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Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 01-21-2021, 09:43 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 732
Posted By v8volvo
Actually before attempting to change the kickdown...

Actually before attempting to change the kickdown cable settings or worrying any more about the transmission's behavior, I would look again at the settings of the injection pump.

Based on the...
Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 01-20-2021, 07:29 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 732
Posted By v8volvo
Good news, sounds like your guys got it...

Good news, sounds like your guys got it straightened out and it sounds like you have all the info you need to adjust the kickdown and throttle linkage if you choose to. :)
Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 01-18-2021, 02:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 732
Posted By v8volvo
Did they get the cold start device working...

Did they get the cold start device working normally again?
Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 01-18-2021, 02:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 732
Posted By v8volvo
It sounds like when they were working on the...

It sounds like when they were working on the pump, they probably made some changes to the linkages that may have altered the kickdown cable adjustment and/or the relationship of the spool to the...
Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 01-16-2021, 11:19 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 732
Posted By v8volvo
Here may be another option: could you transport...

Here may be another option: could you transport the entire vehicle to Diesel Bob, located near Manchester, if that is not too far from you? http://dieselbob.co.uk/index.aspx

They are well known...
Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 01-16-2021, 11:17 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 732
Posted By v8volvo
No. :) Don't worry too much, it is all easy...

No. :) Don't worry too much, it is all easy enough to solve and the car will be back to top form in the end, assuming the work is done successfully.

This is something that happens with age to all...
Forum: New Member Introductions 01-05-2021, 07:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 543
Posted By v8volvo
Sounds like a fun project, we will look forward...

Sounds like a fun project, we will look forward to hearing/seeing more. You may have seen there is another active member here with a very similar setup, LR Discovery with a D24T and your same recipe...
Forum: New Member Introductions 01-05-2021, 07:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 543
Posted By v8volvo
:D :D :D That one sounds like an engine...

:D :D :D

That one sounds like an engine block heater. Maybe a rarely seen device in AZ! Your engine might have spent some time living somewhere further north in its earlier days if it has this. ...
Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 01-04-2021, 05:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 707
Posted By v8volvo
Seth, if you have not yet found the tool needed...

Seth, if you have not yet found the tool needed to check the torque on the crankshaft pulley bolt, jetfiremuck's method above would be a cheap way to own it permanently. (You can also borrow for free...
Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 01-04-2021, 05:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 707
Posted By v8volvo
Great to know that works. We will add this to...

Great to know that works. We will add this to the special tools sticky thread. :)
Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 01-01-2021, 09:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,188
Posted By v8volvo
Am I right in remembering seeing somewhere in a...

Am I right in remembering seeing somewhere in a Volvo spec to replace the WP O-ring if changing a belt on a car with more than 75k miles, to avoid future leaks? But I don't think there was any...
Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 01-01-2021, 09:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 707
Posted By v8volvo
Great point, well put. I wonder if this is a...

Great point, well put. I wonder if this is a case where a mechanic's long experience actually works against him (and his customer). A novice approaching a high-stakes job involving the timing...
Forum: Forum News / Comments and Suggestions 01-01-2021, 08:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 9,414
Posted By v8volvo
Thanks to several more contributions, we are now...

Thanks to several more contributions, we are now within a few dollars of $100, close enough to call it good for 2020, which we can all be glad is now over anyway. :)

Further contributions are...
Forum: Forum News / Comments and Suggestions 01-01-2021, 08:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 215
Posted By v8volvo
Same to you. Let's hope better times ahead on all...

Same to you. Let's hope better times ahead on all sides of the globe. :)
Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 12-31-2020, 08:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,323
Posted By v8volvo
You might do even better if you were able to...

You might do even better if you were able to regear the axles (though I know that is a lot of work and expense). That is pretty tall gearing especially with the bigger tires and size/weight of the...
Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 12-29-2020, 08:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 707
Posted By v8volvo
No doubt your fellow is a good guy, it's just...

No doubt your fellow is a good guy, it's just surprising that he would want to get into deep water on this without being sure he could get out. If I were in his shoes, I would not have agreed to take...
Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 12-28-2020, 10:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 707
Posted By v8volvo
Well, that's not your fault. :o The point...

Well, that's not your fault. :o

The point of bringing a job like this to a professional is it becomes THEIR job to have this kind of knowledge, so that you don't have to. Right? You pay them,...
Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 12-28-2020, 06:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 707
Posted By v8volvo
That's good news. But here's the thing:...

That's good news.

But here's the thing: don't worry about the injection pump timing right now.

For a moment, forget about this immediate problem (which may well have saved your entire engine,...
Forum: Forum News / Comments and Suggestions 12-28-2020, 09:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 9,414
Posted By v8volvo
We have received a couple of donations. THANK...

We have received a couple of donations. THANK YOU to those who have contributed.

Still accepting further contributions towards the 2020 $100 goal! Contact me directly by PM if you would like to...
Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 12-27-2020, 06:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 707
Posted By v8volvo
Yes it absolutely sounds accurate. In fact it is...

Yes it absolutely sounds accurate. In fact it is exactly what we expected to hear, based on the noises and change in engine operation you described. Those are textbook symptoms of an engine coming...
Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 12-24-2020, 02:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 707
Posted By v8volvo
We're not trying to be tough on him, even tough...

We're not trying to be tough on him, even tough love. But diesel and gasoline engines can be like two completely different languages. Some guys speak one, but just haven't yet made the investment...
Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 12-24-2020, 02:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 707
Posted By v8volvo
Before I saw your reply, I was about to make a...

Before I saw your reply, I was about to make a post questioning your mechanic's ability to ever get this engine running right for you given what we have heard up to now. But it does sound like he's...
Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 12-24-2020, 02:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 707
Posted By v8volvo
As ngoma suggested, you don't want to run the...

As ngoma suggested, you don't want to run the engine again until careful inspection. These are weird symptoms and hard to guess the cause, but some possibilities involve the timing system and if that...
Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 12-22-2020, 11:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 279
Posted By v8volvo
So you did already drop the pan down and...

So you did already drop the pan down and remove/clean that metal mesh filter?

If that is the case then you are probably better off just replacing the filter. Don't want to accidentally introduce...
Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 12-21-2020, 05:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 378
Posted By v8volvo
I don't think synthetic oil vs non-synthetic...

I don't think synthetic oil vs non-synthetic would make any difference, all else equal. The viscosity of the oil is the real factor, I would guess.

What about switching to a lighter weight oil...
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