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Old 12-21-2018, 04:22 PM
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Hey guys !

Ive just been given a 2001 s40 volvo turbo. Sweet ride, almost no kilometres on it only problem is the turbo leaks a bit of oil. The previous owner told me it leaks a few drops only and that all I have to do it add a bit of oil once in a while. Now I know nothing of cars except changing tires which I had to learn one night along the highway on a cold Canadian night lol. My question for you guys is where do I add the oil for the turbo? Is it where the engine oil goes or is it a different compartment? I want her to keep her running as smooth as possible for as long as possible any info would be of huge help. Thank you and happy holidays
Old 12-21-2018, 09:05 PM
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turbos have an oil line that goes from the block to the turbo and a return line back. If you are leaking oil externally, its possibly one of the gaskets, a simple repair. as far as your question on the oil, fill from the top and check the dipstick periodically -like every gas fill up until you get a sense for how frequent to add.
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