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1999 Volvo V70 XC Question: My 1999 Volvo V70 XC leaks oil

 

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beachbunny101, 2.4L 5 Cylinder Turbo, Lincoln City, OR, November 08, 2012, 20:34
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looks like it coming down the back of the engine...any ideas

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    Greg's Orange Auto (14224 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386
    globalhelper November 09, 2012, 06:30
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    poss valve cover gasket

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    November 09, 2012, 09:11
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    valve cover gasket

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    Bret Bodas from RepairPal Test Shop, November 15, 2012, 12:52
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    This car doesn't have a valve cover gasket per se, it has a cam carrier sealed to the cylinder head, and they rarely leak.

    I can almost guarantee you the leak is coming from the turbo return line. They leak all the time, and it's a fairly easy diagnosis and repair for a tech when the car is up on a hoist. Parts are inexpensive too, ~$20.

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