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camshaft tuning for fuel economy?

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camshaft tuning for fuel economy?

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Is it possible to tune the 850 camshaft timing for better fuel economy? I have IPD's cam timing tool and was wondering if I could increase my MPG rather than my acceleration.
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Re: camshaft tuning for fuel economy?

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most probably not. I guess fuel economy was quite high up on Volvo's list when designing these cars.
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Re: camshaft tuning for fuel economy?

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You can get a little torque improvement and higher MPG by advancing intake cam 5-8 degrees. You will suffer some loss at high revs.
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Re: camshaft tuning for fuel economy?

Post by nmontague81 »

Will try advancing the intake cam and see what the scanguard II says. Thanks for the tip jimmy57!
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