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by pettaw
28 Aug 2013 07:10 pm
Forum: Bodywork, interior, electrical equipment, accessories
Topic: Damn that blower gone again.
Replies: 130
Views: 22988

Re: Damn that blower gone again.

Excellent work Mac! Hopefully well be getting results back from the 'field test' units soon, but it all looks good.
by pettaw
23 Jul 2013 04:33 pm
Forum: General discussion; introduce yourself!
Topic: you are all gonna hate me :)
Replies: 9
Views: 3595

Re: you are all gonna hate me :)

Nice find! There's a YouTube video on how to both remove and refit the cambelt. The bloke appears to almost know what he's doing!
by pettaw
04 Jul 2013 10:25 am
Forum: Engine, transmission, manual gearbox, variomatic
Topic: Carbs in bitz
Replies: 46
Views: 22788

Re: Carbs in bitz

Excellent work, and fantastic pics. That truly is a labour of love. Several months work straight away! One request though, can you say which cars these carbs were put onto? These first two are for the B14 I believe but fairly early? The early model years are a bit of a mystery to me :) Just a thought.
by pettaw
29 Jun 2013 10:35 pm
Forum: General discussion; introduce yourself!
Topic: Fail car
Replies: 29
Views: 6033

Re: Fail car

Rear light issue is the earth bar in the cluster. The earth for the combined stop/tail light bulb isn't working and its finding its ground through the other bulb.Just give the contact a good clean and all should be well. The other stuff i'm not sure. When the resistor pack fails, usually all speeds ...
by pettaw
13 Jun 2013 09:39 am
Forum: Bodywork, interior, electrical equipment, accessories
Topic: Damn that blower gone again.
Replies: 130
Views: 22988

Re: Damn that blower gone again.

This sounds very interesting. You've been doing great work Mac. I have a couple of thoughts too. All the 'bench' testing was done with the motor inside the housing, but out in the open air. The inlet to the air box and the outlet were both unrestricted. When they're installed in the car, you've got ...
by pettaw
23 May 2013 05:29 am
Forum: Engine, transmission, manual gearbox, variomatic
Topic: correct lubes for trans+final drive
Replies: 30
Views: 16282

Re: correct lubes for trans+final drive

Holy thread bump! ATF A/A is the best way to go, but its all been superceded by the Dexron types, so really any of those DII or DIII etc will work fine. Really the spec for ATF is just to ensure constant viscosity across a wide temperature range, rather than using the additive packs for all the vari...
by pettaw
16 May 2013 08:55 pm
Forum: Bodywork, interior, electrical equipment, accessories
Topic: Damn that blower gone again.
Replies: 130
Views: 22988

Re: Damn that blower gone again.

Fantastic work Mac! Only a matter of time before you find a solution to this problem.
by pettaw
28 Feb 2013 09:57 pm
Forum: Engine, transmission, manual gearbox, variomatic
Topic: Bendy carburettors
Replies: 19
Views: 11161

Re: Bendy carburettors

Trouble is that many people don't see the bigger picture. For the sake of not spending out getting their car running properly, they're quite happy throwing tons of extra fuel into the tank instead! Remember folks that even a 'lean running' carb that's lean cos its faulty will ultimately lose you MPG!
by pettaw
14 Feb 2013 07:44 am
Forum: Engine, transmission, manual gearbox, variomatic
Topic: Idle Issues.. Vacuum?
Replies: 4
Views: 3297

Re: Idle Issues.. Vacuum?

It looks as though it might be the hose that goes to the oil separator in the PCV system. Under the manifold towards the back of the engine there is a large plastic housing with a large tube coming off it. There is a T-Piece which contains the flame trap and there shouid be a little stump on there w...
by pettaw
05 Feb 2013 11:47 am
Forum: Engine, transmission, manual gearbox, variomatic
Topic: Piston rings
Replies: 8
Views: 5000

Re: Piston rings

Read the procedures on the technical section here, and follow them exactly. The b14 engine has wet liners and if you displace them you'll most probably never get them sealed again.
by pettaw
03 Feb 2013 07:52 pm
Forum: General discussion; introduce yourself!
Topic: Mac raises himself from his sick bed and ...........
Replies: 26
Views: 7570

Re: Mac raises himself from his sick bed and ...........

Mac agree with everything you have written. It means I post on here less and less. I can't stand bodgery there simply is NO excuse for it. Something temporary to 'get you home' or for the purposes of diagnosis is one thing (we've all been there) but a substandard repair for the sake of saving a few ...
by pettaw
31 Jan 2013 05:25 pm
Forum: Engine, transmission, manual gearbox, variomatic
Topic: PART NUMBER NEEDED?
Replies: 6
Views: 4303

Re: PART NUMBER URGENTLY NEEDED? (AND A BIG THANKYOU!)

Right, OK so for the sake of saving the cost of half a tank of petrol people are cutting off the needles......sigh. I sometimes wonder why I post up on here.

@Macplaxton, sorry it is indeed 1600 RPM, that's what I get for posting from memory and not checking first.

Rant mode off.
by pettaw
31 Jan 2013 01:44 pm
Forum: Engine, transmission, manual gearbox, variomatic
Topic: where to find a Idle Solenoid
Replies: 14
Views: 7544

Re: where to find a Idle Solenoid

They are available, see http://www.volvo300mania.com/forum-uk/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=14650&p=173295#p173295 DO NOT CUT THE NEEDLE, sorry for shouting, but its Mickey Mouse mechanics and will result in dieseling/running on, difficulty starting from hot due to flooding and excessive fuel consumption beca...
by pettaw
31 Jan 2013 01:43 pm
Forum: Engine, transmission, manual gearbox, variomatic
Topic: IDLE SOLENOID AVAILABILITY?
Replies: 23
Views: 12792

Re: IDLE SOLENOID AVAILABILITY?

I got your PM, sorry hadn't replied sooner, but needed to get my research done. Webcon is the place to go to. Its a Idle Solenoid for a Weber 32 DIR, and the part number is 4391104704, the price is 29.34 + 2.95 P&P and VAT. I have phoned them and they have them in stock, but a limited number only. T...
by pettaw
21 Jan 2013 03:30 pm
Forum: General discussion; introduce yourself!
Topic: Mac is fragile.
Replies: 21
Views: 6273

Re: Mac is fragile.

Man that doesn't sound good. So sorry to hear that Mac, take care of yourself and we want you back nagging us about our 300s as soon as possible!