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my b230fk into a 360 build thread, winter refresh!

Post by wiganer31 » 22 Jul 2011 04:57 pm

hi as some of you will now i have bought a volvo 940 with a 2.3 turbo lump in it to put into my 360, just thought i would start a build thread to keep track of things, only had about 2 hours on the 940 so far so not big progress so far so will update later,

heres the 940,
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the lump,
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theres a turbo here somewere, will be getting replaces asap'
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will try and get an update later, like i say only had about 2 hours on the 940, i will probs need some help at some point so keep an eye out lol, and if anyone whos done this fancys a trip to wigan to do some witeing i would be very greatfull lol

cheers
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Post by wiganer31 » 26 Jul 2011 05:46 pm

bit of update,sadly not had no time to work on the car, but i managed to get a few hours on the wireing last night, hopefully more tonight, managed to get quite abit done,

i forgot to take a pic of the wireing before i started but this us with only a few bits removed
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fuse/relay box standard:
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all the wireing in this pic goes to the relays although i had started to cut a few
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abit less cluttered?
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theres more gone now but still abiyt neater
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hopefully get a hour on it tonight, what you guys think? abit of feed back info or advise would be great


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Post by L14MNP » 27 Jul 2011 11:41 am

Looks familiar! :lol:

Keep at it mate. 8) Are you planning to keep cutting until the donor is running on just the bare minimum?
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Post by wiganer31 » 27 Jul 2011 01:50 pm

not a nice sight is it lol,

yea thats the plan mate, not really ran into many problems yet apart from letting the battery go flat and my mate takeing the air box off while i was cutting wires ao it kept cutting out with no air flow meter on so was worrieing for a while lol,

is yours all up and running now mate?

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Post by foggyjames » 27 Jul 2011 02:04 pm

I've just finished cutting the loom out of a 940 for a 360 turbo swap. I'd remove it entirely from the car, and work back from the connectors to remove things you don't need. Given a bit of warning, I can supply pictures of which wires you need left on which connectors. I'm planning to write a guide...

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Post by wiganer31 » 27 Jul 2011 02:25 pm

reason ive left it in and running is because im no sparky and am no good with stuff like that so im removeing a bunch of wires and trying it so if somethings wrong its easyer to fix,

yea pics would be great mate, if you do a guide i will have a good read at that

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Post by foggyjames » 27 Jul 2011 03:38 pm

Where are you based? If it's at all local, I'll give you a hand.

There is a LOT to come out. The loom is actually quite skinny when stripped. The best thing to do is identify which wires stay in, cut the rest, and pull out the stray wires. I found it a lot easier to remove it all from the car and work back from the spare plugs (headlights, etc). Do you have a Haynes manual for the 940? That was invaluable. I also have copies of the Volvo wiring diagram for the 940 system, which is much better.

I'll try to press on with the guide ASAP. To be fair, that's going to be more use to you than me babbling on!

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Post by wiganer31 » 27 Jul 2011 04:53 pm

cheers mate im in wigan wbu? probs miles off? lol, and no i havent got a manual yet but im on the look out for one,

the way im doing it is working out whats not needed, cutting the plugs and stuff off and then im going to take it out and then chase the wires back asfar as i can and tidy it up like,

any chance you could send me the 940 wireing diagrams mate? that would be great, and na you babble away mate, im greatfull for any advice and info you have


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Post by foggyjames » 27 Jul 2011 06:05 pm

Lincoln...so not a million miles away, but not exactly round the corner, either.

I'll get the wiring diagrams off my phone and get them uploaded for you. There's one for the fuel system (LH2.4) and one for the ignition system (EZK).

I'll make you a list of what needs to be left in terms of "ends"...connectors and other devices. The fusebox end in particular ends up being cleaned up significantly. All you need is the white system relay (which also runs the fuel pump). I cut the socket for that out of the fusebox chassis with a hacksaw. The only thing which comes from the rear of car (backwards of the fusebox) is the wiring for the fuel pump, which is a pink (+12v) and black (ground) wire.
All black wires are ground.
Blue wires are switched 12v (ignition).
Red and brown wires are permanent 12v.

You end up with several individual looms which plug together. I'll have to check it again on the car, but there are at least four - Left and Right (from front corner of car to inside cabin), plus two which run sideways - one in the engine bay and one inside the car.

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Post by wiganer31 » 28 Jul 2011 06:06 pm

cheers mate those diagrams will be great,
yea the fuse box is down to just the fule relay, all the plugs are out of the fusebox and cut, just need to chase the wires back now.

heres the latest update from last night, sadly only got about a hour, only had about 5 hours in total working on the car but dont think ive done bad so far, what you guys think?

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there should be more progress tonight

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Post by foggyjames » 28 Jul 2011 06:32 pm

You probably want to save the gearbox (and front half of prop, and the bracket which supports the gear linkage at the back), as they're a popular upgrade for older 940s and 2/700s. Should net you a few quid back.

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Post by foggyjames » 29 Jul 2011 01:24 am

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Post by L14MNP » 29 Jul 2011 12:50 pm

wiganer31 wrote:not a nice sight is it lol,

yea thats the plan mate, not really ran into many problems yet apart from letting the battery go flat and my mate takeing the air box off while i was cutting wires ao it kept cutting out with no air flow meter on so was worrieing for a while lol,

is yours all up and running now mate?
I had a couple of hiccups like that too lol.

Mine was all up and running, but I took the car off the road in Novemeber for some upgrades and restoration. I had fuel pressure issues on occasion though, so just another excuse to stop driving it lol. It seemed to be when it dropped below half a tabk. I plumbed in a pressure gauge and it was dropping off to next to nowt! I'm hoping better routing of the fuel lines (less joins) and a swirlp pot/filter will sort things out.

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Post by wiganer31 » 29 Jul 2011 06:15 pm

james big thanks for them, they should come in very usefull, how is your conversion comeing along?



l14mpn, there a bastard aint they lol, did you change all the fule lines? i think i read that you should run new fule lines with this conversion? what upgrades you doing? you running any higher boost than standard?

there should be a update here but forgot my cam again and its just boring wireing, made alot or progress though


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Re: my b230fk into a 360 build thread

Post by wiganer31 » 30 Jul 2011 12:19 am

left on a downer tonight due to the car not starting :( im hopeing its just to low on fule again

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