VOLVO 740 760 Parts : Engine Maintenance and Repair Guide - Table of Contents
VOLVO 940 Parts : Engine Maintenance and Repair Guide - Table of Contents


VOLVO Common Replacement Parts
and Recommended Service Schedule

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Check or Change
Interval
Oil and Oil Filter 5,000 mi
Cooling System Pressure 10,000 mi
Coolant Antifreeze 30,000 mi
Engine Gaskets and Seals 5,000 mi
Engine Mounts 10,000 mi
Battery Test 10,000 mi
Exhaust System 10,000 mi
Throttle Cable and Idle Speed 10,000 mi
Air Filter 30,000 mi
Ignition Tune Up/Spark Plugs 30,000 mi
Drive Belts 30,000 mi
Valves Adjustment 30,000 mi
Timing Belt 50,000 mi
Fuel Filter 60,000 mi
PCV Flame Trap 60,000 mi

Follow the maintenance steps in this section to keep your VOLVO engine in top condition. VOLVO engines are reliable and can be driven forever, or almost, if properly serviced. Based on VOLVO Recommended Maintenance Service Chart, we created this table to help you repair and service your car. If you wish to learn more about the different VOLVO engines and their specifications visit the VOLVO Engines Specifications page

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Maintenance and Repair Item

Parts to Purchase

Engine Oil, Oil Filter

Change every 5,000 mi

  • Change the oil and oil filter (1) every 5,000 mi. Also replace the oil cap seal (2) and drain plug washer (3) if required. The oil change kit we offer includes a quality MANN oil filter (1), oil cap seal (2), and oil drain plug ring/seal (3).
  • Use 10W30 oil for normal driving conditions. If the car is driven in cold winter weather, use 5W30 during the winter months. For older engines burning oil, 20W50 can be used during the summer months to decrease oil consumption.
  • The capacity is almost 4 liters for VOLVO 4cyl engines. Buy 4 liters of oil and you will have enough for the job. On Turbo models with oil coolers a bit more oil is required, you should get 5 liters of new oil for the change.
  • The drain plug requires a 1 inch spanner. Do not over tighten the drain plug. The last thing you want is to strip the threads on the oil pan and having to replace it !
  • Check that the oil warning light is off when the engine is running. Replace the oil pressure switch if required.
  • If your engine is burning oil you should perform a compression test. This will determine if the piston rings or valves are bad. On Turbo engines some engine oil can be burned by the turbine when the seals and bearings are not leak free. The Turbine may need a rebuilt.

Check our detailed catalogue of engine parts to find oil pressure switches, piston rings, engine bearings and everything else you need to fix or rebuild your VOLVO engine !


Oil cap with seal, Oil drain plug

 

Volvo oil filter change kit

Item Description Help on catalogue format Model Year Part# Price Buy
1,2,3 Oil change KIT, includes a quality MANN oil filter, oil cap seal, and oil drain plug washer/seal.

740 all
760Turbo
940 all

82-95
KIT3517857 $8.99
1 Oil filter, quality MANN filter (Not for Diesel) 740 all, 760 all
940 all
82-95
3517857 $7.46
2 Oil cap seal. Rubber ring under the oil cap. 740 all
760Turbo
940 all
82-95 SC940096 $0.85
- Oil cap, new cap and seal (shown left) 740 all
760Turbo
940 all
82-95 8692888 $15.62
3 Oil drain plug washer 740 all
760Turbo
940 all
82-95 SC18818 $1.45
- Oil drain plug (shown left) 740 all
760Turbo
940 all
82-95 SC948187 $2.84

 

Fix Oil Leaks

Check every 5,000 mi

  • Check for oil leaks and replace any gasket and seal that failed.
  • Check the list of individual gaskets or buy complete gasket sets to save or if you plan on rebuilding the engine.


