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Date: Tue, 21 Aug 2007 19:16:02 +0100
From: "Charles C." <>
Subject: Re: New 9-5 Owner Here ...................

Tamale-Loco wrote: > I have just become the proud owner of a 1998 9-5SE 2.3 > The thing is, is that the previous owner didnt have the handbook, so i am asking where the > best place to source one is, here in the UK. I see a 2000 model year on Ebay, but, how > different in terms of changes made between the 2 years i know not. Do the main dealers > stock them, for instance? Can't help with the book. > Also, it only came with one key/blipper, but i guess they are horrendously expensive for > what they are, so any clues as to (UK) cost would also be appreciated > One more thing............. before i collected the car, i asked the seller to top it up > with petrol, which he did..........with 97 octane !!!! > As he was a foriegner and difficult to understand, i didnt ask him if it NEEDED the much > higher priced fuel. > Do i have to use it exclusively, or can i get away with one top-up of the super unleaded, > followed by a top-up using "normal" unleaded? You can if you want top it up with cheaper fuel. I found on my 9000 (2.0 litre engine but same as yours otherwise) I get better performance/mileage which matches or betters the additional expense for 97 RON fuel. If you drive the car more on motorways than city traffic you might get even better consumption using the more expensive fuel. Google for oil sludge problems AND CHANGE THE OIL NOW and then at half the manufacturers intervals. Cheers Charles -- Please remove _removeme_ to reply.

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