May 10

Volvo 340GL F7r Williams Spec – Want to build one yourself?

So you like the car, and you fancy one for yourself? Well here’s your shopping list.. It all starts with buying a Volvo 340 or 360..

Driftmoto Volvo

Be sure to read through my Volvo 340 build here on my website. Now the guide I used to build mine was written by Jon.. This feature I’ve just done is on Jon’s car, so he knows a thing or two about building these, be sure to check it out along with the other resources I used here.

  • Standard brakes F&R
  • Coilover fronts (adjustable damping and camber/caster)
  • standard leaf spring rear (adjustable dampers)
  • Wheels – 13×8 ET neg 10 weller steels
  • tyres – 185/60 fronts, 175/70 rears (cheap, whatever is cheapest)
  • clio williams engine – ported and polished head, tubular wrapped exhaust manifold, maganecor HT leads
  • welded diff
  • stripped interior
  • sparco bucket seats
  • TRS harnesses and tow strap
  • benen rear tow hook (to piss off the JDM bummers)
  • hydraulic hand brake
  • fire extinguisher
  • cut off switches/fan controls
  • strobe lights

how to remove volvo 360 propshaftwilliams one

  1. Volvo 340 2.0l 16v F7r Williams Valver Feature
  2. Volvo 340 2.0l 16v F7r Williams Valver Spec
  3. Volvo 340 2.0l 16v F7r Williams Valver Page
  4. Volvo 340 2.0l 16v F7r Williams Valver Photoshoot, all the pics good and bad!

 

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May 09

Volvo 340 mk2 F7r 2.0l 16v Williams Drift Car

You may of noticed a strong Renault/Volvo Vibe going on, on my site recently! It’s mostly coincidental.. but lets be honest, the last two Renault things on my site have been pretty special, especially the little R5 GT Turbo! I miss seeing and hearing that thing already, Theres also been all the rebuild stuff surrounding my Volvo aswell..which is Renault powered! What I’m about to show you now is the ultimate expression of these F7 Renault Powered Volvo’s.

Volvo 340 f7r

The one I’m about to show you is a F7r powered one. This is the proper Clio Williams powered 2.0l 16v version of the car. Mine is a F7p which is a 1.8 16v. Both Engines are fundamentally the same, they share alot of components with each other but the Williams one has the stronger, bored out bottom end and a longer piston stroke. So the most noticeable characteristic straightaway is extra torque. This comes at the price of a lower rev limit though.classic volvo 340 parts

From a bit of research and reading around, it is possible to raise the rev limit of the F7r lumps with an ECU remap, but personally I wouldn’t bother with that. It could mess up other characteristics of these engines. Both seem to have a very linear, stable torque curve which makes putting your foot down incredibly predictable which once again makes it perfect for a RWD setup.

One of the best parts about this particular car is it’s looks. I mean look at it! Who would think that there’s a Williams lump under the bonnet, The amount of people it surprises are endless. I’m a huge fan of the Rat/Drift/Abused/Original look and this Volvo 340  pulls it off perfectly. It’s not just that, look at how it’s sat on the road aswell. It has a very purposeful presence about it, but it’s also very original at the same time.

clio f7r sump

This Volvo 340 is actually a 1984 Mk2 version, so you get the little things like the chrome trim around the windows and all the original badging on it. The thing that always gets me and will shock people as it passes though is the cheeky “340GL Automatic” badge on the back..Yea right! The front and rear headlights are slightly different to mine as well. (mines a 1989 mk3) the front headlights, while the same, have a small metal piece running below them which mine don’t, same with the grill, also the rear brake and reverse lights are all arranged vertically, my reverse light is a random block in the middle. The most notable visual cue though is the doorstrip running along the side of the car. My one is actually removed, thats because on these later mk3 ones it’s a big horrible black strip. Have a look at the “My car” page and you will see what I mean. It’s a nice little chrome adorned thing on these mk2’s. The front bumper is also on a quick release making it very easy to get to and work on the front of the car or preserve it for road use.

