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Volvo B4B Engine

  • Used in the PV444 Series
  • 1400cc
  • 4 cylinders in line
  • Overhead valves
  • 6 Volts electrical system
  • Firing order 1-3-4-2 clockwise
  • Oil capacity with filter:
Engine Year CC Fuel System HP (SAE)
B4B 1947-1953 1414 Carter 44
B4B 1954-1955 1414 Zenith 44

Volvo B14A Engine

  • Used in the PV444 Sport and P1900
  • 1400cc
  • 4 cylinders in line
  • Overhead valves
  • B14A: dual SU H2 carburetors version
  • 6 Volts electrical system
  • Firing order 1-3-4-2 clockwise
  • Oil capacity with filter: 3.75 litres (8 US pints)
Engine Year CC Fuel System HP (SAE) @RPM LB-ft (SAE) @RPM CR
B14A 1955-1957 1414 2 x SU H2 70 5500 75.9 3000 7.8

Volvo B16 Engine

  • Used in the PV444, PV544 and P120 Series
  • 1600cc
  • 4 cylinders in line
  • Overhead valves
  • B16A: single carburetor, low compression version
  • B16D: single carburetor, high compression version
  • B16B: dual SU H4 carburetors version
  • 6 Volts electrical system
  • Firing order 1-3-4-2 clockwise
  • Oil capacity with filter: 3.5 litres (7.5 US pints)
Engine Year CC Fuel System HP (SAE) @RPM LB-ft (SAE) @RPM CR
B16A 1957-1960 1582 Zenith 34VN 66 4500 85.4 2500 7.4
B16D 1957-1960 1582 Zenith 34VN 72 5500 86.1 2600 8.2
B16B 1957-1961 1582 2 x SU H4 85 5500 86.8 3500 8.2

Volvo B18 Engine

  • Used in the PV544, P120, P1800 and 140 Series
  • Different design from its B16 predecessor, but very similar to the later B20 and most parts are interchangeable.
  • 1800cc
  • 4 cylinders in line
  • Overhead valves
  • B18A: single carburetor version
  • B18D: dual SU HS6 carburetors, low compression version
  • B18B: dual SU HS6 carburetors, high compression version
  • 12 Volts electrical system with generator
  • Firing order 1-3-4-2 Anti-clockwise
  • Oil capacity with filter: 3.75 litres (8 US pints)
Engine Year CC Fuel System HP (SAE) @RPM LB-ft (SAE) @RPM CR
B18A 1962-1964 1778 Zenith 36VN 75 4500 101 2800 8.5
B18A 1965-1968 1778 ZS 175-CD2-S 85 5000 108 3000 8.7
B18B 1961-1963 1778 2 x SU HS6 100 5500 108 4000 9.5
B18B 1964-1966 1778 2 x SU HS6 108 5800 110 4000 10
B18B 1967-1968 1778 2 x SU HS6 115 6000 112 4000 10
B18D 1961-1963 1778 2 x SU HS6 90 5000 105 3500 8.5
B18D 1964-1966 1778 2 x SU HS6 95 5400 107 3800 8.7
B18D 1967 1778 2 x SU HS6 100 5700 108 3500 8.7

