Re: 1990 245 oil leak problem
"Michael Pardee" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> "PK" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> > My daughters 90 245 developed a substantial oil leak when she stopped
> > driving today. It appears the leak is coming from somewhere towards the
> > back
> > end on the motor.From what I could see the oil pan was covered with oil.
> > Luckily she shut it off right away and had it towed to my mechanic. The
> > pan
> > itself didn't appear to be damage and the drain plug was tight. I know
> > details are sketchy but just trying to get an idea of what I may hear
> > my mechanic on Monday. Any help appreciated.
> Maybe I'm out of tune, being it is a 1990, but does that still have the
> flame trap? Our 85 765T doesn't have a flame trap and when the ventilation
> system plugged it still managed to disgorge oil from the crankcase at a
> shocking rate. Anyway, when I hear of a 240/740 suddenly gushing oil I
> always think of crankcase ventilation.
> Even if this isn't the problem, cleaning the ventilation system couldn't
All non-turbo 4 cylinder OHC Volvos have a flame trap, the turbos have the
same arrangement, just no actual trap screen.