Hi, I own a 93 volvo and just found out from triple A that the gaskets and oil pan show wetness and the oil cooler shows slight seepage. They said it might cost about $2000. Can I get an estimate of what it might cost to repair these issues. They said they felt the car really only had a few months if not cared for carefully. Car has a new muffler, new spark plugs, (which had burnt out - maybe due to seepage), new timing belt, new distributor cap.
estimate to fix wet gskets, wet engine oil pan and oil cooler seepage on 1993 Volvo 940
by Kairosvolvo in Brooklyn, NY on January 18, 2010
ANSWER by Bret Bodas on January 18, 2010
"wet gaskets" and "seepage" are signs that a gasket is starting to leak, but it can be like this for quite a long time before it actually starts leaking. Have you seen oil dripping on the ground? I would get a second opinion, I think this shop is over selling you on these jobs, but I haven't seen it to know for sure. It's important that the PCV system is clear and not plugged up, this will cause oil to leak from many places.
ANSWER by BUYING Volvo 900 or 700 WAGON on May 13, 2010
Check oil constantly; like before each drive, until this is truly identified. RED FLAGS from original shop's alleged "insights." A bit of weeping is tiny in comparison to what it could be. I would not, however, reccomend that you blow this off. If there were a way to save headaches & wallets being harmed; it's for certain, hands down: PREVENTative maintenance. Yours is a Rear wheel drive, (RWD), so look in those (RWD) sections of websites. With patience it will be easy to find referrals to a real shop that has earned a reputation for honesty from Volvo OWNERS. See specific websites like Swedespeed, Turbobricks, IPDUSA; and look at their links, too. There is a huge following for these cars; in fact I am in dire need of BUYING a 940, 740 or 760 wagon myself; central IN. or central TX; (765) 401-4872; or DadSONvolvoProjectAThotmaildawtcawm
ANSWER by NealT10 on October 24, 2010
I do not think that this is as serious a problem as they are making it out to be. If you are losing lost of oil I would be worried, but If you are just getting an occasional drip, no big deal. I had similar seepage and simply checked the torque on the bolts and the leak stopped.