Volvo B20 Engine

  • Used in the P120, P1800, 140 and 240 Series
  • Same design as its B18 predecessor with a bigger bore, most parts are interchangeable
  • 1986cc
  • 4 cylinders in line
  • Overhead valves
  • B20A: single carburetor version
  • B20B: dual carburetors version
  • B20E: fuel injection, high compression version
  • B20F: fuel injection, low compression version sold in the USA. From 1972 all cars sold in the USA had this engine.
  • 12 Volts electrical system with alternator
  • Firing order 1-3-4-2 Anti-clockwise
  • Oil capacity with filter: 3.75 litres (8 US pints)
Engine Year CC Fuel System HP (SAE) @RPM LB-ft (SAE) @RPM CR
B20A 1969 1986 ZS 175-CD2-SE 90 4800 119 3000 8.7
B20A 1970 1986 ZS 175-CD2-SE 90 4800 119 3000 8.7
B20A 1971 1986 ZS 175-CD2-SE 90 4800 119 3000 8.7
B20B 1969 1986 2x175-CD2-SE 118 5800 123 3500 9.5
B20B 1970 1986 2x175-CD2-SE 118 5800 123 3500 9.5
B20B 1971 1986 2 x SU HIF6, 2x175-CD2-SE 118 5800 123 3500 9.3
B20B 1972 1986 2 x SU HIF6 97 5800 103 3500 8.7
B20B 1973 1986 2 x SU HIF6 97 5800 103 3500 8.7
B20B 1974 1986 2 x SU HIF6 97 5800 103 3500 8.7
B20E 1970 1986 Bosch D-Jetronic 130 6000 130 3500 10.5
B20E 1971 1986 Bosch D-Jetronic 130 6000 130 3500 10.5
B20E 1972 1986 Bosch D-Jetronic 130 6000 130 3500 10.5
B20E 1973 1986 Bosch D-Jetronic 130 6000 130 3500 10.5
B20F 1972 1986 Bosch D-Jetronic 107 6000 113 3500 8.7
B20F 1973 1986 Bosch D-Jetronic 112 6000 115 3500 8.7
B20F 1974 1986 Bosch K-Jetronic 109 5500 115 2500 8.7
B20F 1975 1986 Bosch K-Jetronic 98, 94 w/ cat 6000 110, 105 w/cat 3500 8.7

Volvo B30 Engine

  • 2982cc
  • 6 cylinders in line
  • Overhead valves
  • B30A: dual carburetor version
  • B30E: fuel injection high compression version
  • B30F: fuel injection low compression version for USA market
  • 12 Volts electrical system
  • Firing order 1-5-3-6-2-4 clockwise
  • Oil capacity with filter: 6 litres (12.6 US pints)
Engine Year CC Fuel System HP (SAE) @RPM LB-ft (SAE) @RPM CR
B30A 1969 2982 2x175-CD2-SE 145 5500 163 3000 9.3
B30A 1970 2982 2x175-CD2-SE 145 5500 163 3000 9.3
B30A 1971 2982 2x175-CD2-SE 145 5500 163 3000 9.3
B30A 1972 2982 2x175-CD2-SE 145 5000 163 3000 9.3
B30A USA 1972 2982 2x175-CD2-SE 120 5000 142 3000 8.7
B30E 1972 2982 Bosch D-Jetronic 175 5800 178 2500 10
B30E 1973 2982 Bosch D-Jetronic 160 5500 170 2500 10
B30E 1974 2982 Bosch D-Jetronic 160 5500 170 2500 10
B30E 1975 2982 Bosch D-Jetronic 160 5500 170 2500 10
B30F 1973 2982 Bosch D-Jetronic 138 5500 154 3500 8.7
B30F 1974 2982 Bosch D-Jetronic 145 5500 160 2500 8.7
B30F 1975 2982 Bosch D-Jetronic 130 5500 150 3500 8.7

Volvo B27, B28, B280 Engines

  • B27 used from 1975 to 1979 in the 260 models
  • B28 used from 1980 to 1986 in the 260 and 760 models
  • B280 used from 1986 to 1990 on the 760 and 780 models
  • V design done in partnership with Peugot and Renault. Engine named PVR 6 (Peugot, Volvo, Renault). This engine was used in the De Lorean sports car among others.
  • Displacement: B27 = 2700cc, B28= 2800cc
  • 6 cylinders, V6
  • Overhead 2 camshafts, 12 valves, timing chain
  • B27F,B28F: fuel injection low compression version for US market
  • B280F fuel injection low compression version for US market
  • 12 Volts electrical system
  • Firing order 1-6-3-5-2-4 clockwise
  • Oil capacity with filter: B27&B28 = 6.5 litres (6.9 US qts), B280 = 6.0 litres (6.3 US qts)
Engine Year CC Fuel System HP (SAE) @RPM LB-ft (SAE) @RPM CR
B27F 1975-1979 2660 Bosch K-Jetronic 127 5500 146 2750 8.8:1
B28F 1980-1986 2850 Bosch K-Jetronic

