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Spark Plug Applications for FWD/AWD Volvos

2007-01-01 - Kevin Rutledge

Prior to 2004, there was basically one length plug that fit in all FWD/AWD models.  In late 2004, Volvo introduced a different cylinder head that was thicker between then combustion champer and the spark plug seat. .  This difference means that these engines use different spark plugs and shorter ignition coil packs.

We believe this thicker head appears on all P1 (C30 / S40 2005- / V50 / C70 2005-) models and late S60/V70 T5 & R models.  It also appears that the newer (2007-) 6 cylinder engine uses the longer style plugs. 



Shorter Plug

1993-1997 850
1998-2000 S70
1998-2000 V70/V70XC
1998-2004 C70

2001-2006 S60 Non-Turbo
2001-2002 S60 "2.4T" LPT
2003-2005 S60 "2.5T" LPT
2001-2005 S60 "T5" w/2.3T

2001-2007 V70 Non-Turbo
2001-2002 V70 "2.4T" LPT
2003-2007 V70 "2.5T" LPT
2001-2005 V70 "T5" w/2.3T

2000-2004 V40
2000-2004 S40 (4 CYL)

1999-2006 S80 5 & 6 CYL
2007-2010 S80 V8

2003-2006 XC90 5 & 6 CYL
2003-2011 XC90 V8

Longer Plug

2005-2011 V50
2005-2011 S40 (5 CYL)
2007-2011 C30
2006-2011 C70

2004-2007 S60 "R" (2.5T)
2006-2009 S60 "T5" w/2.4T

2004-2007 V70 "R" (2.5T)
2006-2007 V70 "T5" w/2.4T 
2008-2010 V70 6 CYL 

2008-2010 XC70 6 CYL

2007-2010 S80 6 CYL  

2007-2010 XC90 6 CYL 





 ipd carries Volvo OEM spark plug kits at and affordable price plus aftermarket spark plugs from a variety of manufacturers (Bosch, Denso, etc.)

Community Comments

Sunday, November 14, 2010 2:26 PM - "M"
I have a 04 XC90 T6, I recently bought some Autolite Double Platinums. Are these recommended? Can I run these spark plugs without any complications? Versus the Denso or Bosch plugs? Thank you, Mike

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