Date: Wed, 25 Jan 2006 12:28:09 -0500
From: Fred W <Malt_Houndnospamm-me-not*>
Subject: Re: 2001 saab 9-3 coolant fluid

keith wrote: >>There is no green SAAB coolant. Your dealership is cutting corners and >>not for the better. >> > > > Your correct, the bottle label said "Opel" coolant fluid (I hated pooring > liquid Opel into my saab). The Guy in the dealership said that GM are doing > away with badges on spare parts(At least coolant fluid). He said that soon > all there will be on any part is the GM stamp. > > I have done some looking around and the green stuff is the cheapest coolant > fluid as far as I understand because of the short life span ie. needs to be > changed regulary. It's not just that... it is also the wrong formulation for that engine. It will be high in phosphates and silicates and cause deposits to form inside the cooling system even if changed on schedule. > I dont have my service program handy but wonder how often the coolant fluid > is scheduled for change? > Is the service program designd with the red stuff (long life?) or the green > stuff in mind? > Red or blue, 3 years. Green, doesn't matter, you're screwed either way. > thanks, keith > > -- -Fred W

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