Looks like it's time for a rebuild ('97 GLT 855)
Username
Do you already have an account?
Forgot your password?
  • Log in or Sign up

    Page 1 of 5 1 2 3 4 5 LastLast
    Results 1 to 35 of 150
    1. #1
      Junior Member
      Join Date
      Dec 2014
      Location
      Indy, IN
      Posts
      394

      Turbo MomCar the wife's '97 GLT 855

      Well, the wife's '97 GLT 855 (LPT) has been showing some weirdness with the cooling system holding pressure for an extended period of time.


      Put the exhaust gas tester on it this weekend...




      It's a very minor leak at the moment. It's not blowing white smoke, or overheating, but it will occasionally push some coolant past the cap.

      This engine has 275K miles on it, so instead of just a HG replace, I'm going to go through the '96 turbo engine I have on the stand in the garage and hopefully give that a refresh.

      Seeing as her car is an M4.4 system, we'll just "upgrade" it to a '98 T5 or R spec. That should keep her happy.

      She loves her Turbo MomCarô, and isn't going to give it up.
      Last edited by Chuck W; 06-24-2019 at 02:15 PM.
      '97 854 T5 & '97 855 GLT(RN LPT swap/16T/ETC) (wife's)
      '78 264 (Future Whiteblock/T5 swap)

    2. Remove Advertisements

      Advertisements
       

    3. #2
      These cars go forever lol I like what your doing with it

    4. #3
      Junior Member
      Join Date
      Dec 2014
      Location
      Indy, IN
      Posts
      394
      After doing the exhaust gas test, I replaced the thermostat. Just to make sure there wasn't anything ugly floating around, or clogged. Installed a 90* stat with the proper vent orifice in it and buttoned it all back up. Car runs slightly cooler and hasn't been puking coolant out of the expansion tank the past few days. Still holding pressure though, but that was expected.

      Been messing with the teardown of the replacement engine the past couple of days.







      Hoping to have the head fully off and the bottom end bearings looked at by the weekend.
      Last edited by Chuck W; 07-12-2018 at 10:59 AM.
      '97 854 T5 & '97 855 GLT(RN LPT swap/16T/ETC) (wife's)
      '78 264 (Future Whiteblock/T5 swap)

    5. Remove Advertisements
      SwedeSpeed.com
      Advertisements

    6. #4
      Junior Member
      Join Date
      Feb 2018
      Posts
      80
      Looking forward to what you are going to do with the moose

    7. #5
      Junior Member
      Join Date
      Dec 2014
      Location
      Indy, IN
      Posts
      394
      One of the things that's going to happen along with the engine rebuild is a new exhaust. Not sure if I want to build one, or just buy one. I have a couple 3" downpipes, so I have a starting point. It's just running a stock sytem with the cat removed (by a previous owner). Anyone have any experience with the "Estonian" exhaust kits on ebay? HERE

      Also, I'm trying to debate between the 15G that is on this engine, or a 16T. It needs a new exhaust manifold, but the turbo itself seems to be in decent shape, at first glance. I know the differences are minor between the two, when it comes down to it, but not sure what would be a better match for a "driver" on the '98 M4.4 engine management.

      Trying to keep a handle on "scope creep", but a replacement steering rack and R sways are on the "for sure" list of things that will be happening while the car is down for the engine swap.
      '97 854 T5 & '97 855 GLT(RN LPT swap/16T/ETC) (wife's)
      '78 264 (Future Whiteblock/T5 swap)

    8. #6
      Quote Originally Posted by Chuck W View Post
      One of the things that's going to happen along with the engine rebuild is a new exhaust. Not sure if I want to build one, or just buy one. I have a couple 3" downpipes, so I have a starting point. It's just running a stock sytem with the cat removed (by a previous owner). Anyone have any experience with the "Estonian" exhaust kits on ebay? HERE

      Also, I'm trying to debate between the 15G that is on this engine, or a 16T. It needs a new exhaust manifold, but the turbo itself seems to be in decent shape, at first glance. I know the differences are minor between the two, when it comes down to it, but not sure what would be a better match for a "driver" on the '98 M4.4 engine management.

