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    850 T5 engine rebuild - first time by myself!

    Hi Everyone,

    Can I kindly ask for some help, I am going to atempt to rebuild my Volvo 850 T5 engine.

    I have seen it done numerious times before and been involved with help, however I have never done it by myself.

    I was hoping someone could point me in the right direction with regards to a step by step guide to help me avoid doing anything wrong.

    I know there was/is a guide PDF on the Matthews site (

    However it doesnt let me download it.

    Can anyone help with any info.

    Regards Phill

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    I just used my Haynes manual TBH and went from there. It depends on your ability level though.
    1996 Olive Green 850 AWD - Follow the Project - Forged rods, 19T, big blue injectors, 960 TB, 3.25" MAF, Ostrich, 608 binary, arduino data display, active exhaust control with Focus RS tips, 320mm front brake conversion.
    1996 Nautic Blue 850 AWD - Failed its MOT, now it's a donor for the green thing.
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    Good luck with your build.

    I tried my own rebuild and failed. Ran the engine in for over 800 miles, but once dropped in the race car,
    only lasted 4 laps

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    Taken me 3 broken engines. My main bug bear is with the small screw holes in the white block head. Just be super careful when tightening steel into aluminium. Buy an engine stand & make sure you are fully engaged when trying to undo head bolts - so that the block doesn't move and you have the right shaped 14 mm socket so it is fully on the bolt head.
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