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I have a 91 240 and would like to have more power without spending too much money. It was suggested that I can use one of those Power chips and KLN filters and a 3" exhaust system.<br>Any sugestions<br>Thanks<br>Al
 

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Re: 240 Power increase (tryingbe)

Al;<p>Look through all these goodies then visualize your final product before you spend $10,000 on a $2,000 car.<p><A HREF="http://www.ipdusa.com/Volvo-200/c-1-69" TARGET="_blank">http://www.ipdusa.com/Volvo-200/c-1-69</A>/<p>George Dill
 

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Re: 240 Power increase (gdill2)

To see some hot 240's scroll down on this...<p><A HREF="http://www.davebarton.com/volvo240.html" TARGET="_blank">http://www.davebarton.com/volvo240.html</A><p>George Dill
 

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Re: 240 Power increase (tryingbe)

My realistic budget is low. I do not want a car to race or go faster than others. Just want more power.<br>I checked some prices like<br>1- Exhaust pipe 3" after the cat- $ 90.00<br>2- Power chip - $ 75.00<br>3- KLN air filter- $ 40.00<br>I would like to stay around $ 400.00 Know that this is not much at all but like I said I just want a little bit more power to conquer hills without loosing a lot of speed.<br>Thanks<br>Al
 

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Re: 240 Power increase (assafdemello)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>assafdemello</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I just want a little bit more power to conquer hills without loosing a lot of speed.<br>Thanks<br>Al</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I wonder if your car simply needs to be brought up to proper running condition - the stock NA 240 was never a drag racer, but it shouldn't lose speed on most any hill unless you're loading it up pretty heavily. I've had a number of mid-80's 240s, and they just aren't as anemic as people assume, unless there is something wrong.<p>The thing is that you need to go through basic tune-up and check-out anyway, before you apply power boosting modifications; otherwise you run the risk of greater calamity. If there is any question at all about the following, just do it:<br>* New ignition wires, distributor cap & rotor.<br>* Clean out all breather components (not just flame trap - check the intake manifold orifices, really best to clean or replace the oil separator that the flame trap connects to). By the way, if you just want more power - deliberately clog up the little manifold nipple next to the top flame trap intake manifold hose - that makes the car noticeably more powerful, until you blow an oil seal (OK I'm kidding, but it's true).<br>* Clean the throttle body.<br>* Check all the wiring harness and computer connections.<br>* Likewise check vacuum connections, look and listen for a leak.<br>* Make sure your air-box thermostatic door is not staying open after the car warms up - if it does, and your hot-air flex tube is intact, then you could be feeding hot air into the intake all the time - bad for power and for engine life.<br>* Oil change and new air filter.<br>* If it's AT (not as good power-wise but still OK) make sure the transmission is working properly and that it kicks down when you need it to (passing, hill-climbing).<br>* Per the "loading" comment - clean out tools and other heavy items you might be hauling around unnecessarily. Every extra 50lbs. makes a noticeable difference.<p>
 

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Re: 240 Power increase (jhalbert)

Joel'<br>Thank you for your suggestions. The flame trap is all new. Just need to change the wires. All the rest I have changed in what concerns a tune up.<br>Will check the other suggestions you gave it. In reality I have had 740s and 940s, cars that have the same engine and are I believe heavier than the 240 and they were always faster that this my 240. And what concerns stuff inside the car, tools etc. my car is lean and clean. Nothing extra inside.<br>But have you heard anything about those power chips we see advertised?<br>Thanks for your help.<br>Al
 

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Re: 240 Power increase (assafdemello)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>assafdemello</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>...Just need to change the wires. All the rest I have changed in what concerns a tune up....</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I've been surprised and gratified at how much better the car can run with new wires - but of course that doesn't mean yours are bad.<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">...In reality I have had 740s and 940s, cars that have the same engine and are I believe heavier than the 240 and they were always faster that this my 240.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>And that is the point - the late-model 240 should really be - not <I>"fast"</I> - but at least "peppy" if in good stock condition.<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">...But have you heard anything about those power chips we see advertised?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Sorry, no experience with the 240 tunes. I have done the (expensive) IPD/MTE tune for my C70 and would recommend it - I like the way it kicks in only when you wnat it to (way past half throttle position). The 240s, even the later models, did not have as much control-by-wire input and sensing as newer cars, so I think the opportunities for fine-tuning all aspects of engine management are not as good. But others with direct experience would make more informed comments. Good luck!<p>By the way, George Dill mentioned exhaust clogs, which I left out of my incomplete list - absolutely possible. Aside from normal clogged mufflers, the innards of the catalytic converter can detach and clump up into a kind of foil ball - then it rolls around and intermittently clogs the exhaust. Other weird issues - the AMM intake hose can get weak and collapse under vacuum during hard acceleration, choking off the intake. Also, if the engine mounts are shot, the large engine movement at hard throttle can intermittently detach electrical connections or pinch hoses. You can have fuel supply issues (filter, in-tank pump etc.) but often people suspect fuel delivery issues too quickly - ignition and air supply should be checked first.
 

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Re: 240 Power increase (jhalbert)

Do compression and oil pressure tests before spending any of your hard earned cash. If the compression and oil pressure are not within spec, there's not much point in doing anything else until these issues are resolved.
 

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Re: 240 Power increase (gdill2)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>gdill2</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Al;<p>Look through all these goodies then visualize your final product before you <B>spend $10,000 on a $2,000 car</B>....</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Now who <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0"> on earth would do a (dumb <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0"> ) thing like that...? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0">
 
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