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What mods to do?

Post by Granada » 19 Jul 2011 05:47 pm

Hi this id my 89 volvo 340 gle with 1.7 engine
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the only modts that i have made are the bmw side skirts and the rims, but i had to put 5 mm spacers on the fron wheels because they were too close to the shock, oh and i have rebuild the shocks to make it a litle stiffer.
I want to get a litle extra power, was thinking to put a 440 cam (my mechanic is from volvo and he told me that is direct fit), what else should i do (that aint to expensive)?
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Re: What mods to do?

Post by Chris_C » 19 Jul 2011 07:03 pm

Get the 440 green books (dealer service manuals)

The 440 KP is the same engine as the 340, but with an up rated cam (same came in the B18F 440/460/480) and the jets in the carb are slightly different. The green books will tell you how much bigger they should be. I'd swap the renix unit too... I'm not sure what shared one with the B18KP though
'89(F) 340 GL F7R (ex B172k) - Fake -> SBKV 300 Runner Up 08, 12 - NASLR Time 15.7secs
'03 S60 D5 SE, '91 (J) MX5
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'91(H) 340 GL B14.4E - Kar; '88(F) 360 GLT B200E - Jet -> BKV 300 Runner Up 09; '89(G) 360 GLT B200E - Beast

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Re: What mods to do?

Post by Granada » 19 Jul 2011 07:14 pm

Ty, is there any other mod to do? I don't look for amounts of power, stock is about 80bhp, if i could get 100bhp i'll be happy

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Re: What mods to do?

Post by Evoman » 19 Jul 2011 07:35 pm

I like the sideskirts :)
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Re: What mods to do?

Post by Chris_C » 19 Jul 2011 07:37 pm

100 is achievable, the B18KP has the same bore and stroke and makes 95, so that's where I'd aim to start.
'89(F) 340 GL F7R (ex B172k) - Fake -> SBKV 300 Runner Up 08, 12 - NASLR Time 15.7secs
'03 S60 D5 SE, '91 (J) MX5
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'91(H) 340 GL B14.4E - Kar; '88(F) 360 GLT B200E - Jet -> BKV 300 Runner Up 09; '89(G) 360 GLT B200E - Beast

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Re: What mods to do?

Post by Granada » 19 Jul 2011 07:52 pm

Chris_C wrote:100 is achievable, the B18KP has the same bore and stroke and makes 95, so that's where I'd aim to start.
Nice, 15 is a big upgrade, could you tell-me where do can i get the spec to do the mods?
Sorry for so many questions but i'm a litlle noob at this

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Re: What mods to do?

Post by Vermilion » 19 Jul 2011 09:25 pm

I'm wondering, how did you get the skirts on?
Volvo 340 L 1983

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Re: What mods to do?

Post by Evoman » 19 Jul 2011 09:25 pm

Vermilion wrote:I'm wondering, how did you get the skirts on?
+1

ye what bmw they from?
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Re: What mods to do?

Post by Granada » 19 Jul 2011 09:38 pm

These were custome made on fiber, they are copyes from a E36 M3 skirts, the molds to do them are the same used to do the tunning kits it only need to make them with the right size, and then i had to make 3 holes to put screws on the near the rubbers from the doors, (sorry but i dont know the wors to name it properly)

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Re: What mods to do?

Post by Vermilion » 19 Jul 2011 09:45 pm

Where were they made? I'm interested :) They look good!
Volvo 340 L 1983

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Re: What mods to do?

Post by Granada » 19 Jul 2011 10:03 pm

I bought them from a local tunning shop, here in portugal it was about 3 years ago when i was thinking to tune i up, but then i bought a new ride a 2007 ford focus diesel and i didn't change any thing else, but now my wife ride that car and i ride my volvo ( sorry for the girls but i don't trust her a rwd heavy duty machine :oops: ). Here in Portugal almost every tunning store that works whith fibeglass fenders and bumpers make this tipes of things. I remember tah was about 100€ that payed for them, and i was thinking to aply half front fender from the E36 (like a spoiler to the volvo front and rear fenders).

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Re: What mods to do?

Post by Granada » 20 Jul 2011 09:14 pm

Chris_C wrote:Get the 440 green books (dealer service manuals)

The 440 KP is the same engine as the 340, but with an up rated cam (same came in the B18F 440/460/480) and the jets in the carb are slightly different. The green books will tell you how much bigger they should be. I'd swap the renix unit too... I'm not sure what shared one with the B18KP though
One more question, my 340 uses a solex carb, the B18F engine uses the same carb? I'm questioning because i want to know if i could use the jets from a 440 carb on myne.

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Re: What mods to do?

Post by Chris_C » 20 Jul 2011 09:29 pm

B18F is injection, the one to look out for is a 400 with an B18KP, the carb is the same Solex so you don't even have to swap the jets, you can just swap the carb and the ignition unit (to get correct spark timings for the new cam)
'89(F) 340 GL F7R (ex B172k) - Fake -> SBKV 300 Runner Up 08, 12 - NASLR Time 15.7secs
'03 S60 D5 SE, '91 (J) MX5
Ex:
'91(H) 340 GL B14.4E - Kar; '88(F) 360 GLT B200E - Jet -> BKV 300 Runner Up 09; '89(G) 360 GLT B200E - Beast

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