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Old 16th December 2005
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Default Lets do an oil change!

Had to do it, so I took some piccies!

Whats needed:
  1. New Saab Oil Filter
  2. New 4 litres Fully Synthetic Oil
  3. New sump plug & washer
  4. Oil Flush
  5. 13mm socket & ratchet
  6. Oil filter wrench / strap
  7. Jack
  8. Axle stands
  9. Oil container
  10. Gloves
  11. Old Rag for any spillages!
Ok here we go!


Add the oil flush to a warm engine as fast idle for 10-20 mins



Jack up the car and secure on axle stands.



Locate sump plug and remove using a 13mm socket




Drain oil into a suitible container and remove oil filter

*OIL WILL BE HOT*



Allow the oil to drain completely



Replace sump plug and washer! (Not everyone remembers this)

Mark the filter with the date, smear the seal with new oil and partly fill filter and replace hand tight.

Add your 4 litres of fresh oil and check for any leaks at the filter or sump plug



Run the car ensuring you watch that the oil light goes out and then check the oil level, adjusting as ness!

Remove axle stands, dispose of the oil oil and filter appropriately and.........

Job done!



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Old 16th December 2005
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Very nice pics Chris.It should help those techno phobes amoungst us.

But what are you doing changing the oil today? surely its cold out there!! Also its that time of the year when you should be in the local pub lubricating your tonsils. At the very worst you could be Christmas shopping with the good lady. I know you have priorities!!
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And the way you go on at everyone, but you last changed your oil filter in Sept 2001(9/01) Not good enough........
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He has got priorities Dave, thats why he's under the car. Can't think who you're referring to about refit sump plug and washer Chris? ELSIE PERCHANCE?

(Wes and Dave the new double act)
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And the way you go on at everyone, but you last changed your oil filter in Sept 2001(9/01) Not good enough........
Cheeky sod, thats 10/06 so I was actually 6 days late on my 6 monthly oil change

As for why today, well as you can see today I was "working from home"



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Thanks for the post Chris...I have always wanted to try this but had no idea where to start!!! Can you make it a sticky???


Now all we need is a step-by-step guide to changing spark plugs on the 4cyl and the 6cyl!! Hopefully we can get a guide for both

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Thanks for the guide... I'm sure it'll come in handy. Does anyone recommend using oil additives? If so, what kind?
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Spot on chris but be careful about stating that it a 13mm socket to remove sump plug as i got picked up on my post for the sump clean and told that the 13mm socket i used was wrong and that it was 1/2" im sticking to 13mm though just like you nice 1
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Thanks for the guide... I'm sure it'll come in handy. Does anyone recommend using oil additives? If so, what kind?
Saab dont recomment them

There was a thread in a 9-3 forum on here about additives which didnt show them as well recommended either.

I have used a few (wynns, greased lightening, slick 50) with no apparent benefit, the only one that seemed to do anything was ZX1 which raised the idle suggesting less friction



http://www.team-zx1.co.uk/noflash.cfm



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Good job but christ was it cold today, I was puting up lights around the house, took me over 4 hours.....now all I have to do is get them working....gona take 4 day probably

Person I know brings his lights back every Xmas to Argos saying they don't work and gets new ones
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Good post chris like the rotors and the calipers...sooo sweet...is it me or are you ready for some front tyres too
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Does anyone know of a good oil flush that I can buy in the US, preferably something that I can get at an auto store? Also, does the sump plug and washer have to be replaced with every oil change and why? Thanks for any help.
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I'm told that Amsoil's flush is excellent and its US only!

Sump washer, yes everytime as its a copper washer that compresses.

Sump plug, no, not unless its becoming rounded off, one spare is useful though incase its overtightened



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Is the sump washer something that I can get at an auto store or do I have to order one from saab? Do you know what size it is?
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I would have thought you could get them easily





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Does the filter HAVE to be SAAB?? Can I get an after market filter?
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We recommend the SAAB filter, its one of the few things you can buy at a main dealer and not need a second morgage for.
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i had picked up a couple of filters at the dealer a few saturdays ago, determined to do my own synthetic oil change at less than half what the dealer charge was. i was already dismayed that they charged me about $10 apiece. last saturday i got around to actually doing the oil change and discovered that i had received GM oil filters (with GM part numbers) ! i wonder if this is a recent development since the oil filter that they had last installed was SAAB branded. the dealer is jmk in springfield, nj...

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A lot of saab parts have GM on them, and vice versa



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i'm going to the GM dealer in town and see how much the same oil filters cost - you have a GM part number, they'll get it for you
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