volvo 340 turbovolvo 2.0 16v

All these little touches, are finished off with a neat little boot spoiler and a detachable louvre on the rear window. The Louvre on the back and the general shape of the car remind me of the DMC Delorean..or the Back To The Future Car! I love the original AA badge on the front grill aswell. Thats another motoring bit of nostalgia to times long gone and driving before I was born, maybe because I wasn’t around then, I find a charming curiosity attached to the early days of driving! It’s hard to imagine that cars you can buy today could generate that same nostalgia in someone else 20 years or more from now!drift volvo 340f7r engine

Another big part of this cars looks is related to what’s going on with the chassis, it’s been lowered by about 3 inches all round, Gaz Shocks and lowering blocks on back and coilovers on front. Yes I did just say coilovers on front! The weird thing is it’s surprisingly easy to convert the front to coilovers! This means some ridiculous levels of camber can be achieved on the front to add to its performance on track and presence in the street. The Coilovers were made using rebuilt by GAZ Volvo 340 struts, and Nissan 200sx S13 top mounts which are mounted in re-drilled 340 turrets.

The strut brace you can see is Also a S13 part, albeit slightly modified to fit the Volvo Turrets, It’s been shortened ever so slightly due to them being closer together than a S13. The eventual plan is to convert the rear to Coilovers aswell, but this is much more technical and requires some serious fabrication work to be done.Renault Clio Williams

So we’ve established that the car looks great, not only that, it has a very capable chassis, and now to the centrepiece, the engine, and my god does it look good! This is the Renault Clio Williams 2.0l 16v F7r block chilling in the engine bay of a once humble Volvo 340GL Automatic.

The engine itself is more or less standard but it has had a lot done to it to make it much more efficient. This has proven to be very effective especially on visits to the old Drift What Ya Brung events. The owner was telling me how he’s spent all day sliding around, only to change the tyres, while everyone else has their cars up on axle stands fixing stuff!

The priority is to keep everything at sensible temperatures, especially when it comes to drifting since most of the time the car is sideways not getting good airflow through the radiator and it’s usually sat on the limiter aswell. So first things first, Theres some electronic cooling fans on switches in the car, so these can be on permanently.

The Next thing keeping things chilled is an oil cooler hidden just under the front bumper. Oil coolers work by keeping the oil at it’s optimum temperature. The hotter Oil gets the thinner it gets, it can also quite litteraly just burn away and vapourise, all of this is what causes engine wear and bottom end failure..( I’ve become a bit of an expert in this field since my bottom end failure!). It doesn’t help that these Clio F7 engines seem to have an oil burning reputation aswell! Little things like this prolong an engines life by quite a large margin!

how to remove volvo 340 propshaftA Similar approach has been adopted when it comes to the water cooling system aswell, this consists of silicone hoses and Aluminium tubing. This negates the concern of pipe corrosion or possible pressure leaks occurring, This all comes together in the cabin where theres digital oil pressure and temperature gauges along with your traditional temperature guage to keep an eye on things.classic car 343 volvo

The final few pieces to compliment this efficiency is the engine breathing. It starts at the top with a ported and polished cylinder head with a tubular exhaust manifold thats heat wrapped. This then goes to a custom straight through system making a load of noise out the back! It’s a similar on the intake front aswell. The only thing between the throttle body and intake manifold is a honeycomb air filter. So you’re getting maximum airflow in and out of the engine at all times.volvo 343

The end result is a stealthy fun unique and original drift weapon! As you can see a lot has been done indeed, theres still more to come aswell. The plan is to eventually convert the rear drums to break disc and put vented items on the front. This is something thats definitely essentially for a performance car of this nature.

There’s also plans to compliment that ported and polished head with a set of throttle bodies and vernier cams and pulleys. This will sound truly immense and be one hell of a lively car if this goes ahead..this will also return more power aswell, so the owner is currently working on fabricating a carbon fibre mazda rx-8 prop shaft for the job.volvo 360 weight

Another very effective part will be swapping out the wings and bonnet for fibreglass pieces. This will probably be one of the hardest parts, since theres never really been an aftermarket for these Volvo 340’s, and no “tuning” or “modification” scene for the car until recently.

