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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Today, 11:48 AM
Replies: 19
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Posted By DavePolyakov
It's been a few days since I knocked the two...

It's been a few days since I knocked the two nests down. I have not seen any more wasps and have not used any deterrent. Not interested in buying peppermint oil unless they come back.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Today, 01:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 615
Posted By DavePolyakov
I fixed my turbo oil drain leak by cutting the...

I fixed my turbo oil drain leak by cutting the metal tube in half and putting in a rubber hose. It's a 15g so it's hard to clock perfectly to make the metal hard line fit. Now I will be driving it...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-15-2021, 11:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 615
Posted By DavePolyakov
I knocked the two hives down to the ground with a...

I knocked the two hives down to the ground with a stick. They weren't that big hives and I've only seen about 10 wasps at once so I hope it was just these two nests. I then just used household...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-14-2021, 09:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 615
Posted By DavePolyakov
Wasp nests in 740

There are two visible hives (maybe there's more) with active wasps that I just noticed today. They were both on the passenger's side door jams. I noticed a wasp land on the door and walk through the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-14-2021, 09:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,105
Posted By DavePolyakov
Thanks, this feels good to hear.

Thanks, this feels good to hear.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-14-2021, 06:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,105
Posted By DavePolyakov
I was trying to find this out thank you for...

I was trying to find this out thank you for clarifying that it has a filter. Let's say if I drain my oil the half of the o-ring doesn't come out... then what?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-14-2021, 05:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,105
Posted By DavePolyakov
I removed the leaking drain tube seal to replace...

I removed the leaking drain tube seal to replace it, and as it popped out it ripped the rubber o ring in half, I only saw a half of it under the car, I think the other half may have fallen into my...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-05-2021, 12:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,729
Posted By DavePolyakov
I used to live in Brisbane from 2006-2008! I...

I used to live in Brisbane from 2006-2008! I found my pedal box on the forums, the cable one seems to pop up more than the hydraulic system pedal box. I'm still dialing in driveshaft angles which...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-30-2021, 10:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,193
Posted By DavePolyakov
Not sure but I think it may be my timing idler...

Not sure but I think it may be my timing idler pulley? Or the alt bearing as well. There is no ac. I will try to find an idler pulley and see if that fixes it.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-30-2021, 02:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,193
Posted By DavePolyakov
I started it up and went for a drive about 30...

I started it up and went for a drive about 30 minutes after I took the video. The sound was completely gone, didn't come back after turning off and restarting a couple of times on a 10-minute drive.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-29-2021, 09:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,193
Posted By DavePolyakov
I hate and love your comment because I now think...

I hate and love your comment because I now think it's the turbo.

The timing belt was done correctly, I've done it multiple times and it's still in the correct position after verifying. The sound...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-29-2021, 08:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,193
Posted By DavePolyakov
What is this nasty sound?

1990 740 b230ft. The noises occurred immediately after startup when getting gas. The loud whirring and the clicking sound began at the same time. When I turned off the car there was a whirring sound...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-28-2021, 12:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,295
Posted By DavePolyakov
I have a Yoshi Stage 2 and STS flat on my t5 swap...

I have a Yoshi Stage 2 and STS flat on my t5 swap b230ft. Clutch feels basically like stock although the lighter flywheel is noticeable. I've only driven the car about 100 miles so I'm still breaking...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-27-2021, 11:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 774
Posted By DavePolyakov
EGR Valve Gasket. FERRULE leak?

I found an oil leak on my 1990 b230ft. It's leaking from the bolt labeled 15. I was suspect the washer (17) was bad so I replaced that a few weeks ago and the leak persisted so I thought it was...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-24-2021, 07:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,341
Posted By DavePolyakov
Help me find my leak ... don't want to start another thread for it

1990 740 b230ft

The leak is from the rear of the engine, at idle 2-3 drops of oil every minute, quite a lot. After rubbing all the oil from the bottom of the car the first couple drops of oil come...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-24-2021, 01:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,729
Posted By DavePolyakov
I recently did the t5 swap in my 1990 740t. You...

I recently did the t5 swap in my 1990 740t. You will need to buy a 740/940 manual pedal box, it's up to you to source a cable clutch system or hydraulic pedal box. I don't believe there are any t56...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-24-2021, 01:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,053
Posted By DavePolyakov
I also used the HF jack for my t5 swap. It's good...

