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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Yesterday, 06:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 155
Posted By alschnertz
Thanks. It just seemed kind of chintzy for...

Thanks.

It just seemed kind of chintzy for that era.
I do have the mounting bracket.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-27-2022, 06:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 155
Posted By alschnertz
Part ID help - 164 accessory or just a stock part??

I pulled this from the transmission tunnel of a junkyard 1972 164 probably 25 years ago for my 145.

But I never knew if it was something that all 164s came with or if it was a Volvo accessory.
It...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-17-2022, 05:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,766
Posted By alschnertz
Follow up # 2... I finally installed the...

Follow up # 2...

I finally installed the Meyle pieces on the 854T last weekend.
They seem to be a good quality part and fit easily.

Time will tell on how well they hold up, but as I said...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-16-2022, 05:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 277
Posted By alschnertz
What are you greasing on the throw out bearing? ...

What are you greasing on the throw out bearing?

The outside that rubs against the clutch fingers? That would be weird.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-01-2022, 04:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,766
Posted By alschnertz
Follow up... I bought/installed the Febi...

Follow up...

I bought/installed the Febi lower control arms for the S40 and they fit with no issues.
I'll be curious how they hold up. They don't look any different than the original equipment.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-26-2022, 04:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,766
Posted By alschnertz
I did see that Febi has some connection to...

I did see that Febi has some connection to Bilstein after I posted.
"Spot on" fitment is encouraging and since this is a 274,000 mile rusty S40, 2-4 years is about all I expect to get out of the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-25-2022, 12:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,766
Posted By alschnertz
A year later and now the same question about...

A year later and now the same question about Lemforder vs. Febi for lower control arms on a daily driver '01 S40.

The Febi arms are about half the price of Lemforder. I don't really care about...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-18-2022, 05:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,129
Posted By alschnertz
I wonder if I could use it on the snow tires I...

I wonder if I could use it on the snow tires I got suckered into buying in 1989 for the 740. They were used 2 winters and have been stored in the cellar since.

(Honestly, they still look new.)
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-24-2022, 04:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,574
Posted By alschnertz
Tough to get high quality parts for 35-year old...

Tough to get high quality parts for 35-year old cars.
Probably lucky to get decent quality at all.
So yea, maybe a few years.

In light of that, I've finally accepted that changing the exhaust...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-09-2022, 04:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,105
Posted By alschnertz
JoAnn Fabrics headliner material + 3M adhesive is...

JoAnn Fabrics headliner material + 3M adhesive is what I used on the 745T 12 years ago and it's still holding up.

BUT, this car hasn't had a lot of time parked out in the hot sun since.
Still...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-07-2022, 09:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,074
Posted By alschnertz
Wheel bearings?

Wheel bearings?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-21-2022, 03:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,083
Posted By alschnertz
Just make sure the parts you're getting are what...

Just make sure the parts you're getting are what you need.

IIRC, a '68 140 has a different turn signal switch than a '69 - '72.
So it's possible that the plastic piece you're looking for may be...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-21-2022, 02:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,083
Posted By alschnertz
A couple shots of WD40 into the switch mechanism...

A couple shots of WD40 into the switch mechanism solved a non-canceling issue on a PV544 that I had.
Might be worth trying.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-17-2022, 08:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,138
Posted By alschnertz
Here's the cargo area pieces I pulled out of my...

Here's the cargo area pieces I pulled out of my '70 145 before I scrapped the car.

It's all in very good original condition, stored inside and available for sale.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-14-2022, 06:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 697
Posted By alschnertz
I've used white lithium but have found it needs...

I've used white lithium but have found it needs to be cleaned and refreshed every other year or so on my '86 740.

FWIW, I HATE EVERYTHING ABOUT SUNROOFS!
:pow:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-13-2022, 04:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,168
Posted By alschnertz
My 745T had a distributor o-ring leak that...

My 745T had a distributor o-ring leak that dripped down.
Didn't look as bad as yours, but...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-04-2022, 03:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 975
Posted By alschnertz
Weird noise, but it make sense to me since I live...

