IPD sale XeMODeX - Experts in Volvo Electronics Volvo modules repair and programming
Please use the MVS Amazon link when you buy anything at all! It helps this site. Thanks very much!

Search found 0 matches

by waid302
Wed Nov 27, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90
Topic: Big Oil Leak front of 2.5T - Two cam seals and front crank seal - Any other seals ?
Replies: 34
Views: 1728

Re: Big Oil Leak front of 2.5T - Two cam seals and front crank seal - Any other seals ?

I am re-posting the photo from the other forum. I seriously doubt even steel flat stock would work with over 85 ft-lbs of torque. I made mine out of tool steel on lathe and then milled the slots. I did not even need the bolt to hold in place since I could not find 7mm bolt anywhere. Waid --- Volvo-...
by waid302
Wed Nov 27, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90
Topic: Big Oil Leak front of 2.5T - Two cam seals and front crank seal - Any other seals ?
Replies: 34
Views: 1728

Re: Big Oil Leak front of 2.5T - Two cam seals and front crank seal - Any other seals ?

I finally got everything done. I did cleaned up the PCV system first and then installed junk yard VVT gear. So far no leak. Will see how long it last. I did install new cam seals. I looked in to the Volvo cam locking tool and did not care for it. I made my own tool and it worked great.

Waid
by waid302
Mon Nov 25, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Volvo XC90
Topic: Big Oil Leak front of 2.5T - Two cam seals and front crank seal - Any other seals ?
Replies: 34
Views: 1728

Re: Big Oil Leak front of 2.5T - Two cam seals and front crank seal - Any other seals ?

Put everything back together and it ran like crap. Had vibration at Idle. After letting it sit coupe of hours, it ran fine. On the cam gears next!
by waid302
Thu Nov 21, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Volvo XC90
Topic: Big Oil Leak front of 2.5T - Two cam seals and front crank seal - Any other seals ?
Replies: 34
Views: 1728

Re: Big Oil Leak front of 2.5T - Two cam seals and front crank seal - Any other seals ?

I ended up using RTV from Permatex specifically formulated for Thermostat Housings. I have used RTV many times in the past and never had any issues.
by waid302
Sun Nov 17, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90
Topic: Big Oil Leak front of 2.5T - Two cam seals and front crank seal - Any other seals ?
Replies: 34
Views: 1728

Re: Big Oil Leak front of 2.5T - Two cam seals and front crank seal - Any other seals ?

Took my PCV catch can out today and it was actually pretty clean. This was not the source of my problem! With little carb cleaner, I was able to clean it up really good. The PCV can was also in really good shape and I am soaking it while I wait for new rubber hoses. I will re-use the catch can. Went...
by waid302
Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Volvo XC90
Topic: Big Oil Leak front of 2.5T - Two cam seals and front crank seal - Any other seals ?
Replies: 34
Views: 1728

Re: Big Oil Leak front of 2.5T - Two cam seals and front crank seal - Any other seals ?

Achilles wrote: Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:24 am other possible causes could be the tensioner.
Why would tensioner cause a leak?

Is the cam gear closes to the firewall the exhaust cam gear?

In your experience, does the intake cam gear can also go bad and also cause oil leak ?

Thanks

Waid
by waid302
Thu Nov 14, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: Volvo XC90
Topic: Big Oil Leak front of 2.5T - Two cam seals and front crank seal - Any other seals ?
Replies: 34
Views: 1728

Re: Big Oil Leak front of 2.5T - Two cam seals and front crank seal - Any other seals ?

Achilles, From previous post here, the high-mileage VVT walks in and out, causing the timing belt to "walk". You can clearly see the timing belt walking the exhaust side (back side). I am going to check how much play I have in my VVT this weekend. Therefore, the VVT is bad or starting go bad and cau...
by waid302
Thu Nov 14, 2019 6:22 am
Forum: Volvo XC90
Topic: Big Oil Leak front of 2.5T - Two cam seals and front crank seal - Any other seals ?
Replies: 34
Views: 1728

Re: Big Oil Leak front of 2.5T - Two cam seals and front crank seal - Any other seals ?

Well on the 2.5T the vacuum should be between -0,1and -0,5 kPa At the cap and or the oil dipstick tube. This is an extremely low amount of vacuum. I have to use a special Volvo vacuum gauge to measure it because a standard vacuum gauge will barely move at this pressure. Sometimes when the oil trap ...
by waid302
Wed Nov 13, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90
Topic: Big Oil Leak front of 2.5T - Two cam seals and front crank seal - Any other seals ?
Replies: 34
Views: 1728

Re: Big Oil Leak front of 2.5T - Two cam seals and front crank seal - Any other seals ?

