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Volvo 850 T-5R manual transmission swap completed...  Topic is solved

Post by rspi » Wed May 03, 2017 6:21 pm

Completed my manual transmission swap on my '95 Volvo 850 T-5R. It was a solid 3 day job with 2 people. Would have been easier if I would have dropped the sub frame on the ground or pull the engine and transmission out of the top together. We had the car on jack stands and lowered the sub frame.

Since the swap, my city gas mileage has gone up about 20%. I had the car tuned to the '98 T5M tune so I lost a little boost but I it is not looking for the auto trans. I installed some rebuilt blue injectors but need to install whites. I now have a set of whites that are going to be tested and cleaned, rebuilt if necessary.

When we got done, the reverse lights did not work, blew the fuse. Got it working, the cut wire ends were not clean so that may have caused it to short out.

The cruise does not work, not sure why. Will try get that fixed soon.

My highway mileage is the same at in the auto because the final drive of the 5 speed is the same as the 4 speed auto.


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Re: Volvo 850 T-5R manual transmission swap completed...

Post by theWIFES_S70 » Wed May 03, 2017 6:51 pm

Can't wait to see some videos of you peeling out, Robert! :)


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Re: Volvo 850 T-5R manual transmission swap completed...

Post by oragex » Wed May 03, 2017 7:17 pm

the swap that many want to do but few succeed, congrats


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Post by polskamafia mjl » Thu May 04, 2017 3:11 pm

Welcome to the club :P


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Re: Volvo 850 T-5R manual transmission swap completed...

Post by rspi » Thu May 04, 2017 5:28 pm

polskamafia mjl wrote:
Thu May 04, 2017 3:11 pm
Welcome to the club :P
Thanks. What did you do for the ECU mod?


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Re: Volvo 850 T-5R manual transmission swap completed...

Post by polskamafia mjl » Thu May 04, 2017 7:50 pm

Nothing yet. I've just been living with the CEL for now. How has your tune worked out so far? Does the engine hold revs a little longer or did you just have it tuned to not look for a TCU?


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Post by bmdubya1198 » Thu May 04, 2017 7:58 pm

Like I said on one of the videos, glad to hear it went well! I hope to swap mine eventually.


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Re: Volvo 850 T-5R manual transmission swap completed...

Post by tryingbe » Thu May 04, 2017 9:57 pm

rspi wrote:
Wed May 03, 2017 6:21 pm
I installed some rebuilt blue injectors but need to install whites. I now have a set of whites that are going to be tested and cleaned, rebuilt if necessary.
Don't bother, blue injectors flows exactly the same as white injectors. Search for their part numbers
http://www.witchhunter.com/injectordata1.php
Only the fuel pressure regulators used with white/blue injectors are different.
rspi wrote:
Wed May 03, 2017 6:21 pm

The cruise does not work, not sure why. Will try get that fixed soon.
You need to modify the relay.
http://volvospeed.com/vs_forum/topic/78 ... nt=2087375
rspi wrote:
Thu May 04, 2017 5:28 pm
polskamafia mjl wrote:
Thu May 04, 2017 3:11 pm
Welcome to the club :P
Thanks. What did you do for the ECU mod?

I know this question is not directed to me, but the 627 Euro Spec 850 R calibration works with manual transmission without the RPM hold and no CEL. I also modified my 627 calibration so it works with the white/blue injectors and with the correct fuel and MPG gauge. Downside is the 627 Euro Spec 850 R calibration have NO obd II capabilities, so I would not use it with 96/97 cars.

viewtopic.php?t=76990


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Re: Volvo 850 T-5R manual transmission swap completed...

Post by bmdubya1198 » Fri May 05, 2017 7:22 am

tryingbe wrote:
Thu May 04, 2017 9:57 pm
Don't bother, blue injectors flows exactly the same as white injectors. Search for their part numbers
http://www.witchhunter.com/injectordata1.php
Only the fuel pressure regulators used with white/blue injectors are different.
Really? I thought the blue injectors were 395cc while the whites are only 350cc? https://www.fcpeuro.com/blog/posts/red- ... ctor-guide


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Re: Volvo 850 T-5R manual transmission swap completed...

Post by tryingbe » Fri May 05, 2017 10:23 am

bmdubya1198 wrote:
Fri May 05, 2017 7:22 am
tryingbe wrote:
Thu May 04, 2017 9:57 pm
Don't bother, blue injectors flows exactly the same as white injectors. Search for their part numbers
http://www.witchhunter.com/injectordata1.php
Only the fuel pressure regulators used with white/blue injectors are different.
Really? I thought the blue injectors were 395cc while the whites are only 350cc? https://www.fcpeuro.com/blog/posts/red- ... ctor-guide
You should really read what you post.
White & Blue

White and Blue injectors flow exactly the same.
High fuel pressure means injectors will flow more, HOWEVER, fuel pump will flow less.


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