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by mac
21 Jan 2020 08:52 pm
Forum: Engine, transmission, manual gearbox, variomatic
Topic: Volvo 340 1.7 splutters and cuts out
Replies: 18
Views: 1142

Re: Volvo 340 1.7 splutters and cuts out

Good news, i’m Glad at least one of my suggestions has “borne fruit”. I would not refit a coarse filter on the pick up - simply fit a generic in-line filter in the fuel line to the pump in a place easy to monitor the fuel flow (use a clear plastic filter) and easy to change if it becomes blocked. Th...
by mac
19 Dec 2017 09:06 pm
Forum: Engine, transmission, manual gearbox, variomatic
Topic: Possible carb issue? Help or advice please
Replies: 17
Views: 3434

Re: Possible carb issue? Help or advice please

Cornflake packet! - Get thee behind me wretched creature - surely left over wrappings from the Season of Festive Fire Hazards would suffice - and no crunchy bits in the bed to boot.

Mac.
by mac
19 Dec 2017 01:12 pm
Forum: Engine, transmission, manual gearbox, variomatic
Topic: Possible carb issue? Help or advice please
Replies: 17
Views: 3434

Re: Possible carb issue? Help or advice please

Thanks for suggesting it Bog dweller but I'm NOT always right! Good suggestion - a failing/failed idle shut off valve will certainly cause idling/stalling issues but is unlikely to do this only after a hot start, recovering after a short time. There also seems to be a stale fuel issue. Keep those id...
by mac
19 Dec 2017 12:56 am
Forum: Engine, transmission, manual gearbox, variomatic
Topic: Possible carb issue? Help or advice please
Replies: 17
Views: 3434

Re: Possible carb issue? Help or advice please

Anything you think I can do to help please ask - it can sometimes help for another "head" just to confirm your own diagnosis is correct.
Given time most parts can be found and I can certainly supply any of the BBB range.

Mac.
by mac
19 Dec 2017 12:15 am
Forum: Engine, transmission, manual gearbox, variomatic
Topic: Possible carb issue? Help or advice please
Replies: 17
Views: 3434

Re: Possible carb issue? Help or advice please

Sounds very much like the thermostat is stuck in the open position - or missing entirely. ....... Or - there is very little flow through the heater matrix - check for heater valve operation, adjustment of temperature control lever, equal temperature of heater inlet and outlet hoses. But - the temper...
by mac
18 Dec 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: Engine, transmission, manual gearbox, variomatic
Topic: Possible carb issue? Help or advice please
Replies: 17
Views: 3434

Re: Possible carb issue? Help or advice please

Hi there Bub2006, had a long chat with benji1985 last night and he's told me of your issues (he seems to think I know a little bit about carbs). I'll make a few suggestions about what might be going on (as much from Bens description as well as your post). There is well know situation that can arise ...
by mac
12 Dec 2017 08:49 pm
Forum: Volvo 300 series: offer
Topic: 360 GLE
Replies: 1
Views: 969

360 GLE

Hello girls, yes I'm still alive. An elderly friend/customer of mine is changing his daily driver (he now uses a disability scooter and can't get it in). Available :- 1987 360GLE Saloon, B200K, Green, sunroof, PAS, C/L. MOT June 2018, 54.000mls, Starting to get frilly - parts of sills, door bottoms,...
by mac
08 Apr 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: #Woohoo! Less and less topics to classify, +/-3000 :-)#
Topic: ignition components and servicing
Replies: 47
Views: 19174

Re: ignition components and servicing

Interesting! I'm sure you are aware the the Renix unit produces a spark by supplying voltage (at precisely timed intervals) to the primary windings of the coil - which induces a much higher voltage to be produced by the coil's secondary windings which is grounded through the spark plug (across an ai...
by mac
07 Apr 2017 07:28 pm
Forum: #Woohoo! Less and less topics to classify, +/-3000 :-)#
Topic: ignition components and servicing
Replies: 47
Views: 19174

Re: ignition components and servicing

Hi there arpski, If you ensure that you have 9.5 - 12.0 volts on cranking at terminal 3 of the Renix wiring plug , a good earth (0 ohm) on terminal 2 and are sure that the flywheel speed sensor is working - a no spark condition from the coil output really can only be coil or Renix unit itself. You a...
by mac
01 Apr 2017 11:30 am
Forum: General discussion; introduce yourself!
Topic: Meep,meep
Replies: 2
Views: 2256

Meep,meep

It's Saturday, my brain has melted and I've turned into a blobfish.
by mac
21 Mar 2017 04:30 pm
Forum: #Woohoo! Less and less topics to classify, +/-3000 :-)#
Topic: ignition components and servicing
Replies: 47
Views: 19174

Re: ignition components and servicing

Hi arpski, An old topic yes, but still as relevant as ever! You appear to have diagnosed your problem - if you are measuring 1500 ohms accross the Renix unit coil contacts it does indeed suggest a faulty unit - rare but not unknown (obviously ensure the contacts are perfectly clean). You can confirm...
by mac
06 Mar 2017 11:32 am
Forum: Tell us more about your standard Volvo 300
Topic: White 340 1.7 Martini
Replies: 82
Views: 24133

Re: White 340 1.7 Martini

Andrey, It's been a pleasure to follow your project - if our advice and comments have helped you in some small way then even better! Do keep In touch if you wish - you don't need a Volvo to chat, comment or seek answers you think someone here might have. I, and I'm sure everybody here at V3M wish yo...
by mac
04 Feb 2017 04:28 pm
Forum: Tell us more about your standard Volvo 300
Topic: White 340 1.7 Martini
Replies: 82
Views: 24133

Re: White 340 1.7 Martini

Hi Andrei, Steering left under braking Could be unseen damage - but - is far more likely to be a brake balance issue and the front brake on the repaired side is producing a different retardation force than the other. If (for whatever reason) the car pulls to the left under braking it suggests that t...
by mac
25 Jan 2017 09:18 am
Forum: Tell us more about your standard Volvo 300
Topic: White 340 1.7 Martini
Replies: 82
Views: 24133

Re: White 340 1.7 Martini

Superb conclusion - such a difficult diagnosis too!
:shock:

Mac.
by mac
22 Jan 2017 02:51 pm
Forum: Tell us more about your standard Volvo 300
Topic: White 340 1.7 Martini
Replies: 82
Views: 24133

Re: White 340 1.7 Martini

Oooooops! Hub bearing nut is a "stake nut" with a deformable ring on its outer face. On reassembly tighten nut to 54Nm, back it off by 90deg and then collapse the ring into the "key way" slot on the stub axle. Your pics look like fun, fun, fun! (In my younger days I used to rally a SAAB 96 two strok...