2015.5 S60 T6 R-Design Platinum transmission qualities
Username
Do you already have an account?
Forgot your password?
  • Log in or Sign up

    Results 1 to 24 of 24
    1. #1
      Junior Member
      Join Date
      Mar 2020
      Posts
      4

      2015.5 S60 T6 R-Design Platinum transmission qualities

      I currently drive my third Volvo - a 2012 S80 T6 (I miss my 98 s70 T5 more than anything). My car has always had the quirky transmission characteristics. Engine flaring, jerky and inconsistent shifts. The worst one of them all is the car refuses to down shift from second to first when rolling at slow speeds so when I go to accelerate again it thuds down into first gear. The car had the TCM reprogrammed at 70k. It now reads 125k on the odometer. I've done my best to drive gingerly by always coming to complete stops to help mitigate the wear and tear on the transmission. However just recently the car started what feels like to me like slipping into gear going up from first to second. My fear is its on its way out.

      My question is if the AWTF-80 transmission characteristics and qualities had/have been ironed out at all in the newer model years that they were used.

      I'm looking at getting out of this car to avoid a transmission replacement and into something new (to me) and I have a 2015.5 S60 R-Design Platinum on my radar. However if all of these transmissions have the same qualities across the board I may shy away.

      TIA,
      wharfrat

    2. Remove Advertisements

      Advertisements
       

    3. #2
      Junior Member
      Join Date
      Aug 2017
      Posts
      160
      I have a 2017 S60i T5 with 26k miles and have non of those transmission issues. I had a 99 S70 GLT and prefer the drive e engine with the 8 spd transmission. It has a lighter feeling. The S70 felt heavy. I just plan to have the fluid changed regularly maybe a 40k to ensure no issues. To me an early and regular transmission fluid change is cheap insurance.

    4. #3
      Member KCCM's Avatar
      Join Date
      Aug 2011
      Location
      Toronto, Canada
      Posts
      1,545
      You are late by at least 25k miles for a power flush and fill. With that, unless heavily abused, the transmissions are good for about 200k miles


      Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
      KECA Kombi - Now '16 V60 T6 AWD R-Design - Just a K&N filter so far, but love the PoleStar tune.

    5. Remove Advertisements
      SwedeSpeed.com
      Advertisements
       

    6. #4
      Junior Member
      Join Date
      Mar 2020
      Posts
      4
      Quote Originally Posted by KCCM View Post
      You are late by at least 25k miles for a power flush and fill. With that, unless heavily abused, the transmissions are good for about 200k miles


      Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

      I was always under the impression that the trans flush did little to nothing for functionality of these transmissions. But if I've been misinformed maybe I will have one done. I have an independent shop that does all my work up here in Maine. I'm curious what the cost will be

    7. #5
      Junior Member
      Join Date
      Nov 2018
      Posts
      120
      My 2005 Volvo S60 2.5T started making what I thought was transmission noise at 115,000 miles. The transmission fluid was light brown, and had never been changed. With some trepidation, I removed 3 quarts using the Gibbons method, and added back 3 quarts of Valvoline synthetic ATF. This process was repeated at 118,000 miles. The transmission works perfectly, and now it has relatively clean fluid. It was never flushed, the method used involves removing a hose at the cooler, and allowing fluid to be pumped into an external container, as the engine runs. The noise I heard turned out to be a bad bearing the in A/C compressor, but that's another story.

