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Forum: performance & modifications 09-23-2020, 09:24 PM
Replies: 56
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Posted By petebee
Sounds like I need to get me some Gabriel Ultras...

Sounds like I need to get me some Gabriel Ultras pronto!
Forum: projects & restorations 09-21-2020, 09:15 PM
Replies: 3,105
Views: 941,425
Posted By petebee
I want that Mars Red MK1 Scirocco...

I want that Mars Red MK1 Scirocco...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-10-2020, 09:04 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,076
Posted By petebee
Glad I wandered into this thread. I am in a...

Glad I wandered into this thread. I am in a similar situation planning to upgrade the suspension on my recently acquired 92 sedan. Overall car is in great condition, but I'd like a bit firmer...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-16-2020, 04:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,174
Posted By petebee
Thanks I'm thinking of the center hub caps with...

Thanks I'm thinking of the center hub caps with the black surrounding the Volvo "V" in the center. I'd like to go with the caps only and not the trim rings. Appreciate the response!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-15-2020, 10:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,174
Posted By petebee
What year factory dog dish style chrome hubcaps fit late model steel wheels?

I just picked up a very nice 92 platinum metallic 240 sedan with all the blackout trim (grill, rain gutters, door handles, belt line trim). The steel wheels are in very good shape, so I think I am...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-14-2018, 10:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,660
Posted By petebee
To make 100% sure, I will measure the in-lb....

To make 100% sure, I will measure the in-lb. setting prior to removing the flange and nut first - i.e. remove driveshaft, attach torque wrench and determine at what in-lb rating the wrench goes from...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-14-2018, 09:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,660
Posted By petebee
Okay looks like we can't judge crush washer...

Okay looks like we can't judge crush washer requirement by looking at the threads. I'll just carefully try to align to the old depth when tightening back (using marks, measuring depth and thread...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-14-2018, 03:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,660
Posted By petebee
^^^ thank you!

^^^ thank you!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-14-2018, 02:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,660
Posted By petebee
I understand that some rear ends have a crush...

I understand that some rear ends have a crush sleeve, but since mine doesn't have the tag I am unable to determine if it needs one until I remove the flange. Is there any rhyme or reason regarding...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-14-2018, 11:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,660
Posted By petebee
Great advice...that speedi sleeve is very cool....

Great advice...that speedi sleeve is very cool. Did you just measure the diameter of the flange shaft to get the correct size?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-14-2018, 10:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,660
Posted By petebee
Leaking rear pinion seal

So I noticed a bit of wetness under my car's differential when attempting to replace the rear trailing arm bushings last week (a failed attempt, but a story for another thread). Yesterday I noticed...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-18-2018, 06:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,290
Posted By petebee
Not so fast mister. When diagnosing clunks, DON'T...

Not so fast mister. When diagnosing clunks, DON'T FORGET TO CHECK THE OTHER SIDE :lol:...the gland nut on the passenger strut had backed completely off. It is now back on and car is nice and quiet -...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-18-2018, 06:13 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 10,585
Posted By petebee
So to bring this thread to an end...I think it...

So to bring this thread to an end...I think it was the ECU. I say think, as our weather has turned cooler, so the blazing heat is gone. However I did replace the 561 ECU as I noticed it was pretty...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-28-2018, 04:17 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 10,585
Posted By petebee
It is not a pink label, but it is a 561 serial...

It is not a pink label, but it is a 561 serial ECU. I'm going to replace the fuel filter again as it was changed prior to PO selling the car (old one was plugged) and he drove car to my house about...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-27-2018, 06:28 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 10,585
Posted By petebee
As it acts up, what do you think is happening to...

As it acts up, what do you think is happening to make it bog down? While misbehaving, it feels down on power with partial/light throttle, but literally falls on its face if you open the throttle....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-27-2018, 04:04 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 10,585
Posted By petebee
Okay so I pulled the coolant sensor to test it. I...

Okay so I pulled the coolant sensor to test it. I think my multi-meter is on the fritz as I couldn't get a consistent resistance reading (probing both of the tabs in the plug with the multi-meter).
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-13-2018, 03:34 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 10,585
Posted By petebee
I think that I will bite the bullet and pull the...

