I'm a Volvo owner of a 1995 940 wagon looking to replace the engine after a blown Had Gasket.
I bought a used low mileage engine from an outfit saying it is the same as mine -
but they take no liability for it passing Ca DMV Emissions testing after I switch it.
They do not have a VIN number - just the engine ID ( stamped on the block under the intake manifold ) : B230FT 1289159 03977
Mine is also a 230FT engine , but the problem is there are clear differences in the configuration.
The two biggest are
1. I see no EGR pipe on their Intake manifold....certainly not where mine is piped.
2. Their Crankcase sensor is in a different place ....and also appears to be a different wire type.
Mine drops in at 12 oclock on the Flywheel housing, whereas theirs mounts to the front face of the housing @ 10 oclock.
Since they don't guarantee the engine to pass DMV Smog test, I am not willing to risk doing all the work to change the motor - all for nothing if it doesnt pass.
SO : MY QUESTION( s) ARE:
Were there engines stamped w the B230FT ID that did not have EGR systems?
were there other years where the same engine changed these configurations ?
And the biggest one : If I just put my manifolds on their block - ( meaning it would inherit my Turbo system and EGR set up etc.. ) Do you think it would have conlicts with the computer control unit that runs the car .... Do you think it would be assured to pass the DMV test ??
Another question that would help is : Can you determine the year and model the engine was used for by the Engine ID number stamped on the block ( NOT the Vin ) ??
Thanks so much if you can help with this ,
There is nothing internal in the block that would do anything to change emissions .I would transfer all the parts from your old engine exhaust manifold and intake with the egr to the new engine you have got .As for the engine your local volvo dealer would be able to run the engine number and tell you if it is a turbo or not .All these engines run a 3 wire cranksensor which was modified due to failure,they were all the same the entire time of the 89-95 engine run .I do not believe you will have any install problems and when you put it with the other engines parts it should all go together as you want .Hope this helps Rob w.