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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-14-2019, 03:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 300
Posted By Otto Mattik
It's a bit of work, but worth pulling the...

It's a bit of work, but worth pulling the pre-pump & looking down in the tank for rust (I didn't have to drop my tank when I examined mine, but it was a wagon, so in theory there was more room(but...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-12-2019, 05:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 476
Posted By Otto Mattik
quitting booze

quitting booze
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-09-2019, 03:45 AM
Replies: 19
240: Air Dams
Views: 894
Posted By Otto Mattik
So a 1992 like this(spoiler) was likely...

So a 1992 like this(spoiler) was likely repainted, or something depending on manufacturer date ?

* Note it is not a GL as stated in the ad ......:roll::roll:
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-04-2019, 05:34 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,002
Posted By Otto Mattik
I agree, I've had good luck with Nokian's...

I agree, I've had good luck with Nokian's dedicated winter tires(look for mountain logo) & don't fool around with "all season" (waste of time) any more
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-04-2019, 05:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 545
Posted By Otto Mattik
I'm curious if it solved the issue ?

I'm curious if it solved the issue ?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-03-2019, 05:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 369
Posted By Otto Mattik
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/V6_PRV_engine

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/V6_PRV_engine
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-31-2018, 02:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 437
Posted By Otto Mattik
What type of diagnostics have you done so far ? ...

What type of diagnostics have you done so far ?
Fuel pressure test of main pump ?


* Here is helpful information from Clean Flame Trap:

http://cleanflametrap.com/transferPump.htm
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-31-2018, 02:06 AM
Replies: 19
240: Air Dams
Views: 894
Posted By Otto Mattik
http://smclassiccars.com/volvo/149100-1992-volvo-2...

http://smclassiccars.com/volvo/149100-1992-volvo-240-gl-4-door-23l.html

http://tirekicker.blogspot.com/2012/06/tirekicker-time-machine-1986-1992-volvo.html
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-23-2018, 05:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 861
Posted By Otto Mattik
Correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't Volvo state...

Correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't Volvo state it unnecessary to replace the transmission filter on a 240 ?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-23-2018, 04:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,010
Posted By Otto Mattik
Yeah, ..nice looking ride

Yeah, ..nice looking ride
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-23-2018, 04:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 830
Posted By Otto Mattik
62 euros each ( about $70.50 )

62 euros each ( about $70.50 )
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-21-2018, 04:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,010
Posted By Otto Mattik
The 242 :love::love:

The 242 :love::love:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-20-2018, 06:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,010
Posted By Otto Mattik
My 92 240 LH 2.4 had very similar symptoms, when...

My 92 240 LH 2.4 had very similar symptoms, when the ignition module began failing

a) stall and/or wouldn't start after approx 30 min running time ( later would start again in an hour or so )
b)...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-20-2018, 05:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 777
Posted By Otto Mattik
That's interesting, on my 92 240, the rear brakes...

That's interesting, on my 92 240, the rear brakes only act up at temperatures above 20f

:roll:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-18-2018, 06:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 777
Posted By Otto Mattik
Even the highest price hoses w/ ABS was still...

Even the highest price hoses w/ ABS was still under $60 total (* does not include washers, taxes, shipping, etc..)
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-16-2018, 09:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 561
Posted By Otto Mattik
I seriously doubt that battery will ever be the...

I seriously doubt that battery will ever be the same(at least that's been my experience if the battery was drained in cold weather).
You live in Cali, do you really need more than 660 cold cranking...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-10-2018, 09:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,757
Posted By Otto Mattik
Well, it should be interesting to hear how things...

Well, it should be interesting to hear how things turn up ?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-10-2018, 10:21 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,757
Posted By Otto Mattik
^^ and this ^^

^^ and this ^^
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-10-2018, 10:20 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,757
Posted By Otto Mattik
^^ this ^^

^^ this ^^
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-04-2018, 01:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 498
Posted By Otto Mattik
iirc 13mm is OE for 245 rear, & 14mm is HD I...

iirc 13mm is OE for 245 rear, & 14mm is HD

I ordered & installed 14mm for a 245(Swedish car parts - Sweden ?) from FCP, a bit stiff but great for heavy loads
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-29-2018, 02:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,288
Posted By Otto Mattik
If your strut inserts are Bilstein's, my...

If your strut inserts are Bilstein's, my experience has been they get stiffer(rather than softer) over time
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-22-2018, 02:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 962
Posted By Otto Mattik
I don't see how ;-)

I don't see how ;-)
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-22-2018, 02:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 861
Posted By Otto Mattik
a) Cold start valve ? (I don't think 2.4 has cold...

a) Cold start valve ? (I don't think 2.4 has cold start valve, I have 2 92's neither have it)
b) o2 won't cause a no start, but if not working it will not send correct info to computer
c) Was...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-22-2018, 01:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 840
Posted By Otto Mattik
IIRC I used a short box end, it's maybe 5" in...

IIRC I used a short box end, it's maybe 5" in length and thin, but yeah kinda p.i.t.a.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-20-2018, 05:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 840
Posted By Otto Mattik
^^^ * careful not to get any dirt or debris...

^^^

* careful not to get any dirt or debris inside the solenoid
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-18-2018, 05:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 962
Posted By Otto Mattik
Drive at 43.5 mph ?

Drive at 43.5 mph ?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-13-2018, 03:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 732
Posted By Otto Mattik
* If you don't have a cat, then "thermal shock"...

* If you don't have a cat, then "thermal shock" is not a thing (for the cat)

* Backfire reminds me of ignition related:

a) bad/cracked dstrbtr cap / spring contact not making connection
b)...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-10-2018, 06:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 732
Posted By Otto Mattik
Is it possible your cat is partially plugged from...

