Coolant color alone means nothing anymore.My 2011 9-5 owner's manual only specifies long-life silicate-free coolant. Which is somewhat confusing since the coolant most fluid companies advertise as "long-life" is not the same one advertised as a Dex-Cool replacement.
My car currently has coolant that appears pink. I believe that means it's some variety of Dex-Cool, right? I'm assuming that the Dex-Cool recommendation continued all the way until the end, even though the manual is agnostic, unless someone knows otherwise.
@usjbm, the picture here specifies that SAAB models after 2001 should use orange Dex-Cool, not after 2002; I am confused... ?Zerex recommends G-05 coolant from 2001 and older Saabs, and Dex-Cool from 2002 and newer. I use G-05 on both of them.
I can't see the image you posted, but light blue + brown floaters sounds like contaminated coolant. Based on your observation, you have three good options, all of which start with fully draining the system. Then:@jvanabra, thanks for the info. My SAAB is MY2001, but according to its license, the car was produced in 2000. Right now, coolant color is light blue. But I don't know history of the car; maybe an old owner changed original coolant with this one. So how can I know original color of the coolant? If it was produced in 2000, is it pre-mid-2001 and original coolant is G48?
Also some brown particules exists in coolant like this:
With all this info overload can someone simplify all this for a bear of little brain,
I have recently purchased a 2004 9-3 Arc convertible turbo w/35K and earlier this year a field find of a 92 900 turbo convertible w/144K for $50 bucks- which started it all.
Could I flush and fill both and use just one coolant (?G40) or separate choices.