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Old 14th August 2006
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Default type of oil? 2000 9-3

I'm getting the oil changed for the first time in my 2000 9-3...what kind of oil should I be using?
I live in Toronto.
I'm pretty brutal around cars so just wanted to ensure the best for it and not mess anything up.
Thanks in advance.
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Post this on BITOG, this may be a new record.. First time... six years old...

How many miles ?

Seriously, I would use the 0-40 Mobil One..if you can find it ; otherwise any good synthetic 5 or 10-30 oil..

Check you owners manual for more exact info...
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i just bougt it used...that would be a good record though.

thanks for your help.
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5w-40 syn. all the way
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Here are the specs from Saab Workshop Information Service.

There is a bulletin from October 2002 that recommends the following oil grade for all markets:



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The best for your car, if it's turbo, is Mobil 0W30

Also try to change it after max 10k km because turbocharger requires high quality oil. Use the best oil, don't look at some dollars, because a damaged turbocharger or engine will make you pay lots of cash.
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