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Forum: Items Wanted Today, 03:30 PM
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Posted By v8volvo
Sounds worth doing after that experience. The AC...

Sounds worth doing after that experience. The AC systems in these cars can work very well.

Your first project may be trying to figure out what (if anything) needs to be replaced in the system. ...
Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 07-11-2018, 08:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 55
Posted By v8volvo
The D24TIC turbo may be different. But for the...

The D24TIC turbo may be different. But for the D24T turbo and most other wastegate type turbos, the hose to the wastegate carries pressure instead of vacuum, providing the force to open the...
Forum: Help! My car died! 07-11-2018, 08:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 61
Posted By v8volvo
Interesting question. Might take some digging to...

Interesting question. Might take some digging to find an answer. The hydraulic heads never came to us in the US on the Volvo engines but we did get them in the 4 cylinder VW versions. Never tried...
Forum: Performance and aftermarket 06-30-2018, 08:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 161
Posted By v8volvo
My mistake. Since the OP mentioned the overboost...

My mistake. Since the OP mentioned the overboost valve I assumed his question referred to the valve position switch inside it. I overlooked your mention of the throttle switch in the previous post....
Forum: Performance and aftermarket 06-27-2018, 02:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 161
Posted By v8volvo
There appears to be an overboost pressure relief...

There appears to be an overboost pressure relief valve in the front of the intake manifold on the TIC motors similar to the non IC TD motors. This is probably the piece you are referring to?

The...
Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 06-26-2018, 11:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 154
Posted By v8volvo
Leakage from the turbo outlet to downpipe gasket...

Leakage from the turbo outlet to downpipe gasket shouldn't be related to the symptoms you described. Leaks there will not affect boost or performance unless the root cause for the leak is a plugged...
Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 06-24-2018, 11:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 703
Posted By v8volvo
Good going, congratulations. Take a look at the...

Good going, congratulations. Take a look at the rest of the hoses and make sure you don't have any other suspect parts to watch or replace before you move on to the next task. The short hose at the...
Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 06-09-2018, 11:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 703
Posted By v8volvo
Gates belts are fine. Continental, Flennor, or...

Gates belts are fine. Continental, Flennor, or Dayco are all also fine. These should be available from any seller you check with, either online or from a local store. Makes no difference where you...
Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 05-19-2018, 05:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 703
Posted By v8volvo
80C thermostat will be the best choice in your...

80C thermostat will be the best choice in your climate, or any other scenario of prolonged operation in hot weather involving high speeds or hills.

For a "complete" timing belt service on this...
Forum: Local Events 05-19-2018, 03:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 613
Posted By v8volvo
Unfortunately I am going to miss it for the...

Unfortunately I am going to miss it for the second year in a row. Hope to be there next year.

There are usually a few diesels around. Look forward to hearing about it.
Forum: The Garage 05-17-2018, 12:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,626
Posted By v8volvo
Looks like great progress on engine and the new...

Looks like great progress on engine and the new head.

I saw broken piston squirters once before and that was on an engine where someone rebuilt it and used non-turbo pistons, which do not have the...
Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 05-06-2018, 11:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 440
Posted By v8volvo
That does start very well. Has to be good shape...

That does start very well. Has to be good shape all in all to allow it to do that.

Don't know why they would suggest to do it hot, cool engine is well accepted as the preferable way both for...
Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 04-30-2018, 09:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 440
Posted By v8volvo
Some of those do look a little tight but probably...

Some of those do look a little tight but probably not enough to cause much in the way of noticeable effects. Worth getting them into spec though and it might help a bit. Sometimes starting can...
Forum: The Garage 04-17-2018, 08:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,626
Posted By v8volvo
I put a new AMC head on a project a few years...

I put a new AMC head on a project a few years back. Same as the one you showed except I used the complete version, which included cam, lifters, valves, etc.

It worked well and quality seemed...
Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 04-17-2018, 08:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,236
Posted By v8volvo
If the temp gauge stopped working at the same...

If the temp gauge stopped working at the same time that you replaced the tstat, possible there is an air pocket in the system. Good idea to make sure all air is bled out since this will also cause...
Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 04-09-2018, 06:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 547
Posted By v8volvo
As far as I know it should not leak down,...

As far as I know it should not leak down, although it would be interesting to test a few and see what is normal. If it leaks off slowly then it may not be a major issue but if the pressure drops...
Forum: Forum News / Comments and Suggestions 04-09-2018, 06:41 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 790
Posted By v8volvo
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We installed a software update to improve the website's performance and fix some security problems. User registrations should work better also. Please report any issues to an administrator.
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Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 11-08-2017, 11:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,318
Posted By v8volvo
Although it may seem counterintuitive that the...

Although it may seem counterintuitive that the gassers, with less torque and a more peaky power band, got a taller rear end ratio than the diesels, there are usability factors that help make sense of...
Forum: Help! My car died! 11-08-2017, 10:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,447
Posted By v8volvo
Maybe something having to do with distortion of...

Maybe something having to do with distortion of the block deck if the threads start too near the surface?
Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 11-08-2017, 10:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 996
Posted By v8volvo
Tom Bryant had some improved versions built, info...

Tom Bryant had some improved versions built, info at the link ngoma provided. They are new castings and strengthened. He wanted decent money for them to recoup his costs but probably worth it since...
Forum: Performance and aftermarket 10-16-2017, 08:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,356
Posted By v8volvo
If you can't find one easily, I may have some...

If you can't find one easily, I may have some spares.

Anders also has lots of engine parts and may be able to provide one if you contact him.
Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 10-16-2017, 08:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 679
Posted By v8volvo
Timing is a good place to start. If the cold...

Timing is a good place to start. If the cold start lever was not fully retracted into the "warm" position (all the way to its stop with noticeable free motion in the lever) when you set the timing,...
Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 10-13-2017, 05:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,472
Posted By v8volvo
I haven't been able to see any noticeable impact...

I haven't been able to see any noticeable impact on MPG or engine health even running the cooler tstat year round. Far from a scientific conclusion but at least it appears not to hurt. It seems...
Forum: Forum News / Comments and Suggestions 10-07-2017, 11:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,037
Posted By v8volvo
Part of the problem is that the registration...

Part of the problem is that the registration process for new users has been slow as a result of a forum software flaw in recent months. That may have reduced the number of new members joining and...
Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 07-06-2017, 07:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,127
Posted By v8volvo
Sounds like a good plan.

Sounds like a good plan.
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