s60 blowing oil at high speed

Asked by Apr 07, 2014 at 11:05 AM about the Volvo S60

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

my s60 when you kick it down and run up to high speed blowes oil(3qts in 10 miles) from a whole in the rear(right side when faceing as engine sets sideways)It is about the size of a quarter is smooth sided not threaded looks brass sided with a 1/4 inch whole at the bottom  in is about 6 inches above the oil pan and can only be seen when on a lift with a mirror the machanic says it looks like something pushes into the whole no wires ar hanging in the area to me it looks like an old PCV in older cars. Leahaman volvo in harrisburg Pa cannot identify the missing part, Without knowing what part is missing I cannot buy the part to put in Leahaman say may be a freeze plug but is BLOWES oil not antifreeze i am loking for a shop manual to try ti identify the missing part any ideas
thx jim

1 Answer

475

Could be a core or freeze plug, They can wear and rust causing them to pop out. They should be checked occasionally. They are holes that were part of the manufacturing process of the block or head. Then they just pug them.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Volvo S60 Experts

  • #1
    Christopher Paden
    Reputation
    1,120
  • #2
    EarLob
    Reputation
    620
  • #3
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    590
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Volvo S80
53 Great Deals out of 940 listings starting at $2,900
Used Volvo XC60
150 Great Deals out of 6,788 listings starting at $6,995
Used Volvo XC90
139 Great Deals out of 9,866 listings starting at $1,500
Used Volvo V60
51 Great Deals out of 2,051 listings starting at $12,995
Used Volvo S40
32 Great Deals out of 967 listings starting at $1,000
Used BMW 3 Series
1,157 Great Deals out of 32,872 listings starting at $1,200
Used Audi A4
327 Great Deals out of 12,508 listings starting at $1,899
Used Honda Accord
1,128 Great Deals out of 73,674 listings starting at $1,100
Used Volvo S90
35 Great Deals out of 3,570 listings starting at $32,993
Used Mercedes-Benz C-Class
896 Great Deals out of 28,311 listings starting at $2,001
Used Volvo XC70
62 Great Deals out of 968 listings starting at $1,895
Used Toyota Camry
1,077 Great Deals out of 86,843 listings starting at $800
Used Volvo S60 R
45 listings starting at $3,500
Used Honda Civic
815 Great Deals out of 60,960 listings starting at $950
Used Volvo C30
17 Great Deals out of 203 listings starting at $4,446

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.