'91 240GLE - The Brapwagon

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  • jamesincJames @jamesinc Oz Volvo Ice Fortress
    I've been chasing a frontend clunk, which is probably the passenger strut insert, but last time I pulled it to check everything seemed okay. I can't seem to reproduce the clunk by shaking the car/strut so that makes it more annoying. Anyway I started checking everything, found the hubs were deflecting quite a bit so I re-torqued them back to spec. No more deflecting hubs, but the clunk remains. I think I'll have to tear down the strut fully and have a really close look.
  • carnut222Greg S @carnut222 Daylesford VIC
    I've been chasing a frontend clunk, which is probably the passenger strut insert, but last time I pulled it to check everything seemed okay. I can't seem to reproduce the clunk by shaking the car/strut so that makes it more annoying. Anyway I started checking everything, found the hubs were deflecting quite a bit so I re-torqued them back to spec. No more deflecting hubs, but the clunk remains. I think I'll have to tear down the strut fully and have a really close look.

    When does the clunk happen? I found sway bar end link nut loose on my 1800ES was causing a clunk over twist driveways. I’m sure you’ve checked LCA bushes? It can be a pain finding those annoying noises. I still have sort of a rattle from front suspension in both 240s on some unsealed roads that I haven’t been able to trace. I’ve also heard the front crossmember bolts to frame can cause a clunk if loose.
  • I had that clunk, perhaps some movement of spring in the strut.
    carnut222
  • jamesincJames @jamesinc Oz Volvo Ice Fortress
    I did check the LCA bushes, they're fine, I also checked the sway bar bushes and they are fine too.

    I might go over it all again when I get some motivation, but otherwise it doesn't seem to affect handling so I'll just leave it until I can reproduce the clunk and nail the location down.
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  • jamesincJames @jamesinc Oz Volvo Ice Fortress
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  • jamesincJames @jamesinc Oz Volvo Ice Fortress
    CTRL Z
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    Man i can hardly tell its photoshopped
  • I tried to give your cat some 'thug life' sunglasses, but gave up after 6 failed attempts.
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  • jamesincJames @jamesinc Oz Volvo Ice Fortress
    New axle is almost ready

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  • jamesincJames @jamesinc Oz Volvo Ice Fortress
    Upgrades?
    Has a G80 centre
  • Driving the wagon today... a sc14 would be really fun on the car
    carnut222
  • carnut222Greg S @carnut222 Daylesford VIC
    Driving the wagon today... a sc14 would be really fun on the car
    Here’s how I did the SC14 in our 88 240...nice extra power and torque! :)
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  • Ex850RSnoopy @Ex850R Somewhere Over the Rainbow. Melbourne.
    Driving the wagon today... a sc14 would be really fun on the car
    Here’s how I did the SC14 in our 88 240...nice extra power and torque! :)
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    More pix and a howto thread please.
  • carnut222Greg S @carnut222 Daylesford VIC
    Driving the wagon today... a sc14 would be really fun on the car


    More pix and a howto thread please.
    Sorry to hijack the thread. Here’s a link to a series of articles I wrote about it back in the day...I’ve since sold the car but kept all the bits for a future project...
    http://volvovic.org.au/blog/2003/05/15/supercharge/

    The pics etc aren’t that great as they’re just from our club mag which was black and white at the time. Maybe someday I’ll do another write-up with colour pics...when I decide what car to put it on. Maybe they yellow 245? Hmm....
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  • @carnut222 that's amazing. Well done .
  • jamesincJames @jamesinc Oz Volvo Ice Fortress

    Replaced the control arm bushings (which were pretty wrecked) with Delrin fronts from STS Machining and Super Pro polyurethane rears. Man! What a difference, the front end feels so solid now.


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  • jamesincJames @jamesinc Oz Volvo Ice Fortress

    The brapwagon, at long last, braps. I will try and video it at some point, but the exhaust note is audible chocolate.

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  • jamesincJames @jamesinc Oz Volvo Ice Fortress
    edited February 9

    Those damn urethane bushings are squeaking like there's no tomorrow! Weird I use the same bushings on the 244 and after 7 years they're yet to make any noise. I must not have lubed these ones properly. Oh well project for a sunny weekend.

    THIS weekend was the weekend I was forced to stop procrastinating about the water ingress around the wiper motor shaft. Curse you Volvo grommet #1372215! I did have new butyl tape for the outer seal, but did not have a replacement for this grommet, so I just cleaned everything out in between waves of pouring rain and then refit the grommet with heaps of RTV. Should do the job, I'll give it a few hours to cure then test with the hose on the windscreen.

    The cabin smells so unbelievably bad you guys, I think if this works I will pull the carpets and pressure wash them with soap they are truly horrible.

    Edit: it's been absolutely pouring rain all night, went and checked the cabin this morning and there's no new water in the footwell, woo!

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