Date: Sun, 01 May 2005 03:02:47 -0400
From: ma_twain <>
Subject: Re: Umm...where is my Oil Filter?

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".

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