Date: 23 Mar 2006 18:02:23 GMT
From: Dave Hinz <>
Subject: Re: 2001 9-5 V6 3.0L - a good buy with GM engine?

On Thu, 23 Mar 2006 17:43:50 GMT, Johannes <> 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. > And 100 000 km between timing > belts is stretching it a bit. Oh, I thought we were talking the 2.3. I don't know anything about belts except that I don't want them.

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