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Confused 99 S70 Engine type

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Vernh59
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Volvo Repair Database Confused 99 S70 Engine type

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I am trying to order a tune up kit for my 99 S70 n/a and then I see the note "for ......without direct ignition." I have an engine code of B5254S is this engine direct ignition? How do you know by the VIN or engine code? I have searched the forum and I find many references to the engine code but not for the ignition.

Thanks in advance.
Vern

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Post by MadeInJapan »

Easiest thing to do in your case is just pull the timing belt cover to see which belt tensioner is on it... It would save you hours of searching. If it's the newer type then go with that- if the older type then go with the lower engine number replacement parts- it's one or the other.
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Post by 9394volvo850s »

Vernh59 wrote:I am trying to order a tune up kit for my 99 S70 n/a and then I see the note "for ......without direct ignition." I have an engine code of B5254S is this engine direct ignition? How do you know by the VIN or engine code? I have searched the forum and I find many references to the engine code but not for the ignition.

Thanks in advance.
they mean by direct ignition individual coils(5) ontop of the plugs, wich you most likely wont have if its a non turbo. if you have a coil and a wire coming from behind the air box then its not direct ignition. there would also be no wires and no cap and rotor with direct ignition. post a pick of the engin bay and its wasy to tell the diffirence. above the airfilter on the drivers side you can see the Red coil. non direct ignition. and of course all the wires in blue.
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