Date: Sun, 01 May 2005 03:47:14 +0100
From: Pooh Bear <>
Subject: Re: Umm...where is my Oil Filter?

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 ownerís manual. This is very thoughtful of SAAB > to include this info. Itís the first time Iíve ever seen such a thing > in an ownerís 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...canít 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 (Murrayís discount Auto Supply, Royal Oak, Michigan, USA). > Itís sized for 1.25" but thatís 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

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