      Trying to keep a handle on "scope creep", but a replacement steering rack and R sways are on the "for sure" list of things that will be happening while the car is down for the engine swap.
      16t over the 15g, no tune needed though, I maxed out my maf with a 16t, itís a good starter turbo to experience power with these 5 cylinders. I have 2 16ts if you would be interested, can come in straight or angled flange.

      I donít have any experience with that exhaust or know anyone who does, I like my obx pretty good, it does drone though at highway speeds

    9. #7
      Junior Member
      Join Date
      Dec 2014
      Location
      Indy, IN
      Posts
      394
      Quote Originally Posted by volbro850 View Post
      16t over the 15g, no tune needed though, I maxed out my maf with a 16t, itís a good starter turbo to experience power with these 5 cylinders. I have 2 16ts if you would be interested, can come in straight or angled flange.

      I donít have any experience with that exhaust or know anyone who does, I like my obx pretty good, it does drone though at highway speeds
      Well, this is the wife's car, so I'm not sure we need to go too far. I was just wondering if the powerband of either was better matched for engine management for drivability. What did the 16T come stock on?
      I have a line on a 16T/manifold, but might have an interest in another, if we use this one on her car. (The plan is to rebuild the engine from her car for my 240 )
      '97 854 T5 & '97 855 GLT(RN LPT swap/16T/ETC) (wife's)
      '78 264 (Future Whiteblock/T5 swap)

    10. #8
      Quote Originally Posted by Chuck W View Post
      Well, this is the wife's car, so I'm not sure we need to go too far. I was just wondering if the powerband of either was better matched for engine management for drivability. What did the 16T come stock on?
      I have a line on a 16T/manifold, but might have an interest in another, if we use this one on her car. (The plan is to rebuild the engine from her car for my 240 )
      The power band and spool is better than the 15g. I could tell a difference when I changed it. Itís not a all out powerful turbo but it does pack a little punch with a tune

    11. #9
      Junior Member
      Join Date
      Dec 2014
      Location
      Indy, IN
      Posts
      394
      Quote Originally Posted by volbro850 View Post
      The power band and spool is better than the 15g. I could tell a difference when I changed it. Itís not a all out powerful turbo but it does pack a little punch with a tune
      Thanks for the input. No tune will be done on this car, just the installation of a 98 T5 (HPT) or R ECU, in place of the current LPT ECU.

      I'm assuming the angled-flange flows better than the flat?
      '97 854 T5 & '97 855 GLT(RN LPT swap/16T/ETC) (wife's)
      '78 264 (Future Whiteblock/T5 swap)

    12. #10
      Junior Member
      Join Date
      Dec 2014
      Location
      Indy, IN
      Posts
      394
      Head is off.


      Lots of carbon build-up.



      Didn't notice much of a ridge at the top of the cylinders, and no odd scoring or other marks in the cylinder walls.
      Last edited by Chuck W; 07-12-2018 at 11:00 AM.
      '97 854 T5 & '97 855 GLT(RN LPT swap/16T/ETC) (wife's)
      '78 264 (Future Whiteblock/T5 swap)

    13. #11
      Senior Member ScottishBrick's Avatar
      Join Date
      Dec 2014
      Location
      Connecticut
      Posts
      13,754
      Quote Originally Posted by Chuck W View Post
      One of the things that's going to happen along with the engine rebuild is a new exhaust. Not sure if I want to build one, or just buy one. I have a couple 3" downpipes, so I have a starting point. It's just running a stock sytem with the cat removed (by a previous owner). Anyone have any experience with the "Estonian" exhaust kits on ebay? HERE

      Also, I'm trying to debate between the 15G that is on this engine, or a 16T. It needs a new exhaust manifold, but the turbo itself seems to be in decent shape, at first glance. I know the differences are minor between the two, when it comes down to it, but not sure what would be a better match for a "driver" on the '98 M4.4 engine management.

