Date: Fri, 31 Mar 2000 09:04:34 GMT
From: Tim Smith <>
Subject: Re: transmission fluid or oil in gearbox?

In article <8c0ko9$u0h$>, wrote: > I had some work done to my 87 900T and they put some kind of reddish > fluid in the gearbox. I thought this oil was supposed to be engine oil, > and they said it was OK, some special oil for the gearbox to make it > shift better. Reddish fluid would normally be auto fluid as you state below. Some manual gearboxes (can) take auto fluid but most will only do so once. Try finding out exactly what they put in there. > Would regular automatic transmission fluid destroy the gearbox? I can > see little flecks of metal on the gearbox dipstick. > I 've only gone about 100 miles, should I drain this oil and go with > engine oil, or trust the non-saab mechanics that put the fluid in. You're not saying if the car has got an automatic gearbox or manual. If it is manual, AFAIK all Saab gearboxes based on the old 99 box take engine oil. Common mistake when you're dealing with non-Saab garages :- (. If you could see little flecks of metal on the dipstick, DRAIN THE OIL IMMENDIATELY. But make sure that they are not just air bubbles. Cheers, Tim Sent via Before you buy.

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