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16 240 sedan, 91 240 wagon, 92 960 wagon, 90 740 GLE 16 sedan, 940 GL wagon 7 seater, 360 GLT 5 door, 84 240 GLT wagon manual, 240 sedan parts car
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  • I never got you that G80 mod photo, because I could not find my own one, but here's a friend's one, the one I copied. I think mine may have looked a bit better, but I have no evidence of that until I next pull the cover off which isn't any time soon…
  • What plug part number is that and remind me what engine setup you have going on in the car? Odd combination of sooty base and very hot clean tip/contacts. Got a closer upper shot of the rivnuts installed? I'm interested! :-)
  • Nice, that blade profile sounds ideal :-) Car looks good! Fresh headlight reflectors - not sure about the clear cornerlights but I think it really suits the grey car with grey/black/chrome everything. Can you find and get resprayed a new RHS front g…
  • Looks good - BTW I checked their site the other day and if their literature is to be believed their design is superior and I was wrong. Would like to test a couple side by side and see for myself, though. Cheers :-)
  • Yep, as an ECU designer I'm fully aware of fan strategies including high current PWM and stepped resistor banks like Volvo use on some cars and is often adapted around. I'm all four e-fans, mostly against e-pumps (can be done right, but not often), …
  • Even at idle? Think of that noise as current draw and alternator drag and a small bracelet around your wild horse's ankle slowing it down slightly :-D And/or ignore me. I've been told off by enough "site admins" for today, don't want to ad…
  • An important consideration on whether to suck or blow (outside the bedroom) is that air has inertia, and air blown goes in a direction and doesn't want to turn sharp corners, whereas a vacuum pulls from all directions. If you have a seal around your…
  • Interesting - thank you! :-)
  • Allow me to share my solution to: self discharge sulphation during even slight discharged states (read short trips, especially infrequent) limited life span with close to full starting performance of 2-5 years if treated well, months if not acid fum…
  • Cheers mate! That'd be great - I'll do my best to immortalise your photos if that's okay :-)
  • Black diamond is right, they still go cheaply, got a whole 240 sedan with some issues for 700kiwi the other month, haven't seen it yet, but should have it on the weekend to start pulling down. That one was publicly listed. A guy got a 240 wagon for …
  • Probably true, but not reversible, and throws a fast-spinning item out of balance. Not my recommended approach.
  • @jamesinc similar, but with a stack of weld - no chance of coming lose and having collateral damage effects. I will try to dig up photos for you, as I definitely took some at the time. I just didn't put them in the usual place.
  • I can summarise this for you: You can take the mod back, easily depending on how you do it - can't find a photo of mine, but I'll have a look for you tomorrow, 1am here... It wants to unlock above about 30-40kph so not much fun to be had at medium s…
  • Amen re tuning lengths. There's a kiwi guy with a KP60 and 4age based setup in it that did extensive testing trying to optimise his power with different header diameters and runner lengths etc etc. Really interesting but I couldn't justify the time …
  • @Cam205 thanks :-) ITBs (throttle plate type) don't make as much (WOT) power as a good single throttle setup because of the turbulence caused by the plates in the air path. Typically they're moved outboard further to be oversized and allow sufficie…
  • Just quickly went through from where you linked in that other thread to the end and have one question: Is the G80 modified? :-D They're pretty decent modified (not perfect, but 200% better than open), but average/annoying when unmodified. I have 3, …
  • Long thread! Which page do you detail the engine specs/design on?
  • Oh well, someone else is, and as long as they care for the car and keep it on the road, that's fine :-) Me? Chances of selling my 91 240 GLE wagon in champagne gold? Zero. I love that car almost as much as my wife :-D I'll bump this thread again if/…
  • I would like to add that if you're building a turbo B230F based 16v engine, then the squirter is definitely the way to go, hands down. The benefit of the squirter setup is not lost on an NA engine, but is in cooling the pistons with high thermal loa…
  • Gidday Aus Volvo lovers, and excuse the necrophilia on this old discussoin :-) I stumbled across this thread in search of data on the performance of the old-school B230F oil pump setup at high RPM - no such info in this thread, but after reading abo…