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Forum: performance & modifications Yesterday, 09:07 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By dl242gt
If you have a salvage yard with 80 and older 240s...

If you have a salvage yard with 80 and older 240s you can get a B cam. They run well in a B230F and are compatible with automatics. Put a listing in the wanted section. There are lots of B and A cams...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Yesterday, 06:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 91
Posted By dl242gt
When I've had a brake system be completely gone...

When I've had a brake system be completely gone over like that. The pedal is usually low and not inspiring. However, after some driving the pedal gets better as everything wears in.

Does the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Yesterday, 01:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 254
Posted By dl242gt
I'd suggest testing or replacing several things....

I'd suggest testing or replacing several things. You need to load test your battery to find out if it can start the car. They can do that at the store. 15 seconds of reversed wiring has damaged your...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-15-2021, 08:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 503
Posted By dl242gt
Here is a good source for parts including a...

Here is a good source for parts including a pierburg pump. https://www.cvi-automotive.se/en/articles/20733/2b-fuel-pump-b18b20
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-14-2021, 05:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 131
Posted By dl242gt
If the exciter wire circuit is ok. You may have a...

If the exciter wire circuit is ok. You may have a bad or frayed ground wire from the alternator case to the engine. Check with an ohm meter to see if it's low resistance to a good ground. But if the...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-14-2021, 02:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,152
Posted By dl242gt
I think people had to have that wire made up for...

I think people had to have that wire made up for them. The head mount distributor uses the pin connectors and the blaster will be the older sleeve connector.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-14-2021, 02:24 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 259,430
Posted By dl242gt
FYI the tailight housing is slightly different on...

FYI the tailight housing is slightly different on the 79-84 cars. In 85 Volvo added the rear fog lights and changed the lower outer bulb on each side to be a twin filament bulb. That handles the...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-13-2021, 02:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,684
Posted By dl242gt
I would make a support bracket if needed. My 3"...

I would make a support bracket if needed. My 3" downpipe has a flat rectangular piece of metal with three holes. The one hole is for a bell housing bolt. The other two holes are used for a large U...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-13-2021, 01:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 481
Posted By dl242gt
I have also used Voluparts for sourcing used...

I have also used Voluparts for sourcing used parts. They were great to buy from. Some other sources that you want to include are:
VP autoparts. They sell and reproduce lots of parts for these cars....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-12-2021, 08:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 503
Posted By dl242gt
I used the CR fuel pressure regulator that looks...

I used the CR fuel pressure regulator that looks the same. One they sell at most of the major chains. Great post on setting up the mixture on the carbs John!

Once you get comfortable setting up...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-12-2021, 07:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,152
Posted By dl242gt
that was an adventure. I think Bob pointed out...

that was an adventure. I think Bob pointed out that the wiring wasn't correct. It can work if you set it up like Gary did with the relay in his thread. But overall I agree with the decision to use...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-12-2021, 06:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 503
Posted By dl242gt
The fuel inlet needle valve can stick and let the...

The fuel inlet needle valve can stick and let the carb bowl overflow. You'll want to check or set the float height. Another cause is fuel sprays out of the float bowl vents because your fuel pressure...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-12-2021, 05:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 248
Posted By dl242gt
Yes, Planetman and his brother hiperfauto can...

Yes, Planetman and his brother hiperfauto can help you. Send them a PM if they don't chime in for this thread.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-12-2021, 05:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 380
Posted By dl242gt
The 85-90 car used both rear fog lights. In 91-93...

The 85-90 car used both rear fog lights. In 91-93 only the left side fog light works.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-11-2021, 10:27 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,124
Posted By dl242gt
I did an oil change on a friends Honda CRV that...

I did an oil change on a friends Honda CRV that had in big letters across the top of the engine cover yelling at you to use the 0-20w stuff in there. :lol:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-11-2021, 02:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 576
Posted By dl242gt
Cool! Thanks for checking that out. I haven't...

Cool! Thanks for checking that out. I haven't looked at their site for a while and last time I did it had a note that they were on the way.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-11-2021, 02:39 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,124
Posted By dl242gt
If it's the M1 version of 0-40w it says it's the...

