Date: Tue, 10 Feb 1998 17:18:01 -0500
From: (Robert Anderson)
Subject: Re: Help! New Saab owner cannot change the oil.

In article <6bq29v$>, WetSprocketnopsamnet (WetSprocket) wrote: I bought a'96 9000 CS and also had a problem with the oil drain plug. It is, as you guessed, the 13 mm bolt on the back, vertical side of the sump. I had quite a time getting access to it and finally bought a set of car ramps to make life easier. /Bob P.S. Be sure to use real Saab or Mann oil filters. Generic filters from your local auto parts store will cost more in the long run. > I bought 3 months ago a '96 9000 CS from a fleet sale at the local > dealer. It is my first SAAB. I crawl under the air dam to change the > oil at 5,000 miles AND I CANNOT FIND THE OIL DRAIN PLUG! > The Owner's Manual shows the plug where you would expect it to be, but > there is neither casting nor plug at the bottom of the sump pan. > > I have not seen the car from below a rack, and I have no way at > present to jack the thing up and explore further. So please, anyone, > if you could help me to change my own oil (appropriately disposed of) > I would appreciate it. I feel like an idiot! > > Do you: > > 1. Open the large gland bolt by the oil filter to drain the sump; or > > 2. After crawling (barely) under the air dam, reach the (I'm > guessing) 13mm bolt on the back, vertical side of the sump; > > or am I missing something completely by not having the thing lifted > and raising my cost of an oil change to $75.00? > > > Perplexed DIYS in Chevy Chase, MD. > > Any response appreciated.

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