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Going to do the transmission fluid change. Decided to do the Diff and bevel gear while I'm at it. <p>1. With diff and bevel gear, should I stick to the Volvo gear oils or are you guys/gals using and alternative? Maybe something that you can find locally?<p>2. For the rear diff change, did most you guys use a jack to lift the rear end or did you drive backwards onto a ramp.. And do I have to worry about front bumper clearance?<p>3. Is the bevel gear and the angle gear the same thing? If not move to question 4.<p>4. I have 50k on the car, should I change the angle gear fluid too? If so is there a DIY (prefer with pics) out there?
 

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Re: going to do some fluid changes. Have ?s. (o2k)

bevel gear = angle gear<p><A HREF="http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=81428" TARGET="_blank">http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=81428</A><br>
 

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Re: going to do some fluid changes. Have ?s. (FEO)

also look here <A HREF="http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=110525&postid=1141427" TARGET="_blank">http://forums.swedespeed.com/z...41427</A><p>
 

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Awesome!<br>Thanks for reminding me, I need to change mine ASAP (65K miles).<br>Great links BTW. <p>So here's the parts list (sourced from above links), just for my own reference.<p>Fluids<br>6mt tranny: part #1161745 (75W-90 API GL-4 fully synthetic) capacity:2.3L <br> Equivalent- Redline MT-90 <br>Angle gear: part #1161648 (API GL-5 BOT) capacity: .8L <br> Equivalent-?<br>Rear Diff: part #1161620 (API GL-5 Low friction) capacity: .7L<br> Equivalent-?<br>AOC: part #1161641 capacity: .8L<p>+ 5 aluminum washers (2 for tranny, 1 on angle gear, 1 rear diff, 1 AOC)<p>Special tools:<br>Oil pump<br>24mm socket (tranny fill plug)<br>Swivel w/ 6" extension (rear diff)<p>Anything else?<br>Any recommendation on aftermarket tranny/angle gear/rear diff fluids?<br>
 

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Re: going to do some fluid changes. Have ?s. (FEO)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>FEO</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">also look here <A HREF="http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=110525&postid=1141427" TARGET="_blank">http://forums.swedespeed.com/z...41427</A><p></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Thank You!
 

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I wanted to know also, can we use, say royal purple products for GT fluid change? If so, anyone done that? Anyone sternly against it?
 

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I Flushed My Fluids At 30k.<br>1. Rear Diff Was Dark and Had Sparkley Flakes In It. A Royal Pain In The Ass To Do By The Way!<br>2. The Haldex Fluid Was Dark, But Not Black. Not So Bad To Do.<br>3.The Bevel Gear Fluid Was Discolored. Drilled A Hole Thru The Hole For The Bottom Bolt. Drained and Refilled. Not Bad To Do.<br>4. I Flushed My 6 Spd GT Transmission At 17k and 30k. Dark Both Times.Used The Fatory Fluid The First Time But Then Used The BG Synthetic The Second Time. This Is A Pain To Do Due To No Dipstick. You Have To Remove The Air Box and Hook Up To Vida To Monitor Fluid Temp. Pull The Overflow Plug At 50-60c To Adjust To Proper Level.<br>5. Drain And Filled Coolant With The Volvo Blue Stuff and Distilled H2O.<br>6. Used A New Turkey Baster To Suck Dry The Power Steering Resv., Refilled With The Green Synthetic, Ran Car, Turned Lock To Lock and Repeated 5 Times.<br>7. Of Course Changed The Engine Oil For The 12th Time Since I Bought It AND For The First Time Did Not Have A Ball Of Fuzz On The Magnetic Drain Plug Since The Last RED LINE 10w-30 Fluid Change. All Prior Oil Changes Had Either Syntec or Mobile 1 EP.<br>8. Flushed The Brakes With ATE Super Blue Fluid. Gotta Keep With The Whole Blue Color Thang.<br>Sorry I Have Not Pics! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthdown.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>brettborders</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I Flushed My Fluids At 30k.<br>1. Rear Diff Was Dark and Had Sparkley Flakes In It. A Royal Pain In The Ass To Do By The Way!<br>2. The Haldex Fluid Was Dark, But Not Black. Not So Bad To Do.<br>3.The Bevel Gear Fluid Was Discolored. Drilled A Hole Thru The Hole For The Bottom Bolt. Drained and Refilled. Not Bad To Do.<br>4. I Flushed My 6 Spd GT Transmission At 17k and 30k. Dark Both Times.Used The Fatory Fluid The First Time But Then Used The BG Synthetic The Second Time. This Is A Pain To Do Due To No Dipstick. You Have To Remove The Air Box and Hook Up To Vida To Monitor Fluid Temp. Pull The Overflow Plug At 50-60c To Adjust To Proper Level.<br>5. Drain And Filled Coolant With The Volvo Blue Stuff and Distilled H2O.<br>6. Used A New Turkey Baster To Suck Dry The Power Steering Resv., Refilled With The Green Synthetic, Ran Car, Turned Lock To Lock and Repeated 5 Times.<br>7. Of Course Changed The Engine Oil For The 12th Time Since I Bought It AND For The First Time Did Not Have A Ball Of Fuzz On The Magnetic Drain Plug Since The Last RED LINE 10w-30 Fluid Change. All Prior Oil Changes Had Either Syntec or Mobile 1 EP.<br>8. Flushed The Brakes With ATE Super Blue Fluid. Gotta Keep With The Whole Blue Color Thang.<br>Sorry I Have Not Pics! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthdown.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Wow, 2500 mile oil changes. I would have had to do one every month for the last year...thats a lot of oil...
 

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I Hate The Environment. I Won't Be Around 100 Years From Now To Enjoy It. JJ <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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I used various redline oils in my transmission, bevel, AOC, and rear diff. <p>I have always had good luck with redline and they are within the specifications for the oil weight that volvo calls for, just remember if it calls for GL-4 use GL-4 if you need GL-5 then use that. DO NOT mix the 2.<p>thanks,<p>-Colin
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>brettborders</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I Hate The Environment. I Won't Be Around 100 Years From Now To Enjoy It. JJ <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>I'm no hippie, but that's a surprising lack of concern for an intelligent person. If not for you, then for the next generation. You could've at least recycled the fluids properly.<p>Off my soapbox now...<p><br>This is a great thread, since many of us are approaching full fluid swaps this spring/summer.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>T5 for Life</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">This is a great thread, since many of us are approaching full fluid swaps this spring/summer.</TD></TR></TABLE><br> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>T5 for Life</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>I'm no hippie, but that's a surprising lack of concern for an intelligent person. If not for you, then for the next generation. You could've at least recycled the fluids properly.</TD></TR></TABLE><br> Did I Say I Didn't Recycle? It Was A Joke. The Longer I Keep My 4 Volvo's On The Road, The Better For Mother Earth, Right? And If I Keep The Best Possible Fuel In It? And If I Keep It Maintained A Best As Possible?<br>I Love My Volvo's Soo Much That I Maintain Them Better Than My Own Body. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0">
 
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