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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-16-2020, 05:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 707
Posted By adamdrives
To answer your question, its a low pedal. It will...

To answer your question, its a low pedal. It will firm up on hard braking, but sinks too low.

The res only went dry on the right rear/front lowers circuit, but I'm getting bubbles in both. That's...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-14-2020, 03:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 707
Posted By adamdrives
I definitely trapped air in the proportioning...

I definitely trapped air in the proportioning valves. The current set of calipers is the third set. The second set had leaky bleeders and went dry overnight. Honestly I have bled it so many times I...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-14-2020, 05:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 707
Posted By adamdrives
another 240 brake thread...

Hey Guys and Girls, looking for some help with an 85 wagon that I cannot get a firm pedal in. Long story short, I've replaced the front pads and rotors, master cylinder and front calipers, and the...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-08-2020, 02:33 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 9,083
Posted By adamdrives
So cool! Looking forward to more updates.

So cool! Looking forward to more updates.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-26-2020, 12:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,486
Posted By adamdrives
Spent some more time on the analyzer today. Cyl...

Spent some more time on the analyzer today. Cyl #2 had an irregular waveform, shooting way too high on the firing line. Put a tester cap and wires on it and it runs smooth with uniform waveforms....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-25-2020, 12:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,486
Posted By adamdrives
Nothing out of sorts on the airbox. Hooked...

Nothing out of sorts on the airbox.

Hooked the car up to our old Sun analyzer. One cylinder had an irregular waveform, but I couldn't figure out how to select cylinders, and then lost the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-24-2020, 11:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,486
Posted By adamdrives
The notch in the washers around the crank gear...

The notch in the washers around the crank gear lined up with the marking on the block. Using a mirror I verified the aux/dis gear was in time as well. As far as markings show, everything is in time....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-24-2020, 12:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,486
Posted By adamdrives
That's what I was hoping, but all the marks lined...

That's what I was hoping, but all the marks lined up. I'll have to check again tomorrow but this didn't look like the later style crank pulley with rubber that can slip.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-23-2020, 10:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,486
Posted By adamdrives
Checked plugs and they’re good ngk bp7es with...

Checked plugs and they’re good ngk bp7es with normal looking color. I was expecting to see one or two cylinder lean or rich given how much it pops and breaks up. Hmm.

Replaced injectors just...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-17-2020, 12:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,486
Posted By adamdrives
I replaced the original dead relay with new when...

I replaced the original dead relay with new when I got the car running, but I need to check fuel pressures. I made a tool to test, but I don't have service info on what pressures I should see.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-14-2020, 02:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,486
Posted By adamdrives
83 245t int. low power

Problem: when driving the car, I can intermittently feel the engine breaking up under any amount of throttle, with no particular pattern other than it happens most frequently in boost or more than...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-09-2020, 01:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,278
Posted By adamdrives
There are two main relays, one for fuel pumps and...

There are two main relays, one for fuel pumps and another for IAC, injectors, etc. I think they are both underneath passenger side dash. If you are not getting power to injectors, the relay is...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-09-2020, 01:25 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 16,330
Posted By adamdrives
FWIW the ipd T cam left my 89 745 feeling...

FWIW the ipd T cam left my 89 745 feeling underpowered until 3k or so until I advanced the timing to +4 on the gear (that's 4* advanced). Even so, it will not be as strong off of idle, but will have...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-09-2020, 12:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,047
Posted By adamdrives
Second that those relays do indeed get very warm.

Second that those relays do indeed get very warm.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-09-2020, 12:37 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,317
Posted By adamdrives
I don't think those fuel levels are the cause of...

I don't think those fuel levels are the cause of your issue. The cold start injector only fires when the ambient temp is less than ~60 iirc. At 80 ambient it shouldn't fire at all. If you are getting...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-03-2020, 11:31 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,197
Posted By adamdrives
I checked the washer on crank timing gear today...

I checked the washer on crank timing gear today after work and it looked good. I don't know why they put that on the outer washer, makes it much harder to see. Anyway, reset the cam to +4* and reset...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-03-2020, 12:18 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,197
Posted By adamdrives
Its a 12b, replaced the cable a few hundred miles...

