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Hey guys...I want to do a tranny flush for my 07 R....I just couldnt seem to find a good write up about it on the forums here and I know a lot of you might have done a flush already but just want to know what the proper procedure is.

1) What type of oil brand, oil weight to use?
2) Is there such a thing as needing to have the Oil life meter reset within the actual TCM itself after flushing is complete?
3) How many quarts of oil are needed for a thorough flush?
4) Also, is the top 55 Torx screw an actual fill hole?


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Hey guys...I want to do a tranny flush for my 07 R....I just couldnt seem to find a good write up about it on the forums here and I know a lot of you might have done a flush already but just want to know what the proper procedure is.

1) What type of oil brand, oil weight to use?
2) Is there such a thing as needing to have the Oil life meter reset within the actual TCM itself after flushing is complete?
3) How many quarts of oil are needed for a thorough flush?
4) Also, is the top 55 Torx screw an actual fill hole?


Thanks!
There was a thread awhile back with good info, I'll have to find it for you. To answer some of your questions, you want to find Mobil 3309 or Toyota type IV fluid. The fill hole is a fill hole, but you won't be able to do a full flush just by pouring in there. IPD sells a flush kit, but you have to rig it a little on the 06-07 because there is no dipstick.
 

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Is there a filter for this transmission? Other than the thread where someone added an aftermarket spin on filter, I haven't seen any mention to one.
 

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Is there a filter for this transmission? Other than the thread where someone added an aftermarket spin on filter, I haven't seen any mention to one.
Nope...not that I know of or seen in the volvo parts catalogue...
 

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Nope...not that I know of or seen in the volvo parts catalogue...
No filter, no dipstick. Pain in the a$$. I just installed a tranny cooler and Magnefine filter on mine. Took about 2 hours to do. Cooler went inside behind driver's side fog-light grill. Diverted the bottom cooler line off the radiator. I wanted the peace of mind of having the filter on with cooler tranny temps.

I bought a cooler like this one.

http://www.andysautosport.com/volvo...ion/automatic_transmission_coolers/mishimoto/

Magnefine

http://magnefinefilters.com/?gclid=CLbI39-ura8CFcUSNAod63QLqA
 

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There is actually a drain plug under the car and you will see the fill plug after you remove the air box.
Do a search and you can see how to do it.
 

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There is actually a drain plug under the car and you will see the fill plug after you remove the air box.
Do a search and you can see how to do it.

If I unscrew the drain plug form underneathe....is that going to drain the entire transmission fluid all at once? or just some? I wanna be careful about this drain screw actually.
 

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There are two parts of the plug.
If you unscrew the big one you will drain the fluid.
There is a smaller part which is the leveler.
You would want to drain untill it just drip out from the smaller plug.
I don't know how to explain it.
Some one here actually have photo and instruction on this.
 

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There are two parts of the plug.
If you unscrew the big one you will drain the fluid.
There is a smaller part which is the leveler.
You would want to drain untill it just drip out from the smaller plug.
I don't know how to explain it.
Some one here actually have photo and instruction on this.


I have a Word document that I made from VIDA that shows how to check the fluid level.

Sorry, I don't know how to attach it :confused: but if you email me I'll send it to you.

[email protected]
 

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There was a thread awhile back with good info, I'll have to find it for you. To answer some of your questions, you want to find Mobil 3309 or Toyota type IV fluid. The fill hole is a fill hole, but you won't be able to do a full flush just by pouring in there. IPD sells a flush kit, but you have to rig it a little on the 06-07 because there is no dipstick.
Im leaning more towards getting Toyota IV ATF...do i have to get it from toyota or can I get another brand that says its Toyota Type-IV compatible? Also, how many quarts are neededfor a full completed flush?
 

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I would use 15...and I do.

Ok...I went to autozone and bought 15 quarts of the Castrol Transmax Import Multi-Vehicle ATF which says its Toyota Type IV compatible...we'll see how this goes!
 

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I completed the tranny flush....the oil was well worn out, it looked like a real dark purple color...I successfully completed it with 15 quarts for the a full flush....I drove the car, shifts way better...ill post pics up later...! so far so good!
 

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I completed the tranny flush....the oil was well worn out, it looked like a real dark purple color...I successfully completed it with 15 quarts for the a full flush....I drove the car, shifts way better...ill post pics up later...! so far so good!
Do the R forum a huge favor and post up a full pic'd writeup! :D
 

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I completed the tranny flush....the oil was well worn out, it looked like a real dark purple color...I successfully completed it with 15 quarts for the a full flush....I drove the car, shifts way better...ill post pics up later...! so far so good!
good job!
 

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good job!

Thank you sir...! im resizing pics right now...hopefully ill have a good write up by this week posted!
 

