What would leave Large oil spots?

Asked by GuruJ4R4J Jul 21, 2020 at 07:20 PM about the 2006 Volvo S60 R Turbo AWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My Volvo s60R just started to leave large oil spots
on the ground. The undercarriage seems to have oil
all over . I haven’t gotten a oil low light yet. But
what is the most common cause?
Did the jiffy lube ppl not give me the right oil..?
Time for new gasket?

2 Answers


I'm sorry, but if you're relying on Jiffy Lube to tell you what's wrong with your S60R, then you're in the wrong car. There are a lot of common leaks on these engines, most common to cause a large oil leak are the cam seals. If you aren't comfortable diagnosing this yourself, find a reliable Volvo specialist in your area. NOT some generic mechanic that doesn't know these cars.

1 people found this helpful.

Also, check the oil filter. If you got your oil changed at Jiffy Lube, there's a good chance they put the oil filter canister on wrong and crushed the o-ring. I've seen this numerous times. And whatever you do, don't wait for your low oil light to come on to check and fill the oil if necessary. Don't overfill it, but don't let it run too low.

Best Answer Mark helpful

Your Answer:

Own this car?

Share your experience with others.

2006 Volvo S60 R

Review another car

CarGurus Experts

  • #1
  • #2
  • #3
    Tyree Newton
View All

Know more, shop wisely


Related Models For Sale

Used Volvo V70 R
7 listings
Used Volvo S60
225 Great Deals out of 3,743 listings starting at $2,900
Used Volvo S80
10 Great Deals out of 192 listings starting at $2,999
Used BMW M3
91 Great Deals out of 1,304 listings starting at $12,990
Used Volvo C30
12 Great Deals out of 125 listings starting at $4,200
Used BMW 3 Series
1,223 Great Deals out of 15,884 listings starting at $2,195
Used Audi S4
58 Great Deals out of 872 listings starting at $5,995
Used Volvo S40
9 Great Deals out of 215 listings starting at $2,650
Used Volkswagen Golf GTI
209 Great Deals out of 2,657 listings starting at $4,495
Used Volvo C70
19 Great Deals out of 254 listings starting at $3,850
Used Volvo V70
94 listings starting at $3,500

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. Content will be removed if CarGurus becomes aware that it violates our policies.