Date: Sun, 22 Sep 2002 21:13:43 +0100
From: "dave gore 2002" <>
Subject: Re: Saab 9/3 2.2 Diesel

Dave g wrote I was the original poster about the 2.2 diesel, I will admit it is in some ways a little worrying about the oil consumption of the engine, I have a diesel Rover now which we are looking to replace with the Saab and it doesn't use any oil between 12000 mile oil changes but at the same time my father got a new Rover with a 1.6 litre petrol engine and it uses a lot of oil, even now with 20000 miles on it, but it was much worse when he first bought it he checked it out with the engineer when the car was new and he told him that the new engines run at such a high temperature that it caused a lot of oil consumption, but getting back to the Saab as you point out it doesn't seem to be every engine so it may be the way the cars are run in when new, but the car we are looking at it a garage demo car with 11000 miles on the clock so if it wasn't properly run in as it was being used by lots of people maybe it is asking for trouble Dave "Johan Beikes" <> wrote in message news:3d8e1ecd$0$87568$ > This "known feature" seems to vary quite a bit, if you look at the postings. > Some have high oil consumptions and some don't! I wonder why these > differences; could it be a matter of breaking-in the car, when brand new? > > rgds, > Johan > "TNi" <> wrote in message > > > (Johan Beikes) wrote in > > <3d863572$0$87556$>: > > > > >hi Dave, > > > > > >I drive a company (lease) car, jan 2001 9/3 diesel. Apart from a little > > >excessive engine oil consumption during breaking-in (1 liter in 5000 km > is a > > >bit much), i had no problem whatsoever. Car is now at about 56k km and > still > > >running very smooth. There seem to be some folk out there who complain > about > > >excessive engine oil consuption. If you search by a few keywords in this > > >group, you will probably find some postings. > > >However, mine runs great and is very responsive. Diesels of about two > years > > >old will have the 115 bhp engine. As of sept 2000 (MY 2001) they started > to > > >sell the 125 bhp diesels. I would go for that one, if i were you. > > > > > >hope this helps! > > > > I have also 2001 9/3 125 bhp diesel (>61k km). No problems so far. It is > true > > that this car consumes some oil but I think that is a "known feature" > which is > > mentioned in user's manual (at least in finnish version), so I am not > worried > > about it. Anyway, for me it was love at first test drive! ;-) > > > > Best regards, > > > > Timo > >

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