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Took my 2004 T6 in for regular 45000 mi. service today and was dismayed to get a call "recommending" an additional $500 in work including coolant flush ($120), transmission flush ($150) and induction service ($150). Sounds like either this still young car is running mighty dirty or the dealer is trying to make month-end numbers.<p>Anyone else out there with similar "recommendations"? Similar mileage? Did you have the work performed? And if so, at the dealer or elsewhere?<p>Thanks for the feedback.
 

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Re: 45K Service Headaches - system flushes (Cmint)

My 2004 Volvo owners manual on pg 125: "Normally, coolant doesn't need to be changed".<p>In the warranty and service records book, on pg62 it states: if the vehicle is used for towing, change the transmission fluid every 52k miles.<p>
 

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Do get the tranny flush - skip the others for now. You can just a drain and refill of coolant from an independent coolant shouldnt need a flush
 

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Re: 45K Service Headaches - system flushes (doug b)

What is "Induction service"?<p>I would get tranny flash too, but I'd try to find out how they do it -I do it myself on my 850, and it's very easy to do. I suspect that if your tranny has dipstick, and radiator/cooler lines are easy to remove, then you could do it yourself.<br>The cost of Dexron III is about 3.50 x 10= $35.00. So they are charging you $115.00/hr labor - too much. <br>Here in NY it's $105.00/hr.<p>PS<p>Om the other hand, if they use Volvo synthetic fluid, the price is very good.
 
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