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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-02-2021, 02:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,896
Posted By Primergy
Thanks for the encouragement. The VP...

Thanks for the encouragement.

The VP replacement seal finally came. It's a single, thick lip instead of the original hollow-tube kinda design. The profile for the channel is the same.
Maybe it's...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-15-2021, 08:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,896
Posted By Primergy
Question Replacing Tailgate Seal - Difficulty?!

Hey,

I recently swapped my tailgate for another one but the seal on it is not the greatest.
I'd like to replace it.

Two question:
How difficult is it to replace the seal on the tailgate?...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-20-2021, 05:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,016
Posted By Primergy
True, but some like the engagement. I have...

True, but some like the engagement.

I have the STS bushings and it makes shifting a bit more clickety-clack going through the gears. Feels a bit more precise. If that is what you want and can...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-10-2020, 04:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 9,160
Posted By Primergy
It became a COVID project... Removed...

It became a COVID project...


Removed headliner, removed the old, failing anti-rattle tar paper stuff and all leftover glue from it.
Replaced that with larger sheets of aluminum backed butyl...
Forum: showroom 11-09-2020, 06:19 PM
Replies: 2,817
Views: 1,582,266
Posted By Primergy
If you really want the functionality, Hella is...

If you really want the functionality, Hella is making generic ones.
Part#
5WA 001 871-06
5WA 001 871-05
5WA 001 871-04
(there may be others)
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-02-2019, 05:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,784
Posted By Primergy
What shape is the S90 in - interior & exterior....

What shape is the S90 in - interior & exterior. Colors?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-02-2019, 01:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,411
Posted By Primergy
Man, that fix deleted all kinds of noises I got...

Man, that fix deleted all kinds of noises I got used to.
My takeaway - U-joints failures come in all kinds of forms. My symptoms I did not find captured in a youtube video, or prev. experience
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-31-2019, 03:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,411
Posted By Primergy
Friend is helping my out and found a bad u-joint....

Friend is helping my out and found a bad u-joint.
I'd rather be a tree-shade mechanic right now than sitting in front of a monitor in the office :grrr:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-30-2019, 07:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,411
Posted By Primergy
Hm, the car has ~265k on it. The center bearing +...

Hm, the car has ~265k on it. The center bearing + support was replaced about 10k miles ago.
Original Volvo parts. Seemed unlikely to me it's the culprit but I should not rule it out.
The big...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-30-2019, 06:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,411
Posted By Primergy
Question Vibrations in the Rear on deceleration ?!

Looking for some hints.
Over the past two weeks my 240 wagon developed a rather annoying vibration issue.

It does not matter if I am in gear, or not, push brakes, push in clutch.
Comes on at...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-24-2019, 05:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,517
Posted By Primergy
Ouh, let me say then: I do like the M-Cam for...

Ouh, let me say then:
I do like the M-Cam for the car as it is right now. Even though the car is a snail.
That said, I have not had much to compare my status quo to. I could be easily persuaded...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-23-2019, 07:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,517
Posted By Primergy
Oh, interesting! Those are some decent options on...

Oh, interesting! Those are some decent options on the engine. Differences in cams between them, I also have not given thought to until now.
I do love the B-Cam in the daily. I can cruise 70-75mph at...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-23-2019, 06:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,951
Posted By Primergy
I saw the same behavior when my brushes needed...

I saw the same behavior when my brushes needed replacing.
For the slow speed at which they wear, it was rather sudden.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-23-2019, 03:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,517
Posted By Primergy
Swaps & interim rides - options?!

For years I've been driving the same old 240. Love the car, engine is getting old & tired.
I'm normally fairly project-car free but last weekend I've scored two cars.

1980 240 wagon ~225k miles,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-21-2019, 02:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 9,160
Posted By Primergy
I can see that. It does have some weight /...

I can see that. It does have some weight / density to it.
If there is room, maybe I can add that and a layer of insulation.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-20-2019, 07:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 9,160
Posted By Primergy
That Polyisocyanurate is nice! Sure better than...

That Polyisocyanurate is nice! Sure better than cheapo silver-backed bubble wrap with adhesive. Good insulation but will do only very little in terms of sound I imagine.

