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My service rep said that 300.00 of that is for the fluid only. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0"> Anybody care to comment? I just installed the IPD stage2 software and IPD suggests that I change the fluid in my auto tranny every 20,000-30,000 miles.And change the plugs at thaat same time. I have 20,000 on her now. Thanks in advance, Rick
 

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i could see a dealer trying to rip you off by overcharging on labor, because they can be sneaky about that (to those folks who don't pay attention to detail)..<br>but trying to overcharge on an actual product?<br>man, thats just plain bold!<br>tell them to put a sock in it and get the oil yourself <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: I was quoted 425.00 to change my transmission fluid??????????? (Mash)

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Mash</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">My service rep said that 300.00 of that is for the fluid only. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0"> Anybody care to comment? I just installed the IPD stage2 software and IPD suggests that I change the fluid in my auto tranny every 20,000-30,000 miles.And change the plugs at thaat same time. I have 20,000 on her now. Thanks in advance, Rick</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Wasn't there a thread a while back where someone's dealer had said that the Volvo transmissions were "maintenance free". This is too funny.<p>$425 for tranny fluid is really bad. I mean, the Jiffy Lube only charges you about $150, so i would think a good indy could do it for no more than $200.<p>As for the fluid, use the type called for in the <A HREF="http://apps.volvocars.us/ownersdocs/2004/2004_V70/04v70_09.htm#pg148" TARGET="_blank">manual</A>. I'm sure that one of our preferred Volvo parts guys (John @ Boston, Red @ Brentwood) could get you a reasonable price. At 8 quarts, that's $38/quart they want!
 

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and voila!<p><A HREF="http://apps.volvocars.us/ownersdocs/2000/2000_SV70/00sv70_09.htm#pg137" TARGET="_blank">http://apps.volvocars.us/owner...pg137</A>
 

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Re: I was quoted 425.00 to change my transmission fluid??????????? (needsdecaf)

Thanks.
 

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Re: I was quoted 425.00 to change my transmission fluid??????????? (Mash)

I though these transmission get synthetic fluid, which I believe is expensive...
 

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Re: I was quoted 425.00 to change my transmission fluid??????????? (Mash)

No way man ... check this link and look at what I specified for the search:<p><A HREF="http://store.summitracing.com/egnsearch.asp?N=4294925094+4294858309+4294872943+115+4294906186" TARGET="_blank">http://store.summitracing.com/...06186</A><p>... it's expensive, but certainly not THAT expensive .... what a rip-off.<p>[ edit ]<p>Calculate how much fluid 300 dollars can buy and call the dealer and ask if that number is the capacity of your R tranny <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> .
 

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Re: I was quoted 425.00 to change my transmission fluid??????????? (pizzapizza)

I just got off of the phone with Ken @ IPD. He stated that 12 quarts of FULLY SYNTHETIC fluid is used. IPD recommended Mobil 3309 Synthetic. It is 120.00 for the 12 quarts (10.00 each) The Dealer (stealer) charges 25.00 a quart and IPD says that the Mobil 3309 has the exact same make as the dealers sythetic fluid. So Dealer =300.00 for fluid and 125.00 for labor. My local tranny shop is 50.00 for the labor and I will use the Mobil 3309 @120.00 for 12 quarts. Dealer 425.00 Local shop 170.00. I guess I know where I am going <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: I was quoted 425.00 to change my transmission fluid??????????? (Mash)

Automatic: JWS 3309 is want the R uses in the GT
 

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Why would you think that specs for a 2000 S/V70 would be applicable to a P2 R?<p>If you'll look in the owner's manual for the R, you'll find the following:<br>Manual (M66) = 2.1 US quarts<br>Auto (TF-80SC) = 7.4 US quarts<p>Transmission fluid:<br>M66 = MTF 97309<br>TF-80SC = JWS 3309<p>For the auto, it's definitely synthetic tranny fluid. <p>Also, the transmissions ARE designed to not need servicing. IPD may recommend with their upgrade, but changing the tranny fluid isn't part of Volvo recommended servicing for the car.<p>I think the cost should be about 5 to 6 bucks per quart, FYI, but I'm looking into cost right now.
 

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Re: I was quoted 425.00 to change my transmission fluid??????????? (needsdecaf)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>needsdecaf</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I mean, the Jiffy Lube only charges you about $150, so i would think a good indy could do it for no more than $200.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I can't tell you how many engines and trannies we've had to replace thanks to Jiffy Lube. You couldn't PAY me to take my car there.
 

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Re: I was quoted 425.00 to change my transmission fluid??????????? (Mash)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Mash</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I just got off of the phone with Ken @ IPD. He stated that 12 quarts of FULLY SYNTHETIC fluid is used. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>According to the manual (the underlined manual in my post above was actually a link <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> ) the fill is only 8 Quarts. <p>Also, Lee, are you posting for an '06? That is not the data shown for an '04 (see my link above) for the amount of fluid or the type.<p>And I was NOT recommending that he take his car to Jiffy Lube, merely noting the prices. That's why I said an Indie shop should be able to do it for $200 (you know, you have to pay the mechanics there more than you pay the monkeys at Jiffy Lube).
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>R Salesman</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Auto (TF-80SC) = 7.4 US quarts</TD></TR></TABLE><p>That's for an 06. I just realized MASH has an 04. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> My bad! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>MASH -- make SURE you check your owner's manual for the R's tranny capacity. You do NOT want to overfill.
 

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Re: I was quoted 425.00 to change my transmission fluid??????????? (needsdecaf)

Weird. I wonder why both IPD and the Dealer are charging for 12 quarts?
 

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Mobil (JWS) 3309<br>GM-H Specification No. HN 2414 (GM 9986195)<br>Toyota Type T-IV Fluid<br>Ford WSS-M2C924-A<p>all the same<br>
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>needsdecaf</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">thanks for stealing my thunder, Phuz, my underlined manual was actually a link <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p><br>scrolling up...up...up....oooohhhh yeah. my bad <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"><p>oops.
 

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Re: I was quoted 425.00 to change my transmission fluid??????????? (Mash)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Mash</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Weird. I wonder why both IPD and the Dealer are charging for 12 quarts?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>12 quarts is to allow you to flush until clean fluid comes out using our flush kit. If you only want to drain and fill, then 8 will do it. <p>Sorry for the confusion--
 
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