1998 V70 GLT 19T Build

MVS Contributor and member since 2014 bmdubya1198 guides us through a wonderful build thread on an everyday 1998 V70 GLT with a factory 13G turbo. Check out what he did to it:

bmdubya1198 » It’s time to see my first Volvo make some power! I’m not one to do “build threads”, but I figured for this car, I had to post something. Once my V70R moves up to the K24, I’ll probably post a big one (and maybe detail the manual swap process), but we’ll see how that goes!

This 1998 V70 GLT History

As some of you know, I bought this car back in 2015 as my first car for $300, and rebuilt it with my dad. It had some front end damage that we fixed, then spent 2 months diagnosing a transmission issue… which turned out to be a broken connector. 

 I daily drove this car up until August of this year, when I finally sold it to focus on my V70R (which turned into focusing on my several other cars and never getting anything done, but that’s another story).

The current owner and I keep in touch, and he’s put his trust in me to take care of maintenance and performance modifications. I’m honored to be able to continue to work on the car that taught me so much of what I know about Volvos and cars in general!

Later 13G, Hello 19T

So onto the build… it’s a bone stock 1998 V70 GLT. 2.4L LPT N motor, 13G turbo. I started by replacing the timing belt, tensioner, idler, and water pump the other day, and just last night I got the 19T mounted up with the original straight flange exhaust housing. Yes, an angled flange would flow better, but we’re going to stick with the straight flange for now to work with an OBX downpipe.

The Parts List

  • TD04HL-19T turbo (2000 V70R)
  • OBX Straight flange 3″ downpipe
  • Green injectors (S60R/V70R)
  • NA intake manifold and throttle body w/ 960 throttle plate (’98 S70/V70 NA)
  • Snabb IC piping coupler to TB (for larger TB)
  • S90/V90 MAF housing (1998 S90)
  • NA cams (’95 850 NA)
  • Deatschwerks DW200 fuel pump
  • NGK BKR6E plugs
  • M4.4 tuned by Calvin Sonniksen at Sovvagn Motorwerke in Vista, CA

I’m about halfway through the installation of everything, just waiting on an iPd cam adjustment tool, the Snabb coupler, and the tune from Calvin. I’m really excited to see how the tune goes, I’ve heard great things about his work and I’ve been interested to try it out!

And the important part… here are some pictures of the progress thus far!

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1998 V70 GLT 19T Build

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