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  • Oka's Avatar
    Today, 08:04 AM
    Oka replied to a thread Fluid leaking in 2001-2007 XC70 (V70XC)
    Since I need to to the flush this weekend, I cannot order the kit I need; won't be here on time. I got the kit from the Volvo dealer. They only have...
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  • Oka's Avatar
    Today, 07:52 AM
    Oka replied to a thread Fluid leaking in 2001-2007 XC70 (V70XC)
    The good thing is, you can work on it yourself. Good memories are good to preserve. As soon as the temps got a little warmer here in Anchorage, I...
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  • Astro14's Avatar
    Today, 04:48 AM
    I’ll disagree with your mechanic. I’ve got three of these cars. All three needed the PCV system, at varying mileage, but they needed it. Part of...
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  • John@CdnRockies's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:22 PM
    I have an '04 at 400,000 kilometers (=250,000 miles) and an '06 with 200,000 kilometers (=125,000 miles). Both are doing fine despite our tough...
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  • Astro14's Avatar
    05-10-2021, 07:59 AM
    It's out of a fifteen year storage (long story, involving divorce, move, and no place for the car) and in my shop. I'm ready to begin the survey...
    25 replies | 526 view(s)
  • Oka's Avatar
    05-10-2021, 07:28 AM
    Oka replied to a thread Fluid leaking in 2001-2007 XC70 (V70XC)
    By the way, how's your '32 Packard Sedan?
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  • Charle's Avatar
    05-09-2021, 09:24 PM
    Astro, I really value your opinion very much and enjoy reading your posts and replies given the wealth of knowledge you have and sharing it with the...
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  • supra-raleigh's Avatar
    05-09-2021, 02:14 PM
    I got the bottom to within 1 inch of where it screws in. However after struggling with it for hours, I decided to take a break and consult you guys....
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  • gibbons's Avatar
    05-09-2021, 12:05 PM
    Closing this one out. I bought the Bosch throttle body (same part number as is on the Volvo OEM part) from Amazon for $260. I installed it as is...
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  • Astro14's Avatar
    05-09-2021, 06:04 AM
    I wouldnít sweat the fluid choice too much if the shift quality is OK. Iím picky about this car because of the reputation. The transmissions in the...
    25 replies | 526 view(s)
  • Charle's Avatar
    05-08-2021, 08:36 PM
    Astro, Thank you for all the info and explanation you provided, as always much appreciate it! I will go ahead and switch to Valvoline Import. ...
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  • Astro14's Avatar
    05-08-2021, 06:52 PM
    JWS-3309 is a specification for fluid. Those specifications include a bunch of things - viscosity, wear, detergents, friction modifiers, etc. The...
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  • Charle's Avatar
    05-08-2021, 05:07 PM
    I have been using the Valvoline Max life (red bottles) in my cars. Should i switch to Valvoline import ( blue bottles) ? Any idea what's the...
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  • phlegm's Avatar
    05-07-2021, 02:52 PM
    Thanks again @VA Volvo for all the pics. It helped me quite a bit. I can only add a couple of things: The part number (at least in NA) for...
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  • Oka's Avatar
    05-06-2021, 11:47 AM
    Oka replied to a thread Fluid leaking in 2001-2007 XC70 (V70XC)
    Just an update on what started this thread. I replaced the o-ring, two days now, no leak on the ground. Yippie!
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  • NTXC's Avatar
    05-05-2021, 08:17 PM
    NTXC replied to a thread Fluid leaking in 2001-2007 XC70 (V70XC)
    Seconded. I bought this kit and it made everything a breeze.
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  • Astro14's Avatar
    05-05-2021, 07:39 PM
    Buy this kit: https://www.ipdusa.com/products/4808/Automatic-Transmission-Flush-Hose-Kit-for-Volvo-IPD-107945 Then buy 14 quarts of fluid. ...
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  • Astro14's Avatar
    05-05-2021, 07:37 PM
    The Volvo fluid isnít quite that good. The Volvo fluid is a conventional oil based fluid made by Mobil. Itís rebadged Mobil 3309 at six times the...
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  • NTXC's Avatar
    05-05-2021, 05:50 PM
    NTXC replied to a thread Fluid leaking in 2001-2007 XC70 (V70XC)
    An in-line filter is something you have to add yourself (I did). Personally I wouldn’t drain, just push a certain amount out (2 quarts), fill 2...
    25 replies | 526 view(s)
  • Oka's Avatar
    05-05-2021, 03:43 PM
    Oka replied to a thread Fluid leaking in 2001-2007 XC70 (V70XC)
    Just spoke to the Volvo dealer and he said AMSOIL is the same as the Volvo OEM fluid and is cheaper ($18.75/Qt). Thanks for the information.
    25 replies | 526 view(s)
  • Oka's Avatar
    05-05-2021, 03:40 PM
    Oka replied to a thread Fluid leaking in 2001-2007 XC70 (V70XC)
    I saw and tagged the video. Wondering he has an "In-Line Filter". In my case, the fluid has been leaking for years now till I finally decided to...
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  • Astro14's Avatar
    05-05-2021, 02:39 PM
    Toyota T-IV is a good choice. Iíve used it for awhile. I get a discount for a case. Iíve also used AMSOIL and Valvoline import multi vehicle...
    25 replies | 526 view(s)
  • NTXC's Avatar
    05-05-2021, 08:26 AM
    NTXC replied to a thread Fluid leaking in 2001-2007 XC70 (V70XC)
    Based on the recommendations from this forum I’ve been using Toyota IV fluid for my XC70 for nearly 50K miles now. It’s literally the same stuff...
    25 replies | 526 view(s)
  • Oka's Avatar
    05-05-2021, 01:45 AM
    Oka replied to a thread Fluid leaking in 2001-2007 XC70 (V70XC)
    Got the ring ($3.51) from the dealer and replaced it. For some reason, I decided to check the fluid level since the leak has been since a little...
    25 replies | 526 view(s)
  • Astro14's Avatar
    05-02-2021, 06:00 PM
    I believe that it is the same size as the cooler line o-rings. Might be worth stopping by Volvo and chatting with the parts folks, or, if you've...
    25 replies | 526 view(s)
  • Oka's Avatar
    05-02-2021, 05:06 PM
    Oka replied to a thread Fluid leaking in 2001-2007 XC70 (V70XC)
    Hello folks, am struggling to find which ring it is. All am finding are for the cooling, at the radiator. Any help on which ring is at the...
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  • Oka's Avatar
    05-02-2021, 12:55 PM
    Oka replied to a thread Fluid leaking in 2001-2007 XC70 (V70XC)
    Yeah, I should do that from the dealer. Is that line under pressure for when I pull it out. Sure there will be fluid pouring out. When the ring is...
    25 replies | 526 view(s)
  • Oka's Avatar
    05-02-2021, 12:51 PM
    Oka replied to a thread Fluid leaking in 2001-2007 XC70 (V70XC)
    Few years back, I got the car with a bad transmission. I got it rebuilt before I can drive it. I'll replace the seal since the bolt is tight....
    25 replies | 526 view(s)
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