    8. #6
      Junior Member
      Join Date
      Jan 2019
      Location
      North Carolina, USA
      Posts
      154
      Quote Originally Posted by Eric T Johnson View Post
      My 2005 Volvo S60 2.5T started making what I thought was transmission noise at 115,000 miles. The transmission fluid was light brown, and had never been changed. With some trepidation, I removed 3 quarts using the Gibbons method, and added back 3 quarts of Valvoline synthetic ATF. This process was repeated at 118,000 miles. The transmission works perfectly, and now it has relatively clean fluid. It was never flushed, the method used involves removing a hose at the cooler, and allowing fluid to be pumped into an external container, as the engine runs. The noise I heard turned out to be a bad bearing the in A/C compressor, but that's another story.
      I'm not sure if the 2005 or 2012 has a drain plug, but if you want to do a partial fluid change on the 2015 you can just remove the drain plug. That will drain just over 3 quarts from the trans sump. You can do the Gibbons method and disconnect the trans cooler lines, but I believe the only benefit of using the torque converter to pump the fluid out is that you could remove more of the old fluid in one go and therefore reduce the amount of old fluid mixing with the new when you refill.

      I have a 2016 with the AW TF-80SC 6 speed. Had it for just over a year and have gone from 40k miles to 54k miles. I have no real experience with earlier versions of this trans, but based on what I have read here, there were several rolling updates (both software and hardware) done over the years. This was done to address a lot of valid complaints, mostly about low speed shifting (trans essentially doing a neutral drop to first or second gear when accelerating after coasting/slowing down) and clunking when selecting R or D. The later versions are certainly the most refined.

      My experience is... the trans is not perfect, but its not as bad as some of the horror stories I have read from earlier models. Mine has, once or twice, felt a little jerky when re-engaging the gear after slowing to an almost stop, then trying to accelerate. It is very rare though and hasn't happened since I changed the trans fluid. This is also my first auto trans in 17 years, so I knew going in it wasn't going to do exactly what I wanted every time, you have to learn how it reacts and adapt your driving to it. You just learn to be light on the throttle until you can feel that everything has engaged smoothly.

      In short, the trans is buttery smooth 99.9% of the time. I would not hesitate to buy another 2015-2016 year model with this trans. Most say the newer 8 speed is a better unit, and it should be, but then you're stuck with the 4 cyl. engine, which has issues all it's own in the first couple production years.
      Last edited by budleach; 03-27-2020 at 08:12 AM.

    9. #7
      Junior Member
      Join Date
      Nov 2016
      Location
      Wash. County, Oregon, USA
      Posts
      537
      Two things: first, if your trans hasn't had an update in the last couple of years, look in to having that done. We had a Level 2.0 software update/reflash in January. It was transformational. We get lifetime free updates from our US dealer and I've seen online that Volvo Canada has the same program... not sure of the qualifying criteria but it's worth checking to see if your car is eligible and if not, what the update would cost. What do you have to loose?

      Second, the AT is adaptive. It learns your driving style. If you drive it gently you'll end up with a rather soft, unresponsive level of AT performance. OTOH, if you drive it once in a while, in Drive or better yet, in Sport, you'll be rewarded with much better response, more intuitive downshifts and higher shift points... all a plus to my thinking. YMMV
      Last edited by halfast3; 04-02-2020 at 10:10 AM.
      2016 XC70 2.5L T5 AWD, Platinum, Seashell/black, ipd rear bar, Curt hitch and wiring
      Previous Volvos: '16 V60CC, ours; 7? 245DL & '6? 145DL, hers; '68 122S Wagon, his.
      Non-Volvos previously owned: waaay too many to list here.

    10. #8
      Junior Member Nickshu's Avatar
      Join Date
      Dec 2013
      Location
      Northern Colorado, USA
      Posts
      994
      After going three times to the dealer for jerky shifts on my 2015 T6 I replaced the upper passenger side engine mounts which solved the issue 100% and made the car drive like new again. I dealt with the bad shifts for 20k miles. It started around 45k and I changed the mount around 65k. Now at 75k and still smooth. Wish I would have done it back at 45k.

