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Gibbons method for trans fluid 2012 XC70

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Re: Gibbons method for trans fluid 2012 XC70

Post by pgill » Tue Nov 20, 2018 3:13 pm

All,

When I flushed my LR2 I used the modified Gibbons method (I am pretty sure that this would work on my 2010 S80, but I just bought that car so I only did a drain and fill, to understand why read Jimmy57's post above)

now back to the Modified Gibbons Method......

Red arrow - don't remove this pipe it will make a mess

Blue arrow - the actual T55 fill port

Green arrow - remove this pipe (held in place by one Torx bolt) and attach an extension hose, put the hose in a bucket and have a helper start the engine, the fluid comes out very fast, in about 10 - 15 seconds you will get air bubbles, turn off the car and add fluid to the fill port (blue arrow), flush as much fluid as you want using this method.

Don't forget when your done to set the level the T30 and snorkel must be installed then the engine turned on, with the vehicle level only then can you remove the T30 to check for dripping. (Per the manual its suppose to be 50C or something, I just make sure that its warm)

Modified Gibbons.jpg

Some part numbers in case your interested
Snorkel.jpg
Volvo part numbers

17 Plug automatic transmission 30713219

18 O-ring automatic transmission 1233068

19 Gasket automatic transmission 30713220

16 Level indicating pipe automatic transmission 30713218

Take care

Paul
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Re: Gibbons method for trans fluid 2012 XC70

Post by headrc » Tue Nov 20, 2018 6:13 pm

Ok ...ty ...I actually found the procedure in that video link I posted here and followed that. Although a true Gibbons method would flush better but tis method worked for me.



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Re: Gibbons method for trans fluid 2012 XC70

Post by pgill » Tue Nov 20, 2018 6:44 pm

Headrc

Glad to hear that you got it done

I have changed my ATF using both methods

I didn’t really notice any difference, shifting was good before and good after

The process from the video is nearly exactly what I did on the 2010 S80 except I only did 4 quarts not 12.

I’ll do 4 more in 6 months or a year

Take care

Paul



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Re: Gibbons method for trans fluid 2012 XC70

Post by precopster » Thu Nov 22, 2018 5:58 am

I do a LOT of stop start driving jimmy. My fluid went from all new to very dark brown in my T5 in as little as 12,000 km. I recently got a P0785 that was the first (transmission) code in my 2001 T5.

My case may be unique in that when the transmission failed last year I purposely knocked out the internal filter by drilling the case and perforating the internal filter. I fitted an inline Magnefine on the cooler hose.

I did a drain and fill with 3.8L Nulon my favourite synthetic fluid and the code hasn't returned. I'm going to swap out the Magnefine also because the fluid that drained the other day was full of swirls of clutch material. Should I drain and fill again or wait the 5,000 miles you recommend?


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