Sunday, November 28, 2010

My VolStall Buyers!

Hi all, especially to My VolStall buyers! First and foremost, I would like to express thousands apologies as I beleived the form is currently having some bugs. I do received your enquiries, however when I reply to your email address as entered in the form, the email bounced back. Only few people get the message while the rest dont.

If you are one of them who's still waiting for my reply, kindly drop me a direct email at

Sorry for inconveniences caused, let me fix the bugs in the meantime.

Good Day all!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Acting Up...Phew

Finally the speedometer of this 1989 Volvo started to acting-up. I was cruising at a speed of 80km/h while recording this erractic needle jumps. Will update you guys once solved.

My initial thought to check;

1) The speed sensor socket at rear axle have come loose/wires cracked and touching each other. Yesterday I have a look at them and they looks fine with thick road grimes coverings. Will use multimeter to measure at the instrument board socket, if the multimeter jumps here and there as well, most probably will be wiring issues; if not

2) The instrument board/circuit issue. Have to investigate further.

Wish me luck!

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Exhaust Restored

Hi Guys!

Just got the exhaust system repaired (replaced actually). Exhaust system for this B230K have few components, let us check it briefly.

From engine exhaust manifold, there are 2 to 1 exhaust pipe, straight to a muffler situated under rear passenger's floor board. The muffler then connected to a 'bending' pipe which cross above rear axle and beside suspension spring to a second muffler located just under the rear bumper. And finally a tail pipe out from the second muffler to the air!

In my case, the exhaust problem was obvious, when the car sounded like a motorboat engine! It was out loud! Checked to a local exhaust specialist here, and both front and rear exhaust pipe had cracked and leaked gases out. The same goes to the first muffler which had cracked. Got them replaced.

FYI the exhaust pipes had never been changed since 'from factory' almost 21 years ago. And now only the rear muffler and its tail pipe is still sustaining the 'from factory' status!

Good day all!

Saturday, June 05, 2010

Latest Pictures

Hi guys. Enjoy the after new coat pictures. Pictures says thousands words, so do enjoy :)


Tuesday, June 01, 2010

New Paint Job

Hi all! Wow, it has been quite some time ago since my last post here; yeah nothing much to update on the car, everything was fine with it & as I'm busy with my 940 restoration project, nothing much to write here. By the way, the car has got new coat of paint, the same color, both exterior, interior under the hood plus undercoat for undercarriage.

The job took approximately 3 weeks to finish. The old ugly paint were sand-off, all dents were straightened, scratched bumpers touched-up, rusted floor board re-weld using arc-weld, and the undercarriage is then coated with the black tar type coat (it really makes the car look brand new!).

The workshop had done a good job on painting, especially under the engine hoot and rear boot, it makes the car looks really as brand new, with black finishing on door window's panel. BUT one 'unfavorable' things had happened on the day I took the car out of the workshop. Before payment made, I made a visual inspection around the car, focusing more on engine bay to ensure everything is in-tact as before and as it should be, no wiring damaged, no screws missing, and yeah fully satisfied. Pay, take receipt, adn drove off from the workshop. Just about 2km, the temperature gauge shoots up high quickly. Fortunately there's a petrol station by the side which I then pull off, park there, shut off the engine. Guess what?? NO RADIATOR WATER AT ALL!! Beleive the workshop had detached the expansion tank for painting job, and did not top-up back the drained water. Just let the car cooled down for a while, topped-up with tap water (a lot!) and get started again; OK! So my inspection was not thorough enough :(

Pictures below are some shots under the engine hood, very messy! I will post pictures after I cleaned them up, it looks a lot nicer now! And as for the undercarriage, the tar coat makes the car more quiet now! Perhaps it filled up the tiny-miny spaces down there as well.

OK then, till I post the latest pictures, GOOD DAY ALL!

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Ugly Old Machine

above are BEFOREs... wait for AFTERs..

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Volvo Blind Touch

This video touched me. They are blind at eyes, but they can see through from their hearts.

Saturday, January 02, 2010

CR-712 Have No Code!

Guys, found the answer. Decided to power up the unit with 12V supply to the blue wire and ground on black wire of the unit. The unit power up and shows off immediately radio frequency and could be used without any Code message appears.

Thus, below posts on code hacking is not applicable for CR-712. Next will be installation job into my 940; another chapter of audio installation!

CLICK HERE if you need more information on CR-712 wiring/color coding. Good Day!