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1998 V70R RN swap

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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1998 V70R RN swap

Post by dcmike » Tue Feb 04, 2020 8:30 am

The other day my old 2.3 in my 98 V70R lost oil pressure and now has a rod knock. Im going to replace the the engine with a RN engine. I would like to replace it with a low pressure turbo engine. My question is do I have to replace it with a AWD engine because of clearance issues of the angle gear? Then also what year and model cars have the low pressure turbo engine? I have seen the videos on you tube and feel very confident about all the extra stuff that needs to be done to the engine for the swap.

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Re: 1998 V70R RN swap

Post by dcmike » Wed Feb 05, 2020 6:49 am

I guess I should ask. Are all 2.3 engines HPT and 2.4 LPT? Also any clearance issues with the angle gear with engines that came out of non AWD cars? I was going to try to use a 99 or 2000 engine.

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Re: 1998 V70R RN swap

Post by erikv11 » Wed Feb 05, 2020 7:45 am

There is no angle gear issue, the LPT engines are all the same regardless of drive train.

For 99 or 00 all LPT are 2.4. But you have other options too up into the 2000's. Ask member RickHaleParker, he is good at looking things up in VADIS.
'95 854 T5-R, Motronic 4.4, 185k
'96 855 NA, 145k
'98 S70 NA, 220k (living out west)
'98 V70, T5 tune-injectors-turbo, LPT engine, 285k
'06 S60 R, 165k
'99 Camry V6 :shock: 125k
gone: '96 NA 850 210k, '98 NA V70 182k

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Re: 1998 V70R RN swap

Post by dcmike » Wed Feb 05, 2020 8:07 am

Thank you

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