First post since I've joined this community, I hope everyone who's reading this is having a good day.
Here's my issue/cry for help.
I have a 95 Volvo 850 T5... B5234FT I believe.
It has a manual transmission and currently around 120K Kms (75K Miles).
I have the goal of reaching 320/350hp with it, I've been told that yeah it's possible on stock internals... No, it's impossible on stock internals, I don't know...
What it currently has...
1 - k&n Air filter was the first mod
2 - Cat-delete, pretty much a straight tube instead of the catalytic converter (Stock exhaust diameter)
3 - Revised all the vacuum lines, replaced the radiator since it was leaking, read all the codes (there's still one that's bothering me, since I can't find out what it is)... along with a few other things to make sure it's running properly... Even though there's always something else to fix.
4 - Got an ebay tune (Don't kill me, it was through a known friend that's been running the same tune for 2 years)
5 - Suddenly got a good deal on a TD04HL-19T Turbo and I just went for it!
Installed the damn thing, took me and a friend 12 hours to do it only to realize it doesn't fit the downpipe... No worries, I wanted to upgrade the exhaust anyways.
6 - This is for the future, I plan on getting a custom exhaust for it, full 3 inch with a sports cat and one muffler, maybe a magnaflow one, still not too sure (open to suggestions)
7 - After the exhaust I'll be getting it tuned, and for that I got some 480cc injectors to replace the stock orange ones to make sure the thing doesn't run out of fuel or something (Will I need to upgrade the fuel pump as well?)
8 ---> After installing the turbo, exhaust, injectors and then getting it tuned, I got the goal of getting it up to 320/350hp.. hopefully that's a realistic number...
I also got these two questions.
Is it ok to run the 19T on the ebay tune? (tune sets the max boost to 1.2bar(17.4psi) )
Can I install the injectors and drive around until I get it tuned, or should I just install the injectors once I've gathered enough money for said tune?
I'm just looking for some guidance on how to do things properly, what I've learned so far is from just reading stuff and such... this car is what I'm using to learn more about the whole car scene, as in, I do everything I can myself, either by watching videos, reading forums, or just grabbing some tools and going for it.
If I'm doing anything wrong, or if I could be doings things a little bit better, I'd appreciate it if someone managed to point them out, I'm always up for learning new things.. In fact, that's why I joined this...
But anyways, thanks for the help!
Have a nice day!
Bought an 04 c70 b5234t9 to swap
Fuel rail with blues $30
ETM with intake manifold $80
Auto flex plate $30
Sas pump $50
850 x70 air box $50
Exhaust manifold $20
New obx straight flange downpipe $200
Straight flange housing $55 (no cracks)
Stock straight flange downpipe with cat $100
Used td04hl-16t p80 feed ports, little to no shaft play $100
Low mileage (60k) td04hl-16t p2 style feed , no shaft play $200
Snail turbo cnc billet wastegate actuator fits straight and angle flange with 1 bar spring brand new valued $140 will sell $80..
Snail turbo - Td04hl-22t billet 6+6 (td05-18g) wheel extended tip 50mmx71mm with 9 blade turbine. Silicone hd cbv with medium spring 14-18psi
Has 4 open coolant port with plugs
Paid $960 was dropped by a friend and seems have some rubbing when spun by hand. Never installed so essentially new Will sell for $400 fp offers rebuild for $275. My loss is your gain. Good for around 320-360whp depending on boost and fuel.. Possible it's fine but had 2 so went with the other...
So i have been dealing with the oil cooler lines on my 1998 V70 Awd Turbo for a while. Vehicle has 169,000 miles or so on it now and since i have gotten the car i have put two sets of oil cooler lines on it. I have used the OEM lines each time with new seals etc. Well the second set is now leaking again from the connection at the rubber hose to metal clamping as the usually seem to start leaking at. I dont want to have to do a third set of lines or have these ones rebuilt. I was able to get a hold of the NA motor oil cooler block off plate that it uses instead of having oil coolers. Does anyone know if that would cause a big problem if i decided to put that on instead of new lines? The car is daily driven to work and back about 2 miles on local roads. Never take it on the highway etc, we use the wifes newer mini van for that. I am just worried that iuf i do the block off that the oil might be too high a temperature and burn out the turbo etc. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated?
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.