This is shaping up then to be a truly unique one off that will stand out amongst a crowd of F7ed Volvo 340s …. see as theres barely any on the road. This has to be one of the best out there, so keep an eye out as it carries on evolving!

retro volvo

Be sure to check out all the shots from the day on the pages below, and don’t forget to look at mine for comparison

  1. Volvo 340 2.0l 16v F7r Williams Valver Feature
  2. Volvo 340 2.0l 16v F7r Williams Valver Spec
  3. Volvo 340 2.0l 16v F7r Williams Valver Page
  4. Volvo 340 2.0l 16v F7r Williams Valver Photoshoot, all the pics good and bad!

 

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Apr 20

Renault 5 GT Turbo Raider Restoration Pictures

  1. Renault 5 Gt Turbo Raider Feature
  2. Renault 5 Gt Turbo Raider For Sale Page
  3. Renault 5 GT Turbo Raider Restoration Pictures
  4. Renault 5 GT Turbo Raider Completed Pictures
  5. Renault 5 GT Turbo Raider Sales Review

 

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Apr 18

Renault 5 Gt Turbo Raider Pictures

  1. Renault 5 Gt Turbo Raider Feature
  2. Renault 5 Gt Turbo Raider For Sale Page
  3. Renault 5 GT Turbo Raider Restoration Pictures
  4. Renault 5 GT Turbo Raider Completed Pictures
  5. Renault 5 GT Turbo Raider Sales Review

 

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Apr 18

Renault 5 GT Turbo Raider For Sale *NOW SOLD*

Renault 5 GT Turbo Raider 1990 For Sale (99500 Miles)

Always leave a message or drop a text if you can’t get in touch, but obviously contact Pascal first, he can tell you everything you need to know about the car.

54 Raiders registered on the roads in the UK according to HowManyLeft.co.uk , HPI clear-very important, especially with the history and reputation of these little 5’s!

I have owned this for 6 years and spent a fortune on it but now the time has come to sell her, if I get the money I want I will put a fresh 12 months MOT on it.  This car has had no expense spared 1000’s have been spent on it, I have most of the receipts for it and you can see most of the restoration pictures here:

I’m looking for £4500 ONO

Brakes:

Suspension:

Engine:

  • K-Tec Copper Rad with low temp fan switch
  • K-Tec Slash cut full stainless steel exhaust
  • K-Tec Air filter
  • Bailey Dump Value
  • Blue samco Boost pipes
  • New clutch, pedal and cable less than 1000 Miles ago (see Restoration pics)
  • New starter Motor (see Restoration pics)
  • New engine mounts
  • New Throttle cable
  • New choke cable
  • New spark plugs, HT leads, distributor cap and rotor arm
  • Oil and Oil Filter done less than 1000 Miles ago.

Other Miscellaneous things done:

  • 4 New wheel bearings
  • New outer door rubbers
  • New rear pass/driver’s window rubbers and rubber window blocks
  • New number plates and rear number plate lights
  • New aerial, New front window rubbers (Cut out for spray).
  • Clear Side repeaters and front indicators
  • Renault Clio Mk1 16V Turbine 15 inch Speed line Alloy wheels (Fully refurbed)
  • Full Leather seats.

I have some spairs to go with the car if I get the money I want, I also have the original Raider wheels with good tyres and a Group A carb from K-Tec Racing.

  1. Renault 5 Gt Turbo Raider Feature
  2. Renault 5 Gt Turbo Raider For Sale Page
  3. Renault 5 GT Turbo Raider Restoration Pictures
  4. Renault 5 GT Turbo Raider Completed Pictures
  5. Renault 5 GT Turbo Raider Sales Review

 

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Apr 18

Renault 5 GT Turbo Raider

I am very proud to have this beautiful Renault 5 GT Turbo Raider on my website. It’s a remarkable example of the car, you only need to glance over the pictures to see and realise that.. but I guarantee you’ll spend more than half an hour going over all the pictures I have here. Also be sure to check out the restoration page I’ve put together of this car.

