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Old 6th September 2009
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I talked to the dealership that serviced my car since brand new, and they replaced a PCV valve at the 60,000 mi service, they didn't seem to have any knowledge about an upgrade kit. My car has around 81,000 on it now, and I believe the valve that they replaced was done in 2007. I attached a couple pics of my car and a pic of the engine, can you tell by the pic if the PCV kit is necessary? Thanks for your help.
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Great looking car! But it DOES NOT have the latest PCV update. If your dealership didn't know what a PCV 6 was you should probably look for a new dealership or independent Saab shop. This isn't a GM Saab shop with a Hummer/Cadillac sign above the Saab one is it? PCV 6 looks like this (with thanks to SWEDECAR on Saabnet).

http://www.saabnet.com/tsn/members/g...o=show&id=9926
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Thank you
You are right, it is a dealership with just Cadillac and Saab no Hummer. Is the kit hard to do for a guy who tries to be a mechanic but is not very good?
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I asked around to and talked to 3 independent SAAB mechanics. They all said that if The car does NOT have any oil leaks and HAS used synthetic oil since Day 1 that there is NO need for the PVC change. I don't know if that's really true or not. I figure that 3 SAAB ONLY mechanics hopefully wont steer you in the wrong direction..
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So it looks like I don't have this fix. For which model years is this?
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Mine is an 2005 with 60,000 miles. It doesn't have the PVC Fix... Synthetic Mobile 1 oil 0-40 Every 4000 Miles. Transmission Fluid change every year...
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Mine is an 2005 with 60,000 miles. It doesn't have the PVC Fix... Synthetic Mobile 1 oil 0-40 Every 4000 Miles. Transmission Fluid change every year...
Starting in 2004 the 9-5 came from the factory with an updated block and revised Pcv setup. The pcv fix we are referring to only applies to 1999-2003 9-5's.
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Sorry,
SAAB is first new car and still trying to figure them out. So does that mean I don't NEED the fix??

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I asked around to and talked to 3 independent SAAB mechanics. They all said that if The car does NOT have any oil leaks and HAS used synthetic oil since Day 1 that there is NO need for the PVC change. I don't know if that's really true or not. I figure that 3 SAAB ONLY mechanics hopefully wont steer you in the wrong direction..
Why wait until you get an oil leak to replace the stuff?
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SAAB is first new car and still trying to figure them out. So does that mean I don't NEED the fix??

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Correct. No fix for you Mike since you have a 2005.

As stated earlier, PCV fix applies to 1999-2003 only.

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Thanks..

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Any pics of what the updated PCV should look like?
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Search (PVC FIX) in this thread and you will have pics and directions...

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So is the PCV fix 6 is something that you have to pay for or is it covered under some sort of recall?
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I don't think its covered. I called the dealer in MD and they quoted me a price of $187 just for the parts......

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I don't think its covered. I called the dealer in MD and they quoted me a price of $187 just for the parts......

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It definitely isn't covered. It is a service campaign. It addresses a known problem but no one has been injured or died because of the PCV system so there is no need for Saab to replace it for free.
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Good point. I wish i could be that cheap not to have good customer service. Would it kill SAAB to fix it free and keep tons of SAAB owners happy and content.........
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