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Old 01-01-2009, 11:28 AM   #1
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Anyone know Volvo's 2.9?

I'm going to look at a 960 that slipped a timing belt. So far my research tells me the engine is interference.

Timing belt, tensioner, water pump and head gasket are $400 ish.

Each valve is going to be around $30, at worst I'd expect 4 to be damaged.

I'm wondering is how sturdy are the pistons and the head in the NA engine?




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check out swedishbricks.com and brickboard.com - lots of helpful people there - the swedishbricks mailing list is nothing short of awesome. The b6304 is a pretty solid motor, (it's a six cylinder white block - has been through various revisions and is still being made)

I've had four rwd 700 series Volvos (the basis of the 900 series), and know the 960's are pretty solid - as the bulk of the issues were ironed out in the 80's.
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Forget the 2.9 straight 6.
Drop in a Mustang 5.0 V8

http://www.converseengineering.com/

http://www.v70r.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=14285

....Just google "Volvo V8 conversions"........
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