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Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 08-08-2022, 10:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 105
Posted By v8volvo
Based on the fact that oil consumption has not...

Based on the fact that oil consumption has not increased at all, I would be looking at fuel injection related causes in addition to burning of oil. With diesel fuel it can be a little hard to tell...
Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 08-05-2022, 05:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 144
Posted By v8volvo
That could be the case but not necessarily. As...

That could be the case but not necessarily. As you can see, there is a large adjustment range for the ball stud on the top of the CS lever that provides the idle speed "bump up" when in cold...
Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 08-05-2022, 05:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 95
Posted By v8volvo
Does it start better if you jiggle the...

Does it start better if you jiggle the transmission gear selector around? If the park-neutral safety switch is going out that can sometimes be a sign. Or this can also be the sign of a dying...
Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 07-24-2022, 01:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,001
Posted By v8volvo
For just one reference point:...

For just one reference point: https://forums.tdiclub.com/index.php?threads/engine-replacement-reassembly-on-my-%E2%80%9897-a3.519664/

Here is a thread on a similar design early generation VW TDI...
Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 07-24-2022, 12:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,001
Posted By v8volvo
Have you tried testing with a temporary...

Have you tried testing with a temporary mechanical gauge to be sure of the actual pressure? Even if you replaced the sensor, the gauge could still be faulty and/or mismatched to the sensor if the...
Forum: Member Showroom 07-01-2022, 11:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,935
Posted By v8volvo
I checked it out. Skilled and brave work. :) ...

I checked it out. Skilled and brave work. :)

Not sure I would have that kind of success but I guess the first question is what kind of shape the head is in now. I'm hoping to get it apart this...
Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 07-01-2022, 11:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,754
Posted By v8volvo
Yeah, I agree, it sounds like the only option...

Yeah, I agree, it sounds like the only option left may be to try a different known good pump.

Or another option that could be easier if another known good pump is not easily found: If you have a...
Forum: Member Showroom 06-28-2022, 08:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,935
Posted By v8volvo
Thanks for the option. I may take you up on it. ...

Thanks for the option. I may take you up on it. It would certainly get the car back to driveable condition more quickly. I was never sure if the 11mm engines took a different head gasket but it...
Forum: Items Wanted 06-22-2022, 07:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 950
Posted By v8volvo
Doesn't sound too bad. There's a mobile glass...

Doesn't sound too bad. There's a mobile glass guy I have used here before who does a good job. I need him to come over and put a windshield in my old beater Jetta TDI anyway so maybe can see if he...
Forum: Items Wanted 06-22-2022, 07:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 950
Posted By v8volvo
DOHC would be nice, but how do you get 16 valves...

DOHC would be nice, but how do you get 16 valves in a 6 cylinder engine? :D

Hardly ever see a diesel at the junkyard anymore. Looks like the car is getting picked but not much taken under the...
Forum: Member Showroom 06-20-2022, 05:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,935
Posted By v8volvo
Well, here's a quick update on these two project...

Well, here's a quick update on these two project cars just for fun.

Despite my hopes to the opposite, the green 265 wagon does have a blown head gasket. I am guessing the PO drove it around for a...
Forum: Items Wanted 06-20-2022, 05:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 950
Posted By v8volvo
I have a 760 sedan parts car I got last year...

I have a 760 sedan parts car I got last year that's a turd, but the glass is all OK! https://d24t.com/showthread.php?t=2197

The rear quarter windows are all yours if you want them. Not sure how...
Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 05-29-2022, 08:47 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 515
Posted By v8volvo
US source for MLS head gasket

Has anyone (looking especially at Pinzgauer owners) purchased parts in the past from this company?
https://swissarmyvehicles.com/pinzdiesel/engine

Their diesel parts section lists many parts that...
Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 05-28-2022, 04:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,754
Posted By v8volvo
Very nice looking car in your photos. And yes,...

Very nice looking car in your photos. And yes, hope you and your family are in a safe place from the violence in Ukraine. We in the US have been paying close attention to the war there and are...
Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 05-24-2022, 07:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,754
Posted By v8volvo
Welcome! Looks like very nice work you did...

Welcome!

Looks like very nice work you did on the engine.

Uneven engine speed is often caused by air getting into the fuel system. Are there any places where air could be getting sucked in,...
Forum: Performance and aftermarket 05-23-2022, 08:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 979
Posted By v8volvo
The water or water/alcohol injection question is...

The water or water/alcohol injection question is an interesting one.

The goal of doing that (as you undoubtedly know) is to help cool the intake air mass, enabling you to get more oxygen into the...
Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 05-22-2022, 01:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 510
Posted By v8volvo
Not sure on any of those P/N's but from pictures...

Not sure on any of those P/N's but from pictures all look like possible fits. The thing to be sure of is to have one that is
1) for a turbo engine (higher volume to feed the turbo and piston...
Forum: Parts for sale 05-22-2022, 01:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,451
Posted By v8volvo
If slobodan doesn't get a pan to you I also have...

If slobodan doesn't get a pan to you I also have a few loose extras I could share.
Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 05-22-2022, 01:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 633
Posted By v8volvo
Personally I cannot dispute your mechanic's...

Personally I cannot dispute your mechanic's analysis, if he says it is normal then it could be, but I can say that I have never heard a timing belt make that kind of noise before.

In my point of...
Forum: New Member Introductions 05-22-2022, 01:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,242
Posted By v8volvo
Welcome to the board and congrats on the car that...

Welcome to the board and congrats on the car that is a member of the family! Glad you are here, looking forward to hearing more about it.

Well said -- a Volvo 7 series wagon is much more than...
Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 05-15-2022, 11:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,372
Posted By v8volvo
I don't think that method is necessarily wrong. ...

I don't think that method is necessarily wrong. I think your pump timing setting process should give a successful reading, assuming you are using the method of loosening the four fasteners holding...
Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 05-10-2022, 02:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,372
Posted By v8volvo
Great news. :cool: Yep it seems like...

Great news. :cool:



Yep it seems like you are definitely on the right track. Although you have already made a massive improvement by doing some timing adjustment, like you said, the timing is...
Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 05-10-2022, 08:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,372
Posted By v8volvo
When you say you verified valve timing, was that...

When you say you verified valve timing, was that with the camshaft locking plate inserted and the rear cam gear removed?



This sounds like textbook incorrect pump timing so I think you are...
Forum: Items Wanted 05-10-2022, 07:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 985
Posted By v8volvo
The tools do show up on ebay from time to time...

The tools do show up on ebay from time to time but can never predict when they will, and it's usually a single one-off tool at a time rather than a full set. Certainly can happen though. Best way...
Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 04-23-2022, 12:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,067
Posted By v8volvo
If your engine has mechanical valve lash...

If your engine has mechanical valve lash adjustment (shim discs on top of solid lifters), don't forget about getting hands on the tools and parts for that as well. :)

The lash clearance should...
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