Volvo 850 T5 vs TD04HL-19T


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Hey Hey,

 

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!

 

 

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How come?

1 hour ago, ArMiGer said:

Is it ok to run the 19T on the ebay tune? (tune sets the max boost to 1.2bar(17.4psi) )

 

In my opinion 19T is turbo which you don't want to experiment with.

How come?

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1 hour ago, ArMiGer said:

Meaning not to install without proper tune

Aaah, Understood. It's installed now, going to get the exhaust done... Maybe next week, and then I'll get the tune done.
Think I should install the injectors right away? just to make sure it runs rich instead of lean?

 

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20 hours ago, Zappo said:

I ran an 18t and bent all the rods due to a failed boost controller.  A proper tune is very important, but even then you can still do damage.

I don't believe the 19t will reach 320 HP at the wheels.

 

There is a youtuber here in portugal that upgraded the stock 15g turbo on a 2.0L T5, and managed to squeeze out 300/310hp with a straight pipe and a tune.

I'm guessing that the 2.3L is capable of more, specially with the 19t.

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On 12/30/2020 at 5:13 AM, Zappo said:

I ran an 18t and bent all the rods due to a failed boost controller.  A proper tune is very important, but even then you can still do damage.

I don't believe the 19t will reach 320 HP at the wheels.

 

Yeah I'm going to make sure that it's tuned properly, in fact I'm thinking of upgrading the ecu so I can have a lot more control over what's going on with my engine.
I was thinking of going with a MaxxECU, which was recommended to me by a Swedish friend... I'm still looking into it though.. But yeah, A proper tune will surely happen, and in terms of boost controller, I got a brand new TCV to install. 

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On 1/14/2021 at 10:17 AM, Doc-DRM said:

Check out https://vasttuning.com/ 

For tunable ecms for volvo i have one in my98 V70 T5 and I know a few other here is Aus using them with good success. There is a wealth of knowledge and info on the internet regarding upgrading to motronic M4.4 engine ecm. 

Alright, thanks! I'll certainly look into that

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