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[RWD] [200] [1991] Crank no start

1991 240 Sedan, Blue, no ABS, 320K, daughter's car for past 11 years. I agreed to have a look over lunch hour. Found it cranks strong but not a hint of fire. Left the key on, popped the hood, and checked the OBD. Had a 232 on fuel side, 111 on ignition. Took out a test light, rolled back the AMM boot, and saw good battery on the orange lead. Checked at the coil, also good battery. Got out the remote start switch (jumper between test socket and battery positive) and cranked with test ...

[RWD] [S90-V90] belly pan trick, 960 940

As one who has no service lift (and I don't trust ramps) and has to change the oil laying flat on my back, I thought I'd pass on this trick for making re-installation of an S90 belly pan easier. Also works on a 940 (though you can change the 940 filter with the pan in place). I got tired of trying to hold the pan up with one hand while fishing around for the bolt holes on the cross-member; same with the two screws on either side of the pan. The pan was made a bit over-sized, so I always had to...

[RWD] [140-160] [1973] George Downs Yellow Peril

I am new to Brickboard, and am not sure if I am posting this in the right place.I have known George Downs for sometime, and I know that he used to post on here quite a bit. Over the past weekend I was went to Bartlesville where his wife lives and pulled the yellow peril out of the weeds where it started right up. After some long talks I was able to buy the yellow peril with the promise to get it running right and restored. I trailed the 73 145 wagon back to Bentonville AR where I live and am n...

[RWD] [900] Speedo sensor in Differential?

The sending unit is the same. -- john

[RWD] [200] [1990] Sunny, you can ignore this as well!

You would appreciate it? Really! If you knew how to appreciate anything you would have heeded the wisdom of the board and would have fixed the problem yourself. Instead you ran to a rip off artist, IMHO! This thread should have never gone with this many posts to begin with. Yes the cluster can be change out in fifteen minutes with only two types of screw drivers! Oh, maybe some calmness and patience thrown in! Maybe you should read some posts with Susan or Shaw. Her whole engine didn't ru...

[RWD] [200] [1982] Hard to start

What I wrote in my other post about rest pressure held in the system. My response was generic to both mechanical and electronic as both use the same approach up to a point. Mechanical will have fuel lines directly to the injectors and no wiring. Electronic will have a pipe taking fuel to the injectors and there will be wiring and connectors there also! Art asked the question earlier as this model year might have one or the other. Answering this question will help in what things that needed t...

[RWD] [200] [1989] The forum helps those...

...that do not know how to help themselves. With everything I learned here I helped a young lady a couple of years ago when she was trying to sell her non-running 1993 240 sedan. The garage had given her bad info and she was clearly heartbroken about letting it go...I swapped parts with my 1990 until we found that it was power stage. She even changed it herself once the part came in. Got a call from her today in a friends 240 wagon stranded on the side of the road. A few quick questions an...

[RWD] [200] [1987] re: 87 245 auto - tiny oil leak at oil plug

Hi there, If and when you ever pull the plug again I suggest you examine the new plug and the bung hole fitting in the oil pan. I caution you not ot over tighen the drain plug as you can strain the threads on the bung or the plug itself. What usually happen is the threads pull up in the center. Especially the first half lead OD the thread. You end up with a humped distortion in the bung. The inside portion of bung thread actually should have its first thread chamfered to create a relief zo...

[RWD] [900] [1994] Help, Broke unknown air valve

Dear mdmike52, Hope you're well. Gus123's reply was accurate. If the car is in a state that tests for emissions (as part of a yearly or biennial safety/emissions review) - some do not - then you will need to restore missing valve, which is part of the emissions control system. I believe a missing emissions-control item item will cause the Check engine light to come-on. If so, in many states that light being on will cause the car to fail the test. Even where that's not so, a missing component...

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