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Forum: performance & modifications 11-24-2020, 07:07 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By esmth
adjust throttle body and TPS switch to spec ...

adjust throttle body and TPS switch to spec

https://www.volvoclub.org.uk/faq/EngineFuelinjection.html#ThrottleBodyandThrottlePositionSwitchAdjustment

When I did my +t i had ridiculous stalling...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-24-2020, 05:56 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,517
Posted By esmth
I agree, i'd love to see a timing map :)

I agree, i'd love to see a timing map :)
Forum: performance & modifications 11-23-2020, 09:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 960
Posted By esmth
Storrow/Soldier's Field is a fun drive at 1am.

Storrow/Soldier's Field is a fun drive at 1am.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-16-2020, 09:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 738
Posted By esmth
When i'm running out of gas, it'll buck or stall...

When i'm running out of gas, it'll buck or stall when accelerating hard or when on an incline. I'd check the in-tank pump.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-12-2020, 05:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,069
Posted By esmth
There is an inner and outer face of the cone...

There is an inner and outer face of the cone "wet" clutch, and a one-way "overrun" clutch. What I think is happening in your case is the inner face of the cone clutch that is engaged with the annulus...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-11-2020, 07:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 458
Posted By esmth
Out of curiosity which alternator does your car...

Out of curiosity which alternator does your car have? Intermittent grounds killed two diodes in my bosch 80 amper. Did you check the AC ripple on yours after repairing the ground?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-09-2020, 09:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,207
Posted By esmth
killing the master cylinder in this way is a rite...

killing the master cylinder in this way is a rite of passage for any new 240 owner
Forum: performance & modifications 11-07-2020, 12:03 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,076
Posted By esmth
Ok so had a bit of a phone discussion yesterday...

Ok so had a bit of a phone discussion yesterday to clarify exactly what they/I want.
*The guides were "passable" but they recommended new bronze ones for the stainless valves anyway
*It is the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-06-2020, 04:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,069
Posted By esmth
Slipping in reverse could mean the overdrive is...

Slipping in reverse could mean the overdrive is stuck engaged. The solenoid actuator may be stuck. don't use reverse like this, you are destroying the clutch in the tranny!

Try pulling the...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-03-2020, 05:00 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,076
Posted By esmth
They want new guides and (exhaust) seats...

They want new guides and (exhaust) seats installed for the 46/38mm valves, is that normal?
They also want a seal on each of the valves, when volvo only puts them on the intakes?
Forum: performance & modifications 10-30-2020, 03:37 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,076
Posted By esmth
They said the crack wasn't terminal. They...

They said the crack wasn't terminal.

They did not like the idea of 60 thou off of it, at all. I sent them the camshaft specs for the K cam, the springs, valves, and the volvo standard engine...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-30-2020, 10:29 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,076
Posted By esmth
Dropped it off this morning :oops: ...

Dropped it off this morning :oops:



Sounds good, I have no clue about the seats needed.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-30-2020, 10:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,042
Posted By esmth
I have a 530 head from an 1995 NA car, and am...

I have a 530 head from an 1995 NA car, and am looking for a k-jet head, maybe we could work something out if you want a full late model setup. It needs coolant port corrosion work though. Also to use...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-29-2020, 04:28 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,076
Posted By esmth
Dropping the 398 off tomorrow morning. I'm asking...

Dropping the 398 off tomorrow morning. I'm asking for a quote for crack repair and seat replacement. If it's not too bad i'll do that and have the correct seats installed for the larger valves, along...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-29-2020, 09:59 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,159
Posted By esmth
I replaced my head gasket for the same issue....

I replaced my head gasket for the same issue. Kept leaking externally on the exhaust side and it was neither the valve cover nor the cam seals. As far as I could tell it was an original HG. (~260k...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-28-2020, 11:00 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,076
Posted By esmth
I measured the deck height of the heads and the...

I measured the deck height of the heads and the 398 was 146.14mm with a cc depth of 11.68mm and the 530 was 146.20mm with a cc depth of 11.76mm. According to documentation, neither are cut probably....
Forum: performance & modifications 10-27-2020, 05:09 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,517
Posted By esmth
I may be punching above my weight, but I believe...

I may be punching above my weight, but I believe the intake could be a restriction. Are you running the stock B230F / FB / FT intake?
Forum: performance & modifications 10-27-2020, 09:24 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,076
Posted By esmth
With stock valves i'd have no issue running it,...

