I just got my car back after ten years with the kids; it shocking looks new (miracles happen). I changed the belts, fluids, brakes, et al and replaced the struts (Sachs OEM) and relative parts. However, it still feels like mush. I was thinking Bilstein B6's and cut the springs an 1" or so, but came to my senses to ask. What would you do?
Data: Bought new, next day installed the IPD chip and dual exhaust. Nothing else has changed from Vovlo Specs
Goal 1: I'd like to lower the stance a hair and stiffen the suspension. That is my goal, the best for the less for street use only. I don't expect to make any adjustments for conditions. I live in hilly Seattle.
Goal 2: Give'er a litle more life, a testosterone shot for age. Should I rebuild the turbo? if so, Ideal boost for low maintenance? A RIP kit? Change the throttle body? Best bang for the buck in your opinion?
Appreciate any guidance. Nice to have her home again
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!
What’s up guys!
I’m looking to buy a used 240mm 850r/early x70 pressure plate, p/n 272 218
i have a local shop that is willing to rebuild it for me with beefier diaphragm for more 00mph !
Cant find locally here im Montreal Canada, so seller must be willing to ship to Montreal! 🙏🏼
brick on 🧱🌪🇸🇪🦌
Turns out long time lurker 1st time poster. Figured this would be the place to go with a pretty specialised problem as the m4.4 people are here.
This is the car I've owned for 12 years now:
it's not super sexy but it's mine. i have a 164TE, 1800E, 2 C202s and another almost identical 850 except a wagon (very early production 93 model also)
It started life as a 2.0 20V auto which is not bad if you're prepared for the tacho to visit 3PM frequently but through circumstance I got a B5254S and an M56 from a 2.0 (4.45 final drive) and that made the car actually faster than I anticipated. I drove it like that for 6 years but the engine was tired and blowing more smoke than I was comfortable with. About 3 years ago a valve chipped so I threw another head on and drove it for another year but then the week before I was scheduled to fly out to Australia for 2 months it chipped another valve and so I decided the time had come. I already had a B5244T3 sitting aside and I had already rebuilt a 16T turbo for it so last summer I finally put the car on blocks in the backyard and ripped the engine out. Over the winter I did a stage zero on the B5244T3 and rebuilt the steering rack while I had the subframe out to fix a leak and also got access to a full 98 xc70 so took everything relevant to the M4.4 setup from it and worked it onto the B5244T3. Finally, this May just gone I had everything ready and started putting the car back together and after working slowly on it the past 2 months On Thursday I was finally ready to turn the key for the 1st time. My 1st actual attempt to start it failed and so I did checks and the 1st thing I found was that the injectors only pulse for about a second before turning off but then when I release the key an injector or 2 fire once. This happens every time I crank. I tried several very short cranks and the car actually fired up! I ran it for about 20 mins and after about 5 mins the lambda light came on but there's no surprise there as there are no o2 sensors yet as there is still no exhaust and the ecu is an auto one so that might also have thrown the code but the car did run for about 20 mins but then i turned it off and so far haven't been able to get it running again.
This is how the engine bay looks right now:
So, I think if you've read this far you can probably figure what my question is but I'll ask anyway: Would anyone have an idea what's going on? To recap, when the car is cranking, the injectors fire for maybe a second then stop but then when I stop cranking an injector or 2 may fire again. I've checked power to the ecu and on cranking I get 10.4V which I guess should be enough and I cleaned all of the contacts between the battery and ecu quite well so I don;t think it's an issue of power. Things I'm about to do are check spark to see if I lose spark too or just injectors and then maybe throw a cam sensor and crank sensor in desperation but I'm hoping someone has either encountered this before or has enough of an idea of how the M4.4 system works to help me figure this out. BTW I do have a video of it happening but not sure how to post it here. But yeah, If you have any questions about converting a 2.0 NA auto car to a turbocharged manual then feel free to ask
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...