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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-26-2022, 10:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 574
Posted By Otto Mattik
A bit more tinkering, but CFT's method of running...

A bit more tinkering, but CFT's method of running a tube(he used clear pvc) from the in-tank pump back to the filler neck is interesting(helper and/or elf not required).


:-P
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-29-2022, 06:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 324
Posted By Otto Mattik
Hello down under ! My experience with...

Hello down under !

My experience with pinging was a LH 2.2 car not timed correct/running lean.
Here is a link that may give clues:

https://www.matthewsvolvosite.com/volvo-240-dieseling/


...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-25-2022, 06:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 492
Posted By Otto Mattik
Ok, looked at your first post again, .. you'll...

Ok, looked at your first post again, .. you'll want to eliminate the obvious.
It might be something as simple as one of the rubber hangers slipped off, or maybe a cracked pipe.




...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-24-2022, 07:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 492
Posted By Otto Mattik
torque rod bushings ? :cheers:

torque rod bushings ?

:cheers:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-23-2022, 05:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,543
Posted By Otto Mattik
a) On the non-ABS 240's the strut had a removable...

a) On the non-ABS 240's the strut had a removable spacer, or can use a removable spacer..

b) The ABS 240 strut tube have a spacer that was not removable(at least I haven't hear of a way to remove...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-19-2022, 06:20 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 24,852
Posted By Otto Mattik
My 240/AW70 will go into 3rd around 25mph under...

My 240/AW70 will go into 3rd around 25mph under normal driving conditions.

My suggestion is to flush the tranny again(I've done 4 flushes never done filter). I'm running a type of full synthetic...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-19-2022, 04:17 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,830
Posted By Otto Mattik
I believe it, the car I picked up was abused. ...

I believe it, the car I picked up was abused. Thanks for tips on the boots, if I go with B6 strut inserts I'll pay attention to what you mentioned.

:nod:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-16-2022, 06:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,806
Posted By Otto Mattik
On my old 92 m47, the rear DS section is larger...

On my old 92 m47, the rear DS section is larger in diameter(I can measure if someone needs the diameter).


:cameron:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-14-2022, 12:45 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,830
Posted By Otto Mattik
Had a pair of HD inserts that locked up, that...

Had a pair of HD inserts that locked up, that came on an ABS wagoone with IPD lowering springs,...long story(:roll:).



:grrr:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-10-2022, 07:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 947
Posted By Otto Mattik
A stock 240 wagn uses a sprng wire dia close to...

A stock 240 wagn uses a sprng wire dia close to 13mm, and a stock sedn uses a dia closr to 12mm. I have 14mm(Swedish _____maker?) rear sprngs on my wagn, they are rough over RR tracks or speed-bumps,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-08-2022, 07:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 810
Posted By Otto Mattik
1987-1993 Volvo 240 crank handle $34.50 shipped ...

1987-1993 Volvo 240 crank handle $34.50 shipped

https://www.ebay.com/itm/203787728400?fits=Model%3A240%7CMake%3AVolvo&epid=2312741782&hash=item2f72b1f610:g:3fIAAOSw5aphXDke



:-P
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-26-2022, 12:50 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,127
Posted By Otto Mattik
Interestng info, I ordered the early style...

Interestng info, I ordered the early style version(SR 37X) direct drive and have not had an issue. Been 2 years in a DD 92 240/ $162 shippd frm Rock. Later Bosch version was in the car originally -...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-30-2022, 08:03 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 24,852
Posted By Otto Mattik
^^ Good points, ...the issue with the flap is...

^^ Good points, ...the issue with the flap is when the thermostat fails, it fails 'open' . Then you run into the problem of shortening your AMM lifespan besides continuing to send warm air into a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-12-2022, 08:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,045
Posted By Otto Mattik
^^ :nod:

^^

:nod:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-12-2022, 08:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,830
Posted By Otto Mattik
You can try posting photos(or link to photos)...

You can try posting photos(or link to photos) showing pistons/cylinder blocks, that might give a clue on potential pitting and/or other issues.

:-P
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-08-2022, 09:26 PM
Replies: 21
240: Key Woes
Views: 1,609
Posted By Otto Mattik
I've been down this road after buying a 92 240...

