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Date: Thu, 09 Dec 2004 14:25:23 GMT
From: Shane Almeida <>
Subject: Re: First Time Saab owner

On Wed, 08 Dec 2004 23:43:48 -0500, KeithG wrote: > Synth may be able to get this life, but it is a bit of a gamble unless > you either do an oil analysis to determine if and when it is due or have > an oil monitor built in (9^3SS). The "oil monitor" on the 9-3SS is bogus. It doesn't actually measure oil quality, it's just a dummy counter until your next oil change. Saab customer service says it is based on how you drive the car (miles, cold starts, trip distance, etc.). I changed my oil at 3000, 6000, 9000, and 12000 miles and use Mobil1 0W-30 fully synthetic. I've never reset the service information and the "oil quality" reading hasnever gone up after a change. I'm now at 13500 and the SID says my oil quality is around 26%.

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