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1998 v70 - which manual trans, M56H or L?

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1998 v70 - which manual trans, M56H or L?

Post by volvee850glt » Tue May 11, 2010 3:52 pm

What transmission would be in a 98 v70 with a manual? Would it be the M56H or L? I'm looking for something with M56 tranny so I can do a auto to manual conversion.


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Re: 1998 v70

Post by 850tech » Tue May 11, 2010 4:11 pm

Gear ratios (first and second) is the major difference from what I've ever reseahced, also I've heard early m56L's had plastic shift fork (or inserts?) instead of brass.

The L's are from N/A cars and the H's from turbos. edit: disregard, digging further I cannot find any evidence to positivly support that statement

m56L

3.38
1.90
1.19
0.87
0.70

m56H

3.07
1.77
1.19
0.87
0.70
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Re: 1998 v70

Post by volvee850glt » Tue May 11, 2010 4:17 pm

Cool thanks, do you know if the 98 v70 would have a m56?


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Re: 1998 v70 - which manual trans, M56H or L?

Post by 850tech » Tue May 11, 2010 4:26 pm

Yes it does



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Re: 1998 v70 - which manual trans, M56H or L?

Post by jblackburn » Tue May 11, 2010 4:36 pm

93-95 had L's; 96+ had H transmissions. With a manual, you can use one from any year.


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Re: 1998 v70 - which manual trans, M56H or L?

Post by Ozark Lee » Tue May 11, 2010 7:44 pm

If you have a choice go with the M56H. The lower gear ratios are stupid low and there is a big gap from 2nd to 3rd on the L model. The plus on the low gears on the "L" are so low that you have to try to stall it but I hate it when my wife goes for second halfway through the intersection after a red light. She tends to shift at low revs.

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Re: 1998 v70 - which manual trans, M56H or L?

Post by volvee850glt » Wed May 12, 2010 3:28 pm

cool thanks guys


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