Engine Gaskets and Seals

Complete Engine Gasket Sets

Description Help on catalogue format Model Year Part# Price Buy
Block gasket set, all gaskets required for lower engine rebuild. For all B23, B230 engines 740 all
760 Turbo
940 all
84-95 SC270679 $93.44
Head gasket set for B230 engine, includes all gaskets from head surface and up 740 all
760 Turbo
940 all
85-95 SC270689 $79.06

 

 

Individual Engine Gaskets

Description Help on catalogue format Model Year Part# Price Buy
Valve cover gasket, for B230 engine 740 all
760 Turbo
940 all
85-95 1378870 $5.39
Oil cap seal. Rubber ring under the oil cap 740 all
760 Turbo
940 all
84-95 SC940096 $0.86
Camshaft seal, front. Replace to fix oil leaks from the top front of the engine 740 all
760 Turbo
940 all
84-95 SC6842273 $4.24
Camshaft seal, rear plug, round black plug 740 all
760 Turbo
940 all
84-95 SC1336763 $3.02
Intake manifold gasket, for B23 and B230 engine 740 all
760 Turbo
940 all
84-95 SC1378879 $7.12
Head gasket for B23 and B230 engine 740 all
760 Turbo
940 all
84-95 SC1378646 $22.28
Exhaust manifold gasket kit, set of 4 gaskets between exhaust manifold and head 740 all
760 Turbo
940 all
84-95 SC1378217 $7.19
Oil drain plug washer 740 all
760 Turbo
940 all
84-95 SC18818 $1.44
Oil pan gasket 740 all
760 Turbo
940 all
84-95 SC1378864 $7.12
Crankshaft front housing gasket 740 all
760 Turbo
940 all
84-95 SC1378493 $3.59
Crankshaft seal, front 740 all
760 Turbo
940 all
84-95 SC1276424 $4.67
Crankshaft seal, rear housing gasket 740 all
760 Turbo
940 all
84-95 SC1378492 $1.58
Crankshaft seal, rear 740 all
760 Turbo
940 all
84-95 SC6842093 $7.12

 

PCV Flame Trap

Change every 60,000 mi

  • Replace the flame trap (3) in the Positive Crankcase Ventilation (PCV) cup (1)
  • This flame trap (3) must not be clogged to avoid crankcase overpressure and oil leaks Very important for the longevity of your engine.

 

 

Description Help on catalogue format Model Year Part# Type Price Buy
Flame trap kit (flame shield), Very important for the longevity of your engine.

740, 760 (not Turbo)

75-88 FTKTO88 New $12.22
Flame trap kit (flame shield). Very important for the longevity of your engine. 740, 760 , 940 (not Turbo) 89-95 FTK89UP New $12.22
Flame trap kit (flame shield). Very important for the longevity of your engine. 960, S90, V90 92-98 FTK96090 New $16.53

 

Engine Mounts

Check every 10,000 mi

  • Check every 5,000 miles that the engine mounts are not sagging, cracked or broken. Replace them if required. Also check the transmission mount, on the back of the transmission.
  • Check the engine mounts after changing the oil filter because leaks from above makes the rubber deteriorate. Wipe oil spills on the mounts after an oil change.

 

Description Help on catalogue format Model Year Part# Price Buy
Engine mount, LEFT or RIGHT 740 Turbo
760 Turbo
84-86 SC1273946 $10.78
Engine mount, LEFT or RIGHT 740 Turbo
760 Turbo
87-91 SC1378657 $69.00
Engine mount, LEFT or RIGHT 740 Turbo
940 Turbo
940 B230F
91-95 SC1329428 $61.74
Engine mount, LEFT or RIGHT 740 B230F 85 SC1273946 $10.78
Engine mount, LEFT or RIGHT 740 B230F 85-86 SC1357919 $12.87
Engine mount, LEFT or RIGHT 740 B230F automatic 87-92 SC1378657 $69.00
Engine mount, LEFT or RIGHT 740 B230F manual 87-92 SC1357919 $12.87
Engine mount, LEFT, driver side, for B234F engine 740 16 Valves
940 16 Valves
89-92 SC3514297 $20.13
Engine mount, RIGHT, passenger side, for B234F engine 740 16 Valves
940 16 Valves
89-92 SC3514298 $20.13
Engine mount, LEFT or RIGHT, for V6 engine 760 6 cyl. 83-84 SC1205994 $14.30

Spark Plugs and Ignition System

Check spark plug gap every 5,000 mi

Change plugs every 30,000 mi

Part Picture
Ignition tune-up kit includes all part shown except the wire set sold separately. All parts are also available individually.

