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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-09-2021, 01:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,208
Posted By MasterBlaster
Now anyone can just walk up to your car and steal...

Now anyone can just walk up to your car and steal the steering column!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-09-2021, 01:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,167
Posted By MasterBlaster
Lots to do with compression ratio. More power,...

Lots to do with compression ratio.
More power, more efficient, less emissions, useless crap like that. :-P
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-08-2021, 02:49 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,167
Posted By MasterBlaster
I think it has those silly oil-powered...

I think it has those silly oil-powered variable-timing cam gears.

They spin freely on the shafts, and only get tightened down once the belt is on and tensioned, using special tools to precisely...
Forum: showroom 09-06-2021, 03:53 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,550
Posted By MasterBlaster
I'm getting a vague inkling of a feeling that you...

I'm getting a vague inkling of a feeling that you guys aren't huuuuge fans of Rigels?
I'm probably completely wrong, of course. :)
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-05-2021, 04:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,337
Posted By MasterBlaster
No idea... ...

No idea...


https://i.postimg.cc/bvTJvQ1n/Gassy.png
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-04-2021, 01:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 628
Posted By MasterBlaster
Okay, the S/V/C prefix points at your 2014 V70 SE...

Okay, the S/V/C prefix points at your 2014 V70 SE (UK specs?).
What's the "D4" part?
Maybe it uses the same bolt as your (I assume presumed by others) 240, maybe not.
The specs could be wildly...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-31-2021, 02:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 745
Posted By MasterBlaster
Don't just squash the trigger and watch it spin....

Don't just squash the trigger and watch it spin. Use quick little blips that will knock the nut forward a bit before the shaft even has a chance to start spinning. Inertia is your friend.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-15-2021, 07:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,124
Posted By MasterBlaster
Also, also. too..... ...

Also, also. too.....

https://volvo.custhelp.com/app/manuals/OwnersManual/om_id/756

8* ECC, courtesy lights, ignition lock, Siren, Combined instrument panel 10
9* Central locking, alarm 20
10*...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-09-2021, 07:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,852
Posted By MasterBlaster
They were clickable a second ago, but they seem...

They were clickable a second ago, but they seem to have vanished. :-(
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-09-2021, 06:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,644
Posted By MasterBlaster
Comes on even without the headlights themselves...

Comes on even without the headlights themselves being on?
That rules out the headlights as being the *only* culprit.
I would carefully check the condition and contact surfaces of ALL the other...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-09-2021, 05:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,852
Posted By MasterBlaster
For the crank gear, how about: ...

For the crank gear, how about:

http://www.threefattigers.com/Protocore/Volvo/TimingMarks.htm


B21/B23 pic shown. B230 pic at the above link.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-09-2021, 04:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,625
Posted By MasterBlaster
The valve is normally wide open. The valve...

The valve is normally wide open.
The valve closes under vacuum, usually only when the system is set to "maximum cooling".

This simply blocks coolant flow through the heater core, and (some say)...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-06-2021, 02:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,799
Posted By MasterBlaster
That's all I did with a customer's 1989 740...

That's all I did with a customer's 1989 740 Turbo. He said I could "take anything I wanted" before he took it to the scrapper, so I snagged the whole cluster. I didn't want it dying on the way, so I...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-03-2021, 12:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,570
Posted By MasterBlaster
Hey, look! It's snowing inside the car!!! ...

Hey, look! It's snowing inside the car!!!
AAAAAUGHHH!! Now it's raining tar on my face!!!!


(Gravity is an inconsiderate b!tch!)
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-01-2021, 05:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,598
Posted By MasterBlaster
Who's in the what where now?? In case he...

Who's in the what where now??

In case he hasn't checked, the sender lives just in front of the oil filter, and behind the alternator (on 240s).

There may be extra fittings rather than just the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-31-2021, 02:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,799
Posted By MasterBlaster
http://cleanflametrap.com/ReginaFuelPump/ (Should...

http://cleanflametrap.com/ReginaFuelPump/ (Should be similar in your Turbo).

In the trunk, under the liner.
Unscrew the access cover, and there it is.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-19-2021, 02:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,375
Posted By MasterBlaster
I suppose you could try taking out the fan...

I suppose you could try taking out the fan (bottom right behind the glove box), going up through the hole and turning left to where the core is (big rectangular box in the middle). Not sure how wide...
Forum: showroom 07-11-2021, 06:34 PM
Replies: 4,082
Views: 1,641,643
Posted By MasterBlaster
https://www.volvovancouverparts.ca/p/Volvo_1978_24...

https://www.volvovancouverparts.ca/p/Volvo_1978_240/Brake-pad-kit/42853903/31261184.html

Unless they're lying, and they actually don't have any.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-03-2021, 12:50 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,449
Posted By MasterBlaster
The TC's shell is bolted to the flex plate. The...

