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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-11-2020, 03:04 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,619
Posted By G-Tech 940
It works! I was thinking it over last night...

It works!

I was thinking it over last night and I was pretty sure that I had not connected the EFI cable that goes from the ignition coil to the distributor.

Turns out that was it! The car...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-10-2020, 05:53 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,619
Posted By G-Tech 940
I saw that in the photo as well. I am 99% sure I...

I saw that in the photo as well. I am 99% sure I did tension it but it is something that I wanted to check tomorrow.

I've probably cranked it for about another 30 seconds in 10 second bursts...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-10-2020, 05:35 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,619
Posted By G-Tech 940
Okay, lots to update. I ordered the correct...

Okay, lots to update.

I ordered the correct freeze plug from Volvo and wouldn't you know, it went in really nicely with some aviation gasket. I couldn't even tell a difference when holding it next...
Forum: showroom 10-04-2020, 11:14 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 20,737
Posted By G-Tech 940
I know this is an old dead thread but I had to...

I know this is an old dead thread but I had to post this pic somewhere..

https://imgur.com/lgAttUZl.jpg
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-30-2020, 12:00 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,619
Posted By G-Tech 940
Put the new block heater in. Broke the...

Put the new block heater in.

Broke the tightening screw while installing it.

****.

At least the piece didn't fall down and I was able to get it out.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-25-2020, 08:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,807
Posted By G-Tech 940
Hopefully mine was done alright. I cleaned out...

Hopefully mine was done alright. I cleaned out the bolt holes with a dry paper towel, and then a paper towel + solvent. I also hit them with the shopvac+straw.

My back was really sore after...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-24-2020, 04:10 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,619
Posted By G-Tech 940
Unfortunately I am past that point now. The...

Unfortunately I am past that point now.

The parts that I bought off of the old retired mechanic were very well sorted. The guy was very meticulous in his notes. The envelope that stored the plug...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-24-2020, 01:16 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,619
Posted By G-Tech 940
Well, this new frost plug isn't going in. ...

Well, this new frost plug isn't going in.

I've spent $50 on two batches of dry ice so far.

I've cleaned the plug hole very well using a razor and a bit of sandpaper.

I've heated the plug...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-23-2020, 03:38 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,619
Posted By G-Tech 940
https://imgur.com/7zUeXCll.jpg ...

https://imgur.com/7zUeXCll.jpg

https://imgur.com/IVsyYyZl.jpg

https://imgur.com/i9STKDNl.jpg

Got my head back from the shop. They only took .005" off but I needed the head cleaned anyways...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-21-2020, 10:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,399
Posted By G-Tech 940
I just replaced the bracket on my 92 940 with one...

I just replaced the bracket on my 92 940 with one that I had painted. It had the same part number (sorry I don't have it here). There was a bit of play when I was bolting the new bracket up.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-21-2020, 09:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 934
Posted By G-Tech 940
bend the spring and insert shims in the spring...

bend the spring and insert shims in the spring coils until it's long enough to make the connection. Then remove the shims.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-18-2020, 02:40 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,619
Posted By G-Tech 940
Once this is all put back together and it starts...

Once this is all put back together and it starts and runs, I am going to be very relieved. Until then, I definitely feel that I have gotten in way over my head trying to fix a coolant leak. I am the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-18-2020, 09:25 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,619
Posted By G-Tech 940
I'm confused, I am looking more into it and I see...

I'm confused, I am looking more into it and I see that red 3M pads that were recommended, also apparently have aluminum oxide in them.

3M Pad website...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-18-2020, 12:34 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,619
Posted By G-Tech 940
WELL ****. Looks like I just destroyed the engine...

WELL ****. Looks like I just destroyed the engine if the internet is to be believed....

Edit: Yup it really looks like I screwed up here. I used it on the head and the block. FML.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-17-2020, 06:09 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,619
Posted By G-Tech 940
Something in between, but I guess that's not the...

Something in between, but I guess that's not the right way to do it.




I'm asking my local Volvo group for a recommendation on where to take the head. I have a guy who does machine work but I...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-17-2020, 03:12 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,619
Posted By G-Tech 940
Thanks, I laid the straightest edge I could find...

Thanks, I laid the straightest edge I could find across the head in all directions, and could only see the faintest sliver of a sliver of light, if anything at all. I did the same thing with the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-17-2020, 02:28 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,619
Posted By G-Tech 940
https://imgur.com/BE1LRqbl.jpg ...

https://imgur.com/BE1LRqbl.jpg

https://imgur.com/sRXDSGxl.jpg

cleaned both surfaces with some brake cleaner sprayed onto a scotchbrite pad (cant buy red 3M unless I have a pro license or...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-16-2020, 04:42 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,619
Posted By G-Tech 940
I did check and they were dry, but old, so I...