 

  • Every 5,000 mi remove the spark plugs and inspect them. Check the gap with a gauge and set it at 0.030" on most models (check owner's manual for your car).
  • Torque the plugs to 10 ft-lbs.
  • Change the plugs every 30,000 mi.
  • Check and clean the distributor cap and rotor every 10,000 mi
  • Check the ignition wires for damage
  • Check the ignition timing (on adjustable models) and set per the emission label under the hood.
  • Lube the distributor shaft under the rotor with one drop of oil
  • Check the centrifugal advance by revving the engine
  • Check the vacuum advance by disconnecting the vacuum line. Plug the line.
  • Learn more from the repair manual

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Item Description Help on catalogue format Model Year Part# Price Buy
1,
2,
5
Bosch Ignition Tune-Up kit, includes cap, rotor and spark plugs. For B230F and B230FT engine.

740 B230F 740 Turbo
760 Turbo
940 B230F
940 Turbo

85-95 700ignKIT $54.99
1 Distributor cap, Bosch 740 all
760 Turbo
940 all
85-95 SC1346788 $46.00
2 Distributor rotor, Bosch 740 all
760 Turbo
940 all
85-95 SC1346787 $15.09
- Pick up coil on distributor (not shown) 740 all
760 Turbo
940 all
85-95 SC1346792 $86.25
4 Ignition Wires, set of 4, for B230F and B230FT engine 740 B230F
740 Turbo 760 Turbo
940 B230F
940 Turbo
85-95 271483 $51.75
4 Ignition Wires, set of 4, for B234F 16 Valves engines 740 B234F
940 B234F
89-92 270880 $82.59
5 Spark plug kit, Bosch, set of 4 740 B230F
740 Turbo
760 Turbo
940 B230F
940 Turbo
85-95 271409 $8.63
5 Spark plug kit, Bosch set of 4, for B234F 16 Valves engine. 740 B234F
940 B234F
89-92 270747 $9.57

 

Throttle Cable and Idle Speed

Check every 10,000 mi

  • Check, lube and adjust the throttle cable and controls.
  • Set the idle speed as per the emissions label in the engine bay.

 

Air Filter

Check every 10,000 mi

Change every 30,000 mi

  • Check the air filter every 5,000 mi. If it's dirty replace it or, for a temporary fix, turn it around such that the dirty spot is not in front of the intake.
  • Replace the air filter every 30,000 mi

 

 

Description Help on catalogue format Model Year Part# Price Buy
Air filter By FRAM. 740 not Turbo
940 not Turbo
84-95 SC1336397 $10.06
Air filter By FRAM. 740 Turbo
760 Turbo
940 Turbo
84-95 1257546 $14.38
Air filter. By FRAM 760 not Turbo 82-86 1276389 $12.94
Air filter By FRAM. 760 not Turbo
87-95 SC1336397 $10.06
Air filter By FRAM 960,S90,V90 92-98 9161033-7 $14.50

 

Cooling System

Check every
10,000 mi

Change antifreeze every 30,000 mi

  • Check the coolant level and pressure by opening the cap when the engine is warm (but not too hot).
  • Replace the antifreeze every 30,000 mi or 2 every years.
  • Fix leaks around the water pump, hoses, radiator..
  • Check the coolant freezing point with a tester and adjust the mixture for the lowest temperature in your area.
  • If you use a block heater check that it works before the winter. Plug it in and listen for a hummm from the engine.
  • If the engine overheats, learn more from the repair manual to troubleshoot and identify the problem
  • Replace the thermostat if your car overheats shortly after start up, the needle keeps going up after reaching the normal mid point of the gauge, or the temperature never goes up to midpoint of the gauge.

