Date: Thu, 17 Jul 2003 18:26:29 +0100
From: Colin Stamp <>
Subject: 9-3 manual gearbox oil

Hi all, I have a 9-3 LPT manual with 101Kmiles on the clock. I changed the gearbox oil the other day using the pukka Saab synthetic stuff, but the old oil I drained out looked nothing like it. The gearbox was rebuilt about a year ago at a back-street garage and I guess they just put any old stuff in. My problem is that the Saab oil carries dire warnings along the lines of "MUST NOT BE MIXED WITH OTHER OILS" I've just bought another two litres of the Saab oil and I'll change it again, but will that be enough to reduce the percentage of old oil to an acceptable level? Cheers, Colin.

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