swap 2.3 for a 2.3 turbo, 240, is it possible?

Discussion in 'Volvo 240' started by Snoops, Oct 22, 2005.

  1. Snoops

    Snoops Guest

    Hi guys

    I can purchase a 2.3 turbo engine from the wreckers, is it possible to swap
    this into my '89 240 without too many dramas?

    Or are there other ways to 'extract' a little more power out of my 240
    brick?

    regards
    Michael
     
    Snoops, Oct 22, 2005
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  2. You may well have a lot of problems with clearance of the steering gear if
    RHD car. I think that there are no such problems if LHD.

    All the best, Peter.

    "Snoops" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Hi guys
    >
    > I can purchase a 2.3 turbo engine from the wreckers, is it possible to
    > swap this into my '89 240 without too many dramas?
    >
    > Or are there other ways to 'extract' a little more power out of my 240
    > brick?
    >
    > regards
    > Michael
    >
     
    Peter K L Milnes, Oct 23, 2005
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  3. Snoops

    Boris Mohar Guest

    On Sun, 23 Oct 2005 08:44:05 +1000, "Snoops" <> wrote:

    >Hi guys
    >
    >I can purchase a 2.3 turbo engine from the wreckers, is it possible to swap
    >this into my '89 240 without too many dramas?
    >
    >Or are there other ways to 'extract' a little more power out of my 240
    >brick?
    >
    >regards
    >Michael


    Check out on both counts with the helpful bunch in www.turbobricks.com. Do
    the search first because both subjects have been discussed there ad nauseam.





    Regards,

    Boris Mohar

    Got Knock? - see:
    Viatrack Printed Circuit Designs (among other things) http://www.viatrack.ca

    void _-void-_ in the obvious place
     
    Boris Mohar, Oct 23, 2005
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  4. Snoops

    James Sweet Guest

    Snoops wrote:
    > Hi guys
    >
    > I can purchase a 2.3 turbo engine from the wreckers, is it possible to swap
    > this into my '89 240 without too many dramas?
    >
    > Or are there other ways to 'extract' a little more power out of my 240
    > brick?
    >
    > regards
    > Michael
    >
    >


    It's been done, it's not impossible but it's not a direct swap. You need
    the injection and ignition computers, wiring, injectors, and other odds
    & ends, as well as some custom exhaust work but I did see a website
    somewhere with some details on doing it.

    If you want more power from your existing engine, manual transmission is
    the place to start if you don't have it already, then a VX or K camshaft
    and a sport exhaust system, then the car should feel fairly peppy.
     
    James Sweet, Oct 23, 2005
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  5. Snoops

    Guest

    where do i get a vx cam shaft in brisbane and is it a straight fit, or
    do i have change the computer in the car as well.


    James Sweet wrote:
    > Snoops wrote:
    > > Hi guys
    > >
    > > I can purchase a 2.3 turbo engine from the wreckers, is it possible to swap
    > > this into my '89 240 without too many dramas?
    > >
    > > Or are there other ways to 'extract' a little more power out of my 240
    > > brick?
    > >
    > > regards
    > > Michael
    > >
    > >

    >
    > It's been done, it's not impossible but it's not a direct swap. You need
    > the injection and ignition computers, wiring, injectors, and other odds
    > & ends, as well as some custom exhaust work but I did see a website
    > somewhere with some details on doing it.
    >
    > If you want more power from your existing engine, manual transmission is
    > the place to start if you don't have it already, then a VX or K camshaft
    > and a sport exhaust system, then the car should feel fairly peppy.
     
    , Oct 25, 2005
    #5
  6. Snoops

    James Sweet Guest

    wrote:
    > where do i get a vx cam shaft in brisbane and is it a straight fit, or
    > do i have change the computer in the car as well.
    >



    Dunno about in Brisbane, IPD sells them and will probably ship there,
    but there's very likely a cheaper source. No other mods are needed, it's
    just a drop in replacement cam. Fuel economy and low end torque will
    suffer some but that's the price to pay for more power.
     
    James Sweet, Oct 25, 2005
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  7. Snoops

    e Guest

    "Snoops" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Hi guys
    >
    > I can purchase a 2.3 turbo engine from the wreckers, is it possible to
    > swap this into my '89 240 without too many dramas?
    >
    > Or are there other ways to 'extract' a little more power out of my 240
    > brick?
    >
    > regards
    > Michael
    >


    Oh no you di dunt! Extract more power? Now you're about to go broke!
    Welcome to the quirky world of Volvo tuning! Here is a great place to start
    gathering information: http://www.turbobricks.com/ There are several
    Aussies that post there as well as Yanks, Canucks, Brits, Estonians, and bog
    knows who else. Good luck!
     
    e, Oct 29, 2005
    #7
  8. Snoops

    e Guest

    "Snoops" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Hi guys
    >
    > I can purchase a 2.3 turbo engine from the wreckers, is it possible to
    > swap this into my '89 240 without too many dramas?
    >
    > Or are there other ways to 'extract' a little more power out of my 240
    > brick?
    >
    > regards
    > Michael
    >


    Oh no you di dunt! Extract more power? Now you're about to go broke!
    Welcome to the quirky world of Volvo tuning! Here is a great place to start
    gathering information: http://www.turbobricks.com/ There are several
    Aussies that post there as well as Yanks, Canucks, Brits, Estonians, and bog
    knows who else. Good luck!
     
    e, Oct 29, 2005
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