130

5500 153 2750 8.8:1
B280F 1986-1990 2850 Bosch LH 2.2 145 5100 173 3750 9.5:1

Volvo B17, B19, B21, B23 Engines

  • Used from 1975 to 1985 in the 240 Series and 760 Series
  • Different design from the B20, its predecessor, most head parts are not interchangeable, but the lower block is mostly the same
  • Displacement: B17 = 1800cc, B19= 1900cc, B21= 2100cc, B23= 2300cc
  • 4 cylinders in line
  • Overhead camshaft engine
  • B17A, B19A, B21A, B23A: single carburetor version
  • B19E, B21E, B23E: fuel injection high compression version
  • B21F, B23F: fuel injection low compression version for US market
  • B21ET, B21FT, B23FT: fuel injection turbo charged version
  • 12 Volts electrical system
  • Firing order 1-3-4-2 clockwise
  • Oil capacity with filter: 3.85 litres (8.1 US pints)
Engine Year CC Fuel System HP @RPM LB-ft @RPM CR
B17A 1979-1980 1784 SU HIF6 90 5750 97 2500 8.3
B17A 1981- 1984 1784 SU HIF6 90 5500 97 2500 8.3
B19A 1977-1978 1986 SU HIF6 97 5400 116 3200 8.8
B19A 1979- 1984 1986 SU HIF6 90 5000 112 2500 8.5
B19E 1977- 1981 1986 Bosch K-Jetronic 117 6000 116 4500 8.8
B19E 1982- 1984 1986 Bosch K-Jetronic 117 6000 111 4500 9.2
B21A 1975-1980 2127 ZS 175-CD2-SE 96 5250 121 2500 8.5
B21A 1981 2127 SU HIF6 96 5250 121 2500 8.5
B21A 1982 2127 ZS 175-CD2-SE 102 5250 122 2500 9.3
B21A 1983-1984 2127 ZS 175-CD2-SE 100 5250 122 2500 9.3
B21E 1975- 1983 2127 Bosch K-Jetronic 123 5500 125 3500 9.3
B21ET 1981- 1984 2127 Bosch K-Jetronic Turbo 155 5500   3750 7.5
B21F 1976-1977 2127 Bosch K-Jetronic 102, 99 w/cat 5200 114 2500 9.3
B21F 1978 2127 Bosch K-Jetronic 104, 101 w/cat 5250 117, 111 w/cat 2500 9.3
B21F 1979 2127 Bosch K-Jetronic 107 USA, 111Can 5250 117 USA, 120 Can, 114 w/cat 2500 9.3
B21F 1980 2127 Bosch K-Jetronic 107 USA, 111 Can 5250 114 USA, 120 Can 2500 9.3
B21F 1981 2127 Bosch K-Jetronic 107, 99 MPG 5500-5000 114, 114 MPG 2500-3000 9.3
B21F 1982 2127 Bosch K-Jetronic - Bosch LH 1.0 98, 105 LH 5000-5400 112 119 LH 2500-3000 9.3
B21FT 1981 2127 Bosch K-Jetronic Turbo 126 5400 150 3750 7.5
B21FT 1982 2127 Bosch K-Jetronic Turbo 127 5400 150 3750 7.5
B21FT 1983 2127 Bosch K-Jetronic Turbo 127 5400 150 3750 7.5
B21FT 1984 2127 Bosch K-Jetronic Turbo (Intercooler optional) 131 5400 155 3750 7.5
B21FT 1985 2127 Bosch K-Jetronict Turbo Intercooler 162 5100 181 3900 7.5
B23A 1983 2315 ZS 175-CD2-SE 112 5000 137 2500 10.3
B23A 1983 2315 ZS 175-CD2-SE 106 5000 132 2500 9.0
B23E 1978-1980 2315 Bosch K-Jetronic 140 5750 141 4500 10.3
B23E 1981 2315 Bosch K-Jetronic 136 5500 135 4500 10.0
B23E 1982 2315 Bosch K-Jetronic 136 5500 137 4500 10.0
B23E 1983 2315 Bosch K-Jetronic 136, 115 Can 5500 137, 133 Can 4500-3000 10.0, 10.3
B23F 1983 2315 Bosch LH 2.0 107 5400 127 3500 10.3
B23F 1984 2315 Bosch LH 2.0 113 std, 114 auto 5400 136, 133 2750-3500 9.5, 10.3
B23FT 1983, 1984 2315 Bosch LH 2.0 Turbo 157 5300 184 2900 8.7

