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I have a 2002 S80 with 190K miles that has been well

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I have a 2002 S80 with 190K miles that has been well maintained. The Oil Trap has been replaced @ 180K miles but it's still leaking oil. Oil appears to be coming from oil pan gasket. I have to add a 1/2 quart about every 500 miles.

Mechanic's Assistant: Have you ever replaced the gaskets? Maybe the hoses?

Which gaskets and hoses?

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your S80 yourself? What have you tried so far?

No, I use to an independent certified Volvo Mechanic or ASE Mechanics.

Submitted: 2 months ago.Category: Volvo
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If the oil pan was replaced but its still leaking then either the mating surface on the transmission wasn't cleaned correctly or the sump pan part may have been a pattern part as I've known non-genuine sumps to not be flat

its also possible that the leak isn't from the sump pan gasket line but is higher up ? as if the rear seal is leaking then it can run down inside the bellhousing and out of the bottom ?

to verify this I'd get the car fully warm and then onto a ramp so it can be viewed from underneath with a running engine

then spray the effected area with brake cleaner to remove any oil /dirt and watch carefully whilst your assistant moves the transmission through each gear ( with the foot firmly on the brake) as this will boost the trans oil pressure up and help find a leak

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