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  • Astro14's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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...
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  • Oka's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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....
    1 replies | 95 view(s)
  • 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...
    23 replies | 475 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...
    23 replies | 475 view(s)
  • 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...
    6 replies | 1370 view(s)
  • 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!
    23 replies | 475 view(s)
  • 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. ...
    23 replies | 475 view(s)
  • 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...
    23 replies | 475 view(s)
  • 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...
    23 replies | 475 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.
    23 replies | 475 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...
    23 replies | 475 view(s)
  • 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...
    23 replies | 475 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...
    23 replies | 475 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...
    23 replies | 475 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...
    23 replies | 475 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...
    23 replies | 475 view(s)
  • 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...
    23 replies | 475 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....
    23 replies | 475 view(s)
  • Astro14's Avatar
    05-02-2021, 10:46 AM
    Yep. ATF cooler line. Thereís a small o-ring there. O-rings get old, and shrink, crack, or whatever, then leak. So, clean the area, pull the line...
    23 replies | 475 view(s)
  • Xfingers's Avatar
    05-02-2021, 05:52 AM
    That looks like one of your transmission fluid lines. The other end probably connects to your transmission cooler. I took that line off (10mm bolt?)...
    23 replies | 475 view(s)
  • Oka's Avatar
    05-02-2021, 01:22 AM
    Hello folks, what's going on here? The bolt is tight. Thanks
    23 replies | 475 view(s)
  • ironmike's Avatar
    04-29-2021, 09:21 AM
    Same thing with another post I just looked at on this site: It's odd that it was cured since that part number 36002689 is for the EXHAUST VVT but...
    2 replies | 4276 view(s)
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