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I had my 90K service at the dealer and was told that my transmission fluid was very dark needed to be flushed. <p>My boyfriend researched this online and read that only Mobil ATF 3309 transmission fluid should be used and that the Normal Dexron III / Mercon fluid will lead to transmission failure.<p>However, I called an independant mechanic I usually use and he said that the info on his computer says to use Dexron III / Mercon fluid.<p>What transmission fluid is to be used for a 1998 Volvo S70 GLT and how much should this cost?<p>Many thanks,<br>Allison<br>
 

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Your indy mechanic is right. '98's used the DestronIII/Mercron, or if you're like me you can switch over to Mobil-1 Synthetic ATF, <B>NOT MOBIL-3309</B>. 3309 is only for 5 speed automatics found in 2000 and newer Volvo's.
 

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The moral is NEVER listen to your boyfriend..who knows what he wrongly might spew out next <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Transmission Fluid for Volvo 1998 S70 GLT (allisonw)

Hey, a volvo neighbor!! If you ever see a navy blue S70 with an IPD flag on the back, wave or something...<p>But regarding your question.. everything I've heard backs up the advice given by the previous two posters -- both of them <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0">
 
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