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Forum: performance & modifications Yesterday, 11:07 PM
Replies: 36
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Posted By dl242gt
I had bought redline regular synthetic gear oil...

I had bought redline regular synthetic gear oil and probably should have bought something like the shock proof version. The whine went away but being a non preloaded true track it's got a lot of wear...
Forum: performance & modifications Yesterday, 10:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 405
Posted By dl242gt
The boost pressure that does try to go down the...

The boost pressure that does try to go down the small hose is sucked back to the intake of the turbo by the large amount of vacuum at the turbo intake when under boost level of flow. So there was not...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-24-2021, 04:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 405
Posted By dl242gt
The small hose on the intake manifold is used to...

The small hose on the intake manifold is used to provide vacuum at idle to improve the pcv flow. It's not totally necessary as the 240 turbos didn't use it. But every bit helps and it's stock on the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-24-2021, 04:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 103
Posted By dl242gt
Have you tested the warning light circuit? You do...

Have you tested the warning light circuit? You do that by grounding the wire to the alternator case. Then turn the key on. If the light comes on the circuit is ok and the fault lies in the...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-24-2021, 12:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 405
Posted By dl242gt
The oil drain hose under the oil trap box can...

The oil drain hose under the oil trap box can clog with crap and cause high crankcase pressure. You can clean it out with a very stiff bristle brush like a rifle brush. Also be sure the port for the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-23-2021, 09:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 266
Posted By dl242gt
The engine is internally sealed better when the...

The engine is internally sealed better when the crankcase is under the vacuum of the pcv system. I'd double check the drain hose and also check the mixture. That's a kjet engine isn't it? Someone may...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-23-2021, 08:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 244
Posted By dl242gt
Do the glove test on the oil fill cap to check...

Do the glove test on the oil fill cap to check for positive crankcase pressure. If you do, then the pcv job needs more attention. Probably the return hose in the block is clogged. You can use a long...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-23-2021, 08:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,424
Posted By dl242gt
Good work! Nice when it's the simple stuff.

Good work! Nice when it's the simple stuff.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-23-2021, 08:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 903
Posted By dl242gt
Yes, you should remove the seal for the paint...

Yes, you should remove the seal for the paint job. If you don't the seal is hard to tape over and it will cause edges on the paint that could easily chip and then it'll look bad. What I would do is...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-21-2021, 12:16 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By dl242gt
Try fitting up the lights. I think you can fit...

Try fitting up the lights. I think you can fit them. Maybe modify the grill to work with the lights. I wouldn't bother with all the fenders and hood change. Just change the headlights and see what...
Forum: showroom 07-20-2021, 03:51 PM
Replies: 2,813
Views: 1,502,634
Posted By dl242gt
Nice turbo badges!

Nice turbo badges!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-19-2021, 09:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 395
Posted By dl242gt
Yes, the led codes is what I meant. Check what...

Yes, the led codes is what I meant. Check what codes may be set. See if it runs a little better with the maf disconnected. Disconnect the maf and start the car and see if it idles better.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-19-2021, 09:39 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,764
Posted By dl242gt
I've got a B21FT for you when you are ready. My...

I've got a B21FT for you when you are ready. My wagon uses the 1229337 front springs and the rear wagon overloads. It's a good combo but it rides better when you load up the back a little.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-19-2021, 02:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 355
Posted By dl242gt
I had this issue with my M46 in my turbo....

I had this issue with my M46 in my turbo. Sometimes when turning left and trying to downshift from 3-2 it would resist putting the shifter into second. This improved when I changed to stiffer diesel...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-19-2021, 02:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,164
Posted By dl242gt
Well the OEM can always set the write once bit on...

Well the OEM can always set the write once bit on the prom and it can't be overwritten. That would force all the tuners to change the prom used in the ECU making it obvious there has been...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-19-2021, 02:35 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,764
Posted By dl242gt
If they don't have them in the US. They will get...

