Re: 960, what to look for?
960s should use fully synthetic ATF from factory which Volvo say does not
need replacing during the life of the car. In UK we recommend that fluid is
replaced every 100,000 miles as an extra precaution.
All the best, Peter.
700/900/90 Register Keeper,
Volvo Owners Club (UK).
"Randy G." <frcn@DESPAMMOcncnet.com> wrote in message
> Marc Onrust <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>>James Sweet wrote:
>>> Marc Onrust wrote:
>>>> I might be interested in buying a Volvo 960 because they are relatively
>>>> to buy and offer so much comfort and luxury in return. Although I
>>>> owned an 850 and later an S60 D5 (sold it because I started my own
>>>> with office at home), I'm totally new to the 960. Can someone tell me
>>>> this car has specific weaknesses I should know? I'm especially
>>>> interested in
>>>> the facelifted modell ('95 and later?) with the 2.5 or 3 liter engine
>>>> automatic gearbox. Probably it will have run 250,000kms (156,000miles)
>>>> All information, hints etc are seriously appreciated!
>>>> The Netherlands
>>> Keep up on timing belt changes because if it breaks the engine will be
>>> destroyed before you know what happened. Other than that they're pretty
>>> solid cars.
>>Thanks for your answer. So I shouldn't worry too much about automatic
>>differentials and electronics?
> With a 960 of that mileage I would make sure that they can show that
> regular oil changes (around every 3000 miles, +/-) and tranny fluid
> changes (about every 25,000-50,000 or so is what I like) have been
> done throughout its life. Longer intervals are acceptable if there is
> evidence of synthetic lubes being used. Additionally, open the oil
> fill cap and look to see if there is a lot of crud builtup in there.
> Pull the tranny dipstick and smell it to be sure it doesn't smell
> burnt. Test the anti-lock brakes at around 35mph. If the suspension is
> good it will stop with authority without excessive pulsing or
> suspension hop. Once it is warmed up put the tranny in S mode (if so
> equipped) and stick your foot in it and check that it shifts with
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