Date: Sat, 22 Nov 1997 15:20:02 -0600
From: SHEC <>
Subject: Re: Synthetic Lubricants

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? Thanks in advance for your advice.... -FR SAABPARTS wrote: > >Has anyone got extensive experience with synthetic lubricants in the >engine > >and transmission of 95 and later 900s? > > >I have heard a lot of good things about synthetic lubricants over the > >years, but saw where Saab did not recommend them in their >transmissions. I > >don't understand why, but would like more information > > Late 97 model 900 and 9000s came from the factory with synthetic oil in the > manual gearboxes. this "genuine SAAB" synthetic gear oil can be purchased > through your local SAAB dealer and used in 94 and later 900s and all 9000s. you > will want to drain the trans then add one qt. of synthetic, cycle through the > gears, drain again, then fill with about two qts.

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