The 3.2-liter Volvo B6324S5 engine was produced at the Ford plant in Wales from 2010 to 2016 and was installed in many of the concern’s major models, such as the V70, S80, XC60, XC70 and XC90. This power unit is essentially just an updated version of the popular B6324S motor.
The engine was installed on:
- Volvo S80 II (124) in 2010 – 2012;
- Volvo V70 III (135) in 2010 – 2016;
- Volvo XC60 I (156) in 2010 – 2012;
- Volvo XC70 III (136) in 2010 – 2016;
- Volvo XC90 I (275) in 2010 – 2014.
|Power output, hp||243|
|Torque output, Nm||320|
|Cylinder block||aluminum R6|
|Block head||aluminum 24v|
|Cylinder bore, mm||84|
|Piston stroke, mm||96|
|Recommended engine oil||5W-30|
|Engine oil capacity, liter||6.8|
|Euro standards||EURO 5|
|Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Volvo S80 2011)
|Engine lifespan, km||~360 000|
Disadvantages of the B6324S5 engine
- The most serious problem here is the wear of the gears and bearings of the timing gearbox;
- There is also oil regularly oozing around the timing chain cover and vacuum pump;
- With a strong whistle under the hood, you only need to replace the oil separator membrane;
- Due to the backlash of the pump, the power steering often fails, as they sit on a single shaft;
- Owners discuss lubricant consumption the most on Volvo’s specialized forums.