Volvo B200, B230, B234 Engines

  • Used from 1985 to 1995 in the 240,740, 940, 760 Turbo
  • Similar design to the earlier B21 and B23, most parts are interchangeable.
  • B230= 2316cc
  • 4 cylinders in line
  • Overhead camshaft engine
  • B200K, B230A, B230K: single carburetor version
  • B200E, B230E: fuel injection high compression version
  • B230F: fuel injection low compression version
  • B230FT: fuel injection turbo charged version
  • B234: fuel injection 16 valves version
  • 12 Volts electrical system
  • Firing order 1-3-4-2 clockwise
  • Oil capacity with filter: 3.85 litres (8.1 US pints) more on Turbo engine with oil cooler
Engine Year CC Fuel System HP (SAE) @RPM LB-ft (SAE) @RPM CR
B200E 1985-1986 2316 Bosch K-Jetronic 117 6000 117 3000 10
B200K 1985-1986 2316 Solex-Cisac 101 5400 118 2400 10
B200K 1985-1986 2316 Solex-Cisac 98 5400 118 2400 8.5
B230A 1985-1986 2316 Pierburg DVG 175CDSU 110 5000 138 2500 10.3
B230E 1985-1986 2316 Bosch K-Jetronic 131 5400 140 3600 10.3
B230ET - 2316 Bosch Motronic Turbo - - - - -
B230F 1985-1988 2316 Bosch LH 2.2 114 5400 136 2750 9.8
B230F 1989-1993 2316 Bosch LH 2.4 114 5400 136 2750 9.8
B230F 1991-1995 2316 Bosch LH 3.1 114 5400 136 2750 9.8
B230FT 1985-1989 2316 Bosch LH 2.2 Turbo 160 5300 187 2900 8.7
B230FT 1990-1995 2316 N.A. 162 4800 195 3450 -
B230K - 2316 Pierburg 2B5 - - - - -
B234F 1989-1992 2316 Bosch LH jet 153 5400 150 4450  

Volvo B6304S Engine

  • Used in the 960 Model, this includes the S90 and V90.
  • 3.0 litre
  • 6 cylinders
  • Dual Overhead camshaft
  • B6304S
  • Firing order 1-5-3-6-2-4 clockwise
Engine Year CC Fuel System HP (SAE) @RPM LB-ft (SAE) @RPM
B6304S 1992-1998 3000 Bosch Motronic 201 6000 197 4300

Volvo B5252 Engine

  • Available in Canada from 1993 to 1997 in the 850 Base Model
  • It is a low power engine for fuel economy and simplicity
  • 2.4 litre
  • 5 cylinders
  • Single Overhead camshaft
  • 2 valves per cylinder, 10 valves total
  • Firing order 1-2-4-5-3, number 1 piston on the timing belt side
  • Oil capacity with filter: 6.1 quarts
Engine Year CC Fuel System HP (SAE) @RPM LB-ft (SAE) @RPM CR
B5252S 1993-1997 2400 Fenix 5.2 138 5400 152 3600 10:1

