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Picking up a cheap XC70 with "oil leak." Any predictions?

Post by 01_Nautic_V70 » Fri May 20, 2016 10:37 am

So I've found a local 2001 XC70 with a great body and interior for less than $300. Ad says "needs repair"

I texted the seller to ask what was up with the car. Replies that it has a major leak, clunky passenger side front CV, dead battery and sunroof rattles. The transmission was working fine prior to the oil issue. At this price, it seems like a good pickup. I could either fix the oil issue and CV, put in a new battery and give it a good once over and use the XC70. Or, I could pull the transmission from this one and put it into my otherwise great condition V70 FWD and rebuild the V70 trans as time and money allow.

So, any predictions on what the "major oil leak" on the 2001 XC70 might be? First thoughts I had were turbo return oil line or oil cooler. Seller reports it runs fine, doesn't smoke and starts right up, but leaks enough that I wouldn't make it home as-is.

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Re: Picking up a cheap XC70 with "oil leak." Any predictions?

Post by scot850 » Tue May 24, 2016 11:35 pm

Could be the RMS or PCV blockage blowing out all the engine seals. Can't speculate really. Need to look and see.

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Re: Picking up a cheap XC70 with "oil leak." Any predictions?

Post by jeljm » Wed May 25, 2016 10:03 pm

If it "won't make it home" my money is on RMS. Likely resulting from pcv neglect. If you're thinking of pulling the transmission it should be of little worry. Realistically what else could it be? Damaged sum perhaps?
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Re: Picking up a cheap XC70 with "oil leak." Any predictions?

Post by 01_Nautic_V70 » Thu May 26, 2016 7:21 am

Missed out on the car as it took too long to line up a trailer and get to the car. May be for the best as I have my hands full with a transmission rebuild on my 01 v70 t5 as-is.

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Re: Picking up a cheap XC70 with "oil leak." Any predictions?

Post by abscate » Sun May 29, 2016 5:18 am

Passing on a 2001 5 speed AT that can't be fully evaluated at all speeds hit and cold is the Lord watching out for you...

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