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Old 03-29-2016, 07:38 AM
Hendo Hendo is offline
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Default Oil on top of valve cover

Car is '82 245 with stock non-turbo D24 engine. 108,000 miles.

I'm seeing oil collecting on top of the valve cover, near where the vent hose attaches. (The other end of that hose connects to the

I wipe it off with a rag, and it reappears after a hundred miles or so. There isn't a lot, but enough to be noticeable.

I can easily wipe it up but I was wondering if that was telling me something... Or if it indicated an issue of some sort...

Engine doesn't use a lot of oil; it is down a little more than half a quart since the oil was changed 1300 miles ago.

Thanks in advance...

Tom in SoCal
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Old 03-29-2016, 12:29 PM
745 TurboGreasel 745 TurboGreasel is offline
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I see often someone has replaced the breather hose with coolant hose...which does not hold up well to oil.
Or the original hose is dry and cracked.
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Old 03-29-2016, 09:07 PM
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This was my dads car, and was mostly dealer-maintained but it had little attention for ten years or so... So I suspect it is the right part but old.

Time to look for a replacement...

Thanks for your thoughts.

-tom in socal
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Old 03-29-2016, 10:52 PM
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Or the original hose is dry and cracked.
Likely the issue if the hose has never been changed... you could try cranking down the clamp a bit more but the hose is already hard and squashed down like most of them are, unlikely it'll make a lot of difference.

Think I remember that those hoses are NLA from Volvo now, but there are other solutions if it needs replaced.
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Old 04-28-2016, 07:32 AM
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The good news is I was able to source a replacement breather hose via the dealer. It was backordered to Sweden so it took a while but it has arrived.

Hopefully the old one will come off without too much trouble. The valve-cover end appears to be all-metal so I'm not to worried about it. The other end (on the engine air intake hose) looks fragile... hopefully it won't take too much horsing around to remove the old hose.

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Old 10-12-2017, 09:21 AM
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Share the source pls.thanks!
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