IPD sale XeMODeX - Experts in Volvo Electronics
Did you know? 🤔
Logged in users can get email notification of topic replies Log in or register (free).
Amazon Link Buy anything with this and it helps MVS!

New s60 owner here with oil pressure issues

Help, Advice, Owners' Discussion and DIY Tutorials on Volvo's stylish, distinctive "P2" platform cars.

2001 - 2007 V70
2004 - 2007 V70 R
2001 - 2007 XC-70
2001 - 2009 S60
2003 - 2007 S60 R

Jusbo
Posts: 1
Joined: Wed Apr 08, 2015 7:42 am
Year and Model: 240 1989
Location: Finland
Has thanked: 0
Been thanked: 0
Finland
Jusbo

Re: New S60 owner here with oil pressure issues

Post by Jusbo » Wed Jul 27, 2016 5:30 am

You have a problem with the O-rings in between the engine block, and the oilpan. I had the same problem in my V70 2000.
Just search for o-ring replacement.
Sorry for the fast response, im in a hurry.

User avatar
oragex
Posts: 4960
Joined: Fri May 24, 2013 6:20 am
Year and Model: S60 2003
Location: Canada
Has thanked: 99 times
Been thanked: 290 times
Contact:
Canada
oragex

Re: New S60 owner here with oil pressure issues

Post by oragex » Wed Jul 27, 2016 1:35 pm

Maybe the pan was already dropped and sealed with some strong sealant. Need to cut it with a cutter blade if it fits.

Once the pan is off, take a moment and inspect or take a picture of all rods. If one looks darker than the others, make sure there is no play in the bearing. I'd check the PCV passage inside the oil pan while there.

aero1310
Posts: 22
Joined: Sat Dec 14, 2013 5:43 pm
Year and Model: 1990 S80
Location: United States
Has thanked: 0
Been thanked: 0
aero1310

Re: New S60 owner here with oil pressure issues

Post by aero1310 » Wed Jul 27, 2016 3:19 pm

oragex wrote:Maybe the pan was already dropped and sealed with some strong sealant. Need to cut it with a cutter blade if it fits.

Once the pan is off, take a moment and inspect or take a picture of all rods. If one looks darker than the others, make sure there is no play in the bearing. I'd check the PCV passage inside the oil pan while there.
I thought about that but theres a ton of soot and shit that looks like its been caked on for years so I feel like it was never touched. The lady has not gotten back to me yet.

In other news, my s80 took a shit while driving home from work today, so that just became the new priority. Engine starts up but loses electrical power, thinking alternator or bad grounds. I was really looking forward to my afternoon nap.

User avatar
mrbrian200
Posts: 1552
Joined: Wed Jan 20, 2016 8:47 am
Year and Model: 2006 S60 2.5T FWD
Location: Northern Indiana/Chicago
Has thanked: 7 times
Been thanked: 80 times
United States of America
mrbrian200

Re: New S60 owner here with oil pressure issues

Post by mrbrian200 » Wed Jul 27, 2016 10:01 pm

That reminds me I need to do another oil change on mine. Put HQ full syn in it right away after purchase. Oil on the dipstick has gotten pretty dark fairly quick. In my experience when switching to full syn it doesn't clean up good until about the 3rd change (to where fresh oil will stay pretty clear out past 2000 miles. I prefer not to use additives or "10 minute" cleaners. Loosens up too much junk all at once and you can get problems (clogged sump screen, passages etc). Let the detergents in the oil do the work-- gradually.

aero1310
Posts: 22
Joined: Sat Dec 14, 2013 5:43 pm
Year and Model: 1990 S80
Location: United States
Has thanked: 0
Been thanked: 0
aero1310

Re: New S60 owner here with oil pressure issues

Post by aero1310 » Sat Jul 30, 2016 9:06 pm

Good news update!

So we did an oil flush with some oil cleaner stuff from Oreillys, cant think of the name off hand, but guy at the store recommended it. And out came pretty much clean oil. Then we dropped the pan and there were no signs of sludge at all!!! At most there was oil burnt to the pan and a little bit of small dirt clumps. To me it looks like normal stuff you would see from a 11 year old car with 160,000+ miles. Oil filter was clean too.

