The FR Engine is tested to the same performance and emissions standards as all Genuine Volvo Parts and is certified to, engineered and supported by the Volvo design department.
FR engines can only be ordered when there is a core provided which can be used for overhauling. All the couplings are disconnected between the engine and the bus or coach chassis/body, then the engine and transmission are lifted out in one single unit.
A FR engine is functionally overhauled, all existing parts are disassembled, cleaned and inspected for reuse. Vital parts are gauged and if parts are outside their tolerances they are replaced or machined back to specification.
All renovated parts are upgraded in line with our latest advances in quality and safety. All damaged parts and liners, pistons and bearings are scrapped.
80% of the disassembled materials are reused and the rest are recycled. The reused parts save energy and materials and reduce carbon dioxide emissions and thus are an important part of Volvo's commitment to reduce global warming.