I think that I will bite the bullet and pull the intake and test the coolant sensor resistance out of the car (even though I just had it off to clean up the PCV stuff LOL...at least it's clean now)....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-13-2018, 02:14 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 10,585
Posted By petebee
Okay so I managed to carefully plug the connector...

Okay so I managed to carefully plug the connector into the ECU without the cover on and I'm still not getting any voltage between terminals 5 and 13. Mind you it is a bit of a contortionist act to do...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-13-2018, 10:14 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 10,585
Posted By petebee
Okay so after posting a question how to probe ECU...

Okay so after posting a question how to probe ECU connector to measure voltage and continuity, I tested the ECT (coolant temp sensor) circuit on terminals 5 and 13 at the ECU connector plug. Note I...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-12-2018, 08:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,784
Posted By petebee
Okay thanks that makes sense. Mine does have some...

Okay thanks that makes sense. Mine does have some tape on the end that I'll have to remove. Should I simply back probe (with cover off) without reconnecting the plug? Seems like it would be easy to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-12-2018, 06:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,784
Posted By petebee
How to probe ECU to test voltage and continuity

I am trying to diagnose a stalling/poor running condition on my 91 245. I would like to test the ECT by measuring voltage and continuity at the LH ECU, but I am struggling to figure out how to probe...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-10-2018, 06:21 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 10,585
Posted By petebee
I don't know what relays you are referring to in...

I don't know what relays you are referring to in the engine bay, there are none on an LH 2.4 91 240 that control anything under the hood that I'm aware of. Can you explain describe more?

Something...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-10-2018, 05:48 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 10,585
Posted By petebee
Got the PCV system cleaned up, and the intake and...

Got the PCV system cleaned up, and the intake and rest of the stuff back on the car. Took it for a drive and it was fine, but eventually after about 40 minutes started to lose power (but didn't...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-08-2018, 07:03 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 10,585
Posted By petebee
Yup this stuff is white and sticky. Came with a...

Yup this stuff is white and sticky. Came with a little plastic spreader.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-07-2018, 08:55 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 10,585
Posted By petebee
The stuff I bought is labelled Thermal Compound...

The stuff I bought is labelled Thermal Compound with language like "helps prevent your CPU from overheating" and "provides high quality heat transfer from heat source to your heat sink", so I think I...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-06-2018, 03:35 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 10,585
Posted By petebee
I'll keep you in mind if I ever decide to sell my...

I'll keep you in mind if I ever decide to sell my other wagon - '90 M47 that runs like a top (with some nice IPD stuff and Mille Miglia alloys). It's lack of A/C makes summers here in NC a chore...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-06-2018, 01:05 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 10,585
Posted By petebee
Looks like Best Buy stocks the thermal...

Looks like Best Buy stocks the thermal paste...off to pick up a tube.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-06-2018, 01:01 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 10,585
Posted By petebee
No I don't believe 91 MY uses the hall sender. ...

No I don't believe 91 MY uses the hall sender.



Good call...I'll see if I can find a buddy with a gun to measure temps.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-05-2018, 07:04 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 10,585
Posted By petebee
Unfortunately this car does not have a tach...

Unfortunately this car does not have a tach...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-05-2018, 02:49 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 10,585
Posted By petebee
Well...victory was short lived. Car was pressed...

Well...victory was short lived. Car was pressed into duty for my wife to take to work this afternoon. Stalled on her just before she got there (about 20 minute drive in mixed traffic). I went and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-01-2018, 02:55 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 10,585
Posted By petebee
So I took the car out in the hot and humid...

So I took the car out in the hot and humid afternoon weather, drove for a while to get temps up and parked in direct sunlight idling in a grocery store parking lot for 20 minutes...and it didn't cut...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-01-2018, 12:32 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 10,585
Posted By petebee
Thanks I will address 4 and 6 when my next FCP...

Thanks I will address 4 and 6 when my next FCP order shows up, and I'll assess the vacuum hoses then (5).

1 is taken care of with a new Volvo CPS, 2 kinda taken care of with a used unit and I'll...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-01-2018, 09:59 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 10,585
Posted By petebee
So I did a bit more troubleshooting. Last...

So I did a bit more troubleshooting.

Last night I misted the distributor and plug wires with water and did not witness any sparks, so it appears the wires are not shorting. Unfortunately when I...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-31-2018, 10:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,512
Posted By petebee
Specs in Hayes state 126-170. Maybe a bit low?...

