I am working on a campaign to bring back the 5cyl Engine but need others to join in and also make the same case to Volvo for going with a 5cyl version of the new 4cyl engine.
I am a loyal long time Volvo owner. I have owned 12 different Volvos over the years and have learned a lot about them and have done a lot of work myself.
We purchased 2 new 2016 Volvo XC70's and I am very surprised with some of the issues we are having but I’m not here to complain about the issues I’m having. In fact I thought maybe I can turn this into something positive so I created an article page about mistakes I believe Volvo is making with the goal of letting Volvo know how a long time owner feels about the new vehicles.
One of the mistakes I believe Volvo is making is going to a 4cyl which I explain on my website. I am hoping to convince Volvo to go back to a 5cyl engine but I need help from other Volvo owners and potential future buyers to contact Volvo saying the same thing.
My problem with the new 4cyl in our 2 new XC70's is although it is an aggressive engine and sounds good for a 4cyl is that fuel economy has been very disappointing. I believe this is because the amount of boost Volvo has to run to make up for having one less cylinder when instead Volvo could have went with a 5cyl version of this engine and run less boost for the same amount of horsepower with the same fuel economy.
I thought Volvo went to a 4cyl because fuel economy was supposed to be better but we feel like we can get better fuel economy from our old 2005 5cyl Volvos. I started thinking if Volvo has to run more boost to make up for having one less cylinder which brings down fuel economy with the new engines then what is the point and why not go to a 5cyl version with less boost? Now Volvo is talking about an electric supercharger and I feel they are needlessly complicating things and could have reliability issues down the road. If you drive a newer Volvo turbo the response is almost instant so I feel this is unnecessary.
I then started thinking about how this has possibly also hurt sales because I know some people would never buy a luxury vehicle with a 4cyl engine.
This is the article page about mistakes I believe Volvo is making and using the 5cyl instead . . .
Mistakes I Feel Volvo Is Making
I'm hoping I can get others to contact Volvo and tell them that they agree and that Volvo should go to a 5cyl version of the new engine. I would really like to get Volvo owners, fans and potential future Volvo buyers to contact Volvo and maybe take to social media about bringing back the 5cyl with a hash tag #BringBackThe5Cyl
I don't feel like I can do it alone and would need help from other Volvo owners and fans that I am hoping can also join in and get through to Volvo and hopefully we can get Volvo to bring back the 5cyl!
1999 V70 R - Needed a VS build thread.
Wagon is a Canadian, originally tested by a rental car company and thankfully for me was rejected. Purchased in 2012 I'm the third owner. Vehicle thad a full service history that would put other anal Volvo owners to shame.
Mods list run down
Ohlins Road holding kit Front - Rebuilt by PSI, Performance Shock Inc in California.
Ohlins Road holding kit Rear
TME Awd Springs -
IPD Front 25mm Sway bar
IPD Rear Bar
IPD Strut tower brace
Solid-ish Top engine mount
Poly Firewall Mount.
Ceika 330mm large 6pot Front set -Street Grey Pads
Porsche 330mm 4pot rear brakes - Textar Porsche 996 Pads
Stev0 Tune running 20-24
BW EFR 7064 Turbo Smart CBV and Dual port wastegate
Snabb Reverse intercooler piping kit
Custom Inlet tube mated to 3.5" maf housing
VR exhaust manifold - Milled Flat to fit T3 Turbo
Custom DP from Aaron
Magnaflow rear mufflers
Do88 intercooler -
Borbet LV5 with Bridgestone Potenzas.
Many thanks to Bmac,Steve, Hussein, and anyone else for answering the endless questions.
Car came with its drive shaft pre-removed but included. 12 total wheels and tires, a brand new set of R mats in the volvo box, and a stack of service receipts totaling 26,000 CAD.
Purchased at 121,000 miles currently 152k on everything.
March 2014 - Acquired many nice parts through the winter. Met Bmac and got everything installed and then had Steve tune it the same evening. Long day but everything has held together like new since then.
Snabb kit was a oh yeah! to install, lower pipe need to sit just right to make it all work.
18" of space was nice but we almost needed more.
Clamshell was not surprisingly rusted closed.
ugly ugly welds but it went in perfectly. Did require cutting the old downpipe to clear the angle gear.
Bens BIG turbo
Manifold and turbo and exhaust removed.
Nice new nuts and reused the washers.
Huge difference in design.
Sway bars are such a nice improvement on this car
Reused a front bar from VS, rear can be had new without buying the set (just ask)
Practice Safe Turboing
Tint and Clear Bra - No surprise it doesn't show up in pictures. The Tint Shop of Rochester NY did a great job. Happy to protect the newly painted front end. (barely visible below)
'Winning' Only two volvos that weekend so I can't be too happy.
Fitting some poly bushings to rattle my fillings out.
Sticker from the EST customer bbq day
Nice little paint job under the hood
Nothing Special but it does the job
Prep the Front shocks for service
Found a guide form what what i can't believe is 10 years ago. Thankfully the pictures are still up http://v70r.com/forums/topic/1667-ohlins-strutspring-install/
Had to get a offset box wrench but it was really the only tool for the job.
Rear set still brand new in box. Really excited to get this all in and be on the road
Not sure if VS works this way but Saving this space for suspension and brakes when they go on.
Hey all! I'm planning on swapping in 'white' 350cc injectors, a 16T, and a '98 T5 ECU in my 1998 V70 GLT.
Only issue is, I'm having serious trouble finding a T5 ECU! I need an automatic one...
I've scoured Ebay and various other sites and they all seem to be non-turbo ECUs. I've found R and T5 upgrades online and they're all relatively expensive (150-200 bucks).
Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.
Looking for a TD04HL-16T or TD04HL-18T turbocharger such as the 16T found on 2001-2004 (maybe up to 2005?) Volvo S60 T5 vehicles (for the 16T) or 1999 V70R vehicles (for the 18T).
Will replace a TD04L-14T which I believe has both coolant ports on the back.
San Diego area would be ideal, will pay for a rebuilt one shipped if good rep.
hello, i buy a 2001 97k klm s60 t5. im reparing the car now, change the belt, plugs, etcetc. Im planing to know now "for save coin" the mods to make after the basic things done. i search rica and BSR flashtune but this is good only for stock turbo after change the turbo is useless. So what you guys experts thing about for mod the car for power widout open engine to upgrade rods etc? i search if i install a k24 turbo (hight spin turbo) this will put the torque enter sooner and maby will bend rods... and if lets say i upgrade for a t3tt4 50 trim turbo gt35?? maby will spin only after 3000k and dont put stress in botton end?
can help please? i plan to mod car for around 350/380 hp
first thing KN filter, snabb bigger intercooler and pipes, Downpipe. thank you for help...
now the car is stoped because have all parts atock, so plugs, belt, gas filter, and all oils for now. thanks
skf good brand for belt kit and pump? and mahle gas filter?oem plugs. thank you