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MATT BLACK

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VOLVO N7Q 2.0 16V
« on: 11:11, Thu 18 November 2010 »
Out of interest have any of you lads ever considered doing an N7Q 704 ( 140 BHP ) 2.0 16V 4 cyl conversion on a 5 GT ?

If you dont already know ( you probably do ) Renault fitted a pretty much bullet proof 2.0 16V engine in the Laguna / Safrane from 1996 - 1999 and they dont go wrong, its probably the most reliable lump ever fitted to a Renault model. In 1999 they then introduced the Renault F4R 780 ( used in practically everything till 2004 - 700, 730, 732, 736, 738, 740, 744, 746 etc etc ) which is the F7R's little brother.

The N7Q has an aliminum head and block and the Volvo versions ( only fitted to the volvo S40 T4 ) came with 200 bhp standard. You would think with the Laguna eng mounts that this lump would drop straight into a 5 ? If they fitted the F4R / N7Q in a Laguna shell i cant see why it wouldnt ( theres a few R5 F4R conversions around ). The box used was a JC5 075 unit ( specifically for the N7Q lump - no other JC5 will fit. With the right turbo, injectors, intercooler and management system ( DTA / EMERALD ) i cant see why this unit wouldnt be good for a reliable 275 - 300 bhp.

I would have thought that this lump compared to the common F7P conversion would be a better engine to cope with bigger HP + they are dirt cheap to pick up. The unit is fitted to all 2.0 16V Laguna's that have a chassis number starting VF1B56M.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Volvo-S40-V40-1-9 ... 19c10f0b32

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/1998-RENAULT-LAGU ... 2a0be321db

Just a thought  :D

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Re: VOLVO N7Q 2.0 16V
« Reply #1 on: 08:17, Thu 25 November 2010 »
That would be a great conversion! Since the engine is already turbocharged, but i dont get why is noone replying to this post..
I wish i could know that it is an easy conversion, i would throw c1j away and fit it straight in.
That 2.0T engine can hit 250hp easily with stock turbo FMIC, and good exhaust and the right remap...

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Re: VOLVO N7Q 2.0 16V
« Reply #2 on: 09:14, Thu 25 November 2010 »
I dont think a lot of people know about this engine and its Renault / Volvo link.

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Re: VOLVO N7Q 2.0 16V
« Reply #3 on: 17:13, Thu 25 November 2010 »
Whats the basic set up of the engine like?  Alternator position, turbo position etc

Just wondering about all these to see if it would squeeze in the 5's engine bay

Your right, not may people have thought about this and realised the Volvo/Renault link of the 2 engines. It may be worth a look at in the future though, whats the avaliability of these's engines like though are then common to find?
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Re: VOLVO N7Q 2.0 16V
« Reply #4 on: 08:57, Fri 26 November 2010 »
They can be picked up very cheap Mark ........

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Volvo-S40-V40-1-9 ... 19c10f0b32

Im sure a few extra quid would get you the gearbox and running gear.


The lay out of the Volvo engine in the Laguna is very similar to the F4R unit ( alternator position etc ) although to be honest ive never seen the Turbo version close up in a Volvo T4.

With a little fabrication work im damn sure you could squeeze one in.

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Re: VOLVO N7Q 2.0 16V
« Reply #5 on: 09:37, Wed 01 December 2010 »
hi guys im new to this but next year im going to do a conversion on my r5 and after reading this think this is what im going to try. so any more info would be great.
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Re: VOLVO N7Q 2.0 16V
« Reply #6 on: 15:45, Wed 01 December 2010 »
Quote from: "smithyr5gt"
hi guys im new to this but next year im going to do a conversion on my r5 and after reading this think this is what im going to try. so any more info would be great.

Thing with this converson is there isn't any info about it, never been done. Worth having a go if its going to have potential though.
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Re: VOLVO N7Q 2.0 16V
« Reply #7 on: 08:58, Thu 02 December 2010 »
Quote from: "markey mark (bd)"
Quote from: "smithyr5gt"
hi guys im new to this but next year im going to do a conversion on my r5 and after reading this think this is what im going to try. so any more info would be great.

Thing with this converson is there isn't any info about it, never been done. Worth having a go if its going to have potential though.


I think guys that if someone does this conversion everyone is going to forget about 16v and volvo conversions... That would be the best conversion!

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Re: VOLVO N7Q 2.0 16V
« Reply #8 on: 15:51, Thu 02 December 2010 »
I don't know mate, don't think the clio engine (F7P & F7R) and the Volvo (B18FT) will be forgotten quickly they are still good engines and have plenty of potential.

You also got to think about cost, all engines are still cheap conversions to do.

Although this Volvo engine does seem a good choice untill its done its an unproven conversion, time will tell
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Re: VOLVO N7Q 2.0 16V
« Reply #9 on: 19:34, Thu 02 December 2010 »
well that just sounds like a challenge to me. i just wont tell anyone. lol
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Re: VOLVO N7Q 2.0 16V
« Reply #10 on: 19:36, Fri 03 December 2010 »
There was a T4 in my local scrappy, I may try to pop over & have a gander at the layout...
Not sure how the T4 engine stands up against serious abuse though, plus the gearbox issue may be another factor to think about.

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Re: VOLVO N7Q 2.0 16V
« Reply #11 on: 01:58, Tue 28 February 2012 »
Has anyone followed this up?

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Re: VOLVO N7Q 2.0 16V
« Reply #12 on: 15:02, Thu 01 March 2012 »
I was looking at the 2.5 20V lump in my V70 the other day and going, would that fit? :lol:

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Re: VOLVO N7Q 2.0 16V
« Reply #13 on: 21:45, Sun 04 March 2012 »
i have the 2.3 20v t5 in my 850 when it finally decides the cv joints had enough i might have ago at putting that in the back of mine, if its that much fun in a tank i'd love to see it in a 5 :)