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Forum: performance & modifications Yesterday, 05:30 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By dl242gt
I bought a .57 trim T3/T04 turbo with a drain and...

I bought a .57 trim T3/T04 turbo with a drain and oil supply kit for $175 on ebay. Why bother with the salvage yard? This turbo will make 300 crank hp for you.
Forum: performance & modifications Yesterday, 03:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 193
Posted By dl242gt
Rear spring rates? What are you looking for? A...

Rear spring rates? What are you looking for? A nice ride slightly lowered or improved handling?
Forum: performance & modifications 12-06-2022, 01:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 209
Posted By dl242gt
I use the truck parts supplier in my area to get...

I use the truck parts supplier in my area to get those kinds of parts. They supplied me with reinforced high temp oil rated hose. It wasn't cheap but I only needed a couple feet of it.

By truck...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-06-2022, 01:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 215
Posted By dl242gt
The basic goodness test of the master cylinder is...

The basic goodness test of the master cylinder is to pull up to a stop and hold your foot on the brake firmly. If the pedal slowly depress to a low level toward the floor. Then the master cylinder is...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-05-2022, 08:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 248
Posted By dl242gt
If the boot isn't seated which can be very sneaky...

If the boot isn't seated which can be very sneaky to get it correct. The vacuum leak will cause the exact symptom as described. A quick start, rev up then stall. No input from the throttle matters....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-05-2022, 08:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 568
Posted By dl242gt
I bought a Bendix bleeder screw assortment on...

I bought a Bendix bleeder screw assortment on ebay. It even has those bleeder repair pieces where you drill the hole larger and install a threaded brass insert that has it's own bleeder screw. I used...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-05-2022, 05:59 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,040
Posted By dl242gt
Those are both things that can cause strange...

Those are both things that can cause strange intermittent misses while driving. I would suggest also double checking the plug gap as well. Take a look at the plugs and see what they have as a mixture...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-05-2022, 05:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 451
Posted By dl242gt
If I can't fit my hand in there. a long needle...

If I can't fit my hand in there. a long needle nose plier should reach it. Grab the wire firmly on the plastic cover and you can pull the wire off.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-04-2022, 07:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 210
Posted By dl242gt
both the automatic shifter cover and the center...

both the automatic shifter cover and the center ebrake cover slip over tabs on the floor of the car. Then the other end is held in with a screw or screws.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-04-2022, 07:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 215
Posted By dl242gt
I would just add that keep an eye on that master...

I would just add that keep an eye on that master cylinder because on an old one if the pedal goes to the floor it can tear the seals and make it fail completely. Glad you got it working well!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-04-2022, 07:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 568
Posted By dl242gt
Yes, it seems that the brakes are working well...

Yes, it seems that the brakes are working well enough from reading the posts. But the lines won't give the game away just visually. The swell closed internally so symptoms like low fluid flow when...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-04-2022, 06:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 568
Posted By dl242gt
If a power bleeder didn't work well. I'd say you...

If a power bleeder didn't work well. I'd say you should consider replacing the rubber flex lines. Because if you need the pressure of the master cylinder to push fluid through. That is a sure sign...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-04-2022, 06:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 215
Posted By dl242gt
Bench bleeding is needed if you are going to...

Bench bleeding is needed if you are going to manually bleed the brakes after replacing the master cylinder. If it's a full working system. You can push the brake pedal about halfway and keep it held...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-03-2022, 01:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 488
Posted By dl242gt
I measured the upper and lower eyelet of the beat...

I measured the upper and lower eyelet of the beat old Konis I have here. The upper was 12.8mm and the lower was 12mm once I removed some crud in the bottom eyelet.
Forum: projects & restorations 12-03-2022, 01:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,315
Posted By dl242gt
Those look like the oil filter was sitting on the...

Those look like the oil filter was sitting on the passenger mount. Nice to get rid of the funny noises and engine/trans movement. Probably got a lot more torque going to the wheels. :cool:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-03-2022, 01:20 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,725
Posted By dl242gt
Well unless we are buying the new racks as listed...

Well unless we are buying the new racks as listed by CVI and VP. Then we are also going to have to supply the pallet of cores to a place here in the US. That's fine as long as people realize not...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-01-2022, 11:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 403
Posted By dl242gt
An original drain plug at least like on my turbo...

