What transmission fluid should I use....

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by wirry1423, Jul 2, 2005.

  1. wirry1423

    wirry1423 Guest

    Hello to all. I have a 1986 Volvo 240 DL sedan with the aw70 automati
    transmission. What is the manufacturer recommended (or otherwise best
    ATF formulation for my car? Thank you in advance for your help
    wirry1423, Jul 2, 2005
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  2. Dexron. It is also pretty likely the fluid hasn't been changed in a while,
    unless you know otherwise. If that's true, you will want to do either a
    complete fluid change (which involves unfastening a pipe and starting the
    engine a few times while adding fluid in between) or do a few
    empty-and-refill changes over the next couple months. The first method is
    preferable if you have a pro do it or if you want the best DIY method, while
    the second method ultimately uses more fluid but is considerably easier.

    Michael Pardee, Jul 2, 2005
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    wirry1423 Guest

    Actually I do know otherwise. I purchased the vehicle in 2000. In earl
    2002 i had to have a complete rebuild of the original transmission du
    to lack of servicing and my stupidly trying to "rock" the car out of
    snow drift, causing overheating and "stripping" of the planetary gears
    Since that time I have always had the tranny serviced around ever
    12,000 to 15,000 miles and I have had no problems with the exception o
    a burned out overdrive relay which I previously posted about and hav
    subsequently replaced successfully. The fluid level is fine right now
    and relatively clean as I had my last service about 9 months ago.
    simply wanted to know what fluid I should use in case my level eve
    becomes low between servicing periods, for my own personal knowledge s
    that I don't ever put in the wrong ATF fluid. Is Dexron th
    manufacturer recommended fluid or simply a preference from experience?
    If it is not the manuf. rec. fluid, what is? Thank you again
    wirry1423, Jul 3, 2005
  4. It's the official fluid of our '85 AW70. Good to hear your fluid is being
    watched :)

    Michael Pardee, Jul 3, 2005
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    Martijn Guest

    Ford specs !
    Martijn, Jul 3, 2005
  6. wirry1423

    wirry1423 Guest

    Thanks Mike, Dexron it is. Have a great July 4th
    wirry1423, Jul 4, 2005
  7. wirry1423

    wirry1423 Guest

    Stopped at the auto parts store to pick up an extra bottle of tran
    fluid. Found Dexron III. Is this the correct fluid
    wirry1423, Jul 7, 2005
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