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  1. 2001 SAAB 9-5 oil counsumption

    9-5 Workshop
    My car is warning low oil. I checked the oil and is empty!:o The car is not generating any smoke which indicates oil burning and there are no oil marks on the floor. I changed the oil approx 10k before, synthetic oil which I was planning to do an oil change next week. Mileage on this car is...
  2. 2007 9-3 excessive oil usage

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Thanks in advance for your help sorting this out I have owned this car for 1 year. Current mileage is 157,000. Not long after purchasing, the check oil light illuminated and since then I have been watching the oil level closely. Currently I am adding 1-2 quarts every 1000 miles. No leaks...
  3. 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...
  4. Excessive Oil Consumption...HELP!

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hi everyone. I'm going to attempt to keep this as short as possible, but I need everyone's help and experience getting to the root of the problem. My 2007 2.0T at around 85k needed new intake valves, so I did the job myself (scary, I know). Guess what? Ran like a champ! Awesome! About 2k...
  5. Interpret compression and leakdown numbers

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Problem- excessive oil consumption -2000 SE Compression Cyl.#1- 155lb. Cyl.2 150lb. Cyl.3 200lb. Cyl.4 160lb. Leakdown_ #1 55% #2 60% #3 65% #4 50% Cyl.3 piston wet with oil (did not pour any in) new valve stem seals, new PCV. Whaddya think? Bad rings or cylinder #3? Maybe try 10w 40 or...
  6. Overhaul engine or PCV kit??

    9-5 Workshop
    hi, i'm matt. shade tree mechanic / diy'r if i have the tools.. car smokes and smells like a diesel or cat converter burning. sometimes idles rough but mostly smokes when idling or accelerating after coasting a ways. it has leaked a little oil but is burning about 1qt per 400 miles. i...
  7. Advice wanted on Turbo/PCV issue

    9-5 Workshop
    Hi there, this is for a MY01 Aero Wagon with 165K bought a Turbo from a popular shop on ebay because I was burning a lot of oil, about a quart every 500 miles. It runs relatively well but a whistle under WOT. Smokes entering the red on the guage. Not to bad at start up. I initially though it...
  8. Who consumes the most oil

    9-5 Workshop
    I'll start the bidding with a full Gallon over 1500 miles. I'm dumbfounded and at the moment don't know where it is going - though I suspect the turbo and it's eloquent whistling is the culprit. I've not got leaks either.....nor does it smoke. Along with the now enormous gluttony of issues I...