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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-21-2019, 01:47 PM
Replies: 1
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Posted By prometheus_aflame
Independent Volvo shop recommendations for the Chattanooga, TN area.

Hey y'all,

I'm looking for a reputable independent Volvo shop to do work as needed on my 1990 245 NA wagon. Please reply to this thread if you have any recommendations. Thanks!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-21-2019, 01:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 353
Posted By prometheus_aflame
Searching for experienced wrenching buddies in the Chattanooga, TN area.

Hey y'all!

I need to do some repairs to my vehicle and could use some new wrenching buddies to dig into projects with and learn with. Any interested parties, please feel free to reply to this...
Forum: showroom 03-29-2019, 07:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 798
Posted By prometheus_aflame
I'm specifically looking for high performance car...

I'm specifically looking for high performance car covers that will protect against hail and ice damage.
Forum: showroom 03-29-2019, 07:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 798
Posted By prometheus_aflame
Performance Car Cover Manufacturer Recommendations

Hello,

I am going to be traveling to a hail-prone area in the southwest in my 1990 Volvo 245 soon. I am attempting to find a manufacturer that specializes in custom outdoor car covers for red...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-24-2019, 06:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,219
Posted By prometheus_aflame
Also, there was a loose spark plug on the #2...

Also, there was a loose spark plug on the #2 cylinder. Tightening that down eliminated the diving idle and stalling issues.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-24-2019, 06:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,219
Posted By prometheus_aflame
Update: Resistance tests all came back clean...

Update:

Resistance tests all came back clean on the ECU and the harness connector. The culprit was the fuel pump relay, which was 20 years old and hadn't been replaced. A new fuel pump relay has...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-26-2018, 05:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,219
Posted By prometheus_aflame
I've been out west, sorry for the delay. The...

I've been out west, sorry for the delay.

The stalling issue was finally corrected. I found a spark plug that was arcing. Replaced all the plugs and sprayed the plug wire contact points with...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-12-2018, 09:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,219
Posted By prometheus_aflame
Update. The code 123 has recurred. I am...

Update. The code 123 has recurred. I am progressing with wiring troubleshooting at this stage. The code is not thrown until the engine is running for a few minutes. Stalling at deceleration is the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-12-2018, 10:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,219
Posted By prometheus_aflame
That's for sure. The iPD air filter is not oiled,...

That's for sure. The iPD air filter is not oiled, so no MAF death risk this time. Simple cleaning with soap and water when dirty. I'm dumping K&N filters permanently. Nothing but trouble.

I should...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-11-2018, 07:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,219
Posted By prometheus_aflame
Update. I cleaned the following grounds and...

Update.

I cleaned the following grounds and applied dielectric grease to each:

-Firewall to valve cover
-Battery terminal wires to block near power steering pump.
-Negative battery terminal...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-05-2018, 08:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,219
Posted By prometheus_aflame
I disconnected two of the sensor wires during...

I disconnected two of the sensor wires during this job, which are the IAC valve connector and the ECT sensor connector. I am not getting code 223, which references no signal from the IAC valve, only...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-05-2018, 04:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,219
Posted By prometheus_aflame
I'm using this as a guide for the ground...

I'm using this as a guide for the ground locations:

https://youtu.be/bdsJXw-ytj4?t=148
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-05-2018, 03:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,219
Posted By prometheus_aflame
I replaced the two-wire sensor under the #3...

I replaced the two-wire sensor under the #3 cylinder, right next to the cold start valve. That sensor wire connector is a bit tough to reach without removing the intake manifold, so I removed the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-05-2018, 11:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,219
Posted By prometheus_aflame
1990 245 lh 2.4 code 123 after replacing ECT sensor

I have a friend who has a 1990 245 DL that threw a code 123 on the lh 2.4 diagnostic, indicating a missing or faulty ECT sensor signal. The sensor on there was badly corroded, so I replaced it with a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-18-2018, 03:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 790
Posted By prometheus_aflame
Car is a 1990 Volvo 245 DL wagon, NA

Car is a 1990 Volvo 245 DL wagon, NA
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-17-2018, 06:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,090
Posted By prometheus_aflame
The red and white wire is the tachometer wire. DO...

The red and white wire is the tachometer wire. DO NOT connect it if there is no tach. You'll fry the cluster.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-17-2018, 06:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 790
Posted By prometheus_aflame
1990 245 DL, K10042 instrument cluster compatibility

I recently purchased a K10042 cluster on ebay that was rebuilt by Wagonmeister in California. Cluster was in good shape. I do not have a tachometer wire in my wiring harness. The odometer doesn't...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-01-2018, 10:33 PM
Replies: 22
240: pcv mod
Views: 3,117
Posted By prometheus_aflame
I have a Yoshifab catch can kit for sale if you...

