Engine Volvo D4204T23

The 2.0-liter Volvo D4204T23 diesel engine has been assembled at the concern’s plant since 2016 and is installed on the S90 sedan, V90 station wagon and XC60 and XC90 crossovers in D5 modifications. Such a diesel engine is equipped with two turbines, one of which is VGT, as well as a PowerPulse system.

Diesel Drive-E engines: D4204T8, D4204T11, D4204T14, D4204T23.

The engine was installed on:

  • Volvo S90 II (234) since 2016;
  • Volvo V90 2 since 2016;
  • Volvo XC60 II (246) since 2017;
  • Volvo XC90 II (256) since 2016.


Production years since 2016
Displacement, cc 1969
Fuel system Common Rail
Power output, hp 235
Torque output, Nm 480
Cylinder block aluminum R4
Block head aluminum 16v
Cylinder bore, mm 82
Piston stroke, mm 93.2
Compression ratio 15.8
Features PowerPulse
Hydraulic lifters no
Timing drive belt
Phase regulator no
Turbocharging twin turbochargers
Recommended engine oil 0W-20
Engine oil capacity, liter 5.6
Fuel type diesel
Euro standards EURO 5/6
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Volvo XC90 2017)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~250 000

Disadvantages of the D4204T23 engine

  • The most famous problem of such diesel engines is the ever-bursting nozzles;
  • This is especially true for the rubber tubes of the turbine, intercooler and PowerPulse system;
  • Also, there are often leaks of grease from the seals and from under the valve cover;
  • The timing belt must be changed every 120,000 km, or if it breaks, the valves will bend;
  • There were recall campaigns for the particulate filter, intake manifold, EGR.

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