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Oil Leak From Turbo Return Pipe Seal on Volvo S40

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 S40 Vehicles With This Problem

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Average mileage: 118,836 (21,369–230,000)
Engine affected: 1.9L 4 Cylinder Turbo
4 model years affected: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003
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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
oil leak started a few years back - mechanic says it could be the turbo oil return seal
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.
Went on deployment 3 months left my car at a buddy house . Came back there was no oil in the car. Upon further investigation I saw that the oil was leaking between the turbo return line and and the turbo .