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240 - New oil leak. With pics

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240 - New oil leak. With pics

Post by jononation » Sat Apr 04, 2020 6:26 pm

been loving my new 240. I am a converted Volvo enthusiast. I fixed a few things already and just noticed a new oil leak. It seems to be dripping a bit and I'm not sure what this part is. Check out the photos. What could this be?

1986 240, automatic sedan.

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Re: 240 - New oil leak. With pics

Post by volvolugnut » Sat Apr 04, 2020 7:28 pm

I can't really see what is leaking. If it is the curved tube on top of the fuel injector, then it is not oil. It would be a fuel leak, likely from the oring on top of the injector where it attaches to the bent tube. It might also be the steel fuel tube has a hole. I had that happen once. Can you smell fuel at the engine?
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Re: 240 - New oil leak. With pics

Post by jononation » Sat Apr 04, 2020 9:17 pm

Thanks for chiming in. It's definitely oil. It seems to be coming up from the thing just to the left of the blue spark plug wires.
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Re: 240 - New oil leak. With pics

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Re: 240 - New oil leak. With pics

Post by volvolugnut » Sun Apr 05, 2020 9:07 am

It is hard to tell in your photos. If oil, it could be coming from valve cover gasket leak. Can you clean everything off and watch where the oil leak starts? Maybe clean with soapy water and a small brush. You don't want to power wash at the car wash and get all electrical parts full of water.
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