Date: Sun, 11 Jun 2006 08:46:57 +0000 (UTC)
From: Craig's Saab C900 Site <>
Subject: Re: 2.0 Turbo Engine Overfilled with Oil

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-) Craig. -- Craig's Saab C900 Page at | Craig's Classic Saab Workshop - Sydney .au | and other URL's Email: | For Saab 99/C900/9000 Enthusiasts World-Wide! Alternate: | Web-forums, galleries, library, links, etc.

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