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Re: Bushings for IPD Sport Swaybar / 850 Engine Durability[850/1993] posted by abe crombie on
Saturday, 23 May 1998, at 11:08 p.m.
I have no experience with trying to fit the std. bushings on IPD bars but I do have some info on Volvo motors.
There are many of the 850's accumulating over 150K with no engine repairs.
A friend of mine tore down a 140K mile motor from a 94 850 turbo in an automotive school (the engine had been harvested from a total and was unusable due to impact damage that cracked block) and said that the cyl wear was negligible and crank checked as new.
The new engines are all aluminum with steel cast-in-place cylinders and steel cast-in-place lower end main bearing reinforcements.
Many of the European and Asian makes have gone to all aluminum engines w/o the steel liners. These also do well UNLESS it ever gets hot and then the cyl wall will wear and it is very hard to do a field rebore and get the original wear characteristics restored in the aluminum cyl walls (more likelihood of becoming a throw-away engine).