I have a Yoshifab catch can kit for sale if you want to get that junk out of your intake for good. You'd need the hoses, but all the fittings are in the kit.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-01-2018, 10:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,300
Posted By prometheus_aflame
Do you have any documentation of this mod? I like...

Do you have any documentation of this mod? I like the idea for safety purposes, but not if it floods my engine.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-30-2017, 08:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,300
Posted By prometheus_aflame
I went through the procedure to relieve fuel...

I went through the procedure to relieve fuel pressure, but the car still ran after 20 minutes with the fuel injection and fuel pump relays disengaged (done by removing fuse 6 and starting the car)....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-28-2017, 08:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,582
Posted By prometheus_aflame
I'd hit up that crappy lube joint that "serviced"...

I'd hit up that crappy lube joint that "serviced" the car without replacing the cap. So many of those places have been busted on investigations from not putting oil in the engine to charging for...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-25-2017, 03:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,300
Posted By prometheus_aflame
In the meantime I was able to shore up the fuel...

In the meantime I was able to shore up the fuel line with Rescue tape:

http://www.rescuetape.com/
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-25-2017, 12:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,300
Posted By prometheus_aflame
I looked on BelMetric.com and the 12mm inside...

I looked on BelMetric.com and the 12mm inside diameter fuel hose is sold at an 18mm outside diameter with a braided exterior. Looks much better than the OEM line design.

I ordered one meter length...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-24-2017, 08:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,300
Posted By prometheus_aflame
Excellent info. Thanks! I see three fuel...

Excellent info. Thanks!

I see three fuel hoses, listed from rear to front:

Feed line 1: about an inch or two long. Looks like an end cap style hose.
Feed line 2: Smaller circumference fuel...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-24-2017, 02:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,300
Posted By prometheus_aflame
Main fuel hose torn

1990 245 DL

So I thought I was running rich and inspected the fuel hose coming from the sending unit into the main fuel pump under the car. The fuel hose is torn and fuel is leaking. I need to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-12-2017, 07:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,361
Posted By prometheus_aflame
I've seen poor power when cold in a few...

I've seen poor power when cold in a few situations. I say start off by cleaning the throttle body and MAF, then seafoam the cylinder head and the block. The slap can be lessened with a seafoam...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-24-2017, 11:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 999
Posted By prometheus_aflame
Figured it out. The drivers side support bracket...

Figured it out. The drivers side support bracket was too close to the left side plenum that surrounds the blower motor housing. I reassembled the drivers side console support bracket. The rubber...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-23-2017, 03:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 999
Posted By prometheus_aflame
I'll upload a video if I can't find it.

I'll upload a video if I can't find it.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-23-2017, 01:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,469
Posted By prometheus_aflame
I tested the illumination lights behind the...

I tested the illumination lights behind the center console and sure enough, they are all toast. Working on getting replacement bulbs for the cluster and the dash.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-23-2017, 01:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 999
Posted By prometheus_aflame
replaced blower motor and resistor, noise in dash when turning steering wheel left(?)

1990 Volvo 245 DL NA

I just finished the extremely time consuming blower motor job with the help of Robert Spinner, a.k.a. Robert DIY out in Albuquerque, NM today. After finishing most of the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-20-2017, 07:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,004
Posted By prometheus_aflame
torque specs needed for coolant gauge sender on cylinder head

1990 245 DL NA

I am removing the coolant temp gauge sender under the #2 cylinder. This is the sender that sends the coolant temperature to the instrument cluster. The sender is bad after testing,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-01-2017, 07:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 985
Posted By prometheus_aflame
I had this happen on a friends '85 244 after...

I had this happen on a friends '85 244 after installing IPD's OD solenoid bypass plate. The two bolts to the plate were undertorqued and trans fluid leaked causing shifting problems. There isn't a...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-01-2017, 07:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 994
Posted By prometheus_aflame
Question 1990 245 NA. Direct replacement solid aluminum radiator available?

Car: 1990 245 DL NA

I am considering purchasing this radiator from Do88:

https://www.do88.se/en/artiklar/volvo-240-740-940-manual-75-98-radiator.html

It looks like a great radiator, but is...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-08-2017, 09:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,469
Posted By prometheus_aflame
Do I have to remove the instrument cluster to...

