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Old 10-11-2011, 01:19 PM
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Default 1998 Volvo s70 GLT Oil Leak

My s70 has an oil leak that completely drains all the oil out in a couple days, i have taken it to my mechanic but he cant find where the leak is coming from exactly, Any places that you guys would recommend to take it, near Worcester Massachusetts. Thanks!
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Park the car in you garage and stick a BIG peice of cardboard under the entire engine. When you start seeing oil spots on the cardboard lay under the car and see where the oil is coming from. The oil spots on the cardboard will give you an idea of where it is coming from. Than we can narrow it down from there.
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How do you know the oil is leaking out? Do you have room mates?
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I can see it leaking i have got an oil pan under it. I'm going to try and fix it myself when i can gut pictures from underneath the car ill post them thanks for the help!
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Try degreasing the whole engine compartment. Then take it to your mechanic and he can look for fresh, new oil and trace it back to source. Most shops also can add a UV dye to your oil that will show up under a black light to aide them in finding the leak. So far in my 2000 S70 i've replaced all the cam and crankshaft seals and that has stopped all oil leaks.
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Check the oil cap and underneath the spark plug cover, sometimes the gasket get old and the cap leaks, dripping into the back.

Since its a major leak check underneath the car, I just changed the turbo oil return gasket and seal that goes into the oil pan (turbo oil return tube)
Also check the intercooler tube that goes into the turbo

Can be the rear cam seals

(leaning towards the turbo return, i have the gasket and seal numbers and tools needed, let me know)

I did wash under the car with dregreaser and pressure hose to clean the area well, since I had already checked and the usual suspects and had pinpointed it was the turbo oil return. A trick we do with bikes is cleaning it all up really good and using spray foot
powder it will show the leak right away.


did your mechanic check under the car?
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Yes the mechanic put it on his lift but i got the sense he just didn't want to work on my car for some reason because he told me to buy a new car because my Volvo has 229061 miles on it, I'm jacking the car up today and getting underneath it, But my turbo does also leak when giving the car a lot of acceleration you can hear the turbo releasing air i think the cbv just needs to be replaced though so the oil could be coming from somewhere near the turbo ill post some pics Thanks for all the help
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Tell your mechanic that you'll be glad to get a new car when he's will to make the payments on it.

Check out this thread:
850GLT just noticed oil coming out of exhaust

Places oil will leak from:
Turbo return line.
Turbo oil cooler line.
Cam shaft seals.
Rear main seal.
Intake and exhaust cam seals (x4).
Oil cap.
Oil pan.
Oil pump seal.
Oil dip stick.
Access panel gaskets (on back of motor).

Most other leaks will be internal and blow black smoke out the exhaust.
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To the tune of draining the oil every two days there has to be major spill all over the bottom of the car and some of the suspects eliminated
Post those pics after degreasing all the gunk..
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The leak seems to be coming from behind the camshaft sensor and heat shield any tips?
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