Date: 30 Apr 2005 20:37:18 -0500
From: SilverExpress <>
Subject: Re: Umm...where is my Oil Filter?

"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! Thanks everyone, Jose

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