It’s truly amazing how much attention this car gets everywhere you go, you get people young and old smiling, pointing and waving at you, there’s a genuine sense of appreciation surrounding this car. Some people even stop in their tracks to watch you drive by, you even get the odd thumbs up and smile from the police!..it probably reminds them of the days when every other night they were pulling one of these or a Cosworth over!

Old people love it because it’s a beautifully restored and tastefully modified classic car. Kids love it because of the colour, looks and sound it makes. To car enthusiasts like me and most likely you, we yearn to have it because its one of the best examples of a Renault 5 GT Turbo Raider out there. We know what these cars are all about, and girls love it because its “cute” and “quirky”. So much win.I’ve also been fortunate enough to drive it and it’s such a pleasure to drive. The best way to describe it is “nippy” and “responsive”. After driving my Volvo, you can really feel the weight and size of it sometimes, where as the Renault 5 is like a little shoe.

The 1.4 turbo is great aswell. It feels like the power of a 2.0l N/A engine, except it’s still small and light. It’s like instant response when you put your foot down, the clutch is nice and light and the brakes stop it on a penny. The car never understeers when powering out of a corner either, if anything it tucks in more, no body roll to talk about and insta-direction change. The steering wheel really is connected to the wheels, Saying its fun to drive is an understatement.As you probably know by now, a big part of cars for me is how it sounds. This ticks all the boxes. A throaty exhaust note, accompanied by a gradual turbo spool and an external wastegate. EVERY time you put your foot down, you get butterflies in your stomach. It’s that momentary excitement as the turbo spools and the sound builds, accompanied by a nice side plate of acceleration. It’s constantly accelerating when the turbo is spooling and on boost. The feeling is fantastic, who could’ve imagined a 1.4 could be so much fun?

It’s definitely loud and proud, but not at all annoying or intrusive if you’re just taking it easy. The leather seats are lovely and comfortable to sit in aswell, it’s not a GT car but you wouldn’t mind a long journey in it, thats for sure. This is where you start to see the advantage of the Ktec low temperature switch if you’re stuck in traffic. These cars developed a reputation for overheating. You don’t have to worry here. It’s spot on.

renault 5 gt turbo engine for sale

Alas, another opportunity to own a stunning car has passed me by, but whoever gets this will be over the moon, see all the pictures and pages below, and check out the for sale page to see the full spec.

  1. Renault 5 Gt Turbo Raider Feature
  2. Renault 5 Gt Turbo Raider For Sale Page
  3. Renault 5 GT Turbo Raider Restoration Pictures
  4. Renault 5 GT Turbo Raider Completed Pictures
  5. Renault 5 GT Turbo Raider Sales Review

 

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Apr 11

Jaguar S-type 3.0 V6 SE For Sale In Swindon *SOLD*

Jaguar S-Type 3.0L V6 SE For Sale *now sold*

This is my dad’s Jaguar S-type 3.0L SE V6 for sale. With Only 45k on the Clock, that’s just under 4k a year. It was used mostly to get around Swindon and for the odd family holiday. 3 owners (I’m The 3rd after my dad) reason being I was going to use this while my Volvo was off the road.. but subsequently found out insurance companies didn’t like me, so unfortunately I haven’t really had a chance to enjoy it.

The engine, body and running gear are spot on. It’s Impossible to fault the way this car drives. Its super smooth with effortless power making those long journeys and motorway drives a delight, it absorbs just about every bump and conceivable road surface and delivers a smooth ride to the people inside, but it’s also taught enough to provide an enjoyable driving experience in the twistys and back roads. It’s not a sports car or sporty ride by any means, but the feedback through the wheel is great, and the handling is very neutral.

There’s also a “S” or “sports” overdrive mode on the gearbox, this is brilliant. It holds on to the gears right through to the limiter and allows you to keep the revs high and stable coming out of a corner ready to plant it for the straight. It’s definitely not an annoying auto box.