      Sent from my Galaxy S20+ using Tapatalk
      Dailys: 2015 S60 T6 R-Design w/ Polestar - Passion Red / 2020 Ford F-150 Platinum/ 2019 VW Golf R 6MT
      Fun: 2004 Porsche 911 GT3 (Trailered track monster)
      Prior Cars of Note - 2018 XC90 T8 RD, 2013 C70, 2004 V40, 2005 Lotus Elise S/C, 2003 Porsche 911 C2, 1982 Porsche 911SC, 1995 Range Rover County LWB, 1964 Corvair Spyder convertible, A Bunch of Saabs
      Quote: "Straight roads are for fast cars, turns are for fast drivers" -Colin McRae

    11. #9
      Junior Member
      Join Date
      Mar 2020
      Posts
      4
      I'll inquire about a transmission flush but I refuse to fork over thousands of dollars for a software update that was already done in 2018.
      Last edited by wharfrat; 03-28-2020 at 03:13 AM.

    12. #10
      Junior Member
      Join Date
      Mar 2020
      Posts
      4
      Quote Originally Posted by halfast3 View Post
      Two things: first, if your trans hasn't had an update in the last couple of years, look in to having that done; it can be transformational. We get lifetime free updates from our dealer.

      Second, the AT is adaptive. It learns your driving style. If you drive it gently you'll end up with a rather soft, unresponsive level of AT performance. OTOH, if you pull it over into 'Sport' and drive it once in a while, you'll be rewarded with much better response, more intuitive downshifts and a bit higher shift points... all a plus to my thinking. YMMV
      I bought the car with 75k on it. I've driven it for 50k. And at no point in time has it adapted to how I drive. Its been me adapting to the transmission. The TCM was replaced and updated around 70K if I remember correctly from the work order.

      I don't drive it "soft" but I try not to do things that seem to be unsettling. The car refuses to downshift into first from second when rolling until you accelerate again and it thuds down into first. i.e rolling through a stop sign or rolling into a red light that's about to turn green. I just try to come to a complete stop in these scenarios. Shifting in general when the transmission is not under load are wildly inconsistent. When coasting down a hill in 2nd gear at 1500 RPM the transmission feels the need to up shift into 3rd when I go to accelerate again.

      Pulling it into sport mode works in some scenarios but it's not suited for city driving and riding around town. The TCM still overrides driver input and will down shift when it thinks it needs to.

      The "update your transmission" every so often is mind boggling. I can understand updating the software once but having to do it routinely is a money grab. Volvo owners are supposed to be okay with the idea of dumping thousands of dollars into their car every so often because Volvo and Aisin can't pull their heads out of the sand to fix a component in a vehicle that is mass produced. Especially if its just plugging you vehicle into a computer and uploading some software.

      And aside from the transmission its also horrible for the driveshafts of the vehicles.

    13. #11
      Junior Member
      Join Date
      Nov 2016
      Location
      Wash. County, Oregon, USA
      Posts
      537
      Updated my post #7 above.

      Interesting read: https://www.ipdusa.com/techtips/1017...mission-issues
      2016 XC70 2.5L T5 AWD, Platinum, Seashell/black, ipd rear bar, Curt hitch and wiring
      Previous Volvos: '16 V60CC, ours; 7? 245DL & '6? 145DL, hers; '68 122S Wagon, his.
      Non-Volvos previously owned: waaay too many to list here.

    14. #12
      Junior Member
      Join Date
      Oct 2013
      Location
      Longmont, CO
      Posts
      97
      Quote Originally Posted by wharfrat View Post
      I bought the car with 75k on it. I've driven it for 50k. And at no point in time has it adapted to how I drive. Its been me adapting to the transmission. The TCM was replaced and updated around 70K if I remember correctly from the work order.

      I don't drive it "soft" but I try not to do things that seem to be unsettling. The car refuses to downshift into first from second when rolling until you accelerate again and it thuds down into first. i.e rolling through a stop sign or rolling into a red light that's about to turn green. I just try to come to a complete stop in these scenarios. Shifting in general when the transmission is not under load are wildly inconsistent. When coasting down a hill in 2nd gear at 1500 RPM the transmission feels the need to up shift into 3rd when I go to accelerate again.

      Pulling it into sport mode works in some scenarios but it's not suited for city driving and riding around town. The TCM still overrides driver input and will down shift when it thinks it needs to.

