The poorly thought-out service recommendation for 16,000-km oil changes, using conventional motor oil or semi-synthetics, has ruined many four-cylinder Saab motors. Please remember that you are not anonymous. Talking about Bulgaria, and the Scandinavia Motors service. They all leak with age so a little extra isn't a bad thing. These products contain components of very high quality in order to meet the demands of our engines.
After dissassembling and careful cleaning of the motor we changed piston rings, crankshaft bearings, balance shaft bearings and the oil pump. You never know what could be dripping down from the engine, battery acid, engine coolant, brake fluid, etc. An often neglected aspect is that more frequent oil changes are necessary if the car is driven often in urban traffic with frequent starts and short driving distances. Experts suggest this may be due to the catalytic converter being mounted below the sump, cooking the oil at high temperature. The sump had not one gram of sludge in it.
Year Model Refrigerant Oil Type Ounces Type Ounces 9-3 1999-2001 All Engines 28. Service intervals fall under main categories: Intermediate and Main Service interval. When you change your own oil, you know that you are putting quality oil in your 9-5 and that the filter is being changed too. Click here to see all the! The only oils that are readily available that meet this specification are Mobile 0W40 SuperSyn and Saab 0W30 Turbo Long-Life Fully Synthetic oil. Oil capacity 4-cylinder When servicing: 4. .
Recommendation Use oils as specified on the following tables as these oils fulfill the requirements specified above. Problems with wear may arise, however, if the oil film becomes too thin due to low viscosity. Obviously you cannot cut the wire on the new switch to fit it into a socket. One of the most debated topics on any car forum. If it isn't printed on the oil cap, check your owners manual for the exact type before adding new oil.
Affected models include the 2000-03 Saab 9-3 and 1999-2003 Saab 9-5. The information provided herein is a reference provided to you at no charge. This is not an anything goes type of forum. The recommended oils meet today's high demands for durability provided that the service programme is followed. For usage guidelines, see the.
If you're having a leakage problem, it seems like there's oil all over the rear of the lower block and oil pan and it's dripping on the cat. We recommend wearing safety glasses whenever you are working under your 9-5. Currently, Saab recommends removal of the sump and doing a complete cleaning. It may not be 100% necessary to do this but it makes it way easier to get your hands in there. If you can't do this, see our page to find a Saab 9-5 oil filter wrench. So I used an oxygen sensor socket to tighten it. Classifieds are to be listed in pages.
The synthetic oil also generates lower fuel consumption during the warm-up period after start. Service and oil change It is important to follow the oil change intervals specified by the service programme to guarantee the service life of all engine components and to keep engine performance optimised. The risks of using oil that does not fulfil the specifications above are great. This video shows you how to change the oil and oil filter in your 2005 Saab 9-5. Engine performance Lubrication and viscosity are of the utmost importance when it comes to obtaining the best possible performance from our engines. It is important that the different requirements for each model is understood.
The bores still showed the makers honing marks all over. So here's what I ended up doing. Saab has ten years ago extended warranties on its engines made from 1999 to 2002 due to a nasty oil sludge problem. For most Saabs, you can wrap an old belt around the oil filter and unscrew it by hand. Oil Sludge photo credit simplysaab. You should always attempt to verify the information with your vehicle manual or information provided on the underhood stick, sometimes also located on the top of the accumulator. What I heard from a very knowledgeable Saab-specialist dealer in the Twin Cities is that the engine issue extended to the 2003 model year.