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2004-Volvo-s60R rod knocking

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2004-Volvo-s60R rod knocking

Post by greg850r » Tue Jun 26, 2018 6:37 am

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I have a subframe sitting here I just dropped out of a car that locked up a water pump, with a good 100,000 mile short block & transmission from a 97 850T sedan. Can I use the upper end from the 2004 with a rod knock on it and put the '04 together with the '97 block?
What do you guys think?
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Re: 2004-Volvo-s60R rod knocking

Post by FLXC90 » Tue Jun 26, 2018 9:20 pm

I would check the build threads on VS and maybe with ARD, I seem to recall them doing some of this. Of course you won't have the oiling for the CVVT solenoids. Also, the 04 head is solid lifter, I don't know how that would affect things oil wise.
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Re: 2004-Volvo-s60R rod knocking

Post by Ozark Lee » Wed Jun 27, 2018 5:44 pm

It has been tried by a highly competent mechanic who is a member here (Mike / precopster) and, as I recall, it was not successful.

Using a RN engine in an older car is a reasonable project but going the other way, not so much. I won't go so far as to say it is impossible, given enough time and money just about anything can be accomplished but it would wind up costing more than just scaring up a correct engine. The heads are not interchangeable and the '04 has CVVT which is a totally different head. The accessory mounting is totally different and i requires fabricating and welding on additional brackets to mount the alternator, power steering pump, and air conditioner compressor. The oil cooling system is totally different - The list goes on.

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Re: 2004-Volvo-s60R rod knocking

Post by greg850r » Thu Jun 28, 2018 6:19 am

Thanks guys, sounds like it would be easier just to re do the bottom end of the existing engine.
05 Cross Country wagon
99 C70 Convertible
96 850R wagon
96 850T wagon
96 850 GLT 5spd N/A sedan
97 850R 5spd sedan
66 GTO 421SD 4spd
67 GTO 455 T400
02 Powerstroke 4x4
85 Yota 4x4
24' 454 Challenger
07 Softail Custom
02 Sportster Custom
Parts cars not included

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