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Old 06-16-2019, 09:01 PM   #1
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Default 2000 xc70 transmission fluid?

I’ve only owned red block Volvo’s and I just picked up a 2000 xc70. What transmission fluid do these cars use? It’s fairly clean but I’d like to flush it
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Old 06-17-2019, 12:52 PM   #2
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I would not flush it, a simple drain and fill is fine those transmissions are not really tough. http://www.wolfshead.com/universal-s...ic-atf-qt.html is what we used on those older car with great results.
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Old 06-17-2019, 08:33 PM   #3
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Valvoline maxlife works well. It's $150 to have a Valvoline shop do it. Way worth the headache/mess.
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Dexron/Mercon is fine, 2000 should still have the 4-speed. 5-speed autos need the fancy expensive stuff.
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Old 06-18-2019, 09:51 PM   #5
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Dexron III if your car has the 4 speed. I thought a 2000 would have been equipped with a 5 speed AT.

If your 4 speed AT shifts fine now there should be no harm in flushing it. You can do it yourself with some tubing and accurately marked milk jugs. The tubing will fit snugly over a disconnected transmission cooler line. I think Ipd actually sells a kit for this process.

I usually pump out 2 quarts at a time, turn off car, dump two fresh quarts in. Repeat this until the fluid coming out of the car is red.
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Dexron III if your car has the 4 speed. I thought a 2000 would have been equipped with a 5 speed AT.

If your 4 speed AT shifts fine now there should be no harm in flushing it. You can do it yourself with some tubing and accurately marked milk jugs. The tubing will fit snugly over a disconnected transmission cooler line. I think Ipd actually sells a kit for this process.

I usually pump out 2 quarts at a time, turn off car, dump two fresh quarts in. Repeat this until the fluid coming out of the car is red.
The XC is the only 4 speed that year. The R and NA got a 5 speed.
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What they ^^^^ said.

Grab some tubing, pull the hose out of the radiator, install tubing, start it up, pump a couple quarts out, refill, repeat until clean. IPD has directions on their site as well.

I used some cheap dexron for the initial flush then followed it with M1 multi-car ATF since I run that in other vehicles and keep it in stock. Never had an issue with that trans and it's still on the road today. The newer 55-50's run the 3309 fluid but the older 50-42's are still Dexron.
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Old 06-19-2019, 10:29 AM   #8
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https://www.ipdusa.com/products/4808...kit-ipd-107945

I used Valvoline Dex/Merc in my 98 w/ 4spd and did the milk jug flush every 20-30k. Never had an issue with the trans.
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