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Author:  Fred [ Mon Apr 03, 2017 10:55 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Fred's 1987 Volvo 240 GL Sedan - Notes and Debate

Got home early today and fitted the bung and filled with a mere 5 litres of
10w40 "semi synthetic" (group III/group II blend?) and a bottle of nulon lifter
cleaner. Started it up and oil light went out a few seconds later, then another
second or two later the oil service indicator went out. I've not looked up how
those work, but it was right :-) Warmed it up with a 10 minute idle, then gave
it a full throttle rev out to redline or so and zero smoke came out, no rattles,
all smooth and quiet. Lovely. If I take it for some in-BMW-chassis abuse, it'll
get another 3 litres oil first. But for now the higher nulon to oil ratio is superior.
I'll heat cycle it a few times like this before adding more oil. Next steps aside
from maybe a skid or two, is strip and remove from the car. To do that I need
the garage fully organised, so that'll be my focus, including the press project
which is on the floor taking up space. I also have to sort out the hotel and
Suzuki which are annoying other people and get them WOFs. Never a dull
moment. More news as it comes to hand, but possibly not much for a week or so.

Gave the oil filler neck a thorough clean, too. And put the 9 or so litres of
filthy brown oil into a bottle for disposal or other use as a fuel. Tweets/pics:

https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 4509205504
https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 0153519104
https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 8262072320

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Author:  Fred [ Tue Apr 04, 2017 8:12 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Fred's 1987 Volvo 240 GL Sedan - Notes and Debate

Fuel and km miles for the tail end of the journey:

https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 6810552320
https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 7333784577

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Needs to be combined with the earlier data to put a total cost/distance on the trip.

Author:  Fred [ Sat Apr 08, 2017 2:37 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Fred's 1987 Volvo 240 GL Sedan - Notes and Debate

Gave the mighty V12 a warm up just now, and a post-warm up rev to the
sky. Thought I'd held my foot on the throttle just long enough to reach the
limiter, however I heard the limiter at least 3 or 4 times or about half of the
time I was flooring it. I guess the inertia to torque ratio is quite favourable :-D

A few more heat cycles like this, and a coolant dump/flush/fill with fresh
water and I'll have to start taking it to pieces and preparing for the Volvo's
return and implanting of this beast into that rough beast.

Hoping to film a video of a brief driving session at some point, but we'll see.

Author:  Fred [ Sat May 13, 2017 6:28 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Fred's 1987 Volvo 240 GL Sedan - Notes and Debate

Got some video of some revving with the V12 earlier :-D Will post
it up to yt and edit a link into this post later tonight :-) Such a nice
engine. Can't wait to rock it in the 244 :-D

Author:  Fred [ Fri Jun 30, 2017 8:19 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Fred's 1987 Volvo 240 GL Sedan - Notes and Debate

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=2654&p=43662#p43662

Uh oh! BMTroubleYou is BMW or vice versa or something. Started fine, warmed up fine, idling fine, me busy in garage, neighbour said "you're on fire" and by that he meant that there was a plume of steam rising from the car. Wandered over and found that the radiator end tank had split and coolant was gushing / spraying out onto exhaust system components. Oops. Hopped in and turned it around and shut it off. But noticed it was running rough for the first time since I got it. Wondering if maybe one cylinder breached the head gasket into the coolant jacket? Meh. Will have to pull it and figure that out later.

Author:  Fred [ Sat Jul 08, 2017 10:13 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Fred's 1987 Volvo 240 GL Sedan - Notes and Debate

Made a start on the dismemberment of the BMW tonight. Chopped the top of both B pillars with a blunt reciprocating saw. More tomorrow with sharper blades.

Author:  Fred [ Sun Jul 09, 2017 10:19 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Fred's 1987 Volvo 240 GL Sedan - Notes and Debate

More progress tonight! One 5.8kg B pillar came out of the car and is now stored in the back of the 940 wagon waiting for company.

Tweet: https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 7337364485

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4 layers of steel at the top, and three at the bottom. Pretty stout side-intrusion and roll-over protection from BMW in this thing. Rear window is double glazed, too. Pretty sweet car.

One pillar down, 4.5 to go. Tomorrow night I will likely cut out the other one, and through one end of the roof, or the other. I'll save the final cut for when there are more people to hold it while I cut.

Author:  Fred [ Mon Jul 10, 2017 12:47 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Fred's 1987 Volvo 240 GL Sedan - Notes and Debate

0.5 more down, four to go. https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 3489651712

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Author:  Fred [ Sun Jul 16, 2017 11:04 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Fred's 1987 Volvo 240 GL Sedan - Notes and Debate

BMW scrapping progress:

https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 6444763136
https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 8339148801
https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 9113724928
https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 7169539072
https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 2281938945
https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 9081241602
https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 8331363328
https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 2712498176
https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 4158013440

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Garage feels a lot roomier with the roof and back of the boot area gone :-)

Author:  Fred [ Tue Jul 18, 2017 11:23 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Fred's 1987 Volvo 240 GL Sedan - Notes and Debate

Last night:

https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 5453161472

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And tonight:


https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 6945410048
https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 5639456768
https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 1820584961

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Next up is the rear end behind the shock/spring towers, and the guards outside those towers.

At that point it's minimalist until the driveline gets the chop/disconnection/removal/etc.

Then the rest of the slicing and dicing can occur. Expect continued progress as I have to get the KP60 back in there ASAP.

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