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Old 03-24-2012, 03:15 AM   #226
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looking to +tee. need all parts, labor, and tools for free. you bring beer and bud. if you can help i'll give you lots of gum.....it's stride so it's def worth it....



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Old 04-04-2012, 01:58 AM   #227
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Horray! serious question tho, how much boost, right now im at 6psi turbo ecu inter cooler and exhaust.
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Old 04-10-2012, 01:29 PM   #228
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Hi, I'm new to this site. Looking for anyone who took the 2.4i and added a turbo to it. Just starting the project, so any input is helpful at this point.
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Old 04-30-2012, 11:17 PM   #229
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I have a clean low mileage 85 245 and would really like to do a turbo swap or add a turbo to the original engine. I can get a very good running 90 740 turbo sedan with 200k on it for $900 maybe cheaper. I really want to make it look stock under the hood so is it better/easier to do a swap or just get the correct parts from the junk yard and add a turbo to the stock engine. The engine in the wagon runs great it is just a turd. I am very mechanical and have built a few Mopar muscle cars from the ground up, so I am not a total noobie.
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Old 04-30-2012, 11:35 PM   #230
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Or should I just sell the 245 and get a 740/940 or 850 turbo wagon?
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Old 04-30-2012, 11:44 PM   #231
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I have a clean low mileage 85 245 and would really like to do a turbo swap or add a turbo to the original engine. I can get a very good running 90 740 turbo sedan with 200k on it for $900 maybe cheaper. I really want to make it look stock under the hood so is it better/easier to do a swap or just get the correct parts from the junk yard and add a turbo to the stock engine. The engine in the wagon runs great it is just a turd. I am very mechanical and have built a few Mopar muscle cars from the ground up, so I am not a total noobie.
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Or should I just sell the 245 and get a 740/940 or 850 turbo wagon?
Buy a stacked 93+ 940 T parts car, and find a 240D airbox in the JY or in wanted / for sale.
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Old 09-02-2012, 06:20 PM   #232
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Buy a stacked 93+ 940 T parts car, and find a 240D airbox in the JY or in wanted / for sale.
hey, is there somewhere that shows what I would need to poach from a 940?

There's quite a few of these at pick n pull...

yes, I tried searching - but no go.
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Old 10-22-2012, 04:10 AM   #233
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"turbos run 3.0 bar fuel pressure. NA cars run 2.5bar. you want the 3bar if it is in good shape. 2 bolts and an oring is all that holds it in."

In response to this.... does this mean I could replace my FPR with say.... one from IPD for a 90's turbo car, which would be a brand new part? What exactly is 2.5 vs 3bar.... just the cut-off point? Can I add that to get ahead of the game before I replace injectors and pumps just to get something simple done?
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Old 02-27-2013, 09:59 PM   #234
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Is there a difference in the fpr in the stock na volvo 240 1990 and 1991 turbo 740?
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Old 02-27-2013, 10:10 PM   #235
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Old 03-28-2013, 12:37 AM   #236
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Here is my successful +T build thread. I added a turbo to a '87 240 with LH 2.2. It cost me $640 including the car but I was able so scrounge up a lot of parts from cars I've parted out.

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Old 04-12-2013, 10:19 PM   #237
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I hate to bump up a old post, but i am planning to do a +T, I have a B230F in a 1994 Volvo 940 (Built at Sep 1993) and a B230FT out of a Volvo 740, I wonder if I have the thicker Crank and thicker Rods on my B230F, is there anyway to tell except pulling the whole engine out and look inside, I have a 531 head does it help identifying the block ? Thanks Guys
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Old 07-25-2013, 08:07 AM   #238
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Bump somebody should update a lot of old dead links.
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Old 07-26-2013, 03:03 PM   #239
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http://forums.turbobricks.com/showpo...7&postcount=37

