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Forum: performance & modifications Today, 07:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 125
Posted By dl242gt
That coupler cover sleeve is no longer available....

That coupler cover sleeve is no longer available. So be careful not to ruin it when replacing the oring in the coupler and checking it for play. I second the trans mount upgrade to the 164 mount....
Forum: performance & modifications Today, 07:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 204
Posted By dl242gt
If that is a marine head. You'll want to have the...

If that is a marine head. You'll want to have the shop take care of that number four exhaust port, too.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Today, 07:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 167
Posted By dl242gt
If you install the seal around the shifter. That...

If you install the seal around the shifter. That may help some. It is normal for the shifter to get hot in the heat of the summer around here.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Today, 07:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 166
Posted By dl242gt
Do a compression check as suggested to make sure...

Do a compression check as suggested to make sure you don't have a leaking head gasket. But these engines are pretty tough and clogged injectors after sitting awhile is normal with this E10 gas we...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Today, 06:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 68
Posted By dl242gt
That is the spot that was leaking on my 93...

That is the spot that was leaking on my 93 windshield before I had the glass replaced. Your windshield being original was installed with the butyl tape which is good for a diy person. You can use a...
Forum: performance & modifications Yesterday, 02:07 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,751
Posted By dl242gt
No they are different. The Cosworth housing as...

No they are different. The Cosworth housing as used on the turbo Sierras don't have the five bolt wastegate. The wastegate is integrated with the housing and uses a 3" conical outlet. I use a .48...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Yesterday, 02:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 166
Posted By dl242gt
Time to check the spray pattern of the injectors...

Time to check the spray pattern of the injectors and also to check them for leaking when closed. It could also be happening from a bad spark plug wire. But if the ignition is ok then you want to pull...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-16-2021, 07:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 273
Posted By dl242gt
Generally, no start should start by checking for...

Generally, no start should start by checking for spark. If no spark then move to the ignition amp and check with a good meter to see if it's triggering. If no triggering it's either the wiring, Crank...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-16-2021, 07:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 721
Posted By dl242gt
Glad you found some parts to get that working.

Glad you found some parts to get that working.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-16-2021, 06:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 642
Posted By dl242gt
This is why I suggested the B280F. However, the...

This is why I suggested the B280F. However, the Dodge Monaco and Eagle Premier did use larger and even more well designed versions of this engine. They are the ones John Lane uses to make his big...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-15-2021, 08:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 615
Posted By dl242gt
I use eco smart wasp killer. Drops them right out...

I use eco smart wasp killer. Drops them right out of the air and won't kill you or your pets. You keep wasp nests from coming back by driving the car. If it's not driving then you'll need the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-15-2021, 08:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 324
Posted By dl242gt
It's hard to fix an intermittent unless it's...

It's hard to fix an intermittent unless it's happening. When it dies you'll want to be ready to troubleshoot to figure out if it's ignition or fuel, or timing. Figure out what's missing. Something...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-15-2021, 08:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 382
Posted By dl242gt
You will want to browse Dave Bartons site....

You will want to browse Dave Bartons site. https://www.davebarton.com/index.html
Also high performance auto service and wagonmeister sell wiring repair parts.
http://hiperformanceautoservice.com/...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-15-2021, 04:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 324
Posted By dl242gt
When this happens does the car run after sitting...

When this happens does the car run after sitting for awhile? I would check for spark when this problem is happening. Could be something in the ignition like the hall sensor failing. Also check for...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-15-2021, 04:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 642
Posted By dl242gt
A B280F would be about as good as you get from...

A B280F would be about as good as you get from Volvo.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-14-2021, 07:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,105
Posted By dl242gt
Then don't worry about it. The mesh screen will...

Then don't worry about it. The mesh screen will protect your engine.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-14-2021, 07:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 284
Posted By dl242gt
Do you know what engine management your car uses?...

Do you know what engine management your car uses? It could be one of two types. Either Bosch LH2.4 Jetronic or Regina/Rex system. A fast way to tell is the Bosch system uses a mass air sensor on the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-14-2021, 07:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 857
Posted By dl242gt
Cool, your car is going to be a working actor!

