Date: Fri, 24 Feb 2006 12:00:29 -0500
From: Fred W <Malt_Houndnospamm-me-not*>
Subject: Re: Sludge and Flush

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

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