Volvo V40 Problems

Oil Leak From Turbo Return Pipe Seal on Volvo V40

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.

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Volvo V40 Vehicles With This Problem

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Average mileage: 110,517 (13,788–152,000)
Engine affected: 1.9L 4 Cylinder Turbo
4 model years affected: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003
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Just found the oil leak and will clean engine and replace seal.
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.
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
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