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1995 into 1999 engine swap thread , Mike 2012

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
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Re: Correct compression testing procedure

Post by matthew1 » Tue Jul 09, 2013 8:48 pm

Thanks for closing. I remember the t-bone.


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Re: Correct compression testing procedure

Post by precopster » Tue Jul 09, 2013 9:04 pm

It was more of a fender-boning but when the opposite corner of the car's panel margins double it might as well have been a T

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Re: Correct compression testing procedure

Post by j roberto » Sun Jan 05, 2014 5:58 am

sou do brasil alguem pode me ajudar,preciso saber quanto de quilos é o aperto do cabeçote do volvo 850 turbo ano 94/95,e se alguel tem os esquema de ligar as mangueirinhas que sao do vacuo que vai na turbina ,se alguel puder me ajudar muito obrigado.
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Re: 1995 into 1999 engine swap thread , Mike 2012

Post by abscate » Sat Feb 16, 2019 6:01 am

Retitled to document the engine swap

Life was harsh on this one, a masterful swap that ended up at the wreckers one month after completion

Brutal.

Hopefully someone who knows Port. Answered the cylinder head weight question and turbo line diagram ( I think ) above


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Re: 1995 into 1999 engine swap thread , Mike 2012

Post by jjss70 » Mon Jun 03, 2019 4:55 pm

Hi, I should have found the Matthews Forum a month earlier and it would have been less work at least. I have done the same swap as you have except that the 95 motor is also turbo and that along w/ the vvt on the exhaust cam adds up to after a month and a half of messing with it I register to a forum called Matthews and I read a reply to a question I submit and I find the reason why my car still runs like crap. I think I need a 95 cylinder head on the 95 block that is naturally aspirated which will come w/o vvt. If you would be so kind to reply, I would be ever so grateful and thanks so much for your write-up. Very inspirational. Thanks, so much. jjss70.



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Re: 1995 into 1999 engine swap thread , Mike 2012

Post by precopster » Mon Jun 03, 2019 5:57 pm

If both cars (donor and recipient) are turbo there is another issue; not the cylinder head. You need to stick with the 1999 head. Check compression readings and report back in.


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Re: 1995 into 1999 engine swap thread , Mike 2012

Post by jjss70 » Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:33 am

I only have the one 1999 S70 AWD Turbo w/ its original 1999 engine which has a cracked block in 3 adjacent cylinders and I had a friend w/ a wrecked 1995 850 Turbo Wagon and so I bought the motor from him and the compression readings were good dry, all around 165 & 170 psi. I do still have the original engine and head which did run after I sealed up the blown head gasket. I must say that, even though oil was accumulating in the radiator and 3 cylinders had sleeves that were riddled w/ cracks and only running on 4 cylinders, it still ran so much better than it does now w/ the 1995 engine installed.



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Re: 1995 into 1999 engine swap thread , Mike 2012

Post by Sommerfeldt » Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:51 am

But... is it turbo or NA? And what do you mean it runs poor? Also, if you swap in the entire engine, why would you keep the ‘99 head?

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Re: 1995 into 1999 engine swap thread , Mike 2012

Post by jjss70 » Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:35 pm

Both engines are turbo and I took the 99 head into the machine shop to get pressure tested for cracks and I will get info Monday or Tuesday. Also, what name brand of head gasket and head bolts should I get aftermarket? Thanks to guys on the Matthews Forum, you've all showed me the errors of my ways. So again, THANK YOU ALL.



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