Re: transmission flush and generic fluid
Interesting that you brought up the transmission fluid. It was an O'Reilly's
generic Dexron III.
The mechanic used a brand of cleaner,and conditioner that I can't remember.
He put the cleaner in before the flush. Flushed it with a machine(machine
was same brand as the cleaning agents) and then added a can of conditioner
after the flush. The old fluid was very dirty..
My mechanic owns an import shop. He is a Volvo certified mechanic with about
20 years experience. He uses mostly Volvo,Bosch and some other European
parts. The thing I do not understand is that he is of the opinion that all
motor oil and transmission fluid is the same. He believes that as long as
they meet certain requirements for a vehicle then one is as good as the
other. He did at one time use O'Reilly motor oil with a Volvo filter for
oil changes but now he buys Pennzoil in bulk and at least there is a name
brand motor oil.
Is a generic tranny fluid as good as a Pennzoil or Valvoline tranny fluid? I
don't know. I try to use name brands but I do trust my mechanic. He does
very good repair work.
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> In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>, "JB" <(baileytest)
> @cableone.net> says...
> > Hi,
> > I just got a '91 740 wagon about a month ago. It has 167K on it. About
> > weeks ago I noticed that when I am slowing down to stop it will
> > for about 3-5 seconds when stopping at a stop sign or red light and in
> > Drive. Then it evens out and is no problem.Runs smoothly when driving at
> > normal speeds. It has also started doing it some when I shift in
> > Mechanic said that a new transmission mount had been installed recently.
> > Just had transmission power flushed yesterday as well as fuel system.
> > Any suggestions? I am getting a 321 code(Regina system) but don't think
> > is related.
> > Thanks for input.
> > JB
> Did they do a thorough flush? What transmission fluid did they use?
> Usually a shudder on decell just before stop is the lockup converter
> clutch not releasing smoothly. OTOH a shudder in reverse when backing up
> could be the front clutch slipping, or something as simple as a bad u-
> The goal when driving is to miss the maximum number of objects.