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Hello there!<p>I've recently come into possession of a 1998 V70 AWD, and I was wondering how easy it would be to upgrade it. I've found a source for the exhaust manifold for a 1998 v70r, and was wondering if I would be able to simply swap out the parts and throw the dual exhaust from the 2000 v70r on. Would this require a turbocharger replacement for a V70r, or would the existing turbocharger be able to be bolted to the new manifold? How about the exhaust? I'm basically having to replace the 'mad tyte <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0"> ' 3" stainless steel system a previous owner put in to make it more drivable and figure if I'm going to have it on a rack, I might as well go all out. To clarify, here's what I'd like to do.<p>Replace the existing manifold on the B5254T engine with the V70r manifold, using the same turbocharger that the original system came with (for now), remove the stainless steel exhaust and replace it with an original Volvo V70r dual exhaust from the 2000 version.<p>Thanks for your help!<br>
 

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here you go:<p><A HREF="http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=6539" TARGET="_blank">http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=6539</A><p>i would not bother with the '98 r manifold, it won't be much of an upgrade over your current one. the one you want is the s60r manifold. i wouldn't replace it either until you have a bigger turbo in your possession.<p>show us a picture of this 'mad tyte' 3" stainless system.
 

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Good luck on your upgrades. It's a wonderful car to drive!<p>I would just add on to the above advice about upgrading to make sure you are at a solid stage 0 state of tune so that things don't start breaking when you upgrade. <p>Also it's a good idea to make the sure the AWD system components are properly functioning at this point and if they are, change the gear oil in the angle gear and rear differential.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Big Will</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Good luck on your upgrades. It's a wonderful car to drive!<p>I would just add on to the above advice about upgrading to <B>make sure you are at a solid stage 0 </B>state of tune so that things don't start breaking when you upgrade. <p>Also it's a good idea to make the sure the AWD system components are properly functioning at this point and if they are, change the gear oil in the angle gear and rear differential. </TD></TR></TABLE><p><I><B>Timing Belt!!!</B></I> If that sucker goes, it's all over... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Question about upgrading 1998 V70 AWD (Mecha-Tech)

There's lots you can do to improve a 98 AWD, even if it's not an XC . <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><br>As stated, the 98 R manifold is not one of them. You could use the turbo from the other car, but you'd want to install the ECU from the R, and the injectors. That would make a significant performance increase over your current state of tune. <p>Do the stage 0 first, though.<p>
 

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The V70 got a new timing belt at about 85k and it's only got 120k on it, so I think that'll be able to hold up for a few more miles yet. I've been doing a search on the forums for a Stage 0 tuning list, but I'm kind of coming up with no luck. Can someone point me to what is required for a stage Zero tune? <p>Also, DB130, I'll get a few pictures of the exhaust for you this evening. To give you an idea, instead of piping coming out of the left muffler and into the right muffler, whoever installed this thought that simply welding a second pipe where it bends down over the axle was a good idea. Combine that with using a sawzall to widen the skirts to fit the dual tips and you get a really....interesting....upgrade. And I do use the term loosely. <p>I've found an exhaust from a 2000 XC from the downpipe back. Does anyone know if that exhaust and catalytic converter would be the same (part numbers and the like) or if I need to hunt down a 98 converter and exhaust. I could probably figure it out after some research, but I figure asking may save me a few hours!<p>Thanks!<p>Edit: I think I found the stage 0 tuning. Yay google search. <br><A HREF="http://docs.google.com/gview?a=v&q=cache:KvctyMm2XcwJ:forums.t5d5.org/index.php%3Fautocom%3Dibwiki%26cmd%3Darticle%26do%3Ddownload_file%26id%3D4+Stage+0+volvo+tune&hl=en&gl=us" TARGET="_blank">http://docs.google.com/gview?a...gl=us</A><p><BR><BR>
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2000 XC has the same exhaust as your '98. The only one that is slightly different is the '00 R. It used a dual outlet so that there are two exhaust exits (no difference up to the rear mufflers and the part numbers for that little conversion are listed in this forum in the pinned threads at the top. If you are serious about performance upgrades though get a sport exhaust from EST or IPD or VivaPerformance, Supersprint, etc. because that will actually be an improvement.<p>S60R manifold is a good upgrade in conjunction with other modifications - it will make things run cooler and sound a little better too.<p>Your car has a straight exhaust flange on the 13g turbo so a similar 15g, 16t or 18t will bolt on (you can always switch the exhaust housing on the turbo for an angled flange should you choose to). As said above, going a step up on injectors to the whites (or blues) and finding a '98 R ECU will be a nice improvement when you match it with a 16T turbo. It won't be optimized for the B5254T engine but it's pretty close and will run well.<p>Stage 0 is just a name we use for a major tune-up plus some other items:<br>Oil change, coolant change, transmission fluid flush, check your brakes and fluid, power steering fluid check, spark plugs, wires, distributor cap and rotor, the AWD oils I mentioned above. Change the little seal under the oil filler cap that everyone forgets about.<p>Also things like vacuum lines (the Volvo stuff is good) and your intercooler piping should be checked. It may be a good time to upgrade to silicone. Have your PCV system serviced at this mileage.<p>That's a lot of stuff but it should all be in good shape before you do any serious upgrading.<br>Hope that helps.
 

