Tuesday, March 28, 2006

240 Normally Aspirated to Turbo Conversion Kit

I found this kit for sale on Ebay Germany. Appears to be a Volvo factory item. Very interesting. Kit converts a non-aspirated Volvo 6 cyl. diesel to a turbodiesel. Complete with intercooler. Price... 500 Euros + shippin'


Wednesday, March 22, 2006

More Volvo Tools

While perusing the Ebay Germany site, I found this nice set of pump timing tools. Note that the lock pin actually has the shallow head that is necessary for the tool to fit in between the pump and the firewall. VW's don't have this problem because the pump is at the front of the motor.
The whole set was $65 plus $20 shipping from Germany, an excellent deal in my opinion. I'll post more when the tools arrive and comment on their quality. Fortunately, I speak enough German to purchase items through Ebay.

Monday, March 20, 2006

Front Turn Signals

After putting it off for a long time, I finally fixed the front turn signals on the 740. They would go in and out because of HORRIBLY corroded bulb holders. For some reason, these seem to be prone to corrosion-water and/or salty water must have easy access. I just went to the local U-Pull parts place and got a couple turn signal bulb holders for $5 They just twist out. Make sure to put some silicon grease in the new bulb holder to avoid future problems (See previous post)

Napa has Valvoline Full synthetic 5W-50 on sale for $4.19 a qt! Whahoo.