Duchess The Volvo 340 CVT

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Re: Duchess The Volvo 340 CVT

Post by bogbasic » 10 Jul 2017 03:43 am

Epic work.
1988 340 1.4 GL, 218k, 5 door (Grey Bess). Gone to CBA.
1991 340 1.7 GL, 64k, 5 door, petrol blue (Deep Blue).
1988 360 2.0 GLE, 140k, 5 door, ocean blue metallic (Blue Bess).
1989 340 1.7 GL, 108k, 3 door (Red Ness).
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Re: Duchess The Volvo 340 CVT

Post by benji1985 » 12 Jul 2017 09:07 pm

bogbasic wrote:Epic work.
thank you

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Re: Duchess The Volvo 340 CVT

Post by benji1985 » 12 Jul 2017 09:24 pm

good evening all, bit of work done today on the odds and ends
12/07/17
started by putting the freshly cleaned water tanks in to the car, Mac very kindly got them this clean :D
Image20170712_110041 by Benjamin Charlton, on Flickr

Next i set about putting the old handbrake cable back in, as that cable was a good 15mm longer than the new ones, and this time it worked :O so measured up this cable and going to get some new ones made to my specs.
Image20170712_124835 by Benjamin Charlton, on Flickr

next on the list was the leak from the primary CVT unit, took the plate off cleaned the area and then re-seated the gasket with RTV.. it didnt work, once it was back in i saw it still leaking
Image20170712_124913 by Benjamin Charlton, on Flickr

then i put the washer hose in place
Image20170712_155234 by Benjamin Charlton, on Flickr

and also ran the rear washer hose
Image20170712_155249 by Benjamin Charlton, on Flickr

hoses ready to be connected up
Image20170712_155259 by Benjamin Charlton, on Flickr

came across a much better and nicer looking earth cable, so put that one on the car
Image20170712_155737 by Benjamin Charlton, on Flickr

when i came back i had a nice package waiting for me :D thank you mac and RJ
new water hoses
front engine mounts
CVT release bearing
bushing
brake hoses
thermostat
a volvo oil filter
Image20170712_203223 by Benjamin Charlton, on Flickr
Image20170712_203232 by Benjamin Charlton, on Flickr
Image20170712_203237 by Benjamin Charlton, on Flickr
Image20170712_203241 by Benjamin Charlton, on Flickr

thats all for today, the new parts will go on the engine tomorrow

Ben
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Re: Duchess The Volvo 340 CVT

Post by benji1985 » 13 Jul 2017 10:04 pm

Good evening all, the next update for you all.
13/07/2017
So i started off today by removing the wires and pipe to the engine and the bonnet, I removed the engine again, so the new release bearing and engine mounts could be installed, I am very glad i did, the bellhousing shaft was stuck in the flywheel bearing, i knew it was tight to get in, the only way to undo it was to remove the clutch housing bolts and after an hour of tugging an puling we got it apart with the bearing still attached to the bellhouse shaft, managed to pull the bearing out of the flywheel :shock: :shock:
I cleaned up the end of the shaft and sanded it down slightly, now it slides in to the bearing without issue.

reassembled the clutch and bell housing with the new release bearing.
Image20170713_124332 by Benjamin Charlton, on Flickr

then put the engine back in the car and put the bonnet back.

moved on the the bulkhead and started to put the new bungs in, finally found some sleeved grommets, put the rear water hose through on and the extra wiring in another, i have ordered some more as the fan wiring grommet has fallen apart
Image20170713_143023 by Benjamin Charlton, on Flickr

the wiring one still has some wire to go in so not finished that one off yet
Image20170713_143032 by Benjamin Charlton, on Flickr

put the new oil filter on
Image20170713_143856 by Benjamin Charlton, on Flickr

new thermostat fitted in the top hose
Image20170713_144207 by Benjamin Charlton, on Flickr

new water hoses fitted but still need the clamps
Image20170713_144807 by Benjamin Charlton, on Flickr

put the new fan cooler pipe
Image20170713_144810 by Benjamin Charlton, on Flickr

new distributor dust cover
Image20170713_145031 by Benjamin Charlton, on Flickr

i have two wires for the alternator where do there go????
Image20170713_151147 by Benjamin Charlton, on Flickr
Image20170713_151205 by Benjamin Charlton, on Flickr

fitted the expansion tank hose
Image20170713_153832 by Benjamin Charlton, on Flickr

packed away then decided to start the seats assembling
Image20170713_170216 by Benjamin Charlton, on Flickr
Image20170713_170258 by Benjamin Charlton, on Flickr

a bit more to follow tomorrow

Ben
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Re: Duchess The Volvo 340 CVT

