March 19, By: LemonLaw Category: oil consumptionvolvo. If you are suffering with a Volvo oil consumption problem, the matter should not be treated lightly. Make sure you return to a Volvo authorized dealer as soon as possible to discuss the problem with your service adviser.
Chances are you may be asked to return every 1, miles for an oil consumption test. They may also ask for a copy of your oil change records. It is essential that you keep all oil change records in your glove compartment or in an easy-to-find file. They are first thing dealers ask for when they are investigating oil consumption or engine sludge cases.
If you are returning regularly to a Volvo authorized dealer to address this oil consumption issue, or if parts are being replaced to fix the issue, hang on to your repair invoices. If we can help, potential remedies could include a new car, a complete repurchase or significant monetary compensation, even if the car is fixed.
If your Volvo is leaving you high and dry, take action and use the Lemon law to get back on the road to recovery.
June 10th, at am. Hello, I have purchased a Volvo XC The Oil light just came on after miles. I checked the level and it was a quart low. I added it myself to keep from hurting the engine, but plan to take it to the dealer this week.
After doing some research, it appears that this is a common design flaw in this particular vehicle. The catch to all of this is that I purchased the car through a military car sales program in Germany. I am wondering if there are any Lemon Laws for Americans living overseas on U. Thanks, Ron. June 17th, at pm. Ron: If you have been back to Volvo four or more times with this issue, we can help.
January 9th, at am. The oil light came on today, which I found strange, so I decided to research and i found out that this is a known issue. My question: do lemon laws not apply after a certain mileage? Any advice you could provide would be great.
January 22nd, at pm. Paul: If you are in repeatedly for this problem four or more timesthere may be a case under the Federal Magnuson Moss Warranty Act. February 2nd, at am. February 17th, at am. My XC60 is experiencing the oil consumption problem, 2 months after I got the car at 2, miles, brought the car in, they said it was a computer glitch and needed a new dip stick, at 21, miles the oil light again, now at 27, miles, 2 qts low.
It has always been taken to the dealer for scheduled maintenance. Calling the service advisor, they told me that Volvo is aware of a problem and that it could be the pistonsI am bringing the car in next week. They will need it for a week and are giving me a loaner. April 23rd, at am. I have a Volvo XC I purchased it new. We have a service agreement, so we bring it in to the dealer every 7, miles.Remember Me?
Advanced Search. Page 1 of 2 1 2 Last Jump to page: Results 1 to 10 of Thread: Oil Leak. Thread Tools Show Printable Version. Oil Leak I resently pulled the oil pan and fixed the oil leak that was coming from the front of the engine. That came out great. Now I have another leak coming from the same areea, but not from the pan. I pulled the timing cover and it does not look like the front seal. Does the XC70 have a history of head gasket leakage from this area? This would seem to be a lot of work to fix.
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Is there anthing else I should look for that may be the problem? There are only a few places that the engine can leak: Front main seal, rear main seal, cam seals, oil cooler, turbo lines, oil fill cap So, on the front passenger side in the US of the engine, I would be looking at the cam seals if the leak is above the Front Main But any time there is a leak in this engine, I have to ask "why" Check the flame trap first, clean the nipple by the manifold, replace the whole system if it's sludged up I replaced the flame trap the PCV system last night.
Boy was it clogged. The port going into the engine behind the trap was full of sludge. Lot of work taking the intake off Well at least for a first timer. Engine runs a lot better. I cleaned the engine up and will let you know if the cam seal stops leaking.
If not is that a tough job to change? I am always pleased when things work out I'll bet your oil leak subsides I haven't changed a cam seal, but the T-belt would have to come off Once it's off, removing the gear and replacing the seal shouldn't be too much more Sludge forms when the oil begins to become acidic due to contamination from combustion byproducts. Conventional oil is more susceptible to boil-off of the more volatile components Looks like the oil leak has stopped!Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead.
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In the video above, we show you how to fix minor oil leaks in your Volvo XC We will show you specifically how to determine if the fluid leaking from your XC60 is oil, check your oil level and fix the oil leak using stop leak.
Extremely low oil levels can critically damage your engine, so it is important to be proactive about oil leaks, however small. Oil leaks in the XC60s with the 3. Replacing the metal washer should only be done when you change the oil in your XC60, fortunately the video above shows how to fix the minor leak in the interim. Fixing minor oil leaks is fairly straightforward, but first, make sure that your engine is cold and that your XC60 is parked on a level surface when you check the oil level as both of these things can cause the oil level to read low.
Check our What is Leaking? Properly inflated tires is the easiest way to improve fuel economy. The right tire pressure is NOT on the side of your tire btw.
Learning how to jump your car before you need to is an excellent idea. One of the easiest fluids to top off - learn how to open the hood and where the reservoir is on your car. Getting Started Prepare for the repair. Set Up Paper Position paper and mark wheels. Assess Leak How to determine if the leaking fluid is oil. Open the Hood How to pop the hood and prop it open. Remove Dipstick Remove the oil dipstick to check oil level.