I've been down this road after buying a 92 240 with a worn out driver key. Dealer gave me key code(first was wrong but he did give me correct code via phone since it was his mistake), and had a good...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-21-2021, 08:13 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 8,481
Posted By Otto Mattik
I recall mentioning the .024-.028" plug gap(seen...

I recall mentioning the .024-.028" plug gap(seen in my 1985? 240 owners manual)in an old thread about plugs and the .024" gap was suggested to be a typo. Like dl242gt says, set them at .028"
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-13-2021, 12:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,346
Posted By Otto Mattik
aka 'Swedish Lamps'.. installed the rear shocks...

aka 'Swedish Lamps'.. installed the rear shocks and not sure if it was a fair test, ran them with lowering springs(came on the car), were fine around 9 months of often 'spirited' driving and got...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-09-2021, 09:06 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 8,481
Posted By Otto Mattik
A very faint fuel/emissions odor from the vacuum...

A very faint fuel/emissions odor from the vacuum hose might be acceptable but a strong fuel odor indicates a problem. On one of my older 240's I found inferior quality plug wires and worn cap/rotor...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-09-2021, 08:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,358
Posted By Otto Mattik
Curious on the IPD springs, are they lowering...

Curious on the IPD springs, are they lowering springs(aka 'sport springs') ?

:-P
Forum: performance & modifications 12-07-2021, 09:12 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 30,278
Posted By Otto Mattik
Apparently Nordcar did (post #50) :oogle:

Apparently Nordcar did (post #50)

:oogle:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-05-2021, 11:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,583
Posted By Otto Mattik
Wally World has both known and off brand in a...

Wally World has both known and off brand in a wide variety of sizes if you're curious.

https://www.walmart.com/search?q=195%2F70R14



:-P
Forum: performance & modifications 12-05-2021, 10:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,423
Posted By Otto Mattik
Thank you for the clarification ! :nod:

Thank you for the clarification !


:nod:
Forum: performance & modifications 12-05-2021, 02:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,423
Posted By Otto Mattik
In the photo it appears there is another square...

In the photo it appears there is another square shaped hole.

Do you know the function of the second hole(I have an aw71 that can take the place of a failing aw70) ?





:volvo:
Forum: performance & modifications 11-28-2021, 05:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,473
Posted By Otto Mattik
leecatd ..so that is 185/70 14's lowered w/ 25mm...

leecatd ..so that is 185/70 14's lowered w/ 25mm spacers ?
Curious if you had rubbing in rear(a bit tricky to tell), thanks in advance

:ninja:
Forum: performance & modifications 11-28-2021, 04:51 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,405
Posted By Otto Mattik
:run:

:run:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-16-2021, 08:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,608
Posted By Otto Mattik
Haynes article that touches on some of the basics...

Haynes article that touches on some of the basics of AFR mysteries:

https://haynes.com/en-us/tips-tutorials/what-afr-or-airfuel-ratio-your-car


:-P
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-25-2021, 02:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,887
Posted By Otto Mattik
Year and fuel system ? How does the oil look ? ...

Year and fuel system ?
How does the oil look ?
Are you losing coolant ?

* I read your post and the needle going above halfway will not merit overheating on a redblock IMHO, although you may have...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-21-2021, 01:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,847
Posted By Otto Mattik
If the trunk button doesn't work you might be...

If the trunk button doesn't work you might be able to get the trunk/boot lock code from a dealer. I had an poor copy for a 92 240 which eventually stop working :oops:.

A locksmith made a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-17-2021, 01:58 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,514
Posted By Otto Mattik
Have not tried the in-tank test and need to, if...

Have not tried the in-tank test and need to, if anything for peace of mind.

:nod:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-13-2021, 01:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,731
Posted By Otto Mattik
purchased one like this(under $30) and after 2...

purchased one like this(under $30) and after 2 years it still looks the decent. Slightly large for a 240 sedan, has tie strings & easy to snug down. Closest menards to you is in Casper, WY ... or...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-06-2021, 11:34 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 30,278
Posted By Otto Mattik
The Lesjofors springs I ordered from...

The Lesjofors springs I ordered from partscontainer(7? years ago) look closer to 14.2mm. I'm running 14mm on the rear on my 92 245(a little rough over speed bumps/ washboard dirt roads, otherwise no...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-05-2021, 02:01 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 30,278
Posted By Otto Mattik
I assume the vendor will pay return shipping, if...

