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Forum: performance & modifications 11-05-2013, 04:43 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By xylopagus
AW71 Shifting funny, will it blow up soon?

The motor is a later B230FT with a Holset HE-351 (running at max 20 psi). Hasn't been dyno'd but I don't think I'm quite at 300 bhp yet.

The transmission LOVES to downshift, but doesn't like to...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-03-2012, 10:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,358
Posted By xylopagus
Vacuum and boost leaks have made my B230FT swap...

Vacuum and boost leaks have made my B230FT swap idle like piss especially after boosting. I haven't fixed the issue,yet , so take that with a few grains of salt.
Forum: events 11-11-2011, 11:36 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,402
Posted By xylopagus
Howdy!! er, this is Brett.

Howdy!!

er, this is Brett.
Forum: events 10-06-2011, 09:25 PM
Replies: 1,712
Views: 213,327
Posted By xylopagus
Yo dawg, I heard you liked LH.

Yo dawg, I heard you liked LH.
Forum: events 10-03-2011, 07:28 PM
Replies: 1,712
Views: 213,327
Posted By xylopagus
Just told my boss about getting the time off for...

Just told my boss about getting the time off for this and he replied with "**** off!", so I guess that means I'm in. I'm on the fence about whether to drive chad's wagon (to house tools and for...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-29-2011, 09:47 PM
Replies: 6
240: M46 to M47
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Posted By xylopagus
I do know for sure that the M47 has a guibo...

I do know for sure that the M47 has a guibo driveshaft connection on its tail and is a different length than an M46 (pulled one myself).

It could be that the crossmember is exactly the same as...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-29-2011, 09:32 PM
Replies: 6
240: M46 to M47
Views: 1,530
Posted By xylopagus
M46 to M47

I have been trying to sell an M47 I've had sitting in my closet that I bought several months ago (November) and I have received my first serious inquiry.

The guy has a 1982 car with an M46...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-20-2011, 05:07 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 48,166
Posted By xylopagus
My 2 cents: I've owned two stock 1993 240s. ...

My 2 cents: I've owned two stock 1993 240s. Both AW transmissions with working OD gear.

The first one I drove generally like a grandma and could get MAX of 26 on the highway (ONLY highway with...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-20-2011, 04:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,499
Posted By xylopagus
I had goofy charging issues with my car and it...

I had goofy charging issues with my car and it was all related to the exciter wire being damaged. I knew that if my dash lights were "going crazy" or I could see the battery warning light, that...
Forum: events 04-12-2011, 07:55 PM
Replies: 1,712
Views: 213,327
Posted By xylopagus
SE 10.0 or bust for me. Goals are GM tranny...

SE 10.0 or bust for me. Goals are GM tranny installed and a car that runs. :D
Forum: events 04-05-2011, 12:08 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 13,160
Posted By xylopagus
Anybody looking for a good condition M47? It's...

Anybody looking for a good condition M47? It's out of a conservatively driven car.

I can attempt to bring it up if someone is interested. I also have some other misc. grimy parts that will go...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-02-2011, 07:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,274
Posted By xylopagus
Is jumping pins on the EZK the only way to adjust...

Is jumping pins on the EZK the only way to adjust the timing?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-02-2011, 03:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,274
Posted By xylopagus
I'm sure there are some vacuum leaks. Nothing to...

I'm sure there are some vacuum leaks. Nothing to adversely affect idle or anything, though.

Looks like FCP sells a cat for 175.00 for non-EGR cars.

I've been hunting down a ping issue for...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-02-2011, 02:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,274
Posted By xylopagus
Stock '93, bad emissions

The car is a 100% stock 1993 240.

So I took the car in for inspection (Houston TX) yesterday and she failed emissions really badly. Really bad NOx. Most everything else was good except for HCO...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-02-2011, 01:59 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,398
Posted By xylopagus
I usually resort to puncturing the filter with a...

I usually resort to puncturing the filter with a large screwdriver and turning that to break the seal (when I can't get it off by hand). Then I just use my tiny girly hands to get it off. Usually I...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-02-2011, 01:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,071
Posted By xylopagus
You can use stock volvo 16" wheels (called...