Read Oil Level Accurately read the oil level. Remove Oil Cap Take off the oil fill cap. Fix Minor Leaks Easy way to tackle minor oil leaks. Replace Cap Secure the oil fill cap back in place.
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Join Date Feb Posts 2. The turbo started leaking lots of oil onto my driveway. I tried getting a good look where its coming from but hard to pinpoint. I understand if its leaking externally its most likely a supply or drain hose not internal to the turbo. Is this correct?
Anybody familiar with issues on these? Not sure if its worth the effort to pull the turbo and inspect or if it can reseal it in place. Are you sure the leak is from the Turbo? The most common oil leak on that engine is from the vacuum pump. Originally Posted by hoonk. Unless there is a crack in the iron the leak has to come from a connection or pipe.
If the shaft seals leak in the turbo, on either intake or exhaust side - oil ends up in the exhaust and lots of smoke occurs. More than likely, the banjo bolt that holds the oil supply pipe to the top of the turbo, has loosened off. This will make oil piss out all over the back of the engine and then undercoat the bottom of the car. Turbo is at the back of the engine and you really have to have a good reach to get it Shame he hasn't been back since he posted.
Wonder what he's found out. Bookmarks Bookmarks Facebook Twitter Digg del. All times are GMT The time now is AM. All rights reserved.All, first time poster and hoping to find some rationale advice! I have a I received my first Low Oil Warning light around 55, miles, added a quart and it went away.
It has happened twice since that time. The car seems to be using a quart of oil every 5, miles. We like the car, it drives well, we bought it for safety reasons and we will be passing to a child in a few months when they turn Some of my research says this is no big deal and perfectly normal.
On other Volvo forums people are losing their minds. I say trade or sell. Do you really expect a 16 year old to stop and add oil when that light comes on. If it were you to be the main driver I would say just keep the oil level where it should be. If you have a Carmax near you they will give you a price that is good for 7 days. Even with a brand-new engine, the consumption of 1 qt of oil per 5, miles is not only considered to be good, it is actually a fairly low rate of consumption.
VDCdriver, thanks. The 5, is correct and thanks for verifying. If they are going berserk over the consumption of 1 qt of oil every 5, miles, then I think that they have definitely lost their minds. Just some random advice here but it sounds like you are not raising the hood ever to check the motor oil level. The practice of running the oil low actually contributes to the oil consumption problem as the remaining oil runs hotter which in turn leads to oil coking which in turn leads to stuck oil control rings.
A quart every 5k miles is not bad at all but you really need to keep the oil topped off or the problem is going to get much worse and it may come on suddenly also. I would love to raise the hood and check the oil, but this particular engine does not have a dipstick but rather an electronic oil sensor. I have to rely on that reading to determine level. By your statement are you waiting for the low level warning to alert you? It appears that you are not using the system to check the level on a regular basis.
At least show this child how to do that each time of the first vehicle usage of the day. I would say once a week but young people will forget to do that. It only takes a few seconds. I believe since the Volvo has no dipstick, the light comes on when it is time to add a quart of oil, not when the engine is so low on oil that it starts losing pressure. My Toyota manual claims that i quart per moles is not excessive. If it bothers you to add a quart of oil, just get it changed every A quart in miles is very minimal oil consumption and you should be changing the oil at 5, miles or so anyway.
One quart every 5k miles is nothing to worry about in my book. It is unfortunate there is no dipstick, I would not loose too much sleep over it. My big question would be how low is it when the warning kicks in.
If it comes on when you are at 2 quarts instead of 5 and you add one quart that is not good. Best idea I can think of is get an oil change when the light kicks on and see how much drains out. Sell now.
In fact, even an oil consumption of one quart every miles would be considered acceptable by most manufacturers on a new engine! He never failed anything before, so there must be something wrong with the teacher! My 14 Highlander only has k miles…and before I change the oil every 5k miles …the mark is right at the same level it was when I changed it.
All suggestions welcome.A PCV positive crankcase ventilation breather system is designed to regulate hazardous fumes from your vehicle. As your engine runs, combustion gases escape from the combustion chamber, finding their way into the crankcase of your engine.
This unused combustion gas also referred to as "blow-by," can be a major cause of smog. A PCV system prevents pollutants from escaping into the environment, and vehicle manufacturers started fitting engines with a PCV valve to ensure that the gas remains contained within your vehicle.
In naturally aspirated engines, the PCV valve connects the crankcase to the intake manifold. It does this from a location nearly opposite of the breather location. This connection creates a slight vacuum in the crankcase that draws gasses in a direction from the breather into the intake manifold and through the PCV valve, where they are re-burned with a fresh charge of air.
Images courtesy of Atlantic Motor Car. The procedure is very similar to many other models. Our technicians ensure that all components needed for the job are included in the kit, and the components meet or exceed OEM specifications.Volvo Oil Cooler Hose Leak
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