Volvo V70 t 2001 AUTO

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  • 2001 VOLVO V70
  • 5 CYL
  • FWD
  • 10,000 MILES

Having problems with transmission fluid levels
After having all the fluid replaced by Volvo agents Checking level and finding oil above hot mark from stationary. Then downloading transmission level instructions from Volvo manual. Agents tell me fluid should be checked with engine running but manual disagrees. I think my transnmision is running hot causing a smell and lumpy gear change through being overfilled.I took it back and was assured and shown that whilst ticking over the level was right. But why when cold is the fluid above the hot mark. My question is at what level should the fluid be when cold
I have read the manual instructions on topping up but they are not very clear. As being too full causes a lot of damage I need to know but can not go back to Agents.I NEED A SECOND OPINION
Bob M

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Friday, January 21st, 2011 AT 7:15 PM

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When fluid hot will show over MAX a bit see chart

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Friday, January 21st, 2011 AT 7:24 PM
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Oil level, checking

The difference between the MAX and MIN volumes is 0.2 litres. Check the oil temperature in the gearbox.
At room temperature (+20 C) the oil level is close to the MIN mark on the "cold area".
At room temperature (+20 C) and low oil level the oil barely reaches the dipstick.
The "cold range" (+40 C) is reached after approximately 15 minutes idling in the workshop, while the "hot range" (+80 C) is reached after approximately 30 minutes highway driving at an air temperature above +15 C.

Preparing to check the oil level
Park the car on a level surface.
Apply the handbrake.
Apply the foot brake.
Let the engine idle.
Move the gear selector lever to position P.

Move the gear selector through all positions. Wait in each position for approximately 3seconds
Move gear selector to position P and wait approximately 2 minutes before checking the oil level.
The dipstick must be pushed down as far as possible into the dipstick tube.

Caution! Wipe the dipstick with a nylon cloth or similar. Do not use a cloth which may leave fluff or threads.

Low level (topping up)

Top up with oil through the dipstick pipe
Take account of the temperature when topping up with oil. See Preparing to check the oil level.

High level (overfilling)

Warning! The oil may be very hot if the car has just been driven. Avoid skin contact with transmission fluid.

Warning! The transmission must not be operated if the oil level is too high. This can cause increased operating temperatures and oil leakage.

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Saturday, January 22nd, 2011 AT 7:22 AM

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