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2001 s80 twin turbo. Blows think smoke out exhaust. Smells

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2001 s80 twin turbo. Blows think white smoke out exhaust. Smells like oil. Water and engine temp all good. It was very low on oil. Had to put 5 quarts oil in as it leaks out through the pvc box.
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Volvo
Expert:  Edward replied 5 months ago.

Hello, Eddie here and I will do my best to help. It's not likely that the flame box, which is located under the intake manifold towards the passenger side, would be causing that kind of thick smoke. While the flame box probably needs to be serviced if it hasn't been done in the last 100K miles or so, one of the turbos is likely failing. and when the turbo's leak, they blow oil into the engine, and that is where the smoke comes from, you can remove the output air hose off both turbos and sometimes see standing oil in the turbo that has failed. Let me know if you have any further questions. Thank you.

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Thank you, that's what I figured.
Expert:  Edward replied 5 months ago.

Absolutely, Thank you. Let me know if you have any further questions.

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Ok , how long do I have to respond back ed? As I have a full schedule and may not get to it for a day or two.
Expert:  Edward replied 5 months ago.
Take as long as you like with this system. The question will stay here forever.
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Ok great. Thank you!
Expert:  Edward replied 5 months ago.
Absolutely.
Expert:  Edward replied 5 months ago.

Any luck on finding out exactly what the problem was?

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