      The "update your transmission" every so often is mind boggling. I can understand updating the software once but having to do it routinely is a money grab. Volvo owners are supposed to be okay with the idea of dumping thousands of dollars into their car every so often because Volvo and Aisin can't pull their heads out of the sand to fix a component in a vehicle that is mass produced. Especially if its just plugging you vehicle into a computer and uploading some software.

      And aside from the transmission its also horrible for the driveshafts of the vehicles.
      I shared your concerns and when i got my 2016 R Design so I spent the extra 4K to put a 10 year unlimited mileage warranty on it to avoid having to pay for transmission issues myself. BTW make sure you get the 6 cylinder model... the 4 cylinder ones I was rather disappointed with the power curve despite the super-charger/turbo combo.

    15. #13
      Junior Member
      Join Date
      Jan 2019
      Location
      North Carolina, USA
      Posts
      154
      Quote Originally Posted by halfast3 View Post
      Updated my post #7 above.

      Interesting read: https://www.ipdusa.com/techtips/1017...mission-issues
      Interesting read for sure. I've read of people adding additional coolers to their TF80. I wonder if it would be feasible to tap into the existing trans oil cooler lines and add an external filter?

      Something like this...
      https://www.amazon.com/Derale-15728-...=fsclp_pl_dp_2

    16. #14
      Junior Member
      Join Date
      Nov 2016
      Location
      Wash. County, Oregon, USA
      Posts
      537
      Quote Originally Posted by budleach View Post
      Interesting read for sure. I've read of people adding additional coolers to their TF80. I wonder if it would be feasible to tap into the existing trans oil cooler lines and add an external filter?

      Something like this...
      https://www.amazon.com/Derale-15728-...=fsclp_pl_dp_2
      Seems like a good idea IF:
      • you can find a place to mount it where it won't interfere with routine service/repair operations.
      • you can do so with well-engineered kit using race track-quality (Aeroquip or equivalent) hoses and fittings.

      I've seen way too many DIY remote filters &/or oil coolers which leaked or even worse, failed catastrophically. In one case, the car ended up totaled after spinning in its own oil.

      Or... you could just service your AT regularly which I plan to do.
      2016 XC70 2.5L T5 AWD, Platinum, Seashell/black, ipd rear bar, Curt hitch and wiring
      Previous Volvos: '16 V60CC, ours; 7? 245DL & '6? 145DL, hers; '68 122S Wagon, his.
      Non-Volvos previously owned: waaay too many to list here.

    17. #15
      Oscar II on the Polestar subforum has written quite extensively around the tech involved with putting a tranny cooler on these things. I don’t remember enough details to paraphrase but it’s quite a bit more involved on these cars than what you might initially expect, for reasons he can explain far better than I can. He built a very well engineered setup possibly with the help of Elevate but again my memory of such things is pretty vague right now. Hopefully someone can find his thread(s) and post a link or two.
      2011 S60 T6 with Polestar tune+TDI-Tuning : KW V3 coilovers : DO88 fmic : Ferrita downpipe : Powerflex "race" torque mount insert
      12.99 at 109mph

    18. #16
      Junior Member
      Join Date
      Jul 2008
      Posts
      517
      The almost-stopped downshift bump is actually the result of a SW update. Volvo changed the downshift threshold from 4 mph to 1 mph, because some customers were complaining of feeling the downshift. There is a tech journal on reverting back to the older software, but it undoes a couple of other “fixes” (such as delayed engagement, harsh 5-4 shift, etc).

      I had mine reverted back, because the bump drove me nuts. Even the “new” (older) software has started doing it though, unless you drive like you did in drivers ed and stop 2-3 seconds at each intersection.

