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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Yesterday, 12:45 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By iHateVolvoPeople
You probably cross threaded your gas cap, or the...

You probably cross threaded your gas cap, or the gasket is trashed.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Yesterday, 10:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 156
Posted By iHateVolvoPeople
I would say option 1 or get another 'known good'...

I would say option 1 or get another 'known good' one from the wanted section?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-15-2019, 07:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 397
Posted By iHateVolvoPeople
I would trust Jack with my life and my 245:love:

I would trust Jack with my life and my 245:love:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-13-2019, 07:51 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,713
Posted By iHateVolvoPeople
Yes you can take it off just use TWO pair of very...

Yes you can take it off just use TWO pair of very nice gripping pliers. Hold the evaporator portion very still (helps to have a friend) and loosen the nut/fitting. Might need a breaker bar or...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-12-2019, 10:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 248
Posted By iHateVolvoPeople
I bought one from ac kits and it was just a hair...

I bought one from ac kits and it was just a hair under $200 shipped, and works fine. You’ll be okay with an aftermarket, but maybe see if you can find a four seasons unit?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-12-2019, 10:05 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,713
Posted By iHateVolvoPeople
On my volvo, one of the fittings is for the low...

On my volvo, one of the fittings is for the low pressures switch, the other fitting is for the low side readings.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-12-2019, 03:27 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,713
Posted By iHateVolvoPeople
Are you filling from the R/D r12>r134a adapter? I...

Are you filling from the R/D r12>r134a adapter? I believe the thread pitch is the same for the low pressure cutout switch. Might be worth buying another? All of mine have had the correct fittings....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-12-2019, 02:22 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,713
Posted By iHateVolvoPeople
Yes the high side will still read with the...

Yes the high side will still read with the manifold closed. But you must make sure the portion connected on the high side line is open though.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-11-2019, 09:53 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,713
Posted By iHateVolvoPeople
Yes, you are using manifold gauges right? The...

Yes, you are using manifold gauges right? The part that you hang off the hood from the hook is called the manifold. On the manifold you have blue (low side) and red (high side). During vacuuming I...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-10-2019, 05:18 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,713
Posted By iHateVolvoPeople
Yeah charge from low side only. High side closed...

Yeah charge from low side only. High side closed on the manifold, but open on the hose (so you can read high side pressures). Charge with the can upright if possible, as you do not want to feed the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-10-2019, 05:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 300
Posted By iHateVolvoPeople
https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/3074617493/a5...

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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-08-2019, 02:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 902
Posted By iHateVolvoPeople
So I dealt with a high reading gauge after...

So I dealt with a high reading gauge after bypassing my temp faker too. I donít know why 240s read all over the place at the same temps, just a crap design if I had to guess. Anyway I parts cannoned...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-05-2019, 08:55 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,473
Posted By iHateVolvoPeople
Awesome that's good news. That's a pretty small...

Awesome that's good news. That's a pretty small pusher you got on there so it makes sense.

The stock 2/7 pusher fans are actually quite big and draw a **** ton of current. They move a decent...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-05-2019, 06:05 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,713
Posted By iHateVolvoPeople
Pressures are based off of ambient temperature,...

Pressures are based off of ambient temperature, but those are well rounded Ball Park numbers.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-05-2019, 10:12 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,473
Posted By iHateVolvoPeople
Do you think it matters that it’ll be on whilst...

Do you think it matters that it’ll be on whilst driving down the highway? May cause turbulence? That’s why the idea of a pressure switch is ideal for cars that don’t take into consideration vehicle...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-04-2019, 07:57 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,473
Posted By iHateVolvoPeople
Why not just control the puller fan with a...

Why not just control the puller fan with a different temp switch at a lower temp, in the rad hose? Otherwise you’re wasting your time and your friends money.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-04-2019, 03:12 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,713
Posted By iHateVolvoPeople
+1 and they are very easy to change and cheap. I...

+1 and they are very easy to change and cheap. I would replace it the same time you replaced the R/D because I think it is right there next to it. At least on the 740s it is.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-02-2019, 01:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 473
Posted By iHateVolvoPeople
Wow, pretty impressive that these stock bottom...

Wow, pretty impressive that these stock bottom ends hold up so well.

Also, that sounded precisely like a rod knock instead of something in the combustion chamber. That is crazy.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-02-2019, 01:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,008
Posted By iHateVolvoPeople
Wow back from the dead but I had that exact same...

