Today’s post describes how to diagnose and repair a defective antenna cable as used in 1985-1987 Volvo 745 wagons. The general techniques, and much of the data, would probably be applicable to virtually all Volvo 240, 700, and 900 series vehicles, as well as numerous other makes and models that use a mast-type antenna. Continue reading
Recently, I’ve rebuilt a couple pairs of HD-6s from 1959-1962 Jaguar XK 150s. These carburetors present some unique challenges that I would like to discuss. Continue reading
I have a Heinz Bacher Diesel Fuel Temperature C0ntrol Unit that I would like to find a good home for. Continue reading
The Volvo D24 and D24T Cruise Control (CC) throttle spools are notorious for their high failure rate. The natural shake and rattle of the D24 and D24T engines cause the CC throttle spools to vibrate and thus to wear rapidly. If neglected for too long, the bushings wear out, then the spindles start to wear, and before too long, the whole assembly becomes unusable, and must either be replaced or taken to a machine shop for repair. Today’s post shows how to repair the D24 and D24T CC throttle spools and how to modify them to greatly reduce the rate of wear.
For 1985-1992 Volvo 740 and 940 series, there seems to be considerable confusion regarding which exhaust pipe fits which Naturally Aspirated (NA) engine. This post is an attempt to sort through the numerous sources (sometimes conflicting) and present the facts in an understandable, and I hope, reliable form. Continue reading
This post is a plea for help. Continue reading
I now have available reproduction Power Steering Pump Brackets for Volvo D24 and D24T engines as used in the North American Market for the Volvo 240 and 700-series from 1979 through 1986. These brackets replace Volvo Part Number 1328517-7, used on the 240-series, and Part Number 1257805-0, used on the 700-series. Continue reading