2 0 0 4
S40 & V40

Chapter 9 - Specifications

pg. 121 Specifications


This chapter contains facts and figures pertaining to the technical specifications of your car.
Oil/fluids specifications 122
Engine specifications 123
Cooling/fuel/distributor ignition systems 124
Front/rear suspensions 124
Transmission, Capacities, Vehicle loading 125
Electrical system/bulbs 126
Dimensions/weights 127
Volvo On Call roadside assistance 128

pg. 122 Oil/fluid specifications

Oil quality
Meeting minimum ILSAC specification GF-2, including ACEA A1, API SJ, SJ/CF and SJ/Energy Conserving.

Oil additives must not be used

Viscosity (stable ambient temperatures):

Engine oilQuality: Meeting minimum ILSAC specification GF-2, including ACEA A1, API SJ, SJ/CF and SJ/Energy Conserving. Capacity (incl. filter): 5.7 US qts (5.4 liters).
Capacity (excl. filter): 5.3 US qts (5.0 liters)
Automatic transmission fluidQuality: JWS-3309 P/N 1161540 Capacity: 8 US qts. (7.6 liters)
Power steering fluidQuality: ATF oil Capacity: 1.05 US qts. (1 liter)
Brake fluidQuality: DOT 4+ boiling point >536°F (280°C), P/N 9437433
Capacity: 0.42 US qts. (0.4 liters)

All specifications are subject to change without notice.

pg. 123 Engine


Liquid-cooled, gasoline, inline, 4-cylinder, turbocharged engine. Aluminum alloy cylinder block with cast-iron cylinder liners cast directly into the 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 is accomplished by multiport fuel injection, a heated oxygen sensor and a three-way catalytic converter.
Designation: Volvo B 4204 T4
Output 170 hp at 5500 rpm (127 kW at 92 rps)
Max torque 177 ft. lbs. at 1800-5000 rpm (240 Nm at 30-75 rps)
Number of cylinders 4
Bore 3.27" (83 mm)
Stroke 3.54" (90 mm)
Displacement 1.95 liters (118.9 cu. in.)
Compression ratio 9.0:1
Number of valves 16
Valve clearance mechanical

All specifications are subject to change without notice.

pg. 124 Specifications

Cooling system
Type: Positive pressure, closed system
Thermostat begins to open at 186° F (90° C)
Coolant: Volvo original coolant/antifreeze (50/50 water-antifreeze mix).
Capacity: 6 US qts. (5.7 liters)

Fuel system
The engine is equipped with a multipoint fuel injection system.

Distributor ignition system
Firing order: 1-3-4-2
Distributor ignition setting: Not adjustable
Spark plugs: Champion RC8PYP or equivalent
Spark plug gap: 0.0315" (0.80 mm)
Tightening torque: 18.4 ft. lbs. (25 Nm)

The distributor ignition system operates at very high voltages. Special safety precautions must be followed to prevent injury. Always turn the ignition off when:

  • Replacing distributor ignition components e.g. plugs, coil, etc.
  • Do not touch any part of the distributor ignition system while the engine is running. This may result in unintended movements and body injury.

  • All specifications are subject to change without notice.

    Front suspension
    Spring strut suspension with integrated shock absorbers and control arms linked to the support frame. Power assisted rack and pinion steering. Safety type steering column.
    The alignment specifications apply to a car at curb weight (without passengers or cargo).
    Toe-in measured on the wheel rims: 1.4 mm +/- 0.2 mm
    Toe-in measured on tire sides: 2.0 mm +/- 0.4 mm

    Rear suspension
    Multilink individual rear wheel suspension with longitudinal support arms, double link arms and track rods.

    Toe-in measured on the tire sides: 2.6 mm +/- 0.8 mm

    pg. 125 Specifications

    Power transmission
    Automatic transmission: AW 55-50
    5-speed automatic electronically controlled gearbox comprising a hydraulic torque converter with a lockup function; planetary gear, integrated final drive.
    Operation via a floor mounted gear selector lever. Drive shafts with symmetrical joint location. Overdrive.

    Final drive ratio 2.44:1
    Reduction ratios
    1st gear 4.77:1
    2nd gear 3.00:1
    3rd gear 1.96:1
    4th gear 1.32:1
    5th gear 1.02:1
    Reverse 3.23:1

    Fuel tank : 16 US gal. (60 liters)
    Cooling system : 6 US qts. (5.7 liters)
    Engine oil (incl. filter) : 5.7 US qts. (5.4 liters)
    Engine oil (excl. filter) : 5.3 US qts. (5.0 liters)
    Automatic transmission : 8 US qts (7.6 liters)
    Power steering fluid : 1.05 US qts (1 liters)
    Washer fluid reservoir : 3.9 US qts. (3.75 liters)
    Brake system : 0.42 US qts (0.4 liters)

    Vehicle loading
    The tires on your Volvo should perform to specifications at all normal loads when inflated as recommended on the tire information label. The label is located on the inside of the fuel filler door. The label also lists vehicle load limits. Do not load your car beyond the indicated limits.

