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auto to manual swap

Post by VT98S70T5 » Mon Jan 30, 2012 9:25 pm

Hello everyone, i am new here but have been a volvo lover for years now. i drive a 1998 s70 t5 se with an automatic transmission, my car has about 155k miles on it. i am in the process of buying an exact twin to my car ( wrecked ) that has a manual transmission in it. can anyone help me out and let me know if the trans will bolt into my car if i do a swap?



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Re: auto to manual swap

Post by turbozutek » Tue Jan 31, 2012 8:51 am

This is probably what you want:

http://www.volvoforums.org.uk/showthread.php?t=71880

Chris...



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Re: auto to manual swap

Post by VT98S70T5 » Wed Feb 01, 2012 9:13 pm

thanks that is an awesome step by step but what i was wondering is, will the trans from the donor s70 work for my car or do i need to find one from an 850?



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Re: auto to manual swap

Post by turbozutek » Thu Feb 02, 2012 4:06 am

I think it should, at least up-to 2000 year models anyway I think.

If you want advice on manual transmissions though, I'd consider setting up an account on that British Forum I linked to above, because very few people on this American-Centric Forum have even seen a stick shifted 850, let alone know anything about them. In the UK by comparison, 81% of all 850's are manual transmission equipped and the auto to manual conversion is a very common thing to do there.

Best of luck!

Chris...



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