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Does anyone know the actual reason the Polestar upgrade is not available for a 2010 T6?

It seems to have something to do with the computer, as I contacted Rica about a softloader upgrade for the XC60 and was told I would have to send the ECU to Holland to upgrade.

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Its a different motor setup with different parts, flows, injectors, and timing:

http://www.swedespeed.com/artman2/p...ne_Makes_Wards_Auto_10_Best_Engines_List.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_SI6_engine#3.0_T6

https://www.media.volvocars.com/global/enhanced/en-gb/Media/Preview.aspx?mediaid=35798:

Essentially a heavily modified version of the T6 originally introduced in the 2009 XC60 premium crossover, the goal for the 2011 iteration was to perfectly balance performance with fuel economy and maintain a low environmental impact. Volvo engineers focused their efforts on reducing internal friction, increasing power output and improving fuel economy.



The B6304T T6 benefits from improved valve tappets, which feature Diamond Like Carbon (DLC) coating. The carbon structure is extremely hard and has self-lubricating properties. The DLC surface reduces camshaft friction, enabling lower fuel consumption and extending service life. Additionally, a new type of Denso Super Ignition Spark Plug results in increased power output, improved fuel economy, better cold starting performance and longer service life. Highly polished cam shafts also result in reduced friction which helps contribute to the T6's excellent fuel economy and performance.



Volvo Cars also developed new engine management software optimized for fuel economy. The six-speed "Geartronic" transmission received revised mapping software that allowed for a new "Sport" mode. In "Sport" mode, the transmission remaps the shift points, holding the shifts higher in the rev band for improved performance. Other enhancements include revised frame bearings within the crankshaft, a low-friction accessory drive belt tensioner and aluminum water pump housing, all designed with improved engine efficiency in mind.



Volvo Cars will be honored at the upcoming Ward's 10 Best Engines banquet on January 12, 2011 at the Renaissance Center Marriott in Detroit, MI.
 

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Polestar...not

Thanks for your response it now makes sense to me the pushback I have gotten.
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Its a different motor setup with different parts, flows, injectors, and timing:

http://www.swedespeed.com/artman2/p...ne_Makes_Wards_Auto_10_Best_Engines_List.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_SI6_engine#3.0_T6

https://www.media.volvocars.com/global/enhanced/en-gb/Media/Preview.aspx?mediaid=35798:

Essentially a heavily modified version of the T6 originally introduced in the 2009 XC60 premium crossover, the goal for the 2011 iteration was to perfectly balance performance with fuel economy and maintain a low environmental impact. Volvo engineers focused their efforts on reducing internal friction, increasing power output and improving fuel economy.



The B6304T T6 benefits from improved valve tappets, which feature Diamond Like Carbon (DLC) coating. The carbon structure is extremely hard and has self-lubricating properties. The DLC surface reduces camshaft friction, enabling lower fuel consumption and extending service life. Additionally, a new type of Denso Super Ignition Spark Plug results in increased power output, improved fuel economy, better cold starting performance and longer service life. Highly polished cam shafts also result in reduced friction which helps contribute to the T6's excellent fuel economy and performance.



Volvo Cars also developed new engine management software optimized for fuel economy. The six-speed "Geartronic" transmission received revised mapping software that allowed for a new "Sport" mode. In "Sport" mode, the transmission remaps the shift points, holding the shifts higher in the rev band for improved performance. Other enhancements include revised frame bearings within the crankshaft, a low-friction accessory drive belt tensioner and aluminum water pump housing, all designed with improved engine efficiency in mind.



Volvo Cars will be honored at the upcoming Ward's 10 Best Engines banquet on January 12, 2011 at the Renaissance Center Marriott in Detroit, MI.
 
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