Volvo XC70 This wagon/SUV crossover offers the capabilities of an SUV without SUV size.

Where to place O ring on XC70 oil filter?

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Old 11-18-2008, 08:03 AM
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Default Where to place O ring on XC70 oil filter?

Two weeks ago, I posted a message here requesting information on how to change the oil filter on a 2006 XC70, specifically where does the O ring go. Just one response, and that was a suggestion to check the archives.

I checked the archives several times, but I could not find any post that gave details on how to position the oil filter O ring so that the canister does not leak.

Compared to forums on Roadfily, where you can expect a dozen or more veryhelpful replies to just about any question or issue, this forum is fairly inactive. Can I get some help here or can someone direct me to a forum where I can get some serious responses?

My thanks.
 
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Old 11-18-2008, 09:12 AM
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Default RE: Where to place O ring on XC70 oil filter?

I just changed the oil filter on our 2001 yesterday. First off, take the filter canister cover off and you should see the old o-ring on it. If it is there, simply put the old one in the same place. On ours, I had to put the o-ring on the lowest groove (the one fartherst from the open end of the cover)

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Old 11-28-2008, 08:00 PM
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Default RE: Where to place O ring on XC70 oil filter?

Oil filters for this car are the cartridge type. Your replacement paper filter should come with a large diameter O-ring. The O-ring fits around the base of the plastic housing that holds the filter. There is a circumferential grove in the housing for insertion of the O-ring.
 
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