Cool, your car is going to be a working actor!
Forum: performance & modifications 05-14-2021, 02:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,751
Posted By dl242gt
2.75" wastegate hole is as large as the conical...

2.75" wastegate hole is as large as the conical outlet for the downpipe on a stock T3 housing. It must be some other size. No doubt those are the kind of flow enhancements that turbo needed. Mine had...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-14-2021, 02:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 654
Posted By dl242gt
Be sure to lubricate the adjustment screws with...

Be sure to lubricate the adjustment screws with some penetrating oil. If you do consider auxiliary lights. Check out the Bosch Touring lights. They are classified as Auxiliary headlights and are...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-13-2021, 02:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 611
Posted By dl242gt
A shroud is a good idea because it will direct...

A shroud is a good idea because it will direct the air flow so it only flows back to the engine and out. While sitting in traffic without a shroud, air can recirculate and cause the engine to heat...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-13-2021, 02:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 794
Posted By dl242gt
Nice reshaped chambers on that head. Of course...

Nice reshaped chambers on that head. Of course you could always go whole hog and get that EVO head and really have some high power n/a.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-13-2021, 02:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 857
Posted By dl242gt
That point gap is too narrow. That will cause too...

That point gap is too narrow. That will cause too much dwell time and take away potential spark energy from the system. The gap is supposed to be .020". The gap you measured is what a VW Type I uses....
Forum: performance & modifications 05-12-2021, 06:44 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,751
Posted By dl242gt
All 240 turbos were sold with a .63 housing. The...

All 240 turbos were sold with a .63 housing. The very early cars had flat flange T3 .63 housings as I have one of those cars. It's an 81 242 turbo with a very early intercooler kit on it. All...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-12-2021, 06:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 855
Posted By dl242gt
Gravity bleeding wasn't very successful in my...

Gravity bleeding wasn't very successful in my experience with Volvos. I've used it successfully on British cars and Beetles. But with the pressure regulators and the warning light valve. They are...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-12-2021, 06:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 654
Posted By dl242gt
Those look nice. I would still consider relays...

Those look nice. I would still consider relays for more voltage applied to the lighting circuit. Powerful LED lights aren't that low in current draw.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-12-2021, 06:22 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,345
Posted By dl242gt
Did you check in with Skandix like I suggested?...

Did you check in with Skandix like I suggested? They were selling 2dr wheel arch repair panels. The shipping is a bit of money but it includes a good amount of weight. So, you could order some other...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-12-2021, 01:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 654
Posted By dl242gt
In addition to getting better lights. I've added...

In addition to getting better lights. I've added the relays so there is more voltage going to the lights. I used the H4 headlight harness that Summit Racing sells. Now I use 100w low beams and 90...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-12-2021, 01:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 489
Posted By dl242gt
When warm things are expanding a bit and that...

When warm things are expanding a bit and that probably lets the contact touch the linkage easier inside the switch. One of the fourth gear switch fail modes is having to move the shifter to make it...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-12-2021, 01:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 643
Posted By dl242gt
The original shocks were Boge Automatic shocks....

The original shocks were Boge Automatic shocks. They are smoother riding than the Monroe shocks. Sachs bought out Boge years ago and the Sachs hydraulic shocks are the original type replacement now....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-10-2021, 07:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 643
Posted By dl242gt
The yellow shocks from Swedish Car Parts seem to...

The yellow shocks from Swedish Car Parts seem to be a good compromise shock.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-10-2021, 12:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,476
Posted By dl242gt
That can be bad diodes in the alternator or if...

That can be bad diodes in the alternator or if you make the mistake of connecting the little red wire to D- instead of D+ weird things can happen.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-10-2021, 12:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 721
Posted By dl242gt
I never had the honor of bodging that setup back...

I never had the honor of bodging that setup back to life. Always wondered why that wasn't a simple dual cable like the 240.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-10-2021, 12:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 855
Posted By dl242gt
You may have rear brake hoses that have swelled...

