Date: Sun, 11 Mar 2007 18:19:02 -0400
From: Fred W <>
Subject: Re: SAAB 9-5 fluid changes

Richard Sauer wrote: > "Fred W" <> wrote in message > > >>Richard Sauer wrote: >> >>>How often do 9-5 v6 owners change their oil, transmission fluid, brake >>>fluid, and coolant? I adhere to the old 3000 mile or 3 month oil/filter >>>change. Transmission fluid- every 6000 miles. Coolant- once a year. I >>>use SAAB approved everything...Not sure if this is a sensible schedule, >>>but I feel better doing it. >>> >>>Rich >> >>I can assure you that it is not. Sensible that is... >> >>You are changing things at least twice too often. But you knew that when >>you cast out that bait, didn't you? >> >>-- >>-Fred W > > > No I did not. I know what the owner's manual says about the oil change, but > some SAAB owners say that that is too long a time to go without changing the > oil. Although I'm sure you don't believe it.. I do own a SAAB 9-5. > > Rich > > OK, I'm sorry then. But your schedule is the most agressive I have ever heard of. You can easily go 6k miles between oil/filter services. Longer if it is highway miles. Coolant is a 2 or 3 year deal. ATF should only need refreshing every 30k miles. -- -Fred W

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