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Forum: aftermarket engine management Today, 06:51 PM
Replies: 14
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Posted By 142 guy
Do you ground your MAP sensor at the intake...

Do you ground your MAP sensor at the intake manifold or do you run an isolated ground all the way back to the MS box? If you don't run an isolated ground back to the MS box and if you damaged the...
Forum: aftermarket engine management Yesterday, 03:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 325
Posted By 142 guy
Vcc is slightly isolated from Vref for transient...

Vcc is slightly isolated from Vref for transient voltages by L1. Vref should be further clamped by Zener D7 to somewhere around 6.3 volts. If Vref inside the MS box is getting significantly above...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-20-2021, 06:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 295
Posted By 142 guy
I have a 1971 B20E with the 82 C thermostat. The...

I have a 1971 B20E with the 82 C thermostat. The thermostat starts to open at 82C and is not fully open until around 90 C. Keep in mind that on the B20 the temperature gauge is located at the back...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-15-2021, 11:34 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 62,801
Posted By 142 guy
The change in ride height does alter front camber...

The change in ride height does alter front camber so does change the steering geometry. If you want the steering geometry to be the same as before the spring change you need a re alignment.

When...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-13-2021, 11:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 662
Posted By 142 guy
You have my sympathies! Long ago I set about...

You have my sympathies!

Long ago I set about to rebuild the distributor on my B20E which required removal of a similar pin in order to replace the distributor shaft bushings. My efforts resulted...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-11-2021, 01:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 504
Posted By 142 guy
A previous owner may have permanently wired up...

A previous owner may have permanently wired up the pump to fix a problem with the wiring or a failed 'pump run' signal from the PCM. If you can remove the relay and the pump still runs that would...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-11-2021, 01:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 728
Posted By 142 guy
Covercraft and Weathertech list custom fit covers...

Covercraft and Weathertech list custom fit covers for the 122. They start at around $300. I suspect that most of the other custom fit vendors will list the Amazon. The only thing to be aware of...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-11-2021, 12:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 504
Posted By 142 guy
First off, something is screwy. When you switch...

First off, something is screwy. When you switch the ignition to run the PCM would switch the fuel pump on for a short pulse of perhaps 2 - 4 seconds to prime the fuel system and then shuts itself...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 01-01-2021, 01:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 619
Posted By 142 guy
SMD repair on low pin count chips isn't that bad....

SMD repair on low pin count chips isn't that bad. The biggest hassle is getting the old chip off unless you have a hot air rework station. Sparkfun or Adafruit have a tutorial on soldering in SMD...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-30-2020, 11:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 691
Posted By 142 guy
Having done the 140 brake bleed I encourage you...

Having done the 140 brake bleed I encourage you to follow Redwood Chairs's recommendations around using a pressure bleeder. You don't need the full Motive kit. A garden pump sprayer as a pressure...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-11-2020, 06:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,432
Posted By 142 guy
Information on B18 and B20 cam grinds. ...

Information on B18 and B20 cam grinds.

http://www.1800philes.com/ianr/_superlist_grinds.html

If you measure at 0.050" lift the durations are effectively identical and the maximum lifts are...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-10-2020, 09:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,043
Posted By 142 guy
As a side note, the two sets of contacts are not...

As a side note, the two sets of contacts are not associated with the injector 'batches' (1&4 and 2&3 on a 4 cyl engine). As I recall the speed input signal to the D jet is effectively an RS flip...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-10-2020, 09:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,043
Posted By 142 guy
The engine coolant temperature sensor would be a...

The engine coolant temperature sensor would be a good thing to check and relatively easy to do. That said, you can get a good read on whether the sensor may be the problem or a problem by pulling...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-10-2020, 12:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,043
Posted By 142 guy
Some details can be helpful. Is this car new to...

Some details can be helpful. Is this car new to you or have you had the car for a while and the problem emerged all of a sudden? Are the basics such as the spark plugs, fuel filter, air filter,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-04-2020, 06:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,383
Posted By 142 guy
The people who are fans of the molasses rust...

The people who are fans of the molasses rust removal treatment buy the 1-5 gal pails of animal feed molasses. They also have lots of patience because if you have significant rust the molasses...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-03-2020, 12:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,383
Posted By 142 guy
I vote for the Rad shop option if you can find a...

I vote for the Rad shop option if you can find a rad shop that still does this.

Where I live the rad shops no longer offered this service. As others have suggested, I ended up using the POR 15...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-28-2020, 12:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 992
Posted By 142 guy
Your distributor has the interesting retrofit of...

