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1997 Volvo 850 wagon

I was told I have a leak in the rear main seal or the oil seperator needs to be replaced? What are the odds of one over the other and how can I tell on my own? The car has about 150,000 miles.

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There is a good chance it is the rear main seal. If this is a turbo engine, the oil return line seal from the bottom of the turbo to the block leaks also. Shop should be able to clean everything off and spay some dust on the area. Drive the car a few days, and take another look. You really need a lift to get a good look.

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