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Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 09-29-2022, 09:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,879
Posted By v8volvo
So pleasing to hear this good outcome, very...

So pleasing to hear this good outcome, very nicely done :D:D

Sounds like a timing adjustment was what the doctor ordered. Very typical with these engines to find it has been driving around for...
Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 09-29-2022, 08:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,879
Posted By v8volvo
Yes agreed, very common to see this kind of noise...

Yes agreed, very common to see this kind of noise from the vac pump, and it is often intermittent also as you described. I have never been too sure of what exactly goes wrong with them but I think...
Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 09-15-2022, 05:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,879
Posted By v8volvo
The shoulders are pretty nice for torque limiting...

The shoulders are pretty nice for torque limiting though. I do think gasket life could be shortened if it gets overtightened.

What about trying in a junkyard? There were a million different vw...
Forum: Parts for sale 09-12-2022, 07:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 9,005
Posted By v8volvo
This is an old thread so I am guessing the...

This is an old thread so I am guessing the original poster may not be watching it anymore.

I sent you a PM, I can probably find a pushrod to send you.
Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 09-08-2022, 09:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,046
Posted By v8volvo
How so? You mean the OM603? They are far more...

How so? You mean the OM603? They are far more expensive to maintain and get parts for and harder to work on. Cylinder heads fail all the time, flawed castings. Trap oxidizers always plugging,...
Forum: Cars for sale 09-05-2022, 09:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 384
Posted By v8volvo
Aha, an automatic 240 diesel wagon. The D24 and...

Aha, an automatic 240 diesel wagon. The D24 and BW55 combo moving the heavier wagon body... this was the slowest and lamest diesel Volvo model and spec ever available in the US. :D :eek:

Actually...
Forum: Cars for sale 09-05-2022, 09:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 148
Posted By v8volvo
What a beautiful car. Obviously a lot of work...

What a beautiful car. Obviously a lot of work and care put into it, nice to see a diesel 7 series get some love. Wonder why the owner is selling, it looks like one that would be worth keeping.
...
Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 08-25-2022, 04:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,450
Posted By v8volvo
I punched that number into ebay but didn't find...

I punched that number into ebay but didn't find the auction you are referring to. Maybe you can share a link?
Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 08-08-2022, 10:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 340
Posted By v8volvo
Based on the fact that oil consumption has not...

Based on the fact that oil consumption has not increased at all, I would be looking at fuel injection related causes in addition to burning of oil. With diesel fuel it can be a little hard to tell...
Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 08-05-2022, 05:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 522
Posted By v8volvo
That could be the case but not necessarily. As...

That could be the case but not necessarily. As you can see, there is a large adjustment range for the ball stud on the top of the CS lever that provides the idle speed "bump up" when in cold...
Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 08-05-2022, 05:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 381
Posted By v8volvo
Does it start better if you jiggle the...

Does it start better if you jiggle the transmission gear selector around? If the park-neutral safety switch is going out that can sometimes be a sign. Or this can also be the sign of a dying...
Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 07-24-2022, 01:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,415
Posted By v8volvo
For just one reference point:...

For just one reference point: https://forums.tdiclub.com/index.php?threads/engine-replacement-reassembly-on-my-%E2%80%9897-a3.519664/

Here is a thread on a similar design early generation VW TDI...
Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 07-24-2022, 12:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,415
Posted By v8volvo
Have you tried testing with a temporary...

Have you tried testing with a temporary mechanical gauge to be sure of the actual pressure? Even if you replaced the sensor, the gauge could still be faulty and/or mismatched to the sensor if the...
Forum: Member Showroom 07-01-2022, 11:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,857
Posted By v8volvo
I checked it out. Skilled and brave work. :) ...

I checked it out. Skilled and brave work. :)

Not sure I would have that kind of success but I guess the first question is what kind of shape the head is in now. I'm hoping to get it apart this...
Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 07-01-2022, 11:46 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,046
Posted By v8volvo
Yeah, I agree, it sounds like the only option...

Yeah, I agree, it sounds like the only option left may be to try a different known good pump.

Or another option that could be easier if another known good pump is not easily found: If you have a...
Forum: Member Showroom 06-28-2022, 08:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,857
Posted By v8volvo
Thanks for the option. I may take you up on it. ...

Thanks for the option. I may take you up on it. It would certainly get the car back to driveable condition more quickly. I was never sure if the 11mm engines took a different head gasket but it...
Forum: Items Wanted 06-22-2022, 07:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,582
Posted By v8volvo
Doesn't sound too bad. There's a mobile glass...

Doesn't sound too bad. There's a mobile glass guy I have used here before who does a good job. I need him to come over and put a windshield in my old beater Jetta TDI anyway so maybe can see if he...
Forum: Items Wanted 06-22-2022, 07:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,582
Posted By v8volvo
DOHC would be nice, but how do you get 16 valves...

DOHC would be nice, but how do you get 16 valves in a 6 cylinder engine? :D

Hardly ever see a diesel at the junkyard anymore. Looks like the car is getting picked but not much taken under the...
Forum: Member Showroom 06-20-2022, 05:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,857
Posted By v8volvo
Well, here's a quick update on these two project...

Well, here's a quick update on these two project cars just for fun.

Despite my hopes to the opposite, the green 265 wagon does have a blown head gasket. I am guessing the PO drove it around for a...
Forum: Items Wanted 06-20-2022, 05:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,582
Posted By v8volvo
I have a 760 sedan parts car I got last year...

I have a 760 sedan parts car I got last year that's a turd, but the glass is all OK! https://d24t.com/showthread.php?t=2197

The rear quarter windows are all yours if you want them. Not sure how...
Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 05-29-2022, 08:47 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 889
Posted By v8volvo
US source for MLS head gasket

Has anyone (looking especially at Pinzgauer owners) purchased parts in the past from this company?
https://swissarmyvehicles.com/pinzdiesel/engine

Their diesel parts section lists many parts that...
Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 05-28-2022, 04:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,046
Posted By v8volvo
Very nice looking car in your photos. And yes,...

Very nice looking car in your photos. And yes, hope you and your family are in a safe place from the violence in Ukraine. We in the US have been paying close attention to the war there and are...
Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 05-24-2022, 07:08 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,046
Posted By v8volvo
Welcome! Looks like very nice work you did...

Welcome!

Looks like very nice work you did on the engine.

Uneven engine speed is often caused by air getting into the fuel system. Are there any places where air could be getting sucked in,...
Forum: Performance and aftermarket 05-23-2022, 08:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,373
Posted By v8volvo
The water or water/alcohol injection question is...

The water or water/alcohol injection question is an interesting one.

The goal of doing that (as you undoubtedly know) is to help cool the intake air mass, enabling you to get more oxygen into the...
Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 05-22-2022, 01:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 819
Posted By v8volvo
Not sure on any of those P/N's but from pictures...

Not sure on any of those P/N's but from pictures all look like possible fits. The thing to be sure of is to have one that is
1) for a turbo engine (higher volume to feed the turbo and piston...
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