02 V40 Trans oil 54000 miles

Discussion in 'Volvo V40' started by ransley, Dec 8, 2008.

  1. ransley

    ransley Guest

    I had Volvo do a flush recently, but I want to drain and put in a
    filter. The manual says 8 quarts, but is there oil left in the torque
    converter so you cant just dump in 2 gallons oil, its actualy less?

    I cant find a replacement filter online, does this 5 speed auto have
    one inside it? Everyone says no.

    Is there a transmission drain plug on the pan for easy drains like
    Toyota? I shift higher and hard when cold and sometimes slip on
    takeoff. I can wait till it breaks but new oil has helped with other
    cars so I want to do the only thing I know I can do or that I think
    can be done, that is put in new oil again.
    ransley, Dec 8, 2008
  2. ransley

    johngdole Guest

    5-speed, 1.9L, 2.4L, 2.5L? These all use Aisin-Warner 55-50SN
    transmissions. You can check with http://www.transtarindustries.com/
    They list 89010C (filter w/ rib) and 89010D (filter w/o rib). Funky
    looking things, but no mention of the pan gasket. Good luck.

    The actual amount of ATF you can drain from any transmission will be
    less than total "overhaul" capacity. Usually if you can get 40%-50%
    out you're lucky. The cheaper method is actually 3 repeated drain/
    refill with a short drive in between. The "fluid exchanger" at the
    dealer costs an arm and a leg to service. (I don't think anybody uses
    flush machines any more, just call it that I suppose).

    It uses dino Mobil 3309? Then Toyota dino Type-IV may be cheaper at ~
    $3.75/qt. If you have to spend > $7/qt then might as well get the new
    Mobil-1 fully syn (new formula) ATF.

    johngdole, Dec 12, 2008
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