Date: Sun, 11 Jun 2006 16:03:03 -0400
From: Fred W <Malt_Houndnospamm-me-not*>
Subject: Re: 2.0 Turbo Engine Overfilled with Oil

Craig's Saab C900 Site wrote: > Pooh Bear <> writes: > > >>Ron Gakenheimer wrote: > > >>>My son just bought 1 97 900SE Turbo. I changed the oil about 2 weeks >>>after he bought it from a GM dealership. I measured the oil and there >>>was nearly 8 quarts in it, instead of 4.1. > > >>Does Saab in the USA specify oil requirements in quarts ? I find it perplexing >>how the USA uses such old-fashioned funny units. We use litres here - as they do >>in Sweden. Not *liters* btw. > > > It's 'litres' here in Australia too. The US seems to like using olde-worlde > types of measurement. But I know why fuel is still measured in gallons there > - it makes the amount of fuel being used by a vehicle seem less when quoted > in MPG than if you quote it in litres per 100 km. 8-) > > Maybe it would be a rude shock (no offence to all of you in the US) to the > US population and industry in general if they were forced to start using > metric units of measurement for automotive specifications. > > Can you imagine if the industry was made to produce wheels and tyres in > metric sizes? The US government would hate that since it would give the > French a chance to assert superiority by virtue of the TRX and other metric > wheel/tyre standards. 8-) Yeah, 'cause that worked so well the last time... -- -Fred W

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