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[RWD] [200] Old Duke.....back in the saddle again

hi , hello and how the hell are you all- reports of my untimely demise and your kind words warmed my soul. haven't been on the board in a while fixing this that and everything else. what a coincidence . just today I fired up the 240 from its long sleep and drove it all around. plan to get back on the board as a regular again. hope you are all doing well, kitty g, arty b, cb , pageda and many others. appreciate your concerns and sage advice. time to get back I the war. thanks tons oldduke

[AWD] Window Track Repair - When Will I Ever Learn?

This may save somebody a bunch of aggravation.... Once again I've had to repeat a repair due to using cheap aftermarket parts. When will I ever learn?!?! The replacements that I found on Amazon.com were so "favorably priced" that I couldn't pass it up. When I snapped the bargain sliders onto the ends of the lift arms I noticed they fit awfully tight. So tight that I was afraid they would bind and hinder the smooth up/down operation of the window. So I decided to open up the holes a bit with a...

[RWD] [200] [1988] Making a pressure tool easier than doing pictures!

Hi, I have not made many pictures of things I have done to put on the Brickboard. Those few that I have done, I had help with camera to the file thing. I don’t understand the whole url, jpeg thing or having a host and so forth. I don’t understand where to get what information, how it’s works with all the variations of browsers or formats and so forth! I struggled with that old DOS system years ago and that frustrated me to no end! I have se...

[RWD] Ask at the AWD Forum - Brickboard Volvo SHOPS reference list

Well yes Kitty-I am aware of the S60 being a FWD car - a Volvo FWD car and here I've posted in the RWD section and lo and behold--got a response. I posted in the FWD/AWD section when I posted here, as well. Thanks for your suggestions.--Dave

[RWD] [200] [1988] Mystery Brake Fluid Leak

Pull up some youtube vids on bench bleeding. There's no alternative that I'd trust. -- 82 242-6.2L; '17 Mazda3; '16 Crosstrek

[RWD] [200] [1980] Crankshaft Oil Seal Misaligned

In my post, I did say "They seem to have so little trouble with it that there is no actual fitting shown." I'll make a comment about it on the video, maybe they will reply to it.

[RWD] [900] [1993] Will this wheel fit my 93

Dear Dom's940, Hope you're well. Volvo did not market 940s in the U.S. after 1995. Thus, I can't be sure about the black steel wheels used on later 940s. But I'd guess that the same part (#1387534) was used in later years of the 940, wherever sold. A wheel from a 960/V90/S90 will not interchange, so far as I know. Be sure that the steel wheel's circumferential openings are circular (round), not "square". Round openings mean the wheel is full-service. The "square" openings mean the wheel is th...

[RWD] [200] [1980] Single fan clutch assembly on 1970s 240

Good point about using a more recent fan clutch assembly. "You can install the same fan assembly as you have on your 1988 (or up to 1995 940) if you have a spare. Though inspect the junkyard pull or used for oil leaks or lack of resistance (fan spinning freely cold yet more so warm means failed)." If you plan inspecting a junk yard fan clutch I would suggest 2 more things to watch for: - look for minimum corrosion on the bi-metal coil. This coil is the thermostat that moves the cente...

[RWD] [200] [1980] No Round Tooth T-Belt Cogs on 1980 B21F, Yes to 1988 B230

1908242DLa, Oh my. No go. 1992-1993+ round tooth timing belt gear cog may not fit on 1980 240 B21F crankshaft. Will fit for cam t-belt cog gear pulleys. The crankshaft to t-belt crank pulley cog, so far as I know, won't fit the front of the not so low friction B21 crankshaft nose or snout(?). (You can certainly try and please prove me wrong.) Can't swap the low friction (B230) Redblock crank pulley with not so high friction (B21) redblock, tho. Correct pulley: kittysgreyvolvo; Sat, 29 Dec 2018 19:09 GMT

[RWD] [200] [1988] Front Oil Seal Questions

Here's how I do it. Clean then lightly lubricate the crankshaft seal surface with engine oil. Pack the back of the seal with grease where the spring resides. This will help keep the spring in place while you are installing the seal. I normally use "SuperLube" which is a thick clear silicone grease and comes in a tube that I buy from my local Ace Hardware store. Lubricate the lip(s) of the seal with engine oil. I prefer not to use the SuperLube as it has a tendency to cause the seal to make n...

[RWD] [200] [1988] Idle valve

Hi, I Been reading over the posts and in my personal opinion the engine cannot run faster than the amount of air it can get into it. Art Benstein, had you plug off the line to closed that avenue from the engine getting some air it shouldn’t be from the IAC. The other side of the IAC has a hose that goes directly into the intake. Make sure that hose has no cracks or splits. It need to seal tightly even if you have to put a screw clamp on the manifold side. Itâ€&#...

[AWD] [V70-XC70] [2007] Update:...PHOTOS: Failing CVVT Exhaust Hub...

So my friend Mark and I tore into the car this morning fearing the worst. To my surprise, upon removing the exhaust hub we immediately noted that the CAM seal was NOT seated correctly! Yea! The new seal was then installed. Since I had already purchase a new hub, we compared the play of the hub that we just took off to the new one and came to the same conclusion that the play appeared to be the same. We then carefully put the car back together. It started right up and ran great and did not t...

[AWD] [V70-XC70] [2004] uneven pad wear, front

When you removed the old pads, I assume that they were worn evenly. Now, the pads appear to be touching all of the time. So, is the spring properly in place? I suspect this a mechanic error, not a mechanical error. And, NO, do not continue driving like this and do not blame the pads! -- Keeping it running is better than buying new

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