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- Turbo120,000
smoking while stopped at traffic light
1996 Volvo 850- 2.3L 5 Cylinder Turbo165,000
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
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