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850 glt replacing piston rings

Are you looking into replacing piston rings?

Detailed step-by-step instructions for removing engine & replacing worn piston rings in a Volvo 850 engine

Changing piston rings is an engine out job because you cannot complete the job with the engine in. You will need the following:

  1. Clean area
  2. Cleaning solution [power washer tank]
  3. Engine hoist
  4. Engine holder or substantial bench not soft wood
  5. Full set of piston rings
  6. Full set of bearing shells big ends and crank
  7. Bore hone tool

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Bonus! More on the Volvo 850

Volvo unveiled an entirely new model series in June 1991, the Volvo 850 GLT. The Volvo 850 GLT was launched under the banner of “A dynamic car with four world-beating breakthroughs”.

The four new features were: transverse 5-cylinder engine driving the front wheels, Delta-link rear axle which combined the dynamics and ride comfort of independent suspension with the security of a live rear axle, the SIPS integrated side-impact protection system, and the self-adjusting front seat belt mechanism.

The exterior design of the 850 bore a strong Volvo identity, and its 740 and 940 heritage was immediately apparent.

Volvo 850 GLT received a tumultuous welcome; seldom has a new car reaped so many awards as the 850.

Over the intervening years, the 850 series has been expanded with additional variants, among them turbocharged petrol versions and a direct-injection turbo-diesel.

The Volvo 850 was also the first car in the world to offer side-impact airbags, which were introduced in autumn 1994.

In model year 1997, the S70 replaced the 850 Sedan car.

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