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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 (https://www.matthewsvolvosite.com/en...-tutorial-pdf/)

    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.
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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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