Date: Sun, 01 May 2005 15:46:17 +0100
From: Pooh Bear <rabbitsfriendsandrelationsnospamail.com>
Subject: Re: Umm...where is my Oil Filter?


ma_twain wrote: > Pooh Bear wrote: > > > SilverExpress wrote: > > > > > >>"SilverExpress" wrote: > >> > Hello, > >> > > >> > We have a 2004 9-3 sedan, and being the shade tree > >> > mechanic that I am, I thought I'd change the oil on this beast > >> > myself. Well, after 30 minutes of clambering around....I could > >> > not find the oil filter! > >> > > >> > We have the 2.0T engine. Can someone please point me in the > >> > right direction! I know these turbo bearings are finecky with > >> > dirty oil. > >> > > >> > Regards, > >> > > >> > Jose :?: > >> > >>Hello Everyone, > >> > >> SUCCESS! I found the instructions on how to > >>change the oil in the owner's manual. This is very thoughtful of SAAB > >>to include this info. It's the first time I've ever seen such a thing > >>in an owner's manual. > >> > >>Anyhow, as a previous poster to this thread had already stated....it > >>is a cartridge type filter. There is an access oil cap/cover on the > >>driverside of the engine...can't miss it. It requires a 32mm socket, > >>and here is the kicker, it has to be a short one. Luckily, I found a > >>very similar socket for General Motors 2.2L Ecotech Engine at a local > >>parts store (Murray's discount Auto Supply, Royal Oak, Michigan, USA). > >>It's sized for 1.25" but that's darn close enough. Pretty snug. > >> > >>Got the filter and oil drain plug rubber washer at the local SAAB > >>Dealer. > >> > >>In conclusion, these things swallow a lot of OIL!!!! 6.3 Quarts!!!! > >>Got some on the driveway. Shoots pretty far! > >> > > > > Uh ? > > > > Quarts ? > > > > You do realise that you're the only country on the planet that uses such > > measures ? > > > > Meaningless to the rest of us. I have no clue what you mean. > > > > Graham > > > > > > Oh, come on, surely you can look up the conversion factor. I will save > you the time - 1 US quart = 946.353 cc. > > How do you order your beer? Do you ask for 568 ml or do you ask for a > pint (English pint)? After a enough beers, you probably can't say "give > me another 568 ml of beer". We do still use the pint here ( notably for beer ) but buy a pint of milk and it's marked 568ml on the carton. Most other liquids are sold by the litre. Shots of 'spirits' like vodka whisky etc are 25ml. On the continent, beer is normally ordered by the half litre. Graham

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