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98 S70 T5 Auto

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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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98 S70 T5 Auto

Post by befarrer » Sat Apr 04, 2020 2:34 pm

Are these cars common? I know the manual ones are alot less common. Found locally a 98 S70, does not say T5 on the back, but has the correct 16" wheels, fog lights, rear spoiler, and the 2.3HPT turbo engine B5234t code, so I am assuming it is a T5. It has 202,000KM on it, but a rough idle, ad says think turbo is gone, I am thinking burned valve, but mileage is somewhat low. Wonder if its worth getting to repair. I already have a 98 V70 GLT AWD, so I need it like a hole in my leg, but I like the HPT, and simpler FWD, but I much prefer the wagons.
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Re: 98 S70 T5 Auto

Post by befarrer » Sat Apr 04, 2020 6:10 pm

Looked at the car, pretty sure its a burned valve, obvious mis at idle, owner says it smooths out at higher RPM. Has black interior with suede inserts on the sides (not the R seats), along with stitched door inserts. Factory CD player, no auto climate control, just hot-cold selection knobs, standard dash.

Before I looked at the car, the owner sent me a pic of the identification label, the interior code is 3870, I have not found anywhere that interior color referenced.
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Re: 98 S70 T5 Auto

Post by abscate » Sun Apr 05, 2020 4:57 am

It sounds like a bit of a hybrid , as I don’t think the high level trim lines came with base AC.

It’s a good $500-1000 project, these cars don’t flip for profit well , though

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Re: 98 S70 T5 Auto

Post by RickHaleParker » Sun Apr 05, 2020 6:03 am

befarrer wrote:
Sat Apr 04, 2020 6:10 pm
Before I looked at the car, the owner sent me a pic of the identification label, the interior code is 3870, I have not found anywhere that interior color referenced.
You sure you are reading it correct? 3970 Graphite is one of the interior codes for the 1998 S70.

Look at the 6 & 7 digit of the VIN number, if it is 53 it is a B5234T3 (T5 engine).
52 = B5234T6 (R engine), 56 = B5254T (2.5L).
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Platform: P80 1998 C70, B5234T3, 16T, AW50-42, Bosch Motronic 4.4, Special Edition package, Plant: Uddevalla Sweden.
Platform: X40 (Nedcar) 2003 S40, B4204T3, 14T twin scroll AW55-50/51SN, Siemens EMS 2000. Plant: Born Netherlands.
Platform P2 2005 XC90 T6 Executive, B6294T, 4T65 AWD, Bosch Motronic 7.0, Plant Torslanda Sweden.
Platform P2 2004 S60R, B2524T4, AW50/51 AWD, Bosch Motronic 7.0, BorgWarner K24 turbocharger, Plant Ghent Belgium.

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