My car is leaking oil

Tiny
MARKAMCGUIRE
  • 2006 VOLVO S40
  • 87,000 MILES

A friend and I removed the intake and there was oil on top of engine block we removed spark plugs and 2 valves had oil in them.

The pressure is good on the spark plugs and someone told me it could be rings? I dont want to spend 800 or more to fix it if I can do it myself

thank you

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Saturday, April 21st, 2012 AT 12:28 AM

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Tiny
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If it is rings, you better know how to re build a motor.

Before you jump to conclusions, let a shop at least verify the finding of your friend. 800 is very cheap and most likely will be double that if the job is performed.

Roy

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Saturday, April 21st, 2012 AT 12:33 AM
Tiny
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What do you mean by leaking oil? You see a drip? If you do then most likely the oil trap box is leaking. Since these is a partial zero emmissions vehicle the emmisions warranty is 10 years or 150,000 miles warranty on the oil trap box. If consuming oil then a tear down most be done to inspect the head and measure the piston running clearance to see if they are oversized or rings need to be done?

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