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: 4 quarts or 6.3 quarts?


mikeucr
14-11-10, 07:26 AM
I have a new (to me) 2004 9-5 Aero (2.3 Liter)

I brought it into a very good oil change place and asked for mobil 1. These guys have always done my oil changes (not a chain place, a mom and pop run by an older gentlemen who takes time on each car...not super busy either).

He claimed the manual from Mobil said the car took 6.3 quarts. I saw him looking at the Mobil 1 manual several times, checking the year of the car, the type of engine, etc....Is this right? Doesn't the manual say 4?

Chris 9-5
14-11-10, 09:22 AM
Its 4.5 litres including the oil filter - no idea whats that in "quarts" but I'm guessing its not 6.3!

J-Rod
14-11-10, 09:42 AM
Its 4.5 litres including the oil filter - no idea whats that in "quarts" but I'm guessing its not 6.3!
4.7 quarts is 4.5 litres.

Chris 9-5
14-11-10, 09:47 AM
4.7 quarts is 4.5 litres.

Thank you sir! :p

So your garage is completely wrong, they will either underfil it, or fill it to the oil cap :o

J-Rod
14-11-10, 10:41 AM
I think 5 quarts would be fine right? If it's 4.7 does the three tenths of quart make a huge diff? I put 5 of full syth in last time I changed.

mikeucr
14-11-10, 11:22 AM
Changed the oil this morning. Sure enough they put way too much in.

Why do shops get so paranoid about Saabs? These aren't Ferraris.

mikeucr
14-11-10, 11:23 AM
I think 5 quarts would be fine right? If it's 4.7 does the three tenths of quart make a huge diff? I put 5 of full syth in last time I changed.

the difference would be this shop put 2 quarts too much in...thats alot when you think about.

J-Rod
14-11-10, 11:37 AM
the difference would be this shop put 2 quarts too much in...thats alot when you think about.
Oh, yeah, 2 too much is a lot. :o I was just talking the difference between 4.7 and 5 wouldn't be much, being I put 5 in the last time a changed it.

Wulf
14-11-10, 12:11 PM
The 9-3 2.0T takes about 6 liters so perhaps the oil change place didn't look it up right? Or the Mobil manual is incorrect.

4-cylinder
When servicing: 4.0 liters
Total capacity including filter and oil cooler: 5.4 liters
Difference in volume max-min: 1.0 liter

6-cylinder
When servicing: 4.5 liters
Total capacity including filter: 5.0 liters
Difference in volume max-min: 1.0 liter