Question: Is there suppose to be a oilpan gasket? because there was no gasket.

Next we checked the bearings and there was no sign of play except moving side to side, where as in a video I looked at the play was up and down. I take it the side to side play is fine but not 100% sure.

The engine made no bad noises when we ran the cleaner through for 5 minutes and oil light did not come on.

When reading the manual I saw a note in it where the low oil pressure light comes on after driving it hard... So I'm hoping it must of been a fluke from giving er the beans during the test drive and the ride home no oil pressure message was do to adding too much oil.

The only thing I forgot to check was the o-rings, I will do that next time I get to look at it. I did check 3 oil rings so far and they were in good shape.

Any insight from anyone if sludge has been ruled out?

User avatar
abscate
MVS Moderator
Posts: 21957
Joined: Sun Feb 17, 2013 5:54 pm
Year and Model: 99T5 ,99S70,2005V70
Location: NYC, ALBANY NY
Has thanked: 362 times
Been thanked: 1109 times
Trinidad & Tobago
abscate

Re: New S60 owner here with oil pressure issues

Post by abscate » Sun Jul 31, 2016 5:28 am

If the pan is clean that's great news . I got the same good. News when I dropped my 1.8 turbo Beetle pan looking for sludge

You can't do a "feel" inspection of bearings, you actually take them apart and squish plastic in them to measure clearances. Don't do this. If you aren't hearing horrible knocking noises, leave them alone for now.

Do replace those orings, think about a new oil pump if you've got bread ($100 bucks I think?) since you are in there.

Trying to think of anything else to do with pan off.

It could just be someone put in the wrong viscosity oil but that's hard nowadays
Empty Nester
A Captain in a Sea of Estrogen
1999-V70-T5M56 2005-V70-M56 1999-S70 VW T4 BMW
Link to Maintenance record thread
Link To Volvo Glossary

aero1310
Posts: 22
Joined: Sat Dec 14, 2013 5:43 pm
Year and Model: 1990 S80
Location: United States
Has thanked: 0
Been thanked: 0
aero1310

Re: New S60 owner here with oil pressure issues

Post by aero1310 » Sun Jul 31, 2016 9:20 pm

does the oilpan itself get a gasket?

User avatar
abscate
MVS Moderator
Posts: 21957
Joined: Sun Feb 17, 2013 5:54 pm
Year and Model: 99T5 ,99S70,2005V70
Location: NYC, ALBANY NY
Has thanked: 362 times
Been thanked: 1109 times
Trinidad & Tobago
abscate

Re: New S60 owner here with oil pressure issues

Post by abscate » Mon Aug 01, 2016 4:16 am

I think the whole white block family uses liquid gaskets on the oil pans but VIDA or a good manual will confirm for your S60
Empty Nester
A Captain in a Sea of Estrogen
1999-V70-T5M56 2005-V70-M56 1999-S70 VW T4 BMW
Link to Maintenance record thread
Link To Volvo Glossary

jimmy57
Posts: 6613
Joined: Fri Nov 12, 2010 9:25 am
Year and Model: 2004 V70R GT, et al
Location: Ponder Texas
Has thanked: 4 times
Been thanked: 258 times
jimmy57

Re: New S60 owner here with oil pressure issues

Post by jimmy57 » Mon Aug 01, 2016 5:46 am

The actual oil pressure needs to be measured. Oil pressure switches on Volvos can make the oil light and messages come up when thee is no problem. In some cases the switch leaks oil when this happens but not always.
One I repaired had the oil pressure relief valve (the nub sticking out on oil pump that makes timing belt have to be threaded like dental floss) stuck and measured oil pressure was very high, like 130 psi cold!!!! I was surprised it hadn't blown the plastic oil filter container wide open. The high oil pressure had damaged the oil pressure switch and when the oil pressure fell below 30 psi the light and message would come on.

aero1310
Posts: 22
Joined: Sat Dec 14, 2013 5:43 pm
Year and Model: 1990 S80
Location: United States
Has thanked: 0
Been thanked: 0
aero1310

Re: New S60 owner here with oil pressure issues

Post by aero1310 » Mon Aug 01, 2016 6:59 pm

wow, I plan to check next time im out working on the car, got a bunch of stuff on order.

Post Reply
  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post