Engine Volvo D5252T

The Volvo D5252T 2.5-liter diesel engine was produced by the company from 1995 to 2001 and was installed on such well-known models as the 850, S70, V70, as well as the S80 of the first years of production. This power unit is a modification of the VW 2.5 TDI diesel under the AEL index.

The engine was installed on:

  • Volvo 850 in 1995 – 1996;
  • Volvo S70 I (874) in 1996 – 2000;
  • Volvo S80 I (184) in 1998 – 2001;
  • Volvo V70 I (875) in 1996 – 2000.


Production years 1995-2001
Displacement, cc 2460
Fuel system direct injection
Power output, hp 140
Torque output, Nm 290
Cylinder block cast iron R5
Block head aluminum 10v
Cylinder bore, mm 81
Piston stroke, mm 95.5
Compression ratio 20.5
Features SOHC
Hydraulic lifters yes
Timing drive belt
Phase regulator no
Turbocharging KKK K14
Recommended engine oil 5W-40
Engine oil capacity, liter 6.0
Fuel type diesel
Euro standards EURO 2/3
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Volvo V70 1999)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~400 000

Disadvantages of the D5252T engine

  • This is a fairly resourceful diesel engine with direct injection and a reliable high-pressure fuel pump Bosch VE37;
  • The main thing here is to monitor the cooling system, since the cylinder head is very afraid of overheating;
  • Once every 120,000 km, an expensive replacement of the timing belt awaits you, and if it breaks, the valves will bend;
  • The turbine runs well here, but the boost control valve often fails;
  • The weak points of the engine include a vacuum pump and a mass air flow sensor.

2 thoughts on “Engine Volvo D5252T”

    1. MyMotorList.com

      Thank you for noticing, the typo has been corrected! According to our data, the service life of this engine is about 400 thousand kilometers.

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