Date: Sat, 22 Nov 1997 23:02:35 GMT
From: Ywan Mason <>
Subject: Re: Synthetic Lubricants

SHEC wrote: > > I have a Saab 900S/ 1994 5 speed. I do not see a dip stick > for the gear box oil-how does one check the oil? > The gear box doesn't have a dipstick. It has three plugs, all 8 mm allens. The fill plug is center of the box, right on top, below the battery. The check and drain plugs are accessible from under the car for the drain and from the left wheel well opening for the check. Remove the check plug and fill (or drain) until the level is even with the bottom of the hole. 94s were overfilled from the factory. Removing the check plug will tell you how well your dealer has been servicing the car and keeping it up to date for bulletins. If oil flows out when you open the check plug and the car is level, you know he has been slack. Likewise if its down very much. I use a long extension and a swivel 8 mm allen socket to get the check plug. I had to cut down a 8 mm allen wrench to get the drains open as it is too close to the frame for a standard length wrench. The plugs are tight!!

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