Wow back from the dead but I had that exact same clip sucked into my intake manifold as well a couple years back! Luckily for me, #4 intake valve stopped it in its track so it was basically just a...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-02-2019, 09:28 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,473
Posted By iHateVolvoPeople
Yes this works wonderfully and is what I added in...

Yes this works wonderfully and is what I added in post #17. (https://forums.turbobricks.com/showpost.php?p=5956656&postcount=17) Too bad the 940 temp gauge doesn't do **** all besides stay in the...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-01-2019, 06:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 977
Posted By iHateVolvoPeople
What car/setup?

What car/setup?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-01-2019, 06:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 473
Posted By iHateVolvoPeople
TLAO you were holding some pretty respectable...

TLAO you were holding some pretty respectable power on the stock b230 bottom end, did you finally break it or are you just upgrading to be safe?

Sorry to thread jack
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-01-2019, 03:45 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,062
Posted By iHateVolvoPeople
You can push them down with your thumbs. Use 1...

You can push them down with your thumbs. Use 1 thumb on top of another and put your body behind it because they are pretty stiff. I guess this depends on your personal strength but I’m weak and I can...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-31-2019, 11:50 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 996
Posted By iHateVolvoPeople
Yes you can and should spin the engine by using...

Yes you can and should spin the engine by using the crank bolt. I recommend turning only clockwise.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-31-2019, 11:05 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,713
Posted By iHateVolvoPeople
Yeah all the ones Iíve seen for a 1990 740 and 2...

Yeah all the ones Iíve seen for a 1990 740 and 2 93' 240s have all had a low pressure switch and low side pressure port. Maybe some donít.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-31-2019, 09:36 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,713
Posted By iHateVolvoPeople
It should thread onto the R/D. You could provide...

It should thread onto the R/D. You could provide pics and we might be able to tell you if anything looks out of the ordinary.

It might also fit on the compressor threaded portion but that will be...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-30-2019, 10:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 680
Posted By iHateVolvoPeople
Link to condenser? I think the 93 (and 93 only)...

Link to condenser? I think the 93 (and 93 only) 240s were your standard parallel flow condenser correct? Too lazy to go look at mine.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-30-2019, 09:48 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,473
Posted By iHateVolvoPeople
Iím not concerned, none of my cars overheat.

Iím not concerned, none of my cars overheat.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-30-2019, 08:37 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,473
Posted By iHateVolvoPeople
Letís decipher your first post, one more time. ...

Letís decipher your first post, one more time.


Itíll be fine

Thereís no pusher fan on efan 940s. Only the main electric puller.

Yeah they run warm. Nature of the beast. But considering...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-30-2019, 08:22 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,473
Posted By iHateVolvoPeople
You don’t know what you’re talking about If...

You don’t know what you’re talking about

If you read his very detailed write up you wouldn’t be here asking random people for advice.

The 940 fan is extremely powerful and has absolutely no...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-29-2019, 08:09 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,473
Posted By iHateVolvoPeople
Well then according to Roy, your (friends) car...

Well then according to Roy, your (friends) car shouldnít be overheating.

No, they do. They are extremely powerful.


Stock efan cars donít have a pusher fan. And at idle, efan. At 2500 rpm,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-29-2019, 08:07 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,713
Posted By iHateVolvoPeople
Yes. Insane IMO.

Yes. Insane IMO.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-29-2019, 04:28 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,713
Posted By iHateVolvoPeople
All that talkiní and still havenít provided any...

All that talkiní and still havenít provided any AC advice to OP. Smh, shame on you. I hope his ac is fixed after all this.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-29-2019, 03:35 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,473
Posted By iHateVolvoPeople
That may be the case on LH2.4 cars. If so, OP,...

That may be the case on LH2.4 cars. If so, OP, does your friend use AC?
Forum: performance & modifications 05-29-2019, 03:12 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,473
Posted By iHateVolvoPeople
No. You’re not going to find another fan that...

No. You’re not going to find another fan that moves more air, especially on a 7/9 budget. Turbo LS guys 500+ HP use Volvo fans and rads all the time. Just command the fan on at earlier temps.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-29-2019, 03:06 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,713
Posted By iHateVolvoPeople
I didn’t say I did this, I just said you *can* do...

