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Smokin Car 1987 Volvo GLE Turbo oil is getting into the exhaust the burning in the muffler.

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I had a 87 740 turbo wagon, It ran a 10.9 1/4 mile man was it fun. I hate to say that your turbo is nearing the end of its life. The only thing you can do is replace it. there are speciality shops that specilize in turbos. if you can't find one close check out a Diesel truck shop, they deal in turbos too. maybe you can have it rebuilt a little cheaper, or I can tell you how make it pass a Corvette. Good luck.

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Location of o2 sensors on 2003 Volvo S80 2.9L

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I have a 1987 Subaru gl-10 turbo 4wd wagon that recently started smoking when i get off the hwy, curious what could be the problem. Please help

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