You may have rear brake hoses that have swelled internally. That can block or heavily restrict the flow. The other thing is the corrosion inside the bleeder screw builds up and blocks the flow of...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-10-2021, 12:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 513
Posted By dl242gt
Glad you got that fixed. That's an engine killer.

Glad you got that fixed. That's an engine killer.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-08-2021, 05:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,901
Posted By dl242gt
Plug wire spec for the carbon core wires is 500...

Plug wire spec for the carbon core wires is 500 ohms per foot. So, a 7.5k ohm coil wire seems a bit high. I recommend the wire wound mag core wires. They work really well and you can get them for...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-08-2021, 05:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 775
Posted By dl242gt
I was just going to write to add a diode to the...

I was just going to write to add a diode to the charge light circuit. You want to go ahead and add the diode because without the charge light exciting the alternator. It won't charge unless you rev...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-08-2021, 02:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 603
Posted By dl242gt
Sorry, didn't mean to mislead you. It should be...

Sorry, didn't mean to mislead you. It should be the large bearing is still my thought.

Love your XR and C30 projects!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-08-2021, 02:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,115
Posted By dl242gt
The bougicord sensor is the OEM one. So you can...

The bougicord sensor is the OEM one. So you can also buy a bougicord branded one from FCPEuro and get the lifetime warranty. It was worth it when I had a bad out of the box bougicord sensor. I've...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-08-2021, 02:46 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,345
Posted By dl242gt
Skandix used to sell a 2dr repair panel from...

Skandix used to sell a 2dr repair panel from Klokkerholm. The main difference is the amount of side metal is a little more than the 4dr panel. The shape of the arch is the same as you mention.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-07-2021, 09:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 754
Posted By dl242gt
What version of automotive engine is the AQ131...

What version of automotive engine is the AQ131 based on? If the engine is based on the earlier B21/B23 design the rods are shorter in those engines than a B230 based engine would be. They don't...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-07-2021, 09:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,901
Posted By dl242gt
If you're in the salt belt. Plug wires only last...

If you're in the salt belt. Plug wires only last about three years nowadays. That brine just makes insulation fail. The coil wire has failed more often than the engine wires in my 93 wagon.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-07-2021, 03:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,901
Posted By dl242gt
You are seeing the o2 sensor oscillate around the...

You are seeing the o2 sensor oscillate around the proper voltage reference. That .3 to .7 range is perfect for a reference.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-07-2021, 03:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 603
Posted By dl242gt
Well the car is also a wagon. The heaviest...

Well the car is also a wagon. The heaviest version of the body. So that being it's a late model I would guess that it's the large bearing. There should be a data plate on the car with the driveshaft...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-06-2021, 04:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,115
Posted By dl242gt
Edit: You have LH2.4. The 169 number on the EZK...

Edit: You have LH2.4. The 169 number on the EZK is for LH2.4. ecu. It's probably either a 561 or a 951 fuel ecu. Those are the last three numbers on the bosch part number.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-06-2021, 04:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,115
Posted By dl242gt
A Z suggests. Get a test lamp. You can use it to...

A Z suggests. Get a test lamp. You can use it to troubleshoot the ignition. No spark is tested at the ignition coil. You should have 12v on terminal 15 and when cranking terminal 1 should flash as...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-05-2021, 04:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 524
Posted By dl242gt
This thread should help you. Are you handy with a...

This thread should help you. Are you handy with a soldering iron? That is the path you are probably on. https://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=350828&highlight=volvowagoon
There is also a...
Forum: showroom 05-05-2021, 02:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 580
Posted By dl242gt
Roll that gold!

Roll that gold!
Forum: showroom 05-05-2021, 02:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 321
Posted By dl242gt
The number I posted in my second post is the USA...

The number I posted in my second post is the USA paper parts catalog. Sorry I did miss that mounting difference in the online catalog.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-05-2021, 02:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,515
Posted By dl242gt
I first noticed the diode on an m46 when I got...

I first noticed the diode on an m46 when I got one from a salvage yard to give my 79 242dl another gear. The diode is used to protect from the current and voltage surge when the overdrive is shut off...
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