An original drain plug at least like on my turbo has a smaller square head. I think the npt size is smaller a bit as well.
Forum: performance & modifications 12-01-2022, 11:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 952
Posted By dl242gt
The combo is American oil change habits and B21...

The combo is American oil change habits and B21 engines. :lol: That
results in seized cams. Personally, I never had it happen and I've had
many B21 cars.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-01-2022, 10:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 403
Posted By dl242gt
If none of the plugs are damaged. I'd clean them...

If none of the plugs are damaged. I'd clean them and keep using them. Volvo uses good hardware.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-01-2022, 09:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 488
Posted By dl242gt
Don't mess it up. Koni will honor replacement of...

Don't mess it up. Koni will honor replacement of that defect in the shocks. On the flip side drilling it slightly larger shouldn't be to bad. Just need some good sharp bits.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-01-2022, 09:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 403
Posted By dl242gt
OK as I think about it the NPT plugs are 3/4 NPT...

OK as I think about it the NPT plugs are 3/4 NPT and if I recall correctly there is supposed to be a magnet on the drain plug version.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-01-2022, 09:15 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,725
Posted By dl242gt
They would probably do something for a group of...

They would probably do something for a group of Volvo nerds.
Forum: performance & modifications 12-01-2022, 09:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 952
Posted By dl242gt
From TSB 113 July 1985. Reconditioning Camshaft...

From TSB 113 July 1985. Reconditioning Camshaft Bearing Surfaces.
Machining of oil supply galley. To lessen the risk for clogging the oil
supply hole should be increased in diameter to 14mm...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-01-2022, 04:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 403
Posted By dl242gt
There is no drain plug. You remove the lowest...

There is no drain plug. You remove the lowest bolt on the diff cover and that lets the fluid drain. I think it's a m8 1.25 bolt about 15-20mm long. The fill plug is m14 1.25 if I recall correctly. I...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-30-2022, 07:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 260
Posted By dl242gt
My understanding is you are wanting to use the...

My understanding is you are wanting to use the Pinto 2.0 belt.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-30-2022, 05:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 928
Posted By dl242gt
In other words. You wouldn't pass even if you...

In other words. You wouldn't pass even if you upgraded to a wasted spark or coil on plug because they aren't head mounted distributors.

The thing to try is to get a B23FT which has a block mount...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-30-2022, 05:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,108
Posted By dl242gt
Throw a B or A cam in there for a better cam with...

Throw a B or A cam in there for a better cam with a turbo for low $$.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-30-2022, 05:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 952
Posted By dl242gt
It will help to improve the oil supply to the...

It will help to improve the oil supply to the head if it's a pre 88 cylinder head. Volvo had a TSB to drill the supply hole larger to improve supply and hopefully lower the incidences of seized cams.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-30-2022, 05:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 744
Posted By dl242gt
The old dual filament bulb designation was 1073...

The old dual filament bulb designation was 1073 which is also still available. I use them for a bit less heat vs using the 1157 bulb. I just
noticed on my car today the left running light bulb is...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-30-2022, 04:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,401
Posted By dl242gt
That's a good reply but the original poster...

That's a good reply but the original poster hasn't posted on the board in three years.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-30-2022, 01:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 433
Posted By dl242gt
You can always pull the needle off and put it...

You can always pull the needle off and put it back on slightly different. That may help make up for the different reading. :e-shrug:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-30-2022, 01:45 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,725
Posted By dl242gt
Here is the listing at CVI Automotive....

Here is the listing at CVI Automotive. https://www.cvi-automotive.se/en/articles/23759/64b-steering-with-power-assist

Note that is is not in stock and takes 5-7 days for delivery. But
I didn't...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-29-2022, 03:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,847
Posted By dl242gt
Be aware that at least one of the suppliers...

Be aware that at least one of the suppliers selling these Spartan helical LSD are now listing it as fitting the Volvo 240 rwd. No mention of having to swap the internals around. It is an ebay listing...
Forum: showroom 11-29-2022, 12:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,802
Posted By dl242gt
On my car doing the skinny bumpers needed holes...

