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Forum: performance & modifications Today, 06:44 PM
Replies: 14
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Posted By dl242gt
All 240 turbos were sold with a .63 housing. The...

All 240 turbos were sold with a .63 housing. The very early cars had flat flange T3 .63 housings as I have one of those cars. It's an 81 242 turbo with a very early intercooler kit on it. All...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Today, 06:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 437
Posted By dl242gt
Gravity bleeding wasn't very successful in my...

Gravity bleeding wasn't very successful in my experience with Volvos. I've used it successfully on British cars and Beetles. But with the pressure regulators and the warning light valve. They are...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Today, 06:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 130
Posted By dl242gt
Those look nice. I would still consider relays...

Those look nice. I would still consider relays for more voltage applied to the lighting circuit. Powerful LED lights aren't that low in current draw.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Today, 06:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 517
Posted By dl242gt
Did you check in with Skandix like I suggested?...

Did you check in with Skandix like I suggested? They were selling 2dr wheel arch repair panels. The shipping is a bit of money but it includes a good amount of weight. So, you could order some other...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Today, 01:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 130
Posted By dl242gt
In addition to getting better lights. I've added...

In addition to getting better lights. I've added the relays so there is more voltage going to the lights. I used the H4 headlight harness that Summit Racing sells. Now I use 100w low beams and 90...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Today, 01:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 215
Posted By dl242gt
When warm things are expanding a bit and that...

When warm things are expanding a bit and that probably lets the contact touch the linkage easier inside the switch. One of the fourth gear switch fail modes is having to move the shifter to make it...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Today, 01:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 288
Posted By dl242gt
The original shocks were Boge Automatic shocks....

The original shocks were Boge Automatic shocks. They are smoother riding than the Monroe shocks. Sachs bought out Boge years ago and the Sachs hydraulic shocks are the original type replacement now....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-10-2021, 07:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 288
Posted By dl242gt
The yellow shocks from Swedish Car Parts seem to...

The yellow shocks from Swedish Car Parts seem to be a good compromise shock.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-10-2021, 12:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,021
Posted By dl242gt
That can be bad diodes in the alternator or if...

That can be bad diodes in the alternator or if you make the mistake of connecting the little red wire to D- instead of D+ weird things can happen.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-10-2021, 12:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 285
Posted By dl242gt
I never had the honor of bodging that setup back...

I never had the honor of bodging that setup back to life. Always wondered why that wasn't a simple dual cable like the 240.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-10-2021, 12:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 437
Posted By dl242gt
You may have rear brake hoses that have swelled...

You may have rear brake hoses that have swelled internally. That can block or heavily restrict the flow. The other thing is the corrosion inside the bleeder screw builds up and blocks the flow of...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-10-2021, 12:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 261
Posted By dl242gt
Glad you got that fixed. That's an engine killer.

Glad you got that fixed. That's an engine killer.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-08-2021, 05:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,582
Posted By dl242gt
Plug wire spec for the carbon core wires is 500...

Plug wire spec for the carbon core wires is 500 ohms per foot. So, a 7.5k ohm coil wire seems a bit high. I recommend the wire wound mag core wires. They work really well and you can get them for...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-08-2021, 05:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 431
Posted By dl242gt
I was just going to write to add a diode to the...

I was just going to write to add a diode to the charge light circuit. You want to go ahead and add the diode because without the charge light exciting the alternator. It won't charge unless you rev...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-08-2021, 02:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 330
Posted By dl242gt
Sorry, didn't mean to mislead you. It should be...

Sorry, didn't mean to mislead you. It should be the large bearing is still my thought.

Love your XR and C30 projects!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-08-2021, 02:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 714
Posted By dl242gt
The bougicord sensor is the OEM one. So you can...

The bougicord sensor is the OEM one. So you can also buy a bougicord branded one from FCPEuro and get the lifetime warranty. It was worth it when I had a bad out of the box bougicord sensor. I've...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-08-2021, 02:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 517
Posted By dl242gt
Skandix used to sell a 2dr repair panel from...

Skandix used to sell a 2dr repair panel from Klokkerholm. The main difference is the amount of side metal is a little more than the 4dr panel. The shape of the arch is the same as you mention.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-07-2021, 09:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 418
Posted By dl242gt
What version of automotive engine is the AQ131...