Do I have to remove the instrument cluster to wire these two leads together? I found the following related forums that seem to reference the same problem.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-08-2017, 02:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,469
Posted By prometheus_aflame
1990 245: No console lights around dash interior

1990 245 NA. 250k on the clock purchased as a daily. The car runs ok and needs some TLC. My first agenda item is the interior backlight lights on the dash and shifter. All of the lights are out...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-02-2017, 03:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,389
Posted By prometheus_aflame
My AW71 rebuild was about 1900 bucks.

My AW71 rebuild was about 1900 bucks.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-02-2017, 09:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,389
Posted By prometheus_aflame
The transmission shop that did the rebuild was...

The transmission shop that did the rebuild was concerned that it might damage the transmission, and they wouldn't honor the warranty with the mod. I'd rather be safe than sorry, so the mod is back on...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-01-2017, 04:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,389
Posted By prometheus_aflame
Hmm, I thought the stock power was 164HP on my...

Hmm, I thought the stock power was 164HP on my model. Good to know. I looked up the stats and sure enough, it's 81 bhp per liter of displacement. 81*2.3 is about 186HP. Based on research, forged...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-01-2017, 01:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,389
Posted By prometheus_aflame
Car info: 1991 945T

Car info:

1991 945T
Forum: performance & modifications 06-01-2017, 01:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,389
Posted By prometheus_aflame
max horsepower and torque of AW71 transmission?

Does anyone know the max rear wheel hp that an AW71L can handle without an accumulator mod? I have rebuilt a B230FT with Yoshifab 96.5mm forged pistons and con rods and put in a IPD Turbo camshaft at...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-19-2017, 10:00 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,218
Posted By prometheus_aflame
I've looked at Yoshifab's setup and it looks...

I've looked at Yoshifab's setup and it looks amazing. Is it for NA applications only, or is a different setup needed for turbocharged 940's? I've got a '91 945T.
Forum: performance & modifications 12-06-2016, 07:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,821
Posted By prometheus_aflame
Question '91 945T in tank pump upgrade options?

Hey TB'ers,

I am wondering if anyone out there makes a higher quality in tank pump that is better than OEM specs, but is a direct replacement. Any help is appreciated.

By the way, I will be...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-14-2016, 08:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,028
Posted By prometheus_aflame
Your fuel pressure regulator diaphragm is likely...

Your fuel pressure regulator diaphragm is likely dislodged inside of the housing. Do you have a spare that you can swap out? If it smells like gas, that indicates failure.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-09-2016, 02:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,859
Posted By prometheus_aflame
The thickness of the block looked sound upon...

The thickness of the block looked sound upon inspection, but I've decided to donate that block to a friend that wants to turbo his '91 244. I've sourced a B230F block from a local junkyard and have...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-01-2016, 03:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,859
Posted By prometheus_aflame
So I talked to Josh at Yoshifab. I had to bore my...

So I talked to Josh at Yoshifab. I had to bore my B230FT block to .040" oversize, which is right at 97mm silky smooth. Is it safe to run 97mm pistons in a B230FT? Josh advises against it since the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-01-2016, 11:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,859
Posted By prometheus_aflame
http://www.yoshifab.com I went to the site...

http://www.yoshifab.com

I went to the site and they have some awesome stuff. Much better looking site than RSI's as well. Calling them today. Thanks so much guys!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-31-2016, 02:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,859
Posted By prometheus_aflame
Need parts from RSI for an engine build. Are they out of business?

Car info: 1991 945 Turbo
Engine: B230FT 8v SOHC

Is anyone on Turbobricks working with R-Sport International? I need to get their custom mode dished forged pistons made at .040 oversize to match...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-28-2016, 11:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,198
Posted By prometheus_aflame
Use an infrared heat gun. Check for streams of...

Use an infrared heat gun. Check for streams of heat spewing from the exhaust manifold all the way back to the tailpipe. You may have leaky exhaust manifold gaskets, or worst case scenario, a cracked...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-28-2016, 11:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,321
Posted By prometheus_aflame
All custom made, direct replacement wheels made...

All custom made, direct replacement wheels made for the RWD 940's are made with a 20mm offset. Usual sizes are 16x6.5 (stock) or 16x7. The key factor to consider is brakes. If you put a custom brake...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-25-2016, 06:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,512
Posted By prometheus_aflame
Get a tow dolly from UHaul that completely lifts...

Get a tow dolly from UHaul that completely lifts the car off of the ground. No driveshaft disconnection needed and much less hassle.
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