      Can’t believe with all of the complaints and threads on this, that Volvo hasn’t programmed a new SW with the fixes above AND the higher downshift speed. Mine has other quirks as well, such as an intermittently mushy/prolonged 1-2 up shift on light throttle. Only does it warm, cold shifts are crisp. Dealer has looked at it 4 times now, swears they can’t duplicate it. Fluid was flushed less than 5k miles ago by another dealer, and is dark brown already. Yet they refuse to do anything, and CPO coverage expires 7/31...

      Hope this helps,

      Joe
      2013 XC60 R-Design Platinum - Ice White
      2006 XC90 2.5T AWD - Willow Green - Wife's, all stock

    19. #17
      Junior Member
      Join Date
      Jun 2018
      Location
      Nashville TN
      Posts
      105
      Okay, 2012 XC60 T6 owner here. AWTF80SC. I drive for Uber and Lyft on the side, the harshest use imaginable. My car just hit 200k and for it's "birthday present", got it's 3rd transmission service under my ownership. (100k, 150k, 200k) The previous owner lived in my city and I was able to obtain service records from the original dealer. I can't find where the software has ever been touched and yet the car runs and shifts perfect. I'm NOT easy on it either. It's a performance car and I use it as such.

      Here's the kicker: It's 100% bone stock. No aftermarket coolers. I just take the most basic care of the thing.

      These transmissions have adaptives, which can feel harshness and adjust the shift points to compensate for any wear in the transmission. These "fluid counters" MUST be reset with VIDA after a service to prevent the computer getting confused. I will say that immediately after the flush, it jerked really hard on takeoff. Once. Then it made whatever adjustment it made and it hasn't done it since. It also slams down from 5-4, but it's only done that 3 or 4 times, and each was less and less harsh and now, after 200 miles or so, it's perfectly smooth again. New fluid is slippery and prone to making a worn transmission slip. That's why it's imperative to reset the fluid counters with VIDA when you do the service. Therefore, I always take it to a shop. Is it possible to do it myself? Yes, absolutely. You need a T45 and T55 torx and Volvo or Aisin brand fluid. Is it REALLY worth the $2 you save per quart? The Volvo dealer I went to most recently used Valvoline fluid, which was kind of a shame. Was expecting OE fluid, but we'll see. They have to stand by it. My point is although it can be done without VIDA to reset the counters, it won't be done correctly.

    20. #18
      Junior Member
      Join Date
      Jul 2008
      Posts
      517
      Quote Originally Posted by catfish93 View Post
      These "fluid counters" MUST be reset with VIDA after a service to prevent the computer getting confused...New fluid is slippery and prone to making a worn transmission slip. That's why it's imperative to reset the fluid counters with VIDA...

      ...The Volvo dealer I went to most recently used Valvoline fluid, which was kind of a shame. Was expecting OE fluid, but we'll see. They have to stand by it.
      Couple of things here. First, you’re confusing the fluid counter with transmission adaptives. The fluid counter simply tracks the age of the fluid; how many heat cycles, etc. It has nothing to do with how the transmission shifts. We’ve had our XC90 for 110k+ miles, and I’ve flushed the transmission twice in that time. Counter has never been reset, as I don’t have VIDA. Yet, the car shifts wonderfully; quick and crisp, yet not harsh. I WISH I could get my XC60 to shift like that, and it has less than half the miles.

      Also, good luck thinking they “have to stand by” anything. I’ve had a run of bad luck lately with my dealer, and they stand by nothing. They gouged the drivers seat back in October, leather was previously like new. They “repaired” it in December, and the filler cracked within a week. No biggie, we’ll try it again they said. New repair is cracked when the car was delivered, and cracked worse than the first attempt. Only proper fix is a new seat skin. You think they’ll go for that? Not holding my breath.

      Joe
      2013 XC60 R-Design Platinum - Ice White
      2006 XC90 2.5T AWD - Willow Green - Wife's, all stock

    21. #19
      Junior Member
      Join Date
      Nov 2016
      Location
      Wash. County, Oregon, USA
      Posts
      537
      2016 XC70 2.5L T5 AWD, Platinum, Seashell/black, ipd rear bar, Curt hitch and wiring
      Previous Volvos: '16 V60CC, ours; 7? 245DL & '6? 145DL, hers; '68 122S Wagon, his.
      Non-Volvos previously owned: waaay too many to list here.

