The manual for my '96 says 5.3 quarts - Saab 9000 Bulletin Board - Saabnet.com
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I'd have to go look at it and take a picture.
My indy says he has always done 4 quarts. When I got the car in 2003, some uber Saab tech had put on his site that filling to the X in MAX was OK and that he'd never had a chain issue on cars filled to that point. So even though 5 quarts was less than the amount specified I just did it that way--have for the past 14 years. No issues in 145K miles. I figure if it was going to be a problem I'd have seen it by now!
BUT it makes ya wonder what the REAL spec is, especially with the range of numbers you quote. OR... maybe I read it wrong back when I did the first change in 2003.
1999 9-3 SE auto (daily driver)
1996 9000 CSE 5 speed (soon to leave)
2003 9-5 Linear SportWagon (wife's)
1984 C900 4 door Base model (RIP)
1995 9000 CS (sold)
1996 9000 CS (RIP)
2000 9-3 SE (RIP)
Posts in this Thread:
- '94-'98 owners: Anyone using over 5 Qts of oil?, sam96CS , Wed, 31 Jan 2018 10:29:38
- It has been done with no reported problems, sam96CS , Fri, 9 Feb 2018 09:00:42
- Re: That's typically an engine re-builder's info..., Street, Sat, 3 Feb 2018 08:44:58
- The manual says 5.3 quarts, Noel , Fri, 2 Feb 2018 12:44:34
- Re: '94-'98 owners: Anyone using over 5 Qts of oil?, Simon S, Wed, 31 Jan 2018 10:40:20
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