The Brickboard

BrickBoard Archives

The files contained in this listing have been automatically archived from the active forums. Because the vast majority of posts are now in one place, this archive is considered legacy. You should use the SEARCH feature OR choose your topic and select date tabs within the forum you choose.

Re: Oil Drtain Plug Leaking[S70/1998] posted by David Fountain on
Thursday, 21 May 1998, at 2:30 a.m.

I also have a similar problem with my S70 T-5. The drain plug was installed very tightly from the factory and did not leak. Since the first oil change I have not been able to get the drain plug to seal without using a little silicone gasket sealer on the surfaces of the drain plug washer. On my car, I noticed the area around the drain plug is not machined around the washer sealing area and is fairly rough. I have tightened the plug as much as I dare considering the aluminum pan material. I use the aluminum drain plug washer which is the correct one for the S70. I believe the copper washer is only used on the 4 cylinder Volvos with the steel pans and it is a slightly different size than the aluminum one. I have an 940T which has never had a problem sealing around the oil drain plug. Please let me know if you find anything that works. --
David Fountain


©Jarrod Stenberg 1997-2016. All material except where indicated. is not affiliated with nor sponsored by AB Volvo, Volvo Car Corporation, Volvo Cars of North America, Inc. or Ford Motor Company. is a Volvo owner/enthusiast site, similar to a club, and does not intend to pose as an official Volvo site. The official Volvo site can be found here.

Powered by Denizen Motive Forum - Custom Software for Volvo Enthusiasts