Oil Leak From Turbo Return Pipe Seal on Volvo V40

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: 134,700 (120,000–152,000)
Engine affected: 1.9L 4 Cylinder Turbo
4 model years affected: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003
9 people reported this problem
4 people shared problem details
2000 Volvo V40- 1.9L 4 Cylinder Turbo137,800
Just found the oil leak and will clean engine and replace seal.
2000 Volvo V40- 1.9L 4 Cylinder Turbo120,000
Misdiagnosed by 2 different mechanics until I had the bottom of the car pressure washed. It will turn into a big leak if ignored and agree with the advice to get it fixed asap.
2001 Volvo V40- 1.9L 4 Cylinder Turbo
start with small oil leak,them oil seals broke by the preasure of the motor all seals have to be change cost about 1500.with all parts ,,turbo canister change and all hoses ..was a mess
2000 Volvo V40- 1.9L 4 Cylinder Turbo129,000
white smoke at start on and off. sometimes at idle when i rev it high. not every day. mechanic says its turbo leak will cost about $400
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