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Default How many quarts of oil does the 2.0T take and

Does the manual say to use 0W-30 :-??

I been using Mobil 1 0W-40 in my last four 1.8T's with no problems. My cars never burned one ounce of oil.

I always read that 40W oil is the best for turbo cars.

I know for a fact that Mobil 1 0W-30 does not meet European ACEA A3

Only Mobil 1 0W-40 and 15W-50 do.

The Castrol we get in the states suck. I think Autozone is stocking the new 0W-30 Syntec from Germany. It does meet ACEA A3.

I like Kendall but it is so hard to find.
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Just did my oil change last week and mine took 5 3/4 q.
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Wow 6 quarts for a 4 banger

What weight oil did you use :-??
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always used 10w-30 in my turbo car (not saab) - that's what mechanics would recommend. one mechanic in california (who was really good) advised us to switch to 10w-40, but he did say that this type of oil isn't good for cold winters. maybe i misunderstood something there... any ideas?
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Wow 6 quarts for a 4 banger

What weight oil did you use :-??
The recommendaed - 0W-30
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I am trying to do a conversion from Quarts to Litres.

How many quarts make a US gallon?
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I am trying to do a conversion from Quarts to Litres.

How many quarts make a US gallon?
4 Quarts makes a gallon

1 liter makes 1.0567 liquid quarts

1 liter makes .90081 dry quarts
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808 just posted this

http://www.genuinesaab.com/psi/03oil-service.htm

It looks like Saab has to use full synthetic on the 9-3 SS.

They can use semi-synthetic on the 9-3/convertible and 9-5.

I will keep using Mobil 1 0W-40. I will bring in 6 quarts for them to use.
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Thanks Finklejag.

That is A LOT of oil. About 6 litres! Whew!!
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per the manual, 6 quarts of Mobil 1 0-30. Mine took exactly 6 qts.
ACEA B3 was developed to reduce emissions, as one aspect. However, the ECOTech was designed to be an emissions friendly motor; as such it does not have an EGR which the ACEA B3 standard reflects for other new engines that do.
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per the manual, 6 quarts of Mobil 1 0-30. Mine took exactly 6 qts.
ACEA B3 was developed to reduce emissions, as one aspect. However, the ECOTech was designed to be an emissions friendly motor; as such it does not have an EGR which the ACEA B3 standard reflects for other new engines that do.
I didn't know it was for emissions? The "Shear Index" of an ACEA A3 oil is the distinguishing factor between lower rated oils which allows a longer change interval I believe. Perhaps there are other factors I wasn't aware of. BTW, the "B" rating you refer to vs. the "A" rating is for diesels, "A" is for gasoline vehicles.
Also a 30W is very difficult if not impossible to get an ACEA A3 rating so I doubt the Saab 0W 30 has it.
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From the manual for a 2006:

Oil capacity, including filter (oil change)
Petrol engine, 4-cyl. ________________ 6.3 qts. (6.0 l)
Petrol engine, V6 __________________ 6.0 qts. (5.7 l)
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umm ok..
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From the manual for a 2006:

Oil capacity, including filter (oil change)
Petrol engine, 4-cyl. ________________ 6.3 qts. (6.0 l)
Petrol engine, V6 __________________ 6.0 qts. (5.7 l)
Why are you dragging up 7 year old posts?
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