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XC90 3.2 V8 Transmission Flush, Incremental, or Don’t Touch?

I just did mine on my 2008 3.2. It has the same trans as yours…the Aisin TF-80SC. At 64K, the fluid was dark as used engine oil…it needed it. It has no dipstick, so you need to be careful how you do it. I had a couple of S70′s and always did the fluid transfer/flush via the oil cooler line…so simple. Continue reading

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Volvo S60: Sorting out ETM vs Transmission Problems

Installing a new rebuilt transmission without doing the following is fruitless: Full transmission fluid flush Go to a dealer or Volvo indie shop to get rid of the stop neutral transmission “feature” Clear and reset all the adaptions And do … Continue reading

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V70 – Replacing B4 Servo Cover Fixes Shift Flaring

MVS Forum member T5AUS did a┬átransmission fluid flush (commonly called a Drain and Fill) on his 2001 V70 T5, and topped up with 3309 fluid, which virtually cured all the erratic shift flaring. But he was still getting odd flares … Continue reading

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How Often Should You Flush Your Transmission Fluid?

I have been flushing my ATF (as opposed to a Transmission Drain & Fill… in other words: where I disconnect the cooler hose and flush ATF) using the following guidelines: Mobil Synthetic ATF (It take about 9-10 qts for a … Continue reading


Just Got Back from Volvo Specialists (Denver)

…and wow do they know their stuff. Volvo Specialists are a very talented crew with a substantial amount of experience gained by working for local dealer service departments (McDonald Volvo, Rickenbaugh Volvo). I met owner Mike, manager Brett, and about … Continue reading


S80 1st gen. Trans Fluid & Filter Change How-To

The kit comes with a new rubber pan gasket. Use it if your car has a non-reusable gasket on it (like cork). If you have the rigid reusable gasket that has ridges along it’s length and around the bolt holes, use that one and discard the rubber gasket. The ring in the photo is a replacement gasket for the suction tube that goes up into the transmission. You can pry the old one out and press the new one in, or reuse the old one. I just reused the old one. Continue reading

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XC90 Transmission Fluid Flush

XC90 Transmission Fluid Flushing All 5 speed auto’s by A-W use JWS-3309 spec fluid. Switching it to Mobil1 synthetic will mess that transmission up. That said, Mobil-3309 would be an excellent choice in that case. Just check your owner’s manual … Continue reading

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New Modified Transmission Flush Method with Pictures

The tools required are few: Along neck funnel to access and reach the dipstick and transmission filler tube, a 15/16 or 24mm box/open end (not a 1/2″ drive ratchet since it will not fit between the drain plug and the … Continue reading