Date: Wed, 24 Aug 2005 15:09:47 +0100
From: "John Hudson" <mypcnospam.com>
Subject: Re: I seem to be a Saab owner again.


"Grunff" <grunffnospam.com> wrote in message news:430c7d33$0$25464$db0fefd9nospam.zen.co.uk... > John Hudson wrote: > > > Previous posts have mentioned the longevity of C900's, with a full service > > history yours needed a reconditioned engine at 180k miles. Surely with > > modern oils this isn't as good as posters suggest? > > > There are lots of reasons why a car might get a recon engine. For > instance, in the UK oil changes are rarely done religiously, even less > so once a car hits its 5-7th birthday. It is not uncommon to see a 10-12 > year old car with 3 year old oil in it. This is bad enough for NA > engines, but it's terrible for turbo engines. > > > -- > Grunff The car in question had a full service history as prescribed by Saab. I imagine that mentions oil changes.

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