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by BobbyC
Tue Oct 18, 2011 7:29 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007
S60 2001-2009
Topic: S60 Transmission back to its bad habits
Replies: 13
Views: 4196

Re: S60 Transmission back to its bad habits

I consulted two transmission specialists about my transmission, and they confirmed that though many manufacturers use the SAME transmission, 95% of the problems they see are when it's installed in a Volvo. They said that 75% of problems are heat related, and involve the solenoids. They suspect it's ...
by BobbyC
Thu Jul 21, 2011 6:38 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007
S60 2001-2009
Topic: Any Harm using "W" Transmission rather than "D"?
Replies: 6
Views: 1324

Re: Any Harm using "W" Transmission rather than "D"?

I've read of ALL sorts of problems after disconnecting batteries in these cars with modules that no longer work (like climate control units that get permanently damaged). There must be a way of unplugging the computers w/o actually disconnecting the battery? I understood the MIL codes went away w/ b...
by BobbyC
Thu Jul 21, 2011 5:10 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007
S60 2001-2009
Topic: Any Harm using "W" Transmission rather than "D"?
Replies: 6
Views: 1324

Re: Any Harm using "W" Transmission rather than "D"?

As you instructed me to do, I asked the dealer to: 1)Flush and fill the transmission. 2) Delete adaptions in the TCM 3) Check software to make sure the latest version was installed 4) Check/Replace B4 Solenoid Cover (My Trans serial # fell under the TSB for replacement) 5) Do a drive cycle The did 1...
by BobbyC
Thu Jul 21, 2011 6:27 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007
S60 2001-2009
Topic: Any Harm using "W" Transmission rather than "D"?
Replies: 6
Views: 1324

Re: Any Harm using "W" Transmission rather than "D"?

JRL wrote:Please don't.
It will prematurely destroy your tranny
It puts a HUGE strain on it, starting off in 3rd gear
OK, I guess it's a toss up whether the clunk destroys it first or the use of W.

Any idea why it NEVER clunks into first gear downshifts when using the manual mode?
by BobbyC
Wed Jul 20, 2011 10:41 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007
S60 2001-2009
Topic: Getting Screwed I Think - S60, 2002 engine's got problems
Replies: 8
Views: 1461

Re: Getting Screwed I Think - S60, 2002 engine's got problem

It's strange that only a single valve in cylinder 3 is bent badly. If the timing were off, a valve in EACH cylinder on that cam should be bent (assuming the engine kept turning after the first valve was struck). How did they determine you had a bent valve? Compression check, or by noticing the vale ...
by BobbyC
Wed Jul 20, 2011 10:30 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007
S60 2001-2009
Topic: Any Harm using "W" Transmission rather than "D"?
Replies: 6
Views: 1324

Any Harm using "W" Transmission rather than "D"?

When hot, my '01 S60 T5 often downshifts from 2nd to 1st with a "CLUNK" at about 3mph. If I select manual on the geartronic, the transmission NEVER clunks on that downshift (I manually upshift, but allow the transmission to downshift by itself in the "manual mode"), even when hot, but it's a PITA to...
by BobbyC
Wed Jul 20, 2011 10:17 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007
S60 2001-2009
Topic: volvo S60 transmission problem
Replies: 35
Views: 83158

Re: volvo S60 transmission problem

I recently had my dealer (a LARGE Dallas dealer) do a flush-and-fill on my '01 S60 T5 and they used synthetic fluid-NOT 3309. They said synthetic is better in hot climates like here in Texas. I know my transmission shifts BEAUTIFULLY when cold in hot weather, and always in cool weather. It is when H...
by BobbyC
Sun Jul 17, 2011 8:46 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007
S60 2001-2009
Topic: Front Strut Bushings? S60
Replies: 8
Views: 2243

Re: Front Strut Bushings? S60

Where do you live? What kinds of roads are you driving on? Do you make a habit of hitting potholes? Smacking into one good pothole can break any one of those parts, just like that! I live near Dallas, drive conservatively, and actively drive to miss any bumps or debris in the road. I am a retired a...
by BobbyC
Sat Jul 16, 2011 6:03 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007
S60 2001-2009
Topic: Front Strut Bushings? S60
Replies: 8
Views: 2243

Re: Front Strut Bushings? S60

Wow. I didn't realize they go in 30k miles, which is how old mine are.

Two etms in 106k, two transmissions in 106k, 3 sets of motor mounts in 106k, frt axles and hub bearings shot in 100k.

There are definitely not your fathers 240 series Volvos!
by BobbyC
Wed Jul 13, 2011 3:11 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007
S60 2001-2009
Topic: Front Strut Bushings? S60
Replies: 8
Views: 2243

Front Strut Bushings? S60

My new-to-me '01 S60 w/ 106k clunks/knocks/rattles from the front end loudly from both sides over pavement breaks or any "edge" I run over. I have the 17" wheels which absorb shocks poorly, but I run them at "only" 30 pounds or so. Virtually ALL of the front end parts have been replaced within the p...