The Volvo 340 Project

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Re: 340 and BMW 2.5 straight 6

Post by Evoman » 11 Sep 2011 10:38 pm

more info on this derv, 90bhp one? would pd130 fit? :D
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Re: 340 and BMW 2.5 straight 6

Post by foggyjames » 12 Sep 2011 03:58 pm

If one fits, they'll all fit - from the ~70bhp SDI to the 150bhp PD.

The 240 is here...
http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=100369 (I think...the Tbricks server is being its usual useless self today!)

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Re: 340 and BMW 2.5 straight 6

Post by V6 Man » 12 Sep 2011 04:40 pm

What's wrong with the Renault 1.9TD from 440/460, that at least will bolt straight into a 1.7, or even the Tdi unit from the S/V40?
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Re: 340 and BMW 2.5 straight 6

Post by mat_91 » 12 Sep 2011 05:08 pm

nice enough engine just not big enough for me thanks anyway :mrgreen:
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Re: 340 and BMW 2.5 straight 6

Post by foggyjames » 12 Sep 2011 05:16 pm

There is a major problem with high performance diesels in 300s...if you want one to go properly quickly, it'll be generating huge torque, which is bad for the drivetrain. A petrol engine (preferably a high-revving normally aspirated one) with its more drivetrain-friendly power/torque relationship is a better idea.

In other words...a diesel 300 is a good idea, especially for a daily driver opposed to a high-performance build...but keep an eye on the torque. Even a 360 drivetrain is likely to struggle with the torque generated by anything which makes more than about 200bhp (which includes the latest 2.0 units... :shock: )....probably best part of 300lbft.

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'89 740 Turbo Intercooler
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Re: 340 and BMW 2.5 straight 6

Post by mat_91 » 12 Sep 2011 05:21 pm

im not worrying about that limit trust me the only problem im going to have is grip sm89
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Re: 340 and BMW 2.5 straight 6

Post by charlieog1243 » 24 Oct 2011 11:40 pm

have bin plannng a bmw 2.5 swap myself mate think i wont be now though :P would of bin cool though

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Re: 340 and BMW 2.5 straight 6

Post by mat_91 » 25 Oct 2011 08:14 pm

it would be but you would have to get the engine all most mid mounted to get the handling back
plus crap mpg thats why im going derv power eventually
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Re: my little project 340

Post by Attack2001 » 14 Jan 2012 02:24 am

mat_91 wrote:Image
How did you get the bumpers to shine like that? :D Thomas...............
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Re: 340 and BMW 2.5 straight 6

Post by mat_91 » 14 Jan 2012 10:13 pm

erm sm14 sm25
they dont shine like that now as there on my white one
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The Volvo 340 Project

Post by mat_91 » 14 Jan 2012 10:32 pm

i think i was just that back to black stuff i just left the bumpers in the sun in summer for a while and just build up layers over couple weeks then through winter it shouldnt wear away
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