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.
Car Problem Reports
Volvo S40 Oil Leak From Turbo Return Pipe Seal
Volvo S40 Problem
Engine Affected: 1.9L 4 Cylinder Turbo
Average Mileage: 93,695 mi (21,369 mi - 135,000 mi)
Visitor, 2000 Volvo S40, 1.9L 4 Cylinder Turbo, 119,000 mi
It was spraying oil and was smoking it did it for a while before i figured out that is was actually that o ring on the bottom of turbo return pipe where it goes into the block. Finally, no more smoke or big puddles of oil everywhere
Visitor, 2002 Volvo S40, 1.9L 4 Cylinder Turbo, 135,000 mi
oil leak started a few years back - mechanic says it could be the turbo oil return seal
Oil leak noted by technician
Replaced turbo oil return seal
Visitor, 2001 Volvo S40, 1.9L 4 Cylinder Turbo, 88,500 mi
Problem: Oil leaking into the turbo. Solution: Get a new turbo and pay $2000 becuase i don't know enough not to get ripped off.