If it's the M1 version of 0-40w it says it's the European car formula on the bottle. :lol: The engineers wanted that instant oil pressure at startup. It does get really cold in Germany.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-10-2021, 09:43 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,124
Posted By dl242gt
Yes, when it's hot out that M1 15-50 keeps good...

Yes, when it's hot out that M1 15-50 keeps good oil pressure in my turbo. I use it all year round. I changed to synthetic at 165k miles and it's got almost 340k now. My 93 wagon went to synthetic at...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-10-2021, 07:45 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,124
Posted By dl242gt
There are so many oils that are good so it's...

There are so many oils that are good so it's really a personal choice. Just like many parts and things it's important to buy the correct weight that works for your climate/engine. I've found the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-10-2021, 07:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,765
Posted By dl242gt
The local NAPA were the guys who got me a rebuilt...

The local NAPA were the guys who got me a rebuilt steering rack when others failed me. Lifetime warranty which they honored when it started leaking. The next one has been fine.
Forum: performance & modifications 01-10-2021, 06:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,152
Posted By dl242gt
You are probably experiencing spark blowout under...

You are probably experiencing spark blowout under high boost.
Forum: performance & modifications 01-10-2021, 06:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 834
Posted By dl242gt
That's a good idea except that you are returning...

That's a good idea except that you are returning hot coolant. It may work fine but I'd rather have the coolant cooled before I return it to the main system. When we were racing a Bug Eye we used a...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-10-2021, 06:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 368
Posted By dl242gt
I don't think that is correct. With...

I don't think that is correct. With spacer/adapters you are increasing the offset you can use. For example with 1/25" spacers that is equal to about 32mm. So, with 20mm stock offset plus the spacers...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-10-2021, 05:58 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,310
Posted By dl242gt
The source for connectors and wiring is Dave...

The source for connectors and wiring is Dave Barton. I just recently bought the speed sensor connector loaded with wiring and contacts ready to be spliced in.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-10-2021, 05:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 576
Posted By dl242gt
Well that across the board change for tools does...

Well that across the board change for tools does seem like a better system. I placed a recent parts order with Tasca and they needed to get all five parts from Sweden. It took six weeks but they did...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-09-2021, 09:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 404
Posted By dl242gt
Did you replace all four bushings? There is a...

Did you replace all four bushings? There is a harder bushing for the a/c compressor but I believe the stock replacements from Volvo are all the harder bushing now. I have read here of that bracket...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-09-2021, 09:17 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,124
Posted By dl242gt
I used to use Warren brand diesel truck oil....

I used to use Warren brand diesel truck oil. 15-40w. It had 'Soot Slayer' in it. Now I use either M1 15-50 or Rotella T6 5-40.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-09-2021, 09:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 576
Posted By dl242gt
I hope that isn't an across the board change....

I hope that isn't an across the board change. That is really lame. I ordered the cam seal tool last year from Tasca. They had to get it from Sweden but it showed up without issue. Try a different...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-09-2021, 04:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 637
Posted By dl242gt
You need the fantastic rubber cam. The faster it...

You need the fantastic rubber cam. The faster it spins the higher the lift and duration. I'm doing a run right now. Get them before they are gone!:lol::-P
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-09-2021, 04:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 912
Posted By dl242gt
Thanks for the info. I know why they added that...

Thanks for the info. I know why they added that stuff to the cars. Hard to have a sarcastic inflection when conversing via written words. Many US drivers are shiftless and lazy making them not pay...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-07-2021, 09:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,152
Posted By dl242gt
The chip we used was from sbabbs. Sounds like you...

The chip we used was from sbabbs. Sounds like you have a nice strong driveline. When we chipped my friends car. First we put a IPD turbo cam in. Then we drove it and it drove better. Then after...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-07-2021, 03:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,196
Posted By dl242gt
Looks great, Paul!

Looks great, Paul!
Forum: performance & modifications 01-07-2021, 03:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,152
Posted By dl242gt
I've used the LH2.2 chip on my friends 88 740T....

I've used the LH2.2 chip on my friends 88 740T. It made it run much better even with stock injectors and the boost only turned up to about 10psi.

Is your engine still the stock 87 engine? If so...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-07-2021, 02:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 637
Posted By dl242gt
Also the lobe angle plays a part in the design....