    22. #20
      Junior Member
      Join Date
      Jun 2018
      Location
      Nashville TN
      Posts
      105
      Quote Originally Posted by jschaefer7406 View Post
      Couple of things here. First, you’re confusing the fluid counter with transmission adaptives. The fluid counter simply tracks the age of the fluid; how many heat cycles, etc. It has nothing to do with how the transmission shifts. We’ve had our XC90 for 110k+ miles, and I’ve flushed the transmission twice in that time. Counter has never been reset, as I don’t have VIDA. Yet, the car shifts wonderfully; quick and crisp, yet not harsh. I WISH I could get my XC60 to shift like that, and it has less than half the miles.

      Also, good luck thinking they “have to stand by” anything. I’ve had a run of bad luck lately with my dealer, and they stand by nothing. They gouged the drivers seat back in October, leather was previously like new. They “repaired” it in December, and the filler cracked within a week. No biggie, we’ll try it again they said. New repair is cracked when the car was delivered, and cracked worse than the first attempt. Only proper fix is a new seat skin. You think they’ll go for that? Not holding my breath.

      Joe
      I'm not a mechanic. If I was, I'd do it myself. Wish I could, it would save me $385 every 50k miles. All I know is that whatever it's called, it's better in the long run if you reset it.

      YRMV with dealers. There's 2 in my city. One charges $139 for conventional last time I checked. The one I go to sells full synthetic oil changes for $69.99 and every 3 or 4 months I get a coupon for $40 off, plus discounts on other things as well. You'd think Volvo would at least set some kind of guideline for costs of basic service, but dealers are franchises so it's all over the board. Either way, the dealer I go to replaced both headlight bulbs last year (bending HIDs) and one was aimed way off to the side for some reason. I brought it back and they fixed it without argument.
      Last edited by catfish93; 04-05-2020 at 11:42 PM.

    23. #21
      Junior Member Jewelz1161's Avatar
      Join Date
      Oct 2016
      Location
      Sterling Heights, MI
      Posts
      225
      I actually purchased what sounds to be the exact car on your radar, a 2015.5 S60 T6 RD with 17k miles on it back in October of last year. This car would be my first automatic car that I owned since I started driving, mainly because most cars I could afford at the time had really bad auto's, so I always opted for the manual. Before buying, I did my due diligence and researched as much as I could, and of course, one of the focal points was the TF80SC. I seen it had some complaints, but mainly all about the same thing (rough downshifts or shift flare). There were very few actual reports of these transmissions "completely failing," and most everything I seen suggest that consistent fluid changes and resetting proper counters and adaptives within VIDA will get the transmission operating "within its normal range" again.

      So, actual review/opinion of the trans in my own car? Well, after i bought the car and really started driving and learning it, I started noticing certain things in more detail as well, such as shifting characteristics. I remember seeing the complaint that for economy reasons, the TF80SC can/will lock up the torque converter in all gears besides 1st. With that in mind, I actually realized that this locking and unlocking of the torque converter may have/can easily trick less knowledgeable people into thinking it is shift flare/a slipping trans. I started noticing this on my own car, that once it shifted, RPM's would kinda jump right after the shift (never higher than the last gear though), then immediately drop/settle in gear as the torque converter decided to lock up. I decided to do a transmission drain/fill/repeat not just for the prior reason, but because I wanted the best chance at the trans living a long, happy life, and I had no idea how the car was driven prior anyway. I did the drain and fill at around 19k miles. The fluid that came out was still perfectly fine, but I continued anyway, and reset the counters and TCM learning values as well. I'm now at 23k, and I haven't had any issues yet. The fluid change and value reset actually did help smooth out cold shifting and general shifting characteristics. Granted the car shifted fine beforehand, I did want to see if I could get the trans to behave more as I'd like it to do so, and I think resetting adaptive values that the car learned from the PO probably had the biggest affect on that, since the weird torque converter lockup timing was the only big gripe I was having with the trans (since it did appear as though it was slipping, even though I knew it was not). I have not had a single instance of a rough downshift either. I have noticed the confusion the trans gets itself into when rolling to a stop then giving it gas, but no trans is perfect. This may not even help with your question, as I unfortunately haven't felt a trans in the older, more problem-ridden era of S60's but I can say that in my 2015.5, it does feel as though most of the major issues people complained about were addressed, at least as confidently as I can say in my lower mileage example car.
      Last edited by Jewelz1161; 04-06-2020 at 02:11 AM.
      Current: 2015 Volvo S60 T6 R-Design Platinum (Polestar Tuned)

