Volvo S40 Parts And Volvo S40 Accessories
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The Volvo S40 is a European compact car that was produced from 1995 to 2012. During its production span, it was able to provide dependable performance and comfortable room for the driver and passengers alike. Despite its modest size, it was able to prove its worth among its contemporaries. It was first offered as a 4-door saloon that went along side with its 5-door estate wagon counterpart known as the V40. Through the years, it benefitted from a good number of facelifts to improve its appeal to the market. By 2004, the second generation S40 was introduced. It continued to perform well just like its predecessor because of the engine.
The first-generation S40s were all equipped with straight 4s under the hood. The blocks differ in terms of displacement, fuel and induction system. Because of the variety of configurations, you should also expect different engine responses and output ratings. Nevertheless, you can remain confident that the car will be able to run well with a power range that starts from 104 horses all the way to 197 horses. The power then goes through a choice of manual or automatic transmission before being able to turn the front wheels.
With the second generation S40s, more engine varieties came into the picture. The displacements even went up enabling the most powerful engine in the line-up to produce 230 horses. Better and more efficient transmission choices were also made available to make the most out of the engine output.
With all the power an engine can produce, it would only follow that the block will try to break free from its position. This happens due to the movement of the different components inside the engine block. The pistons move up and down as the cycle goes on. With every detonation in each chamber, vibrations are produced. Likewise, the shafts continue to revolve as long as they get the nudge from the pistons. These vibrations will persist and even become more felt as you step harder on the gas pedal.
The role of the engine mount is to hold the engine in place. There is a specific mount for different points in the engine that binds it to the chassis. Each piece is secured in place with the help of bolts. However, through constant vibrations, it can eventually become loose and cause problems.
One of the most obvious signs that the engine mount might already be worn out is the more pronounced engine vibrations. While you might be able to feel the oomph from the engine on a regular basis, a violent engine rattle clearly speaks out that your engine mounts are not in their best conditions anymore. Aside from the erratic movement, this can also cause engine damage, broken belts and hoses, and excessive noise. Better have your vehicle checked as soon as possible. If it can still be repaired, do so. However, you should also consider getting new mounts to restore the security and integrity in the bay.