What version of automotive engine is the AQ131 based on? If the engine is based on the earlier B21/B23 design the rods are shorter in those engines than a B230 based engine would be. They don't...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-07-2021, 09:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,582
Posted By dl242gt
If you're in the salt belt. Plug wires only last...

If you're in the salt belt. Plug wires only last about three years nowadays. That brine just makes insulation fail. The coil wire has failed more often than the engine wires in my 93 wagon.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-07-2021, 03:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,582
Posted By dl242gt
You are seeing the o2 sensor oscillate around the...

You are seeing the o2 sensor oscillate around the proper voltage reference. That .3 to .7 range is perfect for a reference.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-07-2021, 03:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 330
Posted By dl242gt
Well the car is also a wagon. The heaviest...

Well the car is also a wagon. The heaviest version of the body. So that being it's a late model I would guess that it's the large bearing. There should be a data plate on the car with the driveshaft...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-06-2021, 04:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 714
Posted By dl242gt
Edit: You have LH2.4. The 169 number on the EZK...

Edit: You have LH2.4. The 169 number on the EZK is for LH2.4. ecu. It's probably either a 561 or a 951 fuel ecu. Those are the last three numbers on the bosch part number.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-06-2021, 04:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 714
Posted By dl242gt
A Z suggests. Get a test lamp. You can use it to...

A Z suggests. Get a test lamp. You can use it to troubleshoot the ignition. No spark is tested at the ignition coil. You should have 12v on terminal 15 and when cranking terminal 1 should flash as...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-05-2021, 04:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 367
Posted By dl242gt
This thread should help you. Are you handy with a...

This thread should help you. Are you handy with a soldering iron? That is the path you are probably on. https://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=350828&highlight=volvowagoon
There is also a...
Forum: showroom 05-05-2021, 02:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 343
Posted By dl242gt
Roll that gold!

Roll that gold!
Forum: showroom 05-05-2021, 02:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 222
Posted By dl242gt
The number I posted in my second post is the USA...

The number I posted in my second post is the USA paper parts catalog. Sorry I did miss that mounting difference in the online catalog.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-05-2021, 02:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,211
Posted By dl242gt
I first noticed the diode on an m46 when I got...

I first noticed the diode on an m46 when I got one from a salvage yard to give my 79 242dl another gear. The diode is used to protect from the current and voltage surge when the overdrive is shut off...
Forum: showroom 05-05-2021, 01:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 222
Posted By dl242gt
When you look it up on gcp.se the old part...

When you look it up on gcp.se the old part numbers are listed on the column furthest to the right. I looked it up in the 88-93 online catalog.

In my old paper catalog. The old number is 1312910.
Forum: showroom 05-05-2021, 12:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 222
Posted By dl242gt
Looking on gcp.se I came up with 1372336. Bright...

Looking on gcp.se I came up with 1372336. Bright center moulding, 5drs, deleted part will not come again.
Forum: showroom 05-05-2021, 12:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,350
Posted By dl242gt
I just watched this yesterday. That is a great...

I just watched this yesterday. That is a great car you built Ben! Love the part with them removing the piece of Porsche from your bumper. Randy was out braking or out handling most every car on the...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-04-2021, 06:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 988
Posted By dl242gt
More low end torque is available with higher...

More low end torque is available with higher compression. That 8.5:1 of that engine is low. Even my non egr B21F with a B cam had 9.3:1 compression. A boost in compression would help and you'd get a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-04-2021, 06:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 341
Posted By dl242gt
This is a list on the Volvo owners club site....

This is a list on the Volvo owners club site. https://www.volvoclub.org.uk/faq/EngineFIComputer.html#ECUAMMReferenceChart

Your B230FK is on the list with one fuel ecu.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-03-2021, 08:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,021
Posted By dl242gt
You disconnect the D+ terminal with the small red...

You disconnect the D+ terminal with the small red wire on it. Then put the test light probe in the connector and ground the test light to the alternator case. Turn on ignition and the light should...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-03-2021, 08:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,021
Posted By dl242gt
Now you need to test the exciter circuit. If that...