Weird noise, but it make sense to me since I live in an area that is prone to rust.
Around here, the Department of Transportation uses a salt brine in winter that works crazy good on the road...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-03-2022, 05:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,194
Posted By alschnertz
Dang. I came across what I/you described a few...

Dang. I came across what I/you described a few times decades ago. Just like what you're dealing with. Especially with the dim hi-beam indicator on when the headlights were on. Sorry to lead you...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-03-2022, 02:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,194
Posted By alschnertz
I suspect one of the hi-low (outer) headlights...

I suspect one of the hi-low (outer) headlights has a bad filliment.
Inside the bad headlight, the low beam filliment is loose (flopping around inside the bulb) and making contact with the hi beam...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-02-2022, 01:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 878
Posted By alschnertz
I usually heat the arm (where the shaft goes...

I usually heat the arm (where the shaft goes through) with a torch - being careful to not burn the boot.
Sometimes I heat the stud too. After it's good and hot, I'll put ice on the stud (to try and...
Forum: website & board 06-02-2022, 04:38 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 116,997
Posted By alschnertz
Up again. Thanks.

Up again.
Thanks.
Forum: website & board 05-30-2022, 07:53 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,603
Posted By alschnertz
Does it make sense that I now have to log in with...

Does it make sense that I now have to log in with my username & password every time I get on forums.turbobricks.com even though I "check" the "remember me" box?

Thanks

Edit: seems to be ok on...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-29-2022, 01:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,079
Posted By alschnertz
:nod: And, you can return your used oil for a...

:nod:
And, you can return your used oil for a refund!
https://www.fcpeuro.com/page/lifetime-guarantee

I never have, but remember reading that they do stand by it.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-25-2022, 04:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,670
Posted By alschnertz
Done. Never been on FB and this...

Done.



Never been on FB and this wouldn't compel me to join!
B20B, M41 & driveshaft were pulled for another project.



Will look at the regulators.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-21-2022, 03:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,670
Posted By alschnertz
Stripping a '70 145 - What unavailable parts should I save?

Since I've been out of the early 140 series game for a few years, I'm wondering what oddball types of things are no longer available but needed as I strip my 145. Even small stuff like clips,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-29-2022, 04:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 670
Posted By alschnertz
Absolutely. I'm surprised how often this simple...

Absolutely.
I'm surprised how often this simple (cheap) test on old engines is ignored.

Admittedly, in my youth, I didn't do them either and would just throw parts :oops:.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-18-2022, 08:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,616
Posted By alschnertz
Longshot, but there's this for transport... ...

Longshot, but there's this for transport...

https://forums.tbforums.com/showthread.php?t=285894
Forum: events 03-18-2022, 08:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 373
Posted By alschnertz
Doesn't have to be Swedish. "for all...

Doesn't have to be Swedish.

"for all automotive enthusiasts - any make, any model, it doesn't have to be European"

Pulling up in the wife's Mazda MPV may be pushing it though. :lol:
Forum: events 03-17-2022, 07:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 373
Posted By alschnertz
FCP Cars & Coffee Events at Lime Rock Park 2022

FYI

No affiliation, but these guys do a lot to support the hobby.
Nice track and area of CT if you're not familiar.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-21-2022, 07:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,359
Posted By alschnertz
What fixed it?

What fixed it?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-19-2022, 02:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,208
Posted By alschnertz
Damn. Straight for the jugular. :help: You sir,...

Damn. Straight for the jugular. :help:
You sir, are a worthy opponent!:cheers::lol:



(2017) 15" S40 alloy rims were $100 each to straighten, remount & balance.
(2017) 15" 145S steel rims were...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-19-2022, 12:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,208
Posted By alschnertz
Pretty sure I referred to a wheel collision...

Pretty sure I referred to a wheel collision repair place, but regardless, I wouldn't ask or expect them to do it for free. As you say time is money.

But maybe you veteran TBers would expect them...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-19-2022, 08:15 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,208
Posted By alschnertz
I don't know that I'd call it a "special request...

I don't know that I'd call it a "special request or hand holding".

