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Cylinder Head Replacement

Cylinder Head Replacement Project – With Photos



Timeline: I completed the teardown in about 10 hours. Shipped out the head to in Clearwater for rebuild and I just got it back today. In the meantime, I disassembled the intake manifold and completely cleaned it including the throttle body, cleaned up the injectors (replacing both O-rings and seats), sandblasted the exhaust manifold, and have 3 piston tops still to clean before reinstallation (which I hope to begin this weekend). Here are some pics from along the way.

Cylinder Head Replacement

Bonus! 10 Interesting Volvo Facts

  • In Latin, the word Volvo means: I spin. Today however the nearest meaning is “I roll”.
  • Volvo was founded in 1924. The two founders were Gustav Larsson and Assar Gabrielsson.
  • The ÖV 4 is the first Volvo car. The first car was sell-ready in 1927. The 2-Liter, 4-cilinder car got the nickname: Jakob.
  • Volvo’s very first commercial vehicle was the Type-1 truck. The release year was 1928. In the same year, Volvo released the second car, the Volvo PV 651. Volvo manufactured a total of 1383 of both vehicles in the first year; of which automaker exported 27.
  • This trend saw a sharp rise in 1932 when Volvo released a good amount of 10,000 vehicles, both trucks and cars.
  • The company, however, started making a large-scale profit from the year 1935. The first luxurious car by Volvo was the PV36, which could carry six passengers at a time. The design of this iconic car paved the path for future Volvo cars to come. I came in the market with a price tag of 8,500 Swedish kronor.
  • Volvo touched a landmark in 1941, with the sale of its 50,000th vehicle; this is a unique achievement considering the time when WWII was in full swing.

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1 Comment

Hi Matt, I just installed a reconditioned cylinder head to my S40 Volvo 2000 T2 Auto, changed cam shaft sensor,all the gaskets,o-rings etc.,new spark plugs,bleed coolant and tried two different timing settings but still I am unable to get the engine to start. Definitely there’s a spark,petrol is feeding but still unable to start this car?It cranks when I turn the key but it seems there is missing that it does not come to live? Would you have a clue what I am missing in here?
I will greatly appreciate any advise from your side. Thanks
Rom (Oz)

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