Engine Volvo B4204T

The 2.0-liter Volvo B4204T turbo engine was assembled at the concern’s factory from 1997 to 1999 and installed on some modifications of the S40 sedan or V40 station wagon before restyling. There are more powerful versions of the motor with indices B4204T2, B4204T3, B4204T4 and B4204T5.

The 2.0-liter Modular engine family includes: B4204S, B4204T, B5202S, B5204T, B5204T8.

The engine was installed on:

  • Volvo S40 I (644) in 1997 – 1999;
  • Volvo V40 I (645) in 1997 – 1999.


Production years 1997-1999
Displacement, cc 1948
Fuel system injector
Power output, hp 160
Torque output, Nm 230
Cylinder block aluminum R4
Block head aluminum 16v
Cylinder bore, mm 83
Piston stroke, mm 90
Compression ratio 9.0
Features DOHC
Hydraulic lifters no
Timing drive belt
Phase regulator no
Turbocharging MHI TD04L-12T
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 5.5
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 2
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Volvo V40 1999)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~275 000

Disadvantages of the B4204T engine

  • Turbo engines of this series are not problematic and have an impressive resource;
  • On specialized forums, they often complain about oil consumption due to clogged crankcase ventilation;
  • After 200,000 km, the cause of the oil burn may be the wear of the turbocharger shaft;
  • The timing belt may not pass the scheduled 90,000 km, and when it breaks, the valves bend;
  • Also, the fuel pump, the engine control unit and some sensors often fail here.

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