Date: Thu, 23 Mar 2006 18:18:08 GMT
From: Johannes <johsnospam-spam-sizefitter.com>
Subject: Re: 2001 9-5 V6 3.0L - a good buy with GM engine?


Dave Hinz wrote: > > On Thu, 23 Mar 2006 17:43:50 GMT, Johannes <johsnospam-spam-sizefitter.com> wrote: > > > > Dave Hinz wrote: > >> > >> He might be, but I don't see anything glaringly factually wrong in the > >> above. ??? > > > > Many engine failures? > > There's one in my driveway, which is one more than _I_ wanted, that's > for sure. > > > Is it really that big a problem if you change oil > > at sensible intervals e.g. never more than 5000 miles. > > And yet, the manual that Saab included with the car gave an interval of > 10K miles. > > > And why would anybody > > with a turbo use low quality oil? These are just standard turbo issues, so > > the V6 turbo isn't better in that respect. > > The manual also describes the grades of oil to use. Even with that > grade oil, and more frequent than spec'd oil changes, I had the failure. > Others have also, hence the recall. Well then, I can't argue with that. I presume that Saab has fixed the issue, is there a cut off MY for which this 9-5 issue has been fixed? Anyway I change oil and filter 3000-4000 miles on my 9000, now 120,000 miles. It seems noticeable smoother after the oil change.

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