Engine Volvo B4204S3

The 2.0-liter 16-valve Volvo B4204S3 engine was produced by the concern from 2006 to 2012 and was installed on models on the Focus 2 platform, that is, the C30, S40 and V50, as well as the S80 sedan. Such a motor and its FlexiFuel version B4204S4 were essentially clones of the AODA power unit.

The Ford engine line includes: B4164S3, B4164T, B4184S11 and B4204T6.

The engine was installed on:

  • Volvo C30 I (533) in 2006 – 2012;
  • Volvo S40 II (544) in 2006 – 2012;
  • Volvo S80 II (124) in 2006 – 2010;
  • Volvo V50 I (545) in 2006 – 2012;
  • Volvo V70 III (135) in 2007 – 2010.


Production years 2006-2012
Displacement, cc 1999
Fuel system injector
Power output, hp 145
Torque output, Nm 185 – 190
Cylinder block aluminum R4
Block head aluminum 16v
Cylinder bore, mm 87.5
Piston stroke, mm 83.1
Compression ratio 10.8
Features DOHC
Hydraulic lifters no
Timing drive chain
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 4.3
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 4
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Volvo C30 2008)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~350 000

Disadvantages of the B4204S3 engine

  • The most famous problem of this motor is the oil burner due to the occurrence of rings;
  • In second place in terms of mass are always jamming swirl flaps in the intake;
  • Also, idle speeds often float here and the electric throttle is usually to blame;
  • The fuel pump or fuel pressure regulator fails from low-quality fuel;
  • After 200 thousand kilometers, the timing chain and phase regulator often require replacement.

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