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  1. Recommend reputable Saab specialist/service San Diego?

    Engine Oil, Lubricants & Fluids
    Hi I’m new to forum. I live in north county San Diego (Solana Beach) and own a 2007 9-3, 88,000 mi. I’m looking for a top notch Saab specialist for oil changes/major services/part replacements that is fair priced. I don’t do any self-service on my car...pedestrian knowledge, so they need to be...
  2. 92 900 Turbo - Missing Oil Line & Fun Garage Find

    C900 Workshop
    92 900 Turbo - Garage Find & Restoration Recently scored a nice garage find. An old lady was moving and turns out she has a 92 automatic green and tan leather convertible that has sat in her garage for 5 years - untouched. Everything works - everything, even the roof, A/C is ice cold, too...
  3. Automatic transmission oil

    9-5 Workshop
    I have a EU registered (first registration in 2004) Saab Vector, 9.5 Turbo (petrol, 1985cc, 4 cylinder), automatic transmission. Can anybody tell me at what intervals the transmission oil should be changed? It seems it was never done and it has now 68.000 KM(±43.000 Miles) on the clock. And...
  4. Saab 9-3 Gearbox Malfunction

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hey people, I'm new here so please go easy on me. Sorry if this is the wrong place to ask this but it is a little confusing :confused: I have a saab 9-3 2003 2.0T 175 Auto. No major problems with it until about a year ago I was getting major coolant leakage. I kept on refilling the container...
  5. Should I use Lucas Oil Stabilizer for next oil change?

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    I have a 1999 Saab 9-3 with 179,000 on it. She runs solid no major issues. She uses oil at a rate of about 1/2 Qt. every 1500-2000 miles and I sometimes get some valve noise at start up or under load. Thus, I was thinking using some of this Lucas Synthetic Oil Stabilizer...
  6. Is it necessary/better for car to change the oil twice before turbo install, per WIS?

    9-5 Workshop
    1. I've read several threads regarding the Turbo change, most of them say to change the oil before the turbo replacement and some say in the middle of it. The WIS states to drain the oil, fill it up, run it til the thermostat kicks on, then drain the oil AGAIN and refill it. Seems to me this is...
  7. Smoking around serpentine belt & TERRIBLE noises?

    9-5 Workshop
    Hello. I have a Saab 9-5 2000 V6. About two days ago I had a much-needed oil change and the mechanic said he was a bit concerned about a slight leak. Not seeming too concerned, I've driven it since, just making sure to check the oil each day. Today, it was idling in the driveway 5 minutes...
  8. Oil Change Question

    C900 Workshop
    I park on the street, so the Saab is at a slight angle - with the oil drain plug on the low side. Would that help to drain the oil? Probably not, but I wonder every time I change it. Also, does anyone remove the ignition coil cable and turn the engine over for a few seconds helping it drain...
  9. burning oil after oil change

    C900 Workshop
    Hello, I have a 1984 900i that I've owned for about 6 months. It has just over 176,000 miles. I took it into the shop a few days ago for a routine oil change - no issues going in. When the tech finished the oil change I noticed the car wasn't idling well at all. It kept stalling out...
  10. Oil grade concistancey

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    I post this in the wrong forum
  11. Oil change consistency

    C900 Workshop
    '97 SAAB 900s 2.3l. Maintenance work done the day I bought it used 10W-30 3000 mile oil changes at jiffy lube claim 'manufacturer suggest full synthetic' but I stuck to 10W-30. Traveled I-90 across from Washington to New Hampshire with oil change in Ohio. My question is: in Ohio I change to a...
  12. Oil question

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    I just bought a 2007 SAAB 9-3. The dealer did an oil change for me and they put in Mobil 1 5W-30. I went back to ask them why they didn't put in 0W-40 and they told me 5W-30 meets the GM LL A 025 spec. I'm not to sure about that because I can't find that anywhere other then there hand out they...
  13. New to Saab, first oil change

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Just purchased my first saab, have a 2011 9-3 xwd, and want to do my first oil change, but a couple of things i've been reading seem strange, hoping someone can point me to a knowledge base or something, as i'm sure these questions have been answered. states I need 7.1 quarts of 0w-30 oil...
  14. 2002 Saab 9-3 2.0L oil change

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    I just changed my oil in my 2002 Saab 9-3 2.0L for the first time. I have about 115,000 miles on it. I drained from the plug and changed out the oil filter. I put in 4 quarts of castrol syn blend 5w-30. I noticed after checking the oil w engine warm my level was about 2-3 cm above the full...
  15. Oil

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    I've only changed my oil twice and always used full synthetic. Have you guys ever used a synthetic blend? if not would it be ok to use? i have a 2006 9-3
  16. 1st oil change....

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Hello Every1, I am about to do the 1st oil change on my recently purchased 2000 Saab 9-3 SE 4door Hb. I want to get some feedback on what type of oil should i use, of course im goin with fully synthetic Mobil 1 but I need to know what weight and filter I should use. My car had 65018 when I got...
  17. First Oil Change

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    I am attempting to do my first oil change. any idea on how much oil to put in a 2006 Saab 9-3 2.0t ?
  18. Back from the Dead! Now what?

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    After an epic 13 page thread with 253 posts, countless mishaps and lessons on how to change my head gasket correctly, I finally managed to get the job done! Since my car has been sitting stagnant and lifeless for 6 months, what should I change or tune so that everything is in top working order...
  19. How to drop the oil pan?

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    I plan to remove my oil pan soon. My Haynes manual doesn't say much about it. Anyone know a step by step procedure list on the web? I understand that I have to lower the "subframe"?
  20. Newbee Stupid Question, Oil Change

    9-5 Workshop
    First Saab, used 2004 estate w/ 75k going to do oil change , read the stickies and I dont want a sludge post here. 1.I just have never used a motor flush before and have no idea what brand to use. Please help. The sticky has Forte, but I'll never find that here in Arkansas, heck we dont even...
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