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Transmission Flush not recommended for 850's

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Volvo Repair Database Transmission Flush not recommended for 850's

Post by rommel0915 » Fri Apr 16, 2010 3:16 pm

I called vividracing today and ask them how much for transmission flush...the person siad that he would not recommend it since my car has high miles (114k)!?! :o :shock: He said that it would do more harm than good. What are you guys reaction on this??? I bought this car last month and don't see any record of trasmission service.
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Re: Transmission Flush not recommended for 850's

Post by rommel0915 » Fri Apr 16, 2010 3:17 pm

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Re: Transmission Flush not recommended for 850's

Post by phat78ta » Fri Apr 16, 2010 4:10 pm

I would agree. If you dont know the service history of the trans, leave it alone. I flushed mine(141k) and now the trans is shot. Should have just put some lucas in it and stopped there. :x :x :x :x :x
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Re: Transmission Flush not recommended for 850's

Post by stone36 » Fri Apr 16, 2010 4:19 pm

I'm no pro, but I did mine for the first time at about 110K and it worked out great, I did the method on this forum, I didn't bring it in for a "powerflush" or anything like that. I am pretty sure it had never been done before since I when I bought the 10 year old car with 90K miles it still had the original fuel filter.
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Re: Transmission Flush not recommended for 850's

Post by jblackburn » Fri Apr 16, 2010 5:25 pm

Do NOT have it flushed by a shop. They will use a power flusher thing that will destroy the insides of your transmission.

If you don't know that it's been done before, I would start by draining the pan and refilling it with 3-4 qts of fluid, whatever comes out of it. Drive for about 2 weeks, then do the same thing agian.

After that, you could probably put it through a whole flush and it would be just fine. Mine had never been done before, has 170K miles on it now, and I've put it through a drain and fill and 2 whole flushes as done on the site here.
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Re: Transmission Flush not recommended for 850's

Post by polskamafia mjl » Fri Apr 16, 2010 6:10 pm

I agree with jablackburn. Do not flush the trans. The best thing to do is to do a drain and fill as documented on this site.
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Re: Transmission Flush not recommended for 850's

Post by rommel0915 » Fri Apr 16, 2010 6:20 pm

Thanks for all your replies. I will definitely just drain and fill just like you guys said.
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Re: Transmission Flush not recommended for 850's

Post by JRL » Fri Apr 16, 2010 6:45 pm

Some do, some don't.
Just do a couple of drain and fills
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Re: Transmission Flush not recommended for 850's

Post by Craigd2599 » Fri Apr 16, 2010 6:55 pm

and do NOT switch to synthetic. Use what came in it.
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Re: Transmission Flush not recommended for 850's

Post by polskamafia mjl » Fri Apr 16, 2010 8:12 pm

Well...I don;t believe there is any harm in swtiching to synthetic. I think it is an old wives tale...lol
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