home register FAQ memberlist calendar

Go Back   Turbobricks Forums > Mechanical > maintenance & nonperformance

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-14-2017, 11:30 PM   #1
photoman327
Board Member
 
photoman327's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: North Alabama
Default M-46 service

Need to service the M-46 in my 84 242 and the book call for Type F or Type G. Call the dealer in Huntsville and they said Type G goes in the M-47 as well. Is the type G the mineral oil that you don't replace? Also where do you get a pan gasket or do I make my own? Car now has 144,000.
photoman327 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2017, 11:47 PM   #2
Redwood Chair
K-jet For Life
 
Redwood Chair's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: SF CA
Default

Type F.
__________________
Raise The Lowered


Image hosted by servimg.com

Quote:
Originally Posted by hiperfauto View Post
Folks on here don't know a good deal when they see it.
Redwood Chair is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2017, 11:59 PM   #3
photoman327
Board Member
 
photoman327's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: North Alabama
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Redwood Chair View Post
Type F.
I know but it did not smell Like Type F.
photoman327 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2017, 12:13 AM   #4
Redwood Chair
K-jet For Life
 
Redwood Chair's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: SF CA
Default

Well it's ~20 years old, what do you expect it to smell like?

Or what Jim-Bob had to put in there, or band-aid the O rings?
Redwood Chair is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2017, 12:19 AM   #5
planetman
Board Member
 
planetman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Torrance, CA
Default

I have always used ATF in M46s.

However if you have to have type G, I found this website in the UK.

http://www.carlube.co.uk/transmissio...smission-fluid

I have aftermarket oil pan gaskets for the J/P O/D for $9.60. Volvo OE pan gasket is $22.67.
__________________
Eric
Hi Performance Automotive Service (formerly OVO or Old Volvos Only)
Torrance, CA 90502
planetman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2017, 12:26 AM   #6
quillc
yv1a.com
 
quillc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Kitsap, Wa
Default

Greenbook says type F for M46.

That said, I've seen people run all kinds of fluids.

Redline makes a synthetic type F.

IPD sells pan gaskets, but I've always just made my own from a sheet of FelPro that I have. Easy-peasy.
__________________
Chris
www.yv1a.com
quillc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2017, 12:33 AM   #7
photoman327
Board Member
 
photoman327's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: North Alabama
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Redwood Chair View Post
Well it's ~20 years old, what do you expect it to smell like?

Or what Jim-Bob had to put in there, or band-aid the O rings?
Even burnt Type F should smell like type F. Never smelled anything like it. Will check in the morning.
photoman327 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2017, 12:34 AM   #8
Simi
:3
 
Simi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Orlando, FL
Default

I have heard that Type F, 10w30 or 10w40 will work.

I am running 10w40 and I noticed that the box shifted smoother.
Simi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2017, 12:36 AM   #9
photoman327
Board Member
 
photoman327's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: North Alabama
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by quillc View Post
Greenbook says type F for M46.

That said, I've seen people run all kinds of fluids.

Redline makes a synthetic type F.

IPD sells pan gaskets, but I've always just made my own from a sheet of FelPro that I have. Easy-peasy.
That's is what I did when I had the 86 740 m-46. May have some type G.
photoman327 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2017, 12:40 AM   #10
photoman327
Board Member
 
photoman327's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: North Alabama
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Simi View Post
I have heard that Type F, 10w30 or 10w40 will work.

I am running 10w40 and I noticed that the box shifted smoother.
Heard the same thing and jumped the gun and ordered redline MTL that I may not use if I have some G.
photoman327 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2017, 09:28 AM   #11
Cwazywazy
Board Member
 
Cwazywazy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Granby CT
Default

I just used el cheapo type F from Carquest. Works just fine, beats having nasty 20+ year old ATF by a lot.
Cwazywazy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2017, 11:56 AM   #12
photoman327
Board Member
 
photoman327's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: North Alabama
Default

Right! I have the right stuff from Volvo and after seeing the specs I would use Mobil 1 75wt gear oil. It's slick ****. Got some Redline coming and will check the spec but Mobil much cheaper[URL=http://s1335.photobucket.com/user/Impalaman6/media/Mobile%20Uploads/2017-02/D9D816E8-9695-489B-ADA3-3CFED29015DC_zpsg6nzxdkg.jpg.html][/
photoman327 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2017, 12:03 PM   #13
photoman327
Board Member
 
photoman327's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: North Alabama
Default

10-40 will work but check the specs of the right stuff and check that paint that has not been washed since I rubbed on it two weeks ago. Now for the rest of the car ! LOL
photoman327 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2017, 12:48 PM   #14
oldschoolvolvo
Board Member
 
oldschoolvolvo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Lancaster, PA
Default

Good on ya.
__________________
-Mike
1998 V70 T5
1979 242 DL+T |Project Thread| |Feedback|
oldschoolvolvo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2017, 08:12 PM   #15
photoman327
Board Member
 
photoman327's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: North Alabama
Default

Got the redline MTL in and it half dozen in one hand and 6 in the other. Going to see if I still have a material data sheet on the Mobil 1. Now thinging Redline or Volvo type G since both designed for manual transmission and redline may be the choice for extended periods. Type F although recommended not nearly as good as the the three mentioned. My car now at 144,000, will get the good stuff since I can't build a M-46.
photoman327 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2017, 08:22 PM   #16
Tuff240
240 Ninja
 
Tuff240's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Central California
Default

I've run Type F, Valvoline 10-30, 10-40, 20-50 and Redline MTL. Seemed to like the MTL best. Just my 2 cents.
__________________
"The Parts Counter Guy"
Tuff240 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2017, 08:50 PM   #17
photoman327
Board Member
 
photoman327's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: North Alabama
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tuff240 View Post
I've run Type F, Valvoline 10-30, 10-40, 20-50 and Redline MTL. Seemed to like the MTL best. Just my 2 cents.
How often do you you change it?
photoman327 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2017, 08:55 PM   #18
Cwazywazy
Board Member
 
Cwazywazy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Granby CT
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by photoman327 View Post
How often do you you change it?
Volvo says it's for life after the break in change. 10-20 year intervals is probably fine IMO.
Cwazywazy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2017, 08:57 PM   #19
Tuff240
240 Ninja
 
Tuff240's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Central California
Default

Rarely do I own a car long enough that I need to change it.
Orange car I did all fluids every track day.
Other than that, I like to change any oil when it starts changing colors. Usually WAY before the recommended intervals. Takes some watching and testing to figure out. Redline motor oil in my orange 242 would start changing color around the 1500 mile mark depending on how hard I had been driving it.
Tuff240 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2017, 12:55 AM   #20
photoman327
Board Member
 
photoman327's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: North Alabama
Default

Well, I keep them until the cows come home. Part of my overdrive issue was low fluid. Measured what I drained out and it was only 1.6 qts.

Last edited by photoman327; 02-16-2017 at 06:02 PM..
photoman327 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2017, 06:15 PM   #21
photoman327
Board Member
 
photoman327's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: North Alabama
Default

Serviced the M-46 and made the gasket
photoman327 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:59 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.