Specs in Hayes state 126-170. Maybe a bit low? But pretty consistent.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-31-2018, 03:10 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 10,585
Posted By petebee
No codes other than the one that pops up when I...

No codes other than the one that pops up when I disable the AMM (this causes a CEL, too). I'll check the wires with the multimeter and pull the plugs and measure gap/verify color. No exhaust leaks...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-31-2018, 12:31 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 10,585
Posted By petebee
So I tested the battery voltage at first start up...

So I tested the battery voltage at first start up and when car started acting up. Here's what I got:

Cold engine
12.7V with engine off
14.2V with engine running

During poor idle after heat...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-30-2018, 05:20 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 10,585
Posted By petebee
^^^ good call. I'll just test voltage on the...

^^^ good call. I'll just test voltage on the battery at start up to get a baseline, then drive it for a while, park in Food Lion, wait for the issue and then test battery voltage again. It prefers to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-30-2018, 03:51 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 10,585
Posted By petebee
Ugh...I'll wait until we test the alternator...

Ugh...I'll wait until we test the alternator before rummaging around under there. It is a wee bit oily. Needs to be pulled out and cleaned up at a minimum.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-30-2018, 03:41 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 10,585
Posted By petebee
I'll pull the voltage regulator and check the...

I'll pull the voltage regulator and check the condition of the brushes. A trip to Advance Auto should allow me to get the alternator tested. Good suggestions.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-30-2018, 03:10 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 10,585
Posted By petebee
Good suggestions. FPR was purchased at Autozone,...

Good suggestions. FPR was purchased at Autozone, everything else Bosch or Volvo.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-30-2018, 02:40 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 10,585
Posted By petebee
Old Volvos hate hot Southern Summers...or the Nordic gods are laughing at you.

I don't know what it is...am I simply a glutton for punishment? Why do I keep buying old Volvos for my kids to drive? Search my name on this forum and you will find several threads on old 240s that...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-19-2018, 12:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,290
Posted By petebee
It's the washer, I visually checked and yep...

It's the washer, I visually checked and yep driver side has no washer under upper strut nut. Just have not had time to get the in tank pump sealed (resorted to ordering the tool from IPD as the old...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-15-2018, 10:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,186
Posted By petebee
"+" mark on pump connects to wire that runs up to...

"+" mark on pump connects to wire that runs up to external harness, "-" mark connects to the ground wire that connects to the ground on the plastic cover of the in-tank pump. Maybe I'll disconnect...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-13-2018, 12:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,290
Posted By petebee
I looked at the exploded view of the suspension...

I looked at the exploded view of the suspension components on Tasca's website and it appears that a washer does go between the strut mount and the securing nut at the top of the strut. Guess I'll add...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-13-2018, 12:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,186
Posted By petebee
So I pulled the vacuum hose off of the fuel...

So I pulled the vacuum hose off of the fuel pressure regulator and smelled gas, indicating a bad FPR. I got a replacement from Autozone along with a new fuel pump relay (the Duralast relays are...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-08-2018, 05:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,186
Posted By petebee
Thanks for the offer! Good point about the fuel...

Thanks for the offer! Good point about the fuel pressure regulator...I'll pull the vacuum hose and see if I smell fuel.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-08-2018, 02:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,186
Posted By petebee
I appreciate your inquiry. It seems like a vapor...

I appreciate your inquiry. It seems like a vapor lock problem - hot engine, hot climate, car going up a hill with gas tank a bit under half and a confirmed non-functioning in tank pump. I actually...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-07-2018, 06:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,186
Posted By petebee
Okay so I went out to test the function of the...

Okay so I went out to test the function of the fuel pumps, and when I bridge fuse 6 to right side of fuse 4 (with fuse 4 removed) I don't hear the in tank pump running. I verified this by doing the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-07-2018, 01:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,186
Posted By petebee
Fuel Issue - FPR or ECU

I am encountering a fuel delivery issue on my recently acquired 91 240 wagon. Twice now I've had the car either stall and refuse to run or barely run enough to make it up a small hill in my...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-05-2018, 03:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,290
Posted By petebee
I disconnected the sway bar end links (top...

I disconnected the sway bar end links (top bushings good, bottom a bit squished) and drove it unattached and still had the clunk. I believe the top 24mm nut is snug, but don't have the proper wrench...
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