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  • willybeewillybee Posts: 4
    Thank you kind folks for your replies. Some apparently regular contributor, a Klaus fellow, has also suggested that 2004 C70 lenses are clear, and will fit my dear Beast. I will look into both. The cross-hatched, fresnel effect lenses diffuse the damn beam so much that I can't even discern a cut-off line for aiming them.
    The damn reflectors are way worse than the dull (unburnished) side of aluminum foil in brightness.

    I'll look further, but somewhere in the postings are links to the places that rebuild both ETM and ABS modules....betcha this Klaus guy has them on speed dial, or on Bookmark bar of his browser !!

    BTW, I couldn't figure out what currency abbreviation IIRC bees; mebbe like a Royal Canadian second-series ?? Had to look it up !!

    Timing Belt, appurtenances, and Wa Wa pump are definitely the priority for this month's budget, with Serpentine belt squeezed in.

    If you're following, Mr. Klaus, I'd like your opinion on Tranny fluid flush. I've heard and read everything from, "Don't ever think of cracking the pan or plug; new fluid will curse the tranny" :confuse: , on through drain and replace half or one third per week or month and run it for the week or month.
    Decant to re-use the drained fluid ??? One guy, perhaps a heavy drug user, said to make sure to put back the gritty stuff for friction properties.
    Several different fluids have been held in reverence. One guy claimed gloatingly loving fastidiousness to doing it a quarter of capacity at a time. What up wit dat ?? Let da tranny brain acclimate gradually ???

    Haven't tried this new beast in slick wet or snow/ice yet, but I did love the degree of control that my Eagle's (had a Volvo-made engine) ZF-4 tranny gave. Better than driving a stick. Wonder if the "W" mode be the same ??

    Again, thanks to the Community that I've just stumbled into.
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 16,894
    It absolutely positively needs the trans fluid changed. No, I wouldn't "flush" it at this point, but definitely change it. I found with my T5 that it started acting a little funny at 60k miles. Fluid change fixed it. Then had to change every 30k after that.

    '13 Stang GT; '86 Benz 300E; '98 Volvo S70; '12 Leaf; '08 Town&Country

  • willybeewillybee Posts: 4
    Thanks for your kind advices.
    What worries me about tranny is the wild spectrum of advice. One of my five Chevys, my S-10 P/U, had Dealer Svc. (Drain, replace fluid, and filter) at 50k to stay within warranty. At 100k, done by a tranny shop Owned by a guy who eventually turned into a Meth addict and skipped town. Starting at 115k, three rebuilds (twice towed w/o drive shaft disconnect) and a new tranny got me through 160k and into 240k..........Different tranny shop (but Owner perhaps also a heavy Drug user) done tole me about making sure to put back some of the gritty fluid for friction property retention !!
    Actually, two Volvo Owners, whose vehicles I had looked to purchase, with 134k and 119k, told me about the "never touch the tranny fluid or crack the pan curse/hex" thing. They did concur with Timing Belt replacement, so I ditn' think they were completely bonkers on drugs.
    Culling through the bewildering madness, it seems to make sense to drain half or less when cold, to remove precipitated particles, but replace and run with what ?? Half decanted fluid/half fresh, or straight fresh? Fresh Factory fluid from Dealer, or Dextron III ???
    Is this procedure intended to wash out the hydraulic pressure sensors and lessen the necessity of replacing the filter ??

    Suspension and Brakes: Done.

    Timing Belt, appurtenances, Water Pump, and Serpentine Belt: Next Week

    Headlights, whatever the solution, end of August.

    Continental ExtremeContact DWS tires budgeted for September.
    T'will run 'bout $500 installed.

    Watched the little Throttle Body clean-out video last night; don't know if this will help, as I'm seeing Tach bounce at idle and low load 30 mph cruise only 5-10% of the time during a third of my trips.
    My Mechanic says he won't touch it, 'cause the Magnetti Merilli (sp?) ones have such problems that Volvo issued a recall advisory, and upon failure, will replace at up to 100,000k. (after begging or threatening; which one works best for a Second Owner that isn't an attractive woman ??)
    Anyone got contact info on the rebuild house handy ??

    Also saw a Cabin Air filter replacement video. Hey, two screws and twelve bucks ?? Even my alcohol-addled mind can handle that.