I also used the HF jack for my t5 swap. It's good but the threads need a lot of grease and mine still gets hard to move up and down. Not sure what is causing it to bind.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-08-2021, 12:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,319
Posted By DavePolyakov
Thanks, all I needed to hear. I think I'll go...

Thanks, all I needed to hear. I think I'll go ahead and order six 3.80mm shims. Should be mint after this.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-07-2021, 04:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,319
Posted By DavePolyakov
Ok, so here my measurements. The first lines are...

Ok, so here my measurements. The first lines are my measurement with the stock cam still installed, then on the bottom are the measurement after installing the IPD turbo cam. It seems like all...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-06-2021, 06:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,517
Posted By DavePolyakov
Do you have a transmission jack? Could you remove...

Do you have a transmission jack? Could you remove it from the engine and just moving it back a couple of inches to disengage the input shaft but still leave the trans under the car?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-06-2021, 12:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,734
Posted By DavePolyakov
I'm curious to see the timing belt too. Your...

I'm curious to see the timing belt too. Your alternator belts look straight so that's good. I had been driving my car several weeks at least before I noticed the damage caused by the rubbing so I'll...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-06-2021, 11:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,734
Posted By DavePolyakov
On my 86 240 the timing cover was rubbing against...

On my 86 240 the timing cover was rubbing against the timing belt and when I found out by removing the cover the timing belt had lost lots of material. It was pretty scary when I found out. There...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-03-2021, 04:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,616
Posted By DavePolyakov
So I pulled off the distributor, the shaft has...

So I pulled off the distributor, the shaft has quite a lot of fore and after play. Does this mean the internal seal is shot and needs to be replaced? So it's probably not the oil pan gasket that's...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-01-2021, 12:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,431
Posted By DavePolyakov
I use postimage.org. Use the direct link and...

I use postimage.org. Use the direct link and insert that link into the "insert image" when you are typing your message.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-31-2021, 11:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,275
Posted By DavePolyakov
Not sure if it's 'bad' but my 740t currently has...

Not sure if it's 'bad' but my 740t currently has gas that's about 5 months old but it drives fine, no weird idle or anything.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-26-2021, 07:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,616
Posted By DavePolyakov
It is somewhat wet. I have a brand new rear cam...

It is somewhat wet. I have a brand new rear cam seal from Dee works that I'm going to replace when I do the cam swap. Would it make sense if I do the cam swap first, replace the rear cam seal and see...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-26-2021, 01:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,616
Posted By DavePolyakov
11-year bump. Just got a few clarifying questions...

11-year bump. Just got a few clarifying questions before I do this job. 1990 740 b230ft, 265k. It's leaking oil badly from the lower part of the engine. It's not the rear main seal that I just...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-26-2021, 11:46 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,319
Posted By DavePolyakov
Thanks for the tip. Didn't know you could warp...

Thanks for the tip. Didn't know you could warp things with a dremel.
Forum: projects & restorations 03-25-2021, 11:49 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 36,490
Posted By DavePolyakov
I'm just curious, do you know what the angle of...

I'm just curious, do you know what the angle of your transmission is? How is the one-piece driveshaft? I'm still working on correcting the angles on my two piece.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-25-2021, 12:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,319
Posted By DavePolyakov
The last thing, I don't have a Dremel but I'm...

The last thing, I don't have a Dremel but I'm going to buy one to clean the surfaces. What material is best on the Dremel for cleaning the valve cover and the head? I don't want to damage anything.
Forum: projects & restorations 03-23-2021, 11:15 PM
Replies: 3,210
Views: 1,387,908
Posted By DavePolyakov
Buy my B&M shifter...

Buy my B&M shifter https://seattle.craigslist.org/sno/pts/d/seattle-bm-t5-shifter/7293284250.html
Forum: performance & modifications 03-20-2021, 11:28 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 78,000
Posted By DavePolyakov
I bought my T5 professionally rebuilt from a man...

I bought my T5 professionally rebuilt from a man in Portland. He's been rebuilding T5's and other units as a business for years, after retiring from a race team. He shimmed the Deeworks adapter plate...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-19-2021, 04:33 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 78,000
Posted By DavePolyakov
Yes, I've been looking into the relocation kits a...

Yes, I've been looking into the relocation kits a lot, but almost all of them seem to be for t56's and are upwards of $399... yikes. It may be the only solution, I've also seen a lot of DIY shifter...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-19-2021, 02:09 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 78,000
Posted By DavePolyakov
Yes. I'm using the Yoshifab t5 cross member and...

