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Old 10-01-2017, 08:16 PM   #1
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Default Gear oil for my M47?

1992 240.OK, I spent the last hour searching for a source for SAE 75W-80 API GL-4 gear oil for my M47. The last time, I bought it from Tasca but, I tried searching for it on their website and couldn't find it.

The #'s on the label of my old empty bottle are : volvo std. 97309 and 1161745. I know guys are running different tranny oils in this trans but, if they haven't discontinued it, I would like to stick with this. I jack the car up and overfill it, and I am over-do to top off as it has leaks. Thanks!


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Old 10-02-2017, 01:14 AM   #2
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Have you tried calling the dealer with the part numbers? They may have it. Amazon has it for an outrageous price. They also have significantly cheaper GL-4 Red Line oil, but only in 70W80 and 75W90.

https://www.amazon.com/Genuine-Volvo...mission-75W-80

Alternatively, my Bentley manual specifies ATF Type F (1.6 qt) for a M47.
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Old 10-02-2017, 03:39 AM   #3
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I went thru this a few months ago > Part number changed, Tasca has it, call them.
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Old 10-02-2017, 11:51 AM   #4
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Just use Redline MTL. Synthetic fluids makes a big difference in keeping the synchros happy at a wide range of temps.

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Old 10-03-2017, 02:47 AM   #5
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Just use Redline MTL. Synthetic fluids makes a big difference in keeping the synchros happy at a wide range of temps.

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I've had good luck running synthetic as well.
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Old 10-03-2017, 04:00 AM   #6
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Ive been using Driven. Its sythetic and shifts sweet.
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Old 10-03-2017, 05:42 AM   #7
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Old 10-03-2017, 06:33 AM   #8
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Wow everyone here uses gear oil in their m47? Volvo had a service bulletin a long time ago. Said to use 10w30 Mobil one synthetic engine oil in the transmission. It keeps the input shaft bearing from failing. Just saying. Use what you like. I’ve worked for Volvo since 1994 and is what I always used. But I guess any synthetic mtl that works in placid atf, engine oil and gear oil will work.

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Old 10-03-2017, 01:10 PM   #9
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Wow everyone here uses gear oil in their m47? Volvo had a service bulletin a long time ago. Said to use 10w30 Mobil one synthetic engine oil in the transmission. It keeps the input shaft bearing from failing. Just saying. Use what you like. I’ve worked for Volvo since 1994 and is what I always used. But I guess any synthetic mtl that works in placid atf, engine oil and gear oil will work.
Would your recommend changing the current trans fluid for this? I haven bothered with my M47 yet since Bentley said it was "filled for life". Shifts okay but some of the lower gears are tough.
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Old 10-03-2017, 01:25 PM   #10
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The manual says to use type F atf. Then there was a bulletin that said to change to 10w30 Mobil one synthetic engine oil to help the input shaft bearing. There were issues with oil starvation to that bearing. So either mobil one 10w30 or BG syncro shift ii mtl. I use the BG syncro shift in my s60r using the m66 and in my 240t with a bw t5. It’s expensive but worth every penny.
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Guys, I noticed that in this thread advised 10w30 Mobil one synthetic engine oil, does anyone have information about it? Is this oil worth a try? I don't know much about engine oil brands, so I really need your advice. I recently purchased a similar car and want to completely rebuild it. I drove this car when I was young, so I decided to pay homage to it. I've never had a problem with oil changes with my main car, as I usually called the dealer about it or looked up the right information on http://www.cararac.com, but this time the situation is a little different. Thanks in advance for your advice!

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Old 05-02-2021, 06:23 PM   #12
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Guys, I noticed that in this thread advised 10w30 Mobil one synthetic engine oil, does anyone have information about it? Is this oil worth a try? I don't know much about engine oil brands, so I really need your advice.
Not sure about 10w30 engine oil but it seems like people have put just about everything in an M47 to replace the unobtainium OEM oil.

The usual culprits are type F ATF (following suit from the M46) and redline MTL. Shifting felt better with MTL to me.

I say try it and report back.
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Old 05-03-2021, 03:48 PM   #13
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Volvo has used engine oil in the transmissions before. The overdrive M41 uses 30W engine oil for lubrication. I've use Redline MTL, Type F, and would like to try the M1 10-30 in the M47. Mine is also a leaker so I'm topping it up every other month. Hoping to get that trans out this year and reseal it.
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