Is it possible your cat is partially plugged from driving in water ? ( thermal shock )





https://www.catalyticconverter.org/failure/index.htm
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-05-2018, 02:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 730
Posted By Otto Mattik
1985-88(include some 89) LH 2.2 ( no cps ) ...

1985-88(include some 89) LH 2.2 ( no cps )

https://www.ipdusa.com/techtips/10087/how-can-i-tell-which-version-of-bosch-lh-fuel-injection-is-on-my-volvo-240
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-17-2018, 02:40 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,009
Posted By Otto Mattik
After checking your timing marks, verify the...

After checking your timing marks, verify the rotor is aligned to small notch on distributor case.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-15-2018, 03:39 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,009
Posted By Otto Mattik
Ignition failure ? * Fowl/incorrect gap...

Ignition failure ?

* Fowl/incorrect gap plugs
* cap worn/crack/failure of rotor spring contact
* Timing
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-14-2018, 03:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,259
Posted By Otto Mattik
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Distributor

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Distributor
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-13-2018, 05:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,259
Posted By Otto Mattik
double post :roll:

double post :roll:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-13-2018, 05:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,259
Posted By Otto Mattik
https://www.rockauto.com/en/catalog/volvo,1977,244...

https://www.rockauto.com/en/catalog/volvo,1977,244,2.1l+l4,1287334,ignition


Rock Auto lists Bosch cap 10.08 & rotor 4.62 maybe order for the upgrade ?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-09-2018, 11:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,240
Posted By Otto Mattik
Yes, it's an easy maintenance item that is worth...

Yes, it's an easy maintenance item that is worth replacing in either case.
The only reason I posted the link about Coolant Temp Sensor, was for clarification.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-09-2018, 05:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,497
Posted By Otto Mattik
Cray-Cray

Cray-Cray
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-09-2018, 04:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,240
Posted By Otto Mattik
http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=246...

http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=246802
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-06-2018, 09:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,396
Posted By Otto Mattik
The only real negative observation about poly...

The only real negative observation about poly I've heard, was from a mechanic who said he's seen poly shatter in extreme winter temps (I'm guessing -10f, -20f, -30f, colder ??). However I didn't...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-05-2018, 02:15 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,474
Posted By Otto Mattik
Seal on compuker connections keeps out most...

Seal on compuker connections keeps out most moisture, however not sure with amount you mentioned ? The connectors come off easily enuf (without removing compukers), if inspecting for water issues. ...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-28-2018, 06:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,013
Posted By Otto Mattik
https://www.ebay.com/itm/TURN-SIGNAL-parking-LAMP-...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/TURN-SIGNAL-parking-LAMP-LIGHT-1990-NO-FOG-for-VOLVO-740-940-Left-side-1369609/361666495277?hash=item543500c32d:g:CPYAAMXQ0pNRBGMy
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-28-2018, 02:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 964
Posted By Otto Mattik
Good to know :nod:

Good to know :nod:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-28-2018, 02:51 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,802
Posted By Otto Mattik
Your symptoms remind me of a failing in-tank pump...

Your symptoms remind me of a failing in-tank pump and finally failed power stage (?)


* Car would bog out going up hills, replaced in-tank pump solved that issue.
* Car would stall after 30 min...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-27-2018, 05:02 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,474
Posted By Otto Mattik
A bad distributor cap can be hard to detect and...

A bad distributor cap can be hard to detect and cause issues.


* recently had a similar situation, codes read 1-1-1
A failed distributor cap caused a big part of no start/non consistent...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-21-2018, 04:15 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,417
Posted By Otto Mattik
Had a recent situation. Got dealer code, but...

Had a recent situation.

Got dealer code, but locksmith said it came up as a Toyota or something, not close to my failed orig key. I called dealer and fortunately same parts guy was still in, and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-09-2018, 03:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,723
Posted By Otto Mattik
I had a Guibo completely disintegrate on a BMW...

I had a Guibo completely disintegrate on a BMW once(I believe the e28 uses the same exact Guibo) with no warning. I was able to limp the car to work which sounds crazy after some "field...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-03-2018, 11:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 961
Posted By Otto Mattik
A) 1985 should be LH 2.2, what transmission ? ...

A) 1985 should be LH 2.2, what transmission ?
You should be getting 18-22(+/-) mpg around town and maybe 28(+/-) on long trips.
How are plugs/wires, cap/rotor, oil, vacuum leaks ?
Brakes/Parking...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-03-2018, 11:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,723
Posted By Otto Mattik
I don't see how a Guibo can be mounted...

I don't see how a Guibo can be mounted incorrectly ?(too many washers, wrong bolts?)
Is it possible you put driveshaft sections together incorrectly(did you find alignment marks?)
How is the...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-03-2018, 03:17 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,276
Posted By Otto Mattik
My 92 wagon came w/ 205/60 15 and handles great...

My 92 wagon came w/ 205/60 15 and handles great for summer cruising. I noticed on tiresize that 185/70-14 are 24.2" dia and 205/60-15 are 24.7" dia only a diff of +2.1%. * Compare to 185R-14 25.7-9"...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-03-2018, 02:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,273
Posted By Otto Mattik
How are the bushings ?

How are the bushings ?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-26-2018, 04:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 641
Posted By Otto Mattik
Thanks for this information. I've been chasing a...

Thanks for this information. I've been chasing a rough idle (and poor mileage around town) for a while now. I still need to do more vacuum checks, but this info is helpful.
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