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Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 06-24-2019, 08:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 74
Posted By v8volvo
Is this on a newly rebuilt engine that has never...

Is this on a newly rebuilt engine that has never been run yet? (I.e. the oil system is dry and you are trying to prime it for the first time before starting it?)

It is definitely a challenge to...
Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 06-23-2019, 08:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 560
Posted By v8volvo
True, but even when Giles or anyone like him does...

True, but even when Giles or anyone like him does his best effort with the pump, the rest of the engine (inlet/turbo/exhaust/COOLING) also needs to be able to support the desired power output and the...
Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 06-20-2019, 06:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 560
Posted By v8volvo
I still suggest you keep your focus broader than...

I still suggest you keep your focus broader than just the injection pump for getting your setup dialed in. We'll help you assess the pump and rule out any issues with it and its installation, but I...
Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 06-17-2019, 09:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 177
Posted By v8volvo
Unless it has problems resulting from the...

Unless it has problems resulting from the apparent sludge (loss of compression or oil pressure, chronic turbo failures, etc), if the engine is healthy otherwise you can probably take some steps to...
Forum: Parts for sale 06-06-2019, 06:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 538
Posted By v8volvo
Looks like a good haul. :cool: D24 injectors will...

Looks like a good haul. :cool: D24 injectors will be stamped "130 bar" and D24T injectors are 155 bar. The D24 injectors can be rebuilt to turbo spec with some work.

If the injectors have been...
Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 06-02-2019, 09:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 296
Posted By v8volvo
They were never sold here (US). I have heard the...

They were never sold here (US). I have heard the same thing you said, that they were intended to be sold in Italy and Finland for use as taxis where tax rules favored the smaller displacement. The...
Forum: Help! My car died! 05-31-2019, 01:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 934
Posted By v8volvo
I don't see yet where you confirmed the status of...

I don't see yet where you confirmed the status of the timing belts. Before doing anything else, you need to confirm BOTH of the following in this order:

1) REAR BELT IS INTACT (present, no...
Forum: New Member Introductions 05-30-2019, 11:21 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 380
Posted By v8volvo
Welcome to the forum. Sounds like you have a...

Welcome to the forum. Sounds like you have a couple of nice cars and a lot of background with the engines. Good to have you here! Most of us in the US would envy the later model diesels you own....
Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 05-26-2019, 08:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 560
Posted By v8volvo
Sounds like you have a good setup with plenty of...

Sounds like you have a good setup with plenty of flow, at least on paper. But clearly something is not working out correctly in the real world, either a defect in one of the parts, or some pieces of...
Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 05-25-2019, 08:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 560
Posted By v8volvo
Those issues sound to me like you have a large...

Those issues sound to me like you have a large restriction of airflow causing the problems. The black smoke / high EGT combined with lack of power suggest the fuel system may be just fine but there...
Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 05-25-2019, 05:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 560
Posted By v8volvo
In addition to the questions above, here is...

In addition to the questions above, here is another:

When you say "getting it to run properly" what are the problems are you running into? Is the issue that it isn't making the power that it...
Forum: New Member Introductions 05-21-2019, 12:03 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 19,721
Posted By v8volvo
One other possibility is stuck fuel injectors. It...

One other possibility is stuck fuel injectors. It is common for the engines to sit 20-30 years and then start right up, but the fuel system is much more vulnerable to problems from sitting if any of...
Forum: New Member Introductions 05-21-2019, 11:50 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 19,721
Posted By v8volvo
Meyle plugs probably won't last as long as Bosch...

Meyle plugs probably won't last as long as Bosch but should be able to get the engine going.

With oil in the cylinders, correct timing, and functional glow plugs these engines will usually start...
Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 05-19-2019, 07:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 248
Posted By v8volvo
It's not a good idea. Crossmember may end up...

It's not a good idea. Crossmember may end up weakened by the alteration and you won't be that happy with the fit after all that work in the end. The bottom of the TD oil pan will not be square to...
Forum: Parts for sale 05-14-2019, 06:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,057
Posted By v8volvo
This is probably long gone since it was...

This is probably long gone since it was originally advertised 2 years ago (you might try contacting the OP directly at his email address in the post to be sure).

Regardless I will note the...
Forum: Items Wanted 05-12-2019, 08:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 614
Posted By v8volvo
I have one of the later style in gray on a 940...

I have one of the later style in gray on a 940 parts car. Might not be exactly what you are looking for but you are welcome to have it free (not including price of shipping) if it helps you.
...
Forum: New Member Introductions 05-11-2019, 11:52 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 19,721
Posted By v8volvo
So you are saying the glow plug relay isn't...

So you are saying the glow plug relay isn't putting out 12v to the plug bus now, or that the plugs don't light when connected directly to the battery positive even though all 6 of them tested good in...
Forum: Help! My car died! 05-05-2019, 09:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,345
Posted By v8volvo
Have you taken the two failed injectors apart to...

Have you taken the two failed injectors apart to see if you can find a reason for the problems? Does the needle move freely in the nozzle? Any broken springs?

What kind of fuel do you normally...
Forum: New Member Introductions 05-04-2019, 10:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 283
Posted By v8volvo
Welcome to the forum. Sounds like a good...

Welcome to the forum. Sounds like a good project!

We'll look forward to hearing more about what you are working with, glad to help with any information we can give.

The reason it doesn't run...
Forum: New Member Introductions 04-23-2019, 07:50 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 19,721
Posted By v8volvo
The nut and bolt look like the style that is used...

The nut and bolt look like the style that is used for the attachment points of the power steering pump to its mounting bracket (bolts go through straps and rubber bushings). I will see if I can find...
Forum: Cars for sale 04-06-2019, 12:39 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 442
Posted By v8volvo
Two 760 TD sedans Seattle area

No connection with either of these but both sound like decent starting points.

1984 automatic, silver, paint condition looks nice, rare cloth interior on a 760. Appears to be an early 1984 with...
Forum: Items Wanted 04-06-2019, 12:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,845
Posted By v8volvo
I have an extra one of the throttle pulley setups...

I have an extra one of the throttle pulley setups in good condition and the vacuum actuator with bracket. You would still need the cruise control vacuum pump and the turn signal lever with cruise...
Forum: New Member Introductions 04-06-2019, 08:02 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 19,721
Posted By v8volvo
I have seen one or two of those lower timing belt...

I have seen one or two of those lower timing belt shrouds that were sliced by the idler roller like yours. I think it happens when the shroud gets installed and then the fan bearing/alternator...
Forum: The Garage 04-04-2019, 07:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 524
Posted By v8volvo
Good info to have, thanks for posting it. The...

Good info to have, thanks for posting it. The more options that are out there for folks to get their cars taken care of, the better. Definitely no problem with offering services here. Since one of...
Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 03-28-2019, 11:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,055
Posted By v8volvo
Thanks for the reply. The connectors you are...

Thanks for the reply. The connectors you are talking about are for diagnostic communication with the computerized systems of the car (airbag and ABS) and unfortunately have nothing to do with the...
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