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#1 2012-11-19 12:34:19

Tank&Paul
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ATF Type F?

I have no record of when my manual gearbox oil was last changed. I think being 5-speed it is an M56?

I expect it was done when the clutch was replaced in 04 at an Indie in Gosport. If yes, then it's pushing 50,000 miles since.

I see ATF type F is the recommended. Can't find that on the shelf or online over here.

So does anyone know what the modern equivalent to 'F' is?

Or will any ATF do? If  yes to any what about Synthetic V Mineral?

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#2 2012-11-19 13:04:32

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Re: ATF Type F?

The thread below on the turbobricks forum makes for interesting reading

http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=157250

I don't think that the gearbox is actualy as fussy as they are making out there. The old M45 will work well with many types of oil but is best used with thiner oil in cold climates.

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#3 2012-11-19 15:32:07

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Re: ATF Type F?

Okay, read that seems pretty inconclusive, as you say they're probably not that fussy.

I think mine is M46 not 56 as I put in first post (5-speed mated to B200E)
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#4 2012-11-19 17:30:55

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Re: ATF Type F?

5 speed is M47, 4+OD is M46

According to Halfords, recommended for M47 is Castrol 15W40, so that is what I use. I think there may be an advisory from Volvo somewhere in existence to this effect as well but cannot be absolutely sure about that.

I think the F in Type F stands for Ford. So what is specified is ATF that meets the Ford specification. I am sure that it is still available in most places. eg http://www.commaoil.co.uk/productsguide/view/6/189

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#5 2012-11-19 18:59:37

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Re: ATF Type F?

Thanks, for clearing that up M47 it is!

Yeh I've been searching around and came to the opinion that the F was 'meets Ford specs'.

Found some on Amazon funnily enough.

My owners manual actually states: Volvo Synthetic Transmission Oil P/ N 1161324 OR ATF type F or G. Think it is the G spec I've found on Amazon.

EDIT: lol just found it can't be sent to France! DOH!

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#6 2012-11-19 21:29:50

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Re: ATF Type F?

Cracked it! http://www.norauto.fr/Acheter-Huile-NOR … SI-/1.html

Order has been made online!


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#7 2012-11-20 09:12:46

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Re: ATF Type F?

Okay, anyone know about tilting the car to get 2ltrs of ATF in the box, apparently to ensure 5th gear gets sufficient lubrication?


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#8 2012-11-20 16:02:39

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Re: ATF Type F?

I've heard that advice although not as specific as that. Something about one end of a shaft not being properly lubricated and wearing an oval into the case rendering the case U/S which basically means replacing the whole box.

Of course Volvo say not to overfill to avoid the oil foaming.

I have no hard data either way.

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