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    Over the last 4 days I've been removing the...

    Over the last 4 days I've been removing the 2.3ltr lump and installing the 2.5ltr engine.

    It took 2 evenings after work to remove the old engine.

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    Then on Saturday it was a...
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    There are softer than old springs :)

    There are softer than old springs :)
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    Up date time :) Over the Easter weekend and...

    Up date time :)

    Over the Easter weekend and this weekend quite a few jobs were done on the car.

    Firstly the old struts were changed for some nice new ones.

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    Picked these up from the machine shop on Friday,...

    Picked these up from the machine shop on Friday, the large one is for is to replace the heavy crank pulley. The other on is for the idler pulley just waiting for the bearing, shaft and the 2...
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    The problem is the P80 pre ME7 the alternator...

    The problem is the P80 pre ME7 the alternator rotates clockwise and the P80 ME7 alternator rotates anti-clockwise.

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    The ME7 alternator has a one way clutch in the pulley, it only engages...
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    So as I've gone for a S60R head it means I have...

    So as I've gone for a S60R head it means I have to use the P2 ME7 cam belt cover which in turns opens up another load of problem to overcome :)

    As the 850 aux belt tensioner won't fit due to the...
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    I wasn't 100% happy with the throttle linkage...

    I wasn't 100% happy with the throttle linkage when using the me7 inlet manifold and plus the intercooler to throttle body pipe kept blowing off the throttle body.

    So I've gone back to more...
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    I picked the cylinder head from the machine shop,...

    I picked the cylinder head from the machine shop, had to have 4 thou skimmed off of it to make it flat.

    Then it was just a case of fitting the head, tighten it down, fit the cams and the cam...
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    I have yet to come across a 850 block that hasn't...

    I have yet to come across a 850 block that hasn't got badly worn cylinder bores.



    I've got a V70AWD 2.5lpt engine with 160k miles on it but the bores are more and likely worn so as you said...
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    So now the AWD conversion is finished I was...

    So now the AWD conversion is finished I was offered a S60R engine which had more cracks in the liners than crazy paving :)

    The engine was stripped down and a shopping list of parts was drawn up, A...
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    850 crank and main beg recommendations

    Volvo 850 t5 crank main and big end brgs, apart from oem brgs what other makes to people recommend ?
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    Update time. It`s about time the suspension...

    Update time.

    It`s about time the suspension got an overhaul as I`ve never changed the front shocks so I brought a set of 850 Bilsteins b4`s, just need to get some top mounts and some front...
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    Forgot to put a photo of the engine bay :) ...

    Forgot to put a photo of the engine bay :)

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    I have the same problem, mine when cold only...

    I have the same problem, mine when cold only comes out of the off side pipe.
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    I had the tracking done which has made a big...

    I had the tracking done which has made a big difference to the steering :)

    I've done just over a hundred miles in it now, still getting used to the diesel box, I have to remember to change down to...
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    It was the brake pressure switch on the master.

    It was the brake pressure switch on the master.
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    Won't the exhaust just come out of the near side...

    Won't the exhaust just come out of the near side silencer ?

    As it has further to travel to come out of the off side.
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    The last job was to make a MAF bracket, instead...

    The last job was to make a MAF bracket, instead of just making the bracket I ended up make a air box complete with cold air feed.

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    Took the car out for a test drive, well the...
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    Reference tyres, I came across this on an...

    Reference tyres,

    I came across this on an American Web site about the early awd and tyres.

    IF there is a tire circumference difference you use the larger on front. The overrunning clutch in...
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    It was just a case of fitting a tracs ABS unit...

    It was just a case of fitting a tracs ABS unit and a tracs switch and it was plug and play :)

    There's something you don't see everyday..........


    https://youtu.be/kPwWqzLNjNc

    Finished the...
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    Had a week of dodging the rain but managed too...

    Had a week of dodging the rain but managed too remove the engine/gearbox and fit the replacement engine with XC70 D5 gearbox also swapped over the abs unit to a tracs unit.

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    The other thing would be is the limited supply of...

    The other thing would be is the limited supply of aftermarket springs and shocks for the AWD suspension.

    Another good day until rain stopped play.

    I managed to get the 4 mounting plates welded...
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    Had a very productive day, the awd conversion is...

    Had a very productive day, the awd conversion is going to plan. The only hiccup was all 4 shock top mount captive nuts broke off, had to cut the mount into pieces to get at the bolts.

    Tomorrow job...
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    With the awd set up you won't need the rear...

    With the awd set up you won't need the rear gearbox mount you'll side to make one to fit on the side of the gearbox.

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    Thanks Dave, I've saved the pictures this time :)...

    Thanks Dave, I've saved the pictures this time :)

    Would you happen to know the torque settings for the circled bolts ?

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