Over on the VOLT Facebook group Wayne Anthony Jones asked: “What will i have to change on a volvo 2.4td engine to make it fit my lt?? thanks”. To preserve some of the knowledgeable responses I have summarised the responses below.
The spigot bearings vary. Martin got an insert machined to accept the LT gearbox input shaft.
Engine mounts are different and it will also depend on the model - 35 and down are coil, 40 and up are beam suspension.
The oil pickup in the sump differs from a 4x4 LT to the normal LT and the Volvo. These parts can be easily bolted over.
Here’s Martin’s transplant engine being tested:
Following stuff also has to be changed: coolant flanges, one outlet needs a core plug, oil pressure sensor and the rocker cover. Volvo has oil filler in the front, LT in the back. Be a right pain to open the entire engine cover every time.
Volvo 740 donor engine:
- spline on the crank at flywheel seems to have changed on the later ones. '97 Volvo 940 differed and needed to be machined up.
Volvo 940 donor engine
- engine mounts, pipework for intercooler, oil cooler needs a home, core plug blank where pipe comes from engine case, other bits and bobs, never had to do anything with the crank
Volvo 940s with the NV engine (D24TIC) are the ones to go for if you can find them