Date: Tue, 3 Sep 2002 19:25:43 +0100 From: "Lee Marshall" <leenopsamvespamenigma-it.com> Subject: Re: Engine(Motor) Oil For 1996 SAAB9000 AERO?
"Henrik B." <saabnopsamlixnet._nospam_dk> wrote in message news:2k2d9.50387$ww6.3597558nopsam010.worldonline.dk... > > 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 would hate to have to contradict you Henrik, but i'm going to have to. Although my experience with SAAB's is limited (i've only had a 9000 Aero and always run it on SAAB oil), my previous car (an Alfa 155) 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. I know Alfa's (just like Volkswagens) like to consume oil, but it is a good example of how using a thin oil, on a worn engine, CAN lead to increased consumption. I will admit that I have never had to top up my 9000 between services, and I didn't know that SAAB oil is Mobil 1 rebranded. So Mobil 1 would be a good choice for a 9000 Aero, but then again I didn't ever say it wouldn't. As an aside, looking under the hood of a new 9-3 at the weekend. I noticed that the recommended oil for it is "Mobil 1" Also what are we going to call the new 9-3 here? NG9-3? Any suggestions? Cheers! --- Outgoing mail is certified Virus Free. Checked by AVG anti-virus system (http://www.grisoft.com). Version: 6.0.384 / Virus Database: 216 - Release Date: 21/08/2002