Transmission Flush on a 08+? - SaabCentral Forums
*
Home Saab Pictures Saab Classifieds Saab Dealer Listings Saab Forum Saab Forum


Go Back   SaabCentral Forums > Saab 9-3 SportSedan, Cabrio ('04+), Combi & 9-3X, 2003-2012 > 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio ('04+)/Combi & 9-3X Workshop

9-3 Sedan, Cabrio ('04+)/Combi & 9-3X Workshop 9-3 SportSedan, Convertible ('04+)/Combi & 9-3X , 2003 - 2012 Technical Forum

SaabCentral.com is the premier Saab Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 30th July 2009
kanundrum's Avatar
kanundrum kanundrum is offline
Saab Lunatic
 
Join Date: Jan 2009                                                
Location: Laurel, MD
My Saabs: 2011 Saab 9-4x
Posts: 3,442
Default Transmission Flush on a 08+?

So I am reaching about 15k Miles and Usually in my Jap Import I would get a transmission flush, when is the recommended interval to get it on the 9-3 XWD Models

How much should it cost at a dealership as well ?

Sorry I have a Manual Transmission.
__________________
New Whip 2011 9-4x Aero XWD
My TurboX 02/08/2009 - 8/26/2012 RIP

3" Downpipe and Midpipe: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZ3nPLrEeRk
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 30th July 2009
Tedjs Tedjs is offline
Active Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008                                                
Location: Cleveland, OH
My Saabs: 2007 9-3 SportCombi Aero
Posts: 69
Default

Ahhhh.... The transmission flush. We like to call those 'wallet flushes' in industry.

Especially now when I see Lube Stop etc. doing them. Do people really think they carry the right fluid for every vehicle and the people working there know how to properly fill them.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 31st July 2009
Hugh Hugh is offline
SaabNut!
 
Join Date: Jan 2006                                                
Location: Ontario,Canada
My Saabs: 2009 9-3 2.0T SC
Posts: 399
Default

15K miles seems rather soon......even for an XWD. What does your Owner's Manual say about changing tranny fluid?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 31st July 2009
JonV JonV is offline
Saabista
 
Join Date: Mar 2004                                                
Location: Richmond, VA
My Saabs: 03 SE 5 Spd
Posts: 12,506
Default

I just had my Dealer do mine at 95K, figured it couldn't hurt.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5  
Old 31st July 2009
DougR's Avatar
DougR DougR is offline
Saab Lunatic
 
Join Date: May 2005                                                
Location: Dallas, TX
My Saabs: 06 9-3 2.0T
Posts: 1,568
Default

Tranny flush on any car at 15k seems a bit crazy. I mean maybe if you tend to go full throttle all the time.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6  
Old 31st July 2009
kanundrum's Avatar
kanundrum kanundrum is offline
Saab Lunatic
 
Join Date: Jan 2009                                                
Location: Laurel, MD
My Saabs: 2011 Saab 9-4x
Posts: 3,442
Default

I don't go full throttle all the time barely 15% of the time but I do autocross and I do think the transmission is getting a little choppy in terms of the feel of shifting (1st to 2nd is always the worst but I know this is with every 6spd) I do autocross the car so I do beat it up on occasion

I don't have my manual on me but I will check to see when they say it.

Any other options I should get with my 15k service ?

What will the dealer do ?
__________________
New Whip 2011 9-4x Aero XWD
My TurboX 02/08/2009 - 8/26/2012 RIP

3" Downpipe and Midpipe: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZ3nPLrEeRk
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7  
Old 31st July 2009
robhurlburt's Avatar
robhurlburt robhurlburt is online now
Saab Lunatic
 
Join Date: Aug 2007                                                
Location: lexington, ky
My Saabs: 2003 9-3t (OOW)
Posts: 2,013
Default

ehh...i would check the owners manual. seems awful early. Can't I have ever flushed trans fluid in any car before 100K
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8  
Old 31st July 2009
JonV JonV is offline
Saabista
 
Join Date: Mar 2004                                                
Location: Richmond, VA
My Saabs: 03 SE 5 Spd
Posts: 12,506
Default

Oh, it was 184 flushed/re-filled at my Dealer....
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #9  
Old 13th March 2010
kanundrum's Avatar
kanundrum kanundrum is offline
Saab Lunatic
 
Join Date: Jan 2009                                                
Location: Laurel, MD
My Saabs: 2011 Saab 9-4x
Posts: 3,442
Default

Well to bring this back. when I mean flush I mean drain and refill since you can't flush a man trans (to my knowledge)

I checked with the dealer they said 60k miles Im at 30k right now. Let me check the owners manual and see what it says as well
__________________
New Whip 2011 9-4x Aero XWD
My TurboX 02/08/2009 - 8/26/2012 RIP

3" Downpipe and Midpipe: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZ3nPLrEeRk
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #10  
Old 13th March 2010
jlrdrony's Avatar
jlrdrony jlrdrony is offline
Saab Lunatic
 
Join Date: Jun 2008                                                
Location: SPAIN
My Saabs: 2007 93 SS-AERO V6 MT6
Posts: 1,851
Default

the owners manual......... long-life oil; not necessary to change.
__________________

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #11  
Old 13th March 2010
Cosmicflash Cosmicflash is offline
Saab on the Brain!
 
Join Date: Jun 2003                                                
Location: Chicago
My Saabs: '09 9-3 SS Aero XWD
Posts: 5,785
Default

Well glad you clarified the manual. I don't think there is a schedule for that. I wouldn't bother at all as most new cars use synthetic gear lube anyways.
Now the differential might need some sort of service at some point. But don't waste money on gear box lube.

And autocrossing isn't hard on a car at all. Now going to the track is another story...
__________________
03' SS Linear Cosmic Blue, 109k mi., gone
06' SC Aero Auto Fusion Blue, BSR tuned, 94k gone.
09' SS Aero XWD Auto
Carbon Gray, Black Premium Leather, VTuned, 30% tint.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Bookmarks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SaabCentral Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:52 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

top of page | sitemap | email us



copyright © 2003 - 2011 saabcentral.com, All rights reserved http://www.whiter.co.uk - valid xhtml - valid css
SaabCentral is an independently run website and is not affiliated in any way to Saab Automobile AB.


Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.