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    Home made MTF?

    Thanks for the tip. Definitely passed 50k miles...
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    Home made MTF?

    Hi MolaKule. Yep, the OEM MTF is low viscosity, API GL-4, found in the first category of the "Updated List of Dedicated MTF Fluids" that you put in this forum. Thanks for the nice work, really helpful. Quoting you here : "A. These MTL fluids are closest to a Kinematic Viscosity of 6.X...
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    Home made MTF?

    Arco, sorry for the delay, I've been busy with other stuff. Gotta manage my settings so I get email notifications... What I can tell you so far is : -The clutch engages a decent distance away from the carpet. - I'll do both : Trans gear oil change and clutch slave bleed if necessary. - The...
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    Home made MTF?

    Haha! Arco, I've learned it's always better to plan your work ahead of time! Thanks for your help, you know your stuff. Might I ask if you think the symptoms could also be due to a clutch not fully releasing, in need of a pedal stop adjustment? Symptoms : Bit hard to shift when cold. A...
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    Home made MTF?

    LOL that tranny was pretty tough, all things considered.
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    Home made MTF?

    I think a few of you didn't get my question right. I'm looking for a temporary alternative because : 1. I can't have the MTF I plan on putting in the day I''ll have time to work on my car. I'll get the best. 2. I'll be working under it for an engine oil change, anyway. 3. I'm fed up with my...
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    Home made MTF?

    Yeah...might be those clutch drops!
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    Home made MTF?

    Yeah, very nice hatchback. Very little choice for HBs in those years. Came down to the C30 and the VW Golf. Don't worry, it would be for a couple of weeks, tops. Then, I'd flush it out and put in one of the MTFs in the list above. What's the problem with the Tufoil? Too slippery? Thanks
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    Home made MTF?

    So, nothing would come close and it could do damage? Could I use cheap ATF?
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    Home made MTF?

    Just edited my original post with some more info, thanks!
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    Home made MTF?

    Hi, I can't get my hands on the MTF I need right now. My transmission isn't shifting like it should (hard, notchy) and since I have to change my engine oil and do other maintenance, I thought I'd flush the old MTF and use something temporary to clean the tranny a little, then flush that out and...
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    2008 Volvo C30 2.4i (5244S4) oil consumption

    Thanks for the replies. I did stumble upon posts on Volvo Forums saying the PCV is a problem with these cars and affects fuel economy. Didn't yet associate it with oil consumption. Astro, how exactly does it blow engine seals? Sam, did anything else go bad on conventional oil? Thanks
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    2008 Volvo C30 2.4i (5244S4) oil consumption

    Hi, Bought an older C30, with now 230 000 km (144 000 miles). Very clean car with still super responsive suspension, steering, brakes and engine. Only problem is a little too much oil consumption which happens when I fool around with it more often. Babied it when I brought it home after...
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