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Old 11-30-2009, 09:37 PM   #1
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Does/did Volvo ever made a V8 or V6 passenger car engine. I really don't know. Are they any good? How big are they? How much power? Availability? $Cost$? Thanks in advance. HB of CJ (old coot) (because I really don't know)
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Old 11-30-2009, 09:38 PM   #2
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in before the bickering!

edit:// nope, they never made one.
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Old 11-30-2009, 09:45 PM   #3
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They have a passenger car V8, but it's made by Yamaha.

Volvo did make a 3.6 liter pushrod V8 boat motor back in the day, but it was never put in any passenger cars.
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Old 11-30-2009, 09:49 PM   #4
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There is the PRV 6 of 760 GLE (in)famy
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Old 11-30-2009, 09:49 PM   #5
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i would consider the 3.6 v8 more of a volvo motor before the prv motor though.
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Old 11-30-2009, 09:56 PM   #6
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i would consider the 3.6 v8 more of a volvo motor before the prv motor though.
yea, cause the V in PRV means nothing right??
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Old 11-30-2009, 10:28 PM   #7
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in before the bickering!

edit:// nope, they never made one.
They made a v-8 in the early 60's and put it in 3 cars that never made it to production, however the v-8 did ! It lived on for many years in Volvo medium duty trucks.
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Old 11-30-2009, 10:36 PM   #8
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They made a v-8 in the early 60's and put it in 3 cars that never made it to production, however the v-8 did ! It lived on for many years in Volvo medium duty trucks.
Update facts, v-8 was called b8b and like Karl said was 3.6 litre .
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Old 11-30-2009, 10:53 PM   #9
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It was called the B36.

And it's occasionally alleged that the B18 (replacement for the older B16) was developed as half the B36. Which would explain how overbuilt the bottom end is for a 100 HP 4 cylinder.

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Old 12-01-2009, 12:31 AM   #10
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I saw a youtube video of said V8 running open DP and boy oh boy it sounded great. Then again any motor run open DP sounds great, cept for those shiesty japanesse motors.
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Old 12-01-2009, 01:01 AM   #11
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the prv that's mentioned above is decent, smoother then the 4 and can make some decent power. Biggest thing is keeping the oil changed and the radiator fluid topped up. Do that and they are reliable, don't and they'll fail quickly.
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Old 12-01-2009, 04:04 AM   #12
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Now wait a minute............ is that two B20s?????? is it the real deal Volvo V8? Jeebus thats hot.
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Old 12-01-2009, 04:42 AM   #13
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Old 12-01-2009, 05:09 AM   #14
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Sorry, not on purpose.
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Old 12-01-2009, 11:15 AM   #15
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Well, if you want to get into Penat motors, there are quite a few larger domestic based lumps that came with a Volvo sticker or two on them.
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yea, cause the V in PRV means nothing right??
well i was thinking the V means 1/3 of something, where the b36 is 100% volvo.
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Old 12-01-2009, 11:26 AM   #17
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I don't think Volvo had much input into the design of the PRV motors, probably just shared some production costs...
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Old 12-01-2009, 11:28 AM   #18
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PRV is about as much of a Volvo motor as the new Yamaha V8 is a Volvo motor.
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Old 12-01-2009, 11:58 AM   #19
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If you really want a V6, the PRV is fine as long as you keep up with maintenance as mentioned before. It will bolt up to a common transmission so that saves a lot of effort and cost. And the fun thing is...that engine was also used in the Delorean and they are still developing performance bits for it these days. Unfortunately, most of those parts are Delorean specific (exhaust, cold air, etc.) and they are quite expensive. But they do offer zero mile crate engines with performance cams and ported and polished heads. They also have a nice ignition upgrade available...
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Old 12-01-2009, 05:18 PM   #20
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If you really want a V6, the PRV is fine as long as you keep up with maintenance as mentioned before. It will bolt up to a common transmission so that saves a lot of effort and cost. And the fun thing is...that engine was also used in the Delorean and they are still developing performance bits for it these days. Unfortunately, most of those parts are Delorean specific (exhaust, cold air, etc.) and they are quite expensive. But they do offer zero mile crate engines with performance cams and ported and polished heads. They also have a nice ignition upgrade available...
In this thread: http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=138997 Is some information about how to improve and get parts for the PRV engines.
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Old 12-01-2009, 05:20 PM   #21
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My Chilton guide for post-90's volvos mentions a v6... and i dont think its the PRV? I'll check. Was the 260 inline?
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Old 12-01-2009, 06:04 PM   #22
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260 was also a PRV, the D24/D24T are inline, 1991 was the last year for the PRV, the rest is the whiteblock variants.
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Old 12-01-2009, 07:55 PM   #23
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oh. Thanks, good to know.
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Old 12-02-2009, 01:19 AM   #24
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Update facts, v-8 was called b8b and like Karl said was 3.6 litre .
or the B36 as the next post says,

was this engine imported to NA or was it europe only?

this would be interesting to see in a 122S.
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Old 12-02-2009, 09:56 AM   #25
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To OP:
I am not sure where your timeframe is, if you are talking about a RWD platform.
But Volvo does offer a V8 in a laterally mounted engine/transaxle, in a passenger car: S80, XC90..
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