Volvo S80 A performance sedan that offers top notch luxury, outstanding handling and so much more.

S80 T6 HP Improvements/Upgrades?

  #1  
Old 03-18-2013, 08:51 PM
Junior Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 15
Default S80 T6 HP Improvements/Upgrades?

My father bought me an S80 for my first car, and I enjoy the ride very much. I'll say one thing straight out that I have a dire need to take of my belongings, which definitely includes my first car. It's an '04 T6 with only 62K on it.

I'd like to integrate performance parts under the hood to yield some decent improvements out of the car, so any reasonable recommendations that some of you experts know of that can give a solid boost to the car would be appreciated. Thanks!
 

Last edited by HeroofTime; 03-18-2013 at 08:57 PM.
  #2  
Old 03-21-2013, 01:46 PM
Junior Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 15
Default

Anyone? Got any suggestions?
 
  #3  
Old 03-21-2013, 03:24 PM
akabond's Avatar
Senior Member
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Texas
Posts: 434
Default

well the basic stuff would be like bigger/better turbos, the turbo hoses, intakes, mod for engine filter.
But also if you you want talk to the dealer about changing software (if possible) to improve power. Yes it can be done that way to. But i am sure it will be pricy
 
  #4  
Old 03-21-2013, 05:56 PM
Junior Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 15
Default

1. ipd HD Ignition Coil with 103mm Insulator Boot
2. 2004 VOLVO S80 NGK Iridium IX Spark Plugs 6418 - SummitRacing.com
3. Fuel Filter
(Plus spark plug wires, transmission oil change, oil change, and air filter change). That's about all I can find for a performance boost/refreshment for the car.

I was wondering though, (just making sure) are those spark plugs recommended for the S80 T6? Should I use synthetic oil for the S80 T6? What should I look for when considering buying transmission oil for the S80 T6? Also, by engine filter did you mean air filter? Lastly, what should I look for when considering buying spark plug wires for the S80 T6? Thanks a lot guys, I know this is the right place to get help for my S80!
 
  #5  
Old 03-21-2013, 07:54 PM
rspi's Avatar
Administrator
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Posts: 15,762
Default

Hey Hero, welcome to the forum.

Sad to say that the S80 being Volvo's flagship luxury car, not many easy options out there. You found iPd, they specialize in Volvo's and performance mods. Most people drive and mod the mid-level S60. If you have the title, you may want to pull a fast one and swap the car for a S60 R if you get the chance.

Engine filter, I'm sure he meant Air. You can also cruise Swedespeed.com and see what those guys are doing. Like I said, most mod the S60 so S80 mods will likely be extreme.
 
  #6  
Old 03-21-2013, 09:23 PM
Senior Member
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 5,045
Default

There are no spark plug wires, its coil on plug. But just some plugs, coils and an air filter really won't make a noticeable difference.
 
  #7  
Old 03-25-2013, 04:34 PM
Junior Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 15
Default

Thanks for the warm welcome rspi =]...

I understand that there are no spark plug wires (wasn't aware of the fact until ES6T pointed it out and I thought it through after seeing many pictures).

Mainly, I'd like to ask which type of autotrans fluid I should use? I've seen through many threads that there are some different answers, like 3309 specific ATF or Dexron VI. It'd be awesome if you can shed some light and tell me which tranny fluid I should use in my auto S80 T6.
 

Last edited by HeroofTime; 03-25-2013 at 04:38 PM.
  #8  
Old 03-25-2013, 05:19 PM
akabond's Avatar
Senior Member
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Texas
Posts: 434
Default

for your year trans fluid the manual says :

Automatic transmission fluid
Geartronic: ATF DexronŽ III.
Total Volume: 7.9 US qts (7.5 liters).
 
  #9  
Old 03-25-2013, 05:43 PM
Junior Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 15
Default

Originally Posted by akabond View Post
for your year trans fluid the manual says :

Automatic transmission fluid
Geartronic: ATF DexronŽ III.
Total Volume: 7.9 US qts (7.5 liters).
Awesome, so I should be able to swap it out with any Dexron VI(newer/better) right? (just making sure)

Plus, do you know of any custom exhausts I could implement in my T6? I've done a lot of research around on websites and haven't found much info on custom exhaust systems or CAI's for that matter. Is this something I should take to my local muffler shop, or do you have any other recommendations? Thanks a lot..
 
  #10  
Old 03-26-2013, 10:32 PM
Junior Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 15
Default

Most importantly, I really need to know how many quarts it takes to fill the tranny if I'm going to be doing a drain & fill. You guys are a ton of help! Thanks a lot.
 
  #11  
Old 03-27-2013, 08:26 AM
akabond's Avatar
Senior Member
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Texas
Posts: 434
Default

not sure about the exhaust. But you can look up under S60 forums. Since S60 gets the sporty version and the R design. Not fare, the S80 should also get some vibe too.

As for the trans drain and fil, the only way to know it to actually do a drain, measure how much was drained out and then fill it with how much was drained. very simple. I havent done any drain so i no clue.
All i can say is drain, measure the drain and fill it up with equivalent
 
  #12  
Old 04-07-2013, 01:16 PM
Junior Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 15
Default

I completed the tranny drain & fill yesterday. It took 7 quarts to refill it properly, and It worked out great! I cleaned the area up in the pan and the magnetic filter too with my father, and we threw it back in along with a new filter. We poured in Valvoline Dexron VI (VV370). We changed the oil, and oil filter too. We poured in Valvoline SynPower 5W-30.

How often should I change this oil? Its full synthetic and we poured in the required 7.3 quarts from the manual.
 
  #13  
Old 04-08-2013, 11:41 AM
akabond's Avatar
Senior Member
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Texas
Posts: 434
Default

nice..its always good to take some pictures and a small write up too jsut for someone else who would like to change the trans.
Doesn't the car has service reminders displayed. Mine does so i change it whenever there is reminder . or every 7,500 miles. Synthetic oils are good too. just stick with what ever oil you are using. Also if this is your 1st time with syn just keep an eye on any leaks in the engine. It happens rarely tho.
 
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Timboslice22
Volvo S80
10
10-17-2011 11:15 PM
zmontgomery
Volvo 260, 760 & 960
7
10-28-2008 01:54 PM
bigwill.smith
Volvo S80
12
03-03-2008 10:23 PM
brushfires60
Volvo S60 & V60
3
06-14-2005 10:53 PM
New Volvo Fan
Volvo XC90
2
09-16-2004 12:55 AM


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: S80 T6 HP Improvements/Upgrades?


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.