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Forum: Member Showroom 01-13-2019, 11:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 476
Posted By Hendo
For Sale: Rust-free 1982 Volvo 245GL Diesel Wagon in Southern California.

For Sale: Rust-free 1982 Volvo 245GL Diesel Wagon in Southern California. 114k miles

The car has been sold; thanks to Anders for the referral.

I want to thank all of you for making this site...
Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 01-10-2019, 08:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,006
Posted By Hendo
Yes to all the TB replacement questions. The...

Yes to all the TB replacement questions. The shop is an Indie Volvo specialist that was very conversant with the diesel issues. I did quiz him about the tools and he had the right answers.

Neat...
Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 01-08-2019, 05:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,006
Posted By Hendo
The lifting hook was in place. The timing...

The lifting hook was in place.

The timing belt and water pump were replaced about 2000 miles ago by an indie Volvo shop. Other than that, Or a prior TB replacement many years ago, I donít know...
Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 01-05-2019, 04:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,006
Posted By Hendo
Thanks to all for your replies and help. I...

Thanks to all for your replies and help.

I got lucky and sourced a new-old-stock Volvo bracket from eBay ($95) and some OEM bushings. Then had a local Indie shop do the work.

The bracket had...
Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 11-22-2018, 02:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,006
Posted By Hendo
At the risk of reopening an old thread... I...

At the risk of reopening an old thread...

I need to replace the PS bracket on my 1982 D24-powered 245 Wagon. I believe I have found a replacement bracket.

This looks like a fairly simple...
Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 03-04-2018, 01:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,350
Posted By Hendo
I just saw this reply -- sorry for the late...

I just saw this reply -- sorry for the late response! I'm not sure how I missed it, and since this was from a while ago, it may be old news, but here goes.

I ordered the part from Smith Volvo, in...
Forum: Help! My car died! 10-20-2017, 04:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,649
Posted By Hendo
As you know, I'm not much of a mechanic so I'm...

As you know, I'm not much of a mechanic so I'm hesitant to offer advice.

BUT.... You can probably fab a drill guide out of aluminum bar stock... use one of the other head bolts to hold it in...
Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 05-12-2017, 03:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,310
Posted By Hendo
Thanks Ngoma. If it is good enough for...

Thanks Ngoma.

If it is good enough for you, it is good enough for me!

Periodic replacement sounds like a good idea....

-Tom in SoCal
Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 05-11-2017, 05:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,310
Posted By Hendo
Radiator side-plug retainer -- clip or zip tie?

Car is a 1982 Volvo 245 wagon. Non-turbo D24 engine.

The old plug was weeping some fluid, so I asked the shop about it when it was in for other work. They suggested replacing the plug and seal,...
Forum: The Garage 01-24-2017, 05:59 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 17,730
Posted By Hendo
Looks incredible Anders. Keep the pix coming! ...

Looks incredible Anders. Keep the pix coming!

Would dearly love to add a turbo to my NA D24... in my dreams!

-Tom in Ventura
1982 245 Diesel
Forum: Cars for sale 07-23-2016, 09:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,755
Posted By Hendo
Sweet looking car Ewil -- I hope you find a good...

Sweet looking car Ewil -- I hope you find a good home for it soon.
Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 06-08-2016, 10:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,794
Posted By Hendo
Thanks Ngoma. I sure feel like a dunce but...

Thanks Ngoma. I sure feel like a dunce but appreciate your help.
Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 06-08-2016, 08:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,794
Posted By Hendo
Oil overfilled by a full quart -- Trouble?

Gents-

Car is an '82 245 Diesel. Normally-aspirated D24 engine, 109k miles.

I screwed up and overfilled the oil by 1 full quart.

The car is in the driveway blocking my other car and I...
Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 06-05-2016, 02:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,052
Posted By Hendo
Thanks Anders. Good point about the access; ...

Thanks Anders.

Good point about the access; I'll have to verify that.

Having the fill port that far aft is a PITA sometimes...
Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 06-04-2016, 10:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,052
Posted By Hendo
D24 oil fill cap funnel

I'm driving a 1982 Volvo 245 Diesel wagon with non-turbo D24.

I'm interested in some of the oil fill funnels that attach to the valve cover like a cap, but I'm wondering about which one might fit...
Forum: Cars for sale 06-01-2016, 05:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 10,983
Posted By Hendo
Is that backwards? Or am I just reading it...

Is that backwards? Or am I just reading it wrong?

The heat shield is copper, so the magnet would *not* stick to it.

No heat shield means the magnet *would* stick to the steel head.

Right?...
Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 04-28-2016, 06:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,350
Posted By Hendo
The good news is I was able to source a...

The good news is I was able to source a replacement breather hose via the dealer. It was backordered to Sweden so it took a while but it has arrived.

Hopefully the old one will come off without...
Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 04-01-2016, 04:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,808
Posted By Hendo
About finding a shop to do the work... have you...

About finding a shop to do the work... have you checked the VW community? As you may know, the D24 was a Volkswagen product, and is identical to the 4-cyl VW diesel used in Rabbits, etc.

So a...
Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 03-29-2016, 08:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,350
Posted By Hendo
This was my dads car, and was mostly...

This was my dads car, and was mostly dealer-maintained but it had little attention for ten years or so... So I suspect it is the right part but old.

Time to look for a replacement...

Thanks for...
Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 03-29-2016, 06:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,350
Posted By Hendo
Oil on top of valve cover

Car is '82 245 with stock non-turbo D24 engine. 108,000 miles.

I'm seeing oil collecting on top of the valve cover, near where the vent hose attaches. (The other end of that hose connects to the...
Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 01-28-2016, 06:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,717
Posted By Hendo
Thanks Anders. I'm going to leave them in...

Thanks Anders.

I'm going to leave them in for the time being....

I was mostly curious what the collective wisdom was about overhauling based just on time or mileage, rather than wait for a...
Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 01-25-2016, 06:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,717
Posted By Hendo
Pull and service injectors based on age, or only for cause?

The injectors in my non-turbo '82 245 have never been out of the engine since they were installed 107k miles and 34 years ago.

Car runs fairly well; no obvious issues. They seem a bit noisier...
Forum: Local Events 01-20-2016, 08:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,448
Posted By Hendo
Would love to bring the Diesel wagon but Issaquah...

Would love to bring the Diesel wagon but Issaquah is a long haul from SoCal...

Maybe next time!

Take pix and share...

-Tom in SoCal
Forum: Performance and aftermarket 01-14-2016, 03:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,692
Posted By Hendo
Kent Bergsma (www.mercedessource.com) talks them...

Kent Bergsma (www.mercedessource.com) talks them up quite a bit;

He sells some; not sure if they will fit our applications or not.
...
Forum: Body and Interior 01-13-2016, 08:54 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 7,053
Posted By Hendo
Inexpensive grease gun works great on 240 door hingess

I recently came across a vintage Mercedes site that indicated the inexpensive Oregon Products grease gun worked in Mercedes door hinges that had a dimpled grease fitting similar to the ones on my '82...
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