1995 Volvo 850 T5R 2.3 20v turbo.
Model code 854 T5R
Purchase date November 2011
Doors 4 Doors
Body type Saloon
Fuel type Petrol
Engine size 2.3 Litres
Engine position Front Engined
Driven wheels Front Wheel Drive (FWD)
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Engine & Transmission
- Volvo 15G turbo
- Short ratio gearbox - to be fitted
- Volvo S60R manifold
- 350cc injectors
- Reverse Intercooler pipe
- Cone filter
- Powerflow stainless steel cat-back exhaust
- Strut brace
- Powerflex polybush engine top mount
- ProSport Coilovers
- Boost gauge
- Rear and passenger seats removed
Stats & Figures
- Dyno'd at 278.8bhp
- 361.7 lbft torque
- 14.3s quater mile @ 101mph
Wheels & Brakes
- Volvo 17" Volan alloys in anthracite
- Volvo 302mm front discs
- Yokohama Parada Spec 2 215/40/17 front tyres
- Yokohama Parada Spec 2 215/40/17 rear tyres
Extras & factory options
- Heated leather electric seats
- Air conditioning (has since been removed)
- Headlamp wipers (have also since been removed)
Planned future mods
- LPG Conversion
- Eventually forged internals
- Larger turbo
- Larger injectors
- Short ratio gearbox
- Remap (possibly custom map)
- Newest first
- Oldest first
Planned future modsLarger injectorsPlanned future modsLarger turboPlanned future modsEventually forged internalsPlanned future modsLPG Conversion
37 updates 12 followers 30 mods2014-02-09 20:42:36Wow, so it's been 8 months since I last saw this car. It's been in my garage the entire time, unloved and pretty much forgotten.
Until yesterday that is...
Bit of a last minute thing, my mate rings me up and asks what i'm doing for the weekend. Nothing. So 6am Saturday morning we headed off to Power Engineering in Uxbridge, London, for a Dyno day with the Volvo Porformance Club Forum.
Long story short, I now really want to get rid of my silly Corsa, and use the Volvo full-time.
Fast forward to today, 8.5 months after I said the turbo needed changing, it's done. The problem was, the oil seals had gotten brittle and were therefore seeping oil. This led to much smoke, much much smoke. Biblical amounts of smoke on boost.
New turbo is on, it's slightly smaller but at least now the car is working.
Plan is now, to get it MOTd, taxed and insured. Then I need to get rid of my Corsa, and get the Volvo converted to LPG.
Anyway, some pictures:
After this, we took it for a quick test drive, checking for any leaks or smoke etc. I'm pleased to report there was none :)
We did however, discover, the front right brake disc is binding somewhat:
37 updates 12 followers 30 mods2013-06-14 17:06:06So following on from the new discs and pads update a few weeks ago, last weekend a mate and I finally managed to sort out why the brake pedal was still rock solid.
There's a vacuum hose that runs along the back of the engine bay from the brake servo unit into somewhere else (I have no idea what it ran into).
It turns out a loud hissing noise was coming from this hose that had split nearly all the way through. It was also because of this split that the brake pedal was hard.
Managed to get a replacement hose from a local Volvo breaker and, hey presto, no more hissing, and working brakes.
Went for a 6 mile test drive to slowly bed in the brakes and my god are they good!!
It's practically ready for an MOT now, just need to swap the turbo over as it's VERY smokey!
37 updates 12 followers 30 mods2013-05-21 20:21:55So, in a bid to get the T5R back on the road after being in my garage since August 2012, I've got all new genuine Volvo discs and pads.