Engine Volvo B5202S

The 2.0-liter 10-valve Volvo B5202S engine was assembled by the company from 1995 to 2000 and was installed on the basic modifications of such mid-size models as 850, S70, V70. The version of this motor equipped with a catalyst had its own index B5202FS.

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

The engine was installed on:

  • Volvo 850 in 1995 – 1996;
  • Volvo S70 I (874) in 1996 – 2000;
  • Volvo V70 I (875) in 1996 – 2000.


Production years 1995-2000
Displacement, cc 1984
Fuel system injector
Power output, hp 126
Torque output, Nm 170
Cylinder block aluminum R5
Block head aluminum 10v
Cylinder bore, mm 81
Piston stroke, mm 77
Compression ratio 10.0
Features DOHC
Hydraulic lifters yes
Timing drive belt
Phase regulator no
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 5W-40
Engine oil capacity, liter 5.3
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 2
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Volvo V70 1998)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~350 000

Disadvantages of the B5202S engine

  • This version of the motor is very reliable, there is no electronic choke and phase control;
  • The most famous problem is the oil burner due to clogged crankcase ventilation;
  • The timing belt may not pass the scheduled 120,000 km, and when it breaks, the valves bend;
  • Ignition system components and fuel injectors often require attention here;
  • The weak points of the engine also include: the upper support, thermostat, pump and fuel pump.

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