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89 245 needs moar power 2 years 11 months ago #198

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Any suggestions for more umph from that B230? Not looking to set a land speed record, just occasionally pass that Corolla on the way to work.
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Re: 89 245 needs moar power 2 years 10 months ago #204

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c_long20 wrote:
Any suggestions for more umph from that B230? Not looking to set a land speed record, just occasionally pass that Corolla on the way to work.

Is this Volvo your main driver? AT or manual trans?

Do you have alternate transportation which would allow the 245 to be in the shop for an extended time?

How old is the blonde in the Corolla?

Your wagon came with 114hp pushing 3,400lb(?) - do the math.

OK, here we go.

Complete tuneup to factory specs (includes throttle body, flame trap, etc.).

Return all mods (if any) to factory specs.

Confirm that the car needs nothing then be sure OBD shows OK.

Confirm that the engine does not burn oil/coolant, has good compression and does not ping on acceleration.

Engine:

K&N drop-in engine air filter.
ipd free-flow exhaust.
ipd street cam w/adjustable gear.
Modified fresh air box.
Modified mass air meter screens.
Modified throttle body.

Transmission:

If AT, use the shift lever and full gas pedal to keep the rpms at max torque level while passing that Toyota.

Suspension:

ipd anti-sway bars front and rear with plastic bushes.
ipd plastic suspension bushes all-round.
ipd strut bar, firewall braces and suspension braces.
ipd lowering sport kit.

Brakes:

Brembo kit with drilled/slotted rotors and street pads.

Drivers seat:

Full 5-point Paddy Hopkins.

Headlights:

Complete Hella upgrade.

Tint:

Full blackout and barely legal.

If you still can't pass that Corolla return here and we will find a bolt-on turbo kit with T+.

George Dill
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Re: 89 245 needs moar power 2 years 10 months ago #205

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It's not the dd. Slushbox. I have a 98 V70 to drive. She seems about 25, she's a brunette btw.
It is in good running order. This is my first non 5 cyl Volvo. But I had an older tech help me adjust the valves. New timing belt kit, plugs/wires/cap/rotor, intake/exhaust gasket, oil trap, flame trap, vacuum hoses, and some new O2 sensors.
I'm not familiar with a modified air box, mass air meter, or throttle.
Tell me more about +T kits and where to get more info.
Thanks for actually responding, there doesn't seem to be a lot of folks on this forum.
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Re: 89 245 needs moar power 2 years 10 months ago #208

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c_long20 wrote:
It's not the dd. Slushbox. I have a 98 V70 to drive. She seems about 25, she's a brunette btw.
It is in good running order. This is my first non 5 cyl Volvo. But I had an older tech help me adjust the valves. New timing belt kit, plugs/wires/cap/rotor, intake/exhaust gasket, oil trap, flame trap, vacuum hoses, and some new O2 sensors.
I'm not familiar with a modified air box, mass air meter, or throttle.
Tell me more about +T kits and where to get more info.
Thanks for actually responding, there doesn't seem to be a lot of folks on this forum.

Be thankful for the few mannerly folks here as most other Volvo Forums are dominated by - never mind.

While I go find the links describing mods for your car be sure the intake hose connecting the mass air meter to the throttle body has no leaks anywhere of any kind.

The +T turbo upgrade is actually for a car already with a turbo but your car will accepi a salvage turbo from any B230FT. This is not a cheap fix but will transform the car into a real screamer.

George Dill
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Re: 89 245 needs moar power 2 years 10 months ago #209

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OK, for starters...

forums.swedespeed.com/showthread.php?98758-B-21-FT-Air-Box-Modification-For-Cold-Air...

Keep in mind that many communities have smog checks and vehicle inspection requirements so any mods should be easily reverseable.

Also, in really cold weather it is best to have everything at original factory specs for optimum starts and running.

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Re: 89 245 needs moar power 2 years 10 months ago #210

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I am a member of turbobricks, swedespeed, and volvospeed. I am WELL aware of the level of jerkiness that can be had. I was hoping for a more "adult" type crowd in here.

I replaced the fresh air hose when I got it. The master cylinder had leaked on it and warped it up.

Thanks for that link! Worked good and it was easy to boot. I found the stuff on the throttle mod. New intake and exhaust gaskets today, along with a trans and rear diff flush.
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