MVS Contributor DragosGD posts a nice collection of photos of Volvo whiteblock 5-cylinder exhaust manifolds — “R” manifold – 30637921, “Japan” manifold – 9207688, and stock 1998 turbo.
- Volvo V70 Straight Pipe Exhaust Mod
What a straight pipe exhaust modification looks like (plus the owner's description of the sound and power increase). In addition to that, there are a few give-and-takes about general aftermarket exhaust noise and about aftermarket exhaust quality. I have a 1998 V70 with a B5254S 168hp engine and 140K miles. Recently replaced the muffler, catalytic converter and all pipe with Bosal stuff, but put in by my local shop who did a crap job. It sounds loud and rumbles, and I am looking for quiet and smooth. I have had Midas check for leaks, and they found none. I have looked for leaks and found none. And the original shop looked and found no problems, even though they admitted it sounded louder than when they replaced it last Nov.My car looks great and runs well, but could be better…
- Persistant Exhaust Manifold leaks
Exhaust Manifold Gasket Replacement My 2000 70XC with B5244T engine, has had engine light code issues P0422 since I bought it at 80,000 miles. The frequency that it would come on increased until it was on constantly. At 129,000 miles, a Volvo service tech told me I had an exhaust manifold leak, and most likely gasket replacement would end the code problem. XC70 2000 Persistant Exhaust Manifold leaks
- Engine Rebuild Tutorial PDF - 1996 Volvo 850
Hydro-lock Causes Engine Failure, Which Causes Engine Rebuild The project lasted into the third week. Were I to do this again, I could do it in a week without difficulty. Maybe 3 days. MVS Forums Contributor and advanced shadetree-level mechanic JimBee puts together a 288MB, 30-page downloadable PDF monster filled to the top with how to rebuild your Volvo whiteblock engine. Then he makes it free, and passes it around. That's the DIY Volvo repair community spirit right there, folks. Download the 1996 850 engine rebuild tutorial PDF here. When we buy a car with a “dead” engine, of course, we don’t know what we might be getting into, which is reflected in the price. So it was with my “tinkertoy”. I got it running after a basic tuneup and oil change. The timing belt looked…