Date: Wed, 25 Jan 2006 17:55:24 GMT From: Bob <uctraingnospamanet.com> Subject: Re: 2001 saab 9-3 coolant fluid
On Wed, 25 Jan 2006 12:28:09 -0500, Fred W <Malt_Houndnospamm-me-not*yahoo.com> wrote: >> >Red or blue, 3 years. Green, doesn't matter, you're screwed either way. The silicates are not a deposit issue as far as I know, but they will cause water pump wear (silicates are an anti corrosion additive but cause wear ie. silicate = sand). Real Saab coolant is not that expensive from a dealer... at least in the USA. I'd suggest looking for another dealer. Lacking that, you can use mercedes coolant. Nissan coolant is good too. Zerex/Valvoline makes an equivalent (gold color). Oh... and ask that dealership show you where it says it's OK to use a non-recommended coolant in your Saab. Then ask them to change it for free.