      Trying to keep a handle on "scope creep", but a replacement steering rack and R sways are on the "for sure" list of things that will be happening while the car is down for the engine swap.
      I would suggest the jetex/mototech/est/simmons touring exhaust. Its very well made, can be had for about $500 and is quiet compared to literally every other system. Above 2200 rpm its nearly silent.
      2003 V70 T5 - Mystic/Graphite - M56LK - 197k - K24/Greens/Do88 IC/SMF & P2R Clutch/DW300C/H&R/Bilstein TC/Delrin/316mm & 308mm Brakes - SteveO Tuned
      1999 V70 T5 - Pewter/R Graphite & Alcantara - AW42 - 291k - Daily/Work Wagon
      1999 V70 T5 - Nautic/R Graphite & Alcantara - M56H - 174k - Rescued
      1999 V70 T5 - Emerald/Graphite - M56H - 119k - Garage Queen
      2000 V70 T5 - Mystic/Graphite - AW42 - 238k - Moms Unicorn
      2000 S70 GLT SE- Mystic/Graphite - AW42 - 212k - Sisters

    14. #12
      Member RSpi's Avatar
      Join Date
      Oct 2010
      Location
      Albuquerque, NM
      Posts
      1,002
      Nice, can you see good cross hatching on the cylinder walls?

      I would pull the valves, put them on the wire wheel to clean off the carbon, install OEM valve stem seals, then lap the valves. I wouldn't try to clean any carbon off the piston heads, that's just me.

      Carbon is probably from running cheap low octane fuel. How many miles do you think it on that engine?

      I pulled my 15G with 290,000+ miles and installed a 16T with about 135,000 on it. Didn't notice a big change because I'm not running a tune. Spools up a little faster and hold boost good but I credit that to low miles.
      '95 850 T-5RM Wagon - Panther - DD 370,000, 23/26
      '95 850 T-5R Yellow sedan - Queen Bee - 220,000, 21/27
      '98 S70 GLT "Lil Red" - Daughter - 24/31
      Volvo's of time past: 740 GLE, 262C Bertone, 264, 960, S90, S70 GLT, Yellow T-5R...
      Volvo Repair Videos

    15. #13
      Senior Member JaredR's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jan 2014
      Location
      Boston, MA
      Posts
      12,050
      Quote Originally Posted by RSpi View Post
      ]

      I pulled my 15G with 290,000+ miles and installed a 16T with about 135,000 on it. Didn't notice a big change because I'm not running a tune. Spools up a little faster and hold boost good but I credit that to low miles.
      did you also change the exhaust housing/dp at that point?
      1995 850 T-5R Estate. AW50-42LE. Cream Yellow/Graphite. 296k.
      1997 850R Estate. RN/M66D. Bright Red/Graphite. 270k.
      2007 S60 T5. M66W. Black Sapphire/Arena. 136k.

      Past: |1997 855R. Bright Red/Light Beige. AW50-42LE. Totaled by wayward construction equipment. || 1996 854R. Black Stone/Graphite. AW50-42LE. Parts car || 1995 854 TURBO. Polar White/Tan. AW50-42LE. Parts car. |
      Dad: 1997 V70 T5 SE. AW50-42LE. Frost Green/Oak. 212k.Mom: 2004 V70 NA. AW55-50SN Ruby Red/Tan 269k. <--- FOR SALE!!

    16. #14
      Junior Member
      Join Date
      Dec 2014
      Location
      Indy, IN
      Posts
      394
      Quote Originally Posted by ScottishBrick View Post
      I would suggest the jetex/mototech/est/simmons touring exhaust. Its very well made, can be had for about $500 and is quiet compared to literally every other system. Above 2200 rpm its nearly silent.
      I've looked at those. They look to be about $600 these days. The oval tip one would look pretty good on this.



