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Old 06-02-2013, 06:53 PM
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just picked up an 85 745 TD. this is one of the 1st things ill look at
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Old 06-09-2013, 12:48 PM
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Get out there and inspect yours!
Bingo... I found a crack on passenger side.
Now, get out there and inspect yours!
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Old 06-09-2013, 01:59 PM
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Lucky you, an opportunity to remove a ton of grit and grime without doing any cleaning.
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Old 06-09-2013, 11:38 PM
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Looks familiar. Going to weld it?
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Old 06-11-2013, 02:55 PM
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You can drill a small hole (1/8") at the end of each crack, to relieve the tendency for the crack to travel further. Then keep it under observation.

After repair (by welding or replacement w/ upgraded crossmember), you can add these crossmember reinforcements, shown in green in this first photo:



Should still be available from Volvo




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These came standard on 960s, so maybe you can find some at a JY.
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Old 06-11-2013, 09:02 PM
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You can drill a small hole (1/8") at the end of each crack...
After repair (by welding or replacement w/ upgraded crossmember), you can add these crossmember reinforcements.

These came standard on 960s, so maybe you can find some at a JY.

I really enjoyed the quality photos of cracks+the repairs in this great thread. I went through it several times, saying `what the hell... is it soo common?` then I decided to see my crossmember...

I`ll take your advice: drill, weld, inspect again... while I will be trying to locate a pick-and-pull junkyard nearby. Thank you for the quick answer, it is very helpful!
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Old 07-09-2013, 09:12 AM
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Excellent info on the part numbers for the factory fix. Thanks.
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Old 07-12-2013, 07:06 AM
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casioqv, how did you order it? Meaning how were you able to get the correct part, the 16v xmember with the mount pedestal? Simple as telling them it had to come from a 16v car?
Yea, I just said I wanted a crossmember from any 16v 740.
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Old 09-07-2013, 10:17 AM
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Hi Ngoma, Casio,
great to know that the 16V crossmember is an option for us.
Is it a true bolt-in design which means no welding or fabrication will be needed?
Thanks a lot
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Old 09-07-2013, 12:42 PM
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No welding or fabrication required. You will need to transfer the right side engine mount angled base from your old crossmember. Again, bolt-in.
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