These are the kinds of condescending remarks on these forums that are not helpful to anyone. I don't know why members feel the need to make these kinds of statements. They discourage newcomers and don't add anything to the conversation, other than to maybe prove your automotive superiority? Sorry for the rant but I'm just tired of snarky and condescending comments on forums.Is this your first automobile?
This is autotech 101.
Sorry, I apologize for the stupid comment. Un-called for.Thanks andybisnut , I feel the same way about plenty of forums, SAAB or otherwise.
And to answer you, redaero-wagon-2000, yeah, this is my first ever car, and I am trying my best to maintain it and understand how it works, so I do don't pay a fortune for everyone via a specialist.
OOPS did not notice you were in Europe....I would use the 15w-40 and change at 3000k. Good luck. Personally I feel sludge is over sold. If PO did frequent oil changes you would be OK.Such things as Walmart are not possible in Europe. I only use either GM 5W-30 or Mobil 1 5W-40 on this car, with Purflux oil filters or Mann filters. All I can hope is that the car will hold itself together until I can manage a full engine rebuild. That's all I'm asking from her, don't ruin the engine.
I like the higher viscosity because GM use low friction rings to try to get better gas mileage and in high mile cars I feel you need all the help you can get in sealing these rings and stopping blow by. I use 13w-50 mobil 1 year round in my 200,000 mile 2000 9-5 combi.Mimmi I don't really like the GM oil though, I find the Mobil 1 to be a bit better. Everyone recommends me the Liqui Moly 5W-40 for my high mileage, however that oil is just too expensive for me.
redaero-wagon-2000 15W-40, isn't that too much for these engines? The PO did not do frequent oil changes, given that the engine was starting to whine at cold starts thanks to the oil strainer being almost clogged. I bought the car just in time, otherwise, it would have been just another piece of metal in a cold scrapyard.
Thanks. I hope you understand the "spirit" of my comment. It wasn't to be a confrontational jerk. I hope this (and any forum) is a place where first timers can come without feeling looked down upon. As a long-time Saab expert, I am sure these rudimentary questions can seem trivial to you, so I totally get where you're coming from. Thanks for undestanding where I was coming from.Sorry, I apologize for the stupid comment. Un-called for.
I am an old guy who drove his first Saab over 60 yrars ago. The 93b, 95, and 96 were the first 3 and no dip sticks back then!
SORRY. Please accept my apology.