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FrankenMoose 2: The Quickening, Part 2

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I had a hard time finding the carrier bearing for the car. Almost every site selling them said that it's a balanced shaft and that the entire driveline has to be replaced. Well, that sounded like bullshit to me, so I did more digging and found one on eBay.  I ordered and received it, and tried to install it this week.  Turns out they were right, the entire driveline will need to be replaced, but not because of anything Volvo did. One of the previous owners must of had an issue with the driveline and had to have it repaired in a hurry.  They had the yolk welded to the rear  line, which is where the bearing is mounted, and the u-joint was welded into the yolk!

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You can see where they attempted to balance the line once it was welded together. So, even if I was able to get these thing apart, I'd have to re-balance it , which I don't have the tools to do. Normally, the u-joint is held in with retaining clips. If this were the case, then the bearing could have been accessed and replaced. But this... this is shit.

I found a guy locally selling a "refurbished" one (for all I could tell he installed a new bearing and cleaned it) for half the price the dealer wants for a new one. It was the right thing to do, replace the line with a like new one, so I bought it.  I'll get it installed this week and get this project back on track.

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Its the little details that kill ya...

Install the downpipe, the exhaust hangers are rotted out, so order replacements. Installed them

Dipstick is missing, Go to pick n pull, get one, get home and realize your engine is a B5244T3 not at T2, throw the dipstick as far as you can across the yard, check Row52 for an '01-03 P2

Install new Snabb intake pipe, cant find PTC valve to insert, spend 2 hours tearing garage apart looking for it only to realize you sold it with the old intake pipe... stew in corner for a bit

My whole day went like this. Steps forward, steps back. Just need to get this done so I can justify all this irritation with blissful shifting and SUCK-BANG-BLOW sounds

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fuck 😞

youll get it!

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What a mess...

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At least the 3" think Intercooler will ride again (my design).

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It's a big mother. Built by BEL Intercoolers of Texas.  

Getting close now. Just a few more items to work out.  O2 Sensors are missing, so need to buy new ones. Vacuum lines need refreshed, same with battery cables. Running without an AC  for now. I'll get to that once it's on the road again.

Oil Cooler is fitted, as is the pass side axle. SO, the pass side suspension is also complete.  All engine mounts are in as torqued to spec.It's down to just checking and rechecking things. And the Intake plumbing and battery mounting, etc.  Might be ready for a first fire up soon.

Lots to do in the Interior and Exterior, but those can wait until its under its own power.

 

 

 

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On 5/8/2019 at 7:15 PM, FrankenMoose said:

3 - Install the larger fuel pump that I bought for the old car so that this one will not suffer from low fuel pressure above 4K RPM - Pushing this out until after the car is up and running. Trying to focus on things to get it going and dividing things to GET IT GOING and AFTER IT'S GOING

 

Is this a thing for all the x70Rs or just specific to your car?

Been away for a while, not sure if that was a tuning issue for you or something.

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12 hours ago, floggingmike said:

Is this a thing for all the x70Rs or just specific to your car?

Been away for a while, not sure if that was a tuning issue for you or something.

It was an issue I ran into after the tune. I was running 750cc injectors and the fuel rail could not keep the 4.5bar pressure needed to feed them enough fuel over 4k rpm, and the engine would stutter and stall. When I installed the 450cc stock injectors, it was fine. 

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