With stock valves i'd have no issue running it, but to run 46/38mm valves on the stock seats, they need to be cut significantly. But to have the seats replaced, I should have just went even bigger...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-27-2020, 09:04 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,076
Posted By esmth
change yer coolant

So I pulled out the '95 530 head i recently got and found a crack, albeit significantly smaller. But it has pretty significant corrosion damage so it might not be any more usable than my 398 without...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-26-2020, 03:02 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,076
Posted By esmth
Yeah, a 1979 398 casting. I bought a caliper to...

Yeah, a 1979 398 casting. I bought a caliper to measure if it's been decked before, it should be here before the weekend. What do you think about the cracking in between the seats?
Forum: performance & modifications 10-26-2020, 09:07 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,076
Posted By esmth
i already have a kl 421 header but it is made of...

i already have a kl 421 header but it is made of terrible quality metal and is falling apart already. I have a nice cast manifold and downpipe i'm going to have coated/lengthened for when it...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-24-2020, 11:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 910
Posted By esmth
I recently did this. Put a DW200 in-tank, ran new...

I recently did this. Put a DW200 in-tank, ran new line from the tank to the engine bay where I put the fuel filter and jumper to the rail. Much more quiet and less power use than the stock setup.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-24-2020, 10:18 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,076
Posted By esmth
CC'd the chambers too (why i removed the carbon...

CC'd the chambers too (why i removed the carbon and saw the crack in the previous post.)

I measured both the volume of water the chamber took, capped with plexiglass with a single hole. I also...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-24-2020, 07:17 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,076
Posted By esmth
Is this bad? ...

Is this bad?
http://esmth.com/f/201024/IMG_2431_small.jpeg (http://esmth.com/f/201024/IMG_2431.jpeg)
This is cylinder #3. The crack doesn’t progress in the ports at the bottom of the seats....
Forum: performance & modifications 10-23-2020, 11:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,177
Posted By esmth
+1 for the custom exhaust shop route. I had a...

+1 for the custom exhaust shop route. I had a 2.5" turbo back system made for $300 out the door. Will be more pricey for stainless, but the aluminized steel holds up well even in Massachusetts. Ask...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-22-2020, 08:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,400
Posted By esmth
You bought non-ABS calipers when you need ABS is...

You bought non-ABS calipers when you need ABS is what it sounds like. You could make a Y brake line setup to use them but i'd just send em back and get the right calipers. The pre-abs setup is a pain...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-18-2020, 07:06 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 18,076
Posted By esmth
Rebuilt alt going in ...

Rebuilt alt going in
http://esmth.com/f/201018/IMG_2380_small.jpeg (http://esmth.com/f/201018/IMG_2380.jpeg)

Added a 2 gauge ground. I ended up moving it to one of the motor mount bolts as I was...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-15-2020, 09:19 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 18,076
Posted By esmth
Got the tank in. It was the $168 one from rock...

Got the tank in. It was the $168 one from rock auto, spectra premium brand. It does have a circular baffle around the pickup, like the OE tank. It feels about as solid as the tank that came out,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-15-2020, 08:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 856
Posted By esmth
How common is the slow vac leak described here? I...

How common is the slow vac leak described here? I replaced the check valve, seal, (the $20 bosch one too :lol:)and hose to manifold to my booster and it still will not hold vac overnight. I too would...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-14-2020, 11:34 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 18,076
Posted By esmth
Possibly in the far future but unlikely again on...

Possibly in the far future but unlikely again on this car. I'm in this squirty-block for the negative-deck-piston-cooling-placebo NA gainz:-P
Forum: performance & modifications 10-14-2020, 10:06 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,532
Posted By esmth
I think to make it worthwhile we need some hard...

I think to make it worthwhile we need some hard data. There could be 50 people that drive the car before and after and say it is better with the grooves, but basic stuff like iat, humidity changes,...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-12-2020, 12:17 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 18,076
Posted By esmth
On the alternator front, I ordered these to...

On the alternator front, I ordered these to refresh the denso.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/272824194137
https://www.ebay.com/itm/301222347380

I found a 1995 940 in a junkyard so I took the engine. ...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-12-2020, 10:35 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,076
Posted By esmth
Thanks for your input! The plans may have changed...

Thanks for your input! The plans may have changed a small bit, 2 weeks ago I found a 1995 L block in a junkyard so I spent the entire weekend pulling and scooping that up. So now I have a fresh SCP...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-12-2020, 08:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,218
Posted By esmth
Thanks for this. I ordered a new regulator,...

