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Old transmission fluid change... Risks/Benefits... 2006 XC90

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Re: Old transmission fluid change... Risks/Benefits... 2006 XC90

Post by vertu » Tue Oct 29, 2019 10:13 pm

Thanks all for good advice. I'm definitely changing it.

@Roger_850T: good point about dealer's liability motives...I was thinking the same thing. Thanks for the VIDA insight too.

My mechanic uses AMSOIL fluid, by the way.


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Re: Old transmission fluid change... Risks/Benefits... 2006 XC90

Post by wanderdüne » Wed Oct 30, 2019 11:03 am

I'm not going to get back into the oil wars, but the Amsoil ATF is nowhere near the spec of the Mobil 3309 ATF that most on here use:
https://www.amsoil.com/lit/databulletins/g3110.pdf
https://www.mobil.com/english-us/passen ... l-atf-3309

Is Amsoil better than the Volvo spec? Who knows?
To my mind, though, why guinea pig at twice the price?



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Re: Old transmission fluid change... Risks/Benefits... 2006 XC90

Post by MoVolvos » Wed Oct 30, 2019 12:29 pm

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Chevron has always been the best gas in CA. First live there in 1971. Shell use to have a good name also but in the early 80's a friend purchased a 240 Turbo. Correct me if I am wrong but I think the Owner's Manual had indicated not to use Shell. His dad having a Shell Credit Card insisted on Shell and during that period he would frequently have clogged injector.

Anyways, I am using Chevron's Havoline ® Global Multi-Vehicle ATF on 2 cars, 03 S80 T6 & 03 Odyssey. Both are supposed to have problematic transmissions especially the 03 Odysseys but neither cars have had any glitches under throttle. I did a complete replacement using the radiator to transmission hose method.

http://shop.sclubricants.com/pub/media/ ... le-ATF.pdf

Toyota/Lexus
Type T, T-III, T-IV (JWS 3309), WS (JWS 3324)

Voith
H55.6335.xx (G607)

Volkswagen/Audi
TL 52162, TL 52533, ZF 5HP (18FL, 30)

Volvo
1161521, 1161540, 1161640, STD 1273.40 (97340), STD 1273.41 (97341)

ZF
TE-ML 11A/B

It is currently at a very low price on Amazon. It's full synthetic btw.

Price: $53.08 & FREE Shipping. Case of 12

https://www.amazon.com/HAVOLINE-2265364 ... 173&sr=8-2


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BKM

1998 S70 T5 - Donated
2003 S80 T6
2003 GS300
2003 Odyssey
2008 C30 T5
2019 Atlas SE 4 Motion

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Re: Old transmission fluid change... Risks/Benefits... 2006 XC90

Post by MoVolvos » Wed Oct 30, 2019 12:56 pm

Hi Matt,

I used your Amazon link and purchased a case of the Haveline ATF. Curious to see if the link works and if possible to see what info you received on me. Nothing on my end shows I've linked to your account except the initial Amazon URL when I first click the link.

If it is too much trouble or there is your personal info don't worry about it.

I tried to PM you but there is a message stating you've turned off the PM feature? Thanks.


Blessings,

BKM

1998 S70 T5 - Donated
2003 S80 T6
2003 GS300
2003 Odyssey
2008 C30 T5
2019 Atlas SE 4 Motion

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