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.. And was pretty happy with what I saw. For a car that is sludge prone and has 117K it didn't look bad at all.



The screen was a tad gunked up.


I still gave it a good cleaning though :cheesy:



I can now be confident that this car won't get bit by the sludge bug.
 

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Great stuff, well done, excellent piece of mind ;)
 

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Thanks Chris,

The cool thing was that I didn't need to jack the engine up to get the sump out. Once the down pipe was out of the way there is more than enough clearance.
 

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Wow! Very clean! It had to be a huge relief when you first saw that. I pulled mine back in February and got my piece of mind also. But not nearly as clean as yours.

Well done!
 

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Well met bro. I may too be in need of peace of mind soon.
 

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Nice and clean hoping mines like that when I attempt it :)
 

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jonneh said:
Well met bro. I may too be in need of peace of mind soon.
Jon,

Let me know when you want to do it and I'll be happy to lend a hand. We still need to install your sport mount don't we?
 

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Thanks for all your posts guys. Best of luck for when you drop yours. Hope it's just as clean and that we can make Toyota owners jealous.
 

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must feel good to know now!

I need to do this ;oops: . I stil have yet to do it and I have had the car 3 weeks.

I'm waiting for the oil pickup tube o-ring from eeuroparts.com

How did you find the job?
 

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woywitka said:
How did you find the job?
Honestly,

It was pretty easy to do but a bit misserable. The cold months are here and my muscles hurt a bit more afterwords that after late summer projects that required rolling around under the car.

I should have done it 3 months ago.
MIKE AERO HOT said:
what oil do you use, how often do you change it etc etc?
I run Amsoil Euro 5W-40 and change it every 8K or so. The guy before me what fanatical about 3K changes (after seeing the pan I believe it!) but I'm pretty sure that whatever shops he took it too used mineral oil. Before that the car was dealer serviced so it had the semi-synth s**t.

Side note, I also use Amsoil's engine flush. Their stuff is a bit pricey when compared to other Synthetics but not too bad.
 

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That makes me feel good, mine had saab history, so a fully synthetic change every 12k, up to 58k, i have been changing it every 4k since then, using fully synthetic 5w40. My oil still golden after 2k since change in August - i aint dropped the sump, was supposed to, but winter is here now so guess i will wait till summer!

Interesting point about flush, i might start using it!:D
 

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MIKE AERO HOT said:
That makes me feel good, mine had saab history
My first 9-5 had:

One Owner = Saab GB
Full History = Saab GB (Exclusively Dealer)

oh and..............

Failed engine = sludge :roll:

This 9-5 gets fresh oil & filter every 5k miles, oil system flush everytime and the sump has been off ;)

Paranoid - nah, just...................educated :p
 

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Chris 9-5 said:
My first 9-5 had:

One Owner = Saab GB
Full History = Saab GB (Exclusively Dealer)

oh and..............

Failed engine = sludge :roll:

This 9-5 gets fresh oil & filter every 5k miles, oil system flush everytime and the sump has been off ;)

Paranoid - nah, just...................educated :p
Ouch!! Well I hope that mine lasts till I get round to dropping the sump! It was serviced in Saab Nottingham (Saab and Subaru specialist I think). I wish there was an easy way to fit and oil pressure gauge!!
 

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Chris 9-5 said:
My first 9-5 had:

One Owner = Saab GB
Full History = Saab GB (Exclusively Dealer)

oh and..............

Failed engine = sludge :roll:

This 9-5 gets fresh oil & filter every 5k miles, oil system flush everytime and the sump has been off ;)

Paranoid - nah, just...................educated :p
To be fair the Service intervals for UK 9-5s is a 12K mile oil Change.:eek:

The same car in the Excited states has a 5,000 mile change from factory and a major service every 10,000 miles.

My service manual has never been changed and it required service every 5k. If used as a taxi or for delivery service is calls for shorter intervals.

My 9-5 Aero delivers pizza on Fridays for 3-4 hours, so I guess I should change the oil sooner:lol:
 

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woywitka said:
My 9-5 Aero delivers pizza on Fridays for 3-4 hours, so I guess I should change the oil sooner:lol:
Nope, you should get a beater Chevy Cavaler or something that you don't care too much about. The wear and tear on a SAAB is way to pricey IMHO
 

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thats why i quit my pizza delivery job.i started a job at a hospital and was going to keep delivering pizza for extra cash to put into my new saab.i just couldnt handle my car smelling of garlic and onions any more.

plus,nobody tips you when you pull up in a saab.
 

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My buddy used to deliver Pizzas back when we were in college. He did it in his then one year old blue Civic SI... A car that would one day be a classic was being run into the ground.
 
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