Post by benji1985 » 24 Jul 2017 12:38 pm

Hello all, next part for you all
14/07/2017
started today with fitting the new down pipe
Image20170714_093031 by Benjamin Charlton, on Flickr
and then worked out where the bracket that i never had went to and from and fitted it
Image20170714_094139 by Benjamin Charlton, on Flickr
new brake lines fitted, however i have now decided to replaced the copper line with new sections
Image20170714_104315 by Benjamin Charlton, on Flickr
Image20170714_104341 by Benjamin Charlton, on Flickr

nuts fitted to the steering rack
Image20170714_104345 by Benjamin Charlton, on Flickr
Image20170714_104354 by Benjamin Charlton, on Flickr

new torque rod bushes fitted and torqued
Image20170714_110441 by Benjamin Charlton, on Flickr
Image20170714_110504 by Benjamin Charlton, on Flickr

all the underside bolts had there coating of loctite applied
Image20170714_113657 by Benjamin Charlton, on Flickr

new fuel pump ring fitted
Image20170714_114935 by Benjamin Charlton, on Flickr

That was as far as i go today.

The new windscreen should be picked up on friday (28/07/2017)

watch this space :D

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Re: Duchess The Volvo 340 CVT

Post by benji1985 » 01 Aug 2017 09:53 am

Hello All, I dont know how much longer i can get this pictures to show, I think i might do what Bog has done and make my own website... in due course.
It would appear that some of my pics can now not been seen on Flickr.
at my wits end with this as there are around 2000 pics to sort out each time this goes wrong.

anyhow
31/07/2017
Over the weekend I Met up with James who had got me a new windscreen from a GLE/GLT.

I would be interested to know what made a GLE/GLT instead of my GL?? anyone??


Fitted the new screen without any issue thankfully
Image20170731_093544 by Benjamin Charlton, on Flickr

got some new parts which included brand new headlights, new hose clamps, a better set of electric wing mirrors, a new cover for the boot motor and a pair of rear door motors.
Image20170731_101318 by Benjamin Charlton, on Flickr
Image20170731_101323 by Benjamin Charlton, on Flickr
Image20170731_101327 by Benjamin Charlton, on Flickr
Image20170731_101330 by Benjamin Charlton, on Flickr
Image20170731_101332 by Benjamin Charlton, on Flickr
Image20170731_101335 by Benjamin Charlton, on Flickr
Image20170731_101337 by Benjamin Charlton, on Flickr

Fitted the new headlight and grill
Image20170731_110251 by Benjamin Charlton, on Flickr
Image20170731_110256 by Benjamin Charlton, on Flickr
Image20170731_110301 by Benjamin Charlton, on Flickr
SHINEY!!

fitted the boot cover, mainly so it was out of the way and didnt get broken
Image20170731_110400 by Benjamin Charlton, on Flickr

fitted the new rotary arm
Image20170731_110535 by Benjamin Charlton, on Flickr

and new dizzy cap and leads
Image20170731_111325 by Benjamin Charlton, on Flickr

Whats the firing order for the leads?

next i removed the rocker cover and pour a litre of oil over the head and also added some to the oil filter
Image20170731_111329 by Benjamin Charlton, on Flickr
then filled her up with oil

next on the list was the hose clamps
Image20170731_120246 by Benjamin Charlton, on Flickr
Image20170731_120252 by Benjamin Charlton, on Flickr
Image20170731_120300 by Benjamin Charlton, on Flickr

new fuel lines and clamps
Image20170731_122637 by Benjamin Charlton, on Flickr

fitted the rear door motors, they still need to be wired in
Image20170731_134751 by Benjamin Charlton, on Flickr
Image20170731_134805 by Benjamin Charlton, on Flickr

next i set about trying to sort my wiring issues with my new relays
the timer relay for the rear heated windows was not working due to i managed to find a brown wire that was not an earth, re-earthed the wire and it now works great.
Image20170731_162631 by Benjamin Charlton, on Flickr

the timed interior light, well i had wired it up fine, however on my wiring loom (one that did not have the relay there) has 3 wire block near the drivers door, the loom the relay socket came out of had 4 wire block, this was the issue, the drivers door pin earth switch was directly connected to the light and did not go through the relay, however the passenger door did, so cut the wire and re wired it to the relay and all works fine now.
Image20170731_162639 by Benjamin Charlton, on Flickr
Image20170731_162650 by Benjamin Charlton, on Flickr

next i added the new fuel line from the pump to the carb with the new fuel filter in place
Image20170731_172741 by Benjamin Charlton, on Flickr

and then i decided that the last job of the day will be the snow cap :)
Image20170731_175403 by Benjamin Charlton, on Flickr

i have only used a crimp so far for the door pin wire, i'll re pin the block when i can

