color: light brown, (between red and brown)
level: I can never tell with that dip stick (I just checked, even pulling it out really carefully, I can't tell, but I noticed the rubber seal on the dip stick is broken, I need to change it)
At Valvoline (where I do my oil changes when I don't have the time to do it myself), they are always trying to sell me on a tranny flush, because "there are little particles in the fluid".
I want to avoid doing a flush, when it fixes nothing. What is the actual mechanism that connects/disconnects ("clutches") the engine to the gear box? Do those parts ever wear out?
New to Volvo, already liking it. Hoping to keep it in good shape, not like the previous Benz 190e
Repairs so far: tie rods, outer CV Boot, air control flap, control rod, ABS module, various seals, motor mount