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1993 Volvo 940 Question: estimate to fix wet gskets, wet engine oil pan and oil cooler seepage

 

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Kairosvolvo, 2.3L 4 Cylinder Turbo, Brooklyn, NY, January 18, 2010, 15:34
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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.

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    Bret Bodas from RepairPal Test Shop, January 18, 2010, 15:51
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    "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.

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    BUYING Volvo 900 or 700 WAGON May 13, 2010, 18:05
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    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

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    NealT10 October 24, 2010, 12:37
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    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.

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