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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-02-2021, 02:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,121
Posted By 240Redblock
That system has a high pressure safety switch...

That system has a high pressure safety switch that wouldn't allow operation if pressures raised too high, probably errant metal still is the system (or your tech over-torqued some lines...). Have the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-14-2021, 09:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,671
Posted By 240Redblock
Update: So there were two issues 1.) The...

Update:

So there were two issues 1.) The springy connectors were definitely not performing properly and 2.) The sending unit wasn't grounding the pump.

I replaced the connectors with those...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-12-2021, 08:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,671
Posted By 240Redblock
In-tank pump will not ground

Recently the heat has been killing my main fuel pump, which is not unexpected given my in-tank was faulty. So I installed a new Delphi in-tank and the damn thing wouldn't run! I ran hot to the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-11-2021, 09:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,713
Posted By 240Redblock
If you can't get the new lines, have your local...

If you can't get the new lines, have your local a/c shop make them for you (not the cheapest, but they won't leak like mine did from all hose), high pressure switches are generic, so you can search...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-31-2021, 02:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,898
Posted By 240Redblock
Good plan, enjoy the tight front end!

Good plan, enjoy the tight front end!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-31-2021, 12:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,459
Posted By 240Redblock
Use synthetic brake grease here, antiseize will...

Use synthetic brake grease here, antiseize will smoke when it gets too hot.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-31-2021, 12:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,898
Posted By 240Redblock
I've always used lemfjorder or meyle on my...

I've always used lemfjorder or meyle on my volvos. Moog is also a fine product, though not much cheaper than the German (read made in Hungary) parts.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-28-2021, 02:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,836
Posted By 240Redblock
Bearings can seize without the actual compressor...

Bearings can seize without the actual compressor being destroyed (pretty common actually) so pull the bearing and check the compressor to see if it's actually seized or just the clutch bearing. All...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-27-2021, 08:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,118
Posted By 240Redblock
Temp sensor would be test number 1! Next step...

Temp sensor would be test number 1! Next step would be vacuum gauge to check catalytic converter usually the get worse once hot, but if the honeycomb has collapsed you could be sending parts of it...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-27-2021, 08:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,571
Posted By 240Redblock
While I was replacing my clutch (what a PITA,...

While I was replacing my clutch (what a PITA, done dozens of m47s piece of cake, that cast iron m46 doe...) I noticed a lot of muddy/tacky/oil mess along the fuel lines (only in the driver's side) it...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-23-2021, 12:30 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,363
Posted By 240Redblock
Have your checked the fuel distributor, worth...

Have your checked the fuel distributor, worth getting your own gauges and doing diagnosis. Otherwise, I'd have to recommend it's time to revisit the head gasket, it's $80 for the whole kit and bolts...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-23-2021, 12:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,243
Posted By 240Redblock
Classic pre-detonation: ignition is too advanced....

Classic pre-detonation: ignition is too advanced. Also noisy valves: most likely old oil and crusty hushers.

Retard ignition back to spec (12-15 deg BTDC) and check spark plug gap to ensure...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-22-2021, 10:54 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,363
Posted By 240Redblock
It would be great if that is the issue, but if...

It would be great if that is the issue, but if that fixes it you may want to ask why only cylinder 2 was affected... are there porting issues on the head or intake (carbon likely). I'm dubious that...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-21-2021, 03:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,508
Posted By 240Redblock
^^ Had same issue, cleaned and crimped spade...

^^ Had same issue, cleaned and crimped spade connectors and heat-shrinked and wrapped exposed sections, no issues now.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-21-2021, 03:24 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,363
Posted By 240Redblock
While 19in is normal, it's still on the lower...

While 19in is normal, it's still on the lower end, if it's only that one cylinder, concentrate on that intake tube/area, leaking or poor injector spray is more likely. HG issues will not always...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-21-2021, 03:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,632
Posted By 240Redblock
Don't bother with Motorad or Stant, they get...

Don't bother with Motorad or Stant, they get sticky really quickly in my experience (~3 years since last replaced)
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-20-2021, 07:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,571
Posted By 240Redblock
The canister is intact and secured, nothing...

The canister is intact and secured, nothing sounds loose inside. The lines are connected and I replaced the thicker line recently though the smaller line are definitely ready for replacement.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-20-2021, 06:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,571
Posted By 240Redblock
I replaced the gas cap with an O'Reilly special...