You can use stock volvo 16" wheels (called Hydras) which will fit your car with the approrpriate tire size.

I don't think 240s have eggcrates, but you may be able to find a funky euro-style grill...
Forum: website & board 02-17-2011, 07:37 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 11,960
Posted By xylopagus
Check the first post of this thread. (I'm the OP...

Check the first post of this thread. (I'm the OP ;-))
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-17-2011, 06:39 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 21,323
Posted By xylopagus
You usually only make a mistake like this once. ...

You usually only make a mistake like this once. I could totally see myself doing something like this.

hopefully the thing not only works, but shifts better than before too!
Forum: website & board 02-17-2011, 12:03 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 11,960
Posted By xylopagus
Android user here. : (

Android user here. : (
Forum: website & board 02-17-2011, 12:01 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 11,960
Posted By xylopagus
A vBulletin reader would be excellent!

A vBulletin reader would be excellent!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-07-2011, 01:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,272
Posted By xylopagus
I spent 4 hours one weekend fiddling with my 240...

I spent 4 hours one weekend fiddling with my 240 (sedan) tail lights. Holy crap it was annoying.

From corrosion to dead bulbs to destroyed "circuit" boards.
Forum: events 01-30-2011, 06:57 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 13,160
Posted By xylopagus
I'll be there. Anybody in Houston want to...

I'll be there. Anybody in Houston want to carpool? I'll bring the girl again.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-30-2011, 02:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,081
Posted By xylopagus
Bump. I've figured it out. It's the type...

Bump.

I've figured it out. It's the type where you have to drill 4 holes in the top of the e-brake cover to get it to mount correctly. Currently, it's mounted with no e-brake cover (since I...
Forum: showroom 01-26-2011, 09:43 PM
Replies: 2,813
Views: 1,509,627
Posted By xylopagus
-Quad cup-holder armrest for 240. -padded...

-Quad cup-holder armrest for 240.
-padded headrest covers for 240.
-1993 240 Limited Edition with all wood dash bits in tact. Running with no body damage.
-2 sets of Scorpius (sp?). Those are...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-26-2011, 09:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,081
Posted By xylopagus
It definitely looks like it's supposed to fit...

It definitely looks like it's supposed to fit that way, I just couldn't tell... I might bring it in tonight and demonstrate the problem with pics! :D
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-26-2011, 07:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,081
Posted By xylopagus
Cupholder armrest in a 240?!

So, I have a 1993 240 and an armrest like this:

http://www.hyperocity.com/volvo240/images/Volvo/oemaccessories/armrest.JPG

I paid a pretty penny for this a while back since I dreamed of being...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-26-2011, 07:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,592
Posted By xylopagus
Either the tube is knocked loose or your little...

Either the tube is knocked loose or your little o-ring seals are bad (very likely). I put a jy motor into my car and the oil pressure light would flicker at idle due to bad seals (upon replacement,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-26-2011, 03:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,628
Posted By xylopagus
Thanks a bunch! I'll have to take a look at...

Thanks a bunch! I'll have to take a look at these tomorrow.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-26-2011, 02:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,628
Posted By xylopagus
PM Sent. After a long night of...

PM Sent.

After a long night of troubleshooting, my buddy and I got it working as if it was wired correctly. There's a short somewhere (passenger side cluster gets ground without the ground wire...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-26-2011, 12:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,628
Posted By xylopagus
Exclamation Tail Light wiring issues

So, I just got some new tail lights in the mail and now my 93 240 sedan is having ridiculously amusing tail light problems.

Does anyone know where to find a wiring diagram for troubleshooting? ...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-24-2011, 03:04 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 22,736
Posted By xylopagus
I've depended upon my super epic "lock-jaw" type...

I've depended upon my super epic "lock-jaw" type vice grips that work surprisingly well in this application. I like the combo of epic vice grips and heating up the head and cooling the stud most.
Forum: the vault 01-10-2011, 12:49 PM
Replies: 750
Views: 680,041
Posted By xylopagus
On Thursday of last week I was driving in bad...

On Thursday of last week I was driving in bad Houston-city traffic and noticed that my temperature got to the 10 o-clock mark. I wondered why my fan had not clicked on so I used my dash switch. ...
Forum: events 12-10-2010, 11:39 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,071
Posted By xylopagus
Brett is very biased towards MS, but I have yet...

