2000 Volvo s80 t6 Tranny

I have a question about a car I recently bought for my son, it’s his first car.

Hi Scotty,

I am somewhat of a new viewer, I have been watching religiously for about 3 months now. I live in Connecticut.

I have a question about a car I recently bought for my son, it’s his first car.

It’s a 2000 Volvo s80 t6 with 155k mile, timing belt was done. I recently had a mechanic change the oil and he mentioned these Volvos at notorious for transmission(GM) problems.

I didn’t pay a lot for the vehicle($1,300), I am just concerned I made a bad investment. This would just get him to school and to work.

There is currently no signs of any transmission problems. Is there anything preventative I can do to avoid an potential issues with the tranny? I believe you recommend not changing the tranny fluid.

Are there any additives that can help a transmission last longer? Are there any specific ways I can direct my son to drive, to make the transmission last? (ie- don’t use “winter mode”, etc.)

If I do potentially run into an issue, would you recommend a transmission rebuild or call it a loss?

Any advice you could provide would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks Jeff

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Gibwhisker
Gibwhisker

Thanks for the advice Scotty, I really appreciate it.

ScottyKilmer
ScottyKilmer

Editor

just baby the way it is driven. On an old volvo like that, even changing the fluid out may make it start to slip. Call it a loss if something big occurs, don't fall into the money pit

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