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1999 9-5 2.3 LPT flushing advice

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Hey guys, I'm back after 2 years of selling the NG900.

I recently acquired a 1999 9-5 2.3 LPT 5 Speed
The car has 124,000 kms. This car never had any recalls done with the PCV system or flushing of any sort.

I am eager to get this done. My question is, is it safe to drop the pan, do the cleaning and flush, without the update kit put on? Reason why I ask is my update kit may not be here until the end of this week or early next. I am scheduled to do my flush/clean up tomorrow night.



advice would be great! thanks.
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1,200km... yikes. I haven't needed the dealer (yet) since I bought mine, but the thought of that is scary.

You should be able to find the right o-ring at an auto parts store. The Saab part is this:
http://www.eeuroparts.com/Main/PartDetail.aspx?id=9138009
You may be able to call them and ask them for the size. Or just pick one up once you get it out.
 

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Shaft, did you end up replacing the o-ring? If you did, would you mind sharing what size it is? I should probably do this before doing a stage 1...

My car is at 163,000 miles. Should be breaking 300,000 km in about two years. Previous owner racked up the miles.
 

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I have little idea what the first 139k miles were like. It was dealer repaired (IRIS report shows DIC, turbo, misc bulbs, etc) but not regularly serviced at the dealer for oil changes. Since 139k miles, I've been using Mobil 1 0W40 every 4-6k miles, and it seems great. The 6k change felt a little long. The oil was darker than usual, but I have no other way of telling. I have no lifter ticking noise, and zero oil consumption. Since then I've been tracking fillup, oil changes, here:

https://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0AgjnnBO4Z5e1cE5DeFdtM3lqa3hnR1cxVkYzWXB3Vmc&hl=en

It'll be interesting to see what I find in the oil pan. I just wish it were warmer outside.

Word on the interwebs is that Fram is not as good as the other brands of filter. I use this thread to see where M1 is the cheapest, and get the premium M1 filter with it. I just picked 5 qts 0W40 + the filter up for $28.
 
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