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Hey guys and ladies,
I was wondering if anyone has any information for me regarding putting in an engine from a 96 850 turbo into a 97 850 manual car. Note that the 96 850 turbo has an automatic transmission and a 2.4L engine, and the 97 850 manual has a 2.3L engine. For some background info my turbo model was backed into by a friend and the insurance company claimed it as a loss so the car is now totaled and I am keeping this car and buying the manual version. The reason for this is because since the insurance company is totaling the car it will be more difficult to rebuild this car as opposed to buying another car for real cheap while also upgrading to a manual. I am not going to keep the turbo 850 but I am going to swap the engines and put the turbo onto the manual counterpart. My main question is this, which ECU should I use? To my belief it should be the auto ECU right, because it will have the software to run the engine and turbo but not the manual. Keeping the manual ECU in could damage the engine right, because the it does not know how to run the bigger liter engine along with the turbo which could cause catastrophic damage. I do not really need answers on doing the actual engine swap there is plenty of info on that. I am aware to buy new seals like the rear main seal and oil pan gaskets and what not. I am also going to get a new clutch plate. But any information anyone can give me would be appreciated.
It's been a while, (Staind, circa 2001 running through my head), didn't really lose interest in cars/the volvo lyfe, I started med school so my time perusing forums here is limited but I do miss the shenanigans and trolling.
Picked this up a few weeks ago. Will update things/photos as they get done, bought this for a daily and so I can work on the 850 pretty regularly without worrying about not finishing things when I start them, and so I could sell my coral to my kid brother.
2006 Electric silver/Nordkap V70R M66
I also have about 100 pictures my father and I took throughout the weekend trip, once organized, I'll upload a link should anyone want to see them.
Cannot say thank you enough to Tom, Nick at Re-volv, and celebrity mechanic Brandon for all the help with everything!
If you need one (these all go bad), you probably know by now that the system in the '99 and 2000 S/V 70's are Denso...but Bosch makes the front 02 Sensor too. But this one is the original Denso (made in Japan... like my name here... lol) I thought I needed this and bought it on eBay (dealer wants $350 for one- FCP wants close to $200 for the same part). I saw the positive ratings and the numbers on the box so I know I was good with this one. This is coming by Friday but I'm going to have to send it back at my expense as well as 20% restocking fee.....sort of not looking good for me. But this is where we can both profit. Here is what I have coming to me. http://www.ebay.com/itm/142260189339?_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
It's still a great deal off of eBay but I'll do it better!! Rather than paying to send it back to the seller ($15 loss) as well as pay for shipping (more loss), I'll send it to you at my cost and you pay $70 for it. I would rather sell it to someone here. I will say I might be willing to take a little less for it, but not much. It will be new in a box (unopened) and guaranteed to fit and work! If you low ball me I'll just send it back to the seller on eBay. This is the best deal I have found so far for a brand new OEM Front 02 sensor for these cars.
Let me know soon. I do have a limited time before I have to make a decision regarding whether to send it back or not.
I'm looking into swapping my auto to manual in my 99 S70 T5.
I'm in the process of sourcing parts and came across an M56 gearbox from a 2001 C70 2.4
My question is would this gearbox work? Are all M56 gearboxes the same regardless of its paired engine?
I know that there is a M56H and an M56L, but from what I read I gather either will be fine, its just a final drive ratio difference between the 2.
Ideally I was looking for an M56 from a 1999 or 2000 S70 T5 so I'll know for sure that it'll work, but that's hard to find.