It also features dual zone climate control and heated seats, along with cruise control that you can manipulate from buttons on the steering wheel. After driving my Volvo a short distance to Wales, my ankles were knackered with all the clutch control and nowhere to put that clutch foot and my right foot was spasming  from where I was keeping it at a constant angle on the accelerator for a couple of hours straight… After that this is where you can truly see the benefit of cruise control! This is a proper GT cruiser.

It’s also very economical on the motorway consistently bringing anywhere from 26-34 MPG on long journeys. It’s just as good round town, especially if you’re taking it easy. It also has full hands free mobile phone support as well and the CD player.

Good bits

Everything works as it should!  This red metallic colour has a glorious depth to it when fully cleaned and polished up as well. It looks remarkable. As I said all the mechanicals are spot on and all the electrics are perfect. You will love this car as soon as you get in and drive it.

Bad Bits

Some scrapes on the corners of the bumpers and..

NO ROAD TAX- that said, we can tax at buyer’s expense.  The car hasn’t really been used much over the last year or so since my dad is now retired, so it seemed an unnecessary expense to tax it again.

Full features

  • Full Beige Leather Interior- Excellent Condition, rear seats like new
  • Cruise Control
  • Heated Front And Rear Windscreens
  • Heated Wing Mirrors
  • Electric Folding Wing Mirrors
  • Electric Seats with memory function
  • Electronic Parking Brake
  • Headlamp Levelling
  • Alloy Wheels
  • Dynamic  Stability Control – Very good, you can feel this especially in the wet and snow
  • Security, Alarm And Immobiliser System
  • Traction Control
  • CD Player
  • Electric adjustable Steering Column
  • Hands Free Mobile Phone Support
  • Leather Steering Wheel

1. Jaguar S-type 3.0 V6 SE Sale Page/Feature

2.  Jaguar S-type 3.0 V6 SE Page

3. Jaguar S-type 3.0 V6 SE Sales Case Study

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Mar 27

Volvo 340dl 1.8 16v Engine Swap Resources

Pretty much since I first owned my Volvo 340 1.4, This engine swap has constantly been on my mind, so as I’ve entertained the idea, I researched and read about it extensively. I’m About To Provide you with all the information you need to swap your 1.4 Volvo 340 to a Clio Valver/ Williams engine. Alternatively If you already Have a 1.7, everything is pretty much in place.

How do I know its pretty much everything you need? I’ve used it all, extensively especially Jon-Ovlov’s Guide

Another great thing about this engine swap is the fact it’s become so common now, pretty much every problem you will encounter has been sorted. The support and problem advice on the Volvo 300 mania forums is priceless, it’s a fantastic community to be part of aswell.

I feel that along with my shared experience here (especially all the little things that turned out to be a pain!) and Jon’s Guide, you will have everything you need information wise to do it, Don’t Forget My Library of Images Aswell

If you have a 360 GLT 2.0 you can fit a turbo engine from one of the 740 or 240 volvo for big powers.  All the information for this swap can be found on the Volvo 300 mania forums, but its not as straight forward and the 360 GLT’s are so rare now.

If that is your thing though, apparently, on the later/ end of line Volvo 2.3 turbo engines the bottom end was forged, basically meaning its good for 500bhp+ and why it’s not a problem if one of these engines is a high miler. They are incredibly well built, and strong.

Here’s all the stuff I used then:

Adam/ 340GLT Conversion Parts All the custom parts on my car are made by Adam/340GLT, the reversed inlet manifold, the wiring loom and the fuel pump. Its worth paying to get parts off of him because he can help you as soon as you have any problems. Whats great about buying his custom loom aswell is everything is in place for the engines positioning in Volvo..Almost as if it was a factory car! I wen down recently and he completely rewired my car and got it running perfectly. Massive thanks, I actually love the car to bits now, its perfect.

Jon-Ovlov’s How To Guide – I printed this out in it’s entirety, It’s extensive, packed with huge pictures and lots of information, this was my constant go to through out the build.