I assume the vendor will pay return shipping, if their ad was 'claiming' to be 14.5mm ?

:cameron:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-01-2021, 01:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,600
Posted By Otto Mattik
I have 1 of the weight-saving donut spares...

I have 1 of the weight-saving donut spares hanging around in the gargae and iirc the wheel itself is a lighter/thinner metal(maybe someone will chime in if this is incorrect) ?

:raincloud:
Forum: performance & modifications 09-28-2021, 03:09 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 30,278
Posted By Otto Mattik
ordered mine 7(?) years ago(I think it was an...

ordered mine 7(?) years ago(I think it was an ebay seller called partscontainer). I do recall measuring and not finding any surprises. As far as having "X" amount of paint or coating, I couldn't say...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-26-2021, 02:46 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 30,278
Posted By Otto Mattik
There are a few vendors that sell 14.5mm, I have...

There are a few vendors that sell 14.5mm, I have a set and they are heavy duty. Partsgeek lists them for $45.58/ea W0133-1618379...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-24-2021, 01:08 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 30,278
Posted By Otto Mattik
a) In the FCP ad they state "for vehicles that...

a) In the FCP ad they state "for vehicles that came with 14.2mm or 14.8mm"(spring is 13.5mm)

b) The above eBay link shows a wire diameter of 14.5mm ... :thinking: ?

c) Tasca seems to have the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-23-2021, 02:21 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,514
Posted By Otto Mattik
CFT trap used to list a photo showing his clever...

CFT trap used to list a photo showing his clever method of running a clear hose from the tank outlet routed to the fuel tank filler neck(to observe for correct in-tank function).



:nod:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-18-2021, 05:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,499
Posted By Otto Mattik
:lol:

:lol:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-16-2021, 04:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,499
Posted By Otto Mattik
Glad to hear you were not injured, I had this...

Glad to hear you were not injured, I had this happen once on a non-Swedish car and was able to pull over over without incident. If you were local I could trade you a "fair" condition late model 240...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-16-2021, 04:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,690
Posted By Otto Mattik
Thanks for the follow up info, I assumed the...

Thanks for the follow up info, I assumed the other hole served a diagnostic purpose or something related to the o2.

:cheers:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-15-2021, 01:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,690
Posted By Otto Mattik
nice write up, info and photos :cool:

nice write up, info and photos

:cool:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-12-2021, 03:13 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 23,614
Posted By Otto Mattik
That is unfortunate, it appears they 'may' offer...

That is unfortunate, it appears they 'may' offer both ZF and CAM racks(information is vague). Good luck with your situation.

:cameron:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-11-2021, 04:32 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 23,614
Posted By Otto Mattik
Sent a message have not heard back :thinking:

Sent a message have not heard back

:thinking:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-03-2021, 05:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,709
Posted By Otto Mattik
I say just give up on the project and sell it to...

I say just give up on the project and sell it to me cheap

:cameron:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-30-2021, 06:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,146
Posted By Otto Mattik
The springs are the same, but the upper spring...

The springs are the same, but the upper spring cups are different and so slightly raises the driver's side to compensate for extra weight(driver and batt) on the driver's side.

:-P
Forum: performance & modifications 08-30-2021, 06:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,228
Posted By Otto Mattik
https://www.carthrottle.com/post/this-is-what-a-19...

https://www.carthrottle.com/post/this-is-what-a-1980s-volvo-jeep-could-have-looked-like/


:-P
Forum: performance & modifications 08-30-2021, 05:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,834
Posted By Otto Mattik
You can use the crank gear(behind the harmonic...

You can use the crank gear(behind the harmonic balancer) to verify timing via the front of the engine.

Being off on timing should not cause your head gasket to blow by itself(or someone correct...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-29-2021, 01:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,146
Posted By Otto Mattik
My information came from Dave Barton's site,...

My information came from Dave Barton's site, scroll down to about the 5th illustration/photo to see citation, although it does not state a specific model, so maybe he was referring to a 700 :???: ...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-29-2021, 01:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,834
Posted By Otto Mattik
The timing sounds off in your video. Does...

The timing sounds off in your video.

Does the oil look like coffee w/ creamer (ie water contamination) ..or is it only fuel contamination ?



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