I have a 1985 240 DL w/ M46 Transmission (4 speed + od).
I am interested in draining out the fluid and cleaning any strainers
that the tranny might have.
1. Type F or G fluid is what my Volvo manuals call for, with synthetic
fluids as popular as they are today is it ok/better to use a synth oil
in this transmission? If so, what type should I use? Is there any
benefit/drawback to using synth oil as opposed to a Type F or G?
2. Are there any strainers in this transmission? If so, where are they
located and what is the best procedure for cleaning these?
3. Any additional tips that anyone might have when doing a
transmission service on this particular tranny?
Thank you for your suggestions and patience as I am a young Volvo
mechanic that still has lots to learn!!!