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2008 V-50 Cam Sprocket Oil Leak

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2008 V-50 Cam Sprocket Oil Leak

Post by snowcamper » Sat Oct 26, 2019 4:55 pm

I have a 2008 V50 that appears to have an oil leak from the intake cam sprocket with VVT I would like to find a factory service manual which I can not find, please help lead me in the right direction. Also trying to see if my diagnosis is correct and also the best way to fix it. Any information would be greatly appreciated



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Re: 2008 V-50 Cam Sprocket Oil Leak

Post by Roger_850T » Sat Oct 26, 2019 10:22 pm

I will often determine the oil leak by inspection. The fix is to replace the shaft oil seals, which involves taking the sprockets off the VVT hubs. It's probably worthwhile to do the timing belt at the same time, since it will have to come off anyway.

Because you need to disassemble the VVT hub, it will be worthwhile to get the tool set that will lock the camshafts in the correct position. You can get by without the tool if you're just replacing the belt, but if you're disassembling the hub, then you will need that to fix the cam position when you reassemble the cam gear and the timing belt.

For the factory manual, you should look for a version of VIDA, and maybe a DiCE as well. VIDA stands for Volvo Information for Diagnostics and Aftermarket, which is a software package that runs on an Windows computer, and it has all of the parts lists and service procedures included. 2014 was the last year, but it includes info for prior years. DiCE is the interface box to connect your computer to your car. That allows you to read out any trouble codes that may be set, capture information about the conditions around the codes, and connect through to the appropriate repair procedures. Search on eBay. There are also a few people out there who can sell you a laptop with VIDA already loaded on it, if that is your preference.

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Re: 2008 V-50 Cam Sprocket Oil Leak

Post by snowcamper » Sun Oct 27, 2019 6:31 am

Thank you Roger



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