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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-19-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By John2x240
Yeah, I've thought of that so thanks. I'll have...

Yeah, I've thought of that so thanks. I'll have a look to see if I have washer that fits, and if not I'll run into town and get a few. As for the clocking for the sensor, I've already accumulated...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-19-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 10,849
Posted By John2x240
Can an Old Fart make a suggestion here other than...

Can an Old Fart make a suggestion here other than what's already suggested? Basic settings > corner weighting > fine setting adjustments = lots 'a fun. :)
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-18-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,412
Posted By John2x240
Question '92 245: ECU coolant temp installation torque specs

Anyone have any info on this? My Bentley doesn't have the torque specs, neither wet nor dry, and I don't want to bugger up the threads in the head. Thanks, the Old Fart. ;-)

BTW, I've been out of...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-16-2013, 03:19 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,085
Posted By John2x240
I've used Krown rustproofing on several of my...

I've used Krown rustproofing on several of my vehicles and I stand by it against other methods. I prefer to have it done at one of their dealers, but if you want to DIY make sure that you got the...
Forum: website & board 07-15-2013, 02:31 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,059
Posted By John2x240
Hmm. I seem to remember seeing something like...

Hmm. I seem to remember seeing something like this elsewhere. :-P

As for me, everything seems to be OK, but I did get a little concerned after the third day with no TB.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-02-2013, 10:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,037
Posted By John2x240
Possibilities: igniter or plug wires as noted...

Possibilities: igniter or plug wires as noted above, 25amp main system fuse and/or fuse holder (between the battery and the coil), cracked dizzy cap, leaking window seal with water getting on the FP...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-27-2013, 10:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,515
Posted By John2x240
Is your 940 a manual or a slush box. When I got...

Is your 940 a manual or a slush box. When I got back into Volvos a few years back I really liked the 940s, but in North America we unfortunately didn't get any manuals so I went looking for 240s. I...
Forum: website & board 06-26-2013, 11:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,141
Posted By John2x240
John, (good name BTW :) ) you may have more...

John, (good name BTW :) ) you may have more Essexes than we have, but our Essex (Ontario) was the home of the Ford Windsor engine. ;-)

Dave, my Dad worked at Ford Dagenham as a machinist after...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-26-2013, 10:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,515
Posted By John2x240
Actually, I've never been to Wales although I was...

Actually, I've never been to Wales although I was born in the UK seven and a bit decades ago. I use the Red Dragon a lot as my ancestry is Welsh and I get a bit p.o.'d with all stuff about the Scots...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-25-2013, 09:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,515
Posted By John2x240
Straight lines? Their only purpose is to get you...

Straight lines? Their only purpose is to get you to the next corner. :)
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-24-2013, 10:21 PM
Replies: 31
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Posted By John2x240
With ABS, probably a '92 or '93.

With ABS, probably a '92 or '93.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-24-2013, 10:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,515
Posted By John2x240
Old racing adage: straights are for fast cars,...

Old racing adage: straights are for fast cars, corners are for fast drivers. Lots of cars with 140hp +/- and a good suspension set-up have beaten other cars with more hp. :-D
Forum: showroom 06-24-2013, 03:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,597
Posted By John2x240
Whatever it is, that wing isn't giving any...

Whatever it is, that wing isn't giving any downforce. :-P
Forum: website & board 06-24-2013, 03:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,141
Posted By John2x240
Yeah, it's in the bottom left corner of Ontario...

Yeah, it's in the bottom left corner of Ontario just across the river from Detroit. There were some big car plants there in the city of Windsor, but there's not so much now due to the US financial...
Forum: showroom 06-23-2013, 11:20 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,500
Posted By John2x240
I always carry a few wire coat-hangers just in...

I always carry a few wire coat-hangers just in case. ;-)
Forum: projects & restorations 06-23-2013, 11:15 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 31,424
Posted By John2x240
Old Volvos never die ... they just go ice racing....

Old Volvos never die ... they just go ice racing. :)
Forum: website & board 06-23-2013, 11:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,141
Posted By John2x240
Welcome to the asylum. :-P Which Essex are you...

Welcome to the asylum. :-P Which Essex are you at; UK, Canada (Ontario), or one of the many more probables in the US and colonies? ;-)
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-21-2013, 02:48 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,964
Posted By John2x240
Best way to check the air intake hose is to get a...

Best way to check the air intake hose is to get a slim work light and work it around inside the hose. The best way is to do it in the dark then the light will pick up even the tiniest pin holes. ...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-21-2013, 02:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,422
Posted By John2x240
In the engine compartment just between the...

In the engine compartment just between the battery and the coil there is (or should be) a fuse holder with two wires and a 25 amp fuse inside the holder. This fuse is the main system fuse, and any...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-18-2013, 09:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,930
Posted By John2x240
Is the door for the pre-heat hose in the air box...

Is the door for the pre-heat hose in the air box stuck open?
Forum: showroom 06-17-2013, 10:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,121
Posted By John2x240
Will this help (Volvo Penta parts)? ...

Will this help (Volvo Penta parts)? http://www.marinepartseurope.com/en/default.aspx
Forum: showroom 06-15-2013, 11:36 PM
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Posted By John2x240
Nice, but someone put the engine in sideways. :-P

Nice, but someone put the engine in sideways. :-P
Forum: showroom 06-15-2013, 11:31 PM
Replies: 570
Views: 163,355
Posted By John2x240
Not bad. ;-) How about a "Senate of Bricks;"...

Not bad. ;-) How about a "Senate of Bricks;" our Senate in Canada is full of politically appointed Old Farts, and Old Fartesses(?) for the ladies, and our bricks are old too, so ... ? :-P
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-15-2013, 10:51 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,964
Posted By John2x240
Tune-up first, check the idle speed in reverse...