I did check and they were dry, but old, so I replaced the heater hoses as well as the heater valve. It was still dry before I started down this HG road.

The leak is coming from the exhaust side,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-16-2020, 03:30 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,619
Posted By G-Tech 940
Head is off, and I scraped and scraped all of the...

Head is off, and I scraped and scraped all of the gasket material off using a razorblade.

It feels smooth to the touch but doesn't look very clean, I went at it with some degreaser but it looks...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-16-2020, 12:19 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,619
Posted By G-Tech 940
Thanks! I am kinda just trying to keep moving...

Thanks! I am kinda just trying to keep moving forward with the steps until it's done!

I recently replaced all of the studs and nuts all the way around, intake and exhaust, they looked great! I...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-15-2020, 11:37 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,619
Posted By G-Tech 940
I'll have to look into adjusting the valves, I do...

I'll have to look into adjusting the valves, I do have a bunch of shims on hand. Never done it before. This Headgasket job came about 3 months before I was mentally prepared to do it lol.

Some...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-15-2020, 08:34 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,619
Posted By G-Tech 940
https://imgur.com/24YdPBVl.jpg A blurry...

https://imgur.com/24YdPBVl.jpg

A blurry photo I took at the last minute, but I got the head ready for removal tomorrow. I will bring a straight edge to check the head, as one of the heater core...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-14-2020, 06:45 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,619
Posted By G-Tech 940
Well, I certainly can't admit to knowing what I...

Well, I certainly can't admit to knowing what I am doing, but I want to get it done, and most people seem to say it's pretty simple!

Thanks guys!

Edit: Well it turns out that the HG I had on...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-14-2020, 05:17 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,619
Posted By G-Tech 940
Well, I guess I will either have to use a bottle...

Well, I guess I will either have to use a bottle of this stuff, or just try to replace the HG myself.

I'll probably attempt the HG as I already have an Elring HG and Mahle Head Bolts on hand, and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-14-2020, 04:37 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,619
Posted By G-Tech 940
So I got up in there today and pulled the oil...

So I got up in there today and pulled the oil filter off, the oil cooler hoses, and the hard coolant line.

The screw was loose on the block heater but I am doubting that it is the block heater...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-11-2020, 03:15 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,619
Posted By G-Tech 940
For someone like me who works slow and...

For someone like me who works slow and methodical, its a several day job. I am pretty sure ill have to pull the exhaust manifold and turbo, downpipe, the coolant hard line, the oil filter.

I...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-11-2020, 10:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,126
Posted By G-Tech 940
Just replaced all of the coolant hoses with new...

Just replaced all of the coolant hoses with new Volvo hoses and Norma hose clamps. Put in a new GMC Safari heater valve at the same time;

https://imgur.com/nKTfMQOl.jpg


I was trying to chase...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-10-2020, 10:28 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,619
Posted By G-Tech 940
okay, some more research has me looking at either...

okay, some more research has me looking at either replacing the block heater for $160, or the freeze plug with potential for more leaks for $5.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-10-2020, 05:36 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,619
Posted By G-Tech 940
Replaced all the coolant hoses with Volvo hoses. ...

Replaced all the coolant hoses with Volvo hoses.

Replaced all the clamps with good clamps.

Replaced the Heater Valve with the Four Seasons part for the Safari Van.

Nothing leaks! Except the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-09-2020, 12:49 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 53,007
Posted By G-Tech 940
Picked up a Four Seasons 74607 today, it was...

Picked up a Four Seasons 74607 today, it was about half the price of the NAPA part number.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-03-2020, 08:14 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,619
Posted By G-Tech 940
I ordered a full set of hoses from Volvo, and a...

I ordered a full set of hoses from Volvo, and a bunch of NORMA clamps that should replace most of the connections.

I also found that thread about replacing the OE heater valve with the GMC Safari...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-25-2020, 07:18 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,619
Posted By G-Tech 940
Thanks, I hadn't thought of doing the exhaust gas...

Thanks, I hadn't thought of doing the exhaust gas test, I'll give that a shot after finishing the hoses. I had someone who was going to buy the car tell me it had a blown HG but I didn't know how he...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-25-2020, 05:25 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,619
Posted By G-Tech 940
There was definitely electrolysis going on in the...

There was definitely electrolysis going on in the area, as I think that is what most of that coolant crud on the pipe nipple was.

I didn't see any black "slime" but there did seem to be a bit of...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-25-2020, 02:30 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,619
Posted By G-Tech 940
I dont think I used a screwdriver anywhere to get...

