Oil Leak From Turbo Return Pipe Seal on Volvo 850

The turbocharger return pipe seal may develop an oil leak. The leak can begin very small, but will eventually progress into a large leak. Our technicians recommend having this repaired at first signs of leakage.

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Average mileage: 138,333 (120,000–165,000)
Engines affected: 2.3L 5 Cylinder Turbo, Turbo
5 model years affected: 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, more1997
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1997 Volvo 850 - Turbo 120,000 mi,
smoking while stopped at traffic light
1996 Volvo 850 - 2.3L 5 Cylinder Turbo 165,000 mi,
Traced oil leak to back of the engine. Found gasket failing at turbo oil return
1997 Volvo 850 - 2.3L 5 Cylinder Turbo
Turbo pipe overheating