    Improperly inflated tires will reduce tire life, adversely affect vehicle handling and can possibly lead to failure resulting in loss of vehicle control without prior warning.

    All specifications are subject to change without notice.

    pg. 126 Specifications

    Electrical system

    12 Volt, negative ground.
    Voltage-controlled generator. Single-wire system with chassis and engine used as conductors.

    Voltage: 12 Volt, capacity: 600 A/100 min
    The battery contains corrosive and poisonous acids. It is of the utmost importance that old batteries are disposed of correctly. Your Volvo retailer can assist you in this matter.

    Rated output: 120 A

    Bulb US no. Power Socket No/bulbs
    High beam H7 55W - 2
    Low beam H7 55W - 2
    Parking lights and
    Turn signals, front
    3457NA 26/7W/30/2.2cp W2.5 16q 2
    Turn signals, rear 1156 21W/32cp BA 15 s 2
    Side direction indicators - 5W W 2.1x9.5 d 2
    Tail lights 67 5W/4cp BA 15 s 4
    Brake lights 1156 21W/32cp BA 15 s 2
    Backup lights 1156 21W/32cp BA 15 s 2
    Rear fog light 1156 21W/32cp BA 15 s 1
    Front fog lights H3 55 W PK22.5 2
    License plate light (S40) - 5 W W 2.1x9.5 d 2
    License plate light (V40) - 5 W SV8.5 2
    Door step courtesy lights - 10W SV8.5 2
    Trunk light - 5 W SV 8.5 1
    Vanity mirror lights - 1.2 W SV5.5 2
    Front courtesy lights - 5 W SV5.5 2
    Rear reading lights - 5 W W 2.1x9.5 d 2

    All specifications are subject to change without notice.

    pg. 127 Specifications

    Length S40/V40 178.0 in. (452 cm)
    Width S40/V40 67.7 in. (172 cm)
    Height S40/V40 55.9 in. (142 cm)
    Wheel base S40/V40 101 in. (256 cm)
    Track, front S40/V40 57.9 in. (147 cm)
    Track, rear S40/V40 57.9 in. (147 cm)
    Turning circle: S40/V40 36.7 ft. (11.2 m)
    Cargo capacity:
    S40 13.2 ft 3 (374 liters)
    V40 33.5 ft 3 (948 liters)
    Max width of load opening 27.6 in. (67 cm)
    Max height of load opening 20.1 in. (51 cm)

    Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW):
    S40 3924 lbs (1780 kg)
    V40 3968 lbs (1800 kg)
    Capacity Weight:
    S40 826 lbs (375 kg)
    V40 826 lbs (375 kg)
    Permissible axle weight, front:
    S40 2090 lbs (950 kg)
    V40 2090 lbs (950 kg)
    Permissible axle weight, rear:
    S40 1870 lbs (850 kg)
    V40 1920 lbs (870 kg)
    Permissible axle weight total:
    S40 3920 lbs (1780 kg)
    V40 3970 lbs (1800 kg)
    Curb weight:
    S40 2976 lbs (1350 kg)
    V40 3020 lbs (1370 kg)
    The max permissible axle loads or the gross vehicle weight must not be exceeded.
    Max roof load * 220 lbs (100 kg)
    Max trailer weight
    (w/o brakes) 1000 lbs (455 kg)
    (with brakes) 2000 lbs (908 kg)
    Max tongue weight ** 110 lbs (50 kg)

    * For non-Volvo roof racks, check the manufacturer's weight specifications. The maximum permitted roof load weight may not be exceeded.

    ** Please refer to section "Trailer towing"

    When adding accessories, equipment, luggage and other cargo to your vehicle, the total loaded weight capacity of the vehicle must not be exceeded.

    All specifications are subject to change without notice.

    pg. 128 On Call Roadside Assistance

    Volvo On Call Roadside Assistance
    Your new Volvo comes with a four year On Call Roadside Assistance program. Additional information, features, and benefits are described in a separate information package in your glove compartment.

    If you have misplaced your package, dial:
    In the U.S.A.
    1-800-63-VOLVO (1-800-638-6586)
    In Canada:

    Technician certification
    In addition to Volvo factory training, Volvo supports certification by the National Institute for Automotive Excellence (A.S.E.). Certified technicians have demonstrated a high degree of competence in specific areas. Besides passing exams each technicians must also have worked in the field for two or more years before a certificate is issued. These professional technicians are best able to analyze vehicle problems and perform the necessary service procedures to keep your Volvo at peak operating condition.

    Previous Page   Next Page

    Contents | Top of Page