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Welp I opened the connector up and couldn't really get the wires to seat well so I opted for a temp fix


It started back up, fuel pump sounded off strong and I got to take off.. but the issue persists.
These cold days fool me because I can take off probably 100 yards and turn around but when I'm on my way back it bogs down and dies.
Seems like it happens soon as it gets up to temp, so I'm still wondering about the ECT or anything temp related.
I am aware of the wires from the ECT going to the ECU and the EZK.
I think I just repaired (temporarily) the wires going to the ECU. Under the drivers side?
So I'll be checking out the clips at the passengers side, hopefully catching the wire ECT>EZK.
Will keep yall posted
 
I didn't take any pics but I'm already gaining on the problem with my new trusty multimeter..
I had the wires to the coil backwards :/
Following the instructions in my manual for testing the power stage/coil I noticed the wire I was testing wasn't the same wire on the coil.
I feel pretty silly.. but I don't think I've damaged the coil?
The ohms seem to test correctly now and it runs a lot better with little to no foot on the pedal
She still wont GO.
Soon as I get anywhere near kickdown it bogs down, sputters, pops
Acts like its choked.
Then right after I try, the problem gets worse and worse until it dies as soon as I try to move it.
I can idle all day. I can put it in reverse and drive. But as soon as I try to move it (once its bogged a few times) it just chokes and dies.
Car will start right back up, every time.
New ECT came in the mail today but I won't be able to put it on until the morning.
Powerstage needs some thermal paste but it isnt really warm to the touch?
I also just found out over the weekend about these silly bullet connectors everywhere I wanted to replace..
3.5mm pins and connectors... Local places only selling 4.mm...
Does anyone have a lead on these? I really wanted to freshen everything up.
Got my hot glue gun, going to fit my clips back into place and try and seat all my wires.
We'll see how it goes.
 
I noticed a new oil spot in the driveway after testing out the new ECT

It's ohm test warming it up in my hand and I watched the new one react much faster

I wanted to check my distributor cap after the ignition coil debacle just to see how well I'm taking care of my spark
I start leaning over the engine and notice my CPS is looking real glossy



Some oil on/in the distributor cap too



Contacts are looking toasty



So I've found a bigger problem, but I'm figuring it out one step at a time
I still don't really know where the oils coming from. It's so tight back there I cant get a good look.
Two freeze plugs back there? Distributor shaft seal? I'd think there'd be more oil in the dist, and its getting oil spots on the outside so its coming from somewhere outside I think
 
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Found the GO problem


In tank pump was at the bottom of the tank, looks like I loosened things up when I replaced the pump.
TREperformance sent me a spare filter with the pump. I thought I had one but the Bosch one is for the original pump.
No problem with the GO now, no sputter or pump. Turbo spools (I only have it set to 5).
I'll be dropping the gas tank ASAP to clean it up before it runs again
Who knows what's in there :sick:
I still think getting a new ECT helped the car

Wiping my hands of that situation I'm still looking for the source of the oil leak but I have some clues

After wiped clean and taking it for a spin (pre tank filter fix) I started looking for oil
I couldn't get a great pic but there's oil pooling at the plugs(?) and there's actually a drip coming from the distributor plate
So I know where I'm headed I just don't know what I'll find

Embarrassing side note

I learned to check the distributor's rotor seated properly before trying to put the cap on
Nothing like expensive self inflicted damage to teach you a lesson
All this part testing and swapping has left Roach in rough shape

I've got a head gasket set and new turbo intake hose coming this weekend I'd like to see how fast I can do the job
 
Hey everyone! Hope you've been staying dry, it's been very wet in SE USA
I've been having some ups and downs with my 940 Turbo, I tell you what
I guess we'll start where I left off.

Read somewhere to use a wood block to get the big gas tank seal on/off, works well

Judge me all you want, I really thought the gas tank was fine
Lesson learned

I didn't drop have to take out the driveshaft. Guess the style of gas tank I have (I've read there are different ones) and the height I had it jacked allowed me to drop it pretty easily. A little bit of twisting and turning and small spill, and boom its out!

Nice and clean.
Putting the tank back in was a little harder than taking it out, to be honest.
Once you have a free jack to help hold up the tank and remember how it came out, not problem!
No pics post install, I was too ready to hop in and test it out!
 
So while I knew the gas tank was a problem I was still chasing down some oil leaks.
I'm 1000% certain my rear main is bleeding out like a cut artery
Can't really tackle that right now, knowing I have to drop the trans.
Still want to have some fun and I can dump oil in it every now and then while it's not my daily
But the drips from the distributor had me concerned, don't really want oil there

New distributor cap and rotor came in. I went with MTC because $$$
Check out that old rotor...
The rotor shaft had a lot of slop in it, maybe 6mm?
The rotor shaft from Roach was very tight, so another part donated..
New rotor and cap slapped on Yen!
Aaaand I break down 15 minutes from home.

I knew I just messed with the distributor components so that's what I started swapping. First guess was the MTC rotor.
Had to take the cap off to test the rotor, so lets use new cap and swap the rotor.
Success! I don't know what happened, I just know I'll stick with buying the Bosch stuff from now on.
Still worried about the cap, but really it seems pretty zippy!