I replaced the gas cap with an O'Reilly special over a month ago, I'll check the nylon hose though it looked to be in great shape when I replaced the whole buttcheek due to rust a few months ago....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-20-2021, 03:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,571
Posted By 240Redblock
Smells like gasoline when I open the window

85 245 N/A

I get a very strong gas smell only when I open the window, no obvious leaks, doesn't smell under the hood and no leak at the injectors. I'm thinking maybe the lines are leaking?...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-19-2021, 12:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,711
Posted By 240Redblock
As stated above, valves have been adjusted,...

As stated above, valves have been adjusted, cleaned and inspected TB around 10k miles ago, but will check again. Thanks
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-19-2021, 12:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,711
Posted By 240Redblock
New wires on: the miss in mid-high RPMs is gone,...

New wires on: the miss in mid-high RPMs is gone, but the idle is still rougher than I'm used to. It hovers ~850-950 rpm I can't get it any lower even with adjusting thumb screw and throttle cable....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-12-2021, 09:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,413
Posted By 240Redblock
It's mostly just from shock/work fatigue. I...

It's mostly just from shock/work fatigue. I usually see this on high mileage, poorly cared for cars. It's not a big issue and there's not much that you need to do for it, a weld will seal it, a hole...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-10-2021, 11:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,711
Posted By 240Redblock
Ok, will order a set and report the results....

Ok, will order a set and report the results. Thanks for the advice!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-08-2021, 02:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,711
Posted By 240Redblock
Yea, wires are visually good and coil wire has...

Yea, wires are visually good and coil wire has 7.5k Ohms. I'm in the sun belt but she came from the land o' Salt, though everything has been replaced since...I have been wanting some bougicord...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-08-2021, 02:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,637
Posted By 240Redblock
Volvo B230 is wet sump motor, your head should...

Volvo B230 is wet sump motor, your head should have plenty of assembly lube for startup, don't need to do anything else other than refill with oil. If you're still afraid do what the others said:...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-07-2021, 06:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,093
Posted By 240Redblock
In my experience the coil can be had for $10 and...

In my experience the coil can be had for $10 and run forever, spend a tiny bit more on the Bougicord ($50-$60 last time I checked) so you won't have to go back and do it again next month. Congrats on...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-07-2021, 04:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,711
Posted By 240Redblock
Glad to hear, I will say she is driving much...

Glad to hear, I will say she is driving much better after I did all of the above and sprayed the AMM clean. The thing that really bothers me though is that there is an arhythmic miss at idle and at...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-06-2021, 10:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,836
Posted By 240Redblock
If you're set on running with orifice tube, make...

If you're set on running with orifice tube, make sure to get a variable rate compressor (newer style), personally the TXV setup is more desirable as it's more efficient and wears on the clutch and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-06-2021, 10:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,460
Posted By 240Redblock
I had the same issue on my 86, the replacement...

I had the same issue on my 86, the replacement gear was just loose enough to spin on the shaft when there was enough resistance. I just put a few dabs of locktite on the inside of the surface and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-03-2021, 08:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,711
Posted By 240Redblock
Update** After the O2 sensor was replaced, I...

Update**

After the O2 sensor was replaced, I did spark plugs and fuel filter just in case, all were fine as the had been done less than 8k miles ago, no loss. Then decided to check my valve lash...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-21-2021, 04:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,711
Posted By 240Redblock
Update** I replaced the O2 sensor (PITA...

Update**

I replaced the O2 sensor (PITA given it was so in the that even once I got it loose and rocked it with heat and PB blaster, it pulled all the threads so I had to use a pick and mirror...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-13-2021, 11:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,711
Posted By 240Redblock
In tank pump works great. The downstream sensor...

In tank pump works great. The downstream sensor should be lean anyway (can you say exhaust leak?) past the cat. Already ordered new bosch sensor will post results after install.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-13-2021, 07:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,711
Posted By 240Redblock
I waited until T-stat opened and took the...

I waited until T-stat opened and took the following readings from my O2S:

Connected - ~0.18 volts
Disconnected - 0.00

This sensor is in the exhaust manifold. I also had a fairly new bosch...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-13-2021, 03:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,254
Posted By 240Redblock
Had HG blown between cyl. 2 and 3, sounded like...

