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General consensus regarding transmission flush. I have read of many who have used the "Gibbons Method" who are reporting great results. But upon further reading, and a conversation with the shop foreman at the local dealership, I am now a little hesitant. If I do decide to proceed, is a the re-adaptation process always required? 70,000 miles

Would also like to hear what others are using for a brake fluid flush (if you are not using the Volvo fluid).
I was all set to flush with Ate Super Blue, but have now read that many prefer the Ate SL6. Thoughts and comments.

Finally, how are P2 owners lifting their cars with a garage trolley jack? I understand how to get the front end off of the ground and onto jack stands, but has anyone found a suitable central point at the back of the car for placing a trolley jack? Is the process to use the factory jacking points at the side of the car to lift one side and place jack-stands under that side of the car and then lift the other side (also using the factory jacking points followed by jack-stands under that side?
If so: Which of the two (or three?) factory jacking point along a given side of the car would one use...further forward or aft? Is there a concern with "oil-canning" the car if one is going to use the side placed points often?
 

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Jack one side up, put jackstands on, repeat with the other side.

If it's shifting perfectly you don't "have to do the adaptions" but it's always a good idea to have the adaptions reset and do a drive cycle.

Are you going to be tracking the XC? I doubt it
Stock brake fluid should be fine.
If you want it a bit better, replace the hoses with SS hoses
 

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Thanks Jim.
So, no jacking point at the rear of the car?

Which of the two or three jacking points along a given side of the car is best to use, the one locate almost centered on the along the side or the one slightly more forward than that? If one is going to be raising the car in this manor to be able put the car on stands frequently, is there a risk of "oil canning" as per the service bulletin?

I already own the Super Blue, and I would assume that Volvo fluid is as expensive compared to quality, appropriate, substitutes as their other fluids seem to be. My question is, should I be considering the other, lower viscosity fluid from Ate instead of making use of the Super Blue that I have on hand?
 
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