Engine Volvo B5244T3

The 2.4-liter turbo engine Volvo B5244T3 was produced at the company’s plant from 2000 to 2003 and installed on a number of concern models, such as the S60, S80, V70 and its off-road version of the XC70. Such a unit was equipped with a phase regulator only at the exhaust and gave way to the B5244T4 motor.

The 5-cylinder 2.3-2.4-liter Modular engine family includes: B5234T, B5244S, B5244S2, B5244S4, B5244T, B5244T3.

The engine was installed on:

  • Volvo S60 I (384) in 2000 – 2003;
  • Volvo S80 I (184) in 2000 – 2003;
  • Volvo V70 II (285) in 2000 – 2003;
  • Volvo XC70 II (295) in 2000 – 2003.


Production years 2000-2003
Displacement, cc 2435
Fuel system injector
Power output, hp 200
Torque output, Nm 285
Cylinder block aluminum R5
Block head aluminum 20v
Cylinder bore, mm 83
Piston stroke, mm 90
Compression ratio 9.0
Features DOHC
Hydraulic lifters no
Timing drive belt
Phase regulator at the exhaust
Turbocharging MHI TD04HL-13T
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 5.8
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 3
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Volvo XC70 2001)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~260 000

Disadvantages of the B5244T3 engine

  • A lot of complaints on the specialized forums are related to the glitches of the electric throttle from Magneti Marelli;
  • In second place in popularity are oil leaks due to clogged crankcase ventilation;
  • If oil presses through the camshaft seals, then it will corrode the timing belt;
  • A broken ribbed belt can also get into the timing, which is fatal for the motor;
  • The engine mounts, the fuel pump and the phase regulator clutch are distinguished by a low resource.

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