Also the lobe angle plays a part in the design. Two cams can have the same duration and lift but with different lobe angles they will perform differently.
Forum: performance & modifications 01-07-2021, 02:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 592
Posted By dl242gt
It's actually a 1/8npt female thread with a 1/4"...

It's actually a 1/8npt female thread with a 1/4" hose barb on the other side. That lets you put the boost hose on there.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-07-2021, 02:42 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 16,474
Posted By dl242gt
To repair pads that came loose. I use solid core...

To repair pads that came loose. I use solid core Kynar wire. It's usually about 24ga and goes up to 28 if needed. Then the trace that the pad originally went to gets some of the green conformal coat...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-07-2021, 02:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 393
Posted By dl242gt
No. 12 looks like the same type of assembly as...

No. 12 looks like the same type of assembly as well. Although 20 does look more like the part in your pic.
Forum: performance & modifications 01-07-2021, 01:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 592
Posted By dl242gt
That is just the kind of pressure switch I was...

That is just the kind of pressure switch I was referring to. The only other thing you'll need to get is a 1/8npt barb fitting with a 1/4" barb on it.
Forum: performance & modifications 01-05-2021, 07:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 592
Posted By dl242gt
I bought the Saab pressure switch from a Saab...

I bought the Saab pressure switch from a Saab used parts vender. It's been many years and I forget the vender. The other option is to buy a generic adjustable pressure switch from NAPA. I remember...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-05-2021, 06:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 912
Posted By dl242gt
Why would shiftless cars have a shift lock? Seems...

Why would shiftless cars have a shift lock? Seems redundant and worth disabling. That solenoid has screwed up on every high mileage auto my friends have had.
Forum: performance & modifications 01-05-2021, 06:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 592
Posted By dl242gt
A manual boost controller will let you set the...

A manual boost controller will let you set the boost pressure for the turbo. The terminal 11 trick is a grounded signal going to that pin on the ecu to enrich the fuel mixture. If you are running non...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-05-2021, 06:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 592
Posted By dl242gt
Well you have a few options. However, the...

Well you have a few options. However, the overboost pressure switch is used to cut the fuel pumps when overboosting. If you want to do the terminal 11 trick with an overboost switch. You buy the Saab...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-05-2021, 03:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,196
Posted By dl242gt
Reinforce the open deck is what whiteblocks need...

Reinforce the open deck is what whiteblocks need for the big powa.
Forum: performance & modifications 01-04-2021, 01:52 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 10,397
Posted By dl242gt
One of the good things I've done for my cars has...

One of the good things I've done for my cars has been to add the GT braces and a strut to strut brace. Makes the car feel more solid over washboard roads. Do it!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-04-2021, 01:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 541
Posted By dl242gt
The battery tray is 661309. GCP lists it as...

The battery tray is 661309. GCP lists it as discontinued. You may want to try some of the Volvo restoration places like Skandix or CVI automotive, and VP autoparts. Susquehanna spares may have an old...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-03-2021, 06:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 931
Posted By dl242gt
It's supposed to act like a check valve. But...

It's supposed to act like a check valve. But there could be some pressure required to open the valve. There should be an internal spring holding it shut.

The original part number is 1304460. The...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-03-2021, 06:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 718
Posted By dl242gt
If I had to guess I'd say that performance cam is...

If I had to guess I'd say that performance cam is a 3k to 7k or even 7.5k rpm cam. That's a huge power jump from the better flow. Sounds like it'll be a lot of fun.
Forum: performance & modifications 01-03-2021, 06:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,428
Posted By dl242gt
I used to work with a guy who displayed,...

I used to work with a guy who displayed, "Experience teaches best but teaches last." on his desk. Always liked that one.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-03-2021, 05:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 585
Posted By dl242gt
+1 on the two large screwdrivers crossed to allow...

+1 on the two large screwdrivers crossed to allow downward pressure and twisting motion at the same time. It's the way I've done them until I bought the tool. I used large Craftsman from Sears...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-03-2021, 05:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 849
Posted By dl242gt
Just be aware that the ecode side lights DO NOT...

Just be aware that the ecode side lights DO NOT fit the USA code headlight units. The only fit the ecode headlight. However, the lenses are interchangeable so if you want side light ecode looks. Just...
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