Since I only did two simple drains and refill I can only expect to have about 75% fresh fluid. I may drop it one more time after I run it a bit longer. I realize that a "flush" would be a more complete way of changing the fluid but I took the easy route this time.
I could not see any defect on the servo cover so for all I know it may have been changed out before even, although it was the old style (how do I get photos in here?)
I have read somewhat conflicting stories on the adaptation system. From what I can understand, at least from Volvo, is that it is always in an adaptation mode, so to speak. But no, I have not been able to reset it as I don't, yet, have the software/hardware to trigger it, and the next dealer is 5 hours away. Plan on going there though. I am pretty convinced the stop neutral has been disabled. No change in RPM when stopping, no lurch when taking off and no roll back when at an incline. But yes, I think I will drive it some more, taking it to Volvo for resetting and checking for newest programming chances; but no mountains within 12 hours to put her to the real test
Few other questions:
1. Any suggestions on inner tierods? I have often used Moog for US cars (Rock Auto has good prices). The outers look to be recently changed but there is a slight play in the inners.
2. Brake pads rear. Any preference on brand and where to buy for Volvo?
3. I checked the timing belt and it is “NAPA” (not the brand of my preference but...). So I would have to assume it has been changed so I should be ok there. Your thoughts? Hope they changed the water pump too....
4. Would you trust your local Chevy dealer to do a decent wheel alignment job or is there some Volvo "trick" to it?
5. And the missing plastic engine belly cover. Is it a "must have" or is it just going to be a bit more dirt going in there? And if it is a must have, what would a good place to find one?
Thanks again for all the help.