Volvo 340 F7p F7r Conversion Parts– If you have a 1.4 Volvo and are doing it from scratch this is everything you need here, be sure to look through the “navigation menu” on the left, I didn’t realise theres was several pages for a while, this was a great help.

Speed Sensor– you’ll probably encounter this problem straight away after you finish your build, basically the engine idles really high after you give it the beans, and its due to a simple cable that goes on the back of the clocks

Volvo 300 mania Forums– Always Go here straight away if you have any problems, be it for a standard Volvo or an engine-swapped Volvo, The search function is a bit rubbish, but its worth delving through the posts to find your specific problem

Volvo 300 Mania Facebook Page This is just as good if not better than the forums, since everyone is on facebook all the time, you tend to get a quicker response. The BDC Volvo 300 Guys are farely active on here aswell, so you can get great expert advice sometimes, and its free :)

Speedy88’s F7r Build thread This is another personal build thread of a volvo 360 Saloon getting the F7r Treatment. Theres lots more to read through here than johns guide, since this thread is more a complete story of one persons ownership of the car and converting from a 1.7 to a williams. Great Pictures, Great Info.

  1. Volvo 340dl F7p Renault Clio 1.8 16v Engine Swap/Replacement Part 1
  2. Volvo 340DL 1.8 16v Valver Engine Swap Part Two
  3. Volvo 340 1.8 16v F7p Engine Swap, Taking the Engine Out Part Three
  4. Volvo 340DL 1.8 16v F7p Part Four, Prepping the New F7p To Go In!
  5. Volvo 340 Valver F7p Part Five 1.7 Bellhousing and Clutch Assembly
  6. Volvo 340dl Engine Swap Part Six, Getting the Clio 1.8 16v F7p Engine Back In
  7. Volvo 340 Valver Clio 1.8 16v Engine Swap Final Part, Getting it Running
  8. Volvo 340dl 1.8 16v Engine Swap Resources

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My Car

Volvo 340 1.8 16V f7P Valver First Drive Pictures and Wash

Volvo 340DL 1.8 16v Retro Drift Car Build Pictures

 

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Mar 25

Volvo 340 Valver Clio 1.8 16v Engine Swap Final Part, Getting it Running

So you’ve finally got the engine in and all the mechanical stuff done, now your pretty much ready.

First things first. Oil and water put oil in checking the level constantly and get some water and ant-freeze in there aswell. Once you’ve done that, hand crank the engine with a socket for a while and this will start to move oil around where it needs to go. Again keep an eye on the level and make sure its all good and the engine is cranking smoothly.

I thought connecting up all the loom was going to be an absolute nightmare. This was super daunting to me but since I took loads and loads of pictures before I took the engine out initially, that was an incredibly good reference point when we needed to get started and if we got stuck.

But don’t worry, it’s not actually that bad at all. Everything is colour coded with a very specific plug and socket arrangement.  Also the length of the cables are just so, i.e. the fuel rail sensors  are the correct length for each of the four cylinders, no unnecessary extra cable. This makes it pretty straight forward. The more you plug in the easier it get gets.

Another top tip would be to label everything as you disconnect it accordingly. This helped us a massive amount as it came back to putting it all back together, make a note of your labels in a notepad aswell.

Be sure to use my pictures as a reference point if you get stuck

Once we connected everything back up together.. the car still didn’t start, it took us a whole afternoon to find out why, we forgot to connect the alternator live feed.. little things. So double check everything if your having problems. Be sure you’ve not missed anything and always go back to basics when all else fails.

FINALLY.  The car was running. All that was left was to leave it idling for a while till it gets up to temperature. It also takes a while for all the oil to get around the engine. It’ll sound really rough and tappety at first as it’s running dry but give it a good half hour to an hour of idling and your there.

This is a good time to be checking that the fan is cutting on and off, theres no drips or leaks anywhere in the system, and pay close attention to all the dials aswell.

I couldn’t thank all my mates, and Volvo 300 mania Members enough, every step of the way there has been someone to help me out. It’s been a fantastic experience bought about by bad circumstances, who would of thought?? Check out all the pictures and first real run of it in my gallery.