      Previous: 2006 S60 T5 M66 (1 of 79 for '06).
      2002 S60 T5 M56

    24. #22
      Junior Member
      Join Date
      Aug 2017
      Posts
      160
      Does anyone know to remove the engine air filter box on a P3 2017 S60? I want to do a transmission fluid change
      2017 S60i T5

    25. #23
      Junior Member RobertK's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 2016
      Location
      Virginia
      Posts
      74
      Lots of YouTube videos on changing Volvo transmission fluid, including a new one from FCP.
      Current Volvo: 2016 S60 T5 Inscription w/Platinum package
      Previous Volvos: 1993 850 GLT (sold in 2016), 1984 240 DL Diesel (sold in 1993)

    26. #24
      Quote Originally Posted by Ilovedoughnuts View Post
      Does anyone know to remove the engine air filter box on a P3 2017 S60? I want to do a transmission fluid change
      If you can find a how-to PDF for the Snabb intake it gives instructions on how to remove the box. I did mine and if I recall correctly there wasn’t anything particularly hard or technical about the task, which you should be able to do with the most basic of hand tools and by carefully looking around for the bolts and clips holding it all together. You have to disconnect the clamp holding it to the rest of the intake pipe, and I believe you’ll need to take the filter out by removing torx screws around the perimeter of the airbox in order to access additional screws underneath, but my memory of the details is foggy. In any case, it was straightforward and shouldn’t really require instructions to complete the task of removing the airbox. It’s held on by a series of screws and brackets and whatnot; you just have to find them. The occasional upward tug on the airbox will help you find spots where it is still connected to something, lol
      Last edited by Bunnspeed; 05-23-2020 at 08:33 AM.
      2011 S60 T6 with Polestar tune+TDI-Tuning : KW V3 coilovers : DO88 fmic : Ferrita downpipe : Powerflex "race" torque mount insert
      12.99 at 109mph

    27. Remove Advertisements

      Advertisements
       

    Similar Threads

    1. 2015 V60 T6 Platinum Wagon or 2015 Volvo XC60 AWD T6 Platinum
      By freeheelin in forum S60, S60CC & V60, V60CC (2011-2018)
      Replies: 17
      Last Post: 12-25-2019, 05:34 PM
    2. Handling/Ride qualities
      By yidal8 in forum S80 (2007-2016)
      Replies: 3
      Last Post: 01-03-2019, 08:11 PM
    3. 2015.5 V60 R-Design, Platinum, T6 AWD, 3.0 6cyl, Rebel Blue
      By two4 in forum FWD & AWD Cars For Sale
      Replies: 1
      Last Post: 12-02-2018, 10:08 PM
    4. 2015 XC70 AWD 3.2L Platinum or AWD T6 Platinum, with similar price?
      By laughers in forum V70 & XC70 (2008 - 2016)
      Replies: 16
      Last Post: 05-28-2015, 02:59 PM
    5. 2015 Volvo V60 T6 AWD R-Design Without Platinum Trim
      By quinnrob in forum S60, S60CC & V60, V60CC (2011-2018)
      Replies: 51
      Last Post: 02-20-2014, 10:03 AM