1998 v70 XC exhaust manifold leak and stripped bolt

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1992 - 1997 850, 850 R, 850 T5-R, 850 T5, 850 GLT
1997 - 2000 S70, S70 AWD
1997 - 2000 V70, V70 AWD
1997 - 2000 V70-XC
1997 - 2004 C70

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Ludermilch
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Re: 1998 v70 XC exhaust manifold leak and stripped bolt

Post by Ludermilch »

Never mind. That's a welded nut on a plate with two other bolts.
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Post by E Showell »

It is not uncommon to miss one of the locating holes in the individual exhaust manifold gaskets when reassembling. That will give you your exhaust leak. On an NA it isn't a particularly bad job to redo. Sounds like more of a pain in the ass on a turbo.
'98 V70 NA FWD 5 spd, silver sand metallic (sold)
'99 V70 NA FWD Auto, dark blue (sold)
'99 S70 NA FWD Auto, black (sold and resurrected -- Don't cry for me Argentina . . . )
'07 S80 3.2 FWD Auto, Barents Blue Metallic
'06 V70 R AWD Auto, Sonic Blue Metallic
'04 XC70 Ruby Red Metallic
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Post by Ludermilch »

Let me tell you,it only took 2.5 hours to remove the head because I had done it before, but I am on day two removing the turbo cause I am trying to figure out how to get to everything with out damage.
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Post by E Showell »

That's why I drive NAs. I'll put up with the anemic acceleration to avoid the repair hassles.
'98 V70 NA FWD 5 spd, silver sand metallic (sold)
'99 V70 NA FWD Auto, dark blue (sold)
'99 S70 NA FWD Auto, black (sold and resurrected -- Don't cry for me Argentina . . . )
'07 S80 3.2 FWD Auto, Barents Blue Metallic
'06 V70 R AWD Auto, Sonic Blue Metallic
'04 XC70 Ruby Red Metallic
'95 855 auto (sold)
'86 245 manual (sold)
'05 V70 T5 M (totalled)
'06 V70 FWD Auto (totalled)

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Post by Ludermilch »

Eureka! It was the exhaust gasket not seated right. What a pain. Now I know the exhaust system intimately.
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Post by erikv11 »

Glad you got it fixed!
E Showell wrote:That's why I drive NAs. I'll put up with the anemic acceleration to avoid the repair hassles.
I really enjoy my turbo cars but I must acknowledge there is a lot of truth in this comment ...
'95 854 T5-R, Motronic 4.4, 185k
'96 855 NA, 145k
'98 S70 NA, 220k (living out west)
'98 V70, T5 tune-injectors-turbo, LPT engine, 293k
'06 S60 R, 167k
'07 XC70, 170k
'99 Camry V6 :shock: 130k
gone: '96 NA 850 210k, '98 NA V70 182k

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