    Still hate the Cup Holders. Have found the part at crashed-up car joints for $11-$25 vs. OEM/Dealer $35-$55; I can't believe how many windshield wiper motors have apparently survived accidents protecting the people behind them.
    None of my extensive collection of re-usable beverage containers will fit properly. Work-around of buying new containers; one nice SS one that fits snugly has horrible thermal insulation properties; way worse than Dixie cups; hey that's why they were On Sale for $2.50 each. Just bought two nice 7" and 10" tall ones for $7 and $20, but they're Pepsi-can dia. narrow to the point where they'll flop out when Turbo kicks in.
    What, do I have to do, search for damn Metric coffee cups too ??

    Otherwise, startin' to love New Beast.

    Willybee
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 16,894
    edited July 2012
    Those S-10s had faulty transmissions, so I wouldn't hold that up as a measuring stick.

    I think this whole business about transmission fluid not getting changed is a conspiracy by the dealers. :blush:

    Seriously, though, case in point is my BMW. BMW says lifetime fluid... never touch it. Oddly enough, however, I can buy the fluid and filter from them for just this purpose. hmmmm... Secondly, the manufacturer of the transmission, ZF, says it SHOULD be changed every 50k. Now, who would you believe? The company that built the transmission? Or the company who just bought it and put it in their car?

    I just did a real brief search to see if I could find aisin-warner's recommendations on this transmission, and I came across some interesting comments from a mechanic. take a read for yourself.

    '13 Stang GT; '86 Benz 300E; '98 Volvo S70; '12 Leaf; '08 Town&Country

  • willybeewillybee Posts: 4
    Thanks for your kind advices.
    What worries me about tranny is the wild spectrum of advice. One of my five Chevys, my S-10 P/U, had Dealer Svc. (Drain, replace fluid, and filter) at 50k to stay within warranty. At 100k, done by a tranny shop Owned by a guy who eventually turned into a Meth addict and skipped town. Starting at 115k, three rebuilds (twice towed w/o drive shaft disconnect) and a new tranny got me through 160k and into 240k..........Different tranny shop (but Owner perhaps also a heavy Drug user) done tole me about making sure to put back some of the gritty fluid for friction property retention !!
    Actually, two Volvo Owners, whose vehicles I had looked to purchase, with 134k and 119k, told me about the "never touch the tranny fluid or crack the pan curse/hex" thing. They did concur with Timing Belt replacement, so I ditn' think they were completely bonkers on drugs.
    Culling through the bewildering madness, it seems to make sense to drain half or less when cold, to remove precipitated particles, but replace and run with what ?? Half decanted fluid/half fresh, or straight fresh? Fresh Factory fluid from Dealer, or Dextron III ???
    Is this procedure intended to wash out the hydraulic pressure sensors and lessen the necessity of replacing the filter ??

    Suspension and Brakes: Done.

    Timing Belt, appurtenances, Water Pump, and Serpentine Belt: Next Week

    Headlights, whatever the solution, end of August.

    Continental ExtremeContact DWS tires budgeted for September.
    T'will run 'bout $500 installed.

    Watched the little Throttle Body clean-out video last night; don't know if this will help, as I'm seeing Tach bounce at idle and low load 30 mph cruise only 5-10% of the time during a third of my trips.
    My Mechanic says he won't touch it, 'cause the Magnetti Merilli (sp?) ones have such problems that Volvo issued a recall advisory, and upon failure, will replace at up to 100,000k. (after begging or threatening; which one works best for a Second Owner that isn't an attractive woman ??)
    Anyone got contact info on the rebuild house handy ??

    Also saw a Cabin Air filter replacement video. Hey, two screws and twelve bucks ?? Even my alcohol-addled mind can handle that.

    Still hate the Cup Holders. Have found the part at crashed-up car joints for $11-$25 vs. OEM/Dealer $35-$55; I can't believe how many windshield wiper motors have apparently survived accidents protecting the people behind them.
    None of my extensive collection of re-usable beverage containers will fit properly. Work-around of buying new containers; one nice SS one that fits snugly has horrible thermal insulation properties; way worse than Dixie cups; hey that's why they were On Sale for $2.50 each. Just bought two nice 7" and 10" tall ones for $7 and $20, but they're Pepsi-can dia. narrow to the point where they'll flop out when Turbo kicks in.
    What, do I have to do, search for damn Metric coffee cups too ??

    Otherwise, startin' to love New Beast.

    Willybee
  • You are lucky. I'm going to pay $1774 for mine. They changed the expansion valve and the clutch as well. Mine is a 2000 model with low millage.
  • Is their a kit to replace the electronic throttle body to cable operated? Has anyone broke the electronic throttle body down to find what cause the problem in the system, what does the manufacture has to say? :mad:
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