Thanks for this. I ordered a new regulator, brush, and diode pack for mine.
Has anyone done the diode "mod" to up the voltage? Just two reverse parallel diodes between the regulator ground point and...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 10-01-2020, 06:23 PM
Replies: 2,319
Views: 1,474,112
Posted By esmth
Nice! <strike>I stalked your profile and saw...

Nice!
<strike>I stalked your profile and saw B230GK engine, is that carbeurated, with the bosch ezk as the ignition system? What part number does the box have? Could you post a dump of the firmware?...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-30-2020, 09:15 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 18,076
Posted By esmth
this alternator thing is not over. I didn't...

this alternator thing is not over. I didn't notice because it was daytime, but all the lights were flickering heavily. worse than i've ever seen before. AC leakage is ~800mv which sounds bad. So I...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-27-2020, 09:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,082
Posted By esmth
Alright yes, I had the exact same problem you...

Alright yes, I had the exact same problem you describe with the KL NA 421 header not fitting my 240 chassis without some significant modification. Normal M46 crossmember location. The header hit the...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-25-2020, 11:45 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,076
Posted By esmth
Oh OK, TY again for your input. i'll let y'all...

Oh OK, TY again for your input. i'll let y'all know what I get for volume when the plexi comes in:)
Forum: performance & modifications 09-24-2020, 09:32 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,076
Posted By esmth
Thanks! Though I'm planning on running the K cam...

Thanks! Though I'm planning on running the K cam I've held on to a bit. Could I go for more SCR with the K you think?



Thanks! I had a hell of a time trying to find information about the -f...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-23-2020, 10:04 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,076
Posted By esmth
I got my order in and am almost ready to send it...

I got my order in and am almost ready to send it to the machine shop. Just need to remove two snapped studs.

I am trying to do research with how much I should take off the head and what static...
Forum: events 09-22-2020, 08:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,295
Posted By esmth
I too was planning on driving 2 ish hours to...

I too was planning on driving 2 ish hours to this. Very sad it is not happening. Route 28 is a very fun drive, I did it in May. I'm still going to Connecticut to a friends house and this...
Forum: website & board 09-17-2020, 06:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 9,919
Posted By esmth
Just to be clear, I wasn't asking to make it like...

Just to be clear, I wasn't asking to make it like the garbage other forums with 8000 different sections that are terrible to navigate. I was just suggesting it mostly as the dank memes section has...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-17-2020, 06:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,418
Posted By esmth
Have you tried loosening the 3 or 4 bolts...

Have you tried loosening the 3 or 4 bolts connecting the bracket to the block, and tweaking it around ever so slightly? Of course after making sure the bracket itself isn't cracked/bent/tweaked.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-17-2020, 04:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,184
Posted By esmth
That valve cover looks really good. What'd you do...

That valve cover looks really good. What'd you do to shine it up?

i need some 70's wagon in my life
Forum: projects & restorations 09-17-2020, 02:03 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 18,076
Posted By esmth
The past few days I have been noticing a...

The past few days I have been noticing a rare-but-getting-more-common hiccup that the engine would do when hot and driving around. I didn't notice, but the dash lights were flickering dimly when it...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-17-2020, 01:45 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 18,076
Posted By esmth
unfortunately it is still leaking from somewhere....

unfortunately it is still leaking from somewhere. Albeit much slowly than it was before. Maybe one half drop hangs off the bottom bellhousing bolt after every drive. It isn't enough to make it to the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-14-2020, 09:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,035
Posted By esmth
Whoever could fab up some brackets to mount a...

Whoever could fab up some brackets to mount a more modern/available hydraulic rack to a 240 would make a killing. I have little fab experience of that magnitude, so I might be wrong/overlooking...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-13-2020, 06:56 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 18,076
Posted By esmth
Needed to take care of the crank housing paper...

Needed to take care of the crank housing paper gasket leak that has been bugging me for more than a year. Look at that grit build up :oops:
http://esmth.com/f/200913/IMG_2104_small.jpeg...
Forum: website & board 09-11-2020, 08:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 9,919
Posted By esmth
Hey, can you create some more channels? Maybe...

Hey, can you create some more channels? Maybe some like:

pictures
news/politics
off topic

Thanks
Forum: performance & modifications 09-08-2020, 10:22 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,076
Posted By esmth
I ordered the parts listed in the OP from KL last...

I ordered the parts listed in the OP from KL last night!



Thank you! I was most worried about how much I could cut the head. Good to know it can be a ton without issues atleast for NA.
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