Just like the 3 other engines I've built in the past, I don't build them with a horsepower goal in mind. Only reliability and overall performance.
This car still being a daily driver for my co worker, the boost won't get turned up much more than it already is. The front wheels already try to break traction when you WOT when under 30 mph.
With that in mind, 380hp would be nice, but it's not a target by any means.
Sounds perfect to me! My only worry is that 01 models are known to have the gearboxes made of cheese. Not really any great swaps I'm aware of either (would love a manual).
But this is your car! Can't recall the year off hand but I've no doubt you're more clued up than myself to find a solution.
obviously you'd need to figure out the software.
but there were manual cars with AWD, so it does exist.
Got the engine on the stand last night.
All of the oil drained out, which there wasn't much. I know the salvage yard this engine was purchased from and they drain the oil out of every engine they pull, so there wasn't much in this one.
These also showed up yesterday
Hopefully I'll get the oil pan and rotating assembly out before the end of the week.
I found this small plaque (if you can call it that. . .) on the side of the cylinder head while taking the engine apart. Not sure if you can read it, but it says "Guarantee Void if Removed" . . . so I guess there's no warranty on it anymore? ROFL
One small request, as you're doing an engine swap - please paint it before you put it in!
Good things come in pairs. It's fact.
Boobs, twins. . . you get the gist.
Who could pass up a steal of an XC70? My co worker picked this one up today to drive when we begin pulling the engine from the War Wagon. I gotta say, I'm a bit jealous. But when a running, driving, XC70 with ice cold A/C pops up on Craigslist and the price is "MAKE OFFER" it's hard to pass on! This will stay stock for the most part. I haven't nick named this one yet, we'll get around to it though I'm sure.
Sadly the pool float wasn't included with the car
Too bad, that's an awesome pool float
Where are you based sir? T5 engine in that condition for $500 is unheard of here. For instance, today a breaker refused to sell me a valve cover for my Mini Cooper S. They had one on a normal Cooper & wanted me to buy the whole engine for a massive $1245 CAD + 15% tax. Garbage.
I envy you intently .
so what's an 8eight fab DP gonna cost?
Made time yesterday to drop off the 2.3 at the machine shop to be hot tanked, magnaflux'd, bowl blended, port matched and re-assembled.
This place does great work and started off out of the back of a shop that specialized in 18 wheelers, once the business grew too big the owner opened his own shop. Every time I stop by it seems this business has grown every more! What started off as maybe 2 guys in the back of a truck repair shop has grown into a solid business with about 5 full time employees. I always like looking around at other customers engines while I'm there.
Being a Nissan guy at heart, I was instantly drawn to this SR20DET! This same machine shop did all the work on my SR20, and on it's first trip to the dyno it made 436whp on 20 psi, with a boost leak lol. Glad to see people still building these engines!
This 2003 XC70 is stock with Nokian WRG3's.
It has more miles off-road than either of my two IH Scouts or Jeep Cherokee, all in the boneyard except for the XC70.
Dropped through a culvert when the fill around a 6' tile washed away leavong only a 2" surface layer of dirt. Landed on the OEM skid plate with front wheels hanging. Put a chain around the ball hitch to a FarmAll and jerked her out. No damage was found.
Just put a few more $$'s into it.
Have Yakima racks and Hully Rollers, carries two sea kayaks, one flat or whitewater canoe with ease not to mention bicycles.
One tough car but it has been expensive to run!
Nice though when faced with 5 hour Expressway drive from hunting or kayaking.-Richard
BTW Volvo OEM rear hitch, Volvo OEM Rear Carrier, I think i purchased the only one ever sold in the USA?
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that is very pretty.
Have you considered closing the top deck with block fill like the honda guys do? I assume you're planning a fair amount of boost.
Well. . . I don't have any updates on the XC70 engine build, so I figured I would update you guys on my V8 Nissan 240sx
I decided the fender flare look just wasn't cutting it on the car, so I picked up these 50mm over fenders that I think look much better and keep the stock body lines.