777 miles on the rebuild and I've only been on the side of the road like three times!
 
Even through all this trouble I've made it to work and drove around town a couple times.
Took a couple pics, because boxy is beautiful.

I'm still trying to get the scum off this thing. Plenty of scratches and chips to fix too.

I tried the buff kit on the yellowing fog lights. Left one has been buffed a little, right untouched
I'll slowly hit the hood and work my way back. Definitely getting the scum off and a certain amount of gloss, but I've also already seen swirls..
I'll figure it out!

Here's me getting stuck in the garden beds, hope it gets a snort out of you
 
Hope everyone faired well during the Snowpocalypse. Got 7 inches of snow, which is a lot for SE Tennessee!
Speaking of snow and cold..
My heater core blew up!
Was taking off on people at redlights at about 10psi, really fun launch
Wanted to upset a Honda Civic and laid into it, next thing I knew there was an antifreeze smell in the cabin and a slight mist on the inside of my windshield. I get out to find all my coolant is now in my floorboards :poop:
Not excited about replacing that, after looking it up it sounds like a long job and I havent had the time
So I just disconnected the hoses at the firewall rotated the one coming from the water pump hardline and voila, closed loop
Been missing my legendary Volvo heat and defrost though..
No pics of the heater core mess but there will be a repair post about it.. one day..

I'm really here to post what I've found this week (somebody let me know if I should post this elsewhere too!)
I search my pick a part junkyard every day for Volvo shtuff and this baby showed up :love1:
I was interested in the wheels, I havent been able to find many volvo wheels around me and I'd like extras
I read the front bumper was able to be put on a 940, and that the spoiler would fit

I left the wheels and the spoiler, might go back next payday idk

I headed over to see if the turbo was still in it because I've read it was an easier swap over the k24 7400 I bought last year
still have the k24, just not able to dive into what it will take to put it on right now


Taking it out wasn't too difficult with a socket set, and some wrenches. None the nuts required a breaker bar or anything, like it was meant to be!

Really tight, zero play, lots of black oily smudge no white coke or anything that I've read was a bad sign
160$ and I was out the door, but I didn't even know what it was

Just for fun does anyone want to take a guess?
Also, I will go and pull any part anyone might be interested in for some gas money or cost+shipping so we can save these sweet R parts
Interior was wrecked from a cracked drivers window, engine bay had oil and coolant everywhere, just fyi
 
The heater core isn't as bad as I was expecting, just some hidden screws made it harder for me. Be prepared for laying under the dash and hurting your back.
 
Been a while and I have a bunch of pics to upload but best to start with a small update!

I wanted to get wasted spark/two step up and running on Yen the black 944T.
I figured I'd try the install out on Roach first just to see how it would go.

Received the Buchka board and got start soldering the chip in.
Found a chunk of gold in a wrecked 90's miata at the local LKQ junkyard!
Ignitor and connector for 50$!
Bought the 2002 Land Rover Discovery coil pack and connector from Autozone.
Buchka chip + Miata ignitor + Coil pack I was all in around 200$
Wiring took a minute to figure out, just had to be patient and make sure everything was connected and grounded.
Made a mount for the coil out of some diamond plate and used the mount for the AC, as I removed all of the components.
Wired the setup to a toggle(on/off two step) + momentary switch (set rpm)
Roach was running like a champ!
I didn't log any numbers but I saw an increase in performance, and I was in the high 20's MPG-wise.
Ran 10psi on the 13C with a Yoshifab Manual Boost Controller for a while.

But then, the fun begins!
A 1979 262C was posted in NE Tennessee.. I was gearing up for my next Volvo rescue and this one was rare!
I needed some funds so I posted Roach with the wasted spark setup for sale..
It sold in a few days!
I still regret it sometimes as it was such a fun wagon
Sold to a guy up in Wisconsin, but I've recently been contacted by the new owner up in Minnesota!
He called and I gave him a run down of what I've done to Roach.. Hope he has fun with it

I will start a new thread of the 262C rescue, but it's rough/rusty so it will be a minute..

Back to the thread topic. Yennefer my '93 944T is all thats left for this thread.
I'll still be posting my work on Roach and the wasted spark but there are updates for Yen too..

I was hitting a drift out on a country road and Yen's differential exploded. Drove about 20 miles home on crunched up gears..
When I got it apart I found the differential had exploded inside. Pieces of cogs fell out when I took the inspection plate off.
Yen sat for a while while I was working on the 262C and waiting for a rear end to show up
Finally a '94 NA wagon rear end was posted on FB for pretty cheap down in GA
Pulled it in a few hours, cutting the brake lines but saving the e-brake components
Rear axle is a 4.11 versus the 3.73 that was orignially in the Turbo cars.
Haven't pulled the damaged axle out, but I have the replacement axle set beside the car, should happen soon
Excited to see how it feels when I get it in!
Still sitting on a cleaned 15G from the 850R. Already clocked with the Yoshifab actuator mount, ready to install. Have to figure out if I want to upgrade to 3in exhaust or just drop it in and add Vbands to my exisiting 2.25"

I will post a bunch of pics later, when I can catch up to mowing my yard!
 
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