Its a 12b, replaced the cable a few hundred miles ago. Afaik if it's adjusted incorrectly you'll either hang in gear or not get downshift when you stomp on it. I loosen it until I hear that "clunk"...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-02-2020, 12:21 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,197
Posted By adamdrives
Retarded. FWIW, I've adjusted the gear 4...

Retarded.

FWIW, I've adjusted the gear 4 degrees in both directions with no real change in the huge hole in power below 3k.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-02-2020, 12:17 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,197
Posted By adamdrives
Left the battery unhooked all day, reset cam gear...

Left the battery unhooked all day, reset cam gear to -4, if anything the car is slower off the line :/

Gonna find a cheap mbc and see if that “fixes” my issue. It definitely pulls hard once it’s...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-01-2020, 12:35 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,197
Posted By adamdrives
I will reset the ecu today and see if there is...

I will reset the ecu today and see if there is any change. If that doesn’t do anything I think I will put in the stock (T?) cam and see how it drives.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-01-2020, 01:33 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,197
Posted By adamdrives
The car doesn't like to shift out of first until...

The car doesn't like to shift out of first until its warm, so that could be part of the issue, but it seems to shift and hold power fine once warm. Do you mean a straight swap? Or is there a...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-01-2020, 12:10 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,197
Posted By adamdrives
Well, the balancer had a slipped, but that’s not...

Well, the balancer had a slipped, but that’s not the issue. Got a known good one on and it’s still a dog off the line. Gear set to 0, timing at 12* btdc. I’ll upload a 0-60 video for a sanity check,...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-31-2020, 06:44 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,197
Posted By adamdrives
I did check with a timing light and the timing is...

I did check with a timing light and the timing is at 12 deg. I’ll make sure the balancer is in the correct position after work. When you say -4 degrees, do you mean btdc, meaning advanced? Thanks
Forum: performance & modifications 08-31-2020, 03:00 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,197
Posted By adamdrives
iPd T cam slow off the line

Hey guys, I put an ipd turbo cam in my 740 over the weekend and am a little puzzled by the results. Before install the car was very zippy from a stop. I had set WG preload to 10 ps, verified by...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-28-2020, 11:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,085
Posted By adamdrives
if it didn't go red, and didn't stay there for...

if it didn't go red, and didn't stay there for long (and even if it did) and you aren't loosing coolant/white exhaust smoke/having misfires, then likely you're HG is intact.

Take a sniff in the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-20-2020, 02:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,876
Posted By adamdrives
Where do you live? What kind of gas do you put...

Where do you live? What kind of gas do you put in? Something you are doing to both cars is shortening the HGs lives. No reason a stock 13c car should last 20k.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-28-2020, 12:46 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,977
Posted By adamdrives
Replaced the cat and she passed well under all...

Replaced the cat and she passed well under all limits. Time to have fun!
Forum: article composition 07-22-2020, 11:09 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 97,985
Posted By adamdrives
In b4 triple bars

In b4 triple bars
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-22-2020, 12:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,800
Posted By adamdrives
They are simple to rebuild with a kit from...

They are simple to rebuild with a kit from Rockauto. I did so on my 240 on all 4 corners. All 4 had a considerable amount of mineral deposit/debris in them. I used a wire wheel on a die grinder to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-21-2020, 06:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,469
Posted By adamdrives
Thanks guys, I didn’t tighten the cam gear on....

Thanks guys, I didn’t tighten the cam gear on. I’ll try that and see what it feels like. Thanks!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-21-2020, 02:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,469
Posted By adamdrives
B20 camshaft endplay

Hey guys, currently assembling a B20 to go in my friends 67 1800. After installing the camshaft I noticed it has a few millimeters of endplay. Is that normal? I'll get a video tomorrow.

What's odd...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-11-2020, 02:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,805
Posted By adamdrives
I have a genuine Garrett reman if interested.

I have a genuine Garrett reman if interested.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-04-2020, 02:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,696
Posted By adamdrives
Can you rev past 2k in drive with the wheels off...