Make sure you check the charge air hose. It gets saturated with oil as well it’s a quick fix to replace and will leave you stranded if it bursts from oil saturation. Which hose is that? Pipe from inter cooler to intake ? With the engine running pull the dip stick or the oil filler cap. If there is ...
by waid302
Tue Nov 12, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90
Topic: Big Oil Leak front of 2.5T - Two cam seals and front crank seal - Any other seals ?
Replies: 34
Views: 1728

Re: Big Oil Leak front of 2.5T - Two cam seals and front crank seal - Any other seals ?

I just got my CTA Tools 2864 Cam Locking Tool for Volvo for $100 from Amazon. I am going to dig in to it this coming weekend and will see how worn the cam gear is.

Can anyone please let me know where is a good place to purchase the cam gear ?

Thanks

Waid
by waid302
Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Volvo XC90
Topic: Big Oil Leak front of 2.5T - Two cam seals and front crank seal - Any other seals ?
Replies: 34
Views: 1728

Re: Big Oil Leak front of 2.5T - Two cam seals and front crank seal - Any other seals ?

Part of the TB is missing. Pls see my post previously, this is why I recommend the whole thing (TB kit, Aisin WP, cam seals, new VVT hubs)... Hi, I did put a timing belt kit in two years ago and I noticed it was odd that the timing belt on the exhaust side was off like what you see in the picture. ...
by waid302
Sat Nov 02, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90
Topic: Big Oil Leak front of 2.5T - Two cam seals and front crank seal - Any other seals ?
Replies: 34
Views: 1728

Re: Big Oil Leak front of 2.5T - Two cam seals and front crank seal - Any other seals ?

Yes, I found the same videos. Thanks you. I did the glove test and seems like PCV is not problem. I am getting good suction with the glove. See the picture below. I did notice that the timing belt was not riding in the center of the gear. It was toward the right edge. Not sure if this indicates anyt...
by waid302
Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: Volvo XC90
Topic: Big Oil Leak front of 2.5T - Two cam seals and front crank seal - Any other seals ?
Replies: 34
Views: 1728

Re: Big Oil Leak front of 2.5T - Two cam seals and front crank seal - Any other seals ?

Been there, done that- https://forums.swedespeed.com/showthread.php?211755-VVT-hub-seal-wear https://forums.swedespeed.com/showthread.php?211289-Exhaust-Camshaft-Front-Seal-Leak-2005-2-5T The XC90 runs like a champ. I bought it as a first car for my tall son and planning to keep it until either eng...
by waid302
Fri Nov 01, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Volvo XC90
Topic: Big Oil Leak front of 2.5T - Two cam seals and front crank seal - Any other seals ?
Replies: 34
Views: 1728

Re: Big Oil Leak front of 2.5T - Two cam seals and front crank seal - Any other seals ?

I will do the glove test to see if the PCV is blocked. Did some reading on the VVT Hub and will need to check if there is any play in it and replace it if bad enough. Also I found this O-Ring on eBay. Is this what causes the leak? Last year I did timing belt, water pump etc... and did not see any le...
by waid302
Thu Oct 31, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90
Topic: Big Oil Leak front of 2.5T - Two cam seals and front crank seal - Any other seals ?
Replies: 34
Views: 1728

Re: Big Oil Leak front of 2.5T - Two cam seals and front crank seal - Any other seals ?

June wrote: Thu Oct 31, 2019 1:43 pm You might have a leaky VVT hub. Your at the age but 15K less miles than my car had when one leaked. I have read several other posts with leaky VVT hubs at 15 years 170K ish. June
Is the VVT hub seal different than the cam seal ?

Thanks

Waid
by waid302
Thu Oct 31, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90
Topic: Big Oil Leak front of 2.5T - Two cam seals and front crank seal - Any other seals ?
Replies: 34
Views: 1728

Big Oil Leak front of 2.5T - Two cam seals and front crank seal - Any other seals ?

I have a big oil leak in front of my 2005 XC90 2.5T. Not really sure where its coming from but the timing cover is covered with oil and so is the timing belt. Its going through a quart of oil every 2 months. From what I can tell, there are 2 cam seals and 1 crank front seal. It looks like the front ...