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You guys have given me a lot to work on. First order of business is getting to stage Zero and getting an exhaust that doesn't sound horrible on it. More to come after that.
 

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Here's a little something about dual exhuast:<p><A HREF="http://www.swedespeed.com/news/publish/Features/printer_203.html" TARGET="_blank">http://www.swedespeed.com/news....html</A><br>
 

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All well and good, but the TME is N/A now
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Mecha-Tech</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">You guys have given me <B>a lot </B>to work on. First order of business is getting to stage Zero and getting an exhaust that doesn't sound horrible on it. More to come after that.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>You are off to a good start here <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>The spelling police get very <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/mad.gif" BORDER="0"> when this is written incorrectly, as 1 word: "<B>alot</B>".<br>
 

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Thanks, Taleof2Bricks2. I try and distinguish myself from the normal n00b by using proper spelling, punctuation, and grammar. It makes things easier to read for all involved. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"><p>
 

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"where my mad tyte exhaust pictures at?" <p><br>
 

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As promised, the 'mad tyte' exhaust. <p>Here she is from the side. Not half bad looking. <br><A HREF="http://s762.photobucket.com/albums/xx265/Mecha-Tech01/?albumview=grid&fullsize=WhatAMelonFestival2009001-1.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://s762.photobucket.com/al...1.jpg</A><p>Here's the rear. That's definitely not right. Yes, it's an AWD, but it has the tailgate from a base model on it due to an impact with a high-riding truck. <br><A HREF="http://s762.photobucket.com/albums/xx265/Mecha-Tech01/?albumview=grid&fullsize=WhatAMelonFestival2009002.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://s762.photobucket.com/al...2.jpg</A><p>This is a close up of the left muffler. You can see how it doesn't line up properly and is actually cocked at an angle. Let's not even start with the way the oval was cut out of the bumper cover.<br><A HREF="http://s762.photobucket.com/albums/xx265/Mecha-Tech01/?albumview=grid&fullsize=WhatAMelonFestival2009003.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://s762.photobucket.com/al...3.jpg</A><p>Here's the right. This shows the shoddiness of the install even better. <br><A HREF="http://s762.photobucket.com/albums/xx265/Mecha-Tech01/?albumview=grid&fullsize=WhatAMelonFestival2009004.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://s762.photobucket.com/al...4.jpg</A><p>Right muffler. The dark stuff on the tip is melted bumper cover.<br><A HREF="http://s762.photobucket.com/albums/xx265/Mecha-Tech01/?albumview=grid&fullsize=WhatAMelonFestival2009005.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://s762.photobucket.com/al...5.jpg</A><p>Left muffler. Stainless steel shouldn't rust like that...right? Right?<br><A HREF="http://s762.photobucket.com/albums/xx265/Mecha-Tech01/?albumview=grid&fullsize=WhatAMelonFestival2009006.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://s762.photobucket.com/al...6.jpg</A><p>The source of my headaches. This is just over the left rear axle. It looks like they re-used the original exhaust bend and cut out a hole to route the exhaust to the second muffler. <br><A HREF="http://s762.photobucket.com/albums/xx265/Mecha-Tech01/?albumview=grid&fullsize=WhatAMelonFestival2009007.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://s762.photobucket.com/al...7.jpg</A><p>Front O2 sensor, just below the down pipe.<br><A HREF="http://s762.photobucket.com/albums/xx265/Mecha-Tech01/?albumview=grid&fullsize=WhatAMelonFestival2009008.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://s762.photobucket.com/al...8.jpg</A><p>Closer view. I'm no expert, but that welding looks rough.<br><A HREF="http://s762.photobucket.com/albums/xx265/Mecha-Tech01/?albumview=grid&fullsize=WhatAMelonFestival2009010.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://s762.photobucket.com/al...0.jpg</A><p>Down pipe from the passenger side, leading from the flex pipe.<br><A HREF="http://s762.photobucket.com/albums/xx265/Mecha-Tech01/?albumview=grid&fullsize=WhatAMelonFestival2009012.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://s762.photobucket.com/al...2.jpg</A><p>So, that's what I'm replacing. I can't even tell what brand the muffler is...I'll try to once I get it off the car and get the replacement on. It'll look kind of goofy for a little while until I save up to get the 2000 type R exhaust. <p>Dangit....I tried to get it to where the pictures pop. Ah well, if you want to see the horror, go ahead and click.<br> <p><br><i>Modified by Mecha-Tech at 8:16 AM 8-14-2009</i><p><br><i>Modified by Mecha-Tech at 8:16 AM 8-14-2009</i><p><br><i>Modified by Mecha-Tech at 8:16 AM 8-14-2009</i><BR><BR>
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