      Quote Originally Posted by RSpi View Post
      Nice, can you see good cross hatching on the cylinder walls?

      I would pull the valves, put them on the wire wheel to clean off the carbon, install OEM valve stem seals, then lap the valves. I wouldn't try to clean any carbon off the piston heads, that's just me.

      Carbon is probably from running cheap low octane fuel. How many miles do you think it on that engine?

      I pulled my 15G with 290,000+ miles and installed a 16T with about 135,000 on it. Didn't notice a big change because I'm not running a tune. Spools up a little faster and hold boost good but I credit that to low miles.
      That's kind of what I was planning on doing. Do a quick check of the valve guides as I'm pulling it apart, just to be sure.

      I really have no idea on the mileage. It was under 170K on the odometer, if I recall, but you never know, seeing as who knows if the odometer was even working. The crosshatching is there, but it'll get a good honing before reassembly.
      Hopefully the bottom end bearings all look good. I may know that by this weekend.
      '97 854 T5 & '97 855 GLT(RN LPT swap/16T/ETC) (wife's)
      '78 264 (Future Whiteblock/T5 swap)

    17. #15
      Member RSpi's Avatar
      Join Date
      Oct 2010
      Location
      Albuquerque, NM
      Posts
      1,002
      Quote Originally Posted by JaredR View Post
      did you also change the exhaust housing/dp at that point?
      Yes, installed a straight flange and 3" down pipe.

      Now it has a R exhaust manifold on it since I had to replace the head 8/17 (burnt a valve at 362,600). Was holding boost real strong a week or so ago before the intake tube blew off. lol
      '95 850 T-5RM Wagon - Panther - DD 370,000, 23/26
      '95 850 T-5R Yellow sedan - Queen Bee - 220,000, 21/27
      '98 S70 GLT "Lil Red" - Daughter - 24/31
      Volvo's of time past: 740 GLE, 262C Bertone, 264, 960, S90, S70 GLT, Yellow T-5R...
      Volvo Repair Videos

    18. #16
      Junior Member
      Join Date
      Dec 2014
      Location
      Indy, IN
      Posts
      394
      Well, I'm not going to have my cylinder ridge tool until tomorrow, but I did go ahead and pop the rod bearing caps loose to check things out.

      All of the rod bearings looked good. Just standard wear.

      All except #2


      It spun


      The crank looks OK, though.


      Maybe a short moment of oil starvation? Fluke?
      Like I said, mystery engine.

      Going to make sure the pick-up and pan are spotless. Any kits/checks on rebuilding/testing the oil pump? I guess there is some stuff on specs in the engine service manual, but can internals be replaced/shimmed?
      Last edited by Chuck W; 07-12-2018 at 11:00 AM.
      '97 854 T5 & '97 855 GLT(RN LPT swap/16T/ETC) (wife's)
      '78 264 (Future Whiteblock/T5 swap)

    19. #17
      Senior Member ScottishBrick's Avatar
      Join Date
      Dec 2014
      Location
      Connecticut
      Posts
      13,754
      There is an updated oil pickup tube:

      2003 V70 T5 - Mystic/Graphite - M56LK - 197k - K24/Greens/Do88 IC/SMF & P2R Clutch/DW300C/H&R/Bilstein TC/Delrin/316mm & 308mm Brakes - SteveO Tuned
      1999 V70 T5 - Pewter/R Graphite & Alcantara - AW42 - 291k - Daily/Work Wagon
      1999 V70 T5 - Nautic/R Graphite & Alcantara - M56H - 174k - Rescued
      1999 V70 T5 - Emerald/Graphite - M56H - 119k - Garage Queen
      2000 V70 T5 - Mystic/Graphite - AW42 - 238k - Moms Unicorn
      2000 S70 GLT SE- Mystic/Graphite - AW42 - 212k - Sisters

    20. #18
      Junior Member
      Join Date
      Dec 2014
      Location
      Indy, IN
      Posts
      394
      Application? Dealer-only part?