I dont think I used a screwdriver anywhere to get hoses off. I found the best way was to gently twist the hose until it rotated, then gently pull it off.

The only thing I could think of like that...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-25-2020, 11:21 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,619
Posted By G-Tech 940
Appreciate your response, I have been tightening...

Appreciate your response, I have been tightening and tightening.

Do you think it'll be enough to keep all my hoses and OE clamps, and re-seat them all using Permatex Ultra Black? (I already have...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-25-2020, 10:55 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,619
Posted By G-Tech 940
All of the hoses are squeezable, I'm not sure how...

All of the hoses are squeezable, I'm not sure how much softness is bad. One of the oil cooler hoses had clearly been replaced once before, with a hose that had a much firmer and fabric wrapped...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-25-2020, 08:45 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,619
Posted By G-Tech 940
940 - Chasing Coolant Leaks

I have been chasing coolant leaks in my 940 since I changed the coolant.

The hose clamps seem to loosen over time. I frequently come out in the morning to find a few oz of coolant on the ground....
Forum: showroom 08-18-2020, 01:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,987
Posted By G-Tech 940
I like Tethys, but I feel that $350 is a bit...

I like Tethys, but I feel that $350 is a bit expensive for them. Maybe worth it as they're NIB, but around here they're only around $200 CAD for a set, I spent $250 and got 3 good tires as well.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-11-2020, 03:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,478
Posted By G-Tech 940
I just realized these pictures are ****, sorry!....

I just realized these pictures are ****, sorry!. Still, it's the rear housing that I don't know how to remove.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-11-2020, 03:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,478
Posted By G-Tech 940
https://imgur.com/Q8hCq4fl.jpg ...

https://imgur.com/Q8hCq4fl.jpg

https://imgur.com/W97IQfTl.jpg

First two pics are of the bearing ring

https://imgur.com/BekXWx6l.jpg

https://imgur.com/H5vcoJUl.jpg
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-08-2020, 08:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,478
Posted By G-Tech 940
Hey guys, Here is what I have so far. It's a...

Hey guys,

Here is what I have so far. It's a newer model Bosch 100A unit. Looks a bit different than the one in the video (although I have several of those so if this works out then the video will...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-06-2020, 10:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,806
Posted By G-Tech 940
Thanks very much! I would have not figured that...

Thanks very much! I would have not figured that out myself, but I'm glad as I can make use of both the redblock and whiteblock tools now that I know what they do!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-06-2020, 09:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,478
Posted By G-Tech 940
I still haven't figured out how to take the...

I still haven't figured out how to take the alternator apart. I have removed every screw and bolt I can see apart from 4 phillips screws that were behind the pulley. They are stuck in there. I...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-31-2020, 06:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,625
Posted By G-Tech 940
thank you very much!

thank you very much!
Forum: performance & modifications 07-31-2020, 06:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,625
Posted By G-Tech 940
How do I install a Manual Boost Controller and Elec. Boost Gauge?

Where do I plumb these things in? They both came with instructions and I have watched videos but I don't know where to put them. Some guy put the gauge on his brake booster hose!? How is that...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-29-2020, 09:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,126
Posted By G-Tech 940
Thanks! The filter stood up to my strap...

Thanks!

The filter stood up to my strap wrench and channel locks. What got it for me in the end was gently prying around the seal with a flathead screwdriver, and spraying some PB B'laster around...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-28-2020, 07:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,126
Posted By G-Tech 940
FINALLY. It's done. This is probably small...

FINALLY. It's done. This is probably small potatoes for most of you but this was a big job for me that included a lot of struggle and a lot of delay.

I had to replace my exhaust manifold gasket....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-26-2020, 11:57 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,806
Posted By G-Tech 940
Is anybody able to identify the use for any of...

Is anybody able to identify the use for any of these tools? They are not official Volvo except for the first pic, but they are all for Volvos, mostly older stuff I think, B20/P20.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-26-2020, 11:52 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,806
Posted By G-Tech 940
I'm not sure that I have tool number 1, but I do...

I'm not sure that I have tool number 1, but I do have #2

https://imgur.com/TJmiowHl.jpg

https://imgur.com/djSO4ixl.jpg

https://imgur.com/flTXAwBl.jpg

https://imgur.com/2QK7Md9l.jpg
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-23-2020, 12:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,757
Posted By G-Tech 940
Easy as anything to rebuild calipers. just...

Easy as anything to rebuild calipers.

just need an air compressor, a block of wood if it's dual piston, a flathead screwdriver, and some assembly fluid. Maybe a larger bar to rock the piston in if...
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