Date: Sat, 21 Sep 2002 21:49:41 +0200
From: "Johan Beikes" <>
Subject: Re: Saab 9/3 2.2 Diesel

This "known feature" seems to vary quite a bit, if you look at the postings. Some have high oil consumptions and some don't! I wonder why these differences; could it be a matter of breaking-in the car, when brand new? rgds, Johan "TNi" <> wrote in message > (Johan Beikes) wrote in > <3d863572$0$87556$>: > > >hi Dave, > > > >I drive a company (lease) car, jan 2001 9/3 diesel. Apart from a little > >excessive engine oil consumption during breaking-in (1 liter in 5000 km is a > >bit much), i had no problem whatsoever. Car is now at about 56k km and still > >running very smooth. There seem to be some folk out there who complain about > >excessive engine oil consuption. If you search by a few keywords in this > >group, you will probably find some postings. > >However, mine runs great and is very responsive. Diesels of about two years > >old will have the 115 bhp engine. As of sept 2000 (MY 2001) they started to > >sell the 125 bhp diesels. I would go for that one, if i were you. > > > >hope this helps! > > I have also 2001 9/3 125 bhp diesel (>61k km). No problems so far. It is true > that this car consumes some oil but I think that is a "known feature" which is > mentioned in user's manual (at least in finnish version), so I am not worried > about it. Anyway, for me it was love at first test drive! ;-) > > Best regards, > > Timo

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