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Buying a C70 2008 with Head gasket problem or one with transmission problem

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Re: Buying a C70 2008 with Head gasket problem or one with transmission problem

Post by RickHaleParker » Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:50 pm

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Re: Buying a C70 2008 with Head gasket problem or one with transmission problem

Post by tango_1000 » Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:45 pm

Thanks, but this look more like previous years, mine now is a 2007. I think I will just take air filter or everything easy on the top. The car is beautiful...



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Re: Buying a C70 2008 with Head gasket problem or one with transmission problem

Post by abscate » Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:06 pm

Go to Volvo user manual online and check the manual

The trend in cars is to eliminate the dipsticks for sensors - a practice I abhor.


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Re: Buying a C70 2008 with Head gasket problem or one with transmission problem

Post by RickHaleParker » Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:40 pm

Transmission dipstick Volvo part number 30713102.

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On my '98 C70, I got to push a intake air hose aside to see the transmission dipstick from above.
You might try sticking your head under the car and look up to locate it.
I think the newer ones have a shorter dipstick tube, look way down deep from the top.

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Re: Buying a C70 2008 with Head gasket problem or one with transmission problem

Post by precopster » Wed Apr 10, 2019 4:47 pm

They are awfully stumpy small dipsticks and totally different in location to a 98 S/V/C 70
The lower radiator hose needs to be pushed aside to view it from the top. Wear gloves as it gets hot down there!!
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Re: Buying a C70 2008 with Head gasket problem or one with transmission problem

Post by tango_1000 » Thu May 30, 2019 4:31 pm

I like to thank everyone here for the help and interest. And continuing with this post. I didnt buy the head gasket problem car. I bought the C70 2007 with a transmission problem. Trying to fix that. The transmission will hit hard at some gears so , as someone advice here I put new fluid. I did a flush and of course use the mobil1 3309, that by the way I found it at 5 bucks at summit. So today I was very happy because first and reverse didn't feel a thing, very smooth, but when I got to 50...miles per hour and more than 2500 rpm that's when the car jumps and go to save mode (?) I think that's what its called. Then will work only on 2nd and 4th gear.
So it feels the gears are ok if they work with fluid. Again, the problem was and still is when go over 52 or 53 miles per hour.
I also like to add that I took it to a mechanic (friend) cause it had a leak on the rear main seal and torque convertor seal.
If this is a solenoid problem , can I change the valve body???
Thanks to everyone



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