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Old 15th March 2008
jaminnbenji jaminnbenji is offline
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Default saab certified coolant fluid?

ok so my sid popped up with a message saying i need to fill coolant fluid, so i checked it out and it's waaaaay below the fill like that says "COLD" so im assuming i really do need to fill it up....

anyway i read the manual and it says i need "saab certified coolant fluid" which is a 50-50 mix of water and anti-freeze? or something to that extend...

so my question is where can i get this "saab certified coolant fluid" and is it anything special or can i go down to like a napa and just pick up some antifreeze and mix with water?
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Default A 2001, so your coolant is Blue-Green color?

I believe all 2001's left the factory with with a Blue-Green coolant, called a G-48 mixture. Some Saab dealers carry this in stock. DO NOT buy Dex-Cool, the orange-red coolant, if your coolant is blue-green. DO NOT believe any Service Manager or Technician who tries to tell you they are the same.

If your Dealer does not have the correct stuff in stock, you can go to any local auto parts store and buy any brand of G-05 coolant. NOTE - it must be labeled as G-05 on the bottle, I have a jug of Zerex branded G-05 in my garage.

G-05 is fully compatibe with your G-48 even though it will/may be a different color.

If someone has changed your car to Dex-Cool (Red-Orange coolant) sometime in the past, then buy more Dex-Cool and pray that whoever did this switch fully flushed the cooling system as part of the coolant change.

2002's and later were filled with Dex-Cool at the factory.
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I believe all 2001's left the factory with with a Blue-Green coolant, called a G-48 mixture. Some Saab dealers carry this in stock. DO NOT buy Dex-Cool, the orange-red coolant, if your coolant is blue-green. DO NOT believe any Service Manager or Technician who tries to tell you they are the same.

If your Dealer does not have the correct stuff in stock, you can go to any local auto parts store and buy any brand of G-05 coolant. NOTE - it must be labeled as G-05 on the bottle, I have a jug of Zerex branded G-05 in my garage.

G-05 is fully compatibe with your G-48 even though it will/may be a different color.

If someone has changed your car to Dex-Cool (Red-Orange coolant) sometime in the past, then buy more Dex-Cool and pray that whoever did this switch fully flushed the cooling system as part of the coolant change.

2002's and later were filled with Dex-Cool at the factory.
ok yea it's definately blue in color... so all the dealers around here are closed the rest of the weekend i guess i'll head down to napa and grap some G-05, do i just put that straight into the car or should i do the 50-50 mix with water as well?
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You need to cut the G-05 50/50. Call the parts house first, Zerox g-05 is sometimes hard to find.
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