Date: Fri, 24 Feb 2006 22:43:14 -0000
From: "Pidgeonpost" <>
Subject: Re: Sludge and Flush

"Fred W" <Malt_Houndnospamm-me-not*> wrote in message > Pidgeonpost wrote: >> "Fred W" <Malt_Houndnospamm-me-not*> wrote in message >> > >>> >>>All good advice, but if we go back to the OP, it specifically says there >>>is no sludge now (yet), at least none that the poster is aware of. >>>Considering that, I would stay away from the "flushing chemicals" and >>>just adopt a preventive habit of (more) frequent oil changes with a good >>>synthetic oil. >>> >>>One thing about the SAAB 4-bangers is they only take ~4 quarts of oil at >>>a change. Compare that to my BMWs that take 8 quarts and you can deduce >>>that the oil will take more of a beating in a given mileage, and it will >>>be half the cost when you do change it. >>> >>>As a point of reference, I routinely change the oil in both of my 1998 >>>2.0L 900's at ~5k mile intervals (daughters cars). The BMWs go a bit >>>longer (~8k miles) between changes. >>> >>>-- >>>-Fred W >> >> >> >> Fred...tell me you don't mean quarts (i.e. i quart = 2 pints)? If so, >> I've been seriously under-filling my 9K....! > > Yeah, 32 oz. quarts. Takes about 4 of them in a SAAB engine. Takes about > 8 of them in my BMW (both 6 and 8 cyl) engines. > > -- > -Fred W ....sorry Fred, I misread your original posting - was thinking of 8 quarts into the Saab...!

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