Can you rev past 2k in drive with the wheels off the ground?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-07-2020, 09:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,977
Posted By adamdrives
The cat looks original, on this car its part of...

The cat looks original, on this car its part of the downpipe. It doesn't have any rattle or rusty welds like the later ones tend to. Right now I'm waiting for components for a fuel pressure test....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-06-2020, 10:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,977
Posted By adamdrives
At load, the numbers were: HC 150/133 CO...

At load, the numbers were:

HC 150/133
CO 0.6/1.0
CO2 14.3
O2 0.7
NOx 1719/1115
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-06-2020, 02:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,977
Posted By adamdrives
Yes, that is what I'm measuring. What should it...

Yes, that is what I'm measuring. What should it be at idle?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-06-2020, 01:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,977
Posted By adamdrives
Timing is @ 12*, dwell fluctuates between 24-30 ...

Timing is @ 12*, dwell fluctuates between 24-30



Ah, I had that backwards. I'll check the data sheet today at work for o2.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-05-2020, 10:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,977
Posted By adamdrives
83 245t fails smog

Hey guys, looking for some help getting my 83 turbo wagon to pass smog. I've out a good amount of work into it, and drives fairly well, but is at the limit or exceeding all gasses on the dyno.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-30-2020, 02:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,535
Posted By adamdrives
Well, the bleeders were all clear but I blasted...

Well, the bleeders were all clear but I blasted them all anyway to be sure. I took the master back out and primed it in a vice using some old cut up brake lines and it's better, although the bleeders...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-29-2020, 02:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,535
Posted By adamdrives
I rebuilt them myself one at a time, so the...

I rebuilt them myself one at a time, so the halves weren't switched. I once had a car that rubbed a rotor on the "new" parts store caliper, maybe that was why.



I wonder why, it was a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-28-2020, 01:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 844
Posted By adamdrives
Can you check fuel pressure?

Can you check fuel pressure?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-28-2020, 12:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,535
Posted By adamdrives
83 245 brakes

Hey guys, I need some help with the brakes on my 83 turbo wagon.

I can't get any fluid to flow from the lower chambers on the front right caliper. I just rebuilt both the front calipers (seized)...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-27-2020, 11:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,301
Posted By adamdrives
I would take the shaft out and inspect it. With...

I would take the shaft out and inspect it. With that much play I'll bet it's worn = new turbo. Such was the case on the Garrett from my 85 740 that I rebuilt, only to have eat itself. There are...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-27-2020, 01:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 636
Posted By adamdrives
In my experience the key thing is to apply a...

In my experience the key thing is to apply a little bit of liquid gasket on the four "corners" of the engine block. From underneath you will see the front and rear of the motor have an aluminum cover...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-22-2020, 11:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 11,420
Posted By adamdrives
Incredible stuff. I'm in the Bay Area, so I want...

Incredible stuff. I'm in the Bay Area, so I want to see this car at Alices once its built! :cheers:
Forum: performance & modifications 04-22-2020, 03:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,929
Posted By adamdrives
"it's gotta be stock, cuz it's a stock car"...

"it's gotta be stock, cuz it's a stock car" :rofl:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-22-2020, 03:10 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,683
Posted By adamdrives
Try a map gas torch in the future. I think I got...

Try a map gas torch in the future. I think I got mine for something like $40 at Home Depot, probably cheaper on amazon now. They burn much hotter than the blue butane or propane bottles, it's saved...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-20-2020, 11:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 939
Posted By adamdrives
Tried a 1 5/16" socket and that was about...

Tried a 1 5/16" socket and that was about perfect! The drift I have is for the early, smaller bushings. I'd still like to get the Volvo tool, just to have.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-20-2020, 04:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 939
Posted By adamdrives
Question Torque rod bushing drift

Hey guys, happy quarantine to you all. Does anyone have the part number for the Volvo tq rod bushing drift? I do a fair amount at the shop and would like to stop borrowing my coworkers fractional...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-11-2020, 02:48 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,042
Posted By adamdrives
Gotcha. Small detail I will make a note of in my...

Gotcha. Small detail I will make a note of in my spreadsheet.
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