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Turbo leaking.

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Re: Turbo leaking.

Post by TheOtherside » Wed Mar 04, 2020 10:42 am

https://youtu.be/7OiDER2zhsU

Here's a crappy video if any one sees anything that sticks out to them.

Thanks for any help at all.
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Re: Turbo leaking.

Post by RickHaleParker » Wed Mar 04, 2020 11:01 am

Oil Cooler lines.
Open the hood and look down between the engine and the radiators.
They run to the right side of the radiator, unless you have the optional Extra Oil cooler.
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Re: Turbo leaking.

Post by TheOtherside » Wed Mar 04, 2020 11:58 am

Thanks again man!

I'll look into ordering some when I get money!

Thank you!
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Re: Turbo leaking.

Post by erikv11 » Wed Mar 04, 2020 1:44 pm

Super common leak at this age. Those are probably the original lines, although could be aftermarket replacements that wore out quickly.

Oil cooler lines are expensive. Some things to keep in mind:

- the cheap ones (by Dorman) do not have good longevity.
- the Volvo ones are at least $150 for the pair
- you can rebuild them yourself for about $15 for the pair
- you can get a hydraulic shop to rebuild them for about $30 for the pair
- the job is a total PITA
- be sure to also get new o-rings for both ends, buy these parts in Volvo brand (another $15 or so)
- you don't need to replace the metal clips that hold the hoses to the radiator, reuse the old ones and secure them with zip ties
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'06 S60 R, 165k
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Re: Turbo leaking.

Post by TheOtherside » Wed Mar 04, 2020 2:44 pm

Awesome, thank you!!

Theres a place is Oshkosh, WI that does a pretty darn good job rebuilding hydraulic lines and stuff.

Got a list of tools I need for the job?

We have a second car and I can walk to work if need be, so I can slowly pick at this job throughout the week.
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Re: Turbo leaking.

Post by RickHaleParker » Wed Mar 04, 2020 3:31 pm

I would power wash the oil off, add tracer dye to the oil. Then determine if the leak is the hose or just the O-ring. Might save you a lot of time and money.
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Re: Turbo leaking.

Post by ecbsykes » Wed Mar 04, 2020 4:05 pm

Looks like your oil cooler line is leaking.

FCP has a pretty good deal on a genuine replacement kit, or you can get the hose individually to save some money. I wouldn't recommend going non-OE though.

https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/volvo- ... lerhosekit
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Re: Turbo leaking.

Post by erikv11 » Wed Mar 04, 2020 10:01 pm

TheOtherside wrote:
Wed Mar 04, 2020 2:44 pm
Awesome, thank you!!

Theres a place is Oshkosh, WI that does a pretty darn good job rebuilding hydraulic lines and stuff.

Got a list of tools I need for the job?

We have a second car and I can walk to work if need be, so I can slowly pick at this job throughout the week.
How to rebuild them: viewtopic.php?t=86914
How to replace them: viewtopic.php?t=56014
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'95 854 T5-R, Motronic 4.4, 185k
'96 855 NA, 145k
'98 S70 NA, 220k (living out west)
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'06 S60 R, 165k
'99 Camry V6 :shock: 125k
gone: '96 NA 850 210k, '98 NA V70 182k

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Re: Turbo leaking.

Post by TheOtherside » Fri Mar 06, 2020 7:48 am

You guys are great! So what would be better, just the O-ring??
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Re: Turbo leaking.

Post by erikv11 » Fri Mar 06, 2020 8:47 am

It's super common for the hoses to leak after 20 years, I doubt it is just the o-ring. However if that is the problem then for sure only replace the o-ring. You can tell by looking at where the leak starts, is it where the hose(s) plug into the radiator (o-rings), or where the rubber meets the metal part of the hose(s) (entire hose is bad)?
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'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, 285k
'06 S60 R, 165k
'99 Camry V6 :shock: 125k
gone: '96 NA 850 210k, '98 NA V70 182k

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