Date: Tue, 03 Sep 2002 21:36:17 +0100
From: Johannes H Andersen <>
Subject: Re: Engine(Motor) Oil For 1996 SAAB9000 AERO?

"Henrik B." wrote: > > Lee Marshall wrote: > :: I always use the standard SAAB oil on my Aero, which appears to be > :: very good. > > Saabs owm oil-labelled oil is Mobil 1 oil! > > Mobil 1 is an excellent oil, but can be a bit thin for > :: slightly worn engines (your oil consumption will increase). > > This is simply NOT true! My own 9000 has 270.000 km's on the odo and does > not use any oil at all - non wisable on the stick anyway! My old 99 that had > run 350.000 km's didn't use any more oil, when I changed from a mineral > 15W-40 to the Mobil either... > > Cheers! I think Mobil 1 comes in different types, it's not just one oil. But it is expensive. I use Halfords fully synthetic 5w/40 (a store brand), for my 9000 CSE LPT. It has the spec, ehh let me have a look... SJ/CF A3 B3 and change at 5000 miles. At that point the engine oil look quite black. I rather change more frequently than using, say Mobil 1 and change less frequently. I don't drive very hard, but blast off once a while just to check that car is OK which is definitely is. Still smooth and fast. My Saab garage would use Saab semi-synthetic oil if I asked them to change. Johannes

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