Engine Volvo B4164S2

The 1.6-liter Volvo B4164S2 petrol engine was produced in Sweden from 1999 to 2004 and was installed in the base versions of the first generation S40 model and the similar V40 station wagon. Such a power unit replaced the B4164S motor and was distinguished by the presence of a phase regulator.

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 1999 – 2004;
  • Volvo V40 I (645) in 1999 – 2004.


Production years 1999-2004
Displacement, cc 1587
Fuel system injector
Power output, hp 109
Torque output, Nm 145
Cylinder block aluminum R4
Block head aluminum 16v
Cylinder bore, mm 81
Piston stroke, mm 77
Compression ratio 10.3
Features DOHC
Hydraulic lifters no
Timing drive belt
Phase regulator yes
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 5.4
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 3
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Volvo V40 2002)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~320 000

Disadvantages of the B4164S2 engine

  • The main engine problems are related to leaks due to clogged crankcase ventilation;
  • Oil presses through the camshaft seals on the timing belt, which reduces its life;
  • Also, a broken ribbed belt can get into the timing and this is fatal for the engine;
  • In this version of the motor, a not very reliable phase regulator appeared on the intake shaft;
  • The weak points of the unit include the pump and the rotor of the camshaft position sensor.

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