1998 Volvo V70 station wagon. Front wheel drive. Turbocharged
Has oil leak. Leaks only when engine
is running and pressured up.
Have traced oil leak back to driver side (left side looking forward) of the engine. But have not located the exact leak location. Quite abit of conjestion under the hood and around the engine. Not much room to move around.
Took out air filter housing to gain some access. On left side of engine, drivers side, tucked below and behind waterhoses going to turbocharger (I think), there is a black metal bracket, round on the bottom (like a 2 inch or so diameter wheel, with a large bolt (maybe half inch diameter or so?) in the middle of the round portion of the bracket and the bolt screwed into the engine. Not sure what the black metal bracket is for. The bolt is not loose as I tried to tighten it. The oil leak drips off the bottom of the black bracket, so the oil leak is originating above and behind the black metal bracket. I can't see any fresh oil leak higher up. I used my inspection mirror located on a long telescoping wand, to try and see where the leak is coming from but can't get it positioned to see any specific leak location behind the black support bracket.
Haynes Manual did not help me. One mechanic said it might be an oil line connected somehow to the turbocharger.
Any guidance welcome. Will probably take to a Volvo specialist but would like to have an idea what the problem is to be a better informed consumer. I don't mind doing diy, but I'm not that familiar with turbocharged front wheel drive Volvos.