Volvo 340 1.8 16v, completed

  1. Volvo 340dl F7p Renault Clio 1.8 16v Engine Swap/Replacement Part 1
  2. Volvo 340DL 1.8 16v Valver Engine Swap Part Two
  3. Volvo 340 1.8 16v F7p Engine Swap, Taking the Engine Out Part Three
  4. Volvo 340DL 1.8 16v F7p Part Four, Prepping the New F7p To Go In!
  5. Volvo 340 Valver F7p Part Five 1.7 Bellhousing and Clutch Assembly
  6. Volvo 340dl Engine Swap Part Six, Getting the Clio 1.8 16v F7p Engine Back In
  7. Volvo 340 Valver Clio 1.8 16v Engine Swap Final Part, Getting it Running
  8. Volvo 340dl 1.8 16v Engine Swap Resources

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My Car

Volvo 340 1.8 16V f7P Valver First Drive Pictures and Wash

Volvo 340DL 1.8 16v Retro Drift Car Build Pictures

 

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Mar 25

Volvo 340dl Engine Swap Part Six, Getting the Clio 1.8 16v F7p Engine Back In

There’s two ways to drop the engine back in, one way makes life a lot easier but it doesn’t really matter.. If I ever have to do this again while I own the car (god forbid) I’d go for the easier one. The easier one is leaving the sump off till the engine is back in the car. This helps with clearance quite a lot.  The Volvo and Clio sump are both very deep so taking it off makes a world of difference.

dropping new f7p in

However, I wasn’t aware of this at the time, but we managed to drop it in with the sump on. You definitely need a few people to help since it’s not the easiest thing to manoeuvre around. Once it’s lowered in to the engine bay you have move it around till it sits in the mounting plates.

It is relatively straight forward after you get one of the mounts in, it just needs a bit of messing around to get it sat right in the bay.lining up f7p in volvo  with the crane

Best thing to do is start with the bellhousing mounts at the rear of the engine, but put a nut on as you get the screw threads through the mounting holes, then tighten it enough so you can still move it around on the crane to line up the front mounts. It’s a hell of a lot easier doing it back to front this way, and it allows for prop fitting.

Time to get the prop on.The Haynes manual and everything else will say take prop off and put it back in while everything is all in car, tried that. It was ridiculously hard. Fortunately we found a very simple, hassle free (guaranteed less damaging way) of doing it.

f7p volvo 360

Again the problem with prop fitting is manoeuvrability and space. So with the front engine mounts loose, we basically pulled up the front of the engine with the crane. You can do this with everything connected aswell.  That slight pivot is more than enough to make getting the prop on and off a breeze.

When your taking the prop on or off. Always knock it as far back as it will go first, then it will just clear the front clutch spline enough for you to tilt the engine up and pull the prop out. Otherwise the clutch spline is in the way of the rubber surround on the prop. As you knock it forward, its still stuck on the gearbox end enough to prevent you pulling or levering it down.

Once the prop is on both splines knock it forward till you’ve got an even amount of spline visible at both ends, a good thumb/two finger width is enough on either end. Then put the prop clamps back on. Theres an indentation where the screw thread of the prop clamp goes, make sure its sat properly on that either end and tighten it up as best you can. You might need to get someone on the clutch, to move the prop around to make life easier.

Thats  it engine back in! Next I’ll be looking at wiring and preparations for first turnover

engine in

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  2. Volvo 340DL 1.8 16v Valver Engine Swap Part Two
  3. Volvo 340 1.8 16v F7p Engine Swap, Taking the Engine Out Part Three
  4. Volvo 340DL 1.8 16v F7p Part Four, Prepping the New F7p To Go In!
  5. Volvo 340 Valver F7p Part Five 1.7 Bellhousing and Clutch Assembly
  6. Volvo 340dl Engine Swap Part Six, Getting the Clio 1.8 16v F7p Engine Back In
  7. Volvo 340 Valver Clio 1.8 16v Engine Swap Final Part, Getting it Running
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