      EDIT- Looks like a 2000-2007 part. Just longer mounting bolts, and it's a direct replacement?
      Last edited by Chuck W; 03-03-2018 at 07:06 PM.
      '97 854 T5 & '97 855 GLT(RN LPT swap/16T/ETC) (wife's)
      '78 264 (Future Whiteblock/T5 swap)

    21. #19
      Member RSpi's Avatar
      Join Date
      Oct 2010
      Location
      Albuquerque, NM
      Posts
      1,002
      And there I thought checking the bearings was a waste of your time. Good catch.
      '95 850 T-5RM Wagon - Panther - DD 370,000, 23/26
      '95 850 T-5R Yellow sedan - Queen Bee - 220,000, 21/27
      '98 S70 GLT "Lil Red" - Daughter - 24/31
      Volvo's of time past: 740 GLE, 262C Bertone, 264, 960, S90, S70 GLT, Yellow T-5R...
      Volvo Repair Videos

    22. #20
      Senior Member ScottishBrick's Avatar
      Join Date
      Dec 2014
      Location
      Connecticut
      Posts
      13,754
      Quote Originally Posted by Chuck W View Post
      Application? Dealer-only part?

      EDIT- Looks like a 2000-2007 part. Just longer mounting bolts, and it's a direct replacement?
      Yup
      2003 V70 T5 - Mystic/Graphite - M56LK - 197k - K24/Greens/Do88 IC/SMF & P2R Clutch/DW300C/H&R/Bilstein TC/Delrin/316mm & 308mm Brakes - SteveO Tuned
      1999 V70 T5 - Pewter/R Graphite & Alcantara - AW42 - 291k - Daily/Work Wagon
      1999 V70 T5 - Nautic/R Graphite & Alcantara - M56H - 174k - Rescued
      1999 V70 T5 - Emerald/Graphite - M56H - 119k - Garage Queen
      2000 V70 T5 - Mystic/Graphite - AW42 - 238k - Moms Unicorn
      2000 S70 GLT SE- Mystic/Graphite - AW42 - 212k - Sisters

    23. #21
      Junior Member
      Join Date
      Dec 2014
      Location
      Indy, IN
      Posts
      394
      OK, well block is torn down.

      Main bearings look good, just some standard wear.

      Need to sort out some hardware, since I (inadvertently) had the intermediate section of the block as part of my attachment to the engine stand. Have to maneuver things around a bit.

      Now to start cleaning things up.
      '97 854 T5 & '97 855 GLT(RN LPT swap/16T/ETC) (wife's)
      '78 264 (Future Whiteblock/T5 swap)

    24. #22
      Senior Member JaredR's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jan 2014
      Location
      Boston, MA
      Posts
      12,050
      Quote Originally Posted by RSpi View Post
      Yes, installed a straight flange and 3" down pipe.

      Now it has a R exhaust manifold on it since I had to replace the head 8/17 (burnt a valve at 362,600). Was holding boost real strong a week or so ago before the intake tube blew off. lol
      You're probably noticing as much from the DP/exhaust housing as you are from the 16T. The Conic flange exhaust housing is terrible.




      Quote Originally Posted by ScottishBrick View Post
      There is an updated oil pickup tube:

      You'll need to use a RN pan to use that pickup tube. But that's not a bad idea, anyway, since that allows you to use the updated oil cooler, too.
      1995 850 T-5R Estate. AW50-42LE. Cream Yellow/Graphite. 296k.
      1997 850R Estate. RN/M66D. Bright Red/Graphite. 270k.
      2007 S60 T5. M66W. Black Sapphire/Arena. 136k.

      Past: |1997 855R. Bright Red/Light Beige. AW50-42LE. Totaled by wayward construction equipment. || 1996 854R. Black Stone/Graphite. AW50-42LE. Parts car || 1995 854 TURBO. Polar White/Tan. AW50-42LE. Parts car. |
      Dad: 1997 V70 T5 SE. AW50-42LE. Frost Green/Oak. 212k.Mom: 2004 V70 NA. AW55-50SN Ruby Red/Tan 269k. <--- FOR SALE!!