Had HG blown between cyl. 2 and 3, sounded like pinging from timing advanced too much, replaced HG (head was within 0.002) and sounded much better (except when I accidentally had timing at 25deg+,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-13-2021, 03:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,711
Posted By 240Redblock
My AMM seems to operate fine, when I disconnect...

My AMM seems to operate fine, when I disconnect it the idle drops and it tries to die, but how should I test for proper results? I can test fuel pressure on anything but the LH2.2 setup (without a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-13-2021, 01:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,711
Posted By 240Redblock
85 245 with LH 2.2 m46 Rough Idle

I have had this issue for a while now: very rough idle, surging, intermittent minor power drops.

Things I've done to correct (or because they needed doing):
New pumps (delphi and bosch after...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-01-2021, 02:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,280
Posted By 240Redblock
$80 for new Cat, but must do a vacuum check to...

$80 for new Cat, but must do a vacuum check to diagnose. I had this problem for quite a while, made sure to do full tune-up reset all timing etc. Finally pulled in-tank pump and found small pile of...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-01-2021, 02:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,836
Posted By 240Redblock
Easy to overlook: is your throttle cable adjusted...

Easy to overlook: is your throttle cable adjusted too tight?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-17-2021, 10:42 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,865
Posted By 240Redblock
I don't have pictures, but have done this on many...

I don't have pictures, but have done this on many 240s it's been a while so the values I present might not be exact, but in general this is how to do it:

It's much simpler than you're making it,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-11-2021, 12:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,055
Posted By 240Redblock
Love my Nokian Hakkapelittas, have also used...

Love my Nokian Hakkapelittas, have also used Altimax, and Hankook i-Pikes for years and performed well enough. Ran all of these in Northern VT and Nokian outperformed in grip and comfort less noisy...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-11-2021, 12:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,375
Posted By 240Redblock
If the air dam in intact (or maybe design a new,...

If the air dam in intact (or maybe design a new, better one) shouldn't be a big issue, adding an e-fan is a must and must move A LOT of air. The firewall is easy to modify if needed and all together...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-10-2021, 01:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,710
Posted By 240Redblock
Timing slipped, good compression? Any change if...

Timing slipped, good compression? Any change if you disconnect the AMM? Did you make sure to check spark for multiple seconds of cranking: igniter will send spark when key is turned. Injector stuck...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-10-2021, 01:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,375
Posted By 240Redblock
I don't recommend the old York piston...

I don't recommend the old York piston compressors, they are way less efficient and consume a lot more energy than the mini-york (or other applicable unit). It'll be cheaper and more comfortable to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-05-2021, 12:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,641
Posted By 240Redblock
Still sounds like MAF issues, there should be a...

Still sounds like MAF issues, there should be a noticeable change when unplugged. If vacuum stays low at higher revs likely timing belt. You can spray water (or highly flammable brake clean) to find...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-05-2021, 12:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,759
Posted By 240Redblock
If the fans didn't break being pulled off, you're...

If the fans didn't break being pulled off, you're usually set. I reused my fans with the vdo motor and resistor (less than $50 total) been good for over a year: no noise, nice balance. Maybe get a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-02-2021, 06:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,454
Posted By 240Redblock
Check that the linkage pin is in place, I had one...

Check that the linkage pin is in place, I had one loosen up and do the same thing, even with the stop screw in the bottom of the shifter. Don't need to drop tranny to check, so go there first.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-25-2020, 01:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,495
Posted By 240Redblock
+1

+1
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-25-2020, 01:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,495
Posted By 240Redblock
Those shavings are from a brass bushing, likely...

Those shavings are from a brass bushing, likely front pump bearing. If it's shifting good I wouldn't worry, if not it could possibly bleeding pressure but nothing that a rebuild wouldn't fix (that...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-27-2020, 01:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,153
Posted By 240Redblock
Post '85 pedals have much better throw, more...

Post '85 pedals have much better throw, more adjustment and easier on the legs, +1 to your decision! I'm always upset after I do someone else's conversion that I spend the newer pedal boxes on their...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-20-2020, 10:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,511
Posted By 240Redblock
If you're using the diesel kiki, gotta go with...

If you're using the diesel kiki, gotta go with txv or deal with evaporator icing. Txv is more efficient and customizable and really the only reliable option without a variable rate compressor. Best...
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