Date: Tue, 04 Sep 2001 10:50:00 GMT
From: Vorando Melihz <melizhvnopsamvoritei.com>
Subject: Re: 2 Problems with 1995 9000CDE - Need Help


The car has about 81k miles. Since I have owned it, around 61k miles, the oil has been changed every 3k miles. Before that I do not know how it was treated. On Tue, 04 Sep 2001 06:43:38 GMT, "Larry Palmer" <palmerlnopsam.com> wrote: >I have seen cars that burned as much as quart of oil per 50 miles and did >not appear to smoke or show signs of oil on the plugs. The compression was >good but the oil control rings were bad. On a cold start up there would be >some smoking but you would not see it if you were driving, you would have to >be behind it. How many miles are on your 9000? Has it had regular and >frequent oil changes? It is unusual for Saabs to burn oil until 250k miles >or so. > >Larry > >"Vorando Melihz" <melizhvnopsamvoritei.com> wrote in message >news:6r68ptk8eg9535h833ruarmvjb04opdi7nnopsamcom... > >> Second, missing oil. The car lost 2 quarts of oil over a 600 mile >> period. It is not smoking nor leaking oil. A compression test on >> each of the 6 cylinders shows the values to be within norms. There is >> no evidence of oil on the spark plugs. The local SAAB dealer is at a >> loss to explain the missing oil. > >

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