Engine Volvo B4164S3

The 1.6-liter Volvo B4164S3 engine was assembled at Ford factories from 2005 to 2011 and installed on a number of models created on the Focus 2 platform, that is, C30, S40 or V50. In 2007, the motor switched to an open cooling jacket, was a clone of HWDA, and became SHDA.

The Ford engine line includes: B4164T, B4184S11, B4204S3 and B4204T6.

The engine was installed on:

  • Volvo C30 I (533) in 2006 – 2011;
  • Volvo S40 II (544) in 2005 – 2011;
  • Volvo V50 I (545) in 2005 – 2011.


Production years 2005-2011
Displacement, cc 1596
Fuel system injector
Power output, hp 100
Torque output, Nm 150
Cylinder block aluminum R4
Block head aluminum 16v
Cylinder bore, mm 79
Piston stroke, mm 81.4
Compression ratio 11.0
Features DOHC
Hydraulic lifters no
Timing drive belt
Phase regulator no
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 4.1
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 4
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Volvo S40 2006)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~320 000

Disadvantages of the B4164S3 engine

  • This is a simple and reliable engine, but it really does not like low-quality fuel.
  • From bad gasoline, candles quickly fail, followed by ignition coils.
  • For the same reason, the fuel pump does not last long here, and the original is very expensive.
  • Carefully monitor the condition of the timing belt or if it breaks, the valves will bend.
  • There are no hydraulic lifters and once every 100,000 km you will have to adjust the valve clearances.

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