The TC's shell is bolted to the flex plate.
The TC's snout turns the transmission's oil pump.
If the pump is seized/damaged, it can stop the TC (and the engine) from turning.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-28-2021, 02:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,268
Posted By MasterBlaster
Diagram from 85-87 parts book any help? ...

Diagram from 85-87 parts book any help?

https://i.postimg.cc/s25SPZY3/85-87-cruise.jpg
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-27-2021, 01:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,876
Posted By MasterBlaster
Okay. Okay again. Uh, no. That result...

Okay.

Okay again.

Uh, no.
That result is 100% normal, and expected.

The pump *can* put out probably 90 psi, if it needs to. The regulator bleeds off all that pressure to the level the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-25-2021, 01:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,379
Posted By MasterBlaster
Looks like some of that urethane stick-on...

Looks like some of that urethane stick-on anti-rock stuff.


https://i.postimg.cc/jjbfGCdM/peeling.jpg


https://www.3benefitsof.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Headlight-Covers.jpg
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-20-2021, 10:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,811
Posted By MasterBlaster
I guess it all depends on your particular version...

I guess it all depends on your particular version of "tight". :)




https://i.postimg.cc/Mp62tGVz/tight-tight-tight.jpg
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-14-2021, 05:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,912
Posted By MasterBlaster
. ...

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https://i.postimg.cc/g2T4QMv9/91-740-pipeage.png
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-13-2021, 08:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,402
Posted By MasterBlaster
As Dr. Who said... "That's bad. That's extremely...

As Dr. Who said... "That's bad. That's extremely very not good."

https://i.postimg.cc/gksdcDnt/ripped.jpg

My first thought was to "fix" it enough that it wouldn't immediately fall off by using...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-13-2021, 03:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,342
Posted By MasterBlaster
Look reeeeeeally close. The parking lamp just...

Look reeeeeeally close.
The parking lamp just barely flickers, at about double/triple speed.



Power flows in mysterious ways. :nod:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-05-2021, 02:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,276
Posted By MasterBlaster
Cuts in and out, or "cycles" like a compressor...

Cuts in and out, or "cycles" like a compressor should do? (They are not meant to run continuously like a fridge)
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-03-2021, 02:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,542
Posted By MasterBlaster
While cruising along Route 66, you spring a new...

While cruising along Route 66, you spring a new small, unnoticed oil leak.
You decide to race that old VW bus to the top of the mountain.
You're concentrating on the road, whooping and hollering at...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-30-2021, 09:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,256
Posted By MasterBlaster
I wonder if a whole batch of clutches had the oil...

I wonder if a whole batch of clutches had the oil under filled, or maybe the thermo spring misadjusted, or some other internal error that the only assembler (living in a grass hut in the middle of...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-24-2021, 07:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,424
Posted By MasterBlaster
I assumed it was a rusty ring on the SNOUT of the...

I assumed it was a rusty ring on the SNOUT of the hub that was jamming the rotor on the way off, since that's usually what I get in the shop. For that, sandpaper or a brush from the outside works...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-23-2021, 06:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,424
Posted By MasterBlaster
Often the hub's "snout" will develop a ring of...

Often the hub's "snout" will develop a ring of rust between where the rotor is, and the wheel was, and will keep a tight-fitting rotor from coming off. Put the rotor all the way back on, then get in...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-23-2021, 06:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,635
Posted By MasterBlaster
Should be part 974589 Skandix...

Should be part 974589

Skandix cross-references to 985485 = 1034164
https://www.skandix.de/en/spare-parts/accessories/din-assembly-parts/fasteners/screw-bolt-flange-screw-m10/1034164/
M10 x 13...
Forum: website & board 05-23-2021, 02:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,160
Posted By MasterBlaster
Back to internet VIN decoders again? Am i the...

Back to internet VIN decoders again?
Am i the only one with a bookmark for Volvo itself?
http://volvo.custhelp.com/app/homeV3

Pick a year, pick a model, pick VIN decoder.
For JFB's 75......
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-22-2021, 02:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,237
Posted By MasterBlaster
A bit jarring, isn't it? Seems to be a...

A bit jarring, isn't it?
Seems to be a regional thing, with most of the freaks oozing out the "North Midland" / Pittsburgh area, or so says this site:...
Forum: website & board 05-18-2021, 02:06 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,499
Posted By MasterBlaster
Say it ain't so! :-( ...

