98 Volvo S70 Ticking lifters

Tiny
CPONCESR
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  • 1998 VOLVO S60
  • 5 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 130,000 MILES
1998 Volvo S70 2.4 L 5 cyl 130k
The lifter or tappets are knocking. I've added oil treatment and that will quite it down for a little while, but will return. What are my other options and what would be the cost?
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Wednesday, August 10th, 2011 AT 9:32 PM

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Tiny
RASMATAZ
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Could be an oil pressure problem or the camshaft itself
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Wednesday, August 10th, 2011 AT 10:00 PM
Tiny
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You could have an internal oil leak in the engine which is causing you to lose oil pressure. When you start hearing the noise, pull the oil dipstick out while the car is running. If the oil has a lot of bubbles or looks really foamy then the internal oil leak will be from the oil pick up tube seals. The oil pan will need to be removed to replace the seals. Usually what I see is that a seal gets so bad it just disappears so you would need to clean out the screen as well. I would recommend you take it in to a shop familiar with Volvo to do this repair. I have seen people attempt this repair and miss the missing seal that they still have oil pressure problems and start throwing oil pumps and switches. The worse part is I have seen people use regular $5 dollar tube of silicone for the oil pan when they should be using the chemical gasket from Volvo. So someone that is familiar with the vehicle will know how important it is to clean the oil pan and block mating surface for this repair. So that is where I would start to look in the dipstick. Good luck to you and let us know what you find?
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Thursday, August 11th, 2011 AT 1:13 AM
Tiny
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I have the same problem with my 1998 s70 t5. Bought it about 3 months ago. So far I have had the tbelt, water pump and tensioners done. The oil sump reseal, camshaft seals done. Oil pressure checked. Now I am told that the head needs to be replaced with new camshafts and lifters. All work done at the Volvo dealer. But its not the first time I have found that a Volvo dealer will draw out small stuff to make you keep spending money to solve a problem only to find out the problem was something simple to start with.
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Sunday, August 21st, 2016 AT 5:43 AM
Tiny
KEN
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Yep that's how it starts, did you try changing the oil to a heavier weight?
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Sunday, August 21st, 2016 AT 8:43 AM

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