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Burning Oil Smell

2005 T5 AWD V50 10, 000 miles: Smell similar to burning oil in the cabin after 15 minutes of driving. Taking it in this week. Anyone else have a similar problem? Hard to say if smell is engine oil, trans. oil, burnt fuel, etc.
 

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Re: Burning Oil Smell (baseliner1)

there is currently a volvo recall for this burning smell. check the posts someone posted it.
they are replacing the fuel line with a teflon one because the existing one was found to leak.
 

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Angle Gear Repalcement on V 50

V50 T5 AWD 2005 with 10, 000 miles.
Having angle gear replaced. Any others with this experience? I know it has been reported in other Volvo AWD's. Is it a design flaw, or did I just happen to get a defective angle gear. Thanks.
 

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Re: Angle Gear Repalcement on V 50 (baseliner1)

You appear to be the first (lucky you). I would say it's rare in our cars so far.

Older R's seem to have a slightly higher incidence but newer ones don't have it at all. However, all R's have a different angle gear part from ours.

What exactly went wrong with yours?

Tom.
 

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Re: Angle Gear Repalcement on V 50 (baseliner1)

Tom beat me to asking about the problem, but I beat him to the answer.

baseliner1 posted on another thread that he had a burning oil smell and that the dealer performed the fuel line recall and the angle gear replacement.

John
 

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Re: Burning Oil Smell (eurotrash)

The angle gear transfers power from the front to the rear wheels in the AWD. The only symptom I noted was a faint smell of "Overheated" or burning hydraulic fluid. At first I could not tell if the smell was engine oil, but it does have a "sweeter" odor. It appeared about 15 minutes into driving.

I would be interested to learn if others have this problem, which has been seen in other AWD Volvos accordning to the service technician. I am trying to determine just how "common" it is.
 

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Re: Angle Gear Repalcement on V 50 (BarentsBlueV50)

Okay, if so that may be the known issue with the angle gear's vent. I'm a little surprised they replaced the whole gear, I guess sometimes Volvo might want the whole thing back for diagnosis if they thought it was a fixed issue. Anyhow, it's not a mechanical failure like certain early Rs experienced.

Tom.
 

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Re: Angle Gear Repalcement on V 50 (baseliner1)

Welcome to the club.
I think I am the first one with an S60AWD that had the angle gear replaced (14,300 miles). I drive this care quite normally, nothing like someone might drive an R (mine is about traction, the R about sport).
Please do us all a favor and be sure to put in a complaint to Volvo Customer Care (email to [email protected]) and log a complaint at NHTSA (http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/ivoq/).

The more we report this problem, the more pressure can be put on Volvo to extend the warranty on this part.
 
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