VOLVO ENGINE PICS & early Turbo information by Anthony Hyde

HISTORIC PHOTO - 1983 B23ET

Looking closely at this 1983 European 760 B23ET Volvo Turbo display engine you might notice features not found on later USA (B23FT), or Australian (B23ET) 760/740 models.

Attached to manifold throttle body is a round cast 'air inlet hat' - this first featured on the non intercooled 1981-83 240 B21 ET/FT engines; Notice the intercooler with metal end tanks instead of plastic; A compressor relief valve vent-pipe located just after the intercooler that leads back to turbo compressor inlet; This early model featured Motronic L-Jet EFI.
Compression 9.0:1 (for leaded fuel) Power 170 hp(127 kw)@5,700 rpm, Torque 184 ft/lb(250 Nm)@3,400 rpm.

Manual gearbox in the picture is Volvo M45 for show purposes. Production turbo models used a beefed up M46 with 'D' Laycock overdrive.



VOLVO 850
B5254 all alloy engine, 1993 onwards - 5 cylinder, 10 or later 20 valve twin cam head,. Turbo version was B5234T


The first B21ET 1981 (non intercooler) Pic from Volvo manual New Car Features, 1981

B230FT Turbo (740/940)
4 cylinders, 2.3 litres, 8.7:1 comp


Beautiful B20 with Turbo+Weber = high hp


EARLY aftermarket 'TURBO KIT ' VOLVO ENGINES ~ 1976-1980
(GIK Turboteknik are aftermarket turbo specialists from Sweden - http://www.gikturbo.se/gik.html )

B21A with GIK Turbo Kit

B20 with GIK Turbo Kit

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