I hope you can see these pics, if not let me know

Ben

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Re: Duchess The Volvo 340 CVT

Post by macplaxton » 04 Aug 2017 05:25 pm

benji1985 wrote: Whats the firing order for the leads?
1-3-4-2, clockwise, 1 being the flywheel end because French.

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Re: Duchess The Volvo 340 CVT

Post by benji1985 » 04 Aug 2017 07:49 pm

macplaxton wrote:
benji1985 wrote: Whats the firing order for the leads?
1-3-4-2, clockwise, 1 being the flywheel end because French.

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DSCF6638a.JPG by macplaxton, on Flickr
Thank you :)

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Re: Duchess The Volvo 340 CVT

Post by benji1985 » 08 Aug 2017 10:42 pm

Hello all, bit more work done over the last couple of days.
07/08/17
Started off today by making and then replacing the front brake lines, i was not happy with the condition of them.
Image20170807_115009 by Benjamin Charlton, on Flickr
Image20170807_122941 by Benjamin Charlton, on Flickr

then the brake system was filled up and bleed, think it will need bleed again.
Image20170807_131644 by Benjamin Charlton, on Flickr

this area needs a good clean too

next on the list was to sort the plug cables out so they fire in the right order
Image20170807_133514 by Benjamin Charlton, on Flickr

it was then the rain started to come down, so i moved inside and carried on with seat assembly
Image20170807_154121 by Benjamin Charlton, on Flickr
Image20170807_154135 by Benjamin Charlton, on Flickr
Image20170807_154138 by Benjamin Charlton, on Flickr
Image20170807_174944 by Benjamin Charlton, on Flickr
Image20170807_174954 by Benjamin Charlton, on Flickr
Image20170807_183022 by Benjamin Charlton, on Flickr

the seat took most of the day, but they are all back together now.

08/08/17
today was a big day, started off by going to get some fuel and putting it in her tank

removed all the spark plugs and cranked her over until fuel could be seen in the filter, then did a compression test, once that was done put the spark plugs back and connected the leads, then turned the key, she fired in to life
videos are here:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/0e1npngv9u3vm ... 6.mp4?dl=0
there was not exhaust on at this point
more videos after the exhaust was fitted, card needs a bit more setting up
https://www.dropbox.com/s/3rw1el5aejoj9 ... 8.mp4?dl=0
https://www.dropbox.com/s/1qs18cf4il5xp ... 6.mp4?dl=0

next on the list was to paint up the windscreen trim and a few over bits
while they were drying i offered up the rear spoiler
Image20170808_115657 by Benjamin Charlton, on Flickr

i then set about trying to sort out the little leak in the primary transmission unit, removed the offending piece and removed the gasket, then made a new gasket, this one was slightly thicker
Image20170808_125701 by Benjamin Charlton, on Flickr
Image20170808_125907 by Benjamin Charlton, on Flickr

after that i fitted the painted windscreen trim
Image20170808_135551 by Benjamin Charlton, on Flickr
Image20170808_135559 by Benjamin Charlton, on Flickr

as the day was coming to an end, i decided to tackle a bit more wiring, increase the length of the sensor wire so it would reach the new sender unit and then also ran a wire from the other terminal in to the car for the centre console gauges
Image20170808_145410 by Benjamin Charlton, on Flickr
Image20170808_145419 by Benjamin Charlton, on Flickr
Image20170808_145430 by Benjamin Charlton, on Flickr
Image20170808_145452 by Benjamin Charlton, on Flickr

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Re: Duchess The Volvo 340 CVT

