbehaving trans jack to get things...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-09-2021, 01:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,646
Posted By tintintin
The "bubbly weirdness" appears to be paint...

The "bubbly weirdness" appears to be paint decently covering weld splatters. You're only seeing it next to welded areas, right?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-02-2021, 10:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,131
Posted By tintintin
Believe what you are wanting is called a butt...

Believe what you are wanting is called a butt splice. Try searching on that.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-27-2021, 01:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,923
Posted By tintintin
car-part.com for a used pan?

car-part.com for a used pan?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-21-2021, 03:38 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 13,036
Posted By tintintin
Yes the PRV shims are important, to achieve the...

Yes the PRV shims are important, to achieve the correct operating pressure for the application. The diesels were specc'ed with higher operating pressure, to keep the OD from slipping (presumably from...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-01-2021, 03:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,914
Posted By tintintin
Good find. Either that or JY.

Good find. Either that or JY.
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