Date: Wed, 25 Apr 2001 17:49:21 GMT
From: "KeithG" <>
Subject: Re: 80 wt. oil in gearbox of 1984 900?

'if it ain't broke, don't fix it'. Saab calls for 10W30. Continue to use what you have been using. Preferrably with the same brand. Wow, are you trusting to take your pride and joy to a quick lube! If gear lube has been introduced, it may take a flush process to get it out. KeithG "jw" <> wrote in message > I just brought my 1984 Saab 900 into the local SpeeDee for a quick > oil change and decided to have them change the gearbox oil while > they were at it. I asked the technician what he used and he said > "80/90 weight oil." I said the owner's manual says to use 10W-30, > which is what I have been using. He checked his reference book, > which said "80 weight oil can be substituted for 10W-30" in the 1984 > Saab 900. Hmmm. > > Does this sound right? I'd hate to muck up the gearbox since it's > been working great, smooth shifting and no problems. > > Thanks, > > -jw > > 1984 900S > 128K mi.

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