    25. #23
      Junior Member
      Join Date
      Dec 2014
      Location
      Indy, IN
      Posts
      394
      Quote Originally Posted by JaredR View Post

      You'll need to use a RN pan to use that pickup tube. But that's not a bad idea, anyway, since that allows you to use the updated oil cooler, too.
      Sounds like a bit of scope creep that I might want to avoid. Need to look deeper I guess and see what that might cost us.

      I'm "familiar" with the 93-97 cars, not so much with anything later, or some of the RN upgrade stuff.
      '97 854 T5 & '97 855 GLT(RN LPT swap/16T/ETC) (wife's)
      '78 264 (Future Whiteblock/T5 swap)

    26. #24
      Junior Member
      Join Date
      Dec 2014
      Location
      Indy, IN
      Posts
      394
      Doing some quick digging, it looks like parts from a 99-00 car would get me what I need. Looks like those are the cars that have the proper coolant tubes for the earlier engines.

      The biggest PITA looks to be getting the oil pan out of a car in the yard.

      Aside from the deletion of the hoses running to the radiator, is this a worthwhile upgrade?
      '97 854 T5 & '97 855 GLT(RN LPT swap/16T/ETC) (wife's)
      '78 264 (Future Whiteblock/T5 swap)

    27. #25
      Senior Member JaredR's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jan 2014
      Location
      Boston, MA
      Posts
      12,050
      I think it is. The RN pan fixes a lot of little problems.... although I personally would RN swap the whole engine rather than rebuild a N engine in most cases.
      1995 850 T-5R Estate. AW50-42LE. Cream Yellow/Graphite. 296k.
      1997 850R Estate. RN/M66D. Bright Red/Graphite. 270k.
      2007 S60 T5. M66W. Black Sapphire/Arena. 136k.

      Past: |1997 855R. Bright Red/Light Beige. AW50-42LE. Totaled by wayward construction equipment. || 1996 854R. Black Stone/Graphite. AW50-42LE. Parts car || 1995 854 TURBO. Polar White/Tan. AW50-42LE. Parts car. |
      Dad: 1997 V70 T5 SE. AW50-42LE. Frost Green/Oak. 212k.Mom: 2004 V70 NA. AW55-50SN Ruby Red/Tan 269k. <--- FOR SALE!!

    28. #26
      Junior Member
      Join Date
      Dec 2014
      Location
      Indy, IN
      Posts
      394
      I wouldn't mind being rid of that stupid oil cooler set-up that's there currently.


      Another question. About turbos again this time. As mentioned, this car will have a '98 HPT or '98 R ECU in it. No tune will be done. Would a 16T (With appropriate injectors) be fine? Or should we stick with the 15G?
      '97 854 T5 & '97 855 GLT(RN LPT swap/16T/ETC) (wife's)
      '78 264 (Future Whiteblock/T5 swap)

    29. #27
      Senior Member JaredR's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jan 2014
      Location
      Boston, MA
      Posts
      12,050
      16T should run fairly well on a stock tune. don't mix and match 4.3 cars with stock 4.4 tunes though. swapping injectors is probably a bigger issue.
      1995 850 T-5R Estate. AW50-42LE. Cream Yellow/Graphite. 296k.
      1997 850R Estate. RN/M66D. Bright Red/Graphite. 270k.
      2007 S60 T5. M66W. Black Sapphire/Arena. 136k.

      Past: |1997 855R. Bright Red/Light Beige. AW50-42LE. Totaled by wayward construction equipment. || 1996 854R. Black Stone/Graphite. AW50-42LE. Parts car || 1995 854 TURBO. Polar White/Tan. AW50-42LE. Parts car. |
      Dad: 1997 V70 T5 SE. AW50-42LE. Frost Green/Oak. 212k.Mom: 2004 V70 NA. AW55-50SN Ruby Red/Tan 269k. <--- FOR SALE!!

