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to go with oem transmission fluid or other

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Sr. Member
Aug 21, 2010
773 posts
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toronto

to go with oem transmission fluid or other

have a 2002 volvo s40 automatic
wanting to just drain transmission fluid and put new one in
noticed at volvo its 30 dollars a lite
canadain tire
https://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/oem- ... c=true#spc
13.dollars
my manuel mentions for transmission fluid jws3309 part number 1161540
just wondering if the canadain tire one will be ok
thanks
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Deal Guru
Dec 23, 2003
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I would only use the Oem fluid and parts when it comes to transmissions. Since you are saving the labour costs, might as well get the good stuff to limit transmission slippage. If this is the first change in 17 years, you will feel some slippage after changing.

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Deal Addict
Jan 17, 2009
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Definitely get OEM for the small price difference/hassle, and since it's an older car i would do drain and fill the same amount that comes out.
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Oct 5, 2008
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I love these threads, trying to save a buck and risking an expensive transmission in doing so.

Makes perfect sense.

:facepalm:
Deal Addict
Mar 30, 2010
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Check the Volvo dealer - it shouldn't be very expensive

I too would stick to the OEM fluid for transmissions
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Mar 30, 2010
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your best bet wrote: thanks for the responses..volvo dealership wanted 30 dollars a litre

https://www.volvooftorontoparts.ca/p/Vo ... -kQAvD_BwE

above poster mentioned this one
https://www.thewrenchmonkey.ca/auto-par ... /s40/2004/

thanks
youch.
I need a Toyota T-IV ATF, which is basically a 3309 (Volvo and a few others use it), and I'm going to go with either Redline D4 ATF or the Valvoline Maxlife recommendation above if I can't find it for less than ~$10/L
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Luckily OEMs usually have an approved list of oils that will work just fine. Find that list, purchase one of them.
[OP]
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Aug 21, 2010
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toronto
the one cartfan posted above on the bottle it has oem
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Jun 24, 2006
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Swerny wrote: I love these threads, trying to save a buck and risking an expensive transmission in doing so.

Makes perfect sense.

:facepalm:
$17 by my math, per litre.....

Let me double check... 30 - 13 = 17

Yup. Math checks out.

;)
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Sep 6, 2017
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I picked up 12 bottles of Fuchs spec fluid from germanparts.ca this weekend. With taxes shipped to montreal was under $13.33 a bottle.
I needed the aisin atf04 as well but rockauto doesnt ship.
Last edited by cristianosham on Dec 4th, 2019 12:36 pm, edited 1 time in total.
[OP]
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Aug 21, 2010
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for which car
cristianosham wrote: I picked up 10 bottles of Fuchs spec fluid from germanparts.ca this weekend. With taxes shipped to montreal was under $16.00 a bottle.
I needed the aisin atf04 as well but rockauto doesnt ship.
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your best bet wrote: for which car
It seems this same fluid I bought for my 2015 vw tiguan fits your 2002 volvo s40 as well. Is the 20% discount still available?
My mistake, I bought 12 bottles and it comes to 13.33 a bottle taxes included.
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