Date: Mon, 02 May 2005 18:24:49 -0400
From: ma_twain <>
Subject: Re: Umm...where is my Oil Filter?

Pooh Bear wrote: > ma_twain wrote: > > >>Pooh Bear wrote: >> >> >>>SilverExpress wrote: >>> >>> >>> >>>>"SilverExpress" wrote: >>>> >>>>>Hello, >>>>> >>>>> We have a 2004 9-3 sedan, and being the shade tree >>>>>mechanic that I am, I thought I'd change the oil on this beast >>>>>myself. Well, after 30 minutes of clambering around....I could >>>>>not find the oil filter! >>>>> >>>>>We have the 2.0T engine. Can someone please point me in the >>>>>right direction! I know these turbo bearings are finecky with >>>>>dirty oil. >>>>> >>>>>Regards, >>>>> >>>>>Jose :?: >>>>> >>>>Hello Everyone, >>>> >>>> SUCCESS! I found the instructions on how to >>>>change the oil in the owner's manual. This is very thoughtful of SAAB >>>>to include this info. It's the first time I've ever seen such a thing >>>>in an owner's manual. >>>> >>>>Anyhow, as a previous poster to this thread had already >>>>is a cartridge type filter. There is an access oil cap/cover on the >>>>driverside of the engine...can't miss it. It requires a 32mm socket, >>>>and here is the kicker, it has to be a short one. Luckily, I found a >>>>very similar socket for General Motors 2.2L Ecotech Engine at a local >>>>parts store (Murray's discount Auto Supply, Royal Oak, Michigan, USA). >>>>It's sized for 1.25" but that's darn close enough. Pretty snug. >>>> >>>>Got the filter and oil drain plug rubber washer at the local SAAB >>>>Dealer. >>>> >>>>In conclusion, these things swallow a lot of OIL!!!! 6.3 Quarts!!!! >>>>Got some on the driveway. Shoots pretty far! >>>> >>>> >>> Uh ? >>> >>>Quarts ? >>> >>>You do realise that you're the only country on the planet that uses such >>>measures ? >>> >>>Meaningless to the rest of us. I have no clue what you mean. >>> >>>Graham >>> >>> >>> >>Oh, come on, surely you can look up the conversion factor. I will save >>you the time - 1 US quart = 946.353 cc. >> >>How do you order your beer? Do you ask for 568 ml or do you ask for a >>pint (English pint)? After a enough beers, you probably can't say "give >>me another 568 ml of beer". >> > > We do still use the pint here ( notably for beer ) but buy a pint of milk and > it's marked 568ml on the carton. Most other liquids are sold by the litre. > Shots of 'spirits' like vodka whisky etc are 25ml. > > On the continent, beer is normally ordered by the half litre. > > Graham > > Some things just don't sound right in the Metric system. "I'll have another 568 ml!" just doesn't sound like "I'll have another pint!" On the continent you ask for a 'half liter"? I will ask some people who lived in Germany how they ordered a beer :-)

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