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Change That Oil!

Created on 2019-01-22 by ipd Staff, Last Updated on 2019-04-05

Change That Oil

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An overdue oil change will cause premature wear leading to oil burning, high hydro carbon emissions, and eventually a blown engine! Oil changes are much cheaper than engines. Another problem related to neglected oil changes that Volvos are especially susceptible to is fouling of the crankcase ventilation system. As oil wears out, it looses the resistance to forming sludge and solids. This builds up in the crankcase ventilation system and commonly plugs up the flame trap filter. Once the filter is clogged, the engine will produce dangerously high crankcase pressure. This forces oil out of the engine seals and in some cases even blows the seals out of their seats and can cause the engine oil dipstick tube to pop out allowing oil to blow all over the engine compartment.


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