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Friday Survey: Fluids

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Friday Survey: Fluids

Post by prwood » Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:41 am

Your Volvo requires several fluids in order to operate. Today I'm asking: Which ones are you most discerning about when making a purchase decision? An example of most discerning might be that you only use a specific brand and type of oil at each oil change regardless of cost, where least discerning might be that you use whatever is cheapest regardless of brand or type, as long as it will work in your vehicle.

Post your own list of the following in order of most-discerning to least-discerning:

Coolant
Steering
Wiper
Motor
Transmission
Brake
Blinker (see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E6GsXhBb10k)
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Re: Friday Survey: Fluids

Post by Rattnalle » Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:48 am

My list would be like this:

Coolant Steering Wiper Motor Transmission Brake
Blinker.

That is to say they're all on the same level. Except the blinker fluid, I don't really use much of that one.

I generally buy the cheapest I can find that fulfills the correct specification. I'm not into magic oils that are better simply because they're more expensive. I'd rather save the money and replace them at decent intervals.

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Re: Friday Survey: Fluids

Post by abscate » Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:47 am

Motor oil - full synthetic only
Coolant - I use Pentosin
Transmission - Valvoline Synthetic Manual trans hypoid oil
Brake - Name brand DOT 4
Wiper and Blinker fluid - whats on sale.
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Re: Friday Survey: Fluids

Post by prwood » Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:05 am

abscate wrote:
Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:47 am
Motor oil - full synthetic only
Coolant - I use Pentosin
Transmission - Valvoline Synthetic Manual trans hypoid oil
Brake - Name brand DOT 4
Wiper and Blinker fluid - whats on sale.
Please tell me where you are finding blinker fluid on sale.
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Re: Friday Survey: Fluids

Post by abscate » Fri Nov 10, 2017 4:15 pm

prwood wrote:
Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:05 am
abscate wrote:
Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:47 am
Motor oil - full synthetic only
Coolant - I use Pentosin
Transmission - Valvoline Synthetic Manual trans hypoid oil
Brake - Name brand DOT 4
Wiper and Blinker fluid - whats on sale.
Please tell me where you are finding blinker fluid on sale.
Its on special with Lucas wire harness smoke..
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Re: Friday Survey: Fluids

Post by Cees Klumper » Sun Nov 12, 2017 12:47 am

Definitely transmission first, then transmission and for the 3rd place transmission. Then nothing for a while, and steering, coolant, motor, brake. Blinker fluid has been NLA over here in Europe since the mid-18th century.

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