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White 940 2.5TDI wagon

I know that VW knows how to build the small diesels..... while they are nearly everywhere in Europa, we don't see them that much in the States.

OK, sounds like your modern 2.5TDI will "bolt right up" to the M90.... I thought the diesel engines that Volvo used in RWD vehicles had a custom bell housing pattern; I didn't realize they copied the original Volvo petrol engine pattern. Very interesting!

Good luck with the final drive axle assembly.... sounds like a solid choice using a proven professional source. That work is tricky all around.... I've done several of them and it is definitely an iterative procedure to get the R&P pattern just right whilst also establishing pre-load on the carrier bearings. One needs special tools, a press for carrier bearings/shims "on and off and on and off" to get things right.

I'll be following your progress on your diesel Vaggen..... I think my German friends called them a KOMBI. :-)
 
I know that VW knows how to build the small diesels..... while they are nearly everywhere in Europa, we don't see them that much in the States.

OK, sounds like your modern 2.5TDI will "bolt right up" to the M90.... I thought the diesel engines that Volvo used in RWD vehicles had a custom bell housing pattern; I didn't realize they copied the original Volvo petrol engine pattern. Very interesting!

Good luck with the final drive axle assembly.... sounds like a solid choice using a proven professional source. That work is tricky all around.... I've done several of them and it is definitely an iterative procedure to get the R&P pattern just right whilst also establishing pre-load on the carrier bearings. One needs special tools, a press for carrier bearings/shims "on and off and on and off" to get things right.

I'll be following your progress on your diesel Vaggen..... I think my German friends called them a KOMBI. :-)

To be honest I don't get it why little diesel economical cars were not pushed in the States. Have you heard about the Lupo 3L?

About the bellhousings, your previous assumption is correct that diesel RWDs have a custom bellhousing pattern, different than the redblock or whiteblock. It is the Audi/VW earlier 5/6cylinder petrol and diesel engine bellhousing. The 2.5TDI uses this too. Thats why the diesel M90 is rare aswell. I have a little secret desire to put an Audi S2 engine into a Volvo. :ninja:

If i had the time and plans to do more than just one r&p install, I'd actually invest in the tooling and would gladly learn it too. The real tricky ones are the FWD Audi gearboxes!

Kombi haha, well, we also use this word for cars like this. :)
 
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