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    V50 T5 advice

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    I'm looking at selling my V40 for a newer V50. Ideally I'm after a T5 with auto box, is there anything I should look out for? I don't do many miles at the moment so don't think a diesel is right. What about the 2.4i or are they just a waste of money when compared to the T5?

    I've had Volvos for quite a few years so know the models fairly well.

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    I've tried the 2.4 non turbo in the S40. It was nice enough and sounded good.......extremely lacking compared to the T5 though in terms of torque and outright pace. (Obviously).

    If you are considering a T5 you will probably be disappointed by the 2.4i
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    Cheers Santa.
    That's what I thought. I would probably consider a diesel over the 2.4, so T5 hunting it is.
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    From what I gather they are a fairly solid car, the auto box can handle quite a bit of power and abuse too without too much hassle which is a bonus over the earlier P1 T5's.

    As for things to go wrong, not sure about the lump in those (Lance is the man) however the running gear and ancillaries are all fairly reliable and parts are cheap and easy to replace.

    Wheel bearings and alternators are a common go early component more so the alternators however again having just replaced one on a friends its two hours work and 130 for a new one from Eurocarparts.

    I would however avoid anything other than a D5 if you consider a diesel, the 2.0D which I have is a little underpowered and the average economy is poor for the engine size (45mpg general driving).
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    The 2.4 T5 is essentially the 2.4NT 'on steroids'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JamesT5 View Post
    The 2.4 T5 is essentially the 2.4NT 'on steroids'.
    What's a 2.4NT?
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    Does anyone want to tell the retard that the V50 T5 is a 2.5, obviously not as good as a 2.3, but that's a whole different story.

    Woody, the T5 has loads of tuning potential, if that's your thing, as it's basically the same engine Ford use in the Focus ST/RS, but a different stage of tune.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JamesT5 View Post
    The 2.4 T5 is essentially the 2.4NT 'on steroids'.
    Not sure what that has to do with a V50 T5?

    Quote Originally Posted by claymore View Post
    What's a 2.4NT?
    Think he's tried to invent an acronym for non turbo
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    Quote Originally Posted by stribo View Post
    Does anyone want to tell the retard that the V50 T5 is a 2.5, obviously not as good as a 2.3, but that's a whole different story.

    Woody, the T5 has loads of tuning potential, if that's your thing, as it's basically the same engine Ford use in the Focus ST/RS, but a different stage of tune.
    You'd need to shim the block if tuning, the RS engine has cobalt lined bores to stop them cracking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Santa View Post
    Not sure what that has to do with a V50 T5?



    Think he's tried to invent an acronym for non turbo
    Ahh, he ment 2.4NA, that makes sense now, just James getting it wrong again
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    buy one with the tf80sc box and even better one that starts 6j (on the box) as this has the updated valve body and basically is ultra reliable.

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    Daft question but how can I tell what box it has in? I'm probably after 2008/9MY if that makes any difference.

    Thanks for all the other info too.

    I did use to have an S60 T5 and just enjoyed it too much so want to go back to something a 'bit nippy'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ettienne View Post
    buy one with the tf80sc box and even better one that starts 6j (on the box) as this has the updated valve body and basically is ultra reliable.
    Which years were these boxes fitted on the s40/v50s?
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    Quote Originally Posted by claymore View Post
    What's a 2.4NT?
    Come on Colin................ Just to confirm 2.4NT = 2.4 Non Turbo.

    NA means - Not Available or Not Applicable in my language.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LiamT4 View Post
    Which years were these boxes fitted on the s40/v50s?
    I only know in ref to the v70s but they are mid 06 onwards, believe me the earlier ones are prone to break and rubbish.

    Basically volvo updated them and left them alone for the last 9 years and fitted them to the polestar and v8s without issue.

    Mines on 145k and still ok

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    Quote Originally Posted by claymore View Post
    What's a 2.4NT?
    Normally aspirated is how 99.9% of mechanically minded people would classify it, at a push possibly just injection.

    Nt is just going to confuse people, almost like an abbreviation for NOTE, or could be nitrous turbo?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JamesT5 View Post
    Come on Colin................ Just to confirm 2.4NT = 2.4 Non Turbo.

    NA means - Not Available or Not Applicable in my language.
    And again, this is the problem with you, you can't even get simple mechanical terminology right. This is a performance car forum, either get your terminology right or don't post.
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    The trouble with using the term non turbo is it's ambiguous, a 5L Jaguar with a supercharger is non turbo, but still force inducted, which is why we use the term naturally aspirated.

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    Parts for Volvo's use the phrase 'Non Turbo' on their website, an example.....

    http://www.partsforvolvosonline.com/...oducts_id=5048

    PFS parts are a well respected and reputable company who know what they're doing, so I think the use of the phrase "Non Turbo" abbreviated to "NT" is acceptable to the masses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stribo View Post
    The trouble with using the term non turbo is it's ambiguous, a 5L Jaguar with a supercharger is non turbo, but still force inducted, which is why we use the term naturally aspirated.
    It's also equivocal.


 

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