Chapter 9 - Specifications

pg. 123 Specifications

This chapter contains facts and figures pertaining to the technical specifications of your car.

Oil/Fluids specifications 124
Engine specifications 125
Cooling/fuel/distributor ignition systems 126
Front/rear suspensions 126
Transmission, Capacities, Vehicle loading 127
Electrical system/bulbs 128
Dimensions and weights 129
Service manuals, Road assistance 130

pg. 124 Oil/fluid specifications

Oil quality
Meeting API specification SG, SG/CD, SH or Energy Conserving (EC) II
For best fuel economy and engine protection, consult with your authorized Volvo retailer for recommended oils. Oil with a different quality rating may not provide adequate engine protection. Synthetic oils complying with oil quality requirements are recommended for : driving in areas of sustained temperature extremes (hot or cold), when towing a trailer over long distances or for prolonged driving in mountainous areas.
Extra oil additives must not be used unless advised by an authorized Volvo retailer.

NOTE: SAE 15 W-40 oil should only be used in extreme operating conditions such as trailer towing in sustained ambient temperatures over 104° F (40° C). However, SAE 10W-30 synthetic oil would be a better alternative in such conditions.
SAE 15W-30 should not be used under normal operating conditions.

Viscosity (stable ambient temperatures):

Engine oil Quality: Meeting API specification SG or SH Capacity (incl. filter): 6.1 US qts. (5.8 liters)*
Automatic transmission fluid Quality: ATF Dexron IIE/ III and Mercon Capacity: 8 US qts. (7.6 liters)
Manual transmission fluid Quality: Volvo synthetic gearbox oil 1161423 Capacity: 2.2 US qts (2.1 liters)
Power steering fluid Quality: ATF Capacity: 0.85 US qts. (0.8 liters)
Brake fluid Quality: DOT 4+ Capacity: 0.64 US qts. (0.6 liters)

* Add 0.95 qts. (0.9 liters) if the oil cooler has been drained

All specifications are subject to change without notice.

pg. 125 Engine

Liquid-cooled gasoline, 5-cylinder, in-line engine. Aluminum alloy cylinder block with cast-iron cylinder liners cast directly into block. Aluminum alloy cylinder head with double overhead camshafts and separate intake and outlet channels.
Engine lubrication is provided by an eccentric pump driven from the crankshaft. Full-flow type oil filter. Exhaust emission control accomplished by multiport fuel injection, heated oxygen sensor(s) and three-way catalytic converter.

Designation: Volvo B 5254 T
Output                             190 hp at 5100 rpm (142 kw  85 rps)
Max torque                      199 ft. lbs. at 1800-4998 rpm (270 Nm/30-83.3 rps)
Number of cylinders             5
Bore                            3.27" (83 mm)
Stroke                          3.54" (90 mm)
Displacement                    2.4 liters
Compression ratio               9.0:1
Number of valves                20
Valve clearance                 Self-adjusting

Designation: Volvo B 5234 T3
Output                             236 hp at 5100 rpm (176 kw/85 rps)
Max torque                      243 ft. lbs. at 2700-5100 rpm (330 Nm/45-85 rps)
Number of cylinders             5
Bore                            3.19" (81 mm)
Stroke                          3.54" (90 mm)
Displacement                    2.3 liters
Compression ratio               8.5:1
Number of valves                20
Valve clearance                 Self-adjusting

All specifications are subject to change without notice.

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