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Forum: performance & modifications Yesterday, 08:20 PM
Replies: 59
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Posted By dl242gt
For the Bilstein B6 shocks you'll have to remove...

For the Bilstein B6 shocks you'll have to remove the spacer at the bottom of the strut. For the rear bushing on the front control arm a strong vise is good. That's probably the only one that doesn't...
Forum: performance & modifications Yesterday, 08:17 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,670
Posted By dl242gt
The spacing on the calipers is wider on the...

The spacing on the calipers is wider on the vented rotor versions. So, no you can't fit vented rotors on solid rotor calipers. Eventually, during the 80s the DL model got vented rotors so that's...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Yesterday, 08:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 65
Posted By dl242gt
With a cold engine. Take a look at your spark...

With a cold engine. Take a look at your spark plugs. Check the gap. Also spark plug wires that look fine can be garbage. You probably need new wires and the plug gap is worn and large.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Yesterday, 08:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 148
Posted By dl242gt
You need to check for the draw with a low range...

You need to check for the draw with a low range current meter. Something like the 200 milliamp range would do. Even a basic stereo like your Alpine should have presets that need at least 10-20...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Yesterday, 08:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 194
Posted By dl242gt
My 3" magnaflow muffler on the turbo is 18 years...

My 3" magnaflow muffler on the turbo is 18 years old now. Last summer one of the turbobrickers in Phila came over and helped me repair the rusted pipes. But the muffler was fine.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Yesterday, 05:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 148
Posted By dl242gt
Well, 12.6v is not a fully charged battery. Also...

Well, 12.6v is not a fully charged battery. Also a drop over night of .2v is perfectly normal. I would suspect that your alternator is not charging the battery. Sometimes when they fail they only put...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Yesterday, 11:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 130
Posted By dl242gt
Someone really mixed and matched parts on your...

Someone really mixed and matched parts on your car. An M45 trans doesn't use overdrive. That would be an M46. Of course if they changed the output shaft on your M45 they can add the overdrive. I...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Yesterday, 11:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 194
Posted By dl242gt
I tried a 2.25" one on my 240 turbo. Didn't like...

I tried a 2.25" one on my 240 turbo. Didn't like it at all. Sounded just loud and detuned. I had it changed to a flowmaster muffler. Which is another whole story.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Yesterday, 11:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,104
Posted By dl242gt
Yes, I am. I actually tried to put a set of B6 in...

Yes, I am. I actually tried to put a set of B6 in my 93 and there wasn't enough thread engagement to install the insert. I know some folks have been able to squeeze them in there but it wouldn't work...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Yesterday, 11:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 94
Posted By dl242gt
On the denso alternators when the regulator fails...

On the denso alternators when the regulator fails this is the kind of weird problem that can happen. I'd double check that it's got good wire connections. Especially the ground from the alternator...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-30-2021, 09:51 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 71,904
Posted By dl242gt
Great to see progress on your build. It is going...

Great to see progress on your build. It is going to be really fun.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-30-2021, 03:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,104
Posted By dl242gt
Those two types of insert do not use the spacer....

Those two types of insert do not use the spacer. All others use them in my experience.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-30-2021, 03:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 587
Posted By dl242gt
LOL Well the kjet in my 82 turbo has been running...

LOL Well the kjet in my 82 turbo has been running well for over 20 years. But after helping a friend many years ago with a megasquirt install. I know the kjet leaves a good chunk of power on the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-29-2021, 11:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 182
Posted By dl242gt
The bulb out relay isn't sensitive enough to work...

The bulb out relay isn't sensitive enough to work properly with the lower current of the led bulbs. It's triggering because it senses the lower current in the circuits.

As per the dash gauge. it...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-28-2021, 07:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 360
Posted By dl242gt
I prefer Michelins especially if you can get them...

I prefer Michelins especially if you can get them in 205-55-15. I use that size sedan or wagon.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-28-2021, 05:08 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,545
Posted By dl242gt
Glad you got it running. Give him my regards.

Glad you got it running. Give him my regards.
Forum: projects & restorations 07-27-2021, 08:10 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 17,544
Posted By dl242gt
Nice work! You're cool as a cucumber with vent...