Post by benji1985 » 15 Aug 2017 10:06 pm

hello all, next installment.
15/08/2017
started today by fitting the replacement horn
Image20170815_101134 by Benjamin Charlton, on Flickr

then set to work on the Hella grill get that wired in nicely
Image20170815_101153 by Benjamin Charlton, on Flickr

added the old "chrome" bumper strip and the washer jet hose
Image20170815_103114 by Benjamin Charlton, on Flickr
Image20170815_103118 by Benjamin Charlton, on Flickr

sorted out eh Hella lights cut of switch from inside the car
Image20170815_105615 by Benjamin Charlton, on Flickr
and ran the wires with the oil pressure wire
Image20170815_105624 by Benjamin Charlton, on Flickr

painted up the boot lock
Image20170815_130503 by Benjamin Charlton, on Flickr

the farther in law came up and made me a new positive to starter cable
Image20170815_145217 by Benjamin Charlton, on Flickr
while he was doing that i fitted the boot spoiler with center bracket, still need to remove the overflow silicon
Image20170815_145242 by Benjamin Charlton, on Flickr

Hella grill all wired in and working
Image20170815_163844 by Benjamin Charlton, on Flickr
Image20170815_164009 by Benjamin Charlton, on Flickr

also removed the arial and silicone it up
Image20170815_165406 by Benjamin Charlton, on Flickr

new battery terminal with all the connection made
Image20170815_165439 by Benjamin Charlton, on Flickr

the headlight connectors were not great so while he was here we replaced them
Image20170815_165501 by Benjamin Charlton, on Flickr
Image20170815_165512 by Benjamin Charlton, on Flickr

fitted the rear wiper motor
Image20170815_174932 by Benjamin Charlton, on Flickr

taped up the wires there were exposed
Image20170815_181124 by Benjamin Charlton, on Flickr

fitted the door seals
Image20170815_181358 by Benjamin Charlton, on FlickrImage20170815_181413 by Benjamin Charlton, on Flickr
Image20170815_181423 by Benjamin Charlton, on Flickr
Image20170815_181517 by Benjamin Charlton, on Flickr

thats all for today, but more to follow tomorrow.

Ben

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Re: Duchess The Volvo 340 CVT

Post by 360beast » 16 Aug 2017 06:07 am

You have been busy, kept up the good work. I can't wait to see this in real life.

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Re: Duchess The Volvo 340 CVT

Post by benji1985 » 17 Aug 2017 08:18 am

Hello all, a little bit more been done, sadly not as much as i hoped but had an issue with the CVT lever, the electrics were not working quite right, however with 2 hours on the phone to Mac has solved the issue.
16/08/2017
so today started with sorting out the interior bulbs, I didnt like the green glow on a blue car, so swapped them out with blue LED's
Image20170816_095004 by Benjamin Charlton, on Flickr

the air filter was refitted and the carb set up (still think i need the someone to check over it)
Image20170816_121406 by Benjamin Charlton, on Flickr

the grill cover is refitted
Image20170816_121802 by Benjamin Charlton, on Flickr

the jack and cradle was refitted
Image20170816_125515 by Benjamin Charlton, on Flickr

I was not happy with the weld marks where the sill joined underneath, so ran some seam sealer along the edges
Image20170816_125529 by Benjamin Charlton, on Flickr
Image20170816_125531 by Benjamin Charlton, on Flickr
Image20170816_125545 by Benjamin Charlton, on Flickr
Image20170816_125548 by Benjamin Charlton, on Flickr

then refitted the grab bars
Image20170816_145724 by Benjamin Charlton, on Flickr
Image20170816_145743 by Benjamin Charlton, on Flickr

fitted the new number plate holder
Image20170816_151455 by Benjamin Charlton, on Flickr

then refitted the dash :D
Image20170816_164033 by Benjamin Charlton, on Flickr

later that evening i got a couple of picture sent to me :D
Image2017-08-17_07-47-31 by Benjamin Charlton, on Flickr
Image2017-08-17_07-48-03 by Benjamin Charlton, on Flickr

notice her blue on the wheels. Aimed to be suttle

What do you think?

Ben

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Re: Duchess The Volvo 340 CVT

Post by MCHUDD » 17 Aug 2017 12:31 pm

Bloody hell mate . You have been at work.
All you need now is a Louvre lol
Cheers Mark.
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Re: Duchess The Volvo 340 CVT

Post by benji1985 » 17 Aug 2017 02:32 pm

If the lovers were not so expensive I would consider if I could find a mk3 one.

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Re: Duchess The Volvo 340 CVT

Post by bogbasic » 17 Aug 2017 11:39 pm

Epicness abounds.
1988 340 1.4 GL, 218k, 5 door (Grey Bess). Gone to CBA.
1991 340 1.7 GL, 64k, 5 door, petrol blue (Deep Blue).
1988 360 2.0 GLE, 140k, 5 door, ocean blue metallic (Blue Bess).
1989 340 1.7 GL, 108k, 3 door (Red Ness).
More info here!

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