    30. #28
      Junior Member
      Join Date
      Dec 2014
      Location
      Indy, IN
      Posts
      394
      Quote Originally Posted by JaredR View Post
      16T should run fairly well on a stock tune. don't mix and match 4.3 cars with stock 4.4 tunes though. swapping injectors is probably a bigger issue.
      '97 GLT's are M4.4.
      '97 854 T5 & '97 855 GLT(RN LPT swap/16T/ETC) (wife's)
      '78 264 (Future Whiteblock/T5 swap)

    31. #29
      Senior Member JaredR's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jan 2014
      Location
      Boston, MA
      Posts
      12,050
      Quote Originally Posted by Chuck W View Post
      '97 GLT's are M4.4.
      Oh, interesting. Hadn't thought of it before but that makes sense. I bet that's because all the 97 GLTs were turbo and the x70s were already available in every other market in 97. They probably developed it for the x70 and shoved it in the 850 as an afterthought.
      1995 850 T-5R Estate. AW50-42LE. Cream Yellow/Graphite. 296k.
      1997 850R Estate. RN/M66D. Bright Red/Graphite. 270k.
      2007 S60 T5. M66W. Black Sapphire/Arena. 136k.

      Past: |1997 855R. Bright Red/Light Beige. AW50-42LE. Totaled by wayward construction equipment. || 1996 854R. Black Stone/Graphite. AW50-42LE. Parts car || 1995 854 TURBO. Polar White/Tan. AW50-42LE. Parts car. |
      Dad: 1997 V70 T5 SE. AW50-42LE. Frost Green/Oak. 212k.Mom: 2004 V70 NA. AW55-50SN Ruby Red/Tan 269k. <--- FOR SALE!!

    32. #30
      Member RSpi's Avatar
      Join Date
      Oct 2010
      Location
      Albuquerque, NM
      Posts
      1,002
      I'm running a 16T and white injectors in my '95 T5. It was tuned to the '98 T5M ECU.
      '95 850 T-5RM Wagon - Panther - DD 370,000, 23/26
      '95 850 T-5R Yellow sedan - Queen Bee - 220,000, 21/27
      '98 S70 GLT "Lil Red" - Daughter - 24/31
      Volvo's of time past: 740 GLE, 262C Bertone, 264, 960, S90, S70 GLT, Yellow T-5R...
      Volvo Repair Videos

    33. #31
      Junior Member
      Join Date
      Dec 2014
      Location
      Indy, IN
      Posts
      394
      So, I just was able to decrypt the main bearing codes today, but I pulled the trigger on some "STD" main bearings a couple days ago.

      The codes stamped on my block are "ABBBBB" and on the lower is "CBBBBB"

      Looking at this chart HERE, all of my bearings should be "Yellow" or medium, except for the #1, which is "Red" or thin.

      These are the main bearings I ordered
      https://www.eeuroparts.com/Parts/467...-STD-21431845/

      Seeing as most of my bearings are the same and "medium", these *should* be OK, correct? I can order a separate "Red" set.
      (I couldn't find any info on what, if any, manf part numbers the Glycos cross to.)


      Haven't ordered anything else yet. (I know about the "splatter" bearings for the rods)



      Also, second question. Looking at the oil pump. The relief valve spring is supposed to measure out to about 82mm. The one in the pump measures about 75mm. The rest of the pump looks clean, and the clearances are good. I should be able to just replace that spring and be good to go, correct?

      Thanks for any input!
      '97 854 T5 & '97 855 GLT(RN LPT swap/16T/ETC) (wife's)
      '78 264 (Future Whiteblock/T5 swap)

    34. #32
      Senior Member ScottishBrick's Avatar
      Join Date
      Dec 2014
      Location
      Connecticut
      Posts
      13,754
      Quote Originally Posted by Chuck W View Post
      I wouldn't mind being rid of that stupid oil cooler set-up that's there currently.


