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  1. @Oreo931 helped me out last time I needed a thread un-archived.
  2. Yes, there's your problem. Not only is you're rad clogged, but also your heater core. Now you need to remove the rad and do an aggressive flush on the whole system to try and get that crap out there. Just replace the heater core while at it if it has over 100K miles on it, since it is due. Why go for do88 rad? The OEM behr is fine and almost half the price. These cars have plenty of radiator capacity stock. Unless you're pumping up the pwr and going racing, I don't see the need. Ck the water pump by taking off the tank cap and watching for water circulation in the tank as you rev the engine. Don't see any? Then I'd suspect your pump has lost its impeller. If you want some do88 stuff, get their intercooler instead.
  3. Just PM one or more of the site admins.
  4. Not common AFAIK. What's entailed in "flashed ECUs"? Do you have anyone's mods incorporated?
  5. So I dissected this tasca order some more to see where the exorbitant shipping was coming from. At first I thought it was maybe the head gasket since it is kind of bulky. So I trimmed my order to just the head gasket, but then the shipping was only $11.52, so that's not it. It's the 20 valve guide seals! Didn't think these things were that heavy? I know they're not bulky!
  6. Well based on all the positive feedback, I was ready to place my first tasca order, until I saw this: Over $70 shipping for a head gasket, 4 cam seals, and 20 valve guide seals?!! Does it come in a gold box? May as well go to the dealer and keep it local.
  7. Thanks Andy! They have lots of engines. Looking at this: What's the diff between the B5234T3 and B5234T9 engines? They appear to have the same specs but the latter seem to be more available for some reason. B5234T3 The B5234T3[75] is a 2.3 L (2,319 cc) straight-five. Bore is 81 mm (3.2 in) and stroke is 90 mm (3.5 in) with a compression ratio of 8.5:1. It is turbocharged and intercooled with a power output of 240 PS (176 kW; 236 hp) at 5100 rpm and 330 N⋅m (240 lb⋅ft) of torque at 2400–5100 rpm. Model years 1997 and 1998 are equipped with Bosch Motronic 4.4 engine management, model years 1999 and up are equipped with Bosch ME7 engine management. Also added for the 1999 model year was variable valve timing for the exhaust cam. For model year 2001 and up power output was increased to 250 PS (184 kW; 247 hp) at 5200 rpm with 330 N⋅m (240 lb⋅ft) of torque at 2400–5200 rpm. Applications:[102] 1997[75]–2000[103] Volvo S70 badged as S70 T5 1998 Volvo S70 badged as S70 R[nb 4] 1997–2000[103] Volvo V70 badged as V70 T5 1998 Volvo V70 badged as V70 R[nb 5] 1998–2002 Volvo C70[87] badged as C70 T5 (convertible) 1997[104]–2002 Volvo C70[87] badged as C70 T5 (coupé) 2000–2004 Volvo V70 II badged as V70 T5[50] 2001–2004 Volvo S60 badged as S60 T5 B5234T9 The B5234T9 is a 2.3 L (2,319 cc) straight-five. Bore is 81 mm (3.2 in) and stroke is 90 mm (3.5 in) with a compression ratio of 8.5:1. It is turbocharged and intercooled with a power output of 245 PS (180 kW; 242 hp) at 5400 rpm and 330 N⋅m (240 lb⋅ft) of torque at 2400–5100 rpm.[115] It is equipped with Bosch ME7 engine management. Applications: 2003–2005 Volvo C70 badged as C70 T5 (convertible)
  8. Does anyone use tasca anymore? I've never used them, but I've heard others on the forums think they're great. But every time I've looked at their website, I don't see how you would find the parts you're looking for. I enter my car MY, model, etc. enter what part I want into the search box, and then it returns results for GM, Mazda, etc. cars; WTH??! And they get terrible reviews on customer service too.
  9. Thanks for the input guys! But after thinking about it, I may just have blown head gasket. The low compression is on cyls 1 and 2; i.e. adjacent to each other. What do you think? Will likely still look for RN replacement long term, but this is my daily; can't really afford to have it down for a long project right now.
  10. Good stuff! You could add instructions on how to use these channels here and on the wiki too. Yeah, a bit sad, but it's up to the rest of us to keep it going, as best we can..
  11. Interesting? I generally agree there may be ambiguous info at places in this thread (as it is wide open after all) but the standard channels that have been known to work for some time are the tank pressure and the rear O2 sensor inputs. The thing about the latter is to NOT use the rear O2 reference (ground) pin of A19 since this will cause an offset; use A18 or other known good ground reference pin instead. Has someone said the accelerometer input works for logging? Don't recall hearing about it. Not too surprised if there's some signal conditioning circuitry in there for that channel.
  12. Thanks for the reminder; every once in awhile I actually think about getting back into it (on part-time basis). It's more fun as a hobby than a business I suppose..
  13. Just a guess but I'd say you need both the mechanical and electrical portion of the ignition switch, to start with anyway..
  14. If you're going to change to bigger injectors, I would not muck with "Start Basic Injection Quantity" until after you've calibrated your new injectors.
  15. So the time has come; the 855t engine is getting rather tired. Still runs fine, except a tad down on power, mainly noticeable when climbing a hill when engine is cold. Checked the compression some days ago and found two cyls were quite a bit down, like < 100 psi! No engine noise, idles fine and pulls good vacuum. Would like to go with 2002+ 2.3L HPT RN engine from jy. So how best to go about searching for a "good" used engine? Is there such a thing, or should I just bite the bullet and go completely through it (valve job, bore + hone, etc.) before installing? I could go pic n pull route but pulling an engine myself in jy environment just scares me a bit, as I've never done it before, and I'm not as spry as I used to be. Don't have a designated helper and strangely the Mrs is NOT volunteering. Please chime in with your ideas!