Date: Mon, 27 Feb 2006 07:52:59 -0500
From: Fred W <Malt_Houndnospamm-me-not*>
Subject: Re: Sludge and Flush

Pidgeonpost wrote: > "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...! > > I thought so... Now that would be trick SAAB. You'd need some kind of a remote oil reservoir, a semi-dry sump. I bet that would extend the life on the SAAB 4 bangers even more (if that was possible)!! -- -Fred W

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