Say it ain't so! :-(



https://i.postimg.cc/bwYSMZXK/I-Am-Ancient.jpg
Forum: website & board 05-18-2021, 01:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,499
Posted By MasterBlaster
Just idle curiosity... Are you using a...

Just idle curiosity...

Are you using a little phone that only displays so many pixels across,
so you have to scroll back and forth to see the whole image,
or do you have a Samsung "The Wall"...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-15-2021, 01:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,723
Posted By MasterBlaster
3-2-1 - Signal to cold start valve short to...

3-2-1 - Signal to cold start valve short to ground or missing

For many (including my 90 740GL Rex/Regina), this is a normal code and can be ignored.

As I understand it, the original operation...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-11-2021, 02:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,107
Posted By MasterBlaster
But you do have a Canadian Tire and two Lordcos...

But you do have a Canadian Tire and two Lordcos nearby(ish). Pry open your wallet, clean out the cobwebs, and buy one, ya cheap b*&**!**@#%!!! :neener:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-10-2021, 01:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,877
Posted By MasterBlaster
Gee, I wonder if that might be the problem? ...

Gee, I wonder if that might be the problem?



If there's really no flex line, look for hard line crimped closed from being forced to do the flexing.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-10-2021, 01:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,762
Posted By MasterBlaster
Stop overthinking it. The pivot just holds...

Stop overthinking it.

The pivot just holds the cable reasonably near the axle, and keeps it far enough away to prevent it from banging against the axle tube like a drumstick.

Why not just use...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-09-2021, 05:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,745
Posted By MasterBlaster
Timing belt snapped? Take off the distributor...

Timing belt snapped?
Take off the distributor cap and note the position of the rotor.
Or take off the oil cap and look at the camshaft.
Turn the engine a bit (key or wrench) and see if they...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-06-2021, 02:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,193
Posted By MasterBlaster
Sorry, but with the sensor in the diff, it's ALL...

Sorry, but with the sensor in the diff, it's ALL tone ring.

Example:

195/60-15 tires.
Tire diameter = 24.21 inches
Circumference = 76.066 inches = 6.3388 feet
5280 / 6.3388 = 832.96 axle...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-05-2021, 02:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,315
Posted By MasterBlaster
Did the mirrors just plug right in? Any wires...

Did the mirrors just plug right in?
Any wires left over?

I've always found it odd how our mirrors work; a single motor with some kind of internal solenoid to switch the gears between left/right...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-04-2021, 02:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,277
Posted By MasterBlaster
Pretty sure that's backwards. 48 tooth tone...

Pretty sure that's backwards.
48 tooth tone wheel > converter > 12 tooth speedo.

But, you can argue with 2manyturbos about it...

http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?p=4592715

1991...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-26-2021, 06:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,123
Posted By MasterBlaster
Would have been sooner, but I had errands to run,...

Would have been sooner, but I had errands to run, and it took a while to find and edit appropriate pics from that darn old InterWeb. :)



Had a look at mine today (also a 1990 740).

The...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-25-2021, 04:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,168
Posted By MasterBlaster
A quick Google search shows the wire's protective...

A quick Google search shows the wire's protective sleeve sneaking out of the hood,
and being strapped to the left hinge. It then hides behind the left shock tower.
Where it goes from there is a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-25-2021, 02:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,168
Posted By MasterBlaster
Odd, I only see one kit, and it says you get one...

Odd, I only see one kit, and it says you get one bottom cushion, and one back cushion, and the pics seem to show single slabs of foam, apparently with the support grids embedded in them...
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-25-2021, 02:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,713
Posted By MasterBlaster
Besides holding the rotor on, in the past some...

Besides holding the rotor on, in the past some shops could balance the wheels on the car, so the wheel and rotor would be spun as a matched pair. The pin is to keep the wheel in the same orientation...
Forum: website & board 04-20-2021, 01:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,444
Posted By MasterBlaster
I didn't. I saw you say "They've done it again."...

I didn't. I saw you say "They've done it again." and off I went.

Opened the thread, viewed the source (Ctrl+U), found the nickletto link, and did a "Save link as..." to bring it on down.


...
Forum: website & board 04-19-2021, 09:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,444
Posted By MasterBlaster
Running Puppy Linux with Chromium, so of course I...

Running Puppy Linux with Chromium, so of course I clicked on it, got the source, and downloaded the referenced Javascript file from nickletto.com.

Just for fun, I gave the .JS file to...
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