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Date: 11 Sep 2006 05:54:13 -0700
Subject: Re: oil sludge?

Moose wrote: > "- Bob -" <> wrote in message > > ------------------------------------------------------- > > Causes are rumored > > to be a finer screen in later years and possibly some PCV re-routing > > (which I heard is now being discounted). > > > No, the cause is that the hot catalytic converter is too close to the oil > pan and the extreme heat causes the oil to sludge, that is the reason many > Saabs use a blend of synthetic oil. That is not the only reason as late 9000's have the cat directly under the sump and don't suffer the same problems. It's only the modified B235 engine that has this problem.

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