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Volvo S70 Made from 1998 to 2000, this sporty model replaced the 850 sedan and instantly became a hit.

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Old 03-16-2017, 01:57 PM
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Exclamation 1998 S70 Engine Compatability

Good day all,
I'm looking into an S70 with VIN#YV1LS5544W1471226, this seems to be pointing me in the direction of a B21E Motor. If that is true, what motors/years can I use to swap out the long block on this car?
It has a blown head gasket and I'm not comfortable with how it was operated or I'd just replace the gasket. I'd prefer to find a donor motor and need to know what my options are without doing any mods to the existing vehicle.
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Old 03-17-2017, 02:49 PM
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your VIN says you have the B5254S engine. That's the naturally aspirated 2.5L 5 cylinder. Other models with this would be the 96/97 850s (base, not turbo'd) and the 98-99 S/V/C70s again with the base NA engine. Should be really easy to find - check out car-parts.com for recycle yards near you.
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Old 03-17-2017, 03:30 PM
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Sweet, thank you very much!!
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Old 03-17-2017, 06:44 PM
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You can't use a 99. It went to coil on plug and electronic throttle.
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