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2007 Volvo S40 Question: oil smell

 

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Visitor, 2.4L 5 Cylinder, Smyrna, TN, September 23, 2010, 18:15

When my engine warms up, I smell oil and when I put the windows down a little to get fresh air, the smell comes in more. I can't find any leaks. The car only has 34K miles.

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    patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, September 23, 2010, 19:31
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    It could be the valve cover gasket, but you will have to look again at the engine closely with a mirror and small flash light if the leak is not obvious. To find a difficult oil leak a garage may put a florescent dye in the oil, let the engine run and then look for the leak using a black light that intensifies the stain left by the dye if there is a leak.

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