Last edited by gdill2; 08-09-2011 at 08:19 PM.
VolvoBob, I have gotten numerous opinions on the subject of tranny juice for my 1800ES. Stock 4 sp O/D.
80-90 gear lube? (heard that's what Irv runs)
I'm in Texas, so it's hot. Also have a weak 3rd-to-4th synchro, so I double-clutch on that one.
George, can respond to my oil question on this message string?
You won't go far wrong in using what the manual calls for.
I have not had an ES or manual for one but 20 or 30wt standard motor oil works well. NO super antifriction additives! They keep the cone clutch from holding. BTW Irv probably has a different tranny than yours.
Irv's Overdrive is a type D and Ron's is a type J. Irv has been using gear lube since new and thats over 2,700,000 miles as of this past weekend at Ipswitch, Mass. meet when I spoke wth him. Great time if you missed it.
Thanks, George, for the manual sections. Appreciate it!
Washed and waxed, all fluids checked OK, A/C working fine, almost all is well.
Previous owner put on 17x7 inch wheels, with wide 245/45 tires. Rough ride, and hard to steer. They rub just a bit when the wheels are cranked all the way.
Next decision ... go back to 15" stock wheels or get a set of 15" Superlites.
Quote, originally posted by RonG » Washed and waxed, all fluids checked OK, A/C working fine, almost all is well. Next decision ... go back to 15" stock wheels or get a set of 15" Superlites. Opinions, anyone?
This could get interesting - please start a new topic here...
I'm a brand new owner of a volvo and i do not have very much knowledge of these cars. Sorry I couldn't help you.