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Forum: projects & restorations 11-19-2020, 06:53 AM
Replies: 3,105
Views: 939,715
Posted By JW240
Way cool trip and pics! Thanks for sharing. Car...

Way cool trip and pics! Thanks for sharing.
Car looks great :cool:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-17-2020, 06:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,208
Posted By JW240
Happy to hear! You're welcome.

Happy to hear! You're welcome.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-15-2020, 05:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,208
Posted By JW240
When testing, no wires were damaged, swapped or...

When testing, no wires were damaged, swapped or left disconnected?

Under the intake, connectors for temp sensor and knock sensor arent mixed up?

Ohm value coolant temp sensor ok? If sensor is...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-06-2020, 05:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,156
Posted By JW240
Same with Jens' dyno test B230. 2017 they hit...

Same with Jens' dyno test B230. 2017 they hit 900+ hp.

http://forum.savarturbo.se/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=93374&start=405

Very impressive in my book.
Forum: projects & restorations 10-22-2020, 02:24 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 25,060
Posted By JW240
Nice updates, as always :)

Nice updates, as always :)
Forum: projects & restorations 10-11-2020, 04:31 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 17,200
Posted By JW240
Sucks but happens. Happy the damage is limited....

Sucks but happens. Happy the damage is limited. Might want to get the old style B23 steel cap too? Might have one laying around still.

As you know, similar close calls on my side with catch can...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-05-2020, 02:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,624
Posted By JW240
Don't know when exactly. Removed an early alu...

Don't know when exactly.
Removed an early alu cover from a wrecked German 745 with manual/B230F from 1989.5.
My 240, built mid 1990, had the steel cover.
I think the 740/940 got the alu covers...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-04-2020, 01:37 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,183
Posted By JW240
Don't go to aggressive on the cam, it won't play...

Don't go to aggressive on the cam, it won't play nice with a small turbo. Don't know about the v16t but just a general remark.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-03-2020, 03:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,545
Posted By JW240
I used to be very pro-LH.. and it is a usable...

I used to be very pro-LH.. and it is a usable system. But its not free to mod either. If you can make chips yourself you can go far, but you need to live with some drawbacks that will be inevitable...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-03-2020, 03:28 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,183
Posted By JW240
0-100km/h for a stock Golf 7 GTI is 6,4 seconds...

0-100km/h for a stock Golf 7 GTI is 6,4 seconds (according to my Google skills). Very good response with the DSG etc, don't underestimate it.

If your 240 isn't overly heavy and have some basic...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-03-2020, 07:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,624
Posted By JW240
Carrier bearings. They are really tough to remove...

Carrier bearings. They are really tough to remove without the right tools and are probably worn. Not worn out, but a shame to re-use.
Remove the bearings by grinding off material till they crack,...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 09-23-2020, 03:40 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 34,920
Posted By JW240
I still have a m4.4 non immobilizer ecu laying...

I still have a m4.4 non immobilizer ecu laying around. I'll check the numbers if the bin is of any use for this project!
Forum: performance & modifications 09-19-2020, 04:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,500
Posted By JW240
Well, the alternator is under the intake...

Well, the alternator is under the intake manifold.
A/C compressor is pointing in the other direction, above the transmission, driven by a short stretch belt.
The water pump and PS pump are on the...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-18-2020, 04:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,787
Posted By JW240
Poly is overrated, yes. Threw most of it out....

Poly is overrated, yes. Threw most of it out. Every time car got better without it. Especially upgrading to rubber/spherical joints.

How to improve handling? Depending on the condition of the car...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-12-2020, 05:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,696
Posted By JW240
http://forum.savarturbo.se/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=96...

http://forum.savarturbo.se/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=96173&start=75

Don't know the brand of the little booster but looks like it fits great!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-05-2020, 05:10 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 391,620
Posted By JW240
Redblock: M6 nuts Whiteblock: M7 bolts

Redblock: M6 nuts
Whiteblock: M7 bolts
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-30-2020, 12:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,638
Posted By JW240
Great idea! My dad made one for when he drove...

