Date: Fri, 09 Mar 2007 20:20:50 GMT From: johannes <johsnospamfinospamtter.com> Subject: Re: SAAB 9-5 fluid changes
Richard Sauer wrote: > > "Fred W" <malt_houndnospamo.com> wrote in message > news:_vGdnf0xxeZ2sWzYnZ2dnUVZ_hKdnZ2dnospamast.com... > > 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 Fair enough, there is also the economical consideration that oil change is relative inexpensive compared to fuel change over the same mileage, so it's not a big deal to have peace of mind. However, transmission fluid hardly gets polluted, it can easily last 100,000 miles (manual box) or probably forever, it only needs topping up.