Engine Volvo B4164S

The 1.6-liter Volvo B4164S engine was produced by the Swedish concern from 1995 to 1999 and was installed on the basic modifications of the first generation of the S40 model or the V40 station wagon. There is a more powerful version of this unit with a phase regulator under the index B4164S2.

The Modular engine family up to 2.0-liter includes: B4164S, B4164S2, B4184S, B4184S2, B4194T.

The engine was installed on:

  • Volvo S40 I (644) in 1995 – 1999;
  • Volvo V40 I (645) in 1995 – 1999.


Production years 1995-1999
Displacement, cc 1587
Fuel system injector
Power output, hp 105
Torque output, Nm 143
Cylinder block aluminum R4
Block head aluminum 16v
Cylinder bore, mm 81
Piston stroke, mm 77
Compression ratio 10.5
Features DOHC
Hydraulic lifters yes
Timing drive belt
Phase regulator no
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 5W-40
Engine oil capacity, liter 5.4
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 2
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Volvo S40 1997)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~300 000

Disadvantages of the B4164S engine

  • This is a simple and reliable gasoline engine, in this version there is not even a phase regulator.
  • The biggest problem is lubricant consumption due to clogged crankcase ventilation.
  • The timing belt often runs less than the prescribed 90,000 km, and when it breaks, the valves bend.
  • It can also be damaged by the backlash of the water pump and a broken ribbed belt.
  • Sometimes the cause of engine failure is a broken camshaft position sensor rotor.

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