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After my rear ended totalled 855, my insurance didn't want to pay for a rental car anymore and I was in need of a another car (for all my travelling). I had a good relation-ship with one of the mechanical shops who also helps their customer to get another car. So after some headaching I had a Volvo V70 1998 available for 4500 dollars. Deal was made and since the car had been checked and serviced by the shop I (to my less good knowledge) took their word the car was fine and in a good condition. I've had the car for a more than a year, and started using another more closely located shop for the small and easy maintainance. Whereupon due to oil change, they (and me noticing a reduced amount of oil, once a week along with gas fill up) noticed a oil-leakage between the main and intermidiant block. They said, this is due to un-proper torqueing of the bolts, between the blocks.<br>I brought this information to the old shop where they said nothing has been done to the engine, and a tear-down, repair, buildup would end up at the USD 3000.00 mark!! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>So for the moment I make sure I have oil checked very often, not running with heavy loads and not using the pedal to heavy.<br>What am I to do?? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>Replacing the engine??<br> The car has only 125k miles and is otherwise in good shape, and I want to give it to my son this up coming fall.<br>Any ideas????<p><br>Per<br>
 

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I think it's highly unlikely that the bolts were improperly torqued at the Volvo factory...especially back in the 97/98 years and that diagnosis sounds funny anyway.<p>Take some pictures and post them up. That will help us to see where the leak is coming from. At that mileage and based on where you are describing it, it sounds like a rear main seal leak. This is common. The seal costs $10-20 depending on if you buy an Elring seal or Genuine Volvo (which I think is an Elring). The problem is that the labor involved is similar to replacing a clutch so expect to pay in the realm of a grand if this seal is the culprit. <br>Usually this seal starts to leak due to a clog in the breather valve aka the PCV system. This site has a good diagram to give you an idea. They also have a pretty good deal on all the parts needed to overhaul the PCV system.<br><A HREF="http://www.fcpgroton.com/product-exec/product_id/17121/nm/1998_Volvo_S70_Non_Turbo_PCV_Breather_System_Kit/category_id/63" TARGET="_blank">http://www.fcpgroton.com/produ...id/63</A><p>Hope that helps.
 

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Jag tackar och bockar for din repons, <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>I also highly doubt there's any improperly torque of the bolts from the beginning since this would have killed the engine long time ago.<p>I am 100% swede now living in the US, but an avid volvo driver. I have checked the diagrams and also the parts diagrams and there's no manufactured seal inbetween the blocks, it's some kind of silicon seal.<br>The leak is in the back towards the torpedo wall, and from time to time puts a drop on the exhaust.<br>I know exactly where the leak is coming from (the small local shop added a special additive to the oil to find out where the leakage is located, and with the UV light it was easily spotted). It's not much at all.... but freaking annoying. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>The engine is a B5242T with automatic trans. So the tranny is fine, shifts real smoothly as a matter of fact, even in the sport mode.<br>
 
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