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Uncle bmwjohn,

Power Steering Fluid.
Refer to the your Volvo 240 owner manual. Just like my 1990 Volvo 240 DL wagon (and the fuel delivery problems I can futz with on Sat-Your-Day ...), a 1990 Volvo 240, with power steering, in the North American Market uses:
Ford Automatic Transmission Fluid "Type F"

Use any sort of Dexron in that 1990 Volvo 240 power steering pump, and in about a year the power steering rack seals fail and the inner tie rod boots fill with red fluid.

Do a search for Volvo 240 owner manual. Include (no quotes) "PDF" your search expression string using your fave search engine.

The Haynes Volvo 240 repair manual, up to the final imprint in 1997, displays Dexron III as your power steering fluid across all of Volvo 240. WRONG! How do I know? My 1990 Volvo 240 DL wagon has a power steering rack, and a pump. The rack is wholly manual, now. No power assist. The Dexron III destroyed the seals, and I need a new power steering rack for my 1990 Volvo 240 DL wagon.

Automatic Transmission Fluid.
I dunno the fluid spec for the model range of AW-70 AW 71, and such, on 240, 700, and 900. Read your owner manual. Better yet, search the brickboard. Just be sure to corroborate any information. (Helps to filter out brickboard poster misinformation)

General Motors owns the Dexron lubricant specification.

We are up to Dexron V or VI now? In some instances, you would use the new Dexron type. Yet in some instances, a non-GM device on a non-GM car design the device to use Dexron II. In some instances, you want to use the newer lubricant specification. Ask the brickboard, and perhaps turbobricks, what they suggest you use in that Volvo 240/700/900 automatic transmission.

Manual transmission Lubricant.
As vvpete here on brickboard or turbobricks. The Volvo 240 owner manual is WRONG.

The later M45/M46 and all M47 and M47 II Volvo 240/700/900 manual transmission use a gear oil chock full of the same sort of hydrostatic friction that Ford Auto Trans Fluids "Type F" and "Type F/G" and "Type G" serve up.

You use Volvo OEM Part Number 1161645
MSRP $23.95
Core $0.00
Save $9.36
Online Price $14.59

(I think that is Tasca Volvo parts price. Copied from my numerous prior post on M47 tranny lube.)

If you can't swing that, use no less than Redline MTL synthetic fluid.

MTL = manual transmission lube.

Go to the Redline website to know what Redline MTL version for M47 (Volvo 240).

If high mileage, go to the next heavier Redline MTL.

Search for the Volvo 240 manual transmission overfill method.

Replace Redline like every 40,000-50,000 at the MOST.

Do NOT use Ford Auto Trans Fluid Type F in that M47.

Maybe be okay to use Type F in the M45/46.

I do not have the Bentley Volvo 240 bible in front of me. It remains well packed and not in reach.

The Amsoil Super Shift® Racing Transmission Fluid SAE 10W is both Type F and Alison C-4 compatible. Type F and Alison C-4 are very different fluids, yet this fluid works fine so far in two M47 IIs right now, so take that with some salt grains.

Does that help?

Happy Friday everybody! Each and every one!



Duffy Anchovy.
Salty Fishies are Anchovies!

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