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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Today, 12:18 PM
Replies: 19
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Posted By lookforjoe
Thanks for all the input. Just to update, the...

Thanks for all the input. Just to update, the seal I ordered arrived yesterday - it is actually a Volvo-bagged sunroof seal - I was expecting aftermarket, so I'm very happy.
Forum: performance & modifications Today, 11:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 97
Posted By lookforjoe
Did you ever check your throttle body / TPS? It...

Did you ever check your throttle body / TPS? It sounds like a fuelling issue or intact tract (inlc. breather system), not oil comsumption/blowby, unless the smoke really is blue. That wouldn't really...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Today, 08:39 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,593
Posted By lookforjoe
When you have a little distance from it (time...

When you have a little distance from it (time wise) - I would suggest doing a methodical fault trace / system check of the overall K-Jet. There are specific test procedures outlined in the K-Jet...
Forum: projects & restorations Today, 06:44 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 22,538
Posted By lookforjoe
Yeah, as long as the rear main seal stays dry, I...

Yeah, as long as the rear main seal stays dry, I won't convert to LH2.4. I have all the parts to convert it, just not the need. It's much more drivable across the board even at under .5 bar boost.
...
Forum: performance & modifications Yesterday, 12:16 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,506
Posted By lookforjoe
Have you checked all the basics? All related...

Have you checked all the basics? All related hoses in good shape/not soft/collapsing/leaking? Air filter, Timing, fuel pressure, plugs, etc??

Could be you have serious cracks in the hotside...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-13-2021, 07:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 17,573
Posted By lookforjoe
Nice work! Always cool to see alternative parts...

Nice work! Always cool to see alternative parts sourcing made to work.
Forum: projects & restorations 10-13-2021, 08:27 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 11,635
Posted By lookforjoe
LOL - I can identify with the body contortions -...

LOL - I can identify with the body contortions - I get muscle cramps from laying across the car with my legs bent in that unnatural pose.

I often repeat tasks unnecessarily, either because I...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-12-2021, 11:20 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 11,635
Posted By lookforjoe
Nice work! It seems you are a glutton for...

Nice work! It seems you are a glutton for punishment (besides the dash/ HVAC box swaps) - why do the t/belt w/pump AFTER assembling engine into car :)

I think the headliner looks good with no...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-12-2021, 09:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 174
Posted By lookforjoe
Given the age of the cars, any stock part is now...

Given the age of the cars, any stock part is now prone to failure :) That alone is not a rationale for higher output on a stock setup. Given that the parts he is referencing are aftermarket, not even...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-12-2021, 09:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 174
Posted By lookforjoe
On stock setups that have a pre-pump and external...

On stock setups that have a pre-pump and external main pump, there is zero benefit to running a higher output in-tank.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-11-2021, 10:13 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,506
Posted By lookforjoe
^ This. With the actuator removed, clamp the...

^ This. With the actuator removed, clamp the rounded nut in a vice, then you can use vicegrips on the rod end to break it free. Once that is off, you can remove the rounded nut & replace it - after...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-09-2021, 08:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 498
Posted By lookforjoe
I can take a pic of mine (original) in place...

I can take a pic of mine (original) in place later, if no one gets to it before me.

Check your trans dipstick, too - it's out of the tube in your pic.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-07-2021, 12:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 620
Posted By lookforjoe
Understood. I'll have to check the CB on the...

Understood. I'll have to check the CB on the actual wheels (Enkei, Advanti) & see if that matches anything you already do. I can find yours easily on the site, or are they hiding? :)
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-06-2021, 07:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 560
Posted By lookforjoe
Wiring layout for CIS ... ...

Wiring layout for CIS ...

https://i.postimg.cc/4dH9gdCc/CISwiring.jpg
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-06-2021, 12:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 560
Posted By lookforjoe
The standard LH2.2/2.4 TPS should work in place...

The standard LH2.2/2.4 TPS should work in place of the old microswitch - since it's just open/closed contact, not resistance.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-06-2021, 11:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 560
Posted By lookforjoe
Don't forget 240T K-Jet also has a separate CIS...

Don't forget 240T K-Jet also has a separate CIS module to regulate idle control. You may need to check the micro switch and/or butterfly plate setting, or do the CIS diagnostic to function test the...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-06-2021, 08:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 620
Posted By lookforjoe
Hey Ben - Does BNE machine spacers with the...

