beanermachine <UseLinkToEmail@AutoForumz.com> wrote:
> Does anyone know what this is. I replaced the valve cover gasket and
> the oil fill cap, but oil is still running out underneath the cap.
> There has to be a block farther down that is keeping it pushed back
> up. Any ideas would be awesome!
It sounds like your crankcase is not vented. The flame-trap is supposed
to be serviced regularly.
The Volvo doesn't have a PCV valve by definition, but has a flame trap
(Volvo's equivalent). This needs to be replaced and the fitting cleaned.
There is also a small diameter vacuum hose which needs to be clear.
Replacing is normally easier than cleaning it out. Make sure the brass
fitting on the intake manifold end of the hose is clear also. If any of
these are plugged, you can develop chronic oil leaks plus the fact the
throttle housing will get dirties sooner.
Cheers, Steve Henning in Reading, PA, USA
Owned '67,'68,'71,'74,'79,'81,'87,'93,'95 & '01 Volvos.
The '67,'74,'79,'87,'95 and '01 through European Delivery.