Your distributor has the interesting retrofit of a zerk fitting in place of the original oiler. Makes me wonder if the shaft bearings might be a little past it.

This being Turbobricks, I am...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-25-2020, 01:11 AM
Replies: 252
Views: 170,604
Posted By 142 guy
With the headlights on, check the voltage at the...

With the headlights on, check the voltage at the bulbs. The Amazon headlight wiring arrangement is marginal. Supplying the headlights through dedicated fuses and relays from the Battery +...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-20-2020, 06:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,593
Posted By 142 guy
If you go to Speedway Motors, or JEGS or ..... ...

If you go to Speedway Motors, or JEGS or ..... you can find electric fan controllers. If your radiator tank does not have a fitting for an RTD some of these controllers come with a little rubber...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-18-2020, 03:47 PM
Replies: 12
Vintage: 140 battery
Views: 1,787
Posted By 142 guy
Slightly off topic. That radiator 'looks' to be...

Slightly off topic. That radiator 'looks' to be aluminum and that top flange definitely confirms not OEM. Is it a transplant from some other vehicle or did you get a custom fabrication from...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-12-2020, 01:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,765
Posted By 142 guy
That center console is not for the 1972 and...

That center console is not for the 1972 and earlier cars with the truck shifter. The back part of the console appears to be raised like it was meant for an armrest which was never on the 1972 and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-01-2020, 04:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,333
Posted By 142 guy
Depends on your distinction between cannot and...

Depends on your distinction between cannot and should not. Cannot perhaps implies immediate non operation or failure. Should not perhaps provides some flexibility in when failure will occur and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-30-2020, 05:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,333
Posted By 142 guy
If you are going to do that, select your hose...

If you are going to do that, select your hose carefully. The hoses meant for complete immersion in fuel have a different outside jacket. If you check the Gates website and other vendors they will...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 10-29-2020, 05:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,374
Posted By 142 guy
Did it go to a really low AFRs and stay there? ...

Did it go to a really low AFRs and stay there? Then you are correct that you have a new / different problem than your original hot restart problem. If the AFRs went low following the restart;...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 10-29-2020, 05:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,374
Posted By 142 guy
My 1971 B20E has an MS2 Extra retrofit using a...

My 1971 B20E has an MS2 Extra retrofit using a Yoshifab CAS adapter for crank and cam signals; but, other than a stupid Patriot header is a stock B20E with a D cam. With the target AFR set at 14.7...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 10-28-2020, 05:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,374
Posted By 142 guy
That is what I did. My ASE taper is a Vee...

That is what I did.

My ASE taper is a Vee curve. It bottoms out around 60 C at 215 and then increases in a straight line to 413 at 90 C. My ASE adder bottoms out at 60 C at 20% and then...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 10-28-2020, 02:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,374
Posted By 142 guy
The Volvo B20 E and F are prone to a problem...

The Volvo B20 E and F are prone to a problem called hot injector syndrome (HIS). If the injectors have heat soaked on shut down, following restart the flow rate through the injector is reduced...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-26-2020, 12:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,261
Posted By 142 guy
Many possibilities. It would be useful if you...

Many possibilities. It would be useful if you supplied the model, year and engine for the car because some Volvos do have an oil level sensor in addition to a low oil pressure switch. I don't...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-25-2020, 07:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,199
Posted By 142 guy
Not to worry! With those tiny little wheels...

Not to worry! With those tiny little wheels and low rider ground clearance it would never make it past the exit ramp of the parking lot at my local Princess Auto.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-25-2020, 12:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,199
Posted By 142 guy
Not a function of the model. Its a function of...

Not a function of the model. Its a function of the year. The 1971 and '72 140 E (or GL) models had the mile long shifter mounted directly on the top of the box. In 1973 all the 140 models...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-22-2020, 01:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,697
Posted By 142 guy
The ECU is a digital device. Testing inputs and...

The ECU is a digital device. Testing inputs and outputs with a voltmeter or an ohmeter is not going to yield much / any information about the ECU. If the ECU is causing the fuel pump to go through...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-22-2020, 01:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,199
Posted By 142 guy
There are four specific mounting points on the...

There are four specific mounting points on the engine block for attaching lifting chains. They are listed in the Volvo 140 shop manual. If you don't have a shop manual it should be here in the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-21-2020, 01:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,199
Posted By 142 guy
It has been so long since I did this! To...

It has been so long since I did this!

