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1998 Volvo S70 2.4L Turbo

Old 05-23-2018, 08:53 PM
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New member here I just bought a old 1998 S70 2.4L GLT Turbo Volvo W 223,000 miles for kicks and I LOVE IT but some issues have come up and I would like to ask all of you to help.
First off the car is burning a little oil on start up after I put in a quart or two (yes I have a small leak also still going to clean and look for causes) and when I gas harder it come from the back of the engine not the tail pipe!
Second I have a bigger power steering leak that involves me to put in at least a quart every week. I see that the high pressure hose is pumping out some at the metal/rubber connection on the bottom part of the hose (not the rack since it was replaced) plus I see a little damp area underneath the power steering fluid cap. I am sure that they just need replacement but I wanna know some other issues you all have had to make sure.
Lastly I have had new tires put on and balanced at a shop and I still have a vibration while BRAKING only at higher speed 30-50 anyone know whats up with that? maybe bad rotors? I'm not sure.
All in all I love this car is it MINT condition and the looks I get from it are like how is that thing so clean. I want to make the engine as good as the body so I need some help!

Thanks Everyone!!

P.S posted on a different thread only got moderator anyone have any other ideas?
Old 05-23-2018, 09:39 PM
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Oil leak at the back of the engine is most likely the turbocharger oil drain line seal. Not expensive or too hard to replace.

As for the power steering leak, replace the hose as soon as you can. IF it lets go it wil be sudden and messy.

Vibration while braking at higher speed is warped rotors 9 times out of 10.

Hope this helps
Old 05-24-2018, 11:42 AM
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Awesome thank you Iíll be checking on the rotors today.
Also, I have heard a PCV unit could be out as well due to the glove trick I did last night and the glove started to blow up like a balloon that could be causing the oil leak too.
I forgot to mention that itís leaking on top as well only a little got a new oil filler cap so hopefully it helps but I know the PCV unit is not breathing right.
Iíll fix the PS unit as a whole high pressure, hoses and the the unit itself just to fix the intire problem.
Thank you!

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Old 05-25-2018, 06:42 PM
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Your crankcase system is plugged up. Don't be surprised at that mileage if you end up pulling the oil pan too. I wrote an article on this exact subject recently.
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