Date: Wed, 04 Oct 2006 11:44:11 -0400
From: Fred W <Malt_Houndnospamm-me-not*>
Subject: Re: Coolant Replacement in 199, 9-3

Ben wrote: > - Bob - wrote: > >> On Fri, 29 Sep 2006 14:46:18 -0400, Fred W >> <Malt_Houndnospamm-me-not*> wrote: >> >> >>> Hmmm. This is new, or else different north of the border. SAAB >>> coolant is blue in these parts. I just bought 2 gallons a week or >>> two ago and it's still blue. Maybe this is part of the changeover >>> influenced by GM? First the oil filters and now this? Sheesh... >> >> >> >> I'd be worried about that too. Green is usually Prestone type high >> silicate, high phosphate - bad for Saabs. Did he sell you Saab coolant >> or some GM product for American cars ? Saab coolant should come in a >> saab logo bottle. > > \ > I know this has been talked about before in many threads, but it's still > confusing to me what color coolant goes which what model/year. Some > people say blue/red some green, some pink, etc. > > In my case I called up two dealers and they both said they only put in > green for a 1999, 9-3 (B204L). > > I *is* GM stuff clearly indicated on the jug (AC Delco). That's what I > put in now. > > I would change it (since 2 flushes never hurt) to a more "Saabish" > coolant if I'd new what to get for sure, yet you see my dilemma. > > Any suggestions? > > Thanks, Ben > It should be SAAB blue. The green must be some GM brand crap that is the same as Prestone, etc. I would not use that coolant in ANY SAAB. If a dealership put that stuff in my car I would not bring it there for service anymore. -- -Fred W

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