The dealership continues to tell us to wait until the computer requests the service. The car has more than enough power for everyday day driving. This car is bulletproof if properly maintained. The only oils that are readily available that meet this specification are Mobile 0W40 SuperSyn and Saab 0W30 Turbo Long-Life Fully Synthetic oil. The reported difference is the bypass valve is not activated until 100 psi compared to 80 for the old design. Make sure that you have the proper tools, including the 32 mm socket wrench and an extension.
I let the oil drip for about one hour. I have been stranded three times and had to have the car towed twice. It now has 147,500 miles on the odometer. First time car was in on complaint of front wheels out of alignment car pulls to the left all the time coasting, under acceleration, etc. Dealer could not diagnose via computer; however I suggested a tech drove the car for a day or two. Open the hood before you begin work to make sure that the hood is not stuck shut. And don't buy a performance or any other car without a thorough inspection.
Engine still strong at that mileage. It's just false word of mouth that gave this car bad rep. My 32 mm socket is tall so I must first loosen the cover, remove the socket, then finish unscrewing by hand. Saab 9-3 oil change instructions Changing oil in a 9-3 is easy but here are some tips and a list of needed tools to make the first time go smoothly. Most recently, September 11, 2005.
We no longer have any confidence in this vehicle and if we owned it we would sell it. Third time was a major complaint. V6 In the V6 engine, the oil filter is accessed from the bottom of the car. Extreme tightening makes it hard to unscrew the next time as well as potentially cracks the oil pan. No one was injured at the time due to the late hour and there being no other traffic near by but had there been traffic an accident would have most likely resulted from the failures. These instructions are for the 2.
I have automatic transmission and run high octance fuel recommended. It is important that the different requirements for each model is understood. Checked with Saab if the car had any mechanical service done. It is important to understand that we do not recommend 10,000 mile oil changes here at thesaabsite. Ramps are not needed, at least for a Linear or 2.
If it isn't printed on the oil cap, check your owners manual for the exact type before adding new oil. Dealer replaced all components of the system stereo, cd player, onstar module, ect. If the mileage interval is not met, the message will be set at 2 years. I have only changed the oil when service warning comes on. Most importantly, you get a chance to look around under your 9-3 for potential trouble spots. Complete shipping and return policy information can be found in our.
It is easy for my 16 year old to change the oil and although different the filter as well. When you change your own oil, you know that you are putting quality oil in your 9-3 and that the filter is being changed too. Because the car has more significant problems I have given up on this one for now. Oil changes are required every 10,000 miles under normal driving conditions. The best position to lie down is in the same orientation as the map with your feet facing the same direction as the front of the car.
Are those the stock rims for that year Saab??? I tried to buy a 5th wheel for use as a full sized spare tire but couldn't find a source. Incidentally, Mobil 1 in the 0W-30 weight in the U. This picture shows a wrench pointing to the oil filter cover. The correct Saab filter part number 93175493 has straight pleats, not zigzaged pleats and is designated for all 2. Then put the drain pan under the oil plug. You may replace the oil filter cover gasket if desired. The dealer stated that a new transmission was needed.