just a feeler to see what brand/type of manual trans fluid anyone recomends..do to change fluid before winter
10w40 dino. Or you can spend up to $30 a qt for the SAAB specific synthetic gear box oil. It takes almost two quarts (1.8l), more for 93 and prior models.saabfan9 said:just a feeler to see what brand/type of manual trans fluid anyone recomends..do to change fluid before winter
Oil changes are not required for manual transmissions...ever.saabfan9 said:...i change trans fluid at every oil change (it is just oil and breaks down)
Anecdotal evidence- Before I replaced the clutch, I had unmistakeable gear whine in 1st and 2nd. When I replaced the clutch, I turned the tranny upside down and drained all the oil out of it. The oil that came out was near the viscosity of water. I refilled it with 10-40W and afterwards there was absolutely no gear whine.saabfan9 said:thanks guys i thought i was the only person servicing my trans...hey when the time comes to move on rest assured i've done all maint.....10 minutes for a piece of mind
Jim Mesthene said:Oil changes are not required for manual transmissions...ever.
How does one change fluid on a '97 aero manual? I'm all set to attempt this feat!sorry but i dont agree with this at all, yes saab say you dont need to change the gearbox oil as do many other manufacturers, but just imagine the stresses the gearbox puts the oil under, there isnt an oil anywhere capable of that kind of stress over 100000 miles, i say change it, if nothing else it will make the gear changes smoother.
ps i use dexron 3 transmission fluid in my manual box