My Volvo manual says Dexron IIE or Ford Mercon is needed for the transmission.
I need some 16 liters for entire wash-up, right? But the thing is that I discovered Dexron IID here which is almost twice as cheep as Dexron IIE. Dexron IIE is $18 per liter, whereas, Dexron IID is $7.50.
The brand is Mobil. The only difference between two as I found out from internet is that Dexron IIE is durable in extreme cold climates where temperature goes below - 15 C/F and is made entirely synthetic (an that's why Volvo Manual which is standard for world recommends it), whereas Dexron IID is made on mineral base and can work in climates where -15 C/F is not usual. It is a good deal for manufacturers, given the mild climate in such markets, since it takes much cheaper to make Dexron IID and therefore they sell them in these countries. It is again ATF 220 by Mobil with Dexron IID standard.
I do not want to use cheaper Dexron III which is avilable locally (brands Elf, LiquiMoly) because they are also on mineral base and I am worried because Dexron III almost did not exist when the transmission was made. I worry that they might not work so well my transmission. My car is 1996 850 2.5 GLE DOHC and has 125,000 kms on it.
Please advise if Dexron IID (Mobil) would be fine for my transmission.
Thanks for any help in advance.