Date: Wed, 4 Sep 2002 00:16:06 +0200 From: "Henrik B." <saabnopsamlixnet._nospam_dk> Subject: Re: Engine(Motor) Oil For 1996 SAAB9000 AERO?
Lee Marshall wrote: :: could drink a litre of Mobil 1 0w/40 every 1000 miles. However this :: improved to about 1500 miles when I changed to the cheaper 15w/50, :: and after I changed to Fiat Lubrificanti HPX (a semi-synth) I only :: had to top it up twice between 6000 mile oil services. There were no :: oil leaks. Fact about oil is: If you compare a 15W-40 mineral oil to a 0W-40 fully-synth oil, then they should in theory be equally thin at working temp. But in most cases then mineral oil will be thinner. This is due to different additives and that the synth oil has a steeper viscosity-curve. About the 15W-50 you use - I expect that it is a fully synth also, which is not available on the Scandinavia market. I do however find a 15W- oil too thick for our Scandinavian winters... I know Alfa's (just like Volkswagens) like to consume :: oil, So true! :: Also what are we going to call the new 9-3 here? NG9-3? Any :: suggestions? How about what Saab calls it: 9-3SS (Sports Sedan)!? :o) Cheers!