Volvo S40 2004 Owner Manual

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2004 Volvo S40 & V40 2 0 0 4 VOLVO S40 & V40 pg. 68 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 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. Stopping the engine suddenly after high speed driving (so-called "after-boiling" can occur). To avoid overheating, the following rules should be followed: Do not drive for prolonged periods at engine speeds above 4500 rpm if you are towing a trailer in hilly terrain. Reduce speed and downshift when towing a trailer up long, steep inclines. The risk of overheating can be reduced by switching off the air conditioning system for a short time. Do not let the engine idle unnecessarily for prolonged periods. Do not mount auxiliary lamps in front of the grill. When the risk of overheating is imminent, or in the event of overheating (the temperature gauge goes repeatedly into, or stays continually in, the red section), the following precautions should be taken: Switch off the air conditioning system. file:///K|/ownersdocs/2004/2004_S40-V40/04sv40_04b.htm (1 of 8)12/30/2006 4:29:25 PM

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