Date: Fri, 25 Jan 2002 04:26:05 GMT
From: Earl <>
Subject: Re: Maintenance on 2000 SE or Viggen

Spark plugs are easy to access, but running on unleaded gas, they should last at least 50,000 miles. The greater risk is damaging the direct ignition coils, causing them to leak oil and ultimately fail. This was a big problem a few years ago on the 2.3L engine, but may be better now. JMEL5 wrote: > I am looking at a 9-3 SE or a Viggen and I was wondering about some of the > basic maintenance stuff that I like to do on my cars myself. For example, how > hard is it to get to items such as the spark plugs, the oil filter, alternator? > I know that there will be many things I won't be able to do on it with my > limited tools, but oil changes and plug changes are pretty easy and make for a > nice weekend chore if they aren't too much of a bear to get to. > > JJ >

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