Hey Ben - Does BNE machine spacers with the necessary hubcentric lip for matching the desired wheel? In other words, can you make them as needed, or do they only come in certain configurations?
Forum: projects & restorations 10-05-2021, 08:27 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 22,538
Posted By lookforjoe
Just been driving the wagon for supply pickup &...

Just been driving the wagon for supply pickup & some around town driving. Been thinking about various aspects of the pickup build. Mostly focused on the layout of the cab / tailgate .

In the...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-05-2021, 11:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 879
Posted By lookforjoe
Update your sig with location, etc., as that will...

Update your sig with location, etc., as that will impact who may be able to help. Assuming you are in the US, you don't want any East Coast 240 series, they will be very rusty. 242 was discontinued...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-04-2021, 08:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 758
Posted By lookforjoe
which is why you need to do a compression test....

which is why you need to do a compression test. Blow-by is combustion gases pushing past worn rings/worn bores, creating pressure in the crankcase. There is no magic fix for this.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-03-2021, 08:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 631
Posted By lookforjoe
You might want to edit your details to include...

You might want to edit your details to include what model Volvo, and where you live, as those would be relevant pieces of information.....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-03-2021, 07:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 758
Posted By lookforjoe
Runs & idles well doesn't mean you don't have...

Runs & idles well doesn't mean you don't have blowby. Do a compression test at least.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-03-2021, 08:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 620
Posted By lookforjoe
Need Assistance - Spacers/Hub Centric Adaptors for Fitting P1 wheels to 700 series

Searched, but didn't find definitive posts.

Just want to know what spacers/ hub centric adaptors are needed to fit P1 wheels to the live rear axle 745 wagon.

C30 wheels are 63.4 hub bore/...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-02-2021, 09:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,647
Posted By lookforjoe
Choose the picture icon in the bar above the text...

Choose the picture icon in the bar above the text box, not the internet link.


https://i.postimg.cc/YSrsMSQb/Screen-Shot-2021-10-02-at-9-58-57-PM.png
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-02-2021, 09:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 758
Posted By lookforjoe
If you replaced all the breather circuit...

If you replaced all the breather circuit components - box, drain tube, flame trap & housing, short hose & vacuum line to intake (did you?), then there is no reason there would be positive pressure...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-02-2021, 08:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,848
Posted By lookforjoe
You should update the title/ header to reflect...

You should update the title/ header to reflect you are mostly talking about the mirror GLASS.

The late power mirror Housing is only secured with three M6 machine screws, accessible once the inner...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-01-2021, 09:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,064
Posted By lookforjoe
They replied to my website contact - ordered the...

They replied to my website contact - ordered the seal today - they have an air freight container leaving Monday, so it will be in that shipment.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-30-2021, 10:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,064
Posted By lookforjoe
OK - thank you. The price for the seal is higher...

OK - thank you. The price for the seal is higher than Skandix, however Skandix wants 125euro to ship to the US!!!!!!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-30-2021, 09:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,064
Posted By lookforjoe
VP Autoparts USA / SE

Found the site when searching for the 3528809 sunroof seal - they say they have them in stock, but then says it will take weeks to arrive... Not sure if it's legit.

Anyone bought from them?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-30-2021, 06:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 674
Posted By lookforjoe
The 700 PS pump uses 2 bushings. Alternator is...

The 700 PS pump uses 2 bushings. Alternator is usually 3 - two for top pivot & one for adjuster arm below
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-30-2021, 11:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 674
Posted By lookforjoe
Search your year & model on the Volvo parts...

Search your year & model on the Volvo parts website - it will show you what you have
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-30-2021, 09:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 674
Posted By lookforjoe
Unless you are buying the Volvo-boxed version, I...

Unless you are buying the Volvo-boxed version, I doubt it matters in terms of comparative vibration damping, since the compound is likely different.

I've used whatever was available (463909 NOS,...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-29-2021, 09:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 806
Posted By lookforjoe
Hoses go to block & water branch pipe, not to...

Hoses go to block & water branch pipe, not to turbo cooling.

You can simply look up oil cooler for 940 series on this forum - a google search...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-29-2021, 09:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 934
Posted By lookforjoe
You need to clarify what chassis you are putting...

You need to clarify what chassis you are putting this in- in the US 230xT engines only existed in 700 chassis, except 83-84 that had B23xx.

