How to Improve Volvo 16v 740
The first thing that needed work was the muffler/piping/resonator – I replaced it all stock since no one else on the ‘net had any options, with a stock system from FCP Groten ($210 and great service). I’m about to replace some other odds and ends :
but I’m more interested in how to get more gut and speed out of my daily driver 740. I’ve researched modifying the air intake with a cone filter and heat shield for a couple-10 HP, but with the 16V engine everyone seems to discourage any other modifications. I understand the engine was an interference model with very touchy timing and pressure, but I’m looking for ANY advice or ideas on the matter. Even any reasons why I shouldn’t modify the airbox – it seems 16V was a rare contraption, but a solid one, so I want to work with it… but not damage it. I’ve gotta get to work and funds are not unlimited.
Any help or input would be greatly appreciated. If I get to the airbox mod and it works I will be sure to provide plans, pictures, and guide for anyone else who wants to try it!
FYI I’m an anxious and quick-learning novice with cars/Vovlos, be kind.