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Forum: Cars for sale 02-15-2019, 08:07 AM
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Posted By v8volvo
Looks clean and sounds like you have kept it in...

Looks clean and sounds like you have kept it in great condition, good luck with selling. Should please someone looking for a nice 240.
Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 02-14-2019, 05:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 346
Posted By v8volvo
Yes, that is the right Anders. That parts...

Yes, that is the right Anders.

That parts plan sounds like it should work out well, you will have to let us know how it turns out. What are you going to use for a controller for the VNT?

As...
Forum: Local Events 02-04-2019, 07:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 384
Posted By v8volvo
Well I'm still on track to make it, once I dig...

Well I'm still on track to make it, once I dig this out.

Fortunately a Volvo is supposed to be built for these conditions. :D
Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 02-03-2019, 03:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 346
Posted By v8volvo
Others here will be able to give more comments on...

Others here will be able to give more comments on modifying the fuel pump, Anders offers upgraded pump heads and other options and could probably suggest the best setup for what you are planning.
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Forum: The Garage 01-31-2019, 10:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 188
Posted By v8volvo
Sounds like a great project, keep the updates...

Sounds like a great project, keep the updates coming.

If you got the whole front subframe out of the diesel donor then it should give you everything you need to bolt the diesel right into the gas...
Forum: Cars for sale 01-26-2019, 10:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 359
Posted By v8volvo
Looks nice and ready to use. Can't be too many...

Looks nice and ready to use. Can't be too many cars on the road in the Northeast this old with no holes rotted in the sheetmetal.

The market for these unfortunately is small among current owners...
Forum: Items Wanted 01-20-2019, 12:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,731
Posted By v8volvo
To my recollection it is 2.5". Definitely...

To my recollection it is 2.5".

Definitely looks like it needs a new one there. With that much soot escaping I would look for possible excess backpressure in the exhaust also, though, maybe a...
Forum: Parts for sale 01-20-2019, 12:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 592
Posted By v8volvo
Good stuff and good prices. Do you have the...

Good stuff and good prices.

Do you have the PN or model number and year of manufacture (or remanufacture?) on the Sanden compressor? Looks like the correct diesel style not the gas version?
Forum: Local Events 01-20-2019, 10:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 384
Posted By v8volvo
All Swedish Cruise In Issaquah WA 2/10/2019

This year's All Swedish show at XXX Root Beer in Issaquah WA is on Sunday February 10th. This is always a great gathering with attendance from all around the area rain or shine and a wide mix of old...
Forum: Member Showroom 01-15-2019, 09:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 329
Posted By v8volvo
Looks like a beauty, good luck with the sale. ...

Looks like a beauty, good luck with the sale. Hope it finds a good home.
Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 01-15-2019, 09:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 21,258
Posted By v8volvo
Thanks for the post and welcome to the board. :) ...

Thanks for the post and welcome to the board. :)

That tool set will give you a few things you can use but unfortunately it does not include most of the tools required for timing belt replacement,...
Forum: The Garage 01-12-2019, 06:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,326
Posted By v8volvo
Wow. What theories do you have on what...

Wow.

What theories do you have on what causes these to loosen up and fall out? I think yours are the only ones I have heard firsthand of this on. Just bad luck with assembly tolerances on the...
Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 01-11-2019, 10:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,547
Posted By v8volvo
Nice, good to hear. Always want to make sure, a...

Nice, good to hear. Always want to make sure, a fumbled timing belt attempt on these will take an otherwise good running car and turn it into dead weight despite (or even as a result of) an owner's...
Forum: The Garage 01-11-2019, 10:02 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,326
Posted By v8volvo
The suspense is building... It stayed...

The suspense is building...

It stayed running until you shut it off but after that it couldn't spin? I would guess some kind of hydrolock problem, major headgasket or injector failure??
Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 01-09-2019, 07:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,547
Posted By v8volvo
The TB replacement might have disturbed it but it...

The TB replacement might have disturbed it but it also might have just been coincidence. These brackets sometimes can break for no apparent reason. Sounds like all worked out well in the end.
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Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 12-30-2018, 03:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,547
Posted By v8volvo
One of the advantages to the poly bushings is...

One of the advantages to the poly bushings is that they are not susceptible to damage from oil contamination. Pretty common for the PS pump to seep a little fluid over time which makes its way down...
Forum: The Garage 12-30-2018, 02:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,057
Posted By v8volvo
Nice. You definitely have the only one of these....

Nice. You definitely have the only one of these. Cool that it worked out and actually made it through some events.

You will probably find the mains and rods are in good condition to reuse and can...
Forum: Body and Interior 12-30-2018, 02:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 745
Posted By v8volvo
Great info, thanks for reporting back. ...

Great info, thanks for reporting back.

Seems like those later models always have the broken buttons, good to know there is a fix.
Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 12-30-2018, 02:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,021
Posted By v8volvo
How did it work out with the hoses after folks...

How did it work out with the hoses after folks gave the advice above?

Seems like you have been working on a lot of cooling system repairs. Hoses, water pump, etc. Are you just doing preventive...
Forum: Items Wanted 12-30-2018, 02:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,965
Posted By v8volvo
FCP Euro also has them in stock for $2.99 ...

FCP Euro also has them in stock for $2.99

https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/volvo-engine-intake-manifold-gasket-244-245-1257212

Make sure you install WITHOUT the gasket glue that many folks seem...
Forum: New Member Introductions 12-04-2018, 10:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 948
Posted By v8volvo
Welcome to the forum. Sounds like good plans all...

Welcome to the forum. Sounds like good plans all around. The diesel to gas swap has been done by a number of folks here and works out well. Your 1986 diesel donor is a good starting point since it...
Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 11-13-2018, 12:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,755
Posted By v8volvo
Good to hear it worked out. The links in...

Good to hear it worked out.

The links in post #14 above should help you with your questions about heater hoses in your other thread. You can build replacement hoses from parts that are readily...
Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 10-19-2018, 10:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,755
Posted By v8volvo
You may want to STOP for a moment and make sure...

You may want to STOP for a moment and make sure this is right before you put it back together. Can you post a picture of the thermostat and gasket you bought, or post the part number from the box?
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Forum: Performance and aftermarket 10-06-2018, 05:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,582
Posted By v8volvo
What will count in the real world for a vehicle...

What will count in the real world for a vehicle like yours is not how much peak power you can make but how much you can continuously USE without burning the motor up. Can you use all the power of...
Forum: Help! My car died! 10-04-2018, 08:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,853
Posted By v8volvo
No bubbles in the return line is good but did you...

No bubbles in the return line is good but did you see that when the engine was running well or when it was malfunctioning? Since you have an intermittent problem you want to watch for things...
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