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4cyl = Good. 6cyl = Depends.

Volvo 4cyl

What’s your preference, 4cyl or 6cyl?

The unveiling of a new 4cyl engine wouldn’t normally garner much attention, but Volvo’s High Performance Drive-E Powertrain Concept is an exception. The 2.0 liter, gas-powered unit features “triple boost” technology capable of generating no less than 450 hp.
The 4cyl gas engine concept is capable of developing power outputs on par with many high output V8s and race tweaked track engines. A direct injection system with dual fuel pumps working at 250 bar pressure helps meet added fuel requirements and also assists in developing extra power to the hungry 2.0 liter.

MVS Forum Member laleebee asks:

Hi there,
I have been looking for awhile now for a used volvo stationwagon. In a few of the listings that I have come across, people have mentioned “computer problems” with the cars. Is this a chronic problem with a particular year, or is this a problem in general with volvos that have a computer system. I found a 1995 Volvo 960. Does anyone know of any outstanding problems with this year??

MVS Forum Moderator matthew1 says:

I’ve read the prefered engine for the 9xx series is the 4cyl or 4cyl turbo… so… 940 or 940 turbo. Something about the cams or valves with the 6. Perhaps someone here can chime in with more facts or firsthand knowledge.

MVS Forum Member Volvord adds:

Yes the V6 engine which was a joint design effort with Renault , Peugeot and Volvo is a poor engine. The cams do wear out and the engine has to be removed to replace them. The 4 cylinder is an excellent engine and the turbo version takes that reliability and adds much more power. The Volvo inline 6 cylinder engine is built to the same high standards as the 4cyl. Just stay away from the V6.

4cyl = Good. 6cyl = Depends.

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