Thought I would make a build thread.
After having a daily driver full race built EK Civic Type R, 2 Lexus/Toyota Soarer SC400, 1 Toyota Lexus/SC400 with Adaptronic tuned Supercharged Intercooled 400HP, the missus has succeeded to put her foot down and get a family car. Conditions applied.
2002 Volvo XC70
2.4L AWD Turbo
(Special Volvo factory order from Sweden)
XC with M58 Manual gearbox
Dolby Pro Logic II HU-803 Head unit + center dash speaker
Full powered passenger seat
XC90 Spring seats
AUTOTECH / EVOLVE custom tune + OBD software tuning tool
TD04 HL16T turbo
V70R Green 450cc injectors
V70R fuel rail
V70R blue engine covers
IPD-USA Compressor Bypass Valve
IPD-USA Turbo Control Valve
IPD-USA Turbo coupler pipes
IPD-USA HD Coil packs
IPD-USA Poly engine mounts
IPD-USA Throw out bearing
EVOLVE Air Management System
OBX-R Stainless steel exhaust.
V70R Brembo 4 pot calipers
330mm Powerslot slotted rotors
Stainless steel braided brake lines
V70R Blue R instrument cluster with custom LED back lighting
V70R R door sills
IPD-USA blue R boost guage
EST chrome head unit dial surrounds
1kw 12v power inverter
Wood interior trim treatment
Carbon Rear spoiler with LED lights
S60R 18" silver pearl Pegasus wheels
Euro silver rails
S60 AWD springs
Carbon side mirrors
Working on this has been a pure test of my patience, trial and error with parts and frequent communication with Peter @ Autotech Sweden. Without Peter's help and his general amusement to tune a car on the other side of the world, I would have been no where with the current set up.
Over the past year I have tested about 6 different Autotech tunes, 1 with the Elevate group buy for the stock 13T and the last being all for the bigger 16T. Not to mention reinstalling other tunes for testing purposes countless times. Some may remember heated discussions in the IPD thread regarding my tune and what was wrong with it, why it was running poor, 20+psi boost spikes and what parts I need. After much trial and error, we realised it was purely software related. Symptoms such as boost flutter and too much boost were a problematic occurrence with later tunes and it wasn't until I installed a set of fresh green giants / injectors, everything started to work beautifully. No boost flutter, no over-boost and no cold start issues. Only problem now is my current boost is set at 12psi. Peter has been too busy to send a new file for more boost.
The next big job will be to install an Autotech FMIC. Not because it can get real hot where I live, but for the added boost and the fragile nature of the stock plastic XC Intercooler.
Some engine pics:
Some interior pics:
Some exterior pics:
Out with the old fronts:
In with the new:
R 4 pot Brembos, stainless steel braided brake lines, bolts, alloy Brembo brackets, 330mm Power slot rotors.
Out with the old rears:
In with the new:
R 4 pot Brembos, stainless steel braided brake lines, 330mm Power slot rotors.
M66 AWD 6sp manual transmission.