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Old 07-14-2006, 01:50 AM
 
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Default B230F engine:

Please tell me everything you know about the B230F engine.

A) Was this engine ever carbureted as opposed to F.I.?
If so, where can i obtain a carbureted manifold?
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Old 07-14-2006, 03:27 AM
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nice name stewie =]
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Old 07-14-2006, 12:55 PM
 
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Well, as to my knowledge (I could be wrong) I don't think they were carburated... BUT!!!! I found out a Swedish site that turns the engine into carburated with 4 mouths of air intake... a very Hot Rod look!! I'll try to find it again and post it here, if that is what you want. What Volvo do you have? Post some pics!!
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Description

Used from 1985 to 1995 in the 240,740, 940, 760 Turbo
Similar design to the earlier B21 and B23, most parts are interchangeable.
B230= 2.3litres
4 cylinders in line
Overhead camshaft engine
B200K,B230A,B230K: single carburetor version
B200E,B230E: fuel injection high compression version
B230F: fuel injection low compression version
B230FT: fuel injection turbo charged version
B234: fuel injection 16 valves version
12 Volts electrical system
Firing order 1-3-4-2 clockwise
Oil capacity with filter: 3.85 liters (8.1 US pints) more on Turbo engine with oil cooler


http://www.vlvworld.com/indexframe.html?engspecs.html <<<check this site out
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Old 07-14-2006, 07:25 PM
 
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Default RE: B230F engine:

1) Yes, please do look for that Sweedish site; It is what i'm looking for exactly.
a) 85 740GLE non turbo; i am unable to post pictures at this point because my digital camera is not functioning. Will post as soon as another camera is procured.


2)If the B20,21 and 23 engines were similar, does this mean i can bolt a carbureted manifold from those engines on to my 85 B230F?
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Old 07-14-2006, 10:21 PM
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2)If the B20,21 and 23 engines were similar, does this mean i can bolt a carbureted manifold from those engines on to my 85 B230F?
It should bolt right on.
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Old 07-14-2006, 10:38 PM
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Default RE: B230F engine:

Why would you want to change to a carburated version, the FI is superior in all aspects and is easy to work on once you understand it. You get more power and better fuel economy too with the FI.
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Old 07-15-2006, 01:56 PM
 
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because i'm not comfortable with the electrical system on these volvos----740,240,760,940, etc. I find their quality to be quite sub-standard.
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Old 07-15-2006, 06:03 PM
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But they are better than 80% of what is out there.
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Old 07-17-2006, 10:10 PM
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Default RE: B230F engine:

These cars are gettting old now. So if you have one you will most likely have your share of electrical problems. But armed with a volvo wiring diagram, tim martins: How to diagnose and repair automobile electrical systems, and a little knowledge (from this forum) you should be able to fix whatever comes your way. Even though they are old they are so much better than the crap being sold out there today. The exception to this is honda and toyota who have my respect..... they are better in many respects except perhaps collisions and brakes. The volvo is my hands down winner here...They are built like tanks! I made the mistake of going through a red light a few years ago. In my own personal crash test the volvo is incredably strong.
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