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I've been adding 5 quarts which reaches the X in MAX on the dipstick. No oil related problems in over 140K miles.
This doesn't mean however that I've been filling it to maximum capacity. I've found 4 posts at Saabnet which clearly state that the amount to add at an oil and filter change is 5.4 quarts per the '97 owners manual. To be clear, that is 5.4 U.S. quarts, not imperial quarts. The same manual says 5.0 liters which is actually 5.3 quarts.
I think '94 - '98 owners with 2.3L engines can add up to 5.3 quarts or 5.0 liters with no worries about overfilling.
If it is true that oil additive chemistries can clash then because about 1 quart of old oil remains after a change one should choose a good brand and stay with it.
Quote from 1997 Saab 9000 owner's manual USA/CDN order number 41 06 47
Posts in this Thread:
- '94-'98 owners: Anyone using over 5 Qts of oil?, sam96CS , Wed, 31 Jan 2018 10:29:38
- It has been done with no reported problems, sam96CS , Fri, 9 Feb 2018 09:00:42
- Re: That's typically an engine re-builder's info..., Street, Sat, 3 Feb 2018 08:44:58
- The manual says 5.3 quarts, Noel , Fri, 2 Feb 2018 12:44:34
- Re: '94-'98 owners: Anyone using over 5 Qts of oil?, Simon S, Wed, 31 Jan 2018 10:40:20
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