Brett is very biased towards MS, but I have yet to lose hope for LH 2.4 and seriously think that it's something on the motor. It WAS a junkyard pull, so no telling what's good and not good and we...
Forum: events 12-10-2010, 11:36 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,071
Posted By xylopagus
I think I was under the false impression that we...

I think I was under the false impression that we would have 3 guys to do this job for at least all of Saturday, but Brett's prior commitments make me weary on getting this done in one weekend. Chad...
Forum: events 12-09-2010, 12:22 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,071
Posted By xylopagus
This is what's known as Hatin'.

This is what's known as Hatin'.
Forum: events 12-09-2010, 11:52 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,071
Posted By xylopagus
Update: Tranny and clutch look like they're...

Update:

Tranny and clutch look like they're on schedule to be here on Friday.
Forum: performance & modifications 12-08-2010, 03:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,024
Posted By xylopagus
Yeah, no idea why someone wouldn't install the...

Yeah, no idea why someone wouldn't install the boot.
Forum: events 12-07-2010, 07:47 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,071
Posted By xylopagus
Update: Despite the issues with shipping the...

Update:

Despite the issues with shipping the transmission, I have been notified that it should be here by this Friday along with a clutch kit!
Forum: performance & modifications 12-07-2010, 06:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,024
Posted By xylopagus
My question is: why would anyone install a strut...

My question is: why would anyone install a strut such that it catches water (including manufacturers)?
Forum: article composition 12-02-2010, 06:47 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 125,482
Posted By xylopagus
I've been told to do this on my 240 as it could...

I've been told to do this on my 240 as it could help my pinging issue. I haven't had it for too long and my guess is that it's been granny-driven for 180k miles thus causing lots of carbon buildup. ...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-27-2010, 09:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,055
Posted By xylopagus
Thanks stove, I'll probably take it apart next...

Thanks stove, I'll probably take it apart next week as my simple speaker job turned into a bit of a nightmare.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-27-2010, 06:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,055
Posted By xylopagus
That was my understanding, too.

That was my understanding, too.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-27-2010, 06:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,055
Posted By xylopagus
240 Door Locks

I've been hunting a door lock issue with my 1993 240.

Took apart the driver's door panel last night while fixing the speaker and found some frayed wires at the clip/harness on the lock cylinder....
Forum: events 11-21-2010, 07:57 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,071
Posted By xylopagus
Go ahead and put me down for the 11th of Dec. If...

Go ahead and put me down for the 11th of Dec. If I gas her up once in Houston, I think she might make it to San Antonio without burning up. It might be helpful to have someone follow me though (and...
Forum: events 11-21-2010, 07:54 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,071
Posted By xylopagus
Terrible cold starting is the last problem the...

Terrible cold starting is the last problem the car has mechanically. Not really sure what it is...

Used to I'd just two foot it for a while and it would then hold idle. I might reset LH to see...
Forum: events 11-21-2010, 07:45 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,071
Posted By xylopagus
np!

np!
Forum: events 11-21-2010, 07:45 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,071
Posted By xylopagus
Really the only requirements are: flat pavement,...

Really the only requirements are: flat pavement, people won't yell at us, water nearby, and electricity nearby.
Forum: events 11-21-2010, 07:43 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,071
Posted By xylopagus
Attempted starting the car yesterday and after 5...

Attempted starting the car yesterday and after 5 minutes I gave up since the starter is acting like it wants to give up the ghost.

Tried clearing the cylinders of fuel in case they were flooded....
Forum: events 11-19-2010, 03:19 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,071
Posted By xylopagus
Well, we were unable to figure out why that motor...

Well, we were unable to figure out why that motor was in the JY...

Maybe running too lean? That was a LOT of work to be for a week of running. Dang.

Maybe go NA in a DD just so that you can...
Forum: events 11-19-2010, 01:12 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,071
Posted By xylopagus
Well, its not impossible. The car made the 30...

Well, its not impossible. The car made the 30 mile trip home without a hitch and I haven't played around with it since. It might come down to us going up there. Maybe having someone follow with a...
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