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Old 8th September 2009
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Anyone have any hints about DIY oil changes on a 2006 9^s SportCombi Aero? This will be of the "out on the street in front of my house with the car up on ramps and me on a creeper underneath" variety oil change. I'm not even sure where the filter is on the V6.
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there is a section 9-3SS ' How to ...' Section
How to change the oil on the 2.8T motor:

http://www.saabcentral.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=134571
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I don't have a V6, but I would think post #13 in the How To thread should be helpful (there are some nice pic, anyhow )

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Once up on ramp your home free. Oil filter is right there, I believe a 15/16 socket will remove and a 12 or 13 mm socket or wrench for drain plug. Check o'ring on oil filter replace if ripped. Check o'ring on plug also. Pretty sure torque if 18 lbs on both. 7 qts will refill Hope this helps..
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Thanks guys. NowI just have to find the time before I'm off to Australia and New Zealand next week.

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Thanks guys. NowI just have to find the time before I'm off to Australia and New Zealand next week.

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Once up on ramp your home free. Oil filter is right there, I believe a 15/16 socket will remove and a 12 or 13 mm socket or wrench for drain plug. Check o'ring on oil filter replace if ripped. Check o'ring on plug also. Pretty sure torque if 18 lbs on both. 7 qts will refill Hope this helps..

Everything is right there, super easy. Much easier than my wife's preulde. What J/A decided to put the oil filter on the back side of the motor. Idiots!!!


The oil filter housing is a 24mm socket if memory serves me right. I just went down to autozone and bought one after my first DIY (After I had to use an adjustable wrench).
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2.0 oil/filter change how to

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Even though my oil life monitor says I still have 45% left, I'm thinking of changing my oil soon. With BSR and the way I drive, I figure I put extra strain on the engine.

Looking for suggestions: what kind of filter do you guys use? Is Fram or STP okay? My dealer is 40 miles away, so I'm hoping a filter from Autozone or Walmart will do. Also, if I remember correctly, I should use Mobil 1 5w-30, right? I'm sure the suggested oil is in the owner's manual, but thought I'd ask. Thanks!!
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Even though my oil life monitor says I still have 45% left, I'm thinking of changing my oil soon. With BSR and the way I drive, I figure I put extra strain on the engine.

Looking for suggestions: what kind of filter do you guys use? Is Fram or STP okay? My dealer is 40 miles away, so I'm hoping a filter from Autozone or Walmart will do. Also, if I remember correctly, I should use Mobil 1 5w-30, right? I'm sure the suggested oil is in the owner's manual, but thought I'd ask. Thanks!!
Fram is fine. I use Fram.

0w-40 is the preferred oil.
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Even though my oil life monitor says I still have 45% left, I'm thinking of changing my oil soon. With BSR and the way I drive, I figure I put extra strain on the engine.

Looking for suggestions: what kind of filter do you guys use? Is Fram or STP okay? My dealer is 40 miles away, so I'm hoping a filter from Autozone or Walmart will do. Also, if I remember correctly, I should use Mobil 1 5w-30, right? I'm sure the suggested oil is in the owner's manual, but thought I'd ask. Thanks!!
If the OLM says 43%, the Algorithim is doing its job, I change every 7.5K... and it's Mobil 1 0W40... there is no 5W30 in the US that meets the GM LL A/B 025 Spec. Although you can use it if you ignore the Algorithim and change sooner. Order a couple of filter kits from Genuine Saab.

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Even though my oil life monitor says I still have 45% left, I'm thinking of changing my oil soon. With BSR and the way I drive, I figure I put extra strain on the engine.

Looking for suggestions: what kind of filter do you guys use? Is Fram or STP okay? My dealer is 40 miles away, so I'm hoping a filter from Autozone or Walmart will do. Also, if I remember correctly, I should use Mobil 1 5w-30, right? I'm sure the suggested oil is in the owner's manual, but thought I'd ask. Thanks!!
You can also get Mann filters from eeuroparts.com. If you buy a few, you get free shipping. They also come with the o ring for the filter cap. You need to buy the seal for the sump plug separately (thought these may last for more than one change).
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You can also get Mann filters from eeuroparts.com. If you buy a few, you get free shipping. They also come with the o ring for the filter cap. You need to buy the seal for the sump plug separately (thought these may last for more than one change).
Thanks, I looked at eeuroparts.com and I see the saab filter is $20. I'm all for getting the right part, but I've read that these filters are frequently made by one manufacturer. If I can pay less, not have to wait for shipping, and still get the same part, I'd prefer that. Anyone happen to know if an STP, Wix, Fram, AC Delco or Purolater might be made by Mann?

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AdvanceAutoParts has 5 quarts of Mobile 1 (any weight) and a Mobile 1 oil filter for $29.99. I just bought one. It try to keep at least one additional oil change ahead. And since I only use 4 quarts, I get to keep a spare for future changes... Ron
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Thanks, I looked at eeuroparts.com and I see the saab filter is $20.

Huh, I wonder if the V6 is more expensive? For my linear they list it at 8 bucks, which seemed reasonable to me.
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AdvanceAutoParts has 5 quarts of Mobile 1 (any weight) and a Mobile 1 oil filter for $29.99. I just bought one. It try to keep at least one additional oil change ahead. And since I only use 4 quarts, I get to keep a spare for future changes... Ron
Thanks for the advice! I think Mobil 1 filters are usually highly rated. I'll have to check it out.
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