On my car doing the skinny bumpers needed holes drilled in the front fenders for the support clips. The rear was already setup for the support clips for skinny bumpers. I could feel the weight...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-29-2022, 12:55 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,725
Posted By dl242gt
Brand new!! Time for a group buy from Sweden. :)

Brand new!! Time for a group buy from Sweden. :)
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-29-2022, 12:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 433
Posted By dl242gt
If it's not off more than about 3 or 4 mph. I'd...

If it's not off more than about 3 or 4 mph. I'd keep rolling with it. My 93 wagon reads 5mph fast. Even with the stock size tires which for my wagon was the 185/70-14 tire. 185/70 and 195/70 are both...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-29-2022, 12:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 225
Posted By dl242gt
The best rear shocks I've used with my overload...

The best rear shocks I've used with my overload coils was the yellow Konis. They were great and would have lasted longer if I didn't put them on the hardest setting. The potholes and rough roads did...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-28-2022, 03:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 407
Posted By dl242gt
The stock wheel offset for the 940/740 cars is...

The stock wheel offset for the 940/740 cars is actually 25mm. So, the 25mm spacer will work fine with a 43mm offset. It will bring the offset down to 18mm which will give a bit wider track than...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-27-2022, 05:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 928
Posted By dl242gt
Yes, it was a Regina car. Using left over 240...

Yes, it was a Regina car. Using left over 240 engines. Makes sense. Thanks for the correction.

I'm pretty sure the head mount distributor cap is also a Porsche part for the 944. So, that part...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-27-2022, 04:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 519
Posted By dl242gt
A turbo should have a 100 amp alternator. No...

A turbo should have a 100 amp alternator. No matter what version it is.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-27-2022, 03:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 743
Posted By dl242gt
I've had the adjuster seize. It starts twisting...

I've had the adjuster seize. It starts twisting the whole metal sheath when that happens. Usually some spray penetrant can get it to turn. I also hold the sheath from twisting if needed. Anyway, glad...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-27-2022, 01:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 193
Posted By dl242gt
Don't the led bulbs come with the base attached...

Don't the led bulbs come with the base attached to them? The ones I tried had the plastic base on them just like the original bulbs. Bought them on ebay. They were garbage and only a couple of them...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-27-2022, 01:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 928
Posted By dl242gt
My friends have owned a n/a 940 with block mount...

My friends have owned a n/a 940 with block mount distributor from the factory. So, there are at least a few turbos that got some of those left over parts as well.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-27-2022, 01:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 284
Posted By dl242gt
VP Autoparts sells paint for Volvos. However, any...

VP Autoparts sells paint for Volvos. However, any good automotive paint supplier should be able to give you a proper color match. Paints from DuPont, SEM, Glasarit are all OEM supplied paints.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-27-2022, 01:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 744
Posted By dl242gt
The module does detect the third brake light...

The module does detect the third brake light being out. So, if you fix the tailgate harnesses the light may start behaving itself. Or, like in my car it keeps coming on randomly even though you have...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-27-2022, 12:59 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,542
Posted By dl242gt
They told me at the shop that did my front glass...

They told me at the shop that did my front glass that they aren't allowed to use butyl tape for installation anymore. So, mine was installed with urethane glue.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-26-2022, 03:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 383
Posted By dl242gt
That is a good looking part. Nice to see they are...

That is a good looking part. Nice to see they are supplying plastic parts of good quality like that.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-26-2022, 02:15 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,026
Posted By dl242gt
There was a member here. I think his user name...

There was a member here. I think his user name was Patrick? He had highly modified Kjet and big power with a 924 and his Volvo. Maybe he will respond to a PM?

Sorry, I can't find him in the member...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-26-2022, 02:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 519
Posted By dl242gt
Since it has efi your car should have come with a...

Since it has efi your car should have come with a 65-70 amp alternator. The 100 amp Denso or Bosch alternator from 740/940 turbo is a direct swap into your car.

If you need more power than 100amp...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-26-2022, 01:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 326
Posted By dl242gt
You mainly need the front half of the driveshaft...

You mainly need the front half of the driveshaft that matches the transmission. The driveshafts come in two sizes so be sure the one you get matches up.
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