Item Description Help on catalogue format Model Year Part# Type Price Buy
2 Radiator cap, overflow tank cap 740,760,780
940,960,90
82-98 9142682-5 New $5.03

Part Picture

Item Description Help on catalogue format Model Year Part# Price Buy
1 Thermostat 189 F (82 C), seal ring included. 740 all
760Turbo
940 all
84-95 SC273459 $13.66
2 Thermostat rubber seal ring only. Replace the seal to fix a leak around the thermostat housing 740 all
760Turbo
940 all
84-95 SC1397911 $1.44
3 Thermostat housing, replace if too corroded and wont seal correctly 740 all
760Turbo
940 all
84-95 463434 $23.00

 

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Part Picture

Item Description Help on catalogue format Model Year Part# Price Buy
1 Water pump kit, new pump with all gaskets 740 all
760 Turbo
940 all
85-95 SC271830 $50.24
2 Water pump gasket, between pump and block 740 all
760 Turbo
940 all
85-95 SC1378491 $1.37
3 Water pump top rubber seal ring 740 all
760 Turbo
940 all
85-95 SC1336255 $0.93

 

Part Picture

Item Description Help on catalogue format Model Year Part# Price Buy
1 Radiator 2 rows brass core, with plastic sides like original VOLVO. For cars with auto or man transmission. No sensor hole. 740 all
760 Turbo
84-90 8603853 $208.44
1 Radiator 2 row brass core, with metal sides for longevity. For cars with auto or man transmission, NOT DIESEL 740 all
760 Turbo
84-90 8601127 $158.13
2 Radiator hose, upper

740 not Turbo

85-91 SC3536130 $8.63
2 Radiator hose, upper 740 Turbo
760 Turbo
940 Turbo
84-91 SC3514629 $6.11
2 Radiator hose, upper 740 B230F
740 Turbo
940 B230F
940 Turbo
92-95 SC3547147 $10.78
2 Radiator hose, lower 740 not Turbo
940 not Turbo
85-95 SC3514988 $9.34
2 Radiator hose, lower 740 Turbo
760 Turbo
84-86 SC1378106 $17.25
2 Radiator hose, lower 740 Turbo
760 Turbo
87-91 SC6842129 $17.25
2 Radiator hose, lower 940 Turbo 92-95 SC3547148 $9.34
2 Radiator hose, lower 760 6 cyl 87-90 SC3514982 $21.56
2 Radiator hose, upper 760 6 cyl 87-90 SC3514981 $21.56

 

Exhaust System

Check every 10,000 mi

  • Check for leaks and check that hangers are unbroken and attached correctly.
  • Check the color of the smoke coming out of the tail pipe. Black, blue or very white smoke are not good signs.
  • Check the pressure of the gas from the tail pipe. Good pressure is a sign of an healthy engine with high compression.
  • On Turbo models tighten the exhaust pipe nuts to Turbo every 10,000 mi

 

Part Picture

Item Description Help on catalogue format Model Year Part# Price Buy
1 Catalytic converter 740 B230F
940 B230F
85-95 4021 $129.38
1 Catalytic converter 740 Turbo
760 Turbo
940 Turbo
84-95 4605 $129.38
1 Catalytic converter 760 not Turbo 83-86 4313 $143.75
2 Front muffler brace, metal ring around muffler with hooks for rubber hangers 740 all
760 all
82-92 SC1332325 $10.71
3 Exhaust pipe, between front and rear mufflers 740 B230F 87-92 SC9155408 $19.41
4 Rear muffler 740 B230F
940 B230F
85-95 SC3531670 $64.69
4 Rear muffler 740 16 Valves 89-91 SC3531670 $64.69
5 Tail pipe, short pipe after rear muffler 740 B230F 85-90 SC1332511 $14.38
5 Tail pipe, short pipe after rear muffler. 740 Turbo
760 Turbo
85-90 SC1332512 $21.56
5 Tail pipe, short pipe after rear muffler 760 not Turbo 82-86 SC1332511 $14.38
6 Muffler hanger, front, 2 on the car, order 2 if not sure 740 all
760 all
82-92 SC1329647 $2.88
7 Muffler hanger, rear, 2 on the car, order 2 if not sure 740 all
760 all
82-92 SC1329646 $2.80

 

Drive Belts

Check every 30,000 mi

  • Check and adjust the alternator/water pump belt
  • Check and adjust the Air Conditioning compressor belt
  • Check and adjust the power steering belts

Not all models have the Air Conditioning belt.