Volvo B5254 Engine

  • Used on the 850, S70 and V70 models
  • 2.4 litre
  • 5 cylinders
  • Double Overhead Camshaft (DOHC)
  • Aluminium block, crankshaft and connected rod made of forged vanadium
  • Electronic ignition with knock sensor
  • Self diagnosis system, from 1996 the OBD-II system is used
  • 4 valves per cylinder, 20 valves total
  • Firing order 1-2-4-5-3, number 1 piston on the timing belt side
  • Oil capacity with filter: 6.1 quarts (7.0 quarts on Turbo when oil cooler is drained)
  • B5254S is the non-Turbo version giving 168hp. This engine is fond on base models.
  • B5254T is a low pressure Turbo version giving 190hp. This engine is found on many models including the GLT and AWD.
  • 3 different fuel injection systems were installed depending on the year, model and market
  • Bosch LH Jet 3.2 fuel injection with EZ-129K ignition system
  • Motronic 4.3
  • Motronic 4.4
Engine Year CC Fuel System HP (SAE) @RPM LB-ft (SAE) @RPM CR
B5254T 1993-1997 2400 Bosch LH 3.2
Motronic 4.3
Motronic 4.4
190 5100 199 1800 9.0:1
B5254S 1993-1997 2400 Bosch LH 3.2
Motronic 4.3
Motronic 4.4
168 6200 162 3300 10.5:1

Volvo B5234 Engine

  • Used on the 850, S70 and V70 Turbo, T5, T5R and R models
  • 2.3 litre
  • 5 cylinders
  • Double Overhead Camshaft (DOHC)
  • Aluminium block, crankshaft and connected rod made of forged vanadium
  • Electronic ignition with knock sensor
  • Self diagnosis system, from 1996 the OBD-II system is used
  • 4 valves per cylinder, 20 valves total
  • Firing order 1-2-4-5-3, number 1 piston on the timing belt side
  • Oil capacity with filter: 7.0 quarts on Turbo when oil cooler is drained
  • B5234T is the high pressure Turbo model giving 222hp. This engine is found on Turbo and T5 models.
  • B5234TR has the maximum boost limit increased for 7 seconds, from 9.6 lb/in to 10.9 lb/in.This give a power of 240hp on cars with automatic transmission and 250hp on cars with a standard manual transmission. This engine is found on T5R and R models.
  • 2 different fuel injection systems were installed depending on the year
  • Motronic 4.3
  • Motronic 4.4
Engine Year CC Fuel System HP (SAE) @RPM LB-ft (SAE) @RPM CR
B5234T 1993-1997 2300 Motronic 4.3
Motronic 4.4
222 5200 221 2100 8.5:1
B5234TR 1993-1997 2300 Motronic 4.3
Motronic 4.4

240 auto
250 std

5200 221 2100 8.5:1

Volvo D24 and D24T Engines

  • D24 diesel engine used on the Volvo 240 Diesel from 1981 to 1985, and Volvo 260 Diesel from 1980 to 1982.
  • D24T Turbo diesel engine used on the 760 Turbo Diesel from 1983 to 1985, 740 Turbo Diesel 1986.
  • Above are for the North American market only. The diesel engine is much more common in other markets.
  • In-line 6 cylinder
  • Engine designed and built by Volkswagen for Volvo
  • Displacement 2383 litre
  • Overhead camshaft, 12 valves
  • 12 Volts electrical system
  • Firing order 1-5-3-6-2-4 clockwise
  • Oil capacity with filter: 7 litres (7.4 US qts)
Engine Year CC Fuel System HP (SAE) @RPM LB-ft (SAE) @RPM CR
D24 1981-1985 2383 Pump Bosch VE6/10 F 2400 L-32 78Bhp 4800 102 3000 23.0:1
D24T 1983-1986 2383 - - - - - -

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