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Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 05-23-2020, 09:28 AM
Replies: 49
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Posted By ngoma
Especially considering its Swedish/Germanic roots.

Especially considering its Swedish/Germanic roots.
Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 05-22-2020, 10:45 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 394
Posted By ngoma
OK I see my misunderstanding of your question...

OK I see my misunderstanding of your question about blocking the recirc port.
Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 05-22-2020, 10:42 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 394
Posted By ngoma
Here's a partial answer about your...

Here's a partial answer about your thermostat/coolant flow questions:

In the 7xx series at least, the heater valve is always open, except when running max A/C.

Might want to check that your...
Forum: Items Wanted 05-19-2020, 09:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,106
Posted By ngoma
It was broken when I got it, just the common...

It was broken when I got it, just the common break at the bottom. Before the further cracks, the A/C compressor had worked its way loose. Several of the compressor mounting ears and bracketry were...
Forum: Volvo Diesel Videos 05-19-2020, 09:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,863
Posted By ngoma
Belt tension looks good judging by your last...

Belt tension looks good judging by your last photo. Should be able to twist the belt there ~45deg using thumb and forefinger, cold engine. :)
Forum: Performance and aftermarket 05-17-2020, 10:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 13,591
Posted By ngoma
Thicker, or (more easily found at the JY) doubled...

Thicker, or (more easily found at the JY) doubled shims at the top of the spring. Very Easy to do.


Does it really prove that? Or could it prove the wheel arch design is not exactly identical...
Forum: New Member Introductions 05-15-2020, 10:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 178
Posted By ngoma
Looks fresh! I have those same wheels and like...

Looks fresh! I have those same wheels and like how easy they are to keep clean.

Do you still have snow on the ground?
Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 05-14-2020, 01:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 17,326
Posted By ngoma
Yes. Here you go: ...

Yes. Here you go:

https://yoshifab.com/store/volvo-rwd-hd-engine-mount-set.html

https://www.classicswede.co.uk/240_PU_engine_mount_Left/p1733344_12566100.aspx
...
Forum: Performance and aftermarket 05-12-2020, 10:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 232
Posted By ngoma
The Bosch VE series IP, being a rotary design is...

The Bosch VE series IP, being a rotary design is probably not the source of the differing EGT readings. The rotary IPs have only one piston and the charge gets distributed to the various lines via a...
Forum: Performance and aftermarket 05-11-2020, 09:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 232
Posted By ngoma
You have EGT probes on each exh. manifold section?

You have EGT probes on each exh. manifold section?
Forum: Performance and aftermarket 05-11-2020, 11:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 232
Posted By ngoma
NA? Can't think of any. Doesn't the stock airbox...

NA? Can't think of any. Doesn't the stock airbox pull in (cooler than underhood) air from the front of the car? Unless the flapper is stuck?

Water injection has been used to combat preignition and...
Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 05-09-2020, 09:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 14,644
Posted By ngoma
Learned from the longtime Volvo heads over at...

Learned from the longtime Volvo heads over at turbobricks.com who have run the m46 a lot more years than we have.


Your computations are confusing me. The idea is to jack up the side of the car...
Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 05-08-2020, 09:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 14,644
Posted By ngoma
You sure did a good job cleaning that all up. It...

You sure did a good job cleaning that all up. It may have been underfilled for quite a while.


Wrong ATF for the PS. The PS system wants common Dexron, not Type F, not Power Steering Fluid, etc. ...
Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 05-08-2020, 09:37 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 14,644
Posted By ngoma
Yes, a cup-shaped coarse wiremesh filter under...

Yes, a cup-shaped coarse wiremesh filter under the largest round screwcap cover visible when you remove the OD rectangular finned oil pan and the main filter.

I've never seen either of these...
Forum: Member Showroom 05-02-2020, 03:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,046
Posted By ngoma
Any bets on how long this engine will survive? ...

Any bets on how long this engine will survive?

Hard to say. The worst I see are the vertical scratches in the #2 cylinder. If that's the worst of it that probably wouldn't affect longevity as much...
Forum: Parts Suppliers 04-30-2020, 12:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 455
Posted By ngoma
Thanks for that. I like that they offer 1-notch...

Thanks for that. I like that they offer 1-notch head gaskets.
Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 04-29-2020, 09:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 735
Posted By ngoma
Agreed. Mine turns ~2300 RPM @ 60 MPH, does...

Agreed. Mine turns ~2300 RPM @ 60 MPH, does pretty well. Power really starts at 2500 RPM, shoot for that at or slightly above your cruising speed.


Don't touch the bearings unless you have valid...
Forum: Help! My car died! 04-24-2020, 10:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,190
Posted By ngoma
Yes the various shims thicknesses are used to...

Yes the various shims thicknesses are used to create the necessary spring preload force on the nozzle pintle for the desired POP pressure. That and the nozzle (pintle and orifice) shape and design...
Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 04-24-2020, 09:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 735
Posted By ngoma
Looks like you are on the right track. What are...

Looks like you are on the right track. What are the RPMs at 60?
Forum: Help! My car died! 04-22-2020, 12:03 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,630
Posted By ngoma
In your early posts you did suspect some drunk...

In your early posts you did suspect some drunk vandals doing something. Maybe they poured water in the tank?
Forum: Member Showroom 04-22-2020, 11:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,046
Posted By ngoma
What material did you make that exhaust manifold...

What material did you make that exhaust manifold out of? Looks like it took some great skills and talents!
Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 04-17-2020, 07:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 656
Posted By ngoma
Those wiring harnesses were $600 - $700 +labor...

Those wiring harnesses were $600 - $700 +labor then. Shows the owner cared.

The original wiring was problematical. Affects ALL Volvos mid -80s to late -80s. Bosch biodegradable soybean-based wire...
Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 04-17-2020, 10:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 656
Posted By ngoma
Not necessarily. Ask the oldest mechanic there in...

Not necessarily. Ask the oldest mechanic there in their service dept. if they still have the special tools for the D24 and are able to do a timing belt change, compression check, water pump change,...
Forum: Help! My car died! 04-16-2020, 09:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,190
Posted By ngoma
MAYBE, if you got them from Volvo as per Volvo...

MAYBE, if you got them from Volvo as per Volvo PN, but as these injectors are used in a wide variety of applications with varying POP specs how would you know what they were set to? Maybe you could...
Forum: Help! My car died! 04-15-2020, 11:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,190
Posted By ngoma
That's a good honest evaluation that brings us to...

That's a good honest evaluation that brings us to this option:


Have them reinstall the new nozzles and test/calibrate them.

These injectors are not rare or oddball; they are in fact used in a...
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