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Hi Guys,

Just pruchased a used 2001 S60 T5 (60,000 miles) and just want to know how to maintain this babe and keep her in good shape. Also, what areas should I pay attention to that may have problems with this car. I read that the ETM is faulty on this car. Is this correct?

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Re: newbie-2001 S60 T5 (blackTT55)

If the car is an automatic, have your dealer disable the stop-neutral feature. This will improve shifting.

The ETM now has a 10 yr / 200,000 mile warranty. If it goes, Volvo will replace it free.

The remainder is mostly wear and tear items. Shocks / Struts / Sway Bar End Links / Oil / Trans fluid / Brakes / Tires / Plugs / Filters / Belts.

I bought my '01 2.4t 16 months ago with 57,000 miles and have put on over 30,000 miles. All trouble free.

This is a great car. I hope you have many trouble free miles!!!!!!!!!! Happy motoring.
 

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Re: newbie-2001 S60 T5 (EBender1965)

Figured I would jump on the bandwagon as well and introduce myself...I just bought a 2001 S60 T5...32K on the clock...I LOVE THIS CAR. I am coming from a heavy VW background so I need to be ushered in to the Swedish tuning scene. If anyone is familiar with the VW/Audi scene, this was my past car club...

http://www.dubaudi.com

My background in tuning and styling is derived from hanging with all these guys so I am excited to try and build one of the nicest S60's around. I have alot of competetion from my friends so this is gonna be fun.

To date, what are the hottest S60's on this board/in the market that you all have seen?
 

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Re: (blackTT55)

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Thanks, yes it's an automatic with geartronic. Is there anything I should know about for maintaining the turbo? Thanks.

Just down shut the car off with the turbo still spinning, let is idle 10-20 secs (or just coast the last 10-20 secs of driving) before you turn it off. And dont drive under boost if possible for the first few minutes either, gotta make sure engine oil and coolant have made it to the turbo before it spins and heats up, if you want it to last a long time.
 

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If it goes away in 20 seconds do not worry about it
 

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Re: (deep60)

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variable valve timing while the car is warming up. Sounds great if you have an intake

OK, Thanks.
So can anyone please confirm if if the mobil 3309 ATF can be used as a replacement fluid for my car (2001 S60 T5). The dealer is asking $410.00 for the transmission service and I don't want to spend that amount.
I know a local place where I can purchase 3 gallons (equivalent to 12 quarts) for $49.00 + tax and do it myself.

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Oil change:
No don't get the cheap stuff. It's NOT good for it. You need synthetic oil and an oil change with a proper flush will cost over 200 bucks.

My volvo dealer in victoria canada is charging me 189 plus tax (sale price is on).
 

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OK, Thanks.
So can anyone please confirm if if the mobil 3309 ATF can be used as a replacement fluid for my car (2001 S60 T5). The dealer is asking $410.00 for the transmission service and I don't want to spend that amount.
I know a local place where I can purchase 3 gallons (equivalent to 12 quarts) for $49.00 + tax and do it myself.

Thanks,
I wish there was an icon for rolling around the floor laughing.
This is a 1/2 hour service (plus the expensive fluid, which, trust me no where near that expensive)
Tell your "dealer to take a flying f**k, as he is totally absurd even for California
 

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Oil change: No don't get the cheap stuff. It's NOT good for it. You need synthetic oil and an oil change with a proper flush will cost over 200 bucks. My volvo dealer in victoria canada is charging me 189 plus tax (sale price is on).

That's still pretty pricey. King Volvo down here in Bham charges $40 for a complete flush with Castrol Syntec. http://********************/smile/emthup.gif
 

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Syntec is not a real synthetic - hence a bit of the price difference can be accounted for.

Plus the exchange rate from USD throws an extra 20% on top.

For real Synthetic AMSoil is the best and Mobil one is pretty good quality wise. I think Volvo pushes/stocks Motul brand synthetic if you ask for "Sythectic" at a dealer. You can pickup AMSoil at most Canadian Tire stores.

Just go to Mr Lube, it's faster than waiting at a Volvo dealer and better price.
 

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That's still pretty pricey. King Volvo down here in Bham charges $40 for a complete flush with Castrol Syntec. http://********************/smile/emthup.gif
You can't flush a trans with Syntec and not for $40 anyway, impossible
 

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You can't flush a trans with Syntec and not for $40 anyway, impossible

Maybe that was just for labor then, seeing as it only takes 30 minutes and they charge $80 an hour. Not sure about the fluid though, but they did say it was a synthetic blend made by Castrol (obviously not the same as 10-30W, but from the same product line I'm assuming...)
 

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For tanny flush you need minimum 12 liters (4 gallons). One liter of synthetic oil is $16-$14 CAD. This ensures a clean flush.

I talked to Volvo and that's what they said. Then I confirmed it with another volvo specialist, Chapman Motors. The Volvo dealer prefers to use the "real" oil that Volvo recommends and it's friggin pricy stuff, but they ONLY (unless you ask for it) use it on vehicles under warranty.

Mine is not under warranty anymore so I'm using the other oil that is slightly cheaper... still cost me $189 CAD. I get 15 liter flush plus new oil for that price.

Both Chapman Motors and Volvo said I can use the cheap stuff (it will cost like 40-70 bucks) but they only use that oil in the 850's, 900 and older models.

The S and V models require full synthetic oil and it will be pricy because the oil is so expensive. The labour is peanuts compared to the cost of oil.

Call Chapman Motor in Victoria and ask: 1-250 475 2213.
 
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