Volvo S40 2001 Owner Manual

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2001 Volvo S40 & V40 2 0 0 1 VOLVO S40 & V40 pg. 66 Automatic transmission, Points to remember Special tips automatic transmission · Vehicle performance and fuel economy will be adversely affected by prolonged driving in Winter/Wet mode. Volvo recommends using this mode only when starting in extremely slippery conditions. · For driving down steep hills and when driving for prolonged periods at low speeds, position L should be selected. Avoid, however, repeated changes since this can cause overheating of the transmission oil. For driving on long continuous uphill gradients, select position 4. · Never select P or R while the car is in motion. · When initially selecting positions D, 4, 3, L or R, your right foot should press firmly on the brake pedal to ensure that the car is standing still with the engine idling. · The gear selector should not be downshifted to L at speeds above 75 mph (125 km/h). Always observe posted speed limits. · Do not hold the car stationary on an incline by using the accelerator pedal. Instead, apply the hand brake (parking brake). This prevents the transmission oil from becoming overheated. · When towing a trailer, select shift position 4. · While towing a trailer in hilly terrain, do not drive continuously at engine speeds above 4500 rpm to help avoid high engine oil temperatures. Cooling system The risk for engine overheating is greatest, especially in hot weather, when: · Towing a trailer up steep inclines for prolonged periods at wide open throttle and low engine rpm. file:///K|/ownersdocs/2001/2001_SV40/01sv40_04b.htm (1 of 9)12/30/2006 3:49:19 PM

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