1980 Volvo 242GT to:
1980 Volvo 242GT+TiMSnSWB
Step 4 - Rebuild Engine and Find New Turbo
I neglected to check oil pressure and shim the spring before running the 200,000 mile +T. The first big beating I gave it with a sumpful of fresh 10-30 is the likely cause of my terminal low oil pressure. As of this writing, the car has been deturboed but otherwise runs really well. ...well, except for that pesky low oil pressure light.
Plans to offload the "plus-tee, minus-tee" to a family member and find a replacement car fell apart, but I was lucky enough to get a free B21F from Justin and Steve O on Turbobricks. Thanks brothas!
Having spent too much time and money on my Datsun rebuild, this time I'm going to try to be as cheap and fast as possible. Really, I was very happy with the performance of my B21F+T, so I'm hoping to just put this new engine back to near-stock levels, add boost, and go.