The company produced the 2.0-liter 16-valve Volvo B4204S engine from 1995 to 1999 and installed it on pre-styling versions of the S40 sedan and the first generation V40 station wagon. The modification with a phase regulator was called B4204S2, and on Renault models it had the N7Q index.
The engine was installed on:
- Volvo S40 I (644) in 1995 – 1999;
- Volvo V40 I (645) in 1995 – 1999.
|Power output, hp||140|
|Torque output, Nm||183|
|Cylinder block||aluminum R4|
|Block head||aluminum 16v|
|Cylinder bore, mm||83|
|Piston stroke, mm||90|
|Recommended engine oil||5W-40|
|Engine oil capacity, liter||5.4|
|Euro standards||EURO 2|
|Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Volvo S40 1999)
|Engine lifespan, km||~330 000|
Disadvantages of the B4204S engine
- This version of the motor without phase control was the simplest and most reliable in the series;
- On specialized forums, they often complain about the oil burner and clogged crankcase ventilation is to blame;
- The timing belt often serves less than the prescribed 90,000 km, and when it breaks, the valves bend;
- A broken alternator belt is also dangerous here, as it usually falls under the timing belt;
- Hydraulic lifters do not tolerate cheap lubricants and can knock up to 100,000 km.