Volvo
850
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Oil Leak From Turbo Return Pipe Seal on Volvo 850

Problem Description and Possible Solution

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.

Problem Data
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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
10 people reported this problem
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smoking while stopped at traffic light
Traced oil leak to back of the engine. Found gasket failing at turbo oil return
Turbo pipe overheating