Date: Sat, 11 Sep 1999 06:16:14 GMT
From: xspamcbsnopsamom (cs)
Subject: Re: Engine Break-In

It's been 11 years, so I can't recall the exact mileage, but it was low, and I still had a 30 day tag on my 88 9kt when I was chasing an Alfa up the interstate, and recall my only concern was keeping it under 5,000 RPM per the owner's manual on break-in. Well, that meant I was cranking along at 125 mph (and barely keeping up with the Alfa). Well, the car still runs strong, with no engine or turbo problems, and a 120k on the odometer. The old line, and I believe it is true, is break a car in the way you plan to drive it. As for oil changes, I don't care what the book says, change your oil out at 2k intervals. Oh, and I have used almost no SAAB oil filters -- I typically use Fram, or Purolater "Pur one," but the ones for the Volvos, as when GM took over SAAB, they switched from the blue label Mann filters to some cheap ass, minusculed- sized GM filters. If your not comfortable with the inexpensive filters, go for the German made blue lable Manns. On Fri, 10 Sep 1999 04:15:49 GMT, "Chris Maguire" <> wrote: >Andy, > >Thanks a lot for the info. I've actually already had the thousand mile >service (about 400 or 500 miles ago). I've started to drive it a little >harder since then, but wasn't sure when it was safe to drive this thing like >I think it was meant to be driven! Of course, I guess I'll find that out >when I go down to GA for the Viggen Flight Academy! Woo-hoo! I guess my >aim in posting this message was to find the zone where I'd get the most out >of the car without "beating on it" and shortening its life. > >How often do you think is appropriate for oil changes? The owner's manual >says every 10k miles, which I thought seemed ridiculous. I had planned on >having it changed every 2k or so, especially because I find myself making >shorter trips more frequently than longer ones. >

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