Also looked into 3M...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-11-2019, 01:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 9,160
Posted By Primergy
240 Roof insulation material options

I'm planning to pull down the headliner in my 240 to run some wires soon.
At the same time I'd like to insulate it a bite before putting back the liner.
What's proven & tested to keep inside temps...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-18-2018, 01:43 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 305,310
Posted By Primergy
A bit late to the game as aI did not realize...

A bit late to the game as aI did not realize k-jet.org is gone until now.

I made a full page mirror for offline use on my car diag PC in the garage (****ty internet reception), date 06/24/2016....
Forum: events 02-12-2017, 01:20 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 17,301
Posted By Primergy
Polished the turd. Still sits on ugly steelies...

Polished the turd.
Still sits on ugly steelies with studded tires. :grrr:

Hopefully I can peel myself out of bed in time to be there ~9:30-10am.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-28-2016, 12:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,032
Posted By Primergy
+1 Mine does the same thing in cold temps. Fades...

+1 Mine does the same thing in cold temps. Fades in & out between 40-60mph, occasionally gets worse, sounding like ghosts & horror-movie effects. Whooo-eeeee!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-27-2016, 04:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,251
Posted By Primergy
"Location: Beaverton, OR" Maybe climate...

"Location: Beaverton, OR" Maybe climate related?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-27-2016, 03:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,127
Posted By Primergy
Too bad. At $20 paid, I will hold on to it....

Too bad.

At $20 paid, I will hold on to it. Looks like I have to spend 4-5x the amount to get the right one, non-aftermarket :roll:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-27-2016, 03:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,127
Posted By Primergy
Brake junction block versions 240/740

Hm, I am wondering what part I bought:

Got a hold of a Bendix NOS OEM junction block. Advertised as fitting a 240, my year (86) included, in the pictures it was not visible that the unit only has...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-21-2015, 03:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 12,498
Posted By Primergy
Searched for the original Volvo PartNumber for...

Searched for the original Volvo PartNumber for this Voltage Regulator in TB and found this thread.

While Tasca and others want $30 and more for this thing, you can get a more precise equivalent...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-03-2015, 11:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,293
Posted By Primergy
Older threads: Seat swap - 07 Rabbit Front...

Older threads:

Seat swap - 07 Rabbit Front Seats (http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=259864)
(I will make some pictures, those seats actually made it into the car.

Front...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-03-2015, 11:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,293
Posted By Primergy
860 240 - LazZzy maintenace thread

Thought I would make a thread for my boring 240 wagon, collecting my few maintenance & modding sessions.

Installed:
HD Bilsteins
IPD overload springs I had new in a box from years ago
Kaplhenke...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-03-2015, 10:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,138
Posted By Primergy
For thread closure: I ended up mounting it...

For thread closure:

I ended up mounting it between dash and glovebox!
Some careful drilling into the dash embedded sheet metal, not to poke through, some thick and stubby (shortened screws.
Fits...
Forum: events 04-27-2015, 10:15 PM
Replies: 293
Views: 60,236
Posted By Primergy
Will stop by IPD, overnight camping at the coast...

Will stop by IPD, overnight camping at the coast afterwards.
Back home on 101.

Unless it pisses rain.

Any convoy to join from Seattle?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-27-2014, 11:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,138
Posted By Primergy
DUH...! Thanks for the tip! I completely...

DUH...!

Thanks for the tip! I completely forgot about the glovebox itself as a mounting option, inside, or one the outside!

Let me fiddle a bit.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-27-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,138
Posted By Primergy
Relocating ECU in passenger - options?

Bought a vented kick-panel, passenger side, for my 86 240.
Forgot the ECU is mounted right there...

What options do I have when it comes to mounting points in that area?
Are there any brackets...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-02-2012, 04:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,606
Posted By Primergy
Thanks! I may just return em and look for...

Thanks!
I may just return em and look for something else.
The camber plates may be a bit (of a budget) overkill. It is just a DD which has to haul and drive longer distances.
*meh, IPD... :bleh:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-02-2012, 03:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,606
Posted By Primergy
So my order from IPD arrived after one month and...

So my order from IPD arrived after one month and it seems the SKF branded Scantech mounts are no longer stocked. Yes, the website still quotes availability and awesomeness of those units.
Received...
Forum: website & board 06-25-2012, 01:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,850
Posted By Primergy
I might want to change that - it is Camano Island.

I might want to change that - it is Camano Island.
Forum: website & board 06-23-2012, 07:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,850
Posted By Primergy
Ack, I got sidetracked by the obnoxious Ryan! ...

Ack, I got sidetracked by the obnoxious Ryan!

Good to hear back from you & thanks for putting out feelers to some fellow TBrickers of yours.
I hope I will not end up with a sitting Volvo for too...
Forum: website & board 06-23-2012, 05:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,850
Posted By Primergy
Right now the whole video games collection crap...

Right now the whole video games collection crap sits in ~12 big boxes in the garage since we recently moved. Only the family entertaining stuff is next to the TV.
Apart from GT5 and an occasional...
Forum: website & board 06-23-2012, 04:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,850
Posted By Primergy
I do not consider myself as being a hipster......

I do not consider myself as being a hipster... despite driving a Volvo and owning a micro 4/3s Olympus camera. :)

Edit: Added a smiley.
Forum: website & board 06-23-2012, 03:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,850
Posted By Primergy
The latter would go under video games. ...

The latter would go under video games.

Funeral Mourning & Abyssmal Sorrow.. both bands seem to be in a small niche of doom-ish black metal. Not exactly my thing.
What I have in mind is more like...
Forum: website & board 06-23-2012, 02:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,850
Posted By Primergy
Thanks for all the welcomes btw.

Thanks for all the welcomes btw.
Forum: website & board 06-23-2012, 02:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,850
Posted By Primergy
:nod: ... :omg: ...

:nod: ... :omg:

http://social.bioware.com/uploads_user/685000/684159/25897.jpg
Forum: website & board 06-23-2012, 05:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,850
Posted By Primergy
I'm late... 240 in WA

Late entry...
Lurked around for a long time, finally started writing a few posts...

Jan-MALE, 30yrs, German - just moved to Camano, WA
bought this 86 Volvo 240 ~a year ago.

A few...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-22-2012, 02:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,606
Posted By Primergy
I was digging a bit more... Any opinions...

I was digging a bit more...

Any opinions about Whiteline bushings?
The difference in price seems quite huge for the Poly Rear Control Arm Bushings:

$128 / $115atm -...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-19-2012, 02:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,606
Posted By Primergy
Thanks so much, this made a few things clearer to...

Thanks so much, this made a few things clearer to me. I really appreciate it!
I guess I can wipe the mounts from my Tasca order and take the IPD ones, that helps my budget a lot.
Regarding the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-19-2012, 01:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,606
Posted By Primergy
Thanks. I will try to inspect the mounts...

Thanks. I will try to inspect the mounts tomorrow. The small window I have from above does not show big cracks etc.
I am not exactly sure what part I am looking for. Could you identify it for me?...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-19-2012, 12:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,606
Posted By Primergy
I decided to add the strut top mounts and drop...

I decided to add the strut top mounts and drop any bushing work for the moment.
The budget simply doesn't allow it unless fairies are getting it all done for close to nothing.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-18-2012, 10:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,606
Posted By Primergy
Mh that is something I will look into! Thanks for...

Mh that is something I will look into! Thanks for the suggestion!

German. I never really needed a car in Germany / could not afford one / did not have the tools / did not have the space. And if...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-18-2012, 08:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,606
Posted By Primergy
I have two limitations: English is not my 1st...

I have two limitations:
English is not my 1st language and I am not a car nut (yet). big-cup bushings?

Brake lines are stainless (prev. owner)


I read about quality issues with non OE top...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-18-2012, 03:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,606
Posted By Primergy
The rack has been replaced prior to buying the...

The rack has been replaced prior to buying the car. ~8k miles old. Boots and rack are in good shape.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-18-2012, 02:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,606
Posted By Primergy
Front Suspension Maint. - what else to do while in there?!

I am ordering parts right now to overhaul my front suspension.
The car [NA 86 Volvo 245 DL, M46] came from the previous owner with the hint that the front struts may be due soon.
(183k, probably...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-08-2012, 05:14 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 38,348
Posted By Primergy
Code 'TBCC' still works on FCPGroton orders? ...

Code 'TBCC' still works on FCPGroton orders?
When I ordered a few days back, it was not recognized ($200+ purchase)
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-05-2012, 11:45 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,524
Posted By Primergy
Seat swap - 07 Rabbit Front Seats

My current front seats give my back all sorts of problems (bent seat frames, bad vinyl, damaged foam).

Looking for replacement seats, I came across a decent offer for VW Rabbit/Golf seats from a...
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