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'99 S70 Base -- Rescue Candidate?

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Re: '99 S70 Base -- Rescue Candidate?

Post by E Showell » Sun Aug 05, 2018 4:22 pm

Pretty sure no CVVT.
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Re: '99 S70 Base -- Rescue Candidate?

Post by bmdubya1198 » Sun Aug 05, 2018 4:29 pm

abscate wrote:
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The !999 base I parted out had exhaust CVVT, so this one might be CVVT too.
Exhaust VVT on an NA? Haven't heard that before.

I think I've seen only one or two 1999 NAs with VVT. Like I said, I think it was a mid year change.

Definitely worth a look see... maybe just keep the head on the car and swap the bottom end if it is VVT!
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Re: '99 S70 Base -- Rescue Candidate?

Post by E Showell » Sun Aug 05, 2018 5:41 pm

It is not VVT.
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Re: '99 S70 Base -- Rescue Candidate?

Post by precopster » Sun Aug 05, 2018 6:10 pm

VVT came in 2000 MY for NAs on intake. The intake port shape is vastly different on a 1998 model but the hole positioning is the same. The earlier ports are smaller and have that top ridge at 12 o clock. Some dremmelling of the head may be required for a better port match.

The 1998 and earlier heads also have the holes drilled to take the coil pack bolts. The biggest issue may be the cam sensor's pickup point. The earlier ones were on the exhaust. The bastards were on the intake. Some mods to the intake cam may be necessary to implement the later system but very doable.
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Re: '99 S70 Base -- Rescue Candidate?

Post by abscate » Sun Aug 05, 2018 6:14 pm

The VVT from my parts 1999...is now on my 1999 T5
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Re: '99 S70 Base -- Rescue Candidate?

Post by precopster » Sun Aug 05, 2018 6:19 pm

That parts 1999 would be a turbo.
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Re: '99 S70 Base -- Rescue Candidate?

Post by abscate » Sun Aug 05, 2018 7:03 pm

It was definitely NA as I took the ETM without digging.
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Re: '99 S70 Base -- Rescue Candidate?

Post by bmdubya1198 » Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:06 pm

abscate wrote:
Sun Aug 05, 2018 7:03 pm
It was definitely NA as I took the ETM without digging.
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1993 944 Base Beige/Beige 221k
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Re: '99 S70 Base -- Rescue Candidate?

Post by precopster » Sun Aug 05, 2018 11:26 pm

Then it was a late 99 build probably September or past. Anyway you can't put a intake VVT on exhaust: different part number and it says INTAKE on the casting. If it works OK in the exhaust position it's not meant to.

The early builds had no VVT. Also your parts car would have had solid tappets, identifiable by the extra torx screws near the spark plug holes
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Re: '99 S70 Base -- Rescue Candidate?

Post by bmdubya1198 » Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:46 am

If it had VVT it probably had solid lifters. I have a late '99/2000 NA head sitting in my shed right now with intake VVT and it has solid lifters.
2000 V70R Venetian Red/Charcoal M56 Swapped 195k
2003 S60 2.4T Silver/Black 112k
2007 XC90 V8 AWD Sport Titanium Grey/Black 166k
1991 944 Turbo Dark Green/Beige 173k
1992 245 Base White/Beige 249k
2006 BMW 330i
1999 BMW 528i
Sold-
2000 S70 GLT Mystic Silver/Taupe 253k
1993 944 Base Beige/Beige 221k
1998 V70 GLT Black/Beige 199k
1998 S90- Silver/Gray 207k
1995 850 GLT Tropic Green... crushed
2001 S60 2.4T Black/Black 230k
1988 744 Turbo M46 Beige Metallic/Beige 188k

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