Duchess The Volvo 340 CVT

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Re: Duchess The Volvo 340 CVT

Post by JFB » 27 Sep 2017 10:55 pm

Yes

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Re: Duchess The Volvo 340 CVT

Post by benji1985 » 27 Sep 2017 11:35 pm

JFB wrote:Yes
i have kick down and rear wiper near the gear selector, so had to use the green switches for things

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Re: Duchess The Volvo 340 CVT

Post by benji1985 » 08 Oct 2017 05:00 pm

Hello all.
So as you all know she passed the MOT, however upon driving her i was not getting much "gearing up", so some investigation was needed.
It turns out that the outer seals were not sealing and letting air in, new seal were obtained and and lot of reading later and thanks to Mac for all his help in making me understand.
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As you can see the seal feel apart
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Then proceed with the other side
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Now just got to wait till i cna put them back on to the car and test her.... fingers cross

Now for some R+D, I am replicating the De-clutching servo, it is coming on quite nice
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I will post when i have managed to test drive her

Ben

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Re: Duchess The Volvo 340 CVT

Post by bogbasic » 08 Oct 2017 08:11 pm

Awesome 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 » 20 Oct 2017 01:51 pm

Good day all, Well today is a good day, managed to get the repaired parts back on the car.
17/10/2017
With the repaired parts fitted back to the car and tested the vacuum on both sides at the drum and the 4 way vac valve, she is now holding vacuum.
So time for her first proper outing, just a short trip across the moors as it was raining.
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I can confirm that the new seals have helped a lot, however there is still an upgearing issue, so going to test the electronic side of things.

Will keep you posted.

Ben

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Re: Duchess The Volvo 340 CVT

Post by SteveP » 20 Oct 2017 06:29 pm

Looks awesome Ben! Must have been a great drive.
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Re: Duchess The Volvo 340 CVT

Post by 360beast » 20 Oct 2017 06:35 pm

Good to see it out on the road :)

The passenger headlight wiper is messing with my brain haha.

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Re: Duchess The Volvo 340 CVT

Post by bogbasic » 21 Oct 2017 01:58 am

Awesome work, epic and evil. Are you sure its got enough of that 'new car' feel ;-?
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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Re: Duchess The Volvo 340 CVT

Post by benji1985 » 21 Oct 2017 08:31 am

360beast wrote:Good to see it out on the road :)

The passenger headlight wiper is messing with my brain haha.
Yep i'll fix that, i'll be honest i didnt really notice that, there are still a few little bits that need to be sorted.

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Re: Duchess The Volvo 340 CVT

Post by benji1985 » 21 Oct 2017 08:32 am

bogbasic wrote:Awesome work, epic and evil. Are you sure its got enough of that 'new car' feel ;-?
I wouldnt say "new car" but does feel good, she a little "go-kart"

Ben

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Re: Duchess The Volvo 340 CVT

Post by Ride_on » 21 Oct 2017 11:45 pm

Who needs new cars when you can make them yourself :)
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Re: Duchess The Volvo 340 CVT

Post by MCHUDD » 22 Oct 2017 07:29 pm

Hi Ben.
That is just brilliant work. I remember last year going to a show and
seeing Ride-ons rebuilt 360 and going Fxxk me, that is class. You must be
a proud man to have built that . Well done.
Cheers Mark.
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Re: Duchess The Volvo 340 CVT

Post by benji1985 » 22 Oct 2017 07:54 pm

MCHUDD wrote:Hi Ben.
That is just brilliant work. I remember last year going to a show and
seeing Ride-ons rebuilt 360 and going Fxxk me, that is class. You must be
a proud man to have built that . Well done.
Cheers Mark.
sm69 sm69 sm69 sm69 sm69 sm69 sm69 sm69 sm69 sm69 sm69 sm69
Thank you

I am quite proud of myself, still have a few little things to do but they have to wait, need to sort out why she is not upgearing quite right, working through the fault guide from mac atm.

Can't wait to have her at a show, soon I hope. :D

Ben

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Re: Duchess The Volvo 340 CVT

Post by bogbasic » 22 Oct 2017 11:55 pm

I can only second Mark's comments, but I wonder what else he thought at the meeting.
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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Re: Duchess The Volvo 340 CVT

Post by benji1985 » 06 Nov 2017 08:02 pm

Hello all
02/11/2017
I am please to say that i finally found the problem with my up gearing with thanks to Mac, and James. the transistor in the black box was replaced which saw the solenoid click at 1800rpm or greater, so she went on a quick drive.
this is a video!!
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However she was not up gearing still, so headed back and tested the vacuum, there was a small vacuum so decided to try the other 4 way valve I had, this yielded a much greater vacuum, and now while driving along if i hit the low hold switch the revs ramp up and then down after the switch is turned off. So it would seem that all aspects of the CVT were at fault, the seals in the drums, the 4 way valve and the black box. However i am glad to say that she is now driving at last, the belts still need tensioned correctly and the de-clutching servo needs adjustment along with maybe the clutch shims.
this is a video!!
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