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by Ride_on
27 Nov 2019 02:51 am
Forum: Suspension, steering, wheels, brakes
Topic: Brake Upgrades
Replies: 41
Views: 13302

Re: Brake Upgrades

Brakes under full stress, working well.

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by Ride_on
26 Sep 2019 12:34 am
Forum: Suspension, steering, wheels, brakes
Topic: Brake Upgrades
Replies: 41
Views: 13302

Re: Brake Upgrades

just for the record the brake pads I'm using for the Mercedes brakes are: EBC DP51170NDX Blue stuff NDX £68+vat+delivery No problems with cold bite, the system can't quite tolerate max braking on this track for too long, but its massively better and there is just a bit of high rate pad use (you can ...
by Ride_on
28 Aug 2019 12:48 am
Forum: General discussion; introduce yourself!
Topic: New 360 owner - SW Scotland
Replies: 30
Views: 2081

Re: New 360 owner - SW Scotland

Emissions no, but do check fuel pressure, leaky cold start injector. Servicing is fine, but do thry to diagnose rather than replace random parts.

Crank oil seal is easy enough, I drilled it and put in self tappers to remove. But if its good again just leave it.
by Ride_on
27 Aug 2019 12:51 am
Forum: General discussion; introduce yourself!
Topic: New 360 owner - SW Scotland
Replies: 30
Views: 2081

Re: New 360 owner - SW Scotland

Reb blocks can be a bit lumpy, not sure the reason, it isn't like a BMW or Japanese car. That said some run like clockwork. Injector seals I have never replaced and I've owned alot of cars with the same design, this is a low pressure NA system self sealing. The engine can manage a small leak, but do...
by Ride_on
21 Aug 2019 01:29 am
Forum: Suspension, steering, wheels, brakes
Topic: Brake Upgrades
Replies: 41
Views: 13302

Re: Brake Upgrades

So the brake test track day went very well. No real brake problems to report, bit of squealing that reduced once run in and a bit of scoring which is common with high temp track pads (Blue stuff). Braking was achieved with increasing confidence mainly limited by the tyres and driver. https://www.you...
by Ride_on
07 Aug 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: Engine, transmission, manual gearbox, variomatic
Topic: Faulty propshaft, clutch or gears?
Replies: 2
Views: 557

Re: Faulty propshaft, clutch or gears?

You didn't say it was a 340 or a 360. I'm guessing because they can see the prop it is a 340. The gear box is at the back in any case, if you mean the clutch housing then if its a 340 the clutchshaft bearing might be damaged. There are no moving parts in the 340 prop, it doesn't wear, don't take it ...
by Ride_on
06 Jul 2019 02:12 pm
Forum: Engine, transmission, manual gearbox, variomatic
Topic: Volvo 340 1.7 splutters and cuts out
Replies: 5
Views: 457

Re: Volvo 340 1.7 splutters and cuts out

Might not be your problem but a common issue is weak spark caused by oil in the distributor. Seal placement is critical especially if there is a wear lip on the cam.
Usual symptom is stalling when pulling off at junctions.
by Ride_on
01 Jul 2019 04:19 pm
Forum: Suspension, steering, wheels, brakes
Topic: Brake Upgrades
Replies: 41
Views: 13302

Re: Brake Upgrades

So finally got the strengthener fitting done to stabilise the weak disk face. I left some final machining to do a little detailing, but it turned out difficult to find a friendly machine to do this on. The laser cutting worked well and was fairly cheap. I'm using this as a drill guide so hole sizes ...
by Ride_on
06 May 2019 12:36 am
Forum: Tell us more about your project Volvo 300
Topic: 89 340 for classic trials
Replies: 5
Views: 1538

Re: 89 340 for classic trials

For my track days I'm using 15" alloy rims Rims: 15" wheels 6.5j x ET40, just a few mm clearance to the strut, but keeping the geometry such as scrub radius close to original. Tyres = 195 50 15 Yokohama ADO8s. With these tyres one of them skims the strut a little (on one side only). You can use whee...
by Ride_on
14 Mar 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Bodywork, interior, electrical equipment, accessories
Topic: Vehicle Speed Sensors
Replies: 24
Views: 9739

Re: Vehicle Speed Sensors

So another update. Car has been working well enough with the speed sensor, but through a minor error I drove the car without the speedo working (cable not engaged properly). On applying full power the ECU decided to set the idle to about 1800rpm, and nothing would change it other than switching off/...
by Ride_on
10 Feb 2019 02:39 pm
Forum: General discussion; introduce yourself!
Topic: S90 titters
Replies: 1
Views: 1272

Re: S90 titters

Nothing wrong with that, 4 cyl turbo is where its at. Volvo were spot on with the 940. Just doesn't sounds nice.
by Ride_on
24 Dec 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: General discussion; introduce yourself!
Topic: New 340 owner
Replies: 3
Views: 1317

Re: New 340 owner

Looks good, but the windscreen 'chrome' looks pretty deteriorated. If you can find it, 1980 models use real chrome and should be a direct replacement.
by Ride_on
27 Nov 2018 04:44 pm
Forum: Engine, transmission, manual gearbox, variomatic
Topic: fuel problem
Replies: 5
Views: 1404

Re: fuel problem

The injection cars have the jetronic safety relay then the fuse box to power the pump. Not sure which one is first.

The relay needs pulses fom the ignition (from the crank senspr) to run.

Are you getting power to the relay?