I didn’t say I did this, I just said you *can* do this. Vacuuming for 3 minutes is a massive hack. Stick to your lab scopes and no start diagnosis.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-29-2019, 03:05 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,713
Posted By iHateVolvoPeople
Okay bub, you do you, Iíll do me. I own multiple...

Okay bub, you do you, Iíll do me. I own multiple old ass cars and every single one blows 40F vent temps. So that is my empirical evidence that suggests that no one gives a **** about what you think...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-29-2019, 03:02 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,473
Posted By iHateVolvoPeople
Only when it kicks on. So another much...

Only when it kicks on.


So another much simpler option would be an alternate way of controlling the temperature at which the electric fan comes on. I would opt for an in-line temp switch like...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-29-2019, 02:56 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,473
Posted By iHateVolvoPeople
Yes I do. And I added a dedicated/manual switch...

Yes I do. And I added a dedicated/manual switch in the cabin so I could take control of fan speeds in traffic since volvo thinks 230F+ is cool. I disagree. So I’d flip it on in stop and go traffic....
Forum: performance & modifications 05-29-2019, 01:14 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,473
Posted By iHateVolvoPeople
The pusher fans help quite a bit when ac...

The pusher fans help quite a bit when ac pressures sky rocket at idle. It’s a simple pressure switch on all 2/7/9 cars. The 2s have them inline I think, and the 7/9 cars I’ve seen all have them built...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-29-2019, 01:11 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,473
Posted By iHateVolvoPeople
Does the 940 have a pusher fan AND the electric...

Does the 940 have a pusher fan AND the electric puller? I have never seen that, usually mechanical + pusher, or just primary electric puller.

Anyway, efan volvos rum hot af. But with ac on,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-29-2019, 01:04 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,713
Posted By iHateVolvoPeople
Thatís a hack way of doing it...but okay. Iím all...

Thatís a hack way of doing it...but okay. Iím all for hack repairs that donít make a difference in every day functionality, but moisture in ac systems is a killer of performance, and compressors....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-29-2019, 12:05 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,713
Posted By iHateVolvoPeople
You can vent r134a to atmosphere, just don’t post...

You can vent r134a to atmosphere, just don’t post on TB about it. The most important step is going to be a deep, long, strong vacuum to remove moisture. I recommend 1 hour, then close gauges and turn...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-29-2019, 09:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 265
Posted By iHateVolvoPeople
Oh yeah, dropping the tank on a 240 is a PITA in...

Oh yeah, dropping the tank on a 240 is a PITA in comparison. Itís definitely easy enough to leave it in place during a pump swap. On the 7/9, I had trouble finding the correct angle to remove/install...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-29-2019, 09:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 265
Posted By iHateVolvoPeople
I found it WAY easier to drop the tank. 4 bolts...

I found it WAY easier to drop the tank. 4 bolts from the straps and down she goes (wait until you’re almost out of gas). Also, if it’s anything like a 7 series, the tank should be plastic as well as...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-29-2019, 09:18 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,713
Posted By iHateVolvoPeople
HA! My 740 came with a $4k+ Brentwood Volvo...

HA! My 740 came with a $4k+ Brentwood Volvo receipt for all new ac stuff, and a rear main seal. And the compressor was some aftermarket junk that leaked like a sieve.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-27-2019, 01:51 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,713
Posted By iHateVolvoPeople
Pag is probably a little more harsh on orings,...

Pag is probably a little more harsh on orings, but itís also cheap and readily available everywhere, and works fine:x:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-27-2019, 10:51 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,713
Posted By iHateVolvoPeople
Are you asking about an oring on the inside or...

Are you asking about an oring on the inside or outside of your new fitting? I canít recall if thereís one on the inside, but there shouldnít be one on the outside. The outside portion is sealed by...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-27-2019, 10:46 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,713
Posted By iHateVolvoPeople
Why is that? Pag 46 is incompatable with r12...

Why is that? Pag 46 is incompatable with r12 itself. But removing all mineral oil, filling with pag 46 and r134a works totally fine.

Source: I’ve done it multiple times.

Pag 46 will not mix...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-26-2019, 10:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 680
Posted By iHateVolvoPeople
That’s probably just your compensator board...

That’s probably just your compensator board saying it’s overheating. But they added pusher fans in 1991 I think..

OP, Idle temps are hard to get low on the undersized weak Volvo systems. 93+ is...
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