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  1. #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by tosoutherncars View Post
    Astro, thank you SO much for posting this. I have a 90 mile 2005 XC70, and have only recently installed a hitch. Was looking for a good aftermarket cooling solution; you have clearly done this right. Very helpful, especially with parts numbers etc.

    Regards,
    Duncan
    Duncan:

    I just did Astro's setup, minus the cooler, on my R just two weeks ago. Super simple to do once you get the nose off the car. Everything is right there. Only differences on mine is that I used a filter mount where the hose connections are straight out the top rather than at right angles because I angled the filter down at about a 45 angle. I also used rivnuts (or nutserts) and M10x25 bolts to retain the filter mount to the frame rail.

    I already have a Magnefine on my XC, but I think I'm going to change it over to Astro's setup next service as it makes tranny filter changes really easy and the larger filter has to be more effective. And it is pretty cheap to do as it came in at less than $100 CDN for the mount, filter, hoses and needed hardware. Well worth doing.

    Cheers,

    Bill
    Western Head, NS CDN

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  2. #12
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    Thanks guys.

    An update.

    The car has 191,000 on it now. It got a flush at about 188,000, along with a new filter (and a host of other work) and is now in the gentle hands of my oldest daughter in Saint Louis. She's a med student, and needs a car for her rotations.

    Trans still works perfectly. The car was a pleasure to drive out there in January of this year. If looked after properly, the Volvo P2, including the "weak" transmission, is a good, durable car.
    Last edited by Astro14; 05-31-2017 at 01:29 PM.
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  3. #13
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    Well, 2 1/2 years later - the V70T5 soldiers on in Salt Lake City. It has over 210,000 miles on it now.

    It leads an active life: commuting to the hospital, driving to various sights around the city, heading up to the mountains for skiing and hiking.

    It still shifts perfectly, in cold and hot weather, in hard use and in city traffic.

    All good.
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  4. #14
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    Quote Originally Posted by Astro14 View Post
    Well, 2 1/2 years later - the V70T5 soldiers on in Salt Lake City. It has over 210,000 miles on it now.

    It leads an active life: commuting to the hospital, driving to various sights around the city, heading up to the mountains for skiing and hiking.

    It still shifts perfectly, in cold and hot weather, in hard use and in city traffic.

    All good.
    Glad to hear it, I took your direction to do the same job when I replaced my radiator. Thanks again.

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    If I may, I have a question about the flush procedure.

    I've done this 3 times on my 03 - first two times were by removing the top line and sending it to a jug - fill - repeat.

    The 3rd time, I drained the pan - filled - went through the gears with engine running - drained the pan - filled - repeat until I put 12 quarts through.

    The obvious question now is why bother with the cooler line to get the fluid out?
    If I'm starting the car, running through the gears then draining, whats the difference?
    Both processes cycle the fluid through the system - correct?

    Considering the issues you typically have and I had prior to flushing and now its been almost a year and no issues, seems doing it this way worked fine.

    Thoughts? Comments? Thanks........

  6. #16
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    The multiple drain and fills mix the fluid, then you drain out a mix. Eventually, you can get close to fresh fluid, but it will take more fluid than a cooler line flush and you'll never get to 100% clean. Each time you mix it, then drain about 40% (3.5 quart drain of an 8.0 quart internal capacity). If you take a container, and remove a mix, then add 40% clean, then repeat, even after 4 times through, you're near 85% fresh, but will never get to 100%.

    When you do the cooler line flush, the pump is sucking up 100% clean fluid from the pan, and forcing it through all the internal parts. When you get clean fluid coming out of the cooler line, it's 100% clean throughout the transmission, since you've been putting 100% clean fluid into the pan.
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