Tune-up first, check the idle speed in reverse and/or drive (I don't have my Bentley with me but IIRC it's 750 or 800 rpm), check the brake servo check valve, check/clean the Idle Air Motor (as noted...
Forum: showroom 06-15-2013, 02:59 PM
Replies: 570
Views: 163,355
Posted By John2x240
Hmm, let's see now: a gaggle of geese, a...

Hmm, let's see now: a gaggle of geese, a parliament of crows, a flock of sheep, a herd of cattle, and a .... ? of Volvo bricks. I was thinking a bunch of bricks, but that's a bit mundane, so, who...
Forum: website & board 06-15-2013, 02:51 PM
Replies: 594
Views: 133,113
Posted By John2x240
+1

+1
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-15-2013, 02:19 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,964
Posted By John2x240
Manual or automatic?

Manual or automatic?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-15-2013, 02:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,593
Posted By John2x240
You could try fogging oil. I understand that it...

You could try fogging oil. I understand that it sticks a bit better and longer than regular engine oil.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-14-2013, 10:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,436
Posted By John2x240
So all's well that ends well? ;-)

So all's well that ends well? ;-)
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-14-2013, 10:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,436
Posted By John2x240
+1 I just went through this with an alternator...

+1 I just went through this with an alternator that ran OK until the last time I fired up the engine and I got all the cluster lights on and no alternator voltage. When I pulled it I found that the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-13-2013, 08:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,317
Posted By John2x240
OK. :)

OK. :)
Forum: performance & modifications 06-13-2013, 09:48 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 17,492
Posted By John2x240
Sway bars should be the last parts to select when...

Sway bars should be the last parts to select when tuning the suspension. The first things to do are to disconnect the bars and tune the main suspension parts (springs, shocks, wheels and tires,...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-13-2013, 09:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,541
Posted By John2x240
While I'm not yet ready for a bit more...

While I'm not yet ready for a bit more performance, I've been reading a lot of posts on +T vs. n/a upgrades. The main issue for me regarding going turbo is that an economic +T can be done, but it...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-11-2013, 04:26 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 50,676
Posted By John2x240
Tires as water wings? :lol:

Tires as water wings? :lol:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-09-2013, 10:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,688
Posted By John2x240
Just a note for those interested in this thread. ...

Just a note for those interested in this thread. On top of all the household crap that needs fixing, we have recently had a family medical emergency so nothing's been done for just over two weeks...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-07-2013, 10:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,037
Posted By John2x240
I just got the alternator for my '92 245 rebuilt...

I just got the alternator for my '92 245 rebuilt at a good shop. This is from post #19 here: http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?p=4590903#post4590903



The final cost was $120 CDN...
Forum: showroom 06-06-2013, 11:38 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,500
Posted By John2x240
185s are too narrow for a 7 inch rim, but 205s...

185s are too narrow for a 7 inch rim, but 205s will fit and give you more grip.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-06-2013, 11:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,241
Posted By John2x240
There are two ECTs; the one under the intake...

There are two ECTs; the one under the intake manifold between runners 1 and 2 with one wire is for the temperature gauge, and one under the manifold under runner 3 with two wires for the ECU. The...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-06-2013, 10:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,064
Posted By John2x240
True, but it was the best performing and safest...

True, but it was the best performing and safest system of its time (a true dual brake system), and still out-performs many modern systems, especially those with sliding calipers. :nod:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-04-2013, 11:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,185
Posted By John2x240
Get a mechanic's stethoscope (they're cheap and...

Get a mechanic's stethoscope (they're cheap and you will use them again) and probe the PS pump for noises with the engine running.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-04-2013, 02:10 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 50,676
Posted By John2x240
Will the rack be sturdy enough to take that boat?...

Will the rack be sturdy enough to take that boat? :-P
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-03-2013, 10:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,398
Posted By John2x240
1/2" = 13mm. Personally, I wouldn't trust a 13mm...

1/2" = 13mm. Personally, I wouldn't trust a 13mm high pressure fuel hose instead of a 12mm.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-02-2013, 09:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,434
Posted By John2x240
Don't forget the sway bars; if they aren't...

Don't forget the sway bars; if they aren't installed correctly you can get a pre-load on one side which could affect ride height. Get your tech to make sure to "zero" the sway bars; if he's a good...
Forum: website & board 05-29-2013, 10:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,517
Posted By John2x240
This: http://www.k-jet.org/ Run down the side...

This: http://www.k-jet.org/ Run down the side bar for lots of K-Jet info.
Forum: website & board 05-27-2013, 10:02 PM
Replies: 594
Views: 133,113
Posted By John2x240
... and yesterday, and ... :roll:

... and yesterday, and ... :roll:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-27-2013, 09:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,793
Posted By John2x240
Mick, I should'a known. I gotta bookmark that...

Mick, I should'a known. I gotta bookmark that for myself. ;-)
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-27-2013, 09:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,793
Posted By John2x240
IIRC somewhere on this board there's a list of...

IIRC somewhere on this board there's a list of applications for the LH and EZK computers. You could Google it or try a TB search, or hopefully someone knows of this and will post a URL. :-D
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-27-2013, 09:30 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 50,676
Posted By John2x240
:-P

:-P
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-27-2013, 10:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,855
Posted By John2x240
First things: 1. Place the car in the dark,...

First things:

1. Place the car in the dark, fire up the engine, then give a good misting (not a full hosing) of all the ignition bits and look for arcing. If you get sparks replace the bad...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-25-2013, 11:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,674
Posted By John2x240
Be aware that bumps and noises can travel. For...

Be aware that bumps and noises can travel. For example, a bad U joint clunk can travel forward to the tranny and you could feel it at your feet through the mount and cross member. It could also be...
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