Difficulty in tensioning the belt or keeping the alternator aligned can be caused by worn rubber bushings. When a rubber bushing is worn and deformed it can no longer support the belt tension and the alternator has a tendency to twist.

Adjust the drive belts to get 5-10mm (0.2-0.4 in) of deflection under firm thumb pressure in the middle of the longest run. Do not over tighten drive belts ! They are the main cause of water pump and alternator failures. If the deflection is within range and the belt is still slipping, a new belt should be installed. Once a belt slipped its surface is glazed and it becomes impossible to tighten correctly without slippage.

To change the tension or install a new belt, all mounting bolts should be slackened a bit, such that the alternator or steering pump is free to slide and spin.

  • Loosen the 13mm nut from the alternator or steering pump top support bolt
  • Loosen the 13mm nut form the alternator or steering pump bottom support bolt
  • On early models without an adjuster, use a pry bar to push the alternator or steering pump while you tighten the top mounting bolt with the other hand.
  • On later B230 engines with adjuster, loosen the 13mm nut from the tensioner mounting bolt at the bottom of the alternator or steering pump.
  • Turn the 10mm tensioning bolt:
    • clockwise to tighten the belt
    • anti-clockwise to loosen the belt
  • When the correct tension is reached, tighten all nuts.

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Item Description Help on catalogue format Model Year Part# Type Price Buy
2 Mounting bushing for alternator 740 all
760 Turbo
940 all
84-92 SC1378153 New $2.52
3 Belt for alternator or power steering pump length 1013 mm 740 all
760 Turbo
85-87 973487 New $12.51
3 Belt for alternator or power steering pump length 1000 mm 740 B230F
740 Turbo
760 Turbo
940 B230F
940 Turbo
88-92 973488 New $14.30
3
Belt for air conditioning compressor, length 975 mm

740 B230F
740 Turbo
760 Turbo
940 B230F
940 Turbo

85-92 979631 New $12.51
3
Belt for air conditioning compressor, length 975 mm

940 B230F
940 Turbo with std. trans.

93-95 979631 New $12.51
3
Belt for air conditioning compressor, length 975 mm 940 Turbo with auto trans. 93-95 977731 New $12.51

 

Valves Adjustment

Check every 30,000mi

Check compression every 75,000mi

  • Check the valves adjustment and correct it if necessary.
  • If your engine is burning oil, perform a compression test. This will determine if the piston rings or valves are bad.
  • If the compression is mostly equal in all cylinders (all values within 10%) the engine is probably still good
  • If the compression in one cylinder is below the others, check the valves adjustment for that cylinder. It could require an adjustment only.
  • If the valves are OK the engine pistons and/or rings should be replaced.
  • This job is for experienced "Do It Yourself" mechanics but you can learn how to do it by buying one of the VOLVO service manuals offered on this web site.

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Timing Belt

Change every 50,000 mi

  • Replace the timing belt every 50,000 mi. Note that if the timing belt breaks the engine will not destroy, however it is good prevention to replace it on schedule to avoid being stalled at the worst moment
  • This job is for experienced "Do It Yourself" mechanic but you can learn how to do it by buying one of the VOLVO service manuals offered on this web site.

 

 

Item Description Help on catalogue format Model Year Part# Price Buy
1 Timing belt

740 B230F
740 Turbo
760 Turbo

84-92 SC271713 $11.50
1 Timing belt 940 B230F
940 Turbo
93-95 SC271747 $32.20
2 Timing belt tensioner/roller 740 B230F
740 Turbo
760 Turbo
940 B230F
940 Turbo
76-93 SC463633 $35.94

Fuel Filter

Change every 60,000 mi

Check fuel lines every 30,000 mi

  • Replace the fuel filter every 60,000 miles.
  • It is located next to the fuel pump under the car.
  • Check all fuel lines for leaks or damage every 30,000 miles

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Description Help on catalogue format Model Year Part# Price Buy
Fuel Filter, made by Bosch 740 all
760 all
780 all
940 all
960 all
82-97 SC1389562 $21.49

Diesel Fuel Condenser

Drain every 5,000 mi

  • On diesel engines drain the fuel condenser every 5,000 mi

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