Date: Sun, 14 Feb 1999 22:07:11 GMT
From: (Eoin)
Subject: Re: 5W50 synthetic oil grade

Yes, my 9-3 is a turbo; all American 9-3s are turbos. Saab does not (as of the '99 model year) market any non-turbo automobiles in America. --Eoin On Sun, 14 Feb 1999 11:44:33 +0100, "Simon Watkins" <> wrote: >Is the 9-3 you are talking about a turbo model? > >-- >Spammers, here's some for you: > ucenopsamgov > > > >Eoin wrote in message <>... >>I am NOT being fecetious when I ask why, then, Saab specifically calls >>for a 15W-50 or 20W-50 in new 9-3s if regularly driving them in temps >>above 60 degrees. What has changed? >> >>>He is saying that 50 grade oil is TOO heavy for a turbo charged engine. >Not >>>that difficult is it? He is correct. Any 50 grade oil is too heavy for >>>even an OHC engine, let alone a turbo. One needs the thin(ner) oil to >>>lubricate quickly from cold, and also when hot. 50 grade might be >>>appropriate for an old pushrod engine but not today. I guess the ideal >oil >>>for a Saab would rate something like a 0W-40 synthetic. Anyone who says >you >>>can't use a synthetic in a Saab engine is lying. Saab actually market >their >>>own Turbo spec oil. Funny old thing, its a synthetic. Go figure. >>> >>>-- >>>Spammers, here's some for you: >>> ucenopsamgov >> > >

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