Nice work! You're cool as a cucumber with vent temps that low. Enjoy!
Forum: projects & restorations 07-27-2021, 08:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 763
Posted By dl242gt
The issue with the stock rods is that they are...

The issue with the stock rods is that they are heavier than the aftermarket maxspeeding rods. So while the stock rods will take the power they aren't adding to the performance of the engine. Shot...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-26-2021, 08:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,131
Posted By dl242gt
To remove the timing belt. You can use the old...

To remove the timing belt. You can use the old belt wrapped around the cam or intermediate shaft sprockets. Then pull the belt tight by hand and wrap it around the timing tensioner stud. Holding it...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-26-2021, 03:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 911
Posted By dl242gt
Thank you for the update and info on the punches....

Thank you for the update and info on the punches. Hope to hear from you when you have the traction upgrade done.
Forum: projects & restorations 07-26-2021, 02:15 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 17,544
Posted By dl242gt
Nice work on all that a/c stuff. I have a large...

Nice work on all that a/c stuff. I have a large white dog, too! Although mine has a red nose and nails. Looks about the same weight as my girl about 80lbs or so? The car looks like it's a well sorted...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-26-2021, 01:34 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,545
Posted By dl242gt
90volvo lives in eldorado springs. He may have...

90volvo lives in eldorado springs. He may have some shims you could use. Shoot him a PM and ask. He is very helpful and has built up some fun volvos.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-26-2021, 01:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,243
Posted By dl242gt
Nice engine Jack! looks like 25psi is a lot of...

Nice engine Jack! looks like 25psi is a lot of fun.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-26-2021, 01:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 560
Posted By dl242gt
There are three wires on the alternator. The...

There are three wires on the alternator. The small red is the warning light as mentioned. The large red is direct to the starter and the battery with out a fuse! Make sure that is never grounded as...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-25-2021, 11:07 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,266
Posted By dl242gt
I had bought redline regular synthetic gear oil...

I had bought redline regular synthetic gear oil and probably should have bought something like the shock proof version. The whine went away but being a non preloaded true track it's got a lot of wear...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-25-2021, 10:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,243
Posted By dl242gt
The boost pressure that does try to go down the...

The boost pressure that does try to go down the small hose is sucked back to the intake of the turbo by the large amount of vacuum at the turbo intake when under boost level of flow. So there was not...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-24-2021, 04:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,243
Posted By dl242gt
The small hose on the intake manifold is used to...

The small hose on the intake manifold is used to provide vacuum at idle to improve the pcv flow. It's not totally necessary as the 240 turbos didn't use it. But every bit helps and it's stock on the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-24-2021, 04:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 560
Posted By dl242gt
Have you tested the warning light circuit? You do...

Have you tested the warning light circuit? You do that by grounding the wire to the alternator case. Then turn the key on. If the light comes on the circuit is ok and the fault lies in the...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-24-2021, 12:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,243
Posted By dl242gt
The oil drain hose under the oil trap box can...

The oil drain hose under the oil trap box can clog with crap and cause high crankcase pressure. You can clean it out with a very stiff bristle brush like a rifle brush. Also be sure the port for the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-23-2021, 09:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 518
Posted By dl242gt
The engine is internally sealed better when the...

The engine is internally sealed better when the crankcase is under the vacuum of the pcv system. I'd double check the drain hose and also check the mixture. That's a kjet engine isn't it? Someone may...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-23-2021, 08:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 497
Posted By dl242gt
Do the glove test on the oil fill cap to check...

Do the glove test on the oil fill cap to check for positive crankcase pressure. If you do, then the pcv job needs more attention. Probably the return hose in the block is clogged. You can use a long...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-23-2021, 08:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,700
Posted By dl242gt
Good work! Nice when it's the simple stuff.

Good work! Nice when it's the simple stuff.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-23-2021, 08:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,384
Posted By dl242gt
Yes, you should remove the seal for the paint...

