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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
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Re: 1998 V70 GLT 19T Build

Post by bmdubya1198 » Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:25 pm

matthew1 wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:12 pm
Ohh you're friends with Bdub. Same city.

Took me a minute. Sometimes I field some pretty kooky users/registrations/posts... often by users who are posting on a forum for the first time (I think. Gotta be, some of these.).
Yup, he's the current owner of this car!

I've seen some crazy posts on here too, that goes for a lot of forums. I love the ones that are totally random... like a post on Volvospeed about a problem with the guy's Dodge Ram :lol: .
scot850 wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:28 pm
What TCV are you using? If stock it is not up to above 12 psi boost even when new.

Neil.
It's the original Pierburg TCV. It's probably in need of replacement.
matthew1 wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:41 pm
My 850 boosted well beyond 12psi as measured by a new iPD gauge with a stock TCV. 17-18. I don't recall ever changing it anyway... my memory of my 850 upgrades isn't perfect. I don't see anything in my email which goes back to 2004 with "tcv volvo" so I'm 98% sure I never upgraded it.
That's the thing, for the longest time with this car, I never had any problems with the TCV. Or any other P80 I had early on, but now it seems TCVs are dying left and right. Which is funny, some people say they never have problems with them, and others do. I probably have 5 or 6 on the shelf, and they're all over the place. I had one that overboosted like crazy, and one that capped the boost on my V70R at around 6 PSI. That one was the gray Pierburg Porsche one that is a common "upgrade". That was not my experience with it!
Ordered a new OEM Pierburg from FCP and boost has been stable and where it should be on my R.
2000 V70R Venetian Red/Charcoal M56 Swapped 195k
2000 S70 GLT Mystic Silver/Taupe 253k
2003 S60 2.4T Silver/Black 109k
2007 XC90 V8 AWD Sport Titanium Grey/Black 165k
1993 944 Base Beige/Beige 221k
1991 944 Turbo Dark Green/Beige 172k
1992 245 Base White/Beige 249k
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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 matthew1 » Mon Feb 17, 2020 1:11 pm

Entered into the VRD as How to Make a 1998 V70 Fast.
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Re: 1998 V70 GLT 19T Build

Post by bmdubya1198 » Tue Feb 18, 2020 5:05 pm

matthew1 wrote:
Mon Feb 17, 2020 1:11 pm
Entered into the VRD as How to Make a 1998 V70 Fast.
Awesome!
2000 V70R Venetian Red/Charcoal M56 Swapped 195k
2000 S70 GLT Mystic Silver/Taupe 253k
2003 S60 2.4T Silver/Black 109k
2007 XC90 V8 AWD Sport Titanium Grey/Black 165k
1993 944 Base Beige/Beige 221k
1991 944 Turbo Dark Green/Beige 172k
1992 245 Base White/Beige 249k
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1998 S90- Silver/Gray 207k
1995 850 GLT Tropic Green... crushed
2001 S60 2.4T Black/Black 230k
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Re: 1998 V70 GLT 19T Build

Post by CIK7 » Wed Feb 19, 2020 11:10 am

Just the post i needed to see! Ill use this thread to do this in the future. Btw why does the 2.3 come with HPT and the 2.4 a LPT?
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Re: 1998 V70 GLT 19T Build

Post by abscate » Wed Feb 19, 2020 11:24 am

CIK7 wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 11:10 am
Just the post i needed to see! Ill use this thread to do this in the future. Btw why does the 2.3 come with HPT and the 2.4 a LPT?
It gives the LPT guys a brief moment of hope, quickly dashed.....
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Re: 1998 V70 GLT 19T Build

Post by scot850 » Wed Feb 19, 2020 11:45 am

My old 98 V70 XC would probably leave a 18T and definitely a 19T at a set of traffic lights by the time the turbos spool up! It would of course lose out at the higher end.

Neil.
2000 V70 R - still being an endless PITA
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Re: 1998 V70 GLT 19T Build

Post by bmdubya1198 » Wed Feb 19, 2020 8:29 pm

CIK7 wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 11:10 am
Just the post i needed to see! Ill use this thread to do this in the future. Btw why does the 2.3 come with HPT and the 2.4 a LPT?
Yes, the 2.3 is considered HPT and the 2.4 is LPT. 2.3 comes with either a 15g or 16t depending on the year, and the 2.4 comes with a 13g/13t.
scot850 wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 11:45 am
My old 98 V70 XC would probably leave a 18T and definitely a 19T at a set of traffic lights by the time the turbos spool up! It would of course lose out at the higher end.

Neil.
My V70R is SLOW off the line, but that's also due to the weight in that car... the AWD P80s aren't light cars! This '98 was quick off the line when I had my manual boost controller hooked up... it's a lot of fun at 9 PSI on a 13g when you're driving around town!
2000 V70R Venetian Red/Charcoal M56 Swapped 195k
2000 S70 GLT Mystic Silver/Taupe 253k
2003 S60 2.4T Silver/Black 109k
2007 XC90 V8 AWD Sport Titanium Grey/Black 165k
1993 944 Base Beige/Beige 221k
1991 944 Turbo Dark Green/Beige 172k
1992 245 Base White/Beige 249k
Sold-
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 » Thu Feb 20, 2020 10:00 am

abscate wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 11:24 am
CIK7 wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 11:10 am
Just the post i needed to see! Ill use this thread to do this in the future. Btw why does the 2.3 come with HPT and the 2.4 a LPT?
It gives the LPT guys a brief moment of hope, quickly dashed.....
:lol: i better get a hpt then eh? Just kidding. But seroously yes ill do that at some point
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1998 V70 XC white ($50 cash, Mi:unknown, dead, is the donor for my black one)

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If you have a 98-00 V70, interested in 'interior remodeling' ideas, PM me. My remodel: Satin nickel on dark walnut stained wood with shiny gray shag.

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Re: 1998 V70 GLT 19T Build

Post by RickHaleParker » Thu Feb 20, 2020 12:41 pm

CIK7 wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 11:10 am
Just the post i needed to see! Ill use this thread to do this in the future. Btw why does the 2.3 come with HPT and the 2.4 a LPT?
A LPT is better for city driving and fuel economy, it has more spunk around town.
HPT is the hot rod turbo, it not as spunky in normal driving but it roars, impresses or scare the dickens chickens when you floor it.

If you want better daily drivability and fuel economy ... LPT.
If you impress somebody that is into performance or scare the dickens out of somebody that is not ... HPT.

If you want the best of both worlds, Twin Sequential Turbochargers, one LPT and one HPT. Produces boot over a wider RPM range.
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Re: 1998 V70 GLT 19T Build

Post by scot850 » Thu Feb 20, 2020 1:35 pm

Or you stay safe with a non-turbo base model with the 5 speed auto. My buddy (who bought my old 00 MY base SE V70) dropped by today and still loves that old car. He did a long trip out East from Calgary with a tail wind and got 7 litres/100km on a 400km and on the way to where he was going and 7.6 litres/100km on the way back into a strong head wind. That is seriously good mileage for a car with close to 200,000 miles on it now and burns no oil. Much as folk malign the 5 speed auto it is peppy in the mid range around town and and on the highway.

(That is 31-33.5 miles/gallon US)

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2006 XC70
2003 Toyota 4Runner V8 Limited
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