He said INTO A 98... not a 2000. This is a very different engine and is problematicThe newer "RN" engines from 2000+ S60/V70s are a real option for you. They are widely available, reasonably priced, offer performance/efficiency advantages, and there is a growing knowledge base about how to install them in the 2000- cars.
I never said it was impossible but it IS hard, nothing fitsJim, swapping a newer motor is not as hard as it has been described in the past. There are a large number of cars on here and Volvospeed (probably MVS too) with RN engine swaps. It requires a few modifications to the longblock assembly, but it is far from impossible to do.
In short, to install a 99+ engine("RN") in a -98 car ("N") you need to drill the intake cam to accept the distributor plate and CPS, use the pre-98 intake manifold, change one engine mount to a newer style, and use the RN accessory bracket and alternator, ps pump, etc.
There are a few more steps, but that is the gist of things.
Could be into a 98, 97, 96, 95 . . . . all doable, with some mods, which are becoming well documented now. The o/p asked "what's the newest engine" that can be "dropped in". Maybe that meant plug-n-play, but he clearly wants to use newer components if possible, so given the options, he can figure out what direction he wants to take.He said INTO A 98... not a 2000. This is a very different engine and is problematic
Into a 2000 is easy
"Work" yest but you'll always have a code for the missing intake vvt solenoid unless you swap the head.So I need a motor and I was reading that I can use the 2.3t instead of the 2.5t, is that correct? Direct bolt on? I have a 2006 2.5t xc90 and I want to install a 2.3t from a 2002 s60, does anyone know if they will work? And I just have to get the ecu tuned right? Please help me with this. Thank you