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

 
Snoops
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      22-10-2005
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


 
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Peter K L Milnes
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      22-10-2005
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" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> 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
>



 
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Boris Mohar
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      23-10-2005
On Sun, 23 Oct 2005 08:44:05 +1000, "Snoops" <(E-Mail Removed)> 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

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James Sweet
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      23-10-2005
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.
 
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snoopybris@gmail.com
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      25-10-2005
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.


 
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James Sweet
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      25-10-2005
(E-Mail Removed) 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.
 
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      29-10-2005

"Snoops" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> 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!


 
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      29-10-2005

"Snoops" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> 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!



 
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