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Fred's 1991 Volvo 240 Wagon 
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Coolant has been seeping out around the water pump oring since I changed it. I blamed the acid when I did the 740, but this happened, and another Volvo redblock a friend bought did the same thing.

Installed the new Viton F oil filler cap seals tonight, one went on this, which will now have a bone dry cam cover.

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https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 5949597696
https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 1641171968

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Also got underneath looking for a diff clunk that comes when transitioning from accel to decel or vice versa, must be upper control arm bushes, I guess. Will have to order some, maybe make some a bit shorter later or swap to adjusties as required.

There is some squeaking in the front end over bumps these days, too. My fault, again, but upgrades needed. And sway bar upgrades. And diff upgrades. We'll see :-)

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Fri Feb 24, 2017 8:31 am
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Fueling shenanigans:

https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 7011259392
https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 5119436800
https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 8815516674
https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 7687791616

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Need to find receipt and get other photos out of the other phone when the spare parts arrive.

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Sat Feb 25, 2017 10:52 am
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Fuel shenanigans completed, but I still need to find the original receipt/photo: https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 4198537216

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It was a fitting end to the day, today. After a trip up to work on the boat,
and a trip south to get the Stagea a fan, I headed across town to a little
beach right in the central city to find only my wife doing yoga, an old
man enjoying the peace/view, and a family fishing. As I drove down the
second to last road before the beach, I glanced down at the odo and the
trip counter read: 245 :-D

Great car. Still every bit in love with it as I ever was. 4k well worth it.

Thanks again, Sim, for inspiring me to buy this with the use of your wagon!

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Sun Apr 02, 2017 8:59 am
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Wandered out to the old girl this morning to find this finger painting in vaseline
on my driver's side window, so gave it a clean and kept it inside tonight:

https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 0635308032
https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 2083704832

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Put a few km on this today looking at tools, picking up a fuel hose, and swapping wheels on the hotel:

https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 0843474944
https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 6911810560

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Sat Apr 08, 2017 8:19 am
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Put 200 interesting km on this today. Gravel road rally stage style attack, high speed
motorway "cruising", windy hilly roads of joy, all in good fun. Love this car. XXOO

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Sun Apr 23, 2017 1:05 pm
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A story of failure: https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 7424870400

Amazingly, no damage! Thank the good lord of cars.

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Fri Apr 28, 2017 12:21 pm
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On the way home the other night during the gravel road abuse the power
started cutting out briefly. And the fuel pump relay was being intermittent.
And starting was hard sometimes, normal others. Today I brought it in (one
of the last sunny days?) and gave it some love. This is what happened on
the way in, and what I found to be causing the fuel pump issues:

https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 4650138624
https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 9107217414

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Sat May 13, 2017 6:22 am
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Had a crack at getting this going again today, no dice.

Jumped it and gave it a good charge with the 940 idling high.

Cranked for ages, no luck. Fuel pump came on every time.

Grabbed timing light, cranked with that, nothing at all. Dead.

So either no crank signal.
Or no power to ECU.
Or no ignitor function.
Or no coil function.

Previously this coil was going hard and making sparks jump through hoops 'n' shit, so I doubt it's that.

Given my history of multiple dead Bosch ignitors, it could definitely be that.

Given the brand's history of dead relays and wiring, it could definitely be that.

If the weather is nice tomorrow I'll likely bring it in and try again.

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Sat Jun 03, 2017 7:00 am
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Fred wrote:
So either no crank signal.
Or no power to ECU.
Or no ignitor function.
Or no coil function.

Previously this coil was going hard and making sparks jump through hoops 'n' shit, so I doubt it's that.

Ding ding ding, we have a winner! Stone dead coil! Off for a WOF shortly. Fingers crossed on the few minor sketchy items. Tweets and pics later.

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Mon Jun 12, 2017 3:34 am
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My Volvo 240 Wagon, the car that has made me wrong more than any other entity, human or mechanical, on earth! :-D

Coil was dodgy, but was not the issue.

Ignition lead to number 2 was dodgy, but that was not the issue either.

Plugs were a little (not a lot) worn, but that wasn't the issue.

Fuel pump relay was a bit worn, and I need to acquire or re-engineer a spare, but that wasn't the issue.

What was the issue? Intermittent crank sensor wire failure! Found it today. Pulled ex-caravan sensor off spare B234F and in it went. No further issues.

Fixing the bad lead, replacing the plugs, cleaning the relay, replacing the coil, all of these things helped, and it's smoother now than it's been in many months, but it was the crank lead that caused the drama.

Other things that happened:

1) Noticed a small dent and paint scuff done by taxi reversing
2) Found a couple of bits of rust underneath and obscured them - will need attention later
3) Pulled the mirror backing panel out of it, and chucked the dodgy one from the 740 sedan in for WOF duties

Tweets and pics:

https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 2032528385
https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 9619267586
https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 6765358080
https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 3554052096
https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 2145811456
https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 9330305024
https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 7195606017

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