Great idea! My dad made one for when he drove this 240, probably 25 years ago now, using an old 240 interior fan, which proved to make more noise than move air sadly.

I've been looking at compact...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-22-2020, 09:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,832
Posted By JW240
+1 I like

+1 I like
Forum: projects & restorations 08-17-2020, 05:04 AM
Replies: 567
Views: 328,391
Posted By JW240
Nice!

Nice!
Forum: projects & restorations 08-16-2020, 09:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,295
Posted By JW240
Looking good! Similar experience with the...

Looking good!

Similar experience with the power steering on the track, even with underdrive crank pulley. Forgot which fluid but it was some quality.

German market 940's had a very short extra...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-08-2020, 06:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,953
Posted By JW240
Too bad you dont get the D5 in the USA.. A recent...

Too bad you dont get the D5 in the USA.. A recent trip to the Alps, cruising between 70-100 mph.. 26-30 MPG(US)

fwiw; The 3.2 is roughly as fast ast the 2.5T, maybe a tad faster, the two I tested.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-07-2020, 08:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,250
Posted By JW240
https://www.autozone.com/gaskets/turbocharger-gask...

https://www.autozone.com/gaskets/turbocharger-gasket/volvo/s60

Volvo used a gasket on the FWD (~2000+) cars. It fits on the older models.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-07-2020, 07:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,953
Posted By JW240
FWIW, the 3.2 V70 my parents have is pretty much...

FWIW, the 3.2 V70 my parents have is pretty much trouble free.

A/C is not the best, works fine but condensor and pump are directly from a Ford and seem to wear faster than what I'm used to....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-25-2020, 02:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,622
Posted By JW240
Exactly. Also, the silicone hose without cords is...

Exactly. Also, the silicone hose without cords is quite flimsy, very easy to rip.
Switching back to rubber/cloth covered vacuum hoses as well.
Just be careful that those can't be stretched if the...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-19-2020, 05:52 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 17,200
Posted By JW240
Nice! Hope the build progresses as wanted in your...

Nice! Hope the build progresses as wanted in your holiday!
Really interested in the results.
Forum: projects & restorations 07-19-2020, 05:43 AM
Replies: 395
Views: 281,016
Posted By JW240
+1 Catching up on the videos, great work.

+1
Catching up on the videos, great work.
Forum: projects & restorations 07-17-2020, 08:21 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 107,591
Posted By JW240
The fresh plating looks great! Tempted to do...

The fresh plating looks great!
Tempted to do the same now my car is off the road as well.
Forum: projects & restorations 07-16-2020, 08:47 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,142
Posted By JW240
:omg: Nice numbers, can't imagine how fast...

:omg:

Nice numbers, can't imagine how fast this will be.

Swap looks great!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-04-2020, 04:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,666
Posted By JW240
I'd go for #2. I've replaced gaskets on quite...

I'd go for #2.
I've replaced gaskets on quite a few redblocks, turbo or not, all with considerable more kms on the odo. With the techniques you describe, not one stud has snapped or pulled the...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-03-2020, 04:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,738
Posted By JW240
Good score! My experience with the earlier PRV...

Good score! My experience with the earlier PRV was quite good too, they just suffer a lot more from neglect.. Like most other euro cars. The redblocks seem to be more idiot proof/bullet proof.
Btw...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-25-2020, 04:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,685
Posted By JW240
Good diagnostics and happy to hear it runs now!

Good diagnostics and happy to hear it runs now!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-25-2020, 04:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,208
Posted By JW240
Fwiw, I tried to get an exchange TRW steering...

Fwiw, I tried to get an exchange TRW steering rack for my 240 and found that Elstock racks were not available anymore. I'll email them to check for sure but it seems like there are less suppliers for...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-23-2020, 05:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,295
Posted By JW240
Nice vid (halfway through). Exhaust turned out...

Nice vid (halfway through). Exhaust turned out great!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-23-2020, 04:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,418
Posted By JW240
+1 on throttle plate closed, to me it sounds like...