200 series chassis the frame rails/firewall etc., are...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-27-2021, 07:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,298
Posted By lookforjoe
As has been said above, if you are removing the...

As has been said above, if you are removing the exhaust (none is factory in your pics) it looks like it all needs to go in the bin.

The only thing that matters is getting the manifold off the...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-26-2021, 07:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,647
Posted By lookforjoe
There is no need to rebalance the 13c. Larger...

There is no need to rebalance the 13c. Larger turbos, sure, not the 13/15/16 sizing used by Volvo - IF you mark the existing locknut/shaft/wheel & put everything back EXACTLY as it was.

Areas that...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-26-2021, 07:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,593
Posted By lookforjoe
Is the car 'Safety" (Pumpkin) Orange? Bay...

Is the car 'Safety" (Pumpkin) Orange?

Bay looks clean overall. What's with the blue hose for the booster & heater hose though?
Forum: projects & restorations 09-26-2021, 07:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,647
Posted By lookforjoe
If you are adding the CSV wiring for the B230FT...

If you are adding the CSV wiring for the B230FT from the 740 to the 240 harness, just follow the wiring diagram for the MY 740 - that will give you the ECU pin locations.

Example - you can see the...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-26-2021, 07:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,647
Posted By lookforjoe
This one on Amazon has posts indicating it was...

This one on Amazon has posts indicating it was used with Volvo/ Mitsubishi 13c (https://www.amazon.com/Rebuild-Repair-Mitsubishi-3000GT-Turbocharger/dp/B00BEJA1T6)

I'd use that as reference & look...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-25-2021, 11:15 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 75,241
Posted By lookforjoe
I love the rusted-out look paint job. Paint...

I love the rusted-out look paint job. Paint surface looks pretty chunky/textured in the other pics - what did you use to achieve the effect? I may need to do something like this when my pickup...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-24-2021, 02:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,442
Posted By lookforjoe
I think his point was that in your initial post,...

I think his point was that in your initial post, you didn't include that pressure gauge was used to confirm line/regulated pressure when pump was activated - that is the relevant piece to include, as...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-24-2021, 02:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,593
Posted By lookforjoe
A few things work off engine temp - on yours...

A few things work off engine temp - on yours mainly the aux air valve and the control pressure (sometimes called Warmup) regulator. Also cracked (air) hoses can often be worse once engine is...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-24-2021, 02:35 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,506
Posted By lookforjoe
So, there may be a communication issue - do you...

So, there may be a communication issue - do you mean half of the gauge or half way up the boost section (so approx 3/4 gauge)?

Half the gauge is where you go into positive pressure. If it doesn't...
Forum: showroom 09-24-2021, 12:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,134
Posted By lookforjoe
Plasti-Dip holds up better over (on top of)...

Plasti-Dip holds up better over (on top of) chrome, and no need to sand/scuff. That way, it's also reversable.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-23-2021, 04:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,240
Posted By lookforjoe
I followed the list in the +T stickies thread -...

I followed the list in the +T stickies thread - this worked for me for the feed line, going off the recommended 1/4" NPT -4an elbow (https://www.ebay.com/itm/254263321171)in the block.
...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-22-2021, 05:23 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,506
Posted By lookforjoe
I agree with the current remarks - you have what...

I agree with the current remarks - you have what appears to be a stock setup, with everything looking as it should in the pics you're posting. It would be wise to know where the fault lies, since it...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-21-2021, 08:29 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 20,194
Posted By lookforjoe
I wonder if the adaptor I used to convert from...

I wonder if the adaptor I used to convert from mechanical to electronic speedo would work the same -

https://i.postimg.cc/6pBnQZsy/X19-LH24-00094.jpg

then I used a HealTech Speedohealer to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-21-2021, 07:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,593
Posted By lookforjoe
76 has an auxiliary air valve - bolted to the...

76 has an auxiliary air valve - bolted to the valve cover

CIS didn't come in until much later (in the scheme of things)

Worth checking the flame trap hose(s) and the hoses for the aux air...
Forum: showroom 09-21-2021, 06:54 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,134
Posted By lookforjoe
Perhaps the climate has an impact - my experience...

Perhaps the climate has an impact - my experience is that it cracks. Considering the jacked-up cost, IMO it's not worth it for flexible panels.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-21-2021, 05:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,965
Posted By lookforjoe
:lol: :rofl: :lol:

:lol: :rofl: :lol:
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