Re: Never see any 16-Valve Volvo's how come?
On Sun, 13 Mar 2005 18:01:09 -0500,
Rob Guenther (firstname.lastname@example.org) wrote:
> Hi everyone... was just talking cars with the folks, talking about our
> previous Volvo, a 1989 740 16 Valve... and realized that none of us have
> ever seen another 16 Vavle 740 on the roads in all those years!... Did they
> de-badge this engine quickly after it was released, or was it a blunder and
> cancelled quickly?
No, I don't think it was cancelled that quickly. I think the B234
was introduced with the '89 model year in NA (or maybe '88) in 740,
and in '91 was used in the 940 -- I have seen 16-valve 940s.
I don't know why Volvo went back to using the 8-valve B230 for
'92 onwards with the 940.
The B234 was an interference engine, so maintenance schedules
had to be followed more rigorously -- but by '92 Volvo was making
other interference engines, so that alone couldn't be the reason
they switched to the B230 for later model years of the 940.
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