Date: Thu, 17 Jul 2003 18:32:53 +0100
From: Grunff <>
Subject: Re: 9-3 manual gearbox oil

Colin Stamp wrote: > 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? I wouldn't worry about it - one more change should leave you with pretty clean oil. More worrying is what was in it before - it may just be a different syn gear oil (RedLine and Honda both work nicely in Saabs). OTOH it may be something much less friendly. Either way, any damaqge has already been done, so don't worry about it. Why was the gearbox rebuilt at such a low mileage? -- Grunff

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