Volvo built the station wagon V70 in three generations from 1996 to 2016. As the successor to the Volvo 850, the V70 had an excellent reputation, which Volvo managed to do with a decent range of engines and solid advanced technology. But despite every technical achievement, a 2015 Volvo V70 D5 AWD still needs fresh engine oil just as regularly as the first models from the 90s.
While oil change intervals of 10,000 km or 1 year and 15,000 km or 1 year are still common in the first generation, the oil change in the third series is often only due after 30,000 km or 1 year. In FlexiFuel engines, the engine oil should normally be replaced after 15,000 km or 1 year.
Under more extreme driving conditions the engine oil should be replaced more frequently because the fuel burns less cleanly and the engine oil becomes dirty more quickly. Volvo provides some examples of these types of driving conditions which include:
If the car is used as a taxi
If the car is used regular to tow a caravan or trailer
If the car is driven on mountainous or hilly roads
If the car is operated in humid or very cold climates
You should always keep to your oil change dates, even if you don’t take other maintenance as seriously anymore. If you dont then in the worst case, the oil film between the piston and cylinder can tear and cause major engine damage.
How much engine oil your Volvo V70 engine needs depends on its design. For example, a Volvo V70 III 3.2 175 kW requires 7.7 liters of engine oil. The Volvo V70 1.6 DRIVe with a capacity of 3.9 liters needs less than half. The filling quantities of the V70 engines are roughly within this range.
We have listed all the Volvo V70 models and engine types in the following table, as well as the correct engine oil grade for each of the cars. You can use the search and filter to easily find the right engine oil for your Volvo V70.
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When it comes to changing the transmission oil, Volvo makes particular statements about the automatic transmissions: In a Volvo V70 D5 158 kW Bj 2014, an oil change should take place in the automatic transmission every 60,000 km/2 years. The automatic transmission of a Volvo V70 2.4 D5 120 kW Bj 2004, on the other hand, needs fresh transmission oil every 80,000 km/4 years. These relatively short intervals are only relevant when the vehicle is used as a taxi or towing vehicle.
By the way, a lifelong transmission oil filling does not mean that the transmission oil lasts forever. An average car life with a mileage of 180,000 km is assumed here. You can feel dirty gear oil by a deterioration in shifting accuracy. It occurs when metal dust caused by wear accumulates in the gear oil. When the first symptoms appear, you should have the transmission oil replaced soon. Because the sharp-edged metal shavings massively increase wear and tear and destroy your gearbox.