safe to use red line mtl in a v70?

Discussion in 'Volvo V70' started by ksampson3, Sep 7, 2006.

  1. ksampson3

    ksampson3 Guest

    i have a 2006 v70 wagon with a MANUAL transmission and am looking to
    replace the transmission fluid. i called the dealer and they want $25 a
    quart (!) for their manual transmission fluid.
    i was wondering if it was ok to use red line's mtl (manual transmission
    lubricant) in it's place. i use red line mtl in my bmw and have had no
    issues with it.

    thanks,
    jim
     
    ksampson3, Sep 7, 2006
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    John Horner Guest

    You could contact Redline tech support and ask. AFAIK, Volvo has never
    published specifications for their magic manual transmission fluid so it
    is hard to know what a suitable substitute might be.

    Redline has an online form you can fill out to get their recommendations
    for your situation:

    http://www.redlineoil.com/tech_requests.asp

    John
     
    John Horner, Sep 8, 2006
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    Tim.. Guest

    It is some magic brew 100% synthetic trans fluid, but as John says, Volvo
    have never published any spec for it. Redline isnt freely available in the
    UK, but certainly Castrol UK nor Morris Lubricants were able to supply
    anything that was suitable when I last checked.

    Tim..
     
    Tim.., Sep 8, 2006
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    James Sweet Guest


    Redline MTL is good quality synthetic stuff which they claim is suitable
    for all manual gearboxes. I'd go ahead and use it, the technology
    doesn't differ much from one manual gearbox to another.
     
    James Sweet, Sep 8, 2006
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