If they don't have them in the US. They will get them from GCP and ship them here without an additional shipping charge.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-19-2021, 02:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 515
Posted By dl242gt
Drill a hole and then cover the hole with the...

Drill a hole and then cover the hole with the stainless steel tape they sell at hvac suppliers.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-18-2021, 10:10 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,764
Posted By dl242gt
Unless the lesjofors spring is made of some type...

Unless the lesjofors spring is made of some type of better spring steel. The 13.5mm spring is not the same as what I have. I have what is in the link to the Volvo web store spring. Mine were 14.2 mm...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-18-2021, 08:43 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 40,715
Posted By dl242gt
I don't recall Mr. Bill posting anything in...

I don't recall Mr. Bill posting anything in several years.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-18-2021, 08:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 515
Posted By dl242gt
The wurth stuff I mentioned is for deodorizing...

The wurth stuff I mentioned is for deodorizing the a/c. You use the included straw to spray it in the dash vents.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-18-2021, 06:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 391
Posted By dl242gt
That looks like the location for the oil pressure...

That looks like the location for the oil pressure sensor light. It is 1/8 npt thread.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-18-2021, 05:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 554
Posted By dl242gt
From your description. I'd check the wheel...

From your description. I'd check the wheel bearings for play. Jacking the strut by the rotor hub isn't going to hurt anything. That's all made to take the weight of the car, so it should be fine.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-18-2021, 02:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,164
Posted By dl242gt
Even here in NJ they figured out the IM240...

Even here in NJ they figured out the IM240 testing cycle is a bunch of crap and they dropped it many years ago. Now pre 96 cars are inspection exempt and they only plug in the computer to test OBDII...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-18-2021, 02:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 342
Posted By dl242gt
Try making sure the center air guide behind the...

Try making sure the center air guide behind the two middle vents is properly aligned with the outlet pipes from the heater box. A loss of vacuum on the heater controls lets the vacuum unit default to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-18-2021, 02:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 432
Posted By dl242gt
I've had the long linkage arm flex instead of...

I've had the long linkage arm flex instead of pushing the latch to open the door. It's usually due to the latch being dry of lubrication. I also fixed the problem by gently bending the arm so it...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-18-2021, 02:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 578
Posted By dl242gt
To hammer out the pin you need a good punch. That...

To hammer out the pin you need a good punch. That will let you hit it a lot harder than an allen wrench will. Not sure what cover is over the ring gear bolts. Are you referring to the tone ring for...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-18-2021, 02:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 288
Posted By dl242gt
Use some electrical contact cleaner on the pins...

Use some electrical contact cleaner on the pins and connector. Also check the grounding strap from the valve cover to the firewall. Make sure it's clean and tight. If it's corroded that can cause...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-18-2021, 02:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 798
Posted By dl242gt
I had the fuel pump system fuse getting too hot...

I had the fuel pump system fuse getting too hot and eventually melting. This was on my kjet turbo. The problem turned out to be the engine wiring harness was causing too much current in the fuel pump...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-18-2021, 02:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 419
Posted By dl242gt
Have you tried VP Autoparts or Skandix?

Have you tried VP Autoparts or Skandix?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-18-2021, 01:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 753
Posted By dl242gt
Good fix to a frustrating problem!

Good fix to a frustrating problem!
Forum: performance & modifications 07-17-2021, 03:38 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,764
Posted By dl242gt
The FCOEuro 1229337 springs were about 14.2mm...

The FCOEuro 1229337 springs were about 14.2mm when I measured mine. I've been using a set on the front of my wagon for over 200k miles. They work great and provide a firm controlled ride that is...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-17-2021, 03:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 515
Posted By dl242gt
The evap coil probably needs a bit of refreshing...

The evap coil probably needs a bit of refreshing cleaning. Wurth used to sell a product that was an aerosol with a straw on it so you could blast into the chamber from any hole you can find big...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-17-2021, 03:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 478
Posted By dl242gt
Yes, it's probably a Gemo in a Napa box. Beck...

