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Old 09-02-2005, 14:01   #1 (permalink)
circa47bill
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Volvo B230FT

I have a 4 cy. Volvo B230M, bad piston, bad valves, much electrolisis on a
boat... I purchased a used B230FT in great shape... Can I use my
carburators / manifold / etc. on the B230FT and leave the distributor on
the head where it is now? My engine has the distributor on the side of the
block. Thank you
Ps. I have left over turbo stuff (turbo, FI, etc.)if anybody needs them,
you pay freight, otherwise free...


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Old 09-02-2005, 20:02   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Volvo B230FT


"circa47bill" <circa47gent@aol.com> wrote in message
news:0d5cdc776a15bc70142cff8b109b2701@localhost.talkaboutautos.com...
> I have a 4 cy. Volvo B230M, bad piston, bad valves, much electrolisis on a
> boat... I purchased a used B230FT in great shape... Can I use my
> carburators / manifold / etc. on the B230FT and leave the distributor on
> the head where it is now? My engine has the distributor on the side of the
> block. Thank you
> Ps. I have left over turbo stuff (turbo, FI, etc.)if anybody needs them,
> you pay freight, otherwise free...
>
>


I don't know what the M is, but the turbo engines have lower compression
than the standard engines so if you run one without the turbo you're left
with about 80 HP and poor fuel economy.


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Old 09-29-2005, 22:01   #3 (permalink)
vinran1@bellsouth.net
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Re: Volvo B230FT

Could the "M" designate it as a marine engine?

He did mention boat...

And boats tend to get crappy mileage anyway...


On Sat, 03 Sep 2005 01:25:05 GMT, "James Sweet"
<jamessweet@hotmail.com> wrote:

>
>"circa47bill" <circa47gent@aol.com> wrote in message
>news:0d5cdc776a15bc70142cff8b109b2701@localhost.talkaboutautos.com...
>> I have a 4 cy. Volvo B230M, bad piston, bad valves, much electrolisis on a
>> boat... I purchased a used B230FT in great shape... Can I use my
>> carburators / manifold / etc. on the B230FT and leave the distributor on
>> the head where it is now? My engine has the distributor on the side of the
>> block. Thank you
>> Ps. I have left over turbo stuff (turbo, FI, etc.)if anybody needs them,
>> you pay freight, otherwise free...
>>
>>

>
>I don't know what the M is, but the turbo engines have lower compression
>than the standard engines so if you run one without the turbo you're left
>with about 80 HP and poor fuel economy.
>


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Old 09-29-2005, 23:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Volvo B230FT


<vinran1@bellsouth.net> wrote in message
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> Could the "M" designate it as a marine engine?
>
> He did mention boat...
>
> And boats tend to get crappy mileage anyway...
>
>


Yes it's a marine engine, but the same still applies, a B230FT has
substantially lower compression and a different cam than the B230M, if run
with a carb and no turbo the performance and economy will be terrible, much
better to find a standard B230F and save the harder to find turbo engine for
someone with a turbo car.


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