Engine Volvo B5254T3

The 2.5-liter turbo Volvo B5254T3 engine was assembled at the Sjovde plant from 2004 to 2008 and installed in the most compact models of the Swedish company, such as the C30, S40 or V50. On Ford cars, such a power unit was known under the indices HUBA, HUWA and HYDA.

The 5-cylinder 2.5-liter Modular engine family includes: B5252S, B5254S, B5254T, B5254T2, B5254T3, B5254T4, B5254T6.

The engine was installed on:

  • Volvo C30 I (533) in 2006 – 2008;
  • Volvo C70 II (542) in 2005 – 2007;
  • Volvo S40 II (544) in 2004 – 2007;
  • Volvo V50 I (545) in 2004 – 2007.


Production years 2004-2008
Displacement, cc 2522
Fuel system injector
Power output, hp 220
Torque output, Nm 320
Cylinder block aluminum R5
Block head aluminum 20v
Cylinder bore, mm 83
Piston stroke, mm 93.2
Compression ratio 9.0
Features DOHC
Hydraulic lifters no
Timing drive belt
Phase regulator Dual CVVT
Turbocharging BorgWarner K04
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 5.8
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 4
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Volvo S40 2005)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~280 000

Disadvantages of the B5254T3 engine

  • Most often, owners on specialized forums complain about failures in the phase control system;
  • Also in these engines there is oil consumption due to clogged crankcase ventilation;
  • Another common engine problem is leaking front camshaft oil seals;
  • The timing belt may not pass the prescribed 120,000 km, and when it breaks, the valves bend;
  • After 100,000 km of run, the pump, fuel pump and engine support often require replacement.

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