Yes, it's probably a Gemo in a Napa box. Beck Arnley does a lot of reboxing of OEM supplier parts as well. Usually, at good prices, too.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-17-2021, 03:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 753
Posted By dl242gt
Never use loctite on the gland nut. Use anti...

Never use loctite on the gland nut. Use anti seize paste on it. Also it's a good idea not to overtighten the gland nut because the cheaply welded on hex part of the nut can rip off just as has...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-16-2021, 02:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 685
Posted By dl242gt
Yep, dracos look good on 240s. When we were...

Yep, dracos look good on 240s. When we were racing the IT class guys used them a lot.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-16-2021, 02:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 643
Posted By dl242gt
How does it run with the maf sensor disconnected?...

How does it run with the maf sensor disconnected? Try disconnecting it and then starting and running the car. I'd also suggest a good look at the engine speed sensor. They can get weirdly...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-16-2021, 02:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 395
Posted By dl242gt
This is a 16v engine? I thought all the factory...

This is a 16v engine? I thought all the factory 16v engines ran LH2.4 injection so if that is what is in your car. The diagnostic box should work on it. The symptoms you describe could very well be...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-16-2021, 01:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 379
Posted By dl242gt
That is the method I used and it's worked great...

That is the method I used and it's worked great on a turbo engine for years now.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-16-2021, 01:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 478
Posted By dl242gt
GEMO was still supplying speedo cables. The...

GEMO was still supplying speedo cables. The wavering is typically from a worn cable twisting and untwisting as it spins. That is probably related to your clicking sound. It's a lot easier to use what...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-15-2021, 07:46 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,861
Posted By dl242gt
It's Kroil and it's not going to be available in...

It's Kroil and it's not going to be available in OZ. I use it and it's one of the best penetrants I've used. I used it on a seized engine. A 50/50 mix of ATF and Kroil, and it broke that engine free...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-13-2021, 03:49 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,861
Posted By dl242gt
Glad you got that figured out. It was a sneaky...

Glad you got that figured out. It was a sneaky problem.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-13-2021, 03:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 710
Posted By dl242gt
I usually just drill a small hole in the top of...

I usually just drill a small hole in the top of the sending unit and using a small sheet metal screw and a ring terminal add the ground wire to the top of the sending unit. That usually takes care of...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-10-2021, 06:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 624
Posted By dl242gt
If you look around under the dash you don't see...

If you look around under the dash you don't see an open connector? Then the car may be missing that part of the harness and you can wire it in. Dave has pigtails with wires coming out So it will...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-10-2021, 06:31 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,934
Posted By dl242gt
You adjust the screw so it's only just touching...

You adjust the screw so it's only just touching the throttle arm. Something like a quarter turn from fully closed.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-10-2021, 06:29 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,861
Posted By dl242gt
I use a mix of atf and penetrating oil. Gets them...

I use a mix of atf and penetrating oil. Gets them free.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-09-2021, 10:06 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,934
Posted By dl242gt
I would definitely check the throttle plate...

I would definitely check the throttle plate adjustment. It's probably open a bit.
Forum: showroom 07-07-2021, 04:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,115
Posted By dl242gt
No problems my 100/90 only get a flash when on...

No problems my 100/90 only get a flash when on high beam. Never an issue with low beam.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-07-2021, 03:33 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,934
Posted By dl242gt
You could even say it's brick board approved.

You could even say it's brick board approved.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-07-2021, 03:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 946
Posted By dl242gt
The softest shocks are gonna be the stock ones....

The softest shocks are gonna be the stock ones. The monroe and sachs automatic should be the same in theory. Which is soft. KYB are going to be a bit firmer till they are worn out at 20k miles.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-07-2021, 03:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,921
Posted By dl242gt
Looks like that should work for you.

Looks like that should work for you.
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