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Old 26th March 2010
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Default Oil grade for SAAB 9-3.

Hello,

I need to change the oil in my 2003 Saab 9-3. What kink of synthetic oil grade should I put (5W10-5W30....)?

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my dealer use 5W30
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The official answer is to use an oil that meets GM LL A 025 spec. Not sure if it's the same in Canada, but the two most common oil that meet the spec here in the states are Mobil 0W-40 and Catrol Syntec 0W-30 (Made in Germany) which is only available from AutoZone. There are also other oils that meet the spec from Motul, Total, and Amsoil.

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With cars it's like with your salad: Don't ruin it with cheap oil

For that reason, for the last years i allways used 0W40 (which is also what my dealer recommends)
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The official answer is to use an oil that meets GM LL A 025 spec. Not sure if it's the same in Canada, but the two most common oil that meet the spec here in the states are Mobil 0W-40 and Catrol Syntec 5W-30 (Made in Germany) which is only available from AutoZone. There are also other oils that meet the spec from Motul, Total, and Amsoil.
Good answer. However your manual should state 0W-30 or 0W-40. The last year or two 5W-30 and 5W-40 have been added.

Mobile 1 0W-40 is your best bet all around--reasonably priced, easy to get, and probably the best oil out of all of them.
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There is no 5W30 that meets the GM LL A 025 Spec in the US market.
You may have it in Canada. If you use a non spec oil change it sooner. And you have an 03, ignore the SID, it is calibrated to an obsolete standard Mobil 1 0W40 was re-certified and the Interval dropped from 15K/2yrs to 10K/1yr.

Mobil does make a 5W40 that meets the GM LL B 025 Spec, you can use B in Diesel or Gasoline Engines, A is Gasoline only. I myself never heard of anyone recommending or using it in the SS.
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There is no 5W30 that meets the GM LL A 025 Spec in the US market.
You may have it in Canada. If you use a non spec oil change it sooner. And you have an 03, ignore the SID, it is calibrated to an obsolete standard Mobil 1 0W40 was re-certified and the Interval dropped from 15K/2yrs to 10K/1yr.

Mobil does make a 5W40 that meets the GM LL B 025 Spec, you can use B in Diesel or Gasoline Engines, A is Gasoline only. I myself never heard of anyone recommending or using it in the SS.
GM LL A 025 Spec
A=gasoline

GM LL B 025 Spec
B=diesel
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I have owned my car for 5 months, have traveled about 5,oookm ....Im after the recommended synthetic oil for my due oil change ?



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Good answer. However your manual should state 0W-30 or 0W-40. The last year or two 5W-30 and 5W-40 have been added.

Mobile 1 0W-40 is your best bet all around--reasonably priced, easy to get, and probably the best oil out of all of them.
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I have owned my car for 5 months, have traveled about 5,oookm ....Im after the recommended synthetic oil for my due oil change ?
The car spec will say anything meeting GM-LL-A025.

I believe the consensous around here is Mobil1 0w-40 as it "met" that requirement.

GM has since dropped all that GM-LL stuff and have been saying Dexos.

Dexos1 spec for petrol engines and Dexos2 spec for diesel engines.

That said, you can surely still go with Mobil1 0w-40.

If someone who has gone to a Dexos1/2 spec'd oil could chime in on what they use, that'd be nice.
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