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Old 07-21-2006, 10:14 PM
 
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Default Transmission Fluid

I am pretty new to Volvo. I bought my 2003 S60 AWD a couple of months ago. I've been told to do a tranny flush by the dealer. What I need to know, is if I need to get a specialized Volvo transmission fluid, or can I just get an off the shelf fluid? Thanks in advance for any help.
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Old 07-22-2006, 01:16 AM
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How many miles on it?
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Old 07-22-2006, 01:17 AM
 
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52,000

just out of warranty
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Old 07-22-2006, 01:22 AM
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If it doesn't look Brown and smell brunt don't worry about it now.

The Dealers try to make money off the flushes.

If you want to do it yourself then you need to see if your car uses Synthetic fluid or not.
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Old 07-22-2006, 01:26 AM
 
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Well it is brown and burnt, I know it needs to be replaced. I just don't know what it takes. It doesn't say in the owner's manual. Does anyone know what the dealership would put in it? I know that there are several auto manufacturers that require their engines to take the fluids that they manufacture.
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Old 07-22-2006, 01:30 AM
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Call the Parts Dept. at the Dealer and ask which one your car takes.
I think there is 3 types of transmission on these cars.

If you want to flush it your self you wil need about 15 quarts to flush it properly.
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Old 07-23-2006, 05:36 PM
 
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Well, it's the geartronix tranny. if anyone knows.
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Old 07-23-2006, 06:51 PM
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I think the geartronic uses regular trans. fluid and the other trans uses synthetic. But not 100% sure.
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thanks for the input
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Old 07-27-2006, 06:16 PM
 
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Default RE: Transmission Fluid (IS Synthetic!)

Hello, KJVBlueXJ - I have nearly your same car, but I looked up the factory info on this transmission fluid, and it is definitely synthetic. The fluid that is being used for 5 and 6 speed automatics is: part# 1161540 (1 liter container) and part# 1161640 (4 liter container). It is specifically engineered to address 2 transmission complaints for harsh engagement/disengagement (Service bulletin 43-0029) and a Squeaking noise at low speeds (Tech Net Note # 43-11). It is not the same fluid as is used for the 4-speed automatics, which use Dexron IIIG or Dexron IIIH.

I would advise against using other fluid because it could be a very expensive mistake :-)

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