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For the last month or so I've had a small leak in my rear seal, and have chalked it up to age/mileage. I have 193k miles on my 89 240. Figured its now time to fix it. Does anyone have any suggestions about what else to consider when replacing it (tips, problems to expect, cost estimate for parts, etc)? I guess the flame trap issue (never changing) contributed greatly to the problem. Never knew about it before and now do.
This is my first volvo, and I'm slowly learning how to care for it. For some reason I love this silly thing. I want to do the right thing and fix it properly since its always taken good care of me. Any advice is appreciated.
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First, make sure it is the rear oil seal as there other rear engine places which could leak and drip down the back of the engine. Give the engine a good clean wash down, and then use one of the many things available to spray or blow on the engine. I'm sure that George Dill will know of them, but I've had some success in leak detection by dusting the engine with chalk. With this done, start the engine and warm it up and then go looking for oil traces and where it's coming from. Do this first and get back to us with your findings.
 

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For the last month or so I've had a small leak in my rear seal, and have chalked it up to age/mileage. I have 193k miles on my 89 240. Figured its now time to fix it. Does anyone have any suggestions about what else to consider when replacing it (tips, problems to expect, cost estimate for parts, etc)? I guess the flame trap issue (never changing) contributed greatly to the problem. Never knew about it before and now do.
This is my first volvo, and I'm slowly learning how to care for it. For some reason I love this silly thing. I want to do the right thing and fix it properly since its always taken good care of me. Any advice is appreciated.
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Welcome to Swedespeed, Derek.

Once you get the flame trap and arrester box cleaned//replaced service the entire PCV system, resolve any vacuum/intake issues then keep an eye on that oil leak as it may diminish and/or disappear.

Please keep us posted.

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George Dill

http://www.brickboard.com/RWD/index.htm?id=1522582&show_all=1

http://www.cleanflametrap.com/RMS.html

http://www.cleanflametrap.com/#links

http://www.cleanflametrap.com/

http://www.brickboard.com/FAQ/700-900/EngineSealsBeltsVent.htm#Crankcase_Ventilation_A_Treatise

http://www.brickboard.com/FAQ/700-900/EngineSealsBeltsVent.htm#LeakingRearSealandReplacementTips

http://www.brickboard.com/FAQ/700-9...tm#Flame_Trap_Crankcase_Ventilation_Questions

http://www.ohio.edu/people/ridgely/Volvo_docs/
 
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