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Old 11-01-2017, 03:24 AM
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Hi,

Just bought a 2002 V70 with 143K miles.

I want to flush/change the transmission Oil since I've no idea when it was done last.

Can I use Walmart Synthetic ATF fluids that meets Volvo 97340, 97341 requirements ?

Here is the link to it:

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Super-Tec...6199#read-more

And this Valvoline full synthetic says it is recommended for Volvo 1161521, 1161540, 97340, 1273.41

Does anyone know what these numbers mean and if it is compatible with my car ??

Here is the link to the Valvoline. You can click on the photos and make them much larger and read the back where it lists these things.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Valvoline...JBU4#read-more


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Old 11-01-2017, 08:20 PM
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per the owners manual: AW5: Only Volvo gearbox oil (1161540-8)

If you cheak out Aisin's ATF interchange guide, that maps to JWS3309. So you should use a transmission fluid that shows it meets that spec.
 
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Old 11-01-2017, 08:31 PM
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Originally Posted by mt6127 View Post
per the owners manual: AW5: Only Volvo gearbox oil (1161540-8)

If you cheak out Aisin's ATF interchange guide, that maps to JWS3309. So you should use a transmission fluid that shows it meets that spec.
The Valvoline I mentioned says it is 1161540, but what is the -8 at the end of the number that you listed ??

I am not interested in paying $28 a quart for volvo oil X10 or 12 quarts to flush the system, that is simply insane.

There must be other transmission fluids that can be used on this thing....I've read that Mobil 3039 works on this car ??

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Old 12-02-2017, 07:58 AM
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Get cases of:
Mobil's 3309
Wolf's Head Super Universal Synthetic Tr. Fluid (ships free via amaliestore.com)

Buy jugs of:
Valvoline MaxLife Dex/Merc LV (the LV must be on the label-DO NOT USE plain Dex/Merc)

Buy quarts of:
Toyota Type IV (aka T-IV)

I've used them all with NO PROBLEM.
 

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Originally Posted by Georgeandkira View Post
Get cases of:
Mobil's 3309
Wolf's Head Super Universal Synthetic Tr. Fluid (ships free via amaliestore.com)

Buy jugs of:
Valvoline MaxLife Dex/Merc LV (the LV must be on the label-DO NOT USE plain Dex/Merc)

Buy quarts of:
Toyota Type IV (aka T-IV)

I've used them all with NO PROBLEM.

Can you mix the Mobil and the Valvoline Oils ??
 
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Old 12-08-2017, 08:41 AM
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Yes!
Brand names mix OK. Synthetic and mineral products mix OK.

I've tended 5 of these units over the years with all the fluids listed above. There has never been a problem.

The Wolf's Head from the amaliestore.com is the best deal as the shipping is free. If you order from them call first and ask 'em to wrap the cases in plastic as the cases are perforated to create store displays. One of the first cases I ever ordered ripped. I didn't lose a single bottle They gladly gave it a plastic wrap. They also sell oils.
 
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Originally Posted by Georgeandkira View Post
Yes!
Brand names mix OK. Synthetic and mineral products mix OK.

I've tended 5 of these units over the years with all the fluids listed above. There has never been a problem.

The Wolf's Head from the amaliestore.com is the best deal as the shipping is free. If you order from them call first and ask 'em to wrap the cases in plastic as the cases are perforated to create store displays. One of the first cases I ever ordered ripped. I didn't lose a single bottle They gladly gave it a plastic wrap. They also sell oils.
I am getting so many different opinions I don't know whom to trust. Many say don't mix different brands, don't mix mineral and synthetic,....etc..etc.
 
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Old 12-26-2017, 02:30 PM
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I've used the Mobil3309 (itself), the Wolf's Head mentioned above, the MaxLife Dex/Merc LV mentioned above and the Toyota T-IV mentioned above without regard to mixing and matching.
The Mobil3309 is conventional as is the T-IV.
The Wolf's Head and MaxLife are synthetics.

I also use LubeGard (red bottle) as per their directions and have no idea if it's synth or conv. based.

Sorry for the late reply.
 
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