He said he has good results so why question it?
Doesn't necessarily mean something's wrong with the oil. Although, if you want to use Castrol Syntec, try finding the 5W40 for the next fill. It's a great oil much more suited to this engine.lancelot8602 said:I changed my oil this past weekend and put Castrol Syntec 10w40 in with a napa gold filter. I am not thrilled with the results. During the warmup period it seems like my engine is working a little harder, not a fan of that!
Once warmup is complete the car runs smooth and fine.
Yep, Mobil 1 0W 40 is what I had been using since after 60,000 miles. If the dealer doesnt' put in the new engine, I'll change it out after 3,000 and go with Mobil 1 there after. Thanks for the reply.bkrell said:Oh I'd say full synth at 5k max intervals. Yes, run it from the start. There's aboslutely NO danger in running synth in a new/rebuilt engine, too slippery oil tales included.
In Maine, if you're changing the oil yourself, I'd look for either Mobil1 0W40 or Rotella T Synthetic 5W40 and run it year round. Perhaps even M1 10W40 High Mileage.
They won't replace the PCV kit for free so do that ASAP and be sure to clean the oil passages on the valve cover as well, they may be partially or totally clogged.Tfin said:Hi all,
Long time lurker, short time poster here. I've got a 2003 9-3SE HOT with just over 96,000 miles. Had the infamous oil light start to flicker on me about 2 wks ago. Checked the oil, showed up on the dipstick. Called my dealer who said I should have it towed up to them (luckily my insurance covered the tow fee).
Some back ground:
Bought the car from the dealer with 31,000 on it. It had been a one owner lease out of CT.....all services and updates had been done. When we bought the car we also purchased the Saab Certified extended warrenty (up to 100,000 miles). I had continued to have all the standard services done by my dealer. Semi synthetic was used until after the 60,000 mile service (yeah, the big one). Then I've had full synthetic Mobil 1 in it done my Meineke for the remainder of the oil changes.
Back to the present......fortunatley I had all of my oil service records, of which my dealer submited to Saab. Saab then approved them to go ahead and crack the engine (valve cover/oil pan) to search for the dreaded sludge. My dealer called me back last Fri and said they had good and bad news. The bad news was that they indeed found sludge. The good news was that Saab had approved a brand new engine be installed under warranty!!! Said I'd probably still have to bay around $450-$475 for wear items that wouldn't be covered under the warranty but considering the new engine plus labor is going to be around $9,000, that's a small price to pay.
Anyone have any idea if a "new engine" comes with the updated PCV kit, or is this something I'll have to install myself. Also with a new engine, should I be running full synthetic from the get go, or start with semi?
Will do, and thanks! Can't wait to get it back.....driving around in the Pontiac Grand Prix they gave me for a loaner just isn't the same.hkayssi said:They won't replace the PCV kit for free so do that ASAP and be sure to clean the oil passages on the valve cover as well, they may be partially or totally clogged.
Good luck and congrats on the new engine :cheesy: