5.3 swap?

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Old 03-30-2019, 04:58 PM
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I am compteplating throwing in a 5.3 into my 240dl but I am wondering if anyones done this swap and what was re used and what has to be fabbed
 
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Originally Posted by bigarms24 View Post
I am compteplating throwing in a 5.3 into my 240dl but I am wondering if anyones done this swap and what was re used and what has to be fabbed
Try these guys. https://jagsthatrun.com/collections/volvo/Volvo-200
 
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okie dokey thank you
 
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okie dokey thank you
Also just google Volvo 240 V8 conversion and you'll find a lot of stuff on it.
 
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you'll need a new transmission, obviously, and probably a new differential, and that will mean a new drive shaft, and a bunch of fab work around the rear end as well as the engine mounting cradle. custom exhaust headers, needless to say.
 
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Do you have to pass emissions with the car? Swapping the differential may introduce speedometer challenges. You may be looking at 300 lbs of additional weight in the front.And you have to stop it.
 
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yeah, for sure you'll want much bigger front brakes at least. beefier front springs, too, like the ones from a volvo 240 diesel

most engine conversions I've seen have been pretty much hack jobs, with ugly butchered together instrument panels, etc. very few done cleanly and elegantly.
 
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I just bought an 86 DL245 Wagon for this exact purpose!!! Yeah, 5.3 or 6.0 is what I am going. There is a lof stuff out there for this. like Volvo to LS engine mounts, this guy also makes trans crossmembers!!!


https://www.stsmachininginc.com/prod...x-motor-mounts
 
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What is your budget?
 
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