Date: Wed, 08 Dec 2004 06:41:05 +0000
From: Pooh Bear <>
Subject: Re: First Time Saab owner

Robert Murphy wrote: > I just purchased a 2000 9-3 S Convertible here in the US and I had a couple > of questions as far as maintenance. > > There is a local Saab shop with a decent reputation but I was wondering > about some of the basic maintenance. > > My particular question is about the brakes. I have been taking my US cars > (Ford, Oldsmobile) to the same brake shop for some time and I was wondering > if there was any reason not to take my Saab there. > > I guess the same question applies to the transmission and the cooling > system. > > I was also hoping for any tips as far as anything else to look for. For basic stuff, you don't need a Saab dealer. What attention did you think the transmission needs ? Hardly a regular service item ! Golden rule #1. Use synthetic engine oil ! In the UK, Mobil One is the recommended choice. Change every 10k miles. The engine will last a long, long time. Oh and use the right spark plugs. NGKs ( forget the part number offhand ) only for engines with direct ignition. Other tips. Fix stuff before it gets worse ! It's more expensive when it gets worse ( usually ). Graham

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