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      Do any of the Volvo techs who frequent this forum...

      Do any of the Volvo techs who frequent this forum have the procedure for transmission fluid change for the SPA platform?

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      If car manufacturers were willing to give a...

      If car manufacturers were willing to give a lifetime warranty on the transmission then I'd believed in their lifetime fluid marketing hype. The reality is the fluid and the transmission will last...
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      Had you recently updated maps? That seems to be...

      Had you recently updated maps? That seems to be part of the pattern when my Sensus goes through a reboot spasm.

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      Based on my experience with other cars, modern...

      Based on my experience with other cars, modern transmissions are built to tight tolerances and are more sensitive to precise fluid levels that ever before. Most modern cars have very precise...
    5. I agree that it shouldn't matter to an end...

      I agree that it shouldn't matter to an end customer but this is what happens when there are dealers who are not providing the updates to customers (or trying to charge for them) because they don't...
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      Agree in general regarding the combined...

      Agree in general regarding the combined drain/level plug but I believe the challenge is the level/overflow needs to be at a specific fluid temperature as determined by VIDA. Since we DIYers don't...
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      Good info. I'm interested in this also and...

      Good info. I'm interested in this also and haven't yet heard of anyone doing it - so you may be the trailblazer here!

      When you do do it, it would be great if you were good enough to take the time...
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      And since nobody seems to know everything that...

      And since nobody seems to know everything that updates contain even after they're released let alone a few months in advance this information seems unreliable. Also, let's try and not get our own...
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      Yes, those prices sound out of line. I paid ~$42k...

      Yes, those prices sound out of line. I paid ~$42k in October 2019 for my new 2018 V90 T5 R Design with A-Plan discounting. There are not as many incentives even on A-plan right now as back a year ago...
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      I don't think there is any danger (an lots of...

      I don't think there is any danger (an lots of upside) in doing this as long as you're careful to collect and measure what comes out. I plan on filling through the (center of) the drain plug (as...
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      Another example of dealers degrading the customer...

      Another example of dealers degrading the customer service experience for Volvo overall based on their self serving prorities. Must be frustrating for Volvo, dealers and customers alike.

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    12. Thread: Total Upgrade

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      He was asking if this included the October update...

      He was asking if this included the October update not saying it did. So far nobody (to my knowledge) has reported that the Nov update (which is the typical timing not October) is out yet. I have a...
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      Yes, lots of tight tolerances that require clean...

      Yes, lots of tight tolerances that require clean fluid and not the black, worn out fluid to function properly which is what we'll all have after 50k miles.

      Looks like there are a couple of...
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      Good point about the batteries which obviously...

      Good point about the batteries which obviously have a finite life and cost a big proportiom of a used cars value to replace. I have a feeling internal combustion engines may become desirable in some...
    15. Get a new dealer. Sent from my LG-H932 using...

      Get a new dealer.

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      Im not sure that would be the driver of the used...

      Im not sure that would be the driver of the used car price. It wouldn't be for me at least. Personally I'd pay less for a T8 because I'd fear the maintenance cost of the more complex T8. But thats...
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      I plan on doing 3x drain and fills every 30/50k...

      I plan on doing 3x drain and fills every 30/50k miles or so. Power flush is typically not recommended by most people (although this tends to be a debated topic) but this probably applies to high...
    18. Yes, I don't like the foglight buttons either ! ...

      Yes, I don't like the foglight buttons either ! Not very intuitive and I find them hard to find especially at night. A regular switch somewhere would be easier.
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      Looks like this is the transmission our cars us:...

      Looks like this is the transmission our cars us:

      https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/AWF8F35

      We can probably learn from other cars that use the same transmission...

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      I understand that Volvo is trying to incent...

      I understand that Volvo is trying to incent dealers to get VIDA Wifi but why do they have to do it by not paying a dealer to do something that has been committed to a customer. This means that...
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      I asked this earlier in the thread but why would...

      I asked this earlier in the thread but why would whether a dealer has Volvo Wifi be a factor in whether a customer gets the free updates they were promised or not?! Does this mean that the update...
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      Since there arent any SPA specific videos that...

      Since there arent any SPA specific videos that any of us can find, what other cars use the same transmission - there may be information we can leverage from them. What transmission model/number do...
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      Very refeshing to hear positive commentary on the...

      Very refeshing to hear positive commentary on the board vs the normal 'its a lemon' diatribes. While I have a V90 i have to say i like it more than any other car I've owned.

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      I don't seem anything on Youtube for SPA platform...

      I don't seem anything on Youtube for SPA platform cars - all the videos I see are for much older XC90's which are a whole different platform. If I'm wrong please post the specific link to the...
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      This thread includes users/information from North...

      This thread includes users/information from North America, Europe and Asia (Australia) so none of this information applies to all. I'm from NA and as far as I know the next update in NA is expected...
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      I have the May update and the Sensus still...

      I have the May update and the Sensus still reboots (especially when I have Android Auto running it seems )

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      I think this is good news. But how do people...

      I think this is good news. But how do people interpret this item:

      "Software 2.0 is not claimable with a workshop visit performed as a result of a customer complaint and/or when a total upgrade is...
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      Its been a while since I first formatted my USB...

      Its been a while since I first formatted my USB flash drive but I seem to remember trying a couple of different formatting options before it worked. I'd don't recall but maybe try exFAT, NTFS instead...
    29. Poll: Akebono ceramic. Aftet trying lots of other sorts...

      Akebono ceramic. Aftet trying lots of other sorts I now use them on all my cars. Good stopping and low dust.

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      Transmission drain/fill

      Anyone done a drain and fill of the transmission yet?

      (Lets not get into the discussion of lifetime fluid/fluid doesn't need to be changed or the confusion of flush vs drain/fill)

      If yes,...
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