I mean, I'm having the wheel repaired there and they are showing me how they check it and how bad it is.
What's wrong with that?...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-19-2022, 03:09 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,208
Posted By alschnertz
Not necessarily. The idea is to mount the wheel...

Not necessarily.
The idea is to mount the wheel on the balance machine and spin it by hand.
Basically the same as using the car's spindle but a bit easier to keep that slow/smooth rotation since...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-18-2022, 06:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,359
Posted By alschnertz
The part is actually called a flasher relay. I...

The part is actually called a flasher relay.
I would suspect that is the problem as well.

Since you have an extra, why not take it apart and try to fix it? You've got nothing to lose.
IIRC, it's...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-04-2022, 06:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,912
Posted By alschnertz
Oh wow. Kind of knew it was about the dipstick...

Oh wow.
Kind of knew it was about the dipstick tube but had no idea that the tube goes through the side of the pan.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-04-2022, 04:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,912
Posted By alschnertz
I'm not well versed on 240s, but am curious. ...

I'm not well versed on 240s, but am curious.

Serious question, what this is about? Cliff notes are fine.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-30-2022, 01:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,217
Posted By alschnertz
Gas station squeegees, :doh: Around here, I...

Gas station squeegees, :doh:

Around here, I see **sholes using them to clean the sand/salt/grime off the body of their cars in the winter. I'd rather have a dirty windshield.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-28-2022, 05:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,204
Posted By alschnertz
10% Ethanol-winter blend fuel can increase...

10% Ethanol-winter blend fuel can increase consumption 10-20%.
I would guess AWD increases consumption by a few mpgs too.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-28-2022, 05:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,083
Posted By alschnertz
Been years, but I used Mahle pistons and Deves...

Been years, but I used Mahle pistons and Deves rings on B16s - B20s.
I'm not familiar with a B200.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-16-2022, 05:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,323
Posted By alschnertz
^ :nod: First thing I thought of seeing this...

^ :nod:

First thing I thought of seeing this post was when I did the PCV service on the 854T and the damn thing wouldn't idle. :oops: I neglected to hook up the hose to the IAC.

(Pretty sure it...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-16-2022, 01:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,132
Posted By alschnertz
I did not notice any change in performance. ...

I did not notice any change in performance.

I did notice that my winter gas mileage (because we're required to use "winter-blend" fuel from Oct. to April) went up from about 28.5 mpg to around...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-16-2022, 12:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,132
Posted By alschnertz
P0420 code on my 2001 S40 was the cat. ...

P0420 code on my 2001 S40 was the cat.
https://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=341070
Correctly diagnosed by ZVOLV at the time.

I found it hard to believe it would have been the cat....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-07-2022, 07:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,370
Posted By alschnertz
If I'm not mistaken, some HS6 cars (pre 1968) had...

If I'm not mistaken, some HS6 cars (pre 1968) had an extra throttle return spring from the factory that went from a bracket on the throttle shaft to a bracket located on one of the intake/exhaust...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-01-2022, 10:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,827
Posted By alschnertz
I was only thinking that the crankcase may have...

I was only thinking that the crankcase may have excess pressure (from combustion) and it's blowing by the fuel pump and rear main seal since you have two leaks.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-01-2022, 09:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,827
Posted By alschnertz
How's the engines's compression?

How's the engines's compression?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-01-2022, 06:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,595
Posted By alschnertz
Can the OP post photos of what he's dealing with?...

Can the OP post photos of what he's dealing with? That may make it easier for others.

Like how the existing alt. is mounted and what brand/model it is?
And is the voltage regulator that is...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-01-2022, 10:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,679
Posted By alschnertz
If it was running fine before, maybe the only...

If it was running fine before, maybe the only problem is that it's suffering from LMS (lawn mower syndrome). https://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=159170&highlight=lawn+mower+syndrome
...
Forum: website & board 12-31-2021, 06:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,088
Posted By alschnertz
Thank you.

Thank you.
Forum: website & board 12-31-2021, 05:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,088
Posted By alschnertz
Strikethrough command

Dumb question and the answer is probably right in front of me, but what is the process to use the strikethrough command in posts?

I've tried highlighting and using Alt+H+4, Alt+shift+5 etc. but...
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