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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-19-2019, 05:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 265
Posted By alschnertz
FWIW, I never had to do that to release a D or...

FWIW, I never had to do that to release a D or J-type od from a M41 gearbox.
The one M46 that I disassembled came apart without much hassle either.
Just jiggling it eventually got them all off.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-15-2019, 05:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 624
Posted By alschnertz
Ended up purchasing the Bosal front catalytic...

Ended up purchasing the Bosal front catalytic converter. It did not fit. The weld at the flange where it mates to the turbocharger outlet was tapered, yet the turbo has a perpendicular collar on...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-11-2019, 04:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 944
Posted By alschnertz
I loved daily driving my '72 144 (1993-2006) and...

I loved daily driving my '72 144 (1993-2006) and '70 145 (2006-2015) year round in CT. Both cars were simply unmodified well maintained drivers. CT winters ultimately did them both in due to rust....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-08-2019, 04:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 236
Posted By alschnertz
PM sent

PM sent
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-08-2019, 04:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 236
Posted By alschnertz
Yes, it's the only two pin connector on the back...

Yes, it's the only two pin connector on the back of this 1972 145 cluster.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-08-2019, 04:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 236
Posted By alschnertz
I've got an old horizontal cluster in the cellar....

I've got an old horizontal cluster in the cellar.
I'll take a look.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-08-2019, 03:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 236
Posted By alschnertz
IIRC, there is a two pin connector on the back of...

IIRC, there is a two pin connector on the back of the instrument cluster.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-05-2019, 02:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 250
Posted By alschnertz
Used this place a few times 10+ years ago. Who...

Used this place a few times 10+ years ago. Who knows what they have kicking around.
Self Serve Used Auto Parts
65 Chace Rd, East Freetown, MA 02717
508-763-1720

Closer to me is Chuck & Eddies....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-05-2019, 11:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 269
Posted By alschnertz
I think exhaust manifold gasket failures are...

I think exhaust manifold gasket failures are pretty common.
I've already done them twice on my 160,000 mile '86 745T.
Forum: website & board 06-26-2019, 04:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,248
Posted By alschnertz
Agreed, that would be pretty funny. :lol: ...

Agreed, that would be pretty funny. :lol:

I'd like to clarify my rather clumsily worded initial post.

I was simply wondering if there was a way (in the User CP) to see if I have any "ignores"....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-22-2019, 04:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 382
Posted By alschnertz
Rockauto got back to me an hour after I emailed...

Rockauto got back to me an hour after I emailed customer support.
They asked a bunch of questions and for photos.

I responded and the return was approved within an hour.
It ships back Monday.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-22-2019, 12:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 382
Posted By alschnertz
Thanks. Unfortunately, my weekend project has...

Thanks.
Unfortunately, my weekend project has come to a halt.

I kind of figured that if they put an arrow on it, there was a reason - duh.

Regardless, as it turns out, the inlet flange will...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-22-2019, 09:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 382
Posted By alschnertz
Airflow direction through a catalytic converter

2001 S40; 235,000 miles

Does the airflow direction through a cat. make a difference?

I'm in the process of installing a new Bosal cat. and noticed that an arrow etched on the new cat. goes in...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-21-2019, 07:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 665
Posted By alschnertz
Been meh on mine since I received it from my...

Been meh on mine since I received it from my daughter 3 years ago.
It really has been a very dependable ride over the years.

I wouldn't call it fun, but more like a very good appliance.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-21-2019, 06:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 665
Posted By alschnertz
Agreed. Just make sure your wrench fits...

Agreed.
Just make sure your wrench fits properly and I bet it will unscrew.
In this case, I believe it is a torx fitting.

FWIW, I didn't Loctite anything and it's lasted 60K miles since I...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-21-2019, 01:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 665
Posted By alschnertz
For clarification, you bolted the converter to...

For clarification, you bolted the converter to the flex plate prior to installing the transmission?