This one has been helping me a lot. It's old, so lot of links and pics are missing. However it still has a ton of info and goes into deep specifics I haven't seen here.
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Old 12-01-2013, 05:13 AM   #240
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I just purchased a 1988 Volvo 760 turbo with 227k miles. I want to upgrade the turbo, but I don't know much about cars. Engine size? Current stock turbo? Can I tweak it? What is the biggest, cheapest, fastest and easiest way to make this thing a horsepower freak show? Please help, all suggestions are welcome. Thanks, Jay.
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Old 12-01-2013, 07:02 AM   #241
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Have you done all the maintenance to bring the engine up to normal operation? Compression test? Horsepower freak show would require forged internals, and quite a few other parts. 250 to 300 is easily attainable on a budget once maintenance is done. 90+ manifold, bigger injectors, bigger Volvo turbo (15g or 16t), and a chipped ecu. That will net close to 300, but again maintenance first above all else. The gremlins tend to rear their heads if not tended to.
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Old 12-19-2013, 06:15 PM   #242
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Hey guys I'm new to this forum and I'm really wanting to do work on my 98 volvo s70 I wanna start by putting in a turbo with new performance fuel injectors and even an upgraded fuel pump. I need help like bad! Hahah I have no clue where to start! Everything on my s70 is stock!
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Old 12-19-2013, 06:57 PM   #243
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Hey guys I'm new to this forum and I'm really wanting to do work on my 98 volvo s70 I wanna start by putting in a turbo with new performance fuel injectors and even an upgraded fuel pump. I need help like bad! Hahah I have no clue where to start! Everything on my s70 is stock!

Classifieds>sell your car>buy a S70 T5

You need to read more and do more research....

Why "performance injectors"? The stock turbo injectors work fine....

Why an upgraded fuel pump? Have you run the part numbers to see if an n/a and a turbo run the same pump?
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Old 01-22-2014, 10:21 PM   #244
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Hi, What is the horse power expected when you install "+t" on a NA B230F using all stock turbo parts and ecu from a 91 740 Turbo Intercooled which is factory rated at 168 HP?

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I would think that is all depending on if you have done a 'Stage 0' on the project car. It's fair to assume that some may think when you do the conversion you could be putting out close to that 168hp, but your car may but putting out much less than stock due to its age. I think whilst everyone has different opinions and methods to go about doing a +T, we can all agree on the fact that each project is different and can result in a wide range of results. Best to probably first give us a run down on what you have currently done to your project car to give the guys a better idea of where you stand with possible power outcomes.

Even better, if you start a new thread dedicated to your own project (with pictures if you have them are always welcome) you will find the people here are very helpful and friendly and the replies will be more direct. All the best and keep us up to date about your project
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Old 03-14-2014, 04:58 PM   #246
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My question sounds like something that's been chewed over and over so I wouldn't open a new thread, but instead ask here, since I really couldn't find it via search.
If it hasn't been answered yet, perhaps it could be split into a new thread...

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I'd turbocharge an '89 B234F. Is it a good idea? I'd go with 16v block because of, IMHO, better oil pump and less rattle with timing belt.
But, doesn't the '89 have 9mm con-rods and no squirters. Or?

If not, I'd put 13mm rods and squirters.

But, how much power/boost would stock pistons hold?

What about lowering compression? Greenbooks say pistons are only 0.2mm lower than B204FT units, so I guess that's not where they got it there... Is it combustion chamber? Can it be milled? Or should I find a B204FT head?

What about cams? Are NA cams good for anything, if adjusted for less overlap?

Thanks.....
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Old 10-05-2014, 05:51 AM   #248
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Horray! serious question tho, how much boost, right now im at 6psi turbo ecu inter cooler and exhaust.
I really like that you matched your valve cover to your wd can
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Edit-crap. Realized this was a year old question, but it got answered!

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My question sounds like something that's been chewed over and over so I wouldn't open a new thread, but instead ask here, since I really couldn't find it via search.
If it hasn't been answered yet, perhaps it could be split into a new thread...

Anyway, here it goes...

I'd turbocharge an '89 B234F. Is it a good idea? I'd go with 16v block because of, IMHO, better oil pump and less rattle with timing belt.
But, doesn't the '89 have 9mm con-rods and no squirters. Or?

If not, I'd put 13mm rods and squirters.

But, how much power/boost would stock pistons hold?

What about lowering compression? Greenbooks say pistons are only 0.2mm lower than B204FT units, so I guess that's not where they got it there... Is it combustion chamber? Can it be milled? Or should I find a B204FT head?

What about cams? Are NA cams good for anything, if adjusted for less overlap?

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I have assembled about 4 or 5 B234F+T's. They all ran very well on LH2.4. The powerband was very high so it was mostly for screaming down the freeway. I was just a little slower than STI's and EVO's, but faster than say Mustangs. at the 8th mile drag strip I went just about the same speed as 8v stuff I have built, but that being said, it was just a greentop injector B234F+T at 10 psi. I don't like breaking my stuff, so I set realistic goals and I achieve them.





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Old 02-01-2016, 03:03 PM   #250
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I have a question, I'm looking to buy a 240 , swap a 740 turbo engine, now for when it comes to tuning, I'm planning on swapping the turbo and cooling system , what would I need to get in addition so I could bring it to a tuner and get a proper tune, do I need a piggy back system for my ecu with new sensors?
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