+1 on throttle plate closed, to me it sounds like that is the issue.
Adjust the idle stop so engine runs 500rpm with hose to iac closed.
That's what solved the idle dip and stalling issue on my...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-23-2020, 03:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,685
Posted By JW240
OK, I was not aware of this. Thnx! Thought of...

OK, I was not aware of this. Thnx!
Thought of the radio suppression relay instead.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-23-2020, 02:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,685
Posted By JW240
The na 940 already was LH, right? Then it should...

The na 940 already was LH, right? Then it should have the white 6 pin FI relay..
If you start it without resistor pack you can/will burn out the injector driver transistor, which is a bummer but...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-19-2020, 04:09 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 53,266
Posted By JW240
fwiw, I had a hydraulic hose crimped by this...

fwiw, I had a hydraulic hose crimped by this company: https://www.hytec-hydraulik.de/hydraulikschlauch/metrisch.php
Very rugged stuff, though select one of the thinner/lower pressure rated hoses if...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-16-2020, 09:03 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 107,591
Posted By JW240
Nice to see you have your car back, looks great!

Nice to see you have your car back, looks great!
Forum: projects & restorations 05-16-2020, 08:49 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 18,012
Posted By JW240
Looking fresh! Nice to see this car landed in...

Looking fresh! Nice to see this car landed in your garage :cool:
Forum: projects & restorations 05-12-2020, 04:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,747
Posted By JW240
Subscribed! Nice project, looks like a really...

Subscribed!
Nice project, looks like a really clean car and nice upgrades. Digging the BMW wheels!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-11-2020, 04:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,442
Posted By JW240
Had this happen as well, easy fix: Idle...

Had this happen as well, easy fix:

Idle speed screw needs to be adjusted so the engine runs ~500rpm with the iac hose closed off.
Take some fiddling to reach that setting. And the TPS needs to be...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-08-2020, 01:35 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 17,200
Posted By JW240
Steelies are gonna look great. Likee :-D

Steelies are gonna look great. Likee :-D
Forum: aftermarket engine management 05-08-2020, 01:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,489
Posted By JW240
Looks good, yes! Lets see what the connector +...

Looks good, yes! Lets see what the connector + contacts/seals costs.
Forum: projects & restorations 04-24-2020, 04:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,202
Posted By JW240
Nice to hear from you, curious to see the...

Nice to hear from you, curious to see the updates. Gonna watch them tomorrow.
Forum: projects & restorations 04-23-2020, 04:23 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 17,200
Posted By JW240
Manifold looks great! Think I'll gonna look at a...

Manifold looks great! Think I'll gonna look at a steel mani as well (though the bends you used are better than plain mild steel).
Engine bay cleaned up nicely, or did you have to do some spray...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 04-19-2020, 06:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,489
Posted By JW240
Bosch QBA efan info and connector source

The good old 2 speed Bosch efan im using is worn out. Rattling and stuff.
So I took a look at suitable replacements; easy to find, powerful, preferably controlled and even brushless, compact and...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 04-18-2020, 07:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,592
Posted By JW240
For sensors, coils and stuff, do your research...

For sensors, coils and stuff, do your research and find out you can also use sensors of European cars. I don't know any good reason why I'd use a 1990s GM sensor when I can have a modern Bosch sensor...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-13-2020, 03:44 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,285
Posted By JW240
same. Ground the lip off with angle grinder, then...

same. Ground the lip off with angle grinder, then used a band sander to lightly touch the surface and provide a pretty much flat surface. Looked good.
Drilled and tapped for M10 studs and used the...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-07-2020, 03:09 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 118,243
Posted By JW240
Yeah. Thinking back to the 740 16V a friend used...

Yeah. Thinking back to the 740 16V a friend used to own, with slightly modified LH and some mods to intake/exhaust, that engine ran so good and had excellent power. Can imagine that you won't see...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-07-2020, 02:35 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 118,243
Posted By JW240
Looks good, really like the 16V swap. Clean. ...

Looks good, really like the 16V swap. Clean.

Going to change EMS or staying with LH? Both has its merits (saw your thread in Performance/suspension)
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