      Another question. About turbos again this time. As mentioned, this car will have a '98 HPT or '98 R ECU in it. No tune will be done. Would a 16T (With appropriate injectors) be fine? Or should we stick with the 15G?
      Always match the turbo and injectors to the ecu.
      2003 V70 T5 - Mystic/Graphite - M56LK - 197k - K24/Greens/Do88 IC/SMF & P2R Clutch/DW300C/H&R/Bilstein TC/Delrin/316mm & 308mm Brakes - SteveO Tuned
      1999 V70 T5 - Pewter/R Graphite & Alcantara - AW42 - 291k - Daily/Work Wagon
      1999 V70 T5 - Nautic/R Graphite & Alcantara - M56H - 174k - Rescued
      1999 V70 T5 - Emerald/Graphite - M56H - 119k - Garage Queen
      2000 V70 T5 - Mystic/Graphite - AW42 - 238k - Moms Unicorn
      2000 S70 GLT SE- Mystic/Graphite - AW42 - 212k - Sisters

    35. #33
      Junior Member
      Join Date
      Dec 2014
      Location
      Indy, IN
      Posts
      394
      Quote Originally Posted by ScottishBrick View Post
      Always match the turbo and injectors to the ecu.
      I was planning on it, which is why I'm asking. I don't know what was used on a '98 T5 or R.
      '97 854 T5 & '97 855 GLT(RN LPT swap/16T/ETC) (wife's)
      '78 264 (Future Whiteblock/T5 swap)

    36. #34
      Senior Member ScottishBrick's Avatar
      Join Date
      Dec 2014
      Location
      Connecticut
      Posts
      13,754
      Quote Originally Posted by Chuck W View Post
      I was planning on it, which is why I'm asking. I don't know what was used on a '98 T5 or R.
      16t and whites. Blues are the same injectors FYI
      2003 V70 T5 - Mystic/Graphite - M56LK - 197k - K24/Greens/Do88 IC/SMF & P2R Clutch/DW300C/H&R/Bilstein TC/Delrin/316mm & 308mm Brakes - SteveO Tuned
      1999 V70 T5 - Pewter/R Graphite & Alcantara - AW42 - 291k - Daily/Work Wagon
      1999 V70 T5 - Nautic/R Graphite & Alcantara - M56H - 174k - Rescued
      1999 V70 T5 - Emerald/Graphite - M56H - 119k - Garage Queen
      2000 V70 T5 - Mystic/Graphite - AW42 - 238k - Moms Unicorn
      2000 S70 GLT SE- Mystic/Graphite - AW42 - 212k - Sisters

    37. #35
      Junior Member
      Join Date
      Dec 2014
      Location
      Indy, IN
      Posts
      394
      So, a new wrinkle in this.

      I'm at work and was killing a couple minutes and stumbled across a B5244T3 engine out of an '01 (with 142K). The price is right, so it has me considering it.

      According to the Wiki
      The B5244T3 is a 2.4 L (2,435 cc) straight-five. It is turbocharged and intercooled with a power output of 200 PS (147 kW; 197 hp) with 285 N⋅m (210 lb⋅ft) of torque at 1800 rpm. It features exhaust cam VVT.

      So, it's an RN 2.4L LPT engine. I haven't had time to dig into all of the details on the swap, but I don't want to step into too much of a big conversion deal.

      It's COP, but I quickly read that you can modify the cams to accept the dist rotor and CPS. The exhaust VVT is locked at 0*, so no issues with anything there, if I leave it alone, I assume. I'd still like to try and run this on my original plan of a 98 T5 ECU with a 16T and whites.

      There are a couple other small details, but no big gotchas on this path, correct?
      '97 854 T5 & '97 855 GLT(RN LPT swap/16T/ETC) (wife's)
      '78 264 (Future Whiteblock/T5 swap)

    38. Remove Advertisements

      Advertisements
       

    Page 1 of 5 1 2 3 4 5 LastLast