I have a 2012 XC-60 3.2L where I am doing a trans fluid change with the required JWS3324-spec'd oil (Total's Fluidmatic MV LV for Aisin Warner-Volvo, $150 delivered for 18L) .
This is the exact oil cooler on the vehicle (used this Ebay link pic as a reference):
These oil trans coolers are installed vertically (left-side of the pic is the top, right-side the bottom). They also have FoCoMo (Ford Motor Company) adapter oil lines, something different than the green connectors that I've seen on 2011-and earlier (other) Volvos.
Anyhow, I have two questions and would be much appreciated if anyone could answer:
1) Look at the oil cooler in the above pic: how do I know which is the incoming vs outgoing oil cooler line? I am assuming the oil comes in hot from the top, circulates and cools a bit, and leaves via the bottom line. Is this correct? (need to know this to perform the VIDA-spec trans fluid change where disconnecting the oil cooler line and pumping out 2L a fluid at a time and putting back in 2L fluid new is performed).
2) Anyone know and/or have any tips on this FoCoMo connector releases the line from the cooler (Below is a link to one of the lines that goes into these coolers, it's number 8 in the link):
How does this clip come off? It is completely different than the old green clips I was used to.
Thank you for any help with these two questions.
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