Oil leak Problem?
98 S70 T5 Oil leak
First glance, I thought it was the RMS but the more I investigate it appears to be leaking from the oil pan. I say this because the oil is not coming from the weep hole at the bottom of the BH but from the seam at which the BH connects to the pan. In addition to that, the flex plate as seen in pic is not oil soaked as it would be if coming from RMS. To be more specific, rear-left-upper corner of the oil pan, right above trans drain bolt. See attached pics, notice oil droplet at oil pan/BH seam.
Bonus! More on the Volvo S70
Introduced in Europe in late 1996 for the 1997 model year and later in the U.S. for the 1998 model year, the Volvo S70 was an updated version of the Volvo 850 saloon. The S70’s body style was overall more rounded compared to its predecessor. Changes included a redesigned front end with new lights, fully colour-coded bumpers and side trim, and clear indicator lenses for the rear lights, as well as a redesigned interior. According to Volvo, a total of 1800 changes were made
Standard equipment was improved with remote central locking, heated & electrically adjustable mirrors, 4 airbags, power brakes with ABS and power windows being standard on every car. Trim levels varied for each market as did the equipment levels of the most basic trims. In the United States, the badging denoted the engine variant and to some extent the equipment level, whereas in Europe engine and options could be chosen individually. On all markets more powerful versions usually received better or upgraded standard equipment. The T5 and R were the series high-performance models.
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