To make life easier, get one of these:

https://www.princessauto.com/en/detail/1-500-lb-engine-leveller/A-p8879793e

I didn't have a shop crane. I used...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-20-2020, 01:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,697
Posted By 142 guy
Spark plugs are likely toast; but, that is the...

Spark plugs are likely toast; but, that is the least of your issues and a low cost problem to fix. If the plugs come out dirty, save yourself the money on the noid lights because fuel is getting...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-20-2020, 12:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,697
Posted By 142 guy
Have you used some injector noid lights (or their...

Have you used some injector noid lights (or their home brew equivalent) to determine that all 4 injectors are actually firing?
Forum: projects & restorations 10-17-2020, 07:41 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 26,334
Posted By 142 guy
If you try to swap a B230F in, plan for keeping...

If you try to swap a B230F in, plan for keeping thee hoist around for a while. It is not a drop in fit. Little problem with interference between the intake manifold and the brake booster, for...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 10-16-2020, 03:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,140
Posted By 142 guy
There used to be a rather lengthy thread on using...

There used to be a rather lengthy thread on using the CAS with the Yoshifab adapter in the Aftermarket Engine Management Forum. It would be at minimum of 5 years ago. I was not able to find it. ...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 10-16-2020, 01:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,140
Posted By 142 guy
240 with the block mount distributor? Try the...

240 with the block mount distributor? Try the Yoshifab CAS adapter

https://yoshifab.com/store/billet-redblock-dsm-cas-adapter.html

You used to be able to find the Cam Angle Sensor from a 1994...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-14-2020, 02:06 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,582
Posted By 142 guy
MS 2 and 3 can accept a knock detection signal...

MS 2 and 3 can accept a knock detection signal and adjust the advance to make the knock 'go away'. MS does not have the algorithm to interpret raw data from a piezo style knock sensor or the Saab...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-14-2020, 01:12 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,582
Posted By 142 guy
Amen to that! This is a place where you have to...

Amen to that! This is a place where you have to pay to play.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-10-2020, 01:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,570
Posted By 142 guy
My car sits outside with no overhead protection...

My car sits outside with no overhead protection and adjacent to a lane way that is packed with crusher dust and gravel. It gets a fair amount of local traffic and it has been so dry here this year...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-10-2020, 01:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,570
Posted By 142 guy
I am on the second of the more expensive covers...

I am on the second of the more expensive covers on my 142. The latest is a Weather Tech made from Sunbrella fabric. The previous cover was Weathershield fabric and I think the company might have...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-09-2020, 02:11 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,102
Posted By 142 guy
If you search back 2-3 years, there was someone...

If you search back 2-3 years, there was someone on Turbobricks exploring this option, specifically because they wanted to retain the long shifter arrangement. I recall that they had done up some...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-09-2020, 02:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,276
Posted By 142 guy
On the 140s the B20E received the large...

On the 140s the B20E received the large driveshaft parts. My 1971 142 E has them. I don't know whether the B20B equipped cars received them and I don't know whether that continued into the B 20F...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-09-2020, 12:27 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,102
Posted By 142 guy
The 2.8 l V6 from the Chevrolet S10 should also...

The 2.8 l V6 from the Chevrolet S10 should also fit with minimal fuss. I have seen an Amazon with one. I don't know whether the T5 transmission was available on the 2.8 l or whether that was on the...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-09-2020, 01:16 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,102
Posted By 142 guy
I have seen the Ford Lima turbo engine installed...

I have seen the Ford Lima turbo engine installed in an 1800 so I expect that fitting it into a 140 should be 'easier'. I recall that the Lima engine has a fairly low vertical height. If the Lima...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-29-2020, 08:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,304
Posted By 142 guy
It could be a failing ignition switch which is...

It could be a failing ignition switch which is where I think apachechef is going. However, if your failure only occurs when coming to a stop it is not really random. A faulty ignition switch will...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-26-2020, 05:49 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,335
Posted By 142 guy
If you have access to a timing light, check the...

If you have access to a timing light, check the timing as you increase the engine speed to about 3200 RPM with the vac advance pinched off (the test RPM will depend on the distributor since some such...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-26-2020, 12:14 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,335
Posted By 142 guy
You need to look at the 123 product listing. 123...

You need to look at the 123 product listing. 123 offers distributors with fixed spark maps, distributors with user selectable pre set spark maps and distributors with spark maps that can be user...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 09-25-2020, 11:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,520
Posted By 142 guy
You are not missing anything. I don't know what...

You are not missing anything. I don't know what 'chip' the DIY is using. The Digikey listed device is from FTDI and FTDI is the chip to get in terms of reliable operation. There are other...
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