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Date: Mon, 25 Dec 2006 16:28:32 GMT
From: - Bob - <>
Subject: Re: 9-3 fuel consumption problem after 96k km service

On 23 Dec 2006 18:03:39 -0800, "Jay" <> wrote: >Hello, I just had the 96 000 km service on my 2002 9-3 (5 doors). They >change all the oils, filters and spark plugs on the car. Also I have >changed the battery because it was dying on me. > >Before the service I was averaging 7.5 l / 100 km on the highways and >10 l / 100 km in the city. I do a bit more highway then city roads like >60/40. With a full tank I was able to do 550 - 650 km ... 700km if I >was lucky > >Since the service, my fuel consumption way up. I'm averaging 10 l / >100km on higheways and 14 l / 100 km in the city and went from 550 - >650 km to 400 - 500km with a full tank. I didn't change my driving >habits. I'm thinking that they put the wrong plugs in. There's very little to adjust on a Saab and the things you mentioned really should not impact mileage. Was it a Saab specific service place? If it was a non-Saab service center, then you should ask them exactly what plug they put in. FYI - not sure it this applies to you, but colder temperatures have a major impact on Saab mileage, particularly if you take shorter trips.

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