Yes. I'm using the Yoshifab t5 cross member and it's at max height. I could shim it up further to reduce the angle, but then the shifter will not be clearing the tunnel. The clearance is very tight...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-19-2021, 11:38 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,741
Posted By DavePolyakov
Lighter! I have only put 70 miles on my t5 swap...

Lighter! I have only put 70 miles on my t5 swap 740 because I'm still adjusting driveline angles, but it's quite noticeably lighter than the stock flywheel in my 240. It's also easier to install, lol
Forum: performance & modifications 03-17-2021, 08:32 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 78,000
Posted By DavePolyakov
These are my angles right now. The trans is at...

These are my angles right now. The trans is at its max height and the smallest angle I can get out of it is 8 degrees. The CSB is lowered quite a lot. Is angling the diff upward dangerous? It drives...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-14-2021, 01:32 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 78,000
Posted By DavePolyakov
Got my Kaplhenke adjustable torque rods today. I...

Got my Kaplhenke adjustable torque rods today. I have the upper one installed but can't get the lower one to line up. Is there an order of install that makes it easier? Also, can you adjust them once...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-13-2021, 03:28 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,319
Posted By DavePolyakov
Thanks for sharing your example. I added some...

Thanks for sharing your example. I added some labels to it, can someone tell me if I did it correctly? I know the units may be redundant but I'm just being cautious. Feeling a lot better about this...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-12-2021, 07:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,319
Posted By DavePolyakov
So I guess the most sensible course of action is...

So I guess the most sensible course of action is to remove the old cam, install a new cam, measure valves with feeler gauge, then buy individual shims from IPD and/or eBay availability permitting. If...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-12-2021, 12:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,319
Posted By DavePolyakov
Yes, I believe there are I just haven't contacted...

Yes, I believe there are I just haven't contacted them before. Does anyone in the Seattle area have any specific shops to recommend?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-12-2021, 12:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,319
Posted By DavePolyakov
On the same listing, you can select "Valve feeler...

On the same listing, you can select "Valve feeler gauge" in which they are at an angle. Lisle 68050. These will be easier to use right? And they're half the price.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-11-2021, 05:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,319
Posted By DavePolyakov
It was a shop. I can invest in a feeler gauge and...

It was a shop. I can invest in a feeler gauge and check after the install of the new cam, but if I need to acquire valve shims should I go to a Volvo dealership? IPD doesn't have a rent kit anymore?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-11-2021, 03:56 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,319
Posted By DavePolyakov
Rebuilt head 10k miles ago, valve adjustment?

Sorry for another valve adjustment post. PO rebuilt the head 10k ago on my 1990 b230ft. I'm installing the IPD turbo cam. I shouldn't need to adjust the valves right? I don't have a feeler gauge or a...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-08-2021, 01:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,558
Posted By DavePolyakov
I'm not super experienced, but why the turbo cam...

I'm not super experienced, but why the turbo cam over the vx cam for a b230f? I put a vx in my 1986 240 m46 and it revved much happier. After messing around with the adjustable timing gear I put back...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-12-2021, 12:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,913
Posted By DavePolyakov
Now I'm also kinda worried it might actually be...

Now I'm also kinda worried it might actually be clogged. Why else would someone do this lol. I don't want to pay for it to get welded and then have it run like absolute crap and have to buy a new...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-12-2021, 12:32 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 78,000
Posted By DavePolyakov
The transmission output shaft also needs to be...

The transmission output shaft also needs to be within 1 degree of these measurements right? If I do need to adjust the pinion angle what is the easiest way to do so? Wedges under the rear spring?...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-11-2021, 10:00 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 78,000
Posted By DavePolyakov
What's the easiest way to find this? My angles...

What's the easiest way to find this? My angles are still off after I lowered the CSB even more. The first working angle between the trans and the front shaft is 4 degrees, between the two shafts it...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-11-2021, 09:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,913
Posted By DavePolyakov
This seems like the most cost-effective route....

This seems like the most cost-effective route. They probably won't charge more than $25ish?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-11-2021, 06:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,913
Posted By DavePolyakov
how to plug holes drilled in cat

The previous owner drilled 4 holes in the catalytic converter. When idling you can really smell the unfiltered exhaust coming through the shifter hole. What should I use to try to plug it? Any advice...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-10-2021, 03:06 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 78,000
Posted By DavePolyakov
I lowered the CSB even further and the vibration...

I lowered the CSB even further and the vibration is less but still there, around 2000-2500. It almost feels like it's pulsing if that makes sense. I haven't actually measured the angles yet I just...
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