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1998 V70 GLT 19T Build

Help, Advice and DIY Tutorials on Volvo's extremely popular car line -- Volvo's 1990s "bread and butter" cars -- powered by the ubiquitous and durable Volvo inline 5-cylinder engine.

1992 - 1997 850, 850 R, 850 T5-R, 850 T5, 850 GLT
1997 - 2000 S70, S70 AWD
1997 - 2000 V70, V70 AWD
1997 - 2000 V70-XC
1997 - 2004 C70

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Re: 1998 V70 GLT 19T Build

Post by bmdubya1198 » Sat Feb 22, 2020 7:56 am

CIK7 wrote:
Fri Feb 21, 2020 9:14 am
All i did was cut the muffler off. Its actually not loud for me unless i keep it at 2500-2700rpm and even then it doesnt get very loud. Im not sure i ever want to put an aftermarket exhaust on because i love the factory Volvo sound. I dont have the money to be doing any fancy work. I think the turbo upgrade will be a few years from now. And at some point itd be cool to do an M56 swap, if not an M66. Is the M66 possible on a 1998 2.4?
It is, but it's not done too often since the M56 is more available and an easier swap. The M66 has a few small obstacles to overcome, but nothing too bad. You would need the FWD M66 out of a P1 T5 (C30/S40/V50/C70).
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
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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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Re: 1998 V70 GLT 19T Build

Post by CIK7 » Sat Feb 22, 2020 5:00 pm

bmdubya1198 wrote:
Sat Feb 22, 2020 7:56 am
CIK7 wrote:
Fri Feb 21, 2020 9:14 am
All i did was cut the muffler off. Its actually not loud for me unless i keep it at 2500-2700rpm and even then it doesnt get very loud. Im not sure i ever want to put an aftermarket exhaust on because i love the factory Volvo sound. I dont have the money to be doing any fancy work. I think the turbo upgrade will be a few years from now. And at some point itd be cool to do an M56 swap, if not an M66. Is the M66 possible on a 1998 2.4?
It is, but it's not done too often since the M56 is more available and an easier swap. The M66 has a few small obstacles to overcome, but nothing too bad. You would need the FWD M66 out of a P1 T5 (C30/S40/V50/C70).
But would the FWD M66 work with AWD? Could i use an M66 from an AWD S60R?
1998 V70 XC black ($1K trade, Mi:144/149K, immaculate engine, totalled 5/2/20)
1998 V70 XC white ($50 cash, junk, donor for my black XC)
2001 V70 Ba white (sold)
2009 Impala LT 3.5L (sold)

Plans for my 98 XC: 16T/18T, P2 M66 swap, logo/badge delete excl grille

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Re: 1998 V70 GLT 19T Build

Post by bmdubya1198 » Sat Feb 22, 2020 6:53 pm

CIK7 wrote:
Sat Feb 22, 2020 5:00 pm

But would the FWD M66 work with AWD? Could i use an M66 from an AWD S60R?
OH, duh... you have an XC. Nevermind... yeah, you would need an M66 AWD from an S60/V70R or a P1 T5 AWD. I was thinking you had an 850 for some reason!
The M66 would be ideal in your case. Well, as far as being the easy swap, M58 would be perfect, but they're not easy to find in the US. Feel free to check out my M56 swap parts thread if you're interested in going that route and ditching the AWD.
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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Re: 1998 V70 GLT 19T Build

Post by CIK7 » Sat Feb 22, 2020 7:07 pm

bmdubya1198 wrote:
Sat Feb 22, 2020 6:53 pm
CIK7 wrote:
Sat Feb 22, 2020 5:00 pm

But would the FWD M66 work with AWD? Could i use an M66 from an AWD S60R?
OH, duh... you have an XC. Nevermind... yeah, you would need an M66 AWD from an S60/V70R or a P1 T5 AWD. I was thinking you had an 850 for some reason!
The M66 would be ideal in your case. Well, as far as being the easy swap, M58 would be perfect, but they're not easy to find in the US. Feel free to check out my M56 swap parts thread if you're interested in going that route and ditching the AWD.
Anyway you can help me find a buyer for an auto tranny? Besides the XC and base AWD, i think this auto can fit the FWD models. Not sure. Rear main seal busted but i have the new RMS brand new. I also need help finding buyers for the other V70 parts i have for sale. It seems noone cares about the things imselling on my sale post.
1998 V70 XC black ($1K trade, Mi:144/149K, immaculate engine, totalled 5/2/20)
1998 V70 XC white ($50 cash, junk, donor for my black XC)
2001 V70 Ba white (sold)
2009 Impala LT 3.5L (sold)

Plans for my 98 XC: 16T/18T, P2 M66 swap, logo/badge delete excl grille

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Re: 1998 V70 GLT 19T Build

Post by abscate » Sun Feb 23, 2020 6:18 am

Big stuff is hard to move outside of the local area of course. You need a critical mass of Volvo people like Norman....or Paris...🤪
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Re: 1998 V70 GLT 19T Build

Post by bmdubya1198 » Sun Feb 23, 2020 7:51 am

CIK7 wrote:
Sat Feb 22, 2020 7:07 pm
Anyway you can help me find a buyer for an auto tranny? Besides the XC and base AWD, i think this auto can fit the FWD models. Not sure. Rear main seal busted but i have the new RMS brand new. I also need help finding buyers for the other V70 parts i have for sale. It seems noone cares about the things imselling on my sale post.
Have you posted in the classifieds here? I'd post there, on Swedespeed (that classifieds section gets a lot of activity) and local Craigslist and Facebook Marketplace.
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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Re: 1998 V70 GLT 19T Build

Post by CIK7 » Sun Feb 23, 2020 10:59 am

bmdubya1198 wrote:
Sun Feb 23, 2020 7:51 am
CIK7 wrote:
Sat Feb 22, 2020 7:07 pm
Anyway you can help me find a buyer for an auto tranny? Besides the XC and base AWD, i think this auto can fit the FWD models. Not sure. Rear main seal busted but i have the new RMS brand new. I also need help finding buyers for the other V70 parts i have for sale. It seems noone cares about the things imselling on my sale post.
Have you posted in the classifieds here? I'd post there, on Swedespeed (that classifieds section gets a lot of activity) and local Craigslist and Facebook Marketplace.
Ive already posted on here. Only 1 person commented in the last 2ish weeks
1998 V70 XC black ($1K trade, Mi:144/149K, immaculate engine, totalled 5/2/20)
1998 V70 XC white ($50 cash, junk, donor for my black XC)
2001 V70 Ba white (sold)
2009 Impala LT 3.5L (sold)

Plans for my 98 XC: 16T/18T, P2 M66 swap, logo/badge delete excl grille

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