Yes, you should remove the seal for the paint job. If you don't the seal is hard to tape over and it will cause edges on the paint that could easily chip and then it'll look bad. What I would do is...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-21-2021, 12:16 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By dl242gt
Try fitting up the lights. I think you can fit...

Try fitting up the lights. I think you can fit them. Maybe modify the grill to work with the lights. I wouldn't bother with all the fenders and hood change. Just change the headlights and see what...
Forum: showroom 07-20-2021, 03:51 PM
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Views: 1,516,326
Posted By dl242gt
Nice turbo badges!

Nice turbo badges!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-19-2021, 09:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 685
Posted By dl242gt
Yes, the led codes is what I meant. Check what...

Yes, the led codes is what I meant. Check what codes may be set. See if it runs a little better with the maf disconnected. Disconnect the maf and start the car and see if it idles better.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-19-2021, 09:39 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,670
Posted By dl242gt
I've got a B21FT for you when you are ready. My...

I've got a B21FT for you when you are ready. My wagon uses the 1229337 front springs and the rear wagon overloads. It's a good combo but it rides better when you load up the back a little.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-19-2021, 02:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 607
Posted By dl242gt
I had this issue with my M46 in my turbo....

I had this issue with my M46 in my turbo. Sometimes when turning left and trying to downshift from 3-2 it would resist putting the shifter into second. This improved when I changed to stiffer diesel...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-19-2021, 02:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,725
Posted By dl242gt
Well the OEM can always set the write once bit on...

Well the OEM can always set the write once bit on the prom and it can't be overwritten. That would force all the tuners to change the prom used in the ECU making it obvious there has been...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-19-2021, 02:35 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,670
Posted By dl242gt
If they don't have them in the US. They will get...

If they don't have them in the US. They will get them from GCP and ship them here without an additional shipping charge.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-19-2021, 02:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 827
Posted By dl242gt
Drill a hole and then cover the hole with the...

Drill a hole and then cover the hole with the stainless steel tape they sell at hvac suppliers.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-18-2021, 10:10 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,670
Posted By dl242gt
Unless the lesjofors spring is made of some type...

Unless the lesjofors spring is made of some type of better spring steel. The 13.5mm spring is not the same as what I have. I have what is in the link to the Volvo web store spring. Mine were 14.2 mm...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-18-2021, 08:43 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 41,309
Posted By dl242gt
I don't recall Mr. Bill posting anything in...

I don't recall Mr. Bill posting anything in several years.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-18-2021, 08:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 827
Posted By dl242gt
The wurth stuff I mentioned is for deodorizing...

The wurth stuff I mentioned is for deodorizing the a/c. You use the included straw to spray it in the dash vents.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-18-2021, 06:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 637
Posted By dl242gt
That looks like the location for the oil pressure...

That looks like the location for the oil pressure sensor light. It is 1/8 npt thread.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-18-2021, 05:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,104
Posted By dl242gt
From your description. I'd check the wheel...

From your description. I'd check the wheel bearings for play. Jacking the strut by the rotor hub isn't going to hurt anything. That's all made to take the weight of the car, so it should be fine.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-18-2021, 02:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,725
Posted By dl242gt
Even here in NJ they figured out the IM240...

Even here in NJ they figured out the IM240 testing cycle is a bunch of crap and they dropped it many years ago. Now pre 96 cars are inspection exempt and they only plug in the computer to test OBDII...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-18-2021, 02:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 550
Posted By dl242gt
Try making sure the center air guide behind the...

Try making sure the center air guide behind the two middle vents is properly aligned with the outlet pipes from the heater box. A loss of vacuum on the heater controls lets the vacuum unit default to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-18-2021, 02:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 679
Posted By dl242gt
I've had the long linkage arm flex instead of...

I've had the long linkage arm flex instead of pushing the latch to open the door. It's usually due to the latch being dry of lubrication. I also fixed the problem by gently bending the arm so it...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-18-2021, 02:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 911
Posted By dl242gt
To hammer out the pin you need a good punch. That...

To hammer out the pin you need a good punch. That will let you hit it a lot harder than an allen wrench will. Not sure what cover is over the ring gear bolts. Are you referring to the tone ring for...
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