Why not unbolt the torque converter and let it slide out with the transmission?
That's how I...
Forum: website & board 06-20-2019, 07:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,248
Posted By alschnertz
Ignore list

Did a few searches but didn't find answers.

I was wondering if it's possible to see what users are ignored and/or by whom.
There are a few users on my ignore list so this led me to wonder if I'm...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-19-2019, 04:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 466
Posted By alschnertz
^ That does sound like a good deal. How...

^ That does sound like a good deal.

How about armrest mounting locations between a '68 and '72?
They look similar, but I don't think a '68 has the same mounting holes as a '72.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-09-2019, 05:03 PM
Replies: 13
S/V/C: Oils
Views: 715
Posted By alschnertz
My '01 S40 gets 5W-30 high mileage synthetic...

My '01 S40 gets 5W-30 high mileage synthetic blend changed every 5,000 miles. Castrol at $17 / 5-qt jug at WalMart.
Probably could go longer, but that's an easy interval for me to remember.

Car...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-02-2019, 07:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 708
Posted By alschnertz
I wouldn't say it's trash yet, unless you let it...

I wouldn't say it's trash yet, unless you let it smoke for an extended period of time.
Label and disconnect all the wires at the switch and start fault tracing.

My $0.02.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-02-2019, 06:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 708
Posted By alschnertz
Do whatever you can to save that switch. ...

Do whatever you can to save that switch.
Replacements are not easy to come by.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-02-2019, 05:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,106
Posted By alschnertz
OP; Keep me in mind if you need some "usable"...

OP;
Keep me in mind if you need some "usable" '72 145 parts.
(We met up at a eEuroparts gtg a year or two ago)
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-22-2019, 03:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 624
Posted By alschnertz
Thanks. I checked around for better prices on...

Thanks. I checked around for better prices on the Magnaflow, but FCPs was pretty competitive.

Regardless, since I have to change both cats. and the flex pipe on this 235,000 mile car, I'm going...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-20-2019, 03:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 624
Posted By alschnertz
Magnaflow or Bosal Cat. 2001 S40

Have to replace the front catalytic converter on my 235,000 mile S40.
Tasca Genuine Volvo - $852;
FCP offers Magnaflow - $329;
Rockauto has Bosal at $169.

I've been less than impressed with the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-15-2019, 08:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,537
Posted By alschnertz
Thought that 142 looked like it would be a decent...

Thought that 142 looked like it would be a decent driver with it's original drivetrain.

Now thinking it will end up being another unfinished "awesome project" car.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-11-2019, 08:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 366
Posted By alschnertz
Might be the cause of "WIERDNESS". As others...

Might be the cause of "WIERDNESS".
As others stated, absolutely no liquid belongs in the float.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-10-2019, 04:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 526
Posted By alschnertz
:nod: My guess too.

:nod:
My guess too.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-09-2019, 04:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 778
Posted By alschnertz
No, do not pull on the contact. It is not...

No, do not pull on the contact. It is not designed like that.

Simply unscrew the switch from the block with a socket or box wrench. Bleed the brakes. Reinstall the switch.

It's good to...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-06-2019, 05:43 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 9,850
Posted By alschnertz
^ I suspect he is asking about the door vent...

^
I suspect he is asking about the door vent window locks.
They are small levers that are glued to the glass that rotate and "latch" behind the aluminum window frame to lock.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-03-2019, 05:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,138
Posted By alschnertz
I'm an idiot. I forgot that I asked about...

I'm an idiot.

I forgot that I asked about this issue last year because the issue went away. I started a new thread last week - https://forums.tbforums.com/showthread.php?t=349004.
Mod., delete...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-01-2019, 08:39 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 289
Posted By alschnertz
Looking for O2 sensor max. voltage spec. '01 S40

Would anyone know how I can find out the maximum voltage specification for the two oxygen sensors?

Upstream is Bosch part # 30617335;
Downstream Bosch part # 30617336.

I have a ScanGaugeII...
Forum: showroom 04-30-2019, 07:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 658
Posted By alschnertz
FWIW, just took a look in the loft... my 1970...

