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    Head Distributor Shaft Question

    Hey all, ** Edit: the reluctor wheel for the hall sensor appears to be a splined press fit. As a temporary fix I wrapped the shaft splines with aluminum foil and seated the wheel with a socket and hammer. I then staked/peened the reluctor to the shaft (maybe a more permanent fix but I'm not...
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    Aftermarket || Flow Condensor 88' 740

    Hey everyone, I've searched and found that some prefer a parallel flow condenser when replacing the original meant for r12. But I have some concerns about the fittings and that if someone might be able to help out. Car is a 1988 745 turbo with an r12 -> r134a conversion done sometime under a...
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    Running Hot on Freeway

    Hey everyone, I thought I would ask for opinions on why my car runs warm on freeway trips. I installed a coolant temperature sensor in the block of my b230ft where the drain Petcock is last year. My commute at the time was ~40 miles climbing ~1000' and doing around 75mph at 3,200rpm during the...
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    7xx/9xx Large Torque Rod Bushing Installation

    Hey everyone, Just had to do some service to the rear end of my 88' 745. The large, oblong/odd shaped rear torque rod/arm bushings gave me some trouble at first, then I found a nice way to install these. The following information should apply to any 7xx/9xx series car with live/solid rear...
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    B230ft Power Curve Issue

    Hey everyone I'm home sick today and thought I would worry about my car some more. I drive 88' 745, b230ft, t cam, m46, lh2.2, td05-12b up to 11psi with an mbc. Newer tune up, newer fuel pressure regulator, recently cleaned injectors, O2 sensor reads 0.12V-0.88V, timing at idle is dead on, few...
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    Poly Control Arm Stay Bushings Questions (7/9)

    Hey everyone, hope y'all had good times over the holidays and all that. I plan on calling/emailing FCP to ask theses same questions, but I always like make sure so here I am. I'm working on a 88' 745 turbo car and have a few questions about poly bushings for the strut rod/control arm stay. 1...
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    Lesjofors HD rear coil springs? 700/900

    Greetings, Searching hasn't helped me much and I need new springs in the back of my 745. So... Has anyone used the Lesjofors HD rear coil springs on their 700/900 car? If so, what do you think of them? These guys https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/volvo-coil-spring-lesjofors-4295804 I ask...
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    Opinion on Pulling Windshield 740

    Hi everyone, 1988 745: Would like to get y'alls opinion on having a glass shop pull the front windshield in order to install rubber gasket/trim outlining the windshield. The shop installed the windshield after we had a hail storm so the glass in new and uncracked, however, the trim...
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    Strut Rod to Body Bushings

    I feel dumb asking but here goes, 88' 745 258K miles Could bad bushings in the strut rods connecting to the body cause vibrations? I replaced the cone bushings as I've read when bad can cause vibrations. The bushings pressed into their rusty strut rods looked pretty bad as well. Thanks for...
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    960 Windshield in a 740?

    Morning folks, Another hail storm did in the front windshield of my 88' 745. The only car in the yard is a 97' 960 sedan. I've read somewhat conflicting information on if the 960 windshield will properly fit in a 740. I don't mind if the trim is different as the trim on my car got damaged and...
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    Quick E-fan Question

    Hello, I have a 1988 740 and just installed an E-fan from a 940 using the Volvo relay that goes along with the 940 setup. The E-fan runs great if I take the two wires from the temperature switch and hold them together. However, when connected to the 92*C on 87*C off temperature switch the fan...
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    Car Died, Hot FPR (740)

    Hey, I'm back with another problem. This has been well discussed here, but I wanted to post to see if something jumps out at someone as obvious. 1988 740, b230ft, lh 2.2. Scenario: drove about 120 miles in the mountains, 90* F, from around 9,000 feet to 5,000 feet. Car drove great all day...
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    D.S. Center Bearing Dust Shield (740)

    Hello all, Recently replaced the driveshaft center support bearing and rubber carrier on my 88' 740 w/ type 3 driveshaft. About the dust shield that faces the rear of the car: Is this dust shield supposed to go all the way to the bearing, or should it be installed just before the ridge/lip in...
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    Hot Drive Shaft at Center Bearing

    Hello everyone, 1988 745 turbo, m46 trans, and Type 3 two piece driveshaft. While trying to get rid of vibrations by shimming the center bearing and carrier up and down I noticed that the driveshaft is very hot right at the center bearing. Also, just started to hear a scratchy whine from under...
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    ABS Sensor Q.

    Hi everyone, hope y'all had a nice holiday weekend. Have a 1988 740 with the 96 tooth front abs tone rings. Would an abs/speed sensor from a car with a 48 tooth tone ring work for me? Seems like 1989 on uses the 48 tooth ring in 700/900 cars. Ipd and Fcp show that the later sensor is not a...
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    Lower Compression on Cylinder #3

    Hi everyone, Would like to ask your opinion about my compression test results on my b230ft in a 250K + mile 88' 740. The car sat for 3 years before I stated driving it again 2 years ago. Lots of blowby, no piston slap. Not sure on the accuracy of the gauge I used but I got ~120psi wet and dry...
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    CAM Rack P.S. Pump/ Fluid Bleed

    Hey everyone. 1988 745 with CAM steering rack, over 250,000 miles on car. Rack doesn't leak any fluid. My power steering pump had been whining, sounds similar to an electric motor, for a few months. Found that the return line was pinched so I replaced that in hopes that the pump was still...
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    960 to 740 parts Q.

    Hey everyone, Few questions if y'all don't mind: I have an 88' 740 wagon with Bendix brake calipers and abs, also leather seats. There is a 1994 960 wagon in the junkyard, not sure which calipers it has but has leather seats. 1) Will the front seat skins from the 960 fit properly on my 740...
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    Clogged Turbo Oil Passages?

    Hi everyone, hope y'all are having a nice holiday season. I have a Mitsubishi td05-12b turbo off of my car. Decided to blow through the oil drain tube and was met with a lot of resistance. Is this normal or are the oil passages clogged up? Without thinking, I started to fill the turbo with...
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    Fuel pump quit. Weighing my options

    Hi everyone, Stock 1988 745 turbo, lh 2.2, b230ft, etc. with at most 10psi boost (usually a lot less). My in line fuel pump died today on the way to the dentist. Don't need any help diagnosing, however, I have some questions and would like some expert advise. So I'm wanting to go with a...
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