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>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>This whole process took me about 45 mins to do<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

1) Take a large empty gallon of milk, or other type of clear plastic container (in this case i used a giant, empty protein powder jug). Measure 2 quarts of water in the large container by filling up TWICE an empty, single quart size oil containter.
2)Then draw the 2 Qrt. mark on the jub and then cut the container from there so that you can get better pouring clearance and so you can see how much its pouring out when you flush. (just like in this picture)

<a href="http://s1070.photobucket.com/albums/u490/oscarcerda/Tranny%20Flush/?action=view&current=IMG_0419copy.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1070.photobucket.com/albums/u490/oscarcerda/Tranny%20Flush/IMG_0419copy.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

3) Get a 2.5 foot by 0.5 inch diameter vinyl tube. (Hardware store)
4) Remove ram-air duct and the air box for better clearance. But make sure to hook back up and connect the MAF sensor to the intake so that you can turn on the car accordingly and not trigger a CEL.

5) Then disconnect the Top Transmission oil return line (top connector). Make sure to place a rag right underneath because you spill like about 2 tablespoons of oil. (As shown in picture you can see the dirty oil comming out as well)

<a href="http://s1070.photobucket.com/albums/u490/oscarcerda/Tranny%20Flush/?action=view&current=IMG_0420copy.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1070.photobucket.com/albums/u490/oscarcerda/Tranny%20Flush/IMG_0420copy.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

6) Next insert your vinyl hose into radiator/trans cooler hole...it will slip in perfectly (unless you have the wrong diameter size).

<a href="http://s1070.photobucket.com/albums/u490/oscarcerda/Tranny%20Flush/?action=view&current=IMG_0427copy.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1070.photobucket.com/albums/u490/oscarcerda/Tranny%20Flush/IMG_0427copy.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

7) Unscrew the T-55 screw thats on the top of the transmission (fill hole) and insert a narrow funnel in place (just like in the picture).

<a href="http://s1070.photobucket.com/albums/u490/oscarcerda/Tranny%20Flush/?action=view&current=IMG_0428copy.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1070.photobucket.com/albums/u490/oscarcerda/Tranny%20Flush/IMG_0428copy.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

8) The other end of the vinyl hose will go into the 2 Qrt. container you just cut out. (just like in the first pic)

*******This was a 2 person job from this point forward***************

9) You will have one person hold the hose inplace carefully on the radiator/trans cooler hole and the other person turns on the car for about 10 secs or
so until it flushes out 2 Qrts. of oil

10) Then turn the car off immediately. Then go ahead and dump the 2 Qrts into a large container like I have here.

<a href="http://s1070.photobucket.com/albums/u490/oscarcerda/Tranny%20Flush/?action=view&current=IMG_0424copy.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1070.photobucket.com/albums/u490/oscarcerda/Tranny%20Flush/IMG_0424copy.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

11) Next...Put in 2 Qrts of NEW transmission Oil back into the transmission...

<a href="http://s1070.photobucket.com/albums/u490/oscarcerda/Tranny%20Flush/?action=view&current=IMG_0421copy.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1070.photobucket.com/albums/u490/oscarcerda/Tranny%20Flush/IMG_0421copy.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

12) and then repeat the flush process again (steps 9-11).


The oil starting to get a little better after the 5th flush as you can see here:

<a href="http://s1070.photobucket.com/albums/u490/oscarcerda/Tranny%20Flush/?action=view&current=IMG_0425copy.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1070.photobucket.com/albums/u490/oscarcerda/Tranny%20Flush/IMG_0425copy.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

Then this is how the oil started to look like after completing the 7th flush:

<a href="http://s1070.photobucket.com/albums/u490/oscarcerda/Tranny%20Flush/?action=view&current=IMG_0426copy.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1070.photobucket.com/albums/u490/oscarcerda/Tranny%20Flush/IMG_0426copy.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>


So I completed the entire flush with 15 quarts. As you can see in the beginning how dark the oil was compared to the nice purple oil towards the end of the process.

You will need 15 Quarts of Castrol Transmax Import Multi-Vehicle ATF which says its Toyota Type IV compatible.
You will do a total of 8 mini flush cycles...On the 8th flush, you will only need to take out 1 quart so that what the 15th quart is used.
The manual says that the transmission uses 7.8 quarts of oil.

Once completed, connect the transimission return line back to the radiator hole, put T-55 screw back on
the transmission nicely and put the airbox and the ram-air duct back together . Then take it out for a spin and it works out fine! Ive done 200 miles already since completing the flush, doing about 80-100MPH on the freeway and then tranny shifts much more swiftly now!
 

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Nice write up. I thought the process was to pump new fluid into the disconnected cooler line. What is the advantage of emptying the transmission like this rather than draining from the bottom? Is this emptying the torque converter?
 
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