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[RWD] [444-544] Rear axle upgrade for PV 444-544 ??

Hi Doug, I installed the 1990 Ford Ranger 8.8 rear end and it uses all the stock Volvo 544 suspension parts. Later model Explorers used rear disc brakes but I do not know if the dimensions would be the same as the Ranger. I would "assume" that someone makes an adapter to put disc brakes on the Ranger axle. Just narrow the rear axle housing on the long side so it will take another short side axle. There was plenty of meat to drill and tap the housing to be able to install the torque rod assembly...

[RWD] [1800] trouble removing 1800 tranny

I would think the input shaft is frozen to the pilot bearing. I'd elevate the transmission end to get oil to seep down the input shaft through the clutch fork opening. Use your favorite product. I like straight ATF. You will still probably have to pry it apart but give the lubricate a few days to work. - Dave

[RWD] [200] Engine out to seal leaks... should I just buy an L-block and rebuild and install it instead?

The original poster did not mention the mileage on the motor or how well it runs. Oil squirters would be a fine upgrade but hardly necessary to achieve longevity. At a little over 300k my 1980 245 has instant oil pressure on startup (to my mind indicating a good oil pump and no excessive bearing wear), uses no oil on long trips and will run to max rpm readily. I've owned it since 125k and have done oil changes (Castrol GTX) every 3k (or close to it). A rebuild ($) would only be indicated by...

[AWD] [S70] A/C comes on ice cold then...

Your car does not have a temp sensor in the evaporator like the newer models. I hope you don't move the temp switch to max cold every time you start the car. Try keeping it at a reasonable temperature setting and let the ECC regulate the temperature. It is possible that you have too much R134a in the system... The gas expands when hot. -- Keeping it running is better than buying new

[RWD] [900] Revenge of the 940 -Heater valve and heater hose

You folks are going to love this... So yesterday I write a long post here in reply to OnlyVolvo regarding mysterious cooling system problems in a 940. No special reason for my post, just thought I was able to give some added insight into someone's problems based on my related experiences last year. So in that post here and relating my tales, I clearly insulted my wife's 940 for its age and all the problems it gave me last year (constantly begging for my attention, the selfish beast, I mean the...

[RWD] [200] Annoying clunk rattle

Check the nut at the rear of the control arm, where it comes through the bushing. It can most easily be reached from the engine bay with a 18mm box wrench. Worked for me, after a long exhausting search. -- Bruce S. near D.C.

[RWD] Open letter to Art Benstein re. the future

Dear Art, I feel compelled to respond to a statement you made in a recent reply regarding your reduced participation here on the brickboard. I wish others to appreciate your situation as much as I do -I've been there myself. First off, we are all so glad to know that you are alive and well and any fears we may have had were unfounded. No amount of thanks and accolades could ever convey how much all your friends on the brickboard appreciate you and everything you have done for us and the Volvo...

[RWD] Art Benstein posted more recently on Turbobricks ...

Ok, here's a post for the "ALL/ALL" forum. Really I'm here, but "anyone else" is doing fine as most of us are just looking for expedient solutions and bypasses to irritations, not the sort of root cause analysis to waste Jarrod's bandwidth. I'll post maybe if a question hasn't been covered a dozen times before with my photos and links. Dave, if none of your brake lights are lighting because of the bulb-out sensor, the problem is both simple and common. The solder joint between terminal 54...

[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

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