Tightmopedman9

Another Rn + 20G, My 'build' Thread

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I just ordered Volvo OEM main bearings for the intermediate section since I got a look at the block code, 1BBBBBB. I'll order the lower mains when I get the crank code.

For the intermediate section to block, can I reuse the bolts or do I need new ones?

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Why order crank bearings (main) before they check the crank? If it's worn you'll be ordering a new set...

Carrier bolts (mains) can be reused a couple times before they should be changed out.

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Because I'm optimistic ^_^

We'll see what's what when they get the block apart.

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Total seal piston rings may have what you need.

?? I ordered OEM rings.

BTW, does anyone know if OEM rings are moly or steel?

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For the intermediate section to block, can I reuse the bolts or do I need new ones?

The intermediate section uses 3 different size bolts. The largest bolts (M10) are TTY and Volvo recommends replacing them.

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The intermediate section uses 3 different size bolts. The largest bolts (M10) are TTY and Volvo recommends replacing them.

When I saw the large intermediate bolts I saw that they looked very similar to headbolts. Good to know.

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The shop got back to me with an estimate, and it's a little higher than I had originally thought.

They want $810 for:

Hone

Head deck (if needed)

Crank polish

Balance assembly

Clean block and pistons

Engine assembly

Basically, I can't afford the $810+$330(rods)+$170(rod bearings)+$220(piston rings)+$210(main bearings)=$1800. The short block only cost me $100 and the walls look fine. I'm thinking I might just install as is.

BUT, with the engine out and rod bearings and piston rings already on order, I can save some money by only getting the block honed, rod bearings and piston rings replaced. That should save me ~800. I'm just wondering if I should even break into the engine at all.

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The M10 intermediate carrier bolts are part number: 1256343 and you need 12 of them. Same bolts for all white blocks through at least the RN engines.

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Anyone know if part #30731538 'big-end bearing kit' comes with bearings for all pistons, or do I need to buy 5?

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I'm pretty sure from my own digging around that that is just a single rod set.

Glyco 272197

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Volvo-850-C70-S70-V70-Engine-Connecting-Rod-Bearing-Set-Glyco-272197-/370941337176

I can't imagine that's not a whole set. I contacted them to ask though, as the ad had some wording about "1 part" ....

EDIT: I'm reading bad things about Glyco standard rod bearings. Shows what I know about these motors..........

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Agreed. He probably wants sputters; I was referencing the standards because I'm also on the hunt, but my needs are different...

Wrong place to be posting the standards. Sorry.

Lots of reading around indicates that the sputters are (as you know) a quality part, whereas the standards have taken a total nose dive in quality. I saw some pretty inexcusable bnib examples over on Porsche forums. Junk.

So the standards, in my mind, aren't even really an option anyways. :)

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