Engine Volvo B5204T

The 2.0-liter Volvo B5204T turbo engine was assembled at the company’s plant from 1993 to 1996 and was installed only on the model under the 850 index and only in the markets of Italy, Iceland and Taiwan. A version of this engine equipped with a catalytic converter was offered as the B5204FT.

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

The engine was installed on:

  • Volvo 850 in 1993 – 1996.


Production years 1993-1996
Displacement, cc 1984
Fuel system injector
Power output, hp 211
Torque output, Nm 300
Cylinder block aluminum R5
Block head aluminum 20v
Cylinder bore, mm 81
Piston stroke, mm 77
Compression ratio 8.4
Features DOHC
Hydraulic lifters yes
Timing drive belt
Phase regulator no
Turbocharging MHI TD04HL
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 850 1995)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~250 000

Disadvantages of the B5204T engine

  • Despite the high forcing, this motor is very reliable and with a good resource.
  • Most of all, on specialized forums, they complain about the oil burner due to clogged crankcase ventilation.
  • After 200,000 km, the main cause of oil consumption is turbine shaft wear.
  • The timing belt does not always serve the prescribed 120,000 km, and when it breaks, the valves bend.
  • The weak points of the engine also include the upper support, pump and fuel pump.

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