Site News - 1/3 Member of the Year: DougM
Date: 10 Dec 2006 13:12:59 -0800
Subject: 9-3:  Mineral oil vs. synthetic

I am a fairly new owner of a 2003 Saab 9-3 2.0t. The car appears to have been well maintained by former owner(s), but is high-mileage - 100,000 miles. As some point, the engine oil was changed from synthetic (factory recommended) to mineral oil. I asked my mechanic, and he said he could bring the engine back to synthetic by flushing out the old mineral oil. I am looking for a recommendation as to if I should bring the car back to synthetic, or if I might just keep it at mineral, at this point. If it makes any difference, the Saab is being operated exclusively in a sub-tropical and temperate climate zone - Southern California coast. Nj=F6r=F0 N=F3at=FAn

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