FWIW, just took a look in the loft...
my 1970 145S - 4-5/16" +/-;
the 1972 144E - 3-3/16" +/-.
Forum: showroom 04-30-2019, 04:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 658
Posted By alschnertz
Splitting hairs here...but didn't the wheel...

Splitting hairs here...but didn't the wheel opening revision happen in '71?
I know my '70 145 (that I'm pretty sure has the original fenders) has the smaller opening.

OP, to id the difference,...
Forum: website & board 04-16-2019, 08:31 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 20,319
Posted By alschnertz
Get ready for $0.149 contributions. :)

Get ready for $0.149 contributions. :)
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-20-2019, 07:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 677
Posted By alschnertz
Been doing 10K changes in my daughter's Focus...

Been doing 10K changes in my daughter's Focus (now at only 130K) based on the car's computer message. Have used 5W-30 synthetic blend per the factory recommendations.

Old school guy here so it...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-16-2019, 06:37 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,232
Posted By alschnertz
Simple. New does not mean good.

Simple.
New does not mean good.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-13-2019, 09:18 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,232
Posted By alschnertz
Have you checked for an intake manifold gasket...

Have you checked for an intake manifold gasket leak?
Or a warped intake manifold?

I know that doesn't affect timing and realize you have pulley issues also.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-01-2019, 06:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 829
Posted By alschnertz
Pretty much this. Be aware though, if there is...

Pretty much this.
Be aware though, if there is a problem with an order, there is no customer support.
Forum: showroom 02-25-2019, 06:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,310
Posted By alschnertz
12 year bump. Anyone know what kit was used by...

12 year bump.
Anyone know what kit was used by the OP here?
I see it was purchased at Walmart, but because Photobucket, I can't see the photos.

The headlights on my wife's minivan could use...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-16-2019, 06:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,727
Posted By alschnertz
That stinks. I've had very good luck with...

That stinks.
I've had very good luck with Tasca.
Though, if I was in a pinch, I probably would have driven the 60 miles just to make sure I had the part in my hands.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-14-2019, 05:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 534
Posted By alschnertz
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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-09-2019, 06:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,080
Posted By alschnertz
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Forum: website & board 02-08-2019, 05:41 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 20,319
Posted By alschnertz
Glad to help.

Glad to help.
Forum: events 01-25-2019, 05:38 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,848
Posted By alschnertz
May want to add this to put it in context since...

May want to add this to put it in context since your query is now in a different forum.

https://forums.tbforums.com/showthread.php?t=346404
Forum: showroom 01-24-2019, 05:49 PM
Replies: 481
Views: 67,413
Posted By alschnertz
Good stuff. Wish I took a snap of 16' decking...

Good stuff.
Wish I took a snap of 16' decking stuffed inside/outside my S40. Trunk sill was just about the tipping point.

Enjoying your build thread.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-03-2019, 05:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,122
Posted By alschnertz
I would use WD40 to clean whatever old grease,...

I would use WD40 to clean whatever old grease, dust or dirt is on the latches. Then see how well they work before adding grease.
Perhaps just a good cleaning will eliminate your issue.

I try to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-04-2018, 10:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,120
Posted By alschnertz
Keep it simple. Get yourself a voltage meter...

Keep it simple. Get yourself a voltage meter (they're cheap) and check that you are getting 12V at the headlight plug. Go from there.

A buddy of mine sent his car to a repair shop for...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-14-2018, 05:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,732
Posted By alschnertz
:nod:

:nod:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-14-2018, 05:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,046
Posted By alschnertz
Isn't it just a u-bolt that goes through th...

Isn't it just a u-bolt that goes through th bracket?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-16-2018, 08:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,512
Posted By alschnertz
You will not be able to drive that 145 fast...

You will not be able to drive that 145 fast enough to hurt a stock B20.
Didn't they redline at 6500 rpm? I'd imagine 75 mph will be around 4K.
The only harm will be to your eardrums.
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