Wondering if you need to change the transmission fluid in your P1 generation — 2004-2012 — Volvo S40/V50? MVS user cleve33 had a similar question after his mechanic recommended every 30k miles and worrying it was just a cash grab. Turning to the good people of the MVS forum, he asked how often to change […]
MVS Volvo Forums Contributor Jimmy57 and others discuss how to get transmission fluid out of 2001-2007 V70 and XC70, and other P2 type Volvos. If you have no way to put car up on stands or on ramps then you could suck it out through dipstick. I have had these transmissions apart and the dipstick […]
MVS forums contributor ThinAir gets to the bottom of changing manual transmission fluid in Volvos with M56H-type transmissions: “When I got my car it was advised that I change all the fluids. “Simple enough” I thought. It turns out that being blessed with a manual transmission is also a bit of a curse because there […]
Transmission Flush Frequency I have been flushing my ATF (as opposed to a Transmission Drain & Fill… in other words: where I disconnect the cooler hose and flush ATF) using the following guidelines: Mobil Synthetic ATF (It take about 9-10 qts for a flush). Every 20K miles. Is this too excessive and not needed? How […]
Stage 0 means to get your Volvo’s critical systems as close to new as you can get, or alternately, to get your Volvo’s components replaced or rebuilt in the systems that can cause problems, like braking, or steering, etc.
You should do these things to increase reliability, boost economy, in preparation for performance modifications, or all three.