Now you need to test the exciter circuit. If that is good, then the alternator is bad. It could be that the brushes are worn out and you can replace the brushes by getting a new regulator. Sometimes...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-03-2021, 04:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 988
Posted By dl242gt
Volvos hotter engine with the kjet setup was the...

Volvos hotter engine with the kjet setup was the D cam. That was in B21E kjet engines and made about 125hp. It will do what you want but you may give up some low rpm grunt. The B21 loves to rev and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-03-2021, 03:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 556
Posted By dl242gt
Take a good look at your fuses too, They can...

Take a good look at your fuses too, They can cause the no 12v to the terminal 15 of the coil. Glad you got it figured out. You can use a test light on terminal 1 on the coil and see the switching of...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-03-2021, 03:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,382
Posted By dl242gt
PM replied. I disagree, Kjet is very simple but...

PM replied. I disagree, Kjet is very simple but as you say not cheap for components anymore. A good set of manuals and you'll understand how it all works. Not many places are rebuilding this stuff...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-03-2021, 03:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,361
Posted By dl242gt
Volvo has used engine oil in the transmissions...

Volvo has used engine oil in the transmissions before. The overdrive M41 uses 30W engine oil for lubrication. I've use Redline MTL, Type F, and would like to try the M1 10-30 in the M47. Mine is also...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-01-2021, 12:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,382
Posted By dl242gt
Small world affect. When I bought my 82 turbo in...

Small world affect. When I bought my 82 turbo in 1995. It had exactly that starting problem. The issue was the control pressure was too high. This causes a lean engine which takes many tries to start...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-01-2021, 12:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,689
Posted By dl242gt
The wind noise from that type must be awful. It's...

The wind noise from that type must be awful. It's like a spoiler for the front of your car to lift up the front end.

Amazon uses the front of a Chrysler 300 and the back and side are like a Nash...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-30-2021, 06:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,684
Posted By dl242gt
The cheap chinese stainless steel is truly...

The cheap chinese stainless steel is truly garbage. I bought a set of acorn nuts that were supposedly stainless. They have rusted to crap in just a few years and look awful on my license plates. I'm...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-30-2021, 06:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,689
Posted By dl242gt
You mean those old type shades that hang over the...

You mean those old type shades that hang over the front of the windshield? I think they are only made for use with your 51 Ford Woody.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-30-2021, 06:04 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,412
Posted By dl242gt
The 405 head I am using was built with the stock...

The 405 head I am using was built with the stock large springs. I use a enem V15 with them and as Culberro mentions they rev to 7k making power all the way. I love it.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-29-2021, 03:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 931
Posted By dl242gt
The copper nickel like that are easier to bend...

The copper nickel like that are easier to bend and last longer than steel. It's what is original. I presume you mean the line that runs from the warning light valve to the inner fender. That is part...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-28-2021, 08:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,793
Posted By dl242gt
I use HR Clutch in Bensalem PA for clutch needs....

I use HR Clutch in Bensalem PA for clutch needs. They just built a clutch for a friends 90 +t. It's been working great with him using 15psi.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-28-2021, 08:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 902
Posted By dl242gt
I'd rig up some of that stainless steel duct tape...

I'd rig up some of that stainless steel duct tape from a hvac supplier and tape it on. That stuff is super tacky.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-28-2021, 08:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,107
Posted By dl242gt
I would suggest setting up your car for long term...

I would suggest setting up your car for long term storage and spend the time getting parts to restore/upgrade the car. A well sorted 242dl is totally reliable. The kjet is usually the most simple...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-28-2021, 08:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,211
Posted By dl242gt
The sliding switch is an on/off fixed switch. The...

The sliding switch is an on/off fixed switch. The relay setup uses the momentary switch as you surmise. It pulses the relay with 12v to change output on/off. The ground for the relay is the fourth...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-28-2021, 07:58 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,412
Posted By dl242gt
I recently had the Yoshifab beehive springs...

I recently had the Yoshifab beehive springs installed on a 531 head. When I first had the head built I went for the high seat pressure dual Isky springs. I wanted to build an 8500rpm engine. Then I...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-28-2021, 07:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,144
Posted By dl242gt
We have a strap that you can use to keep